In his campaign for L.A. mayor, Councilman Eric Garcetti has made a lot of hay out of his opponent's labor allies. Brian D'Arcy, the head of the DWP union, has raised $2.7 million to support Controller Wendy Greuel and run attack ads against Garcetti.
Got Steve Bing to agree to $50,000 (mayor called him as well, but he is an old friend who owed me some environmental love), got 5-10K from latham and watkins, 5-10K from Barbra Streisand's fundraiser, and the earlier 5K from Tom Unterman. If I split Steve Bing with the mayor, I am up to 45K and pushing hard to get over the 50K mark. It has been slow going but we are pushing.
great news, thank you! we could use it.
any chance jan perry's ee hearing on the iea report with laura chick can be delayed til next wednesday??
According to Michael Trujillo, who was campaign manager for Measure B, the campaign was worried that Chick, then the controller and a Measure B opponent, would use the hearing to highlight concerns about the cost of the measure.
“He never discussed with Jan and nothing came from this,” said the spokesman, Jeff Millman, “Eric and Jan
created the independent ratepayer advocate over the DWP to bring transparency and accountability to the department.”