Well, it’s time to come clean. I plead guilty. I represent special interests.
That’s right, I am an unapologetic advocate for interests who stand to gain from my position as an appointed volunteer public official for the City of Los Angeles.
Before anyone picks up the phone and calls the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, I should clarify one thing: the special interests I support are rather large in number and might be surprised to find out that they are seen as special interests at all.
In fact, the people whose interests I work to protect are L.A. County’s 3.7 million low-income taxpayers and residents, who don’t have lobbyists and who mostly can’t take time off from work to attend public meetings. continue reading