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City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Named Person of the Year by Group

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Love him or hate him, newly elected City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has definitely made a mark. He beat out Villaraigosa ally, former Councilman Jack Weiss, and quickly started rocking the boat--first with bringing up "criminal aspects" about the Michael Jackson memorial service (later being a bully to AEG) and most recently, his controversial proposals for medical marijuana dispensaries (during his inauguration, he did state he was "not here to win a popularity contest.").

What do you think of his first six months? The people at OurLA, a grass roots advocacy group formed by former Daily News Editor Ron Kaye, certainly approve. They crowned him as the Man of the Year and mashed up the above video, montaging his inauguration speech with City Councilmembers expressing their anger about him.