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Garcetti Finally Gets the Balls to Cancel a City Council Meeting Because of Tardiness

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He warned them nearly nine months ago and last Tuesday, L.A. City Council President finally took them on his promise.

"We have an obligation to be here at 10 o'clock on meeting days," Garetti said about canceling the meeting around 10:20 a.m., when there still were not enough present members to legally conduct a meeting. "We leave the public waiting and it is the wrong message to send. It's a violation of our rules and we shouldn't ask the public to waste their time."

14 members were supposed to be present -- Jan Perry was excused -- and 10 are needed for a quorum. Those who didn't show were Janice Hahn, Bill Rosendahl, Tony Cardenas, Jose Huizar and Paul Koretz, according to the Daily Breeze. Rosendahl and Koretz said they were stuck in traffic.