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Yesterday, Kevin Roderick's LAObserved.com noted Mayor Hahn’s new chutzpah-laden proposal to increase Neighborhood Council budgets from $50,000 to $150,000, with that additional $100,000 being directed towards street repavements and improvements.

Why is this a bad thing, you say? Why shouldn’t Neighborhood Councils have local control of what gets repaved? A chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and no potholes on your streets, thanks to Jim Hahn! We'll tell you why this is the worst sort of pandering for votes, and might be the most hypocritical policy we've seen in years.

For the longest time, Hahn’s been saying the City Council doesn't have the money for more cops. We can't help but wonder: “Jim, you’re giving $100,000 to around 100 certified Neighborhood Councils. That’s about 10 million dollars, or at the going rate... about 100 more cops. Where are you getting the money from?? And now that you have the money, why isn’t it going to more cops???"