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Hot Mess Alert: City Controller, Attorney in Court Against Each Other
This is local government at its finest, folks. Last year when then-City Countroller Laura Chick tried to audit then-City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, a lawsuit against Chick was brought forth. At issue? Chick wanted to audit the City Attorney's workers compensation program, but Delgadillo balked, throwing a lawsuit in the way. More broadly, the question being asked in the lawsuit, does the elected City Controller have the power to audit another elected official?
Now both Chick and Delgadillo are out of office and newly elected officials are here, being forced to deal with it. And in no surprises to anyone, now the current officeholders--City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich--are fighting about it, although in a different manner.
"Trutanich said the best way to establish the scope of the city controller's powers is through a Charter amendment. The City Council, meanwhile, refused to drop the lawsuit to avoid the prospect of being saddled with Chick and Greuel's attorney's fees," explains the Daily News.
The ruling against the Chick is expected to be finalized today.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.