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Mayor Sam's Top 10 Dumbest Moves in LA in 2006

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For the last two and a half years, Michael Higby has been the editor of Mayor Sam's Sister City, one of Los Angeles' best known and most controversial blog covering municipal politics.

He is also the alter ego of the blog's chief writer, the lovable "dead, Republican Mayor," Sam Yorty, which is based on the late Los Angeles Mayor who served during the 1960s and 1970s.

Higby has been a community activist in the San Fernando Valley, where he lives, and is the past president of the California Junior Chamber.

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His blog is exactly the way we like it: raw, cranky, aggressive, funny, and updated daily.

We were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to create a Top 10 of 2006 list and after the jump you can read his Top 10 Dumbest Moves in Los Angeles in 2006...

1. Mayor Villaraigosa trying to take over the school district

2. City Council passing "The Declaration of Los Angeles"

3. Dennis Zine scaring the crap out of the South Central farmers late at night

4. Martin Ludlow (the whole sad sordid affair)

5. City Council approving $2.7 million dog food settlement

6. The idiot who tried to run over (and later got arrested for it) newsman Sandy Wells at La Academia Del Semillas

7. City Council approving the Sunshine Canyon Landfill extension

8. Greig Smith's Wal-Mart flip flops and his napping during Council meetings

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9. Rocky Delgadillo running for State Attorney General

10. Union 76 getting rid of the big orange ball