Rumors, Rumors, Rumors: Jack Weiss to Get $200K Job at LAX?
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Here's an interesting rumor that's been floating around neighborhood groups about 5th District Councilman Jack Weiss, or should we say, soon to be former councilman who did not win the public's vote for City Attorney:
Hidden in the new budget is for the Mayor to add the position of Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security, pays $200,000 year, is housed at LAX and paid for by Airport funds. The Mayor is appointing Jack Weiss to the position...it even gets better, the Airport is laying off 24 employees and filling the positions with the entire Jack Weiss City Hall staff. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN. we need an email blast calling for a Rally on City Hall steps, threatening the Mayor that if he appoints Weiss, there will be a major recall the Mayor campaign. The is a new high in political corruption.
"Just because it gets circulated and re-circulated doesn't make it so," wrote Rick Orlov of the Daily News in an article trying to get to the bottom of the issue. Basically, everyone denies the accusation.
However, a homeowner group leader within Weiss' district doesn't believe Orlov's research in totality. "We believe that the Mayor's office floated this story to
see and measure the reaction. The outcry was huge, so of course, they denied the rumor," she wrote. "Rick Orlow debunked the rumor, but not that the initial source of the information may well have been the Mayor's office, so the Mayor could take care of his 'little brother.'"