Is there anything this guy doesn't blow? All he does is blow his job as mayor. He's one big "blow the job." Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraiogsa, once again, losing in court and further destroying the city. Do you think he is trying to drive the city into the ground on purpose, toward some other bigger goal or mission? If not, this guy is going down in history as the most pathetic and dumb loser in L.A. City history.
Decision in Favor of Downtown Housing Developer Could Affect Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan
by Anna Scott, Staff WriterDOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES –The California Supreme Court today denied the city’s request to review a lawsuit in which Downtown developer Geoff Palmer successfully challenged an affordable housing requirement for City West. The decision could hamper Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to create a citywide low-income housing mandate.
Palmer, one of Downtown’s biggest developers, two years ago sued the city to avoid having to set aside units for low-income tenants in his proposed Piero II apartment complex in City West. He won the case in December 2007, and the city appealed the ruling — a risky move, experts have said, becaue the original decision applied only to Palmer’s case, but an appellate court ruling would set a precedent not just in Los Angeles, but throughout the state.
Palmer prevailed in the state Court of Appeal in July, and the city subsequently filed a petition asking the California Supreme Court to review the case. That request was denied today, making the appellate court decision final.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s office could not provide an immediate comment on the potential ramifications to Villaraigosa’s housing plan, though a city consultant warned several months ago that a ruling in Palmer’s favor could prevent the city from applying the measure to rental housing.