A Better Way to Govern LA – e-Mail Update – Noel Weiss for City Attorney

In Newsletter on March 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

A Better Way to Govern LA


Nothing is wrong with Los Angeles that a good election can’t cure. Those of you who care about preserving the middle class of this City, or about affordable housing, or traffic, or the character and scale of your neighborhoods, or noise pollution, or mindless billboard proliferation or gangs or crime need to show up and vote in this election. Vote March 3rd for NOEL WEISS, #44, City Attorney.

The office of City Attorney is the linchpin of the system. The person who occupies that office has the political legitimacy to directly impact every single aspect of our lives. Nothing happens in this City unless and until the City Attorney weighs in. It is the City Attorney who not only drafts the laws, but ensures their enforcement. Our current governance system is broken. The social contract between the people and their government has been breached. The large gap between promise and performance must be narrowed. As City Attorney, NOEL WEISS is uniquely equipped to accomplish that objective.

My vision is to make the City Attorney’s office into the premier public service law firm in the nation – a tribute and reflection of the wonder of our City and its citizens. That means hiring the best and most experienced criminal prosecutors in the Country. It means partnering with the other Cities to develop a comprehensive gang enforcement strategy; it means working closely with our diverse communities in creative ways to ensure that safety does not just mean suppression, but pro-active intervention and prevention programs for kids in elementary and middle schools (including programs which teach kids about the law and their responsibilities under the law).

It means really empowering Neighborhood Councils so they can fulfill their mission and potential; it means making the system truly reflect our core social values. It means providing sound legal advice to the people and to the Council; it means acting as an effective check and balance on any abuses of power by the Mayor or Council; it means that City agencies work together to accomplish broader City policies and not undermine them; it means providing openness in government; and most importantly, it means making government run smoother, more efficiently, more effectively, and in a way which reinforces our core social values rather than undermine them.

It is time to bring the disempowered elements of the City together. We need decisiveness over division; innovation over inaction or indifference; commitment and courage over confusion. We need to be strategic, not static and replace apathy with energy and enthusiasm for what we can accomplish together. It is time the City became our ally not our adversary.

Please join me now by voting for me and persuading 3 other people to vote for me. That will help get the vote out on Election Day. Going to www.noelweiss.com and contributing to our campaign will also be greatly appreciated.  


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