The mayor ought to use his influence to put a leash on City Attorney Mike Aguirre. Aguirre continues to get shot down in Judge Barton’s courtroom. Meanwhile taxpayers are footing the bill for his egomaniacal attacks on our pensions and getting a lot of hot air for their money. Aguirre should spend more time on pressing valid, winnable cases than holding press conferences rooted in conspiracy theories.

The vulgar emails sent by Aguirre’s right-hand man, Don McGrath, is an indicator of the quality of work coming out of the City Attorney’s Office on the pension case. Our blue-collar workers can’t use vulgarities when it comes to city business. Discipline is always right around the corner.

So now Aguirre wants to hold labor negotiations in public and on city TV? Hey. Let the sunshine in. We’ve got nothing to hide. But what’s fair is fair. We’ll open up our negotiations to the public as soon as the city opens up its executive sessions, settlement conferences and closed sessions. And what about the ratings? Labor negotiations aren’t near as thrilling as the Pension Board meetings.

On a different subject: To Judy and LB:

You’re absolutely right. Thanks for catching my typo. Take out the “not” so #4 reads ‘Most public employees in California, except for teachers and public safety workers, do receive SS.’


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