Friday, November 28, 2008

1st of 2 Ponte Vista Meetings Tuesday

Supporters and opponents of the Ponte Vista housing development are preparing for two upcoming meetings.

On Tuesday, the Harbor Area Planning Commission will take public comment on Ponte Vista. The commission has no formal authority over the issue but may “review and comment.”

The meeting takes place on Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 100 W Fifth St. in downtown San Pedro.

The agenda is posted on the city planning department website.

Meanwhile, attention is focusing on the Dec. 11 public hearing at L.A. City Hall, when the city planning commission is expected to vote on Ponte Vista.

Visit and for the latest information from proponents and opponents.

“Bisno: Ponte Vista limits would cut amenities on San Pedro project” is the headline of a Tuesday Daily Breeze story on the developer’s response to the planning staff’s no-go report.


Anonymous said...

Constituents have to wonder what Mr. Robert Bisno is getting in return for his generous donations to Los Angeles politicians.

It appears Bisno paid Lobbyists, including former Councilmember Rudy Svorinich, $270,000.00. Svorinich has contributed $354,369.92 to L.A. politicians between 2005 and 2007. Another paid lobbying firm, Irell & Manella LLP, has contributed $116,063.00 during the same time period. Bisno also contributed $20,000.00 in support of Proposition R, TERM EXTENSION for Los Angeles Councilmembers in 2006.

This is a total of $760,432.92 and does not include the public relations firm, Tom Tomlin & Associates, or the additional lobbying firms, Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro, LLP, Ek & Ek, Psomas, and Afriat Consulting Group Inc, that have or are contemplating future contributions.

Anonymous said...

Los Angeles County D.A. scrutinizes lobbying activity by two former L.A. officials

Investigators are looking into whether former Councilman Richard Alatorre violated city laws by failing to disclose lobbying activities. The office is also gathering information about lobbying work by

By David Zahniser
November 29, 2008

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has opened an inquiry into the lobbying work of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre and whether he violated city laws by failing to disclose those activities, several sources said.

Anonymous said...

Please provide the link where you show the Svorinich contributions to candidates.

LA Lobbyists are banned from making ANY contributions to LA candidates, so I dont buy it.