Steve Fleischli and David S. Beckman shill for Jack Weiss
This may not be from the Weiss Campaign, but may have originated west of the 405, same thing.
Posted today on the Huffington Post.
An Easy, Green Choice for City Attorney.
If the City of Los Angeles is ever going to become one of the nation's greenest cities, the city's top lawyer must be a big part of leading the charge to clean up our rivers and coastline, fight environmental injustice and demand environmental accountability from polluters.
As a City Councilmember, Jack Weiss has a record overall on the environment that is excellent based on any measure. Moreover, in contrast to his opponent's career focus on defending those accused of environmental crimes, this record is even more notable. That's why environmental attorneys in Los Angeles like David Beckman and me support Jack Weiss.
We know from nearly a decade of personal experience that Jack was willing to go up against the City bureaucracy to change its environmental policies even when there was no upside for him and his labors were largely invisible to the press and the public. This willingness to support the environment without glory - to do the hard work in the trenches - is the truest test of a candidate's environmental bona fides. Jack passes this test with flying colors.
Jack Weiss was the first member of the Los Angeles City Council to support settlement of the landmark sewage litigation in Santa Monica Baykeeper v. City of Los Angeles. Mr. Weiss spoke up when it was not popular and when many others on the council leveled harsh criticism against the environmental community. Mr. Weiss's stalwart efforts eventually helped the parties reach a settlement agreement in what the U.S. Department of Justice calls "one of the largest sewage cases in U.S. history." The city's efforts under the settlement have resulted in a 71% reduction in sewage spills. Councilmember Weiss also led the City Council's efforts to resolve disputes about cleaning up the Los Angeles River and Ballona Creek as well as strengthening the Los Angeles Municipal Stormwater permit. Were it not for the efforts of Jack Weiss, the City of Los Angeles might still be fighting cleanup and wasting millions in taxpayer dollars doing so.
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