Krekorian says he’ll work to restore trust in City Hall as L.A. City Council president.
The Democratic leader says he plans to reach out to rank and file members of the City Hall to let them know he plans to lead by example when it comes to transparency.
If you’re a Councilmember like I am, maybe you won’t mind a little advice from an outsider. If you’re a member of the City Council, then you obviously don’t mind at all!
I’m going to go ahead and make that point from the outset: I’m a proud Republican. I voted for Ronald Reagan, George Bush, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger and I may have even voted for the guy who became the Governor of New York and got him elected President of the United States.
But I’m also a California Republican. So, I may take a little heat for admitting that I’m a California Republican, but please don’t think I’m an elitist.
I’m proud to be an American. And I stand for freedom, liberty, equality and opportunity. And I’m proud to take this oath: to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
My name is John Komko. I’m a Los Angeles City Councilman. And I am proud to say that I am a proud member of the Los Angeles City Council and a proud, proud Californication.
And as of today, my term as your City Council President ends. You have only been with the Council for six years. You have served as your leader and as a leader in your community for nearly three-and-a-half years.
The Los Angeles City Council was created in the summer of 1982. And my term (as your President) began Aug. 1, when I assumed the role under the then incumbent, then council president, Eric Garcetti. You’ve gotten a raise in salary and I’m sure you are all delighted with your raise