The Mayor’s sprinkler malfunction

Posted on | August 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

sprinkler2FROM, this nugget: Reporters Joel Grover and Matt Goldberg have found Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be a serial scofflaw of the June 1 drought ordinance that he himself supported.

“So why isn’t LA’s mayor working together with his citizens and following the Monday- and Thursday-only sprinkler law? NBC4 tried to get a straight answer.

“The back yard sprinklers have been running on Tuesday night at (2 a.m.), at Saturday night at (2 a.m.). We have pictures of it,” Grover told the mayor.

“Pictures of my back yard?” Villaraigosa said.

“Yes,” Grover said.

“From where?” Villaraigosa said.

“From our cameras,” Grover said.

“From your cameras,” Villaraigosa said. “Well, we’ll check into it.”

“Will you get back to me?” Grover said.

“Yes,” Villaraigosa said.

His staff later blamed a “program malfunction.” For the full report, click here.


One Response to “The Mayor’s sprinkler malfunction”

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