Stinky deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Well, there’s $25,000 for Communities in Schools to expand its anti-gang efforts in the Sun Valley area, which suffered the harm from the problems at Bradley. Then there’s $50,000 for Para Los Nios, a worthy agency that helps low-income families as far away as Ontario and operates throughout Los Angeles – except for the San Fernando Valley. Now why in the world would a charity that doesn’t operate in the Valley get most of the settlement money when all Bradley’s harm was done in the Valley? Maybe it’s just habit. After all, the Valley has long been the city’s garbage dump. Or maybe Delgadillo’s involvement in Para Los Nios as a member of its advisory board had something to do with it. Probably it’s a little of both, highlighting the fact that the functionaries at City Hall only talk about how much they learned from the secession fight and how they really do respect the 1.5 million Valley residents of Los Angeles. But when it comes down to it, the old patterns prevail. So the Valley keeps on paying a big share of the city’s bills and keeps on getting a smaller share of its services. It keeps on getting the garbage, and it keeps on getting ripped off. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Talk about rotten odors. The smell coming from Los Angeles City Hall over the settlement by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo’s office with Waste Management is more noxious than anything emanating from the firm’s operations at Bradley Landfill in Sun Valley. The issue involved odor, sewer and noise problems at Bradley from 2002 to 2004, and it took a year of negotiations between the firm to work out the deal: $20,000 in fines to the regional air quality district, commitments to improve operations and $75,000 in donations to charities. And what charities did Delgadillo’s office come up with? last_img read more