After I saw the photo Sean posted with his councilman, Eric Garcetti, I started to get a little curious about my own city council representative. I live in Palms, which means that Jack Weiss is my councilman.
I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t know too much about what he’s doing, especially considering my interest in government and policy issues (but that’s more on a state level and related to education). I perused his site and found some great old photos of District 5.
The photo to the right was not dated, but I assume it’s about the same time as some of the other Westwood photos (late ’30s and early ’40s). I’ve been in Westwood daily for the last 7 years or so and have never seen a “free parking” sign. In fact, starting July 1, daily parking at UCLA will be $8. Damn. When I started in ’98 parking was $5. I’m sure most college students are more concerned with the rapid increase in tuition and housing costs than parking.