I know its Scroogey to point fingers at who might be the most deserving of having their L.A. citizenship revoked, but Santa’s “naughty” list is likely so spammed with tazer happy cops and hate speech spewing celebrities, to start, that he might lose sight of the Grinchiest of Angelenos.
Below are five candidates L.A.’s Grinch of the Year – take a look, and then help vote on who deserves the title. If I missed someone, feel free to mention their name in the comments and also give them a write in vote.
1. Billionaire real estate mogul Geoff Palmer, who continues to fight a law that requires 15% of his downtown apartments to be designated to low income tenants. (From the Ghost of Christmas Past: “In 2003, the developer demolished a house without a permit to make way for one of his projects, even as preservationists were trying to save it.” – LA Times)
2. The organizers of last year’s Giant Village, the New Year’s Eve bash that was cancelled at the last minute for failing to have a rain contingency plan. Besides leaving thousands of people without a place to sing Auld Lang Syne, the event producers failed to refund tickets in any sort of timely or organized manner.
3. Landowner Ralph Horowitz, who refused to sell the South Central Farm to a coalition of citizens out of spite. Instead, the Farm was closed, and the farmers evicted.
5. Zuma Dogg, for non-stop verbal whippings of Wendy Greuel and the rest of the City Council, and disrupting Council meetings to the point they passed an ordinance dictating Rules of Decorum and restricting free speech in City Hall. (actually, I just put Zuma here because he’d probably be better cast as the Grinch than Jim Carrey)
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