Once again, Metroblogging Los Angeles would like to help Santa choose which Angeleno (or foe of Angelenos) deserves to be declared the Grinch of the Year, only this time we’d like your help picking nominees.
Last year’s winner was Zuma Dogg, who was and continues to be a thorn in the side of City Council. Runners up included South Central Farmers enemy Ralph Horowitz, real estatre mogul Geoff Palmer, and the management of Indie 103.1.
Basically, we’re looking for any individual or group who has impacted a cross section of Los Angeles, or the city as a whole, in any negative way. I don’t think more explanation is necessary than that they define “Grinch” or “Scrooge.”
Some early suggestions include: AMPTP President Nick Counter (representing the producers side of the WGA strike), the LAPD for its actions during the May Day protests in MacArthur Park, and Jon Kirk Muri, GM of the Dept. of Recreation and Parks, but not opening burned sections of Griffith Park up as fast as some residents would have liked.
Just leave a comment below with your nomination, and let us know why you believe they deserve the dishonor. The writing staff here at blogging.la will then narrow it down to manageable number for readers to vote on beginning on Monday, December 17th. (The actual winner will be announced Thursday, December 20.)