During an interview I had with City Council President Eric Garcetti a few days ago (at the political blog I write for KNBC), I had the opportunity to confirm what I’ve longed believed: he is/was the L.A. City Nerd.
What tipped me off, besides everyone knowing that the City Nerd must have been some sort of City Hall insider, was that the City Nerd went offline almost the very day Garcetti joined the Barack Obama campaign. Add this to the numerous occasions when City Nerd would appear as a “guest blogger” on Garcetti’s Council District 13 site, it was obvious.
When I brought it up, Garcetti was forthcoming, although I don’t know if he knew it was on the record, or that I was recording him… alas, I hope I’m not getting him into trouble for revealing this.
Add this to the list of reasons to look forward to in November ’08: after the election is over, hopefully Garcetti will resume his blogging as the L.A. City Nerd.
Oh yeah – and on behalf of Eric Garcetti and LA City Nerd, April Fools!