Okay. I am humbled and I am in awe. I recently wrote about getting an unjustified parking ticket in Hollywood. It was the second time this year I got one in which I had paid for an hour returned to find a ticket, with 20 minutes still in the meter. At $50 a pop, I have been beyond frustrated.
After writing about it the first time, Eric Garcetti contacted me and offered help. I didn’t deal, just paid the ticket. This time, I vowed to fight. And miraculously someone in his office researched the problem, found that the meters were off in certain areas… and had the ticket refunded by the city. All I can say is that this is one politician who rocks! He actually listens to the problems of his peeps and does something to ease their hardship. He’s my new political hero.
And he responds to lots of other issues as well. I recently wrote his office about the Medical Marijuana Ordinance that was being considered. I had some thoughts and suggestions for making this new law work for patients, and one of his deputies actually called back AND emailed me in response. I wrote to every councilperson and only got personal responses only from his and Tom LaBonges office. Pretty amazing. Most politicians send a form response and you never hear anything about the issue again.
It’s great to know that Eric Garcetti is on top of his districts needs and really does respond. He’s the kind of guy I’m proud to have representing me. Thanks! We need and appreciate the hard work you and your office are doing!