5TH DISTRICT MAY BE THE CHARM FOR CHICK.Byline: RICK ORLOV Staff Writer
Facing term limits in two years, City Controller Laura Chick announced Friday she wants to return to the City Council -- although not the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. seat she held for eight years.
Chick, popular for her audits exposing misdeeds and mismanagement mis·man·age
tr.v. mis·man·aged, mis·man·ag·ing, mis·man·ag·es
To manage badly or carelessly.
mis·manage·ment n. , said she is eyeing the 5th District seat expected to be vacated by Councilman Jack Weiss Jack Weiss, is a member of the Los Angeles City Council representing the 5th district. Weiss was elected in 2001 and reelected in 2005. The 5th district includes parts of the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. in 2009.
``I have been gratified grat·i·fy
tr.v. grat·i·fied, grat·i·fy·ing, grat·i·fies
1. To please or satisfy: His achievement gratified his father. See Synonyms at please.
2. and encouraged by the countless individuals who have urged me to continue my work in public service by running for a third term on the City Council in 2009,'' Chick said in a statement.
``I love serving the people of Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. as city controller. My two terms have given me a fresh perspective on the many serious issues and problems that we face as a city.''
Chick said she will take some time to talk with others about her plans and whether to pursue it further.
Chick is the second high-profile official to take advantage of voters' approval of a measure that gives City Council members the opportunity to serve a third four-year term in office.
Assemblyman Richard Alarcon, D-Van Nuys, is running to fill out the two years left in the term of former Councilman Alex Padilla Alex Padilla is a politician in California. He was elected as the State Senator for the 20th District of California in November 2006 and was inaugurated in early December. In order to enter the Senate he had to resign as Councilman for the 7th District on the Los Angeles City .
Alarcon said it is the prospect of being able to serve another full term on the council that convinced him to run for the job.
Weiss has said in interviews that he plans to run for the city attorney post that Rocky Delgadillo Rockard John "Rocky" Delgadillo (born July 15 1960) is the current City Attorney of Los Angeles, California. Career
Delgadillo has not announced his plans, although there have been reports he is interested in running for Chick's office.
If Chick does run for Weiss' council seat, she would have to move from her Silver Lake home to establish residency in the district.
Councilman Dennis Zine, who now holds the 3rd District seat Chick previously had representing the West San Fernando Valley, said he would support Chick if she decides to run.
``She did extremely well when she was on the council and has done extremely well as controller,'' Zine said.
``She is very much attuned at·tune
tr.v. at·tuned, at·tun·ing, at·tunes
1. To bring into a harmonious or responsive relationship: an industry that is not attuned to market demands.
2. to the public and made a mark when she served on the council.
``I can see why she'd want to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have the desire to serve the public in this arena of politics on the local level, there aren't that many opportunities like this out there.''