Some comments by councilman Ed Reyes in this week's LA Weekly cover story got him in trouble with his fellow council member Tom LaBonge. In the story about Reyes' efforts to build affordable housing, the Eastsider said: "Guys like Tom LaBonge, if they could, they would be riding around here on their horses with their cowboy hats on....You know, old school, 'White is right and we'll take care of our little brothers.'" On Friday, Reyes apologized to LaBonge privately in the council chamber. LaBonge has this to say in the Daily Breeze:
"I'm very disappointed that a colleague would say that about another colleague," LaBonge said. "I just know after living all my life here, and how I receive all people in the city, it's just disappointing."
Councilwoman Wendy Greuel called Reyes' comments "inaccurate and inappropriate."