Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa won't live in the Windsor Square home that was donated to the city for use as an official mayor's residence. He will continue living on Mt. Washington. But, Villaraigosa said his family will make frequent use of Getty House and that it will be used for civic gatherings. Jim Hahn (and before him, Richard Riordan) also declined to live there. Tom Bradley has been the only mayor to reside at Getty House, which has fourteen rooms but only two bedrooms.
Huizar in, Cedillo out: Board of Education president Jose Huizar confirmed he will run for the 14th council district seat when Villaraigosa vacates it. State Sen. Gil Cedillo won't run, a rep says. Former councilman Nick Pacheco has already said he's in. No date has been set for a special election.
Olvera Street deal: City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says a 55-year master lease gives merchants below-market rents and that he won't approve it. Villaraigosa had helped the merchants negotiate the lease.