Tomorrow's meeting of the City Council rules and elections committee will take up an urgent matter of supreme interest to the electeds: how many days off to build into next year's schedule. It's looking like a whole lot. The Chief Legislative Analyst's report calls for a two-week summer recess, a two-week winter recess, additional week-long recesses in March and December in case any council members want to attend National League of Cities conferences in Washington and Reno, and a week in September for the California League of Cities party in San Diego. No days off are included next year for the Jewish High Holidays, but there is a recess for Good Friday.
More council file: I'm told that Council President Alex Padilla was one of the no-shows at yesterday's funeral for Marvin Braude, who served thirty-two years in the body. Tony Cardenas also didn't make it out to Brentwood, nor did newcomers Jose Huizar and Herb Wesson. My sources also didn't see City Hall vets Ed Reyes and Janice Hahn. Among those who did show were former councilman Arthur K. Snyder, who I think was the last non-Latino to win in the Eastside's 14th district, and former Valley member Joy Picus. (Also ex-councilmembers Mike Woo, Ruth Galanter and of course Cindy Miscikowski, a longtime Braude staffer who spoke.)