From: Walter Moore, Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles.
January 11, 2005
To: Noah Modisett and the Steering Committee of the Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils.
Dear Mr. Modisett:
The City Attorney has stated, with respect to debates sponsored by neighborhood councils, "With any format, all candidates for that race must be invited with sufficient notice."
You can read his opinion letter at the DONE website. The letter includes the following passage, which is quite instructive:
Accordingly, please consult with your group and confirm in
writing that, in conformity with the law, you will include me along with the
other candidates in the televised mayoral debates. For what it's worth,
you should consider this a formal legal demand for same, not a mere
request. As per the City Attorney, I have a right to be included in the
debate. And, as a business trial lawyer with 20 years' experience, I
generally protect my rights where, as here, they're important. But I'm
confident that you and everyone associated with the debate want to do the right
Thanks in advance for including me in the debate. You won't be sorry. Indeed, if you visit my website, www.Mayor4U.com, and click on the "What's New?" link (or click here), you can see the un-televised debate between Alarcon, Hertzberg, Parks, Villaraigosa and me.
L.A.'s Next Mayor
Mayor4U Committee, P.O. Box 45705, L.A. CA 90045