Old Granada Hills Residents' Group will be welcoming L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to speak at Granada Hills High School this Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Hopefully, the discussion will be more productive than the one in this video, that leaves little question as to why Trutanich has often been referred to as a "bully":
Woman: "Hi. I'm a medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles, and..."
Trutanich: "How do you like smoking pesticides?"
Woman: "Well, I don't. I believe that in order to say that this is a public health issue you have to have at least one emergency room in the city saying that..."
Trutanich: "So let me see if I get this right: let your children play with lead toys."
Woman: "What are the FDA guidelines, sir? The FDA Guidelines that you reference, it is my understanding, that with organic material, ten pounds is required..."
Trutanich: "Wrong! You're wrong!"
Moments later, Trutanich shuts the woman's attempt to ask a question about medical marijuana down by saying, "I want you to go down and buy some lead toys for your children to play with; you won't be sick today but I guarantee you down the road your brain function will be." She tries to continue, quoting statistics she says are from a UCLA study, but Trutanich again shouts her down, saying, "Make sure that you go home, and take some pesticides, and spray it on yourself."