CBS Los Angeles: Villaraigosa Ignores Outcry, Will Build 6-Foot Wall Around Mansion
The wall — which would flank the sides of Getty House in Hancock Park — recently drew the ire of local residents in February when Villaraigosa filed a request for a local variance that prohibits any fencing that exceeds 42 inches in height.
A proposed design for the wall includes “embedded” security features that the mayor’s office said will save trim the costs of security staffing.
Villaraigosa has deflected much of the public criticism aimed at the structure towards federal officials.
The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly proposed the idea after the Department of Homeland Security found that the home could be breached.
So, the same guy who publicly denounced Arizona’s immigration law, backed a boycott of that state, and has stood fast against the completion of a border fence now wants to build a fence around his home to augment security? That’s just wonderful.
Even better? The idea was proposed, considered and approved because the Department of Homeland Security found that the home could be breached. What about our borders?
Alas, security for me, but not for thee.