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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Hahn Sneaks In A Scam

The LA Times is reporting that real estate fraud suspect Mark Abrams helped funnel $300,000 to the mayor's campaigns. The developer got prime City Hall access on a permit.

Good thing this came up right before the Presidential elections so Hahn can skate through unnoticed.

At least for now.


Anonymous Anonymous said:


I'd actually say because of the attention folks are paying to politics right now this might hurt Hahn more than anything. If i were a Hahn strategists this coming out during Thanksgiving would have been better.

No worries though i am sure Parks, Hertzberg and Alarcon will do their due diligence and make sure more folks know about this than don't.

October 31, 2004 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Meat - You're the one beating Antonio's drum, Why shouldn't he be doing "his" job and helping get the message out? The only one doing anything is Hertzberg and Parks.

November 01, 2004 6:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, why stop here? Where is the picture with Stein? Where is the picture with Wong? Where is the picture with Edwards? Where is the picture with ......Oh, Hell, the list could go on and on and on and on and on. .......as far and long as the money takes it !!!

November 01, 2004 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

None of the other mayoral candidates can say they are clean as a whistle. Antonio's association with Steven Yagman, his taking money from Neighborhood Councils, his opposing crime issues in favor of gangbangersetc. etc. Don't even get me started wtih Parks. OF all people who should be questioning ethics! He is the biggest idiot of them all and how embarrassing to think he's a city councilman. Alarcon for wanting to legalize vendors and on on.

November 01, 2004 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All i'd like Antonio to do is offer the City a plan on transportation, healthcare, education, the environment, public safety and other basic life issues. Let folks like myself who live in a sausage factory do the work of getting this sausage out there about Hahn.

Lastly, Parks, Alarcon and Hertzberg like this sort of knee-deep mud slinging so their entry into this is welcomed. And when your Name ID is low getting in any comment that hurts an incumbent mayor is good campaigning.

As for the poster that likes to call AV soft on crime -- do you have anything else, or are you a one note fiddle player?

Steve Yagman whatever your view of him is one thing -- good at his job. $$$ from Neighborhood Councils? please elaborate? Helping gangbangers -- is it really that black and white? When we know that the best bang for the taxpayer dollar is intervention and prevention programs which Antonio has always supported as opposed to limiting basic rights that the constitution guarantees -- not only is Antonio wrapping himself around the flag and the constitution but saving joe taxpayer a dollar regarding the crime issue. Good Job Antonio!!! I see a great Mayor coming our way.

November 01, 2004 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about the candidates stick to things they can actually solve - like public safety, economic development, local transportation and local environmental issues. Most of the issues the previous blogger mentions are way outside the mayor's ability. At best they can try to be the leader on regional issues.

1. The only thing any candidate could do for education is advocate for the breakup of LAUSD. They're a failure! (But out of fairness, so are most parents in these failing schools).

2. Healthcare? Are you being serious? Try the Board of Supes, but even their hands are tied. The State can't even get their hands around this one.

3. Transportation is a Southern California problem involving multiple municipalities including the State. Plus, how do you stop nimby-minded residents from filing lawsuits that delay necessary transportation improvements and result in increases to a project's original costs? Keep in mind that people from cities like Santa Monica travel through LA streets to go downtown, rhe SFV and elsewhere. Our streets aren't just filled with LA residents.

And no matter how you try to manipulate the facts, (without promoting any particular candidate), Hahn hasn't done squat on those city issues for which he has some control, let alone try to be a regional leader on the bigger issues.

November 02, 2004 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Transportation issues cannot be solved until someone has the guts to stop building new housing developments all over the place. This includes Stevensons Ranch and Santa Clarita.

Las Lomas is looming and nothing could be worse than that project for our traffic problem.

November 06, 2004 4:12 PM  

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