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Sunday, December 05, 2004

LAX Hush Money???

An anonymous poster asked us to look into a deal reached by Mayor Poopy and various sorts around LAX to buy their silence when it comes to his K-Mart sized $11 billion airport expansion. According to the LA Times, $500 million will be paid to various churches, school districts and labor groups in exchange for their agreement not to sue over airport expansion.

The poster made that the claim that Poopy, or "Jackal Jim" as the poster calls him was taking credit for efforts started in the Riordan administration. We did find evidence of a Riordan era LAWA agreement with the City of Inglewood, but it doesn't seem to be as far reaching as this current agreement. So split the difference, give some credit to Mayor Dick, some to Poopy.

More importantly though is the city paying "hush money" to ramrod through this most ridiculous of boondoggles. Where are they getting the $500 million? Who is going to get it? How is it going to be accounted for that some well connnected folks aren't going to make out like bandits? Think of how many police officers this could buy. This calls for an investigation.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good issue. You are right on with the deal with the surrounding communities. Riordan administration had negotiated this with Inglewood. The difference is that under Riordan the airport would expand and through the expansion would have the additional revenue to make up for both the expansion costs and pay for the additional mitigation measures necessary for the benefit of teh commundities. Under the current Mayors 'Jackal Jim's' plan, the dollars paid are substantially higher, with no revenue source to make them up. Additionally, if Jackal Jim has the funding for this, then why not for more cops and for screening luggage 'all at LAX', for which LAX funds can be used !!

See, either 'Jackal Jim' is too thick to figure it out or he just is a fraud when it comes to policing and anti terrorist protection that he claims is his number one issue. Either way.......he MUST GO !!

December 05, 2004 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone should know that AIRPORT money must benefit the AIRPORT or the FAA will sue us. Riordan got us into trouble by pushing the money to pay for city services.

BTW the same applies to the HARBOR.

The only proprietary department that is not as restricted is DWP, but there are still bond holder issues when it comes to DWP.

December 05, 2004 10:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The above poster is correct. That is why it is most appropriate to use those LAX funds to 'screen all cargo' at LAX, to increase the 'police presence' at LAX, to screen the containers at the Port and get their 'police presence' at the Port and to protect the water sources and hire more policing for the DWP and all it's assets.

Isn't it amazing how 'Jackal Jim' and his Commissioners can find a way to pay millions for Fleishman, Hillard........................ not for DWP but for the Mayor's own PR, but when someone suggests the funds be used for Policing or protecting our DWP water and power resources or airport.....they say 'wait a second' we cannot legally do that.

The FAA issue that was raised years ago under Riordan, was simply that he basically wanted to dump LAX money into the general fund to help balance the budget. That was well before 911 and the disclosure that cargo that goes in the belly of most passenger planes is NEVER checked !!! That was before the LAX Police scandal !!! Times have changed and so have the members of the FAA.

Let's stop finding why we cannot do something that helps our public and find a way to do something. Let's think out of the box and say the hell with politics, we need to get our City protected and back on track.

December 06, 2004 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam I am so impressed with the color photos on the website. It's looks great. More impressive than any other website I've yet seen. It has a great feel to it. Great job!

December 07, 2004 10:02 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Glad you like it. We're working to make the site the best it can be. Check out our new links section too. What the hell are links?

December 07, 2004 8:07 PM  

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