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Monday, May 30, 2005

Transition Team Update

And they're off....blog away dum-dums.

Media Advisory

May 30, 2005


Elena Stern


Luis Vizcaino




On Tuesday, May 31, 2005, Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa will hold the first working meeting with his newly formed Transition Team. At the meeting, Villaraigosa will engage members and lay out his vision and priorities as he prepares to take office on July 1, 2005.


Opening remarks by Mayor-elect Villaraigosa and Transition Team Chair Bob Hertzberg will be open to the media. After opening remarks, the media will be ushered out of the room and the remainder of the meeting will be closed to press.

The California Science Center in Exposition Park

Wallis Annenberg Building, Muses Room

700 State Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037


Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Press Set-up: 7:30 a.m.

Meeting Begins: 8:00 a.m.

PS: To the morons posting directly to Antonio's blog about your desires to join his administration, the idea was to submit your resume online, not post it in the comments section.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

People have posted on Antonio's blog telling them to put their resumes in using his online application, but I guess to each their own.

May 30, 2005 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Those morons are not going to be commissioners anyway.

Also, the instructions say to limit your statement to 300 characters.

Some folks who cannot read do not do so and the site rejects the filing and erases all the data, causing the sender to have to redo the application.

Amusing, no?

Eliseo, maybe they could put you in chage of recall petitions?

May 30, 2005 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:52. That's a good idea. Tell Bob Hertzberg. He will appreciate it.

May 30, 2005 3:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The first order of business should be: How do we keep Antonio focused on LA?

May 30, 2005 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wave a dollar bill! money makes the monkey dance

May 30, 2005 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Put a cantalope and a flashlight in front of Danny Bakewell and John Mack so they understand they need to move on. Give a domestic violence brochure to Paul Kim. He likes beating up women. Tell Magic Johnson that $100 mil development deal he got from the city for his condos in downtown LA won't come around again under Antonio. He'll be giving those deals to his pal Hornacio Vignali, biggest developer in downtown LA.

May 30, 2005 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Being a member of ADV's "transition" team is not a temporary position, you understand... just like being his campaign manger. Only the next target changes.

May 30, 2005 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TRANSIENT Team... spell it correctly!

May 30, 2005 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Job Description for Members of Transition Team:

1. Attend meeting and eat doughnuts and drink coffee.

2. Listen to Hertzberg bloviate for fifteen minutes, then introduce Mayor Elect Villaraigosa.

3. Listen to pep talk from Mayor Elect.

4. Be asked to find people who have never done anything in their lives and thus have no skeletons in their closets, and can be counted upon to never do anything, but are highly qualified.

5. Make sure they understand about the oath.

6. Pose for politically correct ethnic, sex and gender photos.

7. Say goodbye and br asked to send in names and descriptions or candidates.

Thereafter, Robon Kramer and Antonio Villaraigosa will figure it all out. A few others will have input. There is an outside chance that Hertzberg might even have a little input, but doubtful. Depends on the level of threats he delivers.

Welcome to Transition 2005.

May 30, 2005 5:47 PM  

Anonymous PostAway! said:

I'd like top hear everyone's comments for biggest morons on AV's transition team. Like, who deserves the LEAST to be there. Who is most likely to embarass Antonio, etc.

May 30, 2005 7:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dalila Sotelo, hands down.

May 30, 2005 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

himself!,its bad enough he fooled everyone whom voted for him blindly.
pray that he turns around and makes good on his word.

May 30, 2005 7:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This transition team is a joke. Everyone knows none of them will have any power or make any hiring decisions. They will simply cause a lot of hopeful people to waste time sending them resumes that will go into the trash can. To the previous poster's question about who the biggest embarassment is? Well, I'd have to start with Danny Bakewell...he's the Al Sharpton of the West Coast...

May 30, 2005 8:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Danny Bakewell, John Mack, biggest racists in South LA. They come out when there's cameras to blas LAPD and threaten to burn down the city. Yup, these are great representatives for the city. LAPD hates these morons and are cringing just knowing ADV will be listening to them cause he owes the blacks for their votes. Thank god Hahn had the guts not to listen to them.

May 30, 2005 8:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow! how do we get out of this mess? Do we have to wait till the shoe to fall? All we can do is wait and see. he did win the election

May 30, 2005 8:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys are rank amateurs.

The biggest embarrassment and the most likely to cause Mayor-elect Villaraigosa the most aggravation is the Chairman of the Transition Team himself, none other than Bobzilla!

The man is an unguided missile and so hungry for power and redemption that he is capable of doing just about anything.

Add in an unhappy lady at home and watch out.

The only saving grace is that Antonio has been there; done that.

He has seen what Hertzberg can be, up close and personal, and he will be cautious.

He owed him this Chair spot as part of the endorsement, but don't look for Bob to play as large a part as he will tell us he does.

Look instead at what Antonio does.

All is never what it seems.

God I love politics.

I wish I wasn't dead. I'd be applying myself for the Planning Commission. Naw, maybe as head of City Planning.

But, I am dead, so someone else will have to have the fun.

Place your bets on Nick and Ari, Robin also.

May 30, 2005 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You would think ADV had more sense to select people who are smart, successful, have accomplished records. Seems this group are just a bunch of campaign givers, special interests, and family and friends. Great way to start your administration!

May 31, 2005 6:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I want to be hired to take care of your side girls while you do the speeches. Body guard and can get you strippers too.

May 31, 2005 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jennie Carreon is going to head CD 14, I knew it!

May 31, 2005 4:08 PM  

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