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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Cost of Doing Business

Anita Vogel spotlights Mayor Villaraigosa in a clip compiled for Fox News Channel entitled "Campaign Promises - How far should taxpayers finance Mayor Villaraigosa's dreams for L.A.?"

Here's the accompanying story also on their site. A bit of the intro to get you started:

LOS ANGELES -- Nearly two months since his inauguration as the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles in more than 100 years, Antonio Villaraigosa faces the daunting and expensive task of delivering on his campaign promises.

Curbing crime, fixing public education, planting one million trees and reducing traffic on the nation's most overcrowded highways were hefty promises to make, and they all carry hefty price tags for a city already $300 million in debt.

"I'm never going to settle for mediocrity. I'm always going to set the bar high, as we should. If the leader of the city doesn't set the bar high then, who will? That's what people want us to do," said Villaraigosa, who was sworn in on July 1 as the state's 41st mayor.
Blog Away!


Anonymous Anonymous said:

This story had no beef. It was just filler.

August 25, 2005 7:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How did we get $300 million in debt? Already people who voted for Antonio are saying he is "all talk." He made promises to CD 14 then did nothing. I would have thought by now he would have done something big but if you look at Jimmy Blackman's highlights its all just paper pushing.

August 25, 2005 7:32 AM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

Anyone trying to evauate Antonio's performance as Mayor in this short transitionary period is just blowing smoke.

It will take at least two years before any meaningful assessment can be made.

They are still getting rid of the Kiddie Korps and cleaning out the land mines left behind by the previous administration.

It is just guessing at this stage.

August 25, 2005 8:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"How did we get $300 million in debt? Already people who voted for Antonio are saying he is "all talk."

I wonder that too, the city will be $300 Million in debt if he allows his Union Buddies in at the DWP to get their way.

Again this AV is just like George Bush, operating on fear. Throw in a bogus claim like the 'city is in debt' or 'the kids need better education' and taxpayers will easily fool themselves into voting yes for a Tax increase or floating bonds.

August 25, 2005 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh! 8:03 Not True. Your post smells of cream on an overcooked caked. Make that burnt!

He is toast, did have a dream to get elected at all costs. Costs!

August 25, 2005 8:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You don't get it. Villaraigosa wants his REVOLUCION. He is the Anti-American disguised as the mainstream to gain momentum and promote chaos. Look at his background, his current commission picks, and behavior. The last Police Commission meeting was the oddest behavior yet, I fear there's more to come.

August 25, 2005 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you enjoying today's posts Parke and Villaraigosa?

August 25, 2005 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The senate is delaying Gloria Romero's SB767 reforms. Why? Hesitation?

Villaraigosa wants no part in LAUSD. He does not want this to ruin his political career. He promised us change, he will not deliver. I have no idea why mainstream media does not see the complete hypocrisy and lack of integrity that Villaraigosa has.

Promised to make changes in LAUSD, but no way Jose, he will not touch this puppy, it can hurt him.

August 25, 2005 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you see the picture here?

Mayor Villaraigosa wants control over the Los Angeles Unified School District--even as much as appointing its leadership.

Earlier this week, Mayor James Hahn said he would support a charter amendment allowing the mayor to appoint three additional members to the Los Angeles Unified School District board and create five new charter campuses each year.

Villaraigosa said he would go even further and would back a charter amendment giving the mayor direct authority over the schools, similar to systems in Chicago and New York City.

"I think there is a critical mass of support out there where people want to see one person accountable," Villaraigosa said during a news conference at Animo School South in South Los Angeles. "I think that should be the mayor."



Villaraigosa won't back LAUSD bill
SACRAMENTO - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa came out Wednesday against a bill that would give him the authority to appoint the Los Angeles Unified School District board, even as the bill cleared another committee hurdle.
During his recent campaign, Villaraigosa supported the concept of giving the Los Angeles mayor the authority. But Wednesday morning, his office lobbied legislators to vote against the bill when it came up before the Senate Education Committee.

"Many of my colleagues said, 'Where is the mayor?' If the mayor doesn't want it, this bill will die at some point," Romero said. "I think that would be a major disappointment for me, and, I think for parents and students of this district."

August 25, 2005 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The bill is not expected to come to a floor vote before the Legislature ends the first year of its two-year session Sept. 9, but will be taken up again in January.

Romero's office said it has additional legal opinions finding the measure would pass constitutional muster.

But Romero said she was "stunned" to hear during the middle of the committee debate that Villaraigosa is now opposing the bill and said she had not heard directly from the mayor or his office.

August 25, 2005 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higher taxes?

August 25, 2005 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No higher taxes, absolutely not! AV do not sneek in a bill or two, your Huizar better stop the crap too, he'll lose the election at this rate. Dumb staff.

August 25, 2005 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa's best buddy Fabian Nunez off to Mexico. Will he also tell Mexico how to run government? I do not see that happening. He kisses their ass. Many of us hope that he goes to Mexico and tells Vicente how burdensome the tax laws which he promised in 2000 are to the poorest of Mexico citizens. Mexico thinks we are tax mongers, they are the worst and Fabian is probably brokering a deal between Mexico and U.S. Western Unions for all those DINEROS going back home at an interest. Western Union makes money and so does MEXICO big business. Fabian also has family involved in Tijuana with the Arellano Felix.

August 25, 2005 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Big Unions own Fabian Nunez

August 25, 2005 9:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hanretty also complains that Nuñez can talk conciliation in English but say something very different in Spanish.

During Nuñez’s December 2003 visit to Mexico City, the La Crónica de Hoy newspaper reported that he said: “I have already personally declared political war on Schwarzenegger .?.?. that is the reason I was elected by my supporters. This is only the beginning of the confrontations with Governor Schwarzenegger. In a meeting I had with him, I advised him that Democrats will not allow him to step on our principles, which are to defend the rights of immigrants and Californians.”

August 25, 2005 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


The Weekly shadowed Nuñez earlier this summer to get a bead on this little-known politician who has emerged as one of the most important figures of post-recall California, at one point catching up with him right after a very contentious encounter with the Terminator. Nuñez, mindful of risks for Democrats and widespread disdain for both the Legislature and the governorship, was in the Governor’s Office to negotiate an end to the special-election showdown. At one point, Nuñez decided to confer privately with his colleague, state Senate President Don Perata, outside the governor’s earshot. So they stepped out of the room and left Schwarzenegger cooling his heels, a tactic that he was not used to in his Hollywood heyday and distinctly does not enjoy.

They returned after about a half-hour to resume talks about the November 8 election. Schwarzenegger made a crack about the former labor official Nuñez checking in with “union bosses.” Nuñez took offense, saying he didn’t have to listen to that kind of “bullshit,” and he and Perata stormed out. As they did, Schwarzenegger called after them: “You are dismissed.”

August 25, 2005 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Later, Nuñez takes a call from Warren Beatty to discuss “the State of Arnold.” The Oscar-winning director and movie star had advised Nuñez to reveal the secret negotiations. In part, he argued, it would prevent administration conservatives from strangling a deal before it ever saw light. And it also would prevent Arnold and company from claiming that the Democrats weren’t willing to compromise, as Schwarzenegger’s staff had been doing.

August 25, 2005 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attn: Fabian Nunez,

When you sit down with Vicente Fox, show him this video. He will be so proud of you.

Daddy Chente will hug you, or am I wrong, kick you in the ass for exposing your cover!

Paste this link and click on "Watch this Video."


August 25, 2005 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry bloggers,

Antonio is on vacation, he will not take calls at this moment. Please try again later.


August 25, 2005 9:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I see there is no mention that Huizar has "Dumped" his Inept Staff.

Day Four begins and nothing. Come on Jose...Just Do It.

Rid yourself of the 4 stooges:

1) Laura (Ghetto girl) Barrera;
2) Alvin (Time has gone and come) Para;
3)Monica (No experience) Garcia and finally;
4)David (Friend of Albert Robles) Cobb.

Alot of us are counting on you Jose. We want you to win, but have no confidence in your handlers...don't let them fuck this up for you.

August 25, 2005 10:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There was a poll out done by "The Public Policy Institute of California" showed a so called discontent with our Governors performance and two bills.

Have you seen who is on this Board at the Public Policy Institute of California? Yes, Fabian and Villaraigosa Friends...How credible can this Sham of a poll be? How many of them other than also being related to some of the Mayor's close friends gave money to Fabian and Villaraigosa in their campaigns?

William K. Coblentz*
David A. Coulter
Roger W. Heyns*±
A. Alan Post*
Cynthia A. Telles*
Harold M. Williams*

Thomas C. Sutton, Chair
Edward K. Hamilton
Gary K. Hart
Walter B. Hewlett
David W. Lyon
Cheryl White Mason
Arjay Miller*
Ki Suh Park
Constance L. Rice
Raymond L. Watson*
Carol Whiteside
Clifford W. Graves
Elizabeth G. Hill
Hilary W. Hoynes
Andrés E. Jiménez
Norman R. King
Robin M. Kramer
Daniel A. Mazmanian
Dean Misczynski
Rudolf Nothenberg
Manuel Pastor
Peter Schrag
James P. Smith

August 25, 2005 10:11 AM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

7:25 a.m. said: "This story had no beef. It was just filler."

FUNNY, that's what I keep telling Antonio about his list of accomplishments for the city of L.A. in recent years. "You know, Tony, even though you pay me pretty well (I can ALMOST afford to live OUTSIDE of L.A., but not quite), I am getting a little tired of burning the midnight oil inventing fake things that you (and now Tony-lite, Jose H.) have supposedly done. We may need to talk about a raise in my 'creative' rates, before you jump into the next race, anyway."

Or, he could actually DO something. . . (Naaaah, why bother... he's fooling some of the people all the time already -- enough to get elected anyway, especially that blog toady, Chief Parker.) Besides, if you actually DO something while in office like that guy Pacheco we slimed so well, you risk pissing off one side or the other.

August 25, 2005 10:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know one on that list anon...she is married to Bob Hertzberg.

Hertzberg is married to Dr. Cynthia Telles, a faculty member of the UCLA School of Medicine.

August 25, 2005 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cynthia Ann Telles

August 25, 2005 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio can "set the bar" as high as he wants.

The unit of "measure" doesn't matter is you never get off the starting blocks.

NOTHING accomplished in CD14 in two full years. I'd settle for a more realistic goal, and some movement towards it. But "movement" is a foreign concept to a no-progress "progressive" like AV.

August 25, 2005 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Manuel Pastor is very good comrade w/Villaraigosa.

August 25, 2005 10:37 AM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

That what I always tell Antonio...

"Promise them ANYTHING, but give them the shaft"

They just end up LOVING you more for the ability to keep pulling that wool down over their eyes.

August 25, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Pargue Esqueleto looks like my tio Juan.

Where did you get that picture?

August 25, 2005 10:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's an old Viking from Iceland.

August 25, 2005 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Have you seen the movie the 13th Warriors with Antonio Banderas...it is good. You must see it.

August 25, 2005 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Planet Earth calling Warren Beatty, please connect. Again, Planet Earth calling Beatty, we need to balance the budget, stop makeup and come to the office.

August 25, 2005 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where did everyone go?

Where's Waldo?

August 25, 2005 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

August 25, 2005 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The late Frank del Olmo is remembered at the Times as a huge party animal. Before his second marriage, he lived in a tiny grubby apartment and chased chicks, including some secretaries who worked at the Times. He eventually landed the most beautiful of them -- she looked like Maude Adams, about 5'7" in high heels -- as his second wife. They had a tempestous relationship. His third marriage was to the mildly attractive Magdalana, the J-school graduate of his alma mater Cal State Northridge. They were a Latino power couple who created the Latino Fund with other Latino power couples (including the Villaraigosas).

Magdalena is Latina. Linda Breakstone once told me years ago that Frank had become obsessed with finding a Latina wife. I guess Linda qualified, being that her maiden name was Bustamante. You can talk to Latino pyschologists, some of whom will tell you that Latinos who marry non-Latinos ultimately wind up looking for the Latina wife, be it guilt for whatever.

August 25, 2005 11:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this top 25 list supposed to be in order of importance? What was the criteria for inclusion?

One standard is who will have some influence on the next presidential race and the Latino vote in particular. That would blow most the names off the list to make room for Henry Cisneros, Ken Salazar, Robert Menendez, Janet Murguia, Arturo Vargas, Ann Marie Tallman, Maria Echaveste, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Tony Garza, Dennis Rivera, Danny Villanueva, Hector Barreto, Roel Campos, Thomas Castro, Gloria Molina, etc.


August 25, 2005 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But earlier this year, that property sold -- along with two nearby parcels -- to Merco Group LLC, a firm set up by developer Richard Meruelo and Daniel Villanueva, according to Ken Jackson, director of sales at Dynamic Builders Inc., which sold the properties. Mr. Villanueva is chairman of a private-equity investment firm, Bastion Capital Fund L.P.

August 25, 2005 11:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why didn't Robin Kramer get a star?

August 25, 2005 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Villaraigosa Rounds Out His Team

Robin M. Kramer, who held the same job in the Riordan administration, will be his chief of staff. He also names education and economic aides

Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa tapped a group of Los Angeles City Hall veterans Friday for his senior staff, naming Robin M. Kramer as his chief of staff, a job she held under Mayor Richard Riordan.

Kramer, who has been heading Villaraigosa's transition team, will oversee a staff that includes Marcus Allen and Jimmy Blackman as deputy chiefs of staff. Allen is the top deputy to City Controller Laura Chick, and Blackman is chief of staff for Villaraigosa's council office

August 25, 2005 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 25, 2005 12:11 PM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

Anybody see my new Icelandic saga lying around here anywhere?

It had some great new "rape/pillage" concepts I was going to try adapting for my next slash/burn-Pacheco campaign for Antonio-lite (Hose Juizar).

Truth be damned, we have to win even if it takes telling EIGHTY lies!

August 25, 2005 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Icelandi Sagas. Is Athena your wife?

August 25, 2005 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton (Villaraigosa)
Nicknames: Passion Player, Mailman.
The Book on Skelton: Consultant most likely to lose sleep over going negative. Known for left-wing politics and for picking candidate he wants to win. Skilled at direct mail campaigning.

August 25, 2005 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Skelton's company SG&A Campaigns

August 25, 2005 12:27 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

forum in central City East for the candidates of cd 14

Time and place to be announced.


dgarzila@gmail.com if you are a candidate.

room in audience for only 100 people. Residents of central City East including the homeless will have priority entrance.

August 25, 2005 12:29 PM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

"Consultant most likely to lose sleep over going negative."

Yeah, I loved that "spin" from the Times profile, heh, heh, heh. Wrote it myself, too. It's VERY true, but NOT the way the doofus at the Times took it.

HE thought I meant, "I feel guilty, going negative, and can't GET to sleep."

HELL, boys and girls, it the ONLY game I know. I LOSE SLEEP by staying UP all night inventing the slime to nail anyone who dares to run against my meal ticket, Tony the V.

(Oh, and Jackie the G., too. I'm HER bitch!)

August 25, 2005 12:37 PM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

Hmmm, sounds like maybe this Anita Vogel on Fox didn't treat Tony quite right, either. I may have to put a 'hit' out on her, too.

ASK LINDA B. HOW SHE LIKED THAT, Anita... then come crying back with a new edit.

August 25, 2005 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parke Skelton
Owner, SG&A Campaigns, a Los Angeles-based Democratic consulting firm

Career Background
"I was a community organizer who learned how to run campaigns to assist progressive grassroots movements engaged in electoral battle. Eventually, accidentally, I transmogrified into a full-fledged campaign consultant."

"Married to California's best Democratic fundraiser, Alison Morgan. We have one fantastic little boy, Jasper."

Claim to Fame
"Popular power at popular prices."

Best Day
"June 5, 1999, the day my little boy entered the world."

Worst Day
"June 4, 1991, when I lost three (out of three) campaigns by a combined total of 674 votes."

Ten Years From Now
"Less. Maybe just two or three races a year instead of 10."

Immediate Goals
"Currently we're working to create a statewide organization to provide substantial tactical support to progressive state legislative candidates in Democratic primaries.

Political Heroes
Aneurin Bevan, Thurgood Marshall, Phillip Burton.

Secrets of Success
"For most, campaign consulting is a lousy way to make a living. If you don't care passionately about changing the world, find something else to do."

Biggest Gripe
"The gratuitous use of 'quotation marks.'"

"My prediction is that virtually all predictions will be proven wrong."

Favorite Books
Paradise Lost by John Milton; The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mafouz.

Favorite Movies
"Wings of Desire," "Red," "Choochoo Trains, Up Close and Personal" (Don't get out much these days)

Best Moment in a Campaign
"Winning my first campaign, the Santa Monica rent-control initiative in 1979. I haven't been as ecstatic on election night since."

Worst Moment in a Campaign
"The day after an upset primary election victory, reading on the front page of the LA Times that my candidate was contemplating withdrawing from the race."

If I Were President for a Day
"National health care. A national energy policy based on conservation. Dismantle obstacles to voter registration and participation."

August 25, 2005 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parque Esqueleto...start your own blog...posts get deleted here too much...we can start posting on a new blog.

August 25, 2005 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's some old shit -- half the personal info is out-of-date,

Update the database, toadies.

August 25, 2005 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only posts deleted are words that include Parke Skelton affair woman Jennie Carreon Villaraigosa Cheated Judge's wife extortion Meruelo Taylor Yard all in conjunction.

August 25, 2005 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What's old your brain, dim wit.

Bring it on dum dums.

August 25, 2005 12:52 PM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

NO sweat, 12:50. I already OWN this blog through Chief Parke(r). But I'm a bit like that horror film guy, Hitch-cock -- I like to make "cameos" in every slimefest.

August 25, 2005 12:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

parque esqueleto i know who u r...u r parke spinning round round with ur fat belly on the computer chair..Is your wife making that organic crap again?

August 25, 2005 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will you stop it anon! Huizar told us this morning to ignore this type of information and to focus on the campaign. He is not dumping any of us you moron!

August 25, 2005 1:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Join In on the "Dump Huizar's Inept Staff" Movement. It is not too late to win Jose.

More info to come on call to action.

August 25, 2005 1:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look! Stop it! I think Jose is a nice guy. He may have problems with things but has a nice smile and shakes hands. He siad he won't be letting us go and not to listen to rumors.

August 25, 2005 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's his lost and Nick's gain.

We don't want that.

Jose should win, but lots of people have no confidence in his handlers (inept staff).

Too many goof ups already and the serious shit hasn't happened.

August 25, 2005 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Curios El Sereno renter

Who in the El Sereno Neighborhood Council supports Huizar?

August 25, 2005 1:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An anon on the other thread said Padilla has sores

August 25, 2005 1:18 PM  

Blogger Westsider said:

I am glad that Mayor Villaraigosa spoke about the City living within its means. I hope that he takes a good hard look at all of the property tax dollars that have been diverted into the redevelopment agency for more than 50 years. Isn't Bunker Hill finished and therefore those parcels that have been redevelopment be returned to the normal property tax rolls?

August 25, 2005 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yeah and another asked if the poster was blowing him. that would provide great insight don't you think?

August 25, 2005 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are they talking about Marco Firebaugh with sores?

August 25, 2005 1:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not glad Villaraigosa spoke at all...it is all BS...taking credit for other's long hard work.

Why is the city in debt 300M?

Why is he appointing people that have made BIG contributions to his campaign?
Why is he using his friends spouses to do the dirty work and spin for Nunez?
What happend to his blatant lie...he wants control of LAUSD, yea right. It was a ploy to get elected. Now he runs like a chicken and will not endorse Romero's Bill..

No, I wish he would not speak at all that chaparrito 5'2" con artist.

August 25, 2005 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex Padilla-Jar Jar Binks

Cindy Montanez-Princess Leia

Richard Riordan-Lord Darth Sidious

Parke Skelton-Darth Ruin

Villaraigosa-Anakin Skywalker/DV

Yoda-unknown, Villaraigosa fired him a long time ago, when he turned to Darth Vader.

August 25, 2005 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:15 PM

There is no "El Sereno Neighborhood Council"

Never has been one. . .

August 25, 2005 1:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"organic crap"

Isn't that redundant?

August 25, 2005 1:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 25, 2005 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do you want a campaign promise?
Vote 4 Huizar
"Dream Crusher"

Vote 4 Huizar
"Land Broker for Meruelo, Merc LLC"

Vote 4 Huizar
"Drop out Facilitator"

Vote 4 Huizar
"The man who gave it his all that was, nothing."

August 25, 2005 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An update on that score 1:55 p.m.

AV - 1

LA - (minus)$300 million

August 25, 2005 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How we gonna sell those damn school bonds now?? With $300 million in debt.

How we gonna pay for those 160 new schools, AV/Huizar?

August 25, 2005 2:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...Villaraigosa, who was sworn in on July 1 as the state's 41st mayor."


Tell me that's a typo you inserted, Mayor Frank, not that Fox sent someone to interview AV that doesn't know the difference between a "state" and a "city" -- or between a "mayor" and a "governor."


New motto?

"Frail and ballast reporting"

August 25, 2005 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

yeah for the sex toys spam!

August 25, 2005 2:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Updated August 18, 2005
P.O. BOX 32007
Date Certified: May 21, 2002
Election Date: April 03, 2004
Project Coordinator:
Council District(s):
Meeting Location:
Main Contact: Name Title Phone E-mail

August 25, 2005 2:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Do any of these people "Allard" actually live in the area, or are they just related to the political "Allard"

August 25, 2005 2:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ana Medina is the rat...gave intel to counter campaign.

August 25, 2005 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Talmadge is still a poof.

August 25, 2005 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

E-mails flying about how Antonio sat and did nothing when those radical blacks threatened to burn down the city, go to police officer's homes to get them, shut down the city and yelling and screaming racist remarks at new police commission. What kind of wimpy leader can just sit there and say nothing? He looked scared shitless. AT least you gotta give Hahn credit for getting out there and calming the community down in South LA. These same Nation of Islam radicals threatening this city were the same ones standing behind Antonio during some of his campaign press confere.

August 25, 2005 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ok so what if any NC members are supporting either candidate?

August 25, 2005 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which NC members are supporting Huizee and Pachueco?

August 25, 2005 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Boyle Heights NC


August 25, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ok 3:59 You are getting just as annoying as the 80 watches, one of "chiefs" multiple personalities. I have a solution.


How do you expect his staff to work miracles with no accomplishments and vision?

August 25, 2005 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:




August 25, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Highland Park

They can't read, illiterate.

August 25, 2005 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, what happened to that person that wrote on Padilla's sores?

August 25, 2005 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's get back to the meat of this thread this $300 Million debt.

"How did we get $300 million in debt? Already people who voted for Antonio are saying he is "all talk."

I wonder that too, the city will be $300 Million in debt if he allows his Union Buddies in at the DWP to get their way.

Again this AV is just like George Bush, operating on fear. Throw in a bogus claim like the 'city is in debt' or 'the kids need better education' and taxpayers will easily fool themselves into voting yes for a Tax increase or floating bonds.

August 25, 2005 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

300 Million in debt. Did you think Villaraigosa wasn't going to find a way to pay back the campaign contributions some of his friends and families made?

August 25, 2005 4:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City Terrace is County not City.

August 25, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City Terrace? I attended LAUSD so go figure. I don't know shit! My 2003 diploma is probably no good too.

August 25, 2005 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Barr’s small school idea has gotten results. As the CEO of Green Dot Schools, he has launched six charter schools in the L.A. area. The Amino South L.A. Charter High School has a student-to-teacher ratio of 21:1 and a 90 percent graduation rate while being comprised of students with nearly identical standardized test scores as Jefferson students. Barr views Green Dot as doing “research and development” for the school district, and would like to one day turn his charter schools over to the LAUSD, but “not this LAUSD.”

Barr suggests the district has the resources to transform itself into a national leader in education. With a recently passed $14 billion school bond, the district is undergoing a “big dig” initiative, adding or modernizing nearly 1,000 schools district-wide. And Villaraigosa had been pushing for mayoral control of the district, which Barr saw as a good sign, but has since backed off. “[The mayor’s office and LAUSD] are killing the schools by being inactive,” Barr says.


August 25, 2005 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why did Villaraigosa order 90 surveillance cameras? Isn't this a lot of money?

August 25, 2005 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

where are the cameras going?

August 25, 2005 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whoever posted the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council names supporting Jose is full of shit. These names are from an old DONE website and a lot of the names aren't even on the NC any longer. Funny cause whoever posted is so dumb (A Jose supporter) listed Juan Jimenez who is a candidate running against Jose. This is a very old list. Fact is NC reps can't endorse any political candidate stating they are from a NC.

August 25, 2005 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In El Sereno, the NC President Alvin Parra is endorsing, consulting, and volunteering in Huizar's campaign.

August 25, 2005 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:42 p.m., the 90 surveillance cameras are to "watch" the fake 80 neighborhood watches. Isn't that obvious?

August 25, 2005 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We've been through this before A-holes, listen up AGAIN.

Any Neighborhood Council board member CAN endorse any candidate they want to -- they're volunteers, unpaid, and HELL, city council members can endorse.

ONLY the NC as a WHOLE cannot vote to endorse any specific candidate.

Now that you know that, CONSIDER this, as far as what it means.

The average NC board member in CD14 got elected to their position by getting ONLY 100 VOTES on average from communities that average 35,000 residents or so, in elections that MAYBE 500-800 people voted in TOTAL.

SO what does the endorsement of an NC board member that almost NO ONE in the NC voted for mean?

Don't mean SHIT! Want proof??

More CD14 NC board members endorsed HAHN for Mayor in 2005, than endorsed VILLARAIGOSA, and AV got more than TWICE as many votes than Hahn (out of the measly batch of di hards that bothered to vote.


Anyone who needs more proof than THAT is too stupid to "fix."

August 25, 2005 10:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look at the numbers in CD14 on the Hahn/Villaraigosa election. Antonio didn't get as many as the registered voters in the district, far from it. Wasn't it only 25%

YOU'RE WRONG ON THE Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council endorsements of Hahn. NC reps CANNOT use their neighborhood council to endorse a candidate. That will mislead people to believe your entire board supports your candidate. However, they can state they are from a NC but they are acting as a resident of etc. etc.

August 26, 2005 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:27 You're misinformed AND stupid.

Bob Hertzberg had NC people from every NC in the Eastside "endorsing" him on his web site before the primary. Is was shown her, linked, and a fact. Sorry you can't handle that.

DONE has spoken on all this, repeatedly, and said -- as long as the endorsment doesn't say the WHOLE NC has endorsed someone -- it's fine.

EACH was listed as being a board member of a specific NC.

End of story. ANY board member CAN and many DO endorse, and they list themselves as JUST what they are (XYZ Neighborhoood COuncil).

August 26, 2005 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Quote from MAV today from the education council meeting,

"I will take over the LAUSD school district very soon, but it's not going to be a top-down approach."

He also mentioned that he knew Romero's proposal was unconstitutional almost two months ago.

Lastly, he mentioned when school starts, he will be building consensus around the governance issue with parents and teachers, which current polls he was privy to show NO support for the mayor taking over. He will be visiting 16 schools on Sept. 6 and 16 more the next day. He's building consenus that the status quo will no longer be accepted. He also mentioned that he will not make his case for LAUSD takeover in the media, but rather in his meetings with parents and teachers. (Note, 3 UTLA folks were at the meeting and MAV clearly stated that "union folks [UTLA] are not going to be happy, but that's ok because even my wife disagrees with the idea that the mayor should be in charge of the school district."

August 26, 2005 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That quote means shit...he has no balls to take over lausd.

August 26, 2005 5:40 PM  

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