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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

City Council Ups Trash Fees

The City Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to hike trash fees homeowners pay. As noted previously by yours truly, the City's revenues have increased $700 million per year since last year. Property taxes alone are throwing off an extra $587 million more than last year.


Blogger geezinslaw said:

The City Council and our Mayor have arrogantly circumvented the will of the electorate by unanimously passing the trash fee hike. Cloaking the same "tax" that was twice rejected at the polls as a "fee" that only requires Council approval has effectively cut the voters out of the process. Another nail in the coffin of the middle class in Los Angeles.

May 17, 2006 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RELAX... It's only a few bucks. I doubt it will keep anyone from going to college.

besides in most other municipalities, the rate is already at that level.

May 17, 2006 7:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much were LA residents paying for trash pickup before the vote?

Follow-up: You mean LA residents should actually pay for their trash to be picked up?!? You're ridiculous!

May 17, 2006 8:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's not another nail in the coffin of the taxpayer......it's a nail in the coffin the corrupt regime in city hall.

We will pay you back at the polls!

Wait and see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2006 8:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the point is the fee is NOT going to be used for the trash! In a short time when our trash has to be sent further away another fee will have to be dreamed up to ACTUALLY be used for the trash.

May 17, 2006 8:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

with the so-called trash fee going into the General Fund we won't have any more guarantee of what it's used for than any other fees that are currenty being gouged out of us. Sure, they say they'll have to vote to use it for something other than hiring police, but bet it will be unanimous and without discussion just like this vote was!

May 17, 2006 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's see, Dowie and Stoddard convicted on all counts. The Mayor pushes a plan to hire more police through the Council unanimously. Agree or not, there is no other Mayor in LA history who would have been able to do that.

When are you going to admit that Villaraigosa's supporters were right all along?

May 17, 2006 8:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so whats going on in the valley with alex and cindy?

May 17, 2006 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV is going to end up in the trash can.

Is everyone on this blog afraid to talk about the trashing AV took yesterday from Lou Dobbs???????

Lou Dobbs tore him to shreds!!!!!!!

It was so great to see AV sweating and shifty eyed. He looked like a dried up frijole next to Dobbs.

He is such a liar:

Now he says his grandfather came here 100 years ago. LOL ...we all know he is an anchor baby and his mother was a house cleaner.

He said that illegals have nothing to do with the crime in LA. It's mostly second generation....the fool doesn't know that second generation are all anchor baby mexicans.

The idiot said that the illegals have nothing to do with the fact that the LAUSD is the worst in the nation. Blames it on underfunding. LOL

I will pay any amount of money to watch Lou Dobbs rip him to shreds for an hour. This bout lasted only about 6 minutes and it was a total knock-out.

He is washed up........we have him on record telling more lies than I have ever heard anytime in history.

If anyone missed this 'debate' yesterday, I strongly recommend that you get a transcript.

AV better go back to Mexico with Fox next week. He's finished here!

May 17, 2006 11:46 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:


No one will care about this because the local media loves him.

May 17, 2006 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw the Lou Dobbs piece too. I was laughing my ass off over here in my East Coast home. I had some friends over and they were like "your mayor sure isn't smart, he looks nice but he's not smart".

I was a bit embarassed as I know AV (on a first name basis) but Dobbs really make him look elementary.

May 17, 2006 12:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard about the Lou Dobbs segment and AV's laughable lies about illegals and crime etc. AV clearly just cares about those from his own ethnic background, including illegals. I hope the press eventually picks up on this. The Times publishes puff pieces.

May 17, 2006 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker...the local media may like him, but AV is looking for national media....and he can't cut it with the big boys. Local media is all mexican, but national media sees right through him.

I saw that interview too. What a fiasco for AV. AV went to the White House Correspondents Dinner a few weeks ago hunting for someone to get him on national tv. So he hooked up with Blitzer at the dinner, and the rest is history. Dobbs ate him for dinner last nite.

He is an embarrassment to this city except for the mexicans...who he is trying to sidestep now. Watch him avoid the immigration issue like the plague. But he can't change his spots. We all know what he is.

I hope AV realizes he's just being used by developers to further their greed, and as soon as the economy tanks in CA, they will all drop AV like a hot potato. It's his 15 1/2 minutes of fame.

May 17, 2006 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We clean your toilets!

We clean your houses!

We take care of your kids!

There is no such thing as illegal!

We are all Americans!

I will work closely with Mexico in shaping my policies.

I support the marches!

He walked with the illegals!

Um, er, uh......excuse me! When is he going into the lion's den again? I loved it! He will never escape his record!! We are fed up with him and his ilk! Send him back to Mexico!

May 17, 2006 1:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV is not committed to born in Latino US residents. He really showed that especially when he was the missing councilman in 14th district. His ego cannot resist the millions of mexicans citizens in the city especially on TV and the media attention it gets.
He could care less regarding what has resulted,
a major impact on crime. schools, hospitals,and the any thing goes on the streets.
Visable,concret evidence that a 3rd world quality of life has turned once proud working class neighborhoods into slums. All because he is not loyal to the poor citzens of L.A. It is all out in the open for all to see. He goes along with this. This is what you call political racism agaist the U.S. working class people who strive for the middle class in order to appease the politics of another country and of course to help the very wealthy of this county. They think the working class citenzen costs to much. He has betrayed the working class Americans of low income communities.

May 17, 2006 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey, you wanted a Mayor who everyone dream with me. well, i'm here to tell you his dream is nothing more than your night-mare.

May 17, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

your'e right, but never in council history has their been more lazy-ass losers.

May 17, 2006 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You assholes are a bunch of cry baby, greedy, racist loosers!

May 17, 2006 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who are you calling "greedy"?
I have worked since I was 15 years old and I am now approaching 50. I work hard to provide for my family. Why should I sit back and allow a bunch of hacks to take my hard earned cash?
There's plenty of money already available if the councilpeople would cut the useless and wasteful programs and employees. Hint: They could start with their staff members.

May 17, 2006 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They could also cut funding to Social Depts. such as, Aging, Comm. on the Status of Women; Children Youth & Their Families; Cultural Affairs; the Office of Immigration Svcs in the Mayor's Office. These are "nice to haves", but should be sacrificed in order to have more cops.

The great lie is that raising trash fees is the only way to buy more cops. The fact is, it is the only way when the L.A. Politicians are essentially Socialist.

May 18, 2006 7:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if AV ever stayed in his office maybe he might learn something about the real problems facing the citizens of this city, instead of pandering to the illegals. Racing from photo op to photo op doesn't fix any of our problems.

Yeah..dream with me of the reconquista...

May 18, 2006 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I bet you all if this plan was Hahn's everyone would bitch and complain about it.

Oops my mistake, they did! Again AV using Hahn's plans and hard work to accomplish something.

May 18, 2006 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i love it, i asked one question and what passion, i love you guys for the passion. ps. i really hope, for lack of eloquency, that she beats that chauvinist's ass! i'm sck of it, i'm done with this cowboy, 'me man, you woman' attitude out in the SFV. its time AV stops riding his debonair smile and height to political glory. cause that's all it comes down to in this race and most in local politics: its all good looks, popularity and media covarage. and you really only get the coverage if your popular and you only get popular if you've got the looks. If only Cindy would too pay a fortune for those gleaming white caps as AV did!

May 19, 2006 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If LA's so strapped for cash, why is LA Animal Services PAYING FOLKS $100 to take animals from the East Valley Animal Shelter???? Raising trash fees while PAYING people to take animals from the city shelter doesn't seem like sound fiscal practices, does it?????

May 20, 2006 11:27 AM  

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