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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Another Reason They Need Four More Years...

"Parks was out of the city Tuesday as part of a delegation to China." So reported the Daily News on Wednesday.

Hey, Marco Polo (pictured), Nixon and even Forrest Gump had to make the trip. I can see why Parks would need to visit, too. It's not like we have a State Department or anything. He's probably got to straighten out that whole Korean missile thing. Maybe he'll even bring back a panda -- which was what Hahn was supposed to do, before he fell for the "we're-fresh-out-of-pandas-but-we-can-rent-you-some-monkeys" trick. (You DO remember the million-dollar rental monkeys and the multi-million-dollar monkey house, right?)

Zine and Garcetti, you will also recall, were in Lebanon until July 4. Bratton's been in London, strictly for business, you understand. The Mayor, of course, has needed to spend most of his time outside our city in order to serve it.

Hey, somebody out there do us all a favor: send a public records request for the travel records of the Mayor, the City Council, the Controller, the Police Chief and the City Attorney from the beginning of their terms to the present. I bet they have more frequent flyer miles -- at our expense -- than the average NFL team.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Daily News: "The City Council has not earned four more years as the highest-paid municipal officials in America. We dare its members to put a measure on the ballot cutting their salaries in half, and see for themselves what the public thinks of the job they're doing."

These prima donnas should have their travel budget eliminated as well.

July 19, 2006 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They already did one on the Chief and that was reported a couple of months ago. I agree that a public records should be filed on Antonio since in office. I think the tax payers would be shocked to really know just how many times he's been out of the city on our dime.

July 20, 2006 7:00 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Maybe I'll do it myself if I ever get the time. Blogging is very time-consuming...

July 20, 2006 8:48 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Walter, run for a council seat. You would be a good councilman.

July 20, 2006 10:49 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I don't really want to be a Council Member. I don't think I could have any real effect -- except on my blood pressure -- as one of 15 people on a legislative body. But thanks just the same.

July 20, 2006 4:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9 hours of NO COMMENT. What does that tell you? Methinks it means nobody wants Moore as a mayor OR a councilman.

Go figure.

July 21, 2006 1:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If SCAG(Southern California Association of Governments) is recommending that Los Angeles invest billions of dollars in a high speed rail system, should the city send representatives to see it in operation? Or should the elected officials insist on staying in the dark as your blog's comments recommend?

Just wondering...


July 24, 2006 3:40 PM  

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