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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

Our internet connection appears to be back to normal. Lets keep our fingers crossed.

Mayor Villaraigosa traveled to Atlanta Wednesday evening where he is scheduled to speak at the National Urban League Conference. Former President Bill Clinton is among the conference's other scheduled speakers. In recent months, the Mayor has stepped foot in Memphis, Philadelphia, Washington, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago and Sacramento, among other locales.

Part of the promise of some of the big transit developments the MTA has brought us over the years is the potential for business and commerce to thrive around rail and bus stations. Indeed - as reported by Here in Van Nuys - the new Orange Line Busway has done just that in Van Nuys. Hookers are reportedly doing a brisk business at the new Sepulveda station.

The Los Angeles City Council has graciously cut down the amount of time you may address the Council during public comment to one minute. However, if you're a fellow elected windbag like "Hurricane" Jackie Goldberg, they will waive the rule and allow you to speak as long as you like. Jackie took up five minutes of the Council's time telling them why we need to severly water down three strikes laws or society is going to become unwrapped.

EAA, the union that covers city employed architects, engineers, attorneys, among others has fired their latest missive at Mayor Villaraigosa. In addition to the usual policy dispute, this time the EAA has played the "Aztlan" card. Check it out at Mayor Sam 2.

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City of LA Meetings for Thursday

8:30AM - PLN: City Planning Commission Meeting
9:00AM - PER: Board of Civil Service Commission
10:00AM - LADOT: Department of Transportation Commissioners
10:00AM - LADOT: Board of Transportation Commissioners
10:00AM - CAO: Zoo Capital Program Oversight Committee
11:15AM - CAO: Proposition K: L.A. for Kids Steering Committee Meeting
12:00PM - LAHD: Internal Review Committee, Cancelled
12:00PM - LAHD: Affordable Housing Commission Meeting
12:30PM - ITA: Municipal Access Policy Board
3:00PM - COUNCIL: Energy and the Environment Committee - SPECIAL MEETING - CANCELLED
3:30PM - CAO: Proposition O Administrative Oversight Committee
6:00PM - COUNCIL: Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness, Special Meeting
7:00PM - ENSNC: SLNC History Collective


Anonymous Anonymous said:

While the mayor jaunts around the country (with his expensive entourage in tow) campaigning for his next office, the quality of life in LA methodically deteriorates. He has accomplished nothing meaningful. I'm sorry I voted for him and I will not make this same mistake twice.

July 26, 2006 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There are no illegals here today.

A. Villaraigosa, March, 2006.

July 26, 2006 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hookers at the Sepulveda Orange line station?

I guess they hang out there so they can get in on that $1.50 dog and soda deal across the way at Costco.

July 27, 2006 6:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The papers today are reporting that EAA will strike again. IT mentions them striking Building & Safety and at police stations. Will someone please explain why at police stations and what do our police officers have to do with them? Why don't they strike at Antonio's house like the animal activists because they go results.

July 27, 2006 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

after reading yesterday's LA Times article about Diva-raigosa and his entourage and $140 bottles of wine, it certainly underscores that he has accomplished nothing meaningful.Maybe he failed the bar exam 5 times, but he's found the way to live it up at taxpayer expense. And his billion dollar housing bond to go on the ballot to subsidize police, fire and nurses and other "essential" workers that make more money than most of us.....this is why LA has the largest economic polarization of any city in the nation.

July 27, 2006 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

wow! that's the first time i've seen DIVA-RAIGOSA! yeah...i can't believe his camp has the audacity to complain about LAUSD's public relations campaign against AB 1381, when his Mayoral School Reform meetings have over 20 of his staff staffing him. should not the staff be taking care of more important city business. i do like the DIVA and did vote for him, but he should be doing other things. btw, the Assembly Education Committee meeting on AB 1381 looks like it will be an interesting hearing. the DIVA will be there. the hearing is from 5:30-8:30pm at Irving Middle School in Glassel Park. 3010 Estara Ave.

July 27, 2006 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After his show of support for Israel last Sunday, he is now called Villar-whore among the progressives in the city. This is out of respect to the Raigosa Family.

What is the difference between Bush and Villa-whore on the zionist?

July 27, 2006 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

keep your anti-semetic comments to yourself. you ain't nothing but a jew-hater. Shoe fits you nicely doesnt it?

July 27, 2006 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There were always prostitutes on Sepulveda Blvd. What else is new? They were even always in that particular neighborhood. Unfortunate, but incredibly hard to get rid of without creating a red zone. Orange Zone doesnt count.

July 27, 2006 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"For the price of a Frappuccino per month, we can turn the tide of traffic, pollution and housing," said Council President Eric Garcetti, who has led the effort for the housing bond measure.

What the hell is a frappuccino!? Some overpriced Starbucks crud that $150,000+ a year CM's suck on when they're not scheming of ways to increase taxes and ignore the realities of LA turning into the 3rd world. This bond will not turn the tide of anything. I used to respect Garcetti; now I realize he's just a typical elitist who thinks he knows whats best.

July 27, 2006 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The latest Foreign Policy magazine has a good article on the Israel Lobby. The article does fail to mention that the Israel Lobby stretches beyond D.C. to Hollywood.

July 27, 2006 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Alma Martinez said:

I fully support the great Mayor Villaraigosa.


July 27, 2006 5:08 PM  

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