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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Jack Weiss Declars War on Nc's

Weiss Declares War on Neighborhood Councils
Wants a report on Neighborhood Council ethics violations, invokes gays as an issue

Yes you read that right. Someone call in the straight-jackets Wacko Jacko's trolley has completely left the tracks.

In order to stir up a smokescreen and prevent NC's from being able to recommend items for the City Council to consider in committee, City Councilman Jack Weiss went on the attack today demanding that the City Attorney compile a list of Neighborhood Council ethics violations.

As if this particular schmuck has any room to talk. Weiss, who was fined $4,800.00 for his 32 ethical violations 8 months ago also erroneously accused one Neighborhood Council of passing an anti-gay marriage resolution under the premise that these types of motions would be given credence with official City Council File Numbers. He also raised that Neighborhood Councils could pass motions on nonsense things like the war in Iraq. Hey Jacko, you geniuses already did that on your own! Motion against torture, Motion to enact a Draft. As for the Gay Marriage issue, yea Jacko, you got that one covered too!

The last argument that was made was that the proposal had not spent enough time in committee. It spent 18 months in committee. Unlike Measure R, term limit extensions which spent 3 whole hours before making it onto the agenda, passing ethics and thumbing their nose at the City Attorney.

So what is this really about? Power. Plain and simple. The idea that lobbyists are going to flood NC's with gifts to put forward an advisory position that they would then have to run and lobby the City Council to pass is insane. Nope, it is a smokescreen. Lobbyists may attempt to quell community opposition, and do that now. But to even equate the NC's ethical obligation with that of a City Council member is a slap in the face to anyone with a 2nd grade or above education.

No, it is all about power. The idea that lobbyists might feel they "need" the Neighborhood Councils whose members then build a relationship once exclusive to the incumbent is what the real fear is.

Weiss has in all likelihood seriously miscalculated today. I would venture a guess he is going to have more than a few bad days coming.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

nobody cares about neighborhood councils.

or jim alger posing as councilman john.

:)

August 16, 2006 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Weiss has poured gasoline on an already lit fire. And you're right. Nobody cares about neighborhood councils. Those nobodies are called the Clowncil, their minions and various hangers-on.

Grab your marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate squares and get ready for s'more of the same thing. What? No weenies? The Clowncil is bringing theirs.

August 16, 2006 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss is a complete fool. He acts as if he is above the fray but took a shot directly at the Neighborhood Councils today.

Why is it that the rules don't apply to city council? When they want something passed they bypass NC's, Citty attorneys, or anyone else for that matter. But for something as simple as this they have to go and start all this shit.

August 16, 2006 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Councilman John is Greg Nelson. =)

August 16, 2006 5:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"nobody cares about neighborhood councils"

Which is why they spent over 2 hours debating the issue today.

August 16, 2006 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that Councilman John is a bunch of people. What does the identity of Councilman John have to do with anything when the information is accurate? Mitch, sit down, shut up and hold on!

August 16, 2006 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss is one of the best-educated guys on the Council. And yet also one of the very worst examples of what "public service" has come to mean in the eyes of those who feel entitled to their positions of power and influence. Also, if we are to believe what he says, he is one of MAV's "best friends and closest aliies..."

August 16, 2006 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard the same thing, that Councilman John is 3 or 4 different people. Your right, it has nothing to do with anything.

Weiss just poked the sleeping lion with a stick.

Hope he isn't suprised when he gets bit.

What was he thinking?

August 16, 2006 5:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alger's War Council will be burning the midnight oil tonight. Here comes the crew

Jim Alger
Jayson Lyon
Jeff Jacoberger
Louise Stone
Rusty Millar

and about 1100 of their closest friends.

August 16, 2006 5:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Mayor Sam was Higby.

August 16, 2006 5:33 PM  

Anonymous Sherman Oaks said:

Who is Mitch? Why do the posters on this blog always talk about this Mitch guy?

Let's get back to Jack-ass Weiss.

August 16, 2006 5:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mitch is a moron who hates NC's, hates Jim Alger, and thinks he is going to be a city councilman.

Weiss is a brazen little fucker who is going to have his head handed to him. I heard Alger Nelson, and Lyon in the hall after the vote and they weren't mad, they were plotting.

I am with you CJ, there is a bad moon rising over CD 5.

August 16, 2006 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss-Ass better run. I know from first hand experience you don't fuck with Alger, Lyon, Rusty, Louise,Jeff or where's Brady. I've seen these guys in council making the CLOWNCIL MEMBERS SQUIRM. I already know of tons of people who are already sending e-mails saying we need to support these guys and its happening. A revolution is starting and thoe CLOWNCIL MEMBERS BETTER enjoy the last few months they have cause come election time THEY'LL ALL BE GONE.z

August 16, 2006 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Two City Council committees, the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, the CLA, CAO and the former GM all support this idea but Jack-ass Weiss suddenly finds religion on ethics?

August 16, 2006 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:31 pm:

they are all white


Very representative of the people

August 16, 2006 6:35 PM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

I heard Alger Nelson, and Lyon in the hall after the vote and they weren't mad, they were plotting.

But what can they plot in this case that they haven't already plotted in a year and a half?

There were no surprises today, and John is overstating things quite a bit, from my understanding---I didn't go, but I talked to three people who did. Anyway, anything that gets called suddenly into a special after a year and a half is not going to pass right away, you know?

Greg Nelson kinda cracks me up. I think he is to date the most underachieving guy in the whole LA political landscape, and the City Councilpeople generally prefer to keep him that way. He saw close up what an unsuccessful campaign did to Wachs and I think that put a little fear into him. He was already exceptionally obliging as a Deputy but as a Deputy to a Mayoral candidate he was run ragged with stress.

He could be a City Councilperson if he lived in, say, errr...LaBonge's district. And of course if they beat that term limit measure.

Jason can handle this, and can handle Alger too, and it's right for him. Conversely, Greg, you are 60 effing years old. You don't get these years back, Greg! Carpetbag it to Franklin Hills and go for Council now, maaannn!!!

August 16, 2006 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss has once again stepped on his dick.

The shit is going to fly.

Wait until Zuma Dogg gets this.

August 16, 2006 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can Weiss Ass or Jack Ass not support this? I hope his neighborhood councils go after his butt. He has to be the dumbest lawyer I've ever heard. You would never know he and Jose went to law school with their dumb questions.

August 16, 2006 7:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Announcing the BATTLE OF THE CLOWNS! Alger's Neighborhood Council Clowns vs. Weiss' L.A. City Council Clowns. Let the rubber nose tweaking begin.

August 16, 2006 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Violations or Insanity?

Dear Mr. James Dechirico, Please stop using El Sereno heading as the main. and only Community in 90032. Just like calling Hollywood, "Los Angeles" or all Los Angeles "ELA" because there alot of Latino's. Your bashing Rose Hills, Univ. Hills, Hill Side Village, and others. What I can't understand how can they hire people mading surveys who don't know the Communitys. I would be glad to give you a tour of Univ. Hills which is location near Cal. State Los Angeles. I hope your not part of the well known Basher gang of the smaller Communities for El Sereno. Please show this e-mail to your Supervisor. Let us pray that God enlighten you, Rev. Manuel Chacon Univ. Hills Rep. LA-32

August 16, 2006 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rev Chacon:

1. I do not know what you are taking about Rev Chacon when it comes to El Sereno as Main heading. What heading for what?

2. No one is bashing Rose Hill, Univ Hills, Hillside Village or others thatI know of. What are you talking about? Where was this bashing taking place and on what date? Who was there to witness this bashing?

3. Who hired who for surveys? What are you taking about?

4. I do not beloing to any gang Mr. Chacon, I am concern about your memo and accusing me of belonging to a Gang. I like a meeting with you ASAP to know why and how come your attacking me and making theese false accusations. What did I do to you to cause such an outright slander of my good character? I just met you at the last meeting of LA-32?

5. What Supervisor are you taking about that I should report to?

6. How long have you lived in El Sereno Mr. Chacon? My family and I have lived here for over 40 years. Why do you need to take me on a tour of Cal State? I did not request that from you as a matter of fact I have never communicated to you about anything.

What is it that you want from me?

Walk in peace,

Respectfully submitted,

James D.

August 16, 2006 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA-32 Neighborhood Council Business & Economic Committee

REQUEST FOR YOUR COOPERATION
August 2006 Community Needs Survey

In order to give our new Mayor and Councilman direction as to our community needs and priorities for improving El Sereno¡¯s quality of life ¡­please complete the following survey ASAP. Our objective is to advise our representatives on future programs and/or service we need in our community.

1. What is the most urgent need in our community? Priority these issues on a scale of 1- 2 - - The number (1) one ¡­being priority; the number (2) ¡­is secondary.

August 16, 2006 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good afternoon Jimmy, I wish to start of by saying that the efforts to prepare this survey is with great intentions. As a stake-holder in the LA-32 Neighborhood Council, and as an Executive Board Member, it should be clear that there are four (4) communities that should be represented fairly and equally. In reading the survey, whether it is deliberate or unintentional, the basis to acknowledge El Sereno is partial and excludes the other neighbors in which we serve.
If you truly step up and show that your efforts are genuine to all stake-holders, then the communities of Hillside Village, Rose Hills, and University Hills should all receive equal or higher recognition to get those areas at a level playing field as the community of El Sereno. How would your prospective of the board be, if 90032 is recognized as only University Hills. I believe you would speak up and say....."hey, I live in El Sereno, why am I not considered".
This is not intended to create conflict or separation, it is just that the fact of the matter, no matter who you ask within the city structure, that there are four communities recognized by the city here in LA-32 NC. Please ensure that all residents in the LA-32 NC structure receive the appropriate information.


Thank you very much,
Joe Manzano

August 16, 2006 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay I've had it with this BS! El Sereno is a sub-city of the City of Los Angeles which includes a business corridor, industrial area and bedroom communities, which includes Hillside Village, Rosehills, Baird Park, Emery Park, University Hills, Happy Valley, as bedroom communities/areas! Do you guys get it?! These other areas are just track mapped in this manner for construction identification purposes! Just because they are track mapped and named in this manner, it does not mean they are a city of their own. Would you stop thinking like a separatist!
El Sereno is the bigger picture! Can we show some cohesiveness for our community?!

If you look at other Neighborhood Councils outside of CD14 they all indicate a larger community as the name of their NC, but no we have to bear the ridiculous name of LA32 to satisfy people who are either ashamed of being associated with El Sereno or they think their bedroom community is better or they are just separatist! I'm sure other people in the City of Los Angeles see our NC listed in on the city's website they say, "where in the heck is LA32"? It's embarrassing that we can't show cohesiveness in our community and have our NC titled as one. Our NC should really be titled as The El Sereno Neighborhood Council, which includes all these other track map names or bedroom communities within El Sereno!

I've had it with this closed minded separatism thinking! You need to look at the bigger picture folks!

August 16, 2006 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

once again jack-ass-weiss stepped on his lil pecker. he must be the biggest ass clown in la city govt.

August 16, 2006 8:19 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

This looks like it was a pre-emptive strike in support of the term limits and bond measures.

By attacking the Neighborhood Councils based on ethics months before the election, he may hope to undermine their credibility when they attack the City Clowncil for putting propositions on the ballot without vetting them to the NC's.

That way, he can claim they're merely retaliating and should be ignored.

August 16, 2006 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack-Ass-Weiss couldnt figure out who farted in a room if he was the only one in it! once again the ass-clowns of la city politics dig a hole for themselves. vote them out when the time comes. the people are sick of their shameless behavior and lack of ethics.

August 16, 2006 9:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can wait for Huggy-Boy Hertzberg to kick Jack-ass Weiss ass for city attorney.

August 16, 2006 9:32 PM  

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August 16, 2006 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The rumor is that this was a "smackdown" of Jayson Lyon because he wrote the opposition to the Term Limit extension.

You morons really fucked up this time.

August 16, 2006 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will see who fucked up when the Neighborhood Council organize and campaign against term limit extensions. The CLOWNCIL MEMBERS showed today they are running scared of anyone attempting to show them up. They are a bunch of hypocrites. The NC's showed in force and the arguments against were absolutely absurd. The boys did a great job. Go after those CLOWNCIL MEMBERS.

August 16, 2006 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unfortunately Jayson Lyon made one critical mistake, he failed to count the votes before hand.

When Alger did the DWP fight he made sure every vote was in hand. I saw Jim there with Jayson today and I doubt Jayson will make that same mistake twice.

Three things scare the City Council. Jim Alger's rapid re-engagement after the election, Jayson Lyon's organization of 52 Neighborhood Councils (10 more than Alger got) and these two guys working together.

The City Council has been looking for a reason to "smack em down" for a while but I think they have underestimated the tenacity of these two.

Weiss just launched a missle at the NC's, but when the NC's drop a tactical neuclear weapon on his head he's going to go crying home to mama.

August 16, 2006 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys really give too much credit to NCs. Its fucking pathetic. Every politician and staffer knows that electeds beat out NC leaders 10 times out of 10.

August 17, 2006 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:31 pm is Jim Alger. he spells Jason's name with a "y" in another anonymous posting on this website.

Jim, stop the shameless self-promoting...

August 17, 2006 2:18 PM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:

Actually many people spell his name with a "y" super sleuth.

How many times do I have to tell you dum dums, when I post I use my own name?

At 5:30 I was picking up my son from skating practice. Now go play on the freeway.

August 17, 2006 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

JaYson is a common spelling for the name. Virtually every reference to Jason on here and other places spell his name with a Y.

Besides, Jim Alger is on the front page of today's paper, again. Really think he needs the promotion with the 25 gadflies on Mayor Sam?

It just KILLS you guys that he knows what he is doing doesn't it? You sure do grasp at straws trying to hurt him and it NEVER works.

August 17, 2006 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

25 gadflies?

In a month, maybe. . . pfah. It's 5 angry wannabe councilmembers and bored City staffers 5 levels down from the real power base.

August 17, 2006 5:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack Weiss only cares about Jack Weiss. He has not nor will he ever really have the community or his constituants best interests in mind. Unfortunately he is not much different than other politicos but he is dumber.

The NC's are made up of real people who "care" which makes them persona non grata to Clowncil members like Weiss. They give their time for the community. When was the last time Weiss did anything for anyone just because he cared? You can't even get past his minions or get his attention. No points....no photo op.... not there!!!

He's focusing his interest on the Neighborhood councils....Why??? maybe because he can't control them? Awwwwwh...to bad Jacko.

August 18, 2006 3:35 PM  

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