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Saturday, August 26, 2006

NBC4 Investigates LA Dept of Building & Safety


NBC4 has launched an investigation into the questionable practices of the LADBS.

In this report, hosted by Paul Moyer, the focus is on the inspection process and includes this disturbing insight;

"LA's Department of Building and Safety admits that it's computerized files on construction projects across the City- files that potentially deal with the safety of every home and building -- cannot be trusted."

The investigation also reveals that;
" Deputy inspectors are paid not by the City but by the developers themselves...creating a potential
conflict of interest in enforcing building codes."


So if the basic LADBS system of building code enforcement is completely dysfunctional, how big of a leap is it to assume that their plan reviews & permit issuances suffer from the same ineptness, as well?
The No Home Depot Campaign has been asserting a similar position for months now , in regard to Home Depot's attempt to open in Sunland-Tujunga, and we hope that NBC 4 will continue to explore why the LA Department of Building and Safety may be one of the biggest threats to the citizens of Los Angeles, if for no other reason, than for it's remarkable incompetence.
As we all have come to learn, stories like this, are usually just the tip of the iceberg!

Read the whole story and watch the video at the link below;



NBC4 Investigation of
the Department of Building & Safety

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who investigates Channel 4?

Those guys are lame.

August 26, 2006 8:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:18 PM-

Spoken like a loyal Home Depot Rep!

August 26, 2006 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, 8:18 PM, Laura Chick isn't lame!

August 26, 2006 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Home Depot just doesn't get it! There will be no Home Depot in Sunland Tujunga, one way or another.

August 26, 2006 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are they planning a day labor center? ugh

August 26, 2006 9:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No Center! Just Day Laborers!

August 26, 2006 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes.. finally! The people of the City of Los Angeles should open their ears and listen to what is happen To them. The No To Home Depot campaign is speaking the truth and exposing problems that go far beyond the surface. Inept and weak politicians, corrupt policies in the City departments, planning for the sake of a tax dollar.

WAKE UP PEOPLE.. It's your community and your quality of life that is being screwed with while you watch T.V. and make believe everything is O.K.

August 26, 2006 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Agreed 10:37, but-

People who are watching T.V. aren't reading your post; they are watching T.V.

August 27, 2006 12:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What ever happened to private enterprise?

If the people don't want a Home Depot, they won't support it with their dollars and it will close and go away.

No one needs a bunch of community activists to tell them what they want or don't want.

You guys are full of yourselves with self-importance. Go get jobs and quit trying to run the city; that is for the ELECTED representatives to do, not some self-appointed "do-gooders" like you.

If you want to run the city, then get yourself elected and do it the correct way. Or, is that too hard to do for you?

August 27, 2006 4:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Completely unrelated to Home Depot which I know nothing about, but Joel Grover has shown such complete disregard for the facts in the quest for ratings that I have a very hard time believing any Channel 4 report.

August 27, 2006 7:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where is our midget mayor on all of this???? What's his response??When Channel 4 did a report on all the bullshit with Playa Del Rey and showed Antonio how the permits were rushed through he said absolutely NOTHING.

Corrupt Fabian Nunez. These assholes need to be punished.
Nuñez's Wife Has an AQMD Contract
Associated Press,August 27, 2006
SACRAMENTO — The South Coast Air Quality Management District awarded a $125,000 consulting contract to the wife of Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez at the same time the district has been seeking legislation to cut train engine emissions.

August 27, 2006 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg love the photo on your web site. Very classy.

August 27, 2006 10:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I asked in one of the older blogs for Wendy to check the pocket of Scott? (The person at the LADBS that pass the plans for HD). I also told you briefly the story what I went through with the LADBS and Channel 4 will find a lot of problems in this dept.. We have a development trying to get permits and the hearings are a joke. Getting plans from LADBS is the worst time spent. If Paul Moyer stands strong and digs he will find the truth.

The walls are tumbling down, the walls are tumbling DOWN!!!

August 27, 2006 11:17 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Thanks 10:14AM! I AM classy!

August 27, 2006 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Only in the "Reign of Mayor Polloraigosa". Ethics Admendment written by lobbyists and and inspectors being pay by builders.

August 27, 2006 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone should list all the bullshit that has occurred while Gangeraraiosa has been in office.
He allowed the DWP pay increased to pass then blames Hahn. Then allows the term limit extension to go through knowing full well it has legal reprecussions and it didn't go through ethics commission. Stands still while Playa Del Rey still is developing without permits properly researched etc. etc. etc.

August 27, 2006 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZUMA DOG
WHAT OPINION DO YOU HAVE ON ACEDEMIA SEMILAS SCHOOL?

August 27, 2006 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

some of the inspectors they are referring to in this investigation were pn strike last week!

August 28, 2006 7:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By the time the Mexican midget's term is up, we will have so much ammunition against him that it will look like the Mexican-American War, Part II!

This guy is SO corrupt and has caused SO much damage to this city, along with his gang of vigilantes, that he will never ever have a public office again.

We will nail him to the cross and take back our city from the reconquistas!

The timining is perfect! Less than 3 years to go! And let's get rid of Schwarzenegger while we are at it. I am voting Libertarian because Angelides and Schwarzenegger is nothing more than a choice between leprosy and cancer.

The next 2 1/2 years will be the most critical years in the history of LA! Start preparing now! Spread the word about the corruption and illegal aliens that are taking over our city. Become an activist!

August 28, 2006 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By the time the Mexican midget's term is up, we will have so much ammunition against him that it will look like the Mexican-American War, Part II!

This guy is SO corrupt and has caused SO much damage to this city, along with his gang of vigilantes, that he will never ever have a public office again.

We will nail him to the cross and take back our city from the reconquistas!

The timining is perfect! Less than 3 years to go! And let's get rid of Schwarzenegger while we are at it. I am voting Libertarian because Angelides and Schwarzenegger is nothing more than a choice between leprosy and cancer.

The next 2 1/2 years will be the most critical years in the history of LA! Start preparing now! Spread the word about the corruption and illegal aliens that are taking over our city. Become an activist!

August 28, 2006 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Kang said:

August 28, 2006 12:00 PM,

You're voting third party???

Go ahead, throw your vote away!!!

HAHAHA-HAHAHA-HAHAHA-HAHAHA-!!!

August 28, 2006 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blogspot needs an administrator or as we say in Sunland Tujunga - "NO 2 HOME DEPOT!

August 28, 2006 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:15 am Get some sleep. You're talking nonsense... again.

Our elected officials are not looking out for us.This is America and we have the right and the duty to make sure that the people who were lected to represent us, do just that.

The MAJORITY of Sunland Tujunga do no want or need a Home Depot. Daniel Scott made a grievous error by approving those plans and if our elected official can't or won't stick up for OUR rights then we must take it into our own hands.

Don't you think everyone would rather be home with their friends and loved ones rather than getting lied to by elected officials and handing around gadflies?

August 29, 2006 9:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy is weak, All the people holding public office are weak!!!!

August 29, 2006 8:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What ever happened to private enterprise?
Answer:People like you are tring to rewrite it!!!

If the people don't want a Home Depot, they won't support it with their dollars and it will close and go away.
Answer: Not if People coming from other towns are bring their dollars to spend, they like it because it's not in their town!!!

No one needs a bunch of community activists to tell them what they want or don't want.
Answer: You must work for Home Depot...

You guys are full of yourselves with self-importance. Go get jobs and quit trying to run the city; that is for the ELECTED representatives to do, not some self-appointed "do-gooders" like you.
Answer: When the elected officals are more concerned about their own pocket and politcal office then why people voted them in, THATS A PROBLEM, not "do-gooders".

If you want to run the city, then get yourself elected and do it the correct way. Or, is that too hard to do for you?
Answer: You get more done by not being in public office then when you are. You don't have to please the one in a million like you, you get to have the million stand behind you and support your cause like the "No Home Depot". So go back to your Corp. Office at Home Depot and tell them their are and have been on to our BS...

August 30, 2006 6:51 AM  

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