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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Angry Citizens Force City Clowncil To Abandon Sidewalk Settlement

The City Clowncil got the message loud and clear from L.A.'s no-longer-silent majority today: don't you dare surrender our sidewalks to drunks, drug addicts, prostitutes and the mentally ill. Clowncil Members walked away from their settlement agreement with the ACLU, and opted instead, after having been hit upside the head with the political equivalent of a 2 x 4, to defend the City's anti-loitering laws in the Court of Appeals.

That L.A.'s working, taxpaying citizens had to take time out of their busy day to educate the Clowncil on this issue is outrageous. As a trial attorney, I can tell you that the City's attorneys would never have negotiated that deal in the first place without a "green light" from the client, i.e., the Mayor and City Clowncil.

Those of us who could not make it to the Clowncil today owe a debt of gratitude to those who spoke out. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now, about the Mayor's vacation to England and the Far East. . . . No, don't even get me started. We've got people living on sidewalks, he's just taken over the schools, and what does he do? Goes to Manchester, England? Is this a re-make of "Hair?" And the Far East? Is he going to try to get Pandas, the way Hahn did, and instead come back with another multimillion-dollar monkey rental agreement? Or is this just another career politician all-expense-paid vacation, plus "international" photo-ops for his pitch to become Hillary's running-mate?

Prepare your escape pods, people.

23 Comments:

Blogger dgarzila said:

I think you got it wrong. Of course this is your perspective, so that is ok, but....

What we are saying is we do not want to abandon our streets to lawlessness. And sanction a containment zone.

The Dealers and the criminals.

September 20, 2006 5:57 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Jose Huizar makes good points though. He understnads you have to get to the root of the problem , but he also kows he up for reelection and understands if he supports the appeal , boyle heights will not be happy for fear of the homeless crossing the river. If the city is allowed to enforce 41.18 d , no sleeping , lying or sitting on the sidewalk.

There were plans already being made, hang out at venice beach all day and then come down to skid row and party at night if the settlement was agreed to.

September 20, 2006 5:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, clowncil was jammed packed today. Huizar was pissed cause he told the clowncil members they probably had no idea what they just voted for. TRUE. Then he clarified and it still is confusing. The positive is LAPD can go after the criminals but have to stop passed 9pm. We all know though the drug dealers, gang bangers, prostitutes etc. will go there at time. Good thing the city will still fight their appeal thanks to the idiots ALCU. I believe though they will only enforce for 90 days to see how it works out. I guarantee homeless from all over the US are making their way to LA.

September 20, 2006 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ok I'm confused. Didn't CLOWNCIL VOTE YES in favor of ACLU settlement? I think they did Walter.

September 20, 2006 6:08 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

The TV news report I saw was that the Clowncil reversed course and voted AGAINST the settlement AFTER the angry public spoke out.

I believe the TV reporters got it right insofar as a woman identified as an ACLU spokesperson was angry because she said she didn't get a chance to explain the settlement, and she said the City was breaking its agreement -- which is consistent with the report that the Council voted today to reject the deal its lawyers had made with the ACLU.

So, summing up: yesterday, Council agreed to settlement; today, Council rejected settlement.

But I wasn't there. I only saw the report on TV a few minutes ago.

September 20, 2006 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

One thing the mayor won't be doing while he is off on his travels in the weeks leading up to the gubernatorial election is campaigning for his great and good friend (?) Phil Angelides...

September 20, 2006 6:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DGARZILA,
THEY ALREADY HAVE!!!!!!

Go see the panhanding on Soto and Olympic. Homeless shanties under the freeways near Soto and Eight. underpass on Soto and Marengo. Tents are popping up along wall next to metrolink in Ramona Gardens. Drugs, Drugs, and more Drugs are the root of the problem. Yet, these people know how to play the "System". They get their "G.R.", "Food Stamps" and wash cars for the "fix". We have forgotten a term called "SOCIAL DARWINISM". These people need to make the choice to get help or move on.

September 20, 2006 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DGARZILA,
"ANTONIO HUIZAR" voted with Weiss and Rosendal for the settlement. CD 14 bloggers, once again "LITTLE ANTONIO" does what "HIS POLLONESS" wants. RE-ELECTION HHMMMMMMMM.....

September 20, 2006 6:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you hear the mayor speaking about his int'l jaunts, saying that he believes in el-a & that is going to "schlep" around these countries. Totally inarticulate/embarrassing (and I doubt Yiddish).

September 20, 2006 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WALTER,
I saw the video of John North on Channel 7. Did you see who was standing behind ACLU's Ramona Ripston?
A. DOCKWEILER MUTT?
B. CAPTAIN JACK?
C. TROLL?
D. ZUMA DOGG?

answer later.

September 20, 2006 7:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

While pollo, the clowncil, grope-ernator, and the supervisors fiddle, the third worldization continues. This is the problem these fools should be focusing on:

Hospital joins long line of ER closures in December

Critics say the loss of Inglewood's Centinela Freeman's Memorial facilities will burden other busy emergency facilities in the area. It is the 10th emergency room closure since 2003.

September 20, 2006 8:52 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Exacto.

September 20, 2006 9:32 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

6:30 I will go and take pics.

But I beleive they have allready been there.

I said so in City Hall today

September 20, 2006 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:25 PM Troll with the videotape

Don't answer unless you are prepared to name the troll. No one cares who is standing with Zuma The ghost of Stalin could have wandered over there. Don't forget this is Walter Moore, the same guy Troll tried to call out for blogging on a "for profit" website. If he hasn't figured out how rediculous the Troll is, no one has.

September 20, 2006 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ya she's a good one with a camera that one. Ya Ya Ya.

September 20, 2006 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:25
Does this sound familiar?

MMMMMMoooooooooooooooooo!

September 20, 2006 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen (Bows low and removes hat with flourish).

For the record, I was not standing behind Ms. Ripston. I was standing behind Farmer MacGregor, who was standing next to Peter and Benjamin.

DELEON, NUNEZ, CEDILLO, PADILLA AND ROMERO WALK THE PLANK IN NOVEMBER. The rest walk in March.

September 20, 2006 10:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So then you were the one milking the cow?

September 20, 2006 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Alas, I can't take credit for that. Methinks it was the Mayor's Office Boy who has been known to get the cream for free as opposed to purchasing the cow.

September 20, 2006 11:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore - "But I wasn't there. I only saw the report on TV a few minutes ago."

Then shut the fuck up.

September 21, 2006 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Fabian said:

I heard Sr.Cedillo is learning CPR to help compensate for all the ER closures around LA. If you get a piece of ham or something lodged in your throat this holiday season, head over to his place for medical treatment.

P.S. If you can't make it to Cedillo in time, have your loved ones Google "heimlich maneuver."

P.P.S. I'm still working hard trying to get you a la carte cable programming. It shouldn't be long!

September 21, 2006 1:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

you people are disgusting, homeless people for the most part don't choose to be homeless, and the places that CAN help them are always full! what do you expect them to do?

you are the reason that the rest of the world is disgusted with america. seriously

6:30 said "These people need to make the choice to get help or move on"

MOVE ON TO WHERE!?

seriously how do you sleep at night knowing that you have no heart.

peace -- from the people who care...

September 21, 2006 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To some of you she is just the city hall cyber Troll but ya gotta trust what I saw that Elephant Girl is one fine lookin "cop."

September 22, 2006 3:09 AM  

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