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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Why LAUSD NEEDS To Challenge The Mayor's AB 1381 In Court

* MS POSTER SAID, "This fight is going to be good. Board of Education president Marlene Canter, who was not invited to the ceremony, told LA Observed this morning that the board intends to go ahead with plans to litigate the constitutionality of the bill. The board is also moving ahead with plans to hire a new superintendent to replace the departing Roy Romer before AB 1381 taking effect on Jan. 1."

ZD SAID, in response to the question, "What's YOUR plan?": "I DO have an alternative plan for the mayor, and it includes allowing for input from the public (parents and teachers) regarding LAUSD...I would take the (over) $20 2/3 BILLION real estate budget OUT of the hands of the School Superintendent (controlled by the Mayor, if AV gets his way) because a School Super is supposed to be busy running the schools (principals, teachers, students, LAUSD, parents, kids, community groups) -- NOT running a real estate development conglomertate, bigger than Donald Trump's.

I would MANDATE that an Inspector General be appointed to make sure the Super isn't wasting, abusing or fraudulantly spending the money, since now he/she is control of it all. I would make sure the Super IS accountable for ALL expenditures OVER and UNDER $250,000, cause right now, it's neither. (Explained below in this story.)

Then, after some of that was taken care of, I would let LAUSD run the schools, while I, as Mayor of The City of Los Angeles, would fight in Sacramento, not to overtake the school system in a combative way, that has only added layers of additional beauracracy (instead of removing layers), but for money to reduce classroom size to about 25; to pay teachers more money, so we can replace the ones who are retiring earlier than ever, while all the college graduates are taking jobs out of the state because the City hasn't done enough to provide affordable housing for these new teachers to live.

I would give LAPD/Bratton the money he needs, for things like the crime reduction czar he has asked for (to coordinate community based policing efforts), to help make the streets safer, so kids are not scared to go to school. (After all, the school itself IS safer than the streets the Mayor is already in charge of.)

I admit. The Mayor DOES have his neck out on the line with AB 1381. Before I knew a thing about it, I thought the Mayor got "tagged" with this albatross for some reason, then I found out he WANTED to do it. And it's practically impossible to win now, cause it's only made things worse (more beuracracy, not less), and it's an uphill battle, at best.

At this point he must know his political career is over anyway, so let's hijack LAUSD. Here's what we'll do: We'll take control of the Superintendent, put him in charge of the BILLIONS UPON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, won't mandate an Inspector General to watch over the person in charge of ALL spending , including over $20 2/3 BILLION in facilities money (repair/new construction), then we'll let him spend up to $250,000 for anything he/she wants, and isn't required to tell LAUSD, or anyone at all. And anything the Super spends OVER $250,000 ONLY REQUIRES 45 DAY NOTICE: HOWEVER IT IS ONLY A NOTICE. (no input or accountability from LAUSD, or anyone, like the parents).

So watch for these low ball contracting bids the Mayor's Superintendent (after all Mayor gets approval or rejection rights, right) hands out. Cause when you can keep tacking on $250,000 here and $250,000 there, the cost goes up real quick...And that's how a politician, who must know his re-election chances are over, sticks his
neck out for a plan destined to lose, under this Bill, so you take the kids milk money, and facilities money, on the way out."

Zuma Dogg
for Los Angeles City Council


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oath of Office administered to LAUSD Board Members upon their assumption of office.

I, ___________
do solemnly swear
that I will support and defend
the Constitution of the United States
and the Constitution of the State of California
against all enemies, foreign and domestic
that I will bear true faith and allegiance
to the Constitution of the United States
and the Constitution of the State of California
that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation
or purpose of evasion;
and that I will faithfully discharge
the duties upon which I am about to enter.

Given the oath of office taken by the LAUSD Board Members, they have no choice but to file suit now that Governor Schwarzenegger has betrayed us again and signed AB1381 bill.

The Mayor has demonstrated his willingness to pick and chose which laws he is willing to enforce and which rights he is willing to respect. Those who support this bill may not feel it important to uphold and protect the constitutional rights of the people, but thank God we still have a School Board and Superintendent who will.

September 19, 2006 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD -- please shorten your posts.

September 19, 2006 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Agreed poster...please Zuma make your posts much shorter.
How embarrassing is this? Huizar has the nerve to have a press conf. for a color printer!!! IF this is what he's doing in his district CD14 definitely needs to get rid of him.

LOS ANGELES-Councilmember José Huizar will present a brand new color printer and a year's supply of cartridges to the Boyle Heights Senior Center on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.
WHO: Councilmember José Huizar
Dozens of Boyle Heights Seniors
WHAT: Councilmember Huizar presents a new Color Printer to the Boyle Heights Senior Center.
WHERE: Boyle Heights Senior Center,2839 E. 3rd Street

September 19, 2006 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With all the attention focused on AB 1381 and the clowncil term limit lengthening scam, don't forget to VOTE NO on the PROP H "affordable housing" scheme.

"Homeowners are already paying higher taxes for four Los Angeles Unified School District bonds, two Los Angeles Community College District bonds, bonds for police facilities and the zoo, several assessments for parks, one of the highest utility user taxes in the state, and a parcel tax that county officials promised would maintain trauma centers...And they (homeowners) are about to see a 154% increase in their city trash bills."

September 19, 2006 5:28 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

still long, cause it's complex, but I DID just cut out some paragrahs. Thanks! z

September 19, 2006 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, I was going to make a comment 20 minutes ago, but I got lost navigating to the end of the long post, and (it's been so long), now I can't remember what I was going to say.

What was this thread about??

September 19, 2006 5:41 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

this post has to do with the idea that AB 1381 has nothing to do with helpng the kids of LAUDS ad EVRTHIG o do with the Mayor getting his hands on billions of LAUSD dollars to end up in the hands of his developers and general fund.

There how's that, crybaby loser. Now go huddle up with Garcetti and figure out how to deal with me. Maybe you can ask him to turn my mic all the way down, during my OWN comment time (am I being disruptive to myself?)

So now since that termed-out Councilmember won't let me sing, I'm gonna fill up the time with talk on how the fight to defend R is costing the City money, when I was gonna talk about an Mayoral issue I am concerned about. But, the Mayor gets a pass. I think Eric acted cowardly today, as I've never seen, so AAAAAAAAAALLLLL "R", baby!

September 19, 2006 5:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma you have great arguments but they get lost when you start with your antics like singing. Your message will fall on deaf ears. Notice none of the clowncil members were sitting in their seats? I almost threw my computer out the window when they panned the horseshoe.

September 19, 2006 6:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I was out of town over the weekend.

How did your candidates do in the Venice elections? Did your man Dowd get elected? Did your nemesis Luchs get turned out of office? Has the Zuma electoral revolt begun?

September 19, 2006 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:35 Better choice vs Labor Festival

September 19, 2006 6:56 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

i sang at the end, because the words were part of my message and a protest song is STILL protected speech, tell those defeated crybabies. DON'T WORRY, my message isn't falling on deaf ears, you know that. Cause remember, I don't show up to address council, I show up to address the viewers. And that's the ONLY reason they are passing laws and having focus groups trying to figure out what to do about my voice of the people. (Their fear that people are paying attention to what is being said on TV 35.) I've evolved tons since my first day, but singing a political song at the end of my speech STAYS till those cops drag me out...then everyone will know that City Council is worried that someone's mere words are messing up their lifetime health care benefits and financial perks package on a shady Bill that they blew past the public, NC, Ethics Commission, against the advice of their own City Attorney and are now wasting City money to fight in court, what has already been ruled against TWICE already. And the Judge said, he doesn't even see anything in R that puts "ethics reform into lobbying." (So they didn't even give us that.) It all demonstrates the big painted elephant inside City Hall...LACK OF ETHICS!!! (VERY SYMBOLIC.)


Talk about a dream, try to make it real. But the Mayor steals the election, it's a fear so real.

You spend your life waiting for a moment, that just don't come...

Well, don't waste your time waiting: Badlands!

You gotta live em everyday,
Let the broken heart stand as the price you gotta pay.

Keep pushing till it's understood, and these Badlands start treating us gooooooood. (Thanks Bruce, but Eric was to threatened by those words today.)


September 19, 2006 7:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:35 BH Senior Center. HMMMMM.
Exact place where CD14 staff their spend time. HMMMMMM

September 19, 2006 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good song Dogg.

September 19, 2006 11:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio isn't an elitist. That is wrong. I can even imagine him riding around in an old silver PT Cruiser. That's the kind of guy he is. Down to earth. So I don't get how this is about the common man versus the machine. When did Antonio become the machine? I missed it.

September 20, 2006 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Goodbye, Mayor Sam... You were always a cracker redneck pinhead, but now with Zuma Dogggggggg having taken over the blog, it's just not worth the fucking time.

September 20, 2006 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't let the door kick you on the way out City Hall Beeooch!

September 20, 2006 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What ya got? A photo of Zuma Dogg standing next to a four year old PT Cruiser. Post it right here.

September 20, 2006 10:07 PM  

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