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Friday, February 23, 2007

You Too Can Junket with Mayor V!

Need a vacation? Want to get out of LA for a while? Would you like to hob nob with local and national politicians and make deals with them and LA's business titans?

The LA Chamber of Commerce has an event for you:

Sign up now for Access D.C.
Join Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom on Southern California's largest business advocacy trip to Washington, D.C., March 26-29.

The event will set you back a few bucks though:
  • Full Conference Registration (includes all meetings, breakfasts & receptions) - $850.00
  • Meetings Only Package (includes Welcome Reception) - $500.00
  • Tues (3/27) Breakfast Only - $100.00
  • International Reception at the Organization of American States - $300.00
  • Weds (3/28) Breakfast Only - $100.00
  • Congressional Reception at the Museum of the American Indian - $300.00
For more information click here. For a trip like this you definitely need some official Mayor V Flight Crew gear, click here to order yours now!

14 Comments:

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Can someone buy me tickets and registration so I can have a little one-on-one time at that reception party with the mayor. I want to ask him to drop the AB 1381 appeal and ask him to impose a Citywide moratorium on all high density construction projects and thank him for my Van Nuys private chambers and personal staff.

February 23, 2007 5:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just lost my breakfast!

What a hideous thought - I can't even look at his shifty-eyed mug on a tv screen!

But I would pay any amount of money to send him and the Mexican mafia on a slow boat (junk) to China! God...if they would only all get the hell out of LA! Forever!

February 23, 2007 6:56 AM  

Blogger SS Sam Taylor said:

I've been on these trips a number of times and I've actually found them to be quite useful.

Of course deadbeat Jim Hahn never came along, so the citizens had to do the heavy lifting.

I have to say that it was interesting getting to meet Sandra Day O'Conner and finding out how really senile Alan Greenspan was.

Whether you like this idea or not, congressional staff likes to meet with the locals to hear how things really are versus the spin they get.

February 23, 2007 7:38 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

How about some "business advocacy" right here: repeal the City's business income tax, repeal rent control, and, instead of giving hundreds of millions of dollars to developers each year, hire enough police to make all neighborhoods safe enough for businesses.

No, they're right. Better to go to Washington, D.C., hang out at the Indian museum, drink orange juice, and play "national figure."

February 23, 2007 9:04 AM  

Anonymous Matt Dowd said:

are we allowed to make up imaginary Indian names for clowncil and mayor?
like LaBonge could be 'Great Pumping Chest'

Huizar already has 'little weezy'

and I think ZD would be a catastrophe for the mayor if we sent him over there with a video camera. he does know all the good questions to ask.

February 23, 2007 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My question is where exactly is the $850 registration fee going? That would be interesting to see if anyone of these local politicans benefit from this trip to DC.

If the Mayor likes DC so much maybe he should just move there... especially since he has done absolutely nothing to help improve Los Angeles.

February 23, 2007 10:11 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

7:38

This is called Congressional Field Offices, give them a call and contact them directly. It saves the airfare and balderdash.

BTW, If Hahn was such as deadbeat how come, all of these public safety and security monies are coming to LA. It aint because of Beaneraigosa.

In fact letting the local residents speak for themselves without the Mayor actually helps the cause rather than hurt, Makes sense don't it.

Looney Liberals.

February 23, 2007 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Captain jack Sparrow said:

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen (tips hat to avoid taking up space):

One word of caution when junketing with Villabarbosa - he's a poor tipper which does not go over well in some parts of the world. Especially, if you will, in the nation's Capitol where a stipend for services is expected, savvy?

Oh, and before I forget, you sots might want to check to make sure junkets are not counted against vacation days as this one is not a "working" trip but a leisure outing/tour instead.

February 23, 2007 1:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

. . .unless you're running for city council against Alvin "Doh" Parra. In which case, taking 5 minutes too long in the latrine is counted as a full "vacation day".

February 23, 2007 2:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

more is better

February 24, 2007 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

to: ss sam taylor 7:38
A loyal man are you,
Now Hahn is a deadbeat?
Why would you go on a junk-et?
Why didn't you bring back a monkey or two.
It looks like the heavy lifting you refer to is the fork to your mouth.
You saved the World on a junket>

February 24, 2007 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another sister city today announced:

YERVAN, ARMENIA

great news to the people of America

and the world leaders of city, so far, and yet so very close.

Does that mean the city opens an office in good old Yervan?

February 24, 2007 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Erik Garcetti, you will be remembered for this one civic act:
You made YervanARmenia a brother city. Wow, what a guy-(i mean person).
Ladies and Gentlemen, Be it resolved- that Yervan, Armenia not meet the same as our most recent sister ciudad. Beriut

February 24, 2007 1:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who do I make the check out to ?
Zuma "Billy" Frog. Do you think you'll make it past airport security in your unabomber outfit.

February 24, 2007 1:58 PM  

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