Villaraigosa Bitch Slaps City Council Over Floor Transfer Rights, Y'all...Yeah, Yeah!
(CUE PRICE IS RIGHT "DEFLATED" LOSER MUSIC: "Whomp, whomp, whomp, whomp.....whoooooooooooomp.")
The Mayor may be flying all over the country this week, like Florida and Washington, cause that's what you do when you are campaigning to be VP; but, that doesn't mean he can't bamboozle his dogg's, holding it down in the fraud, waste and abuse factory (aka: Council Chambers).
You see there is something called, "Floor Area Rights". And I don't know much about it, but it must be something that involves lots of campaign contributions. Cause City Council wanted to be the heros relating to "transfer of floor rights" in the Central Buizness District. But, Council Doggs probably forgot to include their kennel master, Mayor Antonyio -- cause he just slapped a veto on they azz. Tune in to City TV 35 for an official reading of the slap: Here's a preview: BUT FIRST, THANKS TO DOUG MCINTYRE OF 790-KABC FOR HAVING BIG ZD ON HIS SHOW TODAY TO SLAM THE MAYOR BEHIND HIS BACK, SINCE HE'S OUT OF TOWN. ZD GAVE HIS THEORY AS TO WHY THE MAYOR IS POLITICAL TOAST IN THIS TOWN COME RE-ELECTION -- THANKS DOUG! LOVE LISTENING TO YOU BEFORE COUNCIL MEETINGS. YOU ALWAYS PUT ME IN A BAD MOOD WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL, THANKS!...AND NOW, ON WITH THE BITCH SLAP...
March 19, 2007
Honorable Members of the City Council City Hall Re: CF 05-1776. Ordinance relatinq to transfer of Floor Area Riqhts (TFAR) in the Central Business District and City Center Redevelopment Project Areas
Honorable Members: Today I have vetoed the March 7, 2007 Council action to enact an ordinance regarding Transfer of Floor Area Rights (TFAR ordinance), Council File No. 051776.
I wholeheartedly support the enactment of an ordinance to facilitate the transfer of floor area rights, but the ordinance sent to me for signature violates the spirit, if not the letter, of the Los Angeles City Charter. I urge you to enact a new ordinance incorporating the changes described here.
The procedures enacted in the TFAR ordinance provide for the City Council to act to approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove all proposed transfers of floor area rights; however, no provision is made for Mayoral approval or veto of the Council's action.
As you know, the Charter envisions a process of Council action followed by Mayoral approval or veto, with possible override, for most matters. I understand that the City Attorney has concluded that the TFAR ordinance procedures for review and decision on transfer applications fall under Charter Section 563(b)(2) which would permit the ordinance to include or omit Mayoral approval.
The conclusion that Chapter Section 563, which applies to quasijudicial approvals, governs the procedures in the TFAR ordinance -- is questionable in my view -- because it is far from clear that transfer applications would not more appropriately fall under Charter Section 558. Moreover, the failure to include Planning Commission involvement with respect to Residential Developments would appear to take that transfer procedure plainly outside the scope of Chapter Section 563.
Regardless of whether a procedure that includes Council action but excludes Mayoral approval or veto does or does not follow the letter of the Charter, it at least violates the spirit of the City's governing document. I believe that Council action on transfer applications must be followed by review and approval or veto by the Mayor.
Accordingly, I have vetoed this proposed ordinance, but look forward to presentation of another ordinance that incorporates Mayoral approval or veto, with possible override, of the Council's approval, conditional approval, or disapproval of transfer applications. i respectfully request your support of my decision and your enactment of a substitute ordinance amended as here proposed. yours, i£ ntonio R. Villaraigosa Mayor ARV
[IF YOU CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE LEGALESE IT LOOKS LIKE THE MAYOR'S FEELINGS WERE HURT BECAUSE CITY COUNCIL WAS GONNA GET TO HOLD THE TIP JAR, THAT WILL ALLOW HIM HOLD IT. Meanwhile, if you can decipher this silly jibber jabber, post a comment.]
I think this is the same situation with the "Air Rights" at the convention center that the mayor also slapped down like Gabriel Reese at the net. Man, these guy think of new and creative ways to bamboozle money from all directions...the floor, the roof...maybe they can develop the empty space between my ears for an extra buck.
2PM UPDATE CONTINUED: By the way, although the mayor is claiming veto power over this motion (as described in the accurate story, confirmed by a City Hall insider (so shut the f*ck up defeated, spoiled-brat, crybaby -- 9:44am, aka: Everyone Knows Who You Are) -- ZD is told the Mayor is pulling another one of his, "just try and get away with it and hope we win, moves" on this one. You see, under the new Charter, although the Mayor claims he has overall veto power, so he feels he can veto this, under his broder mayoral authority -- Zuma Dogg says, "THESE FLOOR RIGHTS ARE NOT UNDER HIS AUTHORITY, AND THE ABSENTEE LEADER MAY NOT VETO THIS."
So Zuma Dogg would like to remind Slim Shady Garcetti and his Fraud, Waste and Abuse Associates (L.A. City Council) to stand strong on this one, and veto the mayor's veto, y'all...cause Zuma Dogg's team of legislative ananlysts, say the Mayor, as usual, doesn't have a legal leg to stand on, y'all. But that has never stopped the shameless pol, before.