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Monday, April 30, 2007

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Monday

The 15th anniversary of the 1992 Riots is upon us. Has much changed in South Central Los Angeles? Martini Republic dismisses activist notions that blame liquor stores and pins it right on the money - lack of leadership. MR does however give kudos to athlete turned businessman Magic Johnson who put his money where his mouth is and has invested heavily in the community.

More after the jump...


Council Members Jose Huizar and Richard Alarcon are proposing an event waiver of $10,000 for an event called "Legalize My Parents." More racial politics above what folks in this city need. John and Ken are you listening?

Watch your wallet! The LA City Council is going to jack up more taxes, uh, I mean "fees."

Looks like Senator Hillary Clinton will get the endorsement of both Mayor Villaraigosa and his potential 2010 Gubernatorial rival, Gavin Newsom. Villaraigosa operative Ace Smith will run Clinton's campaign here in the Golden State.

The Daily News - once a staunch proponent for the San Fernando Valley and breaking up the LA Unified School District - has jumped into bed with Mayor Villaraigosa's plan to take over the district, including it's latest lame component a city "office" of Charter Schools. How about sticking to more police and filling the potholes and leave education to the professionals. LAUSD's problem is not who runs it but its quite simply too big.

It appears that the City of Los Angeles is working to get designer Kelly Wearstler's home office studio kosher with the law. This is a good move. Areas of Los Angeles could benefit in general from more business-friendly policies and in particular designers of all stripes. More design firms could be very beneficial to the city in helping to bring back local high-paying professional jobs lost in the financial sector and corporate headquarters.

An article in the Orange County Register about former KABC broadcaster Kevin James includes a mention of the Sister City and our online petition which has now reached over 500 signatures in support of James' efforts to find a new radio home.

Hundreds of citizens turned out for Richard Alarcon's nighttime Education and Neighborhoods Committe Meeting in Van Nuys last week. The community is split over an enclave of Van Nuys that wants to rename itself "Lake Balboa." Despite the turnout from the community, fellow committee members Jose Huizar and Janice Hahn failed to show up for the meeting. The drive to the Valley must have been too far around.

Bill Boyarsky writes an article for the Jewish Journal that is at best silly and at worst, racist. Boyarsky recalls liberal mostly senior, Jewish activists of 30 years ago who fought for rent control. With condo conversions rampant, Boyarsky posits that the current generation of mostly aged Jewish activists could give real firepower to Latino immigrants who want to fight for a government guarantee of housing. This is just silly because the Jewish community is not monolithic - many young Jewish families would benefit from the affordable housing many condo conversions would bring and many real estate developers happen to be Jewish themselves. This is just racist because Boyarsky implies until the good Jews come to town, Latino immigrants are SOL.

10 Comments:

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Mayor Sam,

What the hell happened to Doug McIntyre today.

He had on that zero experience, toxic landfill lover's wife, Tamar Galatzan on his show this morning.

First of all, Michael, she's TERRIBLE as a radio interview, and you KNOW that. Guess there's not much you can do, there. But bro, kinda disappointing. She's no "Beca" from Alarcon's office.

BUT THE QUESTION IS MAYOR SAM...

What kind of deal did Trujillo offer McIntyre to interview Galatzan, starting the interview with, "And here's something intersting,,,if she gets elected, Tamar will be the only candidate with kids in LAUSD? BIG DEAL, that's cause all the other members already had their kids/grandkids in LAUSD and at least already HAVE that experience.

Tamar will be starting a COMPLETELY new career, cause she is a procecutor, not an educator, while starting her five year old, with another baby at home? YIKES!!!

And Doug DID NOT EVEN MENTION THE WORD "MAYOR" -- let alone mention that he is backing her campaign with privatley raised money from people who have big development projects pending approval by the mayor. (HEY, DONATE TO MY PRIVATE SCHOOL TAKEOVER FUND, AND I'LL APPROVE YOUR CONDO OR MIXED USE PROJECT!)

DOUG...I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED??? Either you made a deal with the devil...or you just got spun. I hope is "spun", cause that is unintentional.

DOUG, THERE IS NO WAY YOU CAN FEEL THE WAY YOU DO ABOUT THE MAYOR AND CHIT CHAT IT UP WITH TAMAR, AS THOUGH SHE IS THE ANSWER.

You must be listening to too much Peter Tilden on the way into work.

April 30, 2007 8:10 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

I've heard the condo conversion debate framed many ways, but never to date have I heard it framed as one of "oppression." That's pretty amazing.

When only flipped homes and upper-tier condos and townhouses are allowed to come onto the market, apartment owners aren't half as "oppressive" as artificially high home prices are.

April 30, 2007 8:15 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Sam,

Sorry bro, I was at that Alarcon "Special Committee Meeting" at Van Nuys City Hall. I wrote about my conversation with Carol Baker Tharp over NC issues, from that meeting. Funny to see it covered by another outlet. They did a good job. Only thing, they said, "The meeting addressed other issues including Alarcon’s plan to meet with LAUSD Superintendent Brewer and the President of the School Board to discuss how a partnership can be built between the LAUSD and the City of Los Angeles. He said he welcomes everyone's input. The councilman said that “recognizing the need for reform is the first step. "

ZUMA DOGG WAS DISAPPOINTED AND OUTRAGED THAT THE AGENDA ITEM ON LAUSD (a huge report and discussion) was continued for the bullshit reason that the report wasn't ready??? EXCUSE ME, it was from 2006. You had plenty of time, and the report is done. Why don't you just say, "The mayor hasn't officially admitted defeat yet, regarding mayorl takeover, and doesn't want to stop the bleeding of lost time and money this scam is costing the City..."

SO THE ONLY DISCUSSION WAS ZUMA DOGG AND NOEL WEISS' PUBLIC COMMENT, where Noel criticized the mayor for his "ego" on this, then Alarcon, who is nothing more than a paid mayoral spin doctor said, "You call it "ego", I call it passion" Then went into that sucker "All I know is we need reform now" weak-ass, faulty logic argument.

WE KNOW WE NEED REFORM NOW. AND THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES AND HIS ZERO EXPERIENCE TOXIC LANDFILL LOVING CITY ATTORNEY CAN'T PROSECUTE THEIR WAY INTO SCHOOL REFORM.

How about this, All I know is we need a change in strategy in Iraq...Sylvia Lynn Hawkins for Sec. of Defense." YOU BIG DUMMIES.

PLUS, of course Hahn and Huizar didn't show up. There's no money or liberal photo opportunity to pose for? Why would they show up?

Besides the fact that ZD took the bus from Venice to the Van Nuys to check out the LAUSD agenda item, only to have it continued, because not only does the mayor have too much ego, he has no shame, or courage.

JANICE, WHY DON"T YOU KICK THE MAYOR'S ASS OUT OF TOWN, BUT PICKING UP HIS FUMBLED BALL AND GO WITH A MOTION FOR A "LEGAL AB 1381". (Similar reform as AB 1381 without the F*CKING shadiness!)

Then we expose a few fraudulent permit deals and show who greased the palms, and we have the first female mayor in Los Angeles.

STEAL HIS THUNDER JANICE AND BEAT HIM AT HIS OWN GAME WITH VOTERS BY "REALLY" INTRODUCING A SCHOOL REFORM MOTION!!!

But Janice, you better be sure you are not standing near any of these shady non-profits (Prop K included)...cause ZD's about to bring the roof down on the whole thing, and I wouldn't want you to get clunked on the head when the walls cave in.

Besides that...there were about 60 people in attendance. And besides ZD and Noel, EVERYONE else was there for the Lake Balboa name change.

The people from Lake Balboa (who paid a premium for their homes, due to the prestige the name brings because of the upscaleness of the area), didn't want all that surrounding, lower valued, valley area lumped in with their classy asses, bringing down the property value.

But Alarcon managed to piss EVERYONE off by failing to even recognize "Lake Balboa" as an official monikor, in the first place. (A diversionary tactic, to aviod committing pissing anyone off.)

HE'S A WORD PARCER WHEN HE WANTS TO BE.

But besides that...here's the thing about alarcon...
I have a feeling he has been through the Tony Robbins "expensive" training program. Cause the guy is so smooth, so agreeable, so emphathetic, so fair, so candid...you really get a sense that he is there for one thing and one thing only: To stick up for the little old ladies and bend over backwards to do exactly what they want.

But then there's reality. I like Richard because he DOES SAY the things ZD likes to hear. So at least he provides that service or saying the point publicly, and calling it into consciousness...

But it didn't take ZD a week to figure out he is nothing more than a paid mayoral spin doctor serving the mayor's interests in the San Fernando Valley and trying to keep the masses bamboozled and nice and quiet...


S O Z U M A D O G G I S H E R E T O
M A K E T H E M N O I S Y, Y ' A L L ! ! !

April 30, 2007 9:18 AM  

Blogger Antonio Watch said:

Feels like the 10th anniversary was just yesterday - with all the same finger-pointing and hand-wringing.

April 30, 2007 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didnt I read somewhere that Nunez is going to propose that LA have its own School District...AVLUSD

April 30, 2007 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Prop K -(07-1337) has more loop holes in it than a seive. Any developer can get some, any non-profit can get some. I might apply....Zumma you qualify. Get money to teach the youth on civics; immigration, etc. Good money in it...Charter teachers get $50 to $75K. Developers get even more. Read the 100+ report.

April 30, 2007 1:11 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

1:11pm,

I don't know what a "seive" is, but it sounds shady to me! Thanks for your input. I have my top Parks and Rec person looking into it, if you aren't the one. Meanwhile, I'm going to apply to teach a seminar for my non-profit group called "ZAP", (Zuma's Activist Program, founded on Zuma's Action Plan). It's called, "Methods for Management of Quality and Productivity." Have I mentioned any of that here? It's all about innovation and customer satsifaction. It's not the kind of thing you would want to do at City Hall...but if you plan on opening a Charter School, it would come in handy.

April 30, 2007 1:44 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Was researching Prop K, this came up. City Council wants to use Prop 84 money for "Million Trees LA?" Heeeeeeeeel Naaaaaaaawwwww.

That's some political BS private deal of the mayor. He uses the computer data base on his own campaign causes...that is a mayor pet project of his own. it's a debacle. IF YOU SPEND ONE PENNY OF THAT STATE BOND MONEY ON YOUR BLACK HOLE OF A BROKEN CAMPAIGN PROMISE...I WILL MAKE SURE ARNOLD KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOUR MILLION TREE LA SCAM. THAT'S IT, YOU JUST DONE PISSED ME OFF...NEW THREAD COMING!

Proposition 84, a $5.4 billion initiative which gained statewide voter approval, seeks to provide critically needed funding to ensure the availability of safe drinking water, improve local water supply reliability, strengthen flood protection, and preserve California's natural landscapes, including parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, bays, ocean and coastline. DON'T PRETEND LIKE MILLION TRESS LA HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN POLITICAL BS...WHERE ARE THE TREES??? They're smaller than a prop 215 clone.

April 30, 2007 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget to do a lot of shopping tomorrow (just like last year) so we can show the negligible economic impact of the Illegal Alien March. The freeways will probably be clear too.

April 30, 2007 2:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tomorrow is the unofficial LA taxpayer holiday..... "Day Without an Illegal Alien"

It only happens once a year. Go spend some money and enjoy the empty freeways!!

April 30, 2007 5:01 PM  

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