BONUS THREAD: NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL DISENFRANCHISEMENT OVER "NO QUORUM" LAST NIGHT
PROGRAM TO ACQUIRE REAL PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN (File Number 07-1417)
Initiated by: Your Shady Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
I checked the lacity website today to research this file number a little more, and it was removed from the website. So I contacted the City Clerk's office and the item has been referred back to the Housing and Economic Committee. So it's not a vote on Friday, looks like they are drafting the ordinance in Committee; then hopefully, it will have to be sent back to be amended; then put before Council; then have to be continued; then sent back to committee for revision/amendments; then put before a vote of Council -- we can only hope.
Otherwise, look for a magic bullet train from San Francisco to San Diego; or LA to Las Vegas, coming to the home or business in YOUR CRA area, soon. Cause the rich real estate investors who are moving out of Los Angeles and into Las Vegas need a fast and easy way to commute back to LA for their business meetings and to visit the properties they own in LA.
But not everyone is a rich property developer who moved to Vegas (I'm told Asian's especially love leaving LA and moving to LV.) So to all the everyday, average types and flat out low income earners, who can now travel to Vegas more conventionally: Now you can hop the train to Vegas after work on Friday, lose all your money and return to LA with even more financial problems before bedtime. So sounds like it's a win-win for everybody!
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AND, I heard the San Diego Association of Government (SD SCAG) feels the SF to SD bullet train doesn't go far enough, and they want it to extend right into Mexico. So you can travel back and forth from Mexico to anywhere else in California on the train. (I think that's a good idea, because no immediate concerns national safety comes to mind.)
The SF to SD magic bullet train still has to be put to a vote of the people. The Vegas train people are saying can be built in 2-3 years once they press the start button, cause they will have crews in Vegas and L.A. working simultaneously.
When concerns of Eminent Domain taking people's home for the magic train, that will get you to SF or SD much faster (if that's a priority for you) was brought up to FLY LA project presenters, we were told, "It's not the kind of train that is going to run through neighborhoods. But industry, yes. So we will have to claim eminent domain in business areas. It is not our goal to take your homes."
Great, so you won't lose your home, you'll only lose your job, or business. And of course some homes would have to go as well, too. Just not the "goal".
So I hope they hurry up and draft that Eminent Domain ordinance and vote it in...Because I do not feel this is a good time for the City and State to be focusing on basics. The City is in pretty good shape. I think the time is now to spend billions and billions and billions and billions on multiple magic bullet train projects for the rich to turn the whole region into a daily suburban commute. We can call it Los Vegas, North Mexico. (And forget SCAG, we need a new one from SF to SD, and LA to LV.) That's gonna be the new region for daily commute of rich business people and degenerate gamblers. Better use that Eminent Domain and build some casinos here in LA, so people don't abandon the City entirely. Oh yeah, you're trying. Thanks! Herb Wesson for Mayor. He never met a casino vote he didn't like. (Check the record y'all!)
ZUMA DOGG FOR MAYOR OF LOS VEGAS, NORTH MEXICO! The first thing I'll do is speed up the Eminent Domain process so we can start clearing out the homes and businesses so we can start building all these competing rail projects that have to fight for the rail space, and there is plenty of money to fund all of these projects at the same time. CONSTRUCTION INTERESTS...START YOUR EQUIPMENT ENGINES!!!
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