Zuma Dogg Saturday OPEN THREAD and Weekend Update: PLUS "HILLARY CLINTON Presidential Campaign Strategy Advice by Zuma Dogg"
AL RIES SPEAKS TO ZUMA DOGG REGARDING THE FUTURE OF MARKETING. APPLY IT TO YOUR CAMPAIGN OR PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Zuma Dogg says, "Give the people what they want!"
***** UPDATE SATURDAY 7:10PM *****
In response to this:
Anon said..."Zuma do you have anything else that you can do besides being a dumb ass on this blog. Do you have a family or friends that you can hang out with in Venice besides wasting your time on this blog. Its time for you to GET A LIFE! Quit wasting your time."
YOU INSPIRED ME TO LAUNCH AN EXECUTIVE MOTIVATIONAL BLOG CALLED "EXECUTIVE STRATEGY BLOG" TO HELP RE-TRAIN AND RE-FOCUS YOUR MIND SO THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE SUCH ELEVATED LEVELS OF CREATIVE PRODUCTIVITY, THAT CRYBABY LOSERS WILL BE MAKING COMMENTS LIKE YOURS. Thank you for the complement. Yeah, I am on a blogroll! Check Executive Strategy Blog
AND THE LATEST POST
HILLARY CLINTON Presidential Campaign Strategy Advice by Zuma Dogg Big ZD applies some of internationally recognized, world-class executive strategy concepts to the Clinton campaign, in hopes of helping her maximize her campaign efforts.
NEW YouTube VIDEO: Applying some of this strategy to public speech.
As the percieved front-runner and the "establishment" candidate, in a time of change, she is gonna have to tread water more strategically if she wants to keep her campaign above water. Especially with opponent Barack Obama out-fundraising the hell out of her. Clinton's advanatage: Experience and the politcal machine connections who back her. First thing she should continue hammering home, "I show up on the first day 'ready for office." (Or whatever that line was that highlighted the "Tamar Galatzen" level of experience Obama would have at the White House level), compared to Hillary. (Create the feeling that this is no time to have someone dealing with international policy while they spend the first two years "learning the ropes".
Make them stop aksing you about your campaign co-chairs, and start aksing you about "Bill Clinton". Then you can remind them, publicly in the media, of all the great things he achieved and accomplished as President, and the United States and entire world will have the benefit of history and persepective, right inside the White House at no added cost to voters!
NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO: CAMPAIGN STRATEGY: Are you sending "mixed-signal" in your communication to the constituents?
AND NOW...ON WITH THE COUNTDOWN!
FIRST OF ALL: Huh...huh...huh....LA TIMES: L.A. official steered work to relatives. Nearly $800,000 in contracts, often with inflated prices, went to family and firms with political ties, data show.
SECOND OF ALL: Huh...huh...huh...FROM LAWeekly.com: "With Antonio preoccupied by an affair, L.A. loses its rail funds. You can thank Mike Villines." Way to miss out on more state money (transportation) Villaraigosa because you are "preoccupied". As if a "pre-occupation" with taking over the schools, Clinton Campaign Co-Chair, flying all over the country and world wasn't "pre-occupation" enough!
THIRD OF ALL: L.A. school board gets 73% pay increase A little-known compensation panel decides that only those who agree not to hold down other jobs will be entitled to it, however. by Big DZ (NOT Zine, the OTHER Big DZ!)
KNBC TV 4 METHANE MITIGATION STORY: MASSIVE "LAURA CHICK FILE" AND "METHANE GAS MITIGATION BAMBOOZLE" LINK (Including video of the report and all the report documents. TREMENDOUS ASSET!!!
SOME NEW FOLKS CHECKING IN, SO A QUICK "ZUMA TIMES: MEDIA UPDATE:
ZD on Kevin James (870-KRLA/Los Angeles) as "in-studio" guest for full hour.
More ZD Radio Calls AND Original Hip-Hop Jams.
ZD VIDEO ARCHIVE: All videos NOT on YouTube. (Clips from Public Access Comedy Show and some City Hall stuff not on YouTube.)
NEW: CEO/Elected Official/Staffer/Media "MARKETING AND CAMPAIGN STRATEGY" Material: CLICK HERE FOR ZD on Innovation and More Effective PR/Communication
ZD featured as "Guest Editor" on LAist.com, including a lot of surprising new campaign speak.
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SORRY: I should apologize for my "clip-on shoulder" offensive comments on how the major mainstream media outlets (newspapers) pick up on stories ZD has already covered weeks or months in advance.
Although a major puropose of my blogging is to reach all the activists who check into Mayor Sam, the only other people who read this blog that matter to ZD IS the media (newspapers). ZD has to remember the intial privilige of his Mayor Sam "contributor" link is to send the smoke signals from the streets (from people who have specialized in specific research/no way every reporter can do all this research) -- in hopes of having some of these issues covered by the big boys with actual circulation that still reaches 99.999% more people than any blog, on any given sunday. So ZD will try and maintian a, "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars" mentaltiy and be happy, instead of bitter (once again), next time other media outlets pick up on issues, they way ZD and the people who bring him the info can only hope for.
So if the city feels "subway to the sea" and high-speed "magic bullet trains" are part of the plan, are you willing to vote for the billions and billions it will cost, that you will have to pitch in for? Click here for full post
School construction: If LAUSD came to you and said, "Will you vote for more bond money to build more schools." How would you vote:
1. Zuma's campaign promises if running for mayor.
Well, if I were running for mayor, I would continue to speak about the exact same things I have been talking about all year. Because since you only have two minutes for comment, or a few minutes on a radio call, you want to try and talk about the most important issues, affecting the most amount of people, Citywide, that needs the most amount of transformation.
Currently, I would start with LAUSD. You can read exactly what I would start with in my campaign speech, because it is actually included here. And my campaign promise regarding LAUSD (since it seems to be in the mayor’s job description these days), is to set-up community meetings throughout the district, and try to attend many myself, and have my staff, and LAUSD Superintendent, board members, principals, teachers and parents there to take feedback from everyone on how to “fix/improve the system”, and update the community on the current state of the system, what is being done, what has happened, and what parents can do to help the school from their end.
Then I would promise to take this feedback and make sure everyone from the tree trimmer to the board president had one goal, and one goal only: Your job is to help bring to the Superintendent’s attention, how he can put people to work to make the changes necessary to “fix the system” from an operational standpoint, to help improve the conditions that will allow teachers to be able to do a better job and remove barriers that prevent students from maximizing their achievement.
And something very important regarding any meaningful attempt at LAUSD school reform: I would request as mayor, that the Inspector General be as active and involved in all school board meetings and committee meetings and be an integral part of the “reform team”, because the Inspector General is the person in charge of investigating, “fraud, waste and abuse”. And if you are trying to pull LAUSD out of its current mess and fix a broken and sinking system…allowing the money to accidentally (or otherwise) fall into the category of “fraud, waste and abuse” only shoots the effort in the foot because it’s tough enough to fight for the dollars we need to get the job done. So if there is potential for billions of these dollars to be wasted (through fraud, or abuse), the Inspector General would be the first person I would like a report from each day, as mayor.
So, Zuma Dogg promises as mayor, one of my top priorities (top 2), will be to make sure as representative of the people of Los Angeles, I will make sure City Hall does everything it can to make sure every dollar given to the kids and the schools, is used with the least amount of “fraud, waste and abuse” as any human system can hope to achieve. (Least amount of preventable waste.) And I would request as much communication from the Inspector General and ask the LAUSD school board to please consider him a valuable tool to help accomplish the goal you are trying to achieve. Because if you are trying to “fix” the problem, it doesn’t help if the businesses you are awarding contracts to, are allowing the public money earmarked for school construction and improvements , where inappropriate amounts of money
ends up going to corporation managers and their cronies through front-end loaded (padded) management deals.
As a society, we will not have the workers and productive members we need to move forward until we fix our city’s education system. By fixing the school system, you help increase student achievement, raise the graduation rates and provide a larger pool of qualified and productive job candidates. This is the best way, and I think only way to effectively reduce street crime and make the communities a safer, more livable place. Less money wasted on the problems associated with the crime associated to kids we lose to the streets because systematic bureaucracy and politicians have allowed the system to stay broken for too long, and now it has failed us. And there can be no optimistic view of the future until we overhaul the school system, and take it out of a 50’s industrial era operating framework and make the necessary transformation to accommodate students and parents in today’s specialized, fragmented electronic era.
A vote for Zuma Dogg, for Mayor of Los Angeles, means you will be sending a mayor into City Hall who will make sure there is a more efficient process in the way the city plans it’s growth and plans it’s projects. As mayor, I would break down barriers between all departments and have agencies and committee members and planners be a part of the entire process from start to finish.
I’ve sat through too many city meetings where reports weren’t there, information wasn’t ready, the meeting had to be canceled, or the project had to be sent back entirely: Not because each individual wasn’t trying to do their best job. But because each department was working “independently” of each other, instead of working “interdependently” at all stages of planning and implementation.
The challenge we face as a city requires the most focused, efficient effort we can strive to achieve. I can promise you, as mayor, Zuma Dogg will be able to walk in the door, the first day, and the first thing I will have to do, and will be the easiest part of my job, as mayor, is to cut back the waste and inefficiency that needlessly and foolishly squanders billions of dollars of public money, that could be going to provide services Citywide that would improve the quality of all of our lives.
And the next issue I would address is the City of Los Angeles’ Housing policy. That, along with LAUSD, have been the two issues that I have spent the most time addressing publicly in media this past year. As mayor, I promise to make sure the City enforces its own Charter regarding affordable housing, vacancy rates and tenant’s rights. Because the City needs to do a lot of redevelopment and make a lot of improvements, Citywide to stay competitive regionally, nationally and globally. And I want the people to know that I will take measures to ensure that the City treats all these displaced residents with the dignity and compassion, that also happens to be required by law. Many projects are approved in violation of zoning and environmental laws, and done without proper consideration or input from the local residents affected by these project approvals. Again, the city has to balance the job of redeveloping the city so it can continue to be the international attraction that helps us thrive – and transition into a more livable city as the population increases by millions over the next decade.
There are some pretty humongous challenges in any political system. Different sides pulling in different direction with different ideas on how to steer the city. But one thing I’m sure everyone living in the city can agree on…There is so much waste and inefficiency that can be addressed, right off the bat…that would sure make the rest of the job easier.