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Monday, November 26, 2007

Valley VOTE on Private Property Rights

According to a Wall Street Journal editorial and Valley VOTE treasurer Vic Viereck, individual property rights are the basis for the great economic success of the United States of America. The consequence of when groups try to deprive individuals of their property rights is lack of availability of resources provided by industrious people. Due to the City of Los Angeles' rental housing policies, the city's scarcity of housing has been severely aggravated.

Locally, the opposition to condo conversions effectively demonstrates that problem. Another local example of promoting group over individual rights is a campaign against the Weddington Golf and Tennis property in Studio City. Since 1955 the Weddington family has provided the Studio City community the opportunity to play golf and tennis there. With the May 31, 2007 expiration of the lease on the property the owners have plans to update the existing driving range, rebuild the 17 tennis courts, install a new golf putting green, and provide a new club house on 70% of the land. On only the remaining 30% of the property a 272-unit first class senior citizen condo development is planned. But the Studio City Resident's Association seems to forget that it is not their land, but privately owned land. They want to deprive the property owners of the American right to improve their own property for the golfers and tennis players, provide comfortable living accommodations for local seniors, and significantly improve the tax base and revenue.

Says Viereck: When initiatives are on the ballot, such as those that profess to prevent eminent domain abuses, it's necessary to determine which one protects the rights of all property owners

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A 272 unit building affects the neighborhood in many ways. It's not as if the property owners plans are
fully self contained and would have no adverse effect on the rest of the
surrounding property owners. Property rights is one thing, invasive and detrimental development is a whole new can of worms.

November 26, 2007 10:40 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

they're not plopping it down in the middle of a residential neighborhood on a tiny lot. Its a big golf course on Ventura and Whitsett surrounded by the LA River. The bottom line is not that the community has or doesn't have input; its the activities of the city and local activists to interfere with the rights of the property owner to realize a return from the land his family has owned for decades.

November 26, 2007 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I recently lost my job, now I want to rent a few rooms in my house to some young lovely massage specialists.

My damn nosy neighbors want to tell me what I can do on my own private property. I am sick and tired of others telling me what I can do in my house. I need your support so my personal dilema will conclude with not just one happy ending, but many "happy endings". Savvy???

November 26, 2007 11:15 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Its kind of sleazy but why can't you?

November 26, 2007 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Once again, Mayor, you lose the argument. No matter where they locate a 272 unit building, there will be impacts. Property owners and neighbors will be impacted. No development is an island. SC is correct in questioning this project.

November 26, 2007 11:37 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

They're allowed to bitch but not to interfere.

And despite my usual respect for her, Wendy Greuel has no business trying to use city funds to block the project.

November 26, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"They're allowed to bitch but not to interfere."-Mayor Sam

You really are dead, aren't you?

November 26, 2007 11:52 PM  

Anonymous zuma dogg said:

Can I be gay in my home in Studio City?

November 27, 2007 12:04 AM  

Anonymous zuma dogg said:

Prediction: I will delete my own posts you crybaby loser!

November 27, 2007 12:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:52 is deader than nightlife entertainment at the County Morgue.

November 27, 2007 12:05 AM  

Anonymous zuma dogg said:

I know who you are and who you are and that guy stop looking at me when I eat my taco!

November 27, 2007 12:06 AM  

Anonymous zuma dogg said:

I am still homo erectus.

November 27, 2007 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what is up zuma?

November 27, 2007 12:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gee, how about -- it's not Zuma. Do you see his picture there?

Some of you are so slow. Short bus kind of slow..

November 27, 2007 12:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea Zuma rides the bus

November 27, 2007 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Many school districts also have started using shorter buses. These buses usually contain only 5 to 7 rows of seats, often with areas for wheelchair-dependent persons. An elevator is often included on these buses to aid in the loading of disabled students. The other students use the usual stairs up to the seating deck. Often pretty pictures and drawings are pasted to the top of these buses. These images provide visual comfort while riding.

Each bus usually carries two drivers. One drives, while the other cares for the riders. Any student may ride these types of buses, such as persons with mental instabilities. For instance, persons with bipolar, ADD, ADHD, and schizophrenia, may ride these buses. By riding these buses instead of usual "all-persons" bus, these riders are not as prone to being bothered.

November 27, 2007 12:49 AM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Mayor Sam,

I'm trying to drink my morning cup o' joe with my low-fat 8 grain roll, and reading my fave blogs, and then I come upon the Faux Zuma comments, and quite frankly, they're grossing me out. Could you delete them because I know it isn't Zuma, and honestly, anyone who is constantly throwing homosexual innuendo at people is clearly a self-hating repressed gay too ashamed to come out.

It's okay babe, c'mon on out. It's all good. We can hit the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square for some shopping, they have the fiercest new clothes at Bloomies. For reals. Trust.


xoxo
(loves her gays)

November 27, 2007 10:17 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

oh no...someone's nuts must be in a vice, and guess who they blame!!!

(flourish and triumphant bow), "Thank you...thank you...And Iiiiiiiii-eye-I, will always love you...hoo-hoo-hoo, looooooooser!

sorry i knocked the wind out of you. i wasn't sure if the effects were felt, but thank you for the confirmation this morning.

have a nice day!

November 27, 2007 10:47 AM  

Anonymous zuma fan said:

Zuma, ::heh heh::

Great rendition ... better than whitney's I'm sure! I need to see it on YouTube!!
I gotta tell ya, when The Doll's little one was home sick in bed, she looooved watching Zuma singing Journey, and at the market with the talking fish ... "quit eyeballin' me!" forgettaboutit ... we were both rolling ... so thanks for making her sad, icky sicky days fun for her.

xoxo
valley doll & sweet caroline

November 27, 2007 11:36 AM  

Anonymous larry craig's best friend said:

Valley Doll writes....
It's okay babe, c'mon on out. It's all good. We can hit the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square for some shopping, they have the fiercest new clothes at Bloomies. For reals. Trust.

****************

Please leave Larry Craig alone, what has he done nothing to you. (wink, wink he won't tap on your toes)

http://www.citynews.ca/images/2007-08/sept0107-larrycraig.jpg

November 27, 2007 2:39 PM  

Anonymous joseph chapman the privateer said:

Ahoy, thou counterfeit zuma dogg (thy "profile" hath shewn thyself to not be citizen Zuma Dogg of the blog):

Direct thy feet where thou and I, henceforth, may never meet!

November 27, 2007 10:10 PM  

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