Did you see Mayor Antonio Viagraosa on Dick Clark's American Music Awards, last night? I hope so. Because even though the City has declared a financial emergency, it was still able to pick up the $20,000 "special event waiver fee" for Disney/ABC. I wonder how much the American Music Awards broadcast made for Disney/ABC? I know how much it cost the City of Los Angeles to have them cut to Mayor Puppetonio for one second for a crowd shot...$20,000! IS A NATIONAL BROADCAST OF A COMMERCIAL EVENT THE REASON WE HAVE SPECIAL EVENT FEE WAIVERS? Was the event free and open to the public in the community's best interest? That's what defines a "special event fee waiver".
"Approval of this request will mean that an estimated $20,000 in fees and salary costs will be absorbed by the City. "
[Wonder what the ACTUAL cost was, not just some shady city hall estimation.]
THE CONSTITUENTS OF LOS ANGELES DEMAND THAT PUPPETONIO VIAGRAOSA AND LOS ANGELES SHITTY COUNCIL RECONSIDER THE FEE WAIVER AND HAVE HAVE DICK CLARK AND DISNEY/ABC PAY THEIR OWN DAMN SPECIAL FEES FOR THEIR COMMERCIAL (PROFIT-FEST OF A) BROADCAST.