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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

BREAKING NEWS!!! City Council to continue discussion on DWP Rate Hikes

DWP General Manager H. David Nahai will have to wait until next Wednesday in getting the Rate Hikes that he seeks, if he gets them at all

The City Council just voted 11-2 (LaBonge and Garcetti voting no) to continue discussion about the proposed rate hikes.

Despite passionate testimony by Nahai on the needs to quickly pass the rate hikes. The council and their allies from the numerous Neighborhood Councils felt that more time was needed to study the impact on selected popoulation groups, outcomes on legal remedies (City of Los Angeles vs. Everyone Lawsuit) and answer questions about oversite concerns.

This continuance can be seen as Nahai's first rebuke as the new DWP General Manager.

Judging by the comments of the various Council members he faces a up hill fight.

BREAKING NEWS!!, from the L.A. Times

Karen Sisson, a widely respected City Hall figure who keeps watch over L.A.'s troubling municipal budget deficit, plans to leave her post, Duke Helfand reports. Sisson will take the post of vice president and treasurer of her alma mater, Pomona College.

Sisson, who plans to finish out the fiscal year, will be replaced by Marcus Allen, Antonio Villaraigosa's former deputy chief of staff. Full story to come.

-- Veronique de Turenne

Story by Daily News reporter Rick Orlov
Story by LA Times reporter Duke Helfand

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, there were 13 votes on this? which two members weren't there? who didn't vote or express themselves on this???

March 25, 2008 2:32 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Alarcon was one.

March 25, 2008 2:39 PM  

Anonymous moderator dogg said:

I predicted this four weeks ago.

March 25, 2008 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

- MIA? -Probably Huizar...he's never there.

All we have to do now is to convince the rest of them.

March 25, 2008 3:24 PM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

That slimey, "Snidley-Whiplash-esque" Alarcon often slithers out of the room when anything that truly affects the voters comes up. That's just what he did when the No2HomeDepot controversy reared its righteous head. Suddenly that greasy bastard just couldn't be found for the actual vote. By the way, where is Nahai from? He's not an American. Haven't you all noticed how many non-Americans sit on our local commissions and various city do-nothing boards?

March 25, 2008 3:37 PM  

Anonymous One Who Knows said:

Nahai has a better chance of getting his rate hikes than Hertzberg has of getting elected to anything.

March 25, 2008 3:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well put. There's double-dose of local realpolitik for the blog-heads here.

March 25, 2008 3:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, nobody coming to call?

It's been so quiet around here without you, why don't you crawl back under your rock and stick to your own blog?

March 25, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nahai is an American of Iranian descent.

He speaks better English than you do, due to his education at Oxford.

March 25, 2008 3:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:37

Why don't you just say "white" when you mean "white" and save some extra syllables.

Who else need not apply?

Irish?

Messicans?

Pollacks?

Eye-talians?

Joooows?

After all, real "MERican" names just don't end in vowels, now do they!

March 25, 2008 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yep, Nostradamus Dogg predicted the subprime meltdown, the Tibet protests and $5.40/gallon gas in the Bay Area.

March 25, 2008 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does "H" stand for?

March 25, 2008 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It stands for HICK @ 337

March 25, 2008 4:18 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

From the Times,

After three hours of debate, the Los Angeles City Council decided not to decide about a proposed package of DWP rate hikes that has local neighborhood councils up in arms. The Times' David Zahniser was there:

The delay immediately drew an unhappy response from Department of Water and Power General Manager H. David Nahai, who warned that Angelenos will experience more hot-weather power outages unless the rates go up.

"Every day that infrastructure is getting worse, and we have another summer around the corner," he said.

Another meeting -- and perhaps a decision -- next week.

March 25, 2008 4:31 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

To 3:14,

The "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR" was sporting a new "SOUL PATCH" under the lower lip.

March 25, 2008 4:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

more breaking news...i just heard that karen sisson (sp?) is resigning...

March 25, 2008 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there any leadership or council member who has the balls to tell Nahai why is he making $300,000 per year? That's ridiculous. Cut his and all those guys the Daily News reported making oveor $200,000 including Joe Avila at $126,000 as a staff assistant. I hope the NC's fight fight fight like they did years ago and stop this bullshit.

March 25, 2008 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Red Spot - Glad you are on the scene -- glad you are there, why don't you stay there and out of Boyle Heights. Keep your greazzy lard ass, Jose Aguilar, out of Boyle Heights.

March 25, 2008 4:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We don't want you here either - let's start a recall to get his fat-tard same shirt wearing, don't know how to spell, big vagina out of the eastside.

Signed

The Slit Eyed Latina Avenger

Hey Aguilar, I used to serve with you on a NC. No one of value listened to you then, no one does now.So stay here online while you type with one hand and jerk-off that tinnie wienie with the other hand you perv!!

March 25, 2008 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nahadi sucks, but REd Spot Jose Aguilar swallows hard.

March 25, 2008 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nahadi looks like a Mexican - you know he can't be trusted.

March 25, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All mexicans out of L.A. Start with Red Spot Jose Aguilar - back up the tow truck.

March 25, 2008 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that he has a police record? True or not, I know he has no job -- kinda a like who, you know who - HOOTIE HOO!!

March 25, 2008 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

^^^^^^^^^^^
This is what I call banging one's head against a blog!

March 25, 2008 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The councilman also known as Soul Patch needs to be recalled. Sounds like he needs another job.

March 25, 2008 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Banging head against a blog - blog bang - HOOTIE WHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 25, 2008 5:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is someone suggesting Jose Aguilar is a Mayor Sam blogger??

March 25, 2008 5:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep him away from us.

Signed, all local elementary school kids.

March 25, 2008 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, let's get back to reality. Who aside from Alarcon voted for the hike. I can't make anything out without this BS

March 25, 2008 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amen, brothers and sisters, amen.

March 25, 2008 5:19 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

To clarify,

No vote was taken on the respective rate hikes. all they voted on was the motion to continue discussion until next week.

March 25, 2008 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

moderator #1: "Fascinating, Mr. Spot. But, a grammatical faux pas is not a concerning matter. A Vulcan, such as yourself, utilizes logic on a higher plane than is possible by us mere humans. Commas are but a triffle."

moderator#2 (whispers): "NO, NO. That's SPOCK. MR. SPOCK... THAT'S NOT MR. SPOCK". He's Mr. SPOT. DOH!!! But, he's from Texas. Don't mess with Texas.

narrator (epilogue): And what did this "moderator dogg", some new mix of mutt, predict? Ah yes, "The City Council just voted 11-2 (LaBonge and Garcetti voting no) to continue discussion about the proposed rate hikes." A vote 11-2 to continue discussion. He should have put money on the lottery.

March 25, 2008 5:38 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Someone "JONES-ING" for Red Spot??

March 25, 2008 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who farts more? Nahai or Jack Hoff?

March 25, 2008 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not only did Karen Sisson resign, but replaced by the scum - Marcus Allen.

Her correct title is City Administration Officer, not Financial Officer.

I think.

March 26, 2008 6:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If that is the real Rita/Wally Wharton character, it must be she who continues to call the Mayor greasy.

She used it in the above too.

Greasy? Seriously? What the hell do you mean? Is this something he uses in his hair? Does he get blackheads on his nose? What DO you mean?

Racist, old, wrinkled up, hideous hag...

Saw you. Freaked out. Ick.

March 26, 2008 6:37 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Excuse me...
moderator dogg said...

I predicted this four weeks ago.

March 25, 2008 3:04 PM

This post was not made by me.

ZD

March 26, 2008 11:08 PM  

Anonymous in the know said:

To the person posting false B.S. about Red Spot/Jose...you should be more worried about your own problems. (How's your asthma?)

March 26, 2008 11:25 PM  

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