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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Sunday

Mayor Villaraigosa supposedly has a plan to deal with the City's multi-million dollar budget deficit. The rotten economy has caused a severe reduction in the receipt of sales and other taxes by the City. Significant layoffs of City workers are expected.  Of course if the Mayor would stop raising taxes he might actually see an increase in revenues.  Funny how things work that way.

Yet another Metrolink train has hit a freight train where it shares tracks.  This time in Rialto an eastbound Metrolink train hit the end of a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train that was pulling onto a siding from the main track just west of the Rialto station.  The voters passed a mega-billion dollar bond that will build a high-speed train from Fresno to LA that will share right-of-way with the beleagured Metrolink. God help us.

Zuma Dogg caught Gavin Newsom driving his state-of-the art SUV and parking in a fire lane in Malibu this past summer.  Now the San Francisco Mayor is taking heat back home for the SUV use and for having what appears to be an excessive use of security personnel.  KGO television takes the Mayor to task and even quotes the Dogg in their report.

Speaking of Zuma Dogg, the Mayoral candidate reports that he's received his 500th petition signature to get his name on the ballot.  Every petition circulator however knows it is wise to get several hundred more signatures than necessary because not everyone who signs is actually a registered voter or a City resident.  Zuma reports on some of the events he's attended to get signatures showing grass roots politics in action.

Members of the City's system of Neighborhood Councils want the ability to initiate "Council files" which could eventually force City Council action on issues of importance to the local panels. However, a number of City Council members feel that in exchange for this "power" Neighborhood Council members should be required to submit some form of financial disclosure form.  Former Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Manager Greg Nelson opines at LA CityWatch that the price for this "privilege" may be "too high."

And finally the struggling economy may find more folks going homeless and forced to live in their cars.  Though many of LA's residents have truly "mobile homes" it's technically against the law to sleep in your car in Los Angeles.  Council Member Bill Rosendahl is looking to change that.

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Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

MAYOR SAM READERS...someone emailed this to me and aksed me to post it for them since they don't have a blog account:


Motion approved in LA Council



“In order to ensure that all tenants in foreclosed rental properties are protected from eviction by lenders, the Council should request the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to restrict evictions of tenants in all foreclosed rental properties to be subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

I THEREFORE MOVE that the Council request the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Housing Department, to prepare and present an Ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code to restrict evictions of tenants in all foreclosed rental properties to be subject to the City's Rent Stabilization Ordinance.



Many of our friends and neighbors are being evicted, even though they were never late in paying their rent. The owners lost the houses and the Banks are evicting the tenants. Many people must move out by midnight Nov. 30, 2008.

Please call the Mayor, or your Councilman to ask that the Mayor give our friends and neighbors the gift of being allowed to stay in their homes for another 90 days, during the holidays. This will give the Federal and State governments the the opportunity to protect the tenants who pay their bills, but cant find new facilities because they have children, dogs, or because they don’t have a ‘first month and last month” security, plus moving expenses.

The Mayor can sign the motion this week, if he wants to, that will give the evicted neighbors 90 days to help get their life order and find new accommodations.

November 23, 2008 11:32 AM  

Blogger PhilKrakover said:

Someone tell the homeless vagrant, that:

1) The Mayor and City Council may not have the legal right to affect State Statutes regarding unlawful detainers;

2) Even if they do, they may not have the right to do so ex post facto.

Stick to advising the stock market, LAUSD, City Council, Board of Supervisors and other governmental bodies where your expertise receives the consideration to which it is entitled.

November 23, 2008 12:06 PM  

Blogger Anonymous said:

If Zuma Dogg has collected only 500 signature at this point, it's clear evidence that he isn't anything near a serious candidate. (As if any of you had any doubts.)

I think it takes 1,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, so that means you need to collect closer to 2,000 to get enough valid signatures.

With the help of a few friends, ZD should have been able to do this in 2 days. I'm assuming he has a few friends.

My suggestion is to hang out on Ocean Front Walk one weekend, and get to work at it.

If someone isn't willing to put in the little bit of work that's involved in collecting signatures, and doesn't has a few friends willing to help, then how in the world can he be considering a legitimate candidate?

November 23, 2008 5:12 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


you are an idiot. i only need 500 signatures, not 1000. I have 600 now, and have until december 3rd to keep getting them. And Ocean Front Walk sucks for signatures. too many tourists. and i'm not aksing other people to gather for me. i like getting them myself. you fail on all fronts, you dumb loser.

November 23, 2008 9:39 PM  

Blogger PhilKrakover said:

The real question is not whether the Homeless Vagrant will get 600 signatures, it is whether he will get 600 votes.

November 25, 2008 6:49 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

6:49AM...Another loser comment from someone a loser's loser. Wow, that's a good one. You are very creative for a loser's loser.

November 25, 2008 8:07 AM  

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