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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LA Chamber Votes For: More of the Same

Forget the mantra for change or in fact even doings something that will actually improve the economic climate in Los Angeles.  The LA Chamber - whose stated mission is to promote business in the region but whose real effort is to advance the status quo - has chosen to continue to kowtow to the Downtown establishment and keep the kleptocracy in place.

The "Chamber" has called for an up and down vote on every incumbent or son (or daughter?) of an incumbent on the ballot.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Not a surprise, the Chamber is endorsing the corporate welfare giveaway Measure E - which does nothing to actually bring real business to the City but will handsomely benefit the Downtown corporations which make up the Chamber.  You may remember that the City of Burbank showed Wendy Greuel to be lying about the need for this shady measure.

Amazingly, the Jurassic Chamber is opposing Measure B. I believe that was probably done to forestall a wholesale rejection of the mother ship by local Chambers who have mostly gone on record opposing B (which stands for boondoggle).

What it comes down to folks is not just to be against something because we're against it.  It's because the way the City has been run the last 4, 8, 12 years just doesn't work.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

That being said, the LA Chamber is certifiable.

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The Chamber endorses the following candidates and has taken positions on the following measures in the City of Los Angeles March 3 election:
CITYWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS
MAYOR ............................ Antonio R. Villaraigosa
CITY ATTORNEY ................................ Jack Weiss
CONTROLLER ............................... Wendy Greuel
CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT NO. 1 ................................. Ed P. Reyes
DISTRICT NO. 3 ............................ Dennis P. Zine
DISTRICT NO. 5 ....................... Adeena N. Bleich
DISTRICT NO. 7 ......................... Richard Alarcón
DISTRICT NO. 9 ................................ Jan C. Perry
DISTRICT NO. 11 .......................... Bill Rosendahl
DISTRICT NO. 13 .............................. Eric Garcetti
DISTRICT NO. 15 .............................. Janice Hahn
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT NO. 2 ............................ Mónica García
DISTRICT NO. 4 ................................ Mike Stryer
DISTRICT NO. 6 ........................... Nury Martinez
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEAT NO. 2 ................................. Angela Reddock
SEAT NO. 4 .................................... Kelly Candaele
SEAT NO. 6 .................................. Nancy Pearlman
SEAT NO. 7 .................................. Miguel Santiago


BALLOT MEASURES
OPPOSE
MEASURE B
Solar Energy and Job Creation Program

The Chamber embraces the economic and business opportunities that an aggressive solar program will bring to Los Angeles. But the process used to bring Measure B to the voters cannot be condoned. Measure B would signal a new direction in the management of the city’s utility through piecemeal ballot measures intended to favor single programs that should more appropriately be considered by the LADWP Commission, business, labor and the public in a broader context and through a transparent process. 

SUPPORT
MEASURE E

Economic Incentives for Business Development
Los Angeles is being bombarded by recruiters from cities and states trying to relocate our companies. The Chamber supports efforts to retain and attract businesses to Los Angeles. Measure E will provide the mayor and city council with the authority to design, in a public process, incentives such as tax and fee waivers for businesses and jobs we want to keep or attract to Los Angeles.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hello, just a bit too early for this don't you think?

Domo Arrigato, Dr. Deming

February 24, 2009 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

They got it wrong!

It's David Saltsburg for Mayor.

NOEL Weiss for City Attorney.

Nick Patasaurus for City Controller.

Chris Salabaj for 15th District.

They got it correct on Measure B

February 24, 2009 7:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I dont know who you are but I like your thinking..

Go Zuma

It's David Saltsburg for Mayor.

Trunich for City Attorney.

Nick Patasaurus for City Controller.

They got it correct on Measure B

February 24, 2009 7:55 PM

February 24, 2009 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO on Measure B.

NO on Measure E.

February 24, 2009 10:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I like other members of the Chamber are NOT happy.

February 24, 2009 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The LA Chamber is completely irrelevant. It reminds me of the "official" labor unions sanctioned by the former Soviet Union. They were mindless & powerless lackeys doing the bidding of a corrupt and totalitarian system.

February 25, 2009 11:24 PM  

Anonymous g said:

ANOTHER FINE MESS!! THANKS TO VOTER APATHY OR IS IT STUPIDITY OR MAY BE A LITTLE OF BOTH. BUT, NO ON B I LIKE THAT.

March 09, 2009 4:33 PM  

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