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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Why Is DWP Campaigning for Measure B?

From my inbox:

You are cordially invited to attend a community meeting where LADWP will present facts about the Comprehensive Solar Plan including Measure B and the Huron Consulting Group will discuss the Independent Assessment of LADWP Owned Solar Projects (Measure B).

February 25 – 7:00 pm
Banning’s Landing
100 E. Water Street, Wilmington 90744
Parking: Street or Lot Entrance on Water Street

Will the other side be allowed to present? Send your questions to neighborhood.newswire@ladwp.com.

When this election is over I'd like to see someone pursue a ballot measure that will prohibit government agencies like DWP or LAUSD from "advocating" on ballot measures that impact them as well as banning department heads like the DWP General Manager and LAPD Chief from campaigning for city issues and candidates. Time to start cleaning up the corruption.

By the way I'm told that protesters from the unions and environmental groups that oppose B have outnumbered the general public at this meetings. The Sister City encourages as much peaceful, legal protest outside these meetings as possible.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

How do all the candidates stand on B? Obviously the Mayor is for it, how about in other races?

CD-5 I know Adeena Bleich was the first to stand up against B saying it was poorly planned, to costly for the city in this current economic crisis and does not create job growth or tax revenue for Los Angeles, all the jobs and manufacturing will be outsourced. We are all in favor of solar and greening the city but Los Angeles has for too long just thrown around great sounding ideas without delving into the details and thinking about the long term affects.

It is a great idea that is poorly implemented and pushed by DWP to strengthen their Union.

I know Vahedi flip flopped on the issue and the other candidates wont stick to their morales (if they have them) and all say it is a poor bill but they will support it because they are in the pockets of the mayor and DWP union.

What else are people hearing?

February 24, 2009 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I believe that it is already unlawful for a public agency to expend resources to support passage of a bond or other measure. Maybe some experts from City Hall can cite the specific state law that prohibits advocacy by a public agency. It is permitted to provide objective facts and information to help inform voters. The slippery problem is when the agency omits facts and information adverse to passage of a bond or measure.

February 24, 2009 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why? Because it is a ripoff for the Union and Nahai want to get in bed comfy with Pat and Mike McOsker and Brian D'Arcy.

Measure B is going down; perhaps is is the only win that sorry bag of refuse candidate of yours may experience in his political life.

February 24, 2009 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would never vote for Adeena Bleich. Didn't she used to work for Jack Weiss? I thought that I recognized that arrogant attitude of hers from somewhere!

February 24, 2009 4:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zooma Dogg feels that all of the Latinos are going to vote for him instead of Antonio Villaraigosa.

Yes, the homies who resent a bald smelly white boy in a beanie and wraparound glasses will definitely vote for him over a fellow Latino.

February 24, 2009 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

encouraging zuma dogg that he can win this election is like dangling a lollipop in front of a retard. he's not going to get the lollipop and zuma dogg is going to have a serious let-down when he doesn't get more than 75 votes.

i hope he continues coming to city hall tho. he is very funny

February 24, 2009 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What Mayor called a certain local paper and demanded that a certain homeless mayoral candidate not be covered?

February 24, 2009 4:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Bleich at a forum when she was confronted by another candidate about the time she worked for Jack Weiss, she gave an excellent answer I thought which was that she worked as a field deputy in the 5th under Weiss and that makes her the only candidate that directly understands the issues of the 5th district because she saw it first hand,and that she saw the mistakes Weiss made, and wants to fix them. She made it very clear she is her own candidate, and has very different ideas then Weiss and the fact that she worked for Weiss was out of a deep concern to help people in CD-5 not because of Weiss himself.

I think Weiss is even privately endorsing that Shwarts guy who actually looks like the second coming of Jack Weiss... If anything seeing how bad Weiss was first hand gives her a better understanding of what needs to be done....

February 24, 2009 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would The Mayor of the Second largest City in America spend even a second thinking about a pissant that filed some papers to run against him?

That inarticulate, sing song fool does not gain status by being a "candidate"; he only gains more people that look at him and are reviled.

No, Antonio is more likely thinking about running against Jerry Brown, John Garamendi, Gavin Newsome, Steve Westley and Bill Lockyer in two years, but does not know who David Saltsburg, aka "ZD: or "STD" or whatever other name he adopts, or even suspect that he exists.

February 24, 2009 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

451, you're saying that Bleich saw the mistakes that Weiss made, but didn't do anything about them?

What does that say about her ability to convince the boss that changes needed to be made?

It shows that she didn't, or didn't care to, do that. Now we're supposed to trust her?

Let me tell you something. I dealt directly with Ms. Bleich, and she was exactly like Jack Weiss. Arrogant and detached.

If you want another Jack Weiss, my fellow District 5ers, vote for Adeena Bleich.

And if you're sick and tired of Jack Weiss, as Laura Chick, most of the city council, and tens of thousands of your neighbors, then vote for one of the other good candidates. They're all decent. Personally, I like Paul Koretz.

February 24, 2009 6:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who has bigger gazoombas?


February 25, 2009 12:03 AM  

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