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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did LAWA Move to Wyoming?

 
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Photo: Winds of Change Blog
According to the windsochange.net blog, some LAX Flyaway buses are registered in Wyoming.  Why is that do you ask?
The buses are not owned by the City but according to an inside source at LAWA by a private contractor the City has an agreement with to offer the service (quick - check the ethics commission website).
Winds of Change probably has the right answer:
Now it makes a lot of sense to register a commercial vehicle in Wyoming...which costs a flat $60/yr. In California the CVRA fee (assuming a 48,000 pound GVWR) would be $1,161 plus license and registration.

Commercial vehicles with appropriate permits are allowed to operate in California. So I'll wager that we get a few dollars extra; but right now a City-sponsored transit agency is skirting state taxes in a way that would doubtless get a private bus line in trouble.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets get zuma dogg a job driving one of those buses.

April 21, 2009 10:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone on an earlier thread offered zuma a job driving a delivery van for their local firm, for real.

Zine on the BFF thread offered zuma a job staking out graffiti taggers, driving his van around zine's district and calling the cops and testifying, if the taggers are sentenced he'll get $1000 bucks per incident.

The first one pays salary and insurance, but it has a schedule. Where you have to show up on time be nice to customers and do what your boss tells you.

So is he taking Zine up on his more dangerous and crazy offer?

Sounds up zuma's alley and then zine can say "I helped zuma dogg," his idea of "compassionate conservatism." Ha-ha.

For reals, the way zine's used zuma as his mouthpiece and free YouTube video service to bash opponents, without having to post his slimy backstabbing under his own name, he OWES zuma dogg.

April 21, 2009 10:56 AM  

Blogger Professional Bail Agents said:

You know with the current doubling of VLF fees, it makes sense for the government to register all vehicles out of state.

April 21, 2009 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These guys are tax evaders and need to be turned in!!! Where is Zuma Informant when we need him?

April 21, 2009 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So maybe that helps explain why California ranks last in business-friendliness.

April 21, 2009 3:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting. Angi, the Christian bail bondsman who reads both Harry Potter and the Bible.

Very interesting person this Angi. I wonder how she got to Mayor Sam?

April 21, 2009 11:49 PM  

Blogger LA Journalist said:

Good catch, this Wyoming BS. How long has this been going on, and did any officials at LAWA or other city official know? It's actually illegal to evade paying higher registration fees on vehicles driven full-time in California by registering in another state. I call it plate hustling, and the idea of a contractor to the city pulling off this kind of a scam is particularly egregious at the same time teachers are being laid off and state programs for the poor are being cut. Again, good catch!

April 22, 2009 10:50 PM  

Blogger LCinLA said:

This is B.S. It costs me more than $60 a year to register my Honda 250 motorcycle! And if I registered my car in another state, the CHP would pull me over in a heartbeat just to write the ticket. Plate hustling is right ... oooh, I'm mad.

April 23, 2009 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You all have no idea the shady crap that goes on at the Van Nuys Flyaway. Those bus plates are just the tip of the iceberg.

How about the skycaps hustling non english speakers for exhorbinant tips...purposely tossing their luggage aside if they don't tip? How about contracted employees being brought in there via nepotism? How about the security(and Airport Police) purposely ignoring crimes in progress(so they don't have to get off their lazy rear ends)? How about city supervisors within the Flyaway purposely filling schedules in such a way as to maximize the amount of overtime their employees can use?

Find the right employee at the end of the day or night shift, and a reporter could have one hell of a story to run.

April 24, 2009 3:36 AM  

Blogger westchesterparents.org said:

>>April 22, 2009 10:50 PM

It's been going on for at least 5 years. I've always been surprised that our city agency would allow its vehicle to circumvent local and state licensing.

April 27, 2009 10:17 PM  

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