"Can you see me now ??"
Not really if you are going on vacation again.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as of noon yesterday, is off again to the far reaches of the world for some R & R, courtesy of some Special Interest. Villaraigosa has vacated the Third Floor to spend some "Nordic time" in Iceland
, can you say fun and games with Keith Brackpool ??
No word whether Lu Parker was allowed to join the Mayor in his annual binge, errr, get together with the "Water Miner of Cadiz Valley", maybe spinmaster Matt can enlighten us with the details.
And if you are so inclined to ask the Mayor about his vacation upon his return, we have this for you.
From: "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa"
Date: July 28, 2009 3:17:35 PM PDT
Subject: Have any questions?
Hello Angelenos, (especially campaign contributors)
I wanted to share with you the first installment of my new video feature, ("Tummy Love with Lu") "Ask the Mayor." Each week I will be delivering a webcam message directly responding to constituents' (Special Interest paid for requests) messages. You can watch my first video response here.
I'm beginning my second term with a renewed commitment to transparency (staged of course) and responsiveness (from spokes holes like Matt Szabo and my ninety + staffers), and this feature is a key part of that commitment.(like the commitment to your wife ??)
This is our chance to have an online dialogue. There is no monopoly, (if only I could monopolize campaign contributions), on good ideas, (the ones I steal like Connie Rice's "Summer Night Lights") and it's going to take the vision of all Angelenos (better us than you) to tackle the tough challenges (more since you became Mayor) facing Los Angeles (a Sanctuary City).
Each week, I want you to send me your questions, your concerns (many), your ideas (more ideas to take credit for), and (ahhh) yes, your criticisms (dump truck is ready).
Thank you, Antonio Villaraigosa
AKA. Tony "born to raise hell" Villar
** Surprise, surprise, Mayor Villaraigosa did this ??
Rick Newcombe of Creator's Syndicate, who detailed in a Wall Street Journal article how his firm was reclassified, said the shift would cost him several thousand dollars more in taxes and would force him to consider relocating to another city.
"Mayor Villaraigosa is a man of his word who respects the rule of law," Newcombe said after receiving a copy of the letter. "He is committed to keeping and attracting jobs to Los Angeles."
Memo to Rick, STAY AWAY FROM THE "KOOL AID OF SPIN!!"
City of Los Angeles is going to take a $200 million dollar hit from the State of California and how do the City Council respond ?? Link to read the quotes
from the likes of "Councilman Potato Head"
, "Bitter Bernie" and the "Zorro Marxist".
Take a deep breath for this one. The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a plan to issue a $30-million loan that would allow the owner of the Hollywood & Highland shopping mall to retrofit a theater so it can house a decade of performances by Cirque du Soleil.
CIM Group, which owns Hollywood & Highland but leases the Kodak Theatre within the mall, hopes to bring the acrobatic performances to the venue starting in 2011. In exchange for the loan, CIM and its partners would pledge to create at least 858 jobs, according to the proposal.
The audacity at City Hall!! BTW, who have they contributed to ?? Just a thought.......
** Beggars can't be choosers, but they sure can bitch when they don't get their way.
Eric, try stimulating a better business climate in the city before crying to the "Telepromptive President".
Lastly, William H. Anton, former LAUSD Superintendent, past away at 85
. He was the first Latino to hold the top spot.
Labels: Chris Essel, eric garcetti, Mayor Antonio Villarigosa, richard riordan, Rick Newcombe, william anton