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Friday, July 24, 2009

State Assembly Reverses Gas Tax $ Heist from LA Co

Breaking News from mayoral spokeshole Matt Szabo:

"CA legislature just voted to REJECT the proposal to take more than $60m in gas tax from LA residents, consistent w myr's rec"

Villaraigosa to hold press conference today to take credit for the LA County Supervisors' lawsuit that scared State legislators enough to reverse themselves. CITY HALL. 4:15 PM.

LA City CD 2 candidate Paul Krekorian claims: "We killed the gas tax takeaway in the Assembly after the Senate had passed it, in large measure due to my leadership."

Overall, this is good news for Los Angeles City and County streets, and probably bad news for anyone who gets still paid to provide State social services, State education, and State parks.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Big coup for Paul Krekorian. This will be a huge issue on the positive ledger for him.

July 24, 2009 4:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hate it to admit it, but this is a pretty big win for krekorian. the budget was a real liability for him and he just flipped it into a win for himself

July 24, 2009 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is more of killing a negative for Krekorian than a positive.

Its one less thing they can attack him on.

This race has always been his to lose any way.

July 24, 2009 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This was a pretty interesting play, the mayors team hold a press conference yesterday to give their Chrissy girl Essel an attack line against Krekorian.

After all that they, ended up having their behinds handed to them.

They got beat in their own game.

Not hard to see who has the more politically skillful group in this fight.

July 24, 2009 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets see who is more likely to have killed this:

1- The Mayor of Los Angeles
2- A leadership person in Sacramento


Not the mayor but the other guy killed it.

July 24, 2009 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't like Krikorian but he killed the Gov. taking of the gas tax and saved $ to repair my local streets


He also from what I see was one of the votes that killed the governors plan of offshore drilling! protecting our Beaches from oil spills. Zumadog must like that too!

This is mass points for Krikorian.

July 24, 2009 5:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:32 = one of those supporters of Krekorian or Essel or Tamar or anyone who has been "tainted" by any association whatsoever by the mayor, so is clever enough to endorse THIS backhanded way instead of outright. Or they'll be jumped on in this blog because the ONLY acceptable point of view is to trash them and treat Zuma dogg and Nuch with admiration because they hate the mayor.

Since these two aren't so close anymore, we have a dilemma but can only hope that zuma will see the light and realize he's been used for a bigger cause than himself.

July 24, 2009 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Okay, so the mayor was upset that the State would take City revenue.

Now the mayor should know how we feel when the City takes our money.

Speaking of money, will we ever get that DWP rebate?

July 24, 2009 8:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice spin around by Krekorian and his team on this issue, after all this was the issue thing designed by the mayors folks to kill him off.

July 24, 2009 8:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If the Mayor has no skills, how come he was Speaker? Kerkorian isn't even a chair,

July 24, 2009 8:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I believe Paul actually said "in part because of my leadership". Check his Facebook page for the quote.

July 24, 2009 8:30 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

We just pasted what Krekorian tweeted, so this is (supposedly) in his own written words.

July 24, 2009 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems like you didn't:

We killed the gas tax takeaway in the Assembly after the Senate had passed it, in part due to my leadership.about 7 hours ago from TwitterFox

July 24, 2009 10:24 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"...can only hope that zuma will see the light and realize he's been used for a bigger cause than himself."

What light/what bigger cause? What's the bigger cause?

July 24, 2009 10:28 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

We had a Twitter window open and grabbed it almost the second it came up, having already been alerted to watch for more info by earlier tweets from other source including Matt Szabo.

Could be that Krekorian's people thought better of the language and deleted the first tweet after we picked it up.

Unfortunately there is no way to tell now if Krekorian deleted the original.

July 24, 2009 10:35 PM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Checking Twitter now, and yeah, actually - the tweet from Krekorian we grabbed was tweeted before he tweeted this one:

PaulKrekorian "We blocked the Gov's proposal to use CAs fiscal crisis as an excuse to reopen offshore drilling."

Now the one you @10:24 quoted appears after this one. Thus it is highly likely they deleted the first one.


July 24, 2009 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey krekorian spokeshole at 10:24 - dont come down here to LA and think you can bamboozle us by doing a Nike. it was probably you who wrote the first version.

keep pulling this crap and your boy wont stand a chance in this town. so knock it off.

July 24, 2009 11:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CD2 hates carpetbaggers. It's Louis or Tamar for the win.

July 25, 2009 12:20 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Krekorian is a pimp. He will only take credit for that which helps his political career.

Notice how he conveniently forgets to mention he was in the State Assembly voting "yes" for all the budget-destroying insanity over the last three years.

The man has no shame.

The ugly reality is that he stands a very high chance of being the new CD 2 man. Simply because the others are somewhat unknown.

(No offense ZD)

July 25, 2009 7:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


6000 voters in north CD2 voted for Lou Pugliese just in March from a powerful anti-establishment campaign.
Make no mistake- at least up there, for the rank and file voters, he is MUCH better known than Krekorian.

Very relevant in a crowded election expected to draw only 10,000 votes.

July 25, 2009 8:08 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

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July 25, 2009 9:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the bottom line is:

Paul Krekorian 1
AV's Team 0

July 25, 2009 9:46 AM  

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