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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Evening Briefs and Outtakes on Job Opportunities for Unemployed Ex. City Council Members and other News

"Sorry Jack, no jobs available at this time, but you might want to check out the following..."
Happy "first of the month" to all who have, or are awaiting your various government payments. Thus, as we watch the sun set on this first day in December, and in the spirit of compassion, I ask, does former CD 5 Councilman Jack Weiss have a new job?
In this time of giving, Weiss will be spending his first holiday season in recent memory, away from his ex. well-paying gig at City Hall. The shock of not having a consistent pay check and slush fund to splurge on supporters, must be a harsh reality for Weiss at this time.
As Weiss is bluntly realizing, there is not much demand for someone who was woo, seduce, exploited, used, then abandon, in the name of advancing one's, "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Political Agenda".
Surely, Weiss thought that his friend Tony, from east of the 405, would come through with that LAX gig, but no call came. That chance to become the President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, was just that. Thus, economic opportunities look fleeting for some abandon politico, with not many friends.
But rest assured, some former Rosemead City Councilman is leading the way, in showing how you can still collect on your past doings within the "horseshoe". Simply, apply for unemployment Jack!!
ROSEMEAD – Former city councilman John Nunez has collected unemployment since voters ousted him from the council in March.
Nunez has so far collected $11,250 in unemployment, and he continues to collect $450 a week, according to City Manager Jeff Allred.
Nunez served on the council for four years before he lost his bid for reelection. He finished last among six candidates for three seats. While on the council he was paid $2,318 a month.
City officials objected to Nunez's unemployment request, but the California Employment Development Department approved it anyway, Allred said.
"We have the ability to question and contest a request and we did that. It's not a traditional employment situation," Allred said. "But the determination to grant a request is solely that of the EDD."
Just think of the possibilities Jack, you can get a weekly check and retool for a post-political career as lets say, PR flack for some Medical Marijuana Clinic. What about rape victim advocate? What about going the "Mike Hernandez route? If only you can find a friend among your former colleagues who would hire you. You can also ponder a career as the "Official Trutanich Bloggin Critic", for the right price of course. (But some would say that you are already doing that here at Mayor Sam)
But most important Jack, you can be the first from within the "Horseshoe on Spring Street" to apply for jobless benefits. Thus, leading the way for the likes of "City Councilperson" (see her police report) Chris Essel, who made need some jobless assistance after December 8. After all, your sacrifices and legacy of achievement, warrants this final act of "political theater".
** The LA Weekly's balance coverage of the Medical Marijuana issue at City Hall, is causing some within the "herb community" to call a "Medical Weed Ad Boycott" of the "Weekly of Record".
** The "pondering, vacillating fourteen" in the Horseshoe on Spring Street, puts off resolution again on the Legalization of Pot, errr, Medical Marijuana issue. From the LA Times, “I want to make sure the council digests what has been said. To have that discussion tomorrow, I think, would have been a waste of time,” said Ed Reyes, chairman of the council committee that worked on the draft ordinance. He said he hoped the council would complete the draft next week but added, “But I said that the last time.” (For the last four and a half years ED!!)
** The former "Killer King Medical House of Terror" is set for an rebirth as the UC/King Medical Center, sometime in 2013.
** IBEW's "Boss D'Arcy" and his merry band of grossly paid DWP employees, are the recipients of a new 5-year contract, courtesy of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's DWP Commission.
From the Los Angeles Times,
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s appointees at the Department of Water and Power approved a new five-year contract with its employee union this afternoon, brushing aside warnings about the agreement’s effect on the utility’s retirement fund.
On a 4-0 vote, the DWP commission forwarded to the council a plan that would give the utility’s employees a 3.25% bonus this year, followed by four increases that range from 2% to 4%, depending on inflation.
The city’s top budget advisor has recommended passage of the agreement but also warned that the pact could put a new burden on the DWP’s pension fund, which suffered a 15.5% investment loss last year. (We know who reigns at City Hall).
** Not all are sad to see Councilwoman Janice Hahn, go off in search of a new political home, in Sacramento.
** OurLA.org's Chelsea Cody has an excellent expose "on the real savings" of Mayor Villaraigosa's "self-touted" Drug Discount Program. but then it was all about getting his mugshot in your wallet.
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Anonymous Nina Royal said:

"On a 4-0 vote, the DWP commission forwarded to the council a plan that would give the utility’s employees a 3.25% bonus this year, followed by four increases that range from 2% to 4%, depending on inflation."

We have community members who will be forced to give up their homes in this city of L.A. because they can't pay their utility bills so that our grossly overpaid DWP personnel can have raises! It's obvious they don't have to "share the pain" Shame on you all It's outrageous and an insult to all the citizens of L.A. Everyone connected with this decision, no matter who they are,
should be fired!!!

December 01, 2009 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

842 you point is well taken.

The problem is, we voted for the idiots who put these people in charge!

The populace is STUPID for electing people in L.A. simply because the candidate shares their ETHNICITY instead of their qualifications.

Do you really think that it was wise for the overwhelming number of Latinos to vote for Villaraigosa because of his ethnicity? Do you think it was wise for people to vote for Janice Hahn because of whose testicles she and her brother came from?

That's why a total IDIOT LIKE JANICE HAHN is in office! She can't get a single thought out there without sounding like a moron. And she associates with gang programs RUN BY GANG MEMBERS!

When we put people like the ILLITERATE Ed Reyes in office, or the sleazebag to beat them all (DICK AlarCON) what do you think the results of things will be?

When we have a moron like Greig Smith commenting nonsensically about finance when he doesn't have a CLUE about finance, let alone an MBA, this is what happens by labeling him as the "fiscal conservative" on city council.

Until the day comes when we stop voting for people based on their similarity to our ethnicity, maybe then things will get better.

That can only happen when people stop being stupid. Stop endorsing idiots like Villaraigosa. Christ, Higby endorsed Zuma Dogg based on nothing other than screaming at a podium AND I LIKE ZUMA DOGG. But he was not even remotely qualified to be Mayor. Whey did Higby endorse him then? On what basis?

Stupidity runs through all races. And this city has it in spades.

December 01, 2009 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spoof is so upset that NOONE has anything nice to say about his hero Nuch on the previous thread so he has to "do a Jennerjahn" and bottlecap it pronto with this one. What a pathetic person you are.

December 01, 2009 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

IBEW + Essel= Death

December 01, 2009 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Spot, you not ONLY bottlecapped the Trutanich thread with this to hide the fact that NOONE had a good word to say about your hero (here OR on the LA Now Times blog) but censor comments. You're JennerJahning!

December 01, 2009 11:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fuck Jack Weiss. He doesn't deserve a taxpayer paycheck. He should repay the City for the eight years he abused his office at each and every opportunity. But there's no chance of that. He still hasn't repaid the illegal campaign contributions he received from Alan Casden's people has he? And he never will. And he never will get his gutter morals back into Los Angeles as long as MS keeps reminding us what a total piece of dog crap looks like.

December 01, 2009 11:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jack Weiss should get a job as Red Snot's English and Grammar instructor, Lord knows Red Spot deperately needs one.

December 02, 2009 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I started reading this and gave up.

December 02, 2009 6:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby, please please PLEASE buy Red Spot a new keyboard for Christmas! His "d" key is broken and his "." key gets stuck half the time making him seem like a total rube even though all we all know he is not! So have pity this holiday season and buy Red Spot a shiny new keyboard. Or start a fund drive! Fuck it I'll pledge $0.75

December 02, 2009 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Planning Director Gail Goldberg is about to get fired by the Mayor for not delivering anything but stories about San Diego for 4 years.

December 05, 2009 8:50 PM  

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