Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Morning Briefs and Outtakes for a "Huevos with Huizzy" Friday in Boyle Heights
Louis Pugliese Withdraws from CD2 Race!
This is a stunner, as Louis was considered to be a formidable candidate. He is admired and respected throughout CD2.
NEWS CITY OF LOS ANGELES
CITY CLERK - ELECTION DIVISION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2009
Arleen P. Taylor City Clerk - Election Division
Contact: (213) 978-0444 555 Ramirez St., Space 300
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles, CA 90012
REVISED CERTIFIED LIST OF CANDIDATES RELEASED AFTER CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FROM COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 RACE
Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay released a revised Certified List of Candidates late Thursday afternoon after a candidate walked in to withdraw his name from the ballot for the 2009 Council District 2 Special Election. All candidates had until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009 to withdraw their name from the ballot (emphasis mine-Joe B). The revised certified list contains a total of 10 candidate names all of whom will appear on the September 22, 2009 ballot.
For further information or assistance, please call the City Clerk-Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or toll-free at (888) 873-1000. Candidate information is also available via the internet at: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/ under “Candidate Information.”
It's been real...
Well, it's official: Tamar Galatzan has qualified to be on the ballot for the Council District 2 race.
Parents within her School Board district aren't really surprised about her decision to run. Los Angeles Times writer Steve Hymon had her number months ago...
from the Bottleneck Blog:
So what does any of this have to do with LAUSD school board member Tamar Galatzan?[...]
Galatzan, who received more than $2 million in campaign help from a Villaraigosa-controlled committee, toppled school board incumbent Jon Lauritzen last year to win a seat on the school board. Shortly after she won election, I phoned her and asked if the rumors were true that she was going to run for Greuel's seat in 2009 if Greuel ran and won city controller?
No, said Galatzan.
I called her again Wednesday and asked the same question. But I got a different answer this time:
"I'm flattered that my name has come up and people have been talking to me about it and it's something I'm considering," said Galatzan, who is now 13 months into her four-year term as a school board member.
I reminded her of our conversation last year. "I don't remember what it was I told you," she said.
Next, I asked Galatzan about a YouTube video I had just watched. In the video -- shot during her campaign in the spring of 2007 -- Galatazan said: "I am really running for school board to make sure that my boys get the kind of world class public education that they are entitled to."[...]
Later in the video she complained that an elementary school in Sherman Oaks didn't have enough money to purchase more paper for the copy machine. Then, in the video, she said, "You know me as someone who ruffles feathers and isn't afraid to ask tough questions. I keep my word and I stand up for what I believe in."
So, I asked, what does it say about her honesty that last year she said that she wouldn't run and now she's saying she might.
"That's definitely something I'm thinking a lot about. It really comes down to what can I do about [making] the community...the kind of place my kids and my family are safe and how are my skills best used," she said. "It's been an interesting year at L.A. Unified and the truth is I don't know how much I can do on the Board or any one person can do on the Board."
Why do reporters hate themselves in the morning?
Because I stupidly did not ask her about the tens of thousands of current and future LAUSD students she represents besides her own children -- many of whom don't have a mom who can run for office.
The few parents I've spoken with after her announcement to run have voiced disappointment and more than a little annoyance with Tamar. She was elected to do a job, they say, and now that parents need her more than ever, she's ditched us ... before she's even finished serving out her elected term.
Sounds like another recent quitter in the news. But what differentiates our local "quitter" from the Quitta from Wasilla, is that Tamar hasn't officially quit her school board seat, instead she's using her position on the school board as a stepping stone to a different job, a higher paying job to be sure, and one that will be helpful to the man who helped get her elected to the school board: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She will attempt to do her school board job while campaigning hard the next few weeks for the CD 2 election on September 22. Good luck with that.
As for all the recent public outreach Tamar and her staff have been engaging in (Non Title I School Parent Summits, Student Video Contests, etc.), it all feels and rings hollow now. Those Non Title I School meetings and video contests seem more planned for future campaign resume fluffing and for campaign literature and commercial use than to truly help frustrated parents try to effect change for their children and for LAUSD in general. Apparently, I'm not the only one who's noticed the timing in all of this, and the scheduling and locations of where she's been stumping the hardest.
But now what? Now who do we Valley parents turn to for help navigating the maze that is LAUSD? We had hoped Tamar would help us, but it seems we parents have been left to fend for ourselves with nary a "by your leave..." from Ms. Galatzan.
A search of her Los Angeles school board website has no official announcement from Ms. Galatzan regarding her decision to run for the Council seat recently vacated by newly elected City Controller Wendy Greuel or what this means for the parents and students in her district. There are no assurances to parents that her work on our behalf would continue, or even reasons why she felt the need to leave her position for a new shinier one.
I attended one of Tamar's Parent Summits at Balboa Magnet Elementary. I wasn't alone; a large group of parents sat right along side me for roughly
But hey, I can't really complain; I scored some warm and yummy LAUSD coffee-cake out of that
Oh, and good luck to you in all your future endeavors. It's been real. Real disappointing.
Zuma Dogg is in!
Nominations for the Ass Clown Award, May, June and July 2009
Labels: Ass Clown Award
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Here Come The Pollsters!
"California Opinion Research". They told her they were based out of Nevada (?) and here is a rough transcript of the conversation (she wrote this down):
"We are calling to get your opinion on the upcoming election for Council District 2, please answer the following questions by saying Favorable or Unfavorable."
" How do you feel about Wendy Greuel being elected to City Controller?
"How do you feel about the LAUSD? "
"Mayor Villaraigosa? "
"The LA City Council?"
"Now please let us know how you feel about the following candidates for CD2"
"Paul Krekorian? "
(these are the only candidates that were asked about ????)
"Would you vote for someone that has been on the Burbank School Board?
"How would you rate the job of the State Assembly?"
End of conversation.
Hmm, wonder who's paying for this survey?
For more updates on the CD2 race please visit http://cd2election.blogspot.com/
Labels: cd2 special election
Southwest Museum Update: "Autry Stonewalling on Negotiations"
Thus with the Autry's "drawing of their line of defiance in the dirt of free public land", the upcoming meeting of the Board of Referred Powers, regarding the Autry Expansion Plans, has been postpone.
Councilman Jose Huizar will draw some rare praise from this blogger for his sudden burst of leadership in this matter, but let not forget that 2011/ re election time, is fast approaching for Councilman Huizar.
But for Councilman Huizar, many in the know within CD-14 will not easily forget the multitude of favors made to the likes of the "Southwest Society" that right now is seen as an worthless entity.
And the story has a tangential political angle anyway.
My primary care physician is Lakeside Medical, a very large medical corporation here in Southern California owned by former Republican California State Assemblyman Keith Richman, MD. Richman, as you may remember would have been the elected Mayor of the San Fernando Valley had the secession movement been succesful at the ballot box.
I am currently in the process of needing two wisdom teeth removed and found a great dentist who is ready to do the procedure. However, given that my primary care physician prescribed yesterday, knowing full well of my scheduled dental procedure, an antibiotic for another issue, my dentist wants to err on the side of caution and make sure he's okay with the procedure. She sent over the standard authorization form that she sends to numerous medical offices with no issue.
However, the dunderheads in the offices at both the Van Nuys (where my PCP is currently located) and North Hollywood (where he is moving to) offices of Lakeside could not figure out how to deal with it, have all kinds of excuses about computers not working, they're moving, the doctor is out of town, I need to see another doctor (and hence incur another co-payment and charge to my health insurance company of course), as to why they can not process this form. Most amazingly, they refused to contact my primary care physician - who is an excellent doctor from my dealings with him - to get his views on the matter. Having seen me yesterday, being full well aware of my medical history he could easily give the proper instructions. After several phone calls by my dentist - during one of which the the Lakeside office manager was incredibly rude - and a half hour phone call from me a short while ago, I THINK, they may actually try to reach my physician. Otherwise I have to take more time off from work and go to yet another appointment so my dentist can what she needs to do.
I would think that Dr. Richman as an alleged Republican would get how silly this type of bureaucracy in the private sector is. If I can't get a simple tooth pulled (which by the way insurance is not covering and I've already paid cash for) because of a bunch of naybobs in North Hollywood, imagine what would happen if some level of government - whether Tony Villar, Obama or Palin (who cares?) - were to take over these decisions.
See I told you it was political. Stay tuned.
To welcome Debbie back to the blog - with sincere thanks to Petra for crafting a beautiful welcome home golden ticket - we offer Debbie the following boquet. :)
Labels: debbie lopez
Why is LaBonge excused from Clowncil this week?
The real reason for LaBonge's trip isn't real City business, but personal business disguised as City business. LaBonge is in Manchester to finalize an unholy twinning with town officials. With the twinning, Manchester is the latest foreign interest to jump the porcine queue and feed at the City money trough by becoming another of LA's many "Sister Cities". Among the numerous financial benefits Manchester will receive from being a Los Angeles Sister City, Tom LaBonge will likely move to develop some pristine chunk of Griffith Park to honor the new sibling, similar to the Berlin Forest monument in Griffith Park and the rumored Busan garden for Sister City Busan, Korea.
The Sister Cities program is run by a private non-profit and rumored to be backed by some of LA's busiest wheelers and dealers, some of which are rumored to be LaBonge's biggest private contributors. With LaBonge traveling on behalf of the organization on City time and City dime, this probably makes the Sister Cities non-profit the most privileged charity in town. Sister Cities of Los Angeles Inc. even has its own virtual web page on the official Los Angeles City web site. Oddly, in their 2007 IRS form 990, the Sister Cities of Los Angeles lists assets of less than $100,000 and lists its president as.... Tom LaBonge! Surprise! Interesting that such a busy non-profit holds so little in assets, isn't it? Makes you wonder how they pay the bills.
Here's an article from a Manchester paper describing their new incestuous relationship with Los Angeles. Apparently these northern Brits don't even know LaBonge is on the LA City Clowncil! So much for fame.
(July 27, 2009) "MANCHESTER is to establish a formal 'friendship agreement' with Los Angeles - after being chosen by the American city ahead of London and Birmingham. The link came about after an approach from the 'City of Angels', which was looking for a suitable UK partner to develop links in business, art, culture, science and education.
The M.E.N. understands the agreement could lead to the setting up of direct flights between Manchester and Los Angeles - a long-term objective of the city council. Los Angeles, America's second biggest city, is home to movie capital Hollywood, `Silicon Valley' - and David Beckham's LA Galaxy football team.
Manchester has United and City, as well as one of Britain's top-rated universities and a thriving media sector. Neighbouring Salford will soon be home to five departments of the BBC as part of the corporation's `big move north'. Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese and Tom Labonge, President of Sister Cities of Los Angeles, will sign a tasselled scroll to seal the twinning agreement at the town hall in Albert Square this evening.
The US party was expected to visit Sportcity and the new MediaCity site at Salford Quays before flying back to California tomorrow. It is expected that representatives from Manchester will visit Los Angeles over coming months. A council spokesman said: "We will look to visit alongside with a focus on trade and investment links, and with a view to having a presence in LA to promote Manchester, but the key opportunities are still to be discussed."
Council leader Sir Richard Leese said: "I am delighted to welcome our counterparts from Los Angeles council to Manchester in what will be the start of a mutually beneficial partnership. The synergies and strengths of both cities, particularly in terms of our sport, creative and media sectors present huge opportunities for promoting cultural and economic exchanges between LA and Manchester." ...
Morning Briefs and Outtakes for "Hump Day"
Date: July 28, 2009 3:17:35 PM PDT
Subject: Have any questions?
So make your voice heard, (especially when you pay) use the form at www.mayor.lacity.org/MeettheMayor/AsktheMayor/index.htm , and stay tuned for my regular video messages.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tamar Galatzan Has Qualified
Tamar Galatzan confirmed this morning that she has indeed qualified to be on the ballot for CD2.
This brings the total known qualified candidates up to 6 (so far). The others that have qualified are Sheftel, Krekorian, Essel, Essavi, and Pugliese. The LA City Clerk has not yet updated their website to reflect the addition of Galatzan.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The First Rule of Carpetbagging.....
..is to remember your new address!
Morning Briefs and Outtakes for Monday
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Notable Quotes From The Candidates For CD2
Stephen Box, representing the Sierra Club, devoted most of the day Sunday to interviewing CD2 candidates who are seeking the Sierra Club endorsement. He has kept the community updated during the course of these interviews, with quotes from the candidates through his Facebook page.
Here we present a sampling:
"The City suffers from a lack of leadership. Politicians lead by sticking their finger in the air rather than doing the right thing." Tamar Galatzan
"Imagine if the paths and trails actually connected and went where we need to go. Imagine a plan for access and connectivity." Tamar Galatzan"The City of LA creates its own rules, doesn't play well with others and doesn't work with its partners" Mary Benson
"I've read the Cyclists' Bill of Rights. I absolutely endorse it. I'll work with the cycling community to implement the CBR"
"From the little issues to the big picture, LA's officials aren't listening. We're public servants, I will serve and I will listen." Tamar Galatzan
"I believe in multidisciplinary problem solving that involves the community. I'll form a 'TeamworkCD2' team to make CD2 work." Tamar Galatzan
"Good decisions involve information gathering, public input and buy-in. It doesn't need to be a straw poll but it needs to inclusive." Paul Krekorian
"Of all of my accomplishments, I'm most proud of the staff that I have assembled." Paul Krekorian
"Riding a bike in LA will work when cyclists are given the same respect in design, continuity and access as other modes." Mary Benson
"I not only want to get people out of cars, I want to get those cars off the street. We must mandate off-street parking!" Mary Benson
"I'm the right candidate for the time, I'm strong in finance, planning, coalition building and community advocacy. I'm the leader." Chris Essel
We don't know how many of the candidates Stephen interviewed, but if he posts more quotes, we will post them here. Also, check out my side project that is devoted to the CD2 race at http://cd2election.blogspot.com/
Labels: cd2 special election
SEIU endorsing Paul Krekorian for CD 2 (Already?)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Open Thread Weekend
Friday, July 24, 2009
State Assembly Reverses Gas Tax $ Heist from LA Co
"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.
Morning Briefs and Outtakes for "Huevos with Huizzy" in El Sereno
If this passes we are deep trouble. We need to advise all the City Council people to vote against this."
Thursday, July 23, 2009
...And then there were 3!!
City Clerks Office website shows that State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian will be joined on the ballot for the Council District 2 election in September by former Paramount Pictures executive Christine Essel, and Los Angeles County Commissioner Jozef "Joe" Essavi. Congrats to Jozef, because of those three, I could only support him. However, other candidates are still out there on the trail.
Struggles in the public war over Trutanich's integrity
Yesterday, Laura Chick launched a very public salvo at Los Angeles's new City Attorney's personal integrity via Doug McIntyre's radio program.
During his campaign, Carmen Trutanich agreed to let the City Controller's office audit the City Attorney's office if he were elected. With Trutanich being in office for just over three weeks, Chick is already going all-out on the attack:
"The City Attorney lied, and is not a man of his word... he is a demagogue who will say anything to get elected, and then go back on his word... he stood next to me and lied to get my support."
A lot of people find both this and Controller Wendy Greuel's claims that Trutanich is reneging on his promise somewhat perplexing. The City Attorney already has a statement out there insisting he will allow the audit. It's unclear exactly what game is afoot: the simple besmirching of Trutanich's reputation or has Trutanich's office already rebuffed attempts at an audit behind the scenes?
The jury remains out right now and will remain out until that particular skirmish ends. However, there is another struggle over Carmen Trutanich's integrity playing out every day on the streets of Los Angeles, in City Council chambers, and through blogs. A slightly less public struggle that is disturbing, primal, and oddly mesmerizing at the same time. Its basis lies simultaneously within the realm of societal and political failings. A lot of us here are witness to the drama, most not by choice. Ultimately, it just might be personified in a singular comment posted to Mayor Sam yesterday.
I was at the very first community meeting in which Carmen Trutanich was introduced as running for City Attorney. Coincidentally, this was at one of Ron's SLAP meetings and the guy taking Nuch around and showing him where the grassroots supporters gather was ... David Saltzberg, aka Zuma Dogg.
Nuch relied on David to show him the community, and later Nuch's campaign people made a lot of promises on Nuch's behalf to David regarding hiring him if Nuch won the election. David is a believer. He didn't need those promises to push for Nuch in interviews and on talk radio. He pushed Nuch because he believed. In that way, our friend David is very much an idealist. I recognize that trait, because I'm one too, and being an idealist means you are in for a lot of letdowns in this world.
Nuch won, and I voted for him. I had made up my mind to do so the very first day David introduced Nuch to us at SLAP. I very much liked the man I met before he had any real idea that he might win. I thought he had true integrity.
As David, Nuch's truest believer, falls deeper and deeper into serious personal crisis due to being homeless and unemployed, I am beginning to have equally serious doubts about Carmen Trutanich's integrity.
What's it gonna be, Carmen?
Is Laura Chick right about you?
Are you going to keep those campaign promises, especially the personal ones you made, or not?
It appears that the next move in both struggles belongs to Carmen Trutanich.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Open Thread for Wednesday
Some suggested topics for today's open thread :
Nuch's tantalizing hint at a criminal case involving the City's expenses for MJ's memorial.
Signature gathering for CD2 race.
Someone wants to give Walter Moore a radio talk show.
Great idea! French workers "bossnap", threaten to set off bombs in their own workplace
Los Angeles City parks need an exemption to water restrictions or taxpayers will be stuck paying to rebuild lost play fields, golf greens, etc.
City Clowncil today debates restricting public comment and new penalties for what they feel is abuse of the privilage.
new City of Oakland to tax marijuana shops. LA next?
Blog away, dum dums.
(From RonKayeLA.com via YouTube)
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Laurette Healey Out, More To Follow
Let's see, this takes us down to 13 candidates vying for CD2, with the deadline for signature petitions a mere week away. Expect to see a few more dropping out by the end of next week as the reality of this campaign begins to settle in.
I'd also like to draw your attention to a new blog devoted to the race for CD2, and yes, I am involved with the project: http://cd2election.blogspot.com/
And now, Laurette Healey's press release announcing her withdrawal from the campaign for CD2 Councilperson:
LAURETTE HEALEY TO WITHDRAW FROM CD 2 RACE
Despite raising close to $100,000 from local supporters and collecting endorsements from over 2000 voters in her district, former Deputy State Controller Laurette Healey has decided to withdraw her candidacy for the open Council District 2 seat to succeed Wendy Greuel. Just last week, Healey succeeded in renaming a part of Van Nuys to Sherman Oaks in a City Council vote of 10-2. "We are in the process of returning alot of checks, and thanking members of my community for their offer of support. I remain passionate about public service."
Rather than seeking public office at this time, Healey will focus her efforts on jobs creation and economic development for the region using her combined private sector business background and Government experience as the State’s former Deputy “fiscal watchdog.”
“While I do not rule out the prospect of seeking public office in the future, I am fortunate to have other options available to me which will allow me to use my entrepreneurial expertise to create jobs and stimulate our economy. I see this as the most immediate need and there is no time to waste.”
·The newly named portion of Sherman Oaks represents 1,800 homes between the boundaries of Burbank Boulevard north to Califa/Tiara Sts; the 405 hwy on the west; and on the east to Hazeltine Blvd.
·Laurette Healey served as Deputy State Controller in the administration of former State Controller Steve Westly.
·Laurette Healey is a former joint venture partner of Home Shopping Network, Inc. and was the highest ranking female executive during her tenure.
MJ Takes Over Clowncil Today
With AEG poised to make at least $50 mil on the sale of MJ footage to Sony, today could be some of the best Clowncil action this year so tune in if you can.
Monday, July 20, 2009
A Question of Judgement
Earlier this year, Los Alamitos mayor Dean Grose was caught forwarding a similar kind of email showing a picture of the White House with a field of watermelons in the front yard. The public criticism of this behavior quickly cost Mayor Grose his job.
What if it were a Los Angeles official that sent this using their City email? It clearly isn't appropriate and it shows a serious lack of judgement and sensitivity to some of the biggest problems facing Los Angeles today - gang activity, street violence, race issues, LAUSD and the quality of public education in Los Angeles, and so on.
The fact of the matter is that this email was sent by the Office of Public Safety's top officer - Chief of Police Gary Newton - using his City email to others in the department. Newton is the same chief who was found guilty along with the City of racial discrimination and illegal hiring practices a few months ago in a lawsuit that will cost LA taxpayers $1.4 million. One of the people Newton illegally hired over other qualified individuals to manage OPS's patrol officers was previously convicted of beating a minority in handcuffs and fired by the City of Huntington Beach's police department.
LAPD only just had a major federal Consent Decree lifted for the kinds of activities Newton and his hand-picked leadership team have been found guilty of engaging in. In a city where politics and policing is practically defined by the many hot-button issues related to Newton's activities, it leaves one to seriously question why Chief Newton is still in the job and who is keeping him there.
Requests to the City Attorney's office for comment on this issue have gone unanswered.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Voters are volunteering to help ZUMA DOGG!
David "Zuma Dogg" Saltsburg is a local media personality who has become a part-time resident at Los Angeles City Hall. Enraged by a City ruling that he could not sell his self-promoting rap music CD's and other merchandise at Venice Beach, Zuma Dogg took his fight right to City Hall several years ago and never left.
L.A. City Council = Pathetic!!
This week there was a great deal of controversy over the fact that an African-American man named Mike Hunt has been arriving to City Council meetings dressed up in a full Ku Klux Klan outfit. The Council and several other public speakers have wasted a lot of time discussing the subject and there was a lot of back and forth haggling over whether Mike Hunt would be allowed to wear his hood while he gave his public comment. City Council President Eric Garcetti repeatedly talked about having him removed, but did actually allow Mike Hunt his public comment moment.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tina Park swearing in ceremony
Tina Park gets sworn into her new office as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District. Congratulations, Tina.
Here is her statement from her website....
When I first made the decision to run for the LACCD Board of Trustees, I frankly wasn't sure what to expect. For all my experience in the financial industry and my commitment to improve our education system, I was a relative newcomer to the realm of politics. I did not have the benefit of high-profile supporters with political influence, nor was I particularly astute in the fine art of campaign tactics. Indeed, there have been times when I wondered whether our campaign could truly outshine those of the other candidates.
During those times of doubt, I constantly found myself reassured by the outpouring of support from each and every one of you - whether in the form of generous donations or letters of encouragement - because this meant you were identifying with our message based on financial transparency, local sovereignty, accountability and elimination of waste. The grassroots support during our past several months of campaign has been nothing short of incredible, reaffirming time and time again that you were ready and eager for a new candidate, with all of the practical experience and none of the politics-as-usual attitude, to help bring about real change to our educational system.
During the March primary and again at the May 19th run-off election, you made your voices heard and entrusted me with the opportunity to bring to fruition my vision of affordable, quality education for everyone. For this, I cannot adequately express my gratitude to all of you – my supporters, advisors, contributors and voters. I can only say that I am humbled and honored by your decision to place your confidence and faith in me, and that it has been a privilege to have Ms. Angela Reddock as my opponent in this campaign. Ms. Reddock is a hardworking, qualified candidate committed to helping improve our community, and I wish her the very best in all of her future endeavors.
While it may be tempting for us to bask in our victory, I fully realize the gravity of the responsibilities that have been placed upon me. There are serious, difficult tasks that lie ahead in our effort to provide efficiency, motivation and value to our students, and to remove the bureaucratic red tape and corporatism that plague the current system. In this regard, I will work tirelessly and conscientiously with my fellow board members, Chancellor Drummond, and the presidents of our 9 community colleges. As an auditor, I will work to oversee and streamline the LACCD budget, cut out wasteful spending for our taxpayers, and ensure that students, educators and school administrators have the tools and incentives to improve their performances dramatically, both in and out of the classrooms.
Once again, thank you for your continued support on this amazing journey. As trustee, I will do my utmost to exceed your expectations and improve the quality of education for all of our current and future students in the Los Angeles district.
Sincerely, Tina Park