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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cut and Paste Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Wednesday

"Councilman Richard Alarcon laughing at community opposition to trucking school"
It is safe to say that CD 2/7 City Councilman Richard Alarcon, runs his council fiefdom under the notion that what is good for the "Zorro Marxist" political agenda, takes precedent over the will of the community.
Take for example the controversy over the "Zorro Marxist's" plan for a truck driving school at the closed Lopez Canyon Landfill. The landfill which was closed in 1996 and re-zoned as "open space" is now being targeted by the CD 2/7 councilperson, as a training ground for unionize teamsters big-rig drivers.
Alarcon has the support of Mayor Antonio Parkervillar, the Teamsters Union and about a dozen community groups according to the Los Angeles Times. But remember that earlier note about the new land use designation for Lopez Canyon? Since the area now is declared "open space", the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and multiple community groups, are in opposition to Alarcon's quest to implement his driving school proposal.
Residents and community activists who for years put up with truck loads of garbage, the sounds of tractors and the air quality issues associated with these activities, smell something "politically nefarious" regarding the truck school proposal.
"This sets a dangerous precedent for thousands of open spaces," said Joe
Barrett of the Sunland-Tujunga Alliance, a community group that got involved out
of concern about the open-space issue.
Alarcon, for his part calls these concerns "selfish", citing the needs to create jobs, but one wonders if there is some other industrial acreage available within the "Zorro Marxist's" collective to place this "workers driving academy"?
OTHER NEWS:
** Our once united City Council at 200 Spring Street, are now divided into "budget hawks" and "budget doves", this from the keyboard of David Zahniser at the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street".
The "hawks" include the likes of Greig Smith, Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Dennis Zine, no surprises there.
The "doves" include the likes of Richard Alarcon, Herb Wesson, Paul Koretz, Janice Hahn..... and Jose Huizar??
Huizar deserves the title of "budgetary opportunist", because he will take the side that best can help his re-election chances in 2011.
** Go Suns Go!! Mayor Parkervillar took the opportunity of the "LA Sanctuary City Lakers" vs. the "Kidnapping Phoenix Suns" series to make the non-binding wager, that if Phoenix wins, we would take Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio as payment. Memo to Lakers, roll over now for a safer and legal Los Angeles. BTW, if the Lakers win this series and they will, then we should make Phoenix the new home of CD 1 Councilman Ed Reyes.
** Interesting tidbit on the future of Recreation and Parks. A community activist happen to chance upon a meeting of "connected non-profits/community groups" and the Mayor's office where the subject matter was future public/private partnerships to provide recreation programming at various recreation facilities city wide.
Rec. and Parks General Manager Jon K. Mukri also announced during a meeting with park advocates that Asst. General Manager Vicki Israel would become the "Asst. General Manager for Partnerships".
What future impact do these "backroom dealings" have for the employees of the department? Lets just say that somewhere close to 800 part-time employees of the department will lose their jobs by October 1, 2010. For those who frequent recreation facilities, it is these employees who inplement programs on a daily basis.
It should also be noted that the "connected non-profit" Legacy LA, is undertaking a new, innovated gang prevention program. Its called forming and coaching a baseball team at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights. Confirms for me that Recreation and Parks employees have been providing gang prevention and intervention programing all along.
........ and just how can your "connected non-profit/community group" become a future partner in Mayor Parkervillar's plans for Recreation and Parks? This might help.
06/27/08 Maria Lourdes Calanche (Instructor, LA Community College District) Los Angeles, CA 90031 Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor 1305101 - Antonio R. Villaraigosa for Mayor 2009 A - Monetary Contribution Received (IND - Individual) [Period: 01/01/08-06/30/08] $1,000.00
Lets call this the franchise fee.
** Lastly, godspeed and wishing for a quick recovery to LAFD Firefighter/ Paramedic Charles Anthony MacDougall, who was stabbed while rendering aid in Downtown Los Angeles.
Your thoughts and open comments.
Scott Johnson in CD 14.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

I demand that from this day forward the citing city council be referred to as CLOWNCIL.
That all currnent members of said CLOWNCIL be referred to as CLOWNCILWOMAN, CLOWNCILMAN, or CLOWNCILPERSON.
That the Clowncilman Garcetti be referred to as HEAD CLOWN.

This is a DEMAND I make, and hopefully Mayor Sam & readers get behind this.

They, none of them, DESERVE our respect, and they are ALL clowns.

May 19, 2010 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon, if the good people of Pacoima need jobs then put the school in Pacoima!

May 19, 2010 8:34 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Welcome Trojan.

We will do our best to remember that. They always have the Clowncil as far as we have been concerned!

May 19, 2010 8:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ever since Antonio Villaraigosa squeaked into a second and final term as LA City Mayor, he and his Deputy Mayors, have been making brazen moves, many in violation of numerous laws, to hand federal money and general fund money over to their former employers and campaign contributors: the public and private unions. Tammany Hall rises again, except it is in Los Angeles.

The Mayor has appointed the flacks of these unions and their related non-profit organizations as Commissioners of many departments of the City. IBEW Local 14 of the DWP, SEIU, AFL-CIO, and other unions have been the beneficiaries of a relentless union raid on the City's General Fund (hiring of up to 5,000 additional City employees), and the corrupt diversion of federal grant funds, including economic stimulus funding, to the unions and their non-profits. It's all about: Hooray for Us, and F*** The Rest of You.

There is only one reason this City is poised to grant a horrible zoning variance in the middle of Open Space in Lopez Canyon to allow an industrial diesel spewing truck driving school-- the frickin' AFL-CIO is so damn cheap it does not want to use its federal grant funds to pay rent at a more appropriate location! The Lopez Canyon Truck Driving School is ALL ABOUT Villaraigosa and Alarcon HANDING CITY ASSETS OVER to political cronies in the unions and in this case it's free use of taxpayer-owned City land for this school.

All of this has been orchestrated from the Mayor's office by Deputy Mayor Larry Frank -- himself a former union attorney flack -- steering the federal job training money to enrich the Mayor's union buddies.

After enduring years of garbage trucks running up and down residential streets near Lopez Canyon, the community understandably is ready to fight for some environmental justice. The Mayor and Alarcon are the SELFISH THUGS trying to make the community's children be exposed to 5, 10 or 15 more years of diesel and harmful truck noise when they just finished enduring more than 20 years of a sanitary landfill jammed down their throats.

No part of the City is safe from the attack of the Mayor and his disgusting group of cronies. People need to rise up and say ENOUGH! The residents of Lopez and other areas nearby need the unified voice of Neighborhood Councils and community groups from all over the City writing to the Mayor and Alarcon saying: "No economic downturn justifies you to ignore the fundamental zoning and federal grant rules to site a semi-truck driving school in the hillside open space zone of Lopez Canyon. Tell your union buddies to locate some more appropriate commercial/industrial land in an proper land use zone and pay the damn rent!"

When is the District Attorney going to throw Alarcon out of office for lying about his residence? He sure is a big liar to the community about assuring that the Lopez Canyon Mitigation Fund monies are properly spent to COMPLETE the City's commitments to mitigate the landfill's impact on the community. Get these corrupt rats out of office! Stop the dumbest Mayoral Idea ever-- putting diesel semi-truck on top of a former landfill where methane gas is still being piped out of the ground. Who takes the blame if there is an explosion?

May 19, 2010 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It would not suprise me to hear that MORON TOM LA BONGE say one day, "Mr. Mukri, where did you go to high school and how many times a day do you masturbate?"

La Bonge is a sad sack who keeps reaching back to his high point in life. When he was in high school. Sad that a man approaching 60 years of age is that childish.

May 19, 2010 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

O'Bama needs to kick out that dirtbag Mexican president Felipe Calderon until he can speak English.

It would set a good example for the filth who WANT to be American but refuse to learn English.

May 19, 2010 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LAUGHER OF THE DAY

Phil Jennerjahn is denigrating Meg Whitman and Arlen Specter "BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO CHARACTER."

As compared to the "character" Phil demonstrated when he promised to return James Andion's URL and then revoked the promise 24 hours later.

Mark my predictions: Phil Jennerjahn will get no more than TEN votes. You heard it here first. TEN votes. Even Republicans think he is scum now, so he is using a scorched earth policy to ruin everyone else's endeavors. Very mature, Phil.

Second prediction: Phil doesn't have 500 votes as of today, and he is supposed to have 60,000 VALID ones by end of the day today.

Final prediction: Phil Jennerjahn will blame ALL of his problems, like his not being president, on Mary Cummins, Zuma Dogg, Richard Alarcon and Higby.

Write it down, watch and you will see.

May 19, 2010 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To: phil@philJennerjahn.com
Subject: Arlen Specter

Message: Is writing about him your way of concentrating on the recall?

I'll remind you that you're in need of 60,000 VALID signatures by the end of the day today in order to just stay on track.

Since you're not waiving the white flag, you signal that you're DISTRACTED from that effort by writing about Arlen Specter.

The longer you bury your head in the sand, Mr. "Nope", the more derision you're going to receive for years and years to come, whether you're in L.A. or back home, defeated, in Wisconscum.

PS-Fuck you, you fucking moron.

May 19, 2010 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Racist Rosendahl?

He refered to Barack O'Bama as "mumbling" about gay rights.

Sounds racist to me!

May 19, 2010 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is the 1132am comment when THIS blog jumped the shark? Only OOOne person who could have written that and only one blog that would post it.

May 19, 2010 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Was LAYAC a target? Why was LAYAC evicted while other tenants remain on premises?

http://egpnews.com/?p=17952

City Delivers KO Blow to Northeast Boxing Gym
Volunteer staff expresses frustration with public officials over abrupt closure of a unique facility where generations of families trained side by side.

By Paul Aranda, Jr., EGP Staff Writer

"But the onetime jail is now a visibly rundown building. It is registered as a city historical monument. The jail comprises two buildings, a 1931 structure and a 1949 five-story addition designed to provide more jail space. The jail last housed prisoners in 1965. The Bilingual Arts Foundation has resided in the first floor of the 1931 structure and was not impacted by the latest inspection. The LAYAC was located on the fifth floor of the 1949 addition."

???????

May 19, 2010 7:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now Phil's crying because Huffpost posted an article by Karen Bass but
turned him down. Phil, only credible candidates with proven track records can post on Huffpost. Not lunatics that have never done anything right.

May 19, 2010 7:49 PM  

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