|We're just going to sell propane and propane accessories.|
Never doubt the power of well organized citizen activism when going up against brain dead bureaucrats when it comes to land use decisions. Residents in Sunland-Tujunga successfully fought off an industrial propane refilling station in their community with the help of Councilmember Paul Krekorian. Other communities are not as lucky to be as organized nor to have as decent a Councilmember as Krekorian when a koo koo for Cocoa Puffs planner such as Milena Zasadzien see no problem with such a facility in a retail zone. "It may not be an ideal retail use such as a cafe or restaurant, but it is still a retail site," Zasadzien told the LA Weekly.
In light of the City of Bell salary outrage, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel has posted all City of Los Angles employee salaries online. The problem however, notes Walter Moore, is that the list omits names, the pay for part time employees or consultants and fails to list the perks electeds like Greuel get such as free cars, per diems, travel, etc. However, a private website LASalaries.com does list the names to be transparent. All of that said the DWP does not list salaries and neither Greuel nor LASalaries.com can get to it.
When the City Council does something right they deserve props. The Council voted Friday that new businesses in LA can forgo City taxes for their first three years. More of this common sense tax reform is needed in LA, which for years has driven businesses to more business friendly cities like Burbank, Santa Clarita and even Santa Monica, to make LA more competitive. Still the Clowncil's resident Socialist, Paul "Cat Whisperer" Koretz who expressed skepticism over the plan.
Cardinal Roger Mahony is wrong for his sanctuary city open borders politics. He was wrong covering up pedophile priests in the Catholic Church. Now he is wrong once again opposing the court decision overturning Proposition H8 and allowing marriage equality for all.
Councilman Tom LaBonge has found yet another silly issue to go after. He is fighting that scourge of LA known as the tour bus.