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Thursday, September 29, 2011

LaBonge and Reyes Get Ducky!

Want some banana bread?
With everything going on in the city, ranging from poorly paved sheets to not enough police officers to a lack of jobs and affordable housing, it is so gratifying to see that my Councilman, Tom "LeBong" LaBonge is attacking something much needed for Los Ang-a-leez.

Amphibious"duck" vehicles to tour the Los Angeles River.

On your right, is, uh, Van Nuys!
I've ridden ducks - a vehicle that is essentially a boat that can easily switch from navigating a body of water to driving on dry land - at the beautiful Wisconsin Dells. Tourists in Boston, Seattle and money other cities enjoy the ducks, originally developed during World War II for military use.

Tom and his fellow Clowncilman, Ed "River Rat" Reyes are teaming up to use some of that fancy CRA money for the effort.  Ed and Tom are committed to the fallacy that the LA River is one of the great rivers of the world akin to the Nile, Mississippi, Columbia or even the Consumnes.

The Clowncil is scheduled to vote on a part of the plan at Friday's meeting.

Ed's in pretty deep
Given that the LA river has all of about a mile or so that is actually deep enough for a boat, it makes sense that you would need a duck to traverse the entire course of LA's most storied flood control channel, easily maneuvering around shopping carts, rocks and dead bodies.

When it comes to leadership like Tom LaBonge and Ed Reyes, LA proves municipal government is not all that it's quacked up to be.



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4 Comments:

Blogger Griffith Park Wayist said:

I wasn't aware that "revitalizing" the LA River really means "exploiting" the LA River. But then, what could it mean with Reyes in control of that committee and LaBonge now the ethically-challenged King of Tourism in LA.

September 30, 2011 12:21 PM  

Blogger g said:

ED REYES WHAT JOKE!! THE TWO OF THEM BELONG TOGETHER!! THE LATIN COMUNITY MUCHLESS THE REST OF LOS ANGELES WOULD BE BETTER SERVED BY PEOPLE WHO CREATE A FORUM FOR THE PUBLIC TO EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS AND RESPOND TO THOUGHT'S CONCERNS. POLITIANS LIKE REYES TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HERE THEN DO WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO IN THE FIRST PLACE. TOO MANY PEOPLE BUY THEIR JUNK.

September 30, 2011 3:42 PM  

Blogger car253 said:

These city councilmembers do not care about people that live along the river.

Elysian Valley residents are taking action to stop train noise and train polllution along the river.
http://www.lametrolinkpollution.com

Please attend the meeting on Oct. 19, 2011.

This meeting is October 19th, 2011 at the Dickerson Employee Benefit Center. 1918 Riverside Drive Los Angeles, California 90039 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

October 04, 2011 7:47 AM  

Blogger Unknown said:

These city councilmembers do not care about people that live along the river.

Elysian Valley residents are taking action to stop train noise and train polllution along the river.
http://www.lametrolinkpollution.com

Please attend the meeting on Oct. 19, 2011.

This meeting is October 19th, 2011 at the Dickerson Employee Benefit Center. 1918 Riverside Drive Los Angeles, California 90039 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

October 04, 2011 7:48 AM  

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