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Saturday, November 04, 2006

"Fujioka Gone Wild" at Wendy Greuel's City Council Daycare Center


No offense, Wendy Greuel, but City Council meetings are NOT a day care center for your cute little kid to be running around the horseshoe -- AND -- preventing you from doing the job you are paid to do by the people of Los Angeles.

First of all, you were COMPLETELY out of the room (not just off to the side) during Eric's final quorum call, and you missed the first TWO votes on special agenda items, while you tended to your kid.

THEN, during Public Comment you were busy with your kid, fixing his halloween costume, or whatever. Los Angeles City Council has already been admonished by a Judge once already for not paying attention. (Do you need a fresh admonishment.)

So, yes, I did make brief mention during my public comment that, "City Council is not a day-care center..." (See video below.) However, made no mention of your name, your son; and even used the word, "CouncilMEMBER" instead of "CouncilWOMAN", so as to not even reveal the gender of the babysitting Councilperson.

So after my comment, Wendy (who is so cute and adorable herself) runs after me, on my way out of chambers, to warn me (with the raised eyebrows and hostile tone), "Dont' talk about my family! I have a babysitter here. Don't include my family in this..." (It felt like a veiled threat based on her tone and facial expressions, from a powerful politician who I have been told, "Will tear your heart out and shove it down your throat if you're not careful." (The whole exchange was kinda surreal, cause she's got such a lovely and adorable apperance, you're not used to hearing that kind of hostile stuff come out of someone who looks like that, but I guess that's here true nature when she isn't posing for constituents votes, or special interest's money.)

Again, no mention of you or your son (so YOU are the one who brought it to the public forefront). And, now it is also relevant to mention that last week you interupted a presention (although it was a Mickey Mouse presentation) to say, "My son ****** is at home watching, can you wave to my son ******, Mickey?" (If you're holding up a City Council meeting for your own personal Hallmark moment from Mickey Mouse to your son, YOU are the one dragging your kid in City Hall buisness.)

And for the record, I wouldn't have said sh*t, if you didn't miss two votes, were paying attention during public comment, and didn't agressivley approach me as I was leaving.

THEN, JUST AS BAD...As this is happening, this Clown named Fujioka runs over to block Matt's camera (denying Mr. Dowd of his first amendment protected right to film inside chambers), then rolls up on MY grill and tells ME to "back off"! (He literally had to turn around and walk over to me, in order to tell me to, "back off.")

It all unfolds on the two videos. And although, everyone likes to see kids running around and having fun (including Big ZD), this IS a City Council meeting with millions and billions of dollars at stake; and much of the time, these issues have serious concequences to the affected constituents, because of your own financial special interests.

And Wendy, if you DID have a babysitter on hand for your son, the babysitter should have been watching your kid...instead of having him in the horseshoe, shuffling around Councilmember papers and preventing you from paying attention to Public Comment and missing agendized votes. That's all I'm saying. I'm not even saying don't bring him to Van Nuys, for the once a month meetings (even though in my opinion it's not really an appropriate environment for a three or four year old).

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW DARE YOU WENDY GREUEL AGRESSIVLEY APPROACH ZD WITH YOUR VEILED THREAT TELLING ME WHAT NOT TO SAY DURING MY PUBLIC COMMENT. I'm sorry you cannot control your emotions, but I assure you, if you are not allowed to respond to speakers during public comment, you sure as hell are not allowed to run up and encroach the speakers as they are exiting the buildling. (Especially when they make no mention of you, personally, whatsoever.

Fujioko...More on you later. Some people have already told me some very interesting details as to things going on in your office. (Post away readers in the know.)


Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right ZD, and I'm glad you didn't back off. Another reason why these overpaid clowns do not deserve another term.

November 04, 2006 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where does Matt Dowd, who is in this country illegally, get off complaining that Judge O'Brien said Prop R is illegal?

November 04, 2006 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ms. Greuel is the slickest, fastest-talking, developer's friend that the Clowncil has ever had. Good for you, ZD, for recognizing who she really is.

For those of you who don't already know, ask the lobbyists, the land-use lawyers, the urban planners, the financiers, the PR people, the City Planners, the developers, other politicians, and her own constituents.

Is there anyone anywhere in CD2 who will run against her? Come out, come out, where-ever you are; we need you, and if you are a good guy, we will support you!

November 04, 2006 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The putrid ties between corporations like Home Depot, developers, PR firms, lawyers, lobbyists, LADBS, City Planning, the CRA, smart growth urban planners, cronies, the Mayor, and the clowcilmembers is real.

Finally, the stench of truth beginning to ooze like pus from a boil is drawing attention and publicity to the disease at City Hall.

November 04, 2006 1:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dear Wendy:
nothing ia more important than children. Take care of the little beast. Be an example for others, you are in the public eye.
Dear Zuma:
Nothing the crooks would like more than you getting distracted by Wendy's baby.
The baby will always win. Forget about babys - expose corruption.

November 04, 2006 1:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who was paying for Spidey's babysitter? How come I can't get a City paid sitter for my kid if I come to City Hall? If the council was concerned about being family friendly, then it would never have allowed "R" on the ballot...talk about setting a bad example. Sure its okay to lie to voters as long as the ends justify the means!

November 04, 2006 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Attention Wendy Gruel,
You are not allowed to take a kid to work and ignore the vote process.

What would happen if Mr. or Mrs. XX acted as you did in the city council?

Answer: FIRED

November 04, 2006 2:40 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Do the Clowncil Members think now think they are royalty?! Talk about arrogance! Why don't they just declare themselves lifetime dukes and duchesses?

November 04, 2006 2:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think it might be worthwhile to get a schedule of Fujioka's daily calendar and follow him around with a camera.

The General Managers and other executives for the city have lifelong appointments pretty much. It would be nice to know what they really do, given they are a powerful lobby themselves when pressuring councilmembers to take action on matters.

November 04, 2006 3:27 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Dear 12:55PM,

Thanks for reminding us that Judge O'Brien, did indeed say Prop. R is illegal and remove it from the ballot and even if it is voted "yes" on Tues., will still most likely be deemed illegal, the votes not counted and the whole thing will hopefully be put back on the ballot in March, or next November as two separate items (and actualyl put in a little campaign/ethics reform in one of them), then Mayor Riordan can be happy.

November 04, 2006 4:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:55 Half of Huizar's district is illegal. Do you see anyone shutting them up?


November 04, 2006 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I run, you'll vote for me? Where is district 2?

November 04, 2006 5:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:32 You must be another clowncil member! Beast? You should know.

Each time she takes the little devil, we cringe!

November 04, 2006 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes. Follow Fujioka!

Title of show

November 04, 2006 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy is under a lot of pressure these days. She is about to expose her butt
on the whole Home Depot in Sunland/Tujunga thing. She has been raising money for Prop R, and Home Depot happily gave her $25,000!

November 04, 2006 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Will tear your heart out and shove it down your throat if you're not careful."

This is not an understatement, and the whole while butter would not melt in her mouth.

November 05, 2006 12:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:35 Huh?

Whos is this about Gruel or ZD?

November 05, 2006 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw the replay of City Council and good for Zuma Dogg stating that clowncil is not a day care center. The camera repeatedly showed Wendy's son right next to her in horseshoe. This is a grown up meeting on tax payer dollars. After Zuma spoke Wendy then took more wasted time and asked teh audience if they liked a child being in chambers. What bullshit!! Wendy isn't as sweet and innocent as she pretends to be. Ask her constituents. These damn clowncil members HATE to be questioned as if they are anyone. VOTE THEIR BUTTS OUT OF OFFICE ON TUESDAY.


November 05, 2006 2:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



November 05, 2006 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

dear 12.55

if you do a search of legal documents in this state, you will find Matt Dowd married a Colorado born woman on Dec 26. 2003.
in Los Angeles!
no other discussion need be entered into thank you.
and on Prop R, he is not complaining about the judge, he's echoing O'Briens and Rocky's opinion-Prop R is unconstitutional.
Matt Dowd HAS NOT been ruled illegal thank you.

November 05, 2006 5:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


November 05, 2006 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilmember Gruel: Would you let any of your staff take their kids into Council chambers and detract from the proceedings? Probably so, because this is a "child friendly" proceeding. Want to be treated like an adult? THEN ACT LIKE ONE!!!

November 05, 2006 8:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone ought to ask about Bill Fujioka's real performance when he worked for the County Health Department.

November 05, 2006 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This video was weak. If you were threatened by THAT, ZD, you need to find another line of work other than professional rap-commentating (usually also weak).

November 06, 2006 11:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:09 I'm no ZD fan but the video is not weak. It is utter disgust to view our council member abuse her power. It is a democracy not a dictatorship.

Hail bipolar Queen Gruel!

November 06, 2006 8:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tsk! Tsk! Aren't we all unfriendly, now?

November 07, 2006 3:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The County of Los Angeles must be really desperate -- that they would hire Bill Fujioka as Chief Administrative Officer. I truly feel sorry for those DHS and DHR employees who worked with him in the past and didn't "admire" him, since he never forgets a slight. Let's see is he can remain objective and not misuse his newfound authority and influence.

July 25, 2007 5:41 PM  

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