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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Laura Chick Screws Our Everyday Heroes

Firefighters and Paramedics are dedicated public servants who put their lives on the line every day for average citizens. That's why it's a good idea they be paid properly and timely. And its a good when for some reason they are not - that when the City Controller promises to set things straight by a certain date that it be done.

Well you guessed it City Controller Laura Chick has failed to live up to an agreement she made in April of this year with the city's firefighters that retroactive pay would be issued in August. Guess what? It's September and checks yet. Chick is now saying the checks won't be ready until October or November.

"I am a Firefighter that works hard and I expect to get paid for what I do. Why are you holding our Retro Checks hostage? I have a family to feed and take care just like you. It is unfair that we are made to wait on something that is owed to us."
Anonymous LAFD Firefighter

When you're a big bucks city official who gets most of their expenses covered by the taxpayers perhaps a delay in your check is no big deal. But to working class public servants like firefighters and paramedics every dollar counts when you have to meet a mortgage, pay for your kid's braces, pay huge automobile expenses because the City's socialist policies make it difficult for you to afford a home in your own city and force you to live five to ten suburbs over.

It's also a bigger kick in the shins when the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City supported Laura Chick in her last campaign. Now of course they feel like Laura used them like an old hooker.

We suggest that if you support our firefighters and paramedics you do as the UFLAC requests and send an email of outrage to Laura Chick at laura.chick@lacity.org. I am sure with the appropriate amount of pressure Ms. Chick can come to Jesus on this issue.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Archie Bunker's going to be pist.

September 03, 2007 11:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just because the woman is saddled with an apparently inefficient payroll system, sounds like the LAUSD problem, is no reason to personally attack her as though she's Scrooge.
But "reason for attack" is pretty loose in these parts.

September 03, 2007 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As we roll into the High Holiday season, the term "Come to Jesus" seems to lack any real meaning for a nice Jewish girl like Laura...

September 03, 2007 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Criticizing Chick for not doing her job is not a "personal attack." At least a firefighter with four kids to feed wouldn't think so.

September 03, 2007 11:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this old city hagg lives up to her name once again-
Laura-chick-n-shit !!!

next time she comes around looking for police/fire assistance for the next election you should remember your delayed retro checks and slamm the door in her lousy face !!!

September 04, 2007 12:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No wonder you guys adore Ann Coulter, who had the guts to trashtalk Elizabth Edwards, a woman with possibly terminal cancer, who may be married to a leftie, but is Southern polite and did nothing to deserve it. Can't have any civility, logic or self-control here.

September 04, 2007 1:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Elizabeth Edwards is a rabid attack dog wearing a costume designed to garner maximum sympathy - worth her weight in gold as a campaign prop.

September 04, 2007 2:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Besides, Elizabeth started it!

And, where is cutie pie? Hiding behind Elizabeth's skirts, as usual.

Good for you, 2:27 for calling a spade a spade.

September 04, 2007 4:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having worked with the City long enough we knoe that politicians and bureaucrats can very easily "find" money to pay for things when they want to.

Mayor Sam as your blog has grown in readership I've noticed an ever present increase in the number of City Hall staffers spinning on board. The new move is to toss a red herring that any criticism of a public official is a "personal attack."

The sad truth is that public servants mostly middle class workers have been screwed for some time and even when Laura promised to make it right she absolutely failed. That probably means she doesn't give a shit.

Pointing that out is not a personal attack. Its a call to action to the lady.

If Mayor Sam wanted to make a personal attack he could have made comments about her appearance, her age, her sexuality, etc.

Now lets take care of our city family Laura. You sure talk a good game.

September 04, 2007 7:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't they tell her they are all illegals ... they'll get paid immediately, with an apology bonus attached and a salary/benefits increase included for good measure!

September 04, 2007 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:27 AM

Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! BRAVO!!

September 04, 2007 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chick is a self-righteous, hypocritical bitch who has been stabbing people in the back for dedades. Now some very knowledgable people wonder if she'll stab her current boyfriend in the back and run for mayor. She is also very stupid. Someday the truth will come out about her. She doesn't give shit about firefighters. All she cares about is self-aggrandisement. Maybe she planned to have Marcus Allen pay the firefighters.

September 04, 2007 9:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zahniser does it again. Exposing the shady dealings of the CRA. And exposing ANOTHER Antonio family member caught up in the mess of a major City Commission. John Perez, his gay cousin, paints himself as a man of the people, just like Antonio, but then prides himself as being the "swing vote." He gives an $8 million dollar loan to another non-profit while the people advocates of the commission vote against it - Zuma, put that in your bat computer.

What are John's qualifications anyway? Does he have a college degree? As a life long union oeprative, is he well versed in development matters? Or is being able to take one up the ass qualifications enough?

September 04, 2007 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Um, excuse me but it seems that one should budget for house payments and groceries out of one's regular paycheck. To not do so is living beyond one's means. Overtime pay should be considered a bonus to one's salary and not be counted on.

I agree it should be received soon after the work is completed but LA City employees, and that includes the firefighters, are well paid and have excellent benefits. Hearing them cry about not being able to support their children because their overtime check is delayed just indicates a lack of personal fiscal responsibility.

The real issue here is why the checks are delayed. Mayor, city attorney, city council, wy aren't you questioning this?

September 04, 2007 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Um, excuse me but it seems that one should budget for house payments and groceries out of one's regular paycheck. To not do so is living beyond one's means. Overtime pay should be considered a bonus to one's salary and not be counted on."

That is an asinine statment. You are entitled to the rewards of your efforts in a timely manner. You freaking Laura apologists are reaching a new, desperate low. Try having Laura sell that absurd argument to Maria Elena Durazo. She'd kick Laura's ass.

September 04, 2007 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:03: So now you've got Durazo set up as the goddess of mean to set Laura straight on paying firefighters. You might want to know that she's toughass alright, about getting her janitors and maids worked up at the "excessive pay" to LAFD and LAPD and demanding her people catch up. These menials complain to D N in ocmments and to others that the city is bending over backwards to cater to the cops and firefighters at their expense.

Another bunching of fools bitching to the blind.

Dumbass indeed.

September 04, 2007 1:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sam... you have been hanging out with Zuma way too much...

"And its a good when for some reason they are not - that when the City Controller promises to set things straight by a certain date that it be done."

WTF does that even mean?

"It's September and checks yet."

Seriously man, the bafoon is getting to your writing skills.

September 04, 2007 1:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Mayor Sam as your blog has grown in readership I've noticed an ever present increase in the number of City Hall staffers spinning on board."

This site hasn't grown readers you dumbass. And there is maybe 2 "staffers" that even skim this rag.It is the same 15 people over and over again.

Sam, you have really sunk so low as to post fluff stuff about your own site now???

September 04, 2007 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura Chick N Shit is an idiot. She really got nailed by Paul Moyer for lying on Playa Vista. She hasn't done shit to account for the $82 million that's going to gang bangers in so called non profits. Screwed the taxpayers telling clowncil she needed $500,000 to do her job and figure out how these programs work EVEN after Connie Rice already had. She is in the closet and needs to come out. She used city staff to do a dirty document on Hahn and gave it at a private meeting at her house to mayoral candidates and we have to ask ourselves WHY? CAUSE SHE'S A LOW LIFE LOSER. I hope the FIREFIGHTERS SUE FOR OT just like LAPD had to sue to get their DNC OT and WON>

September 04, 2007 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:40: Yeah, you idiot, Rice already did her own study which cost 600,000 to tell the taxpayers what? Don't know that little detail, do you?

Rice wanted a billion bucks for gang prevention and intervention programs, but Laura and the Mayor and City felt that was just a wee big high. sAnd that much of it might go to people misusing the system. Idiot.

Chick might not win any personality contests, and I'm personally sick of her feminist-era grandstanding about women, but when you put Rice in such a prime position when she's the real leftie spendthrift, ALONG WITH YOUR HAHNS, get a brain.

September 04, 2007 1:50 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Speaking of Laura Chick and Connie Rice, how would you feel if Chick made Rice the head of the LAUSD citizen's oversight committee?

So all that $20 billion in construction money people have alerted ZD to regarding the Villar/LAUSD/Charter "front-end loaded contract" concerns, would be under Connie's watch if Chick gets to appoint her as head of the oversight committee.

September 04, 2007 1:59 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Oh yeah...Chick already did, and Rice already is!

September 04, 2007 1:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Hahns should love that. So who says Laura is the Mayor's girl?

September 04, 2007 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Perez is a UC Berkely grad a one of the sharper knives in the drawer. He does try to walk a sane line in split committee.

September 04, 2007 6:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:44 pm, I don't care if Perez is the lonely little butter knife in an empty silverware drawer! Anyone who graduates nowadays from Berkeley is either very leftist or leaning that way.

September 04, 2007 9:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is 9:10. What in the world does John Perez have to do with Laura Chick?

September 04, 2007 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


A UC Berkeley grad? What happened, did he FAIL into labor just like his cousin. And Maria Elena Durazo and Gilbert Cedillo - all graduates of the Peoples College of Law - all having multiple bar failures. Was John going to be a lawyer also?

September 05, 2007 8:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura's gonna kick Antonio's ass in the next mayoral election.

Maybe Wendy should go there. She doesn't do any good for her constituents. Controller would be better. She won't have land use decisions to make. I am so sick of her faking like she's on the side of her constituents.

Go do something with that mop on your head Wendy. It's boring. You can afford better now.

September 05, 2007 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:23, this is 9:10.

Either they've had multiple bar failures legally, or multiple bar failures on their cell phones. I would prefer that they fail into a place where there is a good chance there are no bar failures... a prison for example, for violating Federal RICO law.

September 05, 2007 10:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The problem with Laura is that she is two-faced, even worse than MAV.

Laura, the woman who shrieks, oh that voice, in telling other groups hat they have to pay their bills to the city or else, can't seem to pay hers.

It's not like it was a minor issue but far worse. She promised the firemen their retroactive paycheck would be delivered by a particular date, and then pulled the rug out from beneath them. That's some track record you have Laura.

It isn't anything new. During her time with Joy Picus, she proved to be not only incompetent but nasty in her attacks of others. It's what incompetent people do when confronted with the truth.

Laura fancys herself as a great communicator, but is anything but. Hell, she's like a living Seinfeld episode, full of absolutely positively nothing.

Her so called audits, which are farmed out because she is unable to retain competent staff, would not in themselves stand the scrutiny of an audit. But give Laura a podium and you'll hear the same stuttering and stammering when not fist pounding over nothing Laura. She's the Queen of incompetence.

The firemen worked without a contract and both their union and city hall understood that once an agreement was reached there would be a need to pay back to the date the last contract ended. It happens with all city unions but Laura the incompetent absolutely hates the Fire Department.

It was not overtime folks, it was back pay that all parties agreed would be paid from the outset. Laura set a date, and now places blame on others for an inability to do some real simple math. No wonder there were no applicants
for the new fire chief job.

Laura Chick is a human asswipe who can't keep her word. She's proven it time and again, and the firemen and all union members have to wonder how far Laura the manhater will go to destroy our once wonderful city.

September 05, 2007 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much interest in the City earning by not hold up the payout?

September 05, 2007 11:38 PM  

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