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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Holy City Paid Photo Op! Its Another AlarCON!

Riddle me this Zorro.  City Councilman endorses candidate for Governor.  Next thing we know City Councilman holds "town hall" with candidate.  Yes! A taxpayer funded campaign rally for the candidate.

Looks, Robin, like another AlarCON.  Will crime fighting candidate for Governor who in his secret identity is a hard charging, ball busting crusader for ethics raise an eyebrow?  Tune in tomorrow. Same CON Time.  Same CON Channel!

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe we should attend and ask questions unrelated to the topics listed. Better yet, we can tie them in.

Mr Brown: Do you think the LACERS union deal, early retirement package and DWP penalties (aka tax)is fiscally irresponsible since it could lead to foreclosures for those single family homeowners that will be heavily taxed?

Mr Brown: Since the 15 year pay back (and DWP rate increase) is clearly a vote catering to unions, have you considered recommending legislation that can hold elected officials criminally (or civilly) liable for such votes given that the consequences of such a vote have clearly been spelled out? There is no denying that these votes negatively impact homeowners.

Mr Brown: Do you think the penalties and tier one allotment is actually a tax? Given recent Council votes that will guarantee increased fees, wouldn't these fees actually be a tax even if they call it a "lifting of the cap," "rebuilding our antiquated infrastructure", etc to justify rate increases that are far more than the cost of the services provided? Will you hold the City responsible to pay back the 150 million DWP stole from rate payers? Clearly the above questions impact future foreclosures. Please share your thoughts.

Mr Brown: Recently Mr Alarcon moved that public comments be placed at the end of Council meetings, thus ensuring their exit from Council Chambers before considering the public's concerns. Given his recent vote, can you reassure us that you are not like him and that you actually care about the future of single family homes in Los Angeles?

Mr Brown: Since you are running for Governor and Mr Alarcon endorses you, isn't this more a campaign tactic at tax payer expense? Do you know of any law that addresses this? Can we really believe that you are concerned about false advertising given this tactic? Will your campaign staff reimburse the City for this underhanded campaign event?

Sorry Mr Brown. I use to like you. But this just doesn't sit right. Since this is campaign time for you, your answers are more like campaign promises and we know what that really means.

September 10, 2009 4:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I know the bent of this blog is to see things through a partisan political lens, but I see this as a great opportunity to hear about ways to protect ourselves from con artists. The Attorney General has been great on these issues.

September 10, 2009 8:33 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Will the Attorney General advise us on how to protect us from elected officials?

September 10, 2009 8:45 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Jerry Brown could pick up a few votes in CD7 if he announced at the event he was indicting Alarcon.

September 10, 2009 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I guess we consumers could all spontaneously leave work to go to this thing.

September 10, 2009 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes all you workers. Spontaneously go and then combust so the rest of us can have your jobs!

September 10, 2009 6:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happened to Ed Reyes campaign, oh I meant "birthday" money? Is the city ethic commission still looking into it?

Maybe Jerry Brown can look that too.

September 10, 2009 7:01 PM  

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