Monthly Archives: February 2010

Antonio’s Budget Fairy Tale –

It is a sign of the times that the mayor has actually been forced to engage the public in discussions, preliminary as they might be, about how LA is going to survive as a city even as it brings spending … Continue reading

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Somebody Has Got to Pay for This DWP Outrage

EDITOR’S NOTE: Read the consultant’s report recommending massive DWP electricity rate hikes at OurLA.org. You don’t know nothing if you didn’t know this was coming: Massive DWP rate hikes.   How else did you think they were going bail out … Continue reading

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Here Come’s the Bill: DWP Wants Massive Power Rate Hikes

The long-awaited consulting report on pass-through electricity charges was released Friday, calling for an immediate 800 percent increase in the energy cost adjustment factor and increases every quarter that will raise overall power rates by more than 20 percent within … Continue reading

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Even Whitewash Can’t Hide the Truth: How County Supervisors Improperly Influence Planning Decisions

The charges leveled by fired LA County Planning chief Bruce McClendon a year ago got credence from a just completed outside consultant’s audit of alleged improper influence in decisions on development by Supervisors and their staffs. It’s how politics works … Continue reading

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Can We Bell the Cat of the City Budget Crisis?

Once upon a time, there were mice  who lived in a house and were terrified of the cat who lived there too. So one day, the mice all got together to figure out how to outwit their common enemy, the … Continue reading

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Bruno, LA’s Watchdog: Let’s License Everybody in City Hall and Send the Losers to the Pound

They’re coming after me and my four-legged brethren to help solve the city’s financial crisis!After perusing the Dog Trainer and Green Sheet this morning, I saw an LAWeakly story highlighted on the Westside White Guy’s blog that the dog catchers … Continue reading

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The 4,000 Layoffs Document: Proof of Their Neglect of Duty and Crimes Against the City

I’m holding you all responsible — you elected these people and look what they’ve done to you. It’s a crime. And since it’s a crime we need to look at what they knew and when they knew it and, more … Continue reading

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A Few Moments of Truth in a Sea of Lies

Don’t miss this video of exchanges between Ed Reyes, Paul Krekorian and Jan Perry — a rare few minutes where City Council members actually mix it up. The issue is how the Council leaped from 1,000 layoffs that they opposed … Continue reading

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“We Shall Not, We Shall Not Be Moved”

What’s going on in LA is a calamity of historica proportions — not the kind that causes catastrophic destruction like the day the levees broke in New Orleans. But the kind that just as surely damages a city physically and … Continue reading

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LA Love It or Leave It — Are There Other Choices?

They’re protesting at the school board, they’re storming the City Council, they’re mad at the mayor, the teachers hate the charters, the charters hate the bureaucrats, the unions and the people hate everyone in government, the whole world of LA … Continue reading

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