Monthly Archives: March 2010

Making Fools of 4 Million People: First of Many DWP Rate Hikes Will Hit You April 1

If You Think This DWP Rate Hike Is Bad, the Next One Will Be Worse and Then the Next . . . It seemed like the good old days Tuesday when long debates on controversial issues would inevitably end up … Continue reading

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ECAF: One-Time Rate Hike Approved

After a lengthy debate focused on the DWP’s loss of public trust, the City Council voted 8-6 Tuesday to approve a one-time 4 percent increase in electricity rates equal to .5 cents per kilowatt/hour and voted unanimously for a .1 … Continue reading

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Antonio’s Mystery Malady — Why It All Went So Wrong

Jimmy Hahn was no glad-handing politician. He suffered from a phobic distaste for anyone actually touching him, which goes a long way to explaining why his lackluster pay-to-play service as mayor lasted only one term. Antonio Villaraigosa suffers from a … Continue reading

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The Madness of King Antonio: Sweatshops, Subsidies and Soaring DWP Rates

It’s been a busy weekend for the out-of-touch mayor and his team of second raters. First, he floats the crazy idea that the discredited David Freeman will step down as “interim” general manager of the DWP having caused enough damage … Continue reading

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Antonio’s ‘Lockbox,’ D’Arcy’s Greed and the Arrogance of Environmentalists

Remember back when Antonio told us he was tripling the trash fee and going to put all that money in a lockbox and use it solely to hire cops to make us safe on the streets and in our houses? … Continue reading

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Signs of Intelligent Life at City Hall — Who Knew?

Somebody must have spiked the bottled water City Council members drink with IQ raising drugs, or maybe it’s just fear of voter retribution that has awakened them from their long, deep sleep of denial of the hell they have wrought. … Continue reading

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Council Committee Casts Serious Doubt on DWP Rate Hike Plans

With support only coming from environmental groups, the massive long-term rate hikes approved by the DWP Commission in an emergency meeting last week took a beating Thursday at a three-hour hearing of Jan Perry’s Energy and Enviroment Committee. Relying heavily … Continue reading

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Alarcon’s Reign of Terror Challenged by Cardenas

How would you like to be a Gold Card public library user contributing money entitling you to boast you kept 100 workers from being fired so the Central Library and eight regional ones don’t have to close on Sundays starting … Continue reading

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Fire These Men or Not One Cent More for DWP

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Something Is Rotten at City Hall, Will We Fix It?

A lot more is at stake in LA these days than just electricity rate hikes and closed parks and libraries. Our system of government itself has been corrupted to the point of dysfunction. That’s why the city is running massive … Continue reading

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