Where else on the face of the Earth do you have to pay extra just to have a few cops walking around with people having a good time like they do at the monthly Art Walk, one of the few events that actually brings people from all over the city to downtown without charging them a fortune like the hustlers at
The LA Weekly’s Dennis Romero has the story today, noting “the event made that it safe for people with iPhones and designer dogs to walk down Main Street.”
“The Weekly learned late Friday that police — who a source stressed had been very supportive of the event, with some cops offering their own time — were asking organizers to pony up some of the costs of patrolling the people-filled streets during the monthly walk,” Romero reports..
Three Business Improvement Districts aalready have to pay for their own trash pick-up and clean-up, and now are being hit for police. Organizers say they hope to revive Art Walk come January as a quarterly event if they can find the money.
It’s all the doing of the mayor and City Council who embraced the insane notion that the people who pay dearly for public services in taxes, rates and fees also have to “pay full cost recovery” for any services they actually use.
In other words, you get nothing for the $4 billion you put into the general fund except thousands of disgruntled workers whose salaries, benefits and pensions are so expensive there’s no money left to serve you.
It’s so bad they’re about to start charging you to park at City Hall when you drive down to City Hall to waste two minutes pleading for mercy from the Council.
Not to worry, just sit back in your apathy, defeatism, myopia and global political views and watch it all go to Hell.