Tag Archives: Los Angeles City Council

VIDEO REPORT: Sales Tax Hike Is Nothing But a Blank Check to Perpetuate Failure and Corruption

If you took Herb Wesson and Paul Krekorian at their word — which would be foolish given these failed state legislators bald-faced lying and deceit — you would think that giving City Hall $215 million a year more would solve … Continue reading

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2JobBob Blumenfield Meets His Constituents Who Want to Know Why He’s Running for Two Offices Simultaneously

This unedited video speaks for itself. The participants are me, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield,  and Elizabeth Badger and Steve Presberg – two of the citizen candidates challenging 2JobBob for City Council District 3 in the Valley. Behind the Flip camera is … Continue reading

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Blumenfield’s Dirty Double Play: A Failed Politician Shows His Contempt for Voters by Running for Two Offices at Once

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after I posted my views on Bob Blumenfield running for two offices simultaneously, challenger Steve Presberg issued a press release (PRESBERG) denouncing the Assemblyman’s “double-dipping” and in a letter to Blumenfield accusing him of a “cynical violation … Continue reading

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Director’s Commentary on the ‘Temple of Democracy’

EDITOR’S NOTE: It was self-indulgent but I thought the movie I made from Friday’s City Council session which featured a long debate that depended on what the meaning of the word ‘local’ is — the city or the county — … Continue reading

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The Buck Stops with the Fall Guy — Or Not At All

The LA Community College Board members responsible for the fraud, waste and mismanagement in the handling of $5.7 billion in taxpayer money escaped being held accountable by voters thanks in no small part to the financial help of the same … Continue reading

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Englander’s ‘Don’t Vote for Me’ Mailer, Abuse of Power by Huizar, Cardenas and LaBonge

Despite his well-documented confusion about what day it is, Tom LaBonge’s perfect recall of a goal line stand that defeated Eagle Rock High was on full display Friday at the City Council — the last meeting before election day — … Continue reading

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Lawless in California: Standing in the Doors of Schoolhouses, Police and Fire Stations

ACTION ALERT: The Community Redevelopment Agency Board meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Garland Center, 1200 W. 7th St., to rush through approval on a variety of projects, including $648,100 for guidebooks and mobile apps for downtown, Koreatown and Hollywood and … Continue reading

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They’re B-a-a-a-ck: New Mayhem in Store from the Council and DWP

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily News published an editorial Monday detailing dispassionately and intelligently the Department of Water problem. It’s headlined: Rewiring DWP: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa must reform the city’s utility. The nation’s highest paid City Council has done no harm … Continue reading

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AEG Gets Signs, Cop Hiring Gets Stopped, ‘Nuch’ Gets Slapped, Billboard Ban Gets Jeopardized

.Editor’s Note: Please observe how the two-minute warning clock doesn’t run when Tim Leiweke is speaking but it does when John Walsh is mocking him and the the City Council. . Unable to get on with the job of fixing … Continue reading

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Bright Lights, Big Cities, Billboard Blight

With the failure of Measure B, it seems everyone in City Hall — except the mayor himself — agrees we need open and transparent processes and full community participation. We’ll soon see how that works when the public conversation begins … Continue reading

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