With a virtual local news blackout as blogs and local talk radio abandon all local issue coverage this election season in order to to discuss the Sarah Palin media soap opera, as they continue to over-analyze the analysis...
Zuma Dogg feels a sense of urgency to blog some of what concerns ME this election season as the region continues down the fast track toward a situation that will require the National Guard and armor tanks to straighten out. (See Rodney King riot footage.)
HERE'S THE OVERALL PROBLEM AS ZUMA DOGG SEES IT:
Eli Broad, Antonio Villaraiogsa, Eric "Rico" Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council are either living in denial when it comes to City planning, or are purposefully and criminally negligent.
YOU CANNOT SIT THERE AND CONTINUE TO GO ALL FIVE STAR LUXURY WITH YOUR PLANS IN THIS ECONOMY!?!?!
LA Live and Grand Avenue Project boasts of five star hotels, luxury condos and specialty boutique shops. The Valley is proud to announce the opening of Neimen-Marcus and plans for their own "Grand Avenue Project" style project. Pacoima has plans to upscale. The City plans on turning East L.A. into something that would make Leo Decaprio and all his Hollywood crowd envious of the luxuriousness.
ARE YOU F*CKING NUTZ?!?!?
Have you looked around? Have you turned on the news? Are you aware of this downturn economy? Construction costs are SOARING!!! Even the wealthiest of connected developers like Related Cos and their Arab Emirate Royal Family of Dubai money-infused Grand Ave Project can't gain the confidence of financial lenders, and they are stuck with their Jimmy Johnson in their hands hoping some sucker bank changes their mind and finances the black hole of taxpayer subsidies and CRA taxpayer money.
YOU MAY BE OPTIMISTIC AND SAY, "Well, things are cyclical, and the economy will turn around, and then all this stuff that only Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey and Eli Broad can afford will be ready and open for business in this anticipated "boom" economy.
It ain't coming back, because the City, State and Feds allowed this situation to play out.
We are talking about a City and State that is in crisis mode and I think all the people in the know are now aware that basic police, trash, fire and general services will no longer be able to be provided in the way that we are used to and expect.
The unemployment money is running out.
All of this social service money people like Richard Alarcon and Ed Reyes have fought so hard to hand out to any living organism standing on U.S. soil is for nill...because there soon will not be any money left to funnel over to all of the applicants who came to this country to apply for these money and services.
The schools are on the "Highway to Hell" and DO NOT expect anything but a downward spiral o achievement.
You can take all the kids in the world fishing one time; you cannot fish -- OR ENFORCE your way out of the army of gang members on the streets.
First of all, you still have not made the decision to crack down on local terrorists who have taken over the streets. Secondly, you do not have the resources or personnel, EVEN IF THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES ACTUALLY DECIDED TO REPRESENT THE CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES (INSTEAD OF HIS CURRENT ALLEGIANCES).
Secondly, you do not have the jail space even if you did go out there and round up every criminal on the street. AND YOU WILL NOT HAVE ENOUGH JAIL SPACE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. (At least another generation.)
LESS people are able to afford their current housing situation and MORE people will be competing for sidewalk space with Zuma Dogg as more families become first time homeless.
Camping tent manufacturers are experiencing record profits as more and more people set up their luxury encampment on Downtown sidewalks.
BUT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LA RIVER PROJECT, GRAND AVENUE PROJECT, LA LIVE, NEIMEN-MARCUS, A HUGE LUXURY VALLEY PROJECT (to compete with Rodeo Drive, LMFAO) and all the crazy upscale sh*t like Wyvenwood happening all over Los Angeles.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, is start building the emergency shelters, low cost housing (500 sq ft units) and the "Flea Market Row" project -- NOT THE GRAND AVENUE (and all the wannabe) PROJECTS YOU BIG DUMMIES!
You're worse than Michael Jackson when news hit of all his financial troubles...meanwhile, he allows camera to follow him around on one of his Vegas shopping sprees. And people are saying, "What are you doing??? It's not cute anymore."
MC Hammer went through the same transition. He was living in denial. He had the image of the past and all the money (revenue) that was flowing through, and he though the future would always equal the past.
Zuma Dogg can walk into a store and can pick out a bunch of classy, expensive items that are way over my head. I have excellent taste! But then I get to the check out register, pull out my wallet, see what I have available...look at all the items...and basically they all go back except for the couple necessary staples I cannot live without.
START FOCUSING ON NECESSARY STAPLES YOU LIVING IN DENIAL IDIOTS!
Garcetti, you and your City Council behave like a bunch of spoiled teenagers who were never disciplined properly, and now you just inherited a trust fund -- squandered all the money...
BUT ARE STILL SPENDING AND WASTING IT ON DUMB STUFF LIKE NEW CARS AND FANCY RIMS AND JEWELERY AND HIGH SOCIETY STUFF...
AND YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU DEPLETED THE TRUST FUND AND HAVE NO WAY OF PAYING THE CREDIT CARD BILL NEXT MONTH.
But just like a gambling or crack addiction...LOGIC DOESN'T MATTER...you got a monkey on your back, and you gotta keep feeding it, or it will kill you for not keeping the promises you made in your most desperate of hours during the election, I mean day.
So either the City of Los Angeles is nothing but a bunch of stupid idiots that can't see the most obvious of big pictures -- OR they are purposefully and criminally negligent.
The good news is that there is currently a Federal investigation (F.B.I.) into Los Angeles City Hall. And Zuma Dogg feels that the Federal government has bigger problems in this Country than Rocky Delgadildo's wife.
But Rocky is obviously a big problem for this region, so it'll be nice to have him locked up and out prevented from the opportunity of a higher office.
And ZD hears that Villaraigosa's legacy will be that of the Detroit mayor. (Taken away in handcuffs and pushed out of office.) But ZD feels Antonio won't be getting off the hook as lightly, since he's in a Federal boiling pot.)
AND, the FBI investigation into Rocky is merely the tip of the iceberg tool they need, to start looking into emails -- and I think there will be some un-expected (not to ZD) Special Elections to fill some CM seats.
The bad news is the damage has been done...the City and region is on the fast track to Tijuanaism; all the problems currently being discussed will be spiraling downward at a geometric rate of progression; and we have a City Hall of elected officials who are walking around as though they are the Royal Family of Dubai themselves on some MC Hammer shopping and construction spree complete with gold faucets, marble tubs and diamond encrusted toilets.
The good news is, when things get this bad, you can't contain the stink...and it made it all the way to Washington, and the Feds agree with Zuma Dogg that this is a matter of public safety and national security. Between Cooley and the F.B.I, ZD says City Hall is about to get a fumigation. (Or maybe the F.B.I. just felt like hassling Rocky's wife of all matters of concern in the United States of America.)
AND REMEMBER YOU INFERIOR-MINDED, EMOTIONALLY WEAK, SPOILED BRAT CITY COUNCILMEMBERS: Water is not an unlimited, infinite, synthetic resource that you can produce at will. AND YOU ALREADY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH WATER FOR ALL OF YOUR "SMART GROWTH" ERIC GARCETTI, SO I THINK THAT MAKES YOU "DUMB" (or criminally negligent).
HERE'S WHAT COMING NEXT YOU RACKETEERING COUNCILMEMBERS AND MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA...HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL BE DEALING WITH NEXT...NOT WHETHER THE PARK AT GRAND AVENUE PROJECT SHOULD BE GRASS OR CEMENT OR SOME DUMB BELLS AND WHISTLES FOR THE LA RIVER!
MEXICO IS AT WAR: President Felipe Calderon has deployed 40,000 soldiers and 5,000 federal police officers to secure large swaths of the country against entrenched drug traffickers. Criminals unleash machine guns and grenades in urban battles that the State Department describes as "equivalent to military small-unit combat." In the year and a half since Calderon launched a crackdown against drug gangs, about 4,100 people have died. A team of Times reporters is chronicling this new war:
PROGRAMMING NOTE: You can sit home and watch it all happen on TV as you eat popcorn and plan meetings to discuss the situation every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday on LA City TV 35. (Plus, you can read about it on blogs.)