I've blogged about the water crisis; subprime; oil prices; wall street failures; econonic depression; LACER pension risk; and the exact, specific situation the city and state is currently trying to come to grips with. So now it is here before us, and instead of Zuma Dogg doing a bunch of crybaby "gotcha" activism like the rest of the so called "journalists and bloggers and activists" who do nothing but complain about EVERYTHING and offer NOTHING: HERE IS WHAT IS NEXT. THIS WILL BE THE DIRECTION THE CITY, STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE TAKING WHEN IT COMES TO OPERATING THE GOVERNMENT.
I've said all there is really to say as far as calling attention to the big issues that will be affecting us (as listed above). The city cannot afford to meet it's payroll; the city's retirement fund lost nearly $7 billion in one year and will be forced to bail it out with general fund money; two major L.A. real estate moguls went belly up and bankrupt; and Richard Alarcon wants to continue to pour money into any and everything he can funnel money into; just as it's about to go bankrupt. THEN, we can buy the failed project to save our investment.
I think it's about time the People of Los Angeles show up to City Hall Council Chambers and tell Alarcon, Garcetti and his wacko City Council coffer-suckers to shut up and get out of the way and let some real U.S. based leadership philosophies guide the city. And we'll leave it at that, FOR NOW.
So it's going to be the mayor's job to bring "methods of quality and productivity" to city hall. And it will be up to the people of Los Angeles to put Richard Alarcon and Eric Garcetti in their place, because after attending a year's worth of consecutive council meetings, I can tell you THESE TWO ARE THE PROBLEM AT THE CITY COUNCIL LEVEL.
HELLO PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES...YOU ARE LETTTING GARSHADY AND ALARcon GET AWAY WITH WAY TOO MUCH. THE CITY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD IT. You cannot sit back and wait for the district attorney to take back the city from these two. IT IS UP TO YOU! DO SOMETHING PEOPLE! THEY HAVE ALREADY PULLED THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER YOU AND WILL BE PLENTY A-O.K. WHEN THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS TO BE CALLED IN TO SORT OUT WHAT VILLARAIGOSA AND HIS CITY COUNCIL HAVE JUST DONE.
CALL 3-1-1, RIGHT NOW, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ask to be connected to Council President Eric Garcetti's office and leave a message that you DEMAND City Council to stop pouring money into their cronies projects in the way Councilmember Richard Alarcon continues to motion for and that they implement SOME FORM of quality management tactics. I showed up to every city council meeting this past year to warn city council on the record and to alert the masses. Now, it is YOUR turn, because I cannot make it to the meetings anymore. Please try to make a little extra effort to show up, JUST ONCE, to talk about this publicly this summer.