richard alarCON's Museum Money Trap Goes Bankrupt: You should read the Daily News today for outrageously numbskulled comments from Richard alarCON, who had money poured into the Hansen Dam Recreation Area Children's Museum as it was going belly up and bankrupt. But what does HE care? Now the people who are owed money have to bite it. I questioned him a couple years ago, now, over loans from the city he said would be payed back, even though I was more skepticle. ARE THEY PAID BACK? Money Thanks CON. Read the article at http://DailyNews.com. I'll be commenting THOROUGHLY on this discracioso! More emails on this with additional info are currently in my email inbox
SPECIAL EVENT FEE MADNESS TRUCKS ON!!!: AND HOW ABOUT ENOUGH MONEY OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND, at a time when you are talking about firings and cutting services and raising fees and meter rates and new taxes --
WHILE CONTINUING TO SHELL OUT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THINGS LIKE "running" events, like on today's agenda. You cannot RUN away from the budget problem, nor solve it by spending another $20,000 on "running event" again today.
Today, on the Special Event Fee Waiver item, there were a couple more races on the agenda -- and this week, CON's "El Grito" Shadifest bilked another $50,000 out of the city's general fund, after $75,000 already came through the week before. So that's $125,000 for El Grito fest, that I happened to catch. This must be one hell of an event. And I hope it is free and open to the public and isn't having paid sponsorships, and a lot of profit schemes.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORK SPENDING CAP, PLEASE?: And with Fourth of July coming up, ZUMA DOGG IS HERE TO REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZEN'S OF LOS ANGELES THAT A SPENDING CAP BE SET BY COUNCIL ON HOW MUCH MONEY IS GOING TO BE SPENT THIS YEAR ON 4th of July CELEBRATIONS? I don't know how much was spent last year, and on how many events...BUT IF WE ARE FIRING TEACHERS AND THERE WILL BE MORE KIDS PER ROOM...
Then you BETTER be spending MUCH LESS this year on 4th of July events than last year, and on less of them, and the crowds can combine a little, or people can watch on TV, or go somewhere else.
THIS IS NO TIME TO BE "BOO HOO HOO" CRYBABIES WHO CAN'T HAVE THEIR FIREWORKS PARADE SCALED BACK IN ANYWAY.
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE AT SOME POINT PEOPLE...AND IF IT ISN'T JOBS AND SERVICES, THEN IT IS PARADES, JOGS, SPRINTS, RUNS, WALKS AND FIREWORKS. Not all of them, but the expense better be scaled back in a way reflective of a city that just lost $7 BILLION in risky Wall Street and Real Estate developments, when they should have been in "investment grade" investments, and if Zuma Dogg was blogging alerts about it (if Zuma Dogg knew LACERS was in trouble at Wall Street and in Downtown projects of the mayor's patronige-cronie-special interest-camapaign contributors...then how come NO ONE in the Villaragiosa administration, Villaragiosa himself or ANYONE on City Council did a THING to look into it and prevent it??? ("L" on each of your foreheads, especially YOU councilmembers who stood silent, you spineless cowards.)
SO TO SUM IT UP VILLARAGIOSA AND LOS ANGELES SHITTY COUNCIL:
No more money on jogs, walks, runs, sprints, warm-up, stretches, face-painting, donut sprinking, or cronie enhancing events out of the general fund for the reasons stated above you stupid, irresponsible, cowardly dummies:
AND...SET A CAP ON HOW MUCH THE CITY IS GOING TO SPEND ON FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS. And it better be much less than last year. How can it NOT be you squanderous nincompoops?
I'm not sure if you are all just dumb, or corrupt? I think in most cases it's both.
LACERS $7 BILLION BAILOUT (FRAUD?) IN VILLARAIGOSA'S CITY OF LOS ANGELES: AND START ADDRESSING THE LACERS ISSUE AND FIND OUT HOW THE PEOPLE WHO WERE, AND ARE, MANAGING THESE ACCOUNTS GOT THE ACCOUNTS? Were there campaign contributions to Villaraigosa. Were they risky investments, instead of "investment grade" (especially into Villar's pet real estate projects, including CRA money..and now M. Maddux had declared bankruptcy. How much LACERS money was poured into Muerello Maddux properties, along with CRA dollars? Did the money managers get AIG sized bonuses while they lost $7 Billion in one year? And why did the City go deaf, dumb and blind like Roger Daltrey in "Tommy" and allow this to happen? HAVEN'T YOU IDIOTS HEARD OF "STOP LOSS" LIMITS???
I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD GO TO PRISON OVER THIS!!!! ASK SOME QUESTIONS PEOPLE...Forget the ducks, elephants, squirrels, museums, art exhibits, solar panels, $1 surpulus ambulances and all the other stuff...
YOU SHOULD BE FILLING CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AND ASKING THE MAYOR IN PERSON AT EVERY PUBLIC PRESS EVENT (SHOUTING IT AS COMPLIANT WITH THE FIRST AMENDMENT) ASKING THE QUESTIONS I HAVE JUST PRESENTED!!!
Do you think I thought these questions up, myself? Or do you think some smart people on the inside who know what questions to aks, whispered in my ear what questions to aks?
But day in and day out, people on the other side of the rope sit back like willing accomplices, standing silent. (NOT very high expectations for Wendy Greuel as City Controller. Do you think she's suddenly going to completely change? She was just elected. She could be showing us what to expect out of her office. She doesn't have to worry about getting re-elected with the mayor's support...
SHE'S never been MORE FREE to finally use her position to become a leader.
(Where'r the cricket sounds, Fred?)
So I guess I am most disappointed in Ms. Greuesome Greuel for her Academy Award-worthy performance of "Hellen Keller" at the LA City Council meetings.