Sunday, July 19, 2009

CITIZENS' ALERT: Here are the FIVE (5) Michael Jackson Memorial Items on L.A. City Council Agenda For Tuesday.

Alright media outlets, reporters and concerned citizens who have been waiting to hear more on this Michael Jackson Memorial issue, several items are finally slated for the agenda this Tuesday, including an expected appearance by City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and local political icon, Zuma Dogg. Here's the line-up of items to be discussed, including some dumb, nutty, grandstanding, non-community benefit bullshit item by Hahn, seconded by LaBong. (Figures!)

MICHAEL JACKSON ITEMS ON THE LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ON TUESDAY: Click here for agenda with active links to motion files. See Items 24-27; and click here for related Item 28 on the Supplemental Agenda.

SHORT VERSIONS:

ITEM NO. (24) 09-1717 MOTION (ZINE - HUIZAR) relative to the selection process for vendors to the City, in connection with approximately 3,500 boxed lunches for emergency personnel assigned to the Michael Jackson memorial.

Item (25) 09-1716 MOTION (HAHN - LABONGE) relative to the total local revenue attributable to the Michael Jackson Memorial Event from July 4-7, 2009.

Item (26)09-1715 MOTION (ZINE - PERRY) relative to the City resources used and expenditures made in response to the public reaction to the passing of Michael Jackson.

Item (27)09-1678 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (PERRY - PARKS) relative to the memorial service to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late entertainer, Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center on July 7, 2009

ITEM NO. (28) 09-1789 MOTION (LABONGE - GARCETTI) relative to establishing a process to justify and validate the use of City funds and resources to provide for public safety and assemblage management at significant events.

FULL AGENDA ITEMS:
Items for Which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - Items 15-27, 28

ITEM NO. (24)
09-1717 MOTION (ZINE - HUIZAR) relative to the selection process for vendors to the City, in connection with approximately 3,500 boxed lunches for emergency personnel assigned to the Michael Jackson memorial. Recommendation for Council action: INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst to report to the Council on the selection process for vendors to the City, specifically with regard to the myriad requirements placed on vendors that may limit the pool of bidders to the point that few, if any of these businesses are located within the City or are able to provide the service at a reasonable cost to taxpayers.

CLICK HERE FOR ZINE'S RELATED "ANTI-STUPID-SANDWICH ORDERING" MOTION [Zuma Dogg asks for an, "Aye" vote.]

ITEM NO. (25)
09-1716 MOTION (HAHN - LABONGE) relative to the total local revenue attributable to the Michael Jackson Memorial Event from July 4-7, 2009. Recommendation for Council action: INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst with the assistance of the Office of Finance, L.A. Inc., the Los Angeles County Office of Economic Development, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and other local financial and economic experts, to report to the Council within two weeks with an estimate of the total local revenue attributable to the Michael Jackson Memorial event from Saturday, July 4, 2009 through the date of the actual event on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, and compare those economic benefits to the actual and direct cost of City services for public safety, traffic control, and sanitation services.

CLICK HERE TO READ A DUMB, PETTY, MEANINGLESS, DUMB MOTION WITH NO COMMUNITY BENEFIT. THIS MONEY SHOULD COME OUT OF JANICE'S AND TOM'S OWN PERSONAL DISTRICT SLUSH FUND. LET IT COME OUT OF STREET FURNITURE FUND OR GO RAISE THE MONEY, LOSERS!

ITEM NO. (26)
09-1715 MOTION (ZINE - PERRY) relative to the City resources used and expenditures made in response to the public reaction to the passing of Michael Jackson. Recommendations for Council action: 1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to coordinate with the Controller, City Attorney, and all appropriate departments to review the City resources used and expenditures made in response to the public reaction to the passing of Michael Jackson and report to Council all appropriate measures which may be taken to offset the costs of these actions. 2. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst and CAO to report to the Council with a policy direction that will clearly delineate financial oversight and liability for extraordinary, non-emergency, multi-departmental, large scale events and expenditures.

Click here for motion.

ITEM NO. (27)
09-1678 CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (PERRY - PARKS) relative to the memorial service to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late entertainer, Michael Jackson, at the Staples Center on July 7, 2009. Recommendations for Council action: 1. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report back to the Council within 30 days on the services provided by the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Public Works Bureaus of Sanitation and Street Services, Department of General Services, Information Technology Agency, Convention Center, and any other department required to provide services necessary to safeguard public health and safety including, but not limited to the following:

a. Police protection b. Fire and emergency medical response c. Traffic control d. Trash receptacles e. Portable toilets f. Street cleaning/repairs g. Illegal vending enforcement h. Security i. Communication services 2. INSTRUCT the CAO to report to the Council on any permits and insurance policies that may have been taken out by the memorial service organizer(s) to limit the City’s liability resulting from this event. 3. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst to report to the Council within 30 days on existing policies and procedures by which City services are provided under specific circumstances, and which may, or may not, have been followed in this instance.

Click here for motion.

Item 28 (10 Votes Required for Consideration) ITEM NO. (28)
09-1789 MOTION (LABONGE - GARCETTI) relative to establishing a process to justify and validate the use of City funds and resources to provide for public safety and assemblage management at significant events. Recommendation for Council action: DIRECT the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and the Emergency Management Department to develop a definitive and collaborative planning process to ensure that these significant preplanned events in the City of Los Angeles, such as sport team parades, memorial events, Presidential visits, and all award ceremonies, etc., not only ensure public safety and business continuity, but accomplish this in a manner that is transparent and fiscally prudent.

No motion on file.

And there you have it! Tune in on Tuesday for all the nuttiness and grandstanding and perhaps a song or two by yours truly, ZD! I'll start with "Man in the Mirror" asking them to change their ways.

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