You can say what you want about Zuma Dogg and his need to get a job and all that personal stuff. But when it comes to feeling they have done the most to be elected representive of CD2 as City Councilmember, I feel it's me. (Sorry kiddies, I may not have earned a paycheck, but I feel I have the right to feel this way among any other candidate on the ballot.)
Here is just one day's worth of public comments, on the front line...sitting through this 3 and a half hour meeting...plus travel time...and having to get there early to turn in cards on all the agenda items...also having to read ENTIRE agenda, for these seven or eight minutes that is beamed out the the city. Also all the talking to councilmembers, staffers, clerks, officers, constituents and follow up on the phone between comments and after the meetings; plus the additional blogging and time spend following up with other bloggers/activists/talk show hosts.
AND NOW TRY DOING THIS FOR ONE WEEK, THEN ONE MONTH, THEN ONE YEAR, THEN THREE YEARS.
I don't care who is putting their name on the ballot...I'VE BEEN FIGHTING DAY IN AND DAY OUT...JUST AS ONE CONCERNED CITIZEN.
Now everyone's crawling out of the woodwork for that $180,000 city paycheck and pension and benefits and all the perks. WHERE WERE YOU WHEN IT WAS JUST LIVES ON THE LINE? WHERE WERE YOU WHEN EVERYTHING WAS BEING APPROVED THAT GOT US IN THIS MESS? I KNOW WHERE I WAS...I WAS PICKING MYSELF UP OFF THE SIDEWALK OR CRAWLING OUT OF A VEHICLE AND TRIED TO DO AS MUCH AS I HUMANLY COULD ON THAT DAY WITH ONLY MY VOICE; AND NO BUDGET AND NO PAYCHECK...NO NOTHING! But I didn't like what I was seeing, and I discovered the public responded and rallied behind me so I tried to keep it up. And one day at a time, I have. NO MATTER WHAT MY CIRCUMSTANCES...I HAVE BEEN MORE CONSISTENT IN SHOWING UP THAN ANY OF THE PAID COUNCILMEMBERS AND PROBABLY SPEAK ON MORE ITEMS THAN ANY OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS.
So excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me to the people who think they know me and can judge me and tell me I should shut up and get a job at Starbucks or Staples.
BUT IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE MASSES OF PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND AND APPRICIATE THE POSITION I HAVE BEEN HANDED AND AM TRYING TO CONTINUE TO TOW, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE ME ON THE BALLOT...THE ONLY WAY IT WILL HAPPEN IS IF YOU, YES, YOU CALL ME AND SAY YOU WILL HELP GET SIGNATURES.
I think I deserve the right to be on the ballot and be allowed to take what I have started to the next level as Councilmember. It will be innovative, fun and a trailblazing experience that will transform the way a council office and community interact with each other. I CAN'T DO IT MYSELF! Just look at this ONE day's worth of comments. Then multiply it by THREE (3) meetings this week that I had to get to, and sit through, and be prepared to speak, and it's been years of this. Try going to THREE meetings in a row.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY NAME ON THE BALLOT AND I WOULD LIKE YOU TO HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN. Here's Friday's public comment on a very cranky and contentuous day. Still have the rest of the week to post, and last week. YOU TRY IT. I'm happy to, cause I know most people can't show up and sit through 3 and 4 hour meetings. BUT DON'T PRETEND LIKE I DON'T WORK AND DON'T HAVE A JOB. I just don't have backing or someone paying me at the end of the day. But it's nothing but intense praise and thanks for my work, day in and day out by strangers. So it's KINDA worth it. 213-785-7272 if you wanna help get me on the ballot and go "Zuma Dogg" on their ass this election.
Zuma Dogg Public Comment 1 (What Uber-pussy-coward Eric Garcetti take my time away for "still yelling." HE SHOULD NOT HAVE INTERUPTED ME IN THE FIRST PLACE, OR SECOND PLACE. THAT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DISRUPTION AND I WILL BITCH-SLAP HIM IN COURT RIGHT OFF HIS POMPUS CHAIR! YOU JUST WAIT AND SEE GARCETTI...YOUR COWARD-BROWN ACT-VIOLATING DAYS ARE O-V-E-R, SISSY-PUNK! AND I SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO'S RIGHTS YOU ALSO TAKE AWAY, EVERY TIME YOU VIOLATE MINE, MAMMA'S BOY!
Public Comment 1A: ZD BRIEFLY follows up on Comment 1 by saying, "I'm on the phone with City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (whose office I was on the phone with at the time, and left message with his office). This is a funny little passage between ZD and Pussy Garshady. (Nice fingernails!)
Zuma Dogg Public Comment 2: And watch how Garpussy AGAIN, interrupts me when I am asking the rhetorical question about the speaker volume. And although you may think he was allowed to cut in and respond...HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT!
Zuma Dogg Public Comment 3: On negative Density side effects and no water for projects.
Zuma Dogg Public Comment 4 & Public Comment 5: El Grito Fest. No time for money to be spent on comercially sponsored events with closed to the public VIP area. THEN KEEP WATCHING FOR THE NEXT ITEM FOR COMEDY RELIEF THEN THE NEXT ITEM. (Look how Dummy O'Connell interrupted me and my time ticked away. I'M TELL YOU, THE CITY VIOLATES THE LAW EVERY DAY IN THE OPERATION OF THE MEETINGS. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THEY ARE VIOLATING! And look how Dennis Zine says my time is up while there is still time on the clock. (DENNIS...PLEASE DON'T MAKE YOUR SELF PART OF THE LAWSUIT!)
Zuma Dogg Public Comment 6: On Density's negative impact on City including water, traffic and public safety.