THANKS TO LA WEEKLY FOR USING ZUMA DOGG'S "UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CITY HALL WORKS" TO SLAP DOWN PAUL KREKORIAN'S ARROGANT COMMENT. HATE TO BREAK IT TO PAUL, ELECTED POSITIONS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE RUN BY "PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS." THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FILLED WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AMATUERS. AND I DO NOT FEEL JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN USE YOUR ASSEMBLY STAFF TO RUN A COUNCIL CAMPAIGN DOES NOT MEAN YOU KNOW SHIT COMPARED TO ZUMA DOGG YOU NAIVE DUMMY. YOU THOUGH HUD MONEY COULD BE USED FOR FIRE FIGHTERS. DUH!
First Krekorian talked down to the seven highly committed Valley activists who are running for CD 2 today, describing this special election to replace the departed Wendy Greuel as "not being a time for amateurs."
That was a not-very-subtle putdown of seven serious candidates on the ballot today, all of them with long histories of civic activism and solving community problems, several of them veterans of the Neighborhood Council system, many of whom have learned to navigate the government bureaucracy and certainly don't qualify as amateurs.
Even David Saltsburg, best known as Zuma Dogg, the sometimes-homeless City Hall provocateur, is no amateur. He actually does understand how City Hall works and catches the Los Angeles City Council at bad behavior. It's a big job for a guy without a permanent address, to watchdog a richly paid City Council best known for its bumbling -- for example, the council has played the key role in enabling the city's illegal billboards, illegal pot industry, illegal apartment densities, ad nauseum.
[ZD: YES, it IS a big job -- and people who so flippantly throw my efforts under the bus and publicly support other losers who would be eaten alive within the first month...just so YOU don't take heat from your friends are COWARDS!]
"Local legend and civic treasure," Zuma Dogg
(OH YES, I'll be using THAT quote from now on!) SORRY...I EARNED IT! JUST DO A LITTLE PERCEPTUAL RESEARCH. CITY HALL ALREADY HAS, AND THEY THANK EVERYONE WHO PUBLICLY SUPPORTED THE OTHER CANDIDATES. THEY LOVE THAT!
KEEP A "PROFESSIONAL" STATE-BANKRUPTING POLITICIAN FROM DOING FURTHER DAMAGE.