Monday, September 14, 2009

Tamar Galatzan: Master Strategist at PLAYING the community as she uses Villaraigosa's $2 Million and LAUSD Parents, Kids and System For Council Seat

There's some buzz that some folks in Sunland-Tujunga will be announcing support for LAUSD Board Member Tamar Galatzan as their choice for council member to combat the other two City Hall inyosider candidates (Krekorian and Essel).

Here are some comments from bloggers on this chit-chat. AND REMEMBER, it's not an NC endorsement, but a few people (very few) who are using the name "Sunland Tujunga" in their name, but any endorsement is just that of the few people and not some official NC endorsement.

BUT, as a candidate who is follows marketing strategy, it's time to remind people how far they have strayed with even a "thought" of actually putting your name on a vote for Tamar. But it IS tough separating the forest from the trees. (Did you see "Blair Witch Project." You can get lost and you lose perspective.) BUT I KNOW...I KNOW...WE GOTTA BEAT ESSEL, ZUMA DOGG.

(O.K., I forgot the mayor has taken away your heart and soul and true voice. PICK ONE OF HIS, OR ELSE!)

Debbie
said...

I can't imagine for the life of me why the fine people of Sunland-Tujunja would want anything to do with that traitor to the children of her LAUSD school board district (Tamar Galatzan).
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The amount of time and energy we put into supporting her, attending her lame-ass "Parent Summits" (with no real change coming from them at ALL. JUST A PRE-CAMPAIGN PHOTO OP, only to have her turn her backs on us AFTER SHE SAID SHE WOULDN'T, shows her true character.

We needed her and she left us for greener pastures.

If that's the kind of person Sunland-Tujunga wants representing them, then they deserve what they get.

September 14, 2009 8:51 AM

As long as you guys don't endorse a Antonio croonie. Hey what's up with city council this week not meeting? Didn't they just get back from their summer break and they are getting paid, the highest in the nation. I just got a call asking why is council in recess all week. They are spending $75,000 tomorrow for that Illegal celebration. Don't insult us and call it Mexican Independence Day festivities. Its ILLEGAL MEANING NOT LEGAL. Mexican Americans are LEGAL citizens can vote in this country. All the illegals will be downtown cause they will have free food and stuff. Illegals like our Latino politicians have no class and no ethics.

September 14, 2009 9:38 AM

Blogger Michael Higby (Mayor Sam Blog Founder/Publisher) said...

With all due respect to my Sunland-Tujunga friends I find this appalling. After all the effort to fight Home Depot they're now supporting the wife of Mr. Home Depot and Mr. SB1818.

Though I never expected them to see these folks support my choice for various reasons I was at least expecting an honest endorsement of someone in line with their values such as Mary Benson, Sheftel, McCue, etc. All of whom could have a chance to get in a runoff.

For reasons I can not tell you I can guarantee you have endorsed the Mayor's prime candidate. I think if she wins and becomes your Councilmember you will be disappointed later.

Oh well.

September 14, 2009 9:42 AM

Zuma Dogg said...

Yes, Debbie, it's election season. People loose their minds and get all excited over the words and attention they are receiving from real, live LAUSD elected officials when they are out there campaigning. It's the "Leif Garrett" factor. So you have someone who felt it was "A-o.k." to hop in the mayor's $2 million getaway car and use that shady money to get in the LAUSD school board seat where she used all of YOU to leapfrog into the REAL paycheck, not some part-time money. And I guess her hubby's role at "YES on Home Depot" is something that can easily be overlooked, along with all the time parents and the ENTIRE LAUSD SCHOOL SYSTEM invested in Tamar.

ALL THE WHILE SHE WAS ONLY USING IT TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR CD2, which she knew she was doing all along, and left $60,000 in her office account that could have been used to staff, or the classroom or kids and used it for her own CD2 fliers that may, or may not be under investigation with more than just the ethics commission.

YEAH, there's reform you can trust. She should have put down "conductor" on her ballot designation because she just played, you, the community like a fiddle in her "Tamar for City Council" 2 year orchestration.

Springsteen wrote a song about how hard it is to not get snookered by these slick elected officials. "Tunnel of Love." I just sit back and enjoy the view.

I especially like how Tamar shows up for a press conference on the CD 2 water main break, AFTER it breaks. Of course I was there warning of this BEFORE it happened.

So Tamar probably is PERFECT for City Council and the people who keep electing people like her.

BUT, Zuma Dogg will still be there in chambers fighting for the voice of the community and the people, and I wonder if Tamar would have shown up to that press conference if she wasn't on the ballot next Tuesday.

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW EASY IT IS TO BARK EXHORTATIONS AFTER THE FACT AT A PRESS CONFERENCE OR CANDIDATE FORUM.

IT IS LITERALLY THE EASIEST THING TO DO. Watch:

"As City Councilmember, I will have the best constituent services and make sure all calls are returned with 24 hours. I will ensure the aging infrastructure will be replaced in record time, and will hire Olympic track starts to do the job faster.

I will bring jobs back to the district and will take measures to shore up the budget and close the deficit by eliminating waste and I will stand up to the unions and I am independent candidate.

My name is (fill in the blank) and I am running for city council.

I guess people forgot Tamar is "Yes on Jack Weiss." And if you have kids in her LAUSD district. Good luck starting all over. Tamar's gotta bring home the bacon.

September 14, 2009 9:53 AM

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF AND ALLOW YOURSELF TO EXPERIENCE ACTUAL FREEDOM OF CHOICE. Do not pick for the BIG 3 who who hate least. Use your vote as you voice. Do you really think Paul or Tamar will be much different than Essel? Is Tamar going to stand up as Councilmember against the machine when she has to be re-elected a year and a half later.

ONCE SHE'S IN OFFICE, SHE WON'T NEED ANY OF YOU GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO BE RE-ELECTED YEAR AND A HALF LATER! (SHE'S BE THE FULL DARTH VADER MACHINE HEAD AT THAT POINT...LOL!)

But hey, she's better than Essel when there is ONE moment in time to shatter their glass house with the slingshot of David (Saltsburg) vs Goliath (City Hall) . AND THE SECOND TAMAR IS IN THE DOOR, SHE'LL NEVER NEED ANY OF YOU AGAIN TO SERVE OUT THE REMAINDER OF THE THREE REMAINING TERMS. SHE'S RIGHT! And what are the chances a grassroots candidate will be able to take her out, once she's in as the city hall candidate, when there was no one this time during an open seat with no incumbent? (Is Rick Caruso going to run against her in a year and a half.)

ZUMA DOGG'S MOTTO IS "GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT." BUT TIME AND TIME AGAIN...THE PEOPLE GIVE CITY HALL WHAT THEY WANT! (Hey Charlie Brown, Lucy says, "Hello" and wants to know you are not getting your football back.)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Let's bring in an expert, Antonio's gal (he paid a million bucks to get her on the LAUSD school board -- and shoe-in for Wendy Greuel's CM Chair if things like this don't thwart any chances before they can happen), Tamar Galatzan (the first lady of VICA). -Zuma Dogg (2/08)

IT'S NOT ABOUT WHICH ONE OF THE THREE WILL THROW YOU A BONE, ONCE IN A WHILE...AT BEST.


YOU CAN PUT SOMEONE IN THE COUNCIL SEAT WHO'S ENTIRE EFFORT WILL BE TO REFORM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ELECTED OFFICIAL.

I AM ABOUT TO HAND YOU THE KEYS TO THE CITY VEHICLE AS "PLACE KICKER HOLDER" FOR YOU TO KICK THROUGH THE POSTS.

But you are settling for an occasional bone, if that from someone who has proven to you that she can't be trusted and has give you ZERO indication otherwise. People remind me of the elephant who grows up with the thin rope holding them down when they are small, and when they are HUGE and could easily rip the tree out, the thin rope still keeps the elephant in place due to psychological conditioning over the years.

I WAS ALWAYS THE ELEPHANT WHO DIDN'T FALL FOR THAT AND RIPPED THE TREE OUT! Sorry, that's just me.

From Daily News blog:

What about Zuma Dogg?

Even though Zuma Dogg (aka David Saltsburg) might also be tagged with "carpet-bagger" status for moving into CD2 in order to run for the open City Council seat, it's hard to knock a homeless guy for bedding down wherever he damn well pleases, even if it makes him eligible to run in that area's council election.

I'm no Zuma Dogg veteran, and those who've seen him a lot seem tired of his dog/pony show during the public-comment portion of the City Council's meetings downtown. I've seen a little bit of Zuma Dogg, and thus far I'm a bit charmed. I've gotten to know more than a few council gadflies from various cities over the years, and that's probably softened me up for Zuma Dogg.

I don't know quite how he'd do if actually elected to the council, but when he talks about City Hall shenanigans, I have a feeling his idea of reform is a lot more sincere than that of some of the other candidates who seem more likely to play ball with the current council team.

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