I have a question for L.A. City Council and especially Housing Chair HERB WESSON. (With honorable mention to Eric Garcetti.)
Every day, city council is hootin' and hollerin' how they don't have any money for libraries, parks, FIRE, POLICE...and how departments have to close and the city is falling apart under it all.
AND GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN HAS FIGURED IT OUT!:
Jerry is trying to have all that Community Redevelopment money (like CRA money) released and put back into city general funds to be allowed to provide the safety and services that the city council and mayor say are threatened and at risk.
Because the CRA is supposed to be used for "blight" but it ends up being used for "Broad" -- like museums for Eli Broad and a bunch of other billion dollar stuff that has nothing to do with fixing real and actual blight.
And the $9 billion that council is trying to "pull a fast one" over and quickly move away from the state and into the CRA coffers -- COULD BE USED FOR LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT (LAFD).
You are putting lives at risk on a daily and hourly basis with these non-sense rolling brownouts. Someone I know had their dress catch on fire and they were burnt and it took over 28 minutes for LAFD to get to the scene.
You put the residents, business and FIREFIGHTERS & EMS WORKERS THEMSELVES at risk with these brown outs that are not needed, cause you have $9 BILLION that you could be using for this and EVERY OTHER CITY SERVICE AND CITY DEPARTMENT -- instead of continuing to give it to Eli Broad, Related Cos, and billionaire developers. (Some of who have been questioned by the FBI, but the city STILL continues to do business with.) THIS IS ALL MADNESS...
DON'T BUY THE BULLSHIT...THE CITY IS CLAIMING NO LAFD -- CAUSE THEY HAVE TO KEEP THE CRA MONEY PUMPIN' INTO THE GENERAL FUNDS OF THEIR PREFERRED BILLIONAIRE DEVELOPER CRONIES...AND IT AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH BLIGHT...AND WE DO NOT NEED THESE MEANINGLESS, BULLSHIT PROJECTS.