TO BE CLEAR, ZUMA DOGG (@ElectZuma) is the ONLY L.A. City 2013 Mayoral Candidate with an ACTUAL, DOCUMENTED plan to "fix" L.A. City Hall, improve "Quality & Productivity" toward the aim of job creation, through innovation. Read his plan and applications to L.A. City Hall at @Deming14Points on twitter.
But, as a candidate with $0.00 raised, so far, it is likely that I will be forced into a run-off, with one of the other candidates.
And through my "Quality & Productivity" training under the tutelage of "Q&;P" Forefather, Dr. W. Edwards Deming, I was able to recognize a fellow "Q&P" (Deming) talk, compadre: Austin Beutner.
So I am hoping it is a Dogg/Beutner run-off. Personally, HE only KNOWS about Deming and has checked out his 14 Points, BUT IT'S NOT HIS #1 MISSION AND THE ONLY WORDS OUT OF HIS MOUTH THAT UNTIL L.A. CITY HALL EMBRACES DEMING'S 14 POINTS, IT WILL NEVER EVEN BE ABLE TO STAND UP, FROM TRIPPING ON IT'S SHOELACES, TO TRIP ON THEM AGAIN. (Aka: FACE DOWN IN THE MUD!) YES, I AM THAT EMPHATIC AND ABSOLUTE ABOUT THE MATTER.
BUT, If you are more comfortable with a "suit and tie, successful business mogul," who ZD says is the ONLY other candidate qualified of all the others to actually DO THE JOB of L.A. Mayor (as opposed to talking and espousing about it)...CHECK OUT MY MAN, AB!
HE SLAYS ZD in the way he is PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE saying to L.A. City Council, "we need to stop acting like school children." Comparing Villaraigosa's budget maneuvers to "ENRON FRAUD" --
AND NOW...COMPARES L.A. CITY HALL TO A BARNYARD...and notices quite a "stench," coming from the barn.
THIS GUY MIGHT END UP BEATING ME! He's using all my comedic exposure tactics -- and has nicer suits and fliers. OH NO!
HERE'S HIS SPEECH ABOUT CITY HALL'S "BARNYARD" WAY OF BUSINESS. HE THINKS IT STINKS!
@AustinBeutner "Jobs Speech" - CITY HALL "QUALITY & PRODUCTIVITY" - RHETORIC vs LEADERSHIP: [City Hall "Barnyard" reference]:
"Let’s treat employers as valued customers – finding a way to help them succeed. We need a new approach – what I call “Regional Jobs Centers” – each a one-stop shop for permitting and providing assistance to businesses.
Let’s locate them where the employers are – Van Nuys, El Sereno, Watts, Mar Vista and San Pedro. The centers should be open nights and weekends, with services available online.
We need to make Sacramento part of the solution as well. Businesses in California are seeing out-of-control increases in workers’ comp costs. A business owner with 800 employees in the Valley told me workers comp now accounts for more than 10% of his wage costs – versus costs of only 2-3% in most surrounding states.
California employers are left with one of two bad options – reduce payroll, or leave the state.
I have laid out an ambitious agenda, many areas where we will create jobs.
Some will say we cannot do it. These same people will choose rhetoric over results, and press conferences over progress every time. The career politicians in this town will continue to extol the virtues of faster horses.
After all, they have spent their entire careers living in the barnyard called City Hall. It’s a conversation for another day about the barnyard odor from the way business is commonly conducted at the corner of 1st and Spring...
Earlier I spoke of an auto intern program. I recently met with one of the graduates. The internship helped him stay in school and get a job when he graduated. Today, he supports his family and is proud of the work he does. He’s a perfect example of how government can make a difference in people’s lives.
The ideas I have shared today are a start, but I would be remiss if I did not mention the most important difference between rhetoric and results.
Ask yourself: Who has the ability to take this city in a new direction? Who brings real world experience and a track record of getting things done? Who brings independence and is not bound by ideology or special interests?
Call me old-fashioned, but I come from a time when public service was an honor – an honor based on a record of true accomplishment. Holding office was a temporary stop on a longer path through life. It meant a sacrifice of time and income. It was a life choice, not a lifestyle.
Twice in my life, I have volunteered for public service – both times, at the government’s request. President Clinton asked me to help rebuild Russia’s economy. Mayor Villaraigosa asked me to do the same for Los Angeles.
No one is going to confuse me with the bodybuilders on Muscle Beach. But it’s time to fix this barbell economy of ours – a “barbell” with income heavily weighted on the two ends, rich and poor, with a disappearing middle class in between.
Change won’t be easy, and it can’t be done alone. This is not about “me,” it’s about “we” – all of us working together. Please work with me and let’s get Los Angeles back to work." - @AustinBeutner (01/19/12)
SMALL EXCERPT ONLY. READ FULL TRANSCRIPT OF SPEECH HERE: http://tl.gd/fe6hll
DISCLAIMER: Zuma Dogg does not begrudge a person just because they have proven themselves successful in the competitive business world. They have a right to run for office, as much as anyone else. And I even consider it a plus. OH NO...DON'T HATE ME, LOCAL GADFLY/BLOGGER/ACTIVISTS! I'm TRULY sorry for this irresponsible opinion. - ZD