’09 March – LA Election Results: “S” Party Fastest Rising in Los Angeles

***UPDATE*** Election Results — @ 1:45 AM
MAYOR
CARLOS ALVAREZ ooooooooooooooo2,483 – ooo1.08
BRUCE DARIAN oooooooo000ooooooo4,874 – ooo2.12
JAMES HARRIS oooooooooo000 ooooo2,057 – ooo0.89
DAVID R HERNANDEZ oooooooooooo4,392  – ooo1.91
PHIL JENNERJAHN ooooooooooooooo2,020  – ooo0.88
WALTER MOORE ooooooooooooooo60,508  –o-o26.27
CRAIG X RUBIN oooooooooooooooooo3,484 – ooo1.51
DAVID “ZUMA DOGG” SALTSBURG 7,687 – ooo3.34
GORDON TURNER ooooooooooooooo14,843  – ooo6.44
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSAooooo-oo127,955 –o -o55.56

CITY ATTORNEY    
  MICHAEL RICHARD AMERIAN

38,358

17.28

 
  DAVID BERGER

31,556

14.21

 
  CARMEN TRUTANICH

59,804

26.93

 
  NOEL WEISS

11,337

5.11

  JACK WEISS

80,985

36.47

CITY CONTROLLER    
  KATHLEEN EVANS

40,112

18.55

 
  WENDY GREUEL

141,034

65.21

 
  NICK PATSAOURAS

35,136

16.25

COUNCIL DISTRICT 13    
  ERIC GARCETTI

7,210

71.91

 
  GARY SLOSSBERG

2,816

28.09

 

CHARTER AMENDMENT A – FIRE DEPT ASSESSOR    
  YES

109,587

52.70

 
  NO

98,359

47.30

CHARTER AMENDMENT  PROP B – SOLAR ENERGY    
  YES

109,183

49.70

 
  NO

110,505

50.30

Charter Amendment C – DISABLED CHILDREN OF FIRE -POLICE    
  YES

140,680

66.57

 
  NO

70,650

33.43

Charter Amendment D – SURVIVOR BENEFIT PURCHASE RETIREES    
  YES

147,545

70.36

 
  NO

62,154

29.64

Charter Amendment E – ECONOMIC INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS    
  YES

100,747

47.83

 
  NO

109,906

52.17

First the Good News:  Prop B –“solar energy” and “jobs” FAILED.  Bad News:  nearly 50% of the people who voted —didn’t notice or didn’t have a problem with changing the City’s Charter –and voted “Yes” on it.  Why?  How did this Mess get on the ballot?  

Eric Garcetti, sitting on LA City Council, promised “open public debate” on solar energy.  Then he received a year-long assessment report of the project that examined all aspects –which came back negative.  Garcetti:  withheld the report from the other 14 Council members –but called the vote to put the project on the ballot –at a late night meeting, without any Council or public debate or even discussion, and he made it an Amendment to the Charter –not a regular bill.

The report concluded

  • DWP isn’t capable of administering any new plans –they have YET to deal with crumbling, frayed existing infrastructure
  • The “Plan” is poorly constructed; has insufficient oversight
  • The ONLY people who wil get “new jobs” will be members of the union –no others will be sub-contracted or allowed to work
  • No Plan for where the solar panels will go, which structures will receive
  • Cost of “solar energy” will be north of $400 Million –with no cut off/end, so it could run indefinitely
  • He wrote the “Plan” as an Amendment to the City Charter:  no one would be able to un-do it or remove it from the Charter
  • City would not have detailed control of the project, the union management would be in control –since DWP has already demonstrated they aren’t capable of handling what they have to contend with currently

Nearly HALF–not all union members, they would wind up with more people in the union–of the people who went to the polls:  voted “FOR” this disasterous MESS, obviously without doing any homework.

–You didn’t get any of this from local media?  Hmm, guess KTLA:  too busy shouting –blathering about “celebrities” and local hangouts, yup that’s ‘helpful’; KCBS/KCAL –busy with aw gosh fuzzy animal “news” —LA Times owner Zell:  intent on slashing jobs, budget to give a damn about excellence, investigative –or actual reporting; sly Fox Noise: wouldn’t know a hard news story if it hit their heads and anyway that would ruin cleavage shots of the, uh, news readers; public TV manager KCET:  semi-deranged and busy banging his tin cup for donations to even Notice local news; KABC giggling bobble-heads way busy ‘selling’ weather and stupid stories –and you don’t mind, right?  –“Celebrats”doings far more important than fulfilling their mandate to Inform/watch government, right?  Oh well.

Why did Garcetti do those things?  The City is in debt nearly $500 Million –We just had an election in November, another one will be in May, so Why –a Third election in SIX months?  Were they hoping:  MOST people would not show up to vote; most would not do their homework = an easy win, for insiders –So onto the ballot it went.  But why do it at all?  He and Tony V., mayor, want future careers —don’t want to piss off any unions, who could make their future, uh, unhappy. 

Eric Garcetti likes his $150,000+ a year job and wants to keep on being a career politician,, so he got fellow Council members to put lifting Term Limits on the ballot.  –Plenty of voters smelled the rat:  Garcetti “forgot” to include “Mayor” and “Controller” in the Limits lift, so maybe the Best Controller Los Angeles has ever had, Laura Chick –would be out of job. 

–No pain to Garcetti:  Laura Chick spent a LOT of time doing stuff like fraud/waste audits on the City –on departments –on projects –on oops, expense reports of City Council members, annoying stuff.  Oh well.

When they finished their ‘work’ on Garcetti and Mayor V:  the union bosses moved on to their next potential road-snag:  “Controller.”  So who wanted Chick’s job? –You’ve seen Wendy Greuel –all over TV, past two weeks –every channel, in prime time.  Where did she get all that money for all those campaign ads?  Aw c’mon, haven’t you kept up so far?  Greuel:  Oops also “forgot” to add “Controller” to lifting Term Limits –but not hers –while she sits on City Council.  Oops.

So:  –Lousy local media that doesn’t investigate or even inform –NOT many “voters” –ignorant, uninformed people –who “owe” their residency to same ethnic ‘leader’? –don’t do their own their homework go to polls –in an election inserted between two others, guaranteeing light turn-out –career politicians who pass bills late nights without public debate –involvement or even knowledge and TaDa~  The Worst thing put on an LA ballot:  Prop B –“solar energy”and bloated union jobs nearly passed. 

What will Mayor V.  do next
He Told us:  LA should be an open City –for people here illegally.  He told us:  if we just vote “for” the Telephone Tax –he would charge “only 9%” –when a judge had Already told him/City: ANY amount of tax was illegal, but people voted to tax their own/and Your telephones anyway, starting ten days after the election last year.  –Any/All Future telephone “things” will also be taxed –forever. Oh well?

He failed –so far –if results hold, to deliver your money to the union.  But Mayor V:  wants to Govern you –from Sacramento.  So what’s next?

Well the fastest-rising Party in Los Angeles:  appears to be “S” Party –“S” for stupid.  At least Half the people still living in LA will, no doubt, “help” Tony try to get to Sacramento.  If he can figure out how to keep his pants zipped –long enough, with help from the Stupid maybe he’ll get there.

Me?  daVine Remedy:  I’m going to start researching census data and Google maps –for someplace Else to live.  The Stupid Party:  too big to overcome.  –Nobody can afford what’s going to happen to Los Angeles, with insiders like Garcetti, and his cash cows, the “developers” who made Southern California the 2nd highest place of foreclosures in the nation, jammed our freeways, ignored scarce water resources, twisted local government to Their benefit. 

ALL of us should have had Enough of “council” members and insiders.  Oh well.  Hold onto your money and your vote.  —Mayor V. can’t get to Sacramento without help.  –Getting rid of Garcetti:  going to take more work….  Hey Eric:  what are the Addresses of those “ten new schools” you claim you got built, in your TV ads?  —Addresses of the “senior housing” claim you built?  While we wait for those:  how about some names –of the “10,000 who got jobs (you) brought to LA”?  –Where ARE all those jobs???  We’ll wait right here.

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