I don't get to vote in elections dealing with Los Angeles City government. But that doesn't mean I can't have opinions on who I would like to see win in the March 3 election.
I have two 'slam dunks' for different reasons.
For City Attorney, Mr. Noel Weiss: http://electnoel.wordpress.com/2009/
Mr. Weiss is a clear choice for San Pedro, its residents and the OUR community on the whole.
Mr. Weiss continues to work with members of OUR community and is intelligent, interesting, innovative, and involved.
For 15th District City Council is there any real option who to vote for?
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you feel Ms. Janice Hahn: http://janicehahn.net/ is probably going to retake the helm of the 15th District by a landslide.
Ms. Hahn may not serve out another whole term if she decides to run for the 4th Supervisory District seat now held by Mr. Don Knabe, and wins.
Now pondering on who should be the Mayor of Los Angeles, I have been battling my own thoughts and the thoughts of others.
Antonio Villaraigosa spends about 11% of his 'work' day on city business. This has been written about and is backed by public information and records.
I think the current Mayor of Los Angeles is the only person in L. A. Government who is more into photo opportunities that a certain very local Councilperson.
I haven't been able to find anything real or important that Tony Villar has accomplished with the exception of promoting more taxes for you and me.
The list of candidates is not all that long. It seems nobody is willing to give any of the other candidates any real chance at sending Tony packing and seeking another cozy job.
There is Walter Moore, but I think he is ignorant of the issues in OUR community and he is not written about very well, by others.
And then there is David Saltsburg. You may not know that name but you probably know him by the name he uses, Zuma Dogg: http://zumatimes.com/
For the office of Mayor of the city of Los Angeles, I don't think you could do any better than electing Zuma Dogg for that office.
It would be better than allowing Tony Villar (Antonio Villaraigosa) a second term.
Los Angeles has the City Council that makes the laws and (sort of) runs the city. The office of Mayor has become completely ceremonial because of Tony's inaction's, photo ops, glad-handing, and attempts to gain higher attention in the national media.
Zuma Dogg doesn't pull any punches when he tells you what he thinks and he carries around a video camera to make sure you see him in action.
Now I do not believe Zuma should be without medication for long periods of time, but that is probably true for Tony as well.
Zuma would bring more national spotlights onto L. A. and laughter counts in some of the spotlights.
Did Minnesota gain when Jesse Ventura was Governor?
L. A. needs all the attention it can get right now. We do not have any rivers where a large plane can land safely and we don't have a Wall Street crumbling down.
The election of Zuma Dogg might create so much discussion that something actually gets done in the city.
Voters electing Zuma Dogg could all take credit for finding a home for someone who has been described as homeless and living in his van.
I don't think that Zuma Dogg could do any more damage than Tony has done. Zuma seems to look out for the less fortunate and people who don't necessarily donate to his election campaign.
So in closing,
Zuma Dogg for Mayor
Noel Weiss for City Attorney
I'd sit out voting for Janice Hahn knowing that so many other will vote for her it is almost as if she is running unopposed. I never vote in elections where there is only one candidate. It seems to be too much like communist countries when that happens.