It was no surprise that the Mayor of L.A. got reelected.
What was surprising is that the second largest vote-getter was a fellow who provide a great deal of racism into the election. He probably should have received fewer votes that the third-place candidate got.
Walter Moore, who cam in second is a member of a political party that is struggling to not have to claim that a radio personality is actually the emotional leader of that group.
I was amazed that Measure B went down to an unofficial defeat. 1,322 voters should be hailed as heroes if Mayor V., Jack the hack, and other supporters of the measure don't demand and secure a recount.
Still, there seems to far too many ignorant voters in L.A. who simply saw the words on the ballot and voted for the measure, as opposed to learning what they should have, about how the measure was created and who, actually will benefit from it.
(Acquiring Sunlight still seems free, so why can't the savings created by not having to use other means of generating and transporting electricity be used to offset those costs so nobody would need to pay for the installation and maintenance with higher rates?)
Yesterday's election also demonstrated that members of OUR community need to go where needed and do what is necessary to assist Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich to become the next City Attorney.
L.A. voters identified a candidate by placing him just within 10% of the vote Jack the hack received.
The election to be the next City Attorney continued to demonstrate that there are still far too many voters who's I.Q. can be realistically questioned.
'Nuch' was not my favorite candidate, but now that he will be in a runoff with Jack, we all need to get behind him and show downtown L.A. politicians that we are tired of business as Chicago and that reason, responsibility, and respect must be returned to Spring Street, and everywhere else in the City of Los Angeles.
There was hope by some that Janice Hahn would receive some type of scare with the outcome of the election. Sadly, that certainly did not happen.
We knew she would win, but many hoped she would receive less of the overwhelming majority of votes she got.
It looks like she can use her great margin of support as she ponders the correct time to run for County Supervisor.
March 10, 2009 was supposed to be the date the Rancho Palos Verdes Planning Commission continued the public hearing regarding the Marymount College Facilities Expansion Project.
Supporters of the project have been running their mouths, keyboards, and pens attempting to get all the processes finished as soon as possible, so they can get the project moving along.
The February R.P.V. Planning Commission meeting did not continue the public hearing because one of the four members of the Commission who is still left a vote on the issue was not able to make that meeting. It takes four of the seven members of that body to deal with the Marymount issues because three members have removed themselves from the issue.
So, guess who is the instigator of the next meeting's inability to continue the public hearing?
That would be Marymount's President, Dr. Michael Brophy.
Since Dr. Brophy claims he can't attend the meeting, the public hearing has apparently, been postponed again.
This brings up several questions and issues.
Dr. Brophy will not vote for or against the project because he not a member of any Commission or the City Council of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Dr. Brophy is one human being who now has been allowed to alter the actions of the Planning Commission, the meeting agenda, and the lives of many folks who want some kind of end to this very long process with the Planning Commission.
Why must Dr. Brophy attend the meeting? Does he not trust his assistants and others supporting the project?
I feel that if one person is able to disrupt the process, that person should publicly provide honest, and very important as to why he is not able to attend.
The College's Facilities Expansion Project is not and should not be considered a legacy for Dr. Brophy, so his attendance at the meeting should not be something that stops, postpones, or alters the process that so many people have interests in.
There is an Email going around and garnering consideration and laughter that Dr. Brophy won't be able to attend the Planning Commission meeting because he has a job interview somewhere else.
There is other pondering out here that Dr. Brophy is stalling the processes because he knows he has a loser of a project plan and he is using time to try and fix as many problems before proceeding forward.
One guy, with the power to stop processes and work by so many others. Maybe we should rename to "W".
March 12 is the day the Ponte Vista Outreach Team wants you to come to the auditorium at Peck Park anytime between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM to provide your comments on things like what materials should be use in the sinks at Ponte Vista, how many trees should be planted there, what color scheme should be used on the outside of the buildings, how many outdoor bar-b-ques could be on the property, and other "amenities" at the site.
I don't really think they want you to tell them how many units, people, and vehicles should be on the property. They probably learned all that from the approximately 60 'community leaders' who provided opinions to Jim Oswald.
You are welcome by me, to write an Email to Mr. Oswald at: firstname.lastname@example.org and give your opinions to him, even though you are not one of the 60. You are however, one of the thousands and thousands of folks who will be impacted by whatever is built at the site.
On a related and disgusting matter, there may be lots of Eastview Little League supporters at the open house to strongly suggest that EVLL be provided permanent fields on the site.
This would be a demonstration of how many folks living in OUR community care more about their own interests than the interests of OUR community.
Building baseball fields at Ponte Vista would require the developer to demand higher number of units, higher population, higher density, more vehicles, more traffic on Western, and much more inconvenience to most people in OUR community.
Yet it seems EVLL supporters may not give a crap about the rest of OUR community, so please be forewarned that there are folks living around us who don't care about you at all.
Sure, they claim to care about the kids and only about the kids, but they don't seem to be willing to care about all of us.
Not only would more units be required to be built at Ponte Vista, because of the land that would be provided for a park, thus limiting profits, EVLL traffic on Western Avenue would contribute to the enormous increase in traffic that would occur with a large population density at Ponte Vista.
EVLL has a history of saying one thing, then going back on their word and demanding something else.
Hypocrisy in motion, in OUR community.
Yesterday, an agenda item concerning the Memorandum of Understanding between LAUSD and the Department of Parks and Rec. was placed earlier in the morning.
The agenda item was a General Manager's Report on issues related to upgrading the roads at Angels Gate for use by LAUSD.
The report would be part of the preparation to approve or disapprove the MOU, by the Commissioners of L.A. City Department of Parks and Recreation.
As it turned out, the report was not prepared in time for this morning's meeting of the Commissioners, so it should have never been placed on the agenda, according to the Parks and Rec representative who was overseeing the report, and placed it on the agenda in the first place!
It was a wacky bureaucratic afternoon, yesterday.
If you are near the L.A.U.S.D.-owned portion of the Upper Reservation of Fort MacArthur, you can look at two different things happening.
The demolishing and clearing of part of the Point Fermin Outdoor Education Center has been happening for a period of time.
Debris hauling trucks are using Leavenworth to clear out the debris of the building being demolished to make way for a new building to support a 24/7 operation of the facility by students, faculty, and staff of the Center, going toward a 365-day operation of the facility.
The demolishing of historical buildings on the site of South Region High School No. 15 is just beginning.
The debris-haulers for that project may use the steep and narrow Barlow Saxton road to Gaffey Street, near 30th Street.
The word "Alma" is never uttered regarding the two sets of activities.
PFOEC uses Leavenworth, yet SRHS 15 would use Barlow Saxton for the same type of vehicles.
Leavenworth, the much-used road throughout Angels Gate is being used in the removal of one building.
Barlow Saxton is claimed to be the route taken by the same types of trucks for the removal of several buildings.
Barlow Saxton is rarely viewed with its gates open at Gaffey Street.
Isn't it wacky that the contractors would use a more dangerous route to remove debris from several buildings after a more well, less steep, and wider road is used to remove debris from just one building?
Ah yes, this is L.A.U.S.D. OUR community is dealing with. Why in the world should I have not considered that in the first place!