IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS LA CITY HALL,
There are seven insider candidates for you to choose from who will proudly continue its traditions. I am not one of them.
Each of the five commissioners at public works is paid $123,317 plus a city car. These political appointees oversee a bureau of street services that spends 43% of its salary costs on administration and pay 50% more than the private sector for asphalt.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pension is $100,000 per year. LA councilmember salaries are the highest in the nation at $184,610. An Illinois study ranks Los Angeles’s corruption as second only to Chicago.
Historic architecture is being destroyed, and our politicians are proposing to “upzone” 100 more properties in Hollywood. Community groups are taking legal action to gallantly fight developments like this one on La Brea and Franklin, but City Hall is now partnering with developers to hire outside counsel to fight us.
Enough water for 50,000 households is lost each year due to aging pipes, while the DWP transferred $40M of taxpayer money to a non-profit. That money remains unaccounted for.