Today was one of the biggest, "I told you so's" of all time for Zuma Dogg at the Los Angeles City Council meeting today: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF ZUMA DOGG'S PUBLIC COMMENT: First of all, after all of my hollering about REAP (Rent Escrow Account Program) and how this Federal lawsuit waiting to happen was hurting both owners and renters:
WELP, today, Carol Knapp showed up with a Federal lawsuit in her hand (as predicted/promised and WARNED about by ZD); and there was an 84 year old lady who was a famous Spanish language movie actress that was bamboozled by the program. SO I TOLD YOU SO, COUNCILOSERS!
THEN, if you remember my posts, last year, about the problems with the way the city is enforcing it's performers space portion of the Venice Beach ordinance 42.15 when I was complaining about "Machetti Boy" and even had to complain that I, myself, was run off the beach, in the run of my life (in which I have never returned to Venice as a vendor or performer since).
It is all over the FACT that a Federal judge said the city had to provide 17 spaces, throughout Ocean Front Walk (the "board walk").
However, we all know that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragiosa has NO REGARD for Federal law (see Villar's Federal HUD bamboozle when he is claiming to President Barack Obama that he put 20,000"affordable housing" units online, however Zuma Dogg has learned that 20,000 hotel units are now being counted as "affordable housing").
So Villaraigosa's City Hall administration scaled back the number of performers spaces from 17 to 5!!! And they are clumped together in one area. THE PROBLEM IS, THESE ARE PERFORMERS SPACES!!!
SO IT DOESN'T DO ANY GOOD TO HAVE PIANO PLAYER NEXT TO A GUITARIST IN THE SAME SMALL AREA!!!
So 5 spaces all close together, instead of 17 spaces all throughout as required by a FEDERAL JUDGE!!!
So Zuma Dogg already saw a draft today at city hall of the NEW lawsuit that is being filed in FEDERAL COURT. (Oh, Judge Pregerson is gonna LOVE this one. He's gonna LOVE City Council!)
And please make sure you check out Zuma Dogg's public comment from today's council meeting, because it is followed by the guy from Venice who was stabbed. And he is in PAIN!!! You'll see that. I'm glad Janice Hahn and Tom LaBong stopped giggling and laughing during their little side bar, while my stabbed, bandaged and in pain homie was talking about the issue. (Of course I had to get Garcetti's attention the hard way, before he told those two to shut up and be respectful of the stabbing victim, who was stabbed over Villar and Council's policy in violation of FEDERAL LAW!
Zuma Dogg's public comment addresses both issues that I warned about, and now you have two victims of the situation right here before you now. So Zuma Dogg felt a lot less lonely. Because I was surrounded by the people I have been talking about, while council pretended none of this was happening.
So I also added, "My name's Zuma Dogg, L.A.'s Bamboozle-buster, shining light on political shadiness. And I'm going to take out a classified ad: "WANTED: Desperate constituent in search of leadership in L.A. City Council chambers; because I don't see any?"
I added that since there isn't anyone taking on a leadership role, and I have two giant "I told you so's" based on recent public comments, I'm just going to start calling the shots and y'all better take charge and start running the city, council. (HUGE CHEERS!)
And I actually think Council is getting the message. Because they have to be shocked at this point with my level of specifies and accuracy on trends that are before us. I won't run through the list, and the spinlosers can try and mock me all I want. But I saw and felt what happened inside council chambers today when Zuma Dogg took to the mic before the packed house:
First of all, when they announced my name and I took to the podium, the crowd cheered and applauded for ZD. BUT AFTER the two minute speech, the crowd, mostly African and Hispanic busted out into CHEERS and applause! IT FELT F-ING GREAT! (And if you read my Zuma Times blog post you will see I wasn't having the best day, and I seriously have no idea how I even ended up walking into chambers. But the energy of the crowd kicks in, I hit them with one of my hardest and best public comments ever (in my opinion) and the crowd busted out into cheers. And as they all filed out at the end of public comment, everyone was giving me the Obama pounds (handshakes are SO out) -- and it was a very diverse crowd among ages, sex and ethnicity (african and hispanic) and the message will live on via repeats at 7:30pm and 12mid and again on Sunday replay. (Plus internet, and I will post the direct link.)
SO WITH ALL OF THE "I TOLD YOU SO'S" OUT OF THE WAY, HERE IS MY PREDICTION FOR WHAT WILL BECOME THE BIG ISSUE THAT ALL THESE AM RADIO TALK SHOW HOSTS WILL EVEN BE FORCED TO DEVIATE FROM THEIR "IMMIGRATION RANTS" OVER:
MUERELLO MADDOX AND THE DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SITUATION. Basically, it's Downtown L.A.'s Enron-style scandal. The are about to go belly up on all the payments they need to make, and someone bigger is going to have to step in like a bank to bail em out and take over the properties. AND WHEN THEY LOOK INTO THE BOOKS, ZUMA DOGG IS HERE TO TELL YOU TALK SHOW HOSTS AND NEWSPAPER REPORTERS:
YOU WILL BE SPENDING A WHOLE LOT OF TIME REPORTING ON ALL THE FRAUDULENT PERMITS THAT MUERELLO MADDOX SUBMITTED TO THE CITY AND WERE APPROVED.
And did you know that as goes Downtown Los Angeles, so goes the rest of the city? Why do you think all the focus on the Grand Ave and LA Live projects? Although it isn't going to work, the city is DESPERATE to revitalize Downtown and once again, turn it into the "economic hub" of the region. (See Zuma Dogg SCAG articles, do a Google search.)
HOWEVER, it is a faulty premise to think that people will drive Downtown from the Valley and across the region for an upscale version of the same Starbucks, GAP and Trader Joe's?
AND DID YOU KNOW that if you check Villaraigosa's campaign contributions from when he won election for the first term, I think it will show that Muerello Maddox was one of Villaraigosa's TOP TWO contributors.
AND M.M. is the BIGGEST developer downtown...and I mean the BIGGEST!
So now, you have a situation, where the city has rolled the dice on revitalizing downtown and returning it into a real economic hub with real people living there...
AND IT'S ABOUT TO GO BELLY UP UNDER FRAUDULENT PERMITS. Now if ZUMA DOGG is here to tell you to look for fraudulent permits...HOW COME THE CITY COULDN'T TELL THEMSELVES???
MAYBE THEY SHOULD HIRE ZUMA DOGG.
Meanwhile, if ANYONE thinks the future of Los Angeles is ANYTHING outside of jail time for the people in charge and Barack Obama going on National television to say that the City of Los Angeles needs a Federal bailout because as the city that 40% of all U.S. goods trucks through...(everyone sing along)..."IT'S JUST TOO IMPORTANT TO FAIL." And it is, because as L.A. goes, so goes the State and as goes the State of California, so does the Country.
But I will probably tune into the AM talk shows and read the news headlines for the next couple months and hear the exact same old stuff, over and over and over and over again. I'll have to suffer through Kevin James carrying out some kind of wacky vendetta against Obama for the next four years, as local issues go uncovered. But a WWE announcer has a job to do, and so does Kevin James. So it's not really about real Olympic style wrestling that is being discussed and covered, but the WWE Hulk Hogan/The Rock kinda coverage.
But I'm here to tell these ostriches stuck in the same rut, recycling the same old air, over and over like a WWE announcer:
YOU WILL BE SCREAMING YOUR NUTTY HEADS OFF OVER THIS ONE. Can someone please send me an email when that happens. I may as well head back over to FM for a while. The AM talk radio dial is now basically completely useless when it comes to covering local issues. Because even when the local talk show hosts come on, they have to jump in on the national Obama bashing...THEN, when they choose to cover local issues, it's the same "illegal immigration" talk, which is important, but disproportionate in coverage in my opinion, because there ARE other issues to discuss and be dealt with that is hurting the residents of Los Angeles. And if these issues were being addressed, all of the other stuff wouldn't be as problematic. (More on what that means next time. But for example, if the Federal money for the immigrants actually made it into the community instead of the political cronies and relatives hands', that would be a starting point.)
Besides that: PLEASE GET OFF OF THIS SOLAR NONSENSE WHEN YOU HAVE OLD, OUTDATED, FAULTY-FAULTY-FAULTY DWP INFRASTRUCTURE (TRANSFORMERS) THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS REALLY RUNNING THE CITY. AND WAIT UNTIL THE FIRST GOOD HEATWAVE THIS SUMMER: Hope Al Gore is wrong and we don't have one, but it's gonna be "Lights out Los Angeles!"
Should be fun! (If an "Anarchy, all hell breaks loose like a Rodney King riot" is your idea of fun.) Otherwise, if you are a property owner based on a long-term future plan beyond two or three years...
HEAD FOR THE HILLS...GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. I AM TRYING TO BE PRAGMATIC AND TEMPERED IN MY MESSAGE OF "IT'S OVER AND IT AIN'T COMING BACK, GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN A TWO YEAR FUTURE PLAN ANYWHERE IN L.A. CITY.
(You HAVE been warned. And remember, EVERY TIME I make one of these predictions it sounds crazy and think it is impossible and will never happen. But I have a three year track record now, making these predictions in the most turbulent of economic predictions, coupled with the inside information from the people who know.
And yes, the reason I am making a big deal about Muerello Maddox is because I think I have heard things that are not generally known by the public yet. That's what I am here for. People like to tell me inside stuff. And I like to tell you. And just because you supported Walter Moore for mayor, is no reason to ignore it.
And when it finally breaks BIG in L.A. Times, then all the little talkers will THEN talk about it. So that's why local talk show hosts are losing out to national syndication. They try to do a national show better than the national hosts, and it doesn't work. Meanwhile, the local talk show hosts and their program directors are GIVING AWAY THEIR ONLY COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AGAINST SATELLITE RADIO, iPod in cars and even newspapers (newspapers only come out once a day, but radio wait until it comes out in the LA Times before they cover it). DUH?!?!
Meanwhile, I can sure tell based on the feedback from the diverse crowd in chambers and as I walk the streets...YOU LOSERS (all the public figures with NO SPINE) ARE JUST HANDING IT TO ME. Thank you and keep it up. I know you will, because you have no discipline, focus and cannot help yourself. ;)