Here’s a no-interest story about the LA City Council that might raise some eyebrows.
Recently they had to cancel the Tuesday council meeting because a security meeting ran over in time.
Details of what was being discussed at this meeting are scarce. However, the fact that the LA City Council failed to meet and address the many issues on its plate is an ominous sign.
Today we are faced with numerous threats to our security and LA is a hub city where people from all over the world come and go on to other destinations or set down roots. In fact, LA is one of the great melting pots of America.
So, with all the controversy going around of late with the rash of shootings and the rise of violent crime, one could forgive the council from running over.
Does this mean the city leaders are planning something that the majority of LA citizens are going to object to in yet another measure that will infringe on our already sparse civil liberties? The presidential race is heating up and this would be an opportune time to make such an announcement and hope it gets buried in all the commotion of the presidential debates and caucus results that are taking center stage on the nightly news.
If you remember all the commotion when the LA City Council passed a resolution ending “Corporate Personhood” endorsing the striping corporate America of their rights as an entity, as perceived under the constitution. This directly affected the contribution of campaign funds to individuals that were deemed unsuitable by the powers that be. This effectively dried up funding for those who wished to go against the status quo here in LA.
So, this observer is wondering what exactly they up to are in city hall.
It has to be a dozy and something that may affect residents throughout the city and in the wake of the current machinations involving Apple and the FBI with Silicon Valley taking an opposing stance to the FBI gaining access to iPhone content.
LA’s Public security may be looking to weigh in on the matter and have new unenforceable regulations put on the citizenry.
Look at the recent ongoing tiff over gun storage in the home that the City Council wants to bring down upon those who own firearms to lock them up in a safe that in itself would hinder or delay access to a weapon should a crime or home invasion were to occur.
Of course, let us not forget the recent resolution concerning giving asylum to Russia’s gay community at a time when the council can’t make the budget requirements as they stand right now. Not to mention a statewide drought that should be high on the city council’s agenda but doesn’t seem to make the cut when it comes time to take action.
So, it is perhaps it is time to cut ancillary meetings short instead of the main job that the city council was hired to do by the people of the city.
There is a whole list of things that should keep the council working overtime to wit:
Unemployment for the city’s youth and what to do about the rising gang crime that results from having not enough jobs
What to do about the Syrian refugees that are entering the LA area and how are they going to deal with the care and housing of the many thousands who are expected to arrive
When is the LA City Council going to take on the issue of racial discrimination that is still a part of city politics for city job hiring
There is also the matter of education and the fact that budget cuts for the inner city as well as the rest of the education system are forcing many to delay or even cancel their education plans.
In fact, budgets are rushed through that are insufficient to run the schools at the minimum staffing levels required and not to mention that the practice of hiring and firing is linked to test scores where the tests don’t have any bearing on the courses being taught.
In some cases, teachers are forced to clip coupons, as they aren’t making a living wage.
So, how it is the city can afford iPad for each student and yet not find the cash to make sure the teachers have enough money so they can eat from week to week. Even at the Playground acting classes for kids, they are having huge pay cuts. How are the kids supposed to learn if the students are not getting paid.
Perhaps it’s time the city council stops worrying about what’s going on and Russia and take a look at the teacher Gulag they are creating in the City of Los Angeles.