LA Pension Reform: Villaraigosa v. Riordan

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on City Watch The Riordan Plan for pension reform will be the defining issue in the City’s upcoming elections in March and May. That is why we must demand a simple “YES” or “NO” answer from all the candidates for Mayor, Controller, City Attorney, and the City Council as to whether or not they […]

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LA’s Pension War Goes Nuclear

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on City Watch Mayor Richard Riordan’s proposed ballot measure, the “Fair Share Pension Reform Act of 2013,” is LA’s Prop 32, only on steroids, as the leadership of the City’s public unions will view this money saving initiative for our cash strapped City as a direct assault on their control of the City’s purse […]

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LA Pension Reform: The Mayor’s Optical Illusion

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on City Watch At a well attended Wednesday morning press conference at City Hall, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, with support from City Council President Herb Wesson and four other members of the City Council, touted his Retirement Security Plan for new civilian employees as “the next step of putting Los Angeles back toward a more […]

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LA’s Pending Insolvency and Prop 32

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on City Watch The inability and unwillingness of the political hierarchy of the City of Los Angeles to cope with its continuing Structural Deficit, its failing streets, its $10 billion unfunded pension liability, and its impending insolvency is proof positive why Angelenos (and Californians) must vote Yes on Proposition 32 (better known as “Stop […]

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California is a Battleground State —With Ballot Measures

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on City Watch California is not considered to be a battleground state because the polls indicate that President Obama is going to trounce Mitt Romney.  And in the other statewide race, debate wary 79 year old Diane Feinstein is a heavy favorite to win reelection against unknown Elizabeth Emken. But the advertising industry does […]

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Something Is Fishy at the Port of Los Angeles

Jack Humphreville
LA Watchdog writer for CityWatch, President of the DWP Advocacy Committee, Ratepayer Advocate for the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, and Publisher of the Recycler

Crossposted on LA City Watch The Port of Los Angeles (the “Port”), one of the City’s three proprietary departments along with the Department of Water and Power and Los Angeles World Airports, is the leading container port in the United States.  And along with the Port of Long Beach, they control 72% of the West […]

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