You don’t have to live in Malibu to know about the Lagoon project. (Jerry Brown and Coastal Commission want to dredge the lagoon. More on WHY, in a minute.) If you do a Google news search for “Malibu Lagoon,” you’ll see it’s covered by all the news and public radio outlets.
SO ZD STUCK AROUND MALIBU for the council meeting and delivered a 3 minute public comment on the project, based on information surmised by ZD from the community, that filled the movie theater style seats in council chambers, with forty five (45) public comment speaker cards turned in. (And thank goodness ZD got there early, they called the cards in order, and ZD was speaker number four, of the forty five=3 hours of comments.)
HERE’S THE SUMMARY:
This project (draining of the Malibu Lagoon toward the goal of drying it out), is a fraudulent boondoggle (“Lagoon-doggle” as ZD called it on TV at the meeting) that will NEVER be accomplished, after MILLIONS of dollars are wasted, the Lagoon is destroyed; and Jerry Brown and the Coastal Commissioners will NEVER be held accountable. UNLESS YOU REVOLT. HERE’S WHY:
You can NEVER make a lagoon dry. Ever dig a big hole in the sand on the beach, near the edge of the water. The water always fills the hole back up through some miracle of physics.
The contractors had NO IDEA the project was THIS MASSIVE in scale and IMPOSSIBLE to accomplish. The contractors have NO IDEA how to even move through the task at hand. IT WILL NEVER BE ACCOMPLISHED. But, again: WHO CARES, if you are Jerry Brown and the Coastal Commissioners? THE MONEY WILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN SPENT ON THE CONTRACTORS, AND THE UNION JOBS WILL HAVE BEEN CREATED AND ADDED TO THE EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS.
Who cares if you leave a historically tragic coastal mess, involving LIVING birds and fish and things that live in that living environment.
THE MONEY FOR THE PROJECT is BOND MONEY that was approved after September 11th (9-11) as a “clean water act,” when there was fear/concern over tampering of the water supply. The money may also be used for, “restoration” projects, but this is NOT a “restoration,” because there are no plans to restore the lagoon, just drudge it and dry it and kill it.
Zuma Dogg believes the contractor gave contributions to Jerry Brown and the Coastal Commission. So, that means Jerry Brown and the Coastal Commission have to return the favor, with a phony-crony project, to create jobs — at ANY expense.
ZD reminded Malibu City Council, they are elected to represent the voice of the people, and the people’s voice is they don’t want the lagoon drudged/they don’t want this to happen.
Council hides behind the fact it is a STATE project and they are powerless. The community wants council to file a suit to stop the drudging. Zuma Dogg asked on TV if there are any attorneys in Malibu (I think there are) who can help the people against the project (EVERYONE) and file a suit/injunction to stop it.
ZD certainly already thought of a few things to say and do that could result in Jerry Brown running to the lagoon, himself to stop the bulldozers. If there are any powerful attorneys in Malibu, please call Zuma Dogg to discuss how to get an injunction ordered.
And finally, ZD reminded council, they can SAY they are powerless, but there were A LOT of people in chambers (with 45 speakers) for a NON-AGENDA topic. And that is a lot of political power, and it will be used against them, next election.
THE PEOPLE OF MALIBU AND ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE COAST NEEDS TO REVOLT, BECAUSE THIS IS THE SHADIEST, MOST CORRUPT, BULLSHIT, PROJECT FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN POLITICAL MOTIVES AND NO BENEFIT TO ANYONE EXCEPT THE CONTRACTOR, THOSE WHO GOT “CONTRIBUTIONS” FROM THE CONTRACTOR — AND THE UNION THUGS WHO SHAKE DOWN JERRY BROWN FOR DUMB, LIFE-KILLING PROJECTS, LIKE THIS ONE. [ZUMA DOGG CALLS IT, “Malibu’s Solyndra.”]
A COMPLETE AND TOTAL OUTRAGE, AS I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED IN MY SIX SHORT YEARS AS THE MOST HISTORIC POLITICAL ACTIVIST IN LOS ANGELES COUNTRY HISTORY! AND NOW, YOU JUST MADE ME AWARE OF IT! good luck.