Los Angeles City Council Budget Chair Paul Krekorian Issues "Mad Max" Scenario Warning To Angelinos, Regarding 2013 Budget & Services Crisis: WALL STREET…HOLD YOUR INVESTMENTS: City Uncertain If It Will Be Able To Provide Basice Police & Fire Safety, Let Alone ANYTHING ELSE. READ HIS COMMENTS HERE! (LACityNews.com)

THIS WAS THE “MOST VIEWED” POST AT L.A. CITY NEWS/L.A. DAILY BLOG for past week. ORIGINAL HEADLINE: L.A. City Council Budget Head Paul Krekorian Warns, “When this city doesn’t function, when you can’t drive on the streets, when you can’t walk on the sidewalk, when we’re laying our employees off…” [DOESN’T SOUND GOOD FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES in 2013 — WALL STREET/INVESTOR ALERT: HOLD YOUR INVESTMENTS!!!] 

[PICTURED: Paul Krekwhorian is giving you the THAT finger, today. But, wants to give you the one next to it, on March 05, 2013 — and he’s got the unions to get out there and vote, “YES” to taxes on you. THEY DON’T GOT THIS GUY IN THAT SEAT, cause he’s “Mr. Nice Guy,” or “Mr. Gives A FUCK About You.”]
When this city doesn’t function, when you can’t drive on the streets, when you can’t walk on the sidewalk, when we’re laying our employees off…” – L.A. City Council Budget & Finance Committee (knuckle)Head Paul Krackwhorian. [Not a pretty picture for LACity2013.com]
HERE’S THE SOLUTION (the ONLY solution — and voters are FED up with voting taxes on themselves; don’t you think?) 
Proposition LA-A
 
Public Safety and City Services Funding and Accountability
City of Los Angeles

 
General Tax Measure – Majority Approval Required See Also: Index of all Measures

To offset severe and repeated State cuts and provide funding for: 911 emergency response services; maintaining firefighter, paramedic, and police officer staffing levels; continuing community policing, senior services, after-school gang and drug prevention programs; repairing potholes and sidewalks; and other general municipal services; shall the City of Los Angeles enact a one-half cent transactions and use (generally referred to as sales) tax, with required independent audits, public review of expenditures, and all funds used locally?

WHY? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE FOR ALL OF THAT? ARE YOU SAYING, AS L.A. CITY COUNCIL…YOU LOST THE CITY — AND MADE ALL THE WRONG DECISIONS — AND NOW THE CITY IS SCREWED BEYOND FUNCTIONALITY in the name of Public Safety, at minimum?

WALL STREET ALERT: HOLD YOUR INVESTMENTS!

City of Los Angeles Sales Tax Increase, Proposition LA-A (March 05, 2013)

A City of Los Angeles Sales Tax Increase, Proposition LA-A ballot question is on the March 5, 2013 ballot for voters in the City of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County.[1]If approved, the sales tax will increase by half-a-cent on the purchase of goods and services made within the city.[1] On January 1, due to the Proposition 30 sales tax increase, the sales tax in the city will be 9%. It will go to 9.5% for city residents on July 1, 2013 if they approve Proposition LA-A.[2]
The tax increase would result in an additional $215 million a year for the city’s general fund.[3]
The City of Los Angeles estimates that in the fiscal year starting on July 1, 2013, it will have a budget deficit of $216 million. The proposed sales tax increase is intended to deal with that situation.[2]

Support

Former top-gift taking (limo rides/VIP tickets/leather jackets/wine/food/etc./self-enriching) State Assemblyman, Los Angeles council member Paul Krekorian, who chairs the city’s Budget and Finance Committee, supports the tax hike. He says, “When this city doesn’t function, when you can’t drive on the streets, when you can’t walk on the sidewalk, when we’re laying our employees off (Aka: city services and administration no long provided/functioning) and putting them on the welfare rolls, that affects jobs and that affects our economy and that affects our city’s friendliness toward business as well.”[3]

Mafia Council President Herb Wesson, who is the president of the Los Angeles City Council, says, “We need time to slow down and breathe, which is what this sales tax will do. It will afford each and every one of us the opportunity to do forward thinking where it relates to our future.[3]  [That is a crooked politician’s way of saying, “I want to raise taxes on you, after we already raised every fee/fine/tax we could create/raise…including illegal fines, investigated by the FBI, including arrests. AND NOW, WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND RAISE YOUR TAXES!” WTF, Herb?]

Opposition

City council member Mitch Englander said that before expecting city residents to pay a higher sales tax, “We’ve got to be able to demonstrate that we’ve exhausted all of our resources, that we’ve turned over every stone. That we’ve gone down and cut not only the fat and the bone and muscle as some people are suggesting but we’ve actually gotten rid of all of the other additional things we shouldn’t be doing — all of the other additional layers.”[3]

City council member Dennis Zine says, “We have businesses closing down and people telling me they cannot pay any more in taxes. I think we still have room in the city budget to find more savings.”[1]
Several City Hall elected officials/mayoral candidates oppose the tax hike. Candidates who have announced their opposition to it include Jan Perry, Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel. In a mayoral debate, Greuel said, “I have concerns about going to the public for a sales tax at a time when the public doesn’t believe we’ve done everything that we can do.” Garcetti said, “I think we need to have an emphasis on growing our economy. We can’t tax our way out of this.”[4]
[SO IT APPEARS the former ASSemblymen are still “on-point” with their mission…DRAIN YOU AND DRAIN THE COFFERS TILL DRY AS A FUNERAL DRUM — and victim is DEAD, with no more blood to suck outta ya, versus even Garcetti. WOW! When Greuel and Garcetti say, “VOTE NO ON THIS TAX,” I think you don’t, “slow down and take a breath (up the ass) with new taxes, after they already DID all that — and lost it all anyway. It’s all a BIG FRAUD/WASTE/ABUSE & TRAGEDY. 
SUMMARY: Paul Krekwhorian (L.A. City Budget [knuckle]head) finally sees it Mr. Zuma Dogg’s way — and understands what we are facing in L.A. for 2013 and beyond: 
When this city doesn’t function, when you can’t drive on the streets, when you can’t walk on the sidewalk, when we’re laying our employees off…” – L.A. City Council Budget & Finance Committee (knuckle)Head Paul Krackwhorian. [Not a pretty picture for LACity2013.com]
 Path to the ballotThe Los Angeles City Council voted 10-4 on November 13, 2012 to refer the measure to the March 5, 2013 ballot.[1]
The four council members who voted against referring the measure to the ballot were Jan Perry, Eric Garcetti, Dennis Zine and Mitch Englander.[3]

See also

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