CULVER CITY COUNCILMEMBERS VOTE ON TOT 7/26/2010
By: Lynne Davidson
Owner, Titos Tacos
July 27, 2010 at the Culver City Council Chambers there will be vote to place a higher TOT (transient occupancy
tax) on the November ballot. This vote will require ALL Council members to vote "Yes". The last vote two weeks ago
was 4-1, Vice-Mayor Mehaul O'Leary being the only "no" vote.
What is so offensive about this is that the voters of the City will raise taxes on "somebody" else. The Hotels in
Culver City already pay one of the highest gross receipts tax in the State, one of the highest utility users taxes (11.25%),
and very high trash collection bills (City Monopoly). Right now the TOT tax in Culver City is 12%, and they want to increase
it to 14% in two steps, the same as Santa Monica & Beverly Hills.
The Council will also be voting on money to be spent "educating" the public about the benefits of (??) raising this tax.
For more information; go the the Culver City website. PLEASE CONTACT COUNCILMEMBERS OR COME TO THE COUNCIL MEETING ON
FOLLOW-UP OF CULVER CITY COUNCIL 7/26/2010 MEETING
Monday Night Council vote on the TOT tax, Councilmember O'Leary "voted " and stopped the whole special election
process. He felt that the City would not net much money after the expenses of the special election. He also did not think
it would actually raise as much money as projected. Councilman O'Leary was also uncomfortable being the olny vote against.
The Council will not need his vote to put this on the ballot in the next regular local election. He deserves our thanks anyway
ADDITIONAL GOOD NEWS
At the same Culver City Council Meeting, the Councilmembers did approve of and delivered 6 new passenger vans to the
Senior Citizen Center to replace the vans that were too dangerous to ride in. Thanks to Senior Advocate Ms. Marilyn
President Obama’s Supreme Court Justice nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, Elena Kagan, must be opposed.
She has never been a judge at any level and throughout her early years was an outspoken socialist whose views remain far outside
of mainstream America to this day. Her expressed prejudices and views on cases and policies, although extremely scant and
subject to interpretation, do not suggest she has the impartiality required of a United States Supreme Court Justice.
Elena Kagan’s lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court – with Americans having
little or no direct knowledge of her views on key issues – would be a dangerous mistake. She is truly a “stealth”
candidate in the sense that the Obama Administration can conceal her true opinions and judicial philosophy throughout the
||Elena Kagan’s zeal for “homosexual rights” will taint her rulings
on pro-family cases. |
||Kagan has expressed hostility toward faith-based organizations and would limit their
impact on public policy decisions. |
||Kagan opposes the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
policy and banned military recruiters from the Harvard Law School campus during a time of war in protest of such “discrimination.”
||Kagan’s views on transnational law undermine America’s self-rule and national
||Kagan has called the Constitution “defective” and shares President Obama’s
view that we should have an “evolving” or “living” Constitution, thus marginalizing its ultimate legal
authority. She has written about a supposed need to increase the power of the Executive Branch at the expense of legislative
AB 781 Bill rejected by the Democratic Party 2010
Democrat Assemblymembers and Speaker John Perez refuses African-Americans Jobs in 2010
For years the community has complained about the lack of jobs for the African Americans. There has been numerous articles
on how Blacks were blocked from being employed because of Bi-lingual Only Job Openings. AB 781
was introduced as a solution to stop blocking jobs to english speaking citizens. NAACP tried everything to
get the Democrats to carry the bill, but they all refused. Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries,
a Republican from Lake Elsinore heard the call of distress, so he carried the bill to the floor. When
it went to Committee, it did not receive one vote. Current Assembly Speaker John A. Perez ( Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa' cousin) would not respond to the questions of jobs for the African Americans. His objective
is to see to it that the door is always open for the undocumented aliens to work in California.He can care less about African
American. See News Article: http://www.wavenewspapers.com/opinion/86292862.html
PRESIDENT OBAMA PUSHES TO END THE MILITARY'S "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ban" May 28,
This news gets worse: Yesterday, the full House of Representatives and the Armed Services Committee in the
Senate voted to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
In his State of the Union address, President Obama pledged to
end the law that denies gays and lesbians the right to serve their country. President Obama said "Now, we are closer than
ever to making good on that promise."
The full Senate will soon start its debate on repeal. But some Republicans are
digging in their heels. Senator John McCain said, "I'll do everything in my power" to block a vote. And Mississippi Senator
Roger Wicker called the repeal bill "a major mistake" -- announcing that the GOP plans to filibuster.
In my opinion, as a Candidate for the 47th Assembly Seat, I stand firm on keeping the Ban In Place.
We should not allow sexual diversions to put our young men and women in harms way. Homosexuals have already shown that
they lack self control, they lack moral fiber and they lack respect for GOD and Society as a whole. The military ask that
you be 100% man or 100% women.Those who are confused and mentally unstabled really have no place in the military. Also, no
one has stopped a man or a woman from entering the military,if they passed all entry requirements. Bad Company
creates Bad Behavior. It would be Gay Rights Parade every day in the Military if this ban
is lifted. HONESTLY... I SAY PROVE ME WRONG, OR RATHER..... TIME WILL BE THE MEASURING STICK AND MORE TRUTH
WILL BE REVEALED.
Call your Representator and Senator and tell them point blank, "I want the Military " Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Ban" to Stand. For the 47th Assembly District, that would be Senator Diane Watson at: Washington,
DC phone: 202-225-7084 fax: 202-225-2422 and her Los Angeles Office phone: 323-965-1422
and Congresswoman Maxine Waters at:Washington,
DC Phone: (202) 225-2201; Fax: (202) 225-7854 and her Los Angeles Phone: (323) 757-8900 ; Fax: (323) 757-9506. It would be a miracle, if they would listen
to the Voters in their District rather than to "Campaign Special Interest Funds Supporters"