Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Councilman Pedroza Supports Governor for Border Efforts

Lynwood, CA - Councilmember Fernando Pedroza tells Spanish newspaper Hoy that he supports Governor because of the Governor's efforts towards national security and the border.


Read story here.

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perro traicionero!!! Ya nos distes la espalda una vez con paul richar. ay andavas de ipocrita en las marchas de los imigrantes y ve ahorita. ya se te olvido que eres mexicano? aunque tengas ciudadania no se te va a quitar nunca perro porque lo trais en la sangre. eso sin ablar del nopalote que trais en la jeta.

Ciudadanos de Lynwood, no se dejen enganar por este traicionero. Ya traisiono al pueblo una ves y no vamos a dejar que pase otra ves. tu eres el siguente recall fernandito.

Anonymous said...

Estoy de acuerdo, no hay nada peor que un traicionero. Olvidarte de tu pueblo es olvidarte de la madre que te dio vida. Tienes madre Fernando?

Anonymous said...

De Angelides a Arnold, mejor Arnold. En Arnold ya invirtimos 3 años en su education como gobernador.

Ademas, yo apoye en las marchas a los Mexicanos y Latinos
que ya estan aqui. Para que le den legalizacion y asi puedan contribuir mas a las economias famiiares y nacionales.

Yo aopyo al Concejal Pedroza por tener el valor de apoyar a Arnold.

Nadie lo puede negar la frontera debe de ser controloada.

Varios amigos y familiares que son residentes legales o nacidos aqui. Han perdido sus trabajos porque los empleadores han contratado mano de obra ilegla a un precio de exclavitud.

YA NO CABEMOS EN LOS ANGELES, por la gran cantidad de immigrantes ilegales que siguen viniendo.

El trabajo que protejas amigo que puso el comentatio anterior es le tuyo mismo. No permitas que el ingreso
desmedido de nuestros compariotas le quite el pan de la boca a us hijos.

Viva Arnold!

Anonymous said...

Fernando Pedroza tambien estuvo en contra de que se aceptara la matricula consular como identificacion en la ciudad de Lynwood. No se acuerda de que el mismo estuvo de ilegal por mas de veinte anos.

Anonymous said...

No se puede apoyar al Arnold y ser latino...no importa que ya tenemos tres anos con el...a Davis lo quitaron en uno...Vasta con esta mentira que Arnold es por el latino...Arnold es por el voto latino pero no para el latino...no sean siegos...que ya no los miren la cara de pendejos....Los Angeles y los Estados Unidos tienen bastante campo para la gente que quiere trabajar duro...si no quieren que les quiten los trabajos pongance a estudiar...no ay que dejar que no miren la carra...

Anonymous said...

A mi se hace que al que le van a quitar el trabajo es a ti amigo de la nota anterior. Ademas debes seguir tu propio consejo e ir a la escuela para aprender a escribir sin faltas de ortografia.

Vasta - se escriba BASTA con "b" de burro.

Carra - querras decir cara.

No te enojes, el buen predicador por su casa comienza.

Anonymous said...

You all need to learn english. You are out of the mainstream.

Anonymous said...

Everyone has a right to support who ever they want, this is a free country. The illegals comming in now are bringing in the bad people from their country gangs,drugs and are taking the jobs that once paid good money, now employers are paying less to put more money in their own pocket.Mr.Fox could care less that people are living his country because they send alot of money home to there mother land and he does'nt have to do nothing to help his people.

E-HOG said...

So he supports Arnold Swarzenegger. So what?

Governor Swarzenegger supports creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants like the path that was created and enabled him to become a citizen?

Isn't that all you people want?

Councilmember Pedroza's support of Swarzenegger would be conducive to the goals of The Race.

Anonymous said...

hey e-hog, how can you talk crap about Fernando, and the next minute praise him?
Look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? (aside from seeing an idiot when you look at yourself in the mirror)

NO PRIETO NO SE TE QUITA IMBECIL.

Anonymous said...

hey e-hog, how can you talk crap about Fernando, and the next minute praise him?
Look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? (aside from seeing an idiot when you look at yourself in the mirror)

LO PRIETO NO SE TE QUITA IMBECIL.

E-HOG said...

And of course because you have nothing of relevancy, you resort to insults in a great display of your own idiocy. Way to go.

I didn't say anything against Councilmember Pedroza, nore am I praising him. I'm simply pointing out to you that a lot of these comments calling Pedroza a traitorous dog are uncalled for.

He's supporting a candidate that is basically coming out in favor of illegal immigration, and you call him a traitor? Again, I thought thats what you wanted.

Anonymous said...

I think the meaning of the picture is ambiguity. Either you support anti-immigrant efforts, or you support illegal immigrants. You can't support boths sides.

We have enough illegals in our Lynwood streets selling tamales. And what's even worst, we may have people in high positions within our City hall who are illegal.

Take a wild guess, who may it be?

Anonymous said...

Pedroza what happened? Are you trying to get a position in Arnol'd team? you have lost at least seven votes just within my family.

Anonymous said...

People wake up!!!

The key word is ILLEGAL (against the law)

illegal:
1. Prohibited by law.
2. Prohibited by official rules
3. A criminal act

I agree with ARNOLD and many like Pedroza who are for LEGAL immigration.

We're becoming a third world country. We need to control our
border.

Mexico controls its border to the south. If fact they are
merciless against ILLEGAL Guatemalans, Salvadoreans, etc...

Mexican immigration Service and Mexican laws are very hard against
illegal workers and deport back thousands every day to Central and
South America. In order to protect jobs and the quality of life (whatever little) of Mexicans.

Isn't that hipocritical?

Why doesn't the Mexican government give amnisty and citizenship to the thousands of illegals in their country. Mostly Salvadorean and Central Americans?


We had to wait in Mexico for 6 years for our visa in order to
enter the U.S. legally.

Giving amnesty to lawbreakers is a big insult to immigrants who
are waiting patiently to come here legally!

Viva Arnold and Pedroza and all legal immigrants who make our
new country great!

Anonymous said...

Otra vez mas Ferni se las hace alos de Lynwood!
Por Mexicanos Malinchistas come Fernando Pedroza estamos come estamos , solo se necesita "Una Gorda Dura y un espejito" para que traicione a los nuestros. La Matricula Consular de Fernado todavia estava vigente cuando Fernado fue elegido por primera vez como concejal en Lynwood.
Nunca Voto en favor para convertir La Bullis Rd a Cesar Chavez Rd. porque su papi Richards les vendio la idea de que la Atlantic era mejor optcion.
Y ahora los vemos con su primita Aide que tambien quiere ser parte de la familia de corruptos en Lynwood sigan creyendose!
Por eso etamos como estamos porque el dinero bale mas que los buenos sentiminentos.
Esto me encabrona pero Lynwood tiene lo que merece por no ponerse las pilas por no usar una palabra ofenciva.
Esto se traduce en mas impuestos/anti immigrant /anti labor para todos aquellos que trabajan no como Fernado.
Attentamente,

QUE VIVAN LOS EMIGRANTES LATINOS QUE HACEN GRANDE ESTE PAIS Y QUE NO SON MALINCHISTAS!!!
CIUDADANOS/LEGALES/E-INDUCUMENTADOS

Lynwood Watch Dog....

Anonymous said...

Tienes mucha razon Lynwood tiene el gobierno que merece porque los residentes no se pone las pilas.Si todos se dejaran de caprichos y agendas personales otro seria el cantar.segun los que estan empapados en la politica quieren hacer la diferencia nadie hace nada todos con las manas cruzadas.Yo hago un llamado ala cumunidad que hay que dejarnos de agendas personales y hay que poner primero a la comunidad recuerden que el servir a la comunidad de Lynwood es un previlejio.

Anonymous said...

Ya vuelven ha fregar. Porque nunca critican a los inutiles de Ramon y Maria. So una bola de envidiosos.

Anonymous said...

Porque train ala la gente que no tiene velo en este entierro,los papelitos hablan y el envidioso es otro.

Anonymous said...

Is that that stupid Aide still trying to stay in the political picture.

Anonymous said...

obviously not stupid if she is actually their.

Anonymous said...

Pretty damn stupid. The pictures she took supporting illegal immigrants, and then the pictures she took supporting anti-immigrant efforts are a very clear sign of AIDE'S STUPIDITY. Does it run in the family?

Just like Fernando, she proudly said her family were immigrants, including Fernando who became a us citizen very recently.

This shows that she's only looking for a photo opportunity, and doesn't know a damn thing about politics. She should not even attempt to run for office.

Anonymous said...

No mo Mexicans, this is a land of laws!I support Arnold and I'll suppor Aide Caster and Fernando if they too support the efforts of riding this blessed land of all illegals.

Anonymous said...

La lista de traidores que apoyan a Arnold:

Plaza Mexico (que se espera de un koreano que solo se hace rico con los mexicanos)

Leticia Vasquez
Guadalupe Rodriguez
Maria Lopez
Mario Cardenas
Juan Enciso


Vean sus hipoocritas sonrisas en

joinarnold.com

Anonymous said...

cuales fotos se to mo la Aide con Arnold?

Anonymous said...

Quien dijo que Aide se tomo fotos con el Arnold?A mi me sorprendio ver a Maria Lopez,Lupe Rodriguez,Dr.Lal que se les olvido que, Arnold agarro dinero de la educacion de los ninos.Que pronto se les olvido que Arnold apoya a los minute men yo lo espero de Leticia vasquez y Fernando pedroza PERROS TRAIDORES.

Anonymous said...

4 comentarios anterior dicen que la Aide se tomo fotos pero no las veo. Creo que ya no mas quieren joder.

Anonymous said...

¡Si usted está intentando alcanzar las masas, lo dice, lo escribe, en inglés, si no, tómele el sur!

Anonymous said...

what? que?

Anonymous said...

WHO THE HELL IS MENTIONING AIDE? SHE WAS THERE, SO MAYBE THAT'S WHY SHE FEELS GUILTY???
SHE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS SHE THINKS SHE IS, SHE IS NOT ALWAYS THE CENTER OF ATTENTION, SO MOVE ON, AND FORGET ABOUT AIDE...

Anonymous said...

read before you text, and you will see who mentioned her. why would she feel guilty even if she was their, she's always at plaza mexico? if you don't want her to get attention don't mention her. you defend your republican Ramon and his confused democrat Maria and I'll defend Aide.

Anonymous said...

Aide is a bozo and Ramon is a follower without direction.

Anonymous said...

don't you have anything better to say. you have stupid comments. when all you can do is call someone a follower and a bozo you truly show how petty, ignorant, and jealous you are.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why the council meeting was cancelled last night?

Anonymous said...

It was postponed at the last meeting. First the city manager was proposing to go dark, but that decision was put off. The city manager wants to make sure to be at council meetings so he decided to postpone it instead.

Anonymous said...

I laughed my ass off when I read some of these stupid comments. I love the way people try to blame everything on one particular individual. (City Manager, Council or the Mayor)

Anonymous said...

I laughed my ass off when I read some of these stupid comments. I love the way people try to blame everything on one particular individual. (City Manager, Council or the Mayor)

Anonymous said...

You must have alot of ass to laugh off if you can do it twice on the same blog issue

Anonymous said...

You must have a lot of ass or a small brain.

Anonymous said...

In every major election there is something controversial that comes up to break up the Democratic vote?

Last time wasn't it Gay Marriage, and a Right to Life?

Lead by intimidation and fear.

What is the color of the terror alert now?
Will it go up before the next election with threats against Los Angeles?

Republican groups are going around offering support in many forms for any Latino politician willing to sell out their people and sign on the dotted line.

Wake Up and look beyond Immigration, it is all an orchestrated scare tactic.

Anonymous said...

Another sucker minority for the democratic party to rape and pillage. All you need to do is look at your black brethern and their years of loyalty to the democratic party, and what and how has it benefited them? And now my brown brethern to the forfront, why not suck them in and at the very least we will get their votes and all it will cost us are a few entitlements. Look and learn from independants and the GOP on how to assemalate, and prosper in this country. Become a part, DO NOT become what you so desperately left behind in Mexico. Stop giving into the lip service of the left, give others a chance. Prove me wrong, what has the Democratic party done for minorities?

Anonymous said...

I am the author of the previous thought, I await an iteligent response.

E-HOG said...

I'll respond.

I agree with you 100%

It's nice to see I have some backup around here.

Chances are, you won't get a legitimate response from people in here.

Historically, the Democratic party has screwed ethnic minorities in this country over-and-over again. But of course, since a lot of these people have no historical context on anything, they judgements are poor.

Anonymous said...

For:
I am the author of the previous thought, I await an iteligent response.

I await for someone who can spell intelligent.

For EHOG who wrote:
since a lot of these people have no historical context on anything, they judgements are poor.

It must be nice to be part of the superior Lynwood elite. If your going to insult people, please do so with proper grammer.
They judgements are poor??

E-HOG said...

Excuse me for making a typing error.

I think the man is still waiting for the legitimate response.

Oh, of course! You have none. That’s why the only thing you had to point out was a few typing errors.

Way to fail.

Must be nice to be part of the Lynwood Elite? What exactly would be considered “The Lynwood Elite”? Please explain.

Anonymous said...

The Democratic party has created a phenomenon similar to one that can be witnessed in many latin American countries. While "mainstream" America has been raised on a culture of self-help, the Democrats have instilled in most minorities a sentiment of entitlement which eliminates the "self-help" culture entirely and rather than allow them to go out and earn one's own, it has turn large numbers of minorities into dependants of a state who has no obligation [other than in the mind of an ideological few] to absorb the responsibility of said people.

This culture of dependance can best be identified when the "dependants" immediately blame their misfortunes on those in power, usually it's one person who is targetted.

The Asian-American culture, which as been more keen to integrate, has absorbed the "self-help" culture and is less likely to fall into this dependency.

- HR

Anonymous said...

It's funny how you can have insulting comments, yet you don't like it when other people have an opinion of their own. It's also obvious that no matter what anyone comments you will find something to pick at. ehog's mistake was insignificant. You are making an assumption that people are desperately trying to become something that they are not. On what basis do you have that opinion? Let me educate you on Mexican politics. Mexico has 2 main parties, wich are El PRI and El PAN. Of course they have other parties, but these are the most popular. El PRI is more like our Republican party. El PAN is like our Democrat party. In Mexico you always have people saying " ganale al PRI " why is that? It is my opinion that el PRI always wins because like in every country we don't take the time to research who we are voting for. Everyone feels that the government owes them something, poor or rich. We the Latinos are in the situation that we are in because of people like you who don't take the time to educate their fellow brother or sister. It is easy to point a finger but can you find a solution? To answer your question no party is good for the people. We must look out for ourselves and not expect anything from anyone. We are not the minority, we are the majority. The solution is we start actually helping each other instead of bringing each other down every chance we get. I would like to know how much you do for your community? Maybe your a great person, but until you have a full understanding of your culture, if you are latino, will you actually be able to understand why certain decisions are being made. That goes for ehog as well. Remember if you hit expect to be hit back. The way I see it both of you have lots to learn. The most important part you both need to learn is humanity and good social skills. To be a good leader you must know how to follow. Both of you want to lead a road neither one of you knows. The attitude you both have is what has Leticia Vasquez and Alfredie Johnson in trouble with their own people. It is the attitude that because you have a college education, a fancy title, or even money that you are above everyone and that you know best. A good leader knows that everyone is different and what might be good for one is not for the other. When the both of you can identify this amongst your people you will have a total different opinion.

PS ehog you know who I am, so watch what you say. Remember that you are a reflection of your family. It can be assumed that your opinions are those of your family. You are coming off like an arrogant know it all along with the other blogger. I know that you are neither but your insensitive comments don't help. As you can see no one really wants an honest educated opinion. They only want what they want to hear. Ask yourself this, if your theory of the republican party being better than the democratic why is it that Mexico is in the situation of corruption that it's in? It has technically been ran by republicans. Proves my point that no party is good. It's all up to us.

Anonymous said...

During their 70 year term PRI stood for: big government, media censorship, high taxes, promoting a culture of "entitlement", social issues over economic issues, etc. etc. etc. I'm sorry, that's the Democratic party right there.

I don't want to be offensive and I don't mean this as an insult but please do use a little more common sense when speaking about Mexican politics.

I'll assume that you were referring to the unpopularity that both PRI and the Republican party suffer, but that's where the differences end. PRI's policies are most similar to the proposals from Democrats. PAN shares many of the beliefs of the Republican party. Although to attempt to say that either is the equivalent of the other is a grave mistake.

Also, there are THREE main parties in Mexico. PRD has been a mainstay for the past 18 years, so I hardly think anybody can argue that Mexico is a two-party nation. Unless you missed the elections this year, PRI has crumbled, PAN has become the top party in the nation, and PRD is the strongest party out of power. PAN has won the election for a second time [thank God] and PRI came in 3rd with only 18% of the total vote.

I agree with you that we gotta look out for ourselves and not expect handouts. But when I say "ourselves" I mean, everybody has to watch out for their own self. Each man is responsible for his own destiny and the longer he relies on government aid, or aid from his "community" the more he'll struggle.

Why must Latinos be chained down to a particular group based on ethnicity alone? Like Clarence Mason Weaver said, it's okay to leave the plantation.

We're living in a global era, and a multicultural nation and we're supposed to continue with the mentality of the clans?

E-Hog and the assclown here OBVIOUSLY have deep ideological differences -- but of course they're expected to start sucking each others' dicks just 'cuz they have a similar skin tone? Bullshit.

The concept of race is something that has been exploited by some to keep those who are weak and have nothing of real value.

Think about it, assholes like Hitler and the KKK exploited the myth of "race" and there's a whole lot of fucks out there who bought it. Instead of denying the concept as a whole you've gone and embraced it -- "yes, we're all one big happy race"

-- If you believe you have a race, or even worse, if you believe in your race, or the worst, if you feel proud of your race.... congratulations, you're as stupid as those idiots who claim "white pride" Have a cookie.

As far as illegal immigration goes --

1. Do you realize that there are people here who made all the effots to come through legal means and they are penalized [the process slows down] thanks to illegals?

2. Do you realize how much harm remittances do to the Mexican economy?

3. Do you realize that you are living in a sovereign country that has the right to protect its own borders and deal with immigration as it wishes?

4. Do you realize that there are millions of immigrants living here illegally and the fact that the government simply chooses to "look away" has changed their lives dramatically?

5. Do you realize that Mexico treats its illegall immigrants like absolute dogshit?

6. Do you realize that Mexican politicians profit of the remittances you send your family members?

7. Do you realize that Mexico offers the U.S. very limited international support? [you gotta give if you wanna receive]

8. Do you realize that immigration laws do not specifically target any groups? ESPECIALLY not based on race?

9. Can you accept that latinos are not morally obligated to support illegal immigration just because you feel like it?

10. Can you accept that there are many sides to the illegal immigration debate?

11. Can you accept that not all "white" people are racist?

12. Do you realize how racist and prejudiced the term "white" really is? Lets not mention the term "gringo."

13. Do you realize that latin Americans and latin American culture are about as racist if not more so than "white" people?

14. Do you realize that if you deny number 13 you're probably racist?

15. Do you realize that it's racist to believe that somebody is morally or ethically obligated to offer you support based on the the assumption of "race" alone?

There's a couple of things for you all to think about.


- HR

E-HOG said...

Me insensitive? Maybe. But I’m not the one going off calling people racists simply because they differ in opinion from me.

You want a solution. Here it is. Stop sitting around bickering about mean and unfair the world is. Get off your ass and do something with your life. Get some certifiable skills. Stop with the entitlement bullshit and get to work. Simply, make something of yourself. That’s my solution for “Latinos”.

What do I do for my community? Draw a path for them to follow. Anybody is welcome to join. And hey, if it doesn’t work out for me I can come back and say “don’t do it this way.”

Would you agree that sitting on your ass bitching about entitlements, claiming you’re part of not only a superior race but “the race”, and waiting for handouts; doesn’t help anyone?

Oh yes you know my family. How dandy! Then you must also know how much my family works to ensure that I have a secure future in this society.

All they ask of me is to repay their sacrifices for me, is to work hard, keep a straight path to my goals, and fulfill them.

My parents didn’t choose to live in this country so I could sit around and bitch about how I’m being held back by “the man”. They have me here to have the opportunity to enjoy life and the liberties that this country has to offer.

Watch what I say? Oooo. Hahaha. Now you’re going to tell me I’m not allowed my own opinion? That I somehow am obligated to believe as you do? Hmmm? So much for free-speech!

I do realize people only want to be told what they want to hear. Guess what? I’m not a politician. I’m so mean; I tell people what I actually think and what they really should do instead of sugar coating everything.

I noticed something. Leticia Vasquez and Alfredie Johnson are sooooo in trouble with “their people” that they were still elected into office. Vasquez even averted a recall. They must be doing something right. Hell, you even elected them because you think “they know best”. And yes, you are equally as responsible for your elected officials even if you voted for someone else. You just didn’t work hard enough to make sure the person you wanted to win was elected.
When you can identify yourself as an individual that has control of their own destiny, you will understand. Stop the crab mentality. Let people better themselves.

The Republican Party best represents the values of any hardworking middle-class American that doesn’t want to be taxed to death. Plain and simple.

HR couldn’t have said it any better! PRI represented: big government, state controlled media, high taxes, culture of "entitlement", and weighing social issues over economic issues. These are all the main talking points of the Democratic Party here in the United States. THAT’s why Mexico finds itself in the socioeconomic situation it does today.

Since you know who I am, how about you send me an email and tell me who you are: ehog@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey e-hog: FU.

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what two well written responses will do to a stupid argument like this. It's like kryptonite for retards. Not a single intelligent response... wait, not a single ATTEMPT at an intelligent response to mine or E-Hog's last reply.

- HR

Anonymous said...

Please someone shoot me with a stray bullet. You people are boring the shit out of me. We all live a democratic life. At one time or another we all need some type of assistance. So you four Repulicans are fooling yourself.

Aide Castro said...

I am sorry to inform you that last night your Lynwood City Council voted to increase water fees by 30%. After the first increase it will be followed by another 15%, then 5%, finishing with a final increase of 3%.

The vote was as follows:
Maria Santillan - Yes
Louis Byrd - Yes
Leticia Vasquez - Yes
Alfreddie Johnson - Yes
Fernando Pedroza - No

During public orals I gave all council members a copy of my water bill so that they were able to see in actual dollars how each individual household will be affected. On my bill I gave them an example of how much more I would have to pay. The example I gave was the following:

July bill $84.50 x 30% = $25.35
$25.35 + $84.50 = $109.85 new bill
$109.85 x 15% = $16.48
$16.48 + $109.85 = $126.33
$126.33 x 5% = $6.32
$6.32 + 126.33 = $132.65
$132.65 x 3% = $3.98
$3.98 + $132.65 = $136.63

$84.50 original bill divided by $136.63 final bill after increases gives you a total of 62% increase.

The reasons given by staff and council were that the increases were needed due to reserves being depleted, infrastructure repairs, and to produce revenue for quality of life services, and finally because the bond rating company used, recommended it.

I am not saying an increase is not needed. The metropolitan water district did increase their fees by 3%. However we only purchase 20% of our water from them. That means that 80% of the revenue generated for that percentage can stay in the department. We also need to take in consideration employees. They need a cost of living raise. The water department employees are certified through the state and they need training every so often. I also understand that their medical benefits probably have increased in cost. For that I will justify another 3%. The infrastructure also needs to be invested in, so I'll give them another 3% for that. We must be given an itemized explanation of what each project consist of and how much will it cost. No matter what they claim I'm willing to bet they will not be doing all these repairs immediately or all at once. Last 1% to pad the reserves. The point I am trying to make is that those are the only reasons our revenues can be used for.

Last night the City Manager allowed our Mayor Pro Tem to misinform the audience that these increases were needed for quality of life services and issues. The City Manager clearly knows that the revenues generated from increases on our water can only be used for the water department and nothing else. Yet our council last night voted to approve these increases under the impression that they will be able to allocate some of the revenue in other services. The fact is you can't. The City Manager also advised the council that we may loose our bond rating if these increases aren't done. Wrong, the bond rating company recommended an increase, but they never specified an amount. The key word is recommended. Their is a big difference between you must, and I recommend. As long as we comply with the original guidelines given at the time of application their is no reason to loose our rating. Goes right back to how the City Manager advised the council that we have 10 million in reserves so we don't need to do budget cuts. Yet he failed to mention to the council that although we do have those reserves, they are their to back up our bonds. That was simply a scare tactic in my opinion. The City Manager new that if the council voted against the increase his budget would fall apart. I would Like to know why the City Manager included in his budget the 30% increase? What would he have done if it didn't pass? Why was he so sure? I guess that would explain why he didn't care that the council was not properly informed. His only mission was to get it passed.

Time after time we are asked to pay for prior and new, council and staff mistakes. Mr Byrd made the comment that staff had set up a workshop for the community to voice their concerns and only 11 people showed up. He asked. What happen to the rest of the community? He said he took that as the residents were okay with the increases. Although we all know he's wrong to make this assumption, I really think he was trying to send a message to the community. He's basically saying to us organize and unite to make a difference. The same people that go and talk at every meeting don't make a difference. That tells me simply since the community isn't speaking up, I don't care, I'll just do what I want. Last night our council clearly said we don't care how our community will be affected.

I expected lots more people at council last night. I was disappointed that several people who claim to be leaders and aspire to sit on council were not their. But I was happy to see some new faces in the audience who did go and speak against the increases.

In reviewing the agenda, I also found item number 22 suspicious. It was called Utility Users Tax Matters. Several residents were under the impression council was considering to increase the tax. However in reading the resolution recommended for the item, it states the council is hiring legal representation regarding proposition 218 and other related matters. So I looked up Prop 218. This measure took affect back in 1996 to protect our tax dollars. In other words no taxation with out representation. Proposition 218:
Your right to vote on all local taxes
Proposition 218 gives you the right to vote on all local taxes, and requires taxpayer approval of assessments and property-related fees. Now bureaucrats can't find sneaky ways to raise revenues! Non profit organizations such as Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association go around different cities looking into complaints from residents. Learning all of this, I realized that I don't remember us, the voters ever voting in favor of this Utility Users Tax. All I know is it went from 3% to 6% to 10% were it is now. Back to my point. Is our council in trouble with Jarvis? Why do we need legal representation regarding Prop 218? I want to know what is council trying to hide from us. If I am correct the City of Lynwood would owe their residents lots of money. So as you can see their some sneaky stuff going on. We must keep our eyes open.

This is our city, therefore we must protect our financial interest. I am just one person and I need help from the community. Please write your elected officials and let them know we are not going to put up with the abuse any longer. Speak up people. I beg and implore that we stand up together against the injustice commited.

On a positive note I was very pleased with the new street sweeping contract. The routes were re done and they even included alley clean up. Along with the purchase of two natural powered machines. I also was very happy with the new weed abatment project. Every quarter city employees will be maintaining properties that have not been kept up by their owners. In turn to recoop the money they will be fining and adding liens to the properties to insure repayment. When a lien is on your property anytime you go to refinance or sell, escrow always insures payment of all liens to transfer clean titles. So good job on those two issues.

Although it might seem that I am picking on our City Manager, I would like to clarify that I don't think he's that bad. Like I said in the past he has great ideas. He just needs to be a little more carefull about what he's proposing and how our community is being affected by his recommendations. I feel it is his responsibility to make sure our council is well informed before making any decisions.

Thank You,
Aide Castro

2:10 PM, August 16, 2006

Anonymous said...

To all bloggers. Councilman Pedroza did not tell HOY Newspaper that he supports Arnold and his ridicoulus ideas about the border.
He told HOY that we as Latinos needed to take advantage of the fact that Arnold needs the latino vote to be re-elected for Governor.
The fact that he went to plaza Mexico in Lynwood and neither the Mayor or MPT failed to ask the Governor to help this Community with more state funded after school programs, jobs for our residents! Your hate for a person is so great, that you do not see
things clearly. You just believe what you read and add all the hate,
sprinkle the truth with hate and mallice and you have your self a recipe for diarrhea.
Lord help them,
Lynwood Senior,

Anonymous said...

Lord help us all!