Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lynwood City Council Cuts Budget by $4.2 Million

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that the Lynwood City Council reduced the budget by 4.2 million.

Read story here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

A lot of services have to be cut to recover $4.2M. People of Lynwood start sweeping your streets, cut your trees, paint out your graffiti, burn your trash in your backyard, arm yourself because law inforcement will be cut, keep your roofs watered down because the fire departement will be cut, buy candels because you can not aford your light bill, don't use water, gas or your phone, you won't be able to aford it once they get through raising the taxes, etc. etc.
O.K. I know all of this is a little over the top and exaggerated, but be prepared we have to give up a lot of services.
As I said before and I will say it again: Redevelopement, redevelopement. This will generate revenue, money the city needs. I just don't understand why our council don't get it.
CLEAN UP THE CITY AND CUT CRIME, so big business will show interest. Maybe then we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If this is not going to happen, the ship will sink. So, pay your taxes, stop whinning, or else move to the desert. It's cheap out there.

Anonymous said...

thank you councils it was time for a good change give the money to enployees that like to work not those people who just sit on there asses look those enployees who like to work for there city ok mr gregg woods and debra jacson you all people that work on city hall theres alot of secretarys who get pay alot and engeneerys thank you councils ..ms. santillan .ms. castro mr .ramon .mr.morton .mr. flores god bless you''

Anonymous said...

Does Lynwood have any redevelopment projects. We haven't seen any projects discussed lately. Who is even running the Redevelopment Department?

Anonymous said...

According to this article, nine people will lose their jobs. If this is true, who authorized the 5) new hires in recreation? Is there a freeze on hiring or not?

Anonymous said...

Employees have been working without a contract for over a year now and continue to work with less money than other cities. It is unfortunated that certain Council members who promised raises and better working conditions are hiding themselves from the very people who helped elect them into office. Open your eyes people, the majority of Lynwoods work force live in the City of Lynwood and are quite proud to be both employees and residents.

Anonymous said...

To all the Lynwood employees:
We need to stand strong against all employee lay-offs. Go to the next council meeting and speak out or else you are next.

Anonymous said...

Let the Council know about the five new people Perry hired in Recreation at $15.00 per hour. While we are being laid off, he is hiring. What is going on? Where is the Council? The City Manager is not doing anything about it and Perry is out of control.Why are the new Rec Leaders getting paid more than the leaders who have been here for years?

LOVE_4_LYNWOOD said...

Lynwood Residents:
READ Attentively
Don't you want the city of Lynwood to be "hooked up"? Ask yourselves why don't we get "real" businesses to come into our city? Almost every project or "plaza" popping up has the same mom & pop feel to it, the same mom & pop shops. The person who wrote on July 29 is right!!!! Why can't we have some cool businesses come to our city?
Imagine what a Target would do for the city. Imagine what a Costco would do for it. Imagine if something as simple as the streets (Pavement) could be repaired (I've passed by Alemeda, and its awful along MLK Blvd going towards Alemeda)
Or Imagine this... What if we could make PLAZA MEXICO look like the Irvine Spectrum or City Walk in Studio City? The PLAZA has so much potential, but why can't the PLAZA house "real" businesses like Ross, Bestbuy, or Kohls? Maybe because the owners don't want to. Maybe the residnets of Lynwood don't deserve it. And if that is the case, residents should voice these desires to elected officials.

And while we are on the topic of elected officials... Is it me or doesn't it seem that you have to be in a suit and tie to be heard (and respected) by our elected officials (The CITY COUNCIL and the SCHOOL DISTRICT) I've heard stories of parents going to their child's school and being looked down upon, but when a person is walking around with a suitcase, tie, and/or suit, wow they get the "star" treatment. "Do you need any help" or "how can we assist you sir/mam?" I've even heard some officials say that some of our schools (which means our children) need a military style principal! WHAT!? Thats how bad it is, that the school district, with all their Phd's, can't come up with a better plan other than "strict military style". What did you study in your PhD program, and did the program teach you some sociology to understand the issues faced in urban neighborhoods? Or was that not part of the curriculum. Some elementary schools don't even have a formal LIBRARY, like LINCOLN ELEMENTARY. What message are they sending our kids? Oh, study and do good in school, but a site where reading, a foundation to learning, is reinforced is not "that" important.

And not to mention the fact that many school employees drive "very" nice vehicles (BMW's, Mercedes, LEXUS)to their school that don't have a speck of "GREEN" grass. And what do they say? Oh, well parents should volunteer to clean-up the schools and put grass if they want to. WHAT!!! Aren't there city employees that do that?! Can't teachers pitch in to get someone to plant the grass, or is that "TOO" much $. I know it's not too much $ for principals. Or are the kids of Lynwood just not worth it?

And as for the "employees" in our school district (top dogs and teachers alike), LYNWOOD RESIDENTS should require a survey to be conducted asking the employees questions like: Are you just counting down to retirement? Do you consider yourself too be passionate about your work? Are there any changes you would like to see at your school? I've heard that the jungle gym at Lincoln Elementary has been there for over 15 years, and that the gate surrounding the school has been there for more than 20 years! WOW! But, the city built the behemoth junior high school on MLK; couldn't some cash have gone to the little school?
Lynwood is a great place, and it could get better. This blog is cool because we can voice our opinions and ideas, and share them with other concerned residents.

Residents Remember: Tell the "elected officials":
1. What kinds of businesses would improve our city.
2. City Council and School District officials, employees, etc need to work together, not independently, too arrive at ways to improve our schools (including some of our NEGLECTED schools, like Lincoln Elem.) Improve our schools to help our children improve. Some may say that a Library is not that important, but how can a place where students learn the fundamentals not be important?

I LOVE LYNWOOD. It really is a good city, and with proper attention, can be a GREAT city and a model for others.

Lynwood Residents please read this message twice, or thrice, and include your opinions. There are residents who want to hook-up Lynwood, and if we work together we can accomplish great things for future generations to enjoy and be proud of.

Anonymous said...

Aide: I have a crush on you.

Anonymous said...

Aide I like that beautiful parrot face with down syndrome look you have. It's fine!

Anonymous said...

Oh sure, the council reduced the budget,but they forgot to eliminate their discretionary pay offs.

Anonymous said...

Check Flickr and search "american Remedial"

The City of Lynwood is doing their jobs to protect the city of Lynwood from pollution and companies that don't care to comply with the laws of the City and State.

Good Job Mayor...keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

IT WASNT THE MAYOR WHO SHUT DOWN AMERICAN REMEDIAL YOU DUMB ASS, GIVE CREDIT TO THE PEOPLE WHO DID IT.

Anonymous said...

You forget that the Mayor lived on 108th Street, both her and the old lady (Irene Garcia) put up a big fight when they first openned up on Martin Luther King and Santa Fe Avenue. They recently relocated to this new site

The Mayor might not have physically shut them down, but she was never in favor of this operation (ART)

The Mayor and new council, IS DOING A GOOD JOB.

Anonymous said...

Regarding American Remedial, we should applaud our government for doing their job and closing this facility...

You replied at 9:25 PM, August 21, 2008, I am sorry if I offended you, but I don't know any other City officials by name that were responsible for closing the facility. Maybe you could mention them by name so they receive their appropriate acknowledgement.

Anonymous said...

The question is did he pay back the city he money owes? And your right the ring leader and her clowns did not shut them down. They shut themeselves down. They got money from the city and skipped town. This is called corruption. Now the real question is has the ring leader and her clowns sued remedial to get the money back on behalf of the residents? That answer is NO! Because she lined her pockets with in conributions from him.

Anonymous said...

I think it is very important to clarify that not one of the councilmembers got involved shutting down American Remedial Technologies. The actions came from the field soilders, those are the people who deserve to be thanked.

Anonymous said...

And none of the councilmembers got inovolved to try to stop the shut down, either.

Anonymous said...

I cut the budget,
I formed term limits?
I saved the people from Angeles Fld
What a straight out lie!