Monday, July 21, 2008

Two Measures on Ballot

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that the Lynwood City Council has placed two measures in the November ballot.

Read story here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

To Sillicone Santillan. You can correct a wrong by getting rid of the illegal tax. That's what you can do! You say you are not corrupt like the others . Shame on you. You only care about going to Talpa, Mexico to visit your family. You only care about giving contracts to people that give you things like your plastic surgery your new house and your new cars. Don't worry we won't forget it next year when you run for council again.

Anonymous said...

yes debra jacson and conpany greg woods and all the money takers

Anonymous said...

The council needs to demonstrate that they are the new council by governing without the tax and making the necessary adjustments with out collecting the tax on the backs of the residents. We need to vote no on the tax and then see to it that the supposedly new council acts accordingly and makes the right choices when it is time to make cuts.

Anonymous said...

I must congradulate Castro for questioning Public works.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the proposed increases for 2009? The increases continue and continue. No way am I going to support the utility tax.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on Lynwood Utility Tax!

Anonymous said...

The Lynwood tax payers have a chance to show up at the Aug.5th council meeting and protest the game playing, council had a chance to CUT the FAT and just played the finger in people's mounth of the uninterested residents.

Upper management are oly moving possitions around but not letting them go, changing Classifications and so on.
They taget low paying jobs to try to full the residents.
Planning had been contracting out Engineering work for along time, Office staffing is contracting every month, manny faces you see in some offices are contracted by the city.
Dep. Heads hire consultants for every little thing, even Gandening services are contracted out.
Leave the average hard working employees along!

Lynwood Watch Dog

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Homegirl,

Sorry for being such a bad friend. I should had remembered. Keep on being the voice. I'm hearing you loud and clear.

Anonymous said...

The proposed increases are for the folks that break the law "parking citation increases". Therefore, not everyone will pay for this. If you don't get a ticket, don't worry about it.

Other kind of increases are facility rentals. Those folks that like to party and can afford it (Quinceaneras, Anniversary's), will pay more for rentals. Again, not everyone will pay for this unless you use the service.

I could go on and on, but I don't want to bore you.

Anonymous said...

please don't cry if the city don;t have the tools or man power to do your job ok people so used your head think before you drink and vote yes on utilitys for your own benefitts

Anonymous said...

Hey Watch Dog - Why don't you watch your spelling!

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.

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...

Your right the jungle gym at Lincoln is old. But, Lincoln has recieved the "Most Distinguish" award from the state.(2007-2008)Meaning that they had the highest test scores in Lynwood. So do ya want jungle gyms? Or do you want top test scores?

Anonymous said...

Our city is sooooo unstable and too political.No big box buisness is going to come here.The Plaza Mexico is known, for money laundering and paying canidates seeking office.However, I never see it reported on the 460's of any canidates.But they are not the only one! Ask Rita Patel. She has NO business sitting on Planning Commission!Who does she represant?Her construction company or all her relatives at the Travel lodge.I wonder which of our elected officials got the perks from the Patels?

Anonymous said...

The measure on the ballot reads; Ratification existing Utility User's Tax/To help preserve the safety and character of the city of Lynwood through general city services such as law enforcement, fire protection,streetrepairs,park maintenance, and recreational servisec, shall the city's utility user's tax be reduced to nine percent ,retified,AND UPDATED BASED ON CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY AND LAWS since it was instituted in 1990:provided that exemptions for senior citizens and diabled person shall also remain. The plan is to makes constant increases throughout the years! So this council is has decided to get resident to shoot thierselves in the foot!

Anonymous said...

This council does not care about the rsidents. They only care about getting their plastic surgery (Sillicone Santillan) and making more money from contractors like the Patel's (Ramon el Mamon)that are getting city contractors for doing no work.

Anonymous said...

Hey plastic surgery is the "In thing". Don't hate. They finance, too!

Anonymous said...

The Mayor broke every rule in the book. She completely campaigned the II measure. The one who make the rules,break the rules.