Ideas (and application) submitted for Los Angeles

I find myself pulled more towards public service than to private service and always to contribute ideas.

I have for a long timed liked the idea of even low level diplomatic work within North America, including for Mexico and the US, but no opportunity has appeared to lead to any actual paying job opportunities up until now.

At last however, Garcetti advertized online a website to apply for city positions and submit ideas.

In less details, my suggestions have recommended for the city LA’s job growth: tech, education, trade, and transport.

So far, even working for LA (Mayor or commissions) has given the impression that it will be a challenge and so I am ready for the challenge of even getting my foot in the door.

It is time to work in my field of public service whether at the bottom or still advising at the top, but to do this for a living.

This post is a bit personal in discussing my own career because it may even lead to an eventual reduction in frequency of blog posts, but if as expected the public sector allows for the energy and enthusiasm to be inspired and be more active outside of work, it may instead lead to more blog posts.

All I know now is that a public service future is likely ahead for me and I hope that many new individuals’ talents may contribute to the region’s success and growth.

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Garcetti’s Mayoralship will be born on this day!

Garcetti for Mayor: Remember to vote

Latinos por Garcetti, acuerdense de votar hoy por alcalde Garcetti 2013

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Hansel and Greuel, and the LA Mayor’s Race

It would be a long and windy path in the race for the mayor’s office, and there would be a lot of pitches to make at every twist and turn, along with battles to fight and fences to bend and mend. Greuel had a lot of bread to help her keep from getting lost.

Greuel promised the LA chamber of commerce that she would not back down on pension reform.

Greuel promised labor that she would reopen talks on pension reform and that she would stand up for labor rather than stand up to labor.

Greuel promised $15 an hour minimum wage to a union and promised the chamber of commerce that it would be just for hotel workers. She clarified to reporters that she doesn’t know who was behind canvassing and mailers to the Hispanic Community that promised $15 minimum wage but that she would only support that at certain hotels based on number of rooms. She did not demand that those mailers be stopped that confused voters. The pro-Greuel Union behind it clarified that they believe that its mailers and roving buses promising $15 did not say that it was for everyone and that the press was nitpicking.

Greuel clarified that she had not yet seen the ad attacking Garcetti’s grandparents as not Latin enough. She called for anything that is not true to stop.

Greuel and her backers put out ads attacking Garcetti for a stock he owned and a leade he held based on the idea that digital billboard companies are bad and are somehow his fault and that oil companies dump toxic chemicals near children and that it is somehow tied to him.

    Greuel websites have attacked Garcetti as Prince Eric and her surrogates have portrayed him surrounded by the fires of hell.

    Greuel has boasted of her private sector experience at a business but did not consider the Prince attack to be hypocritical despite the fact that one of those businesses was owned by her parents. Owner’s daughter has private sector experience and attacks opponent as a Prince.

    She read Spanish at a Spanish language debate and said she doean’t speak it as well as she should. She told a Jewish group that she has been planning to convert to Judaism. She joined the standard network of leaders from african american churches in a group prayer. She joined the standard politicians from the African American communities in group press conferences. She signed up with Magic Johnson’s endorsement and confused his sport as baseball.

    After throwing all her money into attack ads until running out of money, she states that she offer Garcetti to take down the attack ads on both sides and that he said no.

    Her backer Serrano offered his hand to Garcetti after his attack ads against his heritage and exclaimed that it was rejected.

    Serrano’s ad appeared low-budget and in bad taste, like the anti-Garcetti mailers by Greuel’s big-money supporters. She has received some help from Villaraigosa criticizing the low budget ad along with a better negative ad by Garcetti’s campaign (itself a response to the dirty tactics).

    The path of these ads call for a stronger defense than the punching bag strategy. She tried to label her opponent the big bad wolf and so she would have to face her own witches in the candy house. The fault however, lies not in a labor group or an endorser, but a candidate who promised to be all things to all people (not the same candidate that some imperfectly-balanced pieces have accused of this). It is a candidate who borrowed tactics from pundits such as seeking presidential support when the tactic was not considered for her particular set of specifics or priorities. She left herself open for her life-sized but mirrored chess game of endorsers as she ran around far from LA selling her qualities to out-of-towners with their own political baggage. She left herself open, by over-reaching, to counter-endorsements. They could all argue from a strong position that they support Garcetti as the most independent choice of the two.

    As the numbers and polls rolled in it became clearer and clearer that somewhere between her earliest big-money, power-broker knighthoods, and religious benedictions on one end and the mayor’s house at the other end, she got lost. She is dazed, she is confused, and there is no trail of breadcrumbs. There is not even enough dough to start again.

    She lost momentum when she needed it and used her campaign monet just to get a second wind. She went for a North-South strategy with a cart full of big spending endorsers with a lot of their own baggage, and with borrowed tactics layered on top that would turn away the conservative vote she sought, and through this long and windy path carrying all that baggage she lost that vote first. Then she relied on uninspiring tactics to woo Latinos with the endorsement list doubtless handed to her as a tried and tested path to latino politics. She then, most recently, borrowed quotes and used images from Villaraigosa in her ads but in apparent desperation at the end (rather than early and decisively) having already showed her best cards. Greuel never won the Westside or the Eastside, or the city Center or held on to the North, though she has edges of the valley and an important block of voters in african american neighborhoods, and some of the gender gap she sought.

    Yet the campaign, if both teams do their best, is lost for her.

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Racist attacks against Garcetti’s grandparents (updated)

I don’t know why Huizar and Serrano are attacking Garcetti’s grandparents from Mexico again, it is not like Huizar or Serrano are anyone’s official gatekeepers for Latino identity given the way they lied about Garcetti’s grandmother and pretended she immigrated to Mexico like his grandfather. They also have a racist attack about their supposed lack of “Mexican blood” even though his grandmother is Mexican from Mexico and his grandfather as an immigrant face the effects of the Mexican Revolution most keenly. What gives Huizar and Serrano the right to attack these grandparents as not Mexican?

Que la gente de Wendy deje en paz a los abuelos de Garcetti ya!

They seem to think they can do whatever they wNt and the chairman of the democratic party of California won’t ever call them out on it. Call on the Chairman to finally even out his past participation when he defended Wendy from Jan Perry and more recenty from a superpac as well, we know his defense of Garcetti will be just as fair, but this attack against Garcetti’s gra dparents will not help the party and I for one find this to surpass all of Wendy’s prior attacks.

Pidanle al partido Democrata de California que no le dejen a la gente de Wendy que ataque a los abuelos de Garcetti.

I am I spired by these Greuel operatives to support Garcetti by volunteering despite the risk that their dirtiest of tactics will stop at nothing to slander Garcetti, even his Mexican grandparents.

As I have said before, during the start of the Wilson era, lies were used against the Hispanic community as was racism. It is time to clean that up and I am so upset that I hope the sell-out in our community to the rich and powerful backing Greuel will back down. The chamber of commerce and the the rich. DWP union are amongst those with the big dollar reach funding Greuel, and I believe certain Latinos are so I. Their pockets that they may as well proclaim themselves now as the irresponsible attackdog sellouts to the power rokers of downtown LA that they are… or at least retract their attack against Garcetti’s grandparents. Shame shame shame Huizar and Serrano. Shame shame shame.

Y para los que hablan español espero que la gente de Greuel admited que estan vendidos a los ricos y poderosos de Los Angeles (algo que Serrano acuso a Garcetti) o que por lo menos paren de atacar a los abuelos de Garcetti. Hasta mintieron diciendo que no nacieron de Mexico o que su abuela Lupita era inmigrante de Italia cuando en realidad ella no lo era, solo el abuelo tenia raizes de Italia y el nacio en Mexico y sufrio en la Revolucion Mexicana. Los quienes no tienen verguenza son los de Wendy: Huizar y Serrano. Yo voy a ayudar a la campaña de Gacetti y esperon que otros tambien sean inspirados a hafer lo mismo… aunque la gente de Wendy no tenga temor de los jefes democratas ni sean responsables.

Update: Congratulations to the City of Los Angeles and to the California Democratic party for Villaraigoza’s recent condemnation of the recent intensity of the Super-Pac attack ads, including the ad ceiticizing Garcetti’s grandparents as not Mexican enough on the basis of their “blood” or in other words genetic make-up or race regardless of where they were born or lived. Who chooses not their own identity but eather allows their political opposition to choose it for them?

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Greuel’s people attack Garcetti’s grandparents, she plays victim as her defense… again

I don’t know why Huizar and Serrano are attacking Garcetti’s grandparents from Mexico again, it is not like Huizar or Serrano are anyone’s official gatekeepers for Latino identity given the way they lied about Garcetti’s grandmother and pretended she immigrated to Mexico like his grandfather. They also have a racist attack about their supposed lack of “Mexican blood” even though his grandmother is Mexican from Mexico and his grandfather as an immigrant face the effects of the Mexican Revolution most keenly. What gives Huizar and Serrano the right to attack these grandparents as not Mexican?

Que la gente de Wendy deje en paz a los abuelos de Garcetti ya!

They seem to think they can do whatever they wNt and the chairman of the democratic party of California won’t ever call them out on it. Call on the Chairman to finally even out his past participation when he defended Wendy from Jan Perry and more recenty from a superpac as well, we know his defense of Garcetti will be just as fair, but this attack against Garcetti’s gra dparents will not help the party and I for one find this to surpass all of Wendy’s prior attacks.

Pidanle al partido Democrata de California que no le dejen a la gente de Wendy que ataque a los abuelos de Garcetti.

I am I spired by these Greuel operatives to support Garcetti by volunteering despite the risk that their dirtiest of tactics will stop at nothing to slander Garcetti, even his Mexican grandparents.

As I have said before, during the start of the Wilson era, lies were used against the Hispanic community as was racism. It is time to clean that up and I am so upset that I hope the sell-out in our community to the rich and powerful backing Greuel will back down. The chamber of commerce and the the rich. DWP union are amongst those with the big dollar reach funding Greuel, and I believe certain Latinos are so I. Their pockets that they may as well proclaim themselves now as the irresponsible attackdog sellouts to the power rokers of downtown LA that they are… or at least retract their attack against Garcetti’s grandparents. Shame shame shame Huizar and Serrano. Shame shame shame.

Y para los que hablan español espero que la gente de Greuel admited que estan vendidos a los ricos y poderosos de Los Angeles (algo que Serrano acuso a Garcetti) o que por lo menos paren de atacar a los abuelos de Garcetti. Hasta mintieron diciendo que no nacieron de Mexico o que su abuela Lupita era inmigrante de Italia cuando en realidad ella no lo era, solo el abuelo tenia raizes de Italia y el nacio en Mexico y sufrio en la Revolucion Mexicana. Los quienes no tienen verguenza son los de Wendy: Huizar y Serrano. Yo voy a ayudar a la campaña de Gacetti y esperon que otros tambien sean inspirados a hafer lo mismo… aunque la gente de Wendy no tenga temor de los jefes democratas ni sean responsables.

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Greuel y La Mentira a los latinos de $15 la hora

¿Quien le prometio a la comunidad hispana que Wendy Greuel supuestamebte alzaria el sueldo minimo a $15?

¡Cuando le preguntaron a Wendy Greuel de esa promesa, respondio que ni sabia quien habia dicho eso!

Más tarde se revelo que un sindicato que apoya a Wendy Greuel estaba detraz del engaño, pero le respondieron a reporteros que Greuel apoya a los trabajadores de hoteles (solo ellos) para que les paguen un sueldo minimo de $15 la hora. Eso no fie lo que prometieron en una campaña recièn, y la campaña de Greuel tambièn confirmó que solo apoyaba un aumento para los trabajadores de hoteles y no mencionó ni se disculpó por el engaño a los votantes Latinos.

Desde que Pete Wilson les hecho la culpa a los votantes Latinos por todos los males de California, las mentiras y los engaños han dividido a nuestra comunidad. No hay que permitir que estas tacticas politicas nos dividen ni nos compren con prometas falsas. Ya saben que la coalición de Garcetti depende de los votos Latinos y que tiene nuestro apoyo fuerte, haci que hay que prepararse por el uso de su dinero para atacar a nuestra comunidad con promesas falsas tanto como atacaron a garcetti con doble los comerciales negativos gracias al apoyo financiero de unas organizaciónes con muchos fondos invertidos en esta campaña electoral.

Sí somos listos y leales, no permitiremos que nos roben la alcaldea con mentiras ó con engaños.

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Final televised LA Mayor debate 2013 – Monday May 13

The final televised debate just took place, and there were plenty of clean hits.

I continue to feel that Garcetti does better in front of cameras than Greuel, although Greuel kept her attack-and-play-victim-on-the-counterattack card handy. Still, Garcetti pointed out the unfair targeting of the Hispanic communities with false promises of raising the minimum wage to $15, in which she denied participating, but everyone following the issue has heard by now that it was one of the unions leaning Greuel. She denied knowing who was behind it but that dirty-tricks hypocrisy had been going strong since the mountain of negative Greuel and Greuel DWP-superpac ads filled the airwaves until Greuel’s money ran out.

Now she calls for a stop to negative campaigning and the DWP superpac puts out a positive ad just as Garcetti finally responds with a negative ad to counter the push. Greuel and her operatives have timed the LA attention-span well, but they continue to suffer financially and politically since running out of direct campaign wealth and relying almost exclusively on DWP ads.

Advantage remains Garcetti, if the last few weeks continue to go this way and with the force of his campaign, his team’s fundraising, and its own stick-and-move shuck-and-jive tactics to fend off the scrappy and superpac-in-corner Greuel.

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