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Rachelle Arizmendi and Denise Delmar can talk until there is no tomorrow about establishing modern employee fiscal management practices for the first time ever at our sadly antiquated and old school City Hall, but I don't see it happening. Why? We are talking about a city government that has been literally awash in taxpayer cash for years. They're used to getting whatever they want, and don't really believe they will ever have to change. And who knows, they just might be right.
The highest utility taxes in California, the highest costing health care plans in California, Sierra Madre City Hall has had it all for years. And I don't think that the majority of this City Council will have the backbone it takes to break those bad old habits and stand up for the taxpayers. Even if they wanted to, which they do not.
Enablers like Harabedian and Goss are big time political machine union guys who want to give city employees as much as they possibly can. Capoccia will talk endlessly about saving money and being prudent, but in the end he'll vote with the union guys. You know, because he has some doubts and he wants to be fair.
This will be the girls against the boys, and the people of Sierra Madre will lose on a 3 to 2 vote.
So where is this all really heading? What will the immediate consequence of this loss be? A third attempt to raise the UUT back up to 10%. Or, if they think they can get away with it, 12%. Three of the five members of this City Council apparently do not wish to respect a decision the voters of Sierra Madre have now made twice. That being to cut utility taxes and rein in the costs of running City Hall.
You can bet the farm on it. The chickens, too. The UUT is going back on the ballot for a third time. And far sooner than you might think.
City Hall finally deals with the sex offender issue … 3 years too late
Yep. Three years of not having a solitary clue about how to deal with an issue that twice has had a devastating impact on this community, and now City Hall is writing a letter to Judy Chu and Chris Holden.
Far too little, and way too late.
All you need to know to realize what a phony this guy is can be found by clicking here. The epitome of what a bought and paid for L.A. County machine politician is all about.