|Would you like some fries with that tax increase?|
Since Sierra Madre residents have been dragooned into voting on a utility tax increase for an unprecedented third time in the last four years tomorrow, perhaps they really ought to be taking a long hard look at what it is they are actually paying for. In this particular instance it would be the costs associated with transporting hungry city employees to Pasadena's notably plebeian eatery Tops in a city-owned dump truck.
I can't imagine Bruce Inman knew about this. The sight of his towering rage at city revenue being wasted in so frivolous a use of taxpayer dollars would have been awe-inspiring. I'm completely certain about that.
Unless, of course, this erroneous mission was for take-out. In which case he might have instead been impatiently waiting for them to get back with his breakfast burrito.
Mayor John Capoccia's Utility Tax Comedy Time
In a last minute editorial written for the benefit of whatever dotty old dears still read the Looney Views News these days, the loud-mouthed outgoing Mayor of Sierra Madre laid this spotted egg.
As most people who spend at least a portion of their year on Planet Earth know, Monrovia doesn't have a utility tax. Here is something from a City of Monrovia website that John Capoccia might want to spend a moment with and read (link).
Sierra Madre, on the other hand, hasn't had a utility users tax as low as the 7% cited here since 2008.
The Publisher of the Looney Views News Still Can't Spell
At the end of one of her typically ignorant and dishonest slams aimed at those who would dare have the temerity to oppose a tax increase that could personally benefit her, Los Angeles resident and adjudicated Sierra Madre P.O. box fish wrapper publisher H. Susan Henderson screwed things up this way:
The name of the one single candidate running for Sierra Madre Treasurer is actually spelled Michael Amerio.
There are those who question whether H. Susan Henderson ever actually graduated from high school. This understandable opinion is based on the years of tortured grammar, woeful typos and ginned up stupid nonsense published in the weekly free distribution news rag she runs here.
This is especially ironic since H. Susan was actually fired from a high-ranking job in the California Democratic Party back in the 1990s for lying about non-existent educational credentials on a resume' she presented to them when she first applied for that job. Here is how this ugly event was described in a San Francisco Examiner article titled, "Demo leader resigns under fire (link)."
1995-05-25 04:00:00 PDT CALIFORNIA -- H. Susan Henderson, onetime Republican turned executive director of the California Democratic Party, has resigned her $78,000-per-year post amid controversy over alleged resume-pumping and questionable expenditures on a party credit card.
State party chair Bill Press announced Henderson's departure Wednesday, the same day The Examiner reported that she had registered to vote as a Republican barely two years before taking the $78,000-per-year Democratic Party post.
The Examiner also reported that the University of California had no record of awarding Henderson a law degree and an MBA, as she had claimed on her resume, and that a Sunnyvale business executive said Henderson had failed to repay a $2,000 loan.
A confidential news source said that California Democrats, who face the crucial 1996 election with a deficit of $1 million, would pay Henderson $25,000 in exchange for her resignation.
In a press release, Press said he had ordered an audit of the state party's books, after receiving an anonymous letter contending that Henderson had improperly run up some $3,000 in spending on a party credit card for items including lingerie and a trip to Disneyland.
It really is no wonder that this is the kind of person the "Yes on Measure UUT" people would turn to at the last minute to disseminate their fallacious nonsense. Improper lingerie and all.
"Yes on Measure UUT" Campaign Boss Martin Truitt Demands City Hall Silence
|Not Party Marty?|
Pasadena man not amused by noisy bashes at City Hall: PASADENA, Calif. — Living across the street from City Hall is not for light sleepers, according to Martin Truitt.
Wedding receptions at the domed 1927 landmark have become so noisy they've turned its courtyard into an "outdoor nightclub," Truitt said. "They've basically been violating their own zoning ordinances," he said. "They claim they're not subject to the law, and that's wrong."
City Engineer Dan Rix said efforts are being made to keep the noise down, and sound readings are being taken. City officials also acknowledge an oversight in not requiring temporary conditional use permits.
Truitt warned that if something isn't done, he may haul City Hall to the local court — another City Hall neighbor.
Hopefully Martin won't be too offended by the wild partying taking place everywhere in town except Sierra Madre City Hall Tuesday evening when Measure UUT goes down in flames for the third time in 4 years.