Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The No 710 Action Committee's Voter Recommendations

Mod: Rather than cooking up some special voting recommendations of our own (which is hard because of a deeply ingrained suspicion of the motives of most politicians), we decided to go with those from the one organization that has bravely led the way in opposing the building of the 710 Tunnel. Here is how the No 710 Action Committee suggests you vote today (link). It seems obvious to me that any pol who supports the big hole doesn't give a damn about you or your family. So why would you ever want to vote for them? 

Mod: Friends don't let friends vote for that last bunch.


The City of Sierra Madre has a new Library & Community Services Director

Mod: The following press release was emitted by City Hall yesterday (link). 

Ryan Baker will be assuming his responsibilities as library & community services director with the City of Sierra Madre on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Ryan Baker has worked in public libraries for the past 13 years. He has served as city librarian for the City of Irwindale for the last five years, prior to which he worked for the City of Long Beach and the City of Alhambra specializing in services for children and young adults. He holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.

Ryan stated, "I am excited to join the City of Sierra Madre and contribute to the work of building on established strengths while branching out in new directions. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance educational and recreational experiences for all the members of this beautiful community – from our youngest tots to our treasured seniors".

Currently, he serves as chair of the administrative council for the Southern California Library Cooperative and in the past has served on bylaws, finance, and content evaluation committees for the California Library Association and the American Library Association.

City Manager Elaine Aguilar stated, “I welcome Ryan to the City of Sierra Madre. His energy and enthusiasm along with his success in grant writing and program planning are a great foundation to spearhead the Library and Community Services Department”.

Mod: We have yet to see any actual compensation figures yet, and certainly the City Manager was loathe to share those sorts of things with the likes of you. But according to Transparent California here is what Ryan was pulling down in Ir-Dale (link).


Mod: Are you certain they're not going to raise taxes again?

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31 comments:

  1. How Chris Holden bought his Assembly seniority
    http://cironline.org/reports/california-speaker-gives-assemblys-juiciest-jobs-biggest-fundraisers-4501

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  2. The tunnel would be a disaster. "If you build it, they will come". Congratulations! with all the development that has occurred, the 210 is now as bad as the 405. It wasn't that long ago when it was an easy drive on the 210. If you build the tunnel, the 210 will get even worse by a factor of 100.

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    1. The predictions are that population is decreasing in Southern California.
      Millennials live where they work further reducing traffic.
      Maybe it is not a disaster if we do the same, i.e. Live where we work.
      No traffic jams whatsoever.

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    2. The tunnel is a solution to past problems.

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    3. The tunnel is a 1970's solution to a 21st Century transit problem

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    4. No it doesn't address transit at all. It's just a cargo route being ramrodded onto public highways with cheap contract labor and pollution-belching trucks.

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    5. What's not to like?

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  3. Here's another solution. Instead of "completing the 710," how about we get rid of it altogether? That way Barbra Messina and the rest of those idiots can finally shut up about it.

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    1. The 710 doesn't go anywhere. If it isn;t going to be finished, then scrap it. Turn the land into housing.

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  4. How about we get rid of library along with the tunnel.

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  5. How about adding the police dept to the list of things to get rid of.

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    1. Sierra Madre Police Department already eliminated half of itself by quitting or retiring. LA Sheriff's Dept. is already covering half-time and I've heard zero complaints. Hmm.

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  6. The new library head has pronounced eyes. He looks a little like someone out of a Margaret Keane painting.

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  7. China wants the tunnel. They want to get their products into big box retailers here more quickly. Since it is their loans to the US that keeps the political gravy train rolling along, these crumb bum pols can't do enough to please them.

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    1. 8:36 you are unfortunately correct. However, China is on the downhill slide now, and so we can only hope the whole blasted thing implodes in the near future. That tunnel is only about obliterating neighborhoods so that big corporate can ramrod their crap through from the ports to the So Cal region and the dry ports in the Inland Empire. So don't vote for the Antonovich/Barger crowd.

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    2. The Alameda Corridor is the fast way for freight to leave the ports.

      That's what they told us.

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    3. Yes, the Alameda Corridor (rail transport) has gotten a boost to implement grade separations, etc. on the route:

      Led by the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE), the overall project consists of multiple construction projects including center median and crossing arm improvements, traffic signalization, and grade separation projects along two 35-mile freight rail mainline routes from downtown Los Angeles through the San Gabriel Valley to San Bernardino County.

      http://www.enr.com/blogs/14-gold-rush/post/38380-16-billion-alameda-corridor-east-construction-project-gets-boost-from-ctc

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    4. Did ACE ever escape the SGVCOG?

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  8. Vote for tRUMP, Hillary is going to jail

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    1. So is Trump. Vote Gary Johnson.

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  9. Ryan Baker did the research for the pre-industrial times of Irwindale, when it was farm country and settled by early residents who are sons/grandsons and daughters/grandaughters of those immigrants and are the seniors still living there.

    I know him from the cave exploring community of Southern California. This will be good!

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    1. Is he in favor of tunnels?

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    2. Good point. Judging by the pols supporting the 710 Cave there will be lots of bats in there.

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  10. It speaks volumes of your home training when you base an opinion on someone off how they look...

    At least let him show if he can do the job or not before you crucify him...

    sad....

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  11. No point. Bats are smarter than that. Went "cave" exploring in the storm drains from Eaglerock to the LA River during a planned event for a local national board meeting (it was pretty cool dropping down a manhole cover and coming out one of the "cat" gates near Griffith Park) but this was 40 years ago. No bats down there either. Lots of city drool and a few supermarket carts, and stalactites from the cement seams.

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  12. I think he's cute. Lovely eyes,although a bit,how to put it,wide open alert...........

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    1. The 1940s CalledJune 7, 2016 at 8:13 PM

      He's just a dreamboat

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    2. "This is an exciting opportunity to enhance educational and recreational experiences for all the members of this beautiful community – from our youngest tots to our treasured seniors."

      He does know the lingo.

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    3. And what does he know about community services?

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    4. Maybe it's a testimonial to the fact that "Community Services" is not rocket science. Except when the city says it is.

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