"City of Industry bill" falls off Leg...

"City of Industry bill" falls off Legislature's radar

There are 27 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Jul 27, 2009, titled "City of Industry bill" falls off Legislature's radar. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Supporters of the so-called "City of Industry bill" were trying Monday to solve the mystery of what happened to it.

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Anonymous

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Jul 27, 2009
Newsflash: Former Senator Frank Hill served in prison due to the FBI Captiol sting in the early 1990's.

$5,000 a month for a former convict....NICE!
Vince Perez

San Dimas, CA

#2 Jul 28, 2009
That may be true, but look around and see what redevelopment has done for the SGV!
Change

Bell Gardens, CA

#3 Jul 28, 2009
"Supporters of the so-called "City of Industry bill" were trying Monday to solve the mystery of what happened to it."

Maybe, in trying to fix the budget, good governance and common sense overcame one hand washing the other and Industry money.

Do most people know that the City of Industry got a special exemption from the low income housing law that every other city in the state has to comply with?

It would make sense to put housing near the MetroLink stop in Industry, but they don't want housing.

Housing = voters =change

“A is A”

Since: Jun 08

Not far from you

#4 Jul 28, 2009
Nobody lives in Industry, why would they have needed low income housing.
Local

Walnut, CA

#5 Jul 28, 2009
Industry mayor, Strip-club-king Dave Perez wonders what happened? Your scheme got found out, that's what happened. Industry just needs more XXX video stores. Stay classy, Industry.
hopeful

Honolulu, HI

#6 Jul 28, 2009
I think the state of california, is investigating the fraud perpetuated against itself by the redevelopment agencies and private investors. I think the money they were promised by allowing it into their cities has not been received by them as promised. Don't look now but the DA is circling cities all around and will be seeking to recover illegal profits, from any and all sources.

Perez is poison, get rid of him
Uncle_vito

Agoura Hills, CA

#7 Jul 28, 2009
BTW, the hills that Roski wants to build the stadium on are not blighted. They are beautiful hills, some of the last natural landscape in the area.

Roski and Industry are crooks. Of course they will take any opportunity to steal public funds for their stadium. Does anyone believe their lying lips when they say otherwise?

Senator Huff and many of the local officials are corrupted by Roski. Huff's wife is an consultant for Industry. Guess which way he's voting and who's cause he promotes? Roski has funded the campaigns of various local officials, including many members of the DB council. No wonder DB quickly rolled over and played dead at the first bit of peanuts Roski offered.
Honesty

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jul 28, 2009
Mmmm. Industry's been pitching this for a year. It was just over a year go that Roski announced plans for the stadium. Coincidence? Industry hires a convicted felon (Frank Hill) who was convicted of taking bribes while in office in the legislature. Another coincidence? It seems to be getting very clear how Industry and Roski do business.
Rayzin

Diamond Bar, CA

#9 Jul 28, 2009
Thank goodness Industry's scheme to skim from public funds is out for now. I hope that legislators can continue to focus on a sound budget untainted by special privileges for private interests like Roski and Perez. City of Industry has no interest in averting blight. In fact, their stadium plans puts so many good neighborhoods in danger of becoming blighted.
Zerep

United States

#10 Jul 28, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Newsflash: Former Senator Frank Hill served in prison due to the FBI Captiol sting in the early 1990's.
$5,000 a month for a former convict....NICE!
Perez apparently only hires ex-felons as consultants... he used to have Joe Montoya of "Shrimpgate" infamy working for him too. Maybe ex-felons are cheaper than consultants who haven't done prison time. You can tell a lot about a man's character by the company he keeps.
Local

Walnut, CA

#11 Jul 28, 2009
Zerep wrote:
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Perez apparently only hires ex-felons as consultants... he used to have Joe Montoya of "Shrimpgate" infamy working for him too. Maybe ex-felons are cheaper than consultants who haven't done prison time. You can tell a lot about a man's character by the company he keeps.
Are you implying that Dave-strip-club-Perez is sleazy? I will have you know those are "gentlemen's clubs"! He promotes family oriented, wholesome businesses for "gentlemen."
JQ Public

Donie, TX

#12 Jul 28, 2009
As the sleaze oozed through the long night of the State budget deal someone stopped a few of these secret sweetheart deals for the well connected? Oh no!

Didn't they know these favors were bought and paid for with campaign contributions? How dare they stop these deals, whereby the legislature sells out the taxpayers to special interests in the dark of the night, while no one is watching.....

This kind of thing could undermine our very system of government-cleptocracy?
Reality

Firebaugh, CA

#13 Jul 29, 2009
Last I checked the Stadium had nothing to do with Redevelopment dollars. From what I've read, the stadium is not using a single penny of redevelopment monies for the project. Why is the Stadium even being brought up in this discussion, its a privately financed project!
No Stadium Nut

West Covina, CA

#14 Jul 29, 2009
Reality wrote:
Last I checked the Stadium had nothing to do with Redevelopment dollars. From what I've read, the stadium is not using a single penny of redevelopment monies for the project. Why is the Stadium even being brought up in this discussion, its a privately financed project!
City of Industry and Majestic Realty attempted to change that and it may come up again.
Mike C

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jul 30, 2009
No Stadium Nut wrote:
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City of Industry and Majestic Realty attempted to change that and it may come up again.
They did? where did you see that?
No Stadium Nut

West Covina, CA

#16 Jul 31, 2009
Mike C wrote:
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They did? where did you see that?
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_12923586
Mike C

Riverside, CA

#17 Aug 1, 2009
No Stadium Nut wrote:
Nothing in the article about the stadium. So how does the stadium come into play?
No Stadium Nut

West Covina, CA

#18 Aug 1, 2009
Mike C wrote:
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Nothing in the article about the stadium. So how does the stadium come into play?
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_12926812

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-indus...

The stadium supporters could use the money as they wish.
Mike C

Riverside, CA

#19 Aug 1, 2009
No Stadium Nut wrote:
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http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_12926812
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-indus...
The stadium supporters could use the money as they wish.
From the LA Times article which is more detailed than the SGV Tribune article:

"The stadium site is not in the redevelopment area, and Roski has said that the 75,000-seat facility would be built with private funds."

Note: Not in the redevelopment area. Therefore the change does not affect the actual building of the stadium.

"But adding decades to the life of the redevelopment area would allow Industry to use hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build roads, sewers and other facilities to help accommodate the stadium and commercial projects, said Christine Minnehan, legislative director of the Western Center on Law and Poverty."

Not exactly using the money 'as they please'. More like using it to provide better infrastructure for the stadium site. But this money would have freed up funds that could have been used for infrastructure support and maybe even environmental mitigation.
No Stadium Nut

West Covina, CA

#20 Aug 1, 2009
Mike C wrote:
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From the LA Times article which is more detailed than the SGV Tribune article:
"The stadium site is not in the redevelopment area, and Roski has said that the 75,000-seat facility would be built with private funds."
Note: Not in the redevelopment area. Therefore the change does not affect the actual building of the stadium.
"But adding decades to the life of the redevelopment area would allow Industry to use hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to build roads, sewers and other facilities to help accommodate the stadium and commercial projects, said Christine Minnehan, legislative director of the Western Center on Law and Poverty."
Not exactly using the money 'as they please'. More like using it to provide better infrastructure for the stadium site. But this money would have freed up funds that could have been used for infrastructure support and maybe even environmental mitigation.
Many people do not want the stadium project at all for several reasons. We are happy for now City of Industry is not getting this windfall of money. We want to kill the stadium project. We are happy about the City of Industry bill as it was called going off the Legislature's radar. I feel most sorry for the people that live next to this proposed project in Diamond Bar. We will be asking the judge to require a dome on the stadium if it ever gets that far in the courts along with other mitigation. We pray that City of Industry builds the original approved project without the stadium.

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