Roski, labor unions unite again, this...

Roski, labor unions unite again, this time for changes to term ...

There are 22 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Dec 30, 2009, titled Roski, labor unions unite again, this time for changes to term .... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

For the second time in three months, billionaire developer Ed Roski Jr. has teamed up with the county's labor unions, this time to change term limits.

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madtaxpayer

Chino Hills, CA

#1 Dec 30, 2009
we have enough laws on the book to last us another century! we only need these law makers on call base, if there is emergency such as the State has run out off money....!
if we keep them in office full time, they will try to create unwanted laws to make themself occupied!
The Majestic Mike C

Riverside, CA

#2 Dec 30, 2009
"After being involved with the stadium project, I learned that rich people do things with a purpose," said Ellis, who lead a separate group that filed a lawsuit against the stadium. "But we don't know what it is until it's revealed."
Shiuh would know! Wonder if she will ever reveal Lim's and her own 'purpose'?
Mike

United States

#3 Dec 31, 2009
Roski, ironically, is a big supporter of the new California Constitution crowd. Which has as one of its bold ideas taking away the voter initiative process. All in the name of strengthening the control of the California Legislature, which guys like Roski basically own. So yes, as always it is business. Longer terms for legislators guys like Roski work so hard to corrupt, and fewer options for those inconvenient citizens who cause so much trouble.
Paul from LA

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 31, 2009
Where is Edward on his thoughts on this article???...I could careless about politicians they are all corrupt just like their biggest corrupted leader of all time Obama (I am a democrat that is Anti-Obama, we do exist)....this article doesn't belong on the stadium page...but anyways, I can't wait to hear from "Edward" and "Don't Be Stupid"....no team=no stadium...they will tie that into this article, thats their favorite argument...they might be right or they might be wrong...let Roski's plan pan out first before we criticize....
Hmmmmm

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Dec 31, 2009
The Puppet Masters at work again.
Theolona Ranger

United States

#6 Dec 31, 2009
Redistricting is moer essential to eliminate the current sitting legislator bias
REdistricting must be done without consideration of current memebers residences
Currently only very liberal democrats and very conservative Republicans are electable
Bipolar
Artie D

Menifee, CA

#8 Dec 31, 2009
Two very powerful Special Interest Groups teaming up to thwart the wishes of the voters!
Its time for the whole sacramento group to be voted out of office!
The Majestic Mike C

Riverside, CA

#9 Dec 31, 2009
Artie D wrote:
Two very powerful Special Interest Groups teaming up to thwart the wishes of the voters!
Its time for the whole sacramento group to be voted out of office!
The wishes of the voters? Hardly. If voters would pay attention and turn out office holders then there would be no need for legislated term limits as voters would get rid of them. The voters have always had the power to turn away ineffective politicos, however they do not.

But this begs the question: How ineffective is a legislator if the folks in his district continue to vote them back to office? I would offer that we dislike the legislature, but are happy with our legislator.
uhhh

El Monte, CA

#10 Dec 31, 2009
This proposal is a terrible idea and is Roski simply seeking to make sure that his investments stay in place for as long as possible.

A better idea is the initiative for a part time legislature. That and non-partisan redistricting. No more safe seats!
Veritas

Walnut, CA

#11 Dec 31, 2009
The Majestic Mike C wrote:
"After being involved with the stadium project, I learned that rich people do things with a purpose," said Ellis, who lead a separate group that filed a lawsuit against the stadium. "But we don't know what it is until it's revealed."
Shiuh would know! Wonder if she will ever reveal Lim's and her own 'purpose'?
Shiuh Ming is now leading the election campaign of Plaintiffs Howard Wang and Brigid Bjerke of the NFL Citizen Lawsuit group to be elected to the Walnut City Council. They obtained their FPPC numbers months ago so that Lim could raise money from his off shore developers.

They are going to lose. Lim is not going to build his apartments on San Jose Hills Road and he is politically dead in Walnut.
The Majestic Mike C

Riverside, CA

#12 Dec 31, 2009
Veritas wrote:
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Shiuh Ming is now leading the election campaign of Plaintiffs Howard Wang and Brigid Bjerke of the NFL Citizen Lawsuit group to be elected to the Walnut City Council. They obtained their FPPC numbers months ago so that Lim could raise money from his off shore developers.
They are going to lose. Lim is not going to build his apartments on San Jose Hills Road and he is politically dead in Walnut.
I thought she was only concerned with keeping Walnut from becoming urbanized. You mean she had another purpose?

To quote Capt. Renault, "I'm shocked!"
Union Label

Walnut, CA

#13 Dec 31, 2009
Roski will succeed. He has crafted a parnership with business and the AFL-CIO to bring jobs from the new stadium. It is not very often that you find a parnership between the Chamber of Commerce and the Unions.

The fraudulent stadium lawsuit by Wang and Bjerke will not propel them into office.

Walnut will contiue to be a nice place to live and just a short drive to the new City Walk and Stadium. About one to two miles for every Walnut resident. 15 percent of the Stadium traffic will be on Grand Avenue, one day a week during the season.

Shiuh Ming and the other wingnuts predicted that home prices would go down a hundred thousand. The opposite has happened. The average home is now up a hundred thousand since the lawsuit was killed off by the legislature.

Medium homes are over $700000 and the average home is sold for $35000 over the asking price according to Brian Kang, a local realtor.

The new shopping at Valley and Grand (MAJESTIC REALTY) has boosted Walnut's sales tax by almost 30 percent, resulting in an additional patrol car for the City.

Lim simply lied.
Ed K

United States

#14 Jan 1, 2010
Union Label, it is so much worse than that. Cities have basically been stripped of their ability to control development within their borders. All so that the deeply corrupt garbage running Sacramento can peddle such things off to the likes of you and Roski. We're basically living in the American equivalent of Paraguay. A society run for the pleasure and profits of strongmen and special interests. And perhaps you find that to be historic. But for many living in this state it is a sad reminder of just how bad things have become here. Take your little pot of our money, boy. But don't forget what it cost.
The Majestic Mike C

Riverside, CA

#15 Jan 1, 2010
In Reply to "Ed K":

"Cities have basically been stripped of their ability to control development within their borders."
It occurs to me that without Sacramento, the City of Industry was unable to develop land within their borders.
Ed K

United States

#16 Jan 1, 2010
City of Industry isn't developed? Did you actually say that? Have you ever actually been there?I know this is kind of a goofy forum and all, but something as poorly informed as that statement is pretty disappointing.
The Majestic Mike C

Riverside, CA

#17 Jan 1, 2010
Ed K wrote:
City of Industry isn't developed? Did you actually say that? Have you ever actually been there?I know this is kind of a goofy forum and all, but something as poorly informed as that statement is pretty disappointing.
Actually I believe you have a reading comprehension problem. I stated nothing of the sort, nowhere even close.

My statement relates specifically to the stadium, that could not have been approved without the intervention of Sacramento. So if you lament the ability of cities to control development within their borders, then you agree that once the COI had approved the stadium, the project should have moved forward.

I think you read you read my statement and fit it to your idiom.
Tom

Sierra Madre, CA

#18 Jan 3, 2010
Ed K wrote:
City of Industry isn't developed? Did you actually say that? Have you ever actually been there?I know this is kind of a goofy forum and all, but something as poorly informed as that statement is pretty disappointing.
The big hill off of grand where Industry and Roski intend to build the stadium is currently undeveloped, and within the borders of Industry. Did you expect them to leave it undeveloped? Ed K, you've contributed to this forum being goofy.
Edward

San Francisco, CA

#19 Jan 4, 2010
Paul from LA wrote:
Where is Edward on his thoughts on this article???...I could careless about politicians they are all corrupt just like their biggest corrupted leader of all time Obama (I am a democrat that is Anti-Obama, we do exist)....this article doesn't belong on the stadium page...but anyways, I can't wait to hear from "Edward" and "Don't Be Stupid"....no team=no stadium...they will tie that into this article, thats their favorite argument...they might be right or they might be wrong...let Roski's plan pan out first before we criticize....
Paul, Roski's plan already panned out and flamed out. Majestic guaranteed a team would be playing in LA for the season that ended yesterday. They were wrong, just as you are.

Oh, and by the way: No Team = No Stadium.

Roski has No Team and No Stadium - so once again my perspective is validated while yours is whizzing in the breeze.

Good Day Sir
Stayin Alive

Chino Hills, CA

#21 Jan 6, 2010
Edward, I see what you did there. The internet calls it trolling. It's where you intentionally make a stupid comment and get the opposing point of view all riled up. Brilliantly played but as transparent as a cheap victoria secrets panty set.
curious

Diamond Bar, CA

#22 Jan 12, 2010
the labor unions are being used like pawns. why would we want to continue the practice of "career politician". so far that has done nothing but put our state into the verge of bankruptcy. and as soon as the legislators vote on something anti-union, where is roski gonna' be?

so cal fans will not support an n.f.l. team. everyone is all talk, but wait until the ticket prices roll out. it'd cheaper to watch it at home. oops, can't do that! it will be blacked out because the game did not sell-out. you know, like the way our local politicians did...

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