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Mayor Villaraigosa to hold meeting about bike safety

There are 14 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Mayor Villaraigosa to hold meeting about bike safety. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Having suffered a broken elbow in a cycling mishap, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has scheduled a town hall meeting to discuss ways to improve safety for bicyclists in Los Angeles.

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United States

#1 Aug 4, 2010
Talk about GRANDSTANDING! BIke safety was a non-issue with this POS(er) until he got hit. And he says he was cut off!!?? Because he's the 'Alcalde' his excuse was accepted and the poor, hardworking Taxi Driver gets the blame. Truth is more like he was scoping out the Chicas (as usual) instead of paying attention (as usual).

If he did have his 'little accident'(picture the Purgatory Receptionist holding up both wrists in the movie 'Beetlejuice) there's be no 'summit'. This is just another way to deflect from the real issues facing Los Angeles. Issues like Illegal Invasion. DWP extortion. Ethics Violations within the Clowncil Chambers. Gang violence becoming the accepted norm within City Limits. Increased Property 'Fees' in a time of decreasing value. Special Interest (Favorites with Favors) Business Tax exemptions to multi-billion dollar corporations (Sony, Disney, Universal) to persuade them to stay in Los Angeles while 'Honest' corporations leave for a friendlier business environment.

Focus on the real issues, you cad! Leave the issue of Bicycle Safety to the Highway Department - they've got the knowledge, experience and expertise to get the job done if only you'd let them. And they'll do it WITHOUT photo-ops.

Or is THAT your real reason? Another picture in the paper, another 'Audition Tape' for you agent to send to Sony, Disney and Universal to keep their agreement to give you a reality show after you're thrown out of office.

It all makes sense now, doesn't it?
Got it now

Sylmar, CA

#2 Aug 4, 2010
So if he gets a colonoscopy he's going to have a summit about a55es

United States

#3 Aug 4, 2010
Got it now wrote:
So if he gets a colonoscopy he's going to have a summit about a55es
What else? Focusing on ol''Brown-Eye' himself as the 'Perfect' a55ho1e.
Wish we could give City Hall a colonoscopy. Remove all the 'nodes' spreading their terminal cancer throughout the city.
There's your summit.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08


#4 Aug 4, 2010
So I guess next up for the Alcalde, Greasy Tony, El Mayor La Raza is a summit or town hall meeting to lay the wood to TV reporter skanks?

Hey, Alcalde... how about doing something important? Like maybe making cuts to the city budget to balance it? Maybe cutting the CRA?

What a loser.
Scanless city

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Aug 4, 2010

El Segundo, CA

#6 Aug 4, 2010
Is their anything that he doesn't think centers around him?

He's soooo full of himself.

And as far as bike safety goes, perhaps if he quit blowing kisses to himself in his rear view mirror, he would have noticed the cab he ran into was trying to pull out into traffic before he panicked and FELL off his own bike.

I don't want him doing the political thing, you know, requiring all bike rideres take some sort of saftey course so that we don't do stupid things like he did.
Sick of it

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Aug 4, 2010
A summit? God what an idiot. Photo Op? I had my bicycle safety summit in 2nd grade when I learned how to ride. He truly makes me sick.
Scam City

Burbank, CA

#8 Aug 4, 2010
Can the mystery cab driver please step forward so we can all give him an award. At a minimum we could all buy the person lunch. At least he tried! My guess is that Vilar hit one of the million pot holes or freshly dug hole for those million trees he said he would plant in LA. Nobody got the license plate or a description. If this really happened one of Vilars body guards would have squeezed off 15 rounds and claimed self defense!

“Black is Beautiful!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#9 Aug 4, 2010
Now this is a big joke! How can dat man be talkin' bike safety when so many o' our young kids be gettin' killed ever' day? I swear I wouldn't buy a used car from this man! He ain't nothin' but a floor flusher! Wouldn't buy a used car, I swear!
get a life

West Hollywood, CA

#10 Aug 5, 2010
A summit. A SUMMIT????? What the heck for? Maybe if he talked to a few of the Bike Patrol officers from the LAPD, he could learn what most people already know! In all the years he's been in the lime light, have we ever heard of him riding his bike? A gift maybe? Was he alone? He's never alone! There's are camera's all over the place with local finder benders on the freeway, why are the no pictures of this? Who's fault was it? Where there any arrest? What a trumped up huge bag of (s)hit! And as usual, Toilet Tony is right in the middle. Do the people of Los Angeles have no shame? Boot this POC out now! And for the record, Daily News, get that f*ing picture of him hugging that stuffed animal of the front page! It literally makes me sick to look at it and it bring this rag even lower than it already is!

Torrance, CA

#11 Aug 5, 2010
What liquid was in that water bottle?

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#12 Aug 5, 2010
Instead of focusing on "bike safety" maybe "Tony Villa" should focus on sobriety!!

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#13 Aug 5, 2010
Tony needs to go to AA instead of Bike Safety
Adrian Galysh

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Aug 5, 2010
If this summit yields similar results as LAUSD's or any other California program, we can expect the roads to be strewn with injured bicyclists everywhere.

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