Tesla close to Downey deal, mayor says

Tesla close to Downey deal, mayor says

There are 49 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Nov 23, 2009, titled Tesla close to Downey deal, mayor says. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A man takes a photo of the new Tesla Model S all-electric sedan at the car's unveiling in Hawthorne in March.

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Jack

Indio, CA

#1 Nov 24, 2009
This will be great for Downey to get the car plant. It should add to thier local economy as jobs, taxes and local commerce.
welp

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Nov 24, 2009
I guess Mayor Foster was too busy flying around Asia during the critical time of negotiations with Tesla to be a player in the game. Anyone learn anything, yet?
Jan Bixby

Long Beach, CA

#3 Nov 24, 2009
Congrats to the fine citizens of Downey. Having the character and integrity to Elect leaders who actually care about providing opporunities for the citizens must be refreshing.
Don't forget to give "progressive' LB some credit. We elected the pitiful "leaders" who have no civic pride. Our City Hall is focused on attracting low lifes, gangsters, and illegals to infest our City which is a great benefit to Downey families.
Babycakes

Cypress, CA

#7 Nov 24, 2009
Maybe Suja should extend the proposed trolley system to Downey and then we can ship the entire cast of characters (or leaders) to a workshop provided by the City of Downey on how to "attract businesses to your City, which is far larger than ours with many more resources". But then again the Leaders would defer the course for 45 days and send ambiguous messages to the City Attorney which would go unheeded. The finest Toon Town around.
bjh

Alton, IL

#9 Nov 24, 2009
I really hope that this becomes a reality for the city of Downey. Our mayor is a positive, active member of our community. Sorry about yours, Long Beach. But if this doesnt pan out, he will keep pursueing other options. He doesnt quit.
Grumpy dude

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Nov 24, 2009
Downey can be very proud of attracting a new employer to their city. But seriously, how did Long Beach let this one get away? I mean seriously, what does Downey have that Long Beach does not?
wonderful

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Nov 24, 2009
Mayor Foster is traveling around Asia, Suja is paying a consultant to budget trolly that won't make money, and Downey's Mayor is... laughing his azz off, and high-fiving complete strangers in front of Bob's Big Boy.
bjh

Alton, IL

#12 Nov 24, 2009
It has Downey! It is small, community driven, and everything they need is practically within walking distance. The Embassey Suites hotel, community theater, library, two shopping centers, the Edison building where they can charge their little cars while waiting for the plant to be completed. And of course, our mayor. And you people cant have him so forget it!
Peter Johnson

Long Beach, CA

#13 Nov 24, 2009
wonderful wrote:
Mayor Foster is traveling around Asia, Suja is paying a consultant to budget trolly that won't make money, and Downey's Mayor is... laughing his **** off, and high-fiving complete strangers in front of Bob's Big Boy.
This is a great victory for Downey. Most Long Beach citizens can't even remember having civic minded elected officials. The Democratic Party just doesn't think enough of our Democratic voting majority to field candidates who might do something positive for Long Beach.
tbpb3

Long Beach, CA

#14 Nov 24, 2009
where is the anti-union crowd?. Been kind of quiet
mr walker

Signal Hill, CA

#15 Nov 24, 2009
This is great news for the entire region, not just Downey.
downeyres

Bellflower, CA

#16 Nov 24, 2009
apparently, it has "the right stuff".
Grumpy dude wrote:
Downey can be very proud of attracting a new employer to their city. But seriously, how did Long Beach let this one get away? I mean seriously, what does Downey have that Long Beach does not?
bjh

Alton, IL

#18 Nov 24, 2009
Peter Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a great victory for Downey. Most Long Beach citizens can't even remember having civic minded elected officials. The Democratic Party just doesn't think enough of our Democratic voting majority to field candidates who might do something positive for Long Beach.
Mayor Guerra has lived in Downey for nearly 30 years and has raised his family here,
so what is best for the city is important to him. He was elected to the city council in 2006 and has made a huge impact in such a short time. I hope he wins this one.
Irene

United States

#19 Nov 24, 2009
Ha Ha! Sucks to be you Long Beach!
tbpb3

Long Beach, CA

#20 Nov 24, 2009
Irene wrote:
Ha Ha! Sucks to be you Long Beach!
From someone in El Monte?
Dan Martinez

Long Beach, CA

#22 Nov 24, 2009
Irene wrote:
Ha Ha!**** to be you Long Beach!
Hey lighten up. If Long Beach Democrats didn't use the power of their majority to devalue most every thing about our City, your City might have far more of the low lifes who settled here.

You should be grateful that LB voters are so willing to be made fools of and have no standards or hope for a prosperous future for their families.

We have chosen to be the Dumpster for the neighboring Communties.
Foclipz

Long Beach, CA

#26 Nov 24, 2009
Long Beach--we got all the taco stand style resturants..liquor stores, smoke shops, party supplies--and car repair places that hire people who will work the job off the books--and its a plus if you speaka spanish...We have no leaders in Long Beach..No strong leaders. No strong voices. Just politically correct...goodie goodnics. Do you you dumb a.s.s voters here in long beach in the 1st,2nd,5th,and 7th district Think the likes of a Garcia, Lowenthal, Shepskie, and a Uranga are going to sit at the table and do some hardball talking with some high powered business that is looking for a home base to make cars locally?---What are they going to say? Garcia:I want my gay partner to have benifits,Lowenthal: and I will sleep with the owner of the company and vote in his favor..Shepskie:I think we need to have a special commitee to see if the commitee will aprove a commite motion to send information to the commitee---- Uranga:---Pollution.. blah blah blah...green jobs..blah blah blah. Im a hot latina..blah blah blah..muy spicy muffin..blah blah blah..the kids are going to breath in your pollution...blah blah..im against job expansion..blah blah blah. We need a EIR blah blah blah...the traffic might increase blah blach..I want to kill jobs...especially the port of long beach blah blah ...With clowns like them running the city...no wonder this city is so 3rd world. Low class. trashy..poor..non english speaking..selling tacos in your front yard a.s.s city..
RW Crum

Long Beach, CA

#27 Nov 24, 2009
mr walker wrote:
This is great news for the entire region, not just Downey.
Of all the comments so far, this is the one closest to getting it right. Workers will come from all over the area, not just Downey. This will benefit the entire region, if it ever gets off the ground.

Plus, as had been said ad nauseum around here already, this deal was between BOEING and Tesla, not the city of Long Beach. Schipske can ask for a "full explanation" all she wants, but none is owed to her or anyone else. if Boeing couldn't reach a deal with tesla, that's the way it goes. Ultimately, there's nothing Long Beach really could do to sway any deal.
Das

Upland, CA

#28 Nov 24, 2009
I'm happy that Tesla is coming to Downey but wouldn't Tesla pollute the land even more? Now if Tesla fails (slim chance) in the electric car business, what is going to happen with the land that is even more polluted?
downeyres

Bellflower, CA

#29 Nov 24, 2009
actually electric car production is very environmentally friendly. the plan is to make this plant a leader in environmentally conscious manufacturing. the land will not become more polluted, it was polluted before oversight began.
Das wrote:
I'm happy that Tesla is coming to Downey but wouldn't Tesla pollute the land even more? Now if Tesla fails (slim chance) in the electric car business, what is going to happen with the land that is even more polluted?

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