Where they stand
“Addie M. Miller’s Declaration of Principles to the People of the City of Los Angeles”
I, Addie M. Miller will provide the People of the City of Los Angeles honestly and truthfully.
I, Addie M. Miller will also provide the People of their Rights as Citizens and also I, Addie M. Miller will be a Fighting Tireless Champion for their rights as Citizens and Humans Beings.
Quickly, Simply and No Special Interest will be allowed interfere with my service to the People as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
I, Addie M. Miller as Mayor of the City of Los Angeles will do all I can, to protect the Descent Ordinary Citizen, the Under Privalege, the Under Feed and the Under Paid. (Addie M. Miller’s Educater the late world renown Orsen Wells)
The next mayor faces a projected $327-million budget shortfall in 2014-2015. The city’s budget advisor called last year for a new round of layoffs and for key city assets to be turned over to private operators. A former mayor has even suggested the city is heading for bankruptcy.
1. Do you support the March 5 ballot measure that would raise the sales tax by half a cent to generate $215 million a year for city accounts?
No I do not support a rise in taxes. The people of Los Angeles already pay plenty of taxes. The federal government cannot supply the best results for our City. The Federal Government oversees 51 States and the City of Los Angeles is a municipality with a State of California. As a City government we must do what is best for the people who live here, who support conscious environmental, economic and social policies based on the highest good for the people who live here.
The people are taxed enough. I Addie M. Miller as the mayor will encourage more tourism in the City of Los Angeles that will enable tremendous revenue.
Broadway is the primary street in Downtown Los Angeles and just about every major city in the United States has a 21th century Downtown.
I, will bring back the trolley car and major departments stores. People will be able to shop, go to a movie theater, eat at Clifton’s cafeteria or whatever eatery is similar to the historic Clifton’s cafeteria and more.
I am native born a raise in the City of Los Angeles; I sincerely want and will bring Downtown back like it was! With all the major transits entering the Downtown area, this will establish and increase Tourism.
The City of Los Angeles is over 430 square miles, and there are times when a consumer wants to purchase something, they have to compute from one part of the city to another part of the city to the store of their choice. The City of Los Angeles’ Downtown, ‘Broadway Street’ will have a variety of the stores, that the People desire.
Growing up in the City of Los Angeles, my family enjoyed shopping at Robinsons, Bullocks Dept. Store, May Co., Sheldon’s, J.J. Newbury, Kress etc. Maybe, these Department stores no longer exists, but there are others that are similar, that I will bring to Broadway.
It does not make any since that my hometown, that being the City of Los Angeles Downtown area looks like a 3rd world country.
There are many of buses that travel on Broadway, but there are other routes the buses can use, such as Hill Street, Spring Street or whatever street is convenient to use.
Also, there was a time that alcohol was against the law “prohibition”. Now we must look at marijuana. As mayor I would like to establish a theme park in the Hills whereas these people who indulge may go and smoke their marijuana, without affecting others. This theme park would also generate revenue and tourists from throughout the World. The City of Los Angeles has plenty of remote areas that can be used for these people to smoke their marijuana comfortably. Medical marijuana shouldn’t make a person be confined inside their homes to smoke. This will generate Tourism and revenue. We must not ignore the fact that Marijuana is prevailing just as Alcohol years ago.
18 states in the U.S. allow marijuana usage. The 18 states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
I personally do not engage in drinking alcohol or marijuana.
Because, I do not drink alcohol or smoke marijuana, ‘does not mean I think everyone in the U.S. should not drink alcohol and smoke marijuana’.
The greater social media reach to encourage Tourist to visit is good. A beautiful Downtown Broadway, with beautiful stores, trolley car and a theme/recreation area for the marijuana smokers.in a remote area of the City of Los Angeles. People are going to smoke marijuana and we can stop them. Why not have a nice secluded place where they can indulge. Remember it help a lots of people medically.
What about the City’s cut in business deals like the Staples Center that is being sold without the city getting any compensation, than sales tax, though We the People made the deal possible through the elected officials who voted in favor of the Staples Center by supplying the owners the Taxpayer’ land and other monies.
Making money on the internet like many of the rest of the people are doing. There is no shortage of things we can do both in the world and on the web to make money. Using our assets wisely, our brand name can generate sufficient profits to run the city.
We do not need another round of layoffs and for key city assets to be turned over to private operators is just unethical. We need to empower the Will of the People and do the right thing. An honest earnings based on the work of the people is the key to our enfranchisement, not Backdoor Deals that turn our assets over to the reprobates.
The sufficient promotion of our brand name, unless we are fools before God, should sell enough products on the web to support the city.
2. If you oppose the sales tax, what city programs would you eliminate or scale back?
This question is indiscreet. Why must we eliminate and scale back, rather than permit the brand names of Hollywood, City of Los Angeles, etc. On Café Press, Amazon and other on line retailers we can sell enough product to reach a sufficient budget.
The only scale back that is required is of things that are not working ‘to the advantage of the people anymore’.
The people of the City of Los Angeles, needs a mayor who will stand up for them, a mayor who is a Civil Servant, now days the People are Civil Servants to the elected officials. This political establishment in the City of Los Angeles has twisted the political representation in their favor.
As mayor I commit to representing the best interests based on the highest good for all concerned of the people of Los Angeles. As much as we’ve contributed to the imagination of the world (movie industry, etc.), we’ve earned the right to a system that is designed to protect the people, not the officeholder.
3. Is new revenue essential to fixing city finances? If so, what kind would you seek?
New revenue is the key to solving our problems. Look to the internet for new sources of revenue for the city. The People have contributed way more than they can afford.
Government needs to be working to take the economic and other pressures off the people. Otherwise, just quit. Though, it’s true that the system is designed to protect the officeholder. I am running to make a fundamental shift. I am running to make sure that the system is re-designed to protect the Will of the People of the City of Los Angeles.
4. Do you support laying off additional city employees as a way to balance city finances?
The only reason acceptable to me for laying off city employees are incompetence.
People come to the job primarily for the reason to help the people (civil servants). It’s time to reach to their initial goals and vest the highest good in the City of Los Angeles government. Anything else is just absurd. I support the competent people in city government,
5. To spur business activity, is it necessary to eliminate the city’s gross receipts tax? If that were done, how would you make up the revenue?
As mayor of the City of Los Angeles, I Addie M. Miller will remodeled and renovate Broadway Street, in downtown Los Angeles beginning 2nd Broadway Street to south to 12th Broadway. This should have been accomplished years, years ago, no but they allowed Broadway to deteriorate. This is my hometown and as mayor I take serious pride concerning the City of Los Angeles!
Hemp is a trillion dollar crop and is used for clothing, shoes, medical ointment etc. The best way to spur business in Los Angeles is to take advantage of the new industry called “marijuana tourism” because people are going to smoke it, just as they drank alcohol. Hemp may help solve our financial problems.
6. Do you believe city employees should make additional concessions on employee salaries, pensions or benefits? If so, how? If not, why not?
No. City employees who support the highest good for the citizens should be rewarded based on their accomplishments, plus a bonus for at least trying to do the right thing. There is no shortage of money in Los Angeles. The key is how we manage it, and I’ve developed a lot of experience with managing money on a tight budget.
7. Do you believe future employee retirement benefits for city workers should be provided through a 401(k) plan, as many private-sector employers have done? Why or why not?
This question must be addressed to the City Workers to decide.
People should not be penalized in their senior and retirement years for working in public service.
With the wisely managed income potential available on the web, real estate and other venues, we would be fools before God not to work to empower retirement benefits to those who helped up survive and thrive.
8. What current services, if any, do you believe the city can no longer afford to provide?
‘We are limited only by our imaginations, which are vast.’
I think that by using the communication tools available to us, so the best ideas can come forward, we can solve any problem we face, like waterproof housing made from hemp plastic in the event of a tsunami.
Los Angeles’ 10.9% unemployment rate is still one the highest among U.S. big cities. And many of the post-recession jobs being created are part-time, low-skilled positions.
1. Do you have any plan to immediately bring jobs to the city, boost the middle class in particular and lower unemployment?
On line business is the best solution we have to unemployment.
If one does not have a job, then make a job selling products available on line. The libraries offer free web access. We simply must focus on the lives of Angelans and help them earn. This is not rocket science.
We also need a secondary access to educational opportunities. Education is key to enablement and I believe in the General public. We are artistic, productive, effective and wise. Most people just need to be heard and as mayor I’ll setup a citizens confidence-building site so Ladies and gentlemen, with the addition of on line businesses, can have freedom based on economic and social enablement.
2. Apart from construction jobs and the movie industry, do you have any plan to grow the job pool by drawing new industries to the city? ?
The internet is a key to economic inspiration. On line businesses, selling location backgrounds for webeos (web videos), industrial and recreational hemp. Unrestrict your mind, your body will follow.
3. Do you believe Los Angeles must provide tax subsidies or exemptions to attract new development?
NO! Financing via mutual confidence-building is the best way to go.
4. Do you believe in fostering transit-oriented development?
No. I believe in fostering the best way to get from point A to point B.
Using cleanse energies like water and other clean/free energy, magnetic, solar, hemp, algae, sources can help everybody decide what is the best transportation for them to use to get from point A to B. The government does not need to get that deep into the lives of citizens. “Everyone just wants to live comfortably and enjoy life at times.” The City of Los Angeles government is to protect and to be of service.
5. Business leaders complain that the City Hall permit and inspection process continues to be a tangle of red tape. What would you do to make it easier for businesses to come to, and operate in, the city?
There is no excuse for red tape in this the 21st Century.
Cross referencing on line makes red tape unnecessary, unless the goal is to oppress the voters. I unconditionally support the Will of the People of the City of Los Angeles, as both a citizen and a mayor.
6. How important do you think AEG’s downtown stadium plan is to the city’s overall development?
Depends on the unanswered question I’ve been posting
“What’s the City’s PORTION from the sale??”
Since the owner received City owned land for almost free and other taxpayers’ money.
7. Do you believe that having a professional football team would bring in new revenue and not just move revenue from one type of entertainment to another?
Let’s take this conversation to the reason for a City football (or any other sports) team.
It is to inspire folks to do better, to overcome and enjoy the football games. Yes it will create additional revenue, especially with a ‘city sponsored web sales back’, while inspiring citizens to do better.
We should also have features on the City’s site of citizens who are engaging in behavior that is making Los Angeles better. “Angelan of the week/day.”
In the 80’s someone came up with the name Angelino, I consider myself an ANGELAND, because I was born on the land and territory of the City of Los Angeles.
Some say the expansion of the LAPD has strained budgets to such a degree that the city must lay off additional civilian employees. Lawsuits continue to dog the LAPD. The fire chief blames budget cuts for declining response times, which he admits he cannot reliably track.
1. Should the LAPD continue to hire officers to replace those who resign or retire, keeping staffing levels the same? If not, should the department be larger or smaller? If you believe it should be larger, how would you pay for that?
We need to be inspiring citizens to take care of ourselves with the police as a back-up. When police officers resigns or retires that position should be filled and not left vacant.
As mayor, I’ll establish and finance a citizens based distribution system of resources in the event of a natural disaster like earthquakes, tidal waves and nuclear leaks from both San Onofrehttp://www.sce.com/PowerandEnvironment/PowerGeneration/SanOnofreNuclearGeneratingStation/default.htm?goto=songs and Fukishima. People will need to know where to find food, water, medical attention, etc. in the event of a natural or unnatural disaster.
Access should not depend on where one is in their economic reality on that day. Planning now can help us survive whatever happens.
2. Will you ask Police Chief Charlie Beck to serve a second term?
Chef Beck and I will have to talk to each other and listen to each other. So far, I have not talked with him, but I met him personally and he treated me with respect. If Chief Beck desires a second term, this question should asked, Chief Beck.
The purpose of law enforce is to protect the people from wrongdoers. The whole purpose of my candidacy is to make Los Angeles a better place for the people who live and visit here, while continuing the development of this town as a leader to the world’s vision of what is wonderfully possible.
The People did vote and pass position 215 medical marijuana, I would like to know his opinion.
3. Do you agree with Chief Beck’s decision to make it easier for unlicensed drivers — many of them illegal immigrants — to keep their vehicles from being impounded for long periods?
We need an amnesty program for drivers and other citizens. It’s time to tear down all barriers to doing the right thing. It’s the government’s job to assist people, not make their lives miserable.
4. Do you believe the LAPD is doing enough to lower the cost and frequency of use-of-force, harassment and traffic-related lawsuits against the department? If not, what should be changed?
The LAPD is doing the best it can with what it has to work with. Accept there are a few Police Officers whose bosses are the current officeholders, will try to intimidate and harass an individual(s) for the sake of the bosses. These acts are a waste of taxpayers’ money.
If an officeholder wants a police officer or lafd employee to act against someone then that officeholder is in violation of using city employees for wrongdoing.
LAPD are to do the best job they can in keeping citizens safe. No political infighting for current officeholder at taxpayers’ expense.
That is the sum total of their job. Not stopping adults from smoking a joint, or harassing innocent citizens in the name of a quota. As have supported the LAPD and I inspire them to support the People which they are hired and paid to do.
Though the system is designed to protect the current officeholders, that being the current political establishment, I believe with a truth infusion, the police can return to supporting the Will of the People that being to protect and serve.
5. Do you believe police officer disciplinary hearings and records should be open to the public or kept secret?
In an institution as important as City Government, truth is key to making the city its best.
Nowhere is that truer than in the police department that has the power to destroy lives in a heartbeat based on a mistake or by an order given to them to commit a wrongdoing act.
Yes, the truth should always be made public because, like the bible says, only the truth will set us free.
6. The city will soon begin negotiating a new contract for the LAPD’s 10,000 officers. Should that contract continue to require that officers take compensated time off in lieu of overtime pay? If so, how much?
No. Officers, who put their lives on the line every day, should be treated like the heroes that most of the LAPD are. If they want time or overtime is a trivial issue compared to what they do.
7. Do you have confidence in the administration of Fire Chief Brian Cummings?
After 30 years of service to the City of Los Angeles, I look forward to hearing him out, and learning from the citizens what they think of their work. Another one of my goals is to keep the best of city government and support those folks. Let the people decide who is who. With the web we have a powerful tool to access the Will of the People and do that.
“Chief Cummings was born and raised in Los Angeles. His father was a 30 year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. He graduated from Loyola High School and attended both West Los Angeles College and the University of California at Los Angeles. He is married and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.”
As mayor I would listen to the Cummings and have an eye to eye talk with him. The media states one thing and he may say something else. At this particular time, I cannot make that judgment call on his job as Chief.
As Mayor, who knows, he might not want to the Chief when I become the mayor. I often have heard if you are working for the City, it’s not good to get involved with the politics or officeholders who are candidates. Stay neutral. Why? Elected officeholders come and go!! Then the next elected Officeholder is in.
8. Do you support a plan to convert LAFD dispatch-center employees from 24-hour shifts to a 40-hour work week?
Whatever works best for the people involved is what I support. If the employees want to with the 24 hour shifts and believe they are most effective at this, should they pass a test that proves they are right, should be allowed to continue the practice. If common sense prevails, that people need sleep between a day, and that should be the policy.
9. Should the LAFD dispatch center be staffed by civilian workers instead of sworn employees?
The dispatch center should be staffed by those who are most qualified to do the job.
10. What would you do to speed response times, especially in those parts of the city — such as hillside communities and around the city’s border — where responses are slowest?
Community based civilian and city workers crisis response teams. Use the web more to coordinate emergencies with solution resources.
Based, on increased marijuana tourism revenue open more fire and other emergency resources systems.
Enable accountable block association members to access fire water pumps to start putting out a fire before the firemen arrive. The City of Los Angeles has historical neighborhoods that are gated and an accountable block member has a key to lock and unlock the gate in that particular neighborhood(s).
Train citizens on things they can do to put out a fire before it becomes big, like smothering an oil fire with a pot lid.
Do a series of PSA’s informing folks that with the correct sprinkler system in the house, things can be saved even before the firemen arrive.
Make sure every citizen knows what their role is in the event of a natural and/or unnatural disaster, where to find food, clean water and medical supplies. Use the community system to stockpile what’s necessary to survive a disaster. Colleges volunteers from all schools sending representatives can set up the framework for the system.
The Measure R sales tax is generating billions of dollars for road and rail construction, including a Westside subway extension, but efforts to speed work with additional money have fallen short. There is still no rail to LAX, and traffic on the Westside has even caused President Obama to express dismay.
1. Do you believe Metro should try again to win an extension of Measure R, similar to the Measure J ballot proposal that failed in November?
Anything that makes Los Angeles mass transit system better I completely support. There is not enough information in the public sector for me to make an informed decision at this point, what if any back door dirty deals, like what we are experiencing with the Staples Center where property the City supported is being sold without regard to the People’s cut.
2. Do you agree with advocates who call for changing the voter threshold for taxes on transportation projects to be lowered from two-thirds to 55%?
I certainly agree.
3. Will you give rail development the same emphasis that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has?
As mayor, I want to build a magnetic high speed transportation system for the citizens. There is no excuse for this town not to be on energy’s cutting edge.
4. Mayor Villaraigosa was sometimes criticized for prioritizing rail projects over the county’s bus system. What role do you think the bus system should play?
There is no need to pit one transportation system against the other. Some of these Rail projects I strongly DISAGREE. Why have a rail line on Crenshaw Blvd. starting at Exposition Blvd. and ending a Vernon Avenue 2 miles.
This particular are has the Rapid Bus 710, 210, and 305. This is truly a waste of money. Or does the Department of Transportation has that much money to throw away!!! This rail line makes NO Sense what so ever!!
5. Do you believe rail is the most cost-effective way to improve transportation in the city?
I believe there is a time dynamic involved in the answer to this question. Let the general public decide how they want to travel.
It’s easy to ascertain. On line voting, blogs, twitter, web pages, phone conversations, letters, there is no excuse in this, the Information Age, for government to pretend not to know the General Public’s Will.
6. Do you believe that a “subway to the sea” — the Westside subway extension — is necessary?
Since it’s what the people want, I support it.
7. What route should Metro select for the Westside subway as it passes through Century City?
The route that is best for the people, environment and the future for Los Angeles. We have an opportunity to rethink transportation in our beloved City. There are so many things we can do regarding how we get from point A to point B. It’s just going to take us working together to reach ‘the highest good for all concerned.’
8. Should more toll lanes be placed on Los Angeles freeway carpool lanes?
No. Let the traffic flow. We don’t need more toll lanes. We need to be raising money via more intelligent ways than stopping folks when they are driving.
9. For decades transit officials have debated an extension of the 710 Freeway through South Pasadena. Should it be built, and if so, how?
Set up a web address on the city’s site and let the people decide what roads and other transportation systems they want where.
10. Do you favor moving the north runways at LAX closer to Westchester? If so, why?
This answer to this question is when I listen to the people to hear their opinion of what they what in that area.
Being the Mayor first I would have to study the area, have a community meeting with those who reside and have businesses in the proposed area.
I will to keep in mind that this will keep congestion down and people will not have to drive bumper to bumper stalled in traffic. As we all know the price of fuel to run a vehicle is high and when your vehicle is stalled in traffic, you wasting your money!
But as I promised and will do is listening to the Will of the People. If this project will cost people to lose their homes and businesses then I would request the people to carpool there parked vehicles or take a Shuttle.
Do you remember the time the Santa Monica Freeway was build? Many residents relocated to Carson, and today most are very Happy.
11. What improvements are still needed at LAX?
The improvements are what the People say is the problem. So far the waiting in long lines is a major complaint.
12. Would you sell or give up control over Ontario International Airport? If so, why?
No. As Mayor I may have to use Ontario International Airport. Many things come to my mine concerning this. But as Mayor I will not sell or give up control. This has to be studied more by those has the skills not experience, BUT ONLY SKILLS that I respect and believe in.
13. Do you think the city needs to privatize its parking garages?
14. The city has a growing bicycle movement. What are your feelings about bicyclists in L.A., and what needs to be done/not done to accommodate them on L.A.’s roads?
A bicyclist, in the City of Los Angeles is good and reduces traffic. To have more bicycle lanes and rules and regulations that protects the bicyclists. What traffic being heavy in Los Angeles I want the bicyclists to be safe. And rules and regulations for the vehicle drivers pertaining to the safety of the bicyclists.
15. At least 42% of the city’s sidewalks are in poor shape, and lawsuits may force the city to spend huge sums to repair them. What would you do to fix the city’s streets and sidewalks?
Use hemp plastics, hemp Crete and other strong (10 times stronger than steel) construction materials that do not have designed obsolesce at their core. We need to apply common sense to how we are building our city’s infrastructure. Use the best locally grown and created construction materials that deliver long life, economic and environmental empowerment.
The largest school system in California struggles with low test scores and graduation rates. LAUSD teachers and administrators disagree on evaluation methods. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attempted a takeover but settled for running a limited number of campuses.
1. How would you describe the state of the Los Angeles Unified School District?
The current LSUSD system reflects a series of failed educational policies, making it easy to upgrade.
We must put all grades, best of educational material, available on line for all our students to have a public education. Grade/Day/Class level of education, whether they go to school or are homeschooling, should be available. With the internet there is no excuse for stupid. Not on primary, elementary, junior high or post graduate levels.
We must also enable our library system to better serve the public in this the information age. More computers open later hours, etc. We have many books in the library that can be scanned and sold for big profits on the internet. The library has been collecting books since the 1920’s.
http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/visual-collections - put some of the book covers and visual collections on t-shirts etc. and sells them for money – this is the computer age.
2. Will you continue to oversee the nonprofit that runs Mayor Villaraigosa’s 15 schools?
No. The City should be involved with overseeing the nonprofits only as needed.
Much more needs to go into overseeing ourselves than the nearest and dearest who are sacrificing everything to make the city/state/world a better place. Only standard reporting and interaction, as with any other business should apply.
Those doing well are not the ones who need the extra mayoral oversight.
3. Will you try to have the same level of political involvement and influence over the school board by fielding candidates and helping to pay for their campaigns?
For example, it does not take a million dollars to run for mayor in this city. Candidates can drive where they need to be, use their home computers to reach voters, write articles in the local press.
Money is behind a lot of the corruption in politics.
Matching election funds is just another excuse used to rip the tax payers off of millions of dollars to promote candidates egos.
It is so past time to clean up the imprudent in this system.
4. How would you evaluate the performance of Superintendent John Deasy?
I do not know Mr. John Deasy. I believe he is trying his best. As mayor I will request to meet with him and listen to him personally. I cannot place judgment on or against Mr. John Deasy. But practically what I observed Mr. Deasy at a distance is he is a gentleman.
5. Mayor Villaraigosa has said that student test scores should account for at least 30% of a teacher’s evaluation. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
The problem with using test scores to evaluate a teacher’s performance is it’s an inaccurate meter.
It does not factor in the real educational experience found in a student’s self-esteem, life management skills, suicidal tendencies, life scope re-direction. Test scores only reflect how well a student can recite the party line, what is taught vs. what is true.
In the City of Los Angeles, we need teachers who are capable of teaching life management skills, critical thinking, and peaceful conflict resolution, things that will motivate a student to reach for a book or the web for more information because their thoughts are burning holes in their souls demanding their thirst for knowledge be quenched.
Los Angeles needs schools of thinkers, not reciting fools mouthing current wisdom. Our solutions are from our innovators.
Our young people are the single greatest resource that we have. The best way to support them is to reach to who they are and not how well they can recite.
I unconditionally support the highest good for the students in the City of Los Angeles, and pray you join me in accomplishing this mission.
6. What are the top three things you could do to help improve the school system as mayor?
Make sure every student has 24/7 web access.
Enable the library computer system & teachers associations to be available for students in crisis or curiosity.
Help students find job and other educational opportunities while encouraging accomplishment.
Rebuild and repair existing buildings with hemp and other non-toxic and strong building materials.
7. Should every charter school have a teacher workforce that is represented by a union?
Let the workers decide what they need to get their jobs done at the charter schools. Here again, folks need to look at home based business ideas (selling school logo materials on Café Press – year books on amazon – etc.)
We are not limited to tax dollars for income any more. Add the glitz of Hollywood to product creation, and income potential grows exponentially. We are limited only by our imaginations, which are vast.
8. How many additional charter schools should LAUSD allow?
As many as are qualified. Start here
Power costs are rising as the DWP moves from coal to renewable fuels. The Supreme Court is weighing lawsuits over the port’s clean-truck program. Advocates for green spaces say more parks are needed. Developers are pushing back at state environmental impact laws.
1. Some projections provided to the city forecast that the DWP will have at least 10 consecutive years of rate hikes as the utility complies with regulations and moves toward more renewable power. What would you do to address these rising costs?
Shift the city to clean, low cost, environmentally supportive, locally produced energies like solar, hydro, magnetic, hemp, algae, wind, etc. We are decades beyond the point of ceasing stupidity in energy policy. For us to survive as a city at the edge of the ocean at the beginning of global warming, it is imperative that we implement sensible solutions.
We must be proactive in saving ourselves. What better place to start than with our energy needs?
2. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pledged to wean the DWP off coal by 2020. But the DWP’s projections show the utility will still be receiving 28% of its energy from coal by that date. Would you uphold Villaraigosa’s pledge? If so, how would you achieve it?
As Mayor I, Addie M. Miller will DO IT NOW!
As mayor I’ll get the political blocks out of the way of an energy financed evolution. To me one of the best benefits of these clean energies is their low, low to no costs after equipment installation.
3. The Supreme Court is poised to consider challenges to the port’s clean-truck program, particularly as it relates to regulations on owner-operated trucks. Do you support the program as passed by the Harbor Commission?
I support the Will of the People of the City of Los Angeles. As mayor I will implement the Peoples’ will.
4. Do you support the Southern California Intermodal Gateway project in the Port of Los Angeles? How would you address concerns from activists that the project would significantly harm neighbors, both in terms of air quality and traffic?
I support the Will of the People of the City of Los Angeles. As mayor I will implement the Peoples’ will.
5. Should the California Environmental Quality Act be rewritten, as many real estate developers have suggested, to reduce the financial impact of legal challenges over environmental impact reports? If so how?
Yes the California Environmental Quality Act should be rewritten. When real estate developers use their own money to build a development on any part of the land within City of Los Angeles boundaries, they should not be responsible for impact reports. The City of Los Angeles must environmental impact reports on hand for every square inch of land in this city.
Why impose this on a Real Estate Developer, when they spend their own money to develop the land. For instance, when a consumer purchases anything, most of the time the consumer asks for warranty!
The City of Los Angeles land is desert land and some parts of the land there is water underneath the land and parts has chemicals below the surface of the land.
For instance a school could not be open and the children because of the land, the LAUSD went forth a build a million school on the land. Another, example of the waste of taxpayers’ money.
I highly welcome Real Estate Developers in the City of Los Angeles.
If the City puts extra financial burdens on the Real Estate Developers such as CA Environmental Quality Act then they will go to other States to develop.
As mayor I want the real estate developers here. I will need the real estate developers for my Vision for the City of Los Angeles. That being to renovate and rebuild the City, too many parts of the City is not what is should be and was many years ago.
I will have the people with the skill to help rewrite the California Environmental Quality Act and if necessary take to Sacramento and the bring before the voters of the City of Los Angeles.
6. Anschutz Entertainment Group, the developer of a proposed downtown football stadium, received special state legislation that allowed its project to have an accelerated environmental review process. Should every business receive such treatment? Why or why not?
This is a great problem.
Why do we the people, put such great emphasis, on people who has lot of money?
The Rich gets Rich off the backs of poor people! They have to keep you poor in order for them to stay rich!
NO. The Anschutz Entertainment Group should not receive such SPECIAL treatment! If there is a line they should wait their turn. As mayor I will stop the special treatments!!!
Just about everywhere you go now days there is a line and you have to wait your turn and if you get ahead of someone else who has been in line waiting in line, that is unfair and disrespectable. For example have you ever waited for a parking space and someone comes along and drives right in front you and takes the space that you patiently waited for? They exit the vehicle without saying excuse me or I apologize. In my opinion, this is basically the same behavior, but on a different scale.
7. Advocates for green space contend that Los Angeles needs more parks. Yet the city has been struggling to maintain the parkland that it already has. How would you improve the maintenance of those that already exist while adding new parkland in coming years?
Give folks tax credit for work done on the parks.
Encourage local agricultural groups to adapt parks as part of their program – supplying them with the tools needed to get a job done.
Use computers for citizens to report trouble spots and offer them an opportunity to correct the problem.
Name sections of parks for community groups/individuals that take responsibility for them – not in a territorial style – but in one of praise and gratitude for being good caretakers.
Tear down abandoned rotting housing and establish a neighborhood park/parking lot to help ease the tightness of the city (and provide much needed neighborhood parking – folks should not have to get up at 6 AM just to move their car, they would not have too with affordable neighborhood parking.
Los Angeles needs a mayor who will stand up for them against the tyranny.
As mayor I commit to representing the best interests based on the highest good for all concerned of the people of Los Angeles.