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Are Hoodwinked Angelenos electing failed leaders in 2017?
 
Who is qualified to be the next mayor of Los Angeles 2017? – I submit: None of the current three elected officials!
 
Any of the current three elected officials at LA City Hall who are running, who have been in LA City Hall for the past 12 years, do not qualify to be the Mayor of LA. Their past poor performance, their contribution to the current state of affairs is reprehensible. The current three elected officials, who are running, do not deserve to be reelected again for any position in LA City Hall and especially to the position of Mayor in the city of Los Angeles. It would be a travesty if any one of them win the election.
 
I hope and trust that the people of LA are not as gullible as the current three mayoral candidates who are current elected officials presume. They are counting on fooling the people again. How many times do us Angelenos need to be beaten over the head to declare enough is enough; the corruptions and special favors are over, we are exercising are voting power and we are taking our city back.
 
It is time for the voters of LA to elect a person who cares about the people of this great city of Los Angeles (a city with a population of about 4 million people and 465 square miles). The current three elected officials at city hall have abused their position; they have failed the people of Los Angeles, being in city hall for the past 12 years is enough of failed governance.
 
The current three elected officials at LA city hall should get a verbal lynching for their performance. The City of Los Angeles is in its worst condition in this century. The cause of this despicable condition is the product of the current administration.
 
It is time to break down the political machine in LA; No more business as usual; the buck stops on Election Day, March 5, 2013 and May 21, 2013 for those who need the additional boost.
 
It is time to elect officials who truly care about the people and the city of LA, officials who exercise their elected position for the good of the people of LA, “not what is in it for me”.
 
The masses of people in Los Angeles outnumber the special interests groups’ voters at least 8-2. If we all register and vote, we can take back our government. If the voters remain apathetic and refrain from voting, the consequences will be the total collapse of LA City and its government, financially and economically.
 
Let us elect a new breed of leaders who represent all the people of Los Angeles, not just the select few. We have an opportunity to replace about 70% of LA City Hall.
 
Let us unify and vote the current administration out of office.
 
I repeat; Power to the people!
 
YJ Draiman

Are LA voters going to elect a failed elected official as Mayor of Los Angeles?
Current elected officials are not qualified to be the next Mayor of LA!
Who is qualified to be the next mayor of Los Angeles 2017?
 
The current elected officials at LA City Hall, who are running, do not qualify to be the Mayor of LA. Their past poor performance and their contribution to the current state of affairs are reprehensible. They do not deserve to be elected again for any position in LA City Hall and especially to the position of Mayor of LA.
 
I hope and trust that the people of LA are not as gullible as the current elected officials presume.
 
It is time for the voters of LA to elect a person who cares about the people of this great city of Los Angeles, a city with a population of about 4 million people and 429 square miles. The current elected officials at city hall have abused their position; they have failed the people of Los Angeles.
 
The current elected officials at LA city hall should get a verbal lynching for their performance. The City of Los Angeles is in its worst condition in this century. The cause of this despicable condition is the product of the current administration.
 
It is time to elect officials who truly care about the people and the city of LA. Officials who exercise their elected position for the good of the people of LA, not what is in it for them?
 
When we support current elected officials in their quest to become the Mayor of Los Angeles, we consent to their poor performance and induce them to continue to destroy our city.
 
We must change the status quo of business as usual; the current administration has abused its position and trust. Otherwise we as the people of LA will pay a heavy price for such negligence.
 
This is the message we should be sending to people who seek public office. A candidate must have honesty and integrity as a primary character trait and above all the public’s trust.
 
 
YJ Draiman
 
PS.
 
A question to the people of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is fantasizing that there has been an improvement, just look at the dysfunctional Los Angeles City Hall under his leadership for 8 years. Things could not be worse.
 
Do you have confidence in your current elected officials in Los Angeles City Hall?
Are they doing a good job?
 
No, why?
 
Yes, why?
 
 
Who is qualified to be the mayor of Los Angeles 2017?
Where there is discord, the mayor will bring harmony. Where there is error, the mayor will bring truth. Where there is doubt, the mayor will bring faith. And where there is despair, the mayor will bring hope. The mayor will unite the city and promote economic prosperity successfully. A person who can do these things is the one qualified to be the mayor of Los Angeles in 2013.
 
 
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The City of Los Angeles is on verge of bankruptcy “The City’s financial crisis is dire … worse than you are being told … and the Mayor and the LA City Council is in denial.”
Is this a way to run a City?
You be the judge! Voice you opinion ...at Election Day March 5, 2013 by voting for a new leadership in Los Angeles City Hall!
Help in saving the City of Los Angeles from Bankruptcy and replace the dysfunctional and corrupt LA City Hall.
Therefore, if you want to save the City of Los Angeles from bankruptcy and replace a corrupt and dysfunctional LA City Hall – you must vote for an outsider, the insiders have allegiance to the special interests groups that have funded their campaigns and not to the people of Los Angeles who toil daily in Los Angeles.
 
Los Angeles Mayor and City Council fail to admit the extent of LA’s financial crisis
Politicians must admit that they have a problem and the extent of the problem in order to attempt to solve the problem.
Los Angeles City Hall from the Mayor down to the City Council is not willing to admit to the extent of the City’s budget deficit (which is over a Billion dollars). Therefore they will not solve the deficit problem, they will only make it worse (they are in the state of denial). When will our elected officials wake-up and have the courage to face the current financial realities and address them in the proper context and take appropriate actions to solve this budget crisis before the city of LA has to declare Bankruptcy like other cities in California. It seems that our current elected officials do not have the guts, knowledge or expertise to address these problems, therefore they must resign and allow more qualified individuals to step in and help resolve LA’s financial crisis.
They say the first step is to admit that you have a problem. But when it comes to politics, it’s never quite that straightforward.
"The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare."
 
YJ Draiman
http://yjdraiman.org



Jobs and the Economy – solutions – YJ Draiman for Mayor r6
As Mayor of LA, how would I create jobs? We have a tremendous amount of natural resources here in Los Angeles, which we need to develop. To put it succinctly, "You can not drill for American oil and natural gas in China, Saudi Arabia or anyplace else other than America."
 
The more domestic energy we produce, renewable and non-renewable, the more domestic jobs we create.  Moreover, jobs in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas pay more than twice the national average.  At the same time, the domestic energy we produce will increase R&D in renewable energy sources, thus, increase efficiency.
 
Just look how far we have come in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the past 10 years.  I intend to accelerate that trend, and to take advantage of every resource possible in technology and funding. As I stated many times; “Those who control the energy supply control whole continents”; “Those who control the water sources control life”.

Americans should demand products made in the USA. We can produce a better product with better quality at a competitive price.  It is my intention to provide numerous incentives to retain businesses here in Los Angeles, and to offer those incentives to bring businesses back to Los Angeles.
 
Employment creates revenues and saves the government money and resources by taking the unemployed off the government subsidy and social services. It also creates the “multiplier affect”, which is a snowball of economic growth.

One of my top priorities is to ensure that we continue to develop and promote renewable energy sources.  Many in the natural gas industry believe the day when renewable energy dominates our energy landscape is far off.  I disagree.  With American ingenuity, innovation and determination, the dawn of renewable energy sources can be upon us now.
 
What I propose is a "do-it-all strategy" in which we focus not just on developing renewable energy, but also on the development of our abundant fossil fuels. While further technology and innovation in building construction would need to be developed, such need would also provide more jobs.  More importantly, our reliance on over-priced outside energy would be decreased resulting in positive economic growth.
 
I would promote the design of a thermal solar system that provides energy, heat and hot water.  In addition, I would initiate a new and advanced fuel technology for vehicles such as hydrogen, natural gas and ultra-capacitors for energy storage. Los Angeles wastes an enormous amount of energy and work hours due to traffic congestion. I plan on an expedient advancement of our public transit system and devise systems to reduce traffic congestion.
 
In urban areas: roads, sidewalks, buildings and other structures prevent rainwater from being absorbed in the ground and replenishing the aquifers. It is time for us to compensate for that loss by collecting the rain runoff into retaining ponds. We need to implement the use of rainwater harvesting, gray water technology, collecting the billions of gallons of rain runoff into retaining ponds, desalinization projects powered totally by renewable energy (solar and wind combo systems) and other methods of conserving natural resources. As such, we would make existing renewable systems more cost effective and more efficient.

The result of my programs would be the increase of jobs, the decrease of energy and operating costs, and a reduction of our reliance on foreign oil.  That in turn would result in decreasing the deficit and creating permanent jobs.
 
In short, the key to Los Angeles economic recovery is not an increase in taxes and fees.  Rather, true long-term recovery will rely on the increase of efficiency and productivity; the reduction of bureaucracy; and the promotion of businesses and employment.  All of which will instill confidence in our economy, generate greater revenues for the city of Los Angeles and other governmental entities.
 
American confidence in government is at an all time low. We no longer have the same level of faith in our institutions and leaders that we once had. Consequently, we are seeing a continued erosion of our outlook on the future. This outlook must change by initiating a massive and sound education program that produces innovation and technology.

We have an opportunity to jumpstart our economy, protect our environment and put our city on the path toward energy security through greater use of our domestic energy production such as natural gas.   Our domestic energy production can serve as a foundation for our energy and economic independence.  This path will enable us to develop the required innovation and production of other forms of energy sources.
 
To realize a course toward energy and economic security we must do what is necessary to instill confidence in the responsible development of our energy sources.  We can use natural gas as a solid foundation on which to develop extensive R&D in renewable energy sources, and the efficient means to operate and maintain the mechanisms needed for such use.
 
Improving our educational system is the key to our economic survival. In a global, knowledge-driven economy, there is a direct correlation between engineering education and innovative progress. Our success or failure as a city will be measured by how well we do in providing the needed educational tools to promote innovation in all fields.
 
Leadership is not a birthright. Despite what many Americans believe, our city does not possess an innate knack for greatness. Greatness must be worked for and won by each new generation. Right now that is not happening. However, we still have time. If we place the emphasis we should on education, research and innovation, we can lead the world in the decades to come. Nevertheless, the only way to ensure we remain great tomorrow is to increase our investment in science and engineering today. In addition, we must invest in trade schools to train our future workers in the new and old technology.
 
We have to learn how to balance the need of the people vs. the need to protect the environment. Any extreme to either side is not good.
 
In today’s fast moving technologies, government as well as companies must learn to adjust and maneuver quickly to keep pace, or they will be out of business or incur deteriorating revenues and infrastructure. We must learn how to stay competitive and resourceful to survive and thrive economically.
 
I submit: Leadership by example. I plan to cut waste, maximize productivity, reduce bureaucracy, increase efficiency and conservation in all city departments and assets, eliminate duplicating tasks and reward excellent performance and innovative methods of job performance. In addition, we have to use the Neighborhood Council’s more effectively; they are the eyes and ears of all the communities in Los Angeles. These are hard economic times; we must all put our shoulder to the task.

We must put all our differences aside and work together in harmony for the good of the people and the city of Los Angeles.  Your vote for me will be one more step in this positive direction and it will be a win for all the people in LA.

YJ Draiman
 
"In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now."
 
“Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy.”


YJ Draiman for Mayor of Los Angeles - 2017

Los Angeles 2017

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