Monday, December 15, 2008

Council meeting update

  • No decision was made on the new District 5 council person, other than that it will be an appointment rather than an election. Three of the candidates showed up, including the presumed top two contenders, planning commissioner Tim Saunders and former community life commissioner Les Hedges. There were five other candidates that didn't show up. Rather than proceeding with interviews that evening, a special meeting ill be held on Friday at 7 p.m. Incidentally, the last appointed councilman was defeated at the next election (Steven Banales), so appointment is no guarantee of reelection. Each candidate will have three minutes to make a personal statement and a few minutes to answer questions from the council.
  • Also punted to the Friday night meeting is the question of who will represent Pomona on various regional boards and commissions, including the powerful San Gabriel Valley COG and the ACE Board.
  • And let me just take a minute to note Mayor Rothman's lackadaisical style. Several times the City Attorney had to call order and shush the audience, with little or no acknowledgment by the Mayor of how odd this appears. You have the power, it's time to start using it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thursday 12-18-08 7:40 pm...
Was anyone other than me listening to KFI radio at this time (Hosts: Kennedy & Suits).... when they got to talking about Norma Torres AND played exerpts of her "performance" today at the budget vote session in Sacramento????

The Hosts wanted to know WHATTHEHECKGIVESINPOMONA for sending this MORON to Sacramento! They described her as 'unstable' and hysterical and then played the tape.... Yep! She was crying and putting on a true meltdown performance... saying that in Pomona, senior citizens are eating DOGFOOD and she had to sign this tax increase to put cops on the street, knowing it would 'take food out of the mouths of babies and take them out of school'.... incoherent... weepy, but in the middle of it, the radio station had to 'bleep' a big 'GODDAMN' she put in there... she was telling her story about being a 911 dispatcher on the graveyard shift. The radio hosts suggested she go back to that job (then backtracked, saying she is obviously unstable and you would not want to be talking to a nut if you were phoning in an emergency. It was hilarious BUT made Pomona look really stupid, low class and full of incompetents! They asked about how people make voting decisions in Pomona !!!!
Did anyone else catch this segment !!!??????

LinknPark said...

Its not posted on the KFI podcast yet, but when it is, someone should soundbite it and throw it on YouTube for everyone. Viva la Norma, we all knew it would be great for the region for her to represent us all in Sacramento. Also, why do they continue to raise income taxes in California and not raise use taxes? They should lower income tax and raise use taxes because those individuals not declaring income because they arent here legally, or otherwise, would still have to pay a use taxes and sales taxes.

Anonymous said...

Great idea Linkin Park.... I don't know how to do the soundbyte-to-YouTube thing....but everyone in Pomona should hear her performance and hear her swearing on microphone in the State Capitol!!!!! What a GREAT representative of Pomona !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey! KFI just ran the Norma Torres clip again.... at 5:45 pm Friday 12-19-08 ... This time the hosts were John & Ken and they called her "deranged" ... asked how the heck did she get from Mayor to Assembly! Talked about Pomona being a Sanctuary City..... WE MUST GET THIS CLIP.... ANY WAY TO GET IT TRANSCRIBED AND POSTED ON THIS BLOG?????

calwatch said...

Go to kfi640.com and they archive all of their local programming there.