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"Asian" District Attracts Next Generation of Would-be Assembly Members

Story in today's Tribune about the maneuvering to win the right to represent the west San Gabriel Valley in the state assembly. Friends old and new are mentioned getting into and getting out of this race, even though the filing period doesn't open until February. For now, it's the "money primary."

"I'm too stupid to remember three words at a time, but I'm a Planning Commissioner"

Saw a post about the last Planning Commission meeting, so I watched a little bit of it. The really sad part starts about five minutes into the meeting. I'm not sure if this will take you straight to the video archive:

Planning Commission meeting, June 20


The local fish wrapper finally provided some coverage at last of Tuesday's city council meeting, where Councilwoman Polly Low suggested city council pay and benefits be cut. Makes sense: If we're cutting city services and raising taxes ("fees") on thousands of Rosemead residents, the least the council can do is share in some of the gain.

Rosemead's Budget Deficit

Can't help noticing that Rosemead's city council is considering raising fees for senior recreation outings, charging non-profit organizations to use city facilities, and charging for overnight parking (just to name a few things they're considering). But they're not considering cutting their own pay and benefits. What's up with that?

Athens buying its way into Rosemead

Their recent contributions to city council candidates and city fundraising projects are paying off for Athens. Two years before the city's contract with Consolidated expires, Steven Ly is already talking about switching.

What is the state of the Rosemead? Pay to find out!

What the. . . ? You need to PAY to attend the state of the city address in Rosemead? And who gets this money? Rosemead? The Chamber of Commerce? Steven Ly? Totally bogus!

Who's the Next Mayor of Rosemead?

At the next city council meeting, once the election results are officially certified, the next order of business will be to pick a new mayor and mayor pro tem. Polly Low is overdue for this honor, since she's been on the council for four years. It will be interesting to see if the council members who insist that they don't do "negative voting" anymore will actually practice what they preach.