Ask the head librarian if that poster of Villaragosa can be removed ....and you get that blank stare of daring to confront the Powerful and their feudal vandals..."of course not !" It is required by all LA City libraries to prominently post his picture to prove he owns LA and all the public facilities.
what does that say about that man ?
Always promoting himself in every single way possible, campaigning while on the city's payroll dime, pretending this is what he 'must do' as a Mayor ....huh?
see LA Weekly articles about same topic.
see these and other places as well http://www.laweekly.com/2008-09-11/news/the-all-about-me-mayor http://www.laweekly.com/2008-02-07/news/city-hall-s-black-hole http://www.laweekly.com/2008-08-28/news/grim-sleeper
And he is running again and hopes that if his picture and white teethed smile helps people remember he is "our leader" he will be back in power again as Mayor and then Governor and maybe even President... hopefully, he thinks...or seems to want more and more and more...
apparently this same man promised that he would fulfill his time at his previous job and not walk away to campaign for mayor - last time -let's not forget what he is doing again this time - and he dropped his last job before fulfilling his duties to climb UP, of course !
no obligation or responsibility...just climb up.
Ever been to another country where every business and many homes too are required to have posted up for all to see their alliances to their President, Mayor, Tribal leader ? Sukarno had this going well in Indonesia for many years. The Queen of England and those before her has it also. French Kings did the same. Many African rulers definitely do it. Why not also Antonio Villaragosa, the LA Mayor ?
Because it is using public facilities and public monies to promote himself personally and politically and he is taking unfair advantage of his being in any govt position to do so. Incumbent benefits ? No fair play.
Others do it too ?
That doesnt make it honorable or salutory or acceptable.
It was this mayor, AV, who also upped all our LA Municipal 'solid waste' [garbage pick up] utilities, which means poor renters pay about $6 per week, raised dramatically w/o any vote or agreement by the city's citizens, only by this man's choice. He claimed he is using garbage collection pick up fees to pay for more police on the streets of LA....right....instead of using any real taxes, he uses 'fees' as 'taxes' and exorbitantly so !
Let's get rid of that kind of guy and vote for anyone else, you name them, any one but him.
Out, Antonio, you have set a lousy example of yourself as crown prince [wishing for it anyhow] and hero.
You aint one.