POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 01, 2013 Share
NOTE: SEE THE TEXTS FROM WENDY GREUEL HERE
Wendy Greuel's mayoral campaign has launched an attack on Eric Garcetti with direct mail targeted at the African-American and Latino communities. In two similar mailers, the Greuel campaign highlights Garcetti's endorsement from white Republican Kevin James, who finished third in the March 5 primary.
"He's an Obama hater!" the mailer says, highlighting some of James' more intemperate remarks about the president. "Say no to Eric Garcetti! He sold us out to win Republican votes!"
Only problem with that: Wendy Greuel also courted James' endorsement. And we have the texts that show just how eager the courtship was -- she even joked at one point "I am stalking u : )."
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON February 28, 2013 Share
Calls on Greuel to Start Being Honest with the Taxpayers by Releasing Public RecordsCONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON January 22, 2013 Share
POLITICS - As the proud guardian of a rescued Dachshund named Lisa-Marie, I have taken an active and vocal role supporting animals for many years. Lisa-Marie's previous guardian dropped her off at a Bakersfield shelter with serious injuries to her head and mouth.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON January 07, 2013 Share
On September 12, 2012, I published a position paper in The Huffington Post titled "Outsourcing Hollywood, Billions Leave Local Economy, Families Separated," spelling out the economic crisis that we face in Los Angeles and introducing the basic premise of my plan to bring Hollywood home. As an expansion on my initial platform, I am now introducing a new plan to bring entertainment jobs back to Los Angeles. This plan is called the Los Angeles Production Benefit, and it brings independent film production and union crews together.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON September 21, 2012 Share
A few minutes into the first major debate of the Los Angeles mayor's race, candidate Kevin James gestured to his rivals.
"City Hall is broken," he said. "And they broke it."
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON September 12, 2012 Share
One of America's most lucrative exports is entertainment. It wasn't that long ago that L.A. was the entertainment capital of the world. L.A. was by far the primary source of entertainment content shipped around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of Angelenos built their careers and their livelihoods filling different roles in the entertainment industry. Hollywood is a key contributor to L.A.'s rich history.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON August 31, 2012 Share
On July 20, 2012, the Los Angeles Times reported on the growing number of cities falling victim to the "questionable financial practices" put in place by their elected officials. According to the Times, "many of the [bankrupt] cities relied on restricted funds to balance their books, obscuring their financial troubles." The Times correctly concluded that "bad accounting practices and improper use of funds have also taken a toll" in forcing California municipalities into bankruptcy.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON July 09, 2012 Share
What is the City of L.A.'s chief accountant hiding?
Randy Economy, an investigative reporter at the Los Cerritos Community News ("LACCN"), is making quite a name for himself for exposing the mega multi-million-dollar County Tax Assessor scandal that has already landed one appraiser in jail facing 60 felony counts with numerous other officials likely to follow. As a result of Economy's work, County Tax Assessor John Noguez was forced by public pressure to take a leave of absence while the criminal investigation of his office continues.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON July 03, 2012 Share
A recent study estimated that 84,000 people in Los Angeles County are homeless on any given night, with a significant portion concentrated in the City of Los Angeles.
LA has not been more effective in combating homelessness because of a lack of priorities on the part of city leadership, including a willingness by the city's elected officials to ignore the homeless in favor of the elite with close connections to City Hall. A stark example of this is the recent move by Councilwoman Jan Perry to funnel $ 1 million of taxpayer money originally slated for programs in Skid Row to the Gensler Architecture Firm so they could decorate their offices in downtown Los Angeles.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON June 27, 2012 Share
How many opportunities to lead will Controller Greuel allow to pass by?
Ten years ago, back in January 2002, then-Controller Laura Chick audited the Los Angeles Fire Department and sounded the alarm around LAFD response times.
Unfortunately, our elected officials who are responsible for providing a safe community were not listening in 2002, and for the next 10 years ignored continuing signs of a crisis until the close proximity of the 2013 mayor's election forced them to respond.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON June 21, 2012 Share
America's second largest city is in crisis. The city's Chief Administrative Officer has warned that Los Angeles is near bankruptcy. Adding credibility to the CAO's warning is the fact that the City Council very recently -- and very quietly -- passed a resolution "Declaring a Fiscal Emergency."
City officials have mismanaged the taxpayer's money. Chief among them is the City Controller. According to the City Charter, the Controller is the chief auditor and general accountant of the city. It is the Controller's responsibility to supervise the accounts of all offices, departments, boards and employees of the city who collect or disburse the city's money.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON June 19, 2012 Share
There have been countless complaints from the public that our elected officials lack direction. Community leaders, editorial writers, and even a prominent former candidate have made numerous requests that the candidates for Mayor offer detailed solutions to our City's many problems. In fact, Angelenos should be demanding honesty in pinpointing the problems, realistic and detailed solutions, and a plan to implement those solutions. In the coming weeks, I will be publishing my detailed plan to make LA great again.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 22, 2012 Share
Today I issued a press release announcing my opposition to Mayor Villaraigosa’s proposed increase in parking fines, and his misguided budget "solution" of hiring more parking enforcement officers to, allegedly, increase revenues. I believe that parking fines in Los Angeles are already too high.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 15, 2012 Share
AEG's 10,000 page EIR is four times the size of the Obama Administration's health care bill, and eight times the size of War and Peace.
If built, some believe Farmers Field would be constructed in 2013, while others are not sure when construction would begin. If Farmers Field is built, it would be a part of our skyline for over 40 years. But residents are only being allowed 45 days -- just over six weeks -- to review what AEG claims to be the most "thorough environmental impact report in history."
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON April 23, 2012 Share
Whenever public officials want to convince voters that a particular transportation project is the right way to go, they will often cite a study that tells voters how many cars will be taken off of Los Angeles roadways. And it is with good reason that those statistics are given great weight when the project is considered.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON March 29, 2012 Share
What's missing from politics are good ideas. As a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, basing my campaign on good, realistic ideas, and on accountability.
Last September, I presented my plan for Los Angeles to transition to a part-time city council. By doing so we could eliminate waste and corruption, and would be following in the footsteps of New York, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Dallas.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON February 10, 2012 Share
Patch Position Papers are an opportunity for Los Angeles mayoral candidates to weigh in on subjects important to city residents. They have been prepared as background for the "Talking About Los Angeles" series of conversations.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON January 10, 2012 Share
The Los Angeles Times calls it “Villaraigosa’s $100-million cost shift.” A brief description of the latest trickery by City officials to promote the ruse of a “balanced” budget was put best by the Times: “Working in sync with the City Council, Villaraigosa has delayed paying for such obligations as police overtime, unused sick time, contractually agreed-upon wage hikes and an early retirement program that gave 2,400 employees full pensions five years ahead of schedule.” Who comes up with such budgetary games? Our City leadership does – regularly.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON December 19, 2011 Share
In 2010, word leaked out that Anschutz Entertainment Group and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were courting the NFL. The league that dashed in 1995 and remains elusive today was, as Councilwoman Jan Perry put it, “our own economic stimulus package.”
New stadium designs released earlier this month prove that as we approach 2012 the citizens of Los Angeles still don’t know the details – and apparently neither do the developers. The new designs prove that AEG’s proposal is still in flux. But our city government refuses to ask tough questions.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 20, 2011 Share
Another candidate in the 2013 election to become mayor of Los Angeles shared his platform Tuesday night with the Neighborhood Council of Westchester/Playa.
Kevin James, 48, a former federal prosecutor and conservative radio talk show host, positioned himself as the only outsider in the race to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will be forced out of office next year due to term limits.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 16, 2011 Share
One of the lesser known mayoral candidates is former Asst. U.S. Atty. Kevin James, who officially announced his candidacy on the steps of L.A. City Hall on March 16th. James also hosts a late night radio show on KRLA. Calpeek’s Dick Rosengarten couldn’t sleep last Friday or this Monday and ended up listening to part of his show. He doesn’t waste any words: he thinks L.A. City Hall is full of corruption and waste...CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON May 02, 2011 Share
Los Angeles is a demanding city for those who would be mayor. In a city as diverse as this one, winning the office is not possible without coalition politics, and each recent mayor has built his coalition differently. Tom Bradley brought together African Americans and white liberals, especially Jews; Richard Riordan combined Valley conservatives and moderates with support from Latinos; James Hahn beat Antonio Villaraigosa in 2001 by lumping together moderates, conservatives and blacks; and Villaraigosa ousted him four years later by jolting turnout among Latinos and exciting white and black liberals.CONTINUE READING →
For those of us living within the largest county in America, there are actually two layers of “Los Angeles Politics” one can be engaged. It is important to understand the difference between the two layers because they do not operate the same; those in the outer layer often try to comprehend and advise conservative activists within the internal layer without knowing how the internal layer operates. A significant majority of conservative political activists here in Los Angeles County have never dove into the deeper, darker layer, where KRLA Radio Host and 2013 mayoral candidate Kevin James has made it his mission to cast the biggest spotlight on political corruption in order to save the City of Angels from its own destruction.CONTINUE READING →
Radio talk show host Kevin James -- the lone outsider and dark horse in the mayor's race -- announced today he has $500,000 in pledges for this campaign.
On Monday, LA Times columnist Jim Newton offered his thumbnail appraisal of the seven insider candidates, ranking County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a former Councilman, as the "front-runner" if "he jumps in -- really and truly in," a leap of faith he has shied away from repeatedly over the last couple of decades.
Barely a day after a Los Angeles Times op-ed piece deliberately omitted to mention Mayoral candidate Kevin James in what appeared to be a biased review of Mayoral hopefuls, Kevin James responded with the only news that really matters; he has already received campaign contribution commitments which “Exceed $500,000″.CONTINUE READING →
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON March 16, 2011 Share
Seven members of the Los Angeles political and business establishment have already either said they will run for mayor or are considering it. Now, an outsider is jumping in.
This morning, radio host Kevin James declared himself a candidate for the 2013 race to succeed the termed-out Antonio Villaraigosa. He also laid out the twin bases of his campaign platform: 1) The mainstream candidates won’t take on the tough issues, and 2) business taxes need to be reduced.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON March 15, 2011 Share
Another contender for the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral race is throwing his hat into the ring.
Radio personality Kevin James, who broadcasts on KRLA-AM (870) weekdays from midnight to 3 a.m., plans to announce his candidacy on Wednesday on the steps of City Hall.
POSTED BY KEVIN JAMES FOR MAYOR ON March 15, 2011 Share
Attorney and conservative radio talk-show host Kevin James is scheduled Wednesday to announce his candidacy for Los Angeles mayor in 2013 in what is expected to be a crowded field.CONTINUE READING →
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