Reasons why to vote Mayor Mozena for Los Angeles
for Los Angeles wants HONEST government for the citizens of L.A.! Yes, it
can be done! Mr. Mozena wants to serve the citizens of Los Angeles! It's all about
have with e-Mayor Mozena the ability to accomplish their goals for themselves as well as
the city of Los Angeles. As Mayor, he will have an interactive web site and town meetings
to listen to the needs, wants and dreams of the citizens of Los Angeles, and he will help
Mozena's e-vision and vision for Los Angeles, along with his challenges, creative ideas
and solutions to the city.
LAPD & Safety
Below are suggestions to reform the L.A.P.D.:
a. Increase pay. Studies indicate that bad behaviors are reduced when people are paid a
decent wage. Police officers do a difficult job that deserves to be well paid, and paying
well for the job will also attract good people.
b. Create a "Performance Pension", in addition to the standard police pension.
The men and women in blue will contribute a portion of their pay into the Performance
Fund. Like any stock that rises and fall with the economy, the officer's Performance
Pension will rise or fall in direct relation to his or her behavior. The fund level will
be adjusted through merits and demerits, assigned according to objective criteria. The
Performance pension would work like a sales commission, rewarding officers' for positive
behavior. I believe it would create a new "Blue Code of Honor", rather than the
current "Blue Code of Silence".
c. Change the color of L.A.P.D. uniforms. Many psychological studies suggest color is
linked to the way people perceive each other. Therefore, I suggest that the uniforms
should be light gray or blue rather than the current dark, cold blue. It is a subtle
change that nevertheless could go a long way to making the L.A.P.D. more friendly and
d. Rotate ALL L.A.P.D. Officers in ALL areas of the city of Los Angeles more frequently.
Rotations can prevent localized pockets of corruption and any other unequal or unfair
distribution of law enforcement resources.
e. Encourage Higher Education by increasing Educational Benefits to obtain college and
post degrees and creating monetary incentives for completion of college and post education
for ALL officers. Not only does this create well rounded, knowledgeable police officers,
but is also likely to increase tolerance and understanding of people from ALL races,
ethnic and religious groups.
f. Establish a "Citizens' Internal Affairs" committee for the L.A.P.D., so the
department is no longer a "self policing" entity trying to protect its own.
LAUSD & Education
The idea of breaking the Los Angeles Unified School
District into smaller, more manageable districts has been proposed as a way to make
schools more accountable and students more successful. Do you support breaking up the
Yes, but my understanding is that this decision is in the hands of the Superintendent and
LAUSB school board. I will need to review the City Charter and Bylaws. Nevertheless, if
the people of Los Angeles want smaller school districts, then it should be provided to
them. And, if we are to break up the school district, it follows suit that we should
divide the city of Los Angeles into smaller, more manageable cities? Smaller may be
In any event, we should have more accountability in ALL facets of our government,
including the Superintendent and School board, so that fiascoes like the 200 million plus
Belmont School never happen again.
Now, for my e-vision for Los Angeles education it will include online education playing a
more important role for children K-12, with students going to class with others from all
over the world, creating a diverse education. In addition, students would not be judged on
how they look, but on their work.
One of the first items on my
administration's agenda will be to create an "Open Book" on the city's finances.
I, dubbed by some as the "e-mayor" for having established a cutting edge
electronic textbook company (see www.etext.net), want to open up the books through the
city web site. There would be a web page for all city departments, from the Police
Department to the Recreation and Park Department, where budgets would be readily viewed.
City bids and awards would be open to scrutiny so that vendor favoritism would be
squashed. With nearly 4 million pairs of eyes watching the city finances, waste and
corruption would have to stop.
the recent slowdown of the national economy, how can Los Angeles attract business to the
First, we should not give new business coming to Los Angeles a
competitive advantage over current businesses already located here. Years ago, our Federal
Government helped Chrysler, yet it has not helped the small mom and pop grocery store on
the verge of bankruptcy. This favoritism is unfair and unbalanced. The playing field
should be level for ALL citizens, not just the major corporations. If we help one, we
should help the other.
Second, we need to take care of our local economy first. Though we
still are in a strong economy, we need to make sure our local businesses can survive the
slowdown. Tourism is one of our city's largest sources of income. Our movie industry has
created a fantasy destination, a virtual "Shangri L.A." We should do our best to
meet or beat the expectation of tourists and visitors by beautifying Hollywood and Venice
Beach, just to name two commonly featured destinations. Most importantly, let us not let
"Hollywood" just go away to places like Canada!
We can attract business to Los Angeles by cleaning up the entire
city from Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley, trimming trees to filling potholes just
like when you're selling a business or a home, you fix them up before you offer them for
sale. In fact, I have had the city clean up my neighborhood here in Venice Beach by
trimming more the 600 hundred palm trees to having the County of Los Angeles re-pave three
large Venice Beach parking lots, creating a better environment for locals and tourists.
Finally, enter the world of "e-mayor" Mozena for Los
Angeles. I would encourage the creation of e-business web sites by local Los Angeles
citizens from gift stores to flower shops to bookstores to kitchenware stores. Just like
in 1994 when I founded my cutting-edge ETEXT.net Electronic Textbook Publishing Company
(www.etext.net), I saw the potential of the web, and now I see the potential of Los
Angeles entrepreneurs and would encourage all these citizens to enter the e-world. At this
point, e-business web-authoring and graphic software programs have become extremely
user-friendly for anyone to create an e-commerce web site. In turn, I would encourage all
computer education programs for Los Angeles citizens to enter the e-economy and assist
them to establish business web sites.
For example, even before I have become Mayor of Los Angeles,
African-American Entrepreneur Allen Suggs has seen me as someone willing to help a person
with an e-dream. Suggs, an artist who creates gift items such as bracelets and rings out
of craft wire, felt he might get "left behind" with technology and asked me how
he could obtain a web site for his wirebike company.
To his delight, I gave him exact advice on starting his company.
Suggs said the company is now on the web at www.wirebike.com, and credits me for his
Suggs said, "You're the e-man! You helped me get started on the
web with all the answers! You have my vote for mayor...You're the 'e-mayor' Mozena for Los
I would like to point
out that there are just 15 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidates out of a city of nearly 4
million citizens, representing less than one percent of the population, but the Los
Angeles Television Media is only reporting about six. I would like to ask you, as a civic
duty, to call ALL the Los Angeles local T.V. News Directors and tell them you want reports
and profiles on ALL the Los Angeles Candidates. The Los Angeles T.V. News stations, News
Directors names and telephone numbers follow:
KTLA-5 Jeff Wald 1-323-460-5333
KCBS-2 Roger Bell 1-323-460-3733
KNBC-4 Nancy Bauer-Gonzalez 1-818-840-4444
KABC-7 Cheryl Fair 1-818-863-7777
KCAL-9 Dennis Herzit 1-323-469-4979
FOX-11 Jose Rios 1-310-584-2000
KABC-7 Cheryl Fair 1-818-863-7777
UPN-13 Larry Perret 1-323-851-1000
There are federal laws, such as "Public Interest" and "Equal Time",
that the Local Los Angeles News Media is violating in my option by "Gatekeeping"
your political news. I have dubbed this "MEDIAGATE". There is no logical reason
for the exclusions, only excuses. The public has the right to know about ALL the
candidates, so call them and express your outrage.
||New Idea of
Private Transit vs. Mass Transit as suggested by USC Dr. Catie Burke's of the Public
Administration in her book.
Of course, the tried and true old ideas of reversible lanes, high occupancy
lanes, more car pool lanes, more traffic signals, light rail. I'm from the N.W. and we
have had these ideas for more than 20 years in use.
Expand LAX but first have
Ontario, Palmdale and Orange County maximize their airports. Move hotels along Century
Blvd. and University Housing on Sepulveda as a few expansion areas with disrupted the
residents of LA, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista and El Segundo.
along the light rail routes at the boarding stations.
the citizen-owned sports team in Los Angeles for the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kings,
Avengers, and Galaxy. We fund the stadiums and arenas, so we should share in the profits
of the L.A. teams because we are Los Angeles Citizens.
have argued the San Fernando Valley should secede from the City of Los Angeles. Is that
what is best for Los Angeles and best for the Valley?
If the people of the Valley want to secede, let it happen by placing the question on the
ballot for Valley Voters. Our government is not a dictatorship. It is a representative
government, designed to respond to what the people, its citizens, want.
There are important considerations we should address in order to prepare for separation.
The V.O.T.E. Organization, headed by Mr. Jeff Brain, has put much work into answering
these questions. See V.O.T.E's web site at www.valleyvote.com for more information.
Certainly, Revenues, Expenses and Liabilities need to be considered as a part of the
separation. Revenue from the Port of Los Angeles needs to be allotted proportionally. At
the same time, the Valley will need to bear a proportion of future, unseen liabilities,
such as the inevitable Rampart settlements. The Valley should obligate itself to pay a
fair percentage; based on population, revenue, etc, of future liabilities by signing an
agreement to bear for liabilities incurred prior to the day of secession. If the new
Valley City chooses not to obligate itself, the Valley should buy a Liability Policy from
Lloyds of London. In addition, the city of Los Angeles and the new Valley City need to
carefully work out the conditions for transfer of facilities, infrastructure, and
Shangri L.A. Beautify the City, Hollywood and the Beaches to live up to image Hollywood
industry has created for L.A. and Hollywood.
Hollywoodland, a mom and pop theme park in Hollywood along Hollywood Blvd.
Mr. Mozena has taken homeless to baseball games to music concerts.
In fact, he has worked trying to get a homeless man's
signed to one of the major five record labels. The homeless man wrote and sings a song, he
burned onto a CD about the love a humanity. Howard Stern's producer are currently
considering playing the homeless man's song nationally. Universal Music Group said they
would sign the homeless man to the label if he get national publicity or national airplay.
Mr. Mozena will ask the city to fund a Downtown
Homeless Shelter along with soliciting funds from Hollywood Celebrities and Elitie to
build a safe haven for ALL the homeless in Los Angeles to live like human beings NOT stray
animals on the street.