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CD11 Council Seat Forum/Debate Monday, 27 February

Councilman Mike Bonin and candidates Robin Rudisill and Mark Ryavec will answer questions at the forum Monday, February 27, 6:30 pm at Windward School, 11350 Palms Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066. This event will have live-streaming on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WRACforLA). Mark Ryavec, who had a commitment conflict, will have prerecorded answers to questions presented.

This forum is sponsored by the Westside Regional Alliance of Neighborhood Councils (WRAC), which is a cooperative regional council made up of Neighborhood and Community Councils on the Westside of Los Angeles. The forum will be moderated by Doug Fitzimmons, chair of WRAC, and will consist of questions and answers with comment cards.

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Comments (4)

  1. Nick Antonicello

    Robin has done a great job presenting herself with limited funding and a late start.
    The endorsement by The Daily News broke the Bonin stranglehold on the local media and maybe finally the voters will get the coverage this race deserved.

  2. Kevin Keresey

    THE DAILY NEWS ENDORSES ROBIN RUDISILL FOR LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 11. VOTE MARCH 7th!

    http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20170223/endorsement-elect-rudisill-in-la-city-council-district-11

    • Anonymous

      From David Ewing – Council District 11, that’s you VENICE!
      We’ve all been “Aging in Place,” waiting for Bonin to debate. And now, finally, we’re going to get him debating Rudisill — but without Ryavec, who is now the one with a “prior engagement.”
      Funny how Bonin has a prior engagement when the debate happens to be in Brentwood, where residents are furious at him for his fast one on the Archer School expansion. And equally hilarious how Ryavec has developed a compelling family commitment for the very day when a debate’s going to be on Bonin’s home turf, and not far from Venice, where residents know Ryavec all too well. I guess running for office isn’t so important for either of them that they’d think of rescheduling the “previous commitments” they’ve cooked up at the last minute. That doesn’t show much respect for voters.
      Don’t worry, though, we’ll hear from Ryavec in any case; he’ll be phoning it in. More accurately, the debate organizers are giving him the questions in advance and letting him email his answers. No need to think on his feet or face his opponents.
      If these guys would rather play games than debate, how do you think they’d deal with tough problems in office? Well, in Bonin’s case, we know the answer. He shuts the door to anyone with inconvenient issues. In Ryavec’s case, we don’t know, because he’s never been able to get elected to anything, not even his neighborhood council. Last time he tried, his opponent got TWICE as many votes as he did.
      He’s spent most of his career as a developers’ lobbyist and expeditor. He worked for Trump trying to cram a building that would have been the tallest in America into a Wilshire neighborhood. He’s also been the go-to lobbyist for dump operators trying to expand, against the wishes of neighboring communities. After all, companies like that know the value of a junkyard dog.
      He tries to disavow all this now, saying it was years ago, and that “I fired Trump.” Get it? Like on the Apprentice? That’s cute, whether or not it’s true. Oh, and by the way, the dumps were good for the environment.
      He sounds so smooth these days, and has even learned to smile at campaign events, but when someone scratches that smooth surface, as many have — he’s still the same old junkyard dog.
      I’m glad there’s a third choice, Robin Rudisill, a candidate who’s already proven she cares enough about the district to defend residents as a VNC Board Member and Chair of the Land Use and Planning Committee, which she changed from a rubber stamp to a formidable watchdog (not the junkyard type). She has been a lobbyist (unpaid) for everyday people who were getting run over by unscrupulous developers – the kind that have filled Ryavec’s pockets and Bonin’s campaign coffers. She has gone to countless Planning Commission and City Council hearings, as well as Coastal Commission hearings up and down the state at her own expense, to get the City and its developer-patrons to play by the rules. She’s kept people from being thrown out of their homes, and kept homes from being demolished, when no one else could or would.
      And she doesn’t hide from debates.
      That’s why I support Robin Rudisill for City Council in CD11,
      David Ewing

    • Kevin Keresey

      From David Ewing – Council District 11 (Venice)
      We’ve all been “Aging in Place,” waiting for Bonin to debate. And now, finally, we’re going to get him debating Rudisill — but without Ryavec, who is now the one with a “prior engagement.”
      Funny how Bonin has a prior engagement when the debate happens to be in Brentwood, where residents are furious at him for his fast one on the Archer School expansion. And equally hilarious how Ryavec has developed a compelling family commitment for the very day when a debate’s going to be on Bonin’s home turf, and not far from Venice, where residents know Ryavec all too well. I guess running for office isn’t so important for either of them that they’d think of rescheduling the “previous commitments” they’ve cooked up at the last minute. That doesn’t show much respect for voters.
      Don’t worry, though, we’ll hear from Ryavec in any case; he’ll be phoning it in. More accurately, the debate organizers are giving him the questions in advance and letting him email his answers. No need to think on his feet or face his opponents.
      If these guys would rather play games than debate, how do you think they’d deal with tough problems in office? Well, in Bonin’s case, we know the answer. He shuts the door to anyone with inconvenient issues. In Ryavec’s case, we don’t know, because he’s never been able to get elected to anything, not even his neighborhood council. Last time he tried, his opponent got TWICE as many votes as he did.
      He’s spent most of his career as a developers’ lobbyist and expeditor. He worked for Trump trying to cram a building that would have been the tallest in America into a Wilshire neighborhood. He’s also been the go-to lobbyist for dump operators trying to expand, against the wishes of neighboring communities. After all, companies like that know the value of a junkyard dog.
      He tries to disavow all this now, saying it was years ago, and that “I fired Trump.” Get it? Like on the Apprentice? That’s cute, whether or not it’s true. Oh, and by the way, the dumps were good for the environment.
      He sounds so smooth these days, and has even learned to smile at campaign events, but when someone scratches that smooth surface, as many have — he’s still the same old junkyard dog.
      I’m glad there’s a third choice, Robin Rudisill, a candidate who’s already proven she cares enough about the district to defend residents as a VNC Board Member and Chair of the Land Use and Planning Committee, which she changed from a rubber stamp to a formidable watchdog (not the junkyard type). She has been a lobbyist (unpaid) for everyday people who were getting run over by unscrupulous developers – the kind that have filled Ryavec’s pockets and Bonin’s campaign coffers. She has gone to countless Planning Commission and City Council hearings, as well as Coastal Commission hearings up and down the state at her own expense, to get the City and its developer-patrons to play by the rules. She’s kept people from being thrown out of their homes, and kept homes from being demolished, when no one else could or would.
      And she doesn’t hide from debates.
      That’s why I support Robin Rudisill for City Council in CD11,
      David Ewing

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