Registrar tells El Monte “no”

The parcel tax is off the table in El Monte, although not beause the council members had a change in heart: It’s because the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office said that cities would no longer be allowed to submit consolidation requests for the May 19, 2009 ballot.

To read more, scroll down to page 90 of the staff report for tonight’s meeting.

The proposed parcel tax would have generated $2 million to pay for fire and paramedic services, according to the staff report:

The purpose of the parcel tax was to generate approximately $2 million in additional revenues to pay for fire and paramedic services contracted with the County of Los Angeles and to raise revenues sufficient to avert the planned closure of County Fire Station No. 167 located in the City of El Monte near the intersection of Bryant Road and Peck Road. County Fire Station No.167, whose operational costs are approximately $2 million per year, is home to the County’s only paramedic response unit in the City of El Monte. The closure of Station No. 167 will compel the relocation of the paramedic unit elsewhere within El Monte increased emergency response times for certain parts of the City.

  • Anonymous

    Ha Ha a blessing from above. Time to cut Mussenden and Mosely’s pay just like the rest. Do the right thing Ishigaki. Tuff times are ahead foe El Monte. Save our city before gets worst!

  • Anonymous

    I think everyone’s paychecks have already been cut, even managmeent. I understand your anger but try to be informed about it.

  • el Monte Resident

    Ha Ha finally some light on the city. We have one less tax! :) Households have an extra $58 dollars to pay for their groceries, medical expenses, to treat their loves ones to a decent meal – to do whatever they feel like with THEIR MONEY!!!

    Regarding the comments of Ishigaki- it took the complete 5 on council & Treasure (he must not know how to add and subtract because em is always in the whole), city manager, other department heads to cause this problem. They have never taken responsibility for their actions. Instead they keep adding taxes on hard working residents. they are in their own little world that they have forgotten that el monte is a blue collar city. If they would step out of their egos and walk just 5 minutes in this city, they would see the concern individual who just lost their job and does not know how they are going to pay the rent/mortgage of their home, the concern parent worried about how are they going to put food on the table for their family but they do not care. As long as they get their money … they do not care about em residents. If they did they would be finding ways to reduce our expenses instead of adding them, they would be conducting job fairs, training and so on. They are have experience in fundraising … oh yeah they only do it when its in their benefit (campaign or special event that promotes them).

    EL MONTE OBSERVERS AND VOTERS KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN YOU VOTE IN NOVEMBER 2009 AND 2011. WE NEED TO VOTE THIS COUNCIL OUT!! Maybe then we will be able to find a City Manager , and staff that is fair for residents and employees. Reduce those pensions. If this money was coming out of their pockets they would not be giving them out freely.

  • el Monte Resident

    Ha Ha finally some light on the city. We have one less tax! :) Households have an extra $58 dollars to pay for their groceries, medical expenses, to treat their loves ones to a decent meal – to do whatever they feel like with THEIR MONEY!!!

    Regarding the comments of Ishigaki- it took the complete 5 on council & Treasure (he must not know how to add and subtract because em is always in the whole), city manager, other department heads to cause this problem. They have never taken responsibility for their actions. Instead they keep adding taxes on hard working residents. they are in their own little world that they have forgotten that el monte is a blue collar city. If they would step out of their egos and walk just 5 minutes in this city, they would see the concern individual who just lost their job and does not know how they are going to pay the rent/mortgage of their home, the concern parent worried about how are they going to put food on the table for their family but they do not care. As long as they get their money … they do not care about em residents. If they did they would be finding ways to reduce our expenses instead of adding them, they would be conducting job fairs, training and so on. They are have experience in fundraising … oh yeah they only do it when its in their benefit (campaign or special event that promotes them).

    EL MONTE OBSERVERS AND VOTERS KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN YOU VOTE IN NOVEMBER 2009 AND 2011. WE NEED TO VOTE THIS COUNCIL OUT!! Maybe then we will be able to find a City Manager , and staff that is fair for residents and employees. Reduce those pensions. If this money was coming out of their pockets they would not be giving them out freely.

  • Anonymous Too

    Watch out El Monte residents. The tax eating monster is after us again. The city wants to put the Fire Tax on the ballot in July. Check out the public notice posted at the city website: http://www.ci.el-monte.ca.us/pdf/CityMgr_Notice_PH_042109.pdf

  • Anonymous

    It might be more accurate to say that it is the Local 1014 Fire Union (as opposed to “the City”) that REALLY “wants to put the Fire Tax on the ballot in July.”

    If you disagree with this then maybe you should go to the meeting on April 21st.

  • Anonymous Too

    Anonymous…if what you say is true…does that mean that Local 1014 Fire Union will be picking up the $50,000 tab to place it on the ballot???

  • Anonymous

    Dear Anonymous Too at 2:07 PM:

    Good question?

  • Fed Up

    Here we go again. Thanks to the raises of the EM X chief Weldin EM residents are going to get hit big time. It is not the fault of the Firefighters. It all goes back to mismanagement of funds. Mayor Gutierrez and the three dummies rubber stamped everything that the EMPD wanted. Well the cow went dry. Try as they might they tried their best to find more milk but failed. They just didn’t get it. The Golden Cow kicked the bucket. Now we are going to get taxes again. El Monte will never be in the black. It is a endless cycle. The city manager and assistant need to take a big cut in pay as well as the city attorney. They are over paid. Let’s see if THEY really care about the city or their own hides. Some tuff decisions better be made fast or the State will have to take over. We are going down the toilet pretty fast!

  • way fed up

    Here we go again. Thanks to the raises of the EM X chief Weldin EM residents are going to get hit big time. It is not the fault of the Firefighters. It all goes back to mismanagement of funds. Mayor Gutierrez and the three dummies rubber stamped everything that the EMPD wanted. Well the cow went dry. Try as they might they tried their best to find more milk but failed. They just didn’t get it. The Golden Cow kicked the bucket. Now we are going to get taxes again. El Monte will never be in the black. It is a endless cycle. The city manager and assistant need to take a big cut in pay as well as the city attorney. They are over paid. Let’s see if THEY really care about the city or their own hides. Some tuff decisions better be made fast or the State will have to take over. We are going down the toilet pretty fast!

  • Anonymous

    To way fed up

    You know I want to agree with you but you do such a poor job of making your point that it’s really hard to do. (And yes, I know you don’t give a damn about what I say….and ooooh I’m a big bad person for trying to silence your brilliant “Paul Revere-like” call to arms…blah blah blah!!!)

    I mean i’m glad people are speaking out and all but please don’t discredit legitimate criticism with your own brand of whack-job criticism. It only makes everyone else whose been critical of city hall look bad.

    Yes, the PD has had a long history of manipulating politics in the city and yes hopefullly this year is the year we break the police mafia grip on city politics. (I hope)

  • Anonymous
  • anonymous

    The State must take over El Monte. Too much corruption!