Skip to comments.Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. 'cannot continue indefinitely'
Posted on 10/26/2011 5:56:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall "cannot continue indefinitely" and has asked city officials to draft restrictions limiting when people are allowed on city property.
"I respect the protesters' right to peacefully assemble and express their views," Villaraigosa said. "City officials have been in a continuous and open dialogue with the organizers of Occupy L.A. However, the protesters must respect city laws and regulations, and while they have been allowed to camp on City Hall lawns, that cannot continue indefinitely."
A spokeswoman for the mayor said he has also instructed city officials to begin drafting a plan to identify another location for the demonstration.
In an interview Wednesday, the mayor said county health inspectors recently visited the encampment and expressed concerns over the cleanliness of the camp. In addition, the demonstration is hurting the citys lawn and trees.
"The lawn is dead, our sprinklers aren't working ... our trees are without water," Villaraigosa said.
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But, but, I thought just a couple weeks ago he welcomed them with open arms.
It appears that the Mayor wants to get the whole Council on the hook for any evictions. If so, then that’s smart politics.
“The lawn is dead, our sprinklers aren’t working ... our trees are without water,” Villaraigosa said.
Talking about Michelle’s garden?
he can send some MECHa thugs down there to clean the place out, then claim hispanics were under-represented at the demonstration.
My son says, don’t do it! They might like it!
Aw, dang, you know the hippies will try it again, and get addicted.
The city should send them to timeout at the WH.
Let them drink Margaritas. Viva Aztlán!
Focus groups are indicating a lot of negativity for OWS antics.
Liberal mayors are starting to take action to wind this down so it doesn’t hurt them in the next election cycle, but they’d still like to find a way to spin this to their advantage.
Might get a little touchy there. A lot of them are the cream of the scum, you know, child of some self important Hollywood pervert, state legislator, LA council member, etc.
I wonder what spark is going light the fuse to turn all these OWS protests into riots.....
Once one goes off.....many more will follow
polls are going south, mayhaps.
Only if they are illegals , may they continue indefinitely.
Typhus, or snow, depending on environment.
It is going to be an interesting disease vector, in any case.
He should have thought of that before kissing their butts. What does he think occupy means?
TREES without WATER??!!!!
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The problem for the “occupiers” is that they picked
cities with liberal administrations who are now having
to come down on them to keep their jobs.
And then get free tuition to college.