CRAAP Endorses Mike Bonin for City Council

Local organization against airport pollution is backing Mike Bonin for Los Angeles 11th District Council seat in March 2013.

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution is endorsing Mike Bonin to replace City Councilman Bill Rosendahl in the 11th district.

"Mike Bonin has been aware of the community concerns that surround Santa Monica Airport (SMO), and he has proactively helped to have these concerns heard. Now that the time is ripe for Bonin to move into the leadership role at City Hall,” CRAAP Director Martin Rubin said in a statement. 

The organization lists Bonin’s experience at the federal level of government, when he served for Congresswoman Jane Harman, as well as his involvement in the future plans for Los Angeles International Airport, as a distinguishing factor in choosing Bonin.

“Mike Bonin has pledged to work with constituents, local, state, and Federal officials to realize that the land that is now Santa Monica Airport, can better serve the public in a much more environmentally friendly, as well as economical friendly way, if the airport were to close when the contractual agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Santa Monica expires in 2015," Rubin said in a statement.

Bruce Campbell February 11, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Councilmember Rosendahl and his Chief of Staff Mike Bonin are quite tuned into Santa Monica Airport issues -- including the lead gas used in smaller planes as well as the ever-increasing amount of jet traffic and flight schools. For this and many more reasons, the Sierra Club has endorsed Bonin to carry on Mr. Rosendahl's fine work. I sure hope Bonin can win outright on March 5th, so that there will not be more need for fundraising so that generally progressive funding can go to many other places where it is needed. Vote Bonin on March 5th for Council District # 11. (Please also vote for Mike Eng for L.A. Community College Board Seat # 2 as well as for Nancy Pearlman for L.A. Community College Board of Trustees, Seat # 6.)
concernedneighbor February 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Mods (if there are any here) please give SOV a time out until he stops harassing people posting on this site. He doesn't add anything to the conversation - he just berates people that don't agree with his point of view. Childish and unproductive...
Pilot Dave February 12, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Martin Rubin is full of CRAPP. I would never vote for anyone he endorses. I do not want to see his liberal communist agenda furthered. The only good thing about this is we now know who NOT to vote for.
Peter Gun February 12, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Tina Hess is the top pick here.
Peter Gun February 12, 2013 at 12:13 PM
All these endorsements of Mike Bonin by special interest groups is bad for CD11 and the residents will pay dearly of these alliances.
Peter Gun February 12, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Spirit of sniffing Bonin butt, i have got big news for you. Bonin doesn't need Mark Ryavec to undermine his candidacy, he is doing a good job on his own.
concernedneighbor February 13, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Pot Kettle Spirit - you call people that don't agree delusional, haters, nazis, and compare them to hitler. I especially like how in this very thread you 'YELL' in all caps about your opinion of Bonin - and then a few comments later you 'wondered about people who assign "volume" to an inaudible media...what utter insanity' - are you calling yourself insane? You then go on to 'question the mental health of people who actually believe that a comment they post to some small, local blog-thread has the power to influence the voting habits or other decisions of the general public' - when in fact your stated mission is to follow every single post that you don't like with your own post calling them haters and trying to discredit them. Add value or go away...
Peter Gun February 13, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Spirit of Venice isn't that the pot calling the kettle black. Your like a storm trooper for the social service groups in Venice. And anybody who doesn't agree with your agenda you pounce on. You give misinformation and slant it to your agendas. VSA is the future and you better get use to it.
montel February 13, 2013 at 02:35 AM
I find it embarrassing that one of my neighbors who writes so profusely, continues to use the word "retarded" in a derogatory fashion. Please grow up. People have mental retardation, they are not retarded. Making fun of it is despicable, mean spirited, and beneath all of us. Please stop.
Sean February 13, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Bill Price February 13, 2013 at 06:44 AM
SOV like the poster said crawl back under your rock.
concernedneighbor February 13, 2013 at 07:32 PM
SOV - you're nothing but a troll - a silly little troll. I expect you to attack me because I don't agree with you (although you regularly ignore posts where I do support homeless programs) - but it's sad to see you sniping others here for no reason. I would have thought that taunting someone who is sensitive to the topic of mental disabilities by calling them 'a retard' would be below you but I guess it proves that you are in fact just a silly little troll. Go back under your rock, or bridge, or pier - whichever the case may be...
concernedneighbor February 13, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Bill Price February 13, 2013 at 10:01 PM
CN is right SOV is a silly troll that lives in fantasy land.
David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 04:25 AM
Spirit Of Venice is really Linda Lucks the people of Venice are not fooled.
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 06:46 AM
Mike Bonin is a true breath of fresh air for L.A. City politics. We are indeed fortunate that he will be the next CD11 City Councilman. - I'm Linda Lucks now? Just a couple of days ago I was Mike Bonin. You guys are funny. I would be PROUD to be Linda Lucks, and if she WERE the one who had written all my posts to PATCH I would be in awe of her for it. Anyway, she won the VNC election and all you sore losers can post all the angry nonsense you want, you can't change that reality, nor the reality that Mike Bonin SHALL be the next City Councilperson for CD11. Remember where you heard it first.
concernedneighbor February 21, 2013 at 08:17 AM
SOV is a Troll
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Hard to believe I ever gave you and your partners credit for being adults, CN. "SOV is a troll"? That's all you got? "SOV is a troll"??? - Oh, I just thought of a response that is on the same level of maturity : "I know you are, but what am I?"...or how about "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me"? - Oh wait..I know how to respond : "You big doo doo head!". There. I guess I told YOU.
David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 01:49 PM
SOV you must be high as usual if you think Bonin is going to win. You can rant and rave till the cows come home. It will not change the future of Venice, no matter who is elected. People like me are buying property in Venice and we have a plan that doesn't include the likes of you and your buddies. In the next few year get ready for big changes.
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 03:34 PM
You take yourself WAY too seriously, David. Delusions of gender. Trust me, "people like you" are few and far between in Venice. Most people in Venice, including new property owners, are mostly good hearted, fair minded and tolerant of people who are NOT like them. Their only "plans" are to move in to this diverse, singular and special community and be a part of its ambiance. While there will always be "people like you", the rest of us really don't have that much to worry about from you.
Dave Washington February 21, 2013 at 04:51 PM
Money talks SOV and your Bullsh!t walks till we run you out of this town. The developer are bitting at your heals and to prove my point look around Venice and tell me what you see, unless your blind and stupid to all the new development. People like you are dinousaurs that are quickly becoming extincted The next wave of development is OFW. Bye bye SOV and your gang of social service nuts. Your never going to reverse gentifaction. What the hell give it your best. Flame on SOV.
Spirit Of Venice February 21, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I repeat, Dave, you guys are few and far between...and you are destined to lose because everything you do and say is fueled by spiritual darkness in the form of hatred, greed and vanity. History is littered with your kind. You gain some temporary, momentary power and then you think you are gods until the real God knocks down your house of cards. - We're not going anywhere, and your moment in the sun will fade away along with your name and your memory. Talk is cheap, buddy...so while you are raving keep your eyes open and you will see who the real dinosaurs turn out to be. Meanwhile, the tens of thousands of people in Los Angeles and Venice who are involved in serving those in need will roll right along. We will all continue to extend our hands to the hurting and help lift them out of the mire and into places of refuge and aid...and you and your kind will NEVER stop it. -
David Lewis February 21, 2013 at 09:47 PM
SOV this gentrification that you are resisting is not my will, it is god's will and the needy will indeed be provided for and the criminals will be brought to justice. Yes you will continue to extend your hand in the pockets of the needy like you and your brethren have always done in Venice. SOV your judgement day is coming for you.
concernedneighbor February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM
catman February 22, 2013 at 12:50 AM
David, Where did you get your license to troll ? Out of a box of cracker jacks ?
Spirit Of Venice February 22, 2013 at 07:59 AM
MIKE BONIN - THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB OF CITY COUNCILMAN - David, "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". (Words usually attributed to Voltaire, but first said by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in 1906 to summarize Voltaire's attitude). - You have every right to express your opinions and beliefs and I respect that right. - Regarding them, you have chosen to speak for God in telling us what His will is - in contradiction to my own representations of it. In this sense we are both declaring ourselves to be His prophets, even though no more than one of our conflicting declarations could possibly be inspired by Him. - This has happened many times in the Bible; a real prophet of Jehovah God and a false prophet both stating opposing predictions and representing them as being from God. In such instances God Himself usually makes clear who is truly representing Him and who is lying. And so I will respond to you with the words of David - King of Israel : - "MAY JEHOVAH GOD JUDGE BETWEEN ME AND THEE… (1 Samuel 24:12 ) - Continued -
Spirit Of Venice February 22, 2013 at 07:59 AM
Continued 2 - "MAY JEHOVAH GOD JUDGE BETWEEN ME AND THEE… (1 Samuel 24:12 ) - Now that the matter has been submitted to a higher court, let's take a moment to consider your statements. - As for your claim that God wishes for the rich to move in to Venice and run the poor out ("gentrification"), I refer you to the statements of God found in the Bible which I have quoted in my previous PATCH article entitled "What Does The Bible Have To Say About Homelessness" ( http://venice.patch.com/blog_posts/what-does-the-bible-have-to-say-about-homelessness ). In it you will find that - according to the Bible - God does not wish for the rich and powerful to disregard the plight of the poor in their midst, to criminalize them, to steal their possessions, to oppress them, to persecute them or to drive them from the land. So, in this instance, it is your word against the Bible's. I will leave it to the individual reader to decide which is true. - You say that in this process of gentrification "the needy will indeed be provided for", but this is a fairly transparent lie. Quite the opposite from providing for the poor and homeless, the gentrifiers have conducted a many-year's-long, heartless, ruthless and cruel campaign of harassment, persecution, criminalization, dehumanization, vilification and extermination against the poor and needy here in Venice. As I said, a transparent lie which no one believes, least of all you. - Continued -
Spirit Of Venice February 22, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Continued 3 - You say that "the criminals will be brought to justice", to which I reply with the words of Jesus found at Matthew 12:37 : - "…BY YOUR OWN WORDS YOU WILL BE CONDEMNED". - The gentrifiers, in their crazed lust for wealth and power in Venice, have committed untold crimes against the defenseless, impoverished and downtrodden living on our streets and sleeping in our alleys, and I assure YOU that they most certainly WILL be brought to justice for it…God's eternal justice. - You accuse me of robbing the needy - an utterly baseless claim for which you have neither evidence nor proof - when in fact it is you and your ilk who have done and continue to do exactly that. Let me ask you one question - do you imagine that you can deceive God Himself with such a lie? - You tell me that my day of judgement is coming, and indeed it is - as is yours. I am thankful to Jesus of Nazareth, the anointed savior of mankind, that he has interceded on my behalf and rescued me from the judgement unto condemnation that my own sins deserve. Something tells me that you cannot say the same thing, and that if you would dare to you would be lying. - As I said - may Jehovah God judge between me and thee…and I sure don't want to be in the same building as you when the lightning begins to strike.
Fred Warner February 22, 2013 at 07:34 PM
SOV Since your on Clare, Lucks and Bonin's payroll, I would think they would provide mental heath benefits for you.
Glenn E Grab March 26, 2013 at 05:33 PM
CRAPP, a perfect name, Bonin and Crapp are both full of it...


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