Who was the Big Green Mafia Don behind this push?
Joe Galliani, aka 350 Joe, whom I also love to call The Big Green HO.
|How much will you pay me?|
He was pimping himself out big time for this climate alarmism agenda for the last four years, going out of his way to make the world a greener place.
Greener for himself, certainly, with a six-figure salary for himself leading the the Big Green Boondoggle which would oversee.
Hermosa Beach looked like the city that was going to topple into this wasteful program the fastest.
But Tracy Hopkins was fighting back every step of the way. She refused to let this communistic agenda creep its way into the city.
Redondo Beach was looking into the same program, and in March 2017, the city council seemed determined at all costs to push it.
Then some strange things started happening all over the region.
The CCA program met a number of brick walls. The programs were too costly. It was unthinkable that anyone would want to throw so much money at all of this.
In Torrance, a majority of the city councilmembers went along with seeking some kind of report on the program. In Redondo Beach, Councilwoman Laura Emdee said that she would approve a program of some kind, or at least an investigation into the program, provided that other projects were taken care of first. She asked for that amendment in the motion and direction to staff, and as a result, she still voted no on the item.
|My name is Joe,|
The Big Green HO!
Way to go, Laura!
In Hermosa Beach, the residents pushed back very hard against expansive government programs of all kinds. The lack of transparency on a number of issues was very disconcerting to many people. I have been steadily amazed at how active and involved Hermosa Beach residents have become in the city, regardless of their political affiliation.
350 Joe lucked out in all of these cities. Torrance's investigation into Community Choice Aggregation has been shelved. I don't believe that any working majority on the city council will vote to move that bloated bureaucratic boondoggle any further.
So, it looks like 350 Joe's Big Green Dreams are going down into absolutely defeat!
Poor baby! (NOT!)
This is a big victory. It shows that politics is about more than joining a political party. It's about motivating people and using power for good. It's about standing up for what is right and getting more people on board to work with you and help achieve those goals.
Joe Galliani was not just arrogant, but he had convinced other people to justify and prop up his arrogance. It was quite sad to see so many people fawning over this guy, like he was some kind of big green secular saint, when he was just another swamp-creature crony.
|What do you mean?|
This is my happy face.
One source has informed me that Galliani has gone on "hiatus." Would that be somewhere outside of the state of California? One can only hope.
For the time being, it's good to know that 350 Joe, the Big Green Ho is gone from the scene. Let's just hope he takes a hint and never comes back!