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Yehuda “YJ” Draiman - Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017 YJ Draiman is the lead elected official 4th term, for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, he is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. As an Energy Efficiency Advocate YJ Draiman is known for his advancement in... More
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  • Los Angeles Economic Recovery Is Not Increased Taxes - YJ Draiman 1 comment
    Feb 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    Los Angeles Economic Recovery is not increased taxes - YJ Draiman

    In short, the key to Los Angeles economic recovery is not an increase in taxes and fees. Rather, true long-term recovery will rely on the increase of efficiency and productivity; the reduction of bureaucracy; and the promotion of businesses and employment. All of which will instill confidence in our economy, generate greater revenues for the city of Los Angeles and other governmental entities.

    American confidence in government is at an all time low. We no longer have the same level of faith in our institutions and leaders that we once had. Consequently, we are seeing a continued erosion of our outlook on the future. This outlook must change by initiating a massive and sound education program that produces innovation and technology.

    We have an opportunity to jumpstart our economy, protect our environment and put our city on the path toward energy security through greater use of our domestic energy production such as natural gas. Our domestic energy production can serve as a foundation for our energy and economic independence. This path will enable us to develop the required innovation and production of other forms of energy sources.

    To realize a course toward energy and economic security we must do what is necessary to instill confidence in the responsible development of our energy sources. We can use natural gas as a solid foundation on which to develop extensive R&D in renewable energy sources, and the efficient means to operate and maintain the mechanisms needed for such use.

    Improving our educational system is the key to our economic survival. In a global, knowledge-driven economy, there is a direct correlation between engineering education and innovative progress. Our success or failure as a city will be measured by how well we do in providing the needed educational tools to promote innovation in all fields.

    Leadership is not a birthright. Despite what many Americans believe, our city does not possess an innate knack for greatness. Greatness must be worked for and won by each new generation. Right now that is not happening. However, we still have time. If we place the emphasis we should on education, research and innovation, we can lead the world in the decades to come. Nevertheless, the only way to ensure we remain great tomorrow is to increase our investment in science and engineering today. In addition, we must invest in trade schools to train our future workers in the new and old technology.

    We have to learn how to balance the need of the people vs. the need to protect the environment. Any extreme to either side is not good.

    In today's fast moving technologies, government as well as companies must learn to adjust and maneuver quickly to keep pace, or they will be out of business or incur deteriorating revenues and infrastructure. We must learn how to stay competitive and resourceful to survive and thrive economically.

    I submit: Leadership by example. I plan to cut waste, maximize productivity, reduce bureaucracy, increase efficiency and conservation in all city departments and assets, eliminate duplicating tasks and reward excellent performance and innovative methods of job performance. In addition, we have to use the Neighborhood Council's more effectively; they are the eyes and ears of all the communities in Los Angeles. These are hard economic times; we must all put our shoulder to the task.

    We must put all our differences aside and work together in harmony for the good of the people and the city of Los Angeles. Your vote for me will be one more step in this positive direction and it will be a win for all the people in LA.

     

    YJ Draiman for Mayor

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    "In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now."

    "Voter apathy was, and will remain the greatest threat to democracy."

     

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    Author’s reply » A polluted society - by YJ Draiman for Mayor of LA
    A polluted society

     

    The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

     

    We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less.

     

    We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time;

     

    We have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

     

    We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

     

    We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

     

    We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

     

    We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; we've added years to life, not life to years.

     

    We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

     

    We've conquered outer space, but not inner space.

     

    We've done larger things, but not better things.

     

    We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

     

    We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

     

    We write more, but learn less.

     

    We plan more, but accomplish less.

     

    We've learned to rush, but not to wait.

     

    We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.

     

    These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.

     

    These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

     

    These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

     

    These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill.

     

    It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just ignore it.

     

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    25 Feb 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
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