It could be stated on record, that John Erickson or Sepi Shyne refuse to hear about or admit to increased crime rates. 3 weeks ago in an unannounced city conference in front of media, Sepi said “Don’t think of committing crimes here in Weho” but where were the residents?
I saw it on TV, only media were in attendance with Sepi at the podium with city logo backdrop. Did the city think to inform residents or invite crime victims —that would not be good for optics. Why is a union that backed Erickson and Shyne and Beyers entrenched in local politics especially in Weho?
The union of Unite Local 11 is requiring them on the dais to fulfill the defund initiative and impose a simple majority referendum or special mandate over local businesses and resident objections and concerns on public safety. I don’t see any public safety ambassadors and their contract agency providing input but they remain silent.
Does any city resident in this know any of the identities of members of Unite Local 11? I sure don’t but they received and knew my contact information. They hide behind signature collectors who now are intimidating residents and the Beverly Hills City Council to give into their demands now.
They used West Hollywood for exclusive contracts. Who are unknown members and leadership of a union that has infiltrated city elections? They initially wanted exclusive contracts with the city, then to mediate contracts between them and hotel owners, then their union to be exclusive to West Hollywood and not allow competition here(which is monopoly as we know).
Then they wanted to be ensured workers rights and increased minimum wage passed on not only by Transient Occupancy Tax but all purchases within West Hollywood’s boundaries, so we pay more taxes at the grocery and convenience stores for this reason, locals pay the brunt since we live and shop here the most—it was a collective bargaining ploy and tactic and they decided to use West Hollywood as the union epicenter and now home base. Unacceptable to use political endorsements, funding and union leverage and outside operatives and influences and impose their political agendas over resident and business and community safety as a whole. Safety ambassadors alone don’t work and then they rely on police. Where are unions when we report crimes?
Do you care to admit to mention about the last 5 years that Weho has been in the media about being a crime hub for violent criminals?
12 year of West Hollywood
resident with disabilities and Victim of Crime here in Weho.
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