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Mayor Retreats on Offer to Give Occupy LA Free Office Space After Word Leaks to the Media

John on November 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Yesterday I noted the outrageous plan by Mayor Villaraigosa to subsidize Occupy LA, giving them a one year lease on 10,000 s.f. of office space for $1. It appears the media leak of the plan has caused the city to quickly back away from its proposal:

Occupy L.A. organizer Ryan Rice, who met with representatives from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office on Tuesday afternoon, said the city staff were unhappy after numerous news outlets, including the Daily News, published information on the lease deal.”They didn’t like the media attention,” said Rice.

I’ll bet they didn’t. Why should LA taxpayers be forced to subsidize this protest more than they already have? In any case, here is why you don’t negotiate with occupiers:

Occupy L.A. protester Adam Adler, who has a small garden on the south lawn of City Hall, said he planned to make a counter-offer to the city. “We demand the city give us the Hall of Justice. The entire thing,” said Adler, showing off his collection of vegetables. “We can grow a garden on the roof.”

Here’s another thought for the Mayor. The occupiers have no right to camp out overnight next to city call. Clear the camp and don’t allow tents back in the park.

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