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Now, City Hall is taking its war against the public to a new level by steamrolling through a phony phone tax while hiking water and power rates and imposing a gang tax without a gang strategy. City Hall is out of control with its lust for more and more of your money to put into the pockets of the unions, contractors and developers who keep our politicians in office. The politicians’ answer to every problem is another fee, another tax, another rate hike. But the problems never get fixed. Traffic gets worse. Gangs grow more numerous. The infrastructure is falling apart. There’s something fundamentally wrong with how the city is being run – and has been run for a long time. And it seems the only way for people to get attention is to sue City Hall. L.A.’s firefighters found they couldn’t stop the hazing and harassment on the job, but they could sue the pants off the city and walk away millionaires. WHERE are all the public-interest lawyers? They ought to be clamoring for a piece of the great L.A. rip-off in which 4 million Angelenos have been victims of City Hall. It’s clear now that City Hall politicians have no intention of listening to the people and serving them. All the politicians understand are lawsuits. That’s why they pay off millions of dollars every year to employees who are victims of mistreatment in the workplace and citizens who are mistreated by the city on the streets. For decades, the political class of Los Angeles has been squandering the city’s wealth on deals that benefit special interests, build monuments to their own grandiose egos and give away the public treasury to city unions and an enormous bureaucracy. Evidence of this pattern of deceit has mounted for years, from the outrageous lies told to water down term limits and get taxes passed, to the false claims that the politicians were actually fixing traffic congestion, getting rid of street gangs, paving streets and sidewalks and standing up for the business community and the creation of good jobs. This is a city that has surrendered the Police Department to federal control and now is about to be forced into a federal court consent decree over the Fire Department. It’s a clear-cut case: City Hall is using deception to bilk the public. Isn’t that as contrary to the public’s interest as target advertising to hook young kids on nicotine? Go on, sue City Hall. If the public doesn’t, someone else surely will.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!