I guarantee you, when I am the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Stuckey will not be the head of Animal Services." AND. . "I'm going to hire my own head of the Department of Animal Services... It will not be Guerdon Stuckey, and that's as simple as that." -- Antonio R. Villaraigosa
January 9, 2005 Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles Mayoral Convention
Villaraigosa lied to the humane community of LA (pet lovers of LA, be they stay at home moms, rescuers, volunteers, shelter workers who stay to help the animals because they know that if they speak out against what is happening, they will be fired) a most compassionate, caring group of people whose numbers are quite large. In fact, during that last election, the other candidates saw how Walter Moore (who got little publicity) cared enough to listen to the humane community and got support, so people like Villaraigosa used that idea to make empty promises knowing he would get support from the humane community because they were so desperate to vote for someone who really cared-Hahn cared absolutely nothing and ignored the problems and pleas from the people to stop the senseless killing in our shelters and change the backward policies in place.
The vote was split and many, many voted for Villaraigosa because he PROMISED to fire Stuckey and hire a "good guy". That never happened.
Here is an excerpt from a letter I will be sending off to Guerdon H. Stuckey shortly:
#26. MR. STUCKEY, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU DESERVE THIS JOB? IS IT TRUE THAT YOU ARE BEING PAID SOMEWHERE IN THE BALLPARK OF $155,000.00 A YEAR? IS IT TRUE that you came from Maryland with NO EXPERIENCE, NO KNOWLEDGE AND NO QUALIFICATIONS in how to care for animals? How did that come about?
This situation reminds me of the New Orleans catastrophe and the resignation of the FEMA director, Brown.
Excerpt from a 9/12/05 CNN article:
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown resigned Monday after coming under fire over his qualifications and for what critics call a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina's destruction."
"MR. STUCKEY, OUR SHELTER SYSTEM IS A DISASTER SITUATION OF THE MAN-MADE KIND. KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR POOR PERFORMANCE, LACK OF QUALIFICATIONS AND THE DETERIORATING CONDITION OF OUR SHELTERS UNDER YOUR CARE AND UNDER THE VILLARAIGOSA ADMINISTRATION IS GROWING AND EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES."
My letter asks Mr. Stuckey 30 questions – questions he cannot and will not answer with nothing more than double talk. Villaraigosa doesn't seem to mind.