Boks vs. Mayeda; who is the bigger liar?

Two identical requests for public records have been sent to Ed Boks and Marcia Mayeda. Brad Jensen made the request to the City and I to County. The request is posted below.

Ed claimed LAAS was the number one pet adoption agency in the country, and Villaraigosa repeated and affirmed his claim at a press conference.

A couple of days later, Marcia Mayeda put out a press release that said Villaraigosa was wrong and that LA County was the number one adoption agency. Naturally, she could not let the supervisors find out she was not doing a better job than Boks, who, of course, is always 100% accurate with all of his claims of being number one in everything.

Ed shot back in his blog that Mayeda kept giving him different sets of adoption numbers, and then sent him a fourth set of numbers after Villaraigosa announced the City was number one.

Boks said that in Mayeda's last set of numbers included 6,000 additional animals "mysteriously" appearing, which he dismissed as lies.Of course he didn't use the work "lie," and instead that the numbers were dismissed because they were not transparent, as were his.

Brad Jensen and I are both interested in those emails and numbers and made the identical requests. Since neither side will know what the other will give us, there is a good chance we will get all the emails and can give you the results.

So, with the same request sent to both parties, we'll see who lied better or best. I want Villararigosa to know that Mayeda is not an acceptable replacement for Boks when he leaves.

By the way, you just have to visit Jensen's website. It is filled with numbers presenting the atrocities of the various shelters. It is Brad's numbers that let me in on Boks Hayden violations, which he denied, as he put it, because more detailed investigation of individual cases and how they were classified, turned them into immediatly killable animals, such as neonates, or killer cats who maim and kill any and all handlers.

Winograd says there is no reason to kill any feral cat; it is not as if the cat were going to stalk childred and postal workers on the steets. Ed, at least wants a City-wide policy of TNR. Not getting that, he is just turning them away creating another generation of ferals.

This request is being made subject to the California Public Records Act: Government Code د6250-6268. Under this statute you have 10 calendar days from the date of receipt of this request to respond as to whether you will release the records requested as detailed below. It is preferred your response be made electronically to the email address provided below.


On August 27, 2007 Rick Orlov of the LA Daily News reported a disagreement between LA City and LA County resulting from a recent announcement that LA Animal Services is the number one public adoption agency in the nation. Supposedly, the City was provided four sets of increasing adoption numbers by County with the latest number claiming an increase of over 6,000 adoptions.

Information Requested:

Copies of any and all correspondence between LA City and LA County regarding this issue, including the four sets of increasing adoption numbers provided by County. Date and time should be provided for each correspondence item provided.

Fees:I am willing to pay reasonable copying fees, as defined under law, not to exceed $25.00. Should fees run higher, please contact me.

1 comment:

Jeff de la Rosa said...

I'd be interested to know when the public records request is fulfilled. I have one that is over a year old and others that are many weeks old with no reply at all While Ross Pool and Ed Boks continue to casually scoff at the California Public Records Act (An Act is a law, Mr. Boks), I'm looking at recourse options now. I think one has to write to Jerry Brown's office and perhaps make a complaint to the L.A. Ethics Commission (as if that will do any good).