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Guess what, folks? Something huge happened today. Something to have drinks over. Something that is enough reason to run around the streets screaming "joy to the world". You know what that is?

GLORIA JEFF GOT FIRED.

Okay, that doesn't sound so great -- I know you are scratching your head right now. Who? What? Where? Gloria Jeff was the general manager of the city's Department of Transportation, otherwise known as LADOT. You know, the department charged with making this city move for pedestrians, bicyclists, cars, and goods. She's only been here for a year and a half, but in that time, she has done nothing good for the people. Sure, she might be a mastermind when it comes to goods movement, and that is extremely important for the economy and business, but you can't leave people, the citizens, out of the equation. You can't disrespect citizens the way she did.

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LADOT has great employees, genius engineers, and the ability to turn this city around. But when your boss is a witch, you're trapped in a box doing nothing but going backwards. Therefore, this, my friends, is a day to celebrate. Have a drink to this.

But who is going to take over? Will this person be good or bad for the people too?

Rita Robinson, the current head of the city's Bureau of Sanitation and a former manager at LADOT will be the new woman in charge and we've heard good things about her. What we care about is having a leader who respects the people in addition to the business community. If she leads with "people first, not cars" in mind, Los Angeles won't be recognizable when Robinson is done with this bitch of a city.

Welcome, Rita Robinson, welcome. And thanks in advance for the sharrows.

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