Mark Ridley-Thomas is the Los Angeles County Supervisors in the district I live in. LA County supervisors have $1 million in discretionary funds to spend–at their discretion. Other supervisors have spent modest amounts of money renovating their offices and supporting various programs within their districts.
Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to spend $707 thousand on renovating his office, alone! This reprehensible waste of money comes at a time when California faces record unemployment rates and in the midst of state and county hiring freezes. $707,000 is more than twice the median cost of a home in his district, and yet he’s spending it on a single office! I might be more understanding if he were spending perhaps $10 thousand on his office, which, by the way, is far from being shabby.
Ridley-Thomas claims that his work environment is not up to snuff. L O L!!! That is ridiculous to the point of being offensive. Perhaps he ought to visit the office I work in. I wonder how much he’d be willing to spend on renovating my deplorable work conditions. Lord knows I need it.
Anyhow, please visit this link and watch the video of Ridley-Thomas spewing complete nonsense.