Your Tax Dollars at Work… LA Mayor Gives Occupy LA 10,000 Square Feet of Office Space & Farmland for $1-a-Year

Unbelievable… Just unbelievable…

(LA Weekly)

It was just last week that an #Occupy LA protester was arrested for masturbating on the steps of City Hall. Now the squatters are getting their own private office building.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to award the lawlessness, lewd acts, shoplifting and drug use of the Occupy LA squatters. He just offered the hooligans 10,000 square feet of downtown office space and farmland for $1-a-year.
The LA Times reported:

Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.

The details of the proposal were revealed Monday during the demonstration’s nightly general assembly meeting by Jim Lafferty, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild who has been advocating on behalf of the protest since it began seven weeks ago.

Lafferty said city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.

A spokesman for the mayor would not comment on the proposal, saying only: “We are in negotiations with organizers of Occupy L.A.”

This won’t end well.

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  • Mikey

    I live near LA and I can tell you Villaraigosa is the scum of the earth. He is just like Obama. He ALWAYS goes against the will of the people. He LOVES sanctuary cities and his illegals. Oh, and by the way, he is a Demonrat. Enough said. Anti American hater is all you need to know.

  • illiniguy

    What is this a new “Land for Peace” scheme….who does he think he is negotiating with the Palestinians?

  • The mayor is far worse than scum. At least scum usually just lies there, and is only a bother when we step in it.

  • Bloodless Coup

    Like the sign at the Zoo reads, please don’t feed the Animals.

  • MN Jim

    Classic case of feeding the crocodile in hopes it will eat you last.

    Empowering the radicals is the same thing.

  • greener

    We need a border fence, around California, and we need to keep the inmates in that asylum. When will the esteemed mayor of LA and Governor Moonbeam come crying to the rest of us that they need to be bailed out?

  • Carbon Pootprint

    What’s next? They going to offer al-qaeda office space as long as they promise to only attack people outside of LA?

  • So what did the mayor of LA give the LA Tea Party? A sweet lease on land and office space like this one, or a bill for renting the park and the having police protection?

    And what are these goons going to do with office space besides trash it? What kind of idiot is this mayor anyway?

  • Buster

    What a great idea! Let them make a little utopia and let the rest of America watch!

  • bg


    Unbelievable… Just unbelievable…

    that’s these people said.. 🙁


  • bg


    re: #10 November 22, 2011 at 7:13 am bg

    that’s these = that’s what these


  • bg
  • Skandia Recluse

    “But the real goal is when next spring we form a new political party. I don’t know, maybe it will be called the True Cost Party of America.”

    Or ‘Socialist non-workers party”
    …’Community collective party’
    …’perpetual dependents party’
    ……’National Alliance for communal living party’
    ‘ give us free stuff or we’ll burn the place down party’

  • Really?

    Face palm.

    Yep, folks… the Republic is circling the drain.
    Where is the Tea Party’s office he gave?


    why is that unbelieveable???? would you expect anything less for the $hit hole state of CA

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  • annie p

    Do they have a dollar? They will probably fight over who is going to pay, then this idiot mayor will let them have it for a penny.

    Then they will demand office furniture, computers, phones, faxes, etc etc etc for this office space.

    They will demand farm implements, fertilizer (organic only, puh-leaze), seeds, plants, and migrant workers for the farmland.

    Can this mayor NOT see where this is going?!

  • Bill Mitchell

    Unfreakenbelievable. So, all you need to do is sh*t on the steps of the Capitol and you get almost free office space for a year? Awesome. It’s the new economy.

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  • SeniorD

    If I remember correctly, the Socialist Left tried the commune thing back in the ’80s. They were quickly abandoned since none of the hippies knew squat about farming, their microwaves kept breaking and insects kept eating what little produce they could grow.

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it..

  • john03

    Might as well put a sign on it too. “Obamaville”

  • JenBee

    I am actually left speechless.

  • John Galt

    This is simply another attempt by the hard-core political left – including the Mayor of LA – to sustain this “grass roots movement”, until closer to the election, all while trying to convince sane people everywhere that, because you did not see this reported on the evening news, or read it in the LA Times, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, WING-NUT !!!

    “These are not the left-wing Anti-American loons you are looking for Mr. Galt. Please move along now, before we have to arrest you.”

  • BarbaAZ

    Office space for what? BM storage? Garden space for what? A place to grow vegetables using the office space supply of manure? Honestly this is insane! Those strange Mexicali “roses” are blooming in downtown LA! How in heaven’s name does any of this free space and farmland make sense? Those people are illegals, anarchists, free-loaders and derelicts. Good Lord!! LA’s skyline (with that one tall bldg in the center) for quite some time has looked like it is giving the rest of country the middle finger.

  • Mary B

    Taking any bets on long it takes the Occupyfail rats to trash the offices? Will they have to clean their own bathrooms…better yet, use them? I am SO glad I don’t live in California…you guys are so screwed with leaders like this dude.

  • Taqiyyotomist





  • donh

    The only think they should be given is a fully paid 1 way ticket to Venezuela .

  • Patricia M

    Looks like the Mayor was paid off by the unions to me!!!

  • J

    I vote we give them the mayor’s office.

  • Multitude

    #OWS has set the bar for a new level of astroturfing.

    Never before has such a movement been paid for, directed, resourced, and compelled to support imperial hegemony. We’ve mocked the handfuls that Saddam and Qaddafi would drag out to counter-protest, but the fascist-loving loyalty of the #OWS movement is unlike that any western nation has ever seen since Weimar.

    Incidentally, it’s time for every alternate group to demand their free property and buildings from LA, and sue when it’s not promptly provided. Bankrupt that dead city.

  • annie p

    Second J’s vote. I think we have a quorum.

  • Joe College

    OWS is how Obama will govern in his second term.

  • Joe College

    The 3rd qtr GDP number released today stinks. But it didn’t even make the front pages because the majors are pumping the ‘failure’ of the Supercommittee. This choice bit of misinformation by the media advances the narrative that the economy is the Republicans’ fault.

    The American people are being gamed. It’s not the fault of the public that they are being gamed. There is a virtual solid wall of disinformation confronting them. It is nearly seamless. It IS the culture. Nobody tells them to read blogs like this. They are busy leading their lives and providing for their families.

  • JasonH

    Only the voters of Los angeles can put a stop to this…let’s see what happens.

    Then too, the homeless and every other “misfortunate” soul in Los Angeles can sue the City for “equal protection”, etc…..

    Let’s see if the citizens of LA have the guts to stand up against this clown.

  • StrangernFiction

    Just more wealth distribution. Welcome to Amerika.

  • NorthernX

    Yep. Throw them a bone.
    Just what they sooooo don’t need.
    Leave to CA to do the worst thing possible.

  • I wouldn’t expect anything less from the Marxist Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa.

    Antonio Villaraigosa marched with Cesar Chavez as a teenager and also worked for Chavez’s friend and colleague, leading Southern California Communist Party USA member Bert Corona.

    In 2009 he supported an endorsed the Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday organization run by Evelina Alarcon, a leading member of the Communist Party USA, the sister of his friend Richard Alarcon.[11]

  • bg


    Skandia Recluse #13 November 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Community of the Collective..

    [we pay, they play]


  • donh

    Its mayor Anthony Venezuela…on Hugo’s payroll.

  • bg
  • Kissmygrits

    The occupiers will trash the city building just like they trashed the city park, and the taxpayers will foot the bill for the cleanup.
    They will grow nothing in the farmland. Farming is hard work which is something they are unaccustomed to.

  • bg


    re: #38 November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am bg

    heh, make that the Collective Community.. better yet, the
    Collective Communist Community.. options are endless, ie:


    aka: The Obama Neverland Express


  • lizzy84

    Mayor and the Pigs..the sights and sounds of them make me ill.

  • Blackbird

    Sounds like a plan to me, shut down productive farmers over a minnow and give good farmland to city hippies. This should turn out well…

    We have GOT to start shouting for a bill that expressly forbids a single penny of federal money to bail out cities and states engaging in this type of fiscal madness. If what we have coming down the pike doesn’t kill our economic engine this kind of stuff most certainly will.

  • dwd

    The Tea Party people in LA had damn well better be asking for the same thing, whether they want it or not. First, Tea Partiers are forced to pay for permits to hold rallies where they clean up every bit of their own trash while Occupiers illegally squat (and literally take squats) for free, and now Occupiers get this sweet deal? It’s nationwide discrimination, and somebody needs to stand up and say NO MORE.

  • Blackbird

    Ahh, just remembered this from back in the spring.

    Perhaps Villaraigosa was expecting something like this and took steps to make sure they couldn’t “occupy” his house.

    We should still be talking about how the most anti border fence mayor in America needed to apply for a variance to build an extra tall fence around his own property.

  • RickS

    I assume the mayor is going to offer the Tea Party the same deal?

  • Jayne on the Left Coast

    There are still people like me in CA. Who can’t leave. This kind of crap embarrasses the good folks of CA. I don’t live in LA , but , those who do should get out the pitch forks and torches, and the tar and feathers for sleazy Tony.

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  • Taqiyyotomist

    #48 Jayne

    Why can’t you leave?

    During the Great Depression, masses of people packed up and WALKED TO CALIFORNIA, even from the east coast, just to get jobs. Even those (ESPECIALLY THOSE, DAMMIT) with families.

    Do what you have to do. Texas is doing okay, and it’s three states away.

    Fear not, trust in God — and LEAVE. Paraphrasing Matthew: He provides for the sparrows — will he not provide for his children?

  • JustJP

    I think the mayors actions are illegal.

  • burt

    Send him to prison until he pays for the damages they cause!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall,…

    Looks like the Occupy-ers got a deal here, and it cost them very, very little.

    It’s all in line with their aims – getting something for nothing.

  • Patty

    It is L.A. STUPID.

  • Doug Wakeman

    Once you have paid him the danegeld
    You’ll never get rid of the Dane

  • “package of incentives”

    Sorry, these lunatics cannot be bought off. They will come back for more – that much is guaranteed. This cowardly capitulation only delays the inevitable clash, and strengthens their hand to boot.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Larkin

    “This won’t end well.”

    And the people L.A. will deserve just what they get if they allow this to go unchallenged.

  • WillofLa

    And whose going to be policing this building, since it will be private property and unless someone calls a cop won’t be coming to anyone’s rescue in case some woman is being raped, or worse, murdered? Now, don’t you think that it would have been a good idea for someone to have done something orderly, legally, ethically, by offering the land to farmers who might be out of work, someone who might be looking to buy some farmland to start a small farm? Did some of the protesters tell the mayor’s office that they sure wished the mayor would give them some land so they could grow the food that could be fed to the protesters, maybe next year when the crop comes in, if it comes in? That the Hippies wanted to start a “Commune” so they could be like their grandparents back in the 60’s? And is Villaraigosa saying that L.A. doesn’t need the rent money from this ten thousand square foot building?

    What student on the street protesting would want more than some land so he could go into farming. Yeah, right, in California where some of the people care more about some little fish or lizards or something that would stop the irrigation of that land? Okay!

  • Freddy

    #57 November 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    LibertyAtStake commented:

    “package of incentives”

    Sorry, these lunatics cannot be bought off. They will come back for more – that much is guaranteed. This cowardly capitulation only delays the inevitable clash, and strengthens their hand to boot.

    Well, if we put this story with the Pelosi donation story, is this not simply a donation to the Democratic Party for the 2012 election?

  • Rock

    Each morning I wake up hoping the big one struck and L.A. and its crazies have slipped into the Pacific, and will be nothing more than a past nightmare.

  • FreedomWarrior

    I was born and raised in LA and after 52 years I ‘escaped’, finally, to another state with more intelligent citizens. All of CA will continue to decline because it’s citizens keep voting in scum like Villaraigosa, Newsom, Brown, Pelosi, Feinstein, Waters, ……and on….and on……and on…..

  • Celtic

    10,000 sq. feet is “their own office building”? That would be a 100’x100′ space. Office building?

    It’s probably cheaper than paying the police overtime.

  • JKB

    This reminds me of this scene from “Ordinary Decent Criminal”

    Of course, all that happened was he be came a bigger criminal, milking off society.

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  • sherry burdette

    Basically free rent for squatters to multiply & be on the dole

  • Doug T.

    At least we know what they’ll be using for fertilizer.

  • Max Entropy

    How awesome is this going to be for bloggers, late night TV hosts and fans of political theater?
    Can we get web cams into the office suite and onto the farm?
    The pseudo-hippies can show us 1%ers once and for all how to run a proper society! There will be no private property and nobody has to pay for anything because the community willprovide it all for free. I want to see if they can recreate our society before they starve to death.

    This is going to be a hoot!

  • aine

    Does this mean the Feds will turn the water on again? I mean, where does the delta smelt fit in all this? Yes, I know that’s Central Valley and not LA, but I expect it’ll be less “endangered” now in 3…2…1…

  • Rush Limbaugh

    seems like all the scum are gathering in this website keep to yourself at least and no one will bother you just please dont bother other people thank you.

  • JohnJ

    It’s like negotiating with terrorists!

  • Doug T.

    Rush: It’s nearly the end of the year. Time to change your underwear.

  • Jscoob

    Under what statute is it permissable for him to offer taxpayer assets for substantially under market pricing?

    Could he do this for anyone he chooses?

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