Councilman Madison Writes His Own Record

Compiled by Wayne Lusvardi

NFL TEAM IN THE ROSE BOWL
According to the Arroyo Seco Foundation Steve Madison was one of the first to “sell out” his local constituency and propose an NFL team for the master tenant in the Rose Bowl in 2005. Is this true? http://www.arroyoseco.org/newsfull.php?artic=371

Will Pasadena District 6 constituents forget that it took a mailer to 9,000 homes to get Steve Madison to repeal his support for the NFL in the Rose Bowl? http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-11014654.html

$12 MILLION ROSE BOWL BOND LIABILITY SHIFTED TO LOCAL TAXPAYERS
Did you vote in favor of using Federal Build America Bonds (BAB’s bonds) for renovation of the Rose Bowl that resulted in a $12 million funding gap that may fall on the backs of local taxpayers? Isn’t the Rose Bowl supposed to be self-sufficient? http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_16905855

DESIDERIO DEMOLITION COSTS $2 MILLION PER UNIT BORN BY LOCAL TAXPAYERS
Did you, Steve Madison, vote in favor of the Desiderio Affordable Housing Project in District 6 that will impose a $2 million cost on local taxpayers just to demolish the former National Guard buildings at a cost of $222,222 per potential housing unit just for demolition for the nine housing units proposed for the site? http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_16800891

URGED YES VOTE ON SCHOOL PARCEL TAXES THAT RESULTED IN NO CORE TEACHER LAYOFFS
Did you endorse Pasadena Unified School District’s Measure CC Parcel Tax, which was defeated in May 2010 and the state tax cut to public schools resulted in no layoffs of core teachers or music or arts teachers as purported by PUSD? http://www.yesoncc.org/supporters.shtml

USURPED “HOME RULE” BY ALLOWING MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING IN HISTORICAL SINGLE FAMILY HOME ZONE
Did you, Steve Madison, endorse a plan to convert the many craftsman historical homes owned by Cal-Trans as part of the right of way for the extension of the Long Beach Freeway into group homes, homeless and affordable housing units, and social service centers, thus usurping “home rule” and the single family zoning of the area? Why were you in favor of putting a multi-family housing district into an area of upscale historical homes? http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2009%20agendas/Jan_26_09/agenda.asp

OPPOSED EXTENSION OF THE LONG BEACH FREEWAY AGAINST 59% OF VOTERS
Back in 2001 you, Steve Madison, opposed Measure A, the pro-710-Freeway Extension Proposal, and you authored Measure C to stay neutral on the issue. Is that right? Why are you against the will of 59% of Pasadena voters who supported extending the Long Beach Freeway through Pasadena? http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/04/local/me-33260

SUPPORTED AGGRESSIVE PARKING TICKETS BY INTER-CON
Is it true that you, Steve Madison, defended the aggressive ticketing of parking violators by Inter-Con in Pasadena? http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/06/its_hard_to_know_whether.php

SUPPORTED PRIVATIZING PUBLIC STREETS
Did you endorse the proposal to put Cordova Street, an arterial street, at Madison Avenue on a “traffic diet” and limit it to one lane? Where would such a slippery slope policy end? Are you for privatizing the public streets?
http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/EkContent.aspx?theme=Navy&id=8589935288&bid=0&style=news

WANTED TO BAN SMOKING IN APARTMENTS BUT NOT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
Are you the same Steve Madison who proposed banning smoking in condos and apartments but not in single-family homes? http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/butting_in/8067/

FREE SPEECH – WANTED BLOGS TO REGISTER FINANCES
Are you the proponent of blogs registering their finances with the government as campaign contributions? http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2009/01/could-blogs-be-forced-to-register-with.html

ATTORNEY FOR AL CAPONE OF ARCADIA?Were you the attorney for convicted killer and former grocery store chain owner George Torres, the Al Capone of Arcadia?
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/the_al_capone_of_arcadia/7087/

ATTORNEY FOR FORMER MAYOR OF BELL, CALIFORNIA (SCANDAL TOWN)
Are you the attorney for former mayor of the scandal plagued City of Bell, George Cole, chief executive of the Steelworker’s Oldtimer’s Foundation that does chartity work for the City of Bell? http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/08/local/la-me-oldtimers-20100908

ANTI-AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Were you the attorney that represented the Central California Building Industry Association in their winning legal appeal to strike down affordable housing fees in the City of Patterson, California? http://www.modbee.com/2009/11/17/938158/court-rejects-patterson-housing.html