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Antonio Villaraigosa accepts Ed Boks resignation
by London Bridges Friday, Apr. 24, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Ed Boks the embattled Director of Animal Services resigns after three years of failure. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanks him for his "great job!" Politics as usual in Los Angeles.

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The Mayor just released this statement about Ed Boks' resignation at 12:45 p.m. This is 12 hours after the article we wrote about his failures.

“I thank Ed Boks for his years of service at the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services. Under his leadership, this City has revamped the way we treat and care for our pets and animals. The ‘no kill’ policy has become a central component of our animal services strategy. Pet adoptions are up and shelters have expanded at a rapid rate. And ‘spay and neuter’ has become more than just a call to action; it is the law in Los Angeles.

“Ed deserves our gratitude for his efforts and our best wishes in the years ahead. We look forward to building on his legacy and continuing to make the Department of Animal Services the gold standard for pet protection.”"

Here is the article we wrote about his failures.

This is Ed Boks response to all of this.

"I have given a great deal of thought to my experience as a general manager," Ed Boks said in prepared statement. "As I depart, I would like to leave L.A. residents with a call to action that unites rather than divides."

"Whether you love me or hate me is irrelevant, I simply ask that you now turn your focus to the animals who need your help most," Boks said. "Pet overpopulation is a community problem, and L.A. needs to pull together to resolve it."

While we agree that pet overpopulation is the problem, Ed Boks made that problem worse. He overcrowded shelters until three times as many animals died from illness and injury suffered in their cage. He attacked the personnel, union, rescuers, volunteers and even City Council. He caused the City to be sued numerous time because of his mistakes.

Please, read other articles written about Ed Boks' many failures. The Mayor refused to do anything about the problems until we posted our most recent article with his photo. We were told by Deputy Mayor Jimmy Blackman years ago that Antonio Villaraigosa will not read an email, a fax or even a letter. He only Googles his name in Google news every morning. He only cares about his image, not the public and definitely not the animals. That is why we posted our article here for you the public, and Antonio, to read. Thank you, Indymedia!

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