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Friday, October 17, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Blogger Prohibited from Emailing "Disempowerment LA" Staff

In a blatant violation of the First Amendment Right to Petition a Governmental Entity, "Disempowerment LA" has place an Email Ban on a "Certain Stakeholder/ Blogger", for merely stating concerns about possible Brown Act Violations and inappropriate allocation of Public Funds. 
Deputy City Attorney Darren Martinez (standing at podium) during DONE Training.
When DONE General Manager Grayce Liu needs to silence perceived trouble-makers (that her political bosses want checked), First Amendment-breaking legal consequences may impact her ethical standing.
Dear Mr. Johnson,
Due to the graphic materials included in your email.  Our Office will no longer read or review your correspondence.  You may present any concerns in writing via US Mail to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment at  200 N. Spring Street, Suite 2005, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Darren R. Martinez
Managing Deputy City Attorney -
Neighborhood Council Advice Division,
General Counsel Division

Office of the City Attorney
(213) 978-8132
** Blogger's Note: ......., with no apologies to Deputy City Attorney Darren Martinez and DONE General Manager Grayce Liu, your attempt to silence and inhibit discerning Stakeholders/ Bloggers from exercising the First Amendment Right to petition any Governmental Entity, to address concerns, obtain documents and blow the whistle (formally) on inappropriate fiscal expenditures, will BRING ON a legal challenge.
Its readily apparent from the punitive, arbitrary actions of "Disempowerment LA's" General Manager Grayce Liu, that months of California Public Records Acts Requests, along with exposes that have highlighted Disempowerment LA's coordinated actions against those perceived as political trouble-makers, that an unethical act of retribution, with litigious ramifications would be forthcoming from the former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar DONE GM appointee.
For the record, this bloggin Stakeholder was merely bring to the attention of DONE staff possible Brown Act Violation pertaining to the LA-32 NC's attempt to grant $1,000 to the Hecho En Mexico Restaurant for 80-100 people at the November 1, 2014 Dia de los Muertos Event (** you can read the email to DONE and view the attached "graphic material" after the jump). 
Besides the possible Brown Act Violations, the new El Sereno Community Arts Organization (made up of ex LA-32 NC Arts and Culture Committee Members, who quit via the infamous Boyfriend/ Girlfriend Art Project Debacle), did not originally provide a line item budget, causing concerns from board members.
Further, concerns were raised via the Facebook Page Photos of Artist Andrew Cervantes, whether NC Funds were going to be awarded to a group with questionable artistic values, especially when working with children. 
Thus, as you can ascertain from my initial email and Deputy City Attorney Darren Martinez (who's Union is Marleen Fonseca's employer EAA) response, offense was taken by DONE Staff ........, and a whistle-blowing, bloggin Stakeholder will have his legal response soon---Scott Johnson.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

The Failure Mayor Antonio Villar/ Monica "Gorda Boo Boo" Garcia/ Eli Broad Education Machine Superintendent John Deasy, has crafted a "Goodbye Settlement" with the LAUSD Board of Education as the UTLA-supported majority seeks a new like-minded leader. 
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy will soon leave Beaudry.
What will become of the LA School Report Blog?
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Morning Briefs of the Los Angeles Political Machine for Hump Day

Its Official!! The Husband and Wife AlarCON Duo that were the former CD2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Officeholder, will never hold Public Office again.
The Booking Photos of Mr. and Mrs. Richard AlarCON.
Let it be stated that on Tuesday, October 15, 2014, the former Mr. and Mrs. CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON, became merely, the Convicted CONs.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Night of Celebration with new State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon can be Costly

On the night before "Friend of Fabian via San Diego's Logan Beach", State Senator Kevin de Leon becomes the President Pro Tem, the former Carol Jacques "Coach Potato", is celebrating with a "high maintenance (in Campaign Contributions) event" in Downtown LA.
 Indicted State Senator Leland Yee to new State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon: "LMAO!! The price to party with you is comparable to the firearms I sell (allegedly)". 
Indicted State Senator Ron Calderon to CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo": Kevin proposed a no work Commission Appointment for me that resembled the one your son had at the Central Basin Water District (allegedly)".
The San Diego Logan Beach Boy, who allegedly domicile, with Carpetbag in hand, on the couch of the Northeast LA Democrat Power Couple Bill Rumble and Carol Jacquez (allegedly), has made it to the Political Big Time!!
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Guy Weddington McCreary, North Hollywood Activist/Scion, Passes at 77

Guy Weddington McCreary, devoted husband, loving father, philanthropist, community leader and historian, left this earth on October 12th at the age of 77 years, after a brave battle with cancer. Guy leaves behind his loving wife Diane, his son Jon and many devoted friends.

Guy was the venerable patriarch of the historic Weddington family, who owned and developed much of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake and Studio City. Guy's family came to present day North Hollywood in 1886. In 1892 Wilson Weddington, Guy's Great Grandfather, was appointed the first Postmaster of the town of Toluca. He was also Constable of that same community.

Original Farm, Was North Hollywood Business District
The Weddington's original farm included most of today's North Hollywood business district. Their first family farm house remains today on Weddington Street. Throughout their 128 year history in the San Fernando Valley, the Weddington family provided the land or built the first area school (Lankershim school), the first jail, the first and then current North Hollywood fire stations, the Southern Pacific train depot, the North Hollywood Post Office, the El Portal Theater (which the family built in 1926), the Bank of Lankershim, the Weddington Brothers General Store (later Rathbun's Department Store and the Valley's first modern department store) and the North Hollywood Library.

North Hollywood Park Created
During the 1920's the family helped create and dedicate North Hollywood Park, and in later years Weddington Park on land previously farmed by the family. In 1895 the family sold The Southern Pacific land for a train depot (which remains today), and beginning in 1897 the family operated the Bonner Packing Company, which produced and shipped San Fernando Valley fruit across the Nation and around the world.

Pacific Red Car Comes to Valley
By 1907 Bonner Packing was the largest employer in the area with more than 250 employees. In 1910 the Weddington Investment Company was formed and, in partnership with Harry Chandler, Moses Sherman and H J Whitley, they were successful in bringing the Pacific Electric Red Car to the Valley. In the 1950's the family lead the fight to build the 101 freeway through the Cahuenga Pass and later, under Guy's leadership, they would fight to bring the MTA Red Line subway to the Valley. In the 1970's, as North Hollywood was in decline, Guy McCreary lead the fight to bring redevelopment to the community his family had built. Guy helped envision and bring about what is today the thriving "NoHo" community.

Accomplished Historian
Guy was a graduate of North Hollywood High School, Whittier College and he earned a post-graduate degree in Government from the Claremont Colleges. He served as President of the Weddington Investment Companies from 1984 to his death. Among his many accomplishments, he served as a Commissioner on the L A County Commission for Public Social Services and he was Executive Director of the Republican Central Committee of Los Angeles County. Guy's commitment to the community was demonstrated through his leadership and activities with the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Jaycee's, Toluca Little League, the Kiwanis Club of North Hollywood, the Key Club and his beloved Campo de Cahuenga; the birthplace of California. Guy was an accomplished historian and in 1974 his highly-acclaimed history of the Mexican revolution "From Glory to Oblivion" was published.

Donations to the Campo de Cahuenga Memorial are requested in Guy's honor.

(Information from the Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce)

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In Search of .........., the mystical Jimmy Gomez for Assembly Reelection Office

As City of Los Angeles Employees enjoy a Paid Holiday in honor of Christopher Columbus, we channel the "Discover of America's" exploratory spirit as we go in search of the elusive "Jimmy Gomez for Assembly Campaign Office". 
Did the opening of the 2014 Assembly Reelection Campaign Office ever get beyond shovel ready or is the former Riverside resident making good use of his voluminous carpetbag?
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Bloggin Public Safety Announcement regarding El Sereno's Cesar Chavez Elementary

A LAUSD response to a California Public Records Act Request discloses some potentially, seriously ethical, fiscal and background screening issues at Councilman Huizar's loyalist Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo's Cesar Chavez Elementary School in El Sereno.  
 Current Cesar Chavez Elementary School Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo receiving Certificate of Loyalty/Appreciation from CD 14 El Sereno Staffers Julio Esperias and Julio Torres.
** Blogger's Note: A California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request has disclosed potentially, serious ethical, fiscal and background screening issues at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School in El Sereno. Prompted by concerns from undisclosed school parents and statements from current LA-32 Neighborhood Council Treasurer Michelle Corzantes (who is also the Register Agent of the "Friends of Cesar Chavez Elementary"), a CPRA Request was made to Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo via LAUSD's General Counsel Office, in seeking to ascertain fiscal and volunteer background screening records. As can be discern from the formal LAUSD response, up to date record keeping is not a priority for the former Sierra Vista Principal (who was judged a "3 for Loyalty and 3 for Influence", by Councilman Huizar via his 2011 "Listgate Scandal"). As we elaborate further below, parents and LAUSD Officials should objectively question why documentation regarding the background training and screening of school volunteers, along with fiscal records pertaining to the "Friends of Cesar Chavez Elementary", are not readily available upon request to the discerning Public---Scott Johnson.    
 Why would Cesar Chavez Elementary Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo not have any of the requested documentation on file, or is she engaging in a cover up?

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Councilman Huizar leads Supervisor Molina 45-36% in Internal Campaign Poll

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose details (actually the full document) of an internal Councilman Jose Huizar Campaign Poll, that shows him leading Supervisor Gloria Molina by nine points, with 18-22% undecided. 
Councilman Huizar can't rise above 50% in Internal Campaign Poll.
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have obtain a copy of an internal Councilman Jose Huizar Campaign Poll (posted below after the jump) that shows the CD 14 Incumbent leading Supervisor Gloria Molina 45-36% in a one on one matchup. In the voter survey by the same polling group commissioned by the Huizar Campaign's Consultant Parke Skelton in 2010, 18-22% were undecided. Further, the poll did not included three other candidates Nadine Diaz, Mario Chavez and Alex San Martin. The results were based upon interviews with 351 register voters who are likely to cast a ballot in 2015. The plus, minus on the polling results are 5.2%. Of interest when reviewing the questions and polling numbers, is the timing of the survey, which was done before the announcement of the "Private Settlement" between Councilman Huizar and his former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy, regarding her Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against the Princeton Graduate and the City of Los Angeles. In further extrapolating the data from the survey, its readily apparent that despite months and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in community projects/ name recognition building, the two term Incumbent is in for a tough battle, especially when the Molina Campaign shifts into gear---Scott Johnson.
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Support Anti-Corruption Progressive Peter Choi for the 24th State Senate District

When a Conservative Blogger is given the choice of voting for either an Anti-Corruption Progressive or current State Senate President Kevin de Leon in the 24th State Senate District Campaign, the answer is in the details .........., of a certain FBI Affidavit.
Eagle Rock Resident and 24th District State Senate Candidate Peter Choi.

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

With no apologies to "The Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" (aka LA Times), CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks emerges again from some supposed "wilderness banishment" to keyboard another refreshing, salient missive on the current state of affairs at 200 Spring Street ........, and beyond
Contrary to the summery of misallocated story budgeting at the LA Times, Councilman Parks is all smiles.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

The Community of Lincoln Heights (via the LA Baking Company on Broadway), plays host to an assemblage of assorted local, state and federal Collectivist Dependentcrats, espousing continuing government intervention in raising the Minimum Wage. 
Vice-President Joe "Neil Kinnock" Biden (center) addressing the assemblage of "Collectivist Dependentcrats" at the LA Baking Company.
Let it be told that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, daily life in parts of LA Council District One's Lincoln Heights Community came to a halt.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

Today is October 7, 2014 (24 days before Halloween) and already, CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar's political skeletons are being exposed by the likes of longtime Bole Heights Chicano Activist Javier Rodriguez in twin, stinging essays on the failings of a "Harvard (was it Princeton?) Mexican Councilman". 
The now defunct Oscar's Sports Bar on First Street in Boyle Heights.
CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar with wife, daughter and Mom in 2007.
As we near the annual celebrations of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos in CD 14, district constituents should take notice that the sound of rattling skeletons, especially those of a political variety, will become more pronounced and long lasting into the 2015 City Council Campaign.
This is evident via twin stinging essays by longtime Boyle Heights Chicano Activist Javier Rodriguez (of the La Serenata de Garibaldi Restaurant-founding Rodriguez Family)  titled "The Lost Moral Compass of a Harvard Mexican Councilman" (BTW, did Huizar go to Princeton? But I digress)........., and the contents are bound to inflict some politically, painful flashbacks as we excerpt below from Part 1.
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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: The True Public Cost of the "Tonto Huevon" and "Sancha Francine" Affair/ Sexual Harassment Episode

As Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer proclaims that the Private Settlement between City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar and former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine "Sancha" Godoy, would cost the taxpayers no money, we present the contrary facts that should prompt further investigating.   
Both the "Tonto Huevon" and "Sancha Francine" are all smiles regarding their Private Settlement for reasons of self-preservation.
**Blogger's Note: A bloggin confession for the record. Darn!! The CD 14 / City of Los Angeles Political Trial of the early 21st Century, came to naught and I am still suffering from the bloggin blues. But rest assure, for despite the utterings of City Attorney Mike "Bet Tzedek" Feuer about the taxpayers not having to pay a cent in the "Private Settlement" between City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" and his former Deputy Chief of Staff "Sancha Francine" Godoy, regarding her claims of Sexual Harassment, there is still a bloggin missive to be told on the real dollar cost of the nearly seven year, occasional, consensual, sexually-abusive episode (believe what you wish). Based upon numerous discussions with former CD 14 staffers, friends of both subjects and knowing insiders, we partake below in an exercise of bloggin extrapolation, in seeking to pin a true dollar amount on the cost of an inappropriate, narcissism-driven relationship that both parties chose to settle in private, rather than take full accountability in disclosing the truth (and cost to the taxpayers)---Scott Johnson in CD 14.

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Introducing alleged, new Clowncilman Huizar Staffer Genny "Godoy" Guerrero

As CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar reshuffles staffers into Campaign Positions, the "Tonto Huevon" seeks out loyal supporters like Genny "Godoy" Guerrero (allegedly), to fill the void (of a certain ex scheduler?), in executing Constituent Services (to supportive community members).  
Meet the alleged, newest Clowncilman Huizar Staffer Genny "Godoy" Guerrero, who also serves as the El Sereno Bicentennial Parade Committee "Parade Coordinator" along with being a member of the LAPD Hollenbeck Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB).
** Blogger's Note:  With the formality of the Private Settlement between CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar and former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy, regarding her Sexual Harassment Claims, consummated at some undisclosed location, the 'Tonto Huevon" is freed (with wife Richelle's blessing) to resume their collected pursuit of four more years of public-finance existence as the reigning overseers of Ciudad de Los Angeles's CD 14. Surely, with Ms Godoy-Soto exiled to a Bureau of Sanitation position, discerning observers would think that the former Miss Richelle Rios (who may have masterminded the Francine exiting) could feel secure in keeping her "Tonto Huevon" from straying. But its safe to say that old habits (or perverted sense of infidelity entitlements) will not change soon. Thus, if Barrister Richelle does not want another "Sancha Eruption" to interfere with her solitary want of the "Tonto Huevon", she may want to take notice (or look the other way) at her husband's latest (alleged) hire, as we extrapolate upon below---Scott Johnson.
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Its Vote Buying Time in CD 14!!

Its Vote Buying Time in CD 14 as City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Tonto Huevon" Huizar, abuses the power of incumbency in seeking to confront the potent challenge of LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina, in bid for 2015 reelection. 
From the "Tonto Huevon's" Bribe, whoops Survival Bag.
** Blogger's Note: Great Sunday morning from CD-14 as the loyal, high-voting percentage Huizzynistas are waking up to a special gift from the reigning "Tonto Huevon" of the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee (who went to Princeton). In reviewing the photo above sent to us here at Mayor Sam, its evident that the "Tonto Huevon" will spare no expenditure from any discretionary account (or campaign donor), in seeking a third and last term on the City Clowncil Central Committee. Thus as a bloggin public service, we offer our commentary regarding some of the contents from the Vote Buing/ Survival Bags (and take note of a glaring absence in lieu of recent news).
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Friday, October 03, 2014

On Bloggin Deadline ...............

Between work, family and personal obligations, our bloggin content the last couple of days have been lacking. But we have some big scoops (and new partnerships) that we are working on. The teases below ............
Top Bloggin Teases ...........
** Has CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose Huizar hired a Cyber Bullying Endorser?
** Is a former Neighborhood Council President usurping Brown Act requirements, in seeking funding (as a third party) for her "Politically-connected Eatery"?
** What is the "true cost" of the Clowncilman Tonto Huizar/ Sancha Francine Private Sexual Harassment Settlement to the taxpayers?
** Does a certain Deputy Mayor not care about the performance of a certain "Disempowering Department"?
** Will an outside legal organization demand an audit of a certain "Discretionary Fund"?
......, plus a Special Sunday Bloggin Comments to Mayor Sam Tribute to Tonto Huizar and Sancha Francine.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14   

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Morning Briefs on Appeasing the Boss D'Arcy Rizzo Political Machine for Wednesday

Appeasement in Our Time at 200 Spring Street as the Los Angeles City Clowncil Central Committee, with help from City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron "Neville" Galperin sent a proposed settlement of the litigious Boss D"Arcy Rizzo's IBEW/ DWP Joint Safety and Job Training Non-Profits Audits, to the DWP Commission for approval.
From City Controller Ron "Neville" Galperin's Facebook Page: "The agreement protects ratepayer money by requiring the trusts to cooperate fully with my office’s audit before any money is released to them. I believe these actions will make the operations of the trusts transparent and guarantee that the trustees are accountable to DWP ratepayers".
But the discerning observers are musing about the lack of details as noted below .........
Paul Hatfield: The IBEW should not have a say in who represents the city on the trusts' boards. That is a conflict of interest. This settlement should be killed on that basis alone.
Jack Humphreville: Ron Galperin has done a very good job. But why can't we see the agreement? After all, we are the slobs paying the bill. Do you trust City Hall?

Jose G. Castillo Mba: Why doesn't the IRS revoke their nonprofit status??? This is tax payer monies we are talking about!! There should be a criminal investigation if fraud has been committed.
Comments aside, Galperin gives its his best Neville Chamberlin (sans a transparent document to wave at the discerning masses) as reported by Rick Orlov in the Daily News.
 “(We) crafted an agreement that finally brings transparency to the two ... trusts jointly managed by the Department of Water and Power and its largest union,” he said, adding that he looks forward to being able to finally audit the trusts.
Yet, with the details lacking for the public to ascertain, ratepayers, like Winston Churchill in 1939, can't be faulted for questioning the true facts behind the City Clowncil Central Committee Strongman Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson's led efforts to appease, whoops settle with "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo" as exemplified below.
Leonard H Horowitz: Ratepayers will not trust DWP, mayor and unethical city council until the two DWP safety non-profits are audited from 2003. No new rate increases until Brian D'Arcy is removed from union, working Californian's & safety non-profits. In the old days they would have been tarred and feathered and then thrown out of town. 
......, but in 2014, the City Clowncil Central Committee, along with Mayor Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller "Neville" Galperin, disclose no documentation on the latest act of appeasing a City Hall Bully.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

Today is the Official Release Day of the long-awaited book collaboration between LA Weekly Scribe Patrick Range McDonald and former two-term Mayor Richard Riordan. A cover to cover viewing is bound to cause an episode of longing for the not-forgotten era of civic rebirth and growth after the 1992 Riots.  
Too bad this must read will never grace the old SEIU 347 "Richard Riordan Reading Room".
With no apologies to former "Mayor Poopy", Failure Mayor Tony Villar, along with current F-ing Mayor Eric Garcetti, its time to flashback to an eight year era of civic rebirth, growth and renewal via the long-awaited book collaboration of former two term Mayor Richard Riordan and LA Weekly Writer Patrick Range McDonald
Concise, and to the point, Richard Riordan was the right choice for Mayor after the 1992 Riots. Two terms, eight years, at a cost of a dollar every 365 days later, Los Angeles was bring in $1 Billion dollars more in revenue per year than when he was first sworn in, with thousands of additional police securing a foundation for a crime reduction future. 
Foot in mouth episodes withstanding, the former Toy Company Executive was able to forge cross-party coalitions that enable LA to recover from the Northridge Earthquake and replace the forgotten LAPD Chief Willie Williams with now CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks.
Yet, since leaving office, Riordan was never able to capitalize politically on his successful era via the Third Floor, as evident with his failed attempt to replace Pete Wilson as Governor and the inability to get Steve "Mini Riordan I" Soboroff, along Austin "Mini Riordan II" Beutner elected Mayor.
But in the sunset of his political being, discerning Angelinos who care about the civic future of the City of Angels, would find it prudent to read the musings of a historic figure, in the hope of creating a better tomorrow.
** From the blunt talk (mixed with foot on occasions) of former Mayor Riordan, LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus regales us from the musing front end, with the latest "wonkish pronouncements" of a Rhodes Scholar, now tepid (white) Mayor Eric Garcetti via his appearance at the "Atlantic Magazine, Citylab Conference" ..........., (Walter) Isaacson (of the Aspen Institute) asked about encouraging an innovative culture within City Hall. Garcetti said that when dealing with his general managers, "You have to be able to follow from the front." He went on say that low-level employees should be able to "lead from the line." There's nothing necessarily wrong with encouraging front-line workers to solve problems. But "following from the front" is an unfortunate phrase. So much for performance-based utterances.
**  Just wondering if some official government agency will be waving an investigation notice in the direction of Assemblyman Isadore Hall anytime soon, this after a report by the "Weekly of Record" that Hall (or someone from his campaign team) mis-used some dollar bills at a Strip Club?

** Memo to the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, you may be still wondering why CD City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" is blowing smoke in regards to your ambitious plans to reopen LA's Oldest Museum? Maybe it has to do with this "Pay to Play Contribution" via someone with "El Plan".?
Remember, all agreements with "Broken Deal Cedillo", are naught unless you "Pay to Play.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Bloggin 50th Birthday to Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby!!

Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby is fifty years young today as we send bloggin B-day wishes to the man behind Los Angeles premiere political blog.
Mayor Sam with B-day Cake and wearing the Official B-day of Sunland-Tujunga's Joselito's Restaurant Saturday.
** Blogger's Note: We are sure that the likes of Jim Alger, "MEAT", Zuma Dogg, Betty Pleasant, "Mayor Frank", Ex "Mayor Poopy", Mary Cummins and Gatto Truthers will join in wishing Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby a most bloggin sincere 50th Year of Being. A great crowd (including Joseph Mailander and wife Lynn, Ed Padgett and lovely daughter Kristin, David Hernandez and lovel spouse) was on hand Saturday evening at Sunland-Tujunga's Joselito's Restaurant to celebrate, with chocolate party treats via Frank Sheftel's Chocolate Factory, great food and of course, Mayor Sam. As can be seen below, Political Consultant John Thomas was on hand, taking a brief break from the Elon Carr for Congress Campaign, as he takes a moment to display a CD 14-centric B-day Gift from a certain "Spoll-checking Blogger"---Scott Johnson.
Who needs a City of LA Certificate of Appreciation when you can have a framed, autographed (by a certain CD 14 Blogger) copy of the 2011 Rudy Martinez for City Council Campaign's "Councilman Huizar (still?) under FBI Investigation Mailer" as modeled by Political Campaign Consultant John Thomas?

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Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Will terminated LAPD Civilian Employee Marleen Caudillo, now LA-32 President Marleen Fonseca, be a willing enabler of CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar's bid to increase the number of liquor outlets along the Huntington Drive Corridor?
Now LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca enjoying some peaceful libation with friend.
Behold how the blogging art of "Cut and Pasting", negates the need for supplemental verbiage in showcasing an example of political folly/ hypocrisy.
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Another DONE-approved Act of Disempowerment in LA-32?

Would DONE/Empower LA NEA Lisette Covarrubias approve of the below method of posting the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council Agenda at the Rose Hills Recreation Center?
DONE/Empower LA NEA Lisette Covarrubias.
** Blogger's Note: From the "Disempowerment LA-occupied LA-32 NC Underground", we bring you this latest attempt via the CD-14 Clowncilman Jose Huizar/ Disempowerment LA-controlled LA-32 NC, to discourage (via a possible ADA violation?) community turnout for the upcoming October 1, 2014 LA-32 NC General Board Meeting. The photo below was taken at the Rose Hills Recreation Center which is an approved posting location for LA-32 NC agendas. As can be easily seen, the agenda and attachments are posted, taped in a way that prevents further review beyond the exposed pages. While agendas and attachments are also posted via the NC's website, those (especially seniors citizens) without computer access, would be unable to ascertain the full extent of agenda items (without ripping the tape and attached paper)..Thus, being disenfranchised from informing themselves on the planned discussion of community issues. We plan on sending a link to "Disempowerment LA" NEA Lisette Covarrubias for comment/clarification whether the posting technique below is appropriate---Scott Johnson  
Photo of "Disempowerment LA-occupied LA-32 NC October 1, 2014 General Board Meeting Agenda (along with Attachment A) posting at the Rose Hills Recreation Center (Photo by Anthony Manzano).

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Morning Briefs on the "Detroit on the Pacific" Political Machine

The Los Angeles Political Machine's Progressive/Hard Left Brothers and Sisters led by LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo, are all smiles as a majority of the City Clowncil Central Committee vote 12-3 to raise the Minimum Wage for Large Hotel Workers, to $15.37 per hour.
When the late Mrs. Miguel Contreras smiles, the dwindling Los Angeles Business Class cringes.
The Los Angeles War on Poverty is over ......., at least for a day.
Judging by the reaction of the assembled Progressive/Hard Left Brothers and Sisters under the John Ferraro City Clowncil Big Top, the mere act of twelve City Clowncil Central Committee Members in voting to outsource jobs, whoops, raise the Minimum Wage for Large (300 rooms or more) to $15.37 per hour, is the collectivist turning point in the War on Poverty within Ciudad de Los Angeles.
After five decades and TRILLIONS of dollars spent on a endless quest to fund government expansion/dependency, darn I meant abolishing poverty, a collectivist MISSION ACCOMPLISH was achieved by simply mandating that businesses pay a base wage. That deserves a Dolores Huerta-led SI SE PUEDE rendition.
But while the media and bloggin community are fixated on the reactions of the likes Durazo, Mayor Garcetti, and those who will benefit (before their jobs are outsource across the city boundaries), Angelinos should beware of the glee of "Mr. CPI" as in Consumer Price Index, as he looks forward to another height (and increase costs to consumers) in importance.
That glee is shared by the leaders within Organize Labor which will use the new benchmark wage and increase in the CPI to demand private and public entities to increase wages, which will result in the likes of Mayor Garcetti in abandoning his fiscal austerity pledges and speed LA on the path to a fiscal rechristening as "Detroit on the Pacific".  
** With apologies to the "Daily Valley Moldy Green Sheet" (aka LA Daily News) longtime City Hall Beat Writer Rick Orlov, we belatedly take notice on the speculation that Assemblyman Adrin "Mini Paul Krekorian" Nazarian, is mulling a run for CD 4, while protecting his Assembly Seat. Can you "Two Face Bob" revisited?  
** Continuing with a possible "Two Face Mini Krekorian CD 4 Campaign", Jack Humphreville has the following observation on this backroom-originating scheme ........,
But some of the power elite that occupy City Hall are not comfortable with the present line up of  (CD 4) candidates and are plotting the entry of State Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian into the race. Nazarian, the former Chief of Staff for his mentor, Paul Krekorian, has been planning his entre into the race to replace Tom LaBonge ever since he was elected to the Assembly in 2012, despite his comments to the contrary.  At the same time, Nazarian is running for reelection in November to the State Assembly against an underfunded and unknown opponent. But this is all part of the scheme as Nazarian will be able to funnel surplus money from his Assembly reelection effort - extracted from the unions, corporations, and special interests who need to curry favor with the State Legislature - to his City Council campaign coffers. These donors include the Los Angeles Police Protective League, SEIU 721, and the American Federation of Federal, State, County, and Municipal Employees, all of whom are currently negotiating contracts with our cash strapped City.
Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: "Broken Deal Cedillo" continues to ignore Cypress Park Stakeholders while Dining with Sandra Figueroa-Villa

CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" continues to stonewall requests from the Cypress Park Residents to discuss the staffing at its Historic Community Center while the most recent CD 1 Quarterly Officeholder Account Report discloses an One on One Meeting with El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director (and Police Commissioner) Sandra Figueroa-Villa. 
No Promise is Sacred for "Broken Deal Cedillo". 
** Blogger's Note: As CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", along with the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council President Alejandra Cortez, continue to stonewall Stakeholders requests for a meeting regarding the Historic Cypress Park Firehouse, now Community Center, Mayor Sam has discover documentation which shows the former "One Bill Gil" meeting with El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director (and Police Commissioner) Sandra Figueroa-Villa. Cypress Park Stakeholders, including longtime Political Activist Art Pulido, packed the last meeting of the CPNC to express their concerns about the choice of agencies that would provide services out of the old Firehouse and demand that "Broken Deal Cedillo" set up a meeting to hear them out. Stakeholders have reservations whether Figueroa-Villa's Echo Park-based Youth, Adult and Family Agency, can provide quality services to their community. According to sources, "Broken Deal Cedillo" pledge to listen to the community regarding the selection of an agency to provide services, but his recent behavior, reinforced by his meeting (or was it multiple meetings?) with Figueroa-Villa, gives the perception that "Broken Deal Cedillo" (along with CPNC President Cortez) has turned his back on Stakeholders and has chosen to reward a "Connected Non-Profit" with close (and possible Conflict of Interest) ties to his staff---Scott Johnson.   
 Cypress Park Neighborhood Council President Alejandra Cortez.
From her Campaign Bio: As a Cypress park native, I believe in engaging and empowering our community by listening to and working alongside my neighbors to make positive change. I am passionate about helping others and served a year as City Year mentor and tutor. That experience, my undergraduate, and now working on my Masters of Social Work at USC make me a unique candidate who is committed and dedicated about being an advocate for the people of Cypress Park. 
Will the Historic Cypress Park Firehouse become a Political Payoff for LAPD Police Commissioner and El Centro del Pueblo Executive Director Sandra Figueroa-Villa?
Did "Broken Deal Cedillo" discuss El Centro del Pueblo's usage of the Cypress Park Community Center with Police Commissioner (and El Centro's Executive Director) Sandra Figueroa-Villa via a meal paid for by his Officeholder Account? 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

An Anonymous Commentary on the Dysfunctional State of the LA-32 NC

We replicate this Anonymous Commentary (without editing) from a LA-32 NC Stakeholder on the Dysfunctional State of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council.  
No Peace from LA-32 NC Stakeholders for Marleen Fonseca.
**Blogger's Note: We received this anonymous comment regarding the current state of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council. Please note that we do not endorse the viewpoint of the commentator as true and the viewpoint espouse by the anonymous commentator are solely their own. All rebuttals are welcome and will be accorded the same unedited treatment---Scott Johnson.
It’s about time someone set the record straight Scott, everybody thinks that you are the one who has found out all these things about the puppet LA-32 NC Board Members, but we know it’s not true.
You have had a lot of help from a lot of people that can see that these reverse racist sell-out vendidos, who live compromised lives, are actually a part of a larger conspiracy to continue keeping the people of the East Side Down, all the while keeping you and other outspoken stakeholders off the LA-32 Neighborhood Council.
For instance it wasn’t you who found out that the current President of LA-32 NC is a 2 time arrested DUI offender, a divorced fired LAPD employee because she withheld information about her arrest records as well as her inability to stay sober.  That the reason she moved back to El Sereno is not because she really cares about it, but because she had nowhere else to go.
From the City of LA Civil Service Commission Hearing on the Termination Appeal of Marleen Caudillo (now LA-32 NC President Fonseca).
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Dispatches from the Mystical Los Angeles Political Wilderness for Monday

As the Los Angeles Times takes note of CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Park's supposed exiling to the "Political Wilderness", we undertake a bloggin journey within its common sense refuge, in seeking out the beauty of ethical, open and transparent governess.   
All smiles from CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks within the LA Political Wilderness.
Memo to the editors at the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" (aka LA Times), why for once do you allocate story budgeting on a missive regarding a supposed wilderness (a political one at that) that does not have a Eco Scribe Louie Sahagun Byline?
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Its Sunday Bloggin Comments to Mayor Sam: "The Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo (3 and 3), Michelle & Joshua PJ Corzantes and Councilman Huizar Cyber Bullying Edition for 9-21-14"

 Its time to highlight those "Anonymous Maverick Commentators", who take the time to offer their respective insight/spin/chisme on our bloggin musings, (of course, we do not take responsibility, or endorse the comments noted here as true, but heck, sometimes they provide a tipoff worth further investigating ......., especially if the "Trio of Interest" are seeking to nefariously-usurp fiscal oversight).
Former Maverick Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty R.I.P.
"For continuing Loyalty to (as exhibited by her top score of 3), and exerting Influence (as noted by the score of 3) on the behalf of City Clowncilman Jose Huizar, we present now Cesar Chavez Elementary School Principal this Certificate of Loyal Support".
** Blogger's Note: Great overcast Sunday A.M. as the current conditions provide the appropriate setting for this special "Seventh Day Edition" of Blogggin Comments to Mayor Sam. Pause with us as we revisit briefly the 2011 "Listgate Scandal" and take note of some of the names associated with the then Councilman Jose Huizar's Nixonian Scheme to grade CD 14 Constituents on their respective Loyalty (from -3 for disloyal, to 3 for loyal Huizzynista) and Influence (From 0 for no influence, to 5 for high influence). From the El Sereno List, Eddie Santillon, Honorary Mayor of El Sereno (3 and 2). LAPD Officer Steve Morales, Senior Lead Officer (3 and 4). Arturo Durado, Principal of El Sereno Middle School (2 and 4). Heidi Acosta, Principal of Sierra Vista Elementary (3 and 3). Anthony Manzano, LA 32 NC (3 and 1). LAPD Officer Oscar Cassini, Senior Lead Officer (2 and 3). Angie De La Torre, LA 32 NC/ El Sereno Farmers Market (3 and 2). Julio Torres, Our Town Magazine (** 3 and 5). ** Only perfect score from all the lists. Now back to the present, it would seem from the photo above, now current Cesar Chavez Elementary Schoo Principal Heidi Acosta-Monteo's "Loyalty to Councilman Huizar", has not been forgotten by the Princeton Graduate and that continuing support may result in some fiscal love for the newest "Connected Non-Profit (or For Profit Corporation?), Friends of Cesar Chavez Elementary School" as we disclose below, but not without concerns from our anonymous commentators---Scott Johnson.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dispatches from the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council Underground

From the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council Underground, we present a bloggin Dispatch how a "Youthful Huizzynista's" enabling, mixed with an arrogant disregard of perceived opponents of the current CD 14 Officeholder, can bring Brown Act-violating shame, to the latest incarnation of the supposed Community Elective Body.    
 LA-32 Neighborhood Council Recording Secretary Raymond "We're Done With The Public" Diaz.
** Blogger's Note: Great evening from an undisclosed location within the "Disempowerment LA-occupied" LA-32 Neighborhood Council where we bring you our latest Dispatch. To paraphrase the fictional "Dean Worner of Faber College", via the Movie Classic Animal House, "Fat (more like, obese-sized ego), Drunk (in support of all things Jose Huizar) and Stupid (in dismissing possible Brown Act violations) is not the way to run a NC Bylaws Committee", that applies to current LA-32 NC Recording Secretary and Bylaws Committee Chairperson Raymond "We're Done With The Public" Diaz. The alleged Youth Non-Profit Employee, is sadly the latest enabling Role Model, of a youthful "Huizzynista", recruited by the likes of CD 14 Staffer Julio Torres, to further the agenda of the embattled Princeton Graduate, with serious implications for the integrity of the LA-32 NC. Appointed by terminated, former LAPD employee Marleen Caudillo, now LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca, "We're Done With The Public Raymond" has been a useful tool in Councilman Huizar/ "Disempowerment LA's" scheme to downsize the number of Board Members from 21 to 15. But as we disclose below, disdain for the rules can have ramifications---Scott Johnson.    
Can you find the specifics (or lack of) in the Bylaws Committee Agenda above?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ridley-Thomas: $75,000 Prop 46 Pay to Play?

No, we didn't get rid of pay to play when James Hahn left office.

Proposition 46 is a measure to, among other things, increase the state's cap on medical malpractice awards. Backed by consumer groups, large attorney firms, some unions, politicians such as Senator Barbara Boxer and activists such as Candace Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Erin "They're boobs, Ed" Brockovich, the proposal seeks to address a number of issues and allegedly outdated laws and regulations around medical malpractice.

Not surprisingly, hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, the Republican party, the California Chamber of Commerce, Stuart Waldman's Valley Industry and Commerce Association and several other unions are opposed to the measure.

However, the latest kerfuffle around the measure concerns our old friend, County Supervisor, Mark Ridley- Thomas. The Sacramento Bee is reporting that proponents of the measure say that following a $75,000 donation by the No on 46 committee to Ridley-Thomas' PAC, the African American Voter Registration, Education and Participation Project, the Supervisor scheduled a vote for the County Board of Supervisors to vote to oppose 46.

Pay to play at work again? What would Betty Pleasant say?

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CD 14 Coffee Smackdown!! John Perez "wasn't convinced" to endorse Jose Huizar

As former Failure Mayor Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) announces that he will not challenge CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Bad Boy Jose Huizar, a coffee meeting of the two does not go well for the Princeton Graduate.
Even First Cousins can agree to disagree on political occasions.
** Blogger's Note: If anyone was still in denial about the waning political capital of CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Bad Boy Jose Huizar, then let these attributed comments from former California Assembly Speaker John Perez, shake you back to reality (Disclaimer: the following comments from former Failure Mayor Tony Villar's First Cousin John, may result in a petulant, vindictive episode of reality-based recrimination via the Princeton Graduate).
“He wasn’t able to convince me to endorse him. He didn’t make a persuasive case,”
 Being a Petulant, Vindictive Political Huevon can be a negative.
Memo to Gloria Molina Campaign Consultant Fred Register, First Cousin John's utterance needs to end up on a campaign mailer in the near future, as it showcases the current political reality in CD 14.
No amount of new Clean Community Initiatives, mixed with payoffs to Connected Non-Profits, will be able to power wash the ethical stain, that has defined the political (and personal) behavior of a once promising Princeton Graduate, turned City Hall Bad Boy.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Bloggin Personal Note ............

Time for the annual visit to the Optometrist today, will resume bloggin productivity this evening.
I can see Sleazy Huizzy even more clearly after my annual visit to the Eye Doctor.
How many "Es" in "Broken Deal Cedillo"?

Friday, September 12, 2014

T. Gloria I.F. Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine

Its all about Gloria as the Political Musing Class keyboards analysis on the upcoming battle between the termed-out Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor and the embattled CD 14 incumbent Jose Huizar. 
CD 14 City Council Candidate and LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina, with some potential CD 14 Campaign endorsers?
With apologies to Van Morrison and Patty Smith, there is a new G-L-O-R-I-A climbing the Political Musing Class Charts in Ciudad de Los Angeles.
At 66 years of age and not ready to slow down, CD 14 City Council Candidate and out-going LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina, has been a musing God-send as the likes of Jill Stewart, Doug McIntyre and others, have taken to keyboard as we excerpt below.

** Late Morning Update: Councilman Huizar's Sexual Harassment Trial postpone to March 2, 2015. One day before the CD 14 Election.
Molina’s decision to take on the ethically challenged incumbent, City Councilman Jose Huizar, raised eyebrows among City Hall watchers since professional politicians in L.A. tend to stay out of each other’s way. Of course, Huizar is a special case; his personal indiscretions have made him particularly vulnerable. In 2012 Huizar, driving a city-owned vehicle, plowed into a motorist stopped at a traffic light. Despite the late hour, no Breathalyzer was given until several hours after the accident, and when the victim finally agreed to a taxpayer-funded $185,000 settlement, Huizar had the chutzpah to declare, “I take full responsibility.”The second shoe will drop in November when a sexual harassment suit filed by former Huizar aide and paramour Francine Godoy goes to trial.
Godoy alleges Huizar, a married father of four, retaliated against her for refusing to carry on a sexual relationship. Godoy’s salary jumped from $47,000 in 2006 to $132,000 in 2013, during which time she moved into an office next to Huizar’s with a “specially constructed connecting door,” according to City Watch LA columnist Jack Humphreville.

From Jill Stewart in the LA Weekly:
Former city controller Laura Chick had harsh words for both Huizar and Molina: "I was surprised and a little aghast" about Molina's announcement, she says, "because I happen to believe in something called the art of leaving. Gloria Molina has served this city long and well, but it's time to pass the baton. I was very surprised that in this long time of public service that she hasn't found someone to mentor. Men — or especially women. And it's disappointing to me."
But, Chick adds, "That said, I hope to heck someone puts Jose Huizar out of office."
Grace Yoo, a Koreatown activist involved in a federal lawsuit that claims the 2012 Wesson-led redistricting chopped apart legally protected communities, has not taken a side in the Molina-Huizar war.
But if Molina can persuade voters that the City Council is emerging as a new version of the old boys' club — 14 males who vote in lockstep on 99 percent of council matters — she may pose a threat to Huizar.
Yoo says, "I think the fact that Gloria Molina stepped into the CD14 race means that this very quiet race has, all of a sudden, become a very major race. ... She's been the first Latina on so many occasions. She certainly wouldn't be the first Latina City Council member — but the fact is that we currently only have one" woman on the council: Nury Martinez, who represents part of the San Fernando Valley.

Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11-01: A Day Forever to be Remember .........

Our thoughts on this Thirteenth Anniversary of 9-11-01 are with the families of those who's losses are still profound and with the heroes who's selfless deeds, were and still are, an inspiration that personified the American Spirit. 

May the Flag of Freedom forever Wave.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Another "Broken Deal Cedillo Moment" as Clowncilman Gil announces himself the 2014 El Grito MC

Inquiring minds want to know why embattled CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar is not the Lead Host of the 2014 Edition of El Grito??
 CD 14 City Clowncilman Jose Huizar can only frown as his diluted Political Capital at City Hall enables CD 1 City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" to happily usurp him as this year's MC of El Grito.
Blogger's Note: Political Choices in life have consenquences, just ask CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Bad Boy Jose Huizar. As a judge was hearing arguments yesterday in Federal Court pertaining to the backroom-crafted, racially-motivated, now litigious 2012 Redistricting Controversy, another backroom-crafted move was made public that undercuts the supposed "Princeton Graduate's" gains from the 2012 process. Judging from the Media Advisory below, Mayor Eric Garcetti, with the help of CD City Clowncilman Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", have made a end around in usurping the embattled Clowncilman's control of Downtown turf, by bumping him from lead host of this year's El Grito Festivities. Can we call this political payback for mouthing off on the successful Jay-Z Concert at Grand Park? Si Senor---Scott Johnson. 
 Media Advisory!! "Broken Deal Cedillo" brokers backroom agreement to host El Grito 2014 on CD 14 turf.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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