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Following an email from Noah Modisett, of the Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils regarding Neighborhood Council participation in upcoming Mayoral debates, Hernandez protested the exclusion of Moore. The Neighborhood Councils are gearing up for two KCAL/KCBS sponsored debates to be held in February, at which select groups from each of the city's Neighborhood Councils will be invited to attend.
Hernandez, who garnered national attention with his campaign to save the seal is a frequent guest on various local talkradio programs and has gained quite a high profile in the community. So far on Moore's behalf, he has sent out two e-mail missives to his massive list.
"As a member of the North Hollywood Northeast Neighborhood Council I would like to ask what makes a candidate for Mayor viable enough to be included in the debates sponsored by the Neighborhood Councils?," Hernandez began his email. "Walter Moore has the support, money and knowledge to be considered a viable candidate. I am submitting a formal request and protest to the Alliance of Neighborhood Councils as well as the Ethics Commission...If the Alliance is a sponsor then city funding is involved. As a board member I demand a fair, honest and inclusive debate." Hernandez later sent out the city requirements for Mayoral candidates to receive city matching funds, most of which Moore has met.
Hernandez is known for rallying the troops on hot button topics. Moore should count himself lucky he's taken up this cause. Now if Hernandez can rally LA's Republican establishment to back up Moore - that would be a feather in his cap! But don't count on those sell-outs to do anything.