Public Works, Poopy and More
So we are presenting some highlights here and may detail more as time goes on.
Los Angeles Board of Public Works
Valerie Lynne Shaw, President, has served since 2000. Her contributions include $500 to Poopy's election campaign, $500 to Laura Chick's controller campaign and $150 to Bitter Bernie's council campaign. For more details click here.
Ellen Stein, Vice President has served since 1994. She is far more generous than Valerie having donated $18,000 over the years. At least a grand each to Mayor Poopy, Alex Padilla and Laura Chick, $500 to Denny Zine, amongst some now retired pols such as Hal Bernson. Add in her legendary developer and politically connected husband, Ted Stein and you get nearly another $22,000. Man, that's a lot of mother's milk! To see it all click here and here. (Also - you can buy an official Mayor Sam "Pay to Play" Stein HERE!)
Janice Wood has served since 2001. Her background has been years in organized labor, so she probably doesn't have a lot of money, having donated $500 to Woody Fleming (remember him?) and $100 to Tony Cardenas (so she will probably get along with Yolanda). I'll link to her contributions, but I just gave them all to you.
Ronald Low has served since 2001. He's an attorney who's only coughed up $2100 in donations, but again could get along with Yolanda as he's given nearly half of that to Cardenas. What there is, is all here.
Cynthia Ruiz's photo and bio are still up on the Commission website so look now while you can (but knowing how ITA works it could be a while before Yolanda gets on there). She was appointed by Poopster in 2003. To be fair, she has forked over about $900, most of it to Tony V. Read it here. And one of tipsters asks me to point out she too is hotter than Yolanda.
Yolanda Fuentes comes on board after serving stints with Tony Cardenas while he was in the Assembly and now that he is on the Council. She was Tony's hand picked successor, but was trounced by Cindy Montanez, (it wasn't even close) the impressive, young former Mayor of San Fernando. Before even joining the Commission, she has made $1200 in contributions, most of it to boss Cardenas and ally Alex Padilla.
Well there you go. We've only scratched the surface. For some of you, this is old hat, inconsequential and not a problem. What do the citizens of this city think?