LA-32 Duped by Huizy
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Subject: LA-32 Duped by school board president
Jose Huizar deceives LA-32 Neighborhood Council
The sponsors listed on an education forum community flyer that is circulating lists Senator Romero, LAUSD board president Jose Huizar, and The LA-32 NC. Missing from the flyer is a representative from the Governors office, as promised by the office of Mr. Huizar. During an outreach presentation to the LA-32 NC on the 13th, Mr. Huizar's representative was clear that a representative from the governors office would be present at the forum on the 26th. First suggested then pressed by LA-32 board member Linda McGuire that a governors rep be present so that the NC could sign on to what then would be understood as a balanced forum, Mr. Huizar's representative assured the NC that those arrangements were being made thru Senator Romero's office. The board then voted to sign on as a community outreach participant. A phone call that I had placed to the Senators office the following Thursday or Friday was met with some lack of understanding as to even the Senators scheduling to be at the forum let alone scheduling a governor rep to attend the meeting. Late last week I was made aware that El Sereno Resident and former LA-32 board member Gilbert Lopez had called the governors LA office reporting that they were never extended an invitation to attend. Mr. Lopez also discovered that Mr. Huizar had never made overtures to the governors office, and had no intention of inviting any governor or GOP representatives. This is highly unusual, and I'm sure embarrassing for board president Huizar, as well I am sure very unsettling to the LA-32 Neighborhood Council.
See you all at the Forum