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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Rumor Mills and Missing Money


With a "pending announcement" scheduled for 12:30 Monday from Huizy, the rumors are running that this is the announcement from the Mayor jumping on board officially. Not that Huizy hasn't been running around town already spreading the news, but at least if true it will now be official. We''ll have to stay tuned to see.


***UPDATE*** Word has it Fabian Nunez will also be at the endorsement press conference


As for other news, according to the LA Downtown News Huizy faced off with Pacheco last week as well. I've clipped out my favorite segment:

"I think immediately that money should come forward from the school district. It's unfortunate that José has been aware of it for two years and there has been absolutely no movement," Pacheco said. "There's no legal issue here. If the city of Los Angeles has to pay its BID money, the school district has to pay its BID money, and hopefully that will get results sooner than later."

Questioned after the meeting, Huizar said he learned of the unpaid bill two years ago at a social gathering, rather than during school board duties, and that he asked board staffers about it, but received resistance. "I went back on my own to ask for that information. I didn't want to give the perception that I sat on the issue for two years and did nothing," said Huizar.

He said he is now focusing on the matter. "I'm definitely making it an issue to find the information and address it. While I'm on the school board I'll find a resolution to that for the Fashion District."
A few thoughts...

Huizy knew of the problem two years ago. He went to his OWN staff and met resistance? wtf? He can't stand up to his own staff? He was the President of the School Board. No, he didn't sit on the issue. He was just to chicken shit to stand up to his own staff. Good thing he's NOW focusing on it. Unless of course he still has the same staff.

And some of you actually support him?

61 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Re: Missing Money. Maybe there's an issue here, but who can tell with such through-a-glass-darkly "reporting." Do your job, Franko, and there might be something for somebody -- anybody -- to react to. What's the story?

July 31, 2005 10:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brother Huizar,

I'm supporting you bro but it is time to put the campaign in gear and teach Little Nicky a thing or two about hardball politics.

July 31, 2005 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brother Huizar,

You are not really my brother, decided to use it as prev. anon out of respect, I guess.

Let me give you advice from a senior in the city. If you are not ready for this type of job, which seems so, just get experience, learn, and then run for this office after you have 4-5 years of helping people.

So far, your record is not sufficient to win the votes of my senior comrades and myself. We truly feel you might be a nice guy and all, but that alone will not win the votes, you must have a record, honesty, and sufficient projects that show your accomplishments. We looked into your accomplishments and became dissapointed, so try harder instead to learn and then run in the future.

July 31, 2005 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brother Nick,

You are the one we are voting for, us seniors have looked into both your records, accomplishments, and vision. You will have our support.

Good Luck in the race.

July 31, 2005 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Cy-Nic-O Pachueco said:

What a crock. Here's a senior Eagle Rocker who won't be taken in by Cy-Nick-o Pachueco's act again.

Listen up Pachuecos: IT DOESN'T WORK.

We know your boy's record only too well.

July 31, 2005 11:33 PM  

Anonymous "Cínico Pachueco" said:

That's good, but this is how to spell it:

"Cínico Pachueco"


(note the accent on the first i)

July 31, 2005 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This blog should be for the ages of 18-50, you seniors are too old to vote anyways, can't even puncture the ballots correctly.

July 31, 2005 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The council's work has nothing to do with recent political pushes, including a bill proposed by state Sen. Gloria Romero to allow the mayor to appoint school board members and the superintendent of the 745,000-student district.

"I think ultimately we need to move toward mayoral control. But we need to build that support by fostering trust and making a case over time, and that's what I hope to do," Villaraigosa said.

August 01, 2005 12:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RICK ORLOV WROTE A GOOD PIECE ON VILLARAIGOSA AND HIS FIRST MONTH.

HERE IS PARTIAL PART OF ARTICLE:
"That approach comes at a cost for Villaraigosa, whose daily schedule often starts as early as 6 a.m. and doesn't end until after 8 p.m. But he said in a recent interview with the Daily News that he is fueled by the challenge.

"I get charged up when I see people and I see the expectations they have," Villaraigosa said. "Are they too high? ... Only time will tell if I am able to keep this going."

August 01, 2005 12:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose said he did not know where the 253 million LAUSD overspent either. He said he will look into it in another two years.

This guy cannot manage himself let alone the LAUSD or a council district.

I guess anybody can run for Council these days.

Nick, you better not lose to this empty suit with no vision or backbone. All he is, is a front for Antonio to be Councilmember and Mayor at the same time.

August 01, 2005 2:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a moron!

Can you wait two years for the money I owe you Jose?

I guess you and Antonio are alike, not very bright people. Boy Latino politicians are not very bright these days.

August 01, 2005 2:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

www.fulldisclosure.net

for more information on Sleazy Huizy...

August 01, 2005 3:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose:

You are giving us Cal alumni a bad name. The universal comment I hear about you is that you are not engaged and have no vision. To that I would add that you allow staff to call the shots. You blew it before you started.

August 01, 2005 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times does much better job on AV's 1st month.
Hard Choices May End Mayor's Honeymoon
During his first month in office, Villaraigosa has avoided taking sides on transit, school issues.

And today, longtime Villaraigosa critics, such as Victoria Torres, are not surprised that the mayor hasn't made many tough decisions yet. "He looks like he's still campaigning," said Torres, a resident of the Eastside district that Villaraigosa represented on the City Council. "When's he going to get down to business?"

August 01, 2005 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose "Not Ready for Prime Time" Huizar

August 01, 2005 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like the 3 stooges will be holding a press conf. in their little boy suits, Antonio, Fabian and Jose. All who have problems with Napoleon Syndrome.

Daily News says it best:
LAUSD will need to explain why, at a time when L.A.'s public-school enrollment is no longer soaring, the LAUSD must continue building schools at breakneck speed.

And the board will need to justify why it decided to allocate a piddly $50 million -- less than 2 percent -- of the bond revenues to charter schools.

August 01, 2005 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pachueco would like to have it both ways. He said "his experience and ties to elected officials would allow him to proceed without a learning curve." But at the same time he tries to dismiss Huizar's much more important alliances.

Nick won't be able to deliver. He's burned too many critical bridges. Trying to pretend otherwise doesn't change anything or fool anybody.

August 01, 2005 8:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think you comment about Nick is somewhat accurate. However, Jose hasn't delivered for District 2 and hasn't show the capacity to resolve simply issues like a $60K payment to the BID. If Jose gets elected, the residents of CD 14 lose (unless of course, Antonio plans to be mayor and CD 14 councilman).

August 01, 2005 8:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is the City Clerk going to release financila filings for these guys? I only see Herb's 72K, but nothing in CD 14.

Who's Meruelo going to play with? What about AEG?

Let's see the real money!!!

August 01, 2005 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did anyone get polled this past week on LAUSD?

Three main subject areas:

Should the Mayor take over?

Should the Board be appointed?

Would you vote for a bond/tax assesment?

Anyone?

August 01, 2005 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard that Fabian and AV are endorsing Jose today precisely because Jose has been doing so poorly. They are trying to stop the bleeding which seems amazing given that the race hasn't really started yet.

August 01, 2005 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We're about 100 days from election. The race is well under way.

Jose has been doing great! They are releasing the announcement this early to get people motivated and attract attention. It's amazingly difficult to get the average person to focus on anything political during the summer. This endorsement locks up third house in the City and allows Jose to go strong up to Sacto when they reconvene.

What are the reports from this weekend’s walks? Will Pacheco be turning in his 2000+ signatures he pledged to bring in?

-Chespirito

August 01, 2005 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone who tells you they know how the race is going is full of shit.

Nobody knows. All we know is that two early polls show Pacheco 30 points ahead.

Today's endorsements will help Jose close the 45-15 gap and we won't know if it is enough to win until late October.

If Jose has been stumbling it is because he has never run for office. In his two early elections he did not have any opposition.

August 01, 2005 9:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:17 is just wrong.

Everybody loves a winner and when Pacheco wins he will have no problem working with the council members.

The Mayor is not going to screw over the eastside over a personal vendetta.

After losing to Villaraigosa in 2003 Pacheco worked hard until the last day and fought to make sure the budget was right for the City.

He showed his dedication to the City and to his district. He got a ton of good press and reviews for doing the right thing after losing.

August 01, 2005 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No way, Jose'!!!

Go back and learn basic political management skills... if YOU are the elected official (board PRESIDENT!), you tell the STAFF what to do. You are the one accountable to the voters and taxpayers.

Buck-passing we don't need in CD14.

Go back and start your political career. Nick has some opposition, BECAUSE, he has done some things -- some of which people don't like.

If nobody opposes you (except your STAFF), then it's because YOU HAVEN'T BEEN DOING ANYTHING (like the guy's who's endorsement you CRAVE).

August 01, 2005 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose needs a few more years in Triple A.

August 01, 2005 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose needs to mature for about another 10years. Antonio or Fabian won't be able to help him with all the problems at LAUSD. How can Jose pass the buck when he's been prez for 4 yrs and done NOTHING. He's hanging on by a thread to AV's balls. Pathetic that he's become Antonio's bitch. Say what you want about Nick but at least he has a record of accomplishments. Even the Antonio supporters are jumping on his bandwagon because they know Jose knows nothing about being a councilman. If Jose can't even run the school board right how the hell can he run a district? HE CAN'T

August 01, 2005 11:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose is good people. And, Nick is an ass. I do recognize Jose's many shortcomings, which is why I've suggested we find another candidate.

August 01, 2005 11:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Based on all candidates, Nick Pacheco is most qualified and determined candidate.

August 01, 2005 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Desperate Housewife Pachueco said:

Of course MAV is not going to screw over the eastside over a personal vendetta. It won't come up, because Nick isn't getting back on the Council.

Nick is determined because he hasn't found anything better to do with himself and his self-delusions. The desperation shows in his supporters' comments -- they've entered middle age and things just haven't worked out for them. That's why they pound away relentlessly at Huizar's relative youth.

They wish they were young or successful but they are neither. Just a couple of years ago they tried to paint Pachueco as the new generation of leadership that had to defend itself against AV's supposedly old generation. Now the shoe's on the other foot and it hurts. They're the over-the-hill gang now and it's gotten to them bad.

August 01, 2005 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Time to take the training wheels off the CD14 council office. Community activists are damn tired of "training" weak sisters like Jose and his endorser and staff (for the past two years) for higher office, while nothing gets done in one of the neediest council districts in the city.

They should be showing US the ropes, instead, it's been 24 months of amateur hour, and the best AV's endorsement can offer us is ANOTHER 18 months of "Gong Show" antics.

PLEASE, NOT AGAIN!

August 01, 2005 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If 41-year-old Pacheco "over-the-hill," 11:56 a.m., then what the HELL is 52-year-old ADV (to say nothing of the hordes of grey-haired flower-children supporters that follow him around and how for a return to the glorious days of 1960s "activism")?

Get a clue, and update your fact file.

August 01, 2005 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Moore certainly isn't "better" but his evaluation of the first 30-days of ADV's governance by photo-op couldn't be "correcter". . .

http://mooreisbetter.com/month01.htm

August 01, 2005 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How come LAUSD has money ($1 million plus) to PR people into thinking they've improved situations, and not enough to pay its much smaller debts to ($60K)?

(Huizar's answer = "build more schools". . . that people can't use due to health and safety issue (?), and where children can't read, and teachers can't teach.

The answer is more buildings, right one-dimensional Jose?

Wrong. 100 years ago, kids got better educations from teachers with high school educations, sitting in one-room schoolhouses.

The answer is NOT more buildings and bond issues. That's bureacratic crap!

August 01, 2005 12:07 PM  

Anonymous desperate housewife Pachueco said:

12 noon - Youth and age are relative. They are both middle aged, but with big differences. 52-year-old ADV is mayor. 41-year-old Pacheco is an unemployed lawyer whose supporters can't stop whining about how young his opponent is.

August 01, 2005 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dude, two years ago, ADV was an un-employed pol who FAILED the bar multiple times... and had to take two steps back to get employed again.

HA!

(And then couldn't get his 50-year-old ass "employed" doing ONE DAMN THING of any consequence for the district).

Couldn't even begin to FINISH 50 or so constituent-driven projects Pacheco gave him the whole damn road map for...

I'll take competence over presently employed in some bureaucratic haze, any day, hack!

August 01, 2005 12:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What has Villaraigosa done for any of use lately (or even in the recent past?

Oh yeah... SETTLED THE MTA strike (in 2003).

Keep checking back. Maybe he'll get a manicure today -- tandem, with Sleezy.

August 01, 2005 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

did anyone attend Huizar's press conference?

August 01, 2005 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose:

A bit of advice that your inept kithchen cabinet is not giving you:

Disappear until election day and let AV run the race.

August 01, 2005 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another bit of advice, Jose.

If by some means you do become a city councilman, ditch EVERY AV STAFF MEMBER in sight as quickly as you possibly can. It was Antonio's Achilles Heel from day one, and you don't have his reputation or charisma to fall back on to keep overcoming the major league screw-ups those bitter, inept children foist on those they're "taking care of!"

August 01, 2005 1:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like Jose's got his own group of inept staffers to deal with already.

Maybe Padilla will take all of AV's retreads back to Sacramento.

August 01, 2005 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHAT A JOKE...

Villaraigosa never could find the 14th district, now he endorses HUiZAR, while they're all STANDING ONE BLOCK INSIDE CD9!

Doesn't ANYONE in this little clique own a map of the friggin' district!

August 01, 2005 1:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose and Nick are not that far apart in age. Nick 41 Jose 36 not a big F@#$en diffrence in age!! However, there is a huge diffrence in experience. In experience Jose is a pre-teen and Nick is a mature man. Stop while you're ahead Jose. Save your self embarrassment.

August 01, 2005 2:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jose: ditch your LAUSD staff. They got your into half the messes you are in the first place.

August 01, 2005 2:35 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

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August 01, 2005 3:01 PM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

I will do a Hit piece on Nick Pacheco every ten days until the last ten days of the election.

Mr Pacheco will go home crying to his eagle rock home everynight.

So sorry.

Some stories i am working on...

Nick the early years....

My stint as a Charter Commissioner...

Me and Acevedo....

The DA race that never was...

Cal Inc...

A day in the life of a LA Colectiva kid...

Please pay me...

and many many more -- happy blogging.

August 01, 2005 3:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The sad part is that you could not do anything on Jose cuz he hasn't done anything. Jose the begining years reads the same as Jose the "wasteful LAUSD" years.

August 01, 2005 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget, Chief Faker, Nick the "I didn't lie about creating 80 neighborhood watches in CD14 like ADV and butt buddy Parker, did as a sad attampt to justify stealing two years of salary from the city" years (this year).

August 01, 2005 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

80 WATCHES, chief -- you said you had proof, but never produced it (of course). Nothing you post is worth spit until you clear up that little "expose."

Lying scum bag!

August 01, 2005 3:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parker can't produce, any more than do-nothing AV and Huizar ever have.

Just more campaign fodder...

...from a mudder-F*er

August 01, 2005 3:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV endorsed Huizar in District 9???

Where did they take the press for drinks afterwards, Beverly Hills!?

August 01, 2005 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

80 watches, or Parker's posts aren't worth the bytes wasted to post them.

He "found" 100+ (in the 15 communities in CD14).

What a pants-load...

August 01, 2005 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The "80 watches" guy must wake up in the middle of the night screaming about 80 watches.

August 01, 2005 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO, no, it's 100+ watches -- Chief Faker SWORE he found them...

Just like he's CERTAIN ADV will be a better mayor than the last guy...

Just like he's SURE Huizar will be a better CM than Pacheco...

Hell, I wouldn't let Parke(r) cheat off MY paper in class for fear I'D get a failing grade (and only be able to graduate ins HUIZAR's LAUSD district)!

August 01, 2005 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Parker, do you EVER support anybody that Parke Skelton's NOT representing???

Now THAT's an intersting coincidence.

(Be careful, "the Skel" loses more than he wins in this town -- why do you think he works OUT-OF-STATE so much? AV -- THIS time -- was a fluke -- and someone else what leading the charge in reality. MAYBE he's back up to batting .333, but probably not).

August 01, 2005 4:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar. I KNOW Antonio...

I've been lied to (to my face) REPEATEDLY, by Antonio. . .

You're no Antonio!

(Shit, Antonio's no "ANTONIO" once you cut through all the spinning).

August 01, 2005 4:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's learning from the best of them, though.

Blame it on your "uncontrollable" staff (that you hired).

That works for awhile -- although by the time you start your second term in that position, you would think his staffers would let the "President" of the school board make SOME of his own decisions.

August 01, 2005 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio was bought and sold like a WHORE and now he's doing the same for Sleazy Huizy. Huizy has become Antonio's bitch and needs to find his balls. CD14 doesn't want a weak, inexperienced asshole as a councilman. CD14 staffers are actively campaigning using our tax dollars for Jose. I think Jose is a woman in drag, I've never in my life seen such a weak, pathetic man.

August 02, 2005 2:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

sleazy weazel ,is av bitch and if he thinks he will stradle the mayors office and cd 14 he is wrong . weazy cant handle his staffers how do you expect him to handle cd 14. Av is just trying to pay back his supportors in his district by controlling the area politics through weazy. He supports the ico to stop development of new housing. But on the other hand has recieved thousands of dollars in contributions from contractors . lets see when someone builds a home they pay thousands in school fees that end up in the pockets of
school district. How dumb can you be to suppress new housing and still plan to collect money for lausd.

August 08, 2005 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

someone fire all cd 14 staffers
they are trying to ram this ico down our throats . How can you pass an ordinance when our district has no sitting council person. The community has spoken and we do not want an ico period.
av has won and you can go home now staffers and stop campaigning for weazy. focus on fixing our potholes and making our streets safe from crime. we do not need more red tape, go get a job in the real world and see how long you would last ,not very long .

August 08, 2005 1:44 AM  

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