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Monday, January 23, 2006

What's Up In CD9?

Prior to being elected to serve as the representative of the Ninth District, Jan Perry had a long history of public service with the City of Los Angeles. During the five years she spent as Chief of Staff for the Ninth District, she became intimately involved with the concerns of the community. In 1998, she was appointed by Mayor Richard Riordan as the Executive Director of the Census 2000 Outreach Project for the City of Los Angeles.

Perry made Los Angeles her home in 1974 and attended the University of Southern California earning a Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Cum Laude. She received her B.A. in 1977, followed by a Masters in Public Administration in 1981. In addition, she earned a Certificate in Litigation from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension in 1979.

So, what's up in CD9?


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unfortunately for it's constituents like me, nothing is up in CD 9 outside of downtown (south of Pico Blvd). Here in the residential area, unlicensed vendors continue to hawk food from street corner, homeless are pushed into the community from downtown shelters, graffiti is everywhere, the crime rate is up, and constituent services is down. The attempt to put a soccer field at Slauson and Main St. is a feigned attempt at making folks think that there is some kind of recreation going on at parks in the district.
Riddle me this, how can you have a soccer field with at least 4 games played on it every Saturday and not have any restroom facilities? There is no parking lot and no lights for those who play after dark. Not to mention the food that vendors hawks to players and bystanders. Where do they wash their hands? Uggggh- nasty!
It seems as if CD 9 is the dumping ground for everything that other CD's don't want, or have gotten rid of.
If you are going to crack down on illegal immigrants, this is the CD to do it in. Even CD 15 is better represented (no, CM Hahn did not pay me for that).
CM Perry created a "furniture district". What the hell? Several blocks of factories spewing pollutants. And what's up with the folks (read mexicans) selling vehicles on the streets?
CM Perry should take a look at her district and the quality of life issues that affect the residents there and the home values.
Who's next in line to run since this is her last term? Maybe i'll file papers and take care of some of this myself. The CANNDU folks aren't doing shit but meeting for the sake of meeting.

January 23, 2006 5:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seems CD9 has deteriorated since Perry got in. Correct that more homeless are moving into her district and nothing being done about it. CD14 has more illegal vendors but at least the coppers in CD9 do sweeps periodically not in CD14. All Perry cares about is the developers. Big money guys with big ideas for downtown LA. No one gave a shit about the homeless until the LA Live and Grand Avenue billion dollar developments were mentioned. Typical politicans only give a damn about $$$$$$$$$ not regular folks who are hard working and want a safe place to live.

January 23, 2006 5:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is there ever anyone positive on this blog these days? All it brings out are the discontents who didn't get elected to these seats, want to get elected to these seats, or are out of touch with the real people who choose these folks as their representatives in election after election in the face of competition. This is not some aristocracy where people are inheriting their seats. Perry worked hard for hers and is one of the hardest-working people in City Hall. Unlike Tom LaBonge, who is known as the district guy, but can't follow through on many projects, Perry actually knows her district better than anyone knows their own. She's too conservative for my tastes on some issues, but she's getting a lot of crap done.

January 23, 2006 6:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:31, no one ever said (or at least I didn't) that Perry did not work hard and did not deserve her seat. I merely pointed out what I feel needs to be addressed in CD 9?
CM Perry is actually one of my favorite CM's. You're right when you say that she worked her ass off to get where she is. She has an incredible work ethic and she's very cordial to me when I do see her although she has no idea that she represents me on the council.
Take for example that battle with the urban garden in the district. I thought Perry handled it well.

I do feel that our community is being neglected because we don't generate much money. Of course it's a two way street and that maybe enough residents aren't taking interest in the community as they used to. I'll admit that I don't get involved too much because I feel that I won't make a difference on some things. Other things I do get involved with because I know I can effect change.
CM Perry is one of the good CM's that i've run across in a long while.

January 23, 2006 7:43 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

My chocolate Princess is doing her job. The only reason she's focusing Downtown is so the entire district can bring funds to take care of smaller items to her constituents.

January 23, 2006 8:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This district was the one time 9th District from Boyle Heights that Edward Roybal represented from 1949 to 1961 before going on to congress after having the Supervisors race stolen from him - Eastside ballot boxes were later found in the river. Although his council colleagues promised Roybal that his 9th district would be left to a Latino, they reneged and gave the seat to one time City Hall janitor, Gilbert Lindsay. Little by little the district was gerrymandered away from Latino strong Boyle Heights to south central rich African American. This left the once white 14th to swallow up Boyle Heights. But now the 14th is now Latino soon to be followed by the 9th - Perry is the last African American to represent this area. With the Alameda corridor and the potential of limitless "inner city redevelopment" , Antonio and his minions will make sure Cedillo ends up with this seat.

January 23, 2006 9:42 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:


Yep , you said it dorrectly , JAn Perry may well be the last African AMerican to represent cd 9 , but you never know.

That cop might get his chance next time around.

as for the others complaingin about the sweeps in skid row, what sweeps, aclu said no sweeps , the reason for the homeless in otehr places is the lawlessness that takes place here , where those who are homeless don't want to be here.

The spin from those who don't reside here in skid row , like I do , makes you want o beleive it is because of sweeps etc, it is because the ACLU has tied the hands of law enforcement as to why the homeless reside in other parts of cd9 and cd 14.

we aren't nimby's in skid row, we used to be out on those streets, we are nimby's when it comes to the drug trade and the partying, clean it up and bring me more neighbors , I don't mind.

January 23, 2006 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree that Perry is the last AA to hold that seat. Too bad most of the latinos in the area can't vote. Too many illegals in the district.
Cedillo just may run and win. Maxine's seat will be taken by a latino next.

January 23, 2006 1:49 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

That is why I say may well be , because a lot of the latinos can't vote , but you will be surprised , latinos don't just vote for latinos. So we could see another african american replace Jan Perry.

It depends on where the new money and jobs from Downtown Development will be benefitting , will they be benefitting east , or south?

January 23, 2006 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's quite a bit of anger in the district at Perry's treatment of her opponent, Peter Torres, one of the few police officers in this city who live in their own district let alone the city itself. (Newton Divison). First Perry and some of her supporters made spurious accusations that Torres was violating election-law regulations, and then she got him transferred to another division. He eventually was transferred back but she showed her character-she's willing to use law enforcement as political tool.

January 23, 2006 3:43 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Much like our current mayor, when he was a City Councilman rejecting a proposal for a sales tax increase to fund and help the LAPD.

This was a political tool because if Hahn had this he would have had a slight chance to win in 2005 election because public safety=Votes for the incumbent

January 23, 2006 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Officer Peter Torres was never transferred back to Newton he is now at Rampart where they love him. He was worshiped in Newton because he cared about the residents and went above and beyond doing his job. Read the LA Weekly where they portrayed Perry to be nothing more then a jealous, vindicative witch out to get a hard working officer. Perry was mad at Ofc. Torres because he said the truth about her moving homeless into the district. She did illegal things to get back at that poor officer. She is not liked by many LAPD rank and file. How can they trust her????

January 23, 2006 5:39 PM  

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January 23, 2006 5:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a Newton Police Officer, I feel that the only thing Ms. Perry is doing is looking out for her own political career. Her next move might either be the state assembly or senate. It is a tragedy that our station is unrepresentative of the community, of which FireHouse 14 across the street remains in shambles. The black firefighter museum has been revemped and well kept, unfortunately, that firehouse does not service the community. wake up jan perry

January 23, 2006 10:13 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

sounds like someone needs to do an adopta firehouse and then begin advocating on thier behalf.

skid row residents have decided to do the same for the skid row number 9 firehouse. we even had an appreication day for them even before the CCA honored one of their firefighters last week, This community came together last summer.

January 24, 2006 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

dgarzila that is a great idea. People would be shocked at how much these firefighters and police officers need. The fire stations in Boyle Heights are really runned down and the firefighters at one station paid out of their own pocket to at least put grass outside to make it look nice. That is shameful. Police Officers are always putting out of their own pocket for things the city says it doesn't have the money for. These damn politicans better wake up and get off their asses and start taking care of business. I don't know what the hell they're getting paid for cause CD9, CD14, look like SHIT.

January 24, 2006 6:40 AM  

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