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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Weezy's Shady Corrupt Housing Games

The LA Weekly reports on funny business going on with Councilman Jose Huizar's place(s) of residence.

The Weekly says regarding work done on a home owned by the Councilman at 4903 La Calandria Way in El Sereno, Huizar "ignored the law, expanded his house, then used insiders to make things okay."
Finally, the city issued a written order on December 16, 2003, informing Huizar — a man with a planning degree from Princeton University who once worked for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo — that the house violated 19 sections of the municipal code.
A supporter of Huizar's opponent Alvin Parra told the Weekly that:
Huizar’s illegal building case should bar him from serving on the council’s powerful Planning and Land Use Management Committee, a three-member panel that meets each week to approve major development projects. If Huizar didn’t think the city’s permitting process was important, neither should other builders, suggested architect Tom Osinski.
According to the Weekly, Huizar has purchased a new home south of El Sereno and intends to rent out the La Calandria property.

The Weekly report says that though Huizar bought the home in 2001, he later changed his voter registration to a dingy apartment in Boyle Heights located in the LA Unified school board district that he wanted to run in. A year later LAUSD gerrymandered Huizar's district to include his El Sereno home.

Is this the kind of guy we want in charge of other people's land usage?

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34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NO! This is disgusting. Not to mention that this hack did a terrible job on the school board, and is now doing a terrible job as CM. This city is so upside though he'll probably get another promotion.

February 21, 2007 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's what we do, reward anyone who goes against the rules...cuz it's politically correct.

February 21, 2007 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa carpet-bagged to get to run for city council in the first place, and people applauded him for being resourceful, saying the district lines, approved by committes for the city were invalid, and only intended to diss him.

Now THAT's rewarding corruption!

February 22, 2007 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

These accusations about Huizar's El Sereno home were all over the Mayor Sam blog long before he won this seat the first time - look back. The claims have never been secret.

So, Parra knew all about this when he went to work for Huizar, and just stuck it in his back pocket, "in case" he decided to run against him later. He kept silent for 11 months because he was getting a handsome city paycheck.

What a little mercenary scumbag. Don't reward him with a single thought that he's some well-meaning whistle-blower.

What Alvin's been "blowing" his whole political career doesn't make a sharp, shrill sound (usually).

February 22, 2007 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LATE HIT, LATE HIT.

Tag, you're it Parke.

Neener, neener, neener!

February 22, 2007 12:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WOW, Mayor Sam... posted minutes after it hit the Internet.

I hereby apologize to Zuma Dogg for ever thinking he was the only "tool" on this blog being used by the "Homer Simpson for City Council" campaign.

February 22, 2007 12:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This may actually help Huizar, at least with anyone who's ever tried to do anything with their house in the rat race that is L.A. City planning.

They'll think, good for him for figuring out how to get around the ungodly maze of city regulations and bureaucratic garbage.

The rest just won't care.

February 22, 2007 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who tipped you to the Weekly story, Mayor Sam. As if anyone had to ask.

Alvin's just digging his political grace deeper and muddier. Nick Pacheco's working his way back into the good graces of city leaders just two years later. Alvin won't live long enough to get beyond all his concocted and exxagerated slime.

February 22, 2007 12:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

. . . political GRAVE

February 22, 2007 1:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Truly. It's not exactly like Parra has been the revoluntionary "man of the people" these past 20 years. More like the Gunga Din of slime and slop for other career politicians' mud-slinging campaigns, including AV and Huizar.

Talk about biting the hand that bred you!

February 22, 2007 1:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DISCLAIMER FROM THE RED SPOT INSTITUTE

To 12:54 and 12:59, last night after viewing the on-line edition of the LA Weekly. We placed a call to the hotline, giving Mayor Sam the scoop on the Zahnister article. It was not "HOMER's" camp. Knowing how the "Cut and Pasters" would salivate over this story, what a public service would it be to this blog, to continue the "BLUE MUD BOWL" right up to election day. BTW, great job "HUIZZY" on learning from "BOSS MOLINA" on how to skirt around city zoning laws when it comes to home inprovement. Next we will have "HUIZZY VILA" doing a infomertial, paid for by the "FIFTEEN GROUP", on how to remodel your home without proper permits. Testimonials by "BOSS MOLINA" and old man.

FREEDOM AND FREE ENTERPRISE

"RED SPOT OF REASON IN CD 14"

February 22, 2007 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio supporters never sleep, it appears. The article absolutely shows that Huizar is guilty of perjury (at a minimum) and all you get is attacks on Parra.

12.08? Please tell us where this information was 11 months ago?

I can't believe you guys live in CD14.

Can you imagine how crazy people must be, or so blindly loyal to Villaraigosa, that they want a liar and a perjurer to be their councilmember.

February 22, 2007 7:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Old news and it didn't hurt Huizar when he ran the last time. It was well reported on the El Sereno house. Is this all Alvin has? What ever happened to the big bomb? Alvin has public safety on his mailers yet he fails to show up to the ceremony for the new police station. Perception is everything and the fact that he didn't even show up (its not like he has a job) shows he really doesn't care about the community.

February 22, 2007 7:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"A screw up by permitting officials," says Huizar. But don't you read what you sign, mr. Councilmember?

And was it one screw up, Mr. Huizar, or two? No, it was three!

Mr. Councilmember? You signed your name on a document that had the incorrect owner of YOUR home appearing THREE times.

Drew Smith one year after you bought the house from him. Mr and Mrs Attala three years after you bought the house. And Drew Smith again five years after you bought the house!

And what about the little dive you gave as your address to run for LAUSD? Can't you be honest about anything?

You are a disgrace to CD14 and the Board of Princeton Trustess!

February 22, 2007 7:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:16. This information was not out there at the time of the Huizar/Pacheco campaign.

I get it now. Huizar is a liar so his apologists must be liars.

February 22, 2007 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar should be arrested.

February 22, 2007 8:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is nothing new and fairly typical of Eastside Latino politicians. Dating from way back when Art Torres, Richard Polanco and Gloria Molina all used the same address when they launched their careers to the present where Antonio commits real estate fraud when he bought his Mt. Washington home and where Gloria skirts the law like Huizar to put a pool in her hillside home.

This is the typical MO of Eastside Latino politicians and Skelton just outraises everyone to cover it up.

There wasn't any "Political Integrity" division then but even if there was, Cooley wouldn't push it against these guys.

February 22, 2007 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 12:54 and 12:59,

On Wednesday of each week, start looking at the LA Weekly Website in the afternoon or evening. you will see stories going to print, posted on-line first. Then you can call the Mayor Sam Hotline with your scoop. That is exactly what we did. After all, you "Cut and Pasters" in CD 14 provide great entertainment. Plus, us "REDHEADS" want to keep this "BLUE MUD BOWL" going right up to election day.
IDEA FOR TEAM HUIZAR:
In the Spirit of "FREE ENTERPRISE" why don't you create your own "INFOMERTIAL" brought to you by the "FIFTEEN GROUP", on "POLITICO HOME INPROVMENTS", hosted by "HUIZZY VILA" and "BOSS MOLINA" ?? Great way to get "BIG BUILDER" to pay for your next home inprovment project.

FREEDOM AND FREE ENTERPRISE

"RED SPOT OF REASON IN CD 14"

February 22, 2007 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

so what the story intends is that some schoolboard member has so much juice to get shit through the city?

please.....

if i read right, it took him TWO years to get all this stuff taken care. sounds about right, when i did some work on my house in el sereno it took me about two years to navigate through the city system.

this is all crap, alvin needs to stop and give us CD 14 voters alone. we need stability and im good with what we have.

alvin please move out and take your crazy half retarded "the Voice" friends wih you.

February 22, 2007 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning ladies and gentlemen (opens up brelly and checks compass):

Sots, do you know where pirates get their information? By being in places where pirates aren’t expected to be. Under your nose, savvy? Knowing that, let me remind you of a tel on the celly right after the time a certain window closed, and the instructions to a broker to “dump the property” as soon as was practical. “Name your price” was what the man said, he did. What property? Which broker? The client? The property was in an area of the CQ where Don Jose resides. The broker didn’t speak the Queen’s English but he didn’t speak the King’s Spanish either. The identity of the client was to remain confidential.

Zuma lad, are you about? The Black Pearl sails for the CQ tonight during the storm. Now is the time, lad. The final shoe will be dropping within the next fortnight and the tempest will take no prisoners. The question is, who will the tempest take and who will the tempest leave behind. Choose not, lad but be a careful observer, savvy?

February 22, 2007 10:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't matter, Cap'n Jackoff. Nobody can understand your "leaks" but 8th year English Lit majors and most everybody's stopped reading them already -- since they're nothing more than mastubatory prose that tickles the poseur proser, more than it relays information.

I still think you missed your calling as a clown for children's B-day parties.

February 22, 2007 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For sure, Capt. Jack knows nothing and just takes up space.

February 22, 2007 11:15 AM  

Blogger Parque Esqueleto said:

The Weekly works well for Huizar. Thanks, Mr. Parra.

You're consistent as always -- you always HURT the ones you "love" (ask your Missus), and HELP the one's you "hate" - politically speaking, of course.

I thought for a minute I was getting amnesia, because it almost looked like I'd planted this one myself, complete with photo of a modest 60s style ranch-style of the kind that half that community lives in -- that was the best stroke.

So now anyone who sees this knows that Jose lived in a normal sort of mid-range El Sereno home (not the mansion people figure all politicians grace), and then moved to ground zero in Boyle Heights -- while the last half-dozen councilmembers in CD14 lived in the tonier hillside areas of the Northeast in homes valued at 3 times Huizar's, including Mayor Tony -- all as far from Hardcore Hollenbeck as they could ever get.

Sorry, but LA Weekly helps Huizar, in so many ways . . . a "non-Latino" reporter from the Westside bitching in a sleazy porn-filled paper that an Eastside councilmember (allegedly) cut some corners trying to fix up his not-so-special home in one of the poorer communities, to accomodate his growing young family, all the while serving the city. And, with most of the criticism coming from the mouths of avowed Parra-peeps (including that well-known Anti-ICO gent), well, need I say more?

Just where did you think this was going to cause an avalanche of disdane . . . east of Sepulveda, anyway? I can hear the "attaboys" ringing in from the common folk now, for (allegedly) screwing the obtuse and cumbersome system that is B&S --hold the "&" -- in our fair city.

P.S. If I were you, Alvin, I'd rush out and start some work on your own home/campaign HQ, so that friends downtown can do you some favors and look the other way on permit issues. It might help your nebbishy image a bit.

What? You don't have any friends in any of the departments downtown? (Ah, hell I knew that - we took a poll, and you were voted most likely to be unliked.)

I was just checking your delusion dipstick. Looks like you're still a gallon overfilled, but March 6 will drain out at least half that.

February 22, 2007 11:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone that is honest will say LA's best days are behind them. We are now a third world nation (which is a sad thing for the people from third world countries who thought they were coming to LA to get something better). We have a new puppet government with Tony Vilar at the strings of Huizar, Galatzan, Lopez, Fabian, etc.

What went wrong?

February 22, 2007 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can read between your lines, 12:11.

It's all because we gave them damn, barbaric La-teen-os the vote.

Them and the women-folk.

What's next, Injuns voting? Oh, I guess they already can.

You made your point. If we could just limit voting to property owning men of European ancestry (over the age of 40, maybe?), this city would be far better off.

Not to mention they could count all the ballots in 15 minutes. Wouldn't that be cool?

And, I'm almost certain I head six different people say the same thing about the definition of "stakeholder" for neighborhood councils, during one of the public comment period at the NC Review Commission hearings last month. It was very entertaining, a whole row of older dudes lined up to speak, all wearing suits purchased during the 1980s at C&R Clothiers.

February 22, 2007 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where does the real Whizzy Live ? A dingy motel in Boyle Heights?, or his Illegal big beautiful home in El Sereno? SO MANY LIES WHIZZY!

February 22, 2007 12:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:30

Dood, you left out 'college-educated' . . . that's usually part of the same mantra.

February 22, 2007 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Make up your mind, is it Zuma Dogg or Capt'n Jack that takes up space? The only time you come out against the two of them is when they hit a nerve. Besides, if you can't read between lines then perhaps you should have paid more attention to your 8th Grade Lit teacher.

February 22, 2007 1:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought Huizar's family was renting out the garage of AV's Mount Washinton home?

February 22, 2007 1:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I got an "A" in middle school English, but the teacher never once mentioned:

"tel on the celly"

Or a whole bunch of the other crap the dude posts here, like it's supposed to mean something. I don't think some of this "bilge" has been part of any king or queen's language for since the colonies got uppity and started giving away their red coats to the Salvation Militia.

ZD's another matter. He's just plain illiterate. That should annoy anyone that finished 6th grade English with a passing grade.

February 22, 2007 1:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DATED: FEBRUARY 16, 2007

TO: ROCKY DELGADILLO, City Attorney

TEREE BOWERS, Assistant City Attorney

JACK WEISS, Councilman Public Safety

DENNIS ZINE, Councilman Public Safety

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, Mayor

JIMMY BLACKMAN, Deputy Mayor


CITY ATTORNEY SOLICITS MONEY
FOR HIS PERSONAL PROGRAMS

Why is City Attorney Deputy Robert Ferber allowed to use his position with the City Attorney’s office to AGGRESSIVELY PUSH SOLICITIATIONS FOR MONEY FOR HIS PERSONAL “FOUNDATION” to people who have to work with him and other City offices and PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES AND ADDRESSES HE ACQUIRES DURING HIS CITY WORK.

When does Mr. Ferber do his attorney work that we pay for? If he’s out teaching school children as he says in the attached material, that must be done during the day from Monday to Friday.

Has anyone checked the City phone records to see how much of this is done on City time?

AND HE’S ASKING FOR PAYMENT TO HONOR ANOTHER CITY ATTORNEY? Who is Dov Lesel? Is he also teaching kids while he’s supposed to be working for the City.

CITY OFFICIALS HAD BETTER LOOK AT AND STOP THIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST BEFORE THE MEDIA REALLY TAKES A CLOSE LOOK AT HOW LONG ITS BEEN GOING ON!!!!!!!!


Angry Taxpayer

February 22, 2007 1:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Weekly works well for Huizar. Thanks, Mr. Parra.

You're consistent as always -- you always HURT the ones you "love" (ask your Missus), and HELP the one's you "hate" - politically speaking, of course.

I thought for a minute I was getting amnesia, because it almost looked like I'd planted this one myself, complete with photo of a modest 60s style ranch-style of the kind that half that community lives in -- that was the best stroke.

So now anyone who sees this knows that Jose lived in a normal sort of mid-range El Sereno home (not the mansion people figure all politicians grace), and then moved to ground zero in Boyle Heights -- while the last half-dozen councilmembers in CD14 lived in the tonier hillside areas of the Northeast in homes valued at 3 times Huizar's, including Mayor Tony -- all as far from Hardcore Hollenbeck as they could ever get.

Sorry, but LA Weekly helps Huizar, in so many ways . . . a "non-Latino" reporter from the Westside bitching in a sleazy porn-filled paper that an Eastside councilmember (allegedly) cut some corners trying to fix up his not-so-special home in one of the poorer communities, to accomodate his growing young family, all the while serving the city. And, with most of the criticism coming from the mouths of avowed Parra-peeps (including that well-known Anti-ICO gent), well, need I say more?

Just where did you think this was going to cause an avalanche of disdane . . . east of Sepulveda, anyway? I can hear the "attaboys" ringing in from the common folk now, for (allegedly) screwing the obtuse and cumbersome system that is B&S --hold the "&" -- in our fair city.

P.S. If I were you, Alvin, I'd rush out and start some work on your own home/campaign HQ, so that friends downtown can do you some favors and look the other way on permit issues. It might help your nebbishy image a bit.

What? You don't have any friends in any of the departments downtown? (Ah, hell I knew that - we took a poll, and you were voted most likely to be unliked.)

I was just checking your delusion dipstick. Looks like you're still a gallon overfilled, but March 6 will drain out at least half that.

February 22, 2007 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geez, now the cut-and-paste squad is re-posting stuff on the exact same thread.

Huizy, you'll probably cruize to an easy win - but either way, you gotta get some better help!

Some of these folks are starting to make Parra look swift.

February 22, 2007 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:03 - he's renting the basement... 'at's why his TV reception is so bad.

February 22, 2007 6:01 PM  

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