CITY CONTROLLER LAURA CHICK: THE PEOPLE of LOS ANGELES (aka: FUTURE PLAINTIFFS) WOULD LIKE YOU TO AUDIT SOME SHADY NON-PROFITS
I'D LIKE TO YIELD THIS THREAD TO MY CONSTITUENT, ANONYMOUS. MR. ANONYMOUS...
I wish someone in this city had the balls to go after all the non profits who get tons of money saying they help the community. We know that a lot of them are (shady). They have executive directors who are paid $60-$70,000 drive nice cars and don't use the money they get for the people. Estrada Courts is a (less than efficient) organization. So are a lot of non profits in the area. Laura Chick has been asked many times to audit all the 501.3's non profits but is yet to do it. People would be shocked to learn the corruption with all the tax payer money. Many have donated to politicial campaigns.
(Zuma Dogg - Anonymous)
All non-profit organizations the City does business with must be run through a City audit, before grant money over the amount of $500 may be transferred.
To: Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick
Fr: ZAP (Zuma's Action Plan)
Dt: April 30, 2007
Re: Audits, and the fact that we would like you to do some.
Dear Controller Chick,
It has recently come to my attention that the City provides grant money and waives "special event fees" to various non-profit organizations throughout the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Jack Weiss in January of 2002 said that when you waive these fees you are effectively making a donation to the group.
Big ZD was concerned for the past year that "fee waivers" were being used for COMMERCIAL corporations and events like Academy Awards, Vanity Fair, Grammy, Emmy, TV/Radio Stations, NFL, MLB, all kinds of HUGE events making millions of dollars, that is earmarked for non-profit, open to the public, free events. Not commercialized, red carpet galas, where admission is charged, or you can't get in unless you're Tom Hanks or Zuma Dogg.
So after a few months of putting it "on the record" (with Matt Dowd, too) almost all, if not all have disappeared from the agenda. THANK YOU CITY COUNCIL! THAT BUGGED THE SH*T OUT OF ME.
HOWEVER, now ZD is onto far worse, Controller Chick. It's all these non-profit organizations the City fuels with "grant money". Well ZD has this new little "BAT COMPUTER" where I email the group, or name, or file/case number -- and they...I mean my "BAT COMPUTER" sends me back any shadiness. Only problem, it's an avalanche of shadiness.
Ms. Chick, I think the entire City is at risk of simply being shut-down for a total and complete audit by Arnold. He will have no choice. Someone else (you know who) will make HIM! Because we are living in such a litigeous society, and you continue to operate in a manner that contiunes to open the City up for massive legal challenges in MANY areas of City operation.
And if ZD sees it, POWERS THAT BE see it, too.
CITY HALL IS TOO CAUGHT UP. WATCH A MIAMI VICE MARATHON. THEY ARE SO DEEP IN IT THEY DON'T SEE IT...THEY'RE TOO COMFORTABLE...THEY FEEL TOO PROTECTED, BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY. EXCEPT WE ARE LIVING IN A NEW TECHNOLOGICAL ERA. And Zuma Dogg has an active network of people from across the City, and one heck of a "BAT COMPUTER". I found this ONE website that provides all the financial information and names associated with all of these non-profits the City does business with. And all I can say, is finding shadiness on this site, is easier than finding the mayor at a photo opportunity, instead of running the City.
Here's something I noticed about Connie Rice's "Advancement Project" the City paid a couple bucks to:
I was looking over Connie Rice's Advancement Project, since CM Hahn's response to the report was, "Enough studies, it's time for action." And I came across their mission statement:
Mission: Help resolve conflicts by crafting public policy solutions.
So I was wondering, for all the money spent on the studies, did they accomplish the mission? (RESOLVING CONFLICTS?) If so, where? Otherwise, can we withold payment until time such services are rendered?
Oh no...ZD has ANOTHER question...
Connie Rice's Advancement Project said..."We are equity advocates with a strong civil rights bent. In the Los Angeles office, we focus on making big public systems—mostly in Los Angeles County but statewide as needed—do a better job for low income residents, especially low income children and youth. We have played major roles in shifting several billion dollars of public resources toward low income families."
EXCUSE ME...NO OFFENSE...ZD IS FOR ALL OF THE SAME THINGS...BUT I DON'T THINK A PERSON BEING PAID TO DO A REPORT FOR THE CITY SHOULD BE WALKING IN WITH A "BENT" Y'ALL...WHEN THE CITY PAYS FOR A COMPANIES ASSESSMENT OF A SITUATION, I WOULD PREFER IF THEY WERE NOT AGENDIZED/"FOR" ANY SIDE...
YIKES, IS THE CITY A SUCKER...Way to hustle the hustlas...that's big pimpin' on the realest, dough. The ink and paper you used for the report didn't cost but $5 at Office Depot. And you charged HOW much?
Huh...huh...huh..I gotta get me a W99, y'all!
And finally, I yeild the rest of this memo to my constituent, Anonymous. Mr. Anonymous...
I wish someone in this city had the balls to go after all the non profits who get tons of money saying they help the community. We know that a lot of them are corrupt. They have executive directors who are pad $60-$70,000 drive nice cars and don't use the money they get for the people. Estrada Courts is a corrupt organization. So are a lot of non profits in the area. Laura Chick N Shit has been asked many times to audit all the 501.3's non profits but is yet to do it. People would be shocked to learn the corruption with all the tax payer money. Many have donated to politicial campaigns.