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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Naddering Glassell Park Neighborhood Council Naybobs Ignore Brown Act

This video almost makes me ashamed to be a Neighborhood Council member, even though I belong to a different Council. At least in our Council stakeholders are respected and given the right to speak even if they show up in a construction helmet complaining about blowing tree limbs (true story). Anyway, I digress.

Here a member of the community has freaked out an assortment of seemingly brain dead Council members when she videotapes the meeting. The ensuing debate would be funny if it were not so scary. This stakeholder has every right to video tape the meeting and the members as per the Brown Act.

I know we have fans over at the City Attorney's office who read this blog. Watch this video and let me know, what say you?

It might be time for a Glassell Park visit by the Dogg/Dowd production team who have experience instructing idiots that this is still America.

73 Comments:

Anonymous Hawkeye Pierce said:

That one chick looks like Jack Nicholson from Batman.

May 30, 2007 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this El Sereno?

May 30, 2007 11:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She looks like a bag lady

May 30, 2007 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Speaking of videos, check out this video. At 11:03, Jim Alger provides an interesting tidbit about No2HD funding. Mayor Sam, this deserves its own thread.

May 30, 2007 11:39 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Hey Zuma , let me know when you show up , I will go with you guys and also video tape their council meeting

May 30, 2007 11:42 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

I'M DISENFRANCHISED WITH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL, Y'ALL...

Y'all know about the CM deputy who sits on the NC board -- and the NC review commission.

Well I went to the Boyle Hts NC meeting today, cause I was in the area shooting a new public access TV show on Time Warner that will air in East LA and on YouTube.

A bunch of people showed up to be sworn in, which is good cause we need new participants in the NC system, and it isn't easy to get new recruits to show up.

Oh yeah, no quorum...meeting cancelled...thanks people...no agenda items...no swearing in of new members...come back in 30 days...maybe we'll have a quorum then.

They allowed public comment anyway:
When I told the story about the CM planning deputy, who sits on the board, who sits on the review commission, I got BIG laughs and lots of moans. (Ask Huizar's field deputy who was there.)

More on meeting and OVERALL NC SHADINESS

May 31, 2007 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unfortunately, the Glassell Park board members need to get a life and understand why they are there. They are an elected or appointed board of the neighborhood council, certified by the City of Los Angeles. If this was a meeting held with a 72-hour agenda posted in advance (and all neighborhood councils are) then they are bound by the "open meeting" law aka Brown Act. They should not have sat there and deliberated and voted about video taping. It was likely not on the agenda! Further, taping and recording is allowed by anyone in a public meeting. If that person's personal equipment and tapes is their own then no providing of copy required. However....If they choose to use it publicly to prove a point, then it can produced and become public record but not until that happens. Costs for copies likely involved just like any other meeting you request a copy of downtown!

What on earth are the NC board members afraid of? That they are all hispanic and / or black? Are they racist perhaps? I sensed racism here...guess it happens just about anywhere.

What's wrong with being taped in the first place? Permission to tape or record is granted by the fact that these board members are part of a public, open and transparent certified neighborhood council and not their little club that they are to boss around while in office. If a board member is so afraid to be taped, maybe they should not be on the board or just go home. That's a nice message for the community.

Sorry Glassell Park board members. Why not be giving and let them record, tape or whatever? Engage your neighbors. That's what its all about.

What a turn off for the community. I'm sure you have more important things to do as a neighborhood council and for the community than to argue over taping. Gee Whiz~!

May 31, 2007 2:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't this the way Tony got his start. Ramrodding his way through sneaky back door Mecha meetings. It is amazing how simple people are so easily fooled. Look for that Bradley guy to be running for city council soon - his only credential, he "knows" someone at the City Attorney's office.

What a joke these neighborhood councils are - and the city leader know it. These meetings would just be an exercise in futility - if not for the cleavage shot on that Dayana Molina girl. Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac and cleavage is what enticed Tony.

May 31, 2007 7:29 AM  

Anonymous Headscratcher said:

Here is a great case of NC folk making up the rules as they go along.

How can there be any debate about videotaping of a public meeting?

Amazing and shameful.

May 31, 2007 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Headscratcher said:

And oh, hey, if you're quoting Spiro T. Agnew, the word is "nattering."

May 31, 2007 7:40 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

the Dogg/Dowd production...

we're famous y'all.

the new 'ghostbusters'

May 31, 2007 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma did you see Eliott Fink last night or was he one of the NC members that didn't show up. Glad you brought up the Deputy Staffer paid from Huizar's office who is on an NC. That NC you went to last night can't stand Jose. He is yet to show up to one of their meetings. The last time he went was when he was campaigning. He's afraid of community members and sends his clowns to deal with them.

May 31, 2007 8:27 AM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

when's the next Glassell Park meeting?

omg, that woman taping is having waaayyyyyyyyyyy too much fun.
you hear her giggling at the end?

plz, plz when is it?

May 31, 2007 8:39 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to Mayor Sam and Zuma Dogg,

Please post the next Glassell Park NC meeting date and time. Prying eyes and yes, camcorders should be in abundance. Zuma, did you see the "Prez" from the Lincoln Heights NC at the Boyle Heights meeting ??

May 31, 2007 8:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF does LHNC Prez have to do with BHNC?

May 31, 2007 9:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Glassell Park - next "Executive Board" meeting:

June 5, 2007, 7 p.m.

Next "General Community Stakeholder" meeting

June 19, 2007, 7 p.m.

(both "Brown Act" meetings)

http://www.gparknc.com/

"All meetings are held in the Glassell Park Community/Senior
Center & Council District 13 Office, 3750 Verdugo Road, L.A. 90065"

Enjoy! It's your tax dollars at work ($160K spent by this council since it's certification in 2002).

http://www.lacityneighborhoods.com/documents/funding/status_report.pdf#page=24

May 31, 2007 9:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, not Spiro's nabobs - he was obviously quoting someone else!!

May 31, 2007 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MY WIFE LOOKS LIKE BAGASAO WHEN SHE'S ON THE RAG.

May 31, 2007 9:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio Watch.

Not all NC's operate like a Naddering Glassell Park possey

May 31, 2007 9:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

True, most are less civil and more self-serving. GPNC's current board has only been in office for a few months, however. They'll learn!

May 31, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The board may be new this year, but prez "Bradley" (one name only), allegedly of Glassell Park, was one of former DONE GM Greg Nelson's "star" pupils in the early days of the NC system. They used him in a DONE documentary that played over and over on Ch. 35 about how to run an NC that's "receptive" to the community's needs, and had him as a featured speaker and panelist at several past NC congresses and conventions and other training sessions.

May 31, 2007 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The prez that you speak of in LHNC is david galivez from usc and he does nothing here in this community he is worthless!! just power hungry just like that old bitch he runs around with her name is sherly fierro from lincoln hts.

May 31, 2007 10:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:03, are you sure it isn't "Galvez?"

May 31, 2007 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Agnew was known for his tough criticisms of political opponents, especially journalists and anti-Vietnam War activists. He was known for attacking his opponents with unusual, often alliterative epithets, some of which were coined by White House speech-writers William Safire and Pat Buchanan, including "nattering nabobs of negativism" (written by Safire), "pusillanimous pussyfoots", and "hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history".

May 31, 2007 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, I hope Doug McIntyre sees this - unbelievable!!

May 31, 2007 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anon to said:

Send Doug the link!

May 31, 2007 12:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A Dowd/Dogg production of this would be a thing of beauty. Please go and tape this and put it on Mayor Sam...these cockroaches need to be exposed to a little of the ZD Enlightenment.

May 31, 2007 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh, it gets better: GPNC has been hijacked by the religious group Victory Outreach and developers lead by Bradley and Paula Bagasao, who are ringleaders of the development group PROH-LA.

Bradley and his ilk wants to gut the Hillside Ordinance and the Mt. Washington-Glassell Park Specific Plan so developers can put McMansions in the hillsides and waive developers' responsibilities for creating the infrastructure to support the development that they want to cash in on.

The Bradley-led developers created a coalition with Victory Outreach to take over the NC in the last election. What does Victory Outreach want out of this? A 25 ft. high, Vegas-style sign on Eagle Rock Blvd. in Glassell Park, which the old neighborhood council thought was obtrusive. Here's the best part: the sign will say "Victory Outreach of Eagle Rock" - in Glassell Park!

How's that for giving the finger to Glassell Park residents! The GPNC Board is a perfect example of what's wrong with the NC system (can be easily taken over by special interests, not representative of the community) and why it is dangerous and a monumental waste of taxpayer money. Pigs feeding at the trough, indeed!

May 31, 2007 12:36 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

EXCUSE ME...MAY I GO ON THE RECORD AND SAY THE IGNORANT POMPOUS, UN-INFORMED, CRYBABIES JUST UNLEASHED ZUMA DOGG AND ZAP ON THEIR ASS. ESPECIALLY THAT MORON IN THE BASEBALL CAP. THEY ALL NEED TO GO...THIS IS A FUCKING OUTRAGE!!! CAROL BAKER THARP...I DEMAND A TRAINING AND EDUCATION SEMINAR BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING. I WILL PRESENT IT FOR FREE TO SAVE EXPENSE.

I have already given the presentation, many time, to many city officials and police supervisiors -- and as u can see if you do a youtube search YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TAPE.

THANKS FOR KILLING THE WHOLE NC SYSTEM YOU IGNORANT DUMBASSES SUNSABITCHES AT GLASSELL PARK NC.

YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE SYSTEM, DEMOCRACY AND THE COUNTRY.

We'll see how you like seeing each and every one of your inferior minded names on a civil rights violation FEDERAL lawsuit, which I'm sure a few vampire attorneys won't be able to keep away from.

NOW GO JUMP INTO THE LA RIVER -- AND TO THOSE WHO DON'T -- I'M BRINGING MY REALITY CAMERAS TO THE NEXT MEETING...

AND IF YOU WANT A COPY -- YOU CAN FUCKING BUY A COPY OFF ME...OR WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE, BITCHES!

RE: Zuma did you see Eliott Fink last night or was he one of the NC members that didn't show up.

A: He was one of the people told not to attend, so as to kill the quorum, so a few new members couldn't be sworn in.

May 31, 2007 1:26 PM  

Blogger ZAP (Zuma's Activist Program) said:

Thanks for the suggestion:

Zuma's Coverage of Glassell Park NC Assholes (Warning: Explicit)

May 31, 2007 1:35 PM  

Anonymous Fed Up. said:

1. Dayana Molina = hot or not?
2. The guy inteh hat, Jennifer Rojo and the other woman speaking: Prime examples of what happens when you give a person the preception of power.
3. What kind of Hollywood BS is that?? They think that they need to have signed release forms to be videotaped! I love it! Bring in model release forms and have them sign!
I am so there with my camera!

May 31, 2007 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Fed Up. said:

PS:
Does Bradley have a last name? Is that kosher??

http://www.gparknc.com/Archives/GPNC/UAMin1-30-07GPNCSpecialMeeting.pdf

May 31, 2007 1:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I want to know Bradley's real name. What is he hiding?

May 31, 2007 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:36

Then why didn't the old "good" board do some to keep "special interests" from taking over?

Residents outnumber "others" like the church and the developers, 20 to 1, EASILY

The old board was basically in power for 4 years, spent $100K and could have spend another $50K just to get people on board with their goals for the community.

WHY DIDN'T THEY GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED?

Instead, voter turnout dropped off 45 percent since the last election.

They were "taken over" in an election where barely more than 100 votes cast. That's not being taken over, that's committing NC-SUICIDE, by neglecting to let the 24,000+ OTHER people in the community know WHAT you're doing and WHY it's important to THEM!

WHO KNOWS, maybe they all WANT huge signs on the main drag and McMansions hanging off the hillsides propped up by 2 x 4s. YOU CAN'T PROVE OTHERWISE, based on the interest generated.

When the monster sign goes up saying "EAGLE ROCK" in the middle of Glassell, it needs to have a large neon line of dedication at the bottom that says:

"Brought to you through the neglect and elitism of the GPNC board, 2003-2006. We didn't give a shit what you wanted - so we didn't bother to ask?"

(By the way, my GOP friends say the Dems "took over" congress last year, but the Dems just call is this funny word called "democracy." Maybe you've heard of it? The old Glassell board apparently didn't.)

May 31, 2007 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The fact is....you look at that video and you wonder what Bradley and the other lady are trying to hide? Since the GPNC has not posted ANY minutes for the new board going on 6 month now, I think it is a good idea that someone is willing to go and make a record of the meetings. But obviously Bradley does not like that, nor does Mrs Bagasho. No minutes posted at their website www.gparknc.com from the past 5-6 month and no record of what they are up to? Thank goodness someone is taking a risk videotaping. It looks like a hostile environment to say the least and that is just not right. Regardless of what else might or might not be going on, Bradley appears to have lied to the general public repeatedly with his comments about the "City Attorney's Office" being in his camp about videotaping meetings of the GPNC. Anyone who has spent much time studying Bradley knows this is his MO, baffle em' with bull and feed them more crap. Bullying people who disagree with him and making it up as he goes along. Some people can be fooled by his bogus "passive agressive" behavior, others are suspicious and generally turned off. Perhaps Bradley "Bashing" the person with the video camera is just what the doctor ordered for a sick puppy.

May 31, 2007 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bradley (the Cher of NCs) doesn't want anyone to know his history so he doesn't give his last name.

Many people would love to know what his real story is and what he's hiding from.

3:07 - NCs voting can be easily manipulated. And, GPNC is a good example - get a few special interests together as PROH-LA and Victory Outreach did, organize a paltry 450 votes (vs. a population of 28,000 within the NC) and you can gain control over $50k a year per NC.

GPNC is a perfect example of how flawed the system is where practically anyone can be considered a "stakeholder" and thus allowed to vote. Problem is no one votes because they are disenfranchised; this woman on the tape is a perfect example of what happens when you have folks like Bradley in charge. They badger and become ugly and most normal people don't want to be a part of something this ugly. So, the Bradleys of the world take control.

As to the old regime, I suggest you ask those who were on the old board who decided not to run why they decided to cut and run when they heard of the PROH-LA/Victory Outreach alliance that they dubbed the "Diversity Coalition."

May 31, 2007 4:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this thing smells bad. bradley and his bullies can't be up to any good.

what the hell is going on in this nc? time to open the doors and shine a light into this cave!

May 31, 2007 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

zd - run bradley through your bat computer and see if you can find out his full (or real) name.

May 31, 2007 4:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bradley is the guys only name?
Does he have to post something otherwise with the city of la to serve as an elected official?
How the heck could you track someone down with only one name if they ripped you off and left town?

May 31, 2007 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DONE website shows that only 104 votes were cast in that election.

104. And there's never been ANY proof that an NC election was won by manipulating votes, ever. Just sour grapes bullshit from the losers.

If you can't get more than that out after 4 years as the board, spending $100,000 in the community (or wasting it), you should run and HIDE - not run for office. But the poor losers are STILL bitching and moaning (scratch this thread and there's 5 of them here. . .)

If someone can BEAT your ass with what, 53 votes?? in a community of 25 thousand, then there was NO "take over". Just a little bit of atypical outreach (look it up, old board members). If each past board seat holder had convinced JUST the neighbors on either side of their house/apt. to vote, they would have retained control.

How sad is that?

May 31, 2007 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:31, 4:34 & 4:49

If ZD or anyone can find out about Bradley and what he's hiding, please post. There has to be something, especially since he won't answer those questions when asked.

May 31, 2007 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:10 - Thank you, Paula Bagacrap.

May 31, 2007 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The issue here is the current GPNC board and their intimidation of a stakeholder and Bradley's telling her to stop taping.

Did the City Attorney's office really tell Bradley she could not tape a public meeting? If so, who told him that?

If not, then Bradley needs to be held accountable for lying about the "advice" he's claiming he received and using it to shut people out of the process.

Who cares about the old board. It has nothing to do with these gestapo tactics by the current board.

May 31, 2007 5:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny, there are nearly as many comments here from old board members posting anonymously and bitching about how they lost (and to whom), than there are people indignant about a violation of the Brown Act. It has to be them, since the vote turnout proves that NO body in GP cares enough to make a fuss like this.

If it's so unimportant then why are old board members and their friends suddenly taping the new board so they can play "gotcha!"

Who's attempting to intimidate who?

There isn't an NC board in L.A. that knows half the Brown Act requirements that apply to them, especially newly elected ones. And just try and get one of the 15-year-old staffers at DONE to clear anything up for you.

Hell, half of LAST years's board members citywide didn't even bother to take the required ethics exams last year - INCLUDING some of the Mayor Sam blowhard regulars who tout themselves as NC bigwigs.

The city barely holds Brown Act training anymore, to boot.

May 31, 2007 5:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From The Brown Act:

54953.5. (a) Any person attending an open and public meeting of a legislative body of a local agency shall have the right to record the proceedings with an audio or video tape recorder or a still or motion picture camera in the absence of a reasonable finding by the legislative body of the local agency that the recording cannot continue without noise, illumination, or obstruction of view that constitutes, or would constitute, a persistent disruption of the proceedings.

May 31, 2007 6:32 PM  

Anonymous matt dowd said:

we'll hit em on the 5th. come watch the show, I can't wait to tear that guy a new a'hole for daring to quote city attorney advice, that plainly doesn't exist.

May 31, 2007 6:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:38 -

Bradley, the golden child of Greg Nelson, knows all about The Brown Act. He just chooses to brazenly violate it when it doesn't suit his purpose.

May 31, 2007 6:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:38, if there were so many old board members posting here someone would've posted Bradley's full name by now.

That next meeting is gonna be an instant YouTube classic!

May 31, 2007 7:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Read for yourself


Elections Committee
Election Committee Archives


2007-2008 BOARD ELECTION RESULTS
CERTIFIED ELECTION RESULTS
Human Relations Commission Report

2006 Election Challenges

8/23/06 Letter of Objection by Paula Bagasao to Proposed Election Procedures

8/24/06 Letter of resignation by IEA Kvasnicka

Schpak-Glassell Park Challenge 11-21-06

Schpak-DONE Letter to Board Members 11-22-06

Smith 1 - Glassell Park Challenge 11-22-06

Smith 2 - Glassell Park Challenge 11-22-06

Paine - Glassell Park Challenge 11-22-06

Lundy - Glassell Park Challenge 11-22-06

Frobisher - Glassell Park Challenge 11-22-06

Frobisher-DONE Letter to Board Members 11-22-06

Kagan - Glassell Park Challenge 11-27-06

Gutierrez - Glassell Park Challenge 11-27-06

Bradley - Glassell Park Challenge 11-27-06

Human Relations Commission Letter 2003

Human Relations Commission Report 2003

Human Relations Commission Request for Extension 2006-2007

Human Relations Commission Request for 2nd Extension 2006-2007

Human Relations Commission FINAL REPORT APPROVING ELECTION

2006 Election Committee Documentation

HOW TO RUN AS A CANDIDATE IN THE GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
(GPNC) ELECTION

CÓMO POSTULARSE COMO CANDIDATO EN LA ELECCIÓN DEL CONSEJO VECINAL DE
GLASSELL PARK (GPNC)

MGA ALITUNTUNIN UPANG MAGING KANDIDATO SA ELEKSYON NG GLASSELL PARK
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (GPNC)


HOW TO VOTE IN THE GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (GPNC) ELECTION

CÓMO VOTAR EN LA ELECCIÓN DEL CONSEJO VECINAL DE GLASSELL PARK (GPNC)

MGA ALITUNTUNIN SA PAGBOTO SA ELEKSYON NG GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
COUNCIL (GPNC)


Final General Board APPROVED 2006 Election Procedures.

First Mass Mailing (FALL 2006) Elections Newsletter (With Attachment D FORMS)

Neighborhood Council Election Procedures
Approved by City Council on January 25, 2005. (32 pages)

Procedimientos de Elección del Consejo Vecinal
Aprobado por el Consejo de la Ciudad de Los Angeles en enero 25, 2005. (32 paginas)


Neighborhood Council Election Procedure (vote-by-mail) DRAFT
Approved by Committee on 5/17/06

Approved by General Board on 6/12/06 - To be amended at 7-3-06 Meeting

DONE Election Procedure DRAFT Approved by Committee on 7-3-06 & General Board
Agenda 7-10-06 Forwarded to DONE for approval


DONE Election Procedure DRAFT For EC Meeting 9/4/06

9/11/06 Proposed DONE Election Procedure DRAFT For General Board Meeting

DRAFT Attachment D (Spanish language translation is incomplete - Tagalog sentence
incomplete)

DONE APPROVAL OF PROCEDURES

Final General Board APPROVED Election procedures.

First Mass Mailing Elections Newsletter (With Attachment D FORMS)


OLD 9-16-04 Done Approved Election Guidelines

May 31, 2007 7:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He goes by: "B Bradley", "Bradley Bradley" and "Bradley Ebe"

Appears to be president of an engineering services firm EBE Associates

Zuma - feed "EBE Associates" and "E.B.E. Associates" into your bat computer

May 31, 2007 7:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is why Neighborhood Councils need to be regulated.

May 31, 2007 7:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks, Matt. Everyone attending: bring cameras.

And ZD, the next time you go to City Hall, you can use the Glassell Park Neighborhood CLOWNCIL as fodder for your public comments at the City Clowncil meetings or the next Education & Neighborhoods Committee meeting.

May 31, 2007 8:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Alger created a plan whereby he would tell Neighborhood Councils to buy equipment from Do-It-Center if a % of the profits went to No 2 Home Depot. If any money was left over, it would go to the Congress of Neighborhood Councils.

Proof is on this video about 11 minutes in.

This has implications for the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, No 2 Home Depot, Jim Alger, and Joe Barett. Something is really wrong with this picture and the City should launch an investigation.

Mayor Sam or Zuma Dogg, why don't you feature this video and the controversy on a new thread?

May 31, 2007 8:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guess who's on the Education & Neighborhoods Committee?

Weezy!

May 31, 2007 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy Greuel might be able to get away with it, but not NC. I can't make it through the video, but I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Scroll forward to 11 minutes. You don't have to watch the whole thing. I didn't get it wrong, Jim Alger says it clearly.

Zuma Dogg, watch the video if you really want to be a public advocate.

May 31, 2007 9:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Feeling lonely?

May 31, 2007 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Repetitive?

May 31, 2007 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, why don't you watch the video and comment on it? Scroll just past 11:00 and tell us if the story is correct.

May 31, 2007 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The NC system is being used to extort money from businesses to fight the opening of competing businesses!

Remove Jim Alger from the NC system!

May 31, 2007 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Zuma, just watch the video. It is the stupidest thing you ever heard, plus it is probably the most illegal. Just scroll past 11 minutes, you don't have to watch the whole thing. Don't you think that Alger is shady anyway?

May 31, 2007 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Barrett appeared on Alice, for God's sake! He obviously knows a lot about retailing and urban planning.

Let's give "Joe B." a chance to explain the Jim Alger/Do-It-Center controversy. He deserves it.

May 31, 2007 9:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want some cheese to go with your whine?

You want some corruption (Congress of Neighborhood Councils leader Jim Alger) to go with your ignorance (No 2 HD leader Joe Barrett)?

No 2 Home Depot Sunland and all of the the above are property of Do-It-Center, Inc. Copyright reserved.

May 31, 2007 9:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But this idea is so ridiculous, it doesn't even matter. Let them pursue it...it will never be allowed. But it sounds good at the meeting, and gets people fired up, so fine.

Jim was talking about something that had already happened. It doesn't matter if it's "allowed," Jim did it anyway. Months ago!

May 31, 2007 9:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, why can't this guy Bradley use his real name, like our heros, Zuma Dogg and Mayor Sam for instance?

Hypocrisy, thy name is politics!

Throw all the bums out.

June 01, 2007 5:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You have to look into this guy Bradle and check out the grievances filed against him - and DONE's ruling.

This is wack. Apparently, Bradley was elected as a "resident" board member of one area of Glassell Park, but actually lives in a completely different area. And, DONE ruled in Bradley's favor because he was "self-affirming" his residency - even though he doesn't live in that area.

So, I guess if I go to DONE and "self-affirm" that I live in Bel Air but live in Boyle Heights, I can be on their NC Board. Maybe they can give me a pueblo in Bel Air, too.

Insane.

June 01, 2007 8:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Check this out:

GPNC is going to have a table at the opening of the Jack and Denny Smith Community Center in Mt. Washington.

And guess who else is scheduled to show up?

"Our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and many of our other local
dignitaries, council members and representatives will be there to kick off the event."

Saturday, June 2
NOON
Jack & Denny Smith Library and
Community Center
at Mount Washington Elementary
3981 San Rafael Avenue

Be there or be square. Bring your video cameras and annoy them.

June 01, 2007 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say I take my video cam.

Am I allowed to ask the Mayor non scripted questions?

June 01, 2007 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know if this is what Al Gore had in mind when he created the information superhighway. Seems like a venue for people with way too much time on their hands. For the record, I was at the meeting in question. The council may be a notch above Andy Hardy and his friends staging a political play. They do take things much too seriously. But, truth be told the edited piece being broadcast on the net is probably the most combative part of the entire meeting. At the same time, the videotaper states she neither wants to distribute nor release the tape. So, what the heck is she doing it for? She seems to be looking to agitate things just for the sake of it. Why? This is all pretty pathetic. Maybe she should take up knitting.

June 01, 2007 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You'd like that, wouldn't you?

That way, Bradley and Paula Bagacrap and their "Diversity Coalition" can continue the path of disenfrancising those who disagree with them.

June 01, 2007 12:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She probably decided to release it when she discovered she was being lied to about her rights. Who can blame her?

June 01, 2007 5:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From Cher - I mean Bradley. And, he cc'd this to the following City officials:

Rose Ibanez, Peter King, DONE. Gabriela Quintana
CD01. Sonia Jimenez
CD01. Rogelio Rodriguez
CD13. Alejandra Marroquin
CD13. Ana Guerrero
CD13.Sally Martinez
CD14. Denise Campos
CD14. Paul Habib
MAYOR. Abigail R Marquez
MAYOR. Monica Walters

* * *

Community Stakeholders:

Provided is the Agenda for the upcoming GPNC Executive Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday June 5, 2007 from 7pm - 9pm at the Glassell Park Community and Senior Center (GPCSC) Main Assembly Hall located at 3750 Verdugo Road.

We want to thank many of the individuals that have elevated the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council via the electronic bulleting boards and local newspapers. Free media attention, good, bad or indifferent is still FREE
media attention. We are looking forward to the new attendees and
participants at our upcoming meetings joining many of the active committees and forum discussions. We hope to see you at an upcoming venue. Have a
great day.

Bradley

* * * *

The Agenda is provided in text format below:

CITY OF LOS ANGELES
CALIFORNIA
GLASSELL PARK
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OFFICERS

BRADLEY
CHAIRPERSON

MARK QUIROZ
VICE CHAIRPERSON

DAYANA MOLINA
SECRETARY

GEORGE O. SMITH, III
TREASURER

GLASSELL PARK
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL 3750 N. Verdugo Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
OF:(323) 256-4762 Or (323) 256-GPNC
E-mail: GPNC41@sbcglobal.net
FAX: TBD

(LIST OF BOARD MEMBERS)
BRADLEY-AREA 1
MAGGIE DARETT-QUIROZ-AREA 2
MARIA CHAPARRO-AREA 3
JUANA MARIA CRUZ-AREA 4
JENNIFER ROJO-AREA 5
REF RODRIGUEZ-AREA 6
GLADYS PINTO-MUÑOZ-AREA 7
BRIAN FITZBURGH-BUS. REP
DAVID HERNANDEZ-BUS. REP
GEORGE O.SMITH III-BUS.REP
RUBEN CASTRO-ORG. REP
DAYANA MOLINA-ORG.REP
EZRA LA-TURCO-FAITH BASED REP
PAULA Y. BAGASAO, EDUC. REP
MARK QUIROZ-AT LARGE.REP

The public is requested to fill out a “Speaker Card” to address the Board on
any item of the agenda prior to the Board taking action on an item. Comments
from the public on Agenda items will be heard only when the respective item
is being considered. Comments from the public on other matters not appearing
on the Agenda that is within the Board’s subject matter jurisdiction will be
heard during the Public Comment period. The timelines indicated are for the
purposes of moving agenda items along only and do not constitute official
times to discuss and/or take actions on items presented. Public comment is
limited to 2 minutes per speaker, unless waived by the presiding officer of
the Board. Agenda is posted for public review at Super A Food Store 2925
Division Street, Glassell Park Post Office 3950 Eagle Rock Blvd., Out Of The
Closet 2425 N. San Fernando Road, Public Storage 3810 Eagle Rock Blvd., and
Glassell Park Recreation Center 3650 Verdugo Road. As a covered entity under
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles
does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will
provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs,
services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening
devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon
request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at
least 3 business days (72 hours) prior to the meeting you wish to attend by
contacting DONE.

1. Welcome And Introductions (7:00pm)

2. Acceptance/Review of 05/01/07 Exec. Comm. Meeting Minutes (if
provided)

3. Public Comment Period (Non-Agenda Item) (2 Min. Max)

A. Agenda Items to Discuss/Take Possible Action (7:15pm)
(Agenda items are subject to a motion and action by a simple majority of 3
of the Executive Bd. at this meeting. All Correspondence is available to
the public upon written request))

1 Report/Update from Treasurer, George Smith
2. Recommend/Consider for Approval “Request to Purchase Office
Supplies” by Office Mgr., Art Camarillo.
3. Recommend//Consider clarification of Brown Act governing Rules and
Regulations. Rose Ibanez
a) Electronic Communications and ‘serial polling’
b) Standing Rules on official communications of GPNC
c) Procedures governing agendas and minutes
4. Recommend/Consider Request for remaining funds to the “Inside/Out
Program” ($4,167.00), Barry Shapiro
5. Recommend/Consider Request for funding on the “I See My River
Project”. Sandra Carter
6. Request/Consider Approval for “DWP MOU-2 Rate hikes and increases”.
Soledad Garcia
7. Request/Consider “Request for Funds” for the final payment to the
GPRC, Remon Bernal
8. Designation of the Land Use Committee vis a vis Grants and
Funding Committee. Tony Butka.
9. Recommend/Consider the first GPNC Community Forum in Summer 2007.
Bradley

B. Tuesday June 19, 2007 Community Stakeholder Meeting Agenda Items to
be considered (8:30pm)
1. Update/Status on Newsletter and Outreach Survey to Stakeholders
2. Committee Updates
3. Possible Guest Speaker, Jorge Guzman, Mayor’s Office Bus. Management
Team

C. New Community Activities/New Business & Developments/Issues and/or
Concerns (8:45pm)

D. Adjourn (9:00pm)

June 01, 2007 6:51 PM  

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