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Monday, May 28, 2007

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ALERT: DOES CM JOSE HUIZAR'S EAGLE ROCK PAID STAFFER SIT ON EAGLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL -- VILLARAIGOSA PLEASE INVESTIGATE

PAPARAZZI CATCHES ZUMA DOGG WALKING DOWN STREET AND TRIGGERS A RANT ON VACANCY RATES, AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND GENTRIFICATION IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES


***** PUBLIC NOTICE *****
NEW SOUTHWEST MUSEUM BLOG

NEW AUTRY NATIONAL CENTER BLOG

NEW NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL BLOG

CAROL BAKER THARP OF DONE (Department of Neighborhood Empowement) PLEASE CALL LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA AND WORK THIS OUT. I DON'T THINK IT LOOKS TOO GOOD...(Developer and Real Estate Agent Names To Follow)

I attended a DONE meeting where Carol Baker Tharp told the crowd regarding "reform
eductation programs" and outreach: We don't believe YOU (local NCs) should be doing that yourself. We (DONE) want to assist you in outreach.

BOY I'LL F*CKING SAY!!! CITY COUNCIL IS ALWAYS SAYING THEY WANT TO HELP WITH OUTREACH -- BUT WE DIDN'T WITH YOUR OWN STAFFERS YOU DUMB F*CKS. (Obvious she is stepping down immediatley. RIGHT MAYOR AND CAROL?)



* Jessica Wethington Mclean: Worked for Universal while she was an Eagle Rock NC member. She quit Universal to work for CD 14 CM Jose Huizar as his Eagle Rock Deputy of Planning this past October.

She is ALSO on Eagle Rock NC: Communications and Govt Relations memeber as well as a regular NC member.

I guess it is only unethical, but not illegal for CMs to have their paid staff members sit on NC. MAYOR ANTONIO, I'LL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND SAY THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT AWARE THIS IS HAPPENING, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT SITTING THERE MICRO-MANAGING NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS -- BUT I WILL BE SURE YOU AND YOUR STAFF IS AWARE THIS IS AND CAN HAPPEN. I'M SURE YOU ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF HAVING PAID COUNCIL STAFFERS ALSO SIT ON NC. Real Estate Agents and Developers are sitting in, as well. More on that next.

* Someone just posted that Fifteen's Steve Fink (See Wyvenwood Apts & Huizar contributions and expense reports) SON, Elliott Fink is on Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council? This cannot be true, because it is so obviously corrupt, I don't know how they think it ain't gonna come back to bite 'em in the ass. And I PROMISE YOU...ZAP (Zuma's Action Program) will be ZAPPING yo azz over this. And remember...I got NOTHING to lose...what do y'all have at stake, except Federal inquiries and named as "Defendant" on a Federal Trafficking/Rico/Corrupt organization lawsuit? NOW GO HAVE A FUN NC MEETING!

HAS MAYOR ANTONIO LOSEROSA AND CD 14 CM JOSE WEEZELAR INFILTRATE EAGLE ROCK, MT. WASHINGTON, ARROYO-SECO & GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS (AND VARIOUS OTHER NCs & HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION IN L.A.) WITH TREASONOUS, DEVELOPER MOLES. (This way, they can steamroll the development projects through without NC opposition.)

HEY FOUR TIME FLUNKEE OF THE PEOPLE'S COLLEGE OF LAW -- NOW YOU ARE ON THE PEOPLE'S TURF...AND ZUMA DOGG IS GONNA FOCUS ALL EFFORTS ON GIVING YOU THE "JACK WEISS TREATMENT, bro! WE ARE GONNA KICK YOUR ASS BACK INTO THE PRIVATE SECTOR -- AND CLINTON AIN'T GONNA TOUCH YOU, LATHAM AND WATKINS AIN'T GONNA TOUCH YOU, AND THE VOTERS AIN'T GONNA TOUCH YOU. (The FEDS...They might touch you.)

AND SINCE YOU WANNA GO STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL, ******, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO, AS WELL. BECAUSE MY SOLE PURPOSE, FROM HERE ON IN, IS TO MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR LITTLE PAL WEEZEL ARE NEVER -- EVER -- EVER IN A POSITION WHERE YOU ARE REPRESENTING PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC FUNDS.

AND NOW THAT YOU STEPPED INTO THE PUEBLO'S TURF...I AM GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW THE COUNTRY WHY! Story on ZD's NC blog

***** KEVIN JAMES DEBUTS TONIGHT AT 9PM ON KRLA 870. MAYBE I'LL START THERE! *****

Contact Zuma Dogg of ZAP (Zuma's Activist Program): zumadogg@gmail.com

33 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Developers have already taken over the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council which is coincidently where that Burnell project is located. I smell a trend.

May 28, 2007 12:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jazz, Soul, Blues and World Music on June 2

Grand Opening for Jack & Denny Library and Community Center.

Posted by: "asncalert" asncalert@yahoo.com asncalert

Arrive before noon to hear Mayor Antonio Villaraigossa (sic), Assemblymember Kevin DeLeon, Assemblymember Portantino, Councilmembers Huizar and
Reyes emceed by School Board Member David Tokofsky and Scott Folsom,President of District 10 PTA, speak on behalf of the Community Showcase celebrating the Grand Opening of the Jack & Denny Library and Community Center at the Mt. Washington Elementary School at 3981 San Rafael Ave on June 2 from noon to 9:30 p.m.

Our community's T'ai Chi group will demonstrate the agility within this group that has been meeting on Mount Washington for six years. The group plans to grow their members and use the building for their exercises. The T'ai Chi Group will be followed by the most amazing Shaolin Monks Martial Arts Troupe.

This is the only Los Angeles presentation planned for the current Shaolin Monks' tour. The Troupe from the famous Shaolin Temple in China, originated in the 5th century. In exchange for food and shelter, the trained young boys were frequently called upon by the Emperor to defeat the enemies of the State.

Members of Arohi play traditional and contemporary innovative
instruments designed to stretch the boundaries of new world music.

Remember, this building is all about arts and literacy. See you June 2 from noon to 9:30 p.m.

May 28, 2007 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

NC's are changing the names for their Standing Committes to hide what the committe really does; which approves what the developers what. I dont think a person employed as a Developer or a Coucil Member staff member should be on the NC. They have too much intertest in the results.
How many people on Huizar's, Villaregosa's, Reyes staffs are on the NC's. How many are on the neighborhood blogs...a lot. How many community activists are doing things "for the community" so that the developer can be paid back for making the Southwest Musuem into a school that will accomadate 600 "indiginious" children?

Tell me you dont think that "La Raza" and "Mecha" ARENT are alive and busy in the City of Los Angeles and I'll sell you Alta California.

May 28, 2007 1:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stopping people from being community activists and wanting what they think is best for their own neighborhood?

You're right...why should people who live in a certain area be allowed to have a say in whats going on in their neighborhoods?

We should neighborhoods to everybody but those who might have a relative (or a friend) who works for the City (or who has even given $ to a political race)

Zuma...you're paranoid.

May 28, 2007 2:13 PM  

Blogger Zuma's Bat Computer said:

re: eagle rock nc

HUIZAR'S EAGLE ROCK DEPUTY (PAID STAFF POSITION ALSO SITS ON EAGLE ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL

jessica wethington mclean: worked for universal while she was an Eagle rock NC member. she quit universal to work for huizar as his deputy of planning this past october.

she is ALSO on eagle rock council (2 different thing: communications and govt relations memeber as well as a regular member.

Zuma, I guess it is only unethical, but not illegal for CMs to have their paid staff members sit on NC.
bob arranaga: budget and finance -- and land use committtees. almost certain he's in development or real estate.

james l. perry: budget and finance committee, business director, on executive board of eagle rock NC, outreach and events committee (buisiness outreach). He owns six or eight buildings in the city including CTI building (owned by his wife, but he's involved it.) he tried to beat a plumber for $1700. judge realized perry was hiding under the vale of buisness. so james perry operated a bunch of buisiness under vale. (puts businesses in other people's names but he runs them. check 5015 eagle rock blvd and you will find mr perry as owner or interest in "Chosen Few, Inc.", Chosen Few.com, CF personnel services, Inc., CF information systems, Inc. His name isn't on any of the deeds, but he is connected. He has a website up for eagle rock blvd inc, which will show you a four-six story office building that he is advertising for rent...only one problem: The project has not been approved, yet.

Worth about 10 million, and he's on NC. he's got an empty lot that he is charging parking for, and you are not allowed to do that.

Cherryl Weaver: (real estate)

each one has a vested interest in that they own buisness, she works for huizar and others are either real estate agents or developers

May 28, 2007 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze

May 28, 2007 2:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Academia plans to build school on Southwesst Museum gronds

May 28, 2007 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If NC boards are being taken over by developers, it's because other factions in the community are being out-organized.

May 28, 2007 3:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If NC boards are being taken over by developers, it's because other factions in the community are being out-organized.

That's BY DESIGN, asswipe.

The system was set up and expanded... even though only one or two percent of stakeholders actually vote in the elections.

It's a case study in how to rape the people with their tacit consent.

May 28, 2007 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wesson needs to come out of the closet first then maybe people will take him seriously. I thought the bylaws of NC's stated that council members staffers can't be on NC's. Gee, funny how none of this bullshit happened on Hahn's watch only Antonio the corrupt bastard that he is.

...I haven't decided what I want to do," Wesson said. "I'm not unhappy with Eric as president, but I have to say I don't mind people thinking about me as running for mayor or council president. It makes them take you more seriously."

The council is set to elect its new leaders at the first meeting in July.

May 28, 2007 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Mr. Brilliant has conceived an idea, so YOU go out and investigate it for HIM!!!

Man, that is activism at its finest.

Why can we not take this joke of a person seriously?

Maybe, just maybe, in his hundreds of brilliant ideas, there is one that has some merit.

Nah. Just too much bonging at night. Let's just enjoy the caricature of a person and contnue to have laughs, not with him, but at him.

May 28, 2007 6:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What is the Ethics Commission doing about this...the infiltration of members of the Councilmans office on Neighborhood Councils?

May 28, 2007 7:38 PM  

Anonymous NeighborhoodCouncil.blogspot.com said:

If Nunez has a position with Hillary, can Huizar's position be far behind?

Huizar will be reigning to take the position of -- OR -- to BE APPOINTED TO something in the State for the election.

HE WILL ANNOUNCE HIS MOVING; NOT FOR THE ASSEMBLY,; but with Bacerra OR ANOTHER CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATE.

THIS COULD BE AN ESCAPE ROUTE FOR HUIZAR TO TAKE THE ATTENTION OFF CERTAIN THINGS.

May 28, 2007 7:55 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

6:18pm,

hell yeah i have people doing research for me. if any of us were getting paid, i would go as far as to call it a staff. i can at least call it ZAP -- ZUMA'S ACTIVIST PROGRAM.

And I think it's WAY more impressive that while I was on the phone discussing this story with someone, the BAT COMPUTER was researching, and came up with these names. HELL YEAH!!!

The people working with me now, at ZAP have twenty, thirty years experience with this stuff...i'm learning very quickly, but again -- ZD is typing and talking, while my ZAP network researchs and follows-up.

Incense anyone?

Reality cameras, TUESDAY 10am, Council Chambers.

May 28, 2007 8:27 PM  

Blogger Zuma's Bat Computer said:

I don't know who PAULA Y. BAGASAO is...but she's workin' harder than a Jam-ai-can, mon! Look at all the big-big tings she is involved in, and i think it all looks very ethical...JUST SWELL!

* CITY OF LOS AMSTERDAM, GLASSELL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OFFICERS: VICE CHAIRPERSON PAULA Y. BAGASAO

* Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communications on Minority Health Disparities and Its Community Partners Paula Y. Bagasao, PhD, Project Manager Contact: Paula Y. Bagasao, PhD Company: MDvista, Inc. Title: Director, Public and Corporate Relations

* Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 7 PM Glassell Park Community Center - Small Conference Room Light Refreshments) - - Welcome and Introductions Paula Y. Bagasao, PhD. Education Ad Hoc Committee, Interim Chair Purpose of Meeting Preparing Guidance for the GPNC Board and Web Developer


* Paula Y. Bagasao, Ph.D., Director, Information Technology Research. The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute


* H E A L T H P O L I C Y
Nadereh Pourat, PhD, is senior research scientist at the UCLA ... Brown, PhD; Director of Communications: Paula Y. Bagasao, PhD; Senior Editor:

* Rural Health Advocate
The development and publication of this fact sheet were funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. For additional needs please contact Paula Y. Bagasao, PhD

busy girl!

May 28, 2007 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'snt she on Glassel Park NC giving people ard time about using video at the meetings? Its legal asas I know. Whats her problem?

May 28, 2007 8:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We know its illegal. When did you find out? Why are you telling people know

May 28, 2007 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Reality Checker said:

Zuma,you're wrong on this one. Not only was the NC system designed so that anyone could participate, it hoped that the widest variety of people, not just the ones who think like you and share your values, would join. The City Attorney ruled a long time ago that it's perfectly legal for City Council staffers to serve on NC boards. Don't forget that everyone on each board knows what everyone else does for a living. They're aren't any secrets here. This isn't like electing a City Councilmember and then finding out that they are developing secret ties to special interests.

May 28, 2007 9:00 PM  

Blogger Zuma's Bat Computer said:

I know that the Land Use Committe can only provide a recommendation for approval or denial however, I was also seriously disturbed by a comment made by Ms. Peterson to the Land Use Committee, indicating that she has been working closely with -- Jessica Wethington McLean -- on the "parking issue."

Ms. McLean is Councilmember Huizar's Planning and Economic Development Director, and retains a seat on the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council board which I consider to be not in the best interests of the communuity.

If Ms. McLean is indeed working closely with Ms. Peterson on the significant parking issues the Fat Dog Lounge has, there is at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interest with her ERNC board role.

May 28, 2007 9:11 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

9:00pm,

Didn't you see where I said THIS in the thread:

ZD said...I guess it is only unethical, but not illegal for CMs to have their paid staff members sit on NC.

So obviously I still don't like it. I'm taking it to the people and let them decide. IS THERE ANYONE READING THIS WHO THINKS IT MAKES SENSE TO HAVE AN NC SYSTEM (FOR THE PEOPLE) ONLY TO HAVE CM PAID STAFFERS SIT ON THE COMMITTEES?

May 28, 2007 9:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't care if the Mayor himself wants to be on a NC Committee; it's fine with me and the rules.

Anything is legal and/or ethical, as there is no final decision making capability with these jerks who fancy themselves to be important.

The whole scheme was just cooked up to keep naive gadflys like you busy in an organized way.

The real decisions get made by the "mushroom method". See if you can find out what that one is, Mr. Advocate for All the People in the World (whether they want you or not).

May 29, 2007 12:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey 5:49 p.m., why don't you tell us how the NC system is set up "by design" to allow community people to be out-organized by developer interests. And then you can explain to the dozens of NCs who routinely defeat developer interests in their board elections how and why they're defying gravity and your divine wisdom that you can't be bothered to divulge.

Enough NCs have had their board majorities flip-flop back and forth between factions from year to year to prove that determining the balance of power is just a matter of who's willing to do the work to win the election. We'll believe your insulting insinuation that the system was designed to favor one or the other only if and when you prove it to us with more than insults.

May 29, 2007 5:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I thought most NC's are comprised of residents who are volunteers not paid staffers. It seems odd that all of a sudden with all the development going on in districts the CM's want their people on the NC boards. That's bullshit!! Never before has this happened and the NC's need to speak out against it. CM staffers have an alterior motive and that's not the spirit of what NC's are about. Hope the media jumps on this story. Thanks Zuma

May 29, 2007 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Good morning Zuma lad (tips hat):

With regard to Dr. Paula Bagasao, we've heard of her and have observed her to be, in our opinion, if you will, in cahoots with developers. (holds nose) Oh bugger. Where there is stink, there's bound to be poop, savvy?

Zuma lad, ask her where she REALLY lives. That ought to be entertaining for at least 20 minutes.

May 29, 2007 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She lives in Pasadena.

May 29, 2007 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great public comment by Zuma calling out Don Jose Sleazy Huizy and letting everyone know his staffer is on a neighborhood council. What answer will he give his constituents as to why a PAID STAFFER is on an NC? Don Jose hates confrontation and sends in his clowns to deal with community members. Hey, where has Alvin Parra gone to? Didn't like him but at least what he said was true about Jose not doing anything in is district. Zuma keep on those developers.

May 29, 2007 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By the way, Mr. Elliott, it is Carol BAKER Tharp, not Barker.

But, since you have a name for everyone, including yourself, that is not their own, what do you care?

As soon as one decision goes a way with which you do not agree, you'll have a pejorative nickname for her as well.

The last refuge of people losing an argument is to resort to name calling.

May 29, 2007 2:27 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

thanks for pointing out my one typo of her name. i corrected it. regarding, "last refuge" -- it IS possible to be pissed-off (hence the name calling), but still be correct and win the argument. They are NOT mutually exclusive. Sorry you lose on the logic, again. But if you find any additional typos, please point them out. Thanks.

May 29, 2007 7:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Confucious say:

"Man with blood in eye cannot see to hit ball."

May 29, 2007 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, at least get your facts straight before you start your spewing. McLean was on the ERNC AND the 912 Commission long before she was hired by Huizar.

Why shouldn't city council hire skilled COMMUNITY-minded people?

May 29, 2007 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hmmmm.....A City Councilman hired a Neighborhood Council leader who cares about the community as a city council staffer.

ABOLISH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS BEFORE THEY INFILTRATE AND UN-CORRUPT CITY HALL!

May 30, 2007 8:01 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

10:08pm,

I DO have my facts straight (as Springsteen advised me, back in '78-today on "Badlands")

I KNOW McClean worked on 912, first.

Huizar was told by big wigs at City Hall to have her step down from 912, when you hire her. Get your facts, straight.

And to 8:01am -- don't hide behind faulty logic. If "x" (cares about the community) then "y" (should be able to do whatever)...it's called "conflict of interest" -- it's waaaaaaaay deeper than this, i am now finding out...and that fact that you do not see how being on 912 AND Paid CM staffer is a conflict demonstrates the prevailing, stubborn, combative, divisive behavior that ends yo asses in hot water ---and on the losing end of judgement after judgement. LOSER!

May 30, 2007 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the real misuse of NC's is people who misuse them for their own personal political agendas, like the Gang of 5 who signed the weiss recall petiiton, who've each been on multiple boards (stakeholders is such a vague term), and use homeowner and even city fees (that rank and file people in the hoods don't even learn about until after the fact) to get even w/ someone who doesn't let them have their spoiled way, but works from bigger picture...so why should city staff by excluded from being on N C's? at least their ID's are above-board.
If people vote them in for their experience, that's an open choice.
N C's are too dominated by handfuls of people; like that sage Woody Allen said, 90% of success in life is just showing up, and those same people have time to be everywhere.

May 30, 2007 3:18 PM  

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