Interesting timing on the Chris Pak story in Thursday’s LA Times. I thought that article was written a long time ago, but the editor probably decided not to run it, back then, in order to avoid exposing the mayor and his supporters to a huge scandal.
Captain Jack Sparrow left that annoyingly challenging comment about some glass shoe that was going to drop; and was I going to be there to catch it and all that Shakespear/Pirate code talk I don’t understand.
But I sent a fews clue into my Batcomputer and there is this ONE LITTLE OLD DOT THAT HASN’T BEEN CONNECTED THAT HAS BEEN BUGGING ZD. The only shoe, left un-dropped or un-connected dot in a certain scenario.
SABRINA KAY. (Sorry Sabrina.) She was the fashion designer/planning commissioner that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flew with to Asia. On the trip, her clothing line magically ends up in clothing stores in Asia.
And the LA Times article happened to mention Chris Pak went on that trip to Asia, too. And it reminded me, that I thought I saw a picture of Antonio with Sabrina Kay and Chris Pak in front of the house of the South Korean President taken during that trip. So they all must be pretty tight?
And doesn’t the Planning Commissioner have something to do (like vote to approve) Chris Pak’s big projects? And now that the L.A. real estate market is on the slide, maybe Chris Pak’s money is, too. That story sure did seem to be kinda "infomercially".
And since the mayor’s image is the only thing declining faster than the Downtown LA housing market, let’s get that story out there about how Antonio is teaming up with Pak for the kind of smart growth we need; with high density housing around commercial retail; and major transportation corridors like in other cities overseas.
Except the City of Los Angeles and State of California have not built the transportation and do not plan on having it ready in time for the demand. And even “if” they do add the public transportation, the masses are not going to jump out of their cars and jump on board.
Pak even says himself, “"L.A. was zoned for vehicles in the early 1900s, not for pedestrians and public transportation.” That’s right bro…that’s the problem. That’s why it isn’t going to work here, like everywhere else in the world. (If it is considered to be “working” elsewhere.) L.A. was not zoned for pedestrians and public transportation. And adding five stories on top of everything isn’t going to re-zone the roads or water supply (among other infrastructure related details.)
Now anytime a female commissioners name is mentioned with Antonio, the “a” word comes up (affair). People have said on this blog and elsewhere that Antonio disappeared with Sabrina one night in Korea, then Antonio cancelled an important business trip the next day, where he was supposed to meet Korea’s most prominent businessmen.
Did the mayor blow off the biggest investment business he flew over there for? (I heard they weren’t too happy about the no-show. Something about being considered a rude slap in the face, or something.) Oh well…less competition for Chris Pak?
But the main thing is that ZD has been talking about affordable housing scams in the non-profit arena. And so I hit the Batcomputer "shady searchers", and Zuma Dogg’s Bat-Spidey senses tell him Mr. Pak has started a lot of new projects lately: THOSE EXCESSIVELY PROFITABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS LIKE THE ONES ZD HAS BEEN EXPRESSING A TAD BIT OF CONCERN OVER!!!
That means Pak will have to negotiate with LAANE, and will need to get project approvals from LAANE’s Executive Director (who Zuma Dogg thinks sits on the CRA board). Can that be right??? (I mean this is all just a stream of conscious late night rant.)
And I think someone told me Asia’s hottest fashion designer/L.A.’s hottest planning commissioner, Sabrina Kay, served on the board of a non-profit organization (to learn a new "business"), and has started her own non-profit organization. (ZUMA DOGG WANTS TO START HIS OWN NON-PROFIT GRAVY TRAIN WAGON, TOO, Y’ALL!!!!)
Did Sabrina Kay read ZD’s story on how there is BIG, BIG money to be made in the non-profit affordable housing game; so did she decided to dump the threads and head over to Home Depot for some supplies?
See also: Marin Ludlow. I think the Times must be saving the rest of the story for a sequel article, because if Ludlow currently works for Pak, you think they would have mentioned that, given his relationship to Antonio. Can you imagine Martin Ludlow taking Pak’s project to the mayor’s city hall for approval? That’s why can someone confirm if Ludlow works for 2Pak.
Whatever the case: Just when ZD was thinking LA Times may be on the right track; did they run some infomercial article; to help a developer who is the mayor’s secret construction machine be able to raise more money, since the LA housing market is a bursting bubble; and since there is more money to be made in non-profit affordable housing than in fashion designing or for-profit (market rate) housing?
Maybe we should all fly to Asia together to talk about it; then come back and let's start doing it. (See ZD's article on non-profit/affordable housing boondoggle that CM Tony Cardenas went on record agreeing that he heard, too.)
Oh no…I hope that isn’t the case.
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