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Monday, September 24, 2007

Do-do-doo, do-doo...Another Huizar-staffer Bites The Dust-a! (#16 This Year!)


AND NOW...From the soap opera, "As The Revolving Door Turns"...The Saga of Jose Huizar's Office. (It should be a reality show, like "Flava of Love" or "Hell's Kitchen". Who will be his only remaining staffer? Here's the sixteenth staffer to revolve out the door this season/year. I guess Jose is no fan of Dr. Deming.)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am writing to let you know that after two years in the office of Councilmember Jose Huizar, I am leaving CD14 to join the office of School Board President Monica Garcia as Policy Director, beginning October 1st.

It has been a tremendous joy and privilege to work with so many bright, dedicated, and passionate people, both here in City Hall and out in the community. I will miss collaborating, day-to-day, with many of you, but I am hopeful that our paths will cross in efforts to improve the quality of public education here in Los Angeles.

I am delighted that my successor, Peter Hidalgo, has joined CD14 today. Peter comes to the Council office from Southern California Gas Company, where he served as Communications Director; previously he was Press Secretary for Mayor Richard Riordan. I know Peter will be a fabulous addition to the team and will enjoy working with all of you as much as I
have.

I wish you continued success and very best wishes,

Amy Cooper

52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't it possible there are just some odd ones in that district in general? There's one guy who keeps going to the Council to complain about stuff, Huizar keeps standing up and saying his office has addressed those things but the guy has still more stuff.
Don't know what's what there, but it sure seems odd all around. Also, a lot of these staffers never intend to stay, just want to have some "government experience" on their resume then go back to school or get a lobbying job. My Valley district has similar problems. Every time I call it's someone else, and they're always young.

September 24, 2007 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Man talk about hitting the skids - Hidalgo was a major poobah for Metrolink and SCG and now he's going to work for Weezy????

Whasup? Retiring soon?

September 24, 2007 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Which Amy is that? Amy Yeager?

Snyder, Alatorre, Pacheco had long time staff associations. Why does everyone leave Huizar? Thirteen people in one year? Something is very wrong!

September 24, 2007 6:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup, seems like a big step down for Peter Hidalgo. Maybe less than half what he was paid at the Gas Co.???

September 24, 2007 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Here's a shocking thought, but what if Huizar is actually more honest and less likely to throw staff dubious bones than his predecessors like Nick Pacheco (wasn't he linked to those building permit problems), Alatorre, and the rest?

September 24, 2007 6:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"but what if Huizar is actually more honest and less likely to throw staff dubious bones "

You have more faith in Huizar than I. I dont think he "threw" anything to the staff members who left. Remember that you are giving up a hell of a lot of money when you quit. Huizar's staff did not
leave on good terms in most cases.

September 24, 2007 6:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amy Cooper. Legislative aide.

September 24, 2007 7:24 PM  

Anonymous zuma's alfred said:

will the "official" bat computer check their email for the new "shady searcher" upgrade tool we have been drooling over. IT'S HERE!!!

September 24, 2007 8:40 PM  

Anonymous Huizar person said:

ZD, you drool when you talk.

Add that to the long list of undesireable traits possessed by you.

How much can deoderant cost, fer G_d sakes? Try using a little, along with shaving that ugly growth and cleaning your stinky ski cap now and then.

I can't even imagine how bad the van smells about now.

Oh, and Huizar is not looking to hire you, despite your application. We require High School diplomas.

September 24, 2007 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why that's odd! I found out from a couple of Huizar's staffers there was no minimum requirement. All that's required of you is a driver's license, and enough money to keep the rest of his staff fed.

September 24, 2007 11:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all know there is no minimum job requirements at CD14. It all depends on how happy you make Huizar. If he's happy you stay..if he's not happy you move. If you move because he is a bast### you get a bad reference. Still think that 16 people leaving, willingly or not is a lot for any boss!

September 24, 2007 11:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:53
i think the Mayor has had mre turnover and im just counting the girls......
I can only wonder why they left?

September 25, 2007 12:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:14
poobah...... poobah of what? more like just pooh.

I hear he didn't have a choice but to leave

September 25, 2007 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

turnover? who the hell cares! you actually think people want to work for $35,000 tops for very long? remember, these jobs are stepping stones for better jobs. anyone who thinks they want to work longer than a few years doing this stuff is kidding themselves. Long hours, low pay, and needy constituents everyday.....please.

September 25, 2007 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what about the reat of the council districts? everytime i turn around in my part of LA i see the same thing. Young kids coming and going not only in the field offices but in city hall too. Cant we just pay them more or make them civil service jobs so we dont have so much turnover? residents of LA revolt against ALL council districts and demand civil servants

September 25, 2007 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i think all these haters are former employees or maybe the Mayor himself trying to take the heat off himself

September 25, 2007 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

please list the Mayor's turnover

September 25, 2007 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

who the hell is Peter Hidalgo?

September 25, 2007 12:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Word is Huizar treats his staff like slaves. He acts like he's king shit and they have to bow to his every command. Because he wants to kiss ass to everyone his staff are the ones putting in long 18 hr days. They start working for him looking young and vibrant then after a couple of months they look stressed and over worked. They go to community meetings in bad moods because Huizar gives them the dirty work. He's an asshole and the community can't stand him. He caters to Eagle Rock but that's it. There's no stability with Huizar and when you look at other council members staffers they don't have that same type of negative attitude. They're in good moods, love the community and vice versa and stay for two or more years. Huizar needs training in Calif. State Labor laws since he's an attorney

September 25, 2007 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the slaying and its causes were a "top priority," and the Los Angeles Police Department initially devoted 20 detectives to the case.

NOT ONE DAMN COUNCIL MEMBER HAS SAID A WORD ABOUT TELLING THE ILLEGAL VENDORS TO STOP THAT THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW. THEY ARE ALLOWING GANG BANGERS TO TAKE CASH FROM THE ILLEGAL VENDORS. MORE VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS BECAUSE GANG BANGERS ARE EXTORTING MONEY AND NO LEADERSHIP IN THIS CITY.

September 25, 2007 6:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I miss big Frank and little Frank, where are they? Where is that white dude from Eagle Rock? And how does Vizcaino like El Sereno? I bet he hates that he has to deal with Anthony Manzano.

Anthony Manzano for El Sereno Field Director!!

September 25, 2007 6:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

guys, i'm right here - since Coop is going to work for Moonica, that still sucks. Moonica was Huizar's former chief of staff and she taught Huizar the finer things about slave labor.

Coop is too smart (Harvard grad) for LA City politics. I'm going to call her right now and get her a job with me and Alvin hustling the idiots at Lynwood City Hall.

Little Franquie T.

September 25, 2007 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

PAUL AND I GET ALONG GREAT HERE IN EL SERENO. I PROMISE TO GET HIM AND JOSE FADED WITH ME AND JUNE AT THE NEXT "LEGEND OF CREEPY COLLIS"

ROSE HILLS REVIEW

September 25, 2007 7:09 AM  

Anonymous zuma dogg said:

Loserstaffer said...ZD, you drool when you talk. (Really? My bad.)

You think I would apply for a job with him? HELL NAW! I'm not risking Federal charges by setting foot in that office. (It would have to be a paid consultant position.)

September 25, 2007 7:15 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Seriously though,

This type of turn over IS a real problem. Not only is it financially inefficient to have such high turnover; you can't get any momentum going as a "team" with the experience and historical perspective that empowers a staff. (How can Huizar expect his staff to meet his expectations when there is such high turnover, he must be surrounded by newbies, still learning the ropes of the gig -- they work in fear because they know about the high turnover themselves, and who gets screwed:

THE PUEBLOS OF CD 14, that Huizar couldn't care less about.

For some reason, I've always liked Weezy, cause he's kinda charming and "cool" for a CM -- it seems like he could turn this situation around, based on his own attitude to a large extent. It's called being a leader. And if you run for council, then you should try and be one.

Weezy SHOULD be the COOLEST CM to be working for, and the gig EVERYONE in City Hall wants, cause he makes it fun -- and it's such a tight-knit community, there is opportunity for the MOST CD greatness.

Sgt Hulka says it all, "Lighten up, Francis."

AND WEEZY...i'm begging you to read "Interpreting Deming's 14 Points" by Dave Elliott.

http://executivestrategy.blogspot.com/2007/07/interpreting-w-edwards-demings-14.html

FOR ONE REASON AND ONE REASON ONLY...to make YOUR life easier.

Do it for selfish reasons, and everyone else, including the whole district will benefit.

I don't wanna slam you weezy...you need a revalation like in Scrooged/Dickens/Xmas Carol. ZD had a couple this year. FEELS GREAT! Try it Jose.

Deming's 14 Points & Deming Videos

September 25, 2007 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar requires a drivers license?? That's racist! SI SE PUEDE!!

September 25, 2007 9:52 AM  

Anonymous jose huizar said:

common folks...can't we just keep things safer, greener, cleaner?

September 25, 2007 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who are the 16 who left and what positions?

Is anyone watching the other council offices? Maybe they all have a lot of turnover does any have a list of those?

Huizar's web site at least has some new pictures. But the staff list is wrong. Vizcano hasn't work in El Sereno for a while and maybe somebody else. I think Weezy finally sent his girlfriend/ "deputy chief" packing to or should. She was hot but a total biatch.

At least there's new pictures.

I heard Villar was hiring from some other city?

September 26, 2007 12:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow somebody remembered a few of the good staffers CD 14 had. What ever happen to the Franks? Big Frank, Little Frank hahaha I get it...I retrospect they where great for CD 14, who do we have now in El Sereno? For that matter in CD 14 who actually knows the field and the politics of it all? Somebody help me please...

September 26, 2007 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who are the "franks"? And who is weezy's "girlfriend..deputy chief"?

I thought he was married? How can his girlfriend be his deputy chief??

Please explain.

September 26, 2007 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So why is everyone so surprised? You knew this was going to happen, it always happens. You bunch of haters.

September 26, 2007 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Turnover is normal, it is unfortunate but normal. The previous elected had major turnover even now has mayor.

September 26, 2007 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What CM Huizar does not realize is that he's turning all these staffers that he has let go against him, and when he runs again for CM all these staffers are going to jump on to the opponents campaign. This guy needs some training in city Politics 101. He turned his cronies against him! True Idiot!

September 26, 2007 12:39 PM  

Anonymous so what said:

what's the big deal about anyone leaving? nothing of consequence was accomplished by any staffer.

September 26, 2007 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hum do we smell another city hall soap opera w/the deputy chief of staff? Sadly, it's quite evident. He should be working on hiring some top spinners for that one if he wants to make it to DC. Think she wants to take the "la otra crown" from the mayor's "friend."

September 26, 2007 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 11:14am I think it means two people called Frank used to work there. Frank Aguiron was best at finding ways not to do stuff. I never heard of the other one.

The supposed girlfriend is called Francine and used to be a secretary or scheduler or somethig administrative then one day was all the sudden deputy chief. Penis promotion.

to 12:14am he didn't fire her yet biatch or not the web site still has her name but then it also still shows Vizcaino who really is gone.

Maybe more people are gone than we even know if they still have them on the web. They should just update it honest is the best policy.

It's not too late for Weezy maybe he tossed out the bad and just had a lot of bad to toss.

September 26, 2007 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:39
are you kidding me? the idea of old staff jumping on the opponents campaign is just crazy. they were to lazy to do there own job you think they are going to be much help on a campaign. long hours and no days off......doesnt sound like the work ethic of any of those let go.

I dont think Jose has to worry about shit.

September 26, 2007 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:39
are you kidding me? the idea of old staff jumping on the opponents campaign is just crazy. they were to lazy to do there own job you think they are going to be much help on a campaign. long hours and no days off......doesnt sound like the work ethic of any of those let go.

I dont think Jose has to worry about shit.

September 26, 2007 11:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hear that Jimmy got caught with his assistant coming out of a hotel during lunch time. supposedly his his and her's hair was a mess.

looks like Jimmy like to have some nookie from his brown cookie and lunch time.

September 26, 2007 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alvin Parra big time loser again. Alvin was running the pro-incumbant campaign in Lynwood. ALL four lost and lost big. They recalled the four who contracted Alvin to eminant domain over 1500 home owners for a private development

September 26, 2007 11:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma........
whats going on with your buddy Alvin Parra? i didnt know you hang out with pro-displacement people like Alvin. He is the scum of the earth.

zuma please respond to Alvin new line of work?

September 26, 2007 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tom Labonge is doing most of his city hall staff: the black one, white one, asian one and that fine ass little latina.

you go boy, represent for the whites! white boys have game too.

September 26, 2007 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard its little Frank who is giving up all the 411 on Jimmy B. because jimmy banged his girlfriend. you know the one from Reyes office, the one with the bigs ass tits.

I hear that he is not the only one the 4th floor that has done her.

She is way to much of a woman for little Frankie anyway.

love those milk bags

September 26, 2007 11:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

mike trujillo is the guy feeding jimmy's and antonio's hunger for chicks. he's the pimp.

September 26, 2007 11:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZUMA DOG, IS IT TRUE ABOUT ALVIN? TELL ME AINT SO! AND YOU TRUSTED IN HIM, HOW LET DOWN MUST YOU FEEL?

September 26, 2007 11:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anybody got a picture of penis promoter Francine "la otra"?

Jimmy's squeeze ain't all that.

September 27, 2007 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yea complete Penis Promotion! How do you get from scheduler to deputy? This chick Francine Godoy used to be a fat ass, but lost a bunch of weight then got a new boob job! She looks good with cloths but I bet without cloths, her fat loose skin drapes!

September 27, 2007 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

damn i didn't know jimmy was banging little frank's girl (reyes office). that sucks. little frank and big frank are the primary reason jose got elected this past march. these guys would do anything for him. jose rewarded little frank with a trip slip to the unemployment line (after little frank was expecting a promotion) and big frank a trip slip to the demotion line in el sereno. big frank used to commute all the way from victorville to run jose's eagle rock office.

oh yeah, if paul vizcaino is not in el sereno, where the hell is he? he was supposed to be the next mayor.

September 27, 2007 9:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No wonder the city of Los Angeles is in such bad shape with people like these working for it. You think you can talk crap about someone you don't even know and hide behind "anonymous". There is people that work at city hall who still have dignity and morals and that "girl from Reyes office" happens to be one of those. So don't judge someone that you know nothing about.She's a great person which is more then I can sayfor the person that posted that trash!!

September 27, 2007 11:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give Francine and Reyes girl and all the luscious Penis Promoted hotties a break y'all!

With all their dignity and morals they can't help seducing their way to the top overnight then turning into raging biatches so everybody will hate them instead of pity them for being muy desesperado.

September 28, 2007 1:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weezy otta cut that cancer out. His wife shuold make him. Who wants their husband all day with la otra? Other politicians has girlfriends but don't hire them.

Weezy should make it 17 and clean, no Francine.

September 28, 2007 1:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All of your comments are so amusing particularly because they reek of naiveté. Yes, José is tempremental and sometimes volatile, but provide me evidence of elected who aren't a little egotistical. Come on, those folks are a rarity in politics. One needs a very healthy ego to work in politics. José might be some of things you are all describing but at the very core, he is a decent human being. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone...I bet none of you have any rocks to throw.

October 02, 2007 10:30 PM  

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