CD 14 Constituent Dissatisfaction Thread Since They Are Stuck With WORST CM In LA City...JOSE HUIZAR
ALSO AT ZD's NC BLOG: Memo From Mayor Antonio Villaraiogsa To City Council Regarding "Modern Communications Tax" Ordinance for This February's Ballot. Council Consideration: New "Conflict of Interest" Code (What Conflict of Interest?) Plus, Styrofoam Ban In All City Departments Being Discussed Click here for NC blog
And now...on with the countdown.
On American Top 40, I'm Casey Kasem. We're countin' down to top worst Councilmembers in the City of Los Angeles. And comin' in at #2, that was Councilmember Jack Weiss, of RecallJackWeiss.com.
And comin' in at #1, for the 87th week in a row...it's former LAUSD School Board President and CURRENT Council District 14 (East LA) Counclimember Jose "Weezy" Huizar. No exclamation point needed, since it comes as no surprise to anyone. Especially his constituents. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for the fine folks of CD 14, ZD would probably know about 80% less, and his cell phone minutes would go down by about 80%. And he would be about 80% less cranky all the time, thinking of all the corruption that is robbing this district, and society, of it's soul and future. (Especially as it relates to the kids in the area.)
We all know how well LAUSD performed while he was school board president. The Inspector General's head would pop-off if he ever found out. No wonder they are trying so hard to keep it quiet. (And his boss, Mayor Antonio was willing to spend whatever it took, and make whatever promises, in his role as Mayor -- to keep it under wraps.)
But Jose was a good soldier, and they know he can be trusted (to be un-trustworthy), so they put him in the Council seat, to help keep Antonio's promises (that he made as CM) not only quiet...but fulfilled.
AND THAT'S WHERE EVERYTHING GOES SOUTH, REAL QUICK. AND IT'S NOT THE KINDA STUFF THAT YOU ARE GONNA WORK OUT AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL LEVEL. THE STUFF PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT ARE REALLY GRIPING ABOUT, REQUIRES THE ATTENTION OF THE D.A. AND U.S. ATTORNEY.
And who knows, we have all heard that has been exactly the case. (Oops, I shouldn't say "the case", I should say, "the situation". Or should I say, "the case"?)
Anyway, even Council President Eric Garcetti had to ask, on camera, during a public council meeting (on the record) as to the status of things happening in Huizar's district, relating to the LA Housing Authority, that WAS the subject of a D.A. investigation.
And when it comes to illegal vending, that will tank the L.A. economy and kill any chances local mom and pops have of making a buck, themselves -- no one can boast a larger illegal vending zone (north of Tijuana) than Councilmember Jose Huizar.
But as much as his constituents wish he would just evaporate out of his council seat, if you are a develeoper, or community development agency, or just about anyone with a lot of money (like a university) and need to clear away some historic buildings, protected trees, or the people themselves...then Councilmember Jose Huizar is YOUR go-to guy!
[Man, this is going to make me really uncomfortable next time we bump into each other at Club 702. But I think the people of CD 14 deserve some attention to be focused on their outrage. CAUSE ZD HEARS IT! AND THE FACT THAT IT'S 7am ON SUNDAY or 1am ON TUESDAY DOESN'T SEEM TO PREVENT COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO ZD!]
And Weezy has some pretty upscale constituents in his district. Eagle Rock is upscale. (That's where you can usually find him shopping and living, even though I think he offically lives somewhere else.) Plus over there by the Southwest Museum, and over where his boss Antonio lives. So Weezy has a real diverse district. From the high-income mansion owners, to the low-income renters. And although he can't seem to unite his staff (with a turn-over of 16 this year, so far) -- he does seem to be able to unite a diverse constituency -- TO RALLY AGAINST HIM -- AND PRESSURE ZD TO BLOG ABOUT IT. (Mayor Sam: Congratulations really are in order. These people seem to feel it doesn't matter until it hits your blog!)
I must suffer from Stockholm syndrome, cause I kinda like Weezy; cause he was friendly with ZD on-camera when I first burst into chambers. And I've seen him laugh hard at some of ZD's dry, sarcastic public comments (that only HE seemed to get on THAT side of the rope). And that went a long way. AND, I kinda feel sorry for the guy, cause he's kinda like the newest member of the gang, or low-man on the totem pole/rookie...and he has to live in Antonio's shadow, but more importantly, was/is stuck covering for Villaraigosa's past shadniess as CM. And Zuma Times has heard Villar left some mess for Jose to deal with. (He's still dealing with it.) And the pressure of walking around, knowing there are HUGE SHOES THAT CAN DROP AT ANYTIME (D.A. and Federal shoes...not ZD's), well...it must be hard to unwind. No wonder he is always yelling at his staff and treating them harshly. (A side-effect of living in fear.)
But, when Huizar supporters on this blog start posting things like, "live by the sword, die by the sword". And post the same irrelevant comments over and over on all the threads. I can see his "representative" on this blog is taking a step backward in diplomacy. So what do I care, anymore? Meanwhile, people across the city will be saying, "It's about time Zuma Dogg. We were wondering where you have been."
SO LET'S DO A CASEY KASEM COUNTDOWN OF THE #1 PROBLEM/ISSUE YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM AT THE SHADY MEAT HOOKS OF MAYOR ANTONIO'S "GO TO GUY" WHEN HE NEEDS TO STEAMROLL THE COMMUNITY, COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR! (Post a comment) Like SW Museum, Elephant Hill, Illegal Vending, Wyvenwood, Trips to Flordia Superbowl Weekend?, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, Overall Selling Out of The Community, please continue. (Maybe all the right people will post some stuff for all the right people to read.)
And finally, his new nickname should be "Tommy" cause he seems to be deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to dealing with problems. Or maybe it should be "Ironside", because he refuses to stand up for his district and his people.
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