The bottom line remains why a Council Member feels compelled to send personal emails or make phone calls during a Council meeting. Inquiring minds want to know. We've repeatedly discussed this before. This is the people's time and it should be respected. This is exactly the kind of attitude that has led to the citizenry being steamed.
By the way, we'd also like to know what the Ramona Gardens emails were about.
Councilman Huizar or any other elected official including the Mayor are welcome to call us at the Mayor Sam office at any time. Our phone number is (213) 785-6098 (local call from City Hall!).
The resolution isn't sharp enough to tell; but blogger Zuma Dogg alleges that video of Councilman Jose Huizar at a recent Los Angeles City Council meeting shows the Councilman purportedly sending "love letters" and other emails to an unknown individual on his BlackBerry mobile device.
Zuma Dogg told the Sister City from his vantage point and via a freeze frame of his original footage, messages on the mobile device appeared to contain subjects such as "Ramona Gardens" and others such as "'I Luv U' and 'Hi Beautiful'". Zuma Dogg remarked "He's getting 'Ladies Man' emails on his BlackBerry!"
We don't know if the emails were "booty calls" nor do we do not know that they weren't from his wife, innocently enough. Nor do I really care (unless of course they are not from his wife and he's playing the family values card when running a la Larry Craig, Bill Clinton, et al). More importantly however, when the people's business is being conducted our elected officials should be engaged, paying attention and not playing with cell phones nor glad handing around Chambers.