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Friday, June 06, 2008

Montanez Scores $weetJob

What happens when you plan to run for an office but make a deal to drop out to let another politician take your spot and coast to victory? You get to make bank, all on the taxpayers' dime.

Former Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez who dropped out of a City Council race in favor of Richard Alarcon (who had only been elected to the State Assembly a few months before) was given an appointment by former Speaker and Fellow Mirthala Banger Fabian "Knucklehead" Nunez to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board earning $130,000 per year. Now, she's been hired as a "consultant" to the DWP at the rate of $12,500 a month.

According to DWP General Manager H. David Nahai, Montanez "will provide expert advisory services, advocacy, strategic analysis, and stakeholder development relative to California state policy and legislation" to the utility.

No wonder the citizenry is so turned off.

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41 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did she ever get her degree?

June 06, 2008 8:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did she ever stop giving it up?

June 06, 2008 8:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy had the potential to be a great Latino woman leader for the valley. She had the opportunity to really shine for all those young Latinas, those same Latinas that she went on a a hunger strike for while at UCLA.

This was the great principled idealist who was going to take on the Alex & Tony Old Boy network in the valley just like Gloria Molina took on the Art & Richard old boy network in East L.A. And she started out on the right path by defeating the Alex and Tony candidate when she first won for Assembly.

But now the only example she can give is that selling out and giving up your ass does pay. So all those little Latinas out there, don't worry about getting a college degree, just brush up on your drinking and make sure you have a good selection of sexy panties.

What a sad commentary on Latino politics in the San Fernando Valley.

June 06, 2008 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'd like to know if she has a degree, let alone an MBA. MS,can you get her resume from the Clerk's office and write-up?

June 06, 2008 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep electing these idiots, kids.

The financial cost won't matter to me, but it SHOULD matter to you. It's costing you and your kids' futures.

June 06, 2008 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy has proven to be a great leader despite lacking a degree... She has accomplished much more than many who have a degree... Those who chose to criticize her for this, rather than recognize her accomplishments, do so out of spite and envy that she has gotten so far, while they work hard day in and day out with their fancy degree and still are at dead end jobs... So you tell me whose doing something right... Cindy is....

Keep up the great job Cindy... I am glad you took a leave from politics; I am sure that when you return you will do so at your time and stronger than ever...

In the mean time, you should go back to San Fernando and help clean house, and get those idiots (Jose Hernandez, July Ruelas and Nury Martinez) on the council recalled... Aren't they part of the Alarcon, Fuentes, Cardenas and Acevedo clan???

June 06, 2008 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1040, what she has proven is that she doesn't have the intellect to FINISH jobs, such as a degree or campaign.

There's no way in the world you can say that her high school or GED is equivalent to a degree or an MBA. Don't be a fool. She would be a better public servant if she had that background. High school just doesn't cut it for a quarter million dollars. SURE, she's being paid this amount, but the public is not getting value. THIS IS WHY IT'S BEING WRITTEN ABOUT.

June 06, 2008 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

sounds like we have a winner for Assclown of the month, or would this be likes it up the a____ award of the month

June 06, 2008 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Higby, I think you were the only one in the valley she hasn't done and I can't say that I blame her. You are a phat slob, take off those sweatpants, cause you look like a phat dude with a little boner, better yet, stay in the dark with your cats.

June 06, 2008 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The San Fernan-ho politics are better than those mexican soap operas. So, who has Cindy done?, aside from you Higby

June 06, 2008 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is Don Quijote - I couldn't stay away for long. I just want to say Go Cindy Go!!!!!!

Viva la Raza Bitches

June 06, 2008 11:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Mayor sam seems that postings have been slow, so I am here to stir the pot. Don't be a puss and posts my pondering points please.

June 06, 2008 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So here is today's trivia question - whatever happened to Melrose Larry Green?

Anyone, anyone beuhler?

How about you Valley Girl? So, since you live in the Valley are you into porn, like all these losers here?

June 06, 2008 11:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why you deleting comments you fat bastard censor snatch!!!

June 06, 2008 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That is it -ASS sucker of the month - Higby - who doesn't practice what he preaches.

You, sir, are a big wuss of the highest order, a first rank sucka who needs to get a new haircut. The 80's were over 20 year ago son.

June 06, 2008 11:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higgie-Poo - I am sorry, but I just got out the can. I am somewhat crazy, but plan on attending your next gathering.

Hope to see you there!!

June 06, 2008 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

HIGBIE -- Since you believe in censorship, you commie. I am going to make sure that your e-mail address and your chubby cheeked face show up on a ton of websites - none of them good.

Oh yeah, and screw that pirate idiot!!

June 06, 2008 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You stink Higpie - Y didn't you post anything on the Wright/Dymally race, impact on business, how Wright a gun loving zoot suit wearing 2nd amendment fanatic won in south L.A. This is great news for ammo loving locos like me!!

June 06, 2008 11:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the 45, or 46, whatever it is in the screwed up eastside, but what about John Perez "big Popo" winning with 4,00o votes.

Higglesworht -REport, rerport, report!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 06, 2008 11:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

whoa -who is off their meds?

June 06, 2008 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another Progressive Community Leader off his medication.

June 06, 2008 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about 180 neighborhood watches?!??!

June 06, 2008 12:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whoa...look at all the cholo gangbangers coming out of the woodwork! They're always here to defend their incompetent, ignorant, classless, illegal anchor baby compadres! You know..the ones in the ESL classes who can't manage to graduate HS!

If they didn't have amigos in high places, they would be out on the streets cleaning houses, working at Ralph's, or selling drugs and their bodies.

You know the drill...GET RID OF ALL THE MEXICANS IN CITY HALL!

June 06, 2008 12:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:40 States:

"In the mean time, you should go back to San Fernando and help clean house, and get those idiots (Jose Hernandez, July Ruelas and Nury Martinez) on the council recalled... Aren't they part of the Alarcon, Fuentes, Cardenas and Acevedo clan???"

Isn't Cindy part of this clan now. She gave up the city council race to appease these people and she handed the assembly seat over to Fuentes - all part of the deal. What accomplishments has Cindy had besides making a drunken fool of herself at every gathering and being the town whore?

She is nothing more than Pimp Daddy Alarcon's bitch - only thing is is that Alarcon is better looking.

June 06, 2008 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When Cindy bought into her deal with the mayor and Alarcon (and Nunez, as well, it would appear, in order to get the state appt. for $130K per year), she gave up whatever claim she might previously have had to leadership and integrity. Now, she is little more than yet another leech benefiting from her private deals with public officials....

June 06, 2008 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anyone who says Cindy is good should ask whether this HIGH SCHOOLER can handle TWO important jobs worth a QUARTER of a MEEL-YONE dollars.

The answer is obviously no. At least, no, and not be effective. A HIGH SCHOOLER, can you imagine that?

And, yes, I'd like to know whatever happened to Melrose.

June 06, 2008 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Perez only got 4,000 votes with over $800,000 spent on his behalf. That's $200 a vote!!!!

Any smart Republican or Independent can take this seat in November because of two reasons. Perez' campaign manager Gasca has never been in a tough race and the only mailer needed is the one highlighting John's proud gay status. This is a homophobic Latino district, and Big Gay John won't be able to count on his tarnished cousin to bail him out of this one. Any takers?

June 06, 2008 1:29 PM  

Anonymous 1040am=Cindyherself! said:

10:40 am, are you effin nuts?

"Cindy has proven to be a great leader?" Huh?

"Accomplishments" you write. Name one! It is telling that you did not name one. Remember that posting on blogs is a no-no, Cindy, while on city time.

But the funniest part of your post is how she is taking a "break' from politics. Ahahahahahahaha.

Couple things:

(1) She LOST an election.

(A voter-caused "break" from politics.)

(2) These jobs she is getting are because of her political kowtowing and, um, er, other stuff she gave to politicians.

Give me a break, 10:40 am.

June 06, 2008 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:29
If there was no Republican in the old Nunez district in the primary, then ITS TOO LATE. Perez gets the 110K Job for free.....
good ol LA Politics
where did the 800K come from?
probably friend of Nunez and Cedillo.

June 06, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good points, but wrong, a Rep. or independent will NE'ER, e'er win there. Even though there may be pockets of homophobia, the 45 and 46 have always elected super progressives (in the AC era -after Contreras)and that won't change anytime soon.

The numbers just aren't there - not even 4,000

June 06, 2008 5:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone has their price.

June 06, 2008 7:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The scandal gets worse: besides this woman without a college degree, whose main "credential" for getting into the Eastside Latino Political Machine was a hunger strike for "latina rights," before dropping out, getting a patronage job for $150,000/year, for WORKING ONE DAY A WEEK, without having had to compete for it.

Daily News has an angry Opinion about how this is like working for the Mafia, "taken care of for life," but they don't know the worst of it, what the Times reports.

One of the comments there from Fuentes Green Party challenger tells about how he's also undermined an important enviro bill to favor developers.

David Zahniser reports in the Times tonight that she is already getting paid $130,000 to sit on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board -- a job Nunez got her right after she agreed to drop out of the race against Alarcon and incompetent tool Fuentes.

David Nihai encourages her to keep her old job, since the new overpaid one is part-time, but Nick Patsouris wisely disagrees, saying that the job can't be regarded as just p/t and allowing her to do another full-time job.

This new job makes her LA's principle lobbyist and watchdog in Sacramento, so by not devoting her time or primary concern to it, we're screwed before we start.

The Nunez/Padilla/Al

June 06, 2008 7:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So this chick is getting $150,000/ year for a one day a week gig, plus she can keep her other fulltime job on the state Unemployment Compensation Appeals Commission, that Nunez gave her for sitting out the Alarcon for Council or Fuentes for Assembly races -- while she never finished college but spent her time there doing hunger- strikes for "Latino rights."

The incestuousness of these people is literally illegal, not just a scandal. Tony Cardenas' brother took a job on a Public Works Commission that Fuentes' sister Yolanda gave up, for a job with the Mayor, and Cardenas has other family on OUR payroll.

Alarcon's dealings in the Verdugo Hills and Las Lomas developments sure would be easier with Fuentes AB212 giving developers any right to do anything they want anywhere, overriding community plans and Councilmembers, like that pesky Greig Smith who he lashed out at in a fury over Las Lomas. But he sure is "very progressive" when it comes to fleecing the "anglos" of the valley and westside to line the pockets of his illegals, like bailing them out of loans where they never read the English wording or doubling the min. wage for their illegal jobs.

Reyes is itching to use the Alarcon/Cardenas/Padilla/ Mexican-under-a-cactus wine loving Nunez/ Fuentes Eastside Mexican machine to destroy the westside, hills and valleys with his slums, while this bunch lines their pockets with kickbacks from the developers involved.

Antonio has got to come out against these crooks now, or they'll take him down with them -- what this "machine" is doing is so flagrantry self-serving in the phony name of the "poor Mexican children," that it begs for an investigation.

(But Laura Chick is too scared of them -- just going up against Cardenas on who controls the gang funding, he ripped her head off in public. She should do it for that reason, to draw them out in the open.)

June 06, 2008 9:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You 9:57, are nothing but a gossip-monger. You don't have any of the right information so therefore I can't believe anything you say.

Felipe Fuentes is not the brother of Yolanda Fuentes, but she is his aunt.

I'm not going to sort through all your lies.

June 07, 2008 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh so he was wrong about whatever relations Felipe has with Yolanda. Big deal.

The rest of it all the jobs and pay-offs is documented truth and you know it.

If Cooley had balls he would investigate.

June 07, 2008 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's clear that ALL of these crooks need to be thrown out on their brown asses! And we need to throw all the white asses out...they are GUILTY of aiding and abetting.

How can we indict all of them? this is the biggest case of political corruption this side of Mexico! In fact, this IS El Norte!

Cooley is a wussy pussy!

June 07, 2008 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cooley has protected plenty of his own friends, some in the pay of Mexican Mafia, or else they have mutual friends in common who benefit from them.

He hasn't done a single thing he promised 8 years ago when he ran against Garcetti Sr., but because of public apathy, Asst. DA who called him out on these deceits and failures got less than 16% of the vote. On the other hand, the guy with the Hispanic name who isn't even a lawyer, had no endorsements, and was indicted himself, got 20% of the votes.

Both the DN and Times/David Z har hitting pretty hard on this Montanez thing, and how it reflects the way this Mexican "machine" controls not only the Eastside but have their hands in DWP, and have conspired to push policy that's destructive to L A, like that AB212. Hope they keep digging...

This kind of corruption has gone for decades under Alatorre and others, but now that they're out of the Eastside and openly aiming to destroy the westside and valleys, their corrupt ways are no longer being ignored as "over there."

And their constituents like Reyes' Lincoln Heights people, are getting more openly fed up, too. They want their streets cleaned up and illegal vendors and gangbangers gone, not having their slums moved to the remaining nicer parts of the city.

June 07, 2008 6:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is the garbage language necessary. It's disgusting and offensive. The people that use it are ignorant. Crooks are crooks regardless of their heritage.

June 08, 2008 9:12 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"Ms. Ed Montanez", too obvious guys.

June 08, 2008 9:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

montaƱez for council, get ready.

June 08, 2008 9:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

montaƱez for council.

June 08, 2008 9:13 PM  

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