will love the theme of Day Five in the "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON".
Zuma has dedicated "cyber column feet" in exposing the waste of the "Fee Waiver Program" at City Hall.
Tonight's host of Day Five of the "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON" event in the "John Birch Society Enclave" of San Marino has been the recipient of nearly $300,000 in fee waivers.
All Access Entertainment of Los Angeles is a company dedicated to organizing "Latino-theme" events such as "Fiesta Broadway" and the "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR's" favorite celebration "El Grito".
Their President is the former LAUSD School Board Member Larry Gonzalez.
L.A. Times reporter David Zahniser has the background at L.A. Now.
"Today’s FOTD offers a look at the world of "special events," parades, festivals and block parties that have become a source of controversy for some critics of City Hall.
An invitation on file with the city’s Ethics Commission says that today’s Villaraigosa fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. at a San Marino-adjacent address in Pasadena. The host will be Larry Gonzalez, president of All Access Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based company devoted to celebrating "Latino holidays and the Hispanic culture of Southern California, according to its website.
All Access runs such city-sponsored events as Fiesta Broadway, a cultural festival thrown each year in downtown Los Angeles, and El Grito, a Spanish-language concert held annually outside Los Angeles City Hall to commemorate the Mexican War of Independence. Both have received financial help from the city for years. When Fiesta Broadway took place in April, the Los Angeles City Council forgave nearly $173,000 in fees for the event, which covered parking enforcement and other city costs. El Grito received $75,000 from the city last September and saw $50,000 in city fees waived by the City Council. Those fees were largely incurred by traffic officers who shut down Spring, Main and First streets for the concert.
Faced with a $406-million shortfall, Villaraigosa tried earlier this year to eliminate funding for El Grito and other community events. But the council blocked that effort, and Villaraigosa accepted the changes, signing them into his budget for 2008-09.
When El Grito takes place in September, Gonzales’ company will offer its corporate sponsors a special VIP reception with –- guess who? -- Villaraigosa and the City Council.
Coming soon, "TROLL FOR DOUGH A-THON DAY" in the City of Los Angeles.
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