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Saturday, June 06, 2009

Creation of a "Connected Non-Profit" and the "Pimping" of Public Facilities, Part 6

"Contract for the Connected"
What is the reward for the likes of Jenny Krusoe and Lou Calanche after shilling for the Autry looting of the Southwest Museum and contributing to the cost of re-electing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, respectively ??
Well if you are partners in the latest "Connected Non-Profit, Legacy LA", it is your first city contract!!
One could remember the Mayor saying that there would be a new level of openness and transparency in the awarding of Gang Prevention and Intervention Contracts. But the only thing transparent here is the level of inside support from the Mayor's office for the "connected few", that pay the price in shilling for the mayor's pet projects (Autry expansion at Griffith Park) or just pay the price ($1,000 campaign contribution).
Then in viewing the contract above, it becomes evident that Legacy LA was a throw in this contract award when compare to establish organizations as Barrio Action and V.I.P.
There was speculation from community members that Barrio Action (who the "Barrio Pimp, Jose Huizar" loves to give money to, $4,306, $3,500, $500, and $1,860 ) was forced to include Legacy LA in their contract proposal under direction from the Mayor's office, and with Mayor staffer Abigail Ramirez in constant attendance at Legacy LA meetings, there is some credence to that speculation.
So much for fairness and openness in the contract selection process as LA Weekly's Daniel Heimpel have reported and as seen in this series.
Your thoughts........
In Part 7 and the last in a "Creation of a "Connected Non-Profit", "Promises and Programs".



Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

The secret society of gang advisors

Chuck Flores - District 4, Operations Coordinator LAUSD
Alexandra Lieben - Executive Director UCLA School of Public Affairs
Greg McManus - Lieutenant LAPD
Faith Mitchell - Attorney South LA Area Planning Commission
Tim Brown - Clear Deputy Probation Director Law Enforcement
Gregory Burks - Chief of Grants CDD
Maria Cardona - Healthy Start Coordinator Nightingale Middle School
Susana Coracero - LAUSD/Monica Garcia's Office
Ed Corbett - Watts Towers Community Action Committee
Mary Darks - Jones Community Resident
Philip Egans - Probation
Lark Galloway - MPA Executive Director Community Health Councils
Ruben Gonzalez - Consultant, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Carlos Gonzalez - Assistant Principal Bethune Middle School
Donna Groman - Judge Superior Court- Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center
Tom Hayden - Gang and Academic Expert - wrote the book "Streetwars"
Nyora Higgs - Community Resident
Kimberly King - Professor CAL State LA
Anthony Koutris - Deputy City Attorney Gang Prosecution and Prevention, Clear Taskforce
Jose Kubes - Parent Center Coordinator Manual Arts High School
Jose Maciel - Director Macarthur Park Recreation Center
Myrian Magana - Community Representative
Rosa Manriquez - Recreation and Parks
Claudia Martinez - Social Worker LADCFS
Tim McDonald - Assistant Principal West Adams High School
Victor McKamie - Executive Director Minority Aids Project
Richard Mora - Assistant Professor Occidental College
Christina Ortega- Libatique DONE Project Coordinator City Representative
Eric Rost - (LCSW) Sheriff's Office
Jose Sandoval - Chair of Gang Comte. Community Resident
Lloyd Scott - Sargeant South Bureau Gangs
LaTanya Skiffer - Professor CSDH
Lynette Smith - Assistant Principal Telfair Elementary
Maritza Sosa - Community Program assistant CCYF
Chinyere Stonehem - Mt. Carmel Recreation and Parks
Gerald Thompson - Executive Director Pathways to our Future
Ailleth Tom - Organization Facilitator LAUSD Local District 5
Lucia Torres - Community Resident
Dea Tramble - Operation Coordinator LAUSD, Local District 1
Rodrigo Vazquez - Youth Justice Coalition
Paul Vinetz - Probation Director JJCPA Cluster 3 Programs
Curtis Woodle - South Bureau LAPD
Stacy Wu - Gang Expert Davis Ja and Associates

June 06, 2009 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



June 06, 2009 7:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Snot,

Since you are so concerned about this subject, what did you do to bring about change in the last city election?

Assuming you got off your ass to try something, you didn't do enough. Blame only yourself for being a little too little, a little too late.

June 06, 2009 7:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting how Legacy does not appear to have any role but is listed at the top as a partner. What service(s) is Legacy providing? Or did it merely obtain control over a City facility do to a political handout from the Mayor's office?

June 06, 2009 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More likely a political handout from huizar's office. Wants to make sure that Tammy and Lou dont run against him next time out. little does he know there are already enough people getting in that race to fill a ballot. There is a big name to jump in that race, one that will be self financed with name ID.

June 06, 2009 11:17 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

How about these hand outs from Huizar as noted in the LA Weekly ?

Huizar spent his $100,000 gift card as if he were creating support in anticipation of a run for an Eastside congressional seat — a job the largely unknown councilman is known to lust after. Huizar sent $15,000 to Arte Calidad Cultural Institute; $4,306, $3,500, $500, and $1,860 to the Barrio Action Youth & Family Center; $5,000 to the Center for Education and Immigration Services; $5,000 to the El Sereno Bicentennial Committee, and $3,780 to Roosevelt High School cheerleaders.

June 06, 2009 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Doggggggg
BIG JUAN Boyle Heights
Jessica Velez
David Galaviz
Jose Huizar
Jenne Krusuoe
Lisa Cohen
Ruby De Vera
Richard Alatorre
Mario Ruiz
Ed Reyes
Tammy Membrenno
Monica Garcia
Alvin Parra
Lou Calanche
Cynthia Ruiz
Nick Pacheco
Taco Vendor Boyle Heights


June 06, 2009 12:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Come on let's get real. Potential candidates: Manny Plietz
One Bill Cedillo
Mr. BH Himself Oswaldo Lopez.

Ms. Pricenton aka Cubas

June 06, 2009 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Redspot, Huizzy can rarely get his ass out bed to go spend 2-3hrs at council and he thinks he is congressional material... LMAO!!

June 06, 2009 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I rather see Alatore or Pacheco back, heard he moved into Boyle Heights.

June 06, 2009 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


that's not a very nice way of wording . From what I've been told , Huizer is of the king of the palace mindset and his poor wife is just a victim of the barefoot and pregnant mentality that goes along with it.

Shouldn't she get a little pity and respect?

June 06, 2009 7:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just met his new Chief of Staff, does this mean Weezeer has moved on. Well not really moving on, more like moving to where many have been.

June 06, 2009 8:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A woman activist in El Sereno claims interest in a CD14 run. What is her name?

June 06, 2009 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We all have pity for Richelle, Francine Godoy is NOT his wife but she too is a victim.

June 06, 2009 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So did I, was it at the Inter City Struggle fundraiser Huizar had at his house? I had heard that about her, is it really true? Many have said she is like a doorknob, "everyone gets a turn".

I guess its not only Huizar who gets around in CD14, although he is the jealous type.

June 06, 2009 11:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Besides Tammy Membrano? Maybe Cynthia Ruiz, the Mayor's sidekick.

June 06, 2009 11:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

18 comments of someone talking to themselves

June 07, 2009 12:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

17, unless you are the one talking to yourself. dumbass, i thought you were sick but still find time to blog? or is this miss dumbass?

June 07, 2009 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I will admit that I read these posts and have found them interesting on occassion. However, what is up with this post? It sounds like a bunch of middle school girls gossiping over other middle school girls. Can someone recommend a good blog where I can read and comment on significant concerns. If politicians are bad representatives then don't vote for them. If you want them out, don't just say it, do it!

A lot of bark and no bite from everyone on this blog. Why not do some heavy hitting and get the Times involved. Enough of everyone on these blogs claiming to want to work for social and political change. Stop acting like a bunch of little school girls and use your college-educated minds to create some real action. I presuming most of you have a college degree, no?

If you can't manage that than just admit you can't and start organizing yourselves around someone who can! Who is up to the task?....

June 13, 2009 12:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's play a little game shall we? Who's in? Purse is $1,000. Who will be the next CD14 staffer to quit?

The floor is open...

June 13, 2009 12:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am part of the secret society. Care to join us?

July 06, 2009 7:28 PM  

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