Intrigue Builds Regarding Exclusive Valley Glen CD 2 Candidate "Meet and Greet"
The LA Weekly's Paul Teetor reports and CD 2 Council Candidate Frank Sheftel have rally the grass root masses and the results?? Well lets just say that a crowd will be converging on a Valley Glen church very shortly.
Some background from Paul Teetor's post at the LA Weekly.
A small-scale blueprint of everything that's wrong with L.A. City Hall politics will be on display tonight at a Catholic church in Valley Glen, a community near Victory Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley:
Tonight, a land speculator who is pushing for a huge, big-money complex in Valley Glen will be romancing three Los Angeles City Council District 2 candidates who have accepted scads of special interest money for the election next Tuesday, September 22.
Together tonight with the speculator, Dasher Lawless Inc.-- (and no, we are not kidding about that name) -- the three candidates will freeze out seven other legitimate candidates running for the council seat. Most of these seven are serious activists with long histories of addressing problems in the San Fernando Valley. But none of the seven, apparently, are palatable to land speculator Dasher Lawless.
It seems that a Ms. Judy Price, "who sent the invites to tonight's meeting using her title as president of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association, insists the meeting is not sponsored by the VGNA -- but also insists that Sheftel and the six other civic activists cannot attend -- only the three special interest-backed candidates can enter the church".
Interesting thing here is Judy Price's connection to a certain campaign, something that a "candidate forum organizer" might want to disclose. Price is listed on Council Candidate Paul Krekorian website as a supporter "Judy Price – President of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association; Past President, Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council*" Further, she has also donated to the Krekorian Campaign.
08/06/09 Judy Price (Retired, N/A) Van Nuys, CA 91401
Paul Krekorian Council Member - District 2 1318897 - Krekorian For City Council 2009
A - Monetary Contribution Received (IND - Individual)
[Period:07/01/09-08/08/09] $250.00 [Election:09/22/09]