" Some of Mayor Villaraigosa connected friends and allies"
No one who observes Los Angeles political scene will disagree that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is the top all-time exploiter of the "photo-op".
The Mayor's "Discount Prescription Card" above is the classic example of exploiting image for the sake of positive political motives. But what is the story on the selection of the people pictured with the Mayor?
We now know the background of the female on the left and her connections to the Mayor. Lets just say that connections pay off, but can also become problematic if there is some embarrassing details disclose.
Monique Moncayo "Director of Youth Outreach" Is she still double dipping at Hazard Park ?? Some would call that a "Conflict of Interest".Known to some as "Mini Lu".
We could stop here but then there is something about "embarrassing details".
A source has stated that Legacy LA is endanger of losing their Gang Reduction, Youth Development or "GRYD" contract due to "double counting". Legacy LA, as part of their GRYD contract, is require to work with 25 gang members and 25 youths who are protential gang members. But it seems that Legacy LA is trying to count the 25 protential gang members again as "gang members" on their reports to GRYD. Further community members are questioning whether the two intervention specialists, "George" and "Renee" are actually in the field doing their work.
In addition, the GRYD rep for the area "Eduardo" was recently terminated from his position with the city, Eduardo also was the on-site coordinator at Ramona Gardens Recreation Center, for the Mayor Villaraigosa's "Summer Night Lights" program.
Then there is reports out of the Ramona Gardens Housing Project that racial tensions are building due to the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority relocating African-American families into vacant units. a meeting to discuss the racial tensions is schedule for 6:00 PM, on Thursday October 8 at the Ramona Gardens Recreation Center. There is some speculation that during a recent meeting, someone from Legacy LA commented that the Ramona Gardens area had always been a "latino project".
If this is true, that someone would advocate public housing projects being segregated by race, then they have no business being rewarded with public contracts. But then Legacy LA meetings are open only to those who are invited.
Then there are those who say that the Mayor approves who gets invited??
Labels: gang intervention programs, Jenny Krusoe, Legacy LA, Lou Calanche, mayor antonio villaraigosa