Hola and Happy New Year from the "Cut and Paste Capital" of "Ciudad de Los Angeles".
2010 is five days old and just like the last four years under the reign of Councilman Jose Huizar, political controversy is never rare in this cut and paste barrio.
According to media sources, Councilman Huizar was supposed to announce a $50,000 dollar reward on December 30, in the brutal murder of 15 year old Luis Eduardo Perez, who was shot several times, by a female at about 7:30 AM on December 7, 2009, near the 2100 block of east Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.
Family members of the victim and law enforcement officials were set to announce the reward at a press conference, but the event was cancel due to the lack of availability of Councilman Huizar.
This cancellation was reported upon by several media outlets. Further, one local media writer has opined by stating this, "should a murder be out on the streets of our community any longer because a politician is not available to make the announcement?"
As in all things that raise to the level of controversial in CD 14 during the reign of Councilman Huizar, one of the mitigating factors is the stonewalling that comes from Huizar's office when media sources seek information on these issues. Huizar's Communication Person Rick Coca, according to local media sources, is well known for not responding to repeated calls for comments on various issues, including both of the reward issues cited above.
In retrospect as CD 14 progresses toward 2011, Councilman Huizar should prioritize repairing ties to local media observers and his constituents in general. Many outstanding issues need resolution in CD 14, whether they are the Southwest Museum, Wyvernwood, Ascot Hills Park, Hazard Park Wetlands, Gentrification and simply constituent interaction.
To be objective, Councilman Huizar has outreach to community leaders who have been outspoken in their comments about Huizar's past actions. But as we near the next election cycle in CD 14, the end game and resolution to these issues stated above and others, should be the paramount concern for Councilman Huizar in 2010.
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