Showcasing Boyle Heights or Highlighting USC's Expansion Plans?
Lets give credit where credit is due.
CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar will on Thursday April 22, 2010, give the inaugural "State of Boyle Heights" speech in collaboration with the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce.
You can be a part of history by shelling out $10 and get in return, huevos y chorizo with Huizzy, free parking courtesy of the "connected non-profit Legacy LA, a private behind the scenes tour of the USC Medical Complex and most important, an early morning speech crafted by Rick Coca, whoops, an inspirational address on the gentrified future of Boyle Heights by Councilman Huizar.
What will be some of the main talking points of Councilman Huizar's address to the connected masses?
** The state of the gang feud near Soto and Michigan Street?
** The status of public contributions to the "connected non-profits" and the role those allocations will have in Huizar's 2011 re-election campaign?
** What "connected non-profits" will get affordable housing contracts within the Adelante Redevelopment Zone?
** A report on the status of the CLARTS Fund? Doubt that.
** How much CRA money will USC get for their Biotech Corridor aspirations?
** Status on the Oscar's Bar double murder investigation?
** Report on the Wyvernwood Condo Proposal?
** Will Huizar declare Boyle Heights one big "Enterprise Zone" as many sidewalk vendors, sidewalk swapmeets salespeople and Paleta Cart merchants do on a daily basis? How much sales taxes are we collecting from these hard-working merchants?
** Who is going to redevelop the Sears Tower on Olympic and Soto?
** Is The USC Complex in the Boyle Heights or Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council area?
** How many current Boyle Heights residents will face relocation in pursuit of future gentrification?
** what is the ratio of public dollars to connected non-profits and businesses and kickbacks to the local politicos?
** How many new liquor merchants are doing business in Boyle Heights?
These and others thoughts will surely be on the mind of those who gave up 10 paletas worth of cash for this early morning conclave, on how you can be a part of a better Boyle Heights, with the financial and human cost to be determine in some backroom at a later date.
** BTW, whoever crafted this flyer should note that the Hazard Park Armory is an collaboration between Legacy LA and Los Angeles Recreation and Parks. Maybe Rec. and Parks should be given credit for offering their parking spaces? But then USC is Legacy LA.
Scott Johnson in CD 14.
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