"I hope this Campaign Kitty grows into something big"
Dare I say that Mayor Antonio Parkervillar is still a political role model?
After all, the self-proclaimed "Pothole King" has become the "Freeloading Emperor of Spring Street". Thus, why should we deny the "Elite 15 within the Horseshoe", their chance at showcasing creativity in circumventing ethics rules?
On the theme of circumventing ethics guidelines, we present Sixth District City Councilman Tony Cardenas. Cardenas, who currently is the Chairperson of the Board of Referred Powers, the committee that votes on issues where conflict of interest questions, preclude normal committee oversight. Is himself playing loose with ethical rules.
The LA Weekly is reporting
that Cardenas, is or has as of this moment, kicked off his re-election campaign with a morning get together at El Paseo Inn, a eatery owned by Camacho Inc. If there was such a thing as a "politically-connected eatery", then Camacho Inc. would be the "five-star recipient".
By now, Cardenas has finish glad-handy those who pay for the access and is immerse with the business of deciding, with his four other board members, who will get the lucrative contracts to serve food to travelers at LAX. And guess which "politically-connected eatery" wants the right to serve their cuisine to hungry travelers? CAMACHO INC.
We should note that Cardenas will face a challenge for re-election from the Past President of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council James Cordara, who announced his intentions via his Facebook Page.
..... as for Cardenas, in the theme of his creative and brazen disregard for ethical standards, we propose changing the name of the Board of Referred Powers to the "Board of Creative Ethical Skirting".
He (Kaye) also lashed out at Trujillo as a paid agent of the City Hall political machine, calling the accusations "guilt-by-association" and "McCarthyite." Kaye noted the title of the Trujillo letter: Does "Clean Sweep" mean no more Latinos in Los Angeles?
"Does he suspect genocide, mass deportation? The real question is, how can someone who spews smears like that question someone's integrity and decency?" Kaye asked.
** Then we have this response to Trujillo's Manifesto.
Many of us who attended the LA Clean Sweep on Saturday were told Mike Trujillo is the campaign manager for the re election bid of Councilman Huizar. There were at least 3 Latino candidates who attended Saturday. Two are going after Huizar. There were more then 25 Latinos in the audience. There are many Latinos citywide who support Arizona and SB 1070. Does that mean we are racist? No it means we want immigration reform that is long over due. Trujillo wanted to deflect from the success of LA Clean Sweep but all he's doing is showing people his desperation for his candidate. I guess we can make another loss to his political consulting......... which according to Michael, will not happen in CD 14.
** Lastly, what came first during Mayor Parkervillar's "Cycling Adventures"? The pothole or the cab?
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: camacho inc. library cutbacks, clean sweep movement, michael trujillo, Ron Kaye, stephen box, tony cardenas