City Councilman Jose Huizar Chief of Staff Ana Cubas
Nice to know that Councilman Jose Huizar has delegated his Chief of Staff Ana Cubas, the task of responding to The Voice Newspaper's long ago Public Records request for information pertaining to the CD 14 CLARTS Amenities Fund. Below is the email that Cubas recently send to Carlos Morales, some 90+ business days after her February 25, 2010 email.
Another consideration in this sudden response by Cubas, could be to preempt any political capital that CD 14 Candidate Rudy Martinez could get out of this controversy. CD 14 observers were noting that Martinez and former CD 14 Councilman Nick Pacheco, were seen walking and talking the crowd together at the "Third of July" festivities in El Sereno.
Below is Cubas email with comments in bold.
From: Ana Cubas
Date: Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM
Subject: Re: CLARTS FUNDS
To: Carlos Morales
I would like to respond to your inquiry regarding CLARTS. (after 90+ days?)
As you may be aware, the use of CLARTS funds must be approved by the Los Angeles City Council via an official action such as a motion. (no duh?)
Therefore, it is the Office of the City Clerk that maintains all records of any spending related to CLARTS. (what, not enough staffers to maintain the files?)
We suggest that you contact them directly for this information. The City Clerk maintains these types of files for all City Councilmembers. ( and you don't keep updated documents on file?)
In our office, we rely on online resources available through the City Clerk's Office as our records for any motions introduced by Councilmember Huizar and for any CLARTS-related Council actions. (have you ever used the "print button" on your computer?)
We can produce these records for you at a cost of 10 cents per page. Or, you may view and print out free of charge copies of all actions related to CLARTS on the City Council File Management System (CFMS) website (How come you couldn't state that on Febuary 25, 2010?)
There is a simple search function on the CFMS that will allow you to quickly and easily search for any City Council motion involving CLARTS funding. All of the motions are downloadable as PDF’s from that site. (more waste of verbiage from Cubas)
Please contact me if you would like for us to produce paper copies for you. ( I think we did some 90+ business days ago)
Ana E. Cubas, Chief of Staff Councilmember Jose Huizar, 14th District
200 North Spring St., Room 465Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-407-5502 Cell (please call Cubas and ask what is so hard about producing Public Records?)
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM,
I am working on an article regarding the CLARTS FUNDS.
I want to make sure the article is accurate and I need this information.
Please provide me a list of expenses for the CLARTS FUNDS for the past 5 YEARS.
I am also requesting all city council motions that has any modifications for the usage of the CLARTS FUNDS.
Please provide the information by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26th as we are working on a dead line.
Carlos Morales Publisher & Editor THE VOICE NEWSPAPER
THE STONEWALLING CONTINUES...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
The "Mulholland Collectivist" at the Griffith Park Wayist, take "liberties"
on this post.
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