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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Did Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes “rata” on Councilman Richard Alarcon?

Should have CD 2/7 Councilman Richard Alarcon been aware of Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes lurking behind his political backside?

Nothing like a little political speculation on a late Sunday evening, provided by a politically educated, anonymous poster.
I just heard an interesting tidbit that it was Fuentes who threw Alarcon under the bus. If RA is pushed out, Fuentes could run and possibly get his seat, finish out his term and still have twelve more years. In any case, it's a no win situation for CD7 and the rest of the city.
People who live in Shadow Hills, CD2, have said that RA and his family live there. He should have followed the rules or he wouldn't be in this mess. He was living there when Wendy last ran for CD 2 but he probably knew he couldn't beat her so he opted to run for the state instead. The opportunity to run for a third term came up with the passage of Prop R and when Padilla vacated his seat for the state. When he ran and won CD7 as a resident, he tried to negotiate with Greuel to give up CD 2 territory so that he would be legal before anyone discovered he didn't live in his CD 7 district.
I can't believe Panarama City and the rest of CD7 don't believe rules should be followed. This sets a bad precedent for everyone and not a good image for those who think it's ok to lie. What happened to honesty, accountability and transparency. No excuses or variances should be allowed that are against the law. What he did is against the law and unacceptable.
BTW, anyone who believes that the third term was wanted by councilmembers in order to do a better job is a fool. They wanted the third term in order to collect pensions from the city. They must do 10 years in order to get it and 2 terms is only 8 years. I'm not sure if Alarcon gets the pension because his terms were not consecutive, but the city pays much more than the state, which was a huge incentive for him to return when he had the opportunity. It's time we clean out the horseshoe and get honest leaders.
August 07, 2010 1:24 A
After all, it was the Daily News who recently editorialize Fuentes proclivities’s to advance the Special Interests monetary endeavors in Sacramento. Thus, could Fuentes be hording the favors of the Special Interests to spearhead his quest to become the next "Collectivist Overlord of CD 7"? Then lets not forget the other possible candidates as the Capital Weekly reports.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now is it ten years for councilmembers to become vested?...How many years does it take for an average city employee to become vested?

August 08, 2010 8:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Didn't a couple of people drop out of the council race because Alarcon was running?

August 08, 2010 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

“ra’ton”? ARE YOU SERIOUS? Red Spot just destroyed the English language.

August 08, 2010 8:43 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

It is "rata".

August 08, 2010 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Should have CD 2/7 Councilman Richard Alarcon been aware"


August 08, 2010 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


" the Daily News who recently editorialize Fuentes proclivities’s"


August 08, 2010 10:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"Thus, could Fuentes be hording"


August 08, 2010 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mein thouts am that REd SpoT is uh retart.

August 08, 2010 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hear that there is an investigation in to scott johnson's (red spot) worker's comp fraud. they have pictures of him running around while he recieves worker's compensation.

talk about a hypocrite. critizes everyone else and he is gaming the system.

August 08, 2010 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


City Councilmembers have the option of joining the city's retirement system. Also, the system has an arrangement with CALPERS, so Alarcon's state service time can be added to his city time.

Beyond that, the same rules apply for electeds as they do for other employees in the system. Generally, you are vested at 10 years but have to get to a certain age to collect payments.

Then it gets complicated. Don't know if he was in the city's system the first time around, and if so, whether or not he withdrew his money when he went to the state assembly.

August 08, 2010 10:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one had to rat out this rat. Everyone knows he never lived in the district.

August 09, 2010 6:36 AM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

I don't know about this. It could be true, but if it is, it's really bad move by Fuentes.
Fuentes was/is a front runner for CD7 to begin with. Alarcon's term is expiring. Padilla is not going back to the city council (Congress- more likely).
If this is true Fuentes risks crossing a lot of people.
Alarcon has been around a long time, and as the "support" shows, he's done a lot of favors for people.

Seriously, who else has an equal or better chance of winning the seat than Fuentes?

August 09, 2010 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sounds like Oliver Stone type conspiracy theory. Frankly, Felipe is not smart enough to think of this!

August 09, 2010 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The stunt that Fuentes tried to pull on Sunland-Tujunga, which is not even close to the area he represents, proves people would be adding another "shady politician"
to the horsehoe if they vote for him. The crap he will pull will adversely affect everyone. The people of Los Angeles deserve better! Let's get behind an honest representative of the people. Honesty from Fuentes - not! Yaa, let them take out each other!

August 09, 2010 12:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You idiots with the potty mouth,
it's appearant you didn't like the message so your only option was to go after the messenger. That means there must be truth in his message. Is that the best you can do to defend Alarcon?

FYI, Monica Rodriguez gave him a good run for him money.

August 09, 2010 12:51 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

People are also forgetting that Alarcon was elected to the Assembly less than one month after he declared to run for CD7 forcing YET another special election.

August 09, 2010 5:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Couldn't have been Felipe. If he ratted out ALracon, richard would just cop a plea and rat out James Acevedo. Felipe wouldn't want that to happen to his poppy

August 09, 2010 8:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


August 10, 2010 5:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I ask the question if ALARCON IS DIRTY IS HIS STAFF NOT DIRTY ALSO??? By this I remind people of Alarcon staffer Jose Sigala who battered a disabled lady by running into her with his belly she said quotes the Eastsider blog, sounds funny but teaches you a lesson that you should keep your hands and belly to yourself. As a boss Alarcon set up the system of deceit, therefore his employees also acted in deceit because they know his dirty laundry and FAILED to bring it to the ETHICS commission/committee for whats its worth. So does that mean the staff will be out of JOBS sometime soon??? Surely some friendly local non-profit will give the jerks a job and all will be the same as usuall. Did anyone see the Mayor interview where it appeared he was H-I-G-H as a kite?

August 10, 2010 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:41 is talking about AB 212 that Fuestes had to withdraw when his underhanded deal was discovered. B Greuel, Congressman Smyth and the S-T community were furious with him because he chose to meddle in what clearly had nothing to do with his district. He had totally changed its original concept....Hmmm It makes one wonder! Why??? Check it out.

August 10, 2010 11:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares if Fuentes ratted him out or not. Everybody already knew where Richard lived.

Fuentes - doesn't stand a chance with his pro-lobbyist ideals. He's not strong enough or smart enough. Oh and CD 7 constituents don't much like him.

James Acevedo? Where has he been? Didn't Ackley replace him since he runs the whole show now?

Look closely at Steve Veres, Nury Martinez and the best of all - Cindy Montanez. She would make the best candidate and has the support.

I hope Richard's gone and Cindy, Steve or Nury win and wipe out the whole shady staff of CD 7.

I hated the fake support from the community people who all have contracts with the city. They showed up because Alarcon convinced them he would be acquitted.

August 11, 2010 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:39, Why would you want Cindy Montanez? She should out for cushy paid Commissioner jobs in exchange for not running against Alarcon. All you would be doing is exchanging one bad personal agenda pol for another. Let's get some fresh untained blood for a change!~

August 11, 2010 3:51 PM  

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