Will CD 1 Councilman Ed Reyes support Lincoln Heights residents, wading through more beer and wine sales?
Note the name of Action Slate Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council Youth Representative Daniel Lopez.
Straight forward question for CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes. Do you condone/ support under the age of 18 members of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, voting to oppose or support, increase beer and wine sales?
After all, you can't legally smoke, drink, be out on the streets after curfew, or fight and die for your country, until your eighteenth birthday. But in the fiefdom control by your cronies on the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, they did just that.
At the September 2 meeting of the LHNC, as the Youtube videos below showcase, the two youth members of the LHNC were first, included in the roll call to establish quorum, then one of the two voted to opposed the motion the deny a beer and wine license to the 7-11 Franchise, located on Broadway and Eestlake.
For LHNC Youth Rep Daniel Lopez, who was part of the Action Slate faction that took control of the LHNC in the Spring of 2010, these must be heady times for the young man. Imagine being able to tell your classmate at Lincoln high School, that you were able to vote on increasing the choices for buying booze, for that Friday nights party on Flattop.
But more disturbing than the fact that minors are exploited for adults personal gains, is the numerous Brown Act violations that can be seen in the series of videos. One can notice that supposed LHNC President Esther Rojas, is not actually presiding over the meeting. It is Vice-President Ben Wadsworth, who is running the show. This is the same group who also feels that Public comment should only be allow if "time permits".
For the record, this bunch will meet again this Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6PM, at the Lincoln Heights Library basement, to formally support the petition for the 7-11 beer and wine license. No word whether Councilman Reyes will attend to present Daniel Lopez with "certification of appreciation".
Scott Johnson in CD 14
You Tubes Videos.
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