Was CD 7/2 City Councilman Richard Alarcon "ratted out" by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes?
Is it easy to say that Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes is a "political bad guy"? Does CD 7/2 City Councilman Richard Alarcon have residency issues? The answers are one in the same.
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.
...... and from Futch's LA Weekly Piece.
Some Democratic Assembly members in Sacramento, says one legislator who insists upon remaining anonymous, believe that Fuentes sent the tip to L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley's office that launched the investigation of where Councilman Alarcon really lives.
Thus, one can surmise from Assemblyman Fuente's being the Sacramento Special Interest's "easy piece of ass" when it comes to advancing their respective agendas and its resulting monetary rewards, whoops, contributions, that the end game here is the highest attainable public office.
But to supposedly rat out one of your own, that being a fellow Latino Democrat like Richard Alarcon, what is the ultimate price that Fuentes will have to pay later in his political life? If this is true, what political payback will Alarcon have in store?
We can agree that no neighborhood, private property (remember his pushing of LA CRA's AB 2531?) or a golf course in Sunland-Tujunga, is safe from the ghost-authoring antics of Fuentes.
But shady dealings and political backstabbing do have a price and what the ultimate cost to Fuente's political life may be, one can guess that it will not be cheap.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: AB 2531, felipe fuentes, Richard Alarcon