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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

LA Weekly Editor Jill Stewart continues to slam Councilman Huizar on CLARTS Fund transparency

"Weekly of Record Editor Jill Stewart"

"Councilman Jose Huizar's Chief of Staff and purveyor of empty answers Ana Cubas, as posted at the LA Weekly".
Can Parke, Trujillo and the rest of the Huizzynistas do anything to stop the CLARTS Fund Controversy from going viral? What will "Team Huizzy" do to deflect the growing attention from "Tricky Huizzy's" commandeering of public fund to promote the image of the Boyle Heights/ Zacatecas "rags to political corruption poster child"? Hmmm, maybe plant a story on Rudy Martinez using Home Depot day laborers to repair flipped houses, who knows?
But as 2010 nears its final couple of days, the once unknown discretionary fund, at least after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jose Huizar took over as CD 14' councilperson following Nick Pacheco, will continue its growth in prominence with each day of continue stonewalling by the Princeton graduate.
LA Weekly Editor Jill Stewart continues her probing comments of Councilman Huizar's abstinence on disclosing specifics regarding the diversion of the CLARTS Fund into vague fiscal accounts. Vague in the sense that once the money is transfer, its becomes an arduous exercise in transparent patience to unearth how each cent was utilize for the betterment of CD 14.
The central feature in today's posting on the CLARTS Fund by Stewart is the comments of The Voice Newspaper Editor Carlos Morales regarding his struggles with Councilman Huizar to get full disclosure on the status of the amenities fund, which he has not received directly, despite promises by CD 14 staff, mainly Chief of Staff Ana Cubas. Can you call this payback for reporting on something Councilman Huizar wanted few to know? Did "Tricky Huizzy" go to Princeton as he is known to remind many at his scripted events? I think the answer is yes.
But in the early days of 2011, we may have some examples how "Tricky Huizzy" plan to utilize the CLARTS Fund, just in time for his re-election campaign. Can you say patronage? Quid pro quo? More ahead in the New Year.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Quin" pro quo?

December 29, 2010 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



But as 2010 nears its final couple of days, the once unknown discretionary fund, at least after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jose Huizar took over as CD 14' councilperson following Nick Pacheco, will continue its growth in prominence with each day of continue stonewalling by the Princeton graduate.

December 29, 2010 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:



But as 2010 nears its final couple of days, the once unknown discretionary fund, at least after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jose Huizar took over as CD 14' councilperson following Nick Pacheco, will continue its growth in prominence with each day of continue stonewalling by the Princeton graduate.

December 29, 2010 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Excellent, 4:26.

That's what I'm TALKING about!


December 29, 2010 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Quinn Proquo said:

Someone rang?

Hey Red Spot. There's two "N"'s in my first name, and Pro Quo is one word. Dumbass.

December 29, 2010 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Master DeBater said:

Dearest Red Spot,

You're an idiot.


Master DeBater

December 29, 2010 5:05 PM  

Anonymous The Kids on the Short Bus said:

Scott "Red Spot" Johnson makes us look like Einsteins.

December 29, 2010 5:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


For the love of God, just take a couple of minutes and read what you've written before posting it.

That will give the grammar police nothing to write about ... and it will also limit comments on the subject matter to about one or two.

Trade offs.

December 29, 2010 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

EXACTLY 7:39pm!

That's the fucking point! But this moron slug feeding at the public trough won't be able to keep it up. Watch. You'll see.

December 29, 2010 7:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do they teach at Princeton, to lie, to rob the community under false pretenses, to get paid for being lazy and to be a ladies man while married? Is this where our taxes went to? To pay for Huizar's education and use it to screw up the community?

December 29, 2010 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look, I enjoy laughing at this illiterate navel-gazer as much as anyone, but the real story here beyond his spastic grammar is that he's DAILY posting slight variations of the same non-issue question "what did Huizar spend approx. $1 million in CLARTS on?" in the hopes that SOMEONE who matters will care for longer than it takes to read the link to someone else's online site.

(Lets compare this, for example, to the $4-5 million spent each year by neighborhood councils like the LA32 one Red Spot sits on, and NO ONE other than the dozen or so members of each board really knows where all THAT goes to benefit anyone but each board's own pet interests and anrrowly focused issues).

Here's all that's happening and all that will... lesser known media points, which are read by VERY VERY few people in CD14, will continue to pick up on this mini-scandal for awhile longer (a few weeks at most), because the CD14 race is always like a car crash -- interesting in its obscene amount of overkill and venom, but really predictable from day #1.

In the end, the finger-pointing regarding this tiny fraction of a fraction of a fraction of City funds will bore everyone but Red Spot and 5-6 other people who have always and WILL always oppose Huizar. The handwringing will affect nothing, but give Rudy Martinez's tiny army of walker-carrying retirees something to cheer about at a couple of debates and give that doomed candidate some hope of garnering more than the normal 25-30 percent of the vote than any challenger would get.

In the end, the media "slams" are nothing more than the illiterate here leading the mostly Westside literati down a spiral rathole of patting each other on the back, with no real audience among the voters of this district, while the 95 percent of CD14 voters will see, know, and hear nothing of it (and even if a few do hear -- like the blogger posting earlier this week whose "story" suggested CLARTS funds were somehow supposted to be used to CLEAN THE AIR... huh??? -- they won't understand it, or care).

--- and, to save some response-less anonymouse from saying it about me, because they don't have a CONCRETE factual response, I'll just say it myself...

THIS is your friend, MICHEAL PARKE ARTURO TRUJILLO CUBAS COCA (Jr.) -- working OVERTIME and signing off!

December 29, 2010 11:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

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December 29, 2010 11:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:22 p.m.

What did they teach at Princeton?

How about this, how about you give EXAMPLES and PROOF of these unsupported blanket claims you make re: Huizar:

... to lie (about what?)

... to rob the community under false pretenses (give the instances?)

... to get paid for being lazy (please detail how Huizar, let along anyone else in City Council works LESS hours than you do at your job -- NONE do).

... to be a ladies man while married? (do you have pictures, tapes, testimony, anything to prove this?)

What did they teach where YOU failed your GED, to make unsupported accusations about someone you don't even know, just because you heard it 3rd hand from some other angry nitwit??

December 29, 2010 11:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy Martinez does NOT have a college education.

He has: a record of speaking on behalf of tobacco companies.

a record of battery and assault

a record of using a Police badge without authorization

what type of role model is he to the children and youth of Council District 14?

he should be in jail --- not in Council Chambers.

I will NOT be voting for him.

concerned citizen of CD 14

December 29, 2010 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot went to Princeton?

December 29, 2010 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:02 does sound like Parke. Especially with that condescending, Mr. Potter scowl at the "rabble" that Red Spot loves so much. I guess Red Spot is getting under his skin.

December 30, 2010 5:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, 11:22, Councilman Huizar went to Princeton. Red Spot went to Prinstun.

December 30, 2010 6:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11.11. Concerned Citizen of CD14.

Apart from the police badge incident, you could be talking about Antonio Villaraigosa. And I am willing to bet you voted for him - time and time again.

I am very concerned about CD14, too. I will be voting for the lesser of two evils - as is the choice in elections these days - and my vote will not be for Jose Huizar.

December 30, 2010 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WTF???? The Parke Skelton and Huizar croonies in high gear attacking Red Spot on spelling and gramar totally deflecting from the issue of missing $1.5 million tax payer money. Why doesn't Huizar put out a press release saying this is all bogus and he has the documentation? The fact he hasn't done that is showing something is up. Parke Skelton is franctically trying to get something going because this negative publicity is all over the city. Huizar is as corrupt as Alatorre, Failure of a Mayor, Alarcon, Reyes and all the other Mexican Mafia thugs in suits. Huizar has ignored CD14 and let it go downhill. He's only concerned with bringing Broadway back. Huizar supported DWP when the other city council members voted against them. Huizar as LAUSD president allowed the deteroriation and over crowding of many schools, spent hundreds of thousands on an office for himself, rennovated his house without proper permits, spent hundreds of thousands on special event waivers for friends and political paybacks, the list just goes on and on

December 30, 2010 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I just read the LA Weekly article and the posts. I also looked up the information based on the recommendation of one of the posters. Oh my God! Huizar used this discretionary fund to pay for:

LA32 NC Activities
LAPD Overtime
Park Improvements
Art Projects

How dare you, Huizar! I do not condone my tax payer money being used to benefit my community. I only condone expenditure of this fund to serve my own interests. LOL.

Now I can see the idiocy that exists in logic of Red Spot and his cronies. Huizar, if wrongdoing on your part is not revealed from now until election time, I will personally get every person on my block to vote for you. Please continue spending the money for community benefit. We will be watching!

December 30, 2010 11:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Hey idiot, it's not your tax money, it's CLARTS Funds. A fund set up by Councilman Nick Pacheco for community improvements - like the six graffiti removal trucks bought for Homeboy Industries. Villar and Huizar abused this fund for their own, personal career ambitions. And they both have the same consultant - follow the money, it leads right to the hilltop doorstep.

December 30, 2010 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

December 29, 2010 11:10 PM

ummm sounds like this is getting to you?

December 30, 2010 1:30 PM  

Anonymous g said:


December 30, 2010 1:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Funny how everytime this comes up, someone says Huizar is using CLARTS funds to promote his own career, yet in the same postings, the Huizar haters always mention three-time loser Nick Pacheco (rejected by L.A. voters twice for council again, and once for D.A) OVER and OVER again.

Sounds to ME like the issue is being used to pump PACHECO more than Huizar.

Is he just biding his time, waiting for another wannabe like Rudy Rich to fail, so he can try again next time, and look like a better bet than Huizar' last couple challengers?

What you also need to realize is that CLARTS has never been the huge cash cow for CD14 that Pacheco promised it would be -- when he was trying to get back into Council after AV was elected mayor he was running telling people is was worth MILLIONS every year, and it hasn't even come close to that.

BTW, 102 PM, if you knew anything about this other than what "tricky Nicky" planeted in your ear to say, you'd know Villaraigosa didn't spend a DIME of CLARTS money. He was too busy running for Mayor to do ANYTHING to help CD14 and couldn't be bothered even looking into CLARTS (or CLARKS).

There are way too many haters running through here equipped with a helf-ounce of tainted info, each -- banging away at the only councilmember who ever HAS used CLARTS funds to benefit CD14, complaining because he won't STOP in his tracks and give them a penny-by-penny accounting.

AND, the only reason they want THAT, is do they can question whether EACH outlay was what THEY themselves wanted it for.

You want a DISCRETIONARY fund of your own?

Run for office -- and win.

December 30, 2010 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, Red Spot!

Anonymous 3:39 just shut you, Jill Stewart and this non-controversy down HARD!

Now here's the potential scandal someone oughta investigate: Is Nick Pacheco the main source for Red Spot's CD-14 screeds? Is Nick Pacheco even Red Spot's occasional ghost writer???

Things that make you go hmmm...

December 30, 2010 4:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You call that hard? This is CD14, it's going to get a lot harder than that.

No, I don't want a discretionary fund - but I do need an accounting of public funds. Look at what has happened in Bell. Parke should be shutting this down right now but he can't. Martinez is prepping a mailer with Rizzo and Huizar on it - or is it Ruizar and Hizzo? A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case several million (CLARTS) dollars - yes, it was in the millions.

Parke, your're a pro, how can this escape you?

December 30, 2010 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dec 11:50 AM - you're confusing two different things.
All council members get a $100,00. "discretionary fund" to do with as they see fit.

The Clarts fund is a totally different thing,unique to CD 14. It is NOT a discretionary fund. It is only to be used for improvements to the district. According to the reporting of LA Weekly and other media, Huizar diverted 1.5 Million to the General Fund and had his cronies on the council okay it to be used for such things as staff payment. His personal staff. Not kosher nor above board.

December 30, 2010 7:16 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

One word for 4:16PM.


December 30, 2010 7:23 PM  

Anonymous In the Know said:

@3:39 PM

Here is $1.817 Million dollars (that's a ton of money to me) that Huizar took for himself.

You explain where it was spent or better yet defend how it went into the black hole called the Council office.

05-1371 -S5 Transfer to Capital Improvement Expenditure Program $250,000.00
07-3534 Transfer to Council $40,000.00
08-01 00 Transfer to Council & General City Purposes $1 00,000.00
08-0375 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
08-0536 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
08-2438 Transfer to Council $27,200.00
08-0600-S27 Transfer to Council $250,000.00
08-0536-S1 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
09-0140 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
09-0326 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
08-0600-S54 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
08-0600-S70 Transfer to Council $200,000.00
09-0600-S151 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
09-0326-S1 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
09-0600-S151 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
09-0600-Sl59 Transfer to Council $200,000.00

And there is close to another $1 million given to community groups.

Sounds like Pacheco's promise of millions was on target.

Don't be such a hater and do some research before you speak.

December 30, 2010 8:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does anyone know how to go about getting an audit of L.A. like was done for Bell?

I think there's probably 20 times the fraud here.

December 30, 2010 9:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I cannot tell you about the lies because then you will know who I am...
If he uses the Clarts fund for his own benefit I consider that stealing. That money it is not for his use it is for the community improvement. If he has not done anything illegal then why can’t he prove it?

Lazy? Most of these council members vote on issues without even reading them. Or issues in the community that he speaks about without really knowing what is going on.

Last but not least. I saw the picture of the message, on Huizar’s Black Berry, to his girlfriend about two years ago.

What did he accomplish when working for LAUSD? Respond to that.

December 30, 2010 10:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Instead of the personal attacks let's speak to the issue at hand. This story is now on TV local media stations. Its not about Pacheco, or Red Spot or anyone else for that matter. The issue is the FACT that a Council member REFUSES to show accountability for $1.5 million. If you read the listings of what Huizar has used the CLARTS fund spending most of it is from a couple of years ago. Huizar has transferred money in 2009- 2010 that only shows a couple not the entire transfers. If Huizar has NOTHING to hide then he would have come out already stating this is false and defamatory and show his accounting. The problem is he can't do that because he's abused the money and Parke Skelton, Trujillo and all of the Failure of the Mayors friends word inside city hall are saying all of them are trying to figure out how to get out of this. The longer Huizar stays silent the more guilty he is looked upon.

December 31, 2010 9:12 AM  

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