Is HACLA Commissioner Maria del Angel, the person of interest in Eastern Group Publications story?
More controversy this morning from the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority (HACLA), the city housing agency that has brought you $2,500 tidy bowls, a paranoid department head Rudy "the $400,000+ Man' Montiel and tales of corruption that are on par with the latest dubious dealings at the DWP. The Eastern Group Publications is reporting that residents of the Pico Gardens are alleging that a "housing commissioner has unfairly received special perks and privileges".
Among the allegations made in the story are "claims that unusually expensive upgrades were made to the commissioner’s apartment, air conditions were installed in violation of housing rules, and that housing staff were paid with public funds to do special favors for the commissioner, like installing flat screen TVs".
The tenants who's letter was the basis for story, also contacted CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar which led to this response.
In a written statement to EGP, Councilman Jose Huizar said, “We are aware of the letter and have been in contact with those who reported the various concerns. Our office takes any allegations of improprieties seriously. We are asking the Housing Authority to investigate and reply in writing to questions in the letter that come under their jurisdiction,” he said in a written statement.
As a side note, Councilman Huizar's Campaign Counsultant Parke Skelton released a list of community leaders who are endorsing Huizar for re-election. One of them is ............. , Maria del Angel, Variety Boys and Girls Club, Housing Commissioner*.
Lets see where that investigation ends up.OTHER NEWS:**
LA Weekly's Snarky Blogger Simone Wilson, posts on the looming deadline for those who want to comment pro or con on the ballot measures in the March, 2011 Elections
. In the opening paragraph, Wilson manage to get this whack on one of our former bloggers here at Mayor Sam.Are you one of those rare municipal geeks who always seems to know what the F is going on at City Hall? Have you always dreamed of seeing your street savvy in mass print? Are you woefully unemployed and have nothing better to do for the next 24 hours than perfect an argument about a jargony fiscal matter no one cares about? (No, we're not talking to you, Phil Jennerjahn. Please restrain yourself.)
Wonder if Mary will practice restraint after that whack on her blogging flav?
** Barrowing from the LA Weekly headline with additional wording in ( ), "Jack Kyser, Every L.A. Reporter's (except for blogger Walter Moore)
Favorite Economist, Dies
Daily News Rick Orlov reported yesterday that Assemblyman Mike Gatto was pursuing various policy initatives.
What about reporting on the DA investigation regarding his residency? Makes you want to puke.**
Wonder if Councilman Jose Huizar will continue his string of yes votes
on proposed DWP rate increases?
Scott johnson in CD 14
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