Could Councilman Huizar have used the CLARTS Fund to help mitigate the affects of the LAFD "Brownouts" in CD 14"
January calender of "Brown Out" fire units in El Sereno and Boyle Heights from the December 2010 edition of The Voice Newspaper.
** Morning Update: The Voice Newspaper Editor Carlos Morales reported to the LA 32 Neighborhood Council last night that the brownout days for RA 16 in El Sereno, will increase to twelve days from the ten days noted above.
If anyone needed a prime example how CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar could of, should of and did not exert leadership on a critical community issue, it is the "Brownouts of Los Angeles Fire Department resources, within the El Sereno and Boyle Heights areas of CD 14.
In follow up meetings hosted by the Hillside Village Property Owners Association
, Councilman Huizar, his staff and management of LAFD, tried to reassure community members that the brownouts were more about efficient reallocation of resources than cutbacks in services.
During the course of those meetings, Councilman Huizar brushed off questions from community members whether he could use the discretionary funds under his control, to offset the cuts in his district. During one point in a meeting held at Absolute Towing on Valley Blvd in the Hillside Village area, one audience member ask Councilman Huizar if he would consider using funds and query an LAFD official on the cost of maintaining paramedic services at Station 16. But still, no committal on using discretionary funds.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR", lafd, Outtakes from CD 14, Rudy Martinez