"Tricky Huizzy pondering on the consequences of his past dubious transfers of CLARTS Fund proceeds into his Council Office Account."
Parke Skelton mulling which bloggers will drink his Spin Meme on Councilman Huizar's past dubious usage of the CLARTS Fund.
"The role model for dubious usage of public funds Ratzo Rizzo. Did Councilman Huizar learn a thing or two from Rizzo on usage of public funds to pad salary accounts?
Why did Tricky Huizzy seek to hide five CLARTS Fund transfers to his Council Office Account, within respective CAO reports?
Welcome to "Bad News Friday" and the spin craft involve to dilute negative political news.
For "Team Huizzy",
Parke Skelton searched far and wide throughout the local political bloggersphere to find his "bloggin City Maven of choice"
to drop documents pertaining to Councilman Jose Huizar past usage of CLARTS Fund proceeds. The newest bloggin observer at City Hall should regale in the fact that after years of requesting transparency on the CLARTS fund by many in CD 14, Councilman Huizar via his consultant Parke Skelton, blessed the young City Maven with her first major scoop as a City Hall blogger. Maybe that is why she took a shot at other bloggers, who's musings on Councilman Huizar's reasons for not releasing the information, were ridicule by the City Maven for alleging nefarious motive on behalf of the councilman? So forgive me for stating that the City Maven's supposed exclusive, only adds to the journalistic speculation on the true malfeasance that is CLARTSgate
. More on that below.
On the subject of Team Martinez, the fact that they were able to smoke out the still ambiguous facts on Councilman Huizar's CLARTSgate Controversy
, still does not make up for the fact that the majority of those who witness last night's Hermon's Candidate Forum, came away disappointed in Rudy Martinez's performance. Chalk it up to first time nerves? (very likely), Martinez missed a opportunity to take Huizar to task for his questionable usage of the CLARTS Fund as a "salary slush fund".
For Martinez, he needs to focus on fronting a vision for CD 14 instead of musing on his past friendship with Councilman Huizar. Martinez should be lauded for taking ownership of his past, but his future will be positive if he forges and thinks ahead.
Analysis aside, the stark truth here is that CLARTSgate has moved into the potentially criminal malfeasance area. Despite the best efforts to spin the documentation released by the City Controller, on the behalf of Team Huizzy. The bottom photo of the seven 2008-2009 transfers from CLARTS to Councilman Huizar's "Council Office Account", shows a departure from the use of the transparent "Motion" procedure (in the first two transfers), to the ambiguous protocol of using the CAO reports to note CLARTS transfer to Huizzy's salary account.
Big question here is why Councilman Huizar would not follow the Motion process in noting CLARTS Fund transfers to his salary fund? In addtion, why did he not itemize the costs for the 10 community events that The City Maven cited in her posting? How come Councilman Huizar did not take the time to line-item the salary costs for "Rebuilding Broadway" staff? What are the reasons that operation costs are not noted in any of the five transfers above? And where is the budgeted cost for the added Case Managers? Questions that only serve to bring more attention to CLARTSgate.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR", CLARTS Fund, CLARTSgate, Outtakes from CD 14, Parke Skelton, Rudy Martinez, The City Maven