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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Email proof of stonewalling on "CLARTSgate" by City Controller's Office?

The three enablers of CLARTSgate? Mayor Antonio Villar with allies City Councilman Jose Huizar and City Controller Wendy Greuel in their appropriate positions.

A computer software issue via the City Controller Office? Or was this a timely excuse on the orders of someone on the Third Floor of 200 Spring Street?
When anyone else but current City Controller Wendy Greuel is elected Mayor in 2013, will Greuel think back to her handling of CLARTSgate as one of the key mitigating factors in her fail quest to succeed Mayor Antonio Villar?
The above email is the latest twist in the CD 14 CLARTSgate controversy that now centers on the City Controller Wendy Greuel's office "lack of software infrastructure" which is the cause for delaying requested information on CLARTS fund expenditures.
In a press release from the Rudy Martinez Campaign, City Controller Official Donna Williams is noted reversing an earlier pledge to provide the requested information within thirty minutes. The key question here is whether Williams was ignorant of the Controller Office's antiquated software infrastructure, or was this an convenient excuse to delay disclosing potentially embarrassing information pertaining to Councilman Jose Huizar's handling of CLARTS Fund expenditures?
It should be noted that Friday was an interesting day behind the perimeter of the horseshoe at 200 Spring Street. City Hall observers have noted some animated discussions and frantic movements taking place beyond the public reach but details are wanting at this time. Which is the same want of details that fuels the growing scandal that is CLARTSgate.
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
** If anyone needed an exemple how much the likes of Michael "MEAT" Trujillo, gets pay to comment here at Mayor Sam, whoops, manage the campaign of Councilman Huizar, link here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've just closed out my retirement fund so I could invest heavily in stock for ALCOA (ticker symbol "AA") - the people who provide much of our aluminum.

With CLARTS-heads like Red Split running around, I'm pretty sure there's going to be a HUGE demand for aluminum foil hats around L.A.'s Eastside, to protect a growing number of similar conspiracy theorists (now 15, up from 8 last year).

YUP, the WHOLE city is covering for Huizar and how the CLARTS funds were spent to benefit CD14 --risking their jobs, risking criminal prosecution, risking reputations, ALL just to keep Scott Johnson and Carlos Morales from finding out the REAL dirt about who ate the CLARKS bars, and when did then learn how to eat them.

(Folks, you gotta understand, Reed Sput attending junior college classes about the time of Watergate and Woodward/Berstein, when every little wannabe scribe wanted to uncover the NEXT huge government scandal and get to ride the gravy train for the next 40 years writing books no one but the subjects read.

The "NEW" investigative powerhouse team for for 21st century in the vein of Watergate's "Wood-Stein" is Morales and Johnson (or as we'll affectionately refer to them now "More-Johns"

Let's have MORE More-Johns' exposes of diabolical conspiracies on the part of local elected officials, who are HIDING to true uses of 1/100th of 1 percent of the City's revenue, at the risk of everything.

Next up, it'll be STAPLES-gate. . . the massive and unaudited pilfering of office supplies from CD14 field offices, "possibly" adding up to MORE money over the last 6 years than has been spent on ALL Clarks bars.

STAY TUNED -- updates here every 147 minutes, if not sooner

January 11, 2011 12:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Re: The link to "ETHICS" - congratulations, Red Spot, you've figured out that campaign consultant and managers get paid.


January 11, 2011 12:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy's interview with the Maven sounds just like the answers I get from entry level workers when I interview them at my job.

"I'm a hard worker, I learn fast, I can solve problems."

"Did I mention I 'like people' and will only take bathroom breaks once a day during my lunch hour."

"Hire me, PLEEESE!"

January 11, 2011 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Martinez: 3 months of fundraising (10-1 to 12-31) produced a pathetic $7200 in contributions. And he was forced to return $6,000 to 12 employees of Pacheco's law firm. Were they illegally laundered? So Martinez is up $1200for the last filing. Rudy has no base. No campaign.

January 11, 2011 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Just so's you know, Rud Sput, (since I am posting against your hysteria, I must be a city employee, right?)...

Just as you post City employee's e-mails here, they also share your rambling missives all around with their co-workers.

And they all LAUGH... so very hard! Sometimes they even post them on the bulletin boards, so the night janitors can get a chuckle, too.

(And they'll still be laughing, even harder in a couple months).

January 11, 2011 12:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We now have proof that Rudy's camp is fueling Red Spot's illiterate CLARKS rants. Another reason to hold my nose and vote for Huizar.

January 11, 2011 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:40 p.m.

OOOOOh, ooh, I predicted that, right here - weeks ago. "Tricky Nicky" Pacheco was up to his old tricks, a la Jimmy Hahn and Fleishmen Hillard, forcing employees to "contribute" the max to the candidate he's promoting (probably all re-imbursed by his firm).

What's the payback for that, don't you wonder... that his firm gets legal work from the City when Rudy Rich is in office (HAH!)

Ain't that a Quinn ProQuo???

I SMELL conspiracy, get out the tin foil hats Reed Spuit.

Just barely on the ballot, and ALREADY Rudy M's campaign is caught playing fast and loose with campaign contribution laws.

Can you IMAGINE the 'flippin' good time he'll have with the CLARKS fund when HE is the councilmember?

January 11, 2011 1:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe, Red Spot, you come on like a bull in a china shop that they LOOK for ways to slap you down.

Think of it.

Polite people, who are every bit as determined, get their requests filled QUICKLY.

But your MOCKING, CHILDISH ways give people a reason to try to shut you down, illegal or not. Deal with it.

And Mailander is reporting today that Huizar raised $200,000 to Rudy's $7200 in the last quarter
of last year. It's going to be fun watching you melt down when you realize that all of your work was for NOTHING.

I hate Huizar as much as anyone. But you're an idiot, so seeing you lose it will be very satisfying. And since I don't live in CD14 or anywhere near it, it won't be any skin off of my back!

Ha ha ha
Good one!

January 11, 2011 1:06 PM  

Anonymous Retired LAUSD said:

Funniest Red Spot line of the month, written after the massacre on Saturday:

"Pray fro them."


January 11, 2011 1:09 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Trujillo in the house!!

January 11, 2011 1:28 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

$7,500 should buy something better that a More-John retort MEAT.

January 11, 2011 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Wood-stein crack must have gotted under your thick red-spotted skin, Scott.

Once again, Trujillo just ain't that bright or creative. I posted that - an unaffiliated anon.

You know, it's just possible there is more than one person out there who feels like rebutting your paranoid garbage about Huizar.

(I mean, come on, the guy got 66 percent of the vote 4 years ago. Even one of the other non-anonymous Huizar-haters here admitted he's probably got at least a 55-60 percent approval rating. With almost 300K people in CD14, maybe that rats-behind Trujillo isn't the ONLY one shouting you down here? Ya thimk?)

As I recall, there were several people back in "the day" - the Golden Age of Mayor Sam's (BRS - before Red Spot), who could run circles around Trujillo's nearly-as insipid crap.

Granted, ADVĀ© was an easier target, but . . . this ain't "Highlander" - dude.

There can be more than one!

January 11, 2011 2:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Once again Thanks to LA Weekly for reporting again about CLARTS in the column on potholes. Problem Huizar is having is there's over $1 million transfered into General Fund and other places with no accounting. Thats a big problem and why he's staying quiet.

January 11, 2011 2:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Rudy Martinez hired some kids from Ramona Gardens to help him with his campaign
, I don't see anyone doing anything. Poor Rudy where your help. Or is it that Jose Huizar hired them hahaha. knock,knock are you going to vote for Rudy or Jose.

January 11, 2011 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Rudy Martinez, can you please call over to the city of Bell and ask there lawyer how can we get Jose Huizar audited befor he leaves office.

Thank you.

January 11, 2011 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's no one in the Controller's office who can run an ECEL sheet on the CLARTS fund? Come on, if the computers are so antiquited in her office how does she run any "audit investigations" on elected officials and their office spending or city program?

Ms Williams can cite any section of law she wants to stop or put off the inquiry into possible miss use of funds. But that would mean Ms Gruel is telling her to do so and is cherry picking politicos to investigate. Otherwise what's the problem with looking into a constituents question of where the money is going in this fund.

The CLARTS FUND is our fund, the people of the 14th district. It's not Councilperson's private slush fund. So you're saying the public doesn't have the right to know exactly where the money is spent?

In this time of budget problems one would think YOU MS GRUEL would want to do your job and find out exactly where every penny is going. Or maybe along with the CRA we can do away with your office!

It's ridiculas that we have to beg the people we elect to show us where they spend our hard earned dollars. Or they disrespect us so much by throwing out dozens of sheets making us try to figure it out when all they have to do is just show us. They have the information. They know exactly where the money has gone because they have to know what's left so they can spend more.

It's time to remind all our elected officials and public employees they work for us! And if they can't be open, up front and honest then we'll go shopping for new ones!

January 11, 2011 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I were advising Huizar (and we're not "really" on speaking terms), this is just what I'd have him do -- especially if the City is having trouble forensically calling up details on all of the transactions that made up the CLARTS transactions in CD-14 from the mass transfers to the general fund.

I'd make sure there was no rush to get the line-by-line out there, but wait until the opposition is myopically focused on it primarily to then, finally roll out the accounting.

Call if a "play-action" fake.

Let the conspiracy nuts ride the CLARTS train for a few more weeks, bet all their marbles that it'll be the smoking gun, and then when the all very clean and verifiable details come out, they end up with egg on their faces looking like the nuts they sound like on this blog.

Added bonus... if there is a "real" smoking gun out there (the "end-around" everyone misses because their focused on the QB's play-action), there just really isn't time left to make it teh main point of the anti-Huizar campaign.

Too late - you blew your wad on the slim chance that some administrative funding transfers would hide dirt, and missed potentially uch more damning problems in the District.

-- Sorry, Trujillo, if I just gave away some important campaign strategy there (OOPS, sorry again, I meant "Parque". It's not like Trujillo is calling any complicated plays - or even really allowed in the huddle. He's really just the appointment secretary for Huizar's night job for the next two months.)

January 11, 2011 3:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mr. Huizar, can you please call over to the city of Montebello ask their lawyer why Nick Pacheco, Rudy Martinez's mentor and shadow candidate, was booted out as a City executive (and one of his other protege's was recalled from elected office after getting Pacheco the job?).

"Company you keep. . . ."

Thank you.

January 11, 2011 4:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:25 p.m.

The CLARTS FUND is our fund, the people of the 14th district. It's not Councilperson's private slush fund.

OH PLEASE, you and 99 percent of the people in CD14 would never even have known about CLARTS if Rudy Rich and Tricky Nicky had anything more substantive to talk about, or if Rudy had any REAL qualifications for the job he's after.

This is all just "look over there" misdirection, fueled by a political campaign in action.

And the money would have gone on being used for legitimate expenses for CD14, like it has been, and all this partisan rancor would never have boiled up and never wasted elected officials time.

What a bunch of sheep, following a nobody shepherd around while he "flips" the attention away from his own unworthiness for public office.

January 11, 2011 4:30 PM  

Anonymous Paul Hatfield said:

1240 - Maeven continied with her softball questions. A replay of yesterday's uniformative interview with Huizar.
Nothing wrong with a few general questions, but you have to follow up and force some details out.

January 11, 2011 8:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Where did you come from? Are you new here? Or a new Huizar staff person?

The CLARTS fund was an issue long before anyone heard of Rudy.

Come on. Keep up if you're going to comment here.

January 11, 2011 8:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The CLARTS fund issue will be the end of Huizar. It stinks to high heaven.

January 11, 2011 10:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

January 11, 2011 3:27 PM,
I hope that's the strategy. Do you know how many people will have already about Huizar and the CLARTS fund UN-ACCOUNTABILITY on blogs and news sites across the net. And what impression do you think they will be left with. And then, who says the blogs will print the coast is clear info if it were to vindicate Huizar? (Which it won't.)

January 11, 2011 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:33 p.m.

"Do you know how many people will have already [heard? I suppose] about Huizar and the CLARTS fund... "

No one really knows, but from a long time watching this scene, I've got a pretty good idea -- a few hundred, maybe a thousand by March.

How many of those are eligible to vote in CD14? Way less than half of those who've heard.

How many of those "way less than half" of "maybe a thousand by March" were already anti-Huizar and would have voted for any warm body, just for spite? A minority of that (because most of the trafficking of this coverage is among the Huizar haters, already).

How many of what remains won't understand it or won't believe it's a big enough issue to start over with a total unknown? Most of what's left.

Bottom line is a challenger in Cd14 right now -- ANY challenger, has to spend more than Huizar, increase turnout by several thousand voters over 2007 (in an off-year -- when no mayor or City Attorney or Controller races are pending), get 80-90 percent of that impossible increased turnout to vote against the incumbent, find major dirt that could actually lead to charges before the election, and otherwise turn the majority of regular every-time voters against the person they've elected overwhelmingly FOUR TIMES since 2001, all just to vote instead FOR Huizar's least-known opponent probably ever.

Rudy has two chances to win: 1) none, and 2) less than none.

He might as well be punching himself in the face, and paying for the pleasure.

January 11, 2011 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is Wendy stonewalling for Huizar? What is she trying to hide?

The CLARTS issue will be hung around her head in 2013 if she does not come clean on this issue.

January 11, 2011 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is typical Parke strategy and posturing. He will use Gruel to protect Huizar just like he used Chick to go after Nick in those unfounded Mothers of East L.A. accusations. These lies on Nick came out right during the critical part of Nick's campaign and Parke destroyed Nick and destroyed a bonafide community non-profit - that has never been replaced.

The next step is for Parke to use his contacts at the L.A. Times to come out with an editorial against Martinez.

Parke will use anyone and anything to get his victory and then we end up with fools like Villar and Huizar to govern us. I hope Parke lives long enough to see how Chicano history in the eastside will vilify him and his vendidos.

January 12, 2011 7:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"The next step is for Parke to use his contacts at the L.A. Times to come out with an editorial against Martinez."

That may very well be the next step, but it will have to have something worth reporting behind it.

Rudy Martinez's attempts to hide pieces of his past, or offer completely unbelievable explanations for things, makes him an "accomplice" in getting the Times' attention, if they do. He is self-sabatoging and should have been advised from the start that he wasn't the "man for the job." Then, maybe someone else with less personal baggage could have stepped up and not made such an easy target,

Rudy Martinez's campaign chief has Times contacts, as well. And he'll use them, as well. . . IF he can.

But FIRST, there has to be something more than the rambling for a few JC journalism students and anti-Huizar writers here, and in their own self-regulated (partisan) publications. There has to be something other than "I think CLARTS money didn't DIRECTLY go to benefit, and I want city employees to go on a fishing expedition -- just in case I'm right". (When the City Controller says it did go to CD14 uses, and met policy for it's distribution).

I made it past JC, and I wouldn't bit on that on the slowest news day of the year.

January 12, 2011 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:10 a.m.

I think it's safe to say Huizar's garnered the majority of the "Chicano" votes in the elections in CD-14 in the past and will again.

If you're suggesting they're (more?) easily fooled by campaign consultants -- perhaps than other non-Chicanos -- then you'd better give some deeper thoughts to the path you're taking.

Do you want to re-think that possibly (dare I say it) "ethnically charged" innuendo behind your message there... that someone like Parke Skelton can fool Chicanos -- perhaps more than other groups?

Why would that be?

C'mon - full disclosure on that thought process.

What are you REALLY saying?

January 12, 2011 11:11 AM  

Anonymous g said:


January 12, 2011 4:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

448 - Chick is settling up north. She's not coming back.

January 12, 2011 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You must be Parke posting, it seems that you have all the answers. And we know only Skelton fits that bill - especially when it comes to Chicanos.

And no, it is not safe to say that Huizar garnered the majority of Chicano votes. Since when is 4,000 a majority of 300,000? That's how many people live in this district.

Villar and Huizar, just like Alatorre, have made a nice career by keeping the masses dumb. Villar, Huizar and Alatorre never once put their vast resources into increasing the voting pool. No voter registration drives, no outreach, no interest!

This way Parke has a much smaller 5 of 5 target voter pool which increases his profit margin.

Keep the public dumb and misinformed and you have a victory in CD 14. In Parkes' case it is also keeping the general populace malinformed with lies and inuendos.

History will judge and Parke and his Tio Tacos at the end of his strings and won't be viewed in a very good light. Unless Skelton somehow buys our historians also, but from the look of our college campuses, that isn't going to happen and the truth will eventually prevail.

January 13, 2011 7:08 AM  

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