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Thursday, January 06, 2011

News Flash - Charges filed against GPNC Board Chair Bradley

Blogger's note: HE'S BACK! One of our past favorite poster childs of political power run amok, is at it again. Longtime community activist Tony Butka brings you the details of Glassell Park Neighborhood Council's resident egomaniac's "gone wild with CRA collusion", with help from CD 14 Councilman Huizar supporter and fellow GPNC member Ruby DeVera. Link here to see past videos of Bradley's antics.
I presented my demands as a Board Member to have Bradley removed from the board on the grounds of having the interests of EBE Associates and himself at heart, rather than the GPNC and the community, as he plays footsie with the CRA/LA NELA Project staff to gin up support for the project while lying to the Board about both his conflict and activities. Just think about it -- Bradley, CRA, Huizar, Reyes, Garcetti. Who could ask for anything more?

-this is a guest post from Tony Butka. More later...

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

God, Bradley. What a pathetic excuse of a human being.

For those reading this blog across the City, Bradley only goes by one name, "Bradley", because his parents supposedly named him: "Bradley Bradley" or maybe even "Bradley Bradley Bradley". Great sense of humor, those Bradley folks.

But the bigger joke is how Bradley is some kind of two-faced a-hole in his own community. He uses some kind of brown nosing charm to make City Planning and Community Redevelopment staff think he is "helpful". Perhaps he plies City Hall and Planning Department with little gifts, cookies and other considerations that garner a good impression.

Then when a paying client needs to get a crappy or illegal project through the City, Bradley makes his money greasing the wheels for things that should never blight the community.

And god help any person who speaks out against this bully. He and his allies attack the good people of the community who stand up for its integrity. Meanwhile, Bradley walks off with a cool "consulting" fee from the latest and most horrible client who is looking for "help" to evade City regulations and inspections.

Nice....There's already a place in hell reserved.

January 06, 2011 8:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What kind of bizarro world are you living in where a letter (in Comic Sans type) to a City Ethics Commissioner--a letter that doesn't even state what code may be violated--represents "Charges filed"?

I guess this is another person you simply hate and that's that, fairness be damned. How many people have run over your dog now, anyway? There must be a dozen.

January 06, 2011 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You've got to be able to do better than that. If Bradley is guilty of thinking more about his business and himself than the body he sits on, then every elected official and commissioner is guilty too.

The strongest charge seems to be that Tony doesn't like Bradley.

January 06, 2011 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First I read the headline and I was like, "Holy crap! Charges filed!"

Then I read the post: "... [GPNC] Board member Tony Butka filed a demand with the Glassell Park Neighborhoood [sic] Council that the Chair, Bradley, be removed for cause from the Board."

Then I was like, "Huh?"

Then I read the byline.

January 07, 2011 7:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This Red Spot posted present by the:

"Higby won't letted me posted any more Huizar CLARTS stuff for now (and that's pretty muched all I know) Consortium"

...and viewers like you!

January 07, 2011 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bradley in the house.... spinning and spinning.

January 07, 2011 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm surprised at this Scott, I happen to know Bradley is a card-carrying Republican (and obviously a unapologetic capitalist).

He'll probably also support and vote for Rudy Martinez for Council, if he lives in the CD14 part of Glassell, because -- well, they're basically in the same business, right? And use the same tactics to fleece their neighbors, for personal gain.

The main difference is Rudy wants to take it up a notch -- bigger venue as "City Councilmember."

(Not that where he actually LIVES has ever been a concern for Bradley -- he is, after all, the Richard Alarcon of the GPNC, representing a sub-district where he has no valid stakeholder status).

January 07, 2011 8:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Bradley a Log Cabin Republican?

January 07, 2011 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH, and there's another parallel... 8:53 a.m.

Rudy Martinez was a "police volunteer" -- right? Carrying an LAPD badge in violation of departmental policy (which was confiscated by the Pasadena PD and the subject of conflicting stories).

Bradley is a member (and nuisance), on the local CPAB (community police advisory board) - plus for a long time was it's "spokesperson."

You see??

Republican, "law-and-order" types (except as it pertains to their own behavior) with police "croonies", rich, tyrannical, pandering -- (Bradley is "Mr. Diversity" in GPNC, because it allows him to trump complaints was a race card, if/when needed.)

Now Martinez wants people to think his first priority is "emergency services" (cops, fire), because that's always a week point for incumbents during a down economy -- and an easy promise for panderers to make and never keep (see, Antonio's trash fees for 10,000+++ cops, for example)

I'm sure I don't need to continue.

January 07, 2011 9:06 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Did someone not read the emails that Tony posted with his Bradley musings?

It clear if one takes the time to focus, that Councilman Huizar supporter Ruby De Vera is involve here.

January 07, 2011 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weak response, Red Spot. Anyone who knows Ruby de knows she's a weak-sister "can't-we-all-just-get-along" placater

She'll smile and support whichever way the wind blows.

January 07, 2011 9:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bradley and Ruby are both corrupt. It's something many NELA activists have been saying for years and City Hall and City Council has turned a deaf ear to the complaints. Hahn, DONE, Dept of Planning, Villaraigosa, Huizar, Reyes are all culpable in letting this band of mangy, rabid unethical foxes in the henhouse.

January 07, 2011 10:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The post about Bradley playing the race card to intimidate those who question him is so true. Many decent people in the community have been tarred and feathered by Bradley's empty charges of racism. He would see and charge "racism" at a traffic light turning red on him when he is in a hurry to speed down the street.

January 07, 2011 4:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I recognize Bradley from all the farewell parties of planners he attends, although I could never figure out what he does. I just thought he was an expediter pushing some crap project down the community's throats. Wow, if this man is part of a Neighborhood Council, I'd recommend that either he is tossed out or the Neighborhood Council disbanded.

January 07, 2011 7:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, the amazing thing is that many Planners at LA City have a positive impression of Bradley because he kisses their ass with little favors. When community people report at public hearings that Bradley intimidated them, or called them racist for no reason, or some other bully tactic, the City Planners are puzzled because Bradley community persona is the opposite of the sweet little pussy cat with whom they meet on projects where Bradley is seeking "a little sugar".

As a result, City Planners actually defend Bradley and sympathize with him when he claims the community people are "whack jobs," "nut cases," and "crazies." In this way, Bradley cultivates a destructive "us versus them" bunker mentality in conjunction with his City Planner (and now CRA staff) buddies.

City Hall needs to wake up to the destructive and two-faced ways of the Bradley machine....it's a form of corruption to pursue his sleazy private business interests while masquerading as a "community activist". Bradley is no such thing -- he's only in it for his unbelievably crass greed and hunger for power.

January 08, 2011 3:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't see the connection between Rudy and Bradley just because they emailed each other.

Ruby is a good person who does just wants everyone to get along.

The problem which is not clear in the emails and maybe people would miss the issue unless you are in the loop.

The problem is this: Bradley told others that Glassell Park approved the CRA and what they were doing. That was a lie. Glassell Park has not taken a position on the CRA.

So, the issue is that Bradley told some misleading information or twisted information or told bold face lies about Glassell Park supporting the CRA. And, he has a confict of interest.

January 08, 2011 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Problem is Bradley told others that Glassell Park Neighborhood Council supports the CRA. That was a lie. Glassell Park NC has not taken a position yet. There has been no vote taken.

Other issue is Bradley has a conflict of interest because of his job and the CRA will benefit his work.

Bottom line: Bradley lied. And, it is in emails and there is a paper trail. Bradley must go.

January 08, 2011 8:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ruby De Vera is in cahoots with Bradley and since she supports his every move no matter how cheesy it is.

January 12, 2011 7:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bradley is still around? Why does the City of Los Angeles not remove him from the NC process!

January 12, 2011 7:31 AM  

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