No doubt about it, Councilman Jose Huizar can tell "tall tales" of policy initatives and community action.
Just from viewing the video above, one can gather that Recreation and Parks had no plan for the Hazard Park Armory and along came Legacy LA to the rescue, providing innovated programing at the site.
But as the emails and photo below will show, their is an inconvenient truth to what transpired at Hazard Park.
As this email shows, Recreation and Parks did have plans but then Legacy LA's Jenny Krusoe with help from Councilman Huizar soon usurp those ideas. Notice no bids to allow outside groups to give input how to utilize the spacious location.
With help from Recreation and Parks Supervisor Mark Mariscol, Legacy LA soon had the inside track on facility usage. One should note that Legacy LA was a creation of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Huizar, USC Lobbyist David Galaviz and other allies, with the goal of overtaking the larger Hazard Park/Ramona Gardens Community. Think CRA Biotech Corridor.
Former Legacy LA Jenny Krusoe's gift of the Hazar Park Armory was predicated on her support of Jackie Autry's attempt to loot the artifacts of the Southwest Museum and moved them to the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. I think that Councilman Huizar announced at one time a "great victory" upon the creation of the Southwest Society.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: "COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR", Hazard Park Armory, Jenny Krusoe, Legacy LA, Outtakes from CD 14, Southwest Society