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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Meet Councilman Jose Huizar, "DWP Ratepayer Crusader" (coughs galores)

Councilman Huizar voted "yes" on City Council President Eric Garcetti's amendment to strip enforcement and budget from the origionally proposed "Rate Payer Advocate" via Ron Kaye

Back page of Councilman Huizar's DWP Crusader Mailer.

Martinez Campaign DWP retort.

While some talk peace in the CD 14 Campaign, we here at Mayor Sam continue to fact check the campaign propaganda being sent to the mailboxes by Team Huizzy and the latest crafted by Parke Skelton, rivals his 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES creation for now Mayor Antonio "Huizzy's Papi" Villaraigosa.

More after the bloggin leap.
For the fine citizens of CD 14, it must be reassuring to wake up on this beautiful morning and read that your esteem councilman is standing up to the likes of IBEW Strongman Brian D'Arcy and his Papi's appointees to The DWP Board of Commissioners. Less reassuring is knowing the true facts that your councilman was voting to support every rate increase that Papi requested.

The timing of this mailer is most interest in light of recent news linking Councilman Huizar to a on-going FBI investigation and the disastrous Michael Trujillo "Bullet to the head Email". Parke while initiating "peace talks" with the Rudy Martinez Campaign, still found quality embellishing time to mass mail his 2011 version of 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES.

The truth on this mailer is that Councilman Huizar wants you to vote for the scale-down version of the proposed Rate Payer Advocate which meets with approval of IBEW's Brian D'Arcy who never met a pay raise or rate increase that he din't like.

BTW, the mailers are flying, so much for Parke's efforts to redirect attention.

Your Thoughts..............

Scott Johnson in CD 14

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar lies and has no integrity.

February 10, 2011 10:32 AM  

Blogger NO-my-name-is-not-MICHAEL! said:

[For those not yet versed in "Red Spot-ese" - a language where the "spin" is built in - let's translate].

When HE says:

"...recent news linking Councilman Huizar to a on-going FBI investigation...

What that REALLY means in honest terms is:

"My daddy Rudy Rich told the Times he was asked questions about a business deal he had with Huizar where the payment was in dispute."

And the crooked path you have to take to get from one to the other includes these leaps of illogic:

NEWS = leaked from the opponent

LINKING = the same opponent "linked" him (while still a GLENDALE REPUBLICAN - BTW).

ON-GOING = (...just made that up - because no one anywhere has said it is "ongoing" even if it ever did exist - and Huizar says it didn't exist in the first place).

FBI = FBI (one right, so far)

INVESTIGATION = some questions asked last year, quite possibly as a result of his opponent contacting the FBI from his HOME IN GLENDALE, purely for political gain.

February 10, 2011 10:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"continue to fact check"


Hooooo ha!

That is SO funny.

February 10, 2011 10:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Scott, in order to "continue" to do something, you first have to 1) start; and 2) (in this case, especially), understand the difference between a "fact" and your opinion/interpretation.

In this case, it's hardly worth your efforts to try.

February 10, 2011 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Typical Skelton "whitewashing" of the facts. Just tell those Latinos what they want to hear, promise them anything and they'll vote for you! Afterall, Wednesday after the election all will be forgotten. Don't you just love fooling the ignorant masses. Anything for a win - just like Nixon and Rove.

February 10, 2011 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

nice hit on Huizar.

February 10, 2011 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:21

Hmmm...

Per you, "Latinos = ignorant masses"?

Not sure I'd want to go with that characterization in a district where the majority of constituents ARE Latino, but you go with that if it makes you feel better about yourself in some way.

(OH, and also in a race where the incumbent earned a doctorate from UCLA and his opponent has a high school diploma).

But... OKAY.

You didn't happen to be one of the early students in the Michael Turd-jillo "Win friends and influence people" seminars, did you?

February 10, 2011 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rid Sput, can't you get your handlers at the Sushi restaurant annex up there in Baja Glendale to shoot you over a better file on Rudy Rich's hit mailer?

It really can't be read online, here.

February 10, 2011 11:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Assuming KRESPIN predicts:

Reed Spit's NEXT hit piece goes after Mailender for his blogging about Huizar's new campaign coordinator, while at the same time ragging on Mayor Sam's for it's now permanent typo that spells her name wrong (since then, GOOGLE-ized for perpetuity).

February 10, 2011 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot, why don't you defend your blog posts when the commenters DEMOLISH THEM LINE BY LINE? STUPID CAPS LOck, sorry about. When someone calls you out and you don't respond it makes you look guilty. Like a guy who won't take the stand in his own defense.

February 10, 2011 12:22 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Trujillo continues to try to spin the blogs despite having been shown the door. Does he really think anyone will hire him again even if Huizar were to win?

February 10, 2011 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:22

(It's because there's really NO defense when you're caught LYING...).

Right Rudy Rich?

That's when you RESIGN, IMPEDE INVESTIGATION,fail to COOPERATE, REFUSE to answer questions, and LAWWWWWyer UP!

February 10, 2011 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:45 Prove it! You are Mike Trujillo. Ha!

February 10, 2011 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:44 As a LEGAL RESIDENT AND REGISTERED VOTER I VOTE FOR CANDIDATE WITH H.S DIPLOMA V.S. LIAR WITH DEGREE

February 10, 2011 12:32 PM  

Anonymous Rudy Martinez Talks about Huizar's Threat said:

Rudy Martinez Talks about Huizar's Threat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzble1zNshs

February 10, 2011 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Rudy Martinez Talks about Huizar's Threat said:

Rudy Martinez Talks about Huizar's Threat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzble1zNshs

February 10, 2011 12:40 PM  

Anonymous More drama unfolds in LA City Council race said:

More drama unfolds in LA City Council race

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=7943591

February 10, 2011 12:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:32

Of course you will, dumplin' . . . of course you will.

Enjoy!

(Problem is, the guy with the HS diploma is the one the LAPD (kindly) called a LIAR, and the well-educated incumbent is only being called a liar on rapid hate-blogs like this one).

February 10, 2011 12:48 PM  

Anonymous LINK said:

MICHAEL TRUJILLO: POLITICAL CZAR TO LOS ANGELES COUNCILMAN JOSE HUIZAR FIRED OVER LEAKED EMAIL URGES THAT HUIZAR OPPONENT RUDY MARTINEZ get a "Political Bullet in His Head." Now, Huizar and his ENTIRE CITY HALL STAFF need to resign! TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO STAND UP!

http://economy4abc.blogspot.com/2011/02/michael-trujillo-political-czar-to-los.html

February 10, 2011 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:30

No, YOU are! Nyaaaah!

(Children!)

February 10, 2011 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:24

Wacko Walter. If you have proof Turd-jillo is blogging here, offer it?

Just like you were SURE all those dark-skinned people getting off the bus to vote were ILLEGAL - you could TELL from a second-story window?

February 10, 2011 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Both campaigns had to rush off their pre-printed hit pieces to the P.O. to avoid "waste" even while they're slapping each other on the back publicly.

"OH NO - those were ALREADY in the mail"

Yeah, and for some reason they didn't show in the Ethics disclosure site until two days later.

Pretty funny. Shooting over the tops of their white flags, until (after) the very last second.

February 10, 2011 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mailander calls this blog misogynistic. Of course he doesn't realize that being the misanthropist that he is, he also classifies as a misogynist.

February 10, 2011 1:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHAT DID HUIZAR SAY ABOUT TRUJILLO?

CHECK 1
CHECK 2

WHAT'S THAT AGAIN?


HUIZAR: "HE HAS NO PLACE IN POLITICS!"

February 10, 2011 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

WHEN A CANDIDATE DECIDES TO RUN ON NEGATIVE ISSUES IT IS DUE TO LACK OF A GOOD TRACK RECORD-LACK OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

February 10, 2011 1:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/08/downtown-la-stadium-aeg-e_n_820470.html

February 10, 2011 1:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Faced with no new "news" in the media to haphazardly spin here, Scott Johnson is now forced to spin the spin mailers from the candidates, usually received by voters days ago.

While we're at it, let's go back over the last Mayor's race, as well.

That will also give Walter Moore something to do while he's stuck on the shelf.

February 10, 2011 1:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:40

SO, now that there's supposed to be this "peace" between the incumbent and the challenger in CD14, shouldn't that also mean that Rudy's YouTube attacks like that should also be removed?

Not that anybody's really looking at them much - judging from the miniscule number of "plays" - but still, they definitely go against the "pledge" he said he's already on board with.

Peace is peace, right?

Or is it the kind of "peace" that means, I'll keep it up until YOU sign.

(I'm not a lawyer, but I believe that's called not showing "good faith" during negotiations)

February 10, 2011 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like the majority of City Council agreed with Huizar on that one.

February 10, 2011 1:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another HIT against HUIZAR..

L.A. City Council Spends Thousands of Your Money on Top Restaurants, Clubs, Hotels (Even for a 'Personal Fiesta')
Eastside Councilman Jose Huizar spent $2,845 for 13 visits to Pacific Dining Car, and $259 for a night at Elevate Lounge, a 21st-floor, DJ-driven club downtown.
In all La Opinion counts up $ 850,000 in spending by City Council members for hotels, trips and restaurants in the last decade.
The cash comes from council members' "discretionary funds," which allow them to spend lots of cash pretty much however they like.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/02/la_council_restaurant_hotels.php

February 10, 2011 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17

More likely, he has NO record of any kind of involvement - let alone ACCOMPLISHMENT - with the district and community, like our boy Rudy Rich... the carpet-bagging, grave-robbing, investigation-impeding Glendale Republican who never set foot in a community meeting in District 14 before he decided to run the seat mid-2010.

That goes way beyond NOT having a "track" record. That's not even realizing where the TRACK is, or what you do once you get to it.

In about 6 more months, he'll actually qualify as a political neophyte.

Right now he's just a bored rich guy going through a midlife crisis and looking for some new toy to play with - in this case, a district of nearly 300,000 people.

February 10, 2011 2:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

More video links to old news.

This is par for the Mayor Sam's course.

February 10, 2011 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:17

Having watched this race unfold over a number of months, there's absolutely no question that Martinez started off the mudslinging, and long before they were ever in a room together at community forums.

In the early weeks, the only mailers I got from Huizar were all just "pro" ME, with his list of supporters and accomplishments.

Rudy, not having either -supporters, or accomplishments (other than making himself rich) - sent a few with his life story, but then launched right into pure mud - unrelated to any issues in the district.

Yeah, I realize that sounds like "he hit me first" - but it speaks to your point. Candidates who can't say much good about their experience (or need to hide their lack of it) HAVE to start the mudslinging early - and RUDY DID.

February 10, 2011 2:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LMAO!

The people blathering about Walter Moore and brown skinned people are the biggest bunch of hypocrite pochos ever!

February 10, 2011 3:35 PM  

Anonymous Speedy Gonzales said:

si.

February 10, 2011 3:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rudy sucks, but Mailander and Trujillo are the last gasp of ethnic politics in LA. Watch out Jose! Mexican Republians are all around you puto!

February 10, 2011 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

2:16
Yeah, I was waiting for some factually-challenger Huizar-hater to post that one, and "pretend" it's really about him, and not most of the other CMs.

If you actually bothered to READ the La Opinion story (that the WEAKLY pulled selectively from- because they also seem to have a Huizar hair up their bums), even on a Google translation, it's pretty clear most other City councilmembers - and the Mayor - spent a whole lot more (4 of them - Reyes, Hahn, Cardenas and Smith - accounted for more than half the total $$ for the whole 15).

While Huizar seems to like that one restaurant for the occasional staff, etc, meeting, his spending wasn't anywhere near that "Fab Four's" wining and dining.

And really, 13 times in SIX YEARS? The company I work for spends more than that year on our stupid monthly "birthday" celebrations that everyone hates anyway.

But HERE of COURSE, on the wildly unbalanced Hate-Huizar-Network, he's public enemy #1, so... f*ck the truth, right?

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=es&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.impre.com%2Flaopinion%2Fnoticias%2Fla-california%2F2011%2F2%2F10%2Fpoliticos-de-la-gastan-en-rest-238509-1.html%23commentsBlock&act=url

February 10, 2011 3:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does he want a date with Jenny?

February 10, 2011 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:37

Could you please clarify... by "Mexican Republians" (sic) do you perhaps mean...

- citizens of the Republic of Mexico?

- U.S. Republicans who are citizens of Mexico (huh)?

Or maybe there's some minor political party in Mexico that also uses the term "Republian". (I couldn't find it, and I spent an hour on my Kaypro surfing the Web with my Netscape browser.

February 10, 2011 3:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

$259 bucks for a night at a trendy lounge?

Geez, Jose. You're a stinkin' tightwad. (That wouldn't keep your posse's whistles wet for 90 minutes at "Martys" bar on York).

I suppose any day now Rudy Rich is gonna mail out another slick flyer saying he has testimony from a disgrunted waiter at the "Elevate" that says Jose's a lousy tipper.

AND THEN THE ALL CAPS PATROL HERE WILL SAY HE NEED TO STEP DOWN BECUZ HE DO NOT RESPCT THE WORKIN MANS!


Hooooo, ha!

February 10, 2011 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Elevate Lounge a Union shop?

February 10, 2011 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:03

Yeah, that's were Huizar, Perez and Nunez went to form their "unions."

February 10, 2011 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:03

Better question, are either of Rudy Rich's eateries unionized?

Do his employees make a living wage, work full-time, have benefits?

(Or does he play that "keep them all under 25 hours, so I can save money?)

Since he's running on a platform of "creating jobs" - it would be nice to know if the ones he has created as an entrepreneur are just the same kind of low-wage burger flipping gigs that really don't help a local economy, and end up eventually dumping many of its participants back on unemployment of welfare - in the end.

February 10, 2011 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG how sad. The LA Weekly and LA OPinion post a story about the abuses of tax payer money and the Huizar camp hates it. They blame everyone else except their council person. This thread is about Huizar not the other council members. The lack of prudence by Huizar shows he doesn't care how he spends the tax payers hard earned money. That's the issue. OF course he doesn't spend the money in his own district with all the nice inexpensive restaurants he has to go do Pacific Dinning Car with his staffers. I like how they go to this expensive restaurant on our dime

February 10, 2011 4:48 PM  

Blogger NO-my-name-is-not-MICHAEL! said:

4:48

OMG, YAN, JDD, PKN!

No, you're wrong, this thread is about Red Spot strangling the truth - again.

He posted this - exactly as expected - and tried to make it look like the WEEKLY and LA OPINIO stories were about HUIZAR.

When most other councilmembers were worse.

You wanta see how silly this whole discussion is?

Ask Rudy Rich is he'll pay for all this kind of thing our of his OWN pocket, and not council discretionary funds.

This isa rich dude, who wouldn't even CONSIDER a pay cut from $180,000 for him as CM - and then joking that he's TAKING A PAY CUT.

(Is THAT a guy who is ACTUALLY going to understand what the rest of us go through?)

Naaaaah!

February 10, 2011 4:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pacific Dinning Car is expensive! In this economy and this is how he plans to spend our money?

No way will I vote for him, he can't save money, he spends it away, away, away, away

Taxpayers do NOT shit money you know

February 10, 2011 5:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG!

I'm not a part of anyone's "camp" sister. I just think you have to be more than a sack of tired slogans about how you'll do "better" than the current guy, to get my vote.

It amazes me every four years, how voters short-term memory fades away, and they hear the same "I'll listen" - "I'll fix" - "I'll work harder" - baloney, and still line up like it was something new.

February 10, 2011 5:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4:20

There are very few unionized restaraunts in L.A.- this is not San Francisco. This is the legacy of Maria Elena Durazo and her 20+ years at H.E.R.E. Local 11. The one restaraunt that is union is La Golondrina on Olvera Street but Huizar and Alatorre choose to be patrons of El Paseo, Andy Camacho's restaraunt across the street that has never been union.

Don't get high and mighty on this union bit - Villar, Huizar, Nunez, etc,.. certainly don't practice what they preach.

February 10, 2011 6:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor, John Perez, and Huizar working together again..

Since the following article was written, John Perez has started the process to dissolve the City of Vernon. As the acting president of the LA Planning and Land Use Committee, Huizar sent the possible annexing of Vernon by the City of LA to full Council. No one else on the committee showed up that day....

Wind Power, Meet Power Struggle (Even Vernon is Involved)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, by Dakota


Many, many years ago, Mayor Villaraigosa promised that 20% of the city's power would come from renewable sources by the year 2010. And the mayor's goal of cleaner and greener is part of the reason why the LA Times covers the struggle over Onyx Ranch, a 68,000-acre ranch in Kern County (near Bakersfield), and the site of a planned wind farm. The characters here: Ari Swiller, local entrepreneur and a former campaign manager for the Mayor; the DWP; a cattle-rancher family descended from Russian Jewish immigrants (now battling among themselves over the land); developer CIM; and the city of Vernon. We just are partial to stories that mention Vernon, but Hollywood, you may have your newest post-"Chinatown" screenplay. Here's the crux of the story:

"In the case of Onyx Ranch, the venture headed by [the mayor's pal Ari] Swiller beat the DWP to the land, bought it for $48 million and, before the transaction was completed, offered to sell less than half of it to the utility for $65 million.
H. David Nahai, the DWP's general manager, rejected the offer. Swiller's venture, a partnership between his and another firm, then sold the portion sought by Los Angeles for $42 million to the city of Vernon, a neighboring industrial community with its own electric utility. Since then, Los Angeles officials have been weighing whether to wage a potentially costly and lengthy legal battle against Vernon to gain ownership of the land, considered prime territory for towering turbines that would generate electricity from the winds that blow across the Tehachapi Mountains.

February 10, 2011 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't there another mailer you can make fun of by now?

With twice as much money left now, I'd imagine Huizar's people are going to to be rolling them out every few days.

How long after getting several nasty, negative ones like this from Martinez, will the people in the know about the last few weeks start to wonder?

Do most people really know the difference between so-called "policy" and "personal" attacks, or are they just going to keep seeing Rudy Rich blasting away - supposedly while he's promised to play "nice."

February 10, 2011 7:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've already heard that the businesses in Vernon want nothing to do with LA.

What a horrible future for them...

1. The Mayor grabs their power department and raises electricity rates..

2. They could end up in CD14 with the Mayor's puppet, Huizar, poised to rape and pillage to his heart's content.

If I were them, I'd be getting really friendly with Commerce.

February 10, 2011 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vernon would make an excellent tax base for those trying to incoroporate East L.A..

February 10, 2011 8:40 PM  

Anonymous g said:

RATEPAYER ADVOCATE ADDING UP TO BE ANOTHER SCAM!!BLAME THE NC'S AND THEIR CRONEY FRIENDS IN CITY HALL.

February 11, 2011 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://www.NoWayJose2011.com

Councilman Jose Huizar has failed all of us as our representative. Huizar is arrogant, self serving, and has been more worried about looking good rather than helping our community.

RECORD OF UN-ACCOUNTABILITY
a.Huizar has missed over 9000 Item Votes in the LA City Council.
b.Huizar mis-managed $1,600,000 from the LA CITY CLARTS Fund
c.Huizar was fined $15,000 in 2008 by LA CITY Ethics Commission
d.Huizar created a "friend & enemy" list to judge his supporters and punish his opponents
(Is this how our representative spends their time?)
e.Huizar's Office sent out emails stating he would "put a political bullet" through his opponent. (More evidence of Huizar's method of punishment for opponents)
Is this the type of politician we want to represent our interests in the 14th District? Say "NO WAY JOSE" to Jose Huizar's re-election bid and vote for his opponent if you want accountability and honesty.
----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­---------------------------
Estimado votante,

El concejal José Huizar ha fracasado todos nosotros como nuestro representante. Huizar es arrogante, egoísta, y ha estado más preocupado por lucir bien en lugar de ayudar a nuestra comunidad.

REGISTRO DE UN-RENDICIÓN DE CUENTAS
a. Huizar se ha perdido más de 9.000 votos del artículo en el Consejo de la Ciudad de Los Angeles.
b. Huizar mal gestionados 1.600.000 dólares de la Los Angeles CIUDAD CLARTS Fondo
c. Huizar fue multado con 15.000 dólares en 2008 por Los Angeles CIUDAD Comisión de Ética
d. Huizar creado un "amigo y enemigo" lista para juzgar a sus partidarios y castigar a sus oponentes(¿Es así como nuestro representante gasta su tiempo?)
e. Oficina Huizar enviaron correos electrónicos diciendo que "iba a poner una bala política" a través de su oponente. (Más evidencia de Huizar método de castigo para los opositores)
¿Es este el tipo de político que queremos para representar nuestros intereses en el Distrito 14?
Decir "No Way Jose" a la oferta José Huizar de reelección y votar por su oponente si quiere la rendición de cuentas y la honestidad.

February 13, 2011 7:49 PM  

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