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Friday, August 12, 2011

TGIF Free for All on the Los Angeles Political Machine

Hola and great Friday to all from "Ciudad de Los Angeles" where being absent 20% of the time from City Council meetings (and being late 7 times) in the month of June and July, is the cause for CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar's Communication Director Rick Coca to email blast and twitter to all in the "Cut and Paste Barrio" and beyond. This was in response to Ron Kaye's mistaken claim that Councilman Huizar had been absent 13 out of 25 meetings for the previous two months. The simple solution here along the lines of public school's "Average Daily Attendance" payments is this, if you feel the need to practice your Charro skills during work time, then don't expect to get paid. (unless you sneak in a mid-year CLARTS Fund transfer to your salary account).
  Meanwhile back in Councilman Huizar's Boyle Heights hood, former Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Commissioner Maria Del Angel (second from left) is under District Attorney investigation regarding possible conflict of interest violations pertaining to her votes on issues/ contracts for the Estrada Courts Resident Management Corporation, according to EGP News. As reported previously by Mayor Sam and the Los Angeles Times, the Estrada Court Resident Management Corporation and another group operated by former Councilman Huizar Staffer Gustavo Valdivia, were under investigation for possible bid-rigging on HACLA projects.
 LAPD was out in force last night during Downtown LA's "Art Walk" festivities. Missing from the core area were street merchants and food trucks which were moved to another location next to St. Vibiana's Cathedral.   
Lastly, we want to wish a speedy recovery for LA Wave Newspapers "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant who will be on hiatus due to eye surgery. In her words .....
I’m going to be away for a while. I don’t know for how long, but, like MacArthur, I shall return. I am going to have eye surgery Monday because — in the redundancy of my people — I am blind and I cannot see. Specifically, my right eye doesn’t work at all and my left eye is nothing to write home about. I’ll be back as soon as I can see how to get here. In the meantime, Fight on!!
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14



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