As more becomes known about State Senator Kevin De Leon's "City of Vernon Payoff, errrr, Reform Package" it becomes more apparent that Vernon's late-hour approval of Senator's De Leon's shakedown, whoops, proposals may have some legal consequences for one 'connected non-profit". IRS statues state that a 501-C3 cannot advocate for a political position or cause. Thus, the comments below by Legacy LA's Lou Calanche and a youth associate may have some repercussions. Further, we have learned that Senator De Leon's Vernon proposals, garnered a negative response at Resurrection Parish in Boyle Heights, with chants of "you can't buy our dirty lungs". But apparently, Calanche and her associates operate under a different mindset, which should not be surprising, considering that Legacy LA was created by the politico community.
Maria Lou Calanche of Legacy LA, advised that she supports the new reforms proposed by Senator de Leon. She described the reforms as good for Vernon and a benefit to surrounding communities. Marlene Arazo, a youth at Legacy La echoed Calanche's support. As a youth who has experienced the air quality issues, she supports Senator de Leon's proposals.
It would not be a surprise if the likes of Assembly Speaker and AB 46 Author John Perez's office, might find some interest in Calanche's comments and others may see the Legacy payoff as just a "continuation of business as usual in Vernon", with new puppet masters.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: City of Vernon, kevin de leon, Legacy LA, Richard Alatorre