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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Morning Briefs on a Shifting Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

The political honeymoon between Sunland-Tujunga and CD 2 City Councilman Paul Krekorian is over. ** Read letter from the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council to Councilman Krekorian that was crafted after rare Sunday Special Meeting. 
 Joe Barrett's S.T centric Blog "Action Alert" on Ed Reyes CD 1 style density in CD 2. From Joe B. This is very serious. We have a un-vetted project being fast tracked through the City. An incomplete application, no addressing the Historical Resource Impacts (to Bolton Hall), substandard infrastructure, and a Councilman that's MIA. Please write your letters today!
Why would Councilman Krekorian fail to find a need for supplemental environmental review on the Samoa Project considering among others ....
•  The historic resource preservation cannot be ignored.
•  There is inadequate parking and Samoa is a sub-standard street.
•  There are no provisions to improve the infrastructure and the existing infrastructure can't handle the density now.
•  The impacts on public safety.  High crime area. 
•  Thorough Environmental Review must be required.
But then that was the argument of the Friends of the Southwest Museum, when they requested that a Supplemental EIR be conducted on the Autry National Center' plans to use public money to increase exhibit space at its Griffith Park location. And who was the council person that shot down the proposal?
OTHER NEWS AFTER THE JUMP.  
** KABC 790 AM "Red Eye Radio" Host and Daily News Columnist Doug McIntyre states the obvious (but not to the Occupy LA "Red Rabble") that City Hall is occupied by corrupt entities. Try submitting a Public Records request and see how long it takes to receive the requested records if at all.

** It pays to count Councilman Herb Wesson as a friend as highlighted by Jack Humphreville in City Watch. What other city would pay top dollar to buy out a money losing eatery, then give the new owner a low-interest loan to buy the establishment and a food truck to go with it?
** The Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie has taken momentary leave of his jounalistic senses, to channel the ardious task of penning the thoughts/musings of Mayor Antonio Villar, on various topics of the day ........ and none of them contain an "Ahhhh".
** And as we focus on the follies of the "Red Rabble Occupying the South Lawn" LA Wave Newspaper "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant updates us on "Occupy Crenshaw Blvd."Najee Ali pulled out of the mass of demonstrators who have seized downtown L.A. and led a group of protesters to occupy Crenshaw Boulevard. Ali, along with staunch social/economic activists Big Money Griff, Jackie Grimes, Paulette Gipson, Beverly Hester and others marched on Crenshaw’s Wells Fargo Bank Wednesday and will do it to Bank of America in the Crenshaw Mall Thursday at 5 p.m. Like the rest of us, Ali and them abhor the banks’ racist, “reverse redlining” lending practices that have robbed African-Americans of their homes. But unlike the rest of us, they’ve resolved to do something about it.  
Your thoughts...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14    

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6 Comments:

Blogger Joe B. said:

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October 16, 2011 10:36 PM  

Blogger Sunlander said:

When a long time activist suggested that the land on Samoa Ave be used for Senior Housing he was told that could not be. "Why?" he asked. "It is a high crime area"

Well well.. it is a high crime area for Seniors but it is OK for CHILDREN?

These are 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. This building is being built for families.

Too high crime for Senior but OK for the future of Los Angeles, our children?

Something stinks here.

October 16, 2011 10:42 PM  

Blogger Sunlander said:

When a long time activist asked if that empty lot would be better suited for Senior Housing he was told that the area was "too high crime for Seniors"

Well, well... These proposed 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are being built for families with children!

Too high crime for Seniors but OK for the future of Los Angeles, our children?

I am SURE Paul Krekorian is happy he won't have to move in to this apartment building!

October 16, 2011 10:46 PM  

Blogger Joe Friday said:

Oh come on Red Spot, how about Carmen the [fill in the blank] being accused of extortion? Or isn't that news because nobody is particularly surprised at the accusation? This is going to be heard in Dept 72 of the LA Superior Court at 1945 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90007 on Thursday 10/20 at 8:30am.

According to the 17-page motion filed by Century City attorneys Salerno & Associates, Trutanich uses the threat of criminal prosecution to force defendants to pay civil settlements. The motion is public record so why is so little being heard about this?

The Fair Housing Coalition have also realized that Trutanich's ACE program contains exactly the same ingredients - using the threat of a criminal case to force you to pay up an "administrative" penalty.

Are you going to sit back and let this happen?

October 16, 2011 11:23 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

What confuses me the most is what is "different" about this project than other projects Krekorian has opposed? Has he made this clear?

Joseph Mailander has raised the specter of something fishy when you've mentioned that Council aides et al have urged folks to shut up about this one. Who is behind this, who owes them something and what is going on?

Joe Friday will like this. I did find it noteworthy that in all of the CC'ing of the letter sent by the STNC, Carmen was not amongst those, while everyone from Wendy to the Mayor to the local leg and the Governor, were.

October 17, 2011 10:54 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Michael,

The answers may be found in the various 460 Disclosures Forms from Councilman Krekorian's Officeholder and Campaign Accounts.

October 17, 2011 11:05 AM  

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