Mayoral "double-speak" on HACLA
"The mayor, when he appointed me to this position, asked me to move this agency forward and oversee a turnaround," Kamin said. "The settlement was part of that, and the mayor's staff was advised before the settlement was finalized. And I know we have his full support for the settlement decision (you may have lost future support after outing Villar)."
Third, acting HACLA CEO Ken Simmons was asked by Mayor Villar "to fall on the sword and resign in the best interest of HACLA" . This after the latest KCET So Cal Connected expose on dubious financial spending under his watch. But Simmons only agrees to vacate the Acting CEO position and return to his original COO job. In addition, he confirms that the Villar Administration was involve in the settlement proceedings with Montiel, yet another deviation from script.
Fourth, now with both Kamin and Simmons straying away from the political choreograph conclusion, Deputy Chief of Staff Matt Szabo has to make this stunning admission
Deputy Chief of Staff Matt Szabo, was quoted by KCET-TV as saying the mayor was "absolutely aware and authorized the settlement in this matter," according to the station's website. Sheahan subsequently acknowledged that she had been "misinformed (or Sheahan was the only role player to stay on script)."
Thus, it seems that "this political play" needs its conclusion crafted by some outisde investigated agency.
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Scott Johnson in CD 14