But parade creator Lupe Guillen (in red) had fought to retain institutional control over her incorporated entity. In response, the likes of Vera Padilla, Esther Rojas, Frank Wada, Ruben Chavez and Sevin Riley of the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, the Lincoln Heights Business Improvement District and Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce (** Steve Kasten and former infamous CD 14 Councilman Art Snyder)
had conspired to seize control of the parade from Guillen. And now they found a willing enabler in Councilman Ed-benezer Scrooge Reyes. Thus, the former "Lincoln Heights Christmas Parade" planned by and for the community (** link here for 2010 photos)
, is now the "Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade", a money-maker for Councilman Ed-benezer Scrooge Reyes connected business friends.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Councilman Ed Reyes, Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council, Vera Padilla