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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Council President Wesson discusses 2012 Redistricting with African-American Clergy, Part 3

Mayor Sam's Multi-Part Series on City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson discussing Redistricting 2012 with members of the African-American Clergy.
In Part 3, did City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson "bear false witness in the House of God" regarding neighboring Councilpersons Parks and Perry? Further, could a future legal proceeding under discovery, want to know what the other twelve councilpersons were seeking from the reigning City Council President?
From the LA Weekly. "What spoils were the various City Council members seeking from their reigning President Herb Wesson?
In this video clip, City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson attempts to counter the premise of Dr. Davis that African-American Council Districts lost assets during Redistricting 2012. Also take note of Wesson's comment regarding the requests of the twelve other councilperson and his gain of assets from CD 8. Then there is something about the LA Live Complex being moved and then put back in CD 9.

Memo to my Baptist Brother Herb Wesson,
Paraphrasing your comments from Part 1 of these video clips of your "Q and A" with members of the African-American Clergy regarding the soon to become the litigious Redistricting 2012 proceedings, "I am you and you are I", when it comes to our respective Baptist upbringings. Further, I, like you, agree that there are two sides to an issue, especially in the political world. You, like myself are most likely well verse in the Ten Commandments, especially the commandment about "Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor" (.... or fellow African-American City Council colleagues).
That said Brother Herb, this fellow Baptist must take you to task for some of your questionable  comments, especially when made in a House of God, but accord you the respect of giving your side of the story'
First Brother Herb, you stated that partly because of your diminutive, solitary efforts, the AEG LA Live Complex was returned to within the new CD 9 boundaries after your city council colleagues had sought to move it elsewhere. But this initial draft map from Febuary 15, 2012 contradicts your comments.

Care to give your side of the story Brother Herb? 
Second Brother Herb, paraphrasing your comments about single-handedly protecting the assets of the African-American Community while balancing the "requests" of the other twelve council members who had come to you (included one unelected candidate Joe Buscaino). How were these redistricting requests process? In a backroom under the guidance of former staffer, turned Redistricting Commission Executive Director Andrew Westall? Can we petition records of these 'requests" under the California Public Records Act? Will you elaborate on these "requests', "if served", in a future court proceeding (or plural form?)?

Care to give your side of the story Brother Herb?
Third Brother Herb, you stated that those in the neighboring Eighth Council District who wanted to become part of CD 10, did under their own accord. Meanwhile, those who wanted to stay in CD 8, were left as is when the final boundaries were approved. Further, you stated that the Crenshaw Plaza Mall was left intact in CD 8. But this passage from the Downtown News about "the cleaving of the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza Mall into two districts and the comedic response from Councilman Bernard Parks, again, highlight contradictions in your remarks to the members of the clergy.
” He was harsher a week later when he noted that redistricting cleaved the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Plaza mall into two districts. Referring to the diminutive council president, Parks wrote, “Councilmember Herb Wesson and his ‘non-tourage’ actually drew the lines to ensure businesses like Macy’s and Buffalo Wild Wings would be split from the rest of the shopping center and placed into his district. I don’t know… maybe he likes short ribs.” 

Care to give your side of the story Brother Herb?
In closing Brother Herb, we share the same desires to look forward to a better tomorrow, but we both know that there will come a day when we must stand before our maker and atone for our time on this earth. The question for you Brother Herb is whether your comments before the members of the clergy in a House of God, will prompt a summons to stand before a jury of your peers, before answering to the highest order? 

Care to respond Brother Herb?
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Blogger g said:

i remember last election when 5 people were running against him for this district of course garcitti would not have opened the door to anyone of them for council president that would be too much for this dictatorship called city hall. wesson won by a landslide and 4 others didn't get that shot. shows the power of union and business support and it's outcome.

July 26, 2012 3:37 PM  

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