CD 9 City Council Candidate and "former" CD 14 Advisor Ana Cubas.
What a difference a Mayor Sam Post makes ........
Just last evening during our Happy Hour Musings, we noted that CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar's staff directory had former Chief of Staff Ana Cubas listed as an "Advisor".
This morning, Cubas is now eligible for inclusion on the ever-growing "Ex Huizar Staff List" as her name has been removed from the current staffer list this A.M..
The fact that Cubas has been banish from the staff of CD 14 raises some interesting questions regarding her departure after announcing intentions to seek the CD 9 seat being vacated by Councilwoman Jan Perry.
Observers have noted that CD 1 Chief of Staff Jose Gardea and CD 2 Chief of Staff Adrin Nazarian have remain on their respective bosses payroll while they seek higher office. Yet when Cubas announces her intentions (which were no secret), Cubas is moved aside, then shone the door.
The fact now that Cubas is no longer part of the CD 14 staff is sure to spawn speculation. One observer points to an in-office battle between Cubas and Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy that led to Cubas departure.
Another City Hall insider notes that Councilman Huizar was not happy that Cubas would put her own political aspiration before his agenda, especially right after a contentious Redistricting battle that saw Cubas garner some unwanted headlines.
Then there is the fact that City Council President Herb Wesson has announced his support of Assemblyman Mike Davis to replace Jan Perry in CD 9. Cubas candidacy creates discomfort in the growing relationship between Wesson and Huizar. Thus, Cubas may find that putting her political desires before the political needs of ex. boss Councilman Huizar, could lead to an undesirable outcome in her quest for City Council.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2013 CD 9 City Council Campaign, Ana Cubas, City Council President Herb Wesson, COUNCILMAN LAST SEEN AS JOSE HUIZAR