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Monday, September 16, 2013

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Political Baggage (and ex female staffers) weighing down on CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar?
Not even the Celebration of El Grito can bring a smile to Councilman Huizar. Photo via Mayor Eric Garcetti Facebook Page.
Great Monday to all as we start another blogging work week and with no further delay, we ask for a cyber moment of understanding on behalf of CD 14 City Councilman ( and BTW, Cal/ Princeton Graduate) Jose Huizar.
As one can discern from the photo above, smiles are fleeting for Councilman Huizar, even as his colleagues enjoy last night's El Grito's festivities. ( ** Plus, it would be hard to smile considering that you endorsed the opponents of now City Attorney Mike Feuer, Mayor Eric Garcetti, CD 9 City Councilman Curren Price and CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo).
Judging from the far away gaze of the Princeton Graduate, his thoughts are fixated elsewhere as LA Times David Zahniser reported late Friday afternoon ...........
The committee charged with investigating discrimination complaints against elected officials at Los Angeles City Hall met Friday to begin its review of sexual harassment allegations filed against City Councilman Jose Huizar.
The Special Committee on Investigative Oversight gathered behind closed doors to deal with the complaint lodged three months ago by Francine Godoy, 34, a former deputy chief of staff to Huizar. Godoy worked until April for Huizar, who represents El Sereno, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock and downtown.
Godoy said in her complaint that she experienced harassment, discrimination and retaliation because of her “refusal to engage in sex” while working in the council office.
The committee is comprised of two academics -- UCLA Vice Provost Christine Littleton, a law professor whose research specialty is feminist legal theory, and Loyola Law School professor Michael Waterstone, an expert on disability and civil rights law; two retired Superior Court judges -- Robert H. London and Sara Kleban-Radin; and Alan Stamm, who represents the American Arbitration Assn.
But while Councilman Huizar is prepping his defense against the allegations of Godoy, another ex female staffer resurfaces, none other than former Chief of Staff Ana Cubas ( please muffle your fright-inspired screams).
Noooooo! Its Ana!
Since her trouncing by now CD 9 City Councilman Curren Price, Cubas has gone to ground, but rest assure CD 9 constituents, for Cubas wants to get "intimate with you".  
From: Ana Cubas <cubasforcouncil@gmail.com>
Date: September 13, 2013, 10:35:38 AM PDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: South LA Hope PAC

Dear Friends:
My birthday is coming up and I invite you to celebrate with me!  Join me for an intimate birthday gathering ( sponsored by Bud Lite?) on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. at 608 East 59th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001.
I also invite you to join me to hear about the formation of a new community group in South Los Angeles -- the South Los Angeles Hope Political Action Committee (PAC). 
We are building the foundation of our PAC by creating an Advisory Board, and I hope that you will consider becoming a Founding Advisory Board Member.  
The vision of South LA Hope PAC is to empower the people of Council District 9 so that they may be able to improve their lives, their neighborhoods, Council District 9, and the City of Los Angeles.  We will accomplish this by educating voters and potential voters of Council District 9 on the importance of voting ( for me in 2017) and civic engagement.
I thank you for your support of my candidacy for Council District 9 and I ask that you join me in founding South LA Hope PAC.
Join me for my birthday celebration!
 Ana Cubas
South LA Hope PAC Founding President
Get ready for the Price - Cubas CD 9 Rematch in 2017.

Your thoughts ....................
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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