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Friday, October 18, 2013

Councilman Huizar's "Orchestrated Affair Mea Culpa" Merits further Investigation

As CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar stands with attorney wife Richelle and kids in an Orchestrated Affair Mea Culpa, many questions remain outstanding, meriting further investigation regarding his workplace issues with former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy.
Another dubious milestone for the Princeton Graduate, turned embattled CD 14 City Clowncil Tonto.

Former CD 14 Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy, stirring up the vindictive backlash of her former boss, with Sexual Harassment Lawsuit. 
Welcome to another Friday Political Bad News Dump from CD 14 as City Councilman Jose Huizar stands with wife Richelle, child in hand, in an obviously Orchestrated Affair Mea Culpa regarding former Deputy Chief of Staff and current Sexual Harassment Accuser Francine Godoy.

Huizar's alleged act of contrition came in response to Godoy's filing of a Sexual Harrassment Lawsuit which makes the accusation that the CD 14 Office Holder retaliated against Godoy for resisting repeated sexual advances by the Princeton Graduate.

As the LA Weekly noted via citing from this blog's comments archives, rumors of a Huizar-Godoy Affair have been circulating for years since her initial hiring as an "Office Scheduler". But as this latest "Political Novella" plays out in the Court of Law, we have some speculative questions that merit further investigating.

** First, what was the hiring protocol/ time line for Godoy's current position with the Bureau of Sanitation? Was her current position predicated on a Civil Service process? If not, then who was responsible for Godoy's transfer, maybe former Mayor Antonio Villar?

** Second, what role did City Councilman Huizar's Attorney Wife Richelle play in the transfer of Godoy to the Bureau of Sanitation? A rumor making its way around City Hall, had Richelle going directly to then Mayor Villar and requesting that he use his power to remove Godoy from her husband's "oversight". From media sources, we know that this alleged action was initiated in the Summer of 2012. Thus, if this was true, would that merit deposing the former Mayor and staunch Council Huizar supporter?

** Third, what did former CD 14 Chief of Staff Ana Cubas know? Unlike Godoy, who alleges in her lawsuit, that Councilman Huizar reneged on endorsing her for a LA Community College Board of Trustees Campaign, for the meer act of "saying no" to his sexual advances, Cubas had her ex boss's full support in the recent CD 9 City Council Campaign loss to now City Councilman Curren Price. Will Cubas go on the record regarding Godoy's allegations?

** Fourth, did Councilman Huizar use a portion of the $1.2 Million Dollars plus, transferred from the CD 14 Central Los Angeles Refuge Transfer Station (CLARTS) Amenities Fund to pay for Godoy's rampant rise in pay? From $45,000 to $135,000 per year, this rapid hike in compensation, merits a complete audit how the transfer of CLARTS Funds into Councilman's Huizar Salary Account, were dispensed and the rationale behind those allocations.

** Fifth, how will Godoy justify acceptance of her increase salaries in recent years? According to sources, several properties are listed under her name, one in CD 14's Hillside Village Community and the second near Union Station. Would Godoy state for the record whether either one of the properties, was used (or not) by her and/or Councilman Huizar for any "extra-curricular activities"?

Sadly, there is no doubt here that either of these two will come out of this growing scandal clean. But the last question CD 14 voters should ask themselves come 2015, is whether Councilman Huizar is fit to serve another four years at City Hall.

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

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Blogger John Justice said:

Huizar is now trying to say it was consensual to continue his career,as many politicians have done before him. If the truth came out, which is that he used his position to harass and torment this poor girl, his life/marriage would be over.The fact is, Francine Godoy was a victim and is now being portrayed as a home wrecker because huizar "admitted to an affair" which just isn't true. Don't be fooled people...this man is a scum bag

November 09, 2013 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar and Godoy, was wrong, was an illegal under the fair labor board on sexual harassment, ethically wrong, overpowered by political power, morally wrong, and it should matter to all, women, fathers, brothers, husbands, daughters and sons. For a period of seven years is this why Huizar had a turnover of employees being pass for promotions. Voters needs to raise the bar, do not vote for anyone under the inducement, on probation with law, and maybe with the spouse too, in jail, and maybe we should also look at how many fines they have paid for wrong doing in their campaigns, remember we pay for all. Englander and Huizar maybe be paying out taxpayer money to victims of sexual harassment, why would we vote for this people with no respect, or ethics under the City ordinance.
Vote for someone honest for a change for the better, rais the bar for political candidates. NO TO TANAKA, NO TO HUIZAR, NO TO MIGUEL SANTILLLAN, no to J Perez, no to Calderon. No to Robert Caldera.

May 05, 2014 8:03 PM  

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