As the "Political Nightmare that was 2013" for CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, nears its climax, we look back on the controversies that will surely carry over into a contentious 2015 re-election battle starting soon.
**Blogger's Note: Somewhere this evening, a certain lonely politico (maybe remaining political friend City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson still stand by him?) will gladly toast away for good a disastrous 2013 as CD 14's embattled City Councilman. With lawsuits in the courts regarding his First Street Driving Adventure, alleged Sexual Harassment of former Staffer Francine Godoy and the 2012 Redistricting Scandal, the shine that once radiated from a rising political star, has been replace by a foul stench of a politico hack who's past dubious behavior may come calling at the polling place come 2015 (or sooner in a court of law). But worse for the Princeton Graduate is his "inner turmoil of soul and character" that has seen him admit to "occasional, unfaithful behavior" and is compounded by health issues of his youngest daughter. Most public figures (with a semblance of character) would surely place family paramount and walk away from the political circus to repair the damage at home and find healing for his family, but for Councilman Huizar, his "Political Machismo" is such that despite the political warning signs that 2014 could end up worse, he will forge forward, on a collision course with a "Political Day of Judgment in 2015"---Scott Johnson in CD 14
The Official Vehicle of "Outtakes from CD 14", which can go from zero to a six-figure claim against the City of Los Angeles, on First Street in Boyle Heights.
With all the recent attention focus on the alleged Sexual Harassment Lawsuit of former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy, many CD 14 observers and constituents have most likely forgotten about Councilman Huizar's October, 2012 rear ending of a retire Huntington Park Police Officer near First and Boyle in Boyle Heights. While the common spin was that Huizar was not legally drunk at the time of his blowing into the tube (after sitting for two hours in the back of a Hollenbeck Division Squad Car, allegedly), the fact remains that the city is on the receiving end of a $500,000 claim that alleged violations of reporting protocols regarding reporting accidents in city-owned vehicles. Then there is the fact that a Happy Hour Birthday Party was being held for Huizar Staffer Eric Martell that afternoon. Makes you go hmmm ................
What new salacious disclosures will come from former CD 14 Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against her ex boss Councilman Huizar?
The Famous Zuma Dogg photo of Councilman Huizar's Blackberry.
2013 was the year that all the old comments from the past on Mayor Sam, regarding alleged inappropriate behavior between Councilman Huizar and former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy, become an "occasional consensual reality", via the admission of the Princeton Graduate. But with Godoy alleging that there was nothing consensual about their supposed private trysts, we ponder whether another former Huizar staffer, turned defeated CD 9 City Council Candidate Ana Cubas, would be willing to describe for the record, the work place environment with the offices of CD 14?
Why was the FBI so interested in CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar?
Lets put aside tales of alleged drunk driving and infidelity for a fleeting moment and ponder whether
the insinuations made on this campaign mailer from the 2011 Rudy Martinez Campaign, are still on- going. In the recent leaked State Senator Ron Calderon FBI Affidavit, there are passages that refer to a previous investigation of "Two Los Angeles Officials". Further there is a passage where Senator Calderon describes a "Los Angeles City Councilman" who could be a "money drop" for fictitious Filmmaker Rocky Patel's attempt to buy political favors. Rumors have been flying around that the "political friendship" of City Council President Herb "Mini Amin" Wesson and Huizar has a mutualistic purpose in protecting their respective backsides from any nefarious dealings originating from the Building and Safety Department Bribery Scandal. Its common knowledge that former Building Inspector Samuel In, may have many tales of "political collaborations in CD 10 and 14" from his 40 plus years of employment, that came to a end when he admitted to taking bribes, to share with federal investigators.
** Lastly .........., 2013 saw the creation of a new CD 14 Political Adjective for retaliation in Eagle Rock when local Colorado Blvd. Merchants who opposed Councilman Huizar's Bike Lanes, were "Red-curbed".
Labels: Ana Cubas, Building and Safety Department, CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, Eric Martell, Francine Godoy, Rudy Martinez, samuel In