Black Friday as "Bitter Daddy Ridley-Thomas" attacks Councilman Parks support of challenger of son Sebastian in 54th Assembly District Special Election
It is time for the voters of State Assembly District 54 to say NO to Union Bo$$ d’Arcy, NO to special interests, and NO to the inexperienced Sebastian Ridley-Thomas.
....... and residents of Baldwin Hills should take note of this regarding the young Sebastian's silence on the issue of Fracking in the former Oil Fields.
Ridley-Thomas campaign contributors include litigious billboard companies; oil companies opposed to limitations on “fracking” in the City, County, and State; Native Americans who own Las Vegas style casinos; density loving real estate developers and their lawyers; lobbyists; public unions representing City, County, and State workers; and numerous slush funds controlled by other elected officials such as City Council Member Curren Price and Darrell Steinberg, the leader of the State Senate.
....... maybe an Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas District may have this active look.
Uncovering the Marlton Square Riddle...
It’s amazing what happens when you go back in history and reflect on how a certain turn of events dictate how things ultimately turn out. Just last weekend, a group at the Baldwin Hills Homeowners Association asked me the most frequently asked question in the Eighth District since I was elected. "Why hasn’t Marlton Square(Santa Barbara Plaza) been rebuilt?"
This in depth LA Weekly article from 1998 explains why: www.laweekly.com/1998-05-28/news/councilman-fouls-magic
The self interest of then Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas over the public's interest could not be more clearly documented. These same facts are validated by council votes and time lines in L.A.City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) files. History shows us that the apparent ill-advised power play of leveraging the Marlton Square Project to garner support for an National Football League team coming to the Los Angeles Coliseum cost the community and its residents both deals. Currently, there is no NFL team at the Coliseum, and there is not one in our city. The 1998 version of the Marlton Square proposed project also never materialized.