Live from the Puente Learning Center in Boyle Heights!! Its Budget 101 with Mayor Eric Garcetti and his Special Guest CD 1 City Clowncilman Central Committee Member Gil Cedillo (** along with some guy who went to Princeton).
Mayor Eric Garcetti addressing the capacity crowd at the Puente Learning Center in Boyle Heights.
** Blogger's Note:
For one night, Boyle Heights was the center of the Los Angeles Political World as Mayor Eric Garcetti's traveling "Back to Basis, Budget 101 Tour" made its one stop east of the LA River. Sensing that there is a new Patronage Sugar Daddy in charge at City Hall, all of the usual "Connected Non-Profits" were in attendance with reps from Inner-City Struggle, East Los Angeles Community Corp (ELACC), Legacy LA, El Centro de Ayudo and El Sereno's Barrio Action working the room (matter of fact, the amount of "Connected CBOs" representative last night, have not been seen since the bloggin, fabled "Huevos with Huizzy Tour",
but I digress). Then of course you had the political loyalists who were there on behalf of their respective office holder sponsors. The actual exercise in gathering constituents thoughts regarding the 2014/2015 Budget was inhibited by the large crowd and interrupted further by the Grand Entrance of Mayor Garcetti and Clowncil Central Committee Member Cedillo (which prompted "where's Huizzy?" comments from audience members). With the arrival of Clowncil Central Committee Member Huizar ten minutes after Mayor Garcetti and Clowncilman Cedillo, the event became a gab session among the assembled politico troika, with cameras flashing away. But there was no doubt that this evening was about showcasing a new Mayor's grasps of the basics of community interaction, with a new CD 1 friend as Special Guest and a certain, embattled "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" being the odd politico on the outside, looking at a new political reality of his own making---Scott Johnson in CD 14
The Troika of Mayor Garcetti, Clowncilman Cedillo and Clowncilman Huizar
Hmmm, LA Budget minus $185,000 Settlement recommendation for auto accident, plus legal costs regarding the alleged Sexual Harassment of former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy.
CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil Cedillo talking up the virtues of his new friend Mayor Eric Garcetti (to the consternation of a certain Princeton Graduate).
Well known activist and Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council Member Carlos Montes "bad omen" for proposed Street and Sidewalk Sales Tax Hike.
A certain Princeton Graduate staring at the camera, again.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Budget 101 Tour, CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo, mayor eric garcetti