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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Just who is LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca (or was it Caudillo?)

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we expose the true background of new LA-32 Neighborhood Council President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo), who's true self runs counter to the different face fronted by her to the LA-32 NC Community. 
Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) from her LA-32 NC Election Bio.
** Blogger's Note: If one were to judge (and believe the details) of Marleen Fonseca's Bio from her Candidate Statement from the recent LA-32 NC Elections, few could successfully argue against voting to place a supposed "neighborhood girl done well" on the latest incarnation of the 21-person board as noted below ..........
Marleen Fonseca – I’m a neighbor of 40 years, and am now raising my two teenage children here. I come with much expertise in the workings of city government, having spent 11 years as a civilian employee / manager of the LAPD, and currently serving as a Labor Representative for 1,341 city employees in 6 different Departments for the Engineers & Architects Association – L.A. City’s oldest union (1894). My city experience and vast network of friends and colleagues will be beneficial to the Neighborhood Council and residents of 90032. I graduated from All Saints Catholic School and Sacred Heart of Mary High School; I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Riverside, majoring in Environmental Science. I am a committed neighbor, parent and homeowner who cares about the quality-of-life in our community and will dedicate myself to the commitment needed to continue building and empowering our beautiful neighborhood.
......., but the blunt reality in the Internet Age, is that your pass is a Google Search away, especially if you had employment issues that merited a Civil Service Hearing, under a previous last name as we disclose below---Scott Johnson. 

 
    
As the now Marleen Fonseca noted, she "did work" as a Management Analysis II for LAPD, but as the October 10, 2013 Minutes from a Civil Service Termination Hearing reveals, the face that the former Mrs. Caudillo would want you to believe about her LAPD employment is bluntly different than reality.
According to the Minutes of the hearing, the former Mrs. Caudillo, now LA-32 NC President Fonseca, was terminated for allegedly, a second DUI Offense and attempting to withhold informing her superiors of the incident as highlighted above. 
Despite trying to put a different face on how her supposed "Settlement Agreement" pertaining to a previous alleged DUI, should be use in her termination proceedings, the facts do not lie.
The fact was that on or about January 21, 2012, the former Mrs. Caudillo was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (for a second a last time as a LAPD employee, allegedly). In addition, she withheld information for five days from her superiors. Considering that she had already signed a "Settlement Agreement" pertaining to a previous offense, her chances of maintaining employment were slim and none, as stated by the Chief in the summery below. 
 
 Even as the now Ms. Fonseca found new employment as a Labor Rep. for the Engineers & Architects Association, she continue, unsuccessfully, to appeal her LAPD Termination into February of 2014.
As noted in previous Mayor Sam Posts, the former Mrs. Caudillo of Alhambra, now LA-32 NC President Fonseca has ties to Empower LA Employees via her new Union Job. Its been easy to notice that Empower LA has been very accommodating to the new LA-32 NC President (considering its EAA that is backing the grievances of most Empower LA NEAs), especially when it comes to its continuing stonewalling in allowing the filling of growing vacancies of the new board. In lieu of the documentation above, it will be of interest how Empower LA General Manager Grayce Liu responds to growing community concerns, especially if more nefarious information is made public on the former Mrs. Alhambra-residing Caudillo, turned LA-32 NC President Ms. Fonseca.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is so sad that Huizar’s representative, Julio Torres, and Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Lui could not have found a better candidate. What a shame, but what can you expect with the continued corruption and unethical behavior indicative of the present City Government.
This is the result of electioneering by both Councilperson Huizar and GM Lui, a marriage of convenience. Next time maybe they can stay out of the elections and let the community freely choose their representatives. How else can they expect a get a true picture of the communities wants and needs?
They say bad things ultimately destroy themselves, let’s do better than this.
Maybe we can get Mayor Garcetti to step in and investigate the corruption and ineptness that seems to permeate throughout his Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.
For the betterment of the community Ms. Fonseca should resign, but given that she doesn’t think that she should be responsible for being fired for her unprofessional behavior as a LAPD representative do you think she will honestly leave this unpaid position.
Truth be told I am sure there is even more interesting tidbits of information on other LA-32 NC Board Members.
Keep up the investigative reporting Scott, I am sure we will be hearing some more on the others.

July 28, 2014 6:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm so glad that you started reporting like the blog use to be, and that you can commet anonymously.
Fonseca should be recalled deception and isnt the name on ballot.
Whey hasn't the la32 nc assisted the council person to fix the sprinkler on Huntington Drive the grass is all dead while Hancock Parks new median and landscaping.
we are a disgraced communiyy logok at the green median on huntington Drive from Alhambra
What has anything done for the 8community byLA32 NC and CD14.
Cd14 screens call, and takes a message but they never return phone calls,
Cd dhould also have finds for sprinklers repair.
Fire engines were named El Sereno by mayor Hahn who is now a judge.
it was my request, prior to having scumbag Mayor Villaregoso.
New billboards of Bac de california should have black eyes instead of that stuff football players use under eyes.
GOD HELP US IF HE WERE TO BECOME GOVERNOR. HE SCREWED US ON TRASH FEE FOR LAPD THAT WRNT TO NONPROFITS.
STATE WILL BE SCREWED AND BROKE SO Maybe ONE NEEDS TO LEAVE CALIFORNIA BEFORE HE SCREWES PROP 13 HOMEOWNERS ON PENSION AND SOCIAL SECURITY.
GOVENOR MANSION WILLL BE A WHORE HOUSE LOKE CD14
their is snotjet board member from the slate who has shady past of embezzling church funds at our lady of guadalupe church and screwing and dismantled p.t.a. at el sereno elementary school with tigjt close friend principal acosta.






July 29, 2014 2:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting information, Fonseca must be recalled her and her best friend Michelle who has a reputation for abandoning children from the church. I'm sure more info on her will come out. You can't hide from the truth. Keep up the good work reporting. The community has a right to know the truth.

July 30, 2014 2:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

El Sereno is the most neglected area in LA. Great job! Julio Torres for recruiting Fonseca/ Caudillo. Has Huizar figured out your on the board of directors for the El Sereno Historical Society? The same non profit that attacks Huizar. How much is CD 14contributing to sponsor your magazine "OUR TOWN" . WE can't wait until your past catches upto you. Eyes are on you too. What happened to the horse? Maybe you should have givin it some water to avoid it dying from the heat.

July 31, 2014 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Julio Torres recruited several people that did'nt make it on the board. He though he had the community backing him up. He approached me and called my family members with a list of people to vote for. We voted for the ones not on his list and mostly the ones we voted for won.

Thanks Julio for letting us know who not to vote for.

As for Marlene Fonseca or Caudillo, CD 14 wasn't supporting her during the elections because she was a Garcetti supporter. That's what Julio T. told us during the elections

July 31, 2014 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What happen to this story on the "Community Beacon" Facebook page? It was there and suddenly it's gone. I still see it the Voice Community News and other blogs but it's gone on the local paper. Guess they are afraid to upset the politicos.

July 31, 2014 11:08 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Is this the same Michelle mentoring to church youth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWc_9FLl20g

July 31, 2014 4:30 PM  

Blogger Marleen Fonseca said:

I did receive one DUI in my life. It was the hardest and most trying time I ever had to face. On the other hand, it was the best thing that happened to me. What defines people is not mistakes but how you react and recover from mistakes. I could have got my job back. If Mr. Johnson did real reporting research, it clearly states so in the final report. However, I had already moved on to bigger and better things. To a job that I love - that I excel at. My biggest mistake led me to the career path I was supposed to be in. My volunteering for the Community has no nexus to this and what Mr. Johnson is engaging in is slander and inappropriately posting pictures of my minor children. This will be handled through the proper legal avenues. However I'd like to point out that if Mr. Johnson put this much effort into his work with LA32, we wouldn't be in exhaustive efforts. He is one of the reasons the Community has no access to $37,000. He has proven to me that he only has malicious intentions for myself, for the Board and for the Community. His attempts to detour me from reaching my goals in this Community, which partly entail fixing the mess he caused, will not work. Sorry Mr. Johnson, your slander will not break me. I have a mortgage to pay, a job to attend and children to raise. You are the least of my concerns and I don't have the time or desire engage in your games. I do not put countless hours into LA32 and subject myself to humiliation for my own satisfaction. I'm doing it because I know I can accomplish things and because the Community deserves the money and voice the Neighborhood Council provides. Im happy that you feel you are worthy of hurting and judging others. More power to you but it doesn't hurt me. Now immediately remove my children's pictures and correct your story to contain true facts and never steal pictures of my kids again. Thank you.

August 01, 2014 6:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anthony Manzano and Scott Johnson are the anonymous people, and they are best friends who team up on saying lies about public figures. Julio Torres is a very well respected person in my community of El Sereno. He does so much for our community. People need to just get a life and stop the lies and gossips of these public figures.

August 01, 2014 7:41 PM  

Blogger luisgsanchez said:

The Community Beacon's 72 pages thus far speak for themselves. We report on issues and highlight the contributions of individuals - does not go after individual unpaid volunteers (at least not without talking with them first), because there are more IMPORTANT things to do. Red Spot should take notes and follow our lead.

August 01, 2014 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Scott! It looks like someone is saying "terorista" (terroist). What is the guy in the back doing with the trash can, it doesn't look like decent?

August 02, 2014 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Michelle Corzantez fundraised for the church Lady of Guadalupe. Question is, Where is the money Michelle!? Now I hear you have a non profit with Cesar Chavez Elementary. How much are you pocketing there? Poor selection of candidates, thanks CD 14. Is this the same Michelle that's on the Board of Directors of the El Sereno Historical Society?..

August 03, 2014 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marlene is a fake. Here we go again, another bad employee of the city trying to reinvent herself using the Neighborhood Council. Marlene resign!!

G..

August 03, 2014 3:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I worked with Marlene.LA-32 NC community be aware she only cares about herself.

Maria...

August 03, 2014 3:31 PM  

Anonymous glgarfield said:

So much of this article is distorted, where do I start? And what's with using her married name vs. her maiden name as if she is guilty of some identity falsehood? The former leadership, including YOU, of the NC was cited for misusing funds, did you blog about that and YOUR role? This is why good people don't want to volunteer in public service, there is always HATERS who just need to be contrary due to their brain-wring fires off impulses to belittle others to lift themselves. As one of the architects of the NC system (I was Executive Director of the LA Elected Charter Reform Commission, and one of only 2 people on both commissions that actually work with an NC system, the Community Planning Boards of NYC, the first NCs in the nation in 1961) and I had high hopes but I also knew that the nut-jobs will find a home for their personality-mandated criticisms. Whatever happened with Ms. Fonseca in the past has absolutely NO impact on her outstanding professionalism at the NC and at the EAA, or even at the LAPD. You need to correct your falsehoods of which you are very aware, and STOP HATING on others. When you stand for election please send me a notice so that I can utilize my 30 years running campaigns around the nation to ensure you never achieve office, not that you would anyway, I mean, really, who would vote for you to lead and bring a positive force to help the community. You are a Destroyer with no mandate other than to satisfy your impulses.

August 04, 2014 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is priceless.. Keep putting the truth out there brother..

JT

August 06, 2014 9:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hooray Scottie Johnson - the wierdest guy in the eastside. Always trying to make up stories and embarrass people, but the only one he embarrasses is himself.

I don't eve know this Marlene woman, but what I do know is that she is 100 times better than you on the neighborhood council.

August 07, 2014 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mitchelle Corzantes A.K.A
MITCHELLE ARROYO.

Apparently she has removed much of the pictures and info on the Internet but info on Mitchell Arroyo can be cross referenced with
Corzantes or her immediate family.
What is she so worried about.
Someone needs to do a background and find out.
Criminal defendant index los angeles county superior court and also reference the civil case index, it a start

August 12, 2014 11:46 PM  

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