Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (DONE) General Manager Grayce Liu response regarding Cyber Bullying Attacks against LA-32 Neighborhood Council Board Member Angela Duarte and Stakeholders, with follow up from this Blogger.
Will "decisive action" from DONE follow the words of its GM Grayce Liu (top photo) in sanctioning any NC Board Members or Committee Appointees associated in vile, slanderous Cyber Bullying Attacks?
I hope this email finds you well. Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. Both the Department and the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners are concerned with any bullying or harassment within our Neighborhood Council system and have been working with the Office of the City Attorney to prevent and address such behavior. In fact, the Commission is currently reviewing a Neighborhood Council Board Member Code of Conduct Policy to handle these issues as a first step.
We've reviewed the information you've provided. Because there is no indication that the bullies page is a City supported or City sanctioned page, I, unfortunately, have no recourse in this matter. As you know, I always support open and professional communication, and we will assist LA-32 Neighborhood Council in continuing to re-establish such communication between board and community members.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or suggestionsBest,
Good morning Grayce,
Thank you for your prompt reply to an urgent issue of concern
That said, please review the photos below that show the husband (Joshua "PJ" Corzantes) of Michelle Corzantes, endorsing, or in Facebook-speak, "LIke", of the Cyber Bullying Attacks on LA-32 NC Board Member Angela Duarte and Stakeholders (including myself). Further, Mr Corzantes and his wife were the focal point of a profanity-laden verbal attack on other board members after the Monday Night Meeting this week.
For the record, I can also state that "El Nopal" is Land Use & Development Committee Member Jorge Garcia. Its shameful that an appointed committee member would be condoning "Cyber Bullying" while at the same time, being impaneled to make decisions of importance affecting our community
As you may remember Ms. Liu a couple of years back, when board members contacted the department about abusive emails directed at them by another board member, the department immediately stepped in, with the City Attorney conducting a mandatory training on harassment. This current situation is far more egregious and merits not only training, but an objective investigation (free of political interference) on whether a single demented individual or a group of vengeful agitators/cowards (** sadly, that includes a spouse of a current Board Member, a Committee Member and former NC Candidate /LAPD Hollenbeck CPAB Member Genny Guerrero), hiding in the cyber shadows of the Internet, is seeking to intimidate Freedom of Expression within the LA-32 Community.
Please note in closing, that how the department's response to these most egregious attacks ever in the ten-plus years history of this NC, will reflect upon whether the department is truly EMPOWERING our community (instead of the current effort in reducing the number of voices on this neighborhood elective body, that runs counter to the City Charter).
LA-32 NC Stakeholder
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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