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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cypress Park Stakeholders protest the Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo/El Centro del Pueblo Backroom Deal at the Historic Cypress Park Community Center

Stakeholders within the Cypress Park Community protest the Backroom Deal by CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", that gave LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa's "Echo Park Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo", access to the Historic Cypress Park Community Center.
Cypress Park Stakeholders line the sidewalk in front of the Historic Cypress Park Community Center, to protest Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's lack of transparency regarding his Backroom Dealings with LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa.
** Blogger's Note: While CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" was in the Far East as part of Mayor Eric Garcetti's Asia Trade Mission, the first term Clowncilman's growing contempt for community input was leaving its marks on his "political rear end" as Cypress Park Stakeholders staged a protest over his absentee leadership, regarding the future staffing and programming at the Historic Cypress Park Community Center. Without any consultation, as requested multiple times by Cypress Park Stakeholders, "Broken Deal Cedillo" granted access within Historic Facility, to the Echo Park "Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo", who's Executive Director is LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa. Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's backroom dealings with El Centro del Pueblo and Commissioner Figueroa-Villa, have raised ethical concerns, considering potential Conflict of Interest issues involving Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo's staff and the Echo Park Connected Non-Profit's ties to "Persons of Interest" involving corruption investigations in Southeast LA County. Recently, in response to community protests, the Cypress Park Neighborhood Council voted to draft a letter to Clowncilman Broken Deal Cedillo, requesting that he facilitate and attend a meeting to hear concerns of Stakeholders. At this time, no response has been forthcoming from the Clowncilman's Office---Scott Johnson.     
Protest Organizer Art Pulido (in cap) being interviewed by La Opinion Reporter Araceli Ortega.
Video from Cypress Park Community Center Protest as documented by George Buzzetti.

Some of the protesters and signs noting the alleged "Broken Deal" by Clowncilman Cedillo regarding the selection of a "Community Based Organization (CBO)" to provide services at the Historic Cypress Park Community Center. 
Former CD 1 City Council Candidate Jesse Rojas showing support for the Cypress Park Stakeholders, as he is interview by La Opinion.
A total of up to 30 protesters took part in the event.
El Centro del Pueblo Employee Fernando Chacon (in black jacket) expresses his displeasure of the protest to its organizer Art Pulido. Fernando is the brother of noted Central Basin Water District Director Art Chacon. 

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Blogger george1la said:

I am George Buzzetti, Director of Policy for the Congress of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA). I was arrested by LAUSDPD at a LAUSD Committee Meeting on Oct. 28, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. for making obscene phone calls and threatening Tamar Galatzan, LAUSD Board Member and Asst. City Attorney, at her LAUSD office on the 24th floor at the end of December 2013. On Jan.3, 2014 LAUSDPD Detective Perez, who says he has an ongoing case on me and knows me well in public, goes to Galatzan's office and records the messages of the UNKNOWN CALLER. Since he is a declared expert on me and my voice is super distinct, how does he, Galatzan and Barbara Jones, former Daily News ed reporter, not immediately know this is not my voice? No one does a voice print since they cannot hear. In Feb. 2014 they run my phone records and it is not from me. In April the detective calls me after he knows it is not me and trys to trap me yet I interrogate him. You can hear it all at George Buzzetti-You Tube. Have some cheap laughs and listen closely.

Now you know why they do not like what those in Cypress Park want. Something as simple as a say in what happens to them in their community. Is this really too much to ask?

Because CORE-CA helps all communities and for 116 years we have never accepted any outside money, we, I are being attacked just as your community and many others are also. We are organizing all communities for them to once again have a say so as called for in the Neighborhood Councils legislation now being properly updated by concerned citizens.

Join with Cypress Park, Art Pulido, Jose Aguilar, the young man who wants to save youth and all those everywhere who want real freedom, not domination, and the ability to have real input on the decisions made which influence their communities. This is what America was supposed to be set up to do. Let us make it that way for real.

November 23, 2014 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All this is over which non-profit organization will run the Cypress Park Community Center.

The organization that was choosen there is little information on what services will be provided since funding has not started yet.

There is not enough information provided to know if this the right organization for the community or not.

November 24, 2014 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ART DOES NOT LIVE IN cypress park and has not in over 40yrs. None of those protesting there appear to be from Cypress Park. Outside instigators are not welcome in our community. Art is upset for not getting a post from the councilman. Go back to El Sereno

November 25, 2014 6:54 AM  

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