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.
Labels: Art Chacon, Art Pulido, Broken Deal Cedillo, El Centro del Pueblo, Fernando Chacon, Sandra Figueroa-Villa