In Part Two of our Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose the documentation detailing CD 14 Councilman Huizar's General City Purposes Funding to Community Organizations from 2008-to the Present.
How much "Patronage Love" has been given recently to the organizations represented at Councilman Huizar's Campaign Kickoff?
Who much Public Money was spent to provide for this 2015 "Rent-a Crowd?"
** Blogger's Note:
In Part Two of our Mayor Sam Exclusive, we go where CD 14 Councilman Jose Huizar has never gone before. In the years that this blog has reported on the CD 14 CLARTS Fund, the self-noting Princeton Graduate has not made available to his constituents how he chooses to dispense of his Discretionary Funds, or for that matter, a formal process of applying for funding. For exemple, you can link here to CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks Webpage
to view the most recent report from the City Clerk's Report on the City Council's expenditures of General City Purposes Fund ......., but in CD 14, the absence of not being open and transparent with those details lead to comments such as this from 2009.
Huizy's been gutting the CLARTS fund, $50,000 at a time for years (look up "CLARTS" in the council file database, if you doubt - and see hundreds of thousands wisked away); transferring the $$ into his general purposes cache for pretty much anything he and staff want to use it for, and without any further accountability. They plead poverty, budget cutbacks, reduced discretionary funds -- IF your not one of his supporters, but for the others, there's a handy slush fund they can tap into anytime they wish. You can bet there's nothing left in a fund that was projected at times to produce a half-million each year, and since the specific expenditures were actually FROM his general purposes, the only "trail" will be those $50,000 at a time "for district amenities" transfers. Here's one vague transfer from just a few months ago, there are MANY, many more in the files.
MOTION: FEB 11 2009
The General City Purposes (GCP) portion of the 2008-2009 City Budget provides funds
to assist local neighborhood programs services and needs in each Council District.
There is a great need for additional funding for community amenities in Council District
Fourteen. This effort is of special benefit for the residents of the City and for CD-14 and deserves financial assistance from the City.
Sufficient funds are available in the CLARTS Community Amenities Trust Fund which could be transferred to the CD 14 sub-account of the Council District Community Services line
item in the GCP portion of the 2008-2009 budget for this purpose.
I THEREFORE MOVE that $50,000 in the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S, Department 14, be transferred to the General City Purposes Fund No. 100-56, Account No. 0714 (CD 14 Community Services) to provide funding for community amenities in Council District Fourteen.
PRESENTED BY: JOSE HUIZAR
Councilman, 14th District
Now as we near the March, 2015 Elections, with no thanks to the Incumbent, we disclose all GCP Funding, going back to the 08-09 Fiscal Year, for your review and comments---Scott Johnson.
** 2008-2009 City Clerk's General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report (CD 14 Section Page 86-92).
** 2009-2010 City Clerk's General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report (CD 14 Section Page 79-84)
** 2010-2011 City Clerk's General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report (CD 14 Section Page 86-91)
** 2011-2012 City Clerk's General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report (CD 14 Section Page 101-105)
** 2012-2013 City Clerk's General City Purposes Fund Allocation Report (CD 14 Section Page 100-105).
** The 2014 Forms can be review by linking to our "Light Up the Huizar Christmas Tree Post".
........, and the most recent 2015 CD 14 General "Council Patronage" Fund Reports are posted below for your review.
Page 1 of 2015 CD 14 GCP Allocation Report. Note the $20,000 given to the El Sereno Stallions Football & Cheer Program (given them a total of $31,000 since 2014).
Page 2 of 2015 CD 14 GCP Allocation Report.
Page 3 of 2015 CD 14 GCP Allocation Report. Note the BIG transfer of $250,000 into the CD 14 GCP Account by Councilman Huizar.
Page 4 of the 2015 CD 14 GCP Allocation Report.
Page 5 of the 2015 CD 14 GCP Allocation Report.
** In Part Three of our Mayor Sam Exclusive, we will detail funding information from the Real Property and Pipeline Trust Funds.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2015 CD 14 City Council Elections, CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, CLARTS Fund, General City Purposes Funding