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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Ethical Black Eye for the LAPD Hollenbeck Division CPAB (with help from USC)

 In a blatant disregard of Openness and Transparency, documentation obtain via a California Public Records Act Request, shows that the LAPD Hollenbeck Division Community Police Advisory Board (CPAB) may have acted beyond its Structure of Responsibility, in supporting the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Public Safety's request for multiple ABC Licenses on its Health Science Campus.  
LAPD Hollenbeck Division Captain Martin Baeza (at microphones), with Hollenbeck CPAB Co-chair Mago Amador (in light color blouse) and CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar.(in light blue tie).
** Blogger's Note: In a response to an Open Letter/California Public Records Act (CPRA) request, the staff of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division has quickly provided the requested documentation that exposes the Division's CPAB Approval of Support, regarding the University of Southern California's request for multiple (five?) ABC Alcohol Licenses at its Health Science Campus Hyatt Hotel Development. Official Minutes from the August, 2015 CPAB Meeting note that the following Board Members Raelene Allard, Frank Wada, Margarita Amador, Ernest Sanchez, Sr., Ken Kallman, Yvette Lozano, Vera Del Pozo, Hector Hernandez, Lynnelle Sanchez and Genny Guerrero voted 10-1-1 to support the efforts of USC after a presentation by USC Public Safety representative Mark Dzurec. As clearly evident from the Hollenbeck CPAB August Meeting Agenda posted below, no mention is made that the selected body would be taking community input and voting on whether to support the request for additional ABC Alcohol Licenses in the Hollenbeck Division. Instead the Agenda just makes mention of a USC Public Safety Guest Speaker. According to local sources, well verse in the workings of LAPD CPABs, the Hollenbeck CPAB exceeded its Structure of Responsibility ........., and those who have concerns should be encourage to file complaints with the LAPD Office of Inspector General, and also demand an investigation of its support of additional alcohol sales within a sensitive community (** As a side note, multiple sources tell Mayor Sam that this not the first time that Hollenbeck CPAB Co-chair Mago Amador, has use the board to facilitate supporting a project being pushed by CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar)---Scott Johnson.  

Agenda of the August, 2015 Meeting of the LAPD Hollenbeck Division CPAB (** Note Guest Speaker, USC Public Safety)
Minutes of the August, 2015 Meeting of the Hollenbeck CPAB which notes its vote to support USC's request to add ABC Alcohol Licenses at its Health Science Campus.
This latest breach of Good Neighborly Conduct by the Public Safety Staff of USC, only reinforces the factually-based perception of USC President Max Nikias (and Board of Trustees) contempt for the communities around its Main and Health Science Campus.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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