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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: LAPD Hollenbeck Division CPAB in Violation of Administrative Order No. 6?

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose evidence of multiple violations of LAPD Administrative Order No. 6 regarding "The Structure and Responsibility of  Community-Police Advisory Boards", that supposedly safeguards its "non-partisan membership".    
LAPD Hollenbeck Division Captain Martin Baeza with Hollenbeck CPAB Member/El Sereno Bicentennial Parade Coordinator/LA-32 Neighborhood Council Member ........., and CD 14 Staffer Genny Guerrero.
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose evidence of multiple violations of LAPD Administrative Order No.6 which outlines "The Structure and Responsibility of Community-Police Advisory Boards". From Item III regarding the "Membership" make-ups of CPABs ..........,, 
III. MEMBERSHIP. Commanding officers shall be solely responsible for the selection of all C-PAB members. When making membership selections, Area commanding officers are encouraged to seek the input of C-PAB membership, Department personnel, and members of the residential and business communities. Each Area shall have a Community-Police Advisory Board that is representative of its respective community. Such considerations as gender, ethnicity, and age (including high school students) should be considered to ensure that all facets of an Area are represented. Diversity, including that of thought and point of view, should be a topic that is consistently addressed by commanding officers to ensure that the makeup of their board accurately reflects all communities they serve. Diversity shall also include business people, educators, and community members. Members should be respected in the community, knowledgeable about conditions of their community, and have the ability to work well in a group setting. Members should also have the ability and willingness to inform the public or constituents of activities of the Advisory Board. Note: In order to attain non-partisan membership, elected officials, including the paid or full-time volunteer staff of elected officials, or active political candidates, shall not be selected to be a member of an Advisory Board. Elected officials and their staffs are permitted and encouraged to participate in C-PAB activities as a resource to the Advisory Board.
Yet the recent vote of the Hollenbeck CPAB to support Multiple ABC Licenses for the USC Health Science Campus Hyatt Hotel Development, has cause many discerning community members to express concern that the supposed, non-partisan Advisory Board, has become a tool for the political needs of CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar. In recent years, especially under the supposed leadership of its Co-chair Mago Amador, the selective body has voted to support issues (developments, alcohol licenses) that are normally the responsibility of the local Neighborhood Councils. 
In reviewing the photos below and other documentation, we can ascertain that the following, current CPAB Members were supporters of CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar; CPAB Co-chair Mago Amador, Vera Del Pozo, Luanna Allard, Raelene Allard, Mark Overstreet, Genny Guerrero, Tammy Membreno and Michelle Corzantes.  
Clearly, Captain Martin Baeza has a serious issue of community trust that merits investigation .........., and until a investigation on whether the Hollenbeck Division CPAB violated the provisions of Administrative Order No. 6 is completed, all votes supporting any projects, especially supporting ABC Alcohol Licenses for the USC Health Science Campus Hyatt Hotel Development, should be RESCINDED---Scott Johnson.
LAPD Hollenbeck Co-chair Mago Amador with Captain Martin Baeza. 
CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar Supporter Mago Amador, with other supporters, including CPAB Member Luanna Allard.
Mago Amador with the Del Pozo Sisters, including CPAB Member Vera Del Poza (second from left).
Mago Amador with newest CPAB Member Michelle Corzantes (in lower right photo). Plus, CPAB Members Luanna and Raelene Allard (in lower left photo).
CPAB Member, Barrio Action Youth and Family Center Executive Director Tammy Membreno with Mr. and Mrs Jose Huizar.
No objective, non-partisan LAPD CPAB would get involve in supporting USC President's Max Nikias efforts to increase alcohol sales in a sensitive community.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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