This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm an ex-mayor. Los Angeles is a magnet for people from all over the world. Some of them run for public office. Inevitably some of them stray from the golden rule and rule for those that have the gold. That's when I go to work. My name is Yorty. I'm a dead pol.
Further Evidence of the Gross Ethical and Legal Dysfunction within the LA-32 Neighborhood Council
With NO apologies to LA-32 Neighborhood Council Recording Secretary Luisana Valdez, there is nothing "GROSS" in demanding fiscal oversight for Public Expenditures .........., especially when a "Close Friend" of the President is listed on a "Generic Receipt" that is the basis for the Presiding Officer's-requested "Board Member Reimbursement".
LA-32 Neighborhood Council Recording Secretary Luisana Valdez.
** Blogger's Note: If anyone was still in denial of the current Ethical and Legal Dysfunctional State of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council, they need only to view the Public Comment beginning, the President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) Reimbursement middle (1:15 Mark) ......., and the "Non-adjournment" ending (last three minutes) of the LA-32 NC's most recent meeting last Wednesday, to witness the obvious Ethical and Legal shortcomings. LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) is taken to task during Public Comment for not disclosing her supposed non-platonic relationship with a "Troy Carbajal (who is a Arts & Culture Committee Member)". The relationship between President Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) and Carbajal, is also the foundation for later Board Member's concerns, regarding a requested "Board Member Reimbursement" to President Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) for $60 Dollars in coffee, that was paid for by a "Jerry" Troy Carbajal, as noted on the generic receipt posted above. For the record, LA-32 NC Treasurer Michelle Corzantes stated that she would of paid for the El Sereno's Holy Grounds Coffee Shop-provided refreshment, with the Empower LA P-card ......., as called for via Empower LA, At one point during the discussion regarding the issue, LA-32 NC Recording Secretary calls out fellow Board Member Angelica Duarte as being "GROSS" for questioning the reimbursement request (BTW, the Motion to reimburse President Fonseca passed). Its should be obvious to all who observe the video below, that President Fonseca (formerly Caudillo), engages in unprofessional conduct during the course of the meeting ........., and has lost the respect of the majority of the Board, as exampled by the majority vote to support returning to a 21 person body. This despite Public Comment from two allies, Alysia Genny Guerrero and Ray Rios----Scott Johnson.
Generic Receipt, supposedly from the Holy Grounds Coffee Shop, listing "Jerry" as the source of payment for $60 Dollars in Coffee, requested by LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo).
You Tube Video from contentious November 4, 2015 LA-32 NC General Board Meeting.
Alicia "Genny" Guerrero with LAFD Pals.
$60 can buy you many mugs at Happy Hour......, right Marleen?