We return from our bloggin focus of the failed Connected Non Profit El Centro Del Pueblo Employee Fernando Chacon's Carpetbag Montebello City Council Campaign, to resume normal coverage of the Los Angeles Political Machine.
Can you find the Home of Crony Capitalism, Backroom Dealings and Sanctuary for Progressive Political Follies at 200 Spring Street?
As someone who 125 pounds and 30 years ago, prided himself on running-related exploits, I read with anger what has become of the City of Los Angeles Recreation & Park, when its force to charge a long-establish Non-Profit Athletic Group, the Northridge Pacers, a $25 Dollars a Hour Fee for using taxpayers-financed jogging paths at Granada Hills O'Melveny Park.
While it is easy for the likes of Top-paid LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez to seek out Department Employees for recrimination on this regrettable episode, the root of the problem lies with former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar and the City Council, which violated the City Charter, in forcing Rec and Parks to become a "Self-Proprietary Department" Thus, having to charge fees to recover cost ,,,,,,,,,, but then there is something called "Selected Enforcement" as we note below for the benefit of Mr. Lopez and the Northridge Pacers.
Recently, the Passive Green Space-designated Ascot Hills Park, was the fitting location for the Aztlan Running Club 5K Challenge
, where participants paid $25 Dollars each to engage a hilly, challeging course, to raise money for the Wilson High School Fire Academy (see photos below). What the likes of Steve Lopez and Northridge Pacers should inquire from Rec and Parks (via a California Public Records Act Request) are the following; First,
what did Rec. and Parks charge the Aztlan Running Club for this event permit? Second,
did the use of dirt/fire roads constitute a Public Safety Hazard? Lastly
, did this event (and its size) conflict with the Passive Park Designation for Ascot Hill?
As one can ascertain in the photos below, the answers are most likely within the details of the enabling Council Office actions .........., and not the set policy of Recreation & Parks.
Councilman Jose Huizar with 5K runners.
Ascot Hills 5K Start.
......, and there off running into the Passive Park Land of Ascot Hills.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Ascot Hills 5K Challenge, LA Times, Northridge Pacers Running Club, O'Melveny Park, steve lopez