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Monday, April 28, 2008

Does Zuma Dogg Video Capture Huizar's "BlackBerry Love?"

UPDATE: I've been informed through "channels" that Councilman Huizar wants to "talk" to me. I've also been told by reliable sources that Councilman Huizar is claiming that the messages were, as I speculated as likely, from his wife. Fair enough. That was not the focus of this piece.

The bottom line remains why a Council Member feels compelled to send personal emails or make phone calls during a Council meeting. Inquiring minds want to know. We've repeatedly discussed this before. This is the people's time and it should be respected. This is exactly the kind of attitude that has led to the citizenry being steamed.

By the way, we'd also like to know what the Ramona Gardens emails were about.

Councilman Huizar or any other elected official including the Mayor are welcome to call us at the Mayor Sam office at any time. Our phone number is (213) 785-6098 (local call from City Hall!).

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The resolution isn't sharp enough to tell; but blogger Zuma Dogg alleges that video of Councilman Jose Huizar at a recent Los Angeles City Council meeting shows the Councilman purportedly sending "love letters" and other emails to an unknown individual on his BlackBerry mobile device.

Zuma Dogg told the Sister City from his vantage point and via a freeze frame of his original footage, messages on the mobile device appeared to contain subjects such as "Ramona Gardens" and others such as "'I Luv U' and 'Hi Beautiful'". Zuma Dogg remarked "He's getting 'Ladies Man' emails on his BlackBerry!"

We don't know if the emails were "booty calls" nor do we do not know that they weren't from his wife, innocently enough. Nor do I really care (unless of course they are not from his wife and he's playing the family values card when running a la Larry Craig, Bill Clinton, et al). More importantly however, when the people's business is being conducted our elected officials should be engaged, paying attention and not playing with cell phones nor glad handing around Chambers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

They were talking about solid waste. Those were from BFI lobbyists reminding him how to vote.

I don't think he cheats.

April 28, 2008 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sure....just like he didn't attend a Superbowl party in Miami....

April 28, 2008 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar's body language when he discovers Zuma breathing down his neck is great! Caught in the act.

The Clowncil almost to a person are some of the ruddest we've ever had.

Time to "evict" them...

April 28, 2008 3:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Petrafried, I swear every council before this was the same. I've not seen a different group of council people listen.

April 28, 2008 3:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't care who he has sex with. I only care how he votes. I guess I'm just a crazy old liberal.

April 28, 2008 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm really glad zuma is running posts like this, attempts to libel people without basis -- shows how he really is the insignificant ADD pest everyone thinks he's been all along.

There must be laws against this sort of invasions of privacy, and working during the "comments" is the only sane thing to do much of the time. They do seem to listen when people are appearing with legit issues.

April 28, 2008 3:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't like Zuma Dogg but he wasn't commenting during this period. He was taping.

Sounds like the speaker is a staffer. I recognize the voice but can't place the name.

April 28, 2008 3:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's a bit tasteless but not an invasion of privacy. Huizar had the BlackBerry in public view. If Zuma was hacking the BlackBerry it is different.

April 28, 2008 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree. Huizar was wrong for allowing anyone to see him. I won't even go so far to say that he was wrong for doing it since we don't know what or if he did anything. Most people can multi-task enough to listen to a fellow council member and tell your wife, kid, mom, girlfriend hi and love you too during the day.

So Huizar kind of wrong, Zuma not wrong, staffer writing in defense - you can't defend this.

As long as it wasn't Public Comment!

April 28, 2008 4:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If that's his City Blackberry, it's not an invasion of privacy. It's a public place, with a public official, at a public event, where public business is being discussed.

April 28, 2008 4:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

3:38, you're probably right. Funny how the memories fade with time. (starts humming 'Evergreen'...)

No, really now. You are probably right, but with the advent of this doo-hicky they call the Internet, so many more of us now see first-hand just how our representatives actually represent us -- pretty freakin' poorly.

April 28, 2008 4:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

transcripts to these text messages if on a city blackberry using an account paid for by the city is public information. It can be requested via a public records request I believe.....

April 28, 2008 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't care who he has sex with. I only care how he votes. I guess I'm just a crazy old liberal.

April 28, 2008 3:45 PM

I dont either but why wasnt he in HIS CHAIR?

April 28, 2008 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't stand Huizar, but having a smelly mutt spy on him and anyone else he can get near in Council is repulsive. If I had to be near him at all, I'd need vials of valium and nasal aids, smelling salts and lice spray. And of course, ear plugs.

No way should we pay all those councilmembers and staffs to listen to the same self-important buffoons go on about the same stuff day after day. They should multi-task, and if anything, they're caring less and less about being "seen" doing it, closing ranks on the issue. The more zuma and the same old time wasters show up every day.

April 28, 2008 5:37 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"I'm really glad zuma is running posts like this, attempts to libel people without basis."

This isn't my post. I do not make any claims or comments as to who these emails are from. I just took a snapshot. Sorry for the neutrality.

April 28, 2008 6:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is just damn wrong Mayorsam, i can't believe you posted this damn stuff. dint you kick Zuma dog for this very same reason? it makes me sick to the stomach to see what this blog has become.

you've gone to far!!!

this really is an invasions of privacy.

April 28, 2008 6:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayorsam = Zumdog in my book after this

April 28, 2008 6:26 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to 6:22, 6:25, and 6:26 PM,

Regarding Zuma and I doing the nasty, your thoughts are predicated on past acts of "Prison Love". If anyone is the "limp one", then that person is you after typing this crap.

April 28, 2008 6:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

sorry redspot, i forgot your girlfriends name.......

April 28, 2008 6:48 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

BTW, some nice new "EYE CANDY" working for Huizar now. Just wonder what the over/under is on their longevity.

April 28, 2008 6:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep it up Mayor Sam! Don't worry about what other bloggers say. It's up to you to expose what losers our elected officials are.

April 28, 2008 7:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:26 that's just plain rude to use the word "fag" in this day and age.

April 28, 2008 7:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"No way should we pay all those councilmembers and staffs to listen to the same self-important buffoons go on about the same stuff day after day. They should multi-task, and if anything, they're caring less and less about being "seen" doing it, closing ranks on the issue. "

The Councilmen should pay attention to whom ever is on the lecturn. Thats what Councilmen get paid for during those hours of the day.

April 28, 2008 7:17 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Actually that is not correct. The Council Members and their staffers who post here feel they have the right to pick and choose whom they listen to.

April 28, 2008 7:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why did Zuma remove his post?

April 28, 2008 7:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

April 28, 2008 4:51 PM, Is correct.

This information can be obtained through the CA Public Records Act.

Mayor Sam, I encourage you to post the video clip again. Don’t let these politicos tell you what should or shouldn’t be posted on this great blog.

I think this type of revelation will bring forth acountability from these politicos that is currently lacking.

April 29, 2008 12:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There is evidence to what Zuma took photos of on his website ladaiyblog.com You can actually see the names on Huizar's blackberry of the subject not content. Yup Mayor Sam would love to know what the Ramona Gardens message said to Henry. Huizar stands by those Big Hazard gang bangers giving his cell number to them. The gang bangers will tell you Huizar is their best friend. He protects them and they protect him. Thanks Zuma for posting.

April 29, 2008 6:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:05 - "fag" is short for faggot, which if I remember correctly is "... a bundle of sticks". It's also slang for a cigarette.

Better living through proper useage.

MS - file that Public Records request, please. If Huizar wasn't doing anything wrong, he shouldn't care about sharing his work with the people who pay his salary.

April 29, 2008 9:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar owes a big explanation for using city resources for personal business. It's not just his Blackberry. The personal business now sits in City servers, and there is a definite cost to all this. That's one reason City employees are not supposed to use IT resources for personal business. Nice example Huizar!

Now maybe Zuma Dogg got intimidated into taking down his post and the YouTube video, but you can't hide what's already been copied into other computers.

Mayor Sam, please invite Huizar to post on your blog, before the rest of us encourage him to respond in the print media.

April 29, 2008 10:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where's the video??? Did someone cave in to threats???

April 29, 2008 10:41 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I guess Zuma Dogg or YouTube took the video down.

By the way if Councilman Huizar or anyone else ever wants to respond to an item on Mayor Sam uncensored they don't have to post comments or send a written statement. If they call the hotline and leave a voicemail, I will post the audio file, unedited, directly here for you to listen to.

April 29, 2008 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


April 29, 2008 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like someone must have threatened Zuma cause today the Huizar blackberry story has been taken off. Zuma did Huizar get his goons to threaten you or they would sue??? To bad cause the story is all over the city now and people know.

April 29, 2008 12:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Petrafried are you homophobic or is that explanation supposed to be a joke? A middle school child was murdered in Oxnard recently because he was gay. I'm sure when his tormentor called him "fag" he did not mean a pile of sticks or a cigarette. Not to be maudlin but it's not something to make light of when kids are still being murdered for their sexual orientation.

April 29, 2008 8:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Relevant information torn from the headlines: City Sex Scandal Conducted Via City Internet IS A Public Record and City Must Pay Attorney's Fees For Refusing To Turn Over Records.

Hmmmmmm. See below:

City to Pay Fees in Successful Records Suit
The Redding Record-Searchlight reports that a Shasta County Superior Court judge has ruled that Redding must pay it $36,288 in attorney fees resulting from its successful lawsuit for records of a city hall personnel investigation. Eight employees were accused either of conducting multiple affairs during work hours on city property from early 2006 through mid-August, or exchanging excessive amounts of sexually explicit e-mail on city computers during work hours. Four were forced to resign.

July 02, 2008 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe Huizar lives a dual life. Back in the days at CAL he had a sancho named Juan. Erickson's stages of life defines this one as "experimentation," or who knows. He is still seen with Don Juan at many events and gatherings both public and privado.

July 30, 2008 2:02 AM  

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