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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Strange Collaboration of Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto and LA County Assessor John Noguez on AB 404

 Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto is indignant at LA County Assessor John Noguez's support of AB 404 (or really?).
Not the best of times for LA County Assessor John Noguez.
Hey Mikey, he (Noguez) likes it!
Those words regarding Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto's haste to capitalize on the political troubles of LA County John Nuguez and the even quicker embrace of the Infant Assemblymen's legislation (AB 404) by the former Huntington Park City Councilman turn Assessor himself, has prompted an indignant episode from the Silver Lake "stay at home" lawmaker (**.... and raised eyebrows from political observers).
What is Infant Assemblyman's Mike Gatto's AB 404? In another incarnation before the haste of the Infant Assemblyman to past Tax Agents reform (by making them lobbyists), AB 404 was originally a bill proposed by Gatto, to protect Native American languages before they became extinct, but those ancient languages will find another path to protection just as long as the Infant Assemblyman gets his needed boost of political face time.
But the $50,000 question here is how Noguez beat the Infant Assemblyman in announcing his support of Gatto's legislation even before it was posted on the Legislature's website. Some thoughts.
Noguez during his time on the Huntington Park City Council was a close ally of contract City Attorney Francisco Leal, who is a close friend of Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto's political mentor former Assemblyman Dario Frommer (also a former Leal employee and supporter in getting City Attorney contracts in Southeast LA). Thus, maybe the haste to act on needed Tax Agent Reform had more to do with extending a political lifeline for John Noguez? We should note that Noguez proposed the same limitations on tax agents to the LA County Board of Supervisors, but they had good cause to maintain a distance from Noguez, then here comes along the Infant Assemblyman's identical proposal.
But that haste came at a price for the likes of David Quintana, political director for the California Tribal Business Alliance, who will have to wait longer for passage of legislation to protect ancient tribal languages for the short term political needs of Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his supposed collaborators.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14     

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