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Monday, October 15, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

30th Congressional District Candidate Congressman Brad Sherman's "Meltdown" inspires this Parody via Burbank/Glendale Citizen Journalist Peter Musurlian.
Wonder if the young actress can impersonate a certain "Infant Assemblyman"? 

** The Downtown News Editor and "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie, finds one local politician who maintains a healthy level of skepticism, regarding the NFL returning to a newly-built Farmers Field in Downtown LA.
Speaking at a Downtown lunch event today hosted by the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas expressed skepticism that the league stands ready to make a deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group that would result in having pro football in L.A. for the first time since 1994.
“I don’t know that you can trust the NFL in terms of negotiating,” said Ridley-Thomas during the event at the Sheraton Hotel. “You think it’s Farmers Field, but they’re out right now negotiating, optioning the project somewhere else. That’s what they do. Why? Because they always want to stir it up. And they’ll never tell you.”

These comments may not go over well with Thomas brother and sisters union friends.

** The Downtown News also has the exclusive of the new incarnation of the former politically-connected real estate firm of Meruelo-Maddox, which is now called Evoq Properties.
After a two-year court process, Meruelo and Maddux were ousted as part of a reorganization plan that allowed an outside investment group armed with $23.6 million in private equity to take a majority share of the company. New management was implemented, with Martin Caverly, who previously ran a real estate consulting firm, taking over as CEO.

Gone are the days when you can buy some contaminated property and have LAUSD make you a big profit through Eminent Domain. 

Its CLARTS Fund Anniversary Week in CD 14
October 18 will be the second anniversary of CD 14 City Councilman's Jose Huizar's last public full disclosure on the status of the community amenities CLARTS Fund, created by former CD 14 City Councilman Nick Pacheco. Throughout this week on the blog, we will go back in time and bring you examples of past expenditures and moment of political disinformation on the status of the fund. In today's flashback, we post a video of former Councilman Pacheco briefing the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council on his expectations for the amenities fund.
Former City Councilman Nick Pacheco discussing now Councilman Huizar's "salary slush fund", to the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council. 

Will Councilman Huizar honor the October 18 Anniversary by providing up to date accounting on the CLARTS Fund expenditures? We may have a special bloggin proclamation later this week.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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