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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mayor Sam Exclusive: LAPD Police Commissioner's Connected Non-Profit New GRYD Contract Raises Serious Conflict of Interest Issues

 Los Angeles Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa's "Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo" new Northeast LA Zone GRYD Prevention Contract ($800,000) raises serious Conflict of Interest Issues involving the role of CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo's staff role in the selection process.
LAPD Commissioner (and ardent Mayor Garcetti supporter) Sandra Figueroa-Villa, is all smiles over new Northeast LA GYRD Contract. 
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose potential, serious Conflict of Interest Issues involving the 2015/2016 Fiscal Year, Northeast LA Gang Reduction, Youth Development (GRYD) Prevention Contract ($800,000), awarded to the Echo Park "Connected Non-Profit, El Centro del Pueblo", which is directed by LAPD Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa. As previously reported here at Mayor Sam, protesting Cypress Park Stakeholders led by Art Pulido (who supported CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar for re-election), raised issues regarding El Centro del Pueblo's fitness to provide needed community services and the refusal of CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo to meet with them about the selection process for organizations operating in the historic Cypress Park Community Center. In reviewing the El Centro del Pueblo Website, its shows that current Councilman Cedillo District Director Conrado Terrazaz, is listed as "The President of the Board of Directors". Considering that El Centro del Pueblo beat out the Children's Hospital Group (which appealed the decision, but was denied) that previously held the contract, discerning observers can surmise that the Office of Councilman Cedillo played a decisive role in helping the ally of Mayor Eric Garcetti, secure the contract (especially when records show that Figueroa-Villa and Councilman Cedillo had dinner together). Below, we have posted the listings of the 2015/2016 Fiscal Year GRYD Prevention and Intervention Contracts as outlined in the Mayor Garcetti-controlled Department's Budget---Scott Johnson.   
 Cypress Park Stakeholders protest El Centro del Pueblo's selection as Services Provider at the historic Cypress Park Community Center.
The 2015/2016 FY GRYD Prevention Contracts.

The Map of the Northeast GRYD Service Zone (note that most of the area is in CD 1)
The 2015/2016 FY GRYD Intervention Contracts.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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