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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mayor Sam Exclusive: USC/Supervisor Hilda Solis's PRIVATE Biotech Corridor Outreach Meeting (Only Hand-picked Community Members Invited))

 In a Mayor Sam Exclusive (before being told to leave), we have photos from a PRIVATE USC/LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis Meeting at the old General Hospital (now Wellness Center), with SELECTED community members regarding the proposed Biotech Corridor, that usurp the Spirit of Openness and Transparent Governess/Dialog ......., with ALL Stakeholders. 
Photo Caption: Ray and Ruth Rios of the Hazard Park Preservation Committee, Supervisor Solis, USC President Max Nikias.
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we disclose via photos posted below of a PRIVATE meeting orchestrated by public/private tandem of LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis and the University of Southern California (USC) at the former General Hospital (now Wellness Center), regarding USC's ambitious Biotech Corridor plans
For the Record, the Mayor Sam Blog received a tip regarding this meeting and ATTEMPTED to partake in observing the proceedings ........., but was told by a staff member (Nick Moghadassi) of The Wellness Center that this was a PRIVATE EVENT. Thus, this blogger/community stakeholder was politely TOLD to leave.
Beginning of PRIVATE USC/Supervisor Hilda Solis Meeting as Wellness Center Staff Member (on right with electronic gadget) ask Stakeholder/Blogger to vacate the proceedings.
This Act of Excluding Stakeholders (and a discerning Media) runs contrary to a previous pronouncement from Supervisor Solis regarding the need of USC to embrace the Greater Community in Dialog regarding their Biotech Corridor ambitions

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on February 26 called on the University of Southern California to embrace and support community residents as it moves forward with plans to build a biotech research park at its Health Sciences campus, adjacent to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. To be successful, USC must design its research park to ensure “people are invited to come down the hill, or across the freeway or even from the other side of town” to work or study at the campus, Supervisor Solis said. 
We would like to give the benefit of the doubt that Supervisor Solis is true to her words regarding USC' need "to embrace and support community residents (not just those supportive enablers being offered Trojan largess, allegedly), but in witnessing ysterday's proceedings (before our expulsion), the words above smack of empty, meaningless verbiage, considering the exclusiveness of those invited ........., who included the following;
Former LA-32 Neighborhood Council President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo): Fonseca (formerly Caudillo), who's ethically/character-challenged proclivities have been well documented, recently attempted to block a successful LA-32 Motion, supporting a $250,000 Grant via former Supervisor Gloria Molina, for Tree Planting/Youth Vocational Training at Hazard Park.
Legacy LA supporters: In attendance were the Ramona Gardens supporters of Legacy LA who had the dubious distinctions of being expose of misusing Public Funds (ie. writing checks to self) and supporting Liquor Licenses for 7 Eleven.
Ray Rios (on the right).
Ray and Ruth Rios of the Hazard Park Preservation Committee: The Husband (when not engaging in physical altercations) and Wife Duo (who are also members of the Hillside Village Property Owners Association), have fail to contact their fellow committee members (including this blogger for the record) about their involvement in these PRIVATE proceedings, while enabling the political agenda of CD-14 City Councilman Jose Huizar (and condoning USC's past actions) .
While we are not surprise that the "University of Scandalous Conduct" would seek out those within the community with past episodes of ethical/character-challenged behavior, we must question whether the supposed environmental and working class advocate Supervisor Solis, is a willing partner in associating with those (including USC), who's past actions have had an adverse impact on the greater community, in supporting a project that will have a potential, profound future impact on ALL stakeholders/neighbors surrounding the proposed, Biotech Corridor Project Area?-----Scott Johnson.

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