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LA City Coucilmember Jose Huizar or Don Corleone?

January 3rd, 2011 · 30 Comments

Don Corleone or Don Cortez? I don’t think Jose Huizar is Sicilian, but I digress.

Well, Latino politicians are giving us a gangbuster start to the New Year first with Fabian Nuñez’s incarcerated child receiving a commutation from outgoing Governor Schwarzenegger, and now current Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar posing as the Godfather. This picture came to LatinoPoliticsBlog and other members of the media this evening from an anonymous Huizar staffer. Apparently, this picture of Huizar imposed on a Godfather poster has been on display in the councilmember’s office for about a year, positioned in front of his desk so that when he looks straight ahead from the vantage point of being seated at his desk he sees this picture.

We have been following the Los Angeles CD 14 race because it involves one of the most Latino political districts in the nation. You can read more about this race here and here.

My thought is that it is unwise for any elected or appointed official to pose or be pretending to be the head of a crime syndicate, even if it is a joke because some people will inevitably take it seriously. This is precisely the kind of image that Latino elected officials should avoid. People already assume that many of us are involved in the drug trade or other criminal enterprises even if we are law abiding and out of the public sphere. But it seems that Councilmember Huizar likes to play fantasy, first dressing up as a charro, and now displaying this Godfather image in his office.

What are your thoughts? Should public officials portray themselves like this in the workplace? Is this just fun and games or a joke to break the ice?

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  • 1 Anna // Jan 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Re:”even if it is a joke because some people will inevitably take it seriously. ”

    People like YOU. If you think this is so damaging, then why are you disseminating it? I have an idea. How about discussing the issues in the race instread of trying to fabricate a controversy over something meaningless.

  • 2 webmaster // Jan 3, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    We are covering the issues. There is the issue of the CLARTS fund, and Rudy Martinez was profiled.

    I don’t necessarily think this photo is damaging, but someone in Huizar’s office does and wants to share it with us (the public).

    The rumor around City Hall is that people call Councilman Huizar “Don Pepe”. So he kind of plays into this image a bit himself.

    These politicians are multidimensional people with personalities and interests outside of office…so we are offering a glimpse of that. People have lives beyond the issues and politicians everywhere have displayed that. Obama likes to play basketball, Bush liked to clear brush on his ranch, Clinton liked to chase women and sail with the Kennedy clan, Bush I liked baseball… maybe Huizar likes playing dress up and watching The Godfather?

  • 3 jose huizar // Jan 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    webmaster: this is Jose Huizar. You can always call me directly and find out for yourself–my real staff has been trying to get a hold of you but you don’t return calls.

    btw, the picture was photoshopped. There is language in the real photo that says: “With Great love and respect, the Historic Italian Foundation presents Jose Huizar as the Godfather of the Italian Hall Foundation.” They gave me and others such a title and poster at an event for helping with the funding necessary to get their museum constructed.

    And no, I don’t do role playing. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen the movie “The Godfather.”

    Also, I don’t role play by dressing as a “charro”. I take great pride in my heritage. You should come out and ride horses with me some day.

  • 4 Southern Cali // Jan 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Anna~ Geez for once please surprise me. I cannot imagine you would argue this issue should not be discussed. For once can’t you engage in thoughtful discourse instead of attacking the webmaster? Silly me…new year doesn’t guarantee your new behavior.

  • 5 webmaster // Jan 4, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Councilmember Huizar,

    Thank you for responding. I have not received any recent messages from your staff, beyond this message with the photo.

    By the way, I do return calls. When I asked you to comment about this piece: http://latinopoliticsblog.com/2010/11/18/candidate-profile-rudy-martinez-in-los-angeless-cd-14/, I communicated with both Rick Coca and Michael Trujillo. I gave Trujillo some times when I was available to speak, but he never got back to me. Both of these men have my e-mail and they have not contacted me regarding this current picture blog, and nobody from your staff has called me on your behalf via telephone.

    But as long as we have you reading and paying attention to us, care to comment about the CLARTS accounting issue? I will gladly publish any comment or statement from you, your office and/or staff.

    And thanks for the clarification regarding The Godfather and the offer to ride horses. Its hard to believe that you have never watched this iconic film.

    Thanks.

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  • 7 Michael "Mayor Sam" Higby // Jan 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Excellent work, A. :)

  • 8 Joaquin // Jan 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    An actual elected official – and it seems his chief of staff – are commenting about some joke picture on a blog? Who’s handling this prima donna? Parke, you better get a leash on your boy. You can’t have your candidate running his mouth off about some charro outfits while declining to comment on unaccounted public funds. This campaign is going into a tailspin and Parke can’t pull out from this dive. It’s hilarious.

  • 9 CD14 Resident // Jan 4, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I looked into this supposed CLARTS conspiracy and the allegedly “missing money” and this is such nonsense – an absolute non-story. No wonder Huizar is not gratifying any of the CLARTS stuff with a response. Every dollar is accounted for on the city’s PUBLIC web site:

    Click the link, http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/

    put in CLARTS as the search word. You can click each one and see a scan of each motion for each expenditure.

    I don’t mind people talking about real, actual, verifiable issues in campaigns, and every elected official should be up to such scrutiny, but this is a complete non-story and I’ll post the same every time I see it now. It’s one thing to talk issues and another to throw red herrings around and assume voters and readers are too stupid to look past the rhetoric and will just believe where there’s smoke there’s fire which is simply not true – at least about this CLARTS deal. In fact, in my opinion, it’s irresponsible for any blogs or newspapers to even post this non-sense because there is no validity to it and it can be disproven in 35 seconds.

    OPEN THE MOTIONS AND READ. Don’t create drama saying something is being hidden when the INFORMATION IS ON A PUBLIC WEB SITE that’s already there if you would just click your mouse a few times.

    Here are some examples of what any Average Joe Resident can find about ON THE CITY’S VERY PUBLIC WEB SITE about every single CLARTS expenditure since 2005 when the fund was created:

    *
    Soledad Enrichment Action is coordinating the restoration of the historical murals “No Somos Animales” and” Advancements of Man,” which were destroyed in 2007. This effort is of special benefit for the residents of the City and for CD 14 and deserves financial assistance from the City.
    Sufficient funds are available in the CLARTS Community Amenities Trust Fund for this purpose.

    I THEREFORE MOVE that $42,000 in the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S, Department 14, be utilized to fund any aspect of the restoration of the historical murals “No Somos Animales” and
    “Advancements of Man,” which were destroyed in 2007.

    *
    Casa 0101 is a non-profit theater group in Boyle Heights founded by playwright and screenwriter Josefina Lopez (author of Real Women Have Curves). The mission of Casa 0101 is to present theater, art exhibits, writing classes and digital video classes to train the future writers and performers of Los Angeles who will one day transform the world. Casa 0101 is in need of funding to be used for all direct, indirect and other project costs as related to the new CASA 0101 venue renovation. This effort is of special benefit for the residents of the City and for CD 14 and deserves financial assistance from the City. Sufficient funds are available in the CLARTS Community Amenities Trust Fund for this purpose.

    I THEREFORE MOVE that $50,000 in the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S, Department 14, be utilized to fund any aspect ofthe new CASA 0101 venue renovation.

    *
    The Culture Clashs Playwright’s Portal Project (PO Box 291573, Los Angeles, CA 90029) is coordinating efforts related to the “Chicano Now American Expressions” exhibit. This exhibit will be showcased at EI Pueblo Historical Monument. Delivery and installation will begin on May 22″d and will run indefinitely. This effort is of special benefit for the residents of the City and for CD 14 and deserves financial assistance from the City.
    Sufficient funds are available in the CLARTS Community Amenities Trust Fund for this purpose.

    I THEREFORE MOVE that $7,000 in the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S, Department 14, be utilized to fund any aspect of the Culture Clashs Playwright’s Portal Project (PO Box 291573, Los Angeles, CA 90029) efforts related to the “Chicano Now American Expressions” exhibit.

    *
    The LAPD Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL) operates many programs for the community including a “Top Cop” program which educates youth on leadership skills and public safety issues, and teaches youth to be law abiding citizens.
    These efforts are of special benefit for the residents of the City and for CD 14 and deserves financial assistance from the City. Sufficient funds are available in the CLARTS Community Amenities Trust Fund for this purpose.

    I THEREFORE MOVE that $10,000 in the Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund No. 47S, Department 14, be utilized to fund any aspect of the LAPD Hollenbeck Police Activities League (PAL) programs such as the “Top Cop” program as well as any of its other programs, including general operating expenses.

  • 10 CD14 Resident // Jan 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    And yes, my post probably shows I’m a little annoyed because there have been so many postings about this issue for months now, so I was interested and researched it months ago and felt it was an utter waste of my time because any conspiracy it was so easily disproven way back then. Now the people against Huizar are trying to rehash it and there’s nothing there. Show me the real issues. This is a waste of time.

  • 11 Joaquin // Jan 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

    cd 14 resident, maybe you should have brushed up on your math. That doesn’t total $2.5 million.

    These appear to be good community projects (Culture Clash?) but what about the other money?

    How much did Gustavo Valdivia get? How much was used to buy off Legacy LA and have them support the incumbent?

    There isn’t an accounting for everything. Did Huizars’ mothers’ bar owner friends get anything or did that money go into reward funds when her boyfriends were killed off in bar shootings?

    So many unanswered questions – the kind of questions that Parke twists and turns and has ended up making a nice living on – karma is motherf—-r.

  • 12 el huevo // Jan 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

    wow…only $10K for the PAL program yet 42K for the mural restoration program and 50K for the CASA 101 program…sounds like priorities are juuust right. Slow clap.

  • 13 CD14 Resident // Jan 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

    People there are dozens and dozens of motions on the city web site. These were just a few of them. Go and look for yourself. I really wish people wouldn’t be so lazy.

    Click the link, http://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/

    put in CLARTS as the search word. You can click each one and see a scan of each motion for each expenditure back to like 2005 when the fund was started.

  • 14 CD14 Resident // Jan 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Here’s the whole list of several dozen CLARTS motions and you can click any one of them on the city clerk web site to see the actual motion and details on the purpose for the use of the funds. How is this not public disclosure when every expenditure requires a motion, council approval AND is listed on the city’s web site for all to see?

    What so-called journalists were not able to do this for themselves? NON-STORY = WASTE OF TIME. Find something real, will you?

    10-2282-S1 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Community Amenities Trust Fund / Council District 14 10/22/2010

    10-2282 Central Los Angeles Recyling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Trust Fund – Fiscal Year 2009-2010 09/29/2010

    09-0326-S1 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District Fourteen 01/27/2010

    07-1329-S2 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station Community Amenities Trust Fund / Reimbursement 10/27/2009

    09-0326 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District Fourteen 09/09/2009

    09-0600 Mayors Proposed 2009-2010 Budget 08/19/2009

    09-1969 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) Trust Fund / Fiscal Year 2008-2009 08/07/2009

    08-2438 EV Events / Personal Services Contract / Fourteenth Council District 06/02/2009

    09-0271 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District Fourteen 04/30/2009

    09-0140 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District Fourteen 04/08/2009

    09-0635 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District Fourteen 04/02/2009

    08-0536-S1 Community Amenities Trust Fund / Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station (CLARTS) / Council District 14 12/08/2008

    08-2557 Restoration of Murals / Soledad Enrichment Action 10/10/2008

    08-2474 Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station / Venue Renovation 10/03/2008

    07-3725-S1 Boyle Heights Project / Central Los Angeles Recycling and Transfer Station 10/03/2008

    03-0307 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION 06/24/2008

    08-1365 CHICANO NOW AMERICAN EXPRESSIONS EXHIBIT 06/11/2008

    08-0783 COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND / CLARTS / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 04/24/2008

    08-0536 COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND / CLARTS / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 04/08/2008

    08-0375 COMMUNITY AMENITIES / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 / CLARTS 03/07/2008

    08-0261 2201 EAST WASHINGTON BOULEVARD / CLARTS FACILITY / AGREEMENTS 03/07/2008

    08-0100 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND AMENITIES / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 / CLARTS 02/08/2008

    07-4100 SOLEDAD ENRICHMENT ACTION / ANNUAL BRIDGE LIGHTING AND TOY GIVEAWAY / BOYLE HEIGHTS 01/15/2008

    05-0600 PROPOSED BUDGET 2005 – 2006 12/24/2007

    07-3725 COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND / CLARTS / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 12/17/2007

    07-3534 COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND / CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION (CLARTS) 12/03/2007

    07-3392 COMMUNITY AMENITIES IN COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 / CLARTS 11/15/2007

    07-1329-S1 RAMONA GARDENS / CLARTS / GANG REDUCTION ZONE 10/03/2007

    07-2643 GLASSELL PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION / CLARTS COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND 09/24/2007

    07-2512 EL SERENO NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL / FUNDING 09/06/2007

    07-2580 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION (CLARTS) / FUNDING 08/31/2007

    07-2316 HEALTHY CITY PROJECT / ADVANCEMENT PROJECT LOS ANGELES 08/02/2007

    07-1606 SOLEDAD ENRICHMENT ACTION / CLARTS / CD 14 05/31/2007

    07-1443 EUGENE A. OBREGON CMH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION / MEMORIAL MONUMENT / CLARTS 05/22/2007

    07-1439 VARSITY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB / NEW FACILITY / CLARTS 05/22/2007

    07-1366 LAPD HOLLENBECK POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE / CLARTS 05/12/2007

    07-1038 CLARTS / EAGLE ROCK PARK 04/27/2007

    07-0961 CLARTS / JUNIOR AZTEC FIRE FUELS PROGRAM 04/12/2007

    07-0816 ADDITIONAL FUNDING / COMMUNITY AMENITIES / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 04/11/2007

    07-0876 EL SERENO WINTER WONDERLAND / TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY / CLARTS COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND 04/05/2007

    07-0817 PUENTE LEARNING CENTER / CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION 04/04/2007

    07-0564 LAPD NORTHEAST DIVISION / CLARTS 03/20/2007

    07-0401 CLEAN AND GREEN PROGRAM / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 03/02/2007

    05-1371-S14 CLARTS / COMMUNITY AMENITIES / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 02/20/2007

    05-1371-S7 EAGLE ROCK ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOUNDATION / CLARTS 02/13/2007

    07-0170 CLARTS / GRAND PERFORMANCES / CITY’S 225TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 02/02/2007

    07-0169 CLARTS / NORTH EAST TREES / COUNCIL DISTRICT 14 02/02/2007

    07-0055 CALTRANS PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY / HOLLENBECK PARK IN BOYLE HEIGHTS 01/26/2007

    05-1371-S13 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL / CLARTS 12/26/2006

    05-1371-S12 CLARTS / LAPD NORTHEAST DIVISION / OVERTIME SUPPORT 12/19/2006

    05-1371-S11 CLARTS / CD-14 COMMUNITY SERVICES 11/13/2006

    05-1371-S10 CENTER FOR THE ARTS, EAGLE ROCK / CLARTS 11/13/2006

    05-1371-S9 HOLLENBECK YOUTH CENTER / CLARTS 10/27/2006

    05-1371-S8 CENTER FOR THE ARTS, EAGLE ROCK / CLARTS 10/20/2006

    03-0307-S7 CLARTS COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND 10/20/2006

    05-1179-S5 CITY COLLECTED SOLID WASTE / FINAL POLICY DECISION 10/13/2006

    05-1371-S6 MULTNOMAH ELEMENTARY MURAL PROJECTS 09/29/2006

    06-1902 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION / (CLARTS) / CD 14 08/29/2006

    05-1371-S5 BOYLE HEIGHTS YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CENTER 08/29/2006

    05-1371-S4 CLARTS / BOYLE HEIGHTS MURAL PROJECT 08/04/2006

    05-1371-S1 CLARTS / CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES 07/14/2006

    05-1371-S3 WILSON HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR / CLARTS 07/13/2006

    06-1360 CENTRAL LA RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION / REIMBURSEMENT 07/11/2006

    05-1371-S2 CLARTS / COMMUNITY CHARTER BUS PROGRAM 06/30/2006

    05-1371 CLARTS COMMUNITY AMENITIES TRUST FUND / COUNCIL DISTRICT FOURTEEN 04/28/2006

    05-0795 SELF HELP GRAPHICS COUNCIL DISTRICT FOURTEEN MURAL PILOT PROJECT 04/05/2006

    03-0307-S6 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION / EL CENTRO DE AYUDA 04/05/2006

    05-0600-S30 FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT 10/28/2005

    04-0600 PROPOSED BUDGET 2004 – 2005 08/26/2005

    03-0307-S5 MARIACHI FESTIVAL 06/15/2005

    05-0761 DISPOSAL AND TRANSLOADING AGREEMENTS / CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION 06/08/2005

    04-0600-S50 2004 – 2005 MID YEAR ADJUSTMENT AND FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT 05/03/2005

    03-0307-S1 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION / PURCHASE 12/22/2004

    04-2219 PARA LOS NINOS FUND/CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION (CLARTS) 11/09/2004

    03-0307-S3 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION 06/29/2004

    03-0307-S4 CENTRAL LOS ANGELES RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION (CLARTS) 06/17/2004

    03-0307-S2 SANITATION EQUIPMENT CHARGE / REVENUE BONDS / SERIES 2004-A / FEE INCREASE 06/08/2004

  • 15 EastsideAngelena // Jan 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Unfortunately, councilmember Huizar has some credibility issues and problems with staff turnover, which is why Huizar even has his people feeding the opposition information. I saw Huizar staffer Eric Martell having drinks with members of the Rudy Martinez campaign at the Library Bar in Downtown…is he feeding them information?

  • 16 Anna // Jan 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Re: ” I cannot imagine you would argue this issue should not be discussed. For once can’t you engage in thoughtful discourse instead of attacking the webmaster?”

    The reason I complained is that she’s implying that the councilman has compromised ethics in an attempt to get him to pay attention to her. She did the same thing with Loretta Sanchez, but it didn’t work in that case. Why try to start some phony scandal? That doesn’t help anybody.

  • 17 webmaster // Jan 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, thanks for clarifying that Anna. Yes, I *need* the councilman to pay attention to me! That just makes my day! (yawn)

    I published this photo because it came from an anonymous staffer and because it’s kind of funny. The councilmember responded saying that it was given to him by the Historic Italian Foundation. And I even followed up my comment to the Councilmember Huizar with a question about the CLARTS fund.

    As for creating “scandal”, I’m sure that this elected official doesn’t need any help in that department. When you have high staff turnover, something is usually brewing internally. A lot of politicians are prone to scandal to varying degrees…some are more serious than others… others people forget.

  • 18 Mario // Jan 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Is Anna…. Ana Cubas, Huizar’s chief of staff?

  • 19 BZD // Jan 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Genius Jose Huizar says, “btw, the picture was photo-shopped.” REALLY, Jose? You mean F.F. Coppola didn’t make it for the real movie?

  • 20 Anna // Jan 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Re “Is Anna…. Ana Cubas, Huizar’s chief of staff?”

    NO.

  • 21 Ignorance is not Bliss // Jan 6, 2011 at 12:37 am

    @CD 14 Resident: This was posted on the LA Weekly Website (seems to apply to you).

    You are so ignorant and lazy it is pathetic.

    Here is the mystery you would have discovered if you actually looked at the motions.

    05-1371 -S5 Transfer to Capital Improvement Expenditure Program $250,000.00
    07-3534 Transfer to Council $40,000.00
    08-01 00 Transfer to Council & General City Purposes $1 00,000.00
    08-0375 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    08-0536 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    08-2438 Transfer to Council $27,200.00
    08-0600-S27 Transfer to Council $250,000.00
    08-0536-S1 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    09-0140 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    09-0326 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    08-0600-S54 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
    08-0600-S70 Transfer to Council $200,000.00
    09-0600-S151 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
    09-0326-S1 Transfer to General City Purposes $50,000.00
    09-0600-S151 Transfer to Council $150,000.00
    09-0600-Sl59 Transfer to Council $200,000.00

    So can you tell me where this money was spent?? I didn’t think so. The Huizar “disclosure” is a sham.

    What did this $1.817 million get spent on????

    Well??

  • 22 Appalled! // Jan 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Wow! This Anna is defending Huizar? She must be unemployed, and seeking a job in that high turnover staff of his. No local official publicly flaunts a lowly character, more offensive than Huizar. He is not only a self-serving civil servant, but a shameless and corrupt one.

  • 23 Anna // Jan 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    You should change your name from appalled to Retarded! I requested that the webmaster discuss pertinent issues and not make unfounded accusations of ethical impropriety.

    It doesn’t matter who gets elected to office. You guys will trash him/her because you trash yourselves, your neighborhoods, etc.

  • 24 Nancy // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I’m so tried of all of this bull sh**, Jose Huizar should give up the list of the CLARKS money to shut everyone up..and get rid of Legacy LA

  • 25 Nancy // Jan 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    I hope by the time Rudy M takes office, there will be no more bull sh** in city hall. But I think Rudy will end up cleaning after Jose ass anyways..Rudy Martinez all the way…..

  • 26 BHNATIVE // Jan 9, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I have reviewed the CLARTS records and there is many transfer of funds that are questionable, others like the $50K transferred quarterly is for salaries, why is Huizar using this fund to pay for his over staffing, and the musical chairs he has with staff, 89 employees have played this game and missed the chair. Also, some of the money transferred cannot be track as to were did it end up at. There is also transfers of money that was utilized outside CD14 , one particular transferred was directed to a school in Sherman oaks.. The majority of the schools in Boyle Heights are 50 years old, I am sure some of the schools need funding. Also money to Puente Learning Center for beautification, when so many teachers in our public schools need educational materials. Although Huizar’s daughters attend Puente Learning Center.
    Yes, the motions are all there, however, there is specific purpose for the CLARTS FUND and some of this transaction are not cleared as to how the money was used and where. What does city council not approve? City Council approves everything. . Basically why has it been kept a secret? Were is the transparency when the monies cannot be track. Why has Huizar continue to ignored all the request of disclosures from various organizations in Boyle Heights, including the 2006-8 Boyle Heights NC request for information, with no response. Many of us have pulled the records from public records, but the records do not disclose enough to track the money.’
    A bank auditor would have a blast with the creative transfers of money to one account to another, and some that could not be found. This type of accounting is what cause the economic crisis in our country.

  • 27 BHNATIVE // Jan 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    How many blogger on this issue gettng paid as Huizar staff, with money from the CLARTS FUND?

  • 28 Honesty // Jan 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Boyle Heights has been perceived as ignorant and not very perceptive about the business of City Hall, so those that continue to categorize our community in that respect will continue to disrespect and continue to keep the community uninformed or disclose what he has been doing., Huizar has been the worst; he continues to disrespect our community. He believes we are all stupid and are unable to read or comprehend what he is doing, that is why he does not have community meetings or cares what we think.

  • 29 Steve Mankin // Feb 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    No Way Jose!!!

  • 30 Noway Jose // Feb 13, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    http://www.NoWayJose2011.com

    Councilman Jose Huizar has failed all of us as our representative. Huizar is arrogant, self serving, and has been more worried about looking good rather than helping our community.

    RECORD OF UN-ACCOUNTABILITY
    a.Huizar has missed over 9000 Item Votes in the LA City Council.
    b.Huizar mis-managed $1,600,000 from the LA CITY CLARTS Fund
    c.Huizar was fined $15,000 in 2008 by LA CITY Ethics Commission
    d.Huizar created a “friend & enemy” list to judge his supporters and punish his opponents
    (Is this how our representative spends their time?)
    e.Huizar’s Office sent out emails stating he would “put a political bullet” through his opponent. (More evidence of Huizar’s method of punishment for opponents)
    Is this the type of politician we want to represent our interests in the 14th District? Say “NO WAY JOSE” to Jose Huizar’s re-election bid and vote for his opponent if you want accountability and honesty.
    —————————————-­—————————————-­—————————
    Estimado votante,

    El concejal José Huizar ha fracasado todos nosotros como nuestro representante. Huizar es arrogante, egoísta, y ha estado más preocupado por lucir bien en lugar de ayudar a nuestra comunidad.

    REGISTRO DE UN-RENDICIÓN DE CUENTAS
    a. Huizar se ha perdido más de 9.000 votos del artículo en el Consejo de la Ciudad de Los Angeles.
    b. Huizar mal gestionados 1.600.000 dólares de la Los Angeles CIUDAD CLARTS Fondo
    c. Huizar fue multado con 15.000 dólares en 2008 por Los Angeles CIUDAD Comisión de Ética
    d. Huizar creado un “amigo y enemigo” lista para juzgar a sus partidarios y castigar a sus oponentes(¿Es así como nuestro representante gasta su tiempo?)
    e. Oficina Huizar enviaron correos electrónicos diciendo que “iba a poner una bala política” a través de su oponente. (Más evidencia de Huizar método de castigo para los opositores)
    ¿Es este el tipo de político que queremos para representar nuestros intereses en el Distrito 14?
    Decir “No Way Jose” a la oferta José Huizar de reelección y votar por su oponente si quiere la rendición de cuentas y la honestidad.

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