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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Will "Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez)" Political Afterlife start anew in CD 14?

As the fail "Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign" assume room temperature, speculation is rampant that the former Assembly Speaker;s Political Afterlife may have a CD 14 destination in 2015.
Its official! First Cousin John has left his hope for Statewide Office for a Political Afterlife in ........
We can always replay the moment when "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" went Flat Line for the final time, with First Cousin John pulling the plug on his expensive, divisive recount of the vote. 
........, in a possible run for CD 14 in 2015?
Oh the love of bloggin speculation!!
As the Sacramento Special Interest mourn the loss (and count the wasted Millions in contributions) of Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign, rumors are swirling around Ciudad de Los Angeles that First Cousin John's time in a Political Afterlife may end quickly in CD 14.
While the carcass of First Cousin John's Controller Campaign assumes refrigerator storage temps, a Political Afterlife away from Sacramento may take place in CD 14, with a possible challenge of current CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose Huizar in 2015.
It was always First Cousin John's desire to become the first member of the Villar Clan to win Statewide Office, but according to sources, if ethical issues facing the Princeton Graduate, turned philandering politico, continue to worsen, then its possible that another Villar Clan Member may seek to become the CD Officeholder.
Another name still making the rounds is termed out LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina, who has invested County Funds in several high-profile projects within the district. Supposedly, Mayor Garcetti's Chief of Staff Ana Guerrero was to have a "chat" with Molina soon after announcing that she would not seek to challenge Huizar.
The wildcard here on either or both challenging the two term incumbent, will be a possible Sexual Harassment Trial involving Huizar and his former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy.
Stay connected for the latest political chisme!!
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

The backlash continues to grow against CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" as longtime Cypress Park Community Activist Art Pulido (wearing cap below) is the latest to take umbrage over alleged Backroom Dealings of Clowncil Member Cedillo and staff.
From ardent campaign supporter to ...........
........., calling out "Broken Deal Cedillo" in writing, over alleged Back Room Deal involving the Cypress Park Community Center and Connected Non-Profit El Centro del Pueblo's Executive Director Sandra Figueroa-Villa.
Its Tuesday and the backlash grows against CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo".
Longtime Cypress Park based Political Activist Art Pulido is the latest to go public in stating their discontent with "Broken Deal Cedillo" and staff.
Pulido's grievance against Cedillo is centered on the selection of an established Community Based Organization to provide services out of the Cypress Park Community Center. Contrary to the wishes of the community, "Broken Deal Cedillo's staff has offer the use of the facility to the Echo Park Connected Non Profit El Centro del Pueblo, headed up by Mayor Garcetti-appointed Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa.
It should be noted that "Broken Deal Cedillo Staffer Conrado Terrazas is a member of the Board of Directors for El Centro del Pueblo which has prompted allegations of Conflict of Interest to be leveled against Terrazas by those in and around the Cypress Park Community.
The fact that Pulido has put his allegations in writing is a dire sign of growing discontent.
** Former Pulido workout buddy, turned past Failure Mayor Antonio "Tony" Villar recently returned from Israel with ex New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a show of support for the besieged Jewish State. Villar then signed his name to a ghost opinion missive in the Orange County Register that called upon the State Department to lifted the FAA Ban on US Airline flights to Israel
** LA Wave Newspaper Columnist Betty Pleasant launched a "Written Missive of Disclosure" (WMD) that chronicles LA County Board of Supervisor Mark "Home Renovation-Thomas puppet LAUSD District One School Board Candidate Alex Johnson's ceaseless, vile attacks against Lauded Educator and Challenger George McKenna. 
** Ron Kaye notes at City Watch that after 30 years within the Los Angeles Political Machine, no one should be surprise how former CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard AlarCON met his political demise in a LA Courtroom.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Mayor Sam Exclusive: Just who is LA-32 NC President Marleen Fonseca (or was it Caudillo?)

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we expose the true background of new LA-32 Neighborhood Council President Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo), who's true self runs counter to the different face fronted by her to the LA-32 NC Community. 
Marleen Fonseca (formerly Caudillo) from her LA-32 NC Election Bio.
** Blogger's Note: If one were to judge (and believe the details) of Marleen Fonseca's Bio from her Candidate Statement from the recent LA-32 NC Elections, few could successfully argue against voting to place a supposed "neighborhood girl done well" on the latest incarnation of the 21-person board as noted below ..........
Marleen Fonseca – I’m a neighbor of 40 years, and am now raising my two teenage children here. I come with much expertise in the workings of city government, having spent 11 years as a civilian employee / manager of the LAPD, and currently serving as a Labor Representative for 1,341 city employees in 6 different Departments for the Engineers & Architects Association – L.A. City’s oldest union (1894). My city experience and vast network of friends and colleagues will be beneficial to the Neighborhood Council and residents of 90032. I graduated from All Saints Catholic School and Sacred Heart of Mary High School; I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Riverside, majoring in Environmental Science. I am a committed neighbor, parent and homeowner who cares about the quality-of-life in our community and will dedicate myself to the commitment needed to continue building and empowering our beautiful neighborhood.
......., but the blunt reality in the Internet Age, is that your pass is a Google Search away, especially if you had employment issues that merited a Civil Service Hearing, under a previous last name as we disclose below---Scott Johnson. 
As the now Marleen Fonseca noted, she "did work" as a Management Analysis II for LAPD, but as the October 10, 2013 Minutes from a Civil Service Termination Hearing reveals, the face that the former Mrs. Caudillo would want you to believe about her LAPD employment is bluntly different than reality.
According to the Minutes of the hearing, the former Mrs. Caudillo, now LA-32 NC President Fonseca, was terminated for allegedly, a second DUI Offense and attempting to withhold informing her superiors of the incident as highlighted above. 
Despite trying to put a different face on how her supposed "Settlement Agreement" pertaining to a previous alleged DUI, should be use in her termination proceedings, the facts do not lie.
The fact was that on or about January 21, 2012, the former Mrs. Caudillo was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence (for a second a last time as a LAPD employee, allegedly). In addition, she withheld information for five days from her superiors. Considering that she had already signed a "Settlement Agreement" pertaining to a previous offense, her chances of maintaining employment were slim and none, as stated by the Chief in the summery below. 
 Even as the now Ms. Fonseca found new employment as a Labor Rep. for the Engineers & Architects Association, she continue, unsuccessfully, to appeal her LAPD Termination into February of 2014.
As noted in previous Mayor Sam Posts, the former Mrs. Caudillo of Alhambra, now LA-32 NC President Fonseca has ties to Empower LA Employees via her new Union Job. Its been easy to notice that Empower LA has been very accommodating to the new LA-32 NC President (considering its EAA that is backing the grievances of most Empower LA NEAs), especially when it comes to its continuing stonewalling in allowing the filling of growing vacancies of the new board. In lieu of the documentation above, it will be of interest how Empower LA General Manager Grayce Liu responds to growing community concerns, especially if more nefarious information is made public on the former Mrs. Alhambra-residing Caudillo, turned LA-32 NC President Ms. Fonseca.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

As CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" allegedly goes back on his pledge to install segregated cycling lanes on Figueroa in Highland Park, peddling advocates step up the pressure on the First Term Clowncilman. 
 What will come first in "Broken Deal Cedillo's" CD 1, dedicated lanes of legalization for Illegals, or segregated cycling zones of safety?
Let the backlash begin!!
Former Assemblyman "One Bill Gil"/State Senator "One Bill Gil"/Assemblyman "One Bill Gil" again, now CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", is facing a growing backlash over a troubling proclivity of reneging on promises to his supposed supporters.
Regardless on which side of this issue you fall on, many segments of the activist community in CD 1, are growing discontent with a Clowncil Member who's list of Broken Deals is engendering a new coalition of disenchanted former supporters, who are already looking for new leadership.
** Northeast LA is also Ground Zero for a growing LAPD Scandal (and a rise in violent crime rates), involving nefarious, false documentation of Patrol Cars on the streets. The term "Ghost Cars" pertains to supposed LAPD vehicles patroling on paper, but in reality are not.

** Longtime "Daily Valley Moldy Green Sheet" (aka LA Daily News) City Hall Beat Writer Rick Orlov, notes in today's "Tipoff Column", a rising "LAPD Blue Rank and File Wave of Discontent" about to descend on City Hall tomorrow, as the Police Protective League choreographs its push back, after the membership voted down Mayor Garcetti's proposed contract.

** Lastly, according to a reliable source, former CD 14 Clownciman Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy is closing the door in the face of her former boss's attempt to settle Sexual Harassment allegations. Godoy allegedly processes numerous amounts of documentation that substantiates her allegations that Clowncilman Huizar engaged in inappropriate workplace misconduct. CD 14 Political Observers are keeping watch for any new revelations that may prompt other candidates to enter the 2015 Election.

Darn!! Francine wants to take me all the way to trial.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mayor Sam Exclusive: Did Councilman Huizar use Tax Dollars to furnish a Closer, Intimate Working Relationship with Francine Godoy?

In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we expose documentation that allegedly disclose Taxpayer's financed makeover of CD 14 Councilman Huizar's City Hall Office to facilitate a closer, intimate "Working Relationship" between the Princeton Graduate and former Scheduler, turned Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy. 
What was the real reason for Councilman Huizar's wall and side door installation in 2007? Maybe he needed quick assess to his "Scheduler"?
** Blogger's Note: As settlement talks move forward between CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar and his former "Scheduler, turned Deputy Chief of Staff" Francine Godoy regarding the ex staffer's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against the Princeton Graduate, we disclose documentation they may further reveal the alleged close "working relationship" between the two and its cost to the taxpayers. Soon after his election to his First Full Term in 2007, Councilman Huizar requested that the City of Los Angeles General Services Department install a new drywall partition and doorway within his City Hall Office (as noted in the document below). Continue below, ............. 
Councilman Huizar's Wall and Door Installation costs the taxpayers $14,000 plus.
...., most, if not all City Councilperson's Offices at 200 Spring Street, have one main entrance, Thus, speculation was rampant on the real reason why Councilman Huizar allegedly had requested this modification, ...... and the person of interest was none other than Scheduler Francine Godoy. According to multiple sources, Councilman Huizar wanted the wall and door installed to provide Godoy "direct assess" to his office, which would bypass the normal entrance visible to most within the CD 14 City Hall Office. Continue below ................  
 Was "Scheduler, turned Deputy Chief of Staff'" Francine Godoy's rapid rise in power within Councilman Huizar's Office, predicated on her direct assess to service the needs of her boss?
....., as Godoy rose up the ranks (and in salary) among CD 14 Staffers, speculation became more rampant regarding her true responsibilities within the City Hall Office. As Councilman Huizar disclosed in his choreographed response to Godoy's allegations of Sexual Harassment, there was a supposed occasional, consensual sexual relationship between the two. This causes one to ponder if those alleged, consensual acts were expedited by a taxpayer finance office modification? Continue below ........
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A personal note ...............

Briefly, blog postings will resume on Monday due to learning of the death of my beloved Sister Linda. Their are two bookend truisms of our lives as Human Beings, birth and death. What we accomplish (and endure) in between, is how one is defined and cherished for their life experience when the time comes to leave our mortal state for the after life, in a place call Heaven. My profound thoughts are with her husband John (a loving, giving man of character) and my nephews Chad, Ryan and Niece Jennifer.  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TGIF Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine

The ease of City Attorney Mike Feuer in using LAPD Officers for a Photo Op in announcing the seizure of Illegal Fireworks is something not easily replicated when frustrated Angelinos seek enforcement of laws regarding discharging Fireworks within the City Limits. 
Frustrated Angelinos would love some LAPD attention to their pleas regarding illegal discharge of Fireworks.
We get emails .........
......, and in attending recent meetings within Northeast LA, City Attorney Mike Feuer is sure to draw the ire of average Angelinos with his use of LAPD resources for a self-serving Photo Op to grandstand over the seizure of Illegal Fireworks, while many residents went wanting for enforcement of laws regarding the discharge of pyrotechnics in Los Angeles.
In the case of one Northeast LA resident, frustration over LAPD's Northeast Division absence of a response to repeated calls to deal with a neighbor discharging Illegal Fireworks, the resident takes drastic measures to ensure a response. 
On July 4th It took from 5:30 in the afternoon with 4 calls to LAPD to ask the neighbor to stop; even though fireworks are forbidden in the City of Los Angeles. They finally came when I threatened to use a gun to make “fireworks’ of my own.  The Police saw the remains of the explosive on the neighbor’s property, on the city street, on a number of cars and after my offer to file a formal complaint, the Police officers refused. The neighbors laugh at me and the Police Officers knowing that NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
......, that's unless City Attorney Mike Feuer needs some props for another self=serving Photo Op.
** While many City Hall observers are accepting a Second Term for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck as a political given, a vast majority of those who attended Tuesday's evening Townhall Meeting in Lincoln Heights to give testimony on the former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar's anointed choice to replace previous Chief Bill Bratton, were not in agreement. As the Eastern Group Publications reports ......., Only a handful of the approximately 100 people at the meeting spoke in favor of extending Beck’s contract, while dozens of speakers used their two-minutes of public speaking time to lambast Beck, telling the commission over and over again not to reappoint him to another term. We are sure COMPSTAT will give him a passing grade.
** LA Wave Newspaper Columnist Betty Pleasant loads up on her latest WMDs (Wanton Missive of Distortion) including these thoughts on Mayor Garcetti's "Promise Keeping" (or lack of) to the African-American Community.

It should be noted that in the year Garcetti has been mayor, heʼs made several appointments to high-ranking city positions — none of which have been African-Americans. In fact, he hasnʼt even paid his debts and kept his promises to blacks who helped him acquire his office. For example, Najee Ali, our best and most committed community activist, worked himself into cancer on Garcettiʼs campaign for mayor. Despite the fact that I didnʼt like it, Najee worked like a dog for Garcetti and was promised some kind of city job if Garcetti won. Well, Garcetti won. Does Najee have a job? No.
Everybody else does, but not Najee. Instead, all heʼs gotten from Garcetti during the past year has been promises, the most recent being a promise to get him into a community relations position with the MTA, on whose board Garcetti sits. The community and Najee are upset about it. Me? Iʼm mad as Hades about it!
Garcetti is a two-faced liar and a user and I told you people not to elect him. But you did anyway. The open letter speaks of another black man whose life has been mismanaged by Garcettiʼs campaign promises that turned out to be mayoral lies. I could quote the title of a famous blues singerʼs song: “It Serves You Right to Suffer,” but I wonʼt.

....., but she did.

Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14  

The AlarCONs face their Political Enemies in Court

As the Voter Fraud trial of former CD2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard AlarCON (and wife) continues, political antagonizes Assemblyman Raul "Mini Fuentes" Bocanegra and former CD 2 City Clowncil Central Committeewoman Wendy "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's Call Greuel", testify against the "Zorro Marxist".
 Mr. and Mrs. AlarCON's Booking Photos.
** Blogger's Note: When your political enemies are willing to face you down in the Court of Law, instead of merely back-stabbing you with a smile on their respective faces, then that should be a barometer of bad legal tidings ahead for in the Voter Fraud Trail of Mr. and Mrs. Richard AlarCON. As Dakota Smith reports online for the "Daily Valley Moldy Green Sheet" (aka LA Daily News), former AlarCON Staffer, turned Assemblyman Raul "Mini Fuentes" Bocanegra and recent Mayoral/ Congressional Losing Candidate Wendy "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's Call Greuel", were more than willing to frontally dagger the former CD2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member with their respective testimony on behalf of the Prosecution as excerpted below ........... 
 Assemblyman Raul "Mini Fuentes" Bocanegra.
This is how a former Staffer, turned ambitious Assemblyman, turns on his former Boss.
While working as a planning deputy for Alarcon in 2007, Bocanegra said he met with a land-use consultant about a zone change for the Panorama City property, part of a proposal to develop the site into multi-use residential units. Gilmer has previously suggested to the jury that the Alarcóns wanted to develop the Panorama City site.
Bocanegra also was asked about whether there was media publicity about Alarcon’s residency in 2007.
“I think it was an area of concern for the staff, yes,” Bocanegra.
Bocanegra was elected to the Assembly in 2012, beating Alarcón, who faced negative media stories amid the District Attorney’s investigation into his residency.

New CD 7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Felipe "Mini Padilla" Fuentes could not ghost written better testimony.
Former CD 2 City Clowncil Central Committewoman and City Controller Wendy "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's Call Greuel".
A Political Fox with testimonial teeth.
A witness for the prosecution, Greuel testified that Alarcón, her then-colleague on the City Council, called her in 2007 and asked her to move the boundaries to put Flora’s house on Sheldon Street in Sun Valley in District 7. Greuel consulted with her staff on the move, which would have affected about 200 houses, she said.
Greuel told the court Alarcón said the council district boundaries had been moved before. He cited how the lines were redrawn to accommodate Antonio Villaraigosa when he served on the City Council (think former house on Mt Washington), Greuel said.
Greuel decided against the move, she told jurors, because it would break up the Stonehurst community, which was in her district. Later, that area was designated a historical preservation zone.

........,judging from the testimony, the AlarCONs will have some quality cell time to plot payback.

Your thoughts ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

What will be the reaction from IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo" after both City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Galperin called the reigning City Hall Bully's bluff, in withholding the latest payment to the Joint IBEW/DWP Job Training and Safety Non-Profits?
The Bully that is IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo".

Angelinos need to be made aware of a pending Bully Temper Tantrum.
For those who were unfortunate to be on the receiving end of threats from bullies, know all too well that when a uber thug does not get their requested extortion, it can get ugly, real ugly.
Thus, what should Angelinos expect from reigning City Hall Bully, IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo" after City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Galperin initiated plans to put a new overseer and deny the latest payment to his "Joint IBEW/DWP Job Training and Safety Non-Profits respectively? Blackouts? Cut off in water deliveries? More "Working Californians Independent Expenditures" to City Clowncil Central Committee Members such as Curren Price, Herman "Mini Amin" Wesson, Jose Huizar, Felipe Fuentes and Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo" to do nothing in response to a Bully's latest threats? 
The latter is most likely unless pressure is put on the City Clowncil Central Committee to cut off this annual $4 Million Dollars bailout to sustain "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" operating excesses and .........., campaign contribution kickbacks to the majority of those within the Horseshoe who remain silent on this growing scandal.
** Surprise, surprise!! LAPD's computer software program known to the discerning political observer simply as COMPSTAT, is showing an increase in Aggravated Assaults as noted by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a recent photo op. Normally, COMPSTAT is program to show decreases in all crimes (especially violent types) by dumbing down what is supposedly a violent act of law breaking. Thus, in the near future, will we see an expose on the truth of COMPSTAT? BTW, lets not forget the impact of now City Attorney Mike Feuer's co-authoring of AB-109 on the rise in crime.
** Mayor Eric Garcetti has a surge of a crisis coming ashore at the Port of LA as a hundred, union-inspired truckers are striking, seeking to become "employees", instead of merely operators. If this job action gain support of unionized Longshoremens via work stoppages, the long-term ramification for the Port of LA and Long Beach could see Shipping Companies bypass the twin ports, in favor of business friendly Ports of Calls by a newly-widened Panama Canal.  
** Former SEIU 347 and 721 Union Leader Julie Butcher is leaving Andy Stern's Fiefdom for a new gig as the Business Representative for Teamsters Local 911. Meanwhile, the Fourth Annual Matt Butcher Memorial Golf Tournament is on July 19 at the Brookside Golf Course, next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.                 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for a post Fourth of July Monday

"The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign" is prolonging the "Flat Line Reality" of its political demise by calling for a divisive and costly recount of the vote. 
I demand a recount, no matter the cost! 
First Cousin John for Controller, why are you still with us? 
Hola and happy post Fourth of July Monday to all!!
Upon returning from a Holiday/B-day Getaway, I was expecting to read the political post-mortems on the final Political Flat Lining of "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign" but First Cousin John has other thoughts.
Not one to put party unity paramount, along with accepting reality, First Cousin John is calling upon the Secretary of State Office to conduct a potentially expensive and divisive recount of the final tally of ballots which has Betty Yee beating him by 481 votes for second place in the State Controller Contest ......., and not surprisingly, First Cousin John is trying to massage the recounting to his advantage as noted below.
Pérez said in a statement Sunday that because of the closeness of the race it is of "the utmost importance that an additional, carefully conducted review of the ballots be undertaken to ensure that every vote is counted, as intended."
But Yee, who claimed victory over Pérez on June 30, said Sunday that if Pérez "really wants to make sure every vote counts, he should be counting every vote.
"Cherry-picking only the 15 counties that he won, and sorting the precincts within the counties to reflect his strongest areas, indicates that he has no interest in a fair and impartial recount," she said.
Under state law, any registered voter can ask for a recount - but they have to pay for it, which can be prohibitive in a massive state like California. So candidates are likely to target counties where they performed better.
Hand-counting the ballots in the entire state could run $3 million, campaign officials said. It will cost $1 million alone for Pérez's home county of Los Angeles. He is also requesting a recount in Kern, Imperial, San Bernardino, Fresno, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, Stanislaus, Tulare, Kings and Merced counties.

......, to be continue.

** Did it seem not long ago that a second term for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was about as sure as "First Cousin John" winning a recount in the State Controller's Race? But rest assure (or not), but the reality now is that Chief Beck is going to garner another term as the City of LA's Top Cop.

** While Chief Beck awaits the formality of his Second Term Appointment, his Rank and File Officers have a tentative new contract which hold current salaries in place, but raises the start pay for new officers and allows for cashing in on overtime.

** Memo to Mayor Eric Garcetti, as "Daily Valley Moldy Green Sheet" (aka Daily News) City Hall Reporter Rick Orlov notes in his Monday "Tipoff Column", you can be a one term former Mayor, such as James "Poopy" Hahn and get a building named after you, come September. But we know that Team Garcetti has higher goals.

** From LA Wave Newspaper "Soulvine Columnist" Betty Pleasant's latest "Weekly WMD" (Wanton Missive of Distortion), we learn that LAUSD District One Special Election Candidate George McKenna has picked up the endorsements of four former challengers, including former Board of Education Member Genethia Hudley-Hayes, in his quest to beat LA County Board of Supervisor Mark "Home Renovation" Ridley-Thomas anointed candidate Alex Johnson.

** Lastly, on a sad note ...................

  We have heard that a horse died during the recent El Sereno Bicentennial Parade near its finish at El Sereno Park (prompting the renaming of the green space to Dead Horse Point Park?). As in anything that casts a negative spotlight on any CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose "Dear Charro/Princeton Graduate" Huizar sponsored activity, information or photos are outstanding, but eyewitnesses stated that the horse collapsed at the finish of the parade and was later loaded on to a truck for a trip to its final resting place. BTW, we hope the Parade Committee was paid up on its Parade Horse Insurance.
Your thoughts ..................
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, June 30, 2014

End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014 (and Vacation Getaway day) Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

Its time for the annual Getaway Celebration of another pending "New Fiscal New Year" and Birthday in the Great Outdoors. Thus after today, this blogger will be on hiatus until next Monday (with a bloggin surprise or two, between now and Monday).
Somewhere far away in the Great Outdoors.
Happy 2014/2015 Fiscal New Year Everyone!
As Public Department Heads engage in last minute stashing of unspent funds for the soon to be 2013/2014 Fiscal Year, this blogger preps for the annual getaway to celebrate another bloggin year of being. Thus before we depart for a soothing break from the political, cyber world, here are some topics for musing.
** Lincoln Heights residents are venting their anger over the latest CD 1 act of broken promises from the Office of City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal Cedillo", According to a source, negotiations over plans for a return of the Lincoln Park Fireworks Show, fell apart at the last minute when the Office of Clowncil Member "Broken Deal Cedillo", reneged on a promise to fund the show..........., and when "Broken Deal Cedillo" was confronted about this, he allegedly knew nothing. 
** Activists within the membership of SEIU 99 are up in arms over what they see as a sell out by their leadership in regards to a new contract as noted below ..........
FYI Union Brothers and Sisters, SEIU 99 sold out it's members, please visit the website seiu99.org for the TA agreement, it's highlights, not the actual language. Spread the word to classified members. As a rank and file member I urge everyone to Vote No!!! 
** Will someone find Michael "MEAT/Chief Parker" Trujillo a pacifier quick! It seems that MEAT has some issue with Mayor Garcetti setting up a new "Connected Non-Profit" to raise money for policy initiatives. Lil Mikey needs to reacquaint himself with his former Failure Mayor Antonio Villar's proclivities for "Pay to Play" with the likes of Million Tree LA and lets not forget all those free Laker tickets.
** With no apologies to Team Garcetti, but we must ponder whether the Mayor will have the "Political Cajones" to exploit the supposed loop hole in its agreement with IBEW/DWP "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" Joint Job Training and Safety Non-Profits

** Whoops!! We almost forgot to note the historic moment coming to CD 14 on Fourth of July as the first ever Medical Marijuana Farmers Market takes place in Boyle Heights. We are sure that the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" will welcome this new growth business with a toke.

Your thoughts and Great Fourth of July to All ...............
Scott Johnson in CD 14        

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Friday, June 27, 2014

"The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" The Final Flat Line of Political Death Update?

As we enter the last weekend of June, this may well be the end for "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" as a final "Flat Line of Political Death" awaits the last tally of votes in Lake County. 
** Monday Update: The political demise of "First Cousin John" may happen today, from the San Jose Mercury News.........
Things are looking good for Yee. She currently holds a lead of 861 votes -- 877,263 to 876,402 for Perez. And although Perez leads among Lake County votes counted so far, with 26 percent to Yee's 18.6 percent, if those same margins hold for the remaining uncounted ballots, he'll pick up a net of only 448 votes, leaving him 413 short.
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! The Final Flat Line is near.

Two First Cousins in better political times.
First Cousin John for Controller, are you still with us? First Cousin John? He's ...........
.............., flat-lining for good if Lake County does not produce the needed votes to overtake Betty Yee for second place.
Its the last Friday of June and as we near the end of the 2013/2014 Fiscal Year, the final demise of a First Cousin Political Duo who would rule "Greece on the Pacific" (aka the formerly Golden State), may be at hand.
With only Lake County having outstanding uncounted ballots as of the Secretary of State's last report, First Cousin John's quest to make the November Runoff is near its final flat line, pending a miracle. As of 9:46 A.M. the results denotes ........
Ashley Swearengin, 1,000,618 votes. 
Betty Yee, 877,263 votes.
First Cousin John, 876,402 votes.
David Evans, 848,846 votes.
......, and as Ron Kaye notes in his most recent missive regarding the death of the latest Ethics Reform Bills in Sacramento, First Cousin John's chances are not good.
Assuming 2,500 of the remaining votes in Lake County go to Republicans then Perez would have to get nearly two-thirds of the rest to catch Yee and finish second, which is unlikely given the statewide vote and the fact that the county voted in favor of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage measure, despite a strong Democratic advantage in voter registration.
Thus, it would not be premature to start the search for a "Final Political Resting Place" (unless CD 14 voters would like "First Cousin John" to replace the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" on the City Clowncil Central Committee in 2015, but I digress).

Maybe "First Cousin John's Ex" can reconcile the past by offering him the above as a fitting memorial to a former Sacramento Special Interest Bully/Icon? 
"First Cousin John's" designated choice to replace him in the Assembly, Staffer (and LACCD Board of Trustees Member via Canoga Park) Miguel Santiago, may find it fitting to dedicate this Elton John Classic, to his soon to be former boss.
Once the final "Flat Line of Political Death" pronounces the demise of "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign", we are sure that "First Cousin John's" Special Interest friends will welcome him to a lucrative "Lobbyist Afterlife". 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Please pardon this bloggin pause ............

Its Nil-Nil between the USA and the Krauts as we are on a bloggin Soccer pause
Where is everyone?
Final Score Huns 1, USA O. Both USA and Huns move on to the Round of 16. ** No word yet if LAPD has gone on modify Tactical Alert.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Tuesday

The City Clowncil Central Committee is considering approval of allocations of Corporate Welfare (ie Tax Credits) for Hotel Developers in exchange for "Card Check Neutrality" for future workers.  
Lying the foundation for the future Wilshire Grand Hotel was predicated on a City Clowncil Central Committee allocation of Corporate Welfare. 
** Old habits are still a cause for consternation, especially when it come to Corporate Welfare at 200 Spring Street. The City Clowncil Central Committee is considering a new allocation of tax credits for hotel projects throughout the city in the hope of stimulating visitation. But in order to qualify for this latest round of Corporate Welfare, you must promise to make your site "Card Check Neutral" for workers.
** The City Clowncil Central Committee tomorrow will review and take action on the USC Health Science Campus Street Beautification Project which included at one time, building an extension of Norfolk Street through Hazard Park. But after united community opposition to the proposed Norfolk Street extension through the existing park land, USC moved the extension north onto its property and preserving the park in its current configuration.
The next step in preserving and investing in the park's sustainability, is to honor the historical, cultural heritage of Hazard Park, by seeking National Historical Designation in honor of late Latino Educator Sal Castro and the thousands of students who gather at the park in 1968 to demand Education Equality, as approved by the LA-32 Neighborhood Council.    
Its time to honor Hazard Park's place in the battle for Educational Equality.
Approved Resolution of the LA-32Neighborhood Council which calls for National Historical Designation for Hazard Park.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

**Blogger's Note: Work issues will be slowing down content for today.
You can join State Controller Candidate Betty Yee's Consultant Parke "Parque" Skelton in waiting out the count of outstanding ballots by linking here.  

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

"The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch", A Grim Saturday Flat Line Update

Its a grim Saturday as "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" latest update shows the former Assembly Speaker bid to make the November Runoff, flat-lining on return of Betty Yee-supporting Northern California votes. 
 A First Cousin Political Dynasty that will come to ahhhh, naught.
First Cousin John for Controller, are you still with us? Can you hear us First Cousin John? John? ------------
 Can First Cousin John find any votes to shock his way out of this latest Flat-lining Episode? Not likely. 
 Its a day after the Summer Soltice Saturday as its appear that the November Runoff for the State of California Office of Controller, will be an all female match up. Since our last update, the First Cousin John 1,700 vote lead has turned into a 659 vote deficit as Betty Yee takes over the second spot.
 Ashley Swearengin, 1,000,285 votes.
Betty Yee, 876,670 votes.
First Cousin John, 876,011 votes.
David Evans, 848,338 votes.
The latest report from the Secretary of State Office on the estimated number of uncounted ballots, puts the number at 8,878, with the vast majority of them coming from Lake and Santa Cruz Counties. Thus, for First Cousin John's designated choice to replace him in the Assembly, Canoga Park (and LACCD Board of Trustees Member) Staffer Miguel Santiago, the grim thought of planning for a "final political good bye", is looking like reality.  
Grim times for the latest Carpetbag Candidate for the 53rd Assembly District. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Friday, June 20, 2014

A F-ing TGIF Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine

Its a little before eight in the morning on a Friday and what does the Chief of Staff (Ana Guerrero) for the Mayor of the nation's Second Largest City post on Facebook? ........ 
¡Viva Garcetti Cabrones! ¿Que chingado is the big deal?
Hmmm, maybe that the Mayor Garcetti Administration wasted a whole week news cycle in reacting to a failure in F-ing choreographing an "Explicit Political Persona Makeover"? 
Its Friday and someone is in seriously need of a power puff.
While the Brain Trust of the Mayor Garcetti Administration can take credit for stimulating a lively debate on the usage of vulgarity in redefining a Square Peg Political Persona (with the likes of Daily News Columnist/KABC Talk Radio Host Doug McIntyre and Downtown News Editor Jon Regardie musing contrary positions on the Rhodes Scholar's choreographed F-bomb), the fact that the "Chief of Puff" needs to go "Chingado" in an attempt to regain message control over a misguided exercise in political persona makeover, is a sure sign that someone needs to puff away this wasted political week.
** As opening arguments get underway in the Voter Fraud Trial of former Mr. and Mrs. CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON, Prosecutors are mulling over the thought of calling upon former CD 2 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Wendy "The Boss D'Arcy Rizzo Call Greuel" to testify about discussions between her and AlarCON, in changing the boundary lines, demarking CD 2 and 7, so that the AlarCON's CD 2 Sun Valley home would be place in CD 7. 
** Close AlarCON friend CD 1 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Gil "Broken Deal" Cedillo, is facing a growing backlash over supposedly reneging on supporting segregated bike only lanes along Figueroa in Highland Park. Local Political Activists from the river bank in Lincoln Heights, to the hilltops of Mt. Washington are sharing stories on numerous broken promises/deals with Cedillo and staff. 
** We ponder how City Attorney (and co-author in the Assembly, of the deadly AB-109 Prison Realignment Debacle), will respond to a Federal Judge striking down the law which made it illegal to live in your car within the City of Los Angeles. From Sylmar to the streets of Venice, the homeless, including thousands of supposed "Low Level, Non-Violent, Non-Revocable Parolees, will be able to pick the curbside of choice in their vehicle, and call it home.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14     

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday

The retrial of former CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON and wife, begins today as the LA County District Attorney's Office of Public Integrity seeks a conviction on both for Voter Fraud.
The Booking Photos of former CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON and wife Flora Monte del Oca AlarCON.
Its Judgment Time, Part Two for the former CD 2/7 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Richard "The Zorro Marxist" AlarCON and wife.
Observers close to the AlarCON Family have notice in recent months that the former CD 2/7 Clowncil Central Committee Member, has lost weight and exhibited melancholy behavior (especially after losing his Michael Trujillo-consulted Assembly bid) as the days to his next appointed time of justice, ticked away to today.
** The weeks-long silence from CD 14 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Jose Huizar, regarding the fire bombings of African-American Families within the Ramona Gardens Housing Development, ended yesterday as the Princeton Graduate, with law enforcement officials, announced an $100,000 Reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects.
These payments, although long a dubious part of the developer-homeowner association relationship, are legal. Nobody is alleging wrongdoing. But they have become an issue in a fight over JMB Realty’s proposed 37-story Century City office building at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars. Attorney Benjamin Reznik, who represents rival Century City property owner J.P. Morgan and the Beverlywood Homeowners Association, complained to the City Planning Commission of the conduct of four other homeowner groups who support the high rise.
He’s unhappy with JMB paying, as reported by the Los Angeles Times, $7.25 million to an organization, Friends of West L.A. for distribution to local civic institutions. Friends of West L.A. is composed of the Tract 7260 organization, California Country Club Homes Assn. Cheviot Hills Homeowners Assn. and Westwood Homeowners Assn. The associations have dropped their opposition to the project, angering homeowner groups that still oppose it.

......, meanwhile, the taxpayers are stuck with paying off the loan on a inflated-price land swindle.

** Lastly, Downtown News Editor and reigning "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie was channeling the poetic proclivities of the likes of the Princeton Graduate and his City Clowncil Central Committee Comrades as we excerpt below .........
Why Me?
You think ruling a fiefdom is easy?
Nay sir, nay ma’am.
You do not know my burden.
You do not understand the 14th.
You do not know what it is like
   To have a $125 million streetcar
   Zoom up to $328 million.
You do not know what it is like
   To have your car go boom-crash
   Into another car,
   And to have the city attorney
   Settle the case for $185,000.
You do not know what it is like
   To back the wrong horse 
   In the mayor’s race.
You do not know what it feels like
   To have the new mayor
   Hang out with Jay-Z
   And plan a giant concert
   In your council district.
You do not know what it is like
   To have a consensual relationship
   With Francine Godoy
   And to get sued
   Because of it.
Why me?
Yet, despite all of this,
You do not know what it is like
   To know that
   You will still skate to a third term
In next March’s election.
Maybe me isn’t so bad.  
........, did Huizar mention that he went to Princeton in that long-wind rant?   
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time for Mayor Garcetti to get Explicit regarding "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" latest Threats

As IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo" demands his next installment of $4 Million Dollars for the supposed Joint Job Training & Safety Non-Profits, we use some expressive verbiage in pondering whether Mayor Eric Garcetti will show "political elan, fortitude, cojones" in standing up against "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" thinly-veiled threats?  
As "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo" litigates to delay compiling with audits of the Joint DWP/IBEW Joint Job Training and Safety Non-Profits, his latest act of audacity gains support from LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo.  
Maybe Mayor Garcetti's choreographed "F-bomb Moment" would have found better acceptance if use in response to "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo's" latest threat?
With respects to our Square Peg Rhodes Scholar, turned First Term Mayor Eric Garcetti, this is not the time to lighten up ......., and were not referring to your choice of vulgarity with empty beer in hand.
To the point Mr. Mayor, you, along with the DWP Commission, City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Controller Ron Gelperin, have been called out by the reigning Bully of City Hall, IBEW/DWP Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo".
"D'Arcy Rizzo" wants some more lunch money, $4 Million Dollars made payable to the Joint DWP/IBEW Job Training and Safety Non-Profits, and he wants it NOW! And if his latest demand is not met ........, the reigning City Hall Bully is making insinuations (ie. a direct threat) of a long, hot and dry Summer ahead, literally.
But rest assure Mr. Mayor, most bullies, especially the political variety, have deep-seeded insecurity issues and in the case of "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo", the mere thought of having to reveal the secretive expenditures of the Joint Non-Profits, via audits, is the basis for his latest mass gathering of the flock to denounce you.
The fact that "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo" called upon LA County Labor Federation's Leader Maria Elena Durazo to stand with him, in calling upon you to stand by a deal crafted back in your City Clowncil Central Committee Era, is evidence of the need to stay the course on auditing on how the $40 Million Dollars allocated to what was designed as a IBEW Bailout (and contribute back to allies) Fund, were spent (** after all, if the LA County Coroner had done an autopsy on Durazo's late husband Miguel Contreras, we may know how he really went on to the "Great Brother and Sister Collective in the Red Sky", but I digress).  
Further, as DWP Watch Dog Jack Humphreville highlights in his most recent City Watch Missive, the search for the past $40 Million in allocations, is entering sensitive line items of dubious expenditures as he notes ........
While the stated purpose of these two Institutes was to fund IBEW Local 18’s efforts to improve the safety and training of workers of our Department of Water and Power, the real purpose was to absorb IBEW salaries and overhead as its revenue from membership dues was hit as a result of the downsizing of the Department’s work force in 2000.  This diversion of Ratepayer money allowed Union Bo$$ d’Arcy to continue to pour money into his political slush fund through which he was able to buy considerable influence with Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council.    
That noted, its no surprise Mr. Mayor that only the reigning voice of fiscal sanity on the current City Clowncil Central Committee, CD 8 City Councilman Bernard Parks, was willing to go on the record in suggesting withholding any further payments to the Joint Non-Profits, while the likes of your CD 14 Political Nemesis (and former DWP Oversight Committee Chairperson) Jose Huizar remain silent.
Thus, Mr. Mayor, now is not the time to blink in your stand off with Boss D'Arcy Rizzo, better yet, you may want to channel former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who uttered the following one-liner after the Communist Cuban Regime shot down two civilian aircraft in 1996, in calling out the Bully's audit non-compliance, ......
 "This is not cojones. This is cowardice."[ 
.....and when a Political Bully at City Hall is seeking to extort more public money by making threats against rate and tax paying Angelinos, then its time for a supposed reform-minded Mayor to man up and use all remedies (audits, lawsuits, investigations) to stand down "Boss D'Arcy Rizzo ......, and if you need to get profanely explicit  in doing so, don't do it with an empty beer in your hand.
Your thoughts ................
Scott Johnson in CD 14 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch", Tuesday Update

 "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch", gets a shot of voter adrenalin from LA County ballots to take a 1,793 vote lead over Betty Yee, to hold the second and final spot in the November Runoff.  
A First Cousin Political Duo all smiles (for today).
 First Cousin John for Controller, are you still with us? Yes for now.
 Los Angeles County gives First Cousin John a big Campaign EKG Jump.

From left to right, First Cousin John, Betty Yee and Ashley Swearengin.
 Its 3P.M. on Tuesday and as Ashley Swearengin awaits her challenger for the November Runoff, First Cousin John is benefiting this afternoon from a voter shock of adrenalin from LA and Santa Barbara County ballots to increase his lead to 1,793 votes over Betty Yee
Ashley Swearengin, 980,386 votes.
First Cousin John, 858,957 votes.
Betty Yee, 857,165 votes.
David Evans, 829,872 votes.
But as the facial expression of First Cousin John's designated choice to replace him in the Assembly, Canoga Park's Miguel Santiago denotes below, the end game tally of the votes can still spell doom for his boss. Consider these No Cal Counties with outstanding ballots, compare to LA County's 30,200 votes. All other So Cal Counties (with the exception of Ventura and Santa Barbara, 4,000 votes) have completed their counts.
No Cal Counties.   
Sonoma, 28,105 votes.
Contra Costa, 14,000 votes. 
San Joaquin, 21,940 votes.
Sacramento, 3,200 votes.
San Mateo, 2,129 votes.  
Placer, 8,499 votes.
Monterey, 8,160 votes.
Santa Cruz, 7,271 votes.
Mendocino, 6,918 votes.
Marin, 6,200 votes
Humboldt, 6,021 votes.
Lake, 6,053 votes.
 Thus, while First Cousin John may hold second for the moment, the uncounted ballots noted above show a not too promising end result. 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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