Here are two more posts from: http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/
The first post concerns one or OUR community's great persons. Ms. Soledad Garcia was included in the lawsuit brought by Tony Villar against the "Solar eight" which Ms. Garcia was a member of.
This just in - the judge in the case of the Mayor's Yes on Measure B team - the one that sought to sue Ron Kaye and other local activists for their ballot argument against a controversial and "flawed" DWP solar initiative - tossed out the suit.
The judge found no merit in the Mayor's team's argument and the Solar 8's ballot statement will stand - telling the truth to voters about this alarming boondoggle.Big feather in the cap for Ron Kaye and his Solar 8 and their legal counsel, candidate for City Attorney Noel Weiss.
Been a good week so far for the people, no doubt!
I altered the name of Noel Weiss because I want to also let you know that he has helped a great deal for the Steering Committee of R Neighborhoods Are 1 right here in OUR community.
The Secret Is Out! Mayor Finally Releases Names of Mystery Gang Panel
You may remember the LA Weeky's Daniel Heimpel's piece about Mayor Villaraigosa's secret anti-gang committee, that group of unknown commisars, sort of the Majestic-12 of anti-street crime, who were responsible for deciding which of Zuma Dogg's favorite shady non-profits would be the winners in the City lottery of millions of dollars of anti-gang tax money.
The Mayor's office - including the "Why I am still working here" spokeshole of record - the otherwise brilliant Matt Szabo - refused to release the names of this esteemed panel but after much sunshine thanks to our true paper of record - The Weekly - we now have the list.
And here it is:
Chuck Flores - District 4, Operations Coordinator LAUSD
Alexandra Lieben - Executive Director UCLA School of Public Affairs
Greg McManus - Lieutenant LAPD
Faith Mitchell - Attorney South LA Area Planning Commission
Tim Brown - Clear Deputy Probation Director Law Enforcement
Gregory Burks - Chief of Grants CDD
Maria Cardona - Healthy Start Coordinator Nightingale Middle School
Susana Coracero - LAUSD/Monica Garcia's Office
Ed Corbett - Watts Towers Community Action Committee
Mary Darks - Jones Community Resident
Philip Egans - Probation
Lark Galloway - MPA Executive Director Community Health Councils
Ruben Gonzalez - Consultant, Center for the Study of Social Policy
Carlos Gonzalez - Assistant Principal Bethune Middle School
Donna Groman - Judge Superior Court- Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center
Tom Hayden - Gang and Academic Expert - wrote the book "Streetwars"
Nyora Higgs - Community Resident
Kimberly King - Professor CAL State LA
Anthony Koutris - Deputy City Attorney Gang Prosecution and Prevention, Clear Taskforce
Jose Kubes - Parent Center Coordinator Manual Arts High School
Jose Maciel - Director Macarthur Park Recreation Center
Myrian Magana - Community RepresentativeRosa Manriquez - Recreation and Parks
Claudia Martinez - Social Worker LADCFS
Tim McDonald - Assistant Principal West Adams High School
Victor McKamie - Executive Director Minority Aids Project
Richard Mora - Assistant Professor Occidental College
Christina Ortega- Libatique DONE Project Coordinator City Representative
Eric Rost - (LCSW) Sheriff's Office
Jose Sandoval - Chair of Gang Comte. Community Resident
Lloyd Scott - Sargeant South Bureau Gangs
LaTanya Skiffer - Professor CSDH
Lynette Smith - Assistant Principal Telfair Elementary
Maritza Sosa - Community Program assistant CCYF
Chinyere Stonehem - Mt. Carmel Recreation and Parks
Gerald Thompson - Executive Director Pathways to our Future
Ailleth Tom - Organization Facilitator LAUSD Local District 5
Lucia Torres - Community Resident
Dea Tramble - Operation Coordinator LAUSD, Local District 1
Rodrigo Vazquez - Youth Justice Coalition
Paul Vinetz - Probation Director JJCPA Cluster 3 Programs
Curtis Woodle - South Bureau LAPD
Stacy Wu - Gang Expert Davis Ja and Associates
Now here is where I am stuck and need your help.
I cannot determine if any of the listed individuals are connected in any way with the Harbor Area and our more local community.
Can it be that Tony Villar continues to ignore the Harbor Area and the gangs and their activities in this area?
I did not see any names I can attribute to Councilwoman Hahn's offices but I know she is very concerned about gangs in her District, including the southern end of her District.
Being that the Harbor Area contributes vast sums of money into the coffers of the city of Los Angeles, compared to most other areas, one might think that the Mayor might wish to include the Harbor Area in efforts to manage gang activity.
So if you can identify anyone on the list as dealing with gang activity specifically in the Harbor Area, will you please let me know.
If it comes to pass that Tony's group contains no members associated with dealing with gang activity specifically in the Harbor Area, that information would be appreciated, too.
Thank you for any help you can provide.