By now, hopefully, you have seen the video of Zuma Dogg delivering public comment on Friday (10/8/10) regarding “Conflict of Interest” allegations relating to the L.A. Housing Department’s REAP (Rent Escrow Account Program).
The comment was based on a memo sent to Zuma Dogg by L.A. Housing Dept employees who are frustrated by what is going on in the department. HERE IS THE LINK
to the memo detailing L.A. Housing Dept CORRUPTION allegations as “put on the public record” by ZD before Council on Friday
SUMMARY: Allegedly, the Asst GM of L.A. Housing Department is also one of the outreach contractors awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars and is also a private attorney using info gathered as outreach contractor to sue property owners. (One person…three roles and a massive scam, as alleged.)
NOTABLY: In this video from the July 21, 2010 council meeting to discuss these allegations, council was confused as to what they were voting for. Although it was Wesson’s motion, Paul Krekorian stopped the train, asking for “reconsideration,” which allowed all the slower, but corrupt, councilmembers to change their vote to the “shady” side, defeating Park’s corruption-busting amendment. (Krekorian sure did want these contracts under conflict allegation investigations to be pushed through!)
Watch the video embedded in this post from the council meeting, then the one of Zuma Dogg from Friday
(following up on this). MORE TO COME. I know there are other issues in the city like DWP and CRA. But this is low-hanging fruit that is a MAJOR corruption scam — and will take down a bunch of corrupt people.
DID MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA APPOINT THE ASST GM (ROBERTO A.) WHO IS ALLEGED TO BE PULLING ALL OF THIS OFF, AS DISCUSSED BY COUNCIL? THIS GOES DEEP AND IS ONLY THE FIRST LAYER OF THIS ROTTEN, STINKING ONION. COUNCIL IS SCARED ABOUT THIS ONE!
UP NEXT: I know there is whoopty-doo corruption in the Mayberry-sized cities surrounding Los Angeles City, but a constituent challenging Dennis Zine in the next City Controller election, Zuma Dogg, keeps going over the Rent Escrow Account Program balance sheet…and keeps coming up TWO MILLION DOLLARS SHORT!?!?! (Dennis wouldn’t know: He can’t count past ten, without taking off his shoes.)
(IS $2 MILLION “MISSING” FROM THE ACCOUNT, AS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THIS BLOG FOR A FEW MONTHS, NOW?)
(Maybe one of these fist pounding, LA Times re-reading, hot-air blowing, AM radio talk show hosts can utter a peep over this? OR DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL INDICTMENTS ARE REPORTED IN L.A. TIMES, AFTER THE FACT, AS THE OTHER 99.9% OF THE TIME?)
L.A. City Council Discusses Housing Dept Corruption Allegations (Pt 2)