[Pictured: Only person covering this issue in the media. AND YOUR LAZY SILENCE MADE HIM HAVE TO POST THIS, EVEN THOUGH HE'S RETIRED!!! Kevin James...SILENT! David Zanhiser/LA TIMES...SILENT! All other blogs...SILENT! (Must not be a big deal, right? photo credit: Dave Elliott/July 2010]
Councilmember Bernard Parks said on July 21st during Item 37 of the Los Angeles City Council meeting that, "the allegations are fairly serious as they relate to the conflict."
The issue: The City of Los Angeles' Rent Escrow Program (REAP) and allegations that "outreach" contractors hired by the city to inspect properties are then taking the information gathered while on the job and going back to tenants to set up lawsuits against the building/property owners.
[THE REST OF THIS STORY WAS TRUNCATED TO SAVE BLOG SPACE DUE TO LACK OF RESPONSE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL SYSTEM AND THE MEDIA.]