EXCERPT FROM @ZUMADOGG BLOG POST FROM JUNE 18, 2009
(The post is in the form of a letter to Barack.):
The reason I am contacting you, Mr. President, is because I am concerned the City of Los Angeles may be trying to bamboozle you, when it comes to the number of affordable housing units the mayor will be claiming.
This is just one of many angles Villaraigosa will be using to try and take advantage of you since you're just a rookie, and Villar is a seasoned career politician, who has the most ingenious and deceitful scam-artists coaching him on all the shady angles to pilfer the city, state and federal coffers.
If my sources are correct, you are now aware that "Chicago-style" politics has immigrated to Los Angeles. (It's been here all along, actually.) And now, you may have been a victim of the Villaraigosa bamboozle shuffle.
Although supporters of the mayor may say it is/was appropriate to take the Federal Stimulus Money and dump it into existing LAX, DWP and other agencies to simply help clean up their overall city budget mess, then consider that job retention, the plan said it was for job creation and job retention.
So Houston, I mean Washington, we may have a problem. The people of The United States of America know what you told them and sold them on regarding the Federal Stimulus Package you created.
Villaraiogsa's City Hall thinks they can spin you around the spirit and intent. AND, it's possible the money may have been spent inappropriately. One things for sure, no one is saying ANY of it went to shovel ready projects to CREATE jobs.
And I heard you are miffed, perturbed, flabbergasted, right now over the CRA (Community Robbing A-holes, I think it stands for).
I have heard there may be some disappointment in the decision to funnel pension money into CRA projects as if there were a housing boom, when it was a full-blown housing bust.
Maybe Villaraigoas thought everything would be cool if he appointed Wetherly Capital long-time attorney William H. Jackson as CRA Chairman and let Dan Weinstein's Wetherly Capital let Ron Burkle and Darius Anderson "spread the pension wealth around."
Didn't go so well. They didn't listen to Zuma Dogg and the city lost $7 billion in overly risky, non-investment grade Wall Street shell firms and crappy CRA projects and museums as they are going belly up.
I have been dealing with this putz for the past three years. And they are laughing at you and blaming us for voting in a rookie to the White House and saying this is what happens. (Pulling anything they can behind your back and using the stimulus money to cover their tracks and clean up their mess.)
NOW, it has all come true as the city struggles on the verge of inevitable bankruptcy which includes a $7 BILLION pension loss that no one is seriously addressing, yet.
Until now, Washington and national matters have been outside of my jurisdiction, but now your stimulus money is getting all mixed up into agencies and areas under Zuma Dogg's watch and I am not liking what I am hearing. You can't let Villar run rampant behind your back. (It hurts kids!)
Barack, what I am trying to say is....
HELP!!! THE CITY'S COFFERS ARE UNDER ATTACK BY POLITICIANS INSIDE L.A. CITY HALL!!!
SEND FEDERAL AID, IMMEDIATELY. (Investigators, not more stimulus money.)
And thank you for telling Schwartzenegger to hire Laura Chick to oversee the Stimulus Money. Looks like she has some work to start if my sources are correct. Which you should know, always are.