WAY TO GO: As if you don't have enough of a financial mess on your hands Villaraigosa & City Council...you now have Robert Kitson (Tennie Peirce "Dog Food" & McArthur Park "May Day") handling Dowd/Dogg's damages claim for massive civil rights violations.
And, now it appears as though (AN ADDITIONAL!?!) $416,000 will have to be used to for OUTSIDE COUNSEL to defend Los Angeles Housing Department's (LAHD) Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP).
Hakha Mortezie is in charge of Code Enforcement under Roberto Aldape of the LAHD. Do these names sound familiar to readers of this blog? So I wonder what the $416,000 for ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL is for? (To see if they are allowed to accept a humanitarian award, maybe?)
PLEASE STOP DOING THINGS THAT END YOU UP ON THE LOSING END OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS. There isn't going to be enough money for libraries, police, fire and trash removal, you DUMMIES!
File No. 10-1666
TO THE COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Your BUDGET AND FINANCE Committee
reports as follows:
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to appropriations for outside counsel for the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).
Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE DOUCHEBAG DUMMY MAYOR:
TRANSFER $416,000 from the LAHD Rent/SCEP account to the LAHD Outside Legal Counsel Account.
Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.
[Zuma Dogg will give you the financial analysis...the $416,000 is only PART of the TOTAL amount for outside counsel to defend this shady LAHD Code Enforcement bullsh*t that I have been warning of, on-the-record, for over three years. Mayoral hopeful Eric Garcetti PERSONALLY told me LAHD's Rent Escrow program was not shady and that it was good. AND the fiscal impact BEYOND the amount to DEFEND this LOSER lawsuit will be the mulit-million dollar amount the city will be paying on this matter, in the end. YES, I am REALLY PISSED...because I woke up every day and warned you HUNDREDS OF TIMES, on-the-record, FOR YEARS!!! Way to go, DUMMIES!]
Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
(The City Council may recess to Closed Session, pursuant to Government Code Section
54956.9(a) and/or (b) to confer with its legal counsel relative to the above matter.)
At its meeting of November 8, 2010, the Budget and Finance Committee considered the City Attorney’s report relative to a request for additional funding for outside counsel contracts
servicing the LAHD. During Committee consideration, a representative of the City Attorney
requested approval of a transfer of $416,000 from the LAHD Rent/SCEP account to the LAHD
Outside Legal Counsel Account.
After consideration and an opportunity for public comment, the Budget and Finance Committee recommended to approve the City Attorney’s request for a transfer of funds in the amount of $416,000. This matter is now forwarded to the Council for its consideration.
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
UN-Respectfully accepted by Zuma Dogg
Also see: http:/fairhousingcoalition.com/ for more on this LAHD issue.