Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mega-Shady Alert!: FOLLOW-UP TO TODAY'S HERB WESSON/KOREATOWN/WILSHIRE, CRA Shady Agenda Item (Citizen's Alert!)

FOLLOW-UP TO TODAY'S POST ON TODAY'S KOREATOWN/WILSHIRE, CRA PROJECT. In December, ZD was contacted about this project -- and some allegations of HARDCORE SHADINESS were thrown down. Here's an excerpt from today's post about the agenda item, followed by the post from December, WARNING of this item. Maybe the person who emailed me about this, has it ALL WRONG!

VIDEO: Shady as HELL Herb Wesson/CRA Koreatown Agenda Item for 6/8/11 (3670 Wilshire)

THIS SHADY CRA PROJECT HAS BEEN ON ZD'S RADAR SINCE THE RECENT L.A. CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS, WHERE THIS PROJECT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION BY SOME ANTI-HERB WESSON PEOPLE, WHO FEEL LIKE THEY ARE HELD HOSTAGE BY HIS OFFICE. Here is a project they feel is illegal and shady as hell. It IS a CRA project and Herb Wesson. Here's the intro: Today's agenda item at the council meeting. I'm sure you will hearing much, much more about this. Hopefully, not in FBI transcripts.

ZUMA DOGG'S BIG QUESTION: HOW MUCH MONEY WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM OTHER CRA PROJECT DISTRICTS TO USE FOR THIS PROJECT? (Will follow up with a post containing some DAMNING emails with info on how this whole project was, "fudged," to say the least.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CRA reports that there is no fiscal impact to the City's General Fund as a result of this action. (That's what they all say!)

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. (No problemo! I'm sure it's all hunky-dory!)

(Housing, Community and Economic Development Committee waived consideration of the above matter) (Nothing to consider...Herb has to get this done!)

AND GUESS WHAT...when you add up all the multi-millions and millions of dollars on this project, at the end of the day, there's no need to watch this video, really; because it's only public comments, mostly from people sent there to "rah-rah" the project for the cameras and for the record.

FOR ALL OF THIS MONEY AND MAGNITUDE OF THIS "FOOTBALL STADIUM SIZED" CRA PROJECT...NOT ONLY WAS CONSIDERATION WAIVED AT COMMITTEE...THEY JUST OPENED THE ROLL AND TABULATED THE UNANIMOUS VOTE, WITHOUT ONE SECOND OF DISCUSSION BY COUNCIL! Herb did not even mention a word, explaining a thing about this project, like the community benefit.

See full post with agenda item and video from 6/8/11 L.A. City Council meeting, HERE.

Has HERB WESSON Been Funneling CRA Money From Wilshire-Koreatown Area to Mid Cities Project Area FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS? (Why would he do that?$?$

HERE'S A FOLLOW UP TO THE BLOG POST FROM YESTERDAY...AND, it IS Mr. Herb Wesson who is subject of the alleged shadiness. But Zuma Dogg thinks it more than "alleged." No wonder Herb looks so happy. Do you KNOW how much developers "kick-back" to you if you can funnel CRA money around?

L.A. Daily Blog Reader Mail:

ZD,

Has Herb Wesson been funneling CRA project money from the Wilshire Center - Koreatown project area to the Mid Cities project area over the last 4 years through "findings of benefit" -- based on shaky justifications at best? (More like lies in reality).

He has allegedly been trying to merge the two project areas so the funds can be transferred without these findings of benefits...but the Koreatown community is trying to fight back.

It is also alleged that Herb Wesson's deputy in Koreatown is a bully/thug who bullies the Koreatown community. And in return for city services, like conditional use permits, he asks for money.

Refresh to top of LACityNews.com: Home of Zuma Dogg...STILL with unsettled City business...so here I still am. How's it workin' for ya? [See also: FBI, Eric Holder, Obama Justice Department, Federal Grand Jury: Details on MORE Alleged CORRUPTION Under Villaraiogsa's City Hall (Pensions, Housing)]

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