EXCLUSIVE: L.A. MAYORAL CANDIDATE WENDY GREUEL HIRED A PR FIRM TO RUN ANTI-HOME DEPOT CAMPAIGN, CAUSE SHE OWNS COMPETING BUILDING SUPPLY COMPANY?
AUDIO: @ZumaDogg tells ALL the details, including HOW he came across this EXCLUSIVE INFO (on the PR campaign, detailed below). WHAT the L.A. Times did NOT publish, today:
From Zuma Dogg's "LA Daily Blog" (Originally posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011)
When Sunland-Tujunga Home Depot was a big issue, someone who runs their own East L.A. based PR firm, told Mr. Dogg, that then CD 2 Councilmember Wendy Greuel (secretly) hired her, to run an anti-Home Depot campaign in Sunland-Tujunga.
Zuma Dogg, then discovered, when it was told to him by someone inside city hall, that Wendy Greuel's mother owned, "Frontier Supply," a building supply yard, that certainly would have been CRUSHED, if not put out of business, if the nearby Home Depot was to open.
Wendy Greuel is now the owner of Frontier Supply.
Wendy Greuel was against the Home Depot project.
Did she disclose her family's competing business, of which she is now owner, when she voted "NO" on Home Depot.
If it is true that she privately hired a PR firm to thwart Home Depot's effort, that is conspiracy to tilt economic scales for your own personal enrichment?
Furthermore, Zuma Dogg was told by someone, inside City Council chambers, if one were to check the list of project approvals in Wendy Greuel's district, while she was Councilmember, would it show there was "quid pro quo" in getting CD2 project approvals? In other words, if you agreed to use, "Frontier Supply," for the project, was project facilitation, "fast-tracked?"
These are two separate allegations, from two separate people, about one Los Angeles Candidate for Mayor.
ZD's reply to source who was there, with me: "All i can say, if Dianna really was hired by Wendy Greuel to run anti-home depot campaign, Greuel ain't gonna make it thru the mayor campaign; and I DO remember Dianna said that (the PR stuff mentioned above). It was day of Greuel's inauguration, and she said she visited Wendy's office, that day (July 1, 2009). A day that lived in the mind of ZD, and will now live on in infamy. Since Dianna visited Wendy's office, that day, her name is in the GUEST BOOK, you sign when you visit her majesty Wendy, at the Controller's office." - ZD/Sept 2011
BREAKING 02-18-13: CLEARLY, Zuma Dogg is most effective political operative/citizen voice/overall "the man" in L.A. history, with THIS STRAW that breaks it: After I blasted the above story, last week on twitter and my LACityElections.com site, TODAY, L.A. Times grills Greuel on this issue, mentioned above. LOL! Score (a big) ONE for The Dogg. And you fuckers wouldn't RT or repost it, and I don't have a cent to my name, and as Rosendahl how my weekend went. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!! LA TIMES STORY THAT ZUMA DOGG BROKE.
When former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel led the successful charge to prevent Home Depot from opening a new store in her district, she talked about the potential environmental and traffic drawbacks and accused the chain store of flouting local development rules.
AND FOLLOW UP:
Mayor Sam Politics Blog (Michael Higby) - Monday, February 18, 2013
Times: Greuel may have missed red flags in fight against Home Depot
|Public Advocate of the Community|
Completely plugged in, even in retirement, and nearly always prescient, the former radio executive turned performance artist turned community advocate has really never steered me wrong.
Last week, ZD brought to my attention a story that I thought was irrelevant, old news and not likely to catch attention in the milieu of the Mayoral race.
I was wrong.
Today, the LA Times published a story that, in seeking to block a controversial Home Depot in Sunland-Tujunga, at the time part of her then City Council District, Greuel may have failed to disclose her business interests in a local building supply firm.
Full disclosure, I was for the Home Depot before I was against it and currently live less than a quarter-mile from the site. I still believe, for many reasons, blocking the Home Depot was good for the community.
|Co-Owner of Frontier Building Supply|
Wendy Greuel, Candidate for Mayor
Greuel's position is that her business would not be affected by the Home Depot.
Beyond the surface level issue of Greuel's ownership of Frontier Building Supply, a San Fernando Valley based construction supply firm with a branch in Oxnard, Zuma Dogg presented additional potentially even more damaging allegations against Greuel.
In a blog post last week, reprinted from a 2011 post authored by Mr. Dogg, the advocate/blogger presents claims that City Hall insiders told him that Greuel allegedly hired a PR firm to assist her with the Home Depot fight.
...WHEN YOU GOT Zuma Dogg AND Mayor Sam blogs pumpin' a story...IT'S OVER!
VOTE JAN PERRY! Kevin James has NO CHANCE. We need JAN in the run-off vs Eric or Wendy. Don't waste your vote on fantasy notion that will go NO WHERE, but help the choice be Wendy/Eric, instead of Jan vs EG or WG.