Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Councilwoman Causes Panic Among City employees

Lynwood, CA- During a meeting held yesterday, the Lynwood City Council discussed cuts that in their opinion, are necessary to balance the budget. Those cuts include potential layoffs; the city council discussed positions, but never mentioned any names, presumably, because that is confidential information.

Councilwoman Leticia Vasquez attended the Block Watch meeting yesterday, and gave block watch captains detailed descriptions of the positions that will be laid off. While no specific names were given, her descriptions left little guessing as to whom the people holding the positions are.

Amongst the positions Leticia Vasquez mentioned are:

- One person from planning who is retiring;
- One person from Bateman Hall who is retiring;
- One person from the complaint department;
- One person who serves as the sheriff liaison;
- One person who coordinates after school programs;

Some residents, and other employees consider Leticia Vasquez’ behavior unprofessional, and unethical, and argue that the City should have notified affected employees in a confidential manner.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

The entire Council caused a panic among City employees. It was very obvious who the employees were from the Council presentation. Councilmember Vasquez did not share any information that was confidential. The Mayor and his two compadres that voted with him are hiding their racism behind the budget - Now comparing the two, who unethical and unprofessional (Rodriguez, Santillan and Pedroza)

Anonymous said...

"Councilmember Vasquez did not share any information that was confidential. The Mayor and his two compadres that voted with him are hiding their racism behind the budget"

I've been thinking about this remark since I first read it. And it's true, Vasquez didn't share any information that was confidential, at least not while she was infront of the block watch group, may be outside of the meeting, which is another story. Now, as far as being racist, I don't know. It seems that this was a political strategy. She goes to Block Watch and talks about only positons held by African Americans. She didn't mention any Latinos. Only 1, whom by the way is very well liked by many, if not all at City Hall. It seems as though this was to stir the racial issue, and side with Byrd, and that way keep the African American vote. She then mentions one Latino who, as mentioned earlier, is very well liked by everyone. This seems to be a very good strategy to demonize the rest of the council Byrd included.

Now that she sides with Byrd, she seems to have forgotten that Byrd is under investigation, or may be that is not important anymore. Kind of like the "my way or the highway".

Then, the positions she refered to are people that had the Paul Richard's Blessing. We all know his story. Why is she protecting them? Isn't that a contradiction to her never ending phrase that she's the only clean one in the council? And that she's going to clean house? Is there some secret bond to Richards?

"who is unethical and unprofessional". Sanchez and Pedroza did the same thing. Pedroza accused the rest of the council of being racist. Sanchez accused the rest of the council of being racist. Both fought for Richards during the recall. Both eventually became like him. Did she too? Will she become? I don't know the answer to that, but one thing is certain: You should always connect your tongue to your brain before opening your mouth. Otherwise your words will come back to bite you.

Which reminds me of the phrase used in the Pedroza post:
"The dogs are barking because we're advancing". May be the dogs barking are your own words and actins coming back to bite you, and you're advancing quickly outta here!!!

Anonymous said...

THAT'S HOW WE LOST CALIFORNIA IN THE FIRST PLACE...

Anonymous said...

First of all, let me start by telling the ignorant person that wrote the comment above to get their facts straight before they write information on this blogg. A COMPLAINTS deparment position does not exist. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THE TITLE OF THIS EMPLOYEE IS, THE ONE THAT HANDLES THE COMPLAINTS? ALSO, HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THIS DEPARTMENT? Secondly, why does the race card always have to be the reason for people getting laid off. Its not only ONE race that might be laid off. From what i've heard, this is going to affect different races.

I am sick and tired of people claiming that the reason they are being laid off is because of their race. Can you people please get off of that. Why can't you be realistic and admit for a change that the reason these people are being laid off is because they are LAZY or because they are of NO BENEFIT to the city. Think about it, use your brain for a change. The reason it appears that a certain group is being targeted is not because of their color, but rather because, they are the ones that are holding these high salaried positions.

Have you ever asked yourself how these particular employees aquired these positions?

ANSWER.....Because their beloved BROTHER, UNCLE, GODFATHER, or FRIEND "PAUL RICHARDS", GAVE or INVENTED these positions for them. Ask yourself, do these employees really deserve to be where they are or do you think they deserve the amount of money they are getting paid? I THINK NOT...

It was PAUL RICHARDS who put the City of Lynwood in BANKRUPT status in the first place. All along he had everyone fooled that he was doing wonderful things for the city, when in reality, he was embezzling the little money Lynwood had for his HIMSELF, FAMILY, and FRIENDS.

Every word that came out of his mouth was always positive, he never said anything wrong. Why? Because he always got what he wanted. He also knew that he had to do what ever it took to keep his "INNER CIRCLE" happy, in exchange for their "LOYALTY". Even if it meant discriminating against other employees that really deserved to get paid more money.

Why didn't people complain when this was happening? Why didn't people say, "WHY ARE ALL THE AFRICAN AMERICANS GETTING THESE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS". Well, because this was the time when the WHITE PEOPLE were being driven away because they were becoming the MINORITIES of Lynwood and BLACKS were becoming the MAJORITY.

Anonymous said...

i cant believe Leticia had the backbone to confront the new "minorities"!! Usually they will bend forward and backwards for them due to their lack of backbone.

Anonymous said...

THE REMARKS ARE REFERRED TO THE FIRST COMMENT ON THE PAGE!!!!

Anonymous said...

MAN...THIS IS SOME DEEP SH@#$T, BUT ITS TRUE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Alright, let me get this straight. Is it that Blacks are becoming a minority and Latinos the majority? Makes sense. But then again, why don't we look at the bigger picture. Is not only blacks that are gettin laid off, its latinos also. Why is the council cutting staff? is it really necessary? Shite... it's either that there's no other exit to the deficit, or they don't want to sacrifice their good traveling, etc. or simple they can't think of any other solution. Frankly, both blacks and latinos should unite and file one big law suit, that'll make things shake up there. But if they keep fighting each other, nothing's going to change!

Anonymous said...

This is bogus. The mayor's buddy specifically said that this was politically motivated. That's pathetic.

Anonymous said...

A lawsuit is not going to solve anything. The city is in a tremendous crisis and cuts do need to be made.

I think council is making a good decision in laying off these HIGH SALARY employees. Honestly, I hear it all the time, these particular employees do nothing all day. their work responsibilities are very minimal.

Perhaps, this is why they are not at work half the time or come in so late to work and leave earlier than 6:00 or before. Or maybe, this is the reason why these particular employees take 2 to 3 hour lunches.

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, this is actually a good council....I mean the ones that are proposing these cuts. This shows me that they are not ignoring the CITY'S FINANCIAL STATUS.

Why is everyone so afraid of, this should of happened a long time ago. I think this should of happened when PAUL RICHARDS was recalled. afterall, this is his INNER CIRCLE, his CREW, his GANG.

Anonymous said...

CHANGE IS A SCARY THING, AND PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS RELUCTANT. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED OVERNIGHT. THIS EMPIRE BEGAN CRUMBLING A WHILE BACK AND IT CULMINATED WITH THE SUCCESSFULL RECALL. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT IF YOU CUT THE HEAD, THE REST OF THE BODY WILL EVENTUALLY DIE OUT. IT'S BEEN COMING FOR SOMETIME, AND THIS IS NOTHING NEW. AND LYNWOOD IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE WHERE IT HAPPENS. SOUTH GATE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE.

Anonymous said...

a law suit against the City appears to be the solution. we got it made. its worked in the past. this time we have the mayor's buddy to testify that this is politically motivated.

Anonymous said...

What Leticia wants to do is tax YOU the poor residents so that YOU can pay for the additional law enforcement. She's already working on it. It will be on the agenda in March!

Yes, council cut their salaries - but not as low as a couple of councilmembers wanted. Yes, travel has been cut - but, not enough!

The bottom line is that LETICIA IS SOLD TO RICHARDS.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with the previous post. Why in the hell does she want to increase taxes? Look at the average family size and average income of families in Lynwood. Families average 5 in Lynwood (not counting the abuelitos, the tios, the comadres/compadres, etc). The average annual salary is $13,000. That means that an average houshold income a month is $1,083.33. This translates into $541.67 by-weekly. With this, families need to survive. We as tax payers are financing an average of $2,500 for ONE PERSON!!!! A tax increase in Lynwood will only kill the poor and benefit the rich!

The good people of Lynwood shouldn't pay for council's mistakes. $100 bucks that we pay for a local meeting does a lot of good to a family in Lynwood, that's a good couple of meals. Oh yeah, instead of paying for a Jazz club, a family can pay for gas, or bus pass, or lunch for the kids, or even a weekend at Mc Donalds.

Anonymous said...

I am glad that our citizens are awakening, when Leticia came to the Block Watch meeting she wanted to take over and she wanted the floor to portay her self as a person that cares for the community.
But in reality she is only trying to protect her minita de oro.
One resident asked her, How come city council memebrs did not cut their salaries?. She replied we cut our pay 75% we only make 31,000 at year that is a lie.
Cut our Travel expenses but what she failed to mention that too manny of those events they attend are only retreats, and we have yet to see the benefits.
She also stated that she had a full time job but she was available at the City Hall from 8 to 5, I wonder if her full time allows her to be avilable during those hours she must be a Marcian to be in tow places at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Well, I would love to have a job like that one. One that let's me be out of the office almost all day! Or maybe we're just paying her to do the things she has to do at the other job during her stay at City Hall. It doesn't make sense at all. The bible says that "you can't have two masters"... I guess this doesn't apply to her. Wait! Maybe god is a truly a woman and she (god) is also a feminist and givers her superpowers to be in 2 places at the same time! She can argue that she can work at her other job from Friday to Sunday, hummmm... what about the traveling? Man... maybe she makes enough cash and cloned herself... Gee, makes sense... the only thing is, some genes from Sanchez and Pedroza must of gone in to the transformation chamber... man, that's deep.................

Anonymous said...

Here's something for everyone to think about!!!

Was anyone upset or felt that the community was being screwed when RAUL'S TOWING was being paid $500 dollars per vehicle that was towed. In case many of you didn't know, this service use to be provided by WINN'S TOW for "FREE", but everyone knew that the reason RAUL'S TOWING received this contract was because RAUL was FERNANDO PEDROZA'S "FATHER-IN-LAW". As a matter a fact, I bet many residents feel that alot of contracts are awarded UNFAIRLY to FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Now, please stop and think about the current situation we are in at the present time.....the city IS operating in a DEFICIT and the GENERAL EMPLOYEES are really under paid compared to surrounding cities.

I know many of you are thinking, "MAN, POOR EMPLOYEES ARE GOING TO BE LAID OFF", but lets be realistic here. these are MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES that were given these HIGH SALARIED POSITIONS, "NOT BECAUSE THEY WORK HARD OR DESERVE the positions they have....they were given these positions by "PAUL RICHARDS (whom is the cause of all the KAOS that currently surrounds the CITY OF LYNWOOD)

Think about it, if these layoff's are successfull, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS will be saved and FREE'D and can be put to BETTER USE. For example, the city can hire more SHERIFF'S to patrol our city, More general employees can be hired to clean our allies, remove graffiti, or create more programs for our CHILDREN.

THE CITY DOESN'T NEED TO CONTINUE TO HARBOR THESE EMPLOYEES THAT MEAN NOTHING TO THE CITY. I'm not sure exactly how much they are paid, but I BET ITS ALOT OF MONEY. Perhaps, things were different before when they were protected by PAUL RICHARDS, but he's no longer here.

These employees got this wonderful GIFT of a of POSITIONS, and just like all good things ended for him, it should also end for these HIGH SALARY EMPLOYEES. The City should not continue to support these employees because they were once CONNECTED....LET THEM BE CONNECTED SOMEWHERE ELSE or by another CITY with residents that don't care how their TAX DOLLARS are being SPENT.

"I SAY GET RID OF THEM"

P.S. I heard today that the budget cut was not going to affect the "COMPLAINTS EMPLOYEE" because he is an OFFICE ASSISTANT and that this position is not being terminated.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous post. But we need to get amounts. We need to know what this positions are, and how much they will save when added up. Word goes it that some positons make 7k. If this were the case, that'll be $84,000 a year. Could we pay one more deputy with this? Maybe not, we would need another position to come up with the salary of one sheriff officer. So we cut employees to make up for missing officers. Why doesn't the city hire another law enforcement department, like South Gate for example. I'm sure South Gate police will be able to cover the City a lot better than Century Station. Plus, we wouldn't have to share with all of LA county! We pay millions of dollars for Sheriff Services, and all of us have experience the deficient service they offer. Why not give another agency a shot?

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE CITY MANAGER POSITION THAT WE'RE PAYING FOR EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON THAT HAD THE POSITION IS NO LONGER HERE? WHY IS THAT ONE NOT AFFECTED?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a handful of employees will loose their jobs, but it's better than another life! I am looking forward to these 4 new anti-gang COPS. Let's get them rolling before the summer school break.

NO MORE TAXES! Don't try it Leticia! DON'T EVEN GO THERE!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the no more taxes, but the before the city attempts to get the gang unit, why don't they let South Gate submit a proposal?

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE!

Anonymous said...

No more taxes! Take it from your counsel budget, Ms. "Getting Educated". . . .Wait a minute, I thought she was educated, why are we paying for her to "Get educated? I'ld rather have her take "PEOPLE SKILLS".

Anonymous said...

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.

Anonymous said...

I read in that Huntington Park is auditing how the police uses funds. Lywnwood should do the same before we give them more money. Check the agenda from huntington park with the link below.

http://watchourcity.com/ag01-18-05.pdf

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.

Anonymous said...

I heard that the City of Lynwood hired a consultant recently to review the Sheriffs contract and based on the findings they suggested 4 specialized detectives to decrease the gang activity.

I can't help but end my paragraph like the ones above . . . NO MORE TAXES LETICIA!

Anonymous said...

Let me join this cyber protest:

NOT TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.

Anonymous said...

When you don't have the responsibility of having a house and children, you don't know about budgets. And it's worst when you've never had a family and get paid for even attending local meetings. That's why you don't think a tax increase is such a bad idea. Why don't you cut your traveling, and your salary as you promised first? What makes you think that a measure that was defeated by voters county wise will be approved by a poor community like Lynwood? Besides, why do we have to pay for the mistakes the council's made since many years ago? Why us? We the residents of Lynwood have been robbed by corrupt politicians, why must we pay? Since you got in office you've showed us that you don't care about expending tax payer's money. You've showed us with your actions that you are not the concern teacher (you were not a teacher in the first palce), but a carreer politician. We don't want a Tax increase.

I want to join the protest too.

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.

Anonymous said...

Ella no tiene la culpa de ser cotorrita. dejenla en pas!

Anonymous said...

What's "cotorrita" mean?

Anonymous said...

Lost in the cyber archives of the City, I found a Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet for the Special Municipal Election to Recall Paul Richards that was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2003.

The phamplet states the following reasons for recalling Paul Richards:

1. Richards has family members on the Lynwood payroll and votes Yes for family contracts. Three of Richards s family members have sued the city for over $2 million dollars. One is currently an employee. Richards voted Yes to give himself a 300% salary increase.

THIS ARE THE PEOPLE THAT LETICIA VASQUEZ IS PROTECTING. SHE ALSO WANTS TO GIVE SWEET HEART DEALS TO HER FRIENDS, AND CAMPAIGN MANAGER RALPH GONZALEZ - MARY LEE GETER FOUNDATION.

2. Also, voted to close Hulme Ave. giving himself a big chunk of land.

WHAY HASN'T LETICIA VASQUEZ MADE A PETITION TO REOPEN HULME ST? DOESN'T SHE SAY SHE WANTS TO CLEAN LYNWOOD?

3. Richards sends his children to schools outside of the Lynwood School District. Aren t our schools good enough or does he really live in Lynwood?

LETICIA VASQUEZ LIED TO US SAYING THAT SHE WAS TEACHER, NOT A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER WITH A 30 EMERGENCY CREDENTIAL. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER. WHAT'S WRONG IS LYING TO US.

4. Richards tries to use his education to confuse and twist issues.

LETICIA VASQUEZ JUSTIFIES HER OVER SPENDING BY SAYING SHE'S GETTING EDUCATED, AND HAS THE NERVE TO CALL EMPLOYEES BURROS.

5. Richards has questionable and profitable ties with Compton.

LETICIA VASQUEZ HAS QUESTIONABLE AND PROFITABLE TIES WITH ROBLES.

6. Our tax dollars can no longer be his personal piggy bank. We, you have already paid his salary for 16 years too many!

YOU AND I PAY HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR LETICIA VASQUEZ' TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR TOO LONG. SHE HAS BEEN THE HIGHEST SPENDER OF ALL.

7. Don t let him fool you by taking credit for improvements in the city. Most of the blight occurred during his office term. Most of these improvements should have happened years ago. Why did they take so long?

LETICIA VASQUEZ LIKES TO TAKE CREDIT AND BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. LIKE THE BLOCK WATCH MEETING. THE PROBLEM IS HER BIG MOUHT BACKFIRES ON HER ALL THE TIME.
NOW SHE WANTS TO INCREASE TAXES SO WE CAN PAY FOR THE MISTAKES LISTED HERE. WHY DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR RICHARD'S MISTAKES?

8. Don t let him intimidate you, sign the petition. You have a constitutional right to vote someone in or out of office! Vote Yes to Recall Paul Richards!

LETICIA VASQUEZ ALWAYS THREATENS EVERYONE BY SAYING SHE'S CLEAN AND THAT SHE WILL START AN INVESTIGATION. WELL, WE'VE SEEN HER BITE HER TONGUE MANY TIMES WHEN SHE SAYS THIS AND A LOT OF THINGS ARE COMING TO LIGHT THAT ARE SHOWING US THE REAL CAREER POLITICIAN THAT SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN.

Now. Let's look at what Richards had to say:

1. Lynwood Registered Voters Urged Not to Sign Fraudulent Petition. Proponents of this Recall Petition will be served with Legal Notices of Intent to Seek Criminal and Civil Sanctions for Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, Libel, Slander and other wrongful acts. The Recall Petition is a Lie. Councilman Richards Help Protect Lynwood!

JUST LIKE HIM, LETICIA VASQUEZ INTIMIDATES PEOPLE BY MAKING THE SAME ACCUSATIONS. JUST LIKE RICHARDS CHOKED IN HIS OWN WORDS, SO WILL SHE.

2. The people of Lynwood elected Richards to serve. Richards uses his ability to fight corrupt and racist government. Now, a few bigots have threatened Richards with a fraudulent recall.

WE NOW KNOW THAT HE USED HIS ABILITY TO MAKE THE CITY BANKRUPT. NOW LETICIA IS USING THE WORD "RACIST" AGAINST THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T GET THINGS HER WAY.

3. They know Richards will exposes their unlawfulness and prejudice. Richards fights to protect Lynwood from bankruptcy and employee layoffs. Richards is a Skilled and Respected Leader!

LETICIA USES THIS SAME MOTTO ALL THE TIME. SHE WILL EXPOSE EVERYONE, BUT SLOWLY, BY EXPOSING OTHERS, SHE'S BEGINNING TO EXPOSE HERSELF. SHE NOW WANTS LAYOFFS AND A TAX INCREASE TO GET BACK THE MONEY HER MASTER TOOK.

4. The first attorney to serve on City Council in thirty (30) years, Richards holds a B.A., M.P.A., and Juris Doctorate.

LETICIA LIED TO US BY HIDING THAT SHE WAS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER WITH A 30 EMERGENCY CREDENTIAL. SHE ALSO TOLD US SHE WAS THE MOST QUALIFIED, AND HAD THE HIGHEST EDUCATION. WHY DO WE KEEP PAYING HER TO GET EDUCATED? WHY DOESN'T SHE USE HER OWN MONEY? SHE HAS TWO JOBS, DOESN'T SHE?

5 - Richards was President of the Independent Cities Association and League of California Cities, Los Angeles County. Richards Works! Richards has completed many projects in Lynwood: -New Hospital - New Park -New Community Center -New Youth Centers -New Homes -New Shopping Centers -New Streets -New School -Youth Jobs.

LETICIA ALSO TOLD US THAT SHE HAD BEEN PART OF MANY ORGANIZATIONS. WHY WASN'T SHE EVER A COMMISSIONER? AND WHY NO ONE SAW HER BEING PART OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS? WHY DIDN'T WE SEE HER AROUND LYNWOOD? WAS SHE IN LAKEWOOD?

Find more similarities yourself. Download the pdf file in the link below:

http://www.lynwood.ca.us/pdf/lynballot.pdf

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm the one who wrote the previous comment. I forgot to say:

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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Anonymous said...

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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Anonymous said...

Let me join you guys:

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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Anonymous said...

me too.

NO TAX INCREASE LETICIA. DON'T EVEN GO THERE.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow's council meeting will be very INTENSE and filled with PRESSURE from the community as well as from employees that are opposed to these layoffs.

Council should stand firm and focused. Although I don't agree with all of the positions that are going to be part of the cuts, I do agree with the deletion of:

-The Planning Employee, once retired
-The Bateman Hall Employee, once retired
-Sheriff Liaison, WAY OVERPAID TO DO NOTHING AND BE AT WORK HALF THE TIME.
-Coordinator of After School Programs, OVERPAID TO DO A JOB WITH MINIMAL SKILLS AND NO INTELLIGENCE REQUIRED.

I also heard that the employee that is in charge of taking care of COUNCIL AFFAIRS is also on the list. If this is the true, She's not Black. So my question is, Why is it that people continue to say that these council people proposing the cuts are racist. "I DISAGREE"

I think council should really go through with these cuts.

I HERE MANY PEOPLE CLAIM THAT THESE LAYOFFS ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED OR THAT IT IS A POLITICAL STATEGY.

WAS IT NOT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED WHEN "PAUL RICHARDS" CREATED THESE POSITIONS FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS? SECONDLY, ITS NOT ONLY THAT THESE POSITIONS WERE CREATED, THEY WERE CREATED AS "MANAGEMENT" POSITIONS WITH "HIGH SALARIES" TO GO WITH IT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IF LETICIA VASQUEZ IS REALLY OPPOSED TO THE CUTS, THIS SHOWS ME THAT SHE IS PROTECTING "PAUL RICHARDS" POLITICAL CIRCLE.

AS FOR "LOUIS BYRD", I ALWAYS KNEW HE WOULD BE AGAINST THE CUTS, SINCE HE ALSO BELONGS TO THAT POLITICAL CIRCLE.

I MEAN THIS IS A NO BRAINER, ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD KNOW THAT THESE OVERPAID MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES ONLY GOT THESE POSITIONS BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL TIES.

EVENTHOUGH "PAUL RICHARDS" IS NOT IN THE CITY HALL PHYSICALLY, HIS PRESENCE IS STILL FELT IN THE CITY BECAUSE HE IS STILL "THE MASTER" RUNNING THE SHOW AND TELLING HIS PUPPETS (VASQUEZ AND BYRD) WHAT TO DO.

Anonymous said...

I THINK LETICIA VASQUEZ AND LOUIS BYRD WOULD RATHER INCREASE TAXES FOR THE POOR COMMUNITY, THAN GET RID OF "PAUL RICHARD'S" WEALTHY FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT IS OVER PAID.

ITS A SHAME TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW DESPOTIC A PERSON CAN BE. I CAN SEE THAT VASQUEZ AND BYRD WOULD RATHER CHOOSE AND BETRAY THEIR OWN COMMUNITY OVER THESE OVERPAID MANAGEMENT EMPLOYEES THAT DON'T EVEN LIVE IN LYNWOOD.

ARMANDO REA, WHERE ARE YOU? PLEASE HELP US....YOU SAID YOU WOULD START A RECALL AGAINST LETICIA VASQUEZ, RIGHT? :)

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't exactly call on Rea to help, he's just a big mouth SOB. He really doesn't have anything to say, he didn't do anything while he was there. As far as I'm concerened, he defended Richards and the recall as well. Let's not forget the meetings that were held by the Southeast Sun in their South Gate office. Sylvia Herron, Rea's Mother in law, was always first in line. Plus, he started an investigation with the Rodriguez family, but failed to do so with the Richards. What kind of low scat is that? That's why he's gone, and that's why he was discharged from the Sheriff. So, back to business.

Now. I've done some numbers, and if this people are fired, the City would save a good $400,000! I'm referring to the position of the media representative, the Sheriff liasion, the position of deputy director that was under finance, the position that works with the afterschool programs. That's a good half of what the Sheriff needs. So why does Vasquez no want to increase taxes? Why don't we get back that money from the Plaza Mexico? Why don't they pay what they owe? Why do we tax payers have to pay for it?

Anonymous said...

The City will never get paid the money that is owed to it. Don't you know that DONALD CHAE controls the a COUPLE OF COUNCILMAN.

Did you also know that he spent LOTS of money to get one of his puppets into council, but failed. Thank GOD that LOSER JUAN ENCISO did not win!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's true, but his got them in the Planning Commission, which is even better, they stay low, and no one notices them, and they can approve his projects!

But let's not talk about that, that's promoting them. Right now we need to concentrate on the one that are inside, the ones that are making decisions... the time will come when we need to worry about the rest...

Chae can pretty much give back some of the money he too, and that'll cover the cost of other cops. Or may be he can get his comando security guards on the streets of Lynwood, they seem to be almighty, and they can even issue ciatations without getting in trouble!

spudriver said...

I just don't get it, all these postings from people all upset, yet when it comes to campaigning walking the streets no one is found. We simply have what we deserve in this city full of coyones who are afraid to really voice their opinions especially the city workers. Now lets see this poor uneducated woman who actually has a rush of luck .... what do u expect ...... We all now she used Byrd with her little charm to get into office.....

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me how the council meeting turned out?

What happened? Did council talk about any CUTS or LAYOFFS?

Did anyone argue or raise hell? Did city employees attend to PROTEST the possible layoffs?

Can I know exactly what employees attended the council meeting?

Anonymous said...

There's an easy way to answer your question: NEXT TIME, GO TO THE MEETING!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The cut's or lay-off's where never mentioned at this last meeting.

People get layed off everywhere, constantly. I don't know why it comes as a surprise to some! My recommendation is to always have your resume, up-to-date.

Anonymous said...

AGAIN, THE ISSUE IS NOT WHETHER THERE'S LAY OFFS OR NOT. THE ISSUE IS THE "BIG MOUTH".

Anonymous said...

Some individuals call her "trompitas". When things don't go her way, (which happens quite often) she makes these "trompitas".

Anonymous said...

ITS TRUE COUNSIL SHOULD ASK PLAZA MEXICO FOR A REFUND OF THE 7 MILLION DOLLARS.BUT SINCE PEDROZA,BIRD,VASQUEZ PROTECTS PLAZA MEXICO IM SURE THATS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN...

Anonymous said...

Plaza Mexico does not owe the City a dime. The former council decided they would subsidize Plaza Mexico with their project.

Anonymous said...

Last night Leticia Vazquez again discussed bringing a proposal to increase 1/2 a cent to our POOR residents. She mentioned how if you purchase $200 worth of groceries you would only spend $1 extra dollar for law enforcement.

First of all "Leticia Vasquez" when you buy groceries, you don't pay taxes in many of the grocery items. But how would you know that! You don't pay property taxes - you don't own your home. Obviously don't do any grocery shopping. Now I understand why you are pushing for higher taxes, you don't have a clue of what an ordinary family in Lynwood spends!

You have NO Idea of how much we struggle or what sacrifices we have to make in order to pay our mortgage, utility bills (gas, edison, water, phone),
groceries, car payments, car insurance, property taxes, fire insurance, baby sitting or day care.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy!

http://www.angelfire.com/scary/stuff59/oops/thumbnails/600x450/Let2345.jpg

Anonymous said...

ohhhhhhh MY GOD LETICIA IS FULL OF KK....SHE NEED'S TO BE RECALLL MAY BE IF WE ASKED MARGARET A. TO HELP US WITH THE TORTILLAS FOR THE VOLUNTEERSSSS ... WE CAN MAKE IT... UFFFFFFFFFFFFF DOING A RECALL IS NOT EZ OK. ARMANDO REA WILL ONLY HELP WITH THE RECALL IF YOU SUPPORT HIM .

SoGate Resident said...

Forget about a "RECALL". This will only cost taxpayers money. Anyway, you people voted for the folks in City Hall. Live with it and show up for the meetings.

SoGate Resident said...

What I want to know -- When is Lynwood going to make it's sidewalks and streets accessible to wheelchair and disabled individuals?