Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Election Results:


MARIA T SANTILLAN 1,911 11.4
FERNANDO PEDROZA 1,763 10.52
ALFREDDIE JOHNSON 1,755 10.47
AIDE CASTRO 1,536 9.17
RAMON RODRIGUEZ 1,537 9.17
MARK FLORES 1,420 8.47
PATRICIA CARR 1,380 8.23
JIM MORTON 1,233 7.36
KATHERINE AMEY 1,226 7.32
SALVADOR ALATORRE 1,225 7.31
EDWIN R JACINTO 1,200 7.16
JUAN J ENCISO 572 3.41

30 comments:

CityRez said...

No that the dangded election is over....

all of you that have names on signs littering the city better get out there and help with the clean up.

That is what you ran for isn't it, to better our city right?

E-HOG said...
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E-HOG said...

Does anyone have the results from the School Board race?

The Author said...

Congrataluations to the all the winners. Which is all who ran for office.

The people have spoken.

Let's hope this new council understand that they were voted into office not for their own gain or the gain of a few, but to serve the interests of ALL Lynwood residents, rich and poor, White, Latino and African-American.
No one in the City Council can say they are perfect, just as much as no one who voted can say they expect perfection. The electorate simply needs elected officials who use ordinary care and exercise good judgment.
May God help them and our city.

Democracy works.

Bastard said...

The power has shifted to the "Axis of Evil." Which will be Louis Byrd, Leticia Vasquez, and their newly appointed Alfreddie Johnson (Paul Richard's Best Friend).

Now, "IT IS A SAD DAY FOR LYNWOOD". Let the Corruption begin.

It simply does not surprise me to know how IGNORANT the residents of Lynwood are!! The problem with the community of Lynwood is that they love to be Fu--ked in the A$$. I cannot believe that FERNANDO PEDROZA, which has been one of the most corrupt councilmember's next to Paul Richards would be re-elected. One thing is for sure though, I know for a fact that it was the African-American and the Anglo-Americans whom are responsible for his victory because I know that the Latino community wanted him out because he betrayed the entire community.

Now the city will realize what it is like to see the City of Lynwood go down the SH!THOLE.

DISAPPOINTED RESIDENT

suffering resident of lynwood said...

with so many honest candidates on the ballot how did Pedroza remain in office. how did alfreddi johnson who is hand in hand with Paul Richards the man that was just found guilty of too too too many charges get elected. Its no wonder lynwood is nowhere on the map. the poeple of lynwood had a chance to put someone like Jim Morton who did not take a penny from the city, and instead financed his own campaign and has only given back for years. well here come a few years of nothing but crap and backward steps again. who wants to guess which councilman is going to get INDICTED next.

AMAZED said...

WELL LYNWOOD....I GUESS WE HAVE 2 RESPECT THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE BUT LET ME TELL U SOMETHING WE JUST MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF OUR LIVES! OUR MAYOR "MR. RODRIGUEZ" WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO OUR CITY.....HE HELPED CHANGE AND BEAUTIFY THIS CITY. HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN WAITING 4 THESE SCHOOLS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION, HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS 2 BE PUT 2 WORK, HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED 4 THE CORRUPTION TO FINALLY BE RECOGNIZED BY THE COMUNITY? BUT YET WE OVERLOOK THOSE FACTS BECAUSE OF WHAT THOSE VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW WAITING 2 JOIN RICHARDS IN PRISON TELL US TO THINK A CERTAIN WAY. YES THERE HAS BEEN OTHER NEW THINGS IN LYNWOOD WITHOUT "MR RODRIGUEZ'S" HELP, BUT REALISTICALLY HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE PROJECTS?? RICHARDS AND HIS KLAN HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE SHOW HERE 4 OVER 18 YEARS NOW MAYBE EVEN LONGER AND WHAT REALLY DID THEY ACCOMPLISH? CORRUPTION, FALSE COMPONIES OWNED BY HIS SIS/RICHIRDS, OR HOW ABOUT OUR RE-ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER PEDROZA.....ALL HE DID WAS GIVE HIS FATHER-IN-LAW THE CITY TOWING BUISINESS, ONE WHICH WAS OWNED BY WYNN'S TOWING, WHOM BY THE WAY TOWWED ABANDONED CARS FOR FREE...BUT THE FATHER-IN-LAW TOWS THEM 4 ONLY $500.00 DOLLARS PER CAR. WAY TO USE YOUR POWER PEDROZA... ALSO COUNCIL MEMBERS GOT THERE CREDIT CARDS REVOKED, WHY B-CAUSE THEY WERE USING THEM 4 ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES....YOU KNOW THE STORY. YET WERE IS ALL THIS ILLEGAL ACTIVITY SHOWING, HOTELS,JEWLRY, GUY MOVIES(PORNOS)PERSONAL FRIEND METTING WHICH HAD NOTHING 2 DO WITH THE CITY. AND YET THERE IS NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY BY "MR RODRIGUEZ". WOW I GUESS HE REALLY WAS A CROOK....NOT! IF YOU SAY ILLEGAL CONTRACT, GO 2 THE CITY GET A COPY OF THAT CONTRACT AND I'LL PERSONALLY GIVE YOU $1000.00 DOLLARS...AND NOT THE CITY MONEY...HAHAHAHA! BUT YET ALL THIS TIME WE WERE BEING LED 2 BELEAVE THAT HE WAS A CROOK!!!! THE MAN DID NOTHING TO HURT THIS CITY, ONLY EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO HELP.....WAY 2 GO LYNWOOD RESIDENTS!!!!

AMAZED said...

WELL LYNWOOD....I GUESS WE HAVE 2 RESPECT THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE BUT LET ME TELL U SOMETHING WE JUST MADE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF OUR LIVES! OUR MAYOR "MR. RODRIGUEZ" WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO OUR CITY.....HE HELPED CHANGE AND BEAUTIFY THIS CITY. HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN WAITING 4 THESE SCHOOLS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION, HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED FOR OUR TAX DOLLARS 2 BE PUT 2 WORK, HOW LONG HAVE WE WAITED 4 THE CORRUPTION TO FINALLY BE RECOGNIZED BY THE COMUNITY? BUT YET WE OVERLOOK THOSE FACTS BECAUSE OF WHAT THOSE VERY SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW WAITING 2 JOIN RICHARDS IN PRISON TELL US TO THINK A CERTAIN WAY. YES THERE HAS BEEN OTHER NEW THINGS IN LYNWOOD WITHOUT "MR RODRIGUEZ'S" HELP, BUT REALISTICALLY HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE PROJECTS?? RICHARDS AND HIS KLAN HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE SHOW HERE 4 OVER 18 YEARS NOW MAYBE EVEN LONGER AND WHAT REALLY DID THEY ACCOMPLISH? CORRUPTION, FALSE COMPONIES OWNED BY HIS SIS/RICHIRDS, OR HOW ABOUT OUR RE-ELECTED COUNCIL MEMBER PEDROZA.....ALL HE DID WAS GIVE HIS FATHER-IN-LAW THE CITY TOWING BUISINESS, ONE WHICH WAS OWNED BY WYNN'S TOWING, WHOM BY THE WAY TOWWED ABANDONED CARS FOR FREE...BUT THE FATHER-IN-LAW TOWS THEM 4 ONLY $500.00 DOLLARS PER CAR. WAY TO USE YOUR POWER PEDROZA... ALSO COUNCIL MEMBERS GOT THERE CREDIT CARDS REVOKED, WHY B-CAUSE THEY WERE USING THEM 4 ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES....YOU KNOW THE STORY. YET WERE IS ALL THIS ILLEGAL ACTIVITY SHOWING, HOTELS,JEWLRY, GUY MOVIES(PORNOS)PERSONAL FRIEND METTING WHICH HAD NOTHING 2 DO WITH THE CITY. AND YET THERE IS NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY BY "MR RODRIGUEZ". WOW I GUESS HE REALLY WAS A CROOK....NOT! IF YOU SAY ILLEGAL CONTRACT, GO 2 THE CITY GET A COPY OF THAT CONTRACT AND I'LL PERSONALLY GIVE YOU $1000.00 DOLLARS...AND NOT THE CITY MONEY...HAHAHAHA! BUT YET ALL THIS TIME WE WERE BEING LED 2 BELEAVE THAT HE WAS A CROOK!!!! THE MAN DID NOTHING TO HURT THIS CITY, ONLY EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO HELP.....WAY 2 GO LYNWOOD RESIDENTS!!!!

The Author said...

Some of you are too young on too new to Lynwood to know this, but Reverend Alfreddie Johnson is not friends co-horts or even agrees with Paul Richards corruption. In fact when Reverend Alfreddie Johnson ran for office for the first time, he ran against Paul Richards and lost. At the time evidence surfaced that Paul Richards had through fraud stolen the election. All polls showed that Mr. Johnson was ahead of Richards.

Some of you bloggers need to educate youself about what is really going on in our city before you propagate disinformation and lies.

To the blogger who adores Ramon Rodriguez he should visit:
www.lynwoodtruth.com and learn about why Rodriguez is not a councilmember anymore.

If those allegations are even half true, Mr Rodriguez will soon find himself accompanying Mr. Richards in jail.

Watch Dog said...

From an unsucsessfull candidate,

To my fellow Lynwood residents,
The biggest disappointment for me is not the fact that Pedroza got re-elected or that Alfredie got elected, but that the D A is taking to long to take action, and finish the job if the law rally works against corruption.

So far money has worked over comon sense and honesty.
I don't blame Lynwood residents for been misinformed but ALL Candidates that insread of working together divide the vote again and again and let special interest win.
I hope that the law enforcement takes action soon before, the New Majority Bankrupt our city funds.
Unsless we keep watching, and pushing hard to the DA's office remember, the DA is also an elected offial, and wants our vote.

Good Luck to all of us!!

Watch Dog said...

To my fellow Lynwood residents;
The biggest disappointment for me is not the fact that Pedroza got re-elected or that Alfredie got elected, but that the D A's is taking too long to take action and finish the job, that is if, the law really works against corruption.
So far money and special interest has succeeded over common sense and honesty.
I don't blame the Lnwood residents for been missinformed but to All the Candidates that divided the vote instead of working together.
I hope thet the law enforcement takes action soon before the newly elected majority bankrupt out city.
Remember the D A is also an elected offical and want our vote!
Lets keep a wachful eye and keep on pushing.

A Lynwood concerned taxpayer

The Author said...

The D.A. will is going to term out. He doesn't need our vote. We need to take care of our own city. We need to become involved and attend council meetings, and scrutinize council agendas. We need to make city hall accountable across the board.

The City Attorney Arnoldo Bletran is the biggest crook. He gets away with billing exorbitant amount of money for so called legal services.

There are plenty slackers and free- loaders "working" as city employees.

We need to insist the City Manager cracks the whip, so that corruption and ineptitud is stamped out across the board.

Everybody looks at the big contracts wihtout realizing that it's the "small money" that gets wasted and is not under scrutiny it goes through below the radar. That accounts for bigger bleeding of our city's budget.

Also, why is Andrea Hooper still making two salaries?

One thing is for certain no matter who is in office, my grabage always gets picked up, my trees are trimed, the basic city services do okay.

My life as a resident is little or not affected at all as to who is office.

Councilmembers come and go, only one thing is for certain. They all go to the same school.

They all say they will be honest and hard working, but they all steal your chickens.

Bastard said...

Although, the entire community knows that Fernando Pedroza is a corrupt piece of crap, I will give Alfreddie Johnson a chance to prove to me that he is not CORRUPT. However, I know it will be extremely difficult for it not to happen, considering that Alfreddie Johnson is Leticia Vasquez' candidate.

I am convinced that Alfreddie Johnson WILL undoubtedly become Leticia Vasquez' "PUPPET". Then again, let's just wait and hope that he can prove the community wrong.

Then again, we have the other piece of crap, Louis Byrd, this bastard is only out for the money, just like Fernando Pedroza.

So tell us Louis Byrd, how does it feel to be back in power, you piece of Sh!t?

The Author said...

To the previous poster, you only demean yourself with your filthy language.

Bastard said...

To the comment above

Don't worry about it. No offense taken. I'm not a bitter person and I don't get upset over the nonsense you speak of.

I'm just like the cigarette commercials that talk about reality behind the tobacco companies, www.thetruth.com.

I really don't have an idea who you are, I just know that unfortunately, you must have some type of interest with the "AXIS OF EVIL" or your simply to ignorant to accept the Truth about our current council and the True corruption that awaits the city of lynwood in the future.

The majority of the current council is extremely SELFISH and they only care about the welfare of themselves, not the community or the city!!

I will have to see it with my own eyes to believe that they are not corrupt. I will be monitoring the behavior of council and their actions such as discrimination, preference, and due justice.

Disappointed Resident

The Author said...

Like I said before, corrupt and politician go hand and hand. The system needs reform. I learned long ago that one must rely upon oneself and not expect government or others to affect possitive change in one's life.

Name one public servant or politician who is not corrupt and I'll show you a great deceiver.

As I said before corruption is rampant, like inmorality and selfishness.

Me, myself and I, is the credo that most people live by, politicians and the average Joe Blow.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Maria! Job well done.

Anonymous said...

In response to a previous blogger, I'm an anglo. Your accusation of anglos voting for Pedroza is interesting. Why would anyone want to vote for a proven fraud who has stolen from the city. The anglos that I know were just as discusted with the election results as you were.

What is worse though, is your insistance that this city should be divided by race. It's pathetic that our community has to remain divided and disfunctional.

I have to ask the never ending question of why can't we live togeather as a community after all we are all citizens of Lynwood and what is good for one is good for all. Don't you agree?

Let's face it Brown, Black, Yellow, Red or White we all want a safe, crime free city that is clean, thriving and provides a great enviornment for our families.

Maybe we could improve our city council by working togeather and build some agreement as to whom we want to represent and work for all of us, not just the individual races or worse for themselves and their own bank account! Maybe then we can get rid of the Pedroza's, Bird's, Vasquezes and their like and hire people who know that they were elected as a public servant not a self servant.

Sound Good! Well start here on the blog by jumping off the race train, it's old and doesn't work!

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the opinion of the limited individuals that view this site, the people have spoken and it is now time to take back City Hall and the City. Change is now the calling card to direct Lynwood in the right direction. For starters

1.the current City Atorney Arnoldo "Fat Cat" Beltran has his paw in everything and is over billing the City. Also he pushed the casa grande illegal hearing to approve the agreement for Bill Martinez without the required environmental findings. Redevelopment law violation. A new Attorney is in order and this will not cost the City any money.
2.The casa grande project needs to be brought back for reconsideration and canncellation and an RFP needs to be issued to get a Developer that will pay the right price for the land and save the city millions of dollars. Not to mention that the project was approved illegally without the required environmental findings and in violation of the Brown Act.
3. City Hall needs to be taken back. Things are out of control. The City is paying over $10,000 per month for a part time Redevelopment Director who is never there. People are being brought to Lynwood with prior ties to Pasadena. The new majority needs to stop this and stop this now.
4. The Council needs to look at the administration structure. It is top heavy (Too many Managers)recruitment for a new City Manager may be inevitable. People say we have a good City Manager but where has he been on the bad projects
*Selac
*Murial Estates
*Casa Grande
*Plaza Mexico
*Budget to reduce wasted spending
Where are the recommendations, He has been playing politics. Back to the same old story.

Anonymous said...

You are right about many things except for a few. Casa Grande was done right. Their problem is that they pissed of Richards before he was recalled. Therefore Leticia and Byrd will always stall that project. Casa Grande didn't want to pay to play. That's their only crime. Beltran gives a detailed billing report for his services. That means if he was charging for unnecesary services the city would be able to dispute them. The city is being sued left in right because our council members don't listen to him. As many idiot mistakes as our council does, I'm sure he has plebty of work. However, Ron Wilson just submits a bill with no details. But that's okay bacause Leticia and Byrd like him. ( I'm being sarcastic ) Wilson should be explaining his services as well. He is the redevelopement attorney, not Beltran. It's his job to make sure everything is legal. Yet he pushed Whispering Glenn's project with out the 14 day publishing period. Aide Castro tried showing the community and everyone ignored her. She went around carrying all 3 of the DDA's with the city clerks stamp on it. The council just prtended it never happened. The city manager is good, and he has to play politics to do his little bit of good. Plaza Mexico is a wonderfull project that is bringing positive recognition to our city. All we need is a strong redevelopement director to make sure the project is done right. Someone needs to say to Donald no more until you finish what you started. But we need to be supportive of his vision. Do your homework people, don't just talk. We need to join forces and see past our personal issues.

Anonymous said...

Casa Grande did pay to play... and heavy. Check out financial statements for Urban Pac. Mr. Billie Martinez invested thousands !!! I wonder why???

Anonymous said...

Pay and play indeed. Billie laughed his ass after he got Maria and Ramon to side with his dirty casa grande project and then funneled all kinds of money for hit pieces on behalf of Aide Castro aganist maria, alfreddie, and ramon. We keep telling you all about the environmetal for this project, it was ignored and some people just do not want to understand or accept it because of the dollars that were spent in the elections. See for yourselves. Go the the City Clerks office and ask to see all the resolutions that were approved especially the two required environmental resolutions for casa grande. Guess what, the environmental resolutions will not be there because they do not exist because this requirement was intentionally ignored and pushed by pedroza, ramon and santillan. The environmental resolutions were not on the agenda when the city approved the dda for casa grande as required by law. Only two resolutions were approved instead of the required four. Hell even the item for selac where the city just stalled the project again had the required four resolutions. Whispering Glen also had the required four resolutions. Lets get past the greed and see thing for what they really are.

Anonymous said...

The Casa GRande project is badly needed in the abandoned part of Lynwood...you talk about contamination, I guess those of you against this project have not walked around this blighted zone and stepped on infected sirenges, used condoms, liquor bottles and even a boat used for doing drugs and prostitution. CLEAN UP THIS MESS AND BRING THOSE NEEDED HOMES, THIS IS THE DOOR TO LYNWOOD AND ALAMEDA AND IMPERIAL DESERVES THE SAME ATTENTION THAT OTHER PARTS OF LYNWOOD HAVE.

RESIDENT OF ABANDONED AREA OF LYNWOOD

Anonymous said...

WE have walked it many times and agree this has been blighted for decades and needs attention. We have a chance to do it right with a project that makes more sense and does not cost the city millions. Contamination is not the issue here, that will get clean-up in due time. What is at issue is the environmetnal impact that was ignored and the millions being given away when they did have to be given away.

Anonymous said...

shut up Leticia. you margeret and irene are the only ones who don't want this project. I checked the urban pac and martinez did spend money but it was in covina. kudler was the one who hit in lynwood. like always you tell the story to your convenience.

Anonymous said...

Billie Martinez spend monet in West covina not covina. He and kudler also spent a bunch in Lynwood. Quit kidding yourself ask the Redevelopment dept. why only two resolutions were approved for Bill Martinez Casa Grande project. You are all just playing dumb and looking the other way because you must have something to gain. It doesn't matter who does the project so long as it is done right and is the best possible deal for the city. In todays housing market the City should not have to pay millions to get housing. Even that dummy Aide knows this and since she was made promises she has acted ignorant, better yet talking out of both sides of her big mouth on this project. I think even Maria is starting to see now how the dda for Casa grande was illegaly approved and that the Casa grande project is not the best deal for the City. maria is starting to wake up.

Anonymous said...

sr city manager kike aga su trabajo bien porque en dpt de graffity se dieron 2 posisiones de supervisores sin aser esamen y aparte estan lesionados no que iba acambiar lass cosas usted estad peor pero claro srs son afros verdad kike usted es otro puppet

Anonymous said...

I was amazed by the election results in Lynwood. To the voters of Lynwood all I can say turn the novelas off and educate yourselfs.
Que Verguenza ! To the elected officials we are all watching you. There is plenty of room where Paul Richards and Albert Robles are going to be housed for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm not amazed, I think YOU are the one with the problem.

Anonymous said...

We agree the Casa Grande project needs to be reconsidered. Mayor Vaquez this should be one of your first duies as Mayor, correct an ill advised project and pursue a project that meets the needs of the people. We believe housing should probably go there at that location however a better deal structure is cetainly in order. We should no have to pay for the Developer to get a good deal, especially if another developer is paying twice as much for property in Lynwood. Are we all to stupid to see this, carry on.