Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Is Mayor Leticia Vasquez Double Dipping?

Lynwood, CA - In the Soul Vine section of the Wavenewspapers by Betty Pleasant, the question is raised as to whether current Mayor Leticia Vasquez is double-dipping. The section informs that Leticia Vasquez is employed as a field deputy for Assemblyman Mervy Dymally . The question raised is whether Leticia Vasquez comes off the state's payroll when she's performing Lynwood city business, or whether she conducts business only after completing a full eight-hour day as a state employee.

Read article here.

(You'll find the section half-way through the page)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Lynwood business" what is that?
I thought councilmembers got paid for attending council meetings at night and that the job was a "part time"?
I guess we're looking for a story where none exists. Can we critize her on her voting record instead? I signed the recall petition, not because of her political performance, but because the person who asked me to sign said that she claimed to be a teacher even though she was only a substitute teacher.

Anonymous said...

There are other local council members, school board members, etc... working for the legislature.

It's not illegal to be employed by both the state and a local government.

But... Here you go... Knock yourselves out Lynwood.

http://www.capitolweekly.net/salaries/index.html?action=result&result_id=2116

Anonymous said...

It is very clear that reporters from this newspaper are after Mayor Vasquez because they didn't get any City jobs. This smear campaing is a result of their jelousy because Mayor Vasquez is the first Latina to serve as Mayor in Lynwood, and was the first Latina elected to office.

Anonymous said...

Lynwood people will never learn..Grow up, get a life. Start worrying about your city and stop showing all the jealousy that you have for the one person trying to get this City back in order.If you signed a recall because someone told you a lie about her, then who is really the stupid one? What is the difference between a teacher and a substitute teacher...hello...key word....TEACHER...

Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT RECALLS WERE ABOUT POLITICAL PERFORMANCE OR THE LACK OF..HELP!! PLEASE HELP THE IDIOTS THAT SIGNED THE RECALL AND THE IDIOT WAITING TO RUN IN THE RECALL RACE.

Anonymous said...

Leticia was not the first Latina Woman elected into office. Maria T Santillan was the first. Leticia you will also be the first Latina Mayor recalled.You are being recalled because you are a liar. I wont make a big deal about you being a substitute teacher. But you did say you grew up in Lynwood then you said Compton. You also told some residents that you didn't know why the city decided to have only one posada when you know damn well you ordered it. Ask yourself. What have you really done? You claim that every other councilmember is corrupt. Yet you are the one that wants the business men to pay to play. You also claimed you would hold people accountable, and you haven't. You claim not to be a career politician, and it turns out you are.

Anonymous said...

I hope that Coulcilwoman Santillan and Mayor Vasquez see what you are trying to do here, that is to keep them both divided and against each other. They are both great women and should keep working together.

Anonymous said...

If they are devided it's because Maria wants to see Leticia go down. Maria will always be a puppett to Ramon. So if Ramon hates Leticia then so will Maria. But in my opinion they are both full of shit. One for being a liar and the other one for being an air head follower.

Anonymous said...

Wrong. Maria doesn't want to see anyone go down. Maria appointed Leticia for Mayor because she knew that Leticia wanted to be the Mayor.

By the way, check your grammer!

Anonymous said...

Maria wanted her to be Mayor so that she can be humiliated more when she is recalled. If Maria doesn't want us to think she
is looking to hurt Leticia, then she needs to tell her supporters to stop saying that's why she nominated her. About my grammar, when you learn how to spell I'll worry about my grammar.

Anonymous said...

Shut up Leticia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you are a fool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Double dipping, this isn't bean dip. What a ridiculous article. The real double dipping is in the pay to play schemes in Redevelopment. When are we getting a real Redevelopment Director, projects are stalled. Leticia and Maria need to get off of their flat behinds and straighten out and cancell the following projects:

Casa Grande, Needless City money to fatten an alreeady pot belly Bill Martinez who is a former Albert Robles Alli who pumped all kinds of funds in many campaigns to keep this sweet heart deal alive.

Selac, a money pit.

Muriel Estates, a Paul Richards give away that keeps on iving.

Plaza Mexico a glorified SWAP MEET.

Anonymous said...

no to the previous comments: we need casa grande project....we are tired of seen that dump, please clean our City!!! Plaza Mexico is the only thing positive here in the city..

Anonymous said...

Casa Grande as a developer must go. The project still needs to be pursued but with another developer with a better deal to the City. With housing market as strong as it is why should the City put up all the money for land and then only accept half the cost from the developer at the end. That is ridiculous. The City needs to seek other developers that will front all the land cost up front. There are plenty of developrs out there that will be willing to do this, wake council members we are watching you closely, nevermind the fact that the City approved a DDA with casa grande without the required four resolutions, DA where are you?. Wake up people.

Anonymous said...

We agree with above statement. Casa Grande should put on the next agenda for reconsideration, not so much the project but the developer and the deal structure. Lets give Casa Grande a chance to restructure the deal and pay more before they are dropped and see if they are willing to do the porject then. If not lets move on and get another Developer and do the dda right.

Anonymous said...

The only reason we can make more money on this project now is because it's been dragged along for 4 years. Everyone is forgetting how much money the developer has invested themselves. You can't make someone spend money agree to an amount then say never mind pay me more. The key here is that if Luis Morales and Ron Wilson weren't trying to give the project to Abell Halleu Casa Grande would have been done a long time ago. First of all we shouldn't even be talking about other offers becasue we have an exclusive negotiation agreement. Leticia is an idiot along with anyone who beleives her story.

Anonymous said...

The Developer should have paid more from the beginning thats why this project dragged. Stupity or cover up which camp to you belong to if you are still supporting the deal as it stands for this project. It time to bring this project back and get another developer that will pay its fair share and provide the City with much needed housing at a much reduced cost to the City and clean-up that area.

Anonymous said...

we agree casa grande has to go, get some other developer, there are plenty out there in this strong housing market. city do sell us short we saw the numbers they do not make sense.

Anonymous said...

then you guys wonder why we use Beltran so much. legalities people an agreement has been made. a legal one at that. this is why anyone can come and sue the city. you can't just take the project away. if we take that project from that developer he gets to sue, simple as that. don't be fooled by Leticia. this is a personal issue for her, she does not care about the community. she is simply carrying out revenge plots for Richards and Sanchez.

Anonymous said...

the Casa grande agreement was approved illegally. We are already exposed to legal action from any group from the property owners at the casa grande site to any and all public agencies for not doing the required CEQA findings. Right now the City's but is completely exposed and why because the council wanted to approve the project at whatever cost before the election ignoring the environmental findings and approving a DDA that is one sided benefitting the Developer. Beltran pushed this project even though he is not the agency attorney and when push come to shove he is going to say that he is not the agency attorney and not responsible for this big blunder. Beltran did this to please pedroza and rodriquez and to benefit his close friend Bill Martinez from casa grande. No court will rule in the developers favor if the project is cancelled and another developer brought on board. A public agency cannot be forced to approve or uphold an illegally approved project. It is time to cancel casa grande and bring another developer with a better deal for the city.

Anonymous said...

waiting for another developer is not for the best interest of the city.....How long are we going to continue to have that blight there?????? For the current owners complaining that the appropriate CEQA findings were not done...WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING THERE, WORKING IN A CONTAMINATED ZONE??????? YOU ARE JUST USING THE "CONTAMINATION" CAUSE, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO CONTINUE HAVING THAT UGLY, JUNK,BUT.....NOT IN MY BACKYARD, I KNOW YOU WILL NOT WANT THAT IN YOUR RESIDENTIAL AREA WHERE YOU LIVE.....AND FOR A FACT IS NOT THE CITY OF LYNWOOD......
I APPLAUD COUNCILMEMBERS WHO VOTED FOR THE CASA GRANDE PROJECT...THANK YOU FOR HAVING A VISION FOR THIS PART OF LYNWOOD!!!!

Anonymous said...

You do not have rto wait for another developer there are plenty out there. CEQA has nothing to do with contamination. CEQA is Environmetnal determination that is part approving all projects in the State of California. This requirement was skipped to rush the casa grande project through. The only poeple that are supporting this project are poeple like pedroza, aide castro who stand to gain something. The area is blighted and needs to be cleaned. The timing that it will take to clear the contamination you could change the develop many times over and it will not matter from a timing perspective. Applaud all you want for those Council that voted for casa grande they voted for a project that sells us Lynwood short. Even Maria now knows that the deal to have the City pay all the land up front and only collect half was a bad deal, especially when you have other investors/developrs intown paying twice as much for land and still making a profit. Someone stand to make a killing on this project and it not the residents. This need to be brought back for reconsideration before the City faces bigger problems. Those that keep supporting Casa grande treid to hind behind issues that do not relate to their support or simply do not know economics.

Anonymous said...

people need to stop beliving vasquez lies, lynwood is just a pit stop for her, she has bigger things in mind for herself. be careful of aide she was mentored by vasquez. she is nothing but a user. lynwood when are you going to elect people who care about this community and not the people who are bought and paid for by all those people wanting to get thier projects passed.

Anonymous said...

Ambition is not a bad thing. You can do more for your community in higher office.

Are you Mexican? I know in my Mexican and Catholic upbringing I was taught that ambition was a bad thing. I know better now!

Anonymous said...

ambition is definately not a bad thing. hipocracy and lies are. that is Leticia. this is not a Mexican thing. you sound just like her. or is it you Lety? self hate is also wrong. plain in simple we don't want you anymore, go back to Compton or where ever you are from.

Anonymous said...

hy lynwood igot something for mayor leticia you are mad because your paying tomouch to lawyers what about rauls varelas towings cars impounds your paying 500.dollars for each car why dont you something abouit please shome that you care for the city

Anonymous said...

there is nothing wrong with ambition so long as you do not foget where you came from. before leticia thinks of moving on she need to take care of matters at hand and do some cleaning up. she needs to do away with the casa grande give away. she needs to to push to get rid of the muriel states project and the selac project and put the reverends in their place for ripping off the city. this has gone on long enough and needs to stop. we are watching.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like all of you are really well informed about what goes on in city hall..could it be that you all work there? Well maybe you should get off the internet and go do you your JOBS maybe then there will be a lot less to complain about.

Anonymous said...

To the above comment if you think citing council shortcommings and how they are making bad decision on bad projects is complaining your are not only a knucklehead but you are either misinformed or do not care that the Council is approving bad projects that reward campaign contributors like fat billy martinez of casa grande and lefrancis arnold of the muriel and selac projects.

Anonymous said...

this blog ask if Mayor Vasquez is double dipping. The answer is yes she is. Get rid of her. She is no good for Lynwood or for Compton. The fact that she works for one of the most unethical politicians should tell us all how corrupt she is.

Leticia we all know your daddy Richards got you the job with Dymally. You should have kept your job as a substitute teacher. Your loyalty to Richards and Dymally is kicking your ass.

Anonymous said...

Letcia, can you please explain why you have such an arrogant attitude towards your hispanics. Or is it just that you think, that someone with out a college degree is stupid. I really suggest you take some public speaking classes. Their is also plenty of seminars that can teach you how to get along with different personalities. Those seminars can also help you develope great people skills. I'm sorry you are going through all of this. I just hope you are learning from this experience. I'm also sorry the community you chose to represent is beneath you (according to you) or simply stupid (as you have also stated). If you plan to continue in politics, I suggest you go to the perfect city whre everyone is educated and uses spell check just how you like it. (let me know if you find that city)

Anonymous said...

Take of business, Cancel Casa Grandre, Muriel States, Selac.

Anonymous said...

why?

Anonymous said...

I havent followed much on what's been going on with the city of Lynwood until this past week when I saw the news about Mayor Leticia Vasquez.
To begin with, has someone really dug deep to see where she came from and what she is all about? I remember a few years back before she even ran for councilmember seeing her perform sexual acts while others watched on at a private party. I thought she was trashy then and it is no surprise all these allegations are surfacing now. Dig deep, leticia has tons of skeletons in her closet