Thursday, January 12, 2006

City Cosiders In-House Consultants According to Local Newspapers

Lynwood, CA - Local newspaper reports that the Lynwood City Council is considering bringing consultant services in-house.

Read story here.

63 comments:

Anonymous said...

I applaud the wisdom of our latino leaders by validing Kings Legacy and impact in our lives, BUT, not forgetting their people like Cesar E. chavez, who's life and struggle guide me to continue my education and do something for my community.... I HOPE LETICIA VAZQUEZ WILL TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM OUR LATINO REPRESENTATIVES

Anonymous said...

the city manager and the people he's bringing to city hall are making many changes. if no body noticed it yet, enrique rules on fear. fear can only get you so far. the proble is not enrique, the problem is our employee union. we need to bring a good union in. a strong union that's not bullied by enrique or the councilmembers.
this is not a personal attack on howard, he has done a good job. but his job and the job of the association is not good enough anymore.
whats gonna happen when they start testing all of us to see if we are good for the job? what if your not? your gonna get FIRED. do all of you seriously think that howard can fight for us? his job is and will be on the line if he does.
we need someone to support us thats not scared to loose there job. we need a strong union that can look at the city manager in the eye and not be scared to lost there job. we need a stron union with lawyers that will fight for our rights. that's what we need. if we dont do nothing, many of will be on unemployment pretty soon.

Anonymous said...

I feel for the Lynwood City employees.

The only advice I can give you as a Union Rep. is you must stick together, Mr. Howard will do what he can, "BUT" if there are not bodies behind him it's dificult to get any thing done and wherever you fight for make sure you have all the info. needed.
Trust no one there are people that like to be protected but are not willing to do any thing, other then winning and when they get their way they forget about Unity!
Remeber politicos practice politics, and need pressure on their buts to do anything for you!!

Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with city employees having to take a test? every city employee should have taken a written exam before they were hired or made full-time. Lynwood is the only stupid city that's let's people become full time employees by taking a verbal exam and 50% of those were given by their peers.

Anonymous said...

Shut up LETICIA, I know is you behind all the test.

Anonymous said...

AND HAVE THEM TAKE A DRUG TEST!!

Anonymous said...

people should take a test to see if they can do the job, right know we have a lot of people who got their jobs by who they new, that is why we are in the shape we are in. I say look at everybodys hireing record and you will find a lot never went through the process. I'm glad we have a new human resource person maybe now we will get qualfied people

Anonymous said...

I think the city council should follow the lead of Byrd and vasquez because it looks like they are the only ones looking out for the city. Pedroza is looking out for the developers who put alot of money in his run for office, just look at the project he votes for.
you watch if in the next election they don't try to get Byrd out of office and put castro in his place.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I totally agree on Drug Testing! Periodic Drug Testing is a must a City Hall.

Also, bring in an undercover (DEA) officer to see who is doing the dealing at the yard.

Anonymous said...

Watchourcity.com TOLD US ABOUT THIS CROOK. Why didn't the D.A. do a press release on this arrest?
Why the apparent cover-up?

Why are the H.P. city officials keeping it a secret?

Read La Opinion.

Malversación de fondos en Huntington Park
Sentencian a ex alcalde Edward Escareño a tres años de prisión

Jorge Morales Almada
Miércoles, 18 de enero de 2006

Por uso indebido de recursos de la ciudad, el ex alcalde de Huntington Park, Edward Escareño, fue sentenciado a tres años de prisión, pero gozando de libertad condicional, en un caso de corrupción en el gobierno municipal que se había mantenido en secreto desde principios del año pasado, cuando se detectaron las irregularidades.

Read more about it in La Opinion

Anonymous said...

Dictator=a person ruling absolutely and often brutally and oppressively.This is LETICIA VAZQUES new name THE DICTATOR!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You definetly don't understand the role of a Mayor...it is to maintain order and ensure a Council environment that functions effectively and effeciently and she does just that! A wonderful jobs at that!!!! Hip hip horay for the mayor that will not allow staff or anyone to be denegrated or humiliated during City Council meetings!!!

Anonymous said...

She's protecting their incompetence. Her job is to ensure the well being of the residents that put her in office. Not to play out her personal revenge on everyone she dislikes.

Anonymous said...

Come-on people don't try to cover up what is really going on.
Miss. Mayor and her allies are trying to implement or to hire 5 "Personal Assistants" so they can be every where, meaning traveling al over the world, while some body they trust and paid with our tax dollars will keep them informed of what's going on in the city. I guess they borgot that Lynwood Citizens elected PART-TIME
Council members, and that the Majority don't have a daytime job, so why?
Unless they need some one to blame for their missdeeds.

NOT WITH MY TAX DOLLARS Miss Mayor!
We have a multi milion dollar deficit, 16 mill to try to finish the Ham Park project, and who knows what else they are hiding from us.
A statement by Mr. Amen was that Not every body had wrights and some residents expressing their opinion did not intemeidate him.
They stated that if you have any concerns you should contact staff not to attend city council meeting because it took to long to listen and there was not enogh time to for you there. not even during PUBLIC Hearings!
The only people that agreed with them are the ones that benifit from their decisions.

So please be informed about your Newlly Elected-ReElected Offials and their way of thinking.

Lynwood Watch Dog.Org!

Anonymous said...

Amen, to you brother. You hit the nail on the head. No assistants are needed. We need our part time council members to run the city as a business. Therefore they need to hire competent staff, not assistants. Leticia you are out. the recall is coming. People we need help, so stay alert with the petition. Thank you leticia for uniting us. United we will get rid of you.

Anonymous said...

Urgent!Urgent!Urgent
To all Lynwood concerned tax payers
an invitation to attend a special Mid-Term Budget meeting on Monday Jan. 23er at 1:00 PM. at City Hall
Where the City Council Staff Support (5 Council assistants)
at an estimated cost of over $$$$ $600,000.00 per year where council members will talk about and possible pass it with out oposition.
Keep in mind that the meeting is at 1300hrs so the least people know the better!
So far Leticia,Ferni,Alfredie "Mr. Amen", and Byrd are in favor.
Then in the next regular Council meeting of Feb. the 7th You the Tax payer will recieve the bill.

Atentamente;

LynwoodWatchDog.ocm

Anonymous said...

hey everybody the recall has begin.somebody came to my house to collect signatures for Leticia Vazques recall,and Igave my signature to the cause.

Anonymous said...

I CANT BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY ARE SPENDING BUYING HOMES AND BUILDING A PARK......WHEN WE HAVE ABANDONED FACTORIES HERE IN THE ABANDONED AREA....DID THEY TAKE ANY MATH COURSES, TO SEE THE OTHER OPTIONS BEFORE DEMOLISHING HOMES, STORES, AND RESTAURANTS THAT GAVE TAXES TO THE CITY.......PLEASE FIND PERSONNEL THAT CAN THINK ......THE COST FOR PUTTING IN AN ABANDONED AREA SUCH NORTON ,ALAMEDA, SANTA FE OR CENTURY BLVD WOULD'VE SAVED THE CITY MILLIONS, MILLIONS , MILLIONS

Anonymous said...

Wow Lynwoodwatch, you finally came out of your shadows for the sham this blog is to annihilate the political career of a young newcomer to politics. I would sue you for libel on this crap. And no… to the moron that keeps posting “shut up Leticia” I am not her!

Becky

Anonymous said...

Pay Attention Becky. Lynwood Watch posts newspaper articles and current events in the city. There is no favoritism, no name calling, no slander, etc.

Lynwood Watch is not responsible for the comments that are submitted by the readers.

Did they have any say in your response?

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky I attend almost every council meeting and I don't know you. Sounds to me that Leticia has been in your ears with her lies. Do your homework and pay attention to how she votes. Also ask yourself what project has been completed during her term. Instead of complaining about legal fees. What if she stops incurring legal fees? She thinks that her job is to destroy projects, take the city into litigation, then give the projects to her friends. A good councilmember with no speacial interest behind them would just fix them and move on. If someone owes money you make them pay and the problem is solved, right? Not if it is Leticia. Leticia cares about no one but herself. She is selfish and rude. She shows her bi polar behavior and this community is simply tired of her.

Anonymous said...

Becky, I don't know how long you have been following our city politics but your girl Leticia is full of shit. She has lied time after time. Being a good leader also requires being able to work with different personalities. Leticia does not have any people skills. Give me an example of something good she has done and I can match it with 2 things she's done wrong. If your positive is more than your negative I will support Leticia. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

WOW, was anybody at the Blockwatch meting tonight. I witness the Mayors attempt to clear her name about the recall. But when I heard the sincerity of lady Ortiz speak, I believed her. I am convinced that there is a lot of information and facts that we don’t know about the Mayor. I will be signing the petition for the recall and contacting lady Ortiz.

Anonymous said...

you are really dumb...read the recall petition. lady ortiz did not state the same information that is on the recall. wake up..why would you sign something that lady ortiz is being paid to circulate? landeros is being paid too. of course they want you to sign and you are not smart enough to know what is really going on. the sad thing is that lady ortiz is a commissioner which doesn't say much for the city council.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Ortiz was appointed by Maria Santillan as a commissioner and helped Leticia during her campaign. Mrs. Ortiz has her own reasons for believing in the recall. You need to understand that the petition was drafted by Mr. Landeros and the people's names that were on the petition. Mrs. Ortiz is known for uncovering the truth and the truth hurts. As she advised everyone yesterday, don't take her word, do your homework. Why is Leticia now coming and crying when she knows very well she could have done something months ago to stop this recall. Now that she sees it's certified she's freaking out. Knowing Leticia she taught we were to stupid to get the recall certified, since we don't all have college degrees. Humble yourself Leticia. You know who you have hurt and disrespected. Swallow your pride and apologize. Remember that what goes around comes around. You did this to yourself. Irene Garcia and Silvia Ortiz were great supporters of yours. They asked nothing in return from you. Both of these women have seen your true colors and they no longer support you. Maybe you should concentrate on your boy Ralph Gonzalez. Can you please educate him. Tell him it's not very smart to demand financial contributions to his Geter Foundation. That by the way is no longer in good standing. The worst part of all is that he does it in writting stating that if the contribution is received any problems with you would go away. Shame Shame Leticia. You are making the same mistakes your mentor Richard did. You started to late and just like him you will loose and end up in jail. Another thing stop telling lies about who is behind the recall, you know who you have pissed of. You will never be an assemblywoman. You're career is over, Mrs. I'm not a career politician. Mrs. Caring teacher. Mrs. I don't remember Leticia Vasquez. You don't remember but we have all the tapes and video depos to refresh your memory.

Message to Fernando Pedroza, Alfreddie Johnson, and Louis Byrd. The more you back her up the reasons you give us to believe that we need to get rid of all of you. However you guys make it obvious that you are scared of her, grow some cajones and be your own men.

Anonymous said...

To the above comment regarding Sylvia Ortizs' position as a commissioner. It is because of her position that intrigued her to find out more about the projects and dealings that go on in this city. It is because of her leadership role and skills that has conpelled her to right the wrongs in our local government. Anyone who knows Ortiz, knows thats she no-ones puppet. The fifty dollars a month is not going to shut her mouth or change her principals regarding Vasquez. Ortiz has been volunteering in our city for years. She continues to be active in the schools on a daily bases. She's involved with every parent group,senior citizen groups,and spend her summers coaching baseball for the city of Lynwood. Ortiz also volunteers on the weekends as a sexual assult and domestic violence advocate were she answers 24 hour hot line crisis calls. The list goes on and on.As stated before she is a full time volunteer. The dollar doesn't intrigue her in the least. Ortiz doesn't claim to be a saint however, she is well known for rectifying her wrongs. One her wrongs was ever supporting Vasquez.
She didn't just wake up one day and say 'Hey, let's recall Letty" she has thought long and hard about this move. She's aware that at this time she may not make the most popular vote, but she knows her community and they trust her. Unlike Vasquez, Ortiz has lived in Lynwood her whole life and is raising her children is this city. She is home owner and tax payer. She's paid her dues. Readers, stand up and have the gutts that Ortiz has! Stop being two face! Leticia will forget about your support too!

Anonymous said...

Vote for Aide Castro to replace Mayor Vasquez!

Anonymous said...

Oh know. I wasn't sure about signing the recall petition, however, now that I know who they plan to run, I will not support the recall.

I'ld rather see Leticia than Fernando's cousin.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee you she will be better than Leticia any day. Aide is a problem solver. Leticia is a trouble maker. Soon Byrd will be gone and hopefully Sal can replace him. At least with Aide you know what to expect. With Leticia you need to make sure she gets laid every night so she can be in a good mood. If not you better make sure you use your spell check and kiss her flat behind. That's just too much trouble.

Anonymous said...

Let's not put the cart before the horse! The petitions must be signed and verified before a special election. The commitee has not yet chosen a canidate. Our goal is to get Corrupt Vasquez out. The voters will decide who will take Vasquezs' seat.The opportunity is available to all canidates. As stated before, let's not put the horse before the cart. Anyone wishing to comment or ask question regarding the recall, please!please! Contact the individuals that have stood up and taken a stand against corruption. As far as I know Castro, has not signed the petitions nor is involved with cirrculating the petitions. Let's stick to the facts not idle gossip. The future of this city is too important to minimize the seriousness. So do your homework!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

True, however there is lots of money involved and these same folks will want to replace Vasquez by someone they can manipulate.

These folks supported Fernando because he has a price. It's hard to deal with councilmembers that will not accept bribes because developers don't know where they stand.

Before signing the petition or getting involved, look at the whole picture. They aren't going to tell you who's involved financially, but we know that the two people in the front of the recall are Alex Landeros and Sylvia Ortiz. Ask yourself, are these two people honest, and with good morals?

Anonymous said...

A woman with Aide's behind, Leticia's boobs, and Santillan's face: THAT'S OUR DREAM WOMAN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ok lynwood you know pedrosa is helping leticia not to be recalled so she wont touch rauls towing co,500.dollars for a car think people and i think leticia likes big camotes 10. inches and up big for the mouth and for the ass and like to swalloewd not spitedout /'`

Anonymous said...

uy que cochina pig leticia idint know you like big sizes for your little nalgas de cebolla porque nomas las ven y lloran bout in your i understand is big you can easy handle my 8.inches and 4,quarters

Anonymous said...

some of the comments are filthy and should be deleted by the blog staff.

Anonymous said...

what problem has aide castro ever solved? castro wants an exclusive right to sell homes for the developers in lynwood.she will get rich off this city. fernwood homes (45)alameda triangle (over 100 homes) why do you think she suddenly started to support the project after she lost the election? while campaigning she was against it......fyi. raul's towing contract was cancelled over a year ago. let's get the facts and stop putting lies out there.

Anonymous said...

Get your facts straight. Aide has always campaigned against the corrupt actions from the redevelopement department. She has critiqued the council members for not researching before making a decision.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of haters. Instead of being proud of a young latina, you want to bring her down because she is successfull. That's why us latinos can't progress. We are too busy hating on each other.

Anonymous said...

Aide is just an unpolished and unsophysticated version of Leticia. Find someone else to support instead of Aide.

Anonymous said...

Sal A La Torre for council. No one ever said it was Aide, stop assuming.

Anonymous said...

Aide is not involved in this recall at the moment. Please do not involve her in your BS. While all you guys are fighting she is trying to find solutions to projects that are costing this city thousands in legal fees. But ofcourse that doesn't matter to you guys, because it's Aide doing it. We don't need to recall Leticia. She is only one vote, just ignore her dumb ass these last 2 years.

Anonymous said...

Yes;

Aide is working on a project that will cost atleast $100,000.00 to the tax payers because her husband is suing the city. Read the agenda,
if she gets envolved now her husband may have to go to court to prove his case.
And then it woun't be a close door sweet deal, thats why!
Wake up people

Lynwood Watch Dog.

Anonymous said...

Wrong again people. Aide submitted to the city manager a letter requesting policy change in the redevelopement department. For those of you who don't know our stupid council agreed to pay 1 million back to HUD because Louis Morales mismanaged the funds. They approved it with out prosecution of Louis Morales. Aide is requesting a full administrative investigation and prosecution in that department. She is also requesting a letter of apology from the city. In turn she is waiving receipt of any finances. If she was doing it for the money she wouldn't make it that simple and easy for the city. Aide reported the incident that happened to her during the campaign to the US Attorneys office. She was going to start the proceedings against Maria, but I heard Maria and Aide made ammends. Aide is not looking to sue the city. Her husband wanted to prosecute Maria for making his social security number public, but he also would prefer to see the employee who released this information prosecuted. Both Aide and her husband understand that Maria was simply misinformed.

People don't be fooled by Leticia. She is trying to instigate between Aide and Maria. She knows that if Maria and Aide join forces she is done. During the campaign Leticia was the one instigating all of the problems between Maria and Aide. So please don't be fooled. The goal is to get Leticia out.

Anonymous said...

let's be real people..aide's husband is suing the city. each agenda has the case in closed session. aide castro is trying to sell property and anything between her and maria has nothing to do with any recall. we have known for years what morales was doing in redevelopment..why now..i ask you is aide leading the investigation and what can she do that the city attorney has not done..keep her in the house with her family where she belongs.she and her husband are waiting for that 100,000 dollar
settlement. but if it goes to court...she will lose because no one could see the ss# but aide. get it together.

Anonymous said...

You need to remove your blind fold. Did you read the previous comment. Both her and her husband are waiving the right to receive any money. Why can't you just realize that she is not the bad person you think she is. If she goes to court she will win. You can't say no one saw the SS# when obviously the printer had to see it. Also the employee who stole the document from the city. Why can't you just admitt that Maria's people misinformed her. If Aide can forgive her, you need to get over it. We hispanics need to unite. We envy each other too much, and because of our ignorant attitudes towards each other we will never progress. We are given the truth on a daily basis, and we choose to ignore it simply because we don't like the messenger. How ignorant is that?

Anonymous said...

To the previous comment. Don't waste your time trying to educate anybody on this blog. These people don't want the truth. They want chisme. Both Leticia and Aide intimidate the crap out of Maria's camp. That is the only reason they don't like them. Not that Aide and Leticia are anything like each other. Total night and day.

Anonymous said...

Make it simple, show me where the deal is in paper or in public orals.
We the tax payers shouldn't be fooled with "I only want an apology"

Lynwood Watch Dog!

Anonymous said...

It is on the public oral minutes of the November 1st 2005 meeting and the written request is in the hands of all the council members including the city attorney and city manager. Sometimes policy change and justice is more important than money. Do your homework or tell Maria to give you accurate information. Or is she still denying any wrong doing?

Anonymous said...

when are you people going to wake up, why is aide helping the developer doing the fernwood housing project and arnold from century 21 to get the project back that he left undone for years till maria ask about it, is aide going to benfit from her lobbying alfreddie for century 21 her part time boss. people watch out for all those people who claim to care about our city and claim to have lived in lynwood all their life.

Anonymous said...

Wake up yourself. Aide was the one who asked about that project. Do you not remember her hit piece. I'm sure Maria does. Aide is actually making sure that Le Francis Arnold pays back the $436,000 the city gave him. That sounds like a solution to me. Also, Century 21 offices are independently owned and operated. Aide has her license in Glendora with Century 21 Adams & Barnes. Arnold is Century 21 Excellence. Aide is working with Alfreddie on all the controversial projects. She wants to see all of them finished and out of litigation. SELAC needs to be given to JB Construction. Whispering Glenn and Casas Grande need to be solved. Fernwood Estates and Plaza Mexico also need to be resolved. Again, you guys all critique. but how many of you can offer solutions like Aide? One more thing Aide has lived here since 1977 and attended every school here. Read her Bio on www.aidecastro.com Stop having hate for people you don't know just because someone wants you to.

Anonymous said...

yeah! Stop hating just because someone tells you to.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynwood residents;
I at one time was a Lynwood resident. I know all the people that you guys are talking about. I'm going to give you guys two list. One for the good and one for the bad.

Good People
Maria Rodriguez
Aide Castro
Ramon Rodriguez
Fernando Pedroza
Alfredie Johnson
Silvia Ortiz
Sal A La Torre
Silvia Herron
Ethel Pacheco
Shawn Ferillo
Irene Garcia
Paulette Bradley


These peopel are not perfect but they are good people. They are passionate about this city. At one time all of these people have been friends. They all allowed Paul Richards to instill doubt about each other. Paul continues to manipulate everyone through the actions of Louis Byrd and Leticia Vasquez. Ask yourself why wasn't Fernando hit with all the negative things everyone always says about him during the campaign? Why did Maria campaign by herself? Why did Aide stay away from her cousin? Why wasn't Ramon prosecuted for voter fraud? Why does anyone say anything about these people with no facts to back them up?

Anonymous said...

Continued from last comment;

Bad people
Leticia Vasquez
Louis Byrd
Lorraine Reed
Andrea Hooper
Ralph Gonzalez
Ron Wilson
Paul Richards
Arturo Reyes
Ricardo Sanchez

All these people have been responsible for the people on the good list to turn against each other. These people need to be prosecuted for all the wrong they have done to the city of Lynwood. I had to move this December, but my parents are still in Lynwood. I ask you to try and answer all the questions I made and you will see that every question will involve at least one person from the bad list instigating and spreading rumors.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you can find more good people for the list. What about
Lucy Avalos and Juaquin Messinas?

Anonymous said...

My bad. Yes Lucy Avalos and the infamous Juaquin Messinas AKA UPS man are good people as well.

Anonymous said...

How long have you knows all these people that makes you the expert. All I need you to say, is can't we all just get along. The answer is no. Good and Evil don't mix. I will disagree with your good list.

Anonymous said...

You forgot Tila Aguilar, she's more than good.

Anonymous said...

She's good, but not a leader. She can make more of a difference as an educator. We all have our talents. Being a politician is not hers. Please don't try to respond that it's good she's not a politician. Politicians require of many skills and being nice and quiet is not beneficial. We need people who are brave enough to speak up. Even when it is not the popular opinion.

Anonymous said...

all these good people need to join forces and get rid of Leticia. What's this I hear? Everyone is scared of ignorant, arrogant, stupid Leticia. Once the signatures are collected she's done. Their is nothing she can do. If she tries to intimidate her just tell her to go F herself. Then go tell her off in front of the council. Then you can see her squirm in her seat. That's her intimidation.

Anonymous said...

To the 2-1-06 4:51 comment regarding good vs. bad list. What makes these people good or bad? What list were you on?

Anonymous said...

good list ofcourse

Anonymous said...

u did not answer the question. what makes these people good or bad?

Anonymous said...

Last night your council approved their so called deputies. Where was everybody that claims to be a community leader, last night? Your council also approved using our HUD dollars for rental. Great Leticia, that's all we needed, projects. That program was designed for home ownership not rentals. This community will not benefit from low income rental. the only one to benefit will be the landlord. This community will get more crime in return. Didn't Leticia say she had a problem with density? What do you think rentals cause. In case you don't know it causes parking problems and crime, you idiot. We are supposed to be improving not going backwards. If we continue to act like a ghetto thats all we will ever be. Do you guys see Paramount and Downey doing this? No, their council has a vision of growth and empowerment.