Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem Served With Recall Papers

Lynwood, CA - Current Mayor Leticia Vasquez, and current Mayor Pro-Tem Alfreddie Johnson were served with recall papers during ribbon cutting ceremony that took place Monday, September 25, 2006.

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did anyone get the lotto numbers?

Anonymous said...

Dont forget next week the show LOST starts up again!!

Anonymous said...

Who do we call to sign the recall?

Anonymous said...

Im Bored

Anonymous said...

Lynwood City Councilwoman Has Real Life Nip & Tuck

Seems Lynwood Councilwoman Maria Santillan’s been doing some self-improvement, where it really counts.

The Councilwoman back from a short vacation is going around telling everyone about her recent nip and tuck.

What’d she have done?

First, she had her chin worked on, followed by a boob job, and topped off with a bit if lipo.

She’s telling anyone who will listen all about it

Just ask her.

While we agree that she Maria could use all the help she can get, we do wonder where she got the money to have her real life nip and tuck?

Probably from the same people who pull her strings and basically tell her what to do, because you know she hasn’t had a thought in her head that wasn’t planted by someone else….

Anonymous said...

Wow! Good for her. Can't wait to see her.

Anonymous said...

MAMACITA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Call Sylvia Ortiz and/or Aide Castro to sign the recall.

Anonymous said...

Well guess what, they are going around saying that they weren't served.

Anonymous said...

I guess there's a trend of council members having plastic surgery.

Anonymous said...

She probably got the money by borrowing it from a friend, and I am not talking about Arturo Reyes because she hasn't paid him yet. I feel sorry for the person who lent her the money. Maria gets her money by stealing from friends.

Anonymous said...

She probably got the money by borrowing it from a friend, and I am not talking about Arturo Reyes because she hasn't paid him yet. I feel sorry for the person who lent her the money he or she will never see the money again. Maria steals money from her friends.

Anonymous said...

She probably got the money by borrowing it from a friend, and I am not talking about Arturo Reyes because she hasn't paid him yet. I feel sorry for the person who lent her the money, he or she will never see the money again. Maria steals from friends.

Connie said...

Hey, Bill Gates above...And where do you get your money from? Stop being such damn CHISMOSOS!

So what if she did get hooked up? Why is your ugly butt hating on her? You're Jealous? You have no life?

What are you doing for the community? Chismes on this stupid blog don't count as positive activities!

Anonymous said...

"Comment moderation has been enabled. All comments must be approved by the blog author. "

Now this "Great Protector of Lynwood" Blog is screening responses?

I didn't think it coulod turn into more of a joke. I was wrong!

Anonymous said...

It's only Sylvia Ortiz.

Anonymous said...

what is the recall about this time? lynwood has to be the "recall capital" of the u.s.

Anonymous said...

Will Sylvia & Aide run to replace them?

Anonymous said...

They are going around saying the did no get served???

What??? Richards Nixon also said: "I'm not a crook!"

They were served. Now it's up to the people of lynwood to do the cooking.

Sign the recall petition!

Let's repeal the 30% water rate increase!

Anonymous said...

You got Served!

Anonymous said...

It's not 30% is 60% spread for 5 years. The Votes came from Leticia, Alfreddy, Byrd and Maria Santillan.
Ferni did not vote in favor.
If the communtiy don't protest about it the next is going to be The Land Scape Assesment and Light Assesment at a rate of 53% and 47% respectively.
They need to support 5 Council Deputies!

Lynwood Watch Dog

Anonymous said...

Is 60% spread out for 5 years, and more to come unless the community protest with a loud voice.
Votes came from Leticia, Alfreddy, Byrd, and Maria Santillan.
Ferni did not vote in favor.
The next is the Lnad Scape and Light Assesment at 53% and 47%

Lynwood Watch Dog

Anonymous said...

No Sylvia is not going to run. Aide is a wuss of the city, and is power hungry....she us just like Lety...I would rather see a Lety up there then Aide...What do you guys think???

Anonymous said...

Who's got bigger boobs?

Anonymous said...

If 4 voted for it, why are u recalling 2? Why not all 4? I agree Aide is a loud mouth who says nothing.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Chivas lost to the Galaxy, BUT...unless rules changed, I don't think last place teams make the playoffs. Do they?

Anonymous said...

Recall 4? What Are you people smoking? Can I have some?

Why don't we just fire the whole City? Will you be happy then?

Better yet! Why don't we just declare indepedence from the US? Yeah that's it! Viva la revoluciĆ³n!

Everyone is corrupt! Me too! Can you recall me?

Alicia said...

I agree! You people voted for at least one of these people even though there were other candidates to pick from.

You voted for:
- one that doesnt have any opinions
- a "holy" one that only cares about his suits and pretty girls
- one who thinks her sh$t doesnt stink
- one who who rather live in Vegas
- and one who hasnt thanked us for paying for his porno flicks and trips!

And now you want to recall all of them?

Anonymous said...

for the comment that Aide is a wuss. Remember that she was the one that has told us about all these problems going on at city hall. I don't think she's wuss or anything like Leticia. She has more balls then anyone on that council.

E-HOG said...

That's funny.

All the big macho raza types in here are intimidated by Aide, a woman that has more testicular fortitude than most of the so called men in this society.

Anonymous said...

You have to give Aide credit. She's mature enough to admit her mistakes instead of trying to deny them or worse yet cover them up.

Anonymous said...

I personally don't think she has the testicular fortitude that is proclaimed by the two previous MORONIC comments.

If Aide really had the GUTS and the BEST INTEREST for the City, she would of tried to RECALL her EXTREMELY CORRUPT COUSIN (FERNANDO PEDROZA). Instead, she is blabbing around about all the other councilmembers, but NOT her BELOVED COUSIN.

What kind of crap is that!!!!
She might say a comment here and there about her not agreeing with all of his decisions, but the reality is that "BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER" and as long as her cousin FERNANDO PEDROZA is a councilmember, WE WILL NEVER SUPPORT HER BECAUSE ALL THEY WOULD DO IS CONTROL THE COUNCIL. IT WOULD BE A LOT EASIER FOR BOTH OF THEM TO GET THE THIRD ALLY TO SIDE WITH THEM AND TAKE CONTROL OF THE CITY.

Council should adopt TERM LIMITS, thats what they should do, but we all know that will never happen.

AIDE CASTRO IS NO GOOD FOR LYNWOOD JUST LIKE HER COUSIN FERNANDO PEDROZA (FERNIE THE PERVIE THE PERVERT).

FELIPE ARGUELLO

Anonymous said...

i agree..she talks loud and says what her cousin tells her to say. all she knows is what he tells her. she's not that knowledgeable.

Joe said...

Felipe -
Since, obviously, you have the "guts" and have our "best interest" in mind...why don't you recall pedroza? Why don't you try to put term limits on a ballot?

Any "moron" can point fingers, second guess or say "THEY should..."

(I'll be waiting for your answer)

Aide Castro said...

Pleasure to meet you Mr Arguello,

It is very obvious by your comment that you don't know me, and you never conversated with me. To begin with, I always refer to the council as a whole. I try not to mention specific council members because it always takes at least 3 to make anything pass.

Recalls are not to be taken lightly. Thay are not easy. However it is my opinion that if a recall is needed all 5 should have been served. All 5 have made mistakes. The question is would it be reasonable? The answer is no. I can say that at least one councilmember does not deserve it. She has only made 2 mistakes that I consider to be bad for the community. Recalling my cousin Fernando will not fix the problems in city hall. And you are right I am not willing to hurt my own family. The law and God can judge him, but I won't. Several people in the past have tried and failed. So as you can see easier said then done.

In regards to your comment about me taking over the council. I thank you for having so much confidence in my leadership skills :-) I din't know I was that good. You give me too much credit. The council consist of a team of 5. If I ever get the opportunity to be a councilmember I will need to work with 4 other leaders. The key word is work not control.

I'll agree with you on term limits. That was actually part of my agenda during my campaign. I would also like to add campaign contribution limits. In having term limits we avoid any long term take overs of city hall.

Mr Arguello, please take the time to get to know me. Don't judge me baised on rumors. Call me and I will answer any questions or concerns regarding me at any time. 310-438-1569

Thanks,
Aide Castro

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt wait too long for his call

Anonymous said...

Quite frankly AIDE, your not that good. I'm not saying you will take over council by yourself. I am simply saying that it would be a lot easier for you and your COUSIN (FERNANDO PEDROZA) to take control of what gets passed and what doesn't because it would be really easy for you and your cousin to SWAY THE THIRD VOTE TO YOUR FAVOR. Keep in mind, you don't have to work with ALL 5 councilmembers, "YOU ONLY NEED 3 VOTES---NOT 5, TO PASS ANY LEGISLATION." FURTHERMORE, WHY DO YOU TALK ABOUT ALL 5 COUNCILMEMBERS GETTING ALONG, WHEN YOU KNOW "OUR" CURRENT COUNCIL IS NOT UNITED. THERE IS TOO MUCH GREED AND AMBITION, THEY ALL WANT THE MONEY AND POWER (WITH THE EXEPTION OF PERHAPS ONLY ONE COUNCILWOMEN), BUT I WON'T SAY WHICH COUNCIL MEMBER IT IS (M.S.):-).

Like i've stated before, if you and your cousin (FERNI THE PERVI) are united (by working together and BLOOD). What makes me think that you guys will go against each other when in reality "HE IS YOUR MENTOR AND TEACHER."

As I have seen from passed observations, you ALWAYS SEEM to GO AGAINST ANYONE THAT INTERFERES WITH YOUR COUSINS IDEAS OR PROPOSALS. For example, when the current City Manager went against FERNANDO PEDROZA'S IDEAS, PEDROZA BEGAN TO HARASS THE CITY MANAGER, TO THE POINT THAT HE HAD TO FILE A GRIEVANCE AGAINST YOUR COUSIN.....AND IN RETURN, YOU CHASTISED AND RIDICULED THE CITY MANAGER IN FRONT OF AN ENTIRE ROOM FULL OF PEOPLE AT A COUNCIL MEETING FOR SUPPOSEDLY GOING AGAINST COUNCIL. YOU CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE HIS "BOSS." IN WHICH CASE I TOTALLY AGREE, BUT WHEN A PERSON IS TELLING YOU TO COMMIT UNETHICAL AND WRONGFUL PRACTICES, ONE MUST TAKE A STAND AND SAY "NO"...JUST LIKE THE CITY MANAGER DID.

ITS BAD ENOUGH, THINGS WERE REALLY BAD WHEN PAUL RICHARDS WAS IN CONTROL OF COUNCIL AND YOUR COUSIN. BUT NOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANOTHER CORRUPT BASTARD...NO WAY JOSE. THEN AGAIN, I DON'T BLAME YOUR COUSIN FOR BEING CORRUPT. AFTER ALL, HE DID HAVE THE BEST TEACHER AND THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICIAN IN CURRENT HISTORY (PAUL RICHARDS).

WE all know that your cousin IS CORRUPT, but you have never really gone and spoken against him directly OR stated publicly that you concur with the fact that HE is corrupt. Like you said, "when you speak of council, you direct it to all councilmembers," right? By you doing this, you cousin knows that the "SHOE" sure as hell fits him, but he doesn't care...because he knows you have to PLAY THE POLITICAL GAME IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF IT. It's a wise move and an assumption that does not put your cousin in direct harm or ridicule because your directing all comments to the entire council surely beats the hell out you speaking directly to him.

REMEMBER...."YOU MUST NOT JUST TALK THE TALK, BUT YOU MUST WALK THE WALK AS WELL"

JUST REMEMBER...AS LONG AS YOUR COUSIN IS A COUNCILMEMBER, WE WILL NEVER SUPPORT YOU.

UNTIL HE IS OUT, THEN WE WILL CONSIDER YOU AS A COUNCILWOMEN.

YOUR FRIEND,

FELIPE ARGUELLO :-)

Aide Castro said...

Let me begin by thanking you for answering and actually giving your name. You are right about only needing 3 votes to make anything pass. No argument. Their is also no argument regarding the current council not working together as a team. My point was, that it needed to be done. I can use "I" all day long, but with out 2 other council members nothing I proposed would pass.

In regards to my cousin Fernando. Let me begin by telling you that I have publicly spoken against certain corrupt decisions he's made. I have been questioned about his actions and I always state my opinion. Regarding the city manager I can tell you, that you have been misinformed. First of all, he tried to file a grievance after I submitted a letter to the council about his behavior. The city manager assumed that Fernando put me up to it. I still feel he is one of the biggest problems we have at city hall. He was mad at Fernando because Fernando questioned him on who authorized for him to remodel some of the departments. To make a long story short the city manager retracted his grievance when he realized he got caught. He also changed his attitude when he realized Fernando had found out about his secret marriage to the asst. city manager during a working day and working hours. In other words on yours and mine tax dollar time. This is a city manager who has been fired from other cities for the same type of unethical behavior. I don't know what you expect me to do regarding my cousin. I can't do anything about whom I'm related to. I also respect your opinion to not support me. But I will ask you this. Why did he get re-elected? By the way, who said he's my teacher? Everything I have learned about politics is by attending council meetings, reading the agenda, and asking many questions to different people. I have learned from every single council member up their. Including prior council. The job of a council is not easy. But Fernando introduced me to politics. For that I am gratefull. Before my campaign last year Fernando never really considered my opinions. All that changed after the election. Myself and others did request for him not to vote in favor of the water rate increases. He actually didn't. I tell you this, to show you that the other side to me being on the council and is that I can hopefully have a positive influence on what he votes for.

Remember that I really do live in the city of Lynwood. I have been here almost all 29 years of my life. Both of my children were born in Lynwood and attend Lynwood schools. My parents and my brother still live in Lynwood. My childrens grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousin, and friends also live in Lynwood. It is to my convenience to help in the cleaning up of this city. I love my city, on council or not. If I hurt my city I would be hurting my own friends and family. Worst of all my own children. I won't make excuses for Fernando that is his responsibility and only he can answer why he has made the decisions he has.

Since you don't know what I have gone against Fernando on, here's a list:
Whispering Glenn Project
Towing Contract the we had to pay for, when we were getting it free.
Sister Cities Programs, when we were paying for it.
The hiring of the current city manager.
Non prosecution of Luis Morales and the developers that took HUD money.

As you can see we disagree on many things. I don't know who has been misinforming you about me. But I would have a talk with that person if I were you. I made the mistake of judging many people when I first started getting involved. based on other peoples information or opinions. Then I started to see the truth on my own.

I look forward to meeting you some day. Even if you don't support me for council. That way I see it,I will be applying for a job as a councilmember. My qualifications will be enough for some and won't be for others. I am totally okay with that. I will just try my best and the voters will decide. Just please make sure to support campaign term limits and contributions if I get on the council. Deal?

Respectfully,
Aide Castro :-)

PS. Do you attend council meetings?

Anonymous said...

Is Mr. Arguello really who he says he is?
I bet even money he is just a coward hiding behind a fake name.

No mames, just call Aide, this post is about the recall against Leticia and her Scientology mentor Alfreddie Johnson.

I agree, Leticia and Johnson need to go first.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Felipe,

Regarding Oct. 3rd posting...Obviously you are deeply in love or infatuated with Councilmember M.S. to make such a staement excluding her from your statment about greed, power and money. By the way, do you prefer the old M.S. or the new M.S.

She obviously has benefited most which is why she fails to make any meaningful decisions about anything. It's obvious she fears losing her new way of life. One that includes plastic surgery, new cars and new homes.

LET THE TRUTH COME TO LIGHT!!!!

Anonymous said...

The plain truth is, you guys are jealous of the current council members and wish that you were in their seats. Aide Castro is a moron and has no business whatsoever pursuing a council seat. She is not polished enough to pull it off. This child can't even fake it. We should not boost her ego and have her continue to make a fool of herself. Aide, give it up...people are laughing at you. In one comment you are going to let GOD judge your cousin and in the next comment you list all the things he's done wrong in your opinion. The City Manager is so far out of your pathetic league, you need to just quit and go get your hair done...it looks bad.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how she is judging her cousin by mentioning what is out in the open she has said already. I think the one infatuated is you with these ignorant and pathetic councilmembers along with the most corrupt city manager we have ever had.

You guys are totally unfair. You expect her to hate her cousin and point out what she has done about him to prove herself. Then when she does it, you still talk. It is obvious she is not as pathetic as you mention. It seems more that you are afraid of her. I have read many of her prior comments and I have noticed that many of the things you guys are now talking about she has been warning us about since her last campaign. That doesn't seem like a pathetic person to me. That seems like a person who is doing research and trying to inform us. To bad we haven't been listining. Maybe we should have gone to the that town meeting when she asked.

Aide you will be fine. I met you at the youth center. My family and I support you and your efforts. Stay out of the contreversy let us your supporters do the rest. Keep on doing the positive things you do.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is Aide is not pathetic. Very blunt, but that's about it. I'll take blunt over corrupt any day. Make up your mind people do you guys want her to talk shit about her cuzz or do you not. I don't, that's just not cool between families. But I do want to know her opinion on the decisions that were made by at least 3 council members. I think that is what she is trying to say. Everything her cuzz did required votes from the other councilmembers. So I guess that's why she refers to the council as a whole. That's what I'm understanding.
Right Aide?

Aide Castro said...

To the above comment. Right :-)

To the prior one. Sorry about my hair. I guess it really does look bad. I said I wasn't going to cut my hair till the end of the summer. My bad :-) Having curly hair is not easy. I do my best. I guess I should visit my salon, LOL.

Anonymous said...

A ceramic straightner and some freeze control should be able to take care of the fro.

Anonymous said...

Aide you are pathetic. Stop being a smart a** cuz you are certainly not smart. You have a big mouth and want attention. You seem to be unhappy and go after Leticia and City Manager. Why is that? Have a poor self-image, dear? Is it your body, your face, your education? Or do you just need a boy-friend?

As for your connection with cousin Pedroza, you have the poor self-esteem in common. Is his problem same as yours? I understand that has marital issues and sleeps in his car?

Or is the connection between you and him much stronger? He gets bribes from developers, you got your home loan thru Luis Morales.

Come out clean, Aide!

Anonymous said...

your reaching. Try harder, if anything Aide is wupped on her hubby. Her man is fine as hell. Those dimples must have gotten her attention. ( No Disrespect to Aide ) Aide is one smart cookie. Up till now the one with the problem is Leticia. For having two kids Aide looks good. Don't be mad at her for having a sense of humor. But I did hear her dog died.

Anonymous said...

WILL YOU ATTENTION HOGS GET BACK TO THE SUBJECT??? THE RECALL EFFORT IS IN FULL EFFECT. LETICIA AND JOHNSON ARE STALLING FOR TIME BY LYING AND STATING THAT THEY WERE NOT SERVED. wHAT KIND OF REV LIES ABOUT NOT BEING SERVED. i WAS SMART ENOUGH TO SERVE THEM RIGHT IN FRONT OF 50 RESIDENTS. THIS EFFORT IS NOT ON THE BEHALF OF ANY ONE PERSON. THIS IS A UNITED EFFORT THAT INCLUDES SENIOR CITIZENS,WIDOWS, SINGLE MOTHERS AND ALL THE REST OF US THAT CAN NOT AFFORD THESE WATER HIKES. LETICIA AND JOHNSON REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE NEEDS AND WANTS OF THE COMMUNITY. i HAVE CALLED THEM BOTH TO SHARE MY CONCERNS AND ANGER OF THIER DISRESPECTFUL ABUSES OF OUR TAX DOLLARS. THEY WONT EVEN CALL ME BACK. SINCE I'M NOT A DEVEOLPER, I'M NOT IMOPORTANT ENOUGH TO CALL. WELL. YOU DUG YOUR OWN HOLE. I HAVE THIS RECALL DOWN TO A SCIENCE, YOUR OUTTA HERE. IF YOU TWO COUNCILMEMBERS WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE, LOOK IN THE MIRROR. NOW, ANYONE WHO IS WILLING TO HELP IN ANY CAPACITY, PLEASE CONTACT SYLVIA ORTIZ 310 438-0935 THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOUR HELP. STAND UP, STAND PROUD,THIS IS OUR CITY!!DON'T ALLOW TWO ARROGANT COUNCILMEMBERS TO SELL OUT OUR CITY. WE DESERVE BETTER REPRESANTATION!!!!!
CAN EVERYONE PLEASE STICK TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE. DON'T GET BLINDSIDED WITH STUPID GOSSIP. USE THIS BLOG TO INFORM.TO ORGANIZE, TO LEAD!!!

Janet C. said...

That's a lot of accusations with no proof. And, Your Devine Holiness...if I may be so brave to ask...what are you doing for our community?

You guys know her dog died? That is sick. Get your fat ass up, trash your computer and go take a freakin' walk. That is PITIFUL!

Even kids stop pointing fingers and regurgitating rumors by fourth grade!

Lisa said...

That's why this blog is bullsh@t!

ANONYMOUS accusations? You people are a sad joke. Go help the seniors, coach some kids, clean an alley. GO OUTSIDE (the light won't vaporize you, I promise)!

Stop talking sh@t about people you don't even know and do something POSITIVE!

What a collection of bitter, no-life's!

Lisa
- team mom
- alley cleaner
- student
- hospital volunteer
- school volunteer

Anonymous said...

The City had a ceremony and put up a plaque on Thursday because they put up a dugout shade in the park?

Are you serious? What a f@ckin' accomplishment! Watch out Cerritos, We are doing big things in Lynwood!

Anonymous said...

"No Matter what you do there will be critics." -

- A very wise man (that probably didnt live in Lynwood

Joe said...

To the Anonymous, Holy Defenders of Lynwood:

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Anonymous said...

JOE!!!!!

You know that is too deep for Lynwood!!!!

Anonymous said...

my bad!

Anonymous said...

Hey aide, get a grip!!! Stop being an a**. Get out there and do something for the community if you really care. Stop using the blog to get support from the folks who spread rumors and like to gossip… or are these the kinds of constituents you would rather have? What a happy company… You all will run this city to the ground. And I can imagine you at City Hall (my worst nightmare), alongside of Fernando, screaming at employees and showing them how smart and powerful you both are. This is called “low self-esteem”, sugar. You and Ferni already harassed too many employees; they told me and others. Your cousin just recently yelled and publicly harassed Council aide Daniel; he should pursue legal action. And the FBI is still watching Ferni and Byrd… join the company, Aide!

Oh, and why are you so upset with the City Manager? Because he cut all illegal channels thru which Fernando was getting his income, and may soon be getting to people like yourself, who obtained loans illegally? I see…

Lynwood watch dog (a real one)

Anonymous said...

WOW! u guys sure talk a lot... some of you guys like to hear yourselves talk and some of you are ALL TALK! shut up already and take some yoga classes or something.

Anonymous said...

FOR ANYONE WHOS INTERESTEWD IN THE RECALL, THE TWO HAVE NOT RESPONDED TO THE LETTER OF INTENT. THIS WEEK THE LETTER OF INTENTION WILL BE PUBLICATED. WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?? EVERYONE SAW YOU GET SERVED,THATS PRETTY STUPID THAT YOU DIDN'T RESPOND. IT'S KINDA LIKE WATCHING A DOG CHASE HIS OWN TAIL. HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU WASTE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS TRYING TO DEFEND YOURSELVES THIS TIME. THE LAST 50K HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO PROVE SHIT. IT'S ALL IN YOUR MIND LETICIA. GET OVER YOURSELF, THE COMMUNITY SURE HAS!!! SYLVIA ORTIZ

Anonymous said...

Sylvia is the one full of shit. I want to see what she'll do with no help. You don't have the support of this community. You are no better then Leticia if you are willing to do a recall during a regular election. How are you helping this community by making us spend on two elections during the same year. You're just trying to make a quick buck. I strongly advise everyone not to give her any money. Sylvia is known for being a trouble maker. She claims not to care about the money yet she's asking for donations. Donations for what? It's probably to buy herself some beer. You F..... drunk. Fix your own problems before you do anything for us. You looser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I understand Aide Castro is no longer involved with the recall and that is a good thing, I think. All these nasty attacks by people who don't use their real names in really just sad. The recall atemtpt on the Mayor failed and I don't believe she can be recalled for six months after that failure. This recall is right before a regular election and will cost us, the taxpayers, tens and tens of thousands of dollars just because someone wants to be on the city council and in a recall election you could win the seat with only ten percent of the vote whereas in an election you would need a much greater percentage of the vote. Someone out there is willing and determined to have us, the tazpayers, foot the bill for their election and I really don't even think it is the City Council Members who are failing. I believe we need to look at the City Manager. The City Council comes up with some very good ideas and those are turned over to the City Manager to put into affect. My question is what percent of the ideas given to him by the city council have been completed and are done?

Another question arises in that when the current City Manager left the City of Colton,after he was their City Manager, why did he try and take all of the credit for negotiating a new contract for trash sevices when it was city council person who proposed that contract and all the City Manager did was to follow the instructions given to him by the City Council. People who steal credit once, don't stop.

Next, when he left the City of Pasadena as their Assistant City manager, Martinez claims, "He picked Lynwood to work for instead of picking that city in Texas. He stated at a city council meeting in Lynwood that he chose Lynwood over a huge city in Texas, but later claimed at a Lynwood City Council meeting that he,(Martinez) had been number 6 on that Texas City's list. Number 6 on the list doesn't get the job, number one gets it and when he wound up number six in Texas he jumped back to Lynwood, claiming he chose Lynwood over Texas. Sorry, but no. It just doesn't work that way.

Furthermore, when he left the City of Pasadena after being that cities Assistant City Manager he sued that city for $14,000 because a trash can rolled into his electric fence. Very large electric gates don't cost $14,000 brand new. What's he going to sue our city for when he gets fired?

This same person who worked over in Bell Gardens as their City Manager before he worked for Lynwood. There was something that happened there and it was investigated by the sheriff's department. It is that same sheriff's department that Martinez (The city manager) has ordered to not contact or call the City Council Members of Lynwood, whom he works for. I think someone might want to check on Lexus/Nexus and then post that information here on this site so we can all know what the sherrif's department knows about this fellow.

I think its time to find out what is the truth behind our city manager and find out if that same city manager has been stirring up disent between the council members for his own secret benefit? I can tell you there is a lot to learn about that man and I would like to see someone who doesn't work for him post it right here.

Anonymous said...

Finally someone with some real information. Is their anywhere this information can be verified? No disrespect to the author of the comment, but I would like to research the info.

Anonymous said...

Of course you can and probably should check the information for yourself. Allegations are just that, but here is where you can start your research.

The Pasadena Star News - Saturday June 24th 2006

There was an article written under the byline of Gary Scott, staff writer.

In the article you will find that according to the city minutes of the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida from the year 2000, then City Manager Nabar Enrique Martinez was forced to resign after being accused of harassing his employees and in 2003, while N. Enrique Martinez was serving as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Pasadena,CA his executive assistant Carolyn Gray, accused him of sexual harassment. Gray later dropped her complaint in exchange for a transfer to another office within the city. The foregoing was again according to the Pasadena Star News, same article.

Martinez's suit or claim against the City of Pasadena because he claimed a runaway trash can caused nearly $14,000 in damages to the electric gate in front of his house was also reported in the press. At a recent Lynwood City Council meeting, current City Manager, the same Enrique Martinez stated that the he wanted the authority to sign settlement checks for law suits against the City of Lynwood up to $30,000, as most of those suits just were not worth fighting. Put Martinez's $14,000 suit up against his statement to the Lynwood City Council and contemplate that one for a while. Martinez did not get what he wanted as the City Council voted to allow him a much small amount that he could sign for, only $5,000, I believe. This can all be verified through the records of the city council meetings the City of Lynwood keeps.

It has accurred to me that if the public and the various members of the Lynwood City Council can be kept fighting each other that would take the view and the heat off someone else who could be doing lord knows what to our city. That is why I feel this individual should be having an eye kept on him. Or, maybe we should all just believe that the tiger has suddenly seen the light and changed his stripes. I, for one, prefer to stay on watch of this particular city manager and see what he is really up to.

Was Martinez asked to resign his position with any of the other cities he worked for, other than Palm Beach Gardens, such as Colton, Bell Gardens, San Jose, Ca and for a few cities in Texas? If so, why was he asked to resign? Having him resign these positions may have let Martinez off the hook and saved those cities a lot of money in legal fees, but if the City of Lynwood got stuck with a bad apple, then we deserve to know the specifics.

Again, allegations are not convictions by any means and he should be presumed innocent until he is proven guilty, however,the people of Lynwood and our city deserve to at least know what he has been accused of and how many cities have forced him to resign. If all of the above information had been known then our city could have made a more informed decision. TT

Anonymous said...

One more source is the Pasadena Star News of 12/08/2005 which describes N. Enrique Martinez's claim against the City of Pasadena for just under $14,000 because the runnaway trash can hit his electric gate and he said the gate would not close. This can also be viewed at www.zoominfo.com if you place the name "N. Enrique Martinez" in the search area, along with "assistant city manager." TT

Anonymous said...

TO THE UNKNOWN SHIT TALKER ABOVE, HAVE I EVER ASKED YOU FOR MONEY? BECAUSE THE ONLY COST THAT THIS RECALL WILL REQUIRE IS THE PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE OF INTENT. I HAVE A SHITLOAD OF SENIOR, YOUNG ADULTS, AND PTA MOTHERS WHO CAN'T WAIT TO VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME. SEE, WHEN YOU'VE BEEN A VOLUNTEER FOR OVER 15 YEARS YOU GET TO KNOW OTHER VOLUNTEERS AND EARN THEIR RESPECT. I DON'T NEED TO PAY OR BEG ANYONE TO HELP ME, MY YEARS OF DEDICATION TO THIS CITY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. SYLVIA ORTIZ

Anonymous said...

You have left out the cost of the special election. For the uninformed, let me explain why the recalls are being pushed. In California there needs to be NO GROUNDS for recalling a city official, no grounds of that official having done anything wrong. If you can raise the money and have the number of signatures needed, there will be a recall election and the cost of that recall elelction will be born by the taxpayers. Let's say someone wants to be council person and they run as a candidate, but they cannot win an election because the other candidate always beats them in a fair election. The loser candidate cannot receive enough votes to win and that person becomes bitter and determined to win.

Then one day, someone tells them that if they pick a city council person, any city council person, even one who not do anything wrong, they can mount a recall on that candidate and if they can fool enough people and gather enough signature of REGISTERED voters they can have a recall election and the city's taxpayers will be forced to pay for that election, as well as the one coming up right behind the special election, but the person who is hearing this does not care because DAMNIT, THEY WANT TO BE A COUNCILPERSON. Now if they used people to gather signatures who are not registered voters and whose address where they live is not in the city where they want the recall to take place, then all signatures of those signers are invalidated on those signature lists, as happened the last time a recall was attempted, plus you cannot start a recall against an official who has a recall tried on them six months ago or less, such as the current mayor, so that is a waste of time and effort.

However, if the embittered loser who lost the previous election or whose candidate lost can obtain 3,500 signatures for the recall of a city councilperson then a special recall election has to be held.

Here is where it becomes weird and why every person who has ran for office and failed loves to pull the old recall out of their hat and try it.

The candidate being recalled, who probably beat the tar out of the person running the recall in the last election, must receive at least 50% or more of the vote of the entire base of registered voters that voted in the last election. If the candidate being recalled only receives 49% of the vote they lose, yet if the person leading the recall receives ten percent of the vote of the registered group of voters, then that person can be and is voted into office while the former officer is out even though that person received over four times the number of votes as did the other person who carried off the recall elelction. Remember majority rule, well not if you can fool enough people into signing for a recall election. If that seems unfair to you, join the crowd. If you notice some degree of being frantic on the person leading this recall business, like calling people dirty names instead of sticking to specifics and who is under investigation herslef for having used uderage signature collectors in the last recall attempt just recenty tried against the current Mayor, now you know why. They can posibly pull 10% of the vote in a recall election and win the council seat they could never win in a regular election and with the regular election elelction coming so soon, no wonder this person is afraid to try and run againdt some very popular council people. If you have no real issues other than inuendo then a recall is the only type of election you could possibly pull off.

Now you know.

By the way, if the shoe fits on this one, please step into it and show the others who read this blog that it fits you.

Anonymous said...

That story about Martinez' claim against Pasadena is also here in Lynwood Watch.

Anonymous said...

Someone here is on the ball.

Just who is our City Manager, really? Who are all of those city employees he has harassed in Pasadena and Palm Beach, Florida, where he was forced to resign? I think we deserve to know.

Anonymous said...

To the comment on October 12 at 9:32.

You seem to be very knowledgeable about what you are saying, and I'm sure that you did as much homework on the issue as you could, but you are wrong about one thing. You stated that you cannot start a recall on someone that has just had a recall on them in the past six months. This is incorrect. The six month time frame only applies when a recall election was actually held. In this case, there was never a special election and the six month rule does not apply.

If you want to verify this, please don't ask Andrea Hooper, unless you want the bad gossip filled answer. Call the Registrar-Recorder directly. They will verify this information.

Anonymous said...

I looked it up and you are totally correct about the six months. I stand corrected.

Anonymous said...

TO MS. UNINFORMED ABOVE, IF THE LAST ATTEMPT TO RECALL VASQUEZ HAD BEEN A SUCESS, WEWOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SERVE HER FOR SIX MONTHS, BUT BECAUSE THE ATTEMPT WAS NOT CERTIFIED, I COULD HAVE SERVED HER A WEEK LATER. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT OR MAYBE YOU SHOULD RESEARCH THE INFORMATION BY CONTACTING THE FPPC. I WAS THE PERSON ORGANIZING THE VOLUNTEERS. THE PETETION CIRRCULATORS WERE ALL OF LEGAL AGE AND U.S. CITIZENS. WE DID HAVE A COUPLE OF FLYER DROPPERS AND NEWSPAPER CIRRCULATORS THAT WERE 17 YEARS OLD. AGAIN CALL FPPC TO VERIFY THAT ANYONE AT ANY AGE CAN FLYER DROP AND NEWSPAPER DROP. WE RESIDENTS ARE NOT AS STUPID YOU THINK LETICIA. I HAVE ABSOLUTLY NO NEED TO BE A COUNCILMEMBER. I'M NOT A CONTROL FREAK OR POWER HUNGRY. I KNOW MY PLACE, AND THATS AS A LEADER THAT NOT AFRAID TO SPEAK HER MIND AND NOT TO LAZY TO WALK AND GET SIGNITURES.SYLVIA ORTIZ

Anonymous said...

spell check, i'll take you more serious that way.

Anonymous said...

to the English teacher of the comment on '6:11 PM, October 13, 2006'

Get over the spell check-ITS A BLOG - Anyways, if you were as smart as you think you are-you would have gotten the point!

Oh, I get it - you saw her point and recognize she is right and you have nothing else to say so you decide to make yourself seem 'smart' and say 'spell check'.

Why not ask the blog keepers to hook you up with a job on spell checking every comment posting.

I bet you the one in the other post that crys 'RACIST'! You are pathetic.

Can you please correct my comment on this blog because I want to make sure I am being taken serious, like all these other comments... oh and can you please correct my run-on sentences and grammar? NOT!!

Its a BLOG!! stupid.

Anonymous said...

TO BLAH BLAH BLAH of:
9:32 PM, October 12, 2006

Please grace me with your great knowledge...What "fair election" did Sylvia lose in? I must have been in a coma that year.

ANONYMOUS

Anonymous said...

These comments are really something! Do you know who Sylvia Ortiz is? She considers herself a leader....What is happening in this City? I grew up with Sylvia...and leader ...she is not...

(smile)

Anonymous said...

I also have a question, Which election did Sylvia Otiz win and when was she elected guardian over everything Lynwood? I knew her too and let's face it, she was NOT what you would want your children to become. To her credit she is certainly a lot more responsible now than she was before. However, a leader? I think not.

Stand by because here comes the super blast all in caps demanding this and that, asserting how right she alone is, pretenting anybody really cares about her stupid recall and that respose will probably be full of foul mouthed curses.

I know this was not a kind post, as far as as Sylvia goes but if the shoe fits........ and really, everybody but Sylvia knows that shoe fits her like a glove.

Anonymous said...

I too knew Sylvia when she was a lot younger and let's just say she was NOT what you would your children to grow up to be like.

ALso, which election did Sylvia win that appointed her guardian over everything Lynwood? I must have missed that election because I cannot recall her winning one single election. To her credit she seems a lot more responsible now than before but if she wants to help Lynwood why not go help the seniors or take a Commissioners job and truely show us that she can do something constructive for our city, instead of only being able to hurl insults at those who managed to be elected by the rest of us when she is unable to win an election.

Stand by because if the Sylvia I know reads this we can expect a all in caps, screaming rant about how everybody else is corrupt or stupid and that attack will be full of foul mouthed remarks demonstrating her superb command over the English language. You know English is mine and a lot of other people's second language and I don't see others swearing as much as Sylvia does in her messages here.

Sylvia, if you really epect to ever be elected to anything you are going to have to learn to control your anger and your mouth.

Anonymous said...

THAT'S RIGHT, IT IS ME WHO WRITES ALL IN CAPS, SO WHAT!!!! it's usually because i'm mad about the crap you write Leticia. And to anyone who claims to know me when I was growing up, would know better than to talk shit about me. I don't have to spell correctly or use perfect language. I grew here and represant the majority of long term residents who grew up here and went to school here. I was victomized here and I have never wanted any child including my own to use my childhood and teenagehood as an example. I represant a life that has come full circle and I'm proud of that. I didn't have a privledge life when I was young and I don't have a privledge life now. My husband works like a dog to put food in our childrens mouth and to pay these rediculous taxes. I take it personal when anyone tries misuse my families money. I am a leader because I have been told many times that I am. I didn't choose it. Believe me, most of the time it's all work and never any pay. I will continue to watch Lynwood, This is my neighborhood, it always has been. I'm a total product of this community, and I have the scars to prove it. I'm not ashamed of my pass, it was for that pass that I'm able to live in peace now. Sylvia Ortiz p.s. Did I spell o.k. for you Letty?

Anonymous said...

YOU GO SYLVIA!!
I dont know you but I do know and hear that YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING IN THE COMMUNITY AND ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. & I am glad you are proud of your community as bad as the some of the council makes it.

Who are all these ANONYMOUS people that complain and take no action? What makes them 'better'? What are they doing? They are ANONYMOUS because they are embarrassed(oops did I misspell that)?

Your new friend, Mrs.A.Martin

Anonymous said...

The Mayor & Mayor ProTem were served with recall papers.....
ok so what does any of this have to do with Sylvia's past? Sylvia is I'm sure over 35???? Can anyone over 35 say that there is absolutely nothing in their past??? None of you ever did anything wrong??? Sylvia is the only one that was a teenager??? Come on people, if ANYONE has a problem with the actions of the Council then it is your right to speak up and do something about it, regardless of what you did when you were 17!!! I myself can remember things I'd rather forget, but that is all a part of growing up. If you disagree with Sylvia or her reasons for starting a recall, why don't you just stick to the facts at hand. Why do you disagree with her? Do you agree or disagree with the reasons on the recall. STICK TO THE FACTS! And another thing! We may not all agree with the water increase, but at least 4 Councilmembers had the courage to make a decision and not wimp out on the vote. We elected these people to make these types of hard decisions, including the ones that aren't going to make everyone happy. I would rather support a Councilperson that has the guts to take a stand and vote on an unpopular decision, then try to make himself look better than the rest by wimping out and not making a tough decision at all. It can't all be travel and dinner and photo opportunities! We all knew the increase was going to pass, so why not take the easy way out, and say, "hey, they supported it, not me"! And when the residents of Lynwood are ready to start pointing a finger at the current council over the utility tax, ask to see a copy of the ordinance that originally put the tax in place. I believe we still have one current elected official that was a yes vote on the utility tax. Stop blaming the other 4, for an action that was put into place before they took their seat. The remaining 4 are only guilty of having a council seat when the mess needs to be cleaned up!

Anonymous said...

Sylvia is not going to run for any political office. She truly is trying to do good for the community. Although many of us might disagree with her she is still my friend and I don't like people talking about her with out knowing the truth. The truth is these council members all have to go, but the main problem to her are Alfreddie and Leticia. Sylvia is not looking to be an elected official she is simply looking to put an end to stupid actions. Her efforts are to be commended. How many of us just complaint but stay at home and do nothing? Very simple if you don't think these people should be recalled don't sign the petition. Those of you who defend the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem should be asking why hasn't either one of them tried to contact her to see what can be done working together. They won't do it. They will claim that it is a waste of time. All Sylvia wants is a reasonable increase on the water not the 30% we are getting. They will claim their is no other choice but their is. Sylvia also wants for them to correct the illegal 10% utility tax they have been collecting from us. She would also like to see the practice of nepotism being stopped. She also would like a score board on the baseball diamond. She would also like to see are soccer fields being used by Lynwood kids and not kids from Orange county. In short the MAyor and MAyor Pro Tem need to understand that not everything is a conspiract theory.

Sylvia's anonymous friend.

PS Sylvia I love you like a big sister and I'll always have your back. I'm sorry that I can't help you on this one.

3:48 PM, October 17, 2006

Anonymous said...

I believe council is working on correcting the utility tax. It will be up to the voters to decide.

Keep in mind that if that 10% goes, so will other services (yes, let's include councils travel and perks).

I know council has to attend conferences and should have a salary, but some of the council that attends so many conferences, DON'T LEARN A DAMM THING. So, why do they continue to attend?

Anonymous said...

"Me, me, I can answer that"

Some of the council has never been anywhere, that's a FREE RIDE.

Some play golf, "Free GOLF.

Some don't have jobs, "Free MEALS, STIPEND, MILEAGE".

Some take different mates, "Free HOTELS, WITH JACUZZI". Yeah, why not experience.

Some like pornos, "Well these aren't free, but the kids can't walk in on you".

Anonymous said...

When someone is screaming, "This entire City Council must go," that is pathetic. The rest of us, the majority elected these people and these recal idiots believe THEY represent the people Lynwood? BS!

You were not voted in as a councilperson because mos tprople do not share the high opinions you hold of yourselves.

The idiots who are the "self proclaimed leaders," although nobody would vote for them, remind me of the bag ladies we see from time to time. The really crazy ones, who have found a bright green hat in a trash can and put it on and now they think it is beautiful and to them it is. The rest of think it looks like a dog crud pile, but there goes the bag lady, primping and preening and just smiling and thinking how elegant they look.

I would say those bag ladies are as much our leaders in Lynwood as are these dopes who sit at home and do nopthing except try to fool people into recalling members of the City Council so they can have that seat they could never otherwise get elected to and BTWm Sylvia, if you are such a natural leader and the leader of the residnts of Lynwood, why is it you cannot get elected to the position of dog vatvher in Lynwood?

Sylvia, BTW, nice hat!

Anonymous said...

yeah, you are big and bad yourself, right ANONYMOUS???

Anonymous said...

What's BTW?
Wasn't he a killer or something?
Or was that BTK? Either way, what is it?

Anonymous said...

WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO THE TAX REVENUES FOR PLAZA MEXICO? THE TAXES FROM THE 7,000,000 GIVEN TO PLAZA MEXICO COULD COVER THE WATER RATE INCREASE.

Anonymous said...

Wrong the money given to Plaza Mexico was HUD money to be used for development. However if you want to create more revenue from Plaza Mexico have the council make sure the tenants of Plaza Mexico pay their fair share of taxes.

Speak facts please. Verify your info before stating it as a fact.