Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Imperial Partners Requests Amendments to Exclusive Negotiation Agreement

Lynwood, CA – In a letter to Lynwood’s City Manager dated December 18, 2006, Imperial Partners requests that the exclusive negotiation agreement be amended and restated including the following changes:

1. Page 2, paragraph 1 & 2 should be modified to not default Developer for not conforming to the ENA;

2. Page , paragraph 2 should be modified and clarified to refer to the DDA only (not the ENA).

3. Modify the ENA to include an additional 68 acres of property in the DDA. According to the developer, the additional 68 acres are necessary to assure the success of the total development.

4. Page 7, paragraph 16 should be changed to say the “Deposit” of $500,000 is fully refundable at the discretion of the Developer.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Badges Issued by Mervyn Dymally Probed

Lynwood, CA - Mervyn Dymally, whom Leticia Vasquez works for according to the City's website, is currently under investigation for issuing official-looking badges.

Read story in LA Times.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Four Councilmembers Served with Recall Papers

Lynwood, CA - On Tuesday, December 5, 2006, the Lynwood City council elected Louis Byrd, who is under investigation by the FBI, as Mayor. After the meeting, a reception organized by councilmember Leticia Vasquez was held in Bateman Hall. The reception was poorly attended, and the hall was filled mostly with by opponents of the power center. Johnson, Byrd, Vasquez and Pedroza were served with recall papers.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Louis Byrd Mayor

Lynwood, CA - Long time councilmember Louis Byrd, who is under investigation by the FBI, is chosen as Lynwood Mayor. Fernando Pedroza, who is also under investigation, chosen as Mayor Pro- Tem.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Corruption in South Los Angeles

Lynwood, CA - Newspaper reports that corruption has cut across racial lines, and has penetrated many cities in south Los Angeles, including Lynwood.

Read story here.