Skip to comments.Mystery surrounds Villaraigosa's duties at free-ticket events [L.A. mayor]
Posted on 06/24/2010 12:46:16 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
At the heart of the current controversy involving free tickets at Los Angeles City Hall, one question stands out: If Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended big-time entertainment events because he was conducting city business, why did he not keep better records of those public duties?
For weeks, Villaraigosa has argued that he appeared in an official capacity at dozens of concerts, sporting events and awards shows since 2005, from sitting in box seats at Dodger Stadium to attending a 2007 performance by R&B singer Mary J. Blige at L.A. Live. Those duties, he said, exempted him from the law that would require him to report those tickets as gifts.
Yet the mayor's in-house lawyer has spent the last month searching for records to explain just what ceremonial duties the mayor performed at those events, which are now under scrutiny from two investigative agencies. Earlier this week, he said he said he may not be able to determine the identity of every ticket donor..
...The city Ethics Commission is conducting an investigation into Villaraigosa's free tickets, while Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has opened a preliminary inquiry into the matter.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
>>Those duties, he said, exempted him from the law that would require him to report those tickets as gifts.<<
He said “duties”
I was listening on the radio and someone said he was just getting by on these tickets. doing some menial work to excuse the tickets.
L freakin’ OL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course... in order to support his 10 kids by 7 different women... why didn’t we think of that????
Villaraigosa...He’s Everywhere He Wants To Be.
Yer killin’ me.
La Mordida hits Los Angeles. After a while no one will complain.
Don’t think he came across in TX so guess we can’t call him a wetback, so will Messkin suffice?
I’m gettin hungry for enchiladas. Could you give me your recipe for beef enchiladas? I realize this is off post but I’m hungry.
A little background on Tony Villar:
Ha, ha, what a joke! Politicians are always big on using taxpayer money to fund stadiums with fancy boxes and suites. That way they don’t have to mingle with the riff raff. They can sit with the rich owners who are being subsidized by us poor slobs.
Mystery surrounds my recipe for beef enchiladas:) J/K
I never make enchiladas, hard to believe I know. However, I can tell you how to make chilaquiles, which are extremely yummy and easy.
Simply layer either corn tortilla chips or stale corn tortillas with red enchilada sauce, chopped onion, grated cheese and shredded chicken. Bake until everything blends and cheese melts. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy.