Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LA GORDA DREAMS BIG: Monica’s Big Big Billboard

by Scott Johnson, reblogged from Mayor Sam’s Sister City |

The "Gorda Boo Boo Dream Big Billboard" on El Sereno's Huntington Drive, within Garcia's LAUSD District Two boundaries …and just up the street from Academia Semillas, La Gordas favorite underperforming charter school – run by one of her campaign donors.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monica Dreams Big .......... for Free Reelection Exposure?

Does LAUSD School Board President Monica Garcia's Reelection Campaign unethically benefit from free exposure, via her Dream Big Campaign Billboard?

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The LA FUND FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION is a 501(c)(3) run by John Deasy and Megan Chernin.
Deasy is the superintendent of LAUSD, a direct report to Ms. Garcia
Chernin is CEO of L.A.’s Promise – which operates schools in partnership with LAUSD
– through an MOU with the Board of Education.
NOTE + CORRECTION:  a previous version of this posting cited The LA TRUST rather than the LA FUND – that was just plain flat out wr-wr-wr-wrong!

** Blogger's note: With no apologies to Mayor Villar's Education Machine/ Mega Mouthpiece Monica Garcia (called "La Gorda", or Gorda for short), we would find the (above) billboard almost comical (actually it has plenty of political comedic value), if not for the serious ethical campaign implications. Garcia is facing a serious reelection battle against a UTLA "anyone but Monica" mandate. Thus, her reelection, and the continuing control of LAUSD by Mayor Villar's Educational Machine, is likely to become a very expensive proposition. While the what is being called the "Gorda Boo Boo Billboard", has no overt political message (this is one of 175 billboards promoting the LA Fund for Public Education city wide), the mere fact that many potential voters will see this billboard, for an unknown period leading up to March's Election Day, is worthy of an Ethics Commission Inquiry, on its placement and legality---Scott Johnson.

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