Today I’m pleased to announce a bunch of new documents. First of all there is a ton of new information on the HPOA’s sleazy sweetsy-heartsy lease of city property for a homebase-slash-mothership for its cleansy-upsy crew. So much that we started a whole subpage for the matter. What’s new are some emails between CD13 and the HPOA about the lease and the actual lease application filled out by the HPOA as part of the leasing process. This includes beaucoup info about the inner workings of the HPOA, including full federal tax returns for 2011 and 2012. Read it!
Next there’s the first set of documents in our new project to identify by name, photograph, and badge number, every BID patrol officer currently working the streets of Hollywood and as many of the past officers as possible. I’ve set up a new subpage dedicated to this endeavor, and the first two documents can be found there. They’re invoices from A/I to the HPOA for personnel, listed by name, for the week beginning August 14, 2015. Also get them here: HED BID and S-V BID.
One last little document, find out after the break!
The Downtown Center BID is not really within our remit, but after Fabio Conti’s outburst in July 2015 about the “purple guys” and how mean-in-a-good-for-business-way they are to homeless citizens of Los Angeles, I decided to find out a little more about them. I’ll collect documents here as they’re received, but don’t expect much analysis (unless, of course, the spirit moves my colleagues). So far all I’ve gotten is their 2005 contract with Universal Protection Service, the same gang of minions that runs the green gestapo in the Media District. There’s more on the way, though!
Image of BID Patrollies is public domain due to the fact that it’s a California public record. We got it from here. Image of the purple guys is also public domain due to the fact that it’s a California public record. The DCBID, aren’t they CUTE, like the HPOA, seems to think they can hold copyrights in their creative work, which you can see at the bottom of the page here where we got the image. Silly BID, a freaking federal judge has rejected this theory, so your silly copyright notice don’t mean a damned thing!