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Cleghorn: Krekorian on verge of breaking promise



UPDATE: A reader notes that the Cleghorn letter is posted in its entirety here.

Congress of Neighborhood Councils paladin Cindy Cleghorn has reportedly followed attorney Noel Weiss's blistering brief on a Samoa Avenue project with a scathing letter to her own Councilmember, Paul Krekorian.

The letter stands as a veritable testament to the double-dealing troubles Neighborhood Councils and other community groups encounter when working with the City on 1818-styled affordable housing projects.

Highlights from Cleghorn's scathing letter:
  • Cleghorn claims that, should the City issue bond-backed financing on behalf of an affordable housing project on Samoa Avenue, Krekorian's office will have broken a promise it made to the community as recently as April 8.
  • Cleghorn calls on Krekorian to halt City-backed financing of this project, slated for Tuesday and reportedly for as much as $13 million.
  • Cleghorn calls out Krekorian for delivering something less than "government at your doorstep" to Sunland-Tujunga.
The letter also refers to a developer's representative named "Mr. Buckmelter." Certainly there has never been a more hilariously named developer's representative and would-be securer of civic funds than "Mr. Buckmelter."

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