“Blacks Not Entitled to Housing Services Says Mayor Eric Garcetti” letter says

 

“Residential Racial Segregation”

Residential racial segregation

Update March 19 2016

Hi Point Apts is Unsanitary, Substandard, and Unsafe

LA county Public Health Feb 10 2016 have said they have no authority over the wiring in the 1522 Hi Point St 90035 building.

Health and Safety code 17920.3 sections(a)(13) and (d) and (i) give the city and county employees jurisdiction, but as of March 16 talk with city code enforcement, and after over two years of defective security system intercom wiring, government employees maintain they have no jurisdiction under H & S code 17920.3. City employee Richard Brinson, Le Taun J. Cotton, Veronica Bauchman, David Burkhead, Richard Jackson, and Udo O. Nwachuku all claim the city and county employees have no jurisdiction to enforce defective and improperly maintained wiring.

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Since there is general dilapidation abandoned vehicle and improper maintenance of the wiring and construction materials, the Health and Safety code 17920.3 declares the building to be “unsanitary” and “substandard” and “unsafe”.

Tenant security is at risk.

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Update August 1 2015

[This letter below is redacted excerpts. As told to U.S. Senator Lois Wolk and others below]

August 1 2015

Garcetti, Cervantes, Topchian, and Yeom’s Admit Illegal Use of Federal Funds to Discriminate Against Blacks

City of Los Angeles Admits Role in Discriminatory Parking Assignments

What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, London, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?”

Via Email and US Mail

LAHCID

RENT STABILIZATION DIVISION

INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

3550 Wilshire Blvd

Suite 1500

Los Angeles CA 90010

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Felipe Fuentes, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O’Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino.

Javier Nunez Raymond D. Chan;Frank Bush Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson; Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson Jose Oliva; Carole Brogdon Leonora Gershman PittsPaula Leftwich Jane Paul; Armida Olguin-Flores, Investigator; Araceli Sophia Gonzalez, Supervisor

I have received the letter of July 28 2015 from Mayor Eric Garcetti, Raymond Cervantes, Agassi Topchian and Ian Yeom; the letter is not acceptable as a resolution to the damage claims presented to the City re 1522 Hi Point Street and Hi Point Apts LLC. All rights are reserved. As such, I regard the letter as unlawful discrimination against me as a Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black and unlawful retaliation. You have not provided any legitimate lawful facts or regulations to justify your decision. Other than that I regard the letter as a un responsive as well making the city LAHCID liable under government code 815.6.

Your letter is evidence of the intractable institutionalized racial discrimination that is the pattern and practice of the city government of Los Angeles.

Corruption Under Mayor Eric Garcetti Clear and Simple

My question to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Raymond Cervantes, Agassi Topchian* and Ian Yeom*, et al, is in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service? If your answer is “yes”, which I believe your actions show, then you have admitted to a violation of civil rights using federal monies; if your answer is “no, then your letter of July 28 must be reversed as a violation of civil rights.

…in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service?”

My question to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Raymond Cervantes, Agassi Topchian* and Ian Yeom* et al is in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should the city government, and those persons it is aligned with, be allowed to practice “separate and unequal housing services”?

Hi Point Apts LLC agents Cliff Renfrew and Ali Mozannar came into apt 9 unit on Friday, July 31 2015 about 10:30 a.m. The non working intercom was not addressed by Renfrew or Mozannar nor was there any indication given as to when the intercom will be repaired or a rent reduction offered. As over 12 months have passed since the intercom has not been repaired, the owner and the city government actions are intentional to cause harm and proximate cause of the damages that have occurred to me as a Black American, a protected class.

The LAHCID does not have a mechanism for internal review of discrimination complaints against its employees and department.

The city government by its actions involving the complaints against Hi Point Apts LLC has directed “separate and unequal” housing facilities and services in violation of local, state, and federal civil rights laws.

1. What are the qualifications for a tenant to be assigned an intercom/tandem parking stall?

2. Which tenants by apartment number do not qualify for an intercom/tandem parking stall?

3. Which tenants by apartment number had their rent reduced because their intercom is not working or parking reduced?

4. How much was the rent reduced for tenants who did not receive a working intercom or tandem parking stall?

5. Specify the fee for intercom/tandem parking at the 1522 Hi Point and detail by corresponding apartment number, i.e apartment unit and fee for intercom service.

6. Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem parking stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?

7. What is Cliff Renfrew’s employment title?

8. What employee is responsible for the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?

9. List any tenant(s) whose apartments do not have working intercoms/tandem stalls.

10. How is first come first served applied to the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?

11. What state government training/certification/license have you received to be hired as a resident manager?

12. Have you received sensitivity training on the civil rights laws that govern the rights of tenants?

“Housing discrimination can be proven by intent or by adverse impact. For a case of intentional discrimination, the FEHA specifies that a violation “may be established by direct or circumstantial evidence.”48 In cases where direct evidence of discriminatory intent is lacking, courts apply the burdenshifting analysis borrowed from McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973).”

If say the city condoned property owners cheating tenants out of $3.86 cents, and it effected 10,000 tenants, and the city agency refused to take action against the owners, the city and the owners would be enriched by $38,600, to the detriment of tenants. This is the power of discrimination of the pattern and practice of the city as evidenced in the July 28 letter.

This evidence was forwarded to LAHCID, and if not for unlawful discrimination against myself as a Black male, the city government would have considered the photographic evidence rather than disregarding it. A unilateral change in terms of tenancy under LAMC is prohibited. The 30 day notice the owner served and the city was evidence of the change in terms of tenancy; the notice of April 9, 2014, of which the city government has copies, states “notice of change in terms of tenancy” and requests apt 9 to “vacate car park space #14”; the April 9 notice is evidence that Hi Point Apts acknowledges that unit 9 was assigned to stall #14 as part of the terms of the inception of the tenancy and that the new owner seeks to “change” the terms. This is irrefutable evidence that only a Racist like yourself would ignore. … the fact remains that the new owner (1) acknowledged apt 9 was assigned to parking stall #14, and (2) the 30 day notice proposed to deny myself the housing service of a tandem stall and (3) parking was reduced from tandem to single stall which required a rent reduction under the LAMC.

Under the correct reading of the RAC regulations, apt 9 is entitled to a rent reduction since the intercom has not been repaired, and that includes repairs to [intercoms] about five [other] apartments. I add that the intercom is clearly connected to the use or occupancy of a rental unit apt 9 unless the LAHCID rules that intercoms are only for the use of those tenants who are White, in violation of the Unruh Act.

I copy this from the LAHCID website:

410.03 A tenant rents an apartment with the appurtenant housing services available at the time of renting the apartment. Landlords who reduce housing services without a corresponding reduction in rent effectuate an increase in rent. The purpose of these regulations is to guide the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department in its evaluation of a corresponding reasonable reduction in rent.

410.04

Housing services are services that are connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light, heat, water and telephone), ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance including painting. The term also includes the provision of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food service, parking and any other benefits, privileges or facilities.

I believe the reason why the property owner has refused to comply with the above and the reason why the LAHCID has refused to protect me from the risk of injury and conduct reasonable diligence in this regard above is because I am Black, and because I have complained that the RAC and property owner/agents are racist towards me. The actions of the owner and the LAHCID are the proximate cause of the damages that I have suffered.

This letter is forwarded to the HUD and Justice Department as evidence for the complaint against LAHCID et al. I believe it is the pattern of most administrative agencies to unjustly drag out the so-called investigation process with the final result as “insufficient evidence”, such practice that proves 99% of administrative agencies should be abolished as an abuse and waste of taxpayer monies.

Garcetti, Cervantes, Topchian, and Yeom’s Admit Illegal Use of Federal Funds to Discriminate Against Blacks

City of Los Angeles Admits Role in Discriminatory Parking Assignments

What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?”

Blacks not entitled to housing services  says Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

[tenant name redacted]

c: State Bar complaint against Attorney Michael Feuer and Robert P. Moore; Property owner Hi Point Apts LLC via email ; Resident Manager Marilyn London via email and personal delivery; Senator Lois Wolk; Contractor license complaints against Reyes Contractors and DeLa Torre Electric; Los Angeles Police Department; Ali Mozannar [Reyes Contractors, De la Torre Electric]

[Editor note: The tenant quotes city regulations that require a rent reduction when a housing service such as intercom and parking stall is reduced or not maintained; city officials under Mayor Garcetti letterhead take the opposite view that Black tenants at 1522 Hi Point are not entitled to a rent reduction, hence government officials refusing to enforce their own regulations,  to the financial detriment of tenants.

Have YOU been a victim of housing discrimination in Los Angeles?]

…in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service?”

[Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Felipe Fuentes, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O’Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino.]

[Javier Nunez Raymond D. Chan;Frank Bush Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson; Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson Jose Oliva; Carole Brogdon Leonora Gershman PittsPaula Leftwich Jane Paul; Armida Olguin-Flores, Investigator; Araceli Sophia Gonzalez, Supervisor]

Updated September 19 2016

Los Angeles, California officials say Black tenant treated as “Nigger” not entitled to full and equal housing privileges. Select tenants are named. United States Central District Court case CV16-03236 JLS. 

Attorneys for the defendants are ATTORNEY FOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND ALAN CHEN Renee E Jensen     lduarte@fwhb.com, rjensen@fwhb.com; ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, Inc. Thomas L Watters     twatters@hartwattersandcarter.com;  ATTORNEY FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA Martin Ageson     martin.ageson@doj.ca.gov, marsha.petty@doj.ca.gov; ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CHARLES GARCIA, BARBARA BRASCIA, RICHARD BRINSON, ARMIDA-OLGUIN FLORES Robert P Moore     robert.p.moore@lacity.org, julie.martinez@lacity.org; ATTORNEY FOR HI POINT APTS, LLC, WALTER BARRATT, CLIFF RENFREW Jared A Barry     jared@barrylawgroup.com   [UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2016]

Lawsuit Against Hi Point Apts, LLC et al.

Racism Hi Point Apts

“When a tenant makes a complaint that there has been a reduction in housing services in violation of housing codes related to habitability of a dwelling under California Health & Safety Code 17920.3 or 17920.10, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investments Department will determine a corresponding reduction in rent under the Rent Escrow Account Program regulations (RAC Regulations 1200.00 et . seq).” City Los Angeles LAMC claimed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Director Rushmore Cervantes.

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