There’s a piece in
this week’s an old LA Weekly asking many of the same questions we are. Thanks to the anonymous friend who tipped me off to it. The story is called “Fair Questions” and it’s about the lack of info about the finances of the fair, and the lack of communication between the people putting it on and the people it’s effecting.
“The man with the answers was fair organizer Michael McKinley, who operates a private nonprofit organization, the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance, largely on proceeds from the fair. McKinley showed up 90 minutes late, and promptly turned hostile in the face of repeated queries.
Also on hand was Conrado Terrazas, aide to Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg. But Terrazas ducked out of the meeting just before McKinley arrived, leaving the assembly frustrated and grumbling.
Richard Miller, owner of Filamco Sewing Center on Sunset Boulevard, pressed McKinley for answers. “A lot of community members don’t know what is going on,” Miller said. “I don’t see trash picked up. You say youth programs, but I don’t know where the money is going.””
I wonder if these questions are legitimate now that a “print publication” is asking them, or are they just whining yuppies too? I wonder if all the people who fill up our comments talking smack using fake names will wear makes to hide their identity and go picket the LA Weekly offices for running a story that doesn’t just say “Tha’ Junction Rulez, Bro!”