LA Says Graffiti $ Gone as Councilmember Joe Buscaino Sends Funds to Spaghetti Dinners
Updated: Aug 18, 2019
DoNothingBuscaino.com today learns that funding for graffiti removal has been decreased leading to longer time periods between calling 311 for service and the removals actually taking place.
This while Councilmemember Joe Buscaino faces ongoing scrutiny and investigation on his diversion of $40,000 of Gang Alternatives Program funding to spaghetti dinners in San Pedro.
Councilmember Joe Buscaino has been missing in action in explaining why he diverted $20,000 TWICE from funding programs to end graffiti in Los Angeles neighborhoods and stop young kids from joining gangs to his personal programs. They being spaghetti dinners in San Pedro.
Councilmember Joe Buscaino in 2016 took $20,000 in GAP funding and another $20,000 in GAP funding to pay for his personal spaghetti dinners in San Pedro. When asked to comment on said diversion of funds Councilmember Joe Buscaino Field Deputy Aksel Palacios said "You are within your rights to investigate anything you like and are also within your rights to look into public records."
DoNothingBuscaino.com responded back to Councilmember Joe Buscaino Field Deputy Aksel Palacios that "We are not looking at public records, bigger media outlets than DoNothingBuscaino.com are looking in to the diversion of GAP funding."
That response has received no response. The two documents showing the diversion of funds are below along with a video showing one of the spaghetti dinners Councilmember Joe Buscaino pays for with money for graffiti removal and money to keep kids from joining gangs.