Letter from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa to Occupy Los Angeles

I received an email directly from the office of our Mayor sharing his letter to Occupy Los Angeles. Please click here to view it online:


Letter from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa to Occupy Los...


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Christopher Matthew Spencer


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Comment by Deborah Hyatt DeStefano on February 1, 2015 at 9:12pm

I was and still am an L.A. Occupier.  Villaraigosa turned his police department into Storm Troopers against the Occupiers at City Hall.  Innocent people were beaten, brutalized and arrested WITHOUT CAUSE.  I know because I was there and still am involved.  Occupy did not go away.  Our Fight Foreclosures is extremely active and effective in helping the helpless keep their illegally stolen homes, and banks are being sued, etc.  We are in the Rose Parade every year, this year along with Occupy Venice, who is also extremely active.  

I have no idea why a letter addressed to Hollywood High School would come from Villaraigosa.  Maybe just guilt over the corruption in his administration, including The City Council, HACLA and other governmental bodies that are funded to HELP THE PEOPLE...  which they were not doing, but thanks to KCET's investigative show So-Cal Connected with it's series of 5 episodes of investigations and audits, a lot of graft has been cleaned up, but not all of it, not by a longshot.  Also L.A. Times made a great effort to expose the corruption during that time.  

Thought it might help a little with a word from inside the L.A. Occupation of City Hall.  

Comment by HHSAA Webmaster on November 28, 2011 at 10:07pm

@Nada, I agree with you 100%

Comment by Nada McGaughey- Quinn on November 28, 2011 at 7:48pm
I was confused when I saw the letter. I was surprised it was sent to the website, but I see it was just forwarded on to the group. I understand the reason behind the whole movement, but I also see that causing havoc within the area of local businesses is not helping matters.
Comment by HHSAA Webmaster on November 28, 2011 at 6:43pm

@Harriette, I've addressed this in a prior comment, please read my note below. Thank you for replying. I personally forwarded it because it was sent to us. I do feel the NON political aspect is the financial impact this has on our City which affects everyone in the school, students, faculty and staff.

Comment by Harriette "Charlie" Pullen on November 28, 2011 at 6:40pm

why ws this sent to all of us? we should not be a political platform for anyone. we should be Hollywood

High Alumnae sending out info on HHS activities.  

    "Charlie" Pullen, retired faculty, and member of this group.


Comment by HHSAA Webmaster on November 28, 2011 at 3:48pm

@Colleen, thank you for making a contribution to this discussion thread.

Comment by Colleen Graven on November 28, 2011 at 3:47pm

I have posted your the Mayors letter on Facebook. It is supportive of the movement, and the movement needs that support. They can't stay in parks and tents forever. Its not safe or healthy. The Mayor's letter respects that they are speaking for so many Americans who have lost so much in the last couple of years. It is not about lazy people looking for a handout, it is about our children's and grandchildren's future. It is about the growth of many, and equal distribution for equal effort. 

Comment by HHSAA Webmaster on November 28, 2011 at 3:11pm

Thanks @Terry, I appreciate this wonderful social media opportunity! It's exciting to me that discussions are starting on any subject! I'm not sure why we receive these things but we did get a copy of it!

Comment by Terry McDonald on November 28, 2011 at 2:57pm

Perfectly reasonable response from the mayor...but, Chris, why do you think it was sent to us???..I'm curious, as is Krista...Terry

Comment by HHSAA Webmaster on November 28, 2011 at 1:47pm

@Krista, the economic and social impact of allocating so many resources to cope with this is enormous. We have alums on both sides of the issue involved and there are financial consequences to the city that will trickle down to the future funds available to other programs. Imagine the OT on the police department having to be committed to this. Would those funds be better utilized helping our students, our school and some other improvements project? I see your point of course. I personally feel it's very relevant to our students and alums. Imagine almost 30 years ago there was a study to consider selling our school's property to developers.

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