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Councilman Pacheco's Dubious Power Play

June 02, 2002

In "Alatorre Looks Forward to End of House Detention" (May 27), I was shocked to read about L.A. Councilman Nick Pacheco's successful bid to have former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa's home removed from his council district. The purpose was to keep Villaraigosa from running against him in a possible future City Council race. If this is true, I think it is outrageous.

This power-hungry Pacheco also has been trying to get himself a piece of Councilwoman Jan Perry's downtown district.

I hope Villaraigosa runs anyway against Pacheco in the near future. It was Pacheco who helped Mayor James Hahn's campaign with some dubious political acts last year. Generally, the Latino community wants Villaraigosa in some public office soon and also wants Pacheco out of office as soon as possible.

John F. Mendez

Los Angeles

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