Montebello Settles with Developer Ove...

Montebello Settles with Developer Over Controversial Housing Project

There are 2 comments on the latimesblogs.latimes.com story from Jan 10, 2013, titled Montebello Settles with Developer Over Controversial Housing Project. In it, latimesblogs.latimes.com reports that:

City officials in Montebello announced Thursday that a developer has agreed to repay the city $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit over a proposed affordable housing project that became a flashpoint for questions about political corruption and mismanagement in the troubled city.

Ku and Associates was awarded $1.3 million in federal funds by the city in 2008. Danny Ku had pledged to build affordable housing along fading Whittier Boulevard. The project was never built, but city officials recorded it as being completed in a federal database.

Ku's lawyer, Doreen Mercado added that "Danny Ku did not do anything wrong" and he is "a world-renowned architect and developer and the city of Montebello should support him." The City Council vote to resolve the lawsuit, she said, "is a start."

Join the discussion below, or Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com.

“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#1 Jan 10, 2013
Does this end the Ku affair? Stay tuned.
Trash talk

United States

#3 Jan 15, 2013
Who forged the signatures?
Montebello and HUD (MAY) get their money back but not their significant costs???

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

South Pasadena Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Financial Plus Investment (Jul '08) 15 min Robert 3,018
Montebello Treasurer 4 hr Somebody Has To S... 3
News UCLA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Neuheisel says Prince w... (Sep '10) 9 hr Trojan 32,308
What has happened to Lynwood? (Dec '05) 9 hr JustStop 1,095
Haunted homes in Whittier (Nov '08) 10 hr whittier 15
Trump 13 hr Vote Trump 3
News Book aims to prove existence of God (Nov '09) 22 hr ChristineM 96

South Pasadena Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

South Pasadena Mortgages