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June 29, 2010

LINE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY. MS. MOLINA IS CONCERNED ABOUT LIABILITY COSTS. THE BLUE LINE'S GOT THE MONEY, THE BLUE LINE CONSTRUCTION AUTHORITY'S GOT THE MONEY, WHO IS GOING TO COVER ANY LIABILITY? THIS IS LIKE SPOTS ON A LEOPARD. YOU'RE SITTING ON A BOARD MAKING THOSE KINDS OF DECISIONS AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO THE COUNTY AND IMPART YOUR WISDOM ON OTHER DECISIONS THAT AFFECT THE POPULATION AS A WHOLE. THAT'S A WONDERFUL SENSE OF A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE THAT YOU GIVE THE PUBLIC. THANK YOU.

SUP. MOLINA, CHAIR: THANK YOU, SIR. ALL RIGHT. MA'AM?

RUTH CRAFT: GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS RUTH CRAFT. THE GENTLEMAN TO MY LEFT IS ULYSSES TORRE. AT ONE TIME IN THE 1980S, WE FORMED AN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE FIST. IT WAS AN ORGANIZATION THAT TAKEN ON ECONOMIC VALUES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. THERE WAS A KOREAN AND BLACK CONFLICT IN THE BUSINESS AREAS OF LOS ANGELES, MAINLY THE CRENSHAW DISTRICT. WE GOT INVOLVED IN THIS ORGANIZATION BECAUSE, AS BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE BALDWIN HILLS, CRENSHAW DISTRICT, WE WERE RAN OUT OF BUSINESS, AND EVEN TODAY, NO ONE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT I WAS EVER A BUSINESS OWNER IN THE CRENSHAW DISTRICT, AND I'M HERE TODAY TO FIGHT FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IS CORRECT. "JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED," AND THIS BODY, THIS COUNTY, THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, IS THE MOST-- OR ONE OF THE MOST

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