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Villaraigosa spokesman Peter Sanders said the mayor was not with Alarcon "at any time after he left City Hall Friday night" but declined to comment on Alarcon's whereabouts during the evening. The private staff at the DoubleTree was ordered not to talk to reporters. Outlet Supervisor Amy Shanahan, however, said the hotel bar closed before midnight that evening.
Alarcon and Green have been interviewed by a Department of Children and Family Services worker. Alarcon has not been charged with a crime, but the investigation is still under way.
In a statement issued through the mayor's office nearly a week after the incident, Alarcon said: "My daughter is my top priority and nothing could be more important to me than her well-being. In order for me to be the best parent possible, I have decided to seek professional help and treatment. I ask that the media respect my family's privacy during this difficult time."
Alarcon has not said what type of help she is seeking. She is on leave from her job, cashing in sick time while away.
Villaraigosa spokesman Peter Sanders declined to comment on her status or provide any insight into the mayor's decision not to fire Alarcon after a second major screw-up in under a year.
The second shoe dropped on Alarcon just as her father, City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca, sit in the crosshairs of the Los Angeles County District Attorney. The D.A. is prosecuting the Alarcon couple on felony perjury and voter fraud charges for allegedly lying about living outside the 7th Council District boundaries.
In his own legal hot water, Richard Alarcon issued a statement about his daughter:
"My daughter and granddaughter have a beautiful relationship and I am proud of Andrea's ability to balance single parenting with an intense professional career," Richard Alarcon stated.
"I do not believe these incidents have affected Andrea's job performance. She is recognized as an amazing talent at City Hall. But I am pleased that Andrea is seeking the professional help she needs to resolve these matters," he added. "Andrea has my full support and I am confident that our family will overcome this challenge."
"My understanding is she was doing a good job as president. If she does have issues, I hope she seeks out and gets some help," Robertson said.
Child endangerment is a BIG deal. Driving drunk with you kid...then a year later, abandoning the same child, to wander around city hall at midnight, while it takes the cops a couple hours to get hold of you, stinks!
And what about this city official who let her dump her kid downtown while they partied? Why are there no consequences for her? Does she have any kids? Has she been drug tested? Or is there a chance that our city government is being run by those who may be using ilegal drugs? Don't forget, the bar was closed. What were they doing unti 2:00am?
I normally wouldn't care about such things. Except for the child. The kid was following them for some reason. Why? Who was the real parent here?
She is a buddy of phony tony who is also a buddy of garcetti. Please remember that when you vote. A vote for garcetti is a vote for continuing our corrupt city government.
I don't think this woman should be paid our tax dollars while she figures out why she's a drunk, drug addict, felon or for endangering her kid and whatever she's seeking help for. Furthermore there has to be some measure where people in the same family shouldn't be allowed to run this city. I've been to meetings and marnoyes1 is right all these fucks walk around and sit there with an air of entitlement that's disgusting to say the least. They ignore the people and vote without any real consideration for the issues unless it benefits them in back room deals! This woman ruined the Sunset Junction over money owed yet that event and the art walk generate tax dollars that are now paying for her fucking leave of absence!? WTF is wrong with these people and don't they care about the little guy who also needs to pay their own bills. It's not like anyone was taking food out of her mouth especially when she makes over 100K while the rest of us are fighting to stay afloat with the little income our businesses generate. This will not stand, she must be terminated not allowed to "get help" on our dime! Let's make her ass famous and create measures to kick all these assholes out because someone is pulling strings for her ass and all those people need to be removed from these positions where all they care about is themselves. I mean seriously who the fuck drives down from big bear blowing a .15 with their daughter in tow. She claims to be a caring mother but she's anything but! How do you forget your daughter at City Hall!? How is this woman not in jail being arraigned like any other person that had these charges against them!? I guess the apple doesn't fall from the tree as it seems this whole family are scandalous self centered drunks and felons who somehow got into office. The mayor and all of City officials should all be investigated!
What a competent and effective leadership class! It looks like L.A. is going the way of Bell / South Gate / etc.! Diversity is our strength!
Who the fuck picks a battle with food trucks? It literally says "I'm going to make my mark with that truck that looks like a Metallica album".
Child endangerment is no fucking joke tho. Get a baby sitter with your 100k job.
We need some laws prohibiting multiple family members from holding high-level jobs in the City of Los Angeles. Anyone who watches our City Council meetings can pretty well understand where Andrea Alarcon's arrogance comes from. This sense of entitlement and being above the law is hurting the stakeholders of our City who have a hard enough time getting decent representation Downtown. And think about it...does someone with the utter disregard and lack of judgment to leave her daughter wandering around City Hall ALL BY HERSELF late at night...does that person have the ability or the motivation to look out for the best interests of the citizens of Los Angeles?If you grow up as the child of a politician and they roll out a red carpet leading to your cushy City Hall position, you are likely to have a rather warped vision of the world and how it really works. And when dad and Uncle Tony can pull a few strings to make your dangerous and illegal behavior "go away", your sense of arrogance and detachment from reality can only become more pronounced.I'm glad that Ms. Alarcon is seeking treatment...but nothing about it should be subsidized by the taxpayers of Los Angeles. What's a huge concern at the end of the day is what is happening to her little girl. How frightening for an 11-year-old child to be left on her own in a vast, empty building at night. It doesn't take much imagination to come up with some really awful scenarios that could have befallen her. I hope that Andrea Alarcon gets the help she needs and can get her act together as an individual and as a mother. I wonder if she might not have gone so far off course had she not been living a privileged life in which doors magically opened and consequences mysteriously vanished.
@sirvaldrin2002 I will certainly remember all of this and everything else associated with this troika, during voting time and in the future. This is completely unacceptable. But like they say, it all shows up in the wash. You can run, but you can't hide. None of the above mentioned are true leaders. The value of the city is rapidly sinking and we shouldn't have to pay for "professional" incompetency...Time to clean house in the biggest sense of the word.
@Guestasaurus Haha, yeah right. As if having a rich wannabe white-trash president with ADHD ruin the entire U.S. economy wasn't bad enough. Go move to Arizona, you idiot.
@LA_WEAKLY , you mean with her $130,000 job - you can buy a lot of child care with that extra $30K
@LA_WEAKLY I know right, food trucks!!?? Are there no other pending issues that our city faces that might be a BIGGER priority????????????????????? Not to mention, its just wrong any way you look at it.
@LA_WEAKLY best comment on this thread.
No kidding get a babysitter !
And yet, for some reason, the glorious benefits of diversity are coming to Arizona too. This is how it works: white people colonize a place, create prosperity, good schools, safe streets, and jobs. Then diversity arrives, along with the Bell/South Gate/Alarcon leadership class, graffiti, litter, terrible schools, etc. Then the white people move away. Wash/rinse/repeat. Call me a Nazi but it's the simple truth. Compton etc. used to be perfectly nice, safe places to live once upon a time.
@alloydawg Diversity is not our strength - it's our cross to bear.
@guestasaurus You don't belong in Los Angeles ,California. Take your white ass back to eastern Europe.
@guestasaurus ok Nazi a hole