The website of , the conservative blogger and political commentator who died in March, has published an article that draws an alleged connection between Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, building contractor JMB Realty and plans to as part of the Westside Subway Extension.
Should the Metropolitan Transportation Authority go through with plans to run the subway under BHHS, it would have to purchase land from JMB Realty to reach a stop in Century City, according to the website. Villaraigosa chairs the Metro Board of Directors, the body tasked with approving the final Westside Subway Extension route.
The article on breitbart.com reads:
JMB Realty owns the land on which the local subway station, which necessitates the tunnel, would be built. They would receive $38.7 million for a small piece of land on a larger tract; the entire tract was assessed at just $18.8 million in 2011. The station itself should net JMB hundreds of millions of additional dollars. According to the Los Angeles Times, JMB has given significant amounts of cash to Villaraigosa, and has even hosted a fundraiser for Villaraigosa. Villaraigosa largely controls the decision-making process as to the location of the station—he can stack the Metro board with four members out of a total of 13.
Also mentioned in the article is We Do Our Part LA, which the website claims is being funded by JMB Realty. We Do Our Part LA has in support of the planned subway route that calls for tunneling under BHHS.
To read the article on breitbart.com, click here.