• Report: #645135

Complaint Review: Ken Simmons Chief Operating Officer HACLA

  • Submitted: Mon, September 27, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, December 09, 2011

  • Reported By: Maria Del Angel — HACLA Commissioner California Canada
Ken Simmons Chief Operating Officer HACLA
2600 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, California United States of America

Ken Simmons Chief Operating Officer HACLA Los Angeles Housing Authiroty We Are FED UP WIth This Pervert! Los Angeles, California

*Author of original report: SIMMONS IS FIRED ! ! ! !

*UPDATE Employee: Nothing To Hide

*Consumer Comment: Missing the point?

*UPDATE Employee: You Are ALL Missing The Point

*Consumer Comment: ONE OF THE FUNNIEST POSTS ON RIP OFF REPORT

*Consumer Comment: Who Knows If Any Of This Is True!

*UPDATE Employee: This Ongoing Mudslinging Has To Stop!

*UPDATE Employee: EMPATHY for Kinky Ken??? You're on crack!

*UPDATE Employee: Simmons Is a Deadbeat Too

*Consumer Comment: REGARDLESS

*Consumer Comment: PERSONAL means MASK...

*UPDATE Employee: Simmon's Is NOT GAY!

*UPDATE Employee: I See Jealousy Is Once Again Raising Its Ugly Head

*Consumer Comment: THIS IS A FASHIONISTA RESOURCE

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We here at HACLA - The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles have come to the end of our rope with Kinky Ken Simmons and his disgusting addiction to women's clothing. OK - It started out innocently enough, a few years ago Rudy Montiel was talked into funding a float in the West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade as some sort of "community outreach" to all the homeless homos in LA. - Ken Simmons volunteered to ride on the float and represent HACLA management. On the day of the parade, Ken showed up wearing the most outlandish purple strapless evening gown, giant wig, red pumps and a matching purse. When we giggled at his "costume" - he became purple with rage and threatened anyone who dared mock his outfit with instant termination. That now explains the firing of Abel Ruiz. Next, Ken started showing up to work wearing eyeshadow and bra and panties under his business suit. NOW - Ken is swishing and wiggling all over the building each day showing off his latest women's fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue. [continued below]....

..... He prances around the lobby all day fising for compliments. The entire building is scared to death that if they don't compliment him on his nice dress, he will fire them just like he FIRED Richard Carrol who DARED to tell Simmons one afternoon that he should "tone down" his risque miniskirt because everyone could see Ken's balls dangling below the hemline. 


If you are reading this Ken Simmons - PLEASE, PLEASE get the  Psychiatric Help you need!


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#1 Author of original report

SIMMONS IS FIRED ! ! ! !

AUTHOR: Sergeant Preston - (Canada)

The head of Los Angeles embattled housing authority stepped down Thursday, following a firestorm of controversy over spending practices on meals, travel and other activities.Ken Simmons, the interim president and chief executive of the agency, left in the wake of KCET-TVs SoCal Connected report on expensive restaurant tabs, and amid increasing scrutiny from City Controller Wendy Greuel, who has been auditing travel expenses.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in Asia but his office released a letter acknowledging Simmons departure. In it, the mayor said the reports of extravagant spending had dealt the agency a serious blow.Although I know that you are deeply committed to the housing authoritys priorities, it is clear that a decisive break with past policies and practices is necessary, he wrote. For this reason, I appreciate your decision to step down as interim president and CEO of [the housing authority] to allow new leadership.The departure comes nine months after Villaraigosas appointees at the housing authority fired Simmons predecessor, Rudy Montiel. Over the last six weeks, that same board agreed to provide Montiel with a departure package of nearly $1.2 million.Deputy Mayor Sarah Sheahan said the resignation was at the mayors request.In an email to the housing authoritys board, Simmons said that he never expected that, as the temporary top executive, he would be required to address so many issues relating to the past president and CEO.I believe that I have made significant improvements in the agency's relationships with these communities as well as our sister agencies. I look forward to continuing this work, he wrote. However, I did not realize that these many issues would dominate so much of my time and energy and believe I could best serve the agency in my former capacity.
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Nothing To Hide

AUTHOR: Stanley - (U.S.A.)

"Keep it up Stanley and we will put a white sheet over you and send you to Nickerson Gardens to go door to door collecting funds to rename the Watts Towers." 

  I fail to see the sick humor in your endeavor to continuously sabotage the executive staff at HACLA, just because of presumed result of your own shortcomings with Chief Operations Officer Ken Simmons. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Just because Mr. Simmons has put his foot down (or in his case, his stiletto heels down) in an effort to beef up production and stamp out continuous daily laziness at the work place, it doesn't give you justifiable cause to recruit all your rebellious co-workers in concurring with your outrageous Internet postings in an effort to slander his good name. Shame on you, Sir. 

  I know who you are too and I urge you to stop, as there could be serious libelous repercussions with civil liabilities on the part of HACLA executive board members who may find it difficult to function adequately on a daily basis based on reports of this type which are slanderous in nature and a clear case of defamation of character as a result of your juvenile pranks and unwelcome name-calling. 

  If you really have an issue with Ken Simmons and how he conducts business, then why don't you just "man-up" to your frustrations regarding his supervisory role and march right into his office and get it off your chest by having a one-on-one conference with him? 

  Further, as a matter of reference, I have no intent on looking to promote over to the Security Department, as I am quite comfortable where I am, thank you very much. I've said this before and I'll say it again, I think it is a shame and a disgrace that there are certain individuals, supposed loyal employees of this government agency who seem to have nothing better to do during their work hours, (yes, I know for a fact that your postings are submitted during government work hours) when in fact you should be concentrating on your own work performance. 

    
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#3 Consumer Comment

Missing the point?

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

The only point to these reports is that Trolls are alive and well.

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#4 UPDATE Employee

You Are ALL Missing The Point

AUTHOR: Leonard - (U.S.A.)

HACLA is a totally dysfunctional governmental agancy. Just read the RORs on HACLA. It will show a pattern of abuse and perversion at the highest levels of the agency. There is so much weirdness going on at HACLA that Kinky Ken Simmons' choice of clothing doesn't bother anyone at all. The problem is when Simmons rants and raves against the "Homosexual Agenda" and lack of "Proper Christian Morals" at the HQ building he is wearing a chiffon evening gown, satin pumps and a black leather riding crop. HACLA has Furry Fridays where all the MANAGMENT is allowed to dress up in their sexy animal costumes and have furry sex in the hallways and elevators at will during working hours, BUT if a non-managment employee forgets to wear a tie, they will be verbally abused by none other than our resident n**i Drag Queen Ken Simmons. That kiss a*s Stanley (we know who you are) defends Simmons because he wants to get promoted out of the Section 8 desk and over to the security department where he can sleep all day and carry a gun. Keep it up Stanley and we will put a white sheet over you and send you to Nickerson Gardens to go door to door collecting funds to rename the Watts Towers, The Mark Furman Tower of Racial Tolerance.
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#5 Consumer Comment

ONE OF THE FUNNIEST POSTS ON RIP OFF REPORT

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THIS STRAIGHT: A WHITE, CROSS-DRESSING MIDDLE AGED MAN WHO DOESN'T HAVE THE SPHERICAL AND FUZZIES TO COME OUT, WHO ALLEGEDLY HAS SEX WITH A WOMAN ON HIS DESK FOR ALL TO SEE --AND SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE HAD THE TELEPHONE CAMERAS ROLLING ON THAT ONE, OR AT LEAST HAD SOME STILL PHOTOS TO POST HERE -- IF TRUE.

AND HE HATES AFRICAN AMERICANS BUT HE BUYS A DRESS WORN BY AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN AND ALLEGEDLY SOILS IT...

AND HE SUSPENDS A FEMALE EMPLOYEE FOR WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT HE DID INSTEAD OF COMPLIMENTING HER ON HER GOOD FASHION SENSE...

THIS IS BECOMING A HILARIOUS COMEDY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

WELL, SOMETHING ELSE HAS EPIC PROPORTIONS IF THE STORY ABOUT THE MICRO-MINISKIRT NOT COVERING ALL THAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO COVER CAN BE BELIEVED AND ONLY WHORES OR VERY SLENDER WOMEN AND MEN CAN GET AWAY WITH WEARING ONE OF THOSE.

IF ANY OF THIS IS TRUE, AND THIS MAN IS ACTUALLY DOING THESE THINGS ON THE JOB, IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS HAVING A MIDDLE-AGED CRISIS AND ONE HECKUVA PSYCHIATRIC MELTDOWN. IF HE KEEPS IT UP --THIS SORT OF BEHAVIOR--THEN HE IS HEADED FOR THE RUBBER ROOM WITH PADDED WALLS WHERE HE WILL BE KISSING THE FLOOR.

TELL ME THIS IS NOT TRUE.

TELL ME THIS IS JUST A VINDICTIVE ATTACK AGAINST AN UNPOPULAR BOSS.

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#6 Consumer Comment

Who Knows If Any Of This Is True!

AUTHOR: Bman - (United States of America)

Such sad people to say such terrible things about a person on such a public forum? This is character assassination - and s/he probably doesn't know this exists and cannot answer these emotionally charged allegations. This is a place to communicate about businesses that are causing us to loose our money, not a place to air dirty laundry.
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#7 UPDATE Employee

This Ongoing Mudslinging Has To Stop!

AUTHOR: Stanley - (U.S.A.)

  I couldn't agree more with Mr. Brnan. The above-poster has a very valid point. Honestly, I've never heard so much name-calling and finger pointing toward one individual since listening to political campaign ads for the upcoming Gubernatorial election! 

  As I suggested earlier, maybe the original poster needs to understand and sympathize with HACLA Operations Officer Ken Simmons' basic needs. Instead of slandering his good name all over the Internet for millions to read, along with criticizing his (presumably poor) choice of wardrobe, why don't you take appropriate measures to help him in the work place and accept his dress-sense, along with his "alternate" (presumably poor choice) of wardrobe? it might help you overcome your own frustrations and homophobic attitude toward those who are different from you. 

  If Ken Simmons is Gay, a cross-dresser, bi-curious, bisexual, a wanna-be-trans gender, an alleged "pervert" who the hell cares? The bottom line remains: At the end of the day, the Housing Authority employees, along with the HACLA executive committee see no wrongdoing in his managerial skills and direction of leadership. 

  If you are truly unhappy with the way Ken Simmons conducts himself after work hours(because I fail to see how he could effectively hold an executive position such as this in a government job if he wears womens underclothing while at work) then might I respectively suggest you go look for more suitable employment elsewhere, somewhere where you'll be a lot happier.  
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#8 UPDATE Employee

EMPATHY for Kinky Ken??? You're on crack!

AUTHOR: Glenn Quagmire - (USA)

It isn't Simmons' choice of outterwear that is the cause of all the discomfort at HACLA. it is his nastiness about it. He suspended a longtime female employee for wearing the same dress he did on a certain day. He is responsible for approving Scott Butler's request to place hidden cameras overlooking the urinals in the men's rooms. He had sex with a female human resources secretary on his desk with the door open for everyone to see during the lunch break. He is a racist for refusing to honor The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior by saying, "If we had a holiday for every black guy who got shot, we'd never get any work done around here". I dare anyone who comes on Rip Off Report and defends Kinky Ken Simmons to come on down to 2600 Wilshire and spend a whole day with this clown. I DARE YOU!

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#9 UPDATE Employee

Simmons Is a Deadbeat Too

AUTHOR: Jim Webb Bail Bonds - (USA)

I had several items for sale on Ebay including Aunt Jemima's dress she wore when she sat for the painting used on her box of pancake mix. Ken Simmons bid on the dress and won the auction. I received a check in the amout of $154.45 and I sent the dress to him. A few days later the check BOUNCED! I sent him an email and he told me he was sending me the dress back because it was "defective" - How the hell can a collectable piece of history be "defective"??!!??!! - Well I got the dress back from him and when I opened the package, I was SHOCKED to see that my beloved dress was stiff from semen. It was DRENCHED in dried c**. I sent him a pristine dress and got it back RUINED. When I confronted him about what he had done to the dress he said, "Don't look at me, Bill Clinton did it"! - Simmons is a freak of nature and a cheapskate who has nothing better to do than SLANDER the greatest president we ever had, Bill Clinton.

Don't sell any dresses to Ken SImmons unless you get he cash up front!

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#10 Consumer Comment

REGARDLESS

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

If he is going to be in a public office--gay, straight, transsexual, crossdresser, etc. he still needs to learn how to dress appropriately for the office that he holds and whether or not he chooses to dress as a man or as a woman is NONE of my business but he needs to be aware of a certain professional image that is expected of him in keeping with his job.

And PURPLE dress with RED accessories is NOT a good fashion choice.

Someone get the poor man some photography books about what Queen Elizabeth. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and even CoCo Chanel wore. Audrey Hepburn was a nice dresser too.

For a middle-aged man to dress  provocatively like a Bourbon Street w***e is just as unacceptable as it would be for a woman!

Someone PLEASE teach this POOR LOST SOUL what is appropriate business wear--regardless of which gender-specific clothing he intends to wear.
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#11 Consumer Comment

PERSONAL means MASK...

AUTHOR: Bman - (United States of America)

Instead of making this person into a demon due to your bigotry, why not offer suggestions about how to dress as the first post suggested. This is someone that challenges your ability to EMPATHIZE. I am sure this individual provides entertainment and flair to an otherwise boring job. Do you have an inside information that this individual is a "pervert" outside of saying it is true - if so that seems hardly fair-minded. Has she said anything or done anything to hurt and defame you? If not, then why do you think it is all right to do this to her? It is good to challenge the status quo.


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#12 UPDATE Employee

Simmon's Is NOT GAY!

AUTHOR: Rabbi Pedro Goldstein - (U.S.A.)

Ken Simmons is not a homosexual. He is a crossdresser. There is a big difference between the 2. Abel Ruiz snickered at Simmon's dress and was FIRED! Rudy Montiel upheld the termination because Ruiz was about to blow the lid off Rudy's Furry Fetish involving the misuse of HACLA funds to purchase sex toys and animal costumes that Rudy and his good buddy Scott Butler wear when they have sex. Simmon's isnt hated for wearing women's clothing, he is hated because he is such a flaming p***k to everyone about it. Simmons has a history of being sexually obsessed with female members of the HACLA Board of Commissioners - he is especially hot for Lucelia Hooper. I know for a fact Simmon's is not gay because he always turns down Dave Esparza's sexual advances. As for Simmon's lack of proper style - All of Simmons' taste is in his mouth.
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#13 UPDATE Employee

I See Jealousy Is Once Again Raising Its Ugly Head

AUTHOR: Stanley - (U.S.A.)

  If administrative measures were taken to suspend or terminate certain employees, (in this case I can mention names) you have not gathered all the true facts surrounding this case. From what I understand, Abel Ruiz had it coming. I won't go into detail here about the occurrences surrounding this incident, all I can say is, the Chief Operations Officer, Ken Simmons had just cause to take appropriate action against this individual. You should not use this Internet forum to plead the ex-employees case just because you only got one side of the story. You just don't know the real Ken Simmons.

  If anyone should have "toned down" their attitude and demeanor it was Richard Carroll, who, from what I understand was a disruptive, disgruntled employee who pushed the envelope with the HACLA executive staff, including Ken Simmons. Why he was never repeatedly written up for insubordination, I will never know. 

  By the content of your post, it seems like you are more concerned with Mr. Simmons' dress sense and choice of wardrobe than by his executive decisions. And so what is he's Gay? Who cares? I'm sure, sir, you have a few secret skeletons on your closet! Ken Simmons' private lifestyle should have no reflection on how he performs his duties. 

  Take a good look at yourself sir and start to ask if it is you who needs psychiatric help.  
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#14 Consumer Comment

THIS IS A FASHIONISTA RESOURCE

AUTHOR: Joe - (U.S.A.)

MAYBE YOU CAN OFFER HIM A FEW FASHION BASICS LIKE PURPLE DOES NOT ACCESSORIZE WELL WITH RED..

HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT HE WEARS A BRA AND PANTIES UNDER HIS BUSINESS SUIT?

AND I WOULD GET THE POOR MAN A  PHOTO BOOK ABOUT JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS AND/ OR PRINCESS DIANA --BOTH OF THESE WOMEN HAD A PERFECT SENSE OF FASHION.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE OUTFITS HE WEARS AND WONDER HOW HE MANAGES TO GET THEM IN HIS SIZE. I HAVE A COUPLE OF RATHER PLUMP  FEMALE RELATIVES WHO HAVE TROUBLE FINDING CHIC CLOTHES.

ACTUALLY, IF HE DID HIS JOB, WHO CARES WHAT HE WEARS AS LONG AS HE WEARS SOMETHING AND IT IS NOT PATENTLY OBSCENE OR REVEALING.

SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL HIM ONLY HOOKERS AND VERY THIN WOMEN WEAR THOSE MIRO MINI SKIRT MONSTROSITIES -- AND HE NEEDS TO DRESS MORE HIS AGE.

SO WHY DOESN'T SOMEONE GET A PHOTO OF HIS BALLZ HANGING BELOW THE   ULTRA MICROMINI SKIRT --AND IF HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT CROSS-DRESSING, WHY DOESN'T HE USE A GAFFE LIKE ALL THE GREAT ONES DID. SOMEONE LEAVE HIM A NOTE --PLEASE. THE IMAGE IS JUST GHASTLY!

WHY DOESN'T SOME TRANNY TAKE THIS POOR MISGUIDED AUNTIE UNDER HIS/HER WING AND TEACH HIM HOW TO DRESS WITH CLASSIC, CLASSY ELEGANCE BEFORE HE/ SHE IS ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS AND INDECENT EXPOSURE.

I WOULDN'T EVEN WANT TO SEE A WOMAN WEAR SOME OF THOSE BOURBON STREET h*o COSTUMES, MUCH LESS A MIDDLE-AGED MAN!
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