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Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel will only be respected when they resign
These two are not heroes. Both were main players in all of the Cady scams and corruption. Nancy Cardenas, George Sargent and Darrell Wood had the decency to resign from the LMUD Board.
Watch them closely........Invenergy, UAMPS, NCPA, especially PSREC (Nagels utility company)
NO LMUD RATE INCREASE
NO LMUD MANAGEMENT RAISES
LMUD Board not heroes
The LMUD Board succumbed to the pressure from the public and voted not to raise electric rates or give raises to the already "well paid" LMUD management .
Not just bad timing for increases, but just no justification.........................
Kan We Help has been fighting the LMUD PDCA policy since its inception in 2005. The PDCA policy took public hearings out of the process and left it up to the General Manager's (Frank Cady) discretion to raise electric rates.
NEW BOARD PUTS "PUBLIC HEARINGS" BACK
Energy Prices Fall
LMUD continues to raise rates
LMUD Board will vote, at their December 23, 2008, to increase Management salaries and...... then vote to increase RATES.
The LMUD Board and LMUD Management staff have stockpiled millions of dollars over the last 3 years.
The LMUD Board is being "hoodwinked" by yet another ARROWROCK SCHEME AND THE RATEPAYERS WILL again SEE "MILLIONS OF DOLLARS" JUST DISAPPEAR, POOF......GONE................
The LMUD ratepayers are just being "HOODWINKED"
Merry Christmas, LMUD Director Fred Nagel (a PSREC customer)
NONE OF INVENERGY'S PROMISES GOOD.....................Just exactly "WHEN IS INVENERGY GOING TO MAKE GOOD ON "replacing millions of dollars of LMUD's infrastructure" ?
Where's the $40,000 PGE Study LMUD ordered for Invenergy?
Where's the $40,000 check to LMUD to reimburse the LMUD ratepayers for this "study"?
Hold on folks, you think the "Cady Era" was bad................you ain't seen nuttin yet.
LMUD: Masters of Deception
LMUD ratepayers, hold your nose..........it's only going to get worse
LMUD attorney lies about UAMPS contract
The UAMPS contract signed on November 13, 2008 stated that the original agreement with UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems) was February 17, 1999. NOT TRUE.
LMUD cannot produce any agreement with UAMPS earlier than December 26, 2006.
This was typical dishonesty from the "Cady trained" Jones and Langston. There was no February 17, 1999 agreement with UAMPS as stated in the "November 13, 2008 UAMPS contract" presented to the LMUD Board to approve.
Also, Cady and Jones falsely represented LMUD's involvement on December 26, 2006. The LMUD Board, Cardenas, Sargent, Wood, Nagel and Langston passed a "First" and "Second" amendment to a NEW agreement so it appeared to be an OLD existing contract.......this is starting to look like the new "Arrowrock" scam
Cady's PDCA intentionally bypassed the CPUC requirement for "Public hearings" for LMUD rate increases.
In November 2005, the new LMUD General Manager, Frank Cady (former LMUD General Counsel ) and the corrupt LMUD Board (Cardenas, Sargent, Wood, Langston and Nagel) diverted attention from the "No public hearing PDCA" policy by placing the outrageous increase of the $3.50 service charge to $25.00 first. The public packed the LMUD meeting to object to this excessive increase. THE LMUD BOARD INCREASED THE MONTHLY SERVICE CHARGE TO $8.00 (This charge has now increased to $10.00 a month)
This was just a smoke screen.
Soon after the LMUD Board would quietly enact the PDCA policy that would eliminate the PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR RATE INCREASES........ that were REQUIRED and MANDATED BY THE CPUC.
KWH immediately submitted a substantial complaint to the LMUD Board objecting to the elimination of public hearings for rate increases. Jaimee Jones, Frank Cady and the LMUD Board totally ignored the complaint.
LMUD Board Members resign
The bubble burst, in 2007, when Nancy Cardenas and George Sargent resigned from the LMUD Board. Shortly after that Darrell Wood resigned from the LMUD Board. The two worst Board members, Langston and Nagel didn't have enough honor to resign.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors appointed three new LMUD Board members and their first order of business was to FIRE FRANK CADY.
FRANK CADY'S TERMINATION
However, these new Board members (Bowden, Lavacot and Dow) didn't finish the job. Jaimee Jones, Bill Stewart and Paul Glau were just as much responsible for this corruption.
THE ELECTRIC RATE WAS 11.5 CENTS PER kwh when Cady was hired as General Manager in 2005. THE RATE QUICKLY INCREASED TO 14 CENTS TO SUPPORT A "lifestyle".
The LMUD ratepayers must decide where their tolerance level is. Presently, there is no justification for a rate of more than 11.5 cents per kwh. LMUD is stockpiling millions in the "Stabilization Fund".
Bill Stewart has been giving the LMUD Board BAD NUMBERS for a very long time and needs to be replaced.
Jaimee Jones has been giving the LMUD Board BAD ADVICE for a very long time and needs to be replaced.
ANY DOUBTS.......JUST LOOK AT LMUD'S HISTORY
December 2008 Rural Lite magazine:
Should a California State University be built in Susanville?
"SPECIAL" LMUD MEETINGS
Or.....the "Sleaze" meetings or the "Slip things through" meetings
When the LMUD Board starts having only "Special" meetings, the public gets screwed every single time. The veterans of sleaze, Nagel and Langston, know that the public cannot speak about any other issues at these type of public meetings except the agenda items.
The public cannot even use "PUBLIC COMMENT" to speak about other concerns at "Special Meetings".
These "Special", "Sleaze" or "Slip things through" meetings normally are held on days or times that the general public cannot attend.
November meeting cancelled, December meeting cancelled
Lassen County Times, 11/26/08
Small, little, tiny, insignifiant details
left out of this article.
But public hearings restored
and the Academy Award for BEST ACTOR goes to.........Fred Nagel
BEST "SUPPORTING" ACTOR:
Honorable mention: Langston
Chris Gallagher, previous Susanville Police Chief, has a sweet job in Los Banos
Los Banos taxpayers are paying for him to stay away?
LMUD Responds to Grand Jury Complaints
White Wash or Indictments?
There is a very good reason why LMUD Boards spend $300,000 a year for their General Counsel.
It keeps them out of jail.
Kan We Help complained, at the LMUD meeting (in writing), that Jay Dow and Matt Lavacot could not participate in any discussion of "special" reduced rates or "deals" for the Ag community. General Counsel Jaimee Jones told the Board that they could but the Grand Jury said they can't.
Kan We Help complained, at the LMUD meeting, that the three newly appointed Board members, Bowden, Dow and Lavacot, could not approve six months of LMUD minutes (that Frank Cady & Jaimee Jones withheld) because they did not attend any of those meetings. General Counsel Jaimee Jones told the Board that they could approve the minutes.
Jones allowed hazardous waste to be moved with phony papers.
Jones allowed the illegal purchase of contaminated property.
Jones allowed Frank Cady to hide his expenses and the Board expenses.
Jones allows private use of public funds.
Jones allows the private use of LMUD employees.
Jones continues to allow Brown Act violations
Jones allowed Cady's "abusive behavior" towards the employees for five years and did nothing
Jones refused to correct the LMUD Ward Map to exclude the PSREC district. Fred Nagel lives and votes within the PSREC District which disqualifies him to sit on the LMUD Board.
Jones padded her Arrowrock invoices with literally thousands of dollars of phony charges. ($800 for a one page document, non-existent Board meetings, overcharges for work that was never used.......)
Jones allowed "phony" projects to proceed, costing LMUD ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
..........so why do the ratepayers need to retain the $300,000 Jaimee Jones?
Simple: TO KEEP THE LMUD BOARD MEMBERS OUT OF JAIL.
LMUD Board approves
policies or did they?
Apparently the only change to this "rate increase" policy is that they can raise rates three times a month if they want to. This Board WILL now HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS AGAIN, PRIOR TO ANY INCREASES. WHOOOOPI..........
There is no reason or indication to believe that this LMUD Board will be any less corrupt that all previous LMUD Boards.
LMUD "terminally" corrupt
Republican philosophy dominates Lassen County politics
Lassen County Times places Historic Election on page 4
*It is impossible to comprehend why anyone would vote for someone that does not live in the Ward or District that they will represent.
*Fred Nagel has never resided or voted in LMUD's Ward 1(as required by law) and McClintock will make decisions for the Fourth Congressional District that will not effect him.
Correction: Doolittle did not run again because of the scandal attached to he and his wife.
Marriage is a "Civil" Necessity
"Couples" marry because of love and to legally protect their mutual property. A religious ceremony is an option, of course, but the act of marriage is a legal one.
It is tragic that a "few" religious fanatics can determine "who" can marry. Not so long ago Blacks could not marry because they were considered property. Not so long ago Blacks and Whites could not marry.
What is next? You can't marry unless you are Catholic. You can't marry unless you earn over $100,000 a year. You can't marry unless you own a home. You can't marry a red badge person because you are a blue badge person.
Where exactly does this sick mentality stop?
Where is the shame?
Lassen County Elections
...the best money can buy
Don't worry about Caribou Sara.
She will continue shooting animals from helicopters
She will continue ruining Alaska's wilderness
She will continue abusing her authority
But will she and her husband "First Dude" now secede from the United States of America?
NO CHANGES AT LMUD
MORE OF THE SAME CORRUPT POLICIES
PSREC Fred Nagel had no signs, no political ads but won again with the help of his
Bud Bowden, Jay Dow and Richard Vial won seats on the lawless LMUD Board
No changes, but just more of the same corrupt policies
Fred Nagel supported the LMUD scams
Nagel supported the Arrowrock Scam for three years after he knew that it was bogus.
Nagel also was put on the LMUD Board to ensure that his utility, PSREC, got LMUD customers......for nothing.
This "joint" Arrowrock Feasibility Study was, in fact, completed in October of 2001. LMUD Ratepayers paid at least $150,000 for the completion of this report and Frank Cady went in to court and lied.
Kan We Help
collected evidence that indicated that the
Arrowrock Feasibility Study was completed and filed a Writ of Mandate, in December of 2002, to get a copy of the Arrowrock Feasibility Study. Nagel and Cady claimed it was a "Draft" . Judge Lazard (since kicked off the bench) refused to even look at the Feasibility Study. KWH lost their attempt to obtain a copy of this study. This kept Cady and the LMUD Board out-of-jail.
LMUD and the Arrowrock Irrigators issued a Request For Proposal and used the "COMPLETED" Arrowrock feasibility study. Aqua Terra told KWH that they invested over $200,000 in their bid for this project. Their bid relied upon a copy of the "completed" Arrowrock Feasibility Study dated October 2001.
FRED NAGEL went on to vote YES ON MANY OTHER BOGUS ENERGY STUDIES
Fred Nagel supported Frank Cady right to...............the end ????????
LMUD RATEPAYERS DESERVE BETTER
TRICK OR TREAT
Anyone wondering where Frank Cady has been hanging out with his friends?
LMUD EMPLOYEES Pay for FULL PAGE ENDORSEMENT AD FOR
EARLY ELECTION FRAUD
Julie Bustamante places PSREC Fred Nagel on LMUD Ballot knowing that he has never resided or voted in any LMUD Ward
District Attorney does nothing
Ward 1 candidates can challenge Nagel's candidacy
LMUD's Current Agenda ????
LMUD Board schedules Noon meeting to guarantee that no one attends
INVENERGY....*just another Arrowrock?
*Kan We Help will monitor this project VERY CLOSELY !!!!!
HAS JUDGE BRADBURY EVER CONVENED A "CRIMINAL" GRAND JURY AGAINST A LASSEN COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIAL, HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS OR ANY OF HIS FRIENDS?
LMUD NEEDS GENERAL HOUSECLEANING
Terminally corrupt, still
This small public utility needs to clean out the "Cadyites" before it can even begin to be a "non-corrupt" business.
They have Cady's legal partner, Jaimee Jones, who is asleep at the switch 99% of the time. She has allowed Brown Act Violations, Mis-use of public funds and worse.
They have two Board Members, Fred Nagel (who has never resided or voted within any LMUD Ward and continues to vote money for "his" utility company PSREC) and Wayne Langston who has engaged in the sleaziest of sleaze and is Frank Cady's biggest ally on the Board.
They have an accountant, Bill Stewart, that has been free to cook the books and looked the other way when the spending was close to illegal, if not illegal. He approved and hid Board and Frank Cady's spending.
Jay Dow is just wrong for this Board. He aligned himself with the "Cadyite" Langston. Kan We Help told Jay Dow and Matt Lavacot they could not participate in any discussion nor vote on the Ag kickbacks. Jaimee Jones sat quietly and let that happen.
Paul Glau is in Frank Cady's back pocket and covered up the hazardous waste on the Biterbide Scam (property LMUD purchased illegally) and falsified a federal document to move hazmat.
YOU WANT SOME REAL HONEST CHANGES IN LMUD, JUST GET RID OF THESE PEOPLE....................
LMUD GENERAL COUNSEL ALLOWED TO HIDE "NEW" ATTORNEY FEES
LMUD Controller Stewart can't "white out" this expense.
What are they up to?
WAYNE LANGSTON COMPLAINS ABOUT A BROWN ACT VIOLATION?
Wayne Langstoon of LMUD? Are you absolutely positive.
This is a man that hid his LMUD expenses in Frank Cady's legal invoice to LMUD.
This is a man that tried to hold a Sunday LMUD meeting with TWO MEMBERS.
This is a man that held a meeting and intentionally did not notify two LMUD Board members.
This is the same man that has never attended a Brown Act Seminar.
This is the same man that voted for "Ag" Kick Backs.
This is a man that was directly involved with and responsible for the ARROWROCK SCAM.
This is a man that did not live or vote in any LMUD Ward when he was appointed to LMUD in 2000.
This is a man that voted twice to keep a sex predator as LMUD's General Manager
This is the same man that wanted to give this predator BENEFITS FOR LIFE.
This is the same Wayne Langston that voted for the scams and bogus projects over and over.
This is a man that has never, never received one single vote to sit on the LMUD Board.
This is the same man that threatened to have the public arrested for speaking the truth.
This is a man that has set the bar, for Brown Act violations, in the past 8 years.
ARE YOU ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE IT WAS wayne langstoon ON THE RADIO YESTERDAY COMPLAINING ABOUT A.......BROWN ACT VIOLATION?
Repeat of the $1.4 trillion Bush Sr. 1989 Savings and Loan Scam Can Americans be fooled twice? Apparently, yes.
Jeb & Neil Bush were spared jail time for their involvement.
GW Bush's Secretary of Treasury, Henry Paulson, made $500 million dollars in that Bush Sr. Bailout
Susanville Social Security Office wrought with abuses against the disabled
The Susanville Social Security office, at 2603 Riverside, continues its attack on the disabled. This office has had a 100% turnover in the last 8 years. Leslie Rule is now the District Manager (five managers in the last 8 years) and continues to harass the disabled with threats to stop their entitlements.
Now, she is actually doing it.
These may sound like harsh statements but the fact is that they are picking on the very people that cannot defend themselves.
The disabled are being sent letters that say "your disability has ended". This includes the physically and mentally disabled. This is occurring to American citizens that have qualified for social security benefits for 20 years or longer. Now, they are being thrown out in the street because these "trained monkeys" have made the determination that suddenly your poverty level earnings are "significant gainful activity".
Historic Uptown Susanville Association dissolved by Susanville City Council
HUSA was wrought with complaints of mismanagement and finally was dissolved by the Susanville City Council yesterday. Jack Helsel, the first President of the association, stated that HUSA no longer was serving the merchants. This 18 year old association was dissolved.
Uptown merchants were required to pay into this association. Earlier this year Supervisor Jim Chapman (who owns a business within HUSA jurisdiction) fought to be taken out of the HUSA district and was successful in his effort to withdraw from HUSA.
Dyer Mountain Associates LLC sold on steps of Lassen County Court house in foreclosure to Dyer Mountain Holding LLC.....(?) an offshore company.
Lassen County Times Avoids Any Story on LMUD Grand Jury Charges.....Suppression, suppression.......
When Frank Cady was LMUD General Counsel he would get indignant and "nasty" when anyone would ask for copies of his LMUD legal invoices.
Cady would refuse 90% of the time to disclose his LMUD invoices and claimed his bills were exempt from the Public Records Act.
Frank Cady was allowed to bill $30,000 to $50.000 a month
WHAT WAS HE LOOKING FOR?
WAS THIS PERSONAL NOT LMUD BUSINESS.
PEZZULLO / CADY
CADY / PEZZULLO
Steve Pezzullo put his name in the hat when three LMUD Directors resigned in 2007, but the Lassen County Supervisors did not appoint him to the Board. Pezzullo is now running for one of the empty seats on the LMUD Board's election in November.
Steve Pezzullo has always had a connection (?) with Frank Cady. Steve Pezzullo recently loaned Frank Cady $51,000. Cady used an empty lot next to his property in Susanville as collateral.
LMUD ATTORNEY HIRES OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS....CADY?
OR IS THIS A HIDDEN BOARD EXPENSE?
no more hidden legal costs..............
What is it about Lassen County that attracts Crooks
...............no, it is not the three prisons in lassen county
It's the utility companies that attract them !!!!!
Why haven't Fred Nagel, Wayne Langston, Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones been indicted?
Mis-use of public funds, conflict of interest, embezzlement
Traditionally Judge Bradbury has appointed LMUD counsel and LMUD management to the Grand Jury, so LMUD complaints, in the past, have not been acted on but suppressed. Judge Bradbury was a partner with Frank Cady and Craig Kellison in a real estate company that was known as BKC.
PART II: LMUD Directors, General Manager and legal counsel have allowed PSREC resident, Fred Nagel, to be on the LMUD Board in order to do PSREC's business.
What would you think if you found out a local business was spending $300,000 a year on legal fees?
Would you raise your eyebrows?
Would you think that the company is poorly managed?
The Lassen Municipal Utility District has spent over $2.5 million dollars on legal fees in the past 5 years
33 PAGE CONTRACT CREATED BY JAIMEE JONES FOR TREE TRIMMING?
This $300,000 a year attorney has always been a joke. But if the LMUD Board does not see the absolute stupidity and total waste of ratepayer money on this marginal at best attorney, then kick them all out.
LMUD=just bad management
LMUD President Bud Bowden gets OKAY, from District Attorney, to replace Jay Dow from the LMUD Invenergy Ad Hoc Committee.
LMUD President Bud Bowden appointed Jay Dow to the Invenergy Ad Hoc Committee and the Lassen County District Attorney says he has the authority to remove him and he did.
Jay Dow has demonstrated that he cannot be impartial and has voted, in the recent past, to give the Agriculture community kick backs on their electricity bills. Dow is also in the Cadyite group that wants to sign the agreement for wind mills in Lassen County. This will benefit the Darrell Woods' and Frank Cadys' of the community.
LMUD General Council, Jaimee Jones (Frank Cady's legal partner), objected to Bowden removing Jay Dow and replacing him with Matt Lavacot. Jones will most likely work now, towards President Bowdens removal.
Jones tenure under Frank Cady has always been tainted with cronyism and questionable actions. She has shown little competence in the last six years. She is owned lock stock and barrel by Frank Cady, Fred Nagel, Wayne Langston and Darrell Wood.
LMUD ATTORNEY JONES CLAIMS THAT LMUD BOUNDARIES ARE COUNTY WIDE and anyone living within Lassen County can run for the LMUD Board.....not true.
These five beautiful dogs will be destroyed if not adopted by August 21.
Call Lassen County Animal Control if you can give these guys a home. They will be euthanized due to overcrowding.
Former Susanville Police Chief Gallagher removed from his new Chief of Police position in Los Banos
Chris Gallagher sat at every LMUD meeting ready to throw the public out that dared to exercise their First Amendment rights.
Los Banos's official position (209-827-7070) is that Chief Gallagher will be gone an "indefinite time".
It appears that former Susanville Police Chief
Chris Gallagher took his
baggage steamer trunk with him to Los Banos. Gallagher was
8/5/08, from a public meeting and has not been to work since that incident.
Commander Dan Fitchie has been named Acting Police Chief.
Gallagher was physically removing citizens from public meetings while they were attempting to address issues during public comment. Sound familiar, Susanville.
Chris Gallagher resigned on September 17, 2006 as Chief of Police in Susanville.
Susanville Police Chief Gallagher
LMUD attorney refuses to correct LMUD boundary map
Lassen County has four separate utility companies, PGE, PSREC, Surprise Valley and Lassen Municipal Utility District. Each of these utilities have their own "service" boundaries and each have their own Boards.
LMUD refuses to identify the PSREC territory in Lassen County on their Boundary Map.
LMUD annexed the Dyer Mountain Area and they will provide electrical service to this area. There has been no PSREC territory annexed by LMUD.
PSREC does not allow LMUD customers to serve on their Board.
However, when the PSREC Board approached LMUD to purchase the Herlong customers the LMUD Board resisted and said NO. These customers were considered to be LMUD's most profitable income base. PSREC then put two PSREC customers on the LMUD Board. Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel. The purchase was then approved but PSREC reneged on the payments to LMUD. When KWH inquired about the payments, LMUD refused to respond to requests for payment verification. PSREC was to pay LMUD $150,000 annually until 2010. ($1.2 million dollars ????)
Nagel and Langston approved thousands of dollars for bogus PSREC energy projects. LMUD money down the toilet.
Nagel and Langston approved every single rate increase to LMUD customers.
Langston finally moved into his LMUD Ward after the 2002 election. Nagel has always lived in the PSREC district.
Lassen County Clerk turns "Nagel" issue over to District Attorney
The District Attorney can't change the law but he can certainly ignore the law for his friends
The Lassen County Clerk, Julie Bustamante, has never approved Fred Nagel to be a candidate for the LMUD Board. Former Lassen County Clerk, Teresa Nagel, approved her husband to run for the two previous LMUD elections knowing that he did not live "within" any LMUD Ward.
Teresa Nagel then conspired with her husband to omit their PSREC district from the LMUD Ward Map.
The PSREC service area, where Fred and Teresa Nagel live, is exclusively a PSREC electric service area. The Nagels have never lived "within" any LMUD Ward.
Lorin Galassi lives in Presinct 117
Fred Nagel lives in Presinct 117
The difference is that Galassi lives "within" a LMUD Ward
Nagel does not
Just like the Susanville Sanitation District.....you can live in Susanville and be "within" the Susanville Sanitation District and your neighbor across the street is not. Your neighbor cannot run for the Susanville Sanitation District Board but you can.
You can live in Susanville and NOT LIVE WITHIN LMUD WARD 2
The "special districts" boundary maps are based solely on a District's legal service territory.
LMUD cannot have customers in the PGE service area.
PSREC cannot have customers in the LMUD service area
Surprise Valley Electric District cannot have customers in the LMUD service area.
Lassen Municipal Utility District has deliberately submitted a boundary map to the Lassen County Clerk and the Public that omits the PSREC service area in Lassen County.
LMUD Ward Map on LMUD website
Electric Service Map of California (this map can be found on the LMUD website)
LMUD Candidate Update:
Delva Huss- LMUD customer
Lorin Galassi -LMUD customer
Bud Bowden-LMUD customer
Steve Pezzullo-LMUD customer
Matt Lavacot-LMUD customer
Phil Bertanzoni-LMUD customer
IF YOU DO NOT "LIVE AND VOTE" IN A SPECIAL DISTRICT YOU CANNOT RUN FOR ITS' BOARD
If you live outside the "colored lines" of this map, you cannot run for this Board, even if you live in Susanville. The colored lines indicate service areas.
If you are not a Susanville Sanitation District customer, you can't run for the Board.
However, the "Nagel" family changed the rules for themselves....................
THESE TWO PSREC AREAS, IN LASSEN COUNTY, NOT ON THE LMUD MAP.
This was done so that Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel could run for the LMUD Board. Both men did not live "within" any LMUD Ward when they were approved by Teresa Nagel to run for the LMUD Board
KWH demands accurate LMUD Ward Map
Public deceived, Voters deceived
Lassen County Clerk Assists LMUD
and provides a second map that also excludes the PSREC District
The Lassen County Clerk claims that she can "only" go by the map that LMUD provides her to determine which LMUD Ward a candidate resides in.
Yet, Julie Bustamante has provided "this precinct map" that excludes some of the PSREC boundaries. PGE has been defined (left) and Surprise Valley Electric (top) has been defined. Sierra Army Depot (right) has been defined but certain PSREC boundaries have not been defined...........Fred Nagels
Was this a deliberate deception ?
This issue has certainly been pointed out to Bustamante, but she continues to claim that this map is accurate. Bustamante's map and LMUD's map conveniently omit the PSREC territory where Fred and Teresa Nagel live.
LMUD KINDA SORTA LEFT OUT DEFINING THE PSREC BOUNDARIES IN LASSEN COUNTY
This "omission" was deliberate.
The County Clerk was given a map, by LMUD, that does not show the PSREC boundaries and so it makes it appear that Fred Nagel is within a LMUD Ward. Well, he simply is not and never has been.
Theresa Nagel (FORMER COUNTY CLERK), Fred Nagel, Wayne Langston (the Nagels son-in-law) KNEW THAT THEY DID NOT LIVE "WITHIN" ANY LMUD WARD.
Theresa Nagel (FORMER COUNTY CLERK), also allowed the PSREC customers to vote, at LMUD elections, which violates the law.(CPUC, Div.6, 11649)
NOW, THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT THE NEW LASSEN COUNTY CLERK, BUSTAMANTE, WILL ALLOW NAGEL TO RUN FOR THE LMUD BOARD
A complaint has been filed with the California State Election Fraud Unit
LMUD LIES TO THE LASSEN COUNTY TIMES
What makes a public utility lie about everything they do? GREED & CORRUPTION
LMUD knew that the Beterbide property, that was purchased secretly, was contaminated.
Has the LMUD Board given up any right to sue Beterbide for the contaminated property. Was a deal made. This scam stinks to high heaven.
The statement, by LMUD, that this property was purchased for a new LMUD building is nothing short of a HUGE INCREDIBLE LIE.
There is no reference in any LMUD minutes to build a new office for LMUD.
All of these rate increases are for a new building for LMUD?
There can be no public trust when this LMUD Board, LMUD Management and the LMUD General Counsel just cannot tell THE TRUTH.
"Paul Glau" was instrumental in the Beterbide purchase, on Chestnut, and was responsible for the PCB's that were moved from the Chestnut property next to a CHURCH, on Richmond Road. LMUD was fined by the EPA after Glau falsified federal documents
Maybe Glau could better serve the LMUD ratepayers in JAIL
LMUD "PDCA Rate Schedule"
out of control
LMUD June 19, 2008 minutes indicate that LMUD is attempting to raise electric rates every quarter.
Rates were "consecutively" increased under the UNFAIR PDCA Rate Schedule for three quarters. Electric rates at Lassen Municipal Utility District were raised on 12/31/05, 3/31/06 and 6/30/06.
In fact power costs had stabilized.
12/31/05 : $ .05200 3/31/06: $ .05379 06/30/06: $ .050
you have to love it. The LMUD Board was given a PDCA worksheet that clearly indicated "back to back" rate increases and then............and then.............asks their General Counsel to look into the legality of "back to back" rate increases
LMUD overcharges RATEPAYERS
LMUD increased its rates 1/2 a cent per kwh (13.5 to .14) effective July 1, 2008 but charges ratepayers the new increase for June's service. The overcharge ranges from $5.00 to $30.00 for residential customers.
Kan We Help files Challenge with Lassen County Clerk on Nagel's Qualification to be a Candidate for the LMUD Board
Matt Lavacot and Jay Dow have not submitted applications for LMUD Directors
Deadline to submit applications for LMUD Wards (not PSREC) is August 8, 2008
Fred Nagel pays $ .114 per kwh for his electricity at PSREC and he wants LMUD customers to pay $ .145
LMUD BOARD PACKS AWAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
The LMUD Board has socked away over $6,000,000 dollars in various LAIF funds. These funds can be moved to the General Fund in a New York second. So why are the rates going up up up up ?
LMUD BOARD TO SPEND THOUSANDS $$$$$$$ ON OFFICE REMODEL
LMUD BOARD'S POOR MANAGEMENT LEADS TO YET ANOTHER RATE INCREASE
On July 1, LMUD arbitrarily raised electric rates from $ .135 per KWH to $ .14.
NO PUBLIC HEARING
The LMUD Board, on July 22, 2008, will vote to raise the rates again effective October 1 to $ .145 per KWH.
NO PUBLIC HEARING
LMUD has not cut back any operational costs because they simply DO NOT HAVE TO.
The Lassen Municipal Utility District has been plagued with poor and abusive management from the beginning.
The ratepayers will vote in November to support this policy or kick the bums out.
HATS OFF, TO THE LASSEN COUNTY FAIR MANAGER, Jay WOLCOTT
Unlike previous years, the Fair parking lot was full on the first day of the Fair. The new Pavilion is complete and it was looking really great all the way around.
The gates open at 11:00 AM and close at 11:00 PM. Daily admission prices are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 6 to 12, $3.00 for seniors and children 5 and under are free. Sunday, July 20th, is free admissions day and the last day of the Fair.
LMUD General Manager claims LMUD costs have remained flat, NOT TRUE.
On July 24, 2007, Frank Cady secretly gave the LMUD Management staff a 12% pay increase and promised not to raise rates......he lied and so did the LMUD Board
Lassen Municipal Utility Districts Poor Management Continues to Cause Huge Legal Fees The LMUD Board (Fred Nagel, Wayne Langston, Nancy Cardenas, Darrell Wood and George Sargent) allowed Frank Cady (fired LMUD General Manager), to abuse employees. (Cardenas, Wood and Sargent resigned over this issue)
Cady fired Steve Trevino (LMUD's former electric superintendent) on Cady's golf course and Trevino sued LMUD. The costs are approaching $100,000 in legal fees.
The LMUD Board has again started hiring outside law firms for ?????? .....what?
Poor management, poor management, poor management, poor management. poor management, poor management
LMUD attorney, Jaimee Jones, sends more than questionable invoices in response to a Public Records Request
Jones made up invoices for the Public Records Request. The invoices sent do not have LMUD's receiving stamp nor do they have any Bate stamps (pages numbered).
The biggest hint was that they do not match the amounts actually paid to her.
Bill Stewart fails, Ray Luhring fails, the LMUD Board fails
Jones invoicing is nothing short of screwy. This is supposed to confuse the Board members who are supposed to be approving this mess.
The Public Records Request was for Jones Nov/07-May/08 Retainer invoices and Extraordinary invoices. As you can see she fell short of complying.
Just poor management allows this attorney to charge these amounts. If this little utility has to pay $20,000 a month for legal work, somebody is DOING SOMETHING VERY WRONG !!!!!!!
These invoices that were provided by Jones appear to have been "created" for the PRA request. They are not stamped by LMUD nor do they have any numbers on the pages.
NOTE: The redacted portion, on this invoice, is Jones 457K retirement payment. LMUD takes $1,250 for her LMUD retirement each month.
Bill Stewart knew that LMUD could not make a one cent increase on July 1, but he recommended it because he thought he could get away with it. WELL, HE DIDN'T
Lassen County Times, June 25, 2008
The next quarter ends on June 30 and LMUD plans on hitting the ratepayers up for another half cent increase on September 1.
The PDCA should have been legally challanged. The California Public Utility Commission requires a HEARING BEFORE ANY RATE INCREASES. Frank Cady, Wayne Langston, Fred Nagel (the only remaining LMUD Board members that didn't have enough integrity to resign) pulled off the infamous PDCA that eliminates a public hearing on rate increases and allows the General Manager to raise rates at will.
The LMUD Board will continue to lie to the ratepayers.........because they can.
FIREWORKS SALES IN LASSEN COUNTY
Common sense screams BAN FIREWORKS sales, but the service organizations depend on these sales to continue their work in the community. This is a hard one to call.
Firefighters from 42 states are fighting over 1400 fires in the State of California. You will see North Carolina and Montana fire trucks on Highway 32.
................and the Fourth of July holiday is a few days away.
The public (that will purchase these private incendiary's) has a huge responsibility to be SAFE WITH THESE PRIVATE FIREWORKS.
The Firefighters have enough to do just trying to save our homes and communities.
LMUD MISLEADS PUBLIC ON CUT BACKS
no cutbacks were made
General Manager, Ray Luhring and LMUD Controller, Bill Stewart have intentionally misled the public on the alleged $800,000 cutbacks.
LMUD has never considered any Capital Improvement to be a priority. LMUD has historically rolled over the capital projects BUDGET from year to year. This $800,000 is budgeted but never spent on Capital Projects. This claim by LMUD management was an intentional deception. LMUD'S Capital Improvement Budget HAS BEEN nothing more than a SLUSH FUND.
There has been no accountability on the NET incomes reported each year and this amount is in the millions of dollars..............
To the average ratepayer this would mean that there was "left over" money. But with LMUD's voodoo budget, that money is spent, spent and spent. You only have to look at where the budget keeps increasing.......COST OF OPERATIONS.
There is no justification for any increases, including the Service Charge at this time. Any increase will only give the LMUD Board and LMUD management a LICENSE TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR HISTORICALLY AND MONUMENTALLY BAD MANAGEMENT.
The LMUD Board has made ZERO cutbacks....ZERO !!!!
Fred Nagel will not run for
LMUD's Ward 1
Fred Nagel resides and is registered to vote in the PSREC utility district and is not eligible to run for LMUD's Board.
LMUD BOARD RAISES ELECTRIC RATES BY AN UNJUSTIFIED 1/2 CENT TO $ .14 PER KWH
LMUD BOARD IGNORED CONTROLLER BILL STEWARTS BAD ADVICE TO RAISE RATES TO $ .145 PER KWH (A ONE CENT HIKE).....AND "READ" FRANK CADY'S PDCA WHICH ALLOWS FOR A
1/2 CENT INCREASE PER QUARTER
The very sad reality is that the three appointed LMUD Board members are being led to the cliff by the remaining Cadyites. SAD, SAD, SAD. Their kingdom is safe until the November election. If the ratepayers put the four back in office, they deserve what they're going to get. MORE BAD MANAGEMENT.
LMUD USES LIES AND FEAR TO RAISE ELECTRIC RATES
The LMUD ratepayers have become so accustomed to not hearing the truth.............
The "Cady" PDCA allows for a half cent increase PER QUARTER. LMUD cannot go back and make these half cent increases "retroactive".
Illiteracy and deception may be a contagious disease at LMUD...................
The Lassen Municipal Utility Board has a history of deceitful and corrupt management from its inception in 1988. It appears that this tradition is alive and well & will most likely never change.
LMUD does not allow the public to attend these so called "Ad Hoc" committees. Wayne Langston and Jay Dow were the two members on this rate committee. These are the same two characters that backed the Ag "kick backs" that failed to pass.
Wayne Langston wants his "lifestyle" to continue, at LMUD, and that takes money.
**Caution LMUD Board**
November elections are around the corner
LMUD BOARD TO LOOK AT
CADY'S PDCA RATE SCHEDULE
LMUD 2003/2004 Net Income $3,012,710
LMUD 2004/2005 Net Income $ 893.962 (?)
LMUD 2005/2006 Net Income after PDCA rate schedule $2,180,845
LMUD 2006/2007 Net Income $2,620,403
LMUD 2007/2008 Net Income projected $2,164,281
Column G: LMUD Controller, Bill Stewart, is full of CRAPOLA
Look at the 2006/2007 Net Income.... $2,540,243
Also, take a look at the "actual" numbers that have changed?
These numbers have been "manipulated" to say the least....
LMUD HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING ON JUNE 19-
No....the LMUD Board did not have a meeting in Florida.
Bud Bowen was on vacation, in Florida, and wanted to attend this special meeting.
The Brown Act 54953 b 3, states that , " and each teleconference location shall be accessible to the public". BA teleconference location in Florida is not remotely likely to be accessible to the public.....what do you think?
Well, how much did that idiocy cost ratepayers and then Jones violated the Brown Act to boot.
The Brown Act 54953 b 3, states that "During the teleconference, at least a quorum of the members of the legislative body shall participate from locations within the boundaries of the territory over which the local agency exercises jurisdiction."
This lady is so incompetent. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.
LMUD Legal Fees Remain in the Stratosphere
Lassen Municipal Utility District paid $23,970.15 in legal fees to Jones, in the month of April.
This public board has no capability or inclination of bringing these expenses under control. They just pay these ridiculous invoices. They have retained an attorney that takes 10 times longer to accomplish a simple and redundant task than an experienced attorney. LMUD has less than 10,000 customers.
This LMUD Board has no ability to change what Frank Cady set up in 2002. In 2002, he brought Jaimee Richey /Jones in to replace him in 2005 when he planned to take over LMUD.
The CPUC Division 6, which governs LMUD, requires an attorney to be practicing law for a minimum of 3 years to be hired as general counsel.
NEW WAY TO HIDE "NEW" LMUD MEMBERSHIPS......credit cards
LMUD General Manager now "charging" new memberships on his LMUD credit card?
Did the LMUD Board of Directors approve any new memberships?
NO EXPENSE REPORTS
Just "HIDDEN" expenses ?
Expense Reports are a pretty simple concept. You spend money and then you report it. Expense Reports become mandatory with public agencies, but not with Lassen Municipal Utility District.
Frank Cady hid thousands of dollars of expenses for Board members Langston, Nagel and Woods and very inappropriate purchases when he was their attorney and it would continue after they made him their General Manager. Why isn't he in jail....good question? White collar crime (of certain elected officials) is not investigated or prosecuted in Lassen County
Langston, Nagel and Wood were the worst
EXAMPLE: A copy of Cady's legal invoice in March of 2003...................
Note: Cady began padding his invoices with "General Municipal Law". This became a hundred thousand dollar item and no one knows what it was for. Langston, Nagel, Wood, Cardenas and Sargent never questioned this charge.
Now, after getting rid of a very bad apple, LMUD continues to hide managements spending. The LMUD Board is allowing "unreported" spending to continue.
If the public wanted LMUD's General Manager's Expense Report for say...April, 2008....their attorney would respond with:
"There are no documents in LMUD's possession or under its control responsive to this request."
Yet, Ray Luhring expenses for April-2008 were $1166.93
Keri Richards, David Folce and Paul Glau all have LMUD credit cards.
Keri Richards current job title is Office Manager. She uses her credit card to purchase office supplies, equipment, etc. However, you will find travel expenses for employees on this credit card. No Expense Reports are ever filed.
Ray Luhring is now charging his secretary's travel expenses to his LMUD credit card.
And why does his secretary NEED TO TRAVEL..............? It appears that Luhring is letting Karen Rollings do a little bit more than her job description....????
WAYNE LANGSTON CHARGES LMUD RATEPAYERS $100 FOR A PHONE CALL TO THE LMUD GENERAL MANAGER
where's the shame.......................
Kan We Help exposed Langston charging hundreds of dollars for "e-mails", to Frank Cady, that he refused to disclose, probably because they didn't exist. After KWH released this information, Langston no longer charged for "e-mails". NOTE: the Public Records Act states that e-mails are disclosable public documents.
Langston needs the free "health benefits". LMUD Board members receive over $37,000 worth of free benefits. Who pays for this? LMUD RATEPAYERS !!!!
Oh, by the way.............Langston does not live in Susanville. If he did, he couldn't remain on the LMUD Board..............?????
LMUD Elections on November Ballot
Ward 1, 2, 4 & 5 will be on the November Ballot
LMUD Ratepayers will have until August 8 to file for one of the four seats that will be on the November ballot.
According to the new County Clerk, only registered voters that live within the LMUD Wards will be allowed to file for these seats. LMUD is required, as all Special Districts, to submit a list of their ratepayers to the County Clerk in order to prepare the ballots.
This process prevents a PSREC or PGE customer from running for the LMUD Board
WILL THE COUNTY CLERK REQUIRE LMUD CANDIDATES TO BRING THEIR CURRENT LMUD BILL BEFORE THEY CAN SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS?
LMUD "boundaries" have always been
That has never changed since the formation of the District in 1986
Special Districts registered voters are determined by address not maps. LMUD boundaries are by customer addresses only.
Former County Clerk Theresa Nagel illegally allowed the entire County to vote on LMUD Directors. This enabled her husband and son-in-law to sit on the Board.
FACT: Fred Nagel has always been registered to vote in the Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative District. He does not qualify to sit on the Lassen Municipal Utility District Board. Fred Nagel is only qualified to run for the PSREC Board, not LMUD.
FACT: Wayne Langston, the Nagels son-in-law, lived in the Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative when he was appointed and continued not to live within Ward 3 through the next LMUD election. Langston has NEVER been on a LMUD Ballot and has never received one single vote.....EVER.
A Patriot Speaks Out
Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2008
LMUD Ratepayers Continue to be Raped
Will the LMUD Board listen to their Controller Bill Stewart?
Stewart recommends that rates be increased to $ .145
Bill Stewart covered up the excessive board member and general manager expenses, has shown no fiscal responsibility or honesty in past reporting........and has shown NO COMPETENCY whatsoever.
CPUC, Section 451: All charges demanded or received by any public utility, or by any two or more public utilities, for any product or commodity furnished or to be furnished or any services rendered or to be rendered shall be just and reasonable. Every unjust or unreasonable charge demanded or received for such product or commodity or service is unlawful.
Bill Stewart supported the "unjust" rate increases in the past. He has no credibility and the LMUD Board is so ignorant and lazy that they would go along with him.
AT NO TIME HAS ANY LMUD BOARD CUT COSTS.
As of 2:00 PM 42.84% of registered Lassen County voters............voted?
Lassen County Times believes that Pyle received a mandate?
763 votes is hardly a mandate when three other candidates run against you.
........this was only a "Wake-up Call" for Pyle
That states only constituents were not happy with Pyles' performance during his time on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. Pyle received 56% of votes cast. Yes, that's enough votes to stave off a run-off election in November, but more people would be voting in November.
It's pretty sad that seats for the Board of Supervisors and Susanville City Council are held in June. Everyone stays home for this election. Lassen County voters can't even find the time to send a "mail-in" ballot.
Chapman received 699 votes to retain his seat
Brian Dahle received 864 votes to retain his seat
There are 13,120 registered voters in Lassen County
Lassen County Supervisors Chapman and Pyle retain their seats
Susanville City Council has new member, Joe Franco
LMUD'S WIND ENERGY MAY JUST BE "HOT AIR" ENERGY
Has Invenergy released the results from the BLM test towers?
It has not been determined whether or not wind turbines will even be feasible and yet Invenergy is releasing pie in the sky marketing statements
Look for alot.......of trips to Colorado and the proverbial greased pig
Skeptical....you betcha...this is the same cast of characters that have brought all of LMUD's BOONDOGGLES IN THE PAST.
LMUD calls special meeting, on May 14, for "Invenergy" after Lassen County Supervisors overturn the Planning Commission decision not to approve windmill test towers
Lassen Municipal Utility District wasted no time to bring *Invenergy back to the LMUD Board after four Board of Supervisors (Hanson abstained) overturned the Planning Commissions decision not to approve the wind test towers for Invenergy.
*Invenergy now has opened an office at 900 Main Street, Susanvillle.
Former General Manager, Frank Cady, just prior to being fired, sent all of the LMUD Board and the LMUD Management to Colorado for a vacation meeting with Invenergy. This expense was obscenely expensive and served NO BENEFIT TO THE LMUD RATEPAYERS. It did serve a purpose for LMUD Director Darrell Wood.
Now that Darrell Wood is no longer on the LMUD Board he can now push for windmills on his property in Lassen County. Wood does not live in Lassen County. (Frank Cady charged ratepayers to fly to Wood's home and bring him to LMUD meetings).
LMUD's Matt Lavacot's family members (the Swickards/Five Dot Ranch) have been very outspoken against windmills in Lassen County. Matt Lavacott is the Hay Production Manager on his uncle's ranch.
LMUD's Wayne Langston will continue to look after Darrell Wood's interests.
This should get very interesting............
ONLY ONE PERSON APPLIED FOR A TOWER
A private citizen, Carla Allen, paid $2,381 for a "USE PERMIT" for Invenergy, for a test tower on 10/9/07 but withdrew the permit on 12/4/07.
Kan We Help will monitor all "USE PERMITS" issued for wind towers.
Arrowrock Gang finally admits results of the LMUD Feasibility Study to FERC
FERC, Environmental Assessment, Arrowrock Hydro Project, May 9, 2008
This conclusion was based on the feasibility study completed by LMUD and the Boise Project Board of Controls in 2001.
This Bogus project is now 19 years old.
Even with their license terminated, the Idaho Irrigation Districts immediately took this FLIM FLAM project on the road. They hooked another small utility District in Oregon.
The Congressional extension ends on December 13, 2009, if construction has not started. Now they are telling FERC that construction will begin in the Fall of 2008, so WHY ARE THEY ASKING FOR AN EXTENSION.........because they have no intention of starting construction in the Fall or Winter, Spring or Summer.
The Irrigation Gang knows that construction is not going to start then or ever. They have a lucrative gig going on with the Oregon utility. The Oregon utility was hoodwinked into budgeting $500,000 a year to the Irrigation Gang. The BPBC will continue to victimize small utilities until the FERC license goes away for good.
Clatskanie People's Utility District Audit, issued on December 31, 2007, makes no mention of the Arrowrock Power Purchase Agreement. All other Power Purchase Agreements are listed under "Commitments" and explained. It appears that the CPUD Board has hidden the Arrowrock expense in their "Management Costs & Expenses". The Clatskanie ratepayers have no idea what is being spent on the bogus project. The LMUD ratepayers fell victim to the same scam.
NEVER ENOUGH RECOGNITION AND PRAISE
FOR THE LMUD EMPLOYEES
It has been so unfortunate that these exemplary employees have had to endure 20 years of the greed and corruption from LMUD Boards and LMUD Management.
Lassen Municipal Utility District is Terminally Corrupt
More housecleaning is needed to turn the corner......
Wayne Langston-Cady Trained Crony
Fred Nagel-PSREC customer and Cady Trained Crony
Jaimee Jones- Cady Trained Crony
Bill Stewart-Cady trained Crony
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Releases New Arrowrock Environmental Assessment 5/9/08
"Effects of No-Action Alternative: Under the no-action alternative, the Commission would deny the licensee's application to amend the Arrowrock Dam Project license. As a result, the licensee would have to decide whether to pursue construction of the project as originally licensed, pursue a different amendment proposal, or not to construct the project and surrender the project license."
Frank Cady and Al Barker, both attorney's, were the only ones that have grossly profited from this scam. With the help of Frank Cady, Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel, Barker kept this "Flim Flam" scam alive for five years at Lassen Municipal Utility District. Resulting in a net loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars of ratepayer $$$$$$.
Ye old arrowrock
Kan We Help filed a Motion to Intervene to terminate this license and FERC noted KWH's concerns in their Notice of Termination. LMUD was forced to pull out of this SCAM in June of 2005 (Due to the fact that the FERC license had been terminated).
LMUD used Caution ?
In 2001, Frank Cady and the LMUD Board jumped in to this phony project with both feet. They signed a bogus Memorandum of Understanding knowing that it was a fraud. The LMUD Board illegally spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on absolutely nothing !!!
Al Barker took this con game immediately on the road again. Next stop, the Clatskanie People's Utility District. The CPUD Board voted on August 2, 2005 to budget $500,000 a year to pursue the phony Arrowrock Hydroelectric project in Boise, Idaho. Guess where the money is going?..........another Feasibility Study, no. Attorney fees, Bingo !!! Same scam, different utility district.
Al Barker and the Irrigation Gang had no FERC License when they signed a contract with Clatskanie People's Utility District on February 28, 2006. Al Barker, however promised this little utility district that he could "persuade" unsuspecting, gullible, Congressmen and Senators to reinstate the license.
The Ckatskanie People's Utility District wrote into their contract, with the Irrigation Gang, that if an Amendment to the FERC License was not achieved by December 31, 2007, they could terminate this agreement.
"Section 2. Term of Contract: ".....Clatskanie may terminate this Contract upon a 60 days written notice if FERC terminates the License or the Irrigation Districts have not obtained a License extension on or before December 31, 2007. "
Are you wondering WHY Arrowrock continues....
SIMPLE: The number one MAIN REASON is that the power from a hydroelectric plant at the Arrowrock Dam FIRST BENEFITS THE IRRIGATION DISTRICT. It will reduce their costs for power to their districts and they simply want someone else to pay for it.......
LMUD Staff Training to Reduce Legal Costs Cancelled
More furniture for Luhring and Rollings office?
Frank Cady bought $3,000 worth of furniture to furnish his new office but Luhring must not have liked the desk Cady bought.
Amenities much more important than trying to find a way to reduce "unjustified"electric rates
Karen Rollings office, former Accounting technician
100 %, ABSOLUTE DECEPTION
LMUD's new General Manager doesn't understand "FULL DISCLOSURE"
If the public requested a copy of Ray Luhring's Expense Report for January 2008, they would get the following:
and approved by Bud Bowden
Ray Luhrings ACTUAL travel expenses, for January 2008, were $3,746.38
Trip to Seattle (for David Folce)
Trip to Milwaukee (for David Folce)
Trip to Monterey
Trip to Salt Lake City
No Expense Reports filed by LMUD General Manager Luhring for February or March 2008 ?
Luhring had expenses for these months.....they just were hidden in credit cards
February............Dallas (APPA conference), Auburn (WAPA-Ray took everyone, including his Secretary), New Orleans (another APPA conference) Salt Lake City (UAMPS conference) TOTAL $1,245.91
March................Salt Lake City (must have relatives there), Reno (NERC conference), Monterey (CMUA conference), Lodi (CMUA conference), Salt Lake City (UAMPS conference) TOTAL $1,561.50.
Conspicuously absent..........NCPartyA conferences
Isn't Frank Cady gone ?
Lassen County Animal Control
Needs a Fence
Lassen County will not allow volunteers to walk the dogs at the County Pound because they don't have a fenced area. Rolls of chain link fencing was donated years ago, but it still lays on the ground waiting to be installed.
The Lassen County Animal Control staff has to exercise the dogs in a narrow hallway. The dogs develop immediate " kennel stress". As, Pete Heimbigner, Supervisor of the County Pound, stated to the Board of Supervisors....."they don't present well". Then they are killed...........
Yet, mr. heimbigner has stated that this fence is not on his priority list ?
These stressed dogs face eminent death. They need to be walked.
YOUR HELP WITH THIS FENCE WILL SAVE many dog LIVES.
LMUD RELEASES TOTALLY REDACTED PUBLIC RECORDS FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT MONEY
On April 3, 2008, Kan We Help requested copies of any Public Benefits money given to Jay Dow, Five Dot Land & Cattle, Don Dow, Joe Bertotti, Richard Egan, Brian Dahle, Bob Pyle, Hagata Ranch, Turner Drilling, HL Power, and Corder Farms.
All of these individuals have also received Carl Moyer Grant money to convert diesel engines to electric engines.
LMUD ATTORNEY CLAIMS THAT NO CHECKS WERE ISSUED TO THESE RECIPIENTS. WERE ALL THE CLAIMS DENIED...........?
LMUD attorney Jaimee Jones ignored the Public Records Request so the LMUD staff faxed over the public documents to KWH. However, Jones redacted all information that would have identified the documents requested. This is nothing new. Jones did this with the LMUD Board salaries also.
This information is not exempt from disclosure. LMUD has released this information to the Lassen County Times in the past. This is not "public assistance or hardship" money but public money given as an incentive to reduce electric bills.
LMUD does not want the public to know that the new Board Members have applied for Public Benefits money. They are certainly entitled to apply, but it becomes public information available to the public.
California Governor, an Elitist ?
Lassen County District 1 Supervisor, Bob Pyle, says he has no money to save the animals
His brother, Dr. Pyle, now is paid $24.00 (not the previous cost of $11.00) to kill the animals at the Lassen County Animal Shelter according to Judy Walesch
Bob Pyle is running for re-election on the June ballot
FRANK CADY: ALL FRAUD NO HONESTY
Cady called this a $4,205.32 "Project" ?
DESPERATE ACT NO #1: December 6, 2007
In a desperate act to save himself, Frank Cady the Attorney hired this law firm to try and get his "friend", Steve Pezzullo, on the LMUD Board. Cady spent $4, 205.32, in phone calls, to have this law firm "study" any conflict of interest to put Steve Pezzullo on the LMUD Board. Steve Pezzullo applied for one of the LMUD vacancies created when three LMUD Board members resigned.
Please note that this law firm sent their invoice to the law firm, Cady, Pardee & Richey. Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones law firm.
It appears that Cady and Jones did this in order to hide it from the public. Now, Jaimee Jones, Cady's law partner, Jaimee Jones, advices the LMUD Board to just pay this.
Can Frank Cady "THE ATTORNEY" order this legal work? No, but Cady's law partner, Jaimee Jones could have. Jones was under contract with LMUD as Legal Counsel.
DESPERATE ACT NO #2: December 27, 2007
Frank Cady was facing sexual harassment charges so Cady and Jones turned on the employees in an attempt to discredit them. Frank Cady hired his "friend" Steve Pezzullo to investigate employee misconduct. Pezzullo charged LMUD $8,487.50. The issue was "old news" but Cady and Jones proceeded relentlessly to discredit the LMUD employees.
Cady's charges were baseless and the issue was dropped last year.
FRANK CADY WAS TERMINATED ON JANUARY 5, 2008
FRANK CADY'S TERMINATION
LMUD RATEPAYERS PAY $3839.23 FOR 3 BOARD MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE CMUA conference in Monterey
they also sent Jaimee Jones/
MORE wasted $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ These vacation meetings must STOP
LMUD General Manager, Ray Luhring and Kerri Richards went also. Add a couple more thousand to that number....such a huge waste of money for these"vacation meetings".
LMUD, under Frank Cady, accumulated an obscene amount of "memberships". All require attendance at each of their "ANNUAL MEETINGS".
TWO STARBUCKS IN LASSEN COUNTY NOW
They're easy to find.......they are right next door to each other.
STARBUCKS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE HANDICAP IN SUSANVILLE
Where's the third and fourth Starbucks location....Taco Bell, Jack-in-the Box.......Pizza Factory........?
Wanna know what the LMUD Board has done in the past three months?
January: LMUD Board members charged ratepayers $1,000 to sign checks
Check signing: Bowden- January 10, 14, 17, 23, 23
Check signing: Lavacot- January 31
Check signing: Nagel-January 2, 8, 11, 14, 18
Check signing: Langston- January 10
February: LMUD Board members charged ratepayers $700 to sign checks
Check signing: Bowden-February 7, 11, 14, 21, 22, 29
Check signing: Lavacot: February 14
March: LMUD Board members charged ratepayers $300 to sign checks
JAY DOW- ALL HAT NO CATTLE
LMUD RATEPAYERS PAY $3839.23 FOR 3 BOARD MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE CMUA conference in Monterey
and also sent Jaimee Jones also MORE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ LMUD General Manager, Ray Luhring and Kerri Richards went also. Add a couple more thousand to that number....such a huge waste of money for these"vacation meetings".
LMUD, under Frank Cady, accumulated an obscene amount of "memberships". All require attendance at each of their "ANNUAL MEETINGS".
The new board members have no interest in the RATEPAYERS THAT ARE PAYING FOR THIS. A suspension of all travel until the rates can be reduced.
DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE
"TERM LIMITS SHOULD BE DECIDED AT THE BALLOT BOX"
Virginia Wilson visited the Westwood Community Center last night and told the audience that she will "listen" to people. Wilson is running against incumbent Bob Pyle for District 1. Wilson listened to concerns about non-responsiveness, open government, better communication and the growing concern of emergency services being available in Westwood.
U.S ECONOMY HITS RURAL AREAS HARD
181 Foreclosures in Lassen County
227 Foreclosures in Plumas County
and there will be more to come as Americans can no longer afford to pay for their mortgages, high gas prices and high food prices. There are record numbers of bankruptcy's being filed and the trickle down effect will touch all of us.
APRIL 22 LMUD BOARD MEETING:
MORE MONEY FOR MANAGERS
NO RELIEF FOR RATEPAYERS
and no evidence yet of reducing pointless travel & bloated legal invoices
Newly formed Lassen Animal Rescue Emptied the County Pound today
Lassen Animal Rescue, based in Westwood, arrived at the Lassen County Animal Control this morning and took the 15 adoptable dogs to their Adoption Event at Susanville Market. NO DOGS WERE RETURNED TO THE COUNTY POUND.
THE POUND IS EMPTY
Lassen Animal Rescue's Goal:
"A NO KILL WEEK"
Ye Old Arrowrock
This old Dam has been around a long long time. It has been a good friend to fisherman and the surrounding farms in Idaho since it was built in 1915 and was designed for hydro with 1915 technology. The reason it was never developed for hydro energy has never changed in 93 years. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC.
Lucky Peak Dam was built downstream from Arrowrock, in 1955. The backwater from Lucky Peak Dam reduces the effective net head and eliminates any reason for an Arrowrock power plant to be built on this site. Recreational pressures on Lucky Peak Reservoir dictate that this Dam be kept as full as possible and this forces the Arrowrock Dam to be drawn down first which further reduces any power plant options at Arrowrock. This information has always been available to LMUD and the general public.
In 1926 the Bureau of Reclamation turned the "operation" over to the newly formed Irrigation District, the Boise Project Board of Control. On March 27, 1989 the BPBC filed for and was granted a FERC license to build a hydroelectric plant at the Arrowrock Dam.
The BPBC never could find any interest, in this project, and the license was due to be terminated by FERC again. On December 18, 2000 Al Barker, attorney for the BPBC, desperately sent out letters to "small utility districts". The only one that responded was Lassen Municipal Utility District who was considering bankruptcy at this time.
LMUD minutes indicate that LMUD and Frank Cady were silent on this BIG HYDRO PROJECT for 4 months. It was slightly unveiled at the April 25, 2001 LMUD meeting. This meeting was like a dog and pony show. At 9:37 am, the LMUD minutes show that the Chairperson Templeton stepped down and handed the gavel to Darrell Wood.
Five problems with this meeting:
1. There was never a vote ,on the motion, to spend money for this Arrowrock Study. As soon as KHW informed LMUD that no vote was taken, Cady had the Board change the minutes to reflect a vote. The ratepayers that attended this meeting were outraged.
2. Who was the Chairperson, Darrell Wood or Louie Templeton? The Chairperson cannot make or second a motion.
2. The referenced "packet" was never produced to the public.
3. The LMUD ratepayers were told that they were PAYING FOR THIS STUDY.
4. The project was deliberately misrepresented to the public.
5. The ratepayers were told that this Arrowrock Feasibility Study would be finished in June-2001...and it most likely was.
LMUD minutes versus FERC's record of this activity revealed that Frank Cady and the LMUD Board simply and deliberately lied about the Arrowrock progress. Kan We Help filed a Motion to Intervene with FERC, on April 5, 2003. which included a chronological accounting matching LMUD's statements to the public and what was actually occurring on this FERC license P-4656. LMUD's real involvement ended by December 2001, but continued to misinform the ratepayers for another four years. LMUD continued to pay Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey (aka Jaimee Jones) huge legal fees for a project that, in all practicality, did not exist.
Frank Cady was brilliant in that he created different names for the Arrowrock Study to simply baffle and confuse the public. It was in fact just a Feasibility Study for a Flim Flam project.
The fact remains that the Arrowrock Study was completed in October 2001 and the cover page was submitted to FERC and represented as a completed study, the completed Arrowrock Study was given to RW Beck, an independent contractor to prepare for the RFP, then the BPBC subsequently released the RFP for the bidding process which was completed also using the completed Arrowrock Feasibility Study.
WHEN KAN WE HELP REQUESTED A COPY OF THIS STUDY, ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2002, IT WAS "FINAL" AND "COMPLETE". THE RATEPAYERS CONTRIBUTED $150,000 TOWARDS THIS STUDY AND HAD PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO THE STUDY...AND STILL DO.
RATEPAYERS WERE PROMISED THAT A COPY of the Arrowrock Feasibility Study would be released
LMUD meeting minutes, 9/25/01
FACT: RW Beck and Power Resource Managers were given the completed Arrowrock Feasibility Study. The project, after all these shenanigans, could not be built. The fact that this project was not feasible was determined years before LMUD's involvement.
LMUD meeting minutes, 10/10/01
KAN WE HELP HAD A LEGITIMATE REASON TO ASSUME THIS STUDY, THE RATEPAYERS PAID FOR, WAS DISCLOSABLE ON 9/11/02.
The Third District Appellate Court's ruling was a sad distorted CARICATURE of Lazards ruling. KWH's attorney asked for the lower court to review "in camera" the evidence presented by Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey-Jones. This request was denied. Both courts refused to look at the evidence that would have vindicated KWH
LMUD Public Records Policy is Cash Cow for Jaimee Jones
Her Law Partner, Frank Cady, created a public records procedure and "policy" that has been obscenely profitable for both of them.
Jaimee Jones, LMUD attorney, gets paid by the hour, so if she doesn't comply with a public records request, she gets paid for these delays. She will send out five of the six pages, or delay the documents past the "due date", so that * "187" letters have to be written to find out why the documents haven't been sent. Jones knows how to work this "cash cow" and the LMUD Board lets her continue to do it.
*Cady made this exaggerated number up during the trial (no evidence to support 187 anything) and the Appellate Court blindly and with prejudice gave it validity in their ruling.
Prior to the formation of Kan We Help, Frank Cady basically bullied the public when they questioned Lassen Municipal Utility District. That's a known fact and the history of LMUD.
The "Recalled" LMUD Board (Darrell Wood, Louie Templeton, Mario Giannotti, Richard Parker) took extravagant trips, flew in Lobster for their parties and when ANYONE DARED TO QUESTION THEIR ACTIVITIES, THEIR ATTORNEY, FRANK DECKER CADY TOOK CARE OF IT.
In 2002, when LMUD hit bottom and was considering bankruptcy, questions needed to be answered. Kan We Help, a local government watch dog group, began investigations into the "spending" of the newly elected LMUD Board members. It seemed that nothing was going to change.
In 2003, Frank Cady advised the LMUD Board to pass Resolution 2003-01. Cady would now make it so difficult to get LMUD's public documents that it discouraged the ratepayers from even asking. KWH's sole purpose was to make LMUD accountable through exposure.
Lassen County Superior Court and the Third District Appellate Court
Failed to look at the actual Arrowrock Feasibility Study and Cady,Pardee & Richey's actual invoices for their Arrowrock project work.
"Evidence" that would have revealed that KWH was entitled to these public documents. Ridgely denied KWH's motion to review the "in camera" documents.
Lassen County Superior Court and the Third District Appellate Court
allowed Frank Cady to introduce manufactured evidence, a "Bate stamped" spreadsheet with information that KWH requested but was never given.
Court transcripts state:
KWH was given a copy of this spreadsheet without a Bate stamp (page numbers). The spreadsheet KWH was given had no names or gross amounts of the LMUD Board members.
Cady was allowed to perjure himself with no consequences? This is disbarment stuff.
The Court transcripts show Cady apologizing to the Court for this deception. Cady should have been, at least sanctioned, for his actions.
Will the people continue to allow the LMUD secrecy?
Will the people allow LMUD to continue this corruption?
Will LMUD hire a real attorney that will obey the law?
LMUD continues to abuse the Public Records Act
The sad fact that LMUD continues to pay for an abusive and obscenely expensive public records request process is beyond belief.
The Lassen Municipal Utility District has absolutely no control over these abuses and sadly doesn't care.
Jaimee Jones is still allowed to send partial document requests and send them whenever she wants to. Of course, she bills for her negligence, when the public has to write 187 letters in attempt to make her comply.....................
The lower Court Judge, Ridgely Lazard, refused to look at Frank Cady's LMUD invoices that were requested by KWH in the Writ of Mandate. Both Courts erred in not inspecting these invoices which Cady claimed that he was paid for Arrowrock work but didn't write anything down.......Right?
The Appellate Court had a judicial if not moral obligation, prior to issuing their ruling, to look at this evidence. They did not do this because they must have known that Cady had lied.
LASSEN SUPERIOR COURT ORDERED TO ACTUALLY "LOOK AT" FRANK CADY AND JAIMEE JONES LMUD INVOICES FOR THE ARROWROCK LAWSUIT BUT NOT THE ARROWROCK INVOICES THAT KWH REQUESTED. CADY BILLED LMUD, FOR THE BOGUS ARROWROCK SCAM, FROM DECEMBER 1999 TO 2005 but claimed that LMUD didn't require him to itemize these hours for the invoices KWH requested. KWH has Cady invoices dating as far back as 1990, 1991 and the billing formats have only changed slightly.
The Appellate Court ordered (page 27) the lower court to actually look at Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones invoices they submitted, to LMUD, for the work they did on the Writ of Mandate KWH filed to obtain public documents.
"The plaintiff prepared an exhibit that made a painstaking comparison between the itemized statement and the actual invoices from March 10 to November 20, 2003. Although finding redactions in the September and November invoices too extensive to allow meaningful comparison, the trial court neither asked LMUD for unredacted copies to review in camera, nor expressly considered the apparent errors that the plaintiff identified in the invoices for March through August. As the plaintiff produced affirmative evidence of the unreliability of the itemized schedule at least in this regard, the trial court's course of action amounted to abuse of discretion. On remand, LMUD shall either produce the unredacted copies of the invoices for review in camera, or the trial court shall disallow any fees for the September-November 2003 period. The trial court shall also evaluate irregularities that the plaintiff identified for the March-August 2003 period."
This is the March/2003 invoice for Cady's Writ of Mandate/Arrowrock work........and it appears that it was clearly identified by Cady. KWH compared Cady's "statement", submitted to the Court, with the "actual invoices."
Cady refused to release previous invoices to KWH because the public was told that the limit on the Arrowrock project would not exceed $150,000. Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones billed hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Arrowrock scam in addition to the $129,000 LMUD spent on the Arrowrock Feasibility Study. The public had a right to know how much money was wasted.
Both courts thought otherwise.
Frank Cady's September 2003 invoice clearly shows the Arrowrock hours billed and the lower court chose to "believe" Frank Cady when he told the court that he previously sent a bill to LMUD for the unremarkable, unidentified work he did on Arrowrock for the billing period KWH requested....no chance....no way.
The Appellate Court showed bias, prejudice and abuse of discretion in that they did not require LMUD to produce the records (Cady's invoices for Arrowrock work) that KWH had requested nor the copy of the "alleged" DRAFT Arrowrock Feasibility Study.
The Third District Court of Appeals Rules Against KWH in the Public Records case
This ruling had no similarity to either the court transcripts or the evidence provided by each party, why? The ruling by Judge Davis exhibited such animus one might believe he was related to either Lazard or Cady.
We have to be thankful for small favors........
FRANK CADY'S TERMINATION
power plant-scam I- terminated
GROWING PROBLEMS WITH LASSEN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERKS
Visiting Judges are complaining that more and more case files are missing attorney filings, Court signed orders are not being sent out timely, one attorney is notified but the other attorney is not. Also documents and files are JUST MISSING.
The constant turnover in personnel, at the Court, may be the problem
Dow & Lavacot must recuse themselves at Special meeting tonight
But will LMUD's attorney advise Dow and Lavacot that they not only can't discuss the Special Meeting Agenda item tonight but can't vote on it either?
LMUD's attorneys, Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones, have ignored the laws before so there is no reason that Jones will start obeying the law tonight.
Jones-Cady ignores the Brown Act, Fair Political Practice Act and all rules of decency and ethics
She has now graduated from the Cady School of Higher Crookery. GOOD JOB JAIMEE!!!!
LMUD BOARD CANCELS THEIR "Honey Pot Meeting"
only to reschedule it for Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 5:30PM
Dow and Lavacot use "Fuzzy, Convenient" numbers pulled out of the hat. This is not new to LMUD ratepayers. In fact, it's an old Cady trick. What an insult !
Ag Business is a $75 Million Dollar Industry in Lassen County
2006 production values reported by the Lassen County Agricultural Commission show that field crops make up 1/2 of the $75,000,000. Timber harvesting and livestock tie for second place at approximately $14,000,000 each.
The State of California provides different kinds of financial support for California ranchers and farmers. One program is the Carl Moyer Grant. The Carl Moyer Grant provides incentive ("free tax dollars") to farmers and ranchers to convert their "diesel " pumps to "electric" pumps.
NEED "FREE" MONEY TO BUY THOSE "ELECTRIC" PUMPS?
Kan We Help submitted a Public Records Request to inspect the "applications" for LMUD's Public Benefit Funds. This request has been ignored by the new LMUD Board???????
KWH submitted a request today for any copies of Public Benefit Fund applications submitted by the named applicants for the Carl Moyer Grant money.
There is nothing wrong with these "millionaires" requesting public assistance but not at the expense of Lassen County taxpayers and LMUD ratepayers that are paying everyday for the these programs.
THE LAST THOUGHT ON THE MINDS OF THESE PUBLIC OFFICIALS are the citizens that pay the bills.
On April 8, 2008, at a Special LMUD meeting, Jay Dow and Matt Lavacot will have the audacity to present a program that will not only benefit themselves but the entire Ag community at the expense of the largest LMUD customer.........THE RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER
NOTE: These three new LMUD members, in three months, haven't even considered the abuses of Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel, the two remaining Cady Board members. These two Board members, Langston and Nagel, should be run out of town for the mess they have made at LMUD.
These three new LMUD members have not considered one issue that would "roll back" the UNJUSTIFIED RATE INCREASES FOR "ALL" LMUD CUSTOMERS, INCLUDING THE AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMERS.
DYER MOUNTAIN ASSOCIATES FILE FOR CHAPTER 11
Chapter 11 allows for DMA to reorganize it's debt. Former DMA managers claim that this will allow them to find investors.....WRONG. The list of creditors is very long and there are "investors" included in that list (click on the "bankruptcy" button above)
Let's see...........in today's financial climate..............where are they going to find ANYONE that is willing to DUMP millions into a failed project? The lawsuits alone will take years to resolve. The land speculators that purchased land around the proposed resort will take the hardest hit. Property values in Westwood and surrounding areas, Chester and Susanville are expected to plummet.
Was the four season resort, in Westwood, just a flight of fantasy?
"Oink Award" goes to Matt Lavacot and Jay Dow
Did the LMUD Attorney, Jaimee Jones, even mention that Lavacot and Dow have to recuse themselves on any VOTE OR DISCUSSION ON ANY ISSUE that they might have a financial interest in......CONFLICT OF INTEREST............? In other words, they can't vote on the AG "KICK BACK"
Jaimee Jones law degree specialized in the Ag business.....hmmmmmm.. Are any of these ranchers clients of hers? Does she have any Ag clients?
Lassen Municipal Utility District continues to ignore Public Records Requests
At 10:00 AM, a KWH member spoke to LMUD President Bud Bowden about the lack of response by LMUD's attorney on public records requests. Bowden said he would look into it.
TREND OF SECRECY
Sam Williams, LCT News Editor, has always championed the public's right to know
Plumas Bank bought the SGA/Frank Cady golf course lease to satisfy a $1.5 million dollar loan and then the bank sold it to the City of Susanville for $450,000.
KWH would like to help, but we can't fix stupid
The City of Susanville has lost money on this golf course for years. This was a huge price for the taxpayers to fork out so that a few rich golfers could.............. PLAY
If you have any money at Plumas Bank.................maybe you should re-think your banking options.
If you are a Susanville voter...................maybe you should re-think your council member options.
The City of Susanville's Agenda should have read:
1. City of Susanville terminate SGA's lease first, so that Plumas Bank can negotiate with SGA in order to sell it back to the City of Susanville
2. Consider that you can't do anything because the City of Susanville has filed a lawsuit against SGA.
Just Different Names at LMUD
The two Ag Board members will take care of themselves first.
When Lassen County Supervisors Dahle, Hanson and Pyle, all local ranchers, put two ranchers on the LMUD Board (Dow & Lavacot) they sent a huge message that they intend to take care of their own needs first.
Newly appointed LMUD Director Jay Dow, a local rancher, stated at the March 4 LMUD meeting that the rates were unfair to the agricultural community. Now, the March 25 Agenda considers help ONLY for the ag community.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RESIDENTIAL RATEPAYERs, FELLAS?
CAUTION: All LMUD ratepayers elect you, not just your Ward
City of Susanville takes on SGA/Frank Cady's debt to Plumas Bank?
*Cady Scam w/Council members help*..has anyone checked their bank accounts?
Frank Cady and his SGA
partner borrowed $1.5 million dollars from Plumas Bank to "privately" manage Susanville's
golf course. The Susanville City Council ALLOWED Frank Cady to use the golf
course (owned by the City of Susanville) as collateral for the loan. That in its
self is so
AT NO TIME HAS ANYONE ASKED OR DEMANDED WHERE THE $1.5 MIL IS. THE SUSANVILLE TAXPAYERS NEED TO KNOW WHERE THAT MONEY WAS SPENT BEFORE THE IDIOTS AT CITY HALL START DOING MORE stupid, stupid and more stupid acts.
Cady defaulted on the loan and instead of the bank going after the Principals of SGA, the City of Susanville steps up, like fools, and takes out a $450,000 loan to pay Cady's debt......all this money so that 22 golfers can play?
Can anyone guess who is left, on the Susanville City Council, that was apart of this............Cady DEAL?
REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU VOTE IN JUNE
BAD MANAGEMENT AT LMUD LEADS TO INCREASED RATES
Exactly.........when is this going to stop?
LMUD ATTORNEY EXPOSES UTILITY DISTRICT TO LAWSUIT
Jaimee Jones is impeding compliance with the Public Records Act
She has delayed one request by stating that she did not know what "applications" meant. Then she delayed another request by taking public documents to her office and insisted that the public inspection must take place at her office. Ms. Jones is more than aware of LMUD Resolution 2003-01.
Jones has done herself a disservice and certainly has done the ratepayers a disservice. Over $800,000 has disappeared, in the Public Benefits Fund, since Cady was hired as General Manager. This has nothing to do with the new Board members.....or does it?
Wayne Langston refuses to resign...because he needs the LMUD benefits.
LMUD Director Wayne Langston won't resign because he can't afford his own health insurance? We might suggest hitting your "in-laws" up for just one more favor.
Langston, probably the worst Director in LMUD history, is going to stay where he is not wanted nor needed. He has embarrassed this public utility beyond words. The damage he has done and continues to do may well be irreparable. There is no way to recover the millions that he, Cady, Wood, Nagel, Cardenas and Sargent have wasted.
Apparently he has no honor, no shame at all..........
Bill Stewart is not a "Messenger" of the LMUD Corruption......but a "WILLING PARTICIPANT"
Bill Stewart, LMUD's Controller and Jaimee Jones, LMUD's Attorney
Bill Stewart is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and was complicit to the mis-management at LMUD. He deliberately posted expenses to cover up the reckless and possibly illegal spending of this LMUD Board.
He posted LMUD Board expenses to Frank Cady's personal expense account in order to hide Board expenses. Stewart was constantly moving the money around, Stewart posted Don Battles expenses to the Public Benefits fund and there's alot more.
There is a long undistinguished list of the inappropriate work from Bill Stewart.
CAUTION: If the new LMUD Board continues to get "I don't know" answers from Bill Stewart, it's time for Bill Stewart to move on. Let's not wait and play the "outrage" game again.
LMUD Director Wayne Langston Must Resign
Everything he has done in the last seven years STINKS
Mis-use of Public Funds
Gift of Public Funds
Abuse of Authority
The public laughed at him at the last LMUD meeting. The public is angry at the way he has handled himself and want him out. There is talk of Recalling both Nagel and Langston. They are not wanted on the LMUD Board. They have shown such dishonesty and a gross lack of management skills, abusive behavior at the LMUD meetings.
king langston must go
Wayne Langston still "pimping" for Cady
Left to right: Director Lavacot, Director Langston and Director Bowden
LMUD DIRECTOR Wayne Langston tried to make a case, at the March 4, 2008 LMUD meeting, that Frank Cady (fired LMUD General Manager) was entitled to lifetime benefits.
Frank Cady knew very well that he had failed to include, in Section 11.2 of his contract, any "continued" benefits if he was fired "without cause", but he sent Langston to beg for this. Why didn't Cady appear himself to make his case.
LMUD Resolution 2003-05 states that only EMPLOYEES are entitled to benefits. The 2005 LMUD Board "vested" Cady in the employee benefit program when he was hired as General Manager. This just meant he would get benefits immediately. Cady was no longer an employee, CADY WAS FIRED. NO BENEFITS.
The public feels that Cady should have been fired WITH CAUSE and that the LMUD Board in closed session violated the Brown Act by not discussing Cady's contract in open session.
Cady was not entitled to a dime and should be in jail, with the rest of his gang.
NAGEL AND LANGSTON HAVE NO VALUE, NO CREDIBILITY AT LMUD AND
LMUD moved 1,000 gallons of Polyclorinated Biphenyls (PCB) waste
to a residential neighborhood, next to the Calvary Chapel on Richmond Road
Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel, the two remaining LMUD Directors are responsible for this action
The EPA warns LMUD that there could be other consequences
"Liability: Nothing in this Order shall constitute or be construed as a satisfaction or release of liability for any condition or claims arising as a result of past, current or future operations of Respondent."
The EPA, OSHA, The International Agency for Research on Cancer have determined that PCB's are a carcinogenic for humans.
Do you think that Wayne Langston or Fred Nagel would have done this if they had family living on Richmond Road? They both have children....did they even consider the families that live near this carcinogenic waste.
Jaimee Jones may not be the brightest attorney in Susanville, but you have to give her credit for hoodwinking the new LMUD Board
LMUD attorney Jaimee Jones relied heavily on the fact that none of the new LMUD Directors would bother to read her "amended" contract and if they did would not catch the flaws and disadvantages.
Jones is not known for her competency, as the past five years have shown, but the New LMUD Directors actually believe she is "qualified" simply because she has worked under and for Frank Cady.
Jones had an obligation to advice not only the General Manager, Frank Cady but the LMUD Board members that they can not mis-use public funds. She has shown absolutely NO COMPETENCE WHATSOEVER. In fact, the public calls her a BIMBO and the "Duh" attorney. Not very flattering, but she has earned her criticism from her past performance.
Is Bud Bowden just enamored infatuated, spellbound, intoxicated with her?
Look at her history Bud, she is totally responsible for supporting the mess LMUD is in.
"illegal disbursements" of Public Benefit funds keeps records from being released
The new LMUD Board is being bamboozled by the "Cady Leftovers"
The only individuals that are "at risk" now for charges of mis-use of public funds and gifts of public funds are:
You can add Lavacot, Bowden and Dow to the list if they don't get another legal opinion on the release of these documents. Why should they care if these people GO TO JAIL. They claim they want to clean this mess up......then start doing it
Information on recipients of the Public Benefits Funds has been given to the Lassen County Times......and the Lassen County Times has printed stories on the projects. Susanville Market, Westwood High School.....are just a few. The money was intended to DO GOOD for the community.
LMUD HAS NOT STATED "PRIVILEGED INFORMATION" as a reason for refusing to disclose these records. Why, because they can't.
Theresa Boucher has been told by Jaimee Jones that she cannot disclose these records to KWH because "it is privileged". Boucher has been responsible for the disbursement of this money. She will be the "fall" person at the end.
Over a million dollars has been "spent" or moved, in a very short time. A huge red flag went up when KWH asked for copies of Don Battles invoices. (Cady and Langston's friend). In January of 2006, 50% of Don Battles invoices suddenly were paid with Public Benefit dollars.
LMUD's attorney, Jaimee Jones, primary obligation now is to keep Cady, Langston, Nagel, Wood, Cardenas, Sargent and Bill Stewart out of jail. To do that she is giving the new Board members bad legal advice. She has never been known to be the brightest bulb in the room and will DO ANYTHING for Frank Cady without any regard for the ratepayers.
KAN WE HELP WAS JUST INFORMED THAT THE PUBLIC BENEFIT FUND
RECORDS WILL NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE TODAY
LMUD attorney mistakenly believes that the Public Benefit Fund disbursements are privileged but has never stated that in her response to KWH. Ms. Jones just believes that she can restrict access to these records by moving them to her office.
KWH does know that Frank Cady gave Don Battles Public Benefits money.....the records will most likely disclose other illegal disbursements.... fight on Jaimee, you're going to lose this one too sweetheart.
$800,000... POOF, GONE......Ray Luhring, Bill Stewart were coincidently not available today?
LMUD will have to hire an outside law firm, due to Ms. Jones lack of knowledge or experience in this field. An expense that ratepayers are going to pay because of stupidity and corruption.
THIS DECISION BY LMUD TO ALLOW MS. JONES TO TAKE THIS ACTION, WHEN LMUD CANNOT POSSIBLY WIN......WELL, WHAT CAN WE SAY TO THIS......STUPIDITY AND CORRUPTION STILL EXIST AT
Frank Cady has moved his LMUD meetings from his house to Wayne Langston's house
LMUD's General Manager, Frank Cady, was fired on January 4, 2008 but continues to meet with Ray Luhring, Wayne Langston and Paul Glau. LMUD employees, Ray Luhring and Paul Glau, during working hours, have been meeting with Frank Cady at his house, on the streets of Susanville, and now at Wayne Langston's house. ??????
THIS IS WRONG BUT "WHO" WILL STOP THIS?
LMUD EMPLOYEE ABUSE CONTINUES
Interim LMUD Manager, Ray Luhring, continues to lock employees out of their "breakroom" at LMUD's Chestnut Street office.
The reason: a KWH web page was posted on the LMUD PCB cover-up by the LMUD Board.
LMUD ATTORNEY OBSTRUCTING RELEASE OF PUBLIC RECORDS
Kan We Help has been requesting copies of the "Public Benefits" Fund records for over a month. LMUD attorney, Jaimee Jones has been delaying this request every way she can.
Kan We Help has now requested to "inspect" these records today. If this request is denied, KWH is prepared to file a Writ of Mandate in Lassen County Superior Court, sadly, this will give LMUD time to destroy the records.
The Public Records Act does not allow the actions of LMUD.
Kan We Help just wants to know WHERE THE $800,000 WENT SINCE JULY OF 2005.
Public Records disclose gross abuse by Langston, Nagel and Wood
Director Jay Dow displayed total disgust for LMUD's past management, at the March 4 LMUD meeting.
Langston conspired to deceive the public for more than seven years. He has never had any value at LMUD. It's time for him to leave
Langston conspired to cover-up the hazardous waste at 420 Richmond Road and the PCB spill on Chestnut Avenue in Susanville.
Langston covered up his expenses for his travel
Langston's sleazy ways just seem to stand out more now that Cady and Wood left.
WAYNE LANGSTON ASKED TO RESIGN FOR HIS PART IN THE PCB CONTAMINATION COVER-UP AND LAND SCAM AND NOT REPORTING HIS BOARD EXPENSES
A Pissy Wayne Langston (middle) refused to step down even when the public showed contempt for him
Langston refused to step down and then proceeded to talk about a personnel issue that happened back in 2006. He evidently wanted LMUD employees to be arrested. Langston never looked so pathetic.
Langston has never been on a LMUD ballot and didn't even live in a LMUD Ward when he was placed on the LMUD Board in 2000.
FRANK CADY ACTUALLY HIRED A LAW FIRM TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT STEVE PEZZULLO COULD SIT ON THE LMUD BOARD.....COST: $4,000. The Board labored on whether to pay this and asked Jaimee Jones to try and negotiate a lower amount. Surprisingly....not a soul knew anything about this.
LANGSTON AND NAGEL MUST RESIGN
Langston is big on wanting people arrested. In 2003, Langston constantly stopped LMUD meetings to call the police every time he didn't like what was being said.
Langston didn't fit in tonight, with the shining new faces on the Board. This Board expressed disgust and frustration for the mess Langston and the previous Board members left.
If Langston had any honor at all, he would leave. Fred Nagel, the other remaining Board Member from the Cady era, was asked to resign but did not attend this meeting.
The LMUD Board voted to amend Jaimee Jones contract to allow her to bill her first 40 hours at $145 per hour and $180 per hour after that. They did not even consider Langstons' agenda item to hire in-house counsel again. Jaimee seemed luke warm to the idea, since she can make three times that by billing LMUD by the hour. It will be up to this new LMUD Board to control her work product.
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LMUD Director Dow and Bowden did not understand the Agenda item that considered paying Frank Cady his final expenses. Someone (?) went to a lot of trouble to research items (back to 2005) that Cady bought but didn't return, to offset Cady's final Expense Reports.
There were additional items, such as a digital camera, a $300 3-hole punch, Aviation subscriptions, alcoholic beverages, more planners that Cady put on his LMUD credit card, in November of 2007..... the Dow and Bowden refused to consider adding these items to offset Cady's final Expense Report ($2,187.10).....Director Dow actually asked President Bowden to rule this comment OUT OF ORDER AND Dow actually thought it was a violation of the Brown Act.......??????? Go figure......... No one knows what they actually ended up paying Cady.
Also on the LMUD Agenda was an item to continue to pay Frank Cady his LMUD Benefits. When Cady wrote his own LMUD contract he failed to put language in Section 11.2 that would entitle him to continued benefits. Langston ranted about Cady suiing.......but LMUD Resolution 2003-05 states that only "employees" can receive benefits, and since he is no longer an employee....HE'S NOT ENTITLED TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE LMUD BENEFITS. WOW....THAT WAS SIMPLE.
LMUD meetings rescheduled to March 4
1:00 and 5:30
Did the LMUD attorney intentionally omit "Public Comment" from the Agenda?
Kan We Help contacted Ray Luhring this morning about the "1:00 Agenda" and Karen Rollings would not put the call through. It was confirmed that the Acting General Manager was in fact in his office and could take the call.
Rollings also added that "the Agenda was okay because only THREE BOARD MEMBERS WOULD BE THERE"........?????? Don' t look for the logic.
Things were a little fuzzy for Jaimee today.
Ms. Rollings apparently has no knowledge of the Brown Act and stated that she was not going to relay this message to Mr. Luhring but said SHE would call Jaimee. Overstepping your authority a bit, Ms. Rollings.
LMUD management staff SHOULD KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF PUTTING A LEGAL AGENDA TOGETHER... BECAUSE THEIR ATTORNEY DOESN'T????
JONES APPROVES ALL LMUD AGENDAS...ongoing incompetence
Attorney Jaimee Jones, with "Cady Training, remains a legal fiasco, a liability at LMUD
No new contract Richey Dec/05contract
She has no value at LMUD
to highlight her LMUD career.................
1. Organized cover up of PCB contamination Beterbide land scam
2. Advised LMUD to continue to suppress the $9,000 EPA Penalty from public disclosure
2. Supported Cady sexual harassment of LMUD employees
3. Advised LMUD Board to hide their expenses
4. Lack of knowledge and disrespect of Brown Act led to violations
5. Supported misconduct by Board Members
6. Supported Trevino firing which led to lawsuit
7. Mishandled LMUD judgment which led to Jenne lawsuit
8. Not competent in Utility law
9. Court stated she overcharged $24,000 for legal work due to lack of competence Arrowrock Scam
10. Disregard for Public Records Act & continues to support hiding public documents
11. Continues to advise and support mis-use of public funds
12. Trained by Frank Cady to be the worst of the worst. She learned too many bad habits and is NOT GOOD FOR LMUD
13. Advised Board members they could vote to approve six months of LMUD minutes when they did not attend the meetings.
The "right thing to do" is to give Jones a 30 day notice and begin looking for a competent law firm
END THE CADY ERA
Langston/Cady pushing hard to put
"Foxette in the henhouse"
Cady could never justify, to past LMUD Boards, even bringing himself in as In-house Counsel. Yet, Langston is putting this on a LMUD Agenda for the fourth time.
The LMUD ratepayers cannot afford this legal farse to continue. The legal expenses escalated to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for one reason,
frank cady's ego and of course, the profit $$$$$$$.
1. Ratepayers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills (Cady, Pardee and Richey) to keep the bogus Arrowrock scam going and received nothing.
2. Ratepayers paid thousands of dollars for bogus NCPA projects (Cady, Pardee and Richey) and received nothing.
3. Ratepayers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees for law firms that were hired (Cady, Pardee and Richey)to do redundant and duplicate work and received absolutely nothing.
Please tell us that we don't have a STUPID LMUD BOARD AGAIN
Please tell us that you DON'T want to continue to support Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey/Jones
Please tell us that you DON'T want to continue the same "sleazy" practices of past LMUD Boards.
Please show us that the LMUD Board is not TERMINALLY CORRUPT
Public Records finally released, by LMUD, show that LMUD Boards & General Managers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on absolutely "useless" travel and "useless" memberships.
90% of Board Expenses not on Expense Reports
80% of General Managers Expenses not on Expense Reports
Benefit to the ratepayers: 0
Results: INCREASED RATES
Any LMUD Board will serve themselves first...because they can...it's just the Lassen County way !
CADY'S GIFT TO LAVACOT, BOWDEN AND DOW
"ROADMAP TO CORRUPTION"
It took Frank Cady 19 years to create the most corrupt public agency, possibly in the State of California, certainly in Lassen County.
Frank Cady, the LMUD attorney, protected LMUD Directors and promised that there would be no consequences for violations of the Brown Act or misuse of public money. Cady insured that documents would be destroyed that would incriminate the wrong doing. In other words, he guaranteed that no one would go to jail. Now, Cady's protégé, Jaimee Jones, will continue the tradition.
Frank Cady, the LMUD General Manager, was the "fox in the hen house". Langston, Wood, Nagel, Sargent and Cardenas allowed this sexual predator to abuse and terrorize the employees until the employees said THAT'S ENOUGH.
Cady wasn't fired because he was a crook. He was fired because the employees were pushed beyond human endurance......and THEY WEREN'T GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. FRANK CADY'S TERMINATION
The public must be reminded that Nancy Cardenas, Fred Nagel, George Sargent, Darrell Wood and Wayne Langston knew about Cady's repulsive and deviant behavior and REWARDED him huge pay increases. Langston voted to keep Cady TWICE.
Jaimee Jones was recruited by Frank Cady to continue the corruption at LMUD. She has been undistinguished in her law practice and has only served Frank Cady's practice of secrecy and abuses.
WHEN DOW, BOWDEN AND LAVACOT SHOULD BE PLACING CRITICAL ISSUES ON THE AGENDA LIKE
UNJUSTIFIED RATE INCREASES
FINDING A HONEST COMPETENT ATTORNEY
DOW wanted the "Treasurer" position issue on the next Agenda....okay, it's not there, but GIVING CADY MORE .....IS?
CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE BOARD.....
THEY PLACE CONSIDERATION OF
CONTINUING FRANK CADY'S HEALTH BENEFITS
HIRING JAIMEE JONES AS IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
GET A CLUE.....CADY IS WORTH MILLIONS.....HE CAN PAY FOR HIS OWN HEALTH BENEFITS.
WHAT AN INSULT...CADY RAPES THIS UTILITY AND DESERVES NOTHING except maybe a little jail time.
But, it appears that Dow, Bowden and Lavacot are inside now and have witnessed first hand how "sweet and delicious" Cady's system of corruption is.
Hey, these guys are only human.
LMUD BOARD HID 90% OF THEIR EXPENSES
Records show massive under-reporting
Kan We Help filed a report with the NEW LMUD Board that shows Wayne Langston, Fred Nagel and Darrell Wood hid more than 90% of their expenses during their tenure on the LMUD Board and asks that the NEW Board change this old policy and require Board members to fully disclose their expenses in the future.
Nagel and Langstons resignations will not be enough
Langston, Nagel and Woods reported travel in their monthly "Board Member Statement of Meetings" but never included the expense of hotels, airfare or food in their Expense Reports. The majority of the Board expenses were charged to Frank Cady's personal expenses.
Other abuses are outlined in the report and KWH asks the NEW Board members to take a serious look at these problems also.
LMUD March 4 AGENDA
"BUSINESS AS USUAL"
Frank Cady is just running LMUD from his home.....................
No consideration for the ratepayers anytime soon.............
When this Agenda should have immediate relief for the ratepayers, termination of incompetent self serving attorneys, full transparency and full disclosure, the NEW LMUD Directors just continue to REWARD the corruption.
This can only mean that the three new Directors, Dow, Bowden and Lavacot DID HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDAS.......making sure that they get their cut of the pie.
Shame on you, Agenda #11-14 should never appear on any LMUD Agenda.
Enjoy your spoils, they will be short lived
Lassen County Board of Supervisors
Susanville City Council Minutes
six months behind
Is this fair to the public? Can these elected officials be expected to remember what happened six months ago in order to vote to approve these old minutes?
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS DELINQUENCY
Frank Cady purchased software to erase data
Public Records disclose that two weeks before he was fired,December 21, 2007, Frank Cady purchased "Shred" and "Quick Wipe" on his LMUD credit card. This software has the capability to erase data from a computer or computers. Frank Cady was fired on January 4, 2008.
Why did Cady need software that would destroy data from a computer. What damage did he do? What was he hiding?
Dr. "Death" Hemphill hangs up on Lassen Animal Rescue
Lassen County Animal Control kills twice a week, Wednesday and Friday. Lassen Animal Rescue (a no kill private rescue) found homes for two puppies that were to be killed on 2/27/08, Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM. The Lassen County Animal Shelter was closed and their answering machine was not taking messages.
Dr. Hemphill (257-2239) was then contacted to alert him that the puppies were not to be killed. Dr. Hemphill said that it was "none of his business". LAR asked if they could leave a message for Judy Walesch "not to kill these puppies" and Dr. Hemphill hangs up.
This was a "for profit' knee jerk reaction" from this Vet that Lassen County pays to kill thousands of adoptable animals a year.
Lassen County pays this......( vet ) to KILL THOUSANDS OF "ADOPTABLE" DOGS AND CATS EACH YEAR
puppy #3 puppy #4
There has to be a better plan.................
Will it be "impossible" to fix what Frank Cady has done?
If the New Board Members plans are to continue down the same "Cady" path, they will most definitely end up the same as all previous boards. Graft and Corruption.
Jaimee Jones is equally responsible for the corruption at LMUD and the New Board Members are still "listening" to her. She has NEVER put the ratepayers first.
On August 1, 2007, she and Frank Cady, using LMUD money, traveled to Seattle to attend a LAW SEMINAR.
LMUD paid a $1590 registration fee for LMUD General Manager Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones to attend plus an undisclosed expense for lodging and food.
"Jaimee Jones", Cady's attorney, Cady's old ways
Frank Cady stated publicly that "the public only wants records so they can sue LMUD"...............Cady also thought that he was subject to "assassination" if his staff or the public knew his schedule..........
The law simply allows the public to inspect LMUD's records.
When the "old" LMUD Board (Cardenas, Sargent, Wood, Nagel, Langston) needed to HIDE SUSPICIOUS OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY they would have their attorney's (Jones and Cady) hide the evidence. That's Wrong.
More than a million dollars of "Public Benefits Fund" money has been disbursed in a very short time and Jaimee Jones is delaying, anyway she can, the public's right to "inspect" the records or obtain "copies".
LMUD Board President Bud Bowden has remained silent on this issue?
When it was discovered that Frank Cady started funneling "Public Benefits Fund" money to his friend Don Battles, it sent up RED FLAGS on where all of this money went to so quickly. Public Records disclose that Frank Cady began paying his friend Don Battles, up to 52% of his invoices, out of the Public Benefits Fund. This was approved by Bill Stewart and the LMUD Board in December of 2005.
Now, the new Board has to decide if it will continue the "unacceptable practices" of the past Board.
THE BOARD'S OPTION, FIRE JONES or make her obey the law...
On November 7, 2005, the EPA fined LMUD $9,000 for falsifying an EPA identifcation number in order to move PCB's from 1605 Chestnut Avenue in Susanville, California to another LMUD property.
No mention of this EPA Enforcement Order was EVER "publicly" MENTIONED BY THE BOARD OR GENERAL MANAGER.
Paul Glau was LMUD's Hazardous Waste Manager at the time.
Jaimee Richey/Jones was LMUD's attorney and directed the cover-up.
and then TWO DAYS LATER...................
On November 9, 2005, Jaimee Richey/Jones began negotiations to purchase two parcels of land adjacent to LMUD's property from Jack Beterbide (one parcel Beterbide didn't even own). These negotiations were done by Jaimee Richey/Jones in "closed" session without ANY report, to the public, of the Boards actions. Paul Glau was brought into the "negotiations" prior to the sale.
On January 30, 2006, LMUD paid Jack Beterbide for 1545 & 1555 Chestnut when they knew it was contaminated by LMUD's PCB's.
Paying Beterbide $381, 232 was cheaper than a lawsuit.
Beterbide bought the adjacent property from Robert & Gail Prosise the same day he sold it to LMUD.
Nancy Cardenas was LMUD's Board President and was not present, at this meeting on 11/9/05. Wayne Langston chaired this meeting.
Frank Cady then proceeds to promote Paul Glau, for his silence. Glau was LMUD's Hazardous Waste Manager, then Facilities Manager and finally Director of Engineering Operations, then back to Facilities Manager.
The LMUD Directors, Fred Nagel, Wayne Langston, Darrell Wood, George Sargent and Nancy Cardenas went along with the cover-up.
LMUD October 23, 2007 minutes (that were withheld for three months from the public) reveal LMUD's Chestnut property is contaminated
Two years later..............
Agenda item H: Discussion regarding soil issue at LMUD Service Center on Chestnut Street.
"Facilities Manager Glau explained that the District completed all the necessary paperwork that is required to investigate the soil issue at the Service Center. A backward title search has been given to a consultant who has expertise in the field of soil contamination investigation."
On October 23, 2007, LMUD made a decision to continue the cover-up. The "soil issue" was caused by LMUD's PCB's............how much did they spend on this consultant?
[Note: LMUD Directors George Sargent & Nancy Cardenas bailed after this meeting]
[Note: Frank Cady did not attend this meeting. Credit card receipts show Cady was at a phony Hydro project in Redding, CA w/ Don Battles]
The New LMUD Board has just a little bit more "HOUSECLEANING" to do
Fire Jaimee Jones
Fire Paul Glau
Wayne Langston must resign
Fred Nagel must resign
Fire Bill Stewart
Ray Luhring was hired in June of 2006. How much did he know?
LMUD BOARD, Frank Cady, Jaimee Jones, and Paul Glau COVERED UP A $9,000 EPA HAZARDOUS WASTE FINE
Judge Bradbury Requests Proposal for a 33'x21' building in front of Department 2
How can "this" expense be justified?
A 33 foot x 21 foot security building is needed for the public to pass through a metal detector........and yes...this means that the parking lot will be eliminated but it will create jobs. Well, at least 3 anyway.
Of course this is logical, given the long and bloody history of terrorists attacks in Lassen County.
Is the State of California in such great shape that they can waste money on this "temporary" structure?
Sacramento Bee, 2/21/08
The "Public" would like to know if Lassen County is still getting the NEW COURT HOUSE.
Judge Stephen Bradbury presented plans, to the Board of Supervisors, last year for Lassen County's new Court Building that would house up to five new court rooms.
FRANK CADY DONATED HIS LAW BOOKS TO LMUD?
Apparently, the plan was to have these law books rebound (at the expense of the ratepayers) to make room for Jaimee Jones to join the LMUD staff as "in-house" counsel. Now, they just take up space.
As a licensed, practicing attorney, Frank Cady listed LMUD as the location of his law office even though he was paid to be a "full-time" General Manager at Lassen Municipal Utility District. Cady also ran the Susanville Golf Course out of the utility office.
Acting LMUD General Manager Ray Luhring stated that he has asked Cady to remove these books and Cady has declined. LMUD Controller, Bill Stewart, claims that LMUD did not issue a "tax deduction receipt" to Cady for this............GIFT?
BLOGS ARE JUST ANOTHER INFORMATION SOURCE
The reader will determine the value
LMUD "Country Club" Days
May Be Over
The party IS OVER for Don Battles, Frank Cady, Darrell Wood. Wayne Langston and Fred Nagel
The LMUD Board has cancelled the contract for the services of Don Battles Consulting. Don Battles rode the gravy train during his time as LMUD General Manager and after as Cady/Langston/Woods drinking buddy.
As much as 52%, of Battles invoices, was charged to the "Public Benefits Fund". These were annual meetings, management retreats and other inconsequential gatherings. The LMUD Accountant, Bill Stewart allowed this, why?
Public Records disclose the obscene expenses that were charged for unnecessary frequent EXPENSIVE travel.
KWH PREPARES TO FILE "WRIT OF MANDATE" FOR LMUD DOCUMENTS
But...........LMUD Attorney, Jones, finally decides to release public documents requested for Cady Expense Reports, Don Battles Invoices and LMUD Credit Card Statements
What are we teaching our children about Freedom?
....when we allow our government to cheat, lie and ignore our laws
Jaimee Jones is allowed to continue Frank Cady's legacy of Deceit
Kan We Help has requested the records of the Public Benefits Fund twice. Now, LMUD's attorney has decided that she can move the public records to her office and anyone wishing to see them has to make an appointment with her. Unfortunately she is in violation of the intent of the Public Records Act of California
(Government Code 6253(a)
Frank Cady and Jaimee unsuccessfully tried this a few years ago. Those public records revealed that they were hiding LMUD Board expenses, for Nagel & Langston, in their legal invoices to LMUD. The documents also exposed Cady hiring LAFCO's attorney Kenny (The FPPC determined that this was a slight conflict of interest). In addition, a Cady memo revealed that Cady hired Kenny because he needed the LAFCO Board to refuse to hear the LMUD boundary issue. LAFCO took the issue off their agenda. Cady did not want the public to know that LMUD never changed their boundaries to be the "same as" the Supervisorial boundaries. You still must be a LMUD customer to be elected to the LMUD Board.
Darrell Wood did not even live in Lassen County
Fred Nagel lives and votes within the PSREC boundary
Wayne Langston did not live within the LMUD boundary when appointed nor did he live within the LMUD boundary after the next two LMUD elections.
THERESA NAGEL ALLOWED THIS
ROBERT BURNS IGNORED IT
Jaimee Jones ignores request for Cady's Expense Reports for the last two years
Does she need time to alter them, probably
Jaimee Jones ignores request for copies of LMUD credit card statements
LMUD Board of Directors do nothing
Cady's Expense Reports are disclosable public documents
LMUD's credit card statements are disclosable public documents
Why was Frank Cady's truck parked at the LMUD office on Chestnut today?
Why was George Sargent photo-copying documents at LMUD today?
LMUD COUNSEL PROTECTS CADY AND DELAYS RELEASE OF PUBLIC BENEFITS RECORDS
Jaimee Jones wants KWH to define "Applications"
The State of California requires LMUD to set aside 2.85% of its gross revenue for a PUBLIC BENEFITS FUND. [AB 1890 doesn't end until December 31, 2010].
KWH has requested copies of the "Applications" for this money from July/2005 to December/2007. That seems simple enough.
Recent activity indicates that over $700,000 is simply gone.
Lassen Municipal Utility District provides an Application form for the public to apply for these funds.
Businesses can apply for this money or individuals can apply for this money. This is PUBLIC money that the PUBLIC can apply for.
The LMUD Board Secretary's daughter, Theresa Boucher, was hired to fill a "new" position at LMUD.....Public Benefits Director. The fund had close to a million dollars in it when she was hired.
Boucher's title was changed when the money disappeared and is now called "Energy Services/Compliance Specialist". She was unavailable for comment.
LMUD BOARD STALLS ON PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS
Kan We Help requested the LMUD Board's "Board Statement of Meeting" monthly reports and they indicate that Darrell Wood reported going to Colorado for wind generation (Invenergy), Fred Nagel and Wayne Langston went to Squaw Valley with Frank Cady (UAMMPS) in August-2007.
Kan We Help also requested their Expense Reports...and there were none. WHO PAID FOR THESE TRIPS?
Also, Jaimee Jones claims that Frank Cady's October and November Expense Reports do not exist. Where was Frank for two months? He claimed he was out of town in October but there is no record of any expenses.........?
Next, KWH requested copies of LMUD's credit card statements. Jaimee Jones has ignored this request and is now in violation of the Public Records Act.
LMUD Board Members have, in the past, hidden their travel expenses in the Cady/Jones legal invoices. Cady and Jones bill the Board expenses as "out-of-pocket" expenses. This is not privileged information and has been subject to disclosure. However Frank Cady and Jaimee Jones have refused now to disclose these documents. The public has a right to know where their money is being spent.
THE SECRET SOCIETY OF LMUD CONTINUES
LMUD's annual audit is deceiving. The annual audit is done on a few "selective" areas. LMUD could not withstand a full State Audit. People would go to jail.
LMUD's former auditor for years, Steve Pezzullo, and Frank Cady had a falling out when Pezzullo came too close to disclosing major problems with the financial state of LMUD. Cady did not renew Pezzullo's contract.
1. Disappearance of the Public Benefits Fund and more....
2. Bogus energy project investments
3. Extravagant Memberships that produce nothing at all for LMUD
4. LMUD's continued connection with Frank Cady
5. Board expenses hidden
6. Changing account "names" to hide expenses
7. Overstated depreciation gives deceptive state of finances for bond covenants compliance
8. Gross mis-use of public funds
ONLY 55.3% OF LASSEN COUNTY REGISTERED VOTERS VOTED
Will Lavacot, Dow and Bowden Allow the LMUD Larceny to Continue?
Frank Cady, Bill Stewart and Jaimee Jones moved LMUD money so fast and so often that it would make your head spin
Moving money "laterally" is a technique embezzlers use when they don't want anyone to be able to follow the money....easily.
However, they forgot one thing......money has a funny way of leaving an "audit trail".
LMUD's annual audit is deceiving. The annual audit is done on a few "selective" areas. LMUD could not withstand a full State Audit. People would go to jail.
LMUD's former auditor for years, Steve Pezzullo, and Frank Cady had a falling out when Pezzullo came too close to disclosing major problems with the financial state of LMUD. Cady did not renew Pezzullo's contract.
1. Disappearance of the Public Benefits Fund and more....
2. Bogus energy project investments
3. Extravagant Memberships that produce nothing at all for LMUD
4. LMUD's continued connection with Frank Cady
5. Board expenses hidden
6. Changing account "names" to hide expenses
7. Overstated depreciation gives deceptive state of finances for bond covenants compliance
8. Gross mis-use of public funds
TRUSTEE SALE OF DYER MOUNTAIN RESORT CANCELLED
Lassen County will get their "Four Season Resort"
Should the LMUD ratepayers expect the "TRUTH" from the LMUD Board?
Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey/Jones have never considered the "truth" as an option
October 23, 2007 LMUD minutes reveal LMUD Chestnut property was contaminated
This property was worthless and LMUD paid $381,232 for it.
LMUD secretly purchased property that they knew was contaminated
This LMUD Board was told repeatedly that there was contaminates dumped on this property on Chestnut, as far back as 2002.
In 2006, Jaimee Richey, Fred Nagel and Frank Cady negotiated to buy property for LMUD from their friend Jack Beterbide that coincidentally Beterbide didn't even own the property AND VIOLATED THE BROWN ACT to boot.
In March of 2006, Kan We Help filed a Brown Act complaint with Robert Burns, which was ignored. Now we know why.
Jerri Kresge, LMUD Board Secretary, refuses to disclose "why" six months of LMUD minutes were withheld
KWH called Kresge this morning and asked why six months of LMUD minutes were withheld from the public. Ms. Kresge responded that "there was special circumstances". She stated that the minutes have to be agreed upon by "certain individuals" but would not disclose "who" these individuals were or what the special circumstances were.
It appears that six months of LMUD minutes may have been "sanitized".
The public has a right to know why these minutes were submitted for approval to three LMUD Directors that did not attend any of the meetings.
These minutes revealed the following:
June 21, 2007
Cady had already purchased the transformer that he told the Board of Supervisors, on December 11, 2007, that he couldn't buy because the LMUD Board did not have a quorum. When is the "truth" ever considered by Cady.
LMUD Board allowed General Manager
to spend like a drunken idiot
This is a serious issue:millions of public dollars spent and hidden?
Stewart changes account numbers to hide LMUD expenses
THE RATEPAYERS DESERVE ANSWERS NOW
The "time" is now, Mr. Dow
Where's the money?
UNREASONABLE CHARGES ARE UNLAWFUL
Solution: Agendize and remove PDCA, rollback rates to 2/28/06
LMUD RATEPAYERS SUFFER YET ANOTHER RATE INCREASE
LMUD rates went up to $ .135 per KWH when energy prices were stable?
NOTE: The PUC prohibits rate increases for the purpose of "DEBT" and "Capital Expenditures"
Ratepayers are now receiving their utility bills and are outraged.
Don't expect any relief anytime soon from the new LMUD Board. They have been overwhelmed with the financial mis-management and mis-conduct of the Cady-Nagel-Langston-Wood-Cardenas-Sargent team.
PUBLIC CORRUPTION *Just FOLLOW THE MONEY
Susanville Golf Course
Susanville Natural Gas
Lassen Municipal Utility District
Economic Development Commission
Former LMUD General Manager, Frank Cady, Claimed that NOBODY NEEDS TO KNOW WHERE HE WAS.
Will the NEW LMUD Board members allow their attorney to protect the Sex Predator?
Kan We Help submitted a public records request for Frank Cady's expense reports for June through November/ 2007. Cady claimed, in an interview on November 7, 2007, that he took some vacation time in October, but was out of town the rest of the time and Cady arrogantly stated that it was nobody's business where he was, not his staff or even the LMUD Board's business.
LMUD's attorney, Jaimee Jones (Cady's former law partner), has refused to release Cady's October and November expense reports to Kan We Help. After two follow-up letters, she continues to ignore the public records request for Cady's October (Cady stated, to the Lassen County Times, that he worked "out-of-town" on October 1, 3, 22 & 24.) and November Expense Reports and has given no reason for withholding these two months of expense reports.
Cady claims that he gave the Lassen County Times his schedule to squash the rumors that he had been placed on administrative leave for sexual harassment of employees.
FRANK CADY WAS FIRED ON JANUARY 4, 2008
November 14, 2007, LCT
LMUD ATTORNEYS frank CADY AND jaimee JONES CREATED A COST PROHIBITIVE AND ABUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS PROCEDURE
Before the "Arrowrock scam"LMUD public record requests were handled "in house" by the LMUD General Manager. It was a simple form and a simple procedure and the public's request was quickly handled.
Prior to LMUD's horrific energy "speculation" purchases, which led to the $8.1 million dollar loss and the talk of bankruptcy (2001), you could walk in to the LMUD office and wait for a copy of an agenda.
The Arrowrock hydro project was only a "distraction", a "smoke screen" for LMUD's financial disaster. The public records requested by KWH were given to Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey to process. The public documents requested that were given to "Cady, Pardee, Richey" (now a defunct law firm)to fill a PRA request, were not always released. Monies paid to Board members are disclosable, public contracts are disclosable, financial records (other than private info on personnel) in fact, most public documents are disclosable to the public..
Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey then created a cumbersome process that could only be handled by them. Under their new procedure, it NOW cost hundreds of dollars for these "attorney's" to handle PRA's (nothing self serving about this). They even increased the cost and time to process public records requests when they hired an outside law firm to handle the public records request after they had processed the requests.
THIS CREATED PUBLIC OUTRAGE AND MISTRUST and Kan We Help was born
KWH submitted this old form, for a document request, and it was refused by Jaimee Jones. The Public Records Act does not allow this type of abuse that causes unnecessary delays. LMUD's attorneys are allowed to do it anyway to dissuade the public from requesting public documents.
The Lassen Municipal Utility District Secret Society must end
LMUD Form used in 2000
LMUD raised electric rates over $1,000,000 in 2006 with absolutely no justification and now can't tell the new Board where the money is.............
Public Records show that LMUD determined that no rate increases were justified??????????
The January 4, 2008 LMUD minutes state that President Langston told John Richards that LMUD, on November 9, 2005, held a "public hearing" on the placement of the PDCA (Power Delivery Cost Analysis) which also allowed the General Manager to raise rates at will, without the PUBLIC HEARING the law requires.
Wayne Langston knew that was a lie
Nagel knew that was a lie.
Jaimee Jones knew that was a lie
Minutes, January 4, 2008
Frank Cady raised electric rates (amounting to over $1,000,000) three times in 2006.....all because the "crooks" didn't follow the Public Utility Code, which mandates public hearings. The public deception was despicable
Now, LMUD's Controller, Bill Stewart, says he doesn't know where the money went.
On November 9,2005, the LMUD Board, General Manager and General Counsel put the PDCA "report" on the Consent Agenda for approval without any PUBLIC HEARING.....ever. Not even any discussion, mind you ?????
Wayne Langston, LMUD Director & Liar
Wayne Langston voted to keep Frank Cady TWICE, why?
Frank Cady fixed Langston's DUI
Coincidence:Cady was at Langston's home when Langston was arrested. Cady's arm was in a cast after Langston's DUI accident.
Is it felony drunk driving if there is an injury?
Langston's & Nagel's Ride at LMUD Based on Pure Nepotism
Former County Clerk, Theresa Nagel,overlooked the fact that her son-in-law and husband were not LMUD ratepayers. A requirement to sit on the LMUD Board.
District Attorney Robert Burns and LMUD attorney Frank Cady played a big part in allowing this also.
Former County Clerk/Election Officer, Theresa Nagel
Why would any "competent" attorney fail to place "Approve the Minutes" on an Agenda for EIGHT MONTHS?
Why would any "competent" public board fail to place "Approve the Minutes" on their agenda for EIGHT MONTHS?
Frank, Jaimee and the LMUD Board, Langston, Nagel, Wood, Cardenas and Sargent, needed to hide something from the public......FINANCES probably, UNETHICAL ACTIVITY....probably.
The big $$$ hurt $$$ for the LMUD ratepayers were her "out of pocket" expenses and the "extraordinary tasks" assigned by Frank Cady...$10,000-$20,000 per month...with zero accountability
Current LMUD attorney, Jaimee Jones advises the new LMUD Board that they can approve these old minutes?
THIS ADVICE WAS SUCH A DISSERVICE TO THE THREE NEW LMUD DIRECTORS
LMUD President Bowden runs the meeting "for the ratepayers"
LMUD President Bowden conducted the meeting, for this public utility, for the ratepayers. It was open for public comment on all Agenda items. LMUD Counsels Cady and Jones created a hostile environment and closed LMUD meetings, to the public, for years.
LET US REMEMBER:
At one point in time, these Legal Beagles actually would not let the public speak at all, except during "PUBLIC COMMENT" AND EVEN THEN Cady and Jones MADE A RULE THAT PRESIDENT LANGSTON COULD INTERRUPT A SPEAKER IF HE DIDN'T LIKE WHAT WAS BEING SAID. THE SPEAKER HAD TO SIT DOWN OR BE ARRESTED. That's sorta kinda against the law.....and sorta kinda violates THE FIRST AMENDMENT.....
LMUD Counsel Jaimee Richey/Jones was directly responsible for the Beterbide land scam
LMUD SECRETLY PURCHASES LAND for office
Jaimee actually negotiated a land purchase with someone that didn't even own the land. Jack Beterbide was in negotiations, for months, with Jaimee and only bought the property on the day LMUD agreed to the "back room" deal. LMUD then bought the property from Jack Beterbide. Beterbide, Fred Nagels friend, realized a very nice secret profit from the deal.
This was all done, with the advice and approval of Jaimee Richey/Jones
Jaimee Richey/Jones allowed the sexual harassment of the LMUD employees to continue and continue and continue
Jaimee Richey/Jones failed to file a judgment with the correct name and then filed a lien on property that had nothing to do with LMUD. The property owner sued LMUD for her mistake
LMUD MEETING BEST IN TEN YEARS
President Bowden opened the meeting up to the public. This is something that ratepayers haven't seen in a decade.
In a last ditch effort, Wayne Langston placed the "in house" Counsel issue on the Agenda and the Board not only decided that they weren't going down that road , but are going to review Jaimee Richey/Jones current contract. Fired General Manager Cady routinely approved Jaimee's legal invoices for 10, 20 or $30,000 a month and she banked it.
Director Jay Dow was right on the money (literally). He fielded specific concerns about the financial state of LMUD at Bill Stewart, LMUD's Controller.
Director Dow stated that LMUD's power purchases did not increase during the time that LMUD's revenue increased in 2006.
[LMUD realized over a million dollar increase, with the three rate increases Cady made in 2006.]
THE BIG QUESTION DOW PUT TO STEWART: WHERE'S THE MONEY. Stewart could not or would not answer Dow's question. MONEY HAS SIMPLY DISAPPEARED.
Bill Stewart has never shown any competency at LMUD. This is a position the new Board needs to look very closely at.
Jaimee, as incompetent as ever:
President Dow asked Jaimee to respond to a question from the public and she sat quietly looking down at papers, completely oblivious to Dow's question. She apparently wasn't listening to the meeting.
Board Secretary, Jerri Kresge (left) and Frank Cady's law partner and current LMUD counsel, Jaimee Jones
The new Board members agreed that legal expenses were second only to the purchase of power ($800,000 annually, of which $300,000 was budgeted to Jaimee). New General Manager, Ray Luhring, told the Board that he has stopped any work that LMUD's law firms are working on for a savings of $200,000.
Jaimee Richey/Jones is responsible for LMUD's legal mess. She has no competency in utility law, open meeting law, parliamentary procedures, nada. NO VALUE WHAT SO EVER.
EXAMPLE: Tonight Jaimee actually advised the new Board members that they could approve six months worth of LMUD minutes for meetings they did not attend, we repeat "for meetings that they did not attend".
BOARD BAMBOOZLED BY BAD LEGAL ADVICE
There wasn't a person in the room that didn't know that the three NEW Board members could not vote on approving minutes from meetings that they did not attend. They had to abstain from the vote which left only two members to vote on the issue. They needed three votes to approve the minutes.
Jaimee told them that they could approve six months of LMUD minutes.
LMUD Board Secretary, Jerri Kresge, was unwilling to answer the question, WHY WAS THERE SIX MONTHS WORTH OF MINUTES THAT HAD NOT BEEN APPROVED.
WHERE THE HELL WAS JAIMEE? SHE APPROVES THE AGENDA'S EVERY SINGLE MONTH and did not include approving minutes?
The Board and the public should have had real concerns of "alterations" to these minutes.
ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT NEW MORE ABOUT THE LAW THAN JAIMEE JONES DID
CADY AND THE OLD LMUD BOARD WERE NOTORIOUS FOR ALTERING MINUTES. JAIMEE SAT CLUELESS ON POLICY AND PROCEDURES, but this is nothing new.
She has never had any value at LMUD and if she is allowed to stay as legal counsel would continue to be a liability.
LMUD CAN DO BETTER............THE RATEPAYERS DESERVE BETTER.......
Frank Cady's Inside Moles
Jaimee Richey-Jones, Paul Glau
As the new LMUD General Manager, Frank Cady created a new LMUD position (Facilities Manager ?)for his friend Paul Glau and now Glau is one of the moles making frequent visits to Cady's house (in a LMUD truck, no less) to keep Cady informed on LMUD business. WHY?
DID CADY REALLY LEAVE.......or is this a ruse............?
Frank Cady brought Jaimee Richey to Susanville, in 2002, after she passed her California Bar. Cady "created" pointless and redundant work for her, at a huge cost to the LMUD ratepayers and then attempted to hire his former law partner as LMUD's "in house" counsel. The insurmountable problem with that is 1) she simply would continue to run LMUD for Cady. 2) The last thing LMUD needs is to add the prohibitive cost of a full time attorney when cost cutting is on the table.3) She has never proven that she has the skills or inclination to offer a honest days work.
LMUD MEETING TONIGHT
NEW AGENDA, NEW DIRECTION
Regular Board Meeting, 65 S. Roop Street, Susanville, 5:30 PM
The "new" LMUD Board members cancelled "ALL" consultants contracts and "ALL" legal contracts but have put hiring "in house" counsel back on the agenda.
The worst message the LMUD Board could send the angry ratepayers now is that LMUD cannot clean up its act and needs an IN HOUSE COUNSEL to continue the dishonesty, secrecy and corruption of the past seven years.
If this new and improved LMUD Board even considers bringing ANY ATTORNEY in as "in house" counsel (minimum cost to the ratepayers of $300,000 annually) the roof then will come down on any "reelection" possibility for all five Board members.
Each step to restore LMUD to an honest public entity will be monitored.
The NEW LMUD Board members have cut out the Cancer, but also must ensure that the remaining problems are addressed and are not allowed to continue to corrupt this public utility.
LMUD's "Westwood" upgrades have been postponed due to weather
The planned power shut-down has been cancelled for today
"Cady, Pardee and Jones" has been painted over ?
A little paint is not going to change the fact that Jaimee is connected at the hip to Frank Cady and she is still a huge part of the problems remaining at LMUD.
You have Jaimee, you have Franky
Frank Cady passed the bar on 12/2/1981 & Jaimee passed the Bar on 6/3/2002 and came straight to LMUD
Est. 1892 or was it 1938, not likely. There were no Pardee's associated with this new law firm, ever.
NO HONESTY, NO INTEGRITY, NO TRUST
Anthology of Cady's Career
"New" LMUD Members Making a Difference
This "new" LMUD Board members may bring this small utility back in line with some level of fiscal responsibility. Something Frank Cady stripped from previous LMUD Boards.
Kan We Help has complained of Frank Cady's extravagant spending for five years.
1. Obscenely expensive membership dues
2. Board travel with their expenses hidden in legal invoices.
3. Hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted on law firms
4. Huge deposits made for bogus power projects
5. Credit Card use for friends of Cady
6. Payments to Board members for unqualified activities
7. LMUD legal counsel allowed to submit bloated legal invoices for work Cady invented.
8. General Manager expenses went unchecked
There is a lot of work for the new LMUD Boardand it appears that they may be up to the task
WHY DID CADY AND JONES HAVE A STABLE OF LAW FIRMS FOR LMUD?
EGO MOSTLY. THEIR INCOMPETENCE FOR SURE
Cady, Pardee, Richey-Jones created bogus legal issues in order to submit $300,000 legal fees to LMUD each year.
THIS HAS TO STOP !!!!!
LMUD Ratepayers need the four PDCA rate increases rolled back and this is as good a place to start as any.
LMUD LAW FIRMS....to name a few
Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke Dennis
Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moreal
McDonough Holland & Allen
Spiegel & McDirarmid Larry
Nielsen, Merksamer, Parinello, Mueller, Nayler
LMUD NEEDS A "STAND BY IF WE NEED YOU" ATTORNEY
Jaimee Richey-Jones has no expertise, in the power industry, and was tutored by Cady on how to fleece LMUD.
Jaimee just did what Cady told her w/o "thinking" whether it was legal or ethical
THIS HAS TO STOP
LMUD attorney, Jaimee Richey-Jones, ill-equipped to face three lawsuits that could have been prevented by her
Was the cause, poor judgment or was it just greed?
All cases can be settled
1. Steve Trevino was terminated due to LMUD legal counsel failing to advise LMUD Board of the General Manager's inappropriate behavior. This was a wrongful termination and LMUD's attorney did not have the skills or inclination to find a solution before allowing Cady to fire Steve Trevino.
2. Cal Sierra Title is representing David Jenne because LMUD attorney, Jaimee Richey-Jones, wrongly attached a lien to his property. The lien had to be removed but David Jenne has been threatened by LMUD's attorney to continue to go after his property. Richey-Jones failed to record a judgment in the correct name and then claimed, years later, that Cal Sierra failed in it's title search to identify previous owners. David Jenne has and never has had anything to do with LMUD.
This was an absolutely baseless and stupid action by LMUD's attorney that led to an action being filed against LMUD.
3.Kan We Help submitted a public records request for the Arrowrock Feasibility Study (that Cady claimed the ratepayers paid for), Board members salaries and copies of legal expenses for Arrowrock paid to Jaimee Richey & Frank Cady. Frank Cady and Jaimee Richey-Jones refused to disclose these public documents.
KWH filed a Writ of Mandate to acquire these public documents but Judge Lazard ruled against KWH and stated that the KWH requests were frivolous.
Lazard was not re-elected to Lassen Superior Court.
KWH filed an appeal in the 3rd District Appeals Court and is awaiting their decision.
These cases can and should be resolved by the new LMUD Board
Make no mistake........................
if you have Jones, you still have Cady
Jaimee Richey-Jones has been Cady's right hand for five years
ABUSE OF DISCRETION, MISMANAGEMENT, and UNSOUND BUSINESS DECISIONS and greed driven
Jaimee Richey-Jones, LMUD attorney, may have bypassed the law when she allowed Frank Cady and the old LMUD Board to enact PDCA
LMUD's attorney, Jaimee Richey-Jones (Cady's law partner) allowed Frank Cady to present the "Power Delivery Cost Adjustment" on the December 6, 2005 LMUD Agenda (Agenda item 5 B).
No Resolution was passed by this Board
KWH submitted a written protest, to LMUD, that this policy violated the law. This protest fell on deaf ears
Jones and Cady, both practicing attorneys, knew about Municipal Code 14401-14403.5, yet presented the LMUD Board with a "proposal" that would change the way the LMUD electric rates could be changed.
Jaimee Richey-Jones eliminated the public hearing required by law
LMUD attorney Jones hid the last rate $ .05 increase in the November 27, 2007 Agenda
Jones placed Agenda item 4D on the 11/27/07 Agenda as an employee grievance but in fact it was another rate increase.
Her tenure, with LMUD, has been a total disregard for the interest of the ratepayers and the law. For this, the ratepayers have paid her close to $300,000 a year in bloated legal invoices and expensive trips.
If you have Jones, you still have Cady
NOTE BELOW: Jaimee Richey Jones DID NOT CORRECT CADY'S CLAIM that a Resolution was passed for PDCA. No "Resolution" was ever passed by the LMUD Board.
LMUD BOARD MUST REVERSE CADY'S RECENT RATE INCREASE BEFORE THE ELECTRIC BILLS GO OUT
Frank Cady, not the LMUD Board, as required by law, increased the electric rates five cents again. That's four rate increases in 10 months.
ALL FOUR RATE INCREASES NEED TO BE REMOVED. The LMUD ratepayers no longer have to support Cady and his friends expensive lifestyle.
CADY'S "PDCA" DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE LAW
New LMUD President Bud Bowden announced the firing of Frank Cady at their first meeting yesterday.
The new LMUD Board voted 4-1 to terminate Frank Cady's contract "without cause" immediately.
Wayne Langston voted no. Langston is the only seated member of this board that has never been on any LMUD ballot. Cady and then County Clerk Theresa Nagel placed Langston (a PSREC utility ratepayer at the time of his appointment and the County Clerk's son-in-law) on the LMUD Board when Michael Deal resigned. Langston only moved into a LMUD Ward after the next LMUD election. Langston did not appear on the next LMUD ballot. No LMUD ratepayer has ever cast a vote for Wayne Langston.
Cady threw a temper tantrum at the LMUD office (one employee left in fear) when the new LMUD Board posted their "1/4/08- 1:30" agenda. The new LMUD Board ignored the illegal Cady agenda for a 2:30 meeting.
Who collected Cady's LMUD keys, credit cards, lap top..................?
NEW LMUD BOARD POSTS MEETING NOTICE for 1:30 TODAY, Frank Cady takes it down and posts his own agenda for 2:30
The Brown Act states that the first agenda posted is the legal one.
Cady makes a huge statement to the new board members that he's running the show not them.
Frank Cady's agenda includes slipping a $300,000 position in for his law partner, Jaimee Richey-Jones, as "in-house" LMUD counsel . LMUD needs an "in-house" counsel as much as it needs more power outages.
Cady must get Jaimee on board in case he is fired today. If he is successful in pulling the wool over the new Board's eyes, he will continue his connection with LMUD through his law firm Cady, Pardee and Jones.
"Slick" (the silver tongued con man) may pull this off yet. Cady has been practicing law from his LMUD office since July 2005 anyway according to the California State Bar Associations records.
Cady is also looking for vengeance and wants to fire LMUD linemen.
The new LMUD Board members will first evaluate Cady?
LMUD POWER BACK ON
BIG THANKS TO THE LMUD LINEMAN
BLESS YOU ALL AND BE SAFE OUT THERE !!!
WILL THE AG LMUD BOARD FIRE CADYOR WILL THEY KEEP THIS PUBLIC NUISANCE?
THEIR "ACTIONS" WILL BE A "TELL-ALL" IF DEALS WERE MADE OR NOT MADE
If the new LMUD Board does not call a Special meeting prior to January 29, to fire Cady, a deal has been made
MEMBERS OF THE LMUD BOARD, PSREC ratepayer Fred Nagel, Nancy Cardenas, George Sargent, Darrell Wood and Nagel's son-in-law, Wayne Langston looked the other way on Cady's years of indiscretions and abuses.
CADY'S TIME SHOULD END AND END NOW
The new Board should not vacillate or "take time to understand the termination of Frank Cady. Cady's termination is simple, JUST DO IT. The problems, with Cady, have been transparent for years.
Frank Cady has reduced himself to a PUBLIC NUISANCE
LMUD controversies have centered around Frank Cady and his influence on all the LMUD Boards.
FIRING CADY is a no brainer, unless the NEW MEMBERS CAME WITH AGENDAS OF THEIR OWN.
Lassen County Board of Supervisors did not ask any questions of the LMUD applicants ?
There are glaring conflicts of interests with the Ag appointments of Lavacot and Dow. There were glaring conflict of interests with Supervisors Pyle, Dahle and Hanson even considering these two candidates for the LMUD position. All should have recused themselves from any motion to nominate any rancher or farmer.
KWH will be looking into the Carl Moyer grants which all of the above received funds from. The Carl Moyer program was established in 1996 to provide incentives ($$$$$$) for farmers and ranchers to convert from diesel to electricity. Diesel prices have gone through the roof while electricity is now a stable commodity. Lassen County received and distributed $200,000 from this fund.
The Fair Political Practices Commission now requires these appointed public officials, to submit their 700 forms, in the next 30 days, which will state their personal assets and conflicts.
There was a reason that no questions were asked of the LMUD candidates and it wasn't to "KEEP THE MEETING SHORT".
JUST KEEP IN MIND, MATTHEW LAVACOT AND JAY DOW, THAT YOU STILL MUST DEAL WITH THE PUBLICS OUTRAGE AND THE PLIGHT OF THE DAY TO DAY ABUSES THE LMUD EMPLOYEES ARE ENDURING .