LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISOR
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The Lassen County Supervisors must demand that the CAO prepare and maintain a "mandatory" Capital Improvement Plan.
According to the County's Audit, the Supervisors never released the fact there was $4,000,000 of discretionary money in the Budget. Each year the Supervisors claim there is a $3,000,000 deficit. Is this apparently a lie they intend to use again and again and again?
The County's infrastructure is crumbling and they do not know how to fix that ?
YOU HAVE NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Lassen County Supervisor Chapman tells Dr. James Hodge:
If the public wants to know what capital improvements the County has they can look in the budget
Rude & Evasive
Another Draft of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was presented at the September 16, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. CAO Richard Egan was instructed to eliminate 80% of the actual Capital improvement projects from the spreadsheet. The eight page spreadsheet suddenly became two pages. It wasn't like the need for the improvements disappeared. The Supervisors only wanted the public to see that there was only a small amount of work to do.
Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer was cut off by Larry Wosick when she asked why the Roosevelt Annex remodel made the cut. This is a building that the Supervisors are planning to give away
The Supervisors plan to dump $625,000 into this old school and then give it to (HLVRA) Wosick and Chapman to sell to a private buyer. Can you say P E Z Z U L L O
This is going to be another "Herlong One Stop"
CAO RICHARD EGAN
PASS A C.I.P. "TEMPLATE"
OFF AS A
DRAFT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
FOOL US ONCE, SHAME ON YOU
FOOL US TWICE, SHAME ON US
CAO Richard Egan had Public Works present a copy of an internet sample of a capital improvement plan, at the July 8, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting, as the real deal. Richard Egan does not have a clue how to prepare a capital improvement plan or at least he is giving a great performance of not knowing.
The Lassen County Supervisors do not want the spending structure a Capital Improvement Plan would confine them too. This is why Supervisor Chapman can authorize, on his own, the remodeling project for a new Supervisors Board room
Grand Jury Report
Pyle's response to acting on Grand Jury Report
On page 38, the 2012-2013 Lassen County Grand Jury Report responded to the urgency of replacing the Lassen County Jails "Central Control System".
Supervisor Pyle thinks the Board
does not have to act on this?
THE "DO NOTHING" BOARD
Last year, the Sheriff's Department presented the Board with a comprehensive presentation of the urgency of this capital improvement need LAST YEAR and has yet to approve the funding to be spent.
NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
This elected Board, each year, bloats their budget with funding for expenses that they never intend to approve. This accomplishes two goals. It gives the "appearance" that the County is broke and it keeps the staff thinking something is going to get done.......THIS YEAR.
The facts are that this Board is a "do nothing" board. Lassen County's buildings are crumbling. Employees are forced to work in small and bad environments, public access to county services are spread all over Susanville.
Lassen County Supervisors opened their July 8 meeting at 9:30 AM and closed the meeting at 10:30 AM.. The public still had to come back three hours later for the Capital Improvement Plan discussion that lasted one hour because Pyle didn't want to hear any more.
Watch the Video
If the Lassen County Chairman of the Board doesn't want to hear FACTS or CRITICISM, he tells the speakers
or makes up new rules. It is very evident, according to the videos of their meetings, the 3 minute rule is extremely selective depending if they like what you are saying or not.
INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC
IS CONSIDERED RUDE
CHAPMAN DOES NOT PARTICIPATE
[Chapman did not attend the 1:30 CIP meeting today. Reason: fake CIP]
NEW SUPERVISORS BOARD ROOM
HISTORIC COURT HOUSE SQUARE
For months, Supervisor Chapman led the charge for a half million dollar new Supervisors Board Room. There was no money for this project, but on January 21, 2014 Supervisor Chapman, ordered Jeff Morrish, from NST (without public discussion or Board approval) to draw up plans for "The Annex" below [Judge Sokol's Department 1 court room] to be transformed into his new Board room.
On January 21, 2014, Chapman ordered the work to begin immediately and to be completed by June 10, 2014. KEEP IN MIND, THERE IS NO MONEY. NST spent $20,000 on plans that were never going to be used. WHY?
LEFT TO RIGHT: Supervisor Chapman, NST Jeff Morrish, Supervisor Albaugh
Keep in mind, there is no money to do this...................
IT WAS ALL A RUSE, LIE, UNTRUTH
The Lassen County Board flew $$$ TRG's Harry Munyon $$$ from Palm Desert, CA to present an "alleged" "NEEDS ASSESSMENT" study. This Study was commissioned two years ago at a cost of $8,000. Two years ago "someone" decided that the new Board room will be in the Old Court House on Lassen Street.
CHAPMAN'S OBSESSION WITH COURT ROOMS
The CAO was asked if the decision to remodel the historic upstairs courtroom (into a Supervisors Board room) came from Supervisor Chapman's "COURTHOUSE SQUARE REVITALIZATION TASK FORCE". The CAO attempted to "not know" about this committee but finally was forced to reveal that Chapman's task force has never had even one meeting.
The following is a copy of the Public Works Department's Building Grounds Maintenance log
This is not a Capital Improvement Plan.