Southern Cascade Services District
Ambulance service for Big Valley
LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS
THROW MIDDLE FINGERS
TO GRAND JURY REPORT
[the Grand Jury has referred their finding to the new District Attorney]
Kan We Help filed Brown Act Complaints against the Boards action on January 14, 2014. County Counsel Rhetta Vander Ploeg advised the Board that they were not in violation of any Brown Act codes and the KWH complaint was ignored.
The 2013-2014 Lassen County Grand Jury Report found the Lassen County Supervisors in violation of at least 8 Brown Act violations on January 14, 2014
On July 22, 2014, the Lassen County Supervisors
Ignored Grand Jury Ruling
Repeat the same Brown Act Violations
They actually voted on a Resolution
"Southern Cascades Service District Initiative"
District 4 Supervisor Albaugh asked that an item be added to the meeting, at the July 22, 2014 BOS meeting, as an "Emergency item". [Takes 4/5 vote to add an agenda item].
The Board was not given any copies of this Resolution, the public was not given any copy of the Resolution. Kan We Help repeatedly asked for the Board to recess and make copies of this Resolution prior to any vote.
The Board and Burns tried every trick in the book to keep the public out of the conversation.
At the beginning of the July 22, 2014 meeting,
County Counsel Burns
told the Board that they didn't need to offer public comment on Agenda item B-2 (adding or deleting an agenda item)
Watch Burns attempting to impress the Board with pure bullshit
Albaugh claimed that he just received a Resolution for the Southern Cascade Services District initiative on Friday, July 18, 2014.
Supervisors have been discussing this issue for weeks about the "deadlines" for this issue to be placed on the November ballot.
It was District 4 Supervisor Albaugh's responsibility to get this on the July 22, 2014 Board of Supervisors Agenda. If Albaugh failed to get the ballot resolution, to the Supervisors, by July 18, it could have been placed on the August 4, 2014 Agenda ( The County Clerk confirmed that the deadline is 88 days before the election, August 8).
THE Board CREATED A fake EMERGENCY AGAIN
WE NEED TO ASK WHY THEY HAVE
SUCH CONTEMPT FOR THE BROWN ACT ?
Albaugh had plenty of time to make copies, from Friday to Tuesday, but brought only one copy of the Resolution to the 7/22/14 meeting? Everyone , including Albaugh, knows that seven (7) copies were needed. The Supervisors went into closed session to discuss this issue and could have made copies then.
This is exactly what Albaugh, Wosick and Chapman did with the first Resolution to get this initiative on the June ballot. The Grand Jury concurred.
and yet, this was all choreographed again.
THIS IS NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER
BOB BURNS HAS SHOWN TOTAL
THE BROWN ACT.
Lassen County Supervisors
Vote on Resolution
District 4 Supervisor Albaugh asked that an Emergency item be added to the meeting today. Albaugh claimed that he just received a Resolution for the Southern Cascade Services District initiative to be placed on the November ballot but it needed to be approved today. Albaugh brought only one copy of the Resolution when everyone knows that seven (7) copies were needed. This is exactly what Albaugh, Wosick and Chapman did with the first Resolution
Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer respectfully asked twice that the Supervisors be given a copy before a vote was taken. County Counsel Burns chirped that it was not necessary for the Supervisors to have a copy.
Lassen County Supervisors
found a dumber candidate
A NEW LEVEL OF DUMB HAS BEEN BORN
At the beginning of the July 22, 2014 meeting, County Counsel offered advice to Chairman Wosick that he didn't need to offer public comment on Agenda B-2
Watch Burns attempt to impress the Board with bullshit
The Brown Act allows public comment on every single Agenda item
Surprisingly Wosick ignored Burns dumb advice
Lassen County Times does not know the District name being proposed?
It was reported that the County Clerk failed to send ballots to District 4 voters for this election
North Valley ballots do not have Measure X and Y
Lassen County Rushes
to Pass a Resolution for the Formation of a New Emergency Services District for the June Ballot
but fails to hold Public Hearing on new tax and ballot issue
& violates the Brown Act
Lassen County District 4 Supervisor Aaron Albaugh has been bringing this issue to the Board (ambulance service in Big Valley) from the first day he was elected (January/2013). According to John Benoit, LAFCO Director, ambulance service stopped in the Big Valley area in July /2013, putting a large area of Lassen County residents at risk.
Almost a year later (December 9, 2013) the LAFCO Board, for Lassen County, held a Public Hearing on their intention of placing this issue on the June ballot in Modoc County and Lassen County. Because there are two counties involved, both Modoc and Lassen must vote to approve this action and then pass a Resolution to place this tax issue on the ballot. This requires a Public Hearing.
Modoc County did what they are required to do under the law. The Modoc County Supervisors held their Public Hearing on January 14, 2014.
Chapman's EMERGENCY Motion on January 14, 2014 is voided due to not following the law. After 33 years of sitting on this Board, Chapman knew the procedures he had to follow for this "new tax district". He claims he attended the December 9th LAFCO meeting that spelled out what each county must do. When he can't tell the truth he baffles them with his bull sh_t. Yes, Chapman needs to go.
Watch for yourselves "Part I, 1/14/14 Board of Supervisors meeting"
The Lassen County Supervisors must now follow the law and hold a proper Public Hearing to allow public discussion on this issue or the ambulance service will not effect Lassen County's Big Valley residents. Maybe that was Chapman's goal in the first place.
The Lassen County Supervisors must pass a Resolution, similar to what Modoc County passed on January 14, 2014. Then must pass a second Resolution to approve this tax issue to be placed on the June ballot. This all must be done by March 7, 2014. If passed by the voters, there will be a new tax district formed to provide ambulance and emergency care to the Big Valley area as soon as 2015.
The District will be called "Southern Cascades Community Services District". LAFCO Resolution 2014-02
Lassen County Supervisors Larry Wosick and Jim Chapman sit on the LAFCO Board. Both Supervisors failed to place this issue on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Agendas. It was poorly (that is an understatement) presented at the January 14, 2014 BOS meeting as an "Emergency" item. It appeared that Supervisor Chapman clumsily attempted to place it somewhere on their 1/14/14 Agenda but failed to distribute copies of the Resolution to the public and failed to place it on an Agenda as a Public Hearing.
NOW,THE MESS CHAPMAN CREATED HAS TO BE FIXED.
Lassen County must hold a Public Hearing on this issue because it involves a new tax for Lassen County for this new service district. Lassen County must then pass a Resolution to place it on the June Ballot. All this has to be done before March 7, 2014.