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Larry Wosick, the bully   

CHAPMAN

BURNS

 

LASSEN COUNTY JUNE 3, 2014 ELECTION

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BUSTAMANTE

 

The third certainty in life, besides death and taxes, 

corruption in Lassen County

Corruption/Land Deals

 

Term Limits  Pass

for Lassen County Supervisors

Supervisors limited to 3 terms

 Lassen County November 4, 2014 Election

 

 

 

Attending a Lassen County Supervisors meeting is like

sitting down at a poker game that you know is crooked.

December 17, 2014

The Flim Flam Man is Gone

Wosick

Good bye and Don't let the door hit you in the As_.

Mr. Dirty Politics

......more about the meeting

 

While Wosick was going up the stairs before the Supervisors meeting, he was overheard saying that he was going to put Wayne Langston's name down on a piece of paper and pass it around to the other Supervisors. 

Wosick's last rotten act

Wosick did in fact try and appoint Wayne Langston to the RCD Board (Honey Lake Valley Resources Conservation District) via little pieces of paper.  Langston arrest

OF COURSE, THIS WAS ILLEGAL AS HELL.

The over 40 RCD customers that attended (standing in the hall) stressed to the Board that they need to appoint someone who will bring peace to the Board.

Wosick Puts a Thug on the RCD Board

Wayne Langston was a tyrant and a thug when he sat illegally on the LMUD Board. He actually had Agenda's that prohibited any public comment and the audience had to endure story after story of how he "beat" his child.

Burns turned the other way then when Brown Act complaints were filed and still disregards and disrespects the Brown Act today.

Langston was arrested by the CHP for a DUI.  District Attorney Bob Burns got him and Frank Cady off.

Water issues in Lassen County are escalating. Egan, Hemphill, Pyle.......all familiar names, all are accused of water usage abuse

 

 

 

December 15, 2014

CAO Richard Egan Tampers With

Amedee Request for Proposal ?

Kan We Help printed & saved the Amedee RFP when the County published it on 9/18/23.

 The Original Resolution stated the RFP would be released "without modification" and yet when Kan We Help printed this same RFP from Lassen County's website, on 12/8/14, it had been altered. (4 pages had been deleted)

Exhibit "A", Exhibit A which defines the boundaries of the Parcels for sale,

was on page 69-71

These pages, of the legal boundaries, conflict with the

graphics included with the Amedee RFP

 

It gets worse.....CAO Egan sends Kan We Help a version, on 12/9/14, that has  14 pages  deleted.Mr. Egan's copy was not bate stamped.

 

The "County approved Amedee RFP" was bate stamped (each page numbered)

Several companies want to know why this was done and what exactly Lassen County is selling .

 

 

December 13, 2014

AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

BIDS

Amedee Bids

December 11, 2014

 

The public Request For Proposal to sell the 3576.49 acre contaminated surplus property

given to Lassen County in 2003 by the Sierra Army Depot

 

 

FIRST BID -$35,000

US MINE CORPORATION

Copy of Bid

 

Recently formed: 4/23/14         California corporate ID: C3669150

Recently formed: 9/12/12         Nevada corporate ID:  E0473932012-0

 

According to the California Secretary of State, this was formally US Central Africa Diamond Mine

Scott Dockter moves around alot and seems to be a "FOR HIRE" CEO. His last job was at a web company called Port of Call. He left Port of Call on October 27, 2014 and is now with the newly formed  US MINE.

According to Nevada public records, the Company itself isn't worth anything

 

SECOND BID -$25,000

HSP RESOURCES, INC.

Recently formed:   9/25/13       California corporate ID: 201327010167

Copy of Bid

This corporation was formed immediately after Lassen County Supervisors sold the township of Herlong, to Steve Pezzullo  for $31,900 which included, in the Deed, the "One Stop" building that Lassen County recently renovated with State funds. The funds were granted to the County with a legal caveat that it must be held for 20 years. So much for laws in Lassen County.

 

HSP bid is $25,000 but wants to swap the "One Stop" for the Amedee Airfield parcels. 

 HSP, coincidently,  purchased the mineral rights to the land north of the Amedee Airfield in April of 2014.

Pezzullo, coincidently made this same offer weeks after he purchased the township of Herlong.

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2014

Who wasn't invited to the Party ?

Two companies withhold bids until  RFP flaws are fixed

Amedee Bids

 

 

December 11, 2014

PUBLIC MISLED ON RFP

......everyone except HSP Resources LLC

Public record shows that Steve Pezzullo's HSP Resources LLC purchased the parcels above the airfield immediately after the RFP was issued in January/2014. This land would give them direct access to the electrical substation (which would save them hundreds of thousands of dollars to construct)

District 5 Supervisor Hammond and outgoing Supervisor Wosick show no reaction when Kan We Help exposes a parcel included in the RFP (electrical substation) that the Board voted to exclude.  Video

The Lassen County Supervisors tasked CAO Richard Egan to develop a Request For Proposal for the Amedee Airfield Parcels.

Egan also wrote the Herlong RFP which included selling the Herlong One Stop Building that was also not to be sold . The Grand Jury found such irregularities that it sent the complaint to the District Attorney.

The Lassen County DA enabled this latest action by the Board because she chose to look the other way on the Herlong complaint. Egan gets his direction directly from the Board of Supervisors.

On September 23, 2014, the Board voted to approve Egan's RFP as it was submitted. 

 September 23, 2014 VIDEO.

[the Minutes of this meeting have been deliberately withheld by the County Clerk's office]

 

You will see, in the September 23 video,  that Supervisor Albaugh noticed that the electrical substation was included in the RFP.

The song and dance that followed is revealing

 

A Resolution was also passed, on 9/23/14, stating the RFP will be issued "without modification".

 

This is an important fact because Richard Egan sent Kan We Help a "modified" version of the RFP that deleted 14 pages of the original RFP

 

December 10, 2014

Lassen County Board of Supervisors

Must Reject

All Amedee Airfield Bids

on

December 11, 2014

CAO Egan and the Board got away with the Herlong One Stop sale, but they got caught with the Amedee Airfield RFP

Left to Right: CAO Richard Egan, County Counsel Bob Burns, District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond

Corruption/Land Deals

Amedee Electrical Substation

 

 

December 9, 2014

CAO Egan and Lassen County Supervisors

intend to pull another

"Ooops, we didn't intend to sell that"

 

At public meetings, CAO Richard Egan claims that the Amedee Electrical Substation is not included in the RFP.

But it is clearly included.

Amedee Electrical Substation

 

 

December 8, 2014

Amedee Airfield Parcels RFP

Rigged From Day One

 

The Lassen County Supervisors placed the first RFP to sell the Amedee Airfield & surrounding parcels (most are contaminated with ordinances and explosives) on their  January 28, 2014 Agenda.Amedee RFP #1

....and then proposed to quickly issue the RFP on February 1, 2014 with a bidder submission date of March 1, 2014.

 This gave Steve Pezzullo, and his partners (HSP Resources LLC) just enough time to buy the property above the Airfield, on February 22, 2014.

 

Kan We Help eventually stopped the first RFP by pointing out that Lassen County could not sell a federal airfield.

Eventually the County issued six (6) RFP's that were equally as flawed

Amedee Airfield

 

 

 

Steve Pezzullo, Larry Smith and Hal Hays paid over  $450,000 for the parcels contiguous to the Amedee Airfield Parcels on February 22, 2014, 25 days after the first RFP appeared on the Agenda.

The deal had been made

HOW MANY SUPERVISORS SOLD THEIR VOTES ?

At least three

 

December 4, 2014

Larry Smith or Steve Pezzullo or Hal Hays

GUARANTEED

THE AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

on December 11, 2014 ?

THIS RFP IS RIGGED !

WHY YOU ASK......?   

1. On September 17, 2013, Jack Hanson & Larry Wosick and the County awarded Steve Pezzullo the Herlong township for $31,900 and immediately transferred the property to the newly formed (9/25/13) HSP Rescources LLC.

On November 25, 2014, Larry Smith no taxes for me of HSP Resources LLC (Hays, Smith, Pezzullo) came before the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and complained that he had wrongly been assessed at $528,000 for the township of Herlong, which he now has to pay $11,717.96 in property taxes.

HSP Resources has done little-to-nothing with this property that they promised to develop for the benefit of the Herlong residents.

Larry Smith claims that the $30,000 he has spent on Herlong was not worth it.

 

2. On February 22, 2014, five months after the Herlong purchase, Hal Hays (Hays Ranches LLC)  purchased the land above the Amedee Airfield parcels and transferred it to HSP Resources. The parcels ,in yellow, were purchased in 2014 and transferred to HSP also. As you can see, #16 and #17 are contiguous to the Amedee Airfield Parcels (Bids due on 12/11/14 @ 4:00 PM at the County Administration Building on Lassen Street in Susanville)

 

On 2/22/14 HSP paid $450,000

for property above the Amedee Airfield parcels
 

The property marked in yellow has been purchased by HSP Resources LLC, between February 2014 and April of 2014.

 

The glaring fact here is that,the majority of the Amedee Airfield 3576.49 acres is contaminated with explosives  contaminated    and the only safe access to this  airfield property  would be through the parcels recently purchased by Steve Pezzullo and his partners (?)

The airfield itself can never be owned by a private party

3. Now we come to the charade put on by the Lassen County Supervisors on November 25, 2014, especially Supervisor Hammond. Tom Hammond seconded a motion by Bob Pyle to order an "Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan" at an approximate cost of $18,000. The motion failed from a lack of a quorum. Wosick, Hammond and Pyle do not want to restrict or delay any of HSP's plans by  waiting for a "building plan" around the airport. This is a mandatory plan that was never done. Supervisor Pyle has been on the Airport Commission for 20 years no plan for me

WHAT NAME WILL PEZZULLO USE TO BID ON THE AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS RFP?

HAYS RANCHES, LLC

HSP RESOURCES LLC

CEG INVESTMENTS

HUMPTY DUMPTY LLC

       EGAN LAND LLC

SUNSHINE FARMS INC

 

 

December 3, 2014

HLVRA Executive Officer

Ignores Public Records Requests

to

 Release Supporting Documents

for Payments to Staff

Jared Hancock, HLVRA Executive Officer has refused or cannot comply, after several requests to release documents that support reimbursements to Susanville "staff". Lump sum invoices are submitted and quickly paid. 

There are currently no employees at the year-old Joint Powers Authority created to handle millions of taxpayers dollars to build and manage a community pool in Susanville, California.

Accountability + Transparency= Trust

After several requests by Kan We Help, the HLVRA has agreed to submit at least monthly financial statements.  

 

 

 

December 2, 2014

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

meets today at 3:00 PM at the Susanville City Hall

New pool designs, New Costs

 

$3,002,924

 

$3,008,604

 

 

$3,277,880

 

 

$3,283,560

 

 

December 1, 2014

Lassen County Amedee Airfield Parcel RFP

Disingenuous Deceitful and "pre-determined" outcome

 

 

This will be Wosick's last scam. He leaves office on December 31.

Like Jack Hanson, he will help his friends/family as his last "Act"

Bids will be publicly opened at

4:00 PM on December 11, 2014 at:

Lassen County Administration Building

221 S. Roop Street, Suite 4

Susanville, CA 96130

 

HISTORY OF SCAMS: The Lassen County Supervisors did not announce that Larry Wosick, a sitting Supervisor, bid on the Herlong RFP. Eventually, all bids were rejected and the RFP was re-issued on June 4,2013.  The Herlong bids were due on July 25, 2013 and then opened and the township of Herlong was given to Steve Pezzullo. All of the Herlong parcels were transferred to the newly registered corporation, HSP Resources. 

Supervisor Wosick's friend was then awarded the property for $31,900.

HSP Resources has painted a few buildings and done a few repairs in the past year.

Wosick's previous bid was$25,000 which included the parcel "V-2".

May 14, 2013:  Board Meeting

Present:  Larry Wosick, Bob Pyle, Jim Chapman, Aaron Albaugh, Jack Hanson

The Board does not announce the winning bid for the December 18, 2012 Herlong RFP.

They placed the Herlong RFP on the Closed Session Agenda and announced that they had NO REPORTABLE ACTION.  There was no mention that Supervisor Wosick had bid $25,000 for all of the Herlong property.

Willis Dow had bid on one parcel (Parcel 4, along the railroad) and appeared at the meeting to complain about the way the  bidding process was handled.  Evidently he had been told, by the County, that his bid had been rejected.  

 

On October 18, 2011, the Lassen County Supervisors paid $50,000 for a Valuation Study of their LRA Herlong property. According to this Study, the LRA (Local Reuse Authority) was valued at:

$8,601,698.

The V-2 (One Stop Building) was valued at over $800,000 in 2011)

 

PUBLIC OUTRAGE GREW

 

The Public was outraged with the apparent collusion. 

Supervisor Albaugh tried to invoke the "Referee" clause to re-visit the sale. It was voted down.

On November 26, 2013, Steve Pezzullo offered to trade his recent purchase of  the township of Herlong for the Amedee Airfield Parcels

The Supervisors turned this offer down

 

THERE IS LESS THAN 0%

THE RFP FOR AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

WILL BE ON THE UP-AND-UP

0%

....and

Wosick delayed voting on spending $18,000 for the Mandatory  "Airport Land Use Plan" that will determine

WHAT CAN BE BUILT

on the parcels surrounding the Federal Airport.

(these restrictions would apply to any land within a 2 mile radius of the Sierra Army Depot airfield)

The airport itself can never be owned privately!

 

 

November 29, 2014

NO PROPERTY TAXES

FOR LARRY SMITH AND STEVE PEZZULLO'S

HSP Resources LLC

 

VIDEO:No taxes for me!

The Supervisors, Hanson, Wosick, Albaugh & Pyle voted to approve Pezzullo's Herlong township purchase on September 17, 2013. Jack Hanson, Herlong's Supervisor, was recalled on September 10, 2013, but the Board delayed the Recall Election results so that Jack Hanson could vote on the sale to Pezzullo.

 After the four Board of Supervisors approved Steve Pezzullo's $31,900 bid for the township of Herlong, he immediately (September 25, 2013 ???) registered HSP Resources LLC (Hayes, Smith, Pezzullo).  All of the Herlong property was then transferred to this partnership

(Unfortunately all of the partners are unknown).

 

HSP Resources is paying $1,383.12 property taxes on the $1,000,000 Family Resource building in Herlong (parcel V-2- APN 139-160-9811).

 HSP can sell this property, and probably will.......

Corruption/Land Deals

This building was valued by the previous Assessor at  $125,000  :(

  

Since October of 2013, HSP Resources has purchased

71 additional parcels.

According to public records, Larry Smith & Steve Pezzullo are paying $5,565 property taxes on only 11 of the 71 parcels .  The remaining parcels property  taxes were waived by the previous Assessor. 

 

 

When Supervisors Wosick and Hammond vehemently supported the very odd Re-zoning of Ag property in Herlong to a much more profitable "Town Center" zoning, HSP owned three adjacent parcels.  Just a hunch, but will HSP purchase the "Town Center" property now.

....KWH WILL MONITOR THAT PROPERTY....

 

A similar re-zoning gift was made before Jack Hanson was re-called. Hanson Hansonmanaged to re-zone his brother-in-laws (and partners) property  to "Town Center" before he left office Bertotti.

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

VOTES ARE FOR SALE

Watch Wosick & Chapman:Trading Votes

 

 

 

November 28, 2014

Larry Wosick, Lassen County Supervisor

A REALLY BAD CHOICE

 

 

November 27, 2014

Julie Bustamante, County Clerk

A REALLY BAD CHOICE

November 25, 2014

Turkey Day at the Board of Supervisors

Unbelievable Meeting

What is the "going price" to buy these votes? free dinners, free vacations, re-zones, cheap county land, lower taxes..........   

Turkeys For Sale: Cost TBD or fair market value

        Supervisor Hammond    Supervisor Pyle          Supervisor Wosick   Supervisor Chapman

 

The November 25, 2014 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting was full of surprises.

1. DONATION

The Board of Supervisors rejected a gift from Kan We Help and did it with much animus but accepted a bouquet of flowers from Violet Stout (?).  Kan We Help was given a HP 4500 wireless copier to be donated to the Board of Supervisors meetings. In the past, the Supervisors have refused to make copies of documents, for the public at meetings, that were distributed to the Board. The last time this happened the Board approved a Resolution to place an item on the ballot and would not make copies for the public.

VIDEO: Gift Rejected

The person who donated the copier came to the meeting.......

 

2. ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD

The Board of Supervisors agendized the "Assessment Appeals Board" to listen to public complaints about the property tax appeal process.

Larry Smith of HSP (In 2013, purchased the 435 acre township of Herlong for $31,500) came to the Board meeting to complain about the recent assessment on all of his parcels.

The Assessor "valued" 20 parcels of Mr. Pezzullo and Mr. Smiths property in Herlong, at $528,000.

[the range varied with the highest parcel assessed @ $1,633.12 and the lowest parcel assessed was $19.18]

What Larry Smith failed to mention is that the Assessor discharged (waived any property taxes) on 13 parcels because the assessed value was under $463.

This is a tax revenue for Lassen County

and will bring a total of

 $11,717.96 in taxes to the people.

Property taxes for 13 of their parcels were discharged (waived) because the assessed value was less than $463

 

Mr. Smith and Mr. Pezzullo have been collecting rent on the properties since November of 2013 and have never paid any property taxes. They raised the Post Office rent from $500 to $2,000 a month........

POOR MR. PEZZULLO AND MR. SMITH ?

Also, the Supervisors intentionally included a building worth over $1,000,000 in the sale (One Stop) which the County had previously used restricted funds to pay for a new roof and air conditioning.

Lassen County Supervisors sold this County building to Pezzullo & Smith (Parcel V-2) for $173,

and Bob Burns made sure they would not go to jail..

 

VIDEO:No taxes for me!

Smith claimed that he should be taxed on what he paid for the property????

Which one of the Supervisors promised this?

Wosick/Hammond ?

   Pezzullo and Smith bought an entire town for $31,500 .

 

  NEWS FLASH

When you take out a building permit

it goes to the assessors office

for a re-assessment of your property taxes

 

Does Mr. Smith or Mr. Pezzullo intend to

take building permits out

to improve his property

......still waiting Mr. Smith ?

Supervisor Wosick attempted to purchase the town for $25,000 in an "unethical" move, on a previous RFP issued by the Board of Supervisors

 

3.   Another Booddoggle Scam

Are Supervisor Hammond and Supervisor Wosick in too much of a hurry to sell the Amedee Airport Parcels. What % of a Finders Fee are they going to collect?

SNAG #1

The property being sold has the Sierra Army Depots airfield in the middle. The Army has a 50 year lease on the airport.  It cannot be sold to a private party. 

However there must be an "Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan". This "Plan" was never done. The Supervisors have been in discussion about paying for the "plan" for almost a year.  Wosick voted against the motion to have the "Plan" done because he traded votes with Chapman for something else

Watch this "unethical" discussion between Wosick and Chapman   Discussion #1

ANY POTENTIAL BIDDER

OF THIS PROPERTY

[RFP's due on December 11, 2014]

MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BUILD ANYTHING.

Pyle and Chapman Turn it UP--> Discussion #2<-- Wosick "unethically" sells his vote to Chapman

 

SNAG #2

The Lassen County Supervisors do not want to spend the $18,000 to have this "Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan" done and hope that the NEW OWNERS won't care if they can't build anything on the property. The Supervisors are selling all of the Airfield parcels in one lump sale.

Kan We Help was able to force the Supervisors to disclose the fact that the property is "hazardous to human safety". New reports, recently acquired from the Department of the Army in Warren, Michigan states that the condition of the parcels are much worse than earlier believed. 

THIS LAND IS DANGEROUS. 

 

November 21, 2014

MORE HOUSEKEEPING NEEDED

MORE INTEREST NEEDED BY HLVRA

In October, Kan We Help submitted a request for the HLVRA to bring their website up to date with Minutes and Agendas. 

Now that all Agendas have been posted it appears that the February 18, 2014 Minutes were never approved.

Also, the June 17, 2014, July 1, 2014 and the August 5, 2014 Minutes were approved without a quorum

 

Now, there are currently six outstanding minutes.

 

 

November 18, 2014

Community Pool

Lacks Funding

to

Proceed

HVLRA

The City of Susanville and the County

will not advance the

$3,500,000

for the pool  construction

Left to Right:  David Meserve, Larry Wosick, Brian Wilson, Nick McBride

Honey Valley Lake Recreation Authority meets AND DOES NOTHING, AGAIN.  Supervisor Chapman absent again.

 

"Million Penny" Donator pleads for the JPA

to do the right thing

 

 

November 17, 2014

Pool JPA Meets

on

Tuesday,

November 18, 2014

3:00 PM, Susanville City Hall

 

 

 

November 14, 2014

?NO ACCOUNTABILITY

FOR THE POOL MONEY ?

Susanville Dentist, Dr. Jim Hodges, asks the Lassen County Board of Supervisors why the Community Pool has not been put on the Capital Improvement Plan.

Maybe.......What the public doesn't know won't hurt them.........?

Hodge on pool

The Supervisors have hidden six pages of the County's Capital Improvement Projects from the public.  These projects still exist but the Supervisors don't want the public pressure to complete them. 

Maybe.......What the public doesn't know won't hurt them.........?

The Supervisors voted to donate $200,000 (of taxpayers money) a year to build a community pool at the old Roosevelt Pool site which closed in 2004. 

After one year, the JPA (Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority) has been reluctant to release current financial statements.

The City of Susanville has donated $400,000 since the JPA was formed on November 18, 2013. The County has matched that amount and now is attempting to match the $1,750,000 needed for construction costs.  

ACCOUNTABILITY IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK

 

 

November 13, 2014

Supervisors show contempt for Grand Jury Again....

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS TOLD TO

"PROPERLY" HIRE

A CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

 

On November 12, 2014, after attempting to appear to comply with the Grand Jury recommendations, the Supervisors hired the same person (Jennifer Branning) they had appointed as Acting CPO.

[Hammond, Pyle and Wosick voted Yes, Albaugh abstained and Chapman voted No]

Full Complaint

The Grand Jury stated that the "acting" Chief Probation Officer, Jennifer Branning, had received a 52% pay increase which is in violation of Lassen County's "Personnel Rules and Regulations". 

Jennifer Branning was earning $23.67 per hour. 

The Supervisors hired her today

at $39.17 per hour. 

 

On April 16, 2014, Lassen County CAO Richard Egan "created" a letterthat was meant to appear as though Presiding Judge Michelle Verderosa had penned it.  Judge Verderosa reacted by stating that she would no longer appoint the Chief Probation Officer in Lassen County. The County then was forced to create a new "Chief Probation Officer"  position.

 

 

November 12, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

HAVE NOT

LOCATED A FUNDING SOURCE FOR

THE HVLRA  COMMUNITY POOL

Another week goes by and the Supervisors have yet to place any item, on their agenda, for the $1.75 million dollar's needed for the County's portion of the construction costs for the pool

 

November 8, 2014

Design Options

for Community Pool

Offered to HVLRA

Site: Old Roosevelt Pool

ONE YEAR LATER:

Lassen County Supervisors have yet to find their share of the money ($1.75 million) for construction of the pool.

The HVLRA meets again on November 18, 2014 @ 3:00 PM, the Susanville City Hall

 

Option 1 cost: $3,867,482

Enclosed Pool for year-round use

 

 

Option 2 cost: $ 2,924,193

Not enclosed, for seasonal use

 

 

 

November 7, 2014

Lassen County's Former District Attorney and now County Counsel, Bob Burns

finally forced to tell the truth under oath.

LINK

 

Lassen County Disgrace

*THEY DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING*

Lassen County withheld evidence, to the Grace Foundation, that proved the 36 Whispering Pines horses were removed from the Bennett property and given to the Grace Foundation for care. The County has refused to reimburse the Grace Foundation for over three years, claiming that they had no obligation to pay for the horses care.

 Warning: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

                                                                                                    Whispering Pines

 

The Grace Foundation made a plea for help at the January 28, 2014 meeting  Video link: Part 1@ 4:39 mark . The plea for help fell on deaf ears and the County Supervisors did nothing. The Supervisors met in closed session many times and knew that they were obligated to care for these animals (reimbursements to the Grace Foundation) until the disposition of the Bennett case.

 

The Grace Foundation was prohibited from re-homing these horses due to the fact that they became "evidence" in a criminal investigation. 

 

 

The letter below was withheld from the Grace Foundation

 

 

November 6, 2014

Honey Valley Lake Recreation Authority

Met on November 4 and

Presented Options for the Susanville community Pool

ABSENT: Supervisor Wosick. He has  resided outside his District since January. He resides  in Reno.

 

The two public entities that make up this Joint Powers Authority (City of Susanville and Lassen County) have yet to secure any money to construct this community pool.  The costs now exceed $3 million. 

The JPA was asked to begin being accountable for the $800,000 now in its' treasury. Jared Hancock showed resistance to this type of accountability.  President Brian Wilson asked Mr. Hancock to present a financial report at their next meeting on November 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Susanville City Hall.

JPA's are notorious for pissing away money

JPA's don't think they have to be accountable for the people's money

 

On November 5, 2014, the City of Susanville Agenda Item 12 failed to inform the public that $1.75 million dollars will be needed to donate to the construction of the community pool.

The Lassen County Supervisors did not place this issue on their November 12, 2014 Agenda. 

 

November 4, 2014

County Clerk, Julie Bustamante

Leaves her daughter Nicole as an Election Officer

Replaces Bridgett Bustamante with her sister Cindy

This violates the Lassen County

Nepotism code

Lassen County Rules & Codes

 do not apply to the Bustamante's

Election Codes do not apply to Lassen County

 

November 3, 2014

 

the only constant is change

 

November 2, 2014

VOTE

 

Lassen County Measure Z

 

 A Yes Vote will limit County Supervisors to 3 four year terms.

 This would limit terms regardless of whether the terms were consecutive

 

District 1 Supervisor, Bob Pyle (14 years) and District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman(36 years)

have publicly stated

they will not run for re-election in 2016

 

 

 

30, 2014

Trick THE PUBLIC or Treat?

County Clerk's Remedy

Bustamante has never felt compelled to follow the rules

Change her daughter's name (no one will ever notice)

 

BUSTAMANTE, MADDEN, MURRAY

and add another relative, Bridgette Bustamante

 

Lassen County

Personnel Rules & Regulations:

Section 2.36

Definition "affinity"  : close ties or relationship

 

 

29, 2014

Lassen County Election Officer,

Bustamante Hires Daughter Again

Bustamante

Nicole Bustamante Madden Murray was at the Westwood Precinct when the voting machine seal was broken and replaced

June Election

The County Clerk Claims Her Daughter Will Not Get Paid As An Election Officer

.....Bustamante has been there long enough NOT TO MAKE THAT STATEMENT

.....Has Bustamante been there too long?

In 2002, Eileen Spencer was fired because she objected to Nagel and Bustamante using "White-Out" on the ballots. Theresa Nagel paid Spencer for 1 day.Spencer never cashed the check.

 

Kan We Help Files Complaint Again

 

 

 

28, 2014

CAO Egan Resolves

Wolf Rescue Issue

On October 27, 2014, Lassen County CAO Richard Egan visited the High Desert Wolf Rescue in Ravendale and agreed to end the County's harassment and owner Debbie Valenta agreed to reduce the dog population in half by September of 2015.

The 20 year old Rescue, owned by 69 year old Debbie Valenta, has been under siege from the County for over a year.

[The County refused re-zoning requests]

Threats to kill the dogs, jail and seizures have been  hanging over Ms. Valenta's head.

highdesertwolves.com

The High Desert Wolf Rescue is the largest west coast wolf-dog rescue in the United States.

The Rescue is located in a remote area of Lassen County.

 25 miles from Highway 395 in Ravendale, CA

NOT A SINGLE PUBLIC COMPLAINT !

 

 

22, 2014

Rezoning Gift

Gets Well Deserved

"Stinky Award"

 

On October 21, 2014, Hammond, Pyle and Wosick vote to re-zone a single parcel  in Herlong a "Town Center" (in the middle of an agricultural zone).

 

Supervisors Trade Votes

Tom Hammond claimed that he voted yes on Pyle's and Wosick's issues so that they would vote on one of his issues.  Hammond called in his chit

 Supervisor Albaugh votes No

 

Supervisor Chapman steps down from the Board and sits in the audience

 

 

A similar re-zoning gift was made before Jack Hanson was re-called. Hanson Hansonmanaged to re-zone his brother-in-laws (and partners) property  to "Town Center" before he left office Bertotti.

 

What is unique about this political move by Supervisor Hammond, is that it made no sense at all. The owner of this property could have requested a simple re-zone from Agricultural to Commercial. 

 

The owner Lawrence Marion wants to build a mini-storage ?

 

This 10 acre desert parcel ( APN 139-060-33) sits 2100 ft from the Herlong airport.  This mini-storage would accommodate commodities flown in and out of the Herlong airport with little or no monitoring. The Owner claims he will build in phases (?).  He also plans to build a residence on the property.

This 10 acre desert parcel will be subject to the Herlong Airport Land Use Plan which limits the type of  construction. This parcel sits in the "Designated Safety Areas".

So why the "Town Center" Supervisor Hammond ?

Simple: It adds value to this parcel.

The CAO claims that surrounding property owners were sent notices

 

Mr. Marion purchased this property from Joseph and Lorayne White on May 23, 2005. The property was listed as "commercial" with manufacturing as a "use".  Mr. Marion paid $45,000 for this desert parcel with only a septic tank as an improvement. 

The value increases when you re-zone to "Town Center"

The Lassen County Planning Director Anderson and CAO Egan were in favor of expanding the new "Town Center" zone. 

 

 

21, 2014

The Wheels, they keep on spinnin'

The Lassen County Supervisors decide to go on a Scavenger Hunt

The Supervisors decided to table the approval of $1.75 million dollars, for the pool construction costs, until they could locate the cash. It was decided that CAO Egan, Supervisor Chapman, Supervisor Hammond and Auditor Karen Fouch would meet early next week and find the money.  The annual $200,000 donation to the HVLRA comes out of the "Tobacco Settlement" Fund now, but would be up to the discretion of future Boards to continue this donation.

Supervisor Chapman stated that February was unrealistic to begin construction.  Susanville City Manager, Jared Hancock is determined to keep the project moving forward. 

 

In the mean time, the HVLRA met at 3:11 PM (the meeting was held up due to a lack of a quorum), across the street at the Susanville City Hall,  and decided that a short mini-meeting was all they needed.  A quick sweep through a very short agenda and they went home.

The HLVRA pool board meets again on November 4, 2014 at the Susanville City Hall @3:00 PM to review pool designs. 

 

 

20, 2014

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

[Pool Joint Powers Authority]

Plans to pay cash for Pool

$1,750,000 from the City of Susanville

and

 $1,750,000 from Lassen County

Shhhh.....even though the Agenda title is a bit mis-leading...

Supervisors still place it as the last item on the Agenda, hoping no one will notice?

Agenda item H-6

HLVRA Executive Officer, Jared G. Hancock sends both public agencies a request to consider

HLVRA next meeting: 10/21/14 @ 3:00 PM

Susanville City Hall

 

 

 

17, 2014

BROWN ACT SEMINAR

AB 1234 Ethics Training Well Attended

 

Sponsored by: LAFCO for Lassen County & Modoc County

 

General Principals for training

Trustworthiness

Responsibility

Respect

Loyalty

Compassion

Fairness

[Lassen County Counsel left before the Brown Act portion of the training]

Josh Nelson, Best, Best & Kreiger law firm, phone, 916-325-4000, email: joshua.nelson@bbklaw.com

 

16, 2014

BROWN ACT SEMINAR

October 17, 2014

Veterans Hall, Susanville

10:00-12:00

Hosted by LAFCO

All public boards and Special Districts in Lassen County are encouraged to attend

 

15, 2014

HLVRA

NEEDS A HOUSEKEEPER

Missing Agendas, Missing Minutes

HLVRA

A whole lot of cleaning up needs to be done on the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority. Board. This JPA was formed in 2013 to build a community pool in Lassen County.

THREE BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS   

A Quorum to approve the Minutes: 

three members that attended the meeting and can attest to the accuracy and correctness of the minutes

After a year, the Authority has not secured funds for the proposed $2.5 million project

 

 

 

14, 2014

NO POOL (HLVRA)

MEETING TODAY

HLVRA

The Lassen County Times erroneously reported that there was a pool meeting today.  No Agenda has been posted for an October 14, 2014 meeting.

The next pool meeting will be on October 21, 2014

 

 

10, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY

"CULTURE OF CORRUPTION"

The term "Good Ole Boy" system has been used to describe the male dominated government in Lassen County. However, a more appropriate term would be Lassen County's CULTURE OF CORRUPTION.

Old family names are predominant on ballots in Lassen County. Why not, they have lived in this county for years and have invested heavily in the political make up of Lassen County. Should they dictate the culture of corruption, absolutely. Are they responsible then for the level of corruption in Lassen County, absolutely

Abuse of the Opening Meeting laws and the fact that these violations are tolerated by local law enforcement is not all of the problem  Stacey Montgomery.  Local newspapers that suppress wrong doing are equally at fault.  People that look the other way and ignore the greed that runs this County are to blame the most.

Democracy is not a spectator sport

On October 2, 2014, California lost a Champion for Honest and Open Government.

......a concept that never reached Lassen County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9, 2014

LMUD

LAMBERT LANE SUBSTATION

NOT ON LINE

Lambert Lane

....a little history

 

*LMUD Purchases $354,000 Transformers in 2009 for Lambert Lane that doesn't exist

These transformers disappeared

* Lambert Lane did not exist in 2009

LMUD purchases another $96,000 transformer, in 2013, for Lambert Lane Substation and hopes no one will notice

LMUD reported, on August 27, 2013, that the foundation work had begun.

On July 9, 2013 the foundation, fencing and underground work was complete

On July 9, 2013, LMUD calls for a planned outage at the Standish Substation and then the General Manager/Bookkeeper wants a "spare" transformer for the Standish substation

Spare part for Standish, no .......transformer for Lambert Lane

 

 

LMUD reported on August 27, 2013 that the foundation work had begun but the photo taken on August 23, 2013 shows that the foundation was complete, the "New" (spare) transformer had been delivered to Lambert Lane Substation, fencing complete 

So why lie ?

October 7, 2014: Lambert Lane Substation 

......with the Standish "spare" transformer

The Lambert Lane Substation is not online

 

 

 

 

 

7, 2014 

 

LASSEN COUNTY HAS

HALF

THE REPRESENTATION

AT POOL JPA

HLVRA

Supervisor Wosick goes to one meeting and

Supervisor Chapman goes to the next.

The HLVRA ran into a problem at their October 7, 2014 meeting today. They had two meeting minutes to approve but NO CHAPMAN AND NO WOSICK.  This meeting had only two regular members present that had attended these two meetings.

 Wosick showed up at 3:15 but could not vote to approve the Meeting Minutes for the September 16, 2014 because he  attend only half of that meeting. That left only two members that attended the 9/16/14 to vote, three members were needed to take action to approve the 9/16/14 meeting minutes   These minutes were tabled. 

THE HLVRA IS SUBJECT TO THE BROWN ACT

Wosick, Wilson and McBride attended the 9/19/14 meeting and could vote to approve the accuracy and correctness of the minutes. The alternate abstained from voting because he had not attended the 9/16/14 or the 9/19/14 meeting.   10/7/14 Meeting: The alternate to the JPA sits on the far left, Brian Wilson, Nick McBride, absent were Supervisor Chapman and Supervisor Wosick.

The design company has been asked to design a pool for $2.5 million. 

The JPA does not have $2.5 million. 

No decision was made on financing the new community pool. Both Susanville members and County members will take the financing options back to their respective Boards to agendize the options to finance the pool. The JPA leaned toward asking each public entity (City of Susanville and Lassen County) to pre fund the money needed to build the pool.

They anticipate, weather permitting, to start the 6-7 months construction, in February 2015

 

UNEXPECTED AGENDA ITEM

The JPA's Agenda included a Closed Session item"

"Significant Exposure to Litigation"

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer asked Executive Officer Jared Hancock who their "legal counsel" was. He replied they did not have one.   Mr. Hancock stated that Mr. Burns will sit in on the Closed session.  The JPA has no agreement with Mr. Burns or any other attorney, other than a land acquisition attorney handling the property transfers.

Mr. Burns was allowed to sit in the Closed Session. Mr. Burns was a civilian and does not represent the HLVRA in any way shape or form ?

 

 

5, 2014 

Kan We Help

 files complaint with LMUD :

LMUD FAILS TO COMPLY WITH

THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENT

OF PROPER PUBLIC HEARING

ON JUNE 24, 2014

LMUD-6/24/14 mtg

 

 

 

 

 

2, 2014 

Lassen County Community

Reminded: 

that you will get the pool you can pay for

DESIGN MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING:

September 30, 2014 , 6:00 PM , Susanville City Hall

Watch meeting

 

 

 

 

1, 2014 

Attorney Chittock ignored LMUD Brown Act Complaints

But when it concerns his daughter, well, it is different

Lassen Union High School Board calls it a

"MIS-STEP........(?).

Chittock

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2014

Lassen County Clerk Bustamante

Bustamante

 Lied to the

Lassen County Supervisors and CAO

She spent $40,000 (not $27,800)

 and purchased the software

in July of 2014 not July of 2013

 

County Clerk Julie Bustamante asked the Supervisors, on July 23, 2013, [for a "one-time" cost of $27,000] to purchase a new agenda/minutes software program. Her request was approved.

Bustamante had fallen way behind in getting Minutes to the Supervisors to approve.

In 2013, Kan We Help gave the Supervisors a list of 14 Minutes that had not been approved over the last year and a half.  The Supervisors eventually placed these on the Agenda, one at a time,  to be approved but did not have a quorum to approve two due to changes on the Board.

DID BUSTAMANTE LIE TO THE CAO ?

Kan We Help has been inquiring about this software for over a year and most recently at the Supervisors meetings. The CAO stated publicly (early in 2014) that the IT people were training the County Clerks staff on this new software.

THIS WAS A LIE

Kan We Help requested a copy of the Purchase Order from the CAO

Kan We Help requested a copy of the payment to Granicus from the Audior

"No records existed"

Both offices said to ask the County Clerk

So......Kan We Help requested a copy of the purchase of the Granicus software from the County Clerk

Bustamante ordered  the $40,000 Granicus software on

July 9, 2014

What makes it even worse is that Bustamante has again fallen behind in taking care of the Board of Supervisors Minutes.

She has not posted:

4/22/14 Minutes

4/29/14

7/22/14

8/4/14

8/12/14

She has not presented Minutes to be approved:

8/19/14

9/9/14

9/16/14

9/23/14

 

Who is managing the County?

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2014

OUR VETERANS

A precious resource

 

Melody Brawley, Lassen County Director of Health and Social Services, agendized a report on Veterans affairs in  Lassen County for the Board of Supervisors September 23, 2014 meeting.  The Veterans Service Office is under Health and Social Services.

Click on photo below to see and hear the presentation

Above, L: Melody Brawley.              At podium: VA Director Todd Conner

 

 

The presentation was made by Veteran Services Officer Todd Conner. Mr. Conner operates the Veterans Service Office at 1205 Main Street, Susanville, Ca 96130. The office telephone number is 530-251-8192. This office serves over 3500 Veterans living in Lassen County and is open Monday through Friday.

The Lassen County Supervisors pay Veteran Todd Conner approximately $35,000 a year

 

The Supervisors were asked to "DO BETTER"

This issue is supposed to be on the next BOS agenda

A little history on the Susanville, Veterans Affair Medical Clinic

 

 

September 24, 2014

Lassen County

May Actually Get A Community Pool

Pool

The City of Susanville, under the great leadership of Jared Hancock, could keep this project afloat.  County Supervisors, however, could easily upset the progress by their incessant bloviating.  The Supervisors do not take notes during their meetings and literally start from square one when the pool issue, or any ongoing issue, comes up. The only Supervisor that retains "any" information is Supervisor Chapman.

September 23, 2014 BOS meeting: Part 8 @ 19:30

The Supervisors did state that they are considering transferring only 140 ft from the existing property line between the closed Roosevelt Pool and the old Roosevelt School.  They are still a couple of months away from the transfer.

Kan We Help will continue to monitor this process.

 

 

 

September 21, 2014

 Supervisor Chapman Makes a Motion

to give the HVLRA, a Board that he and Wosick sit on,

a 14,000 square foot building

Pool discussion very misleading

Community Swimming Pool

CAO Richard Egan indicates that only a portion of the Roosevelt School property would be given to the Pool JPA. The Susanville school district has leased the pool (Parcel A) to the JPA for $1.

ONE PROJECT.

YOU WOULD THINK

ONE PROJECT COULD BE DONE, IN THIS COUNTY, WITHOUT SOMEONE TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK

Roosevelt Pool  building sits on Parcel A, and is owned by a Susanville School District

Roosevelt School sits on Parcel B and is being used by Health and Social Services and the Sheriffs Office

 

 

 

September 19, 2014

WATCH THE CORRUPTION

WATCH THE LASSEN COUNTY

LAND DEALS

 

 

Public Officials Schemes are

well planned and well executed

PUBLIC MONEY

Influence peddling

Profiteering

Amedee Airfield Parcels

 

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

Roosevelt Annex

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

The Township of Herlong

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

LMUD purchases worthless property- Jack Beterbide

LMUD purchases worthless property- Hayden Hill

PUBLIC MONEY

Tax Breaks

Susanville/Fred Nagel

PUBLIC MONEY

Tax Breaks by Under Appraised parcels

Nagels Eagle Lake House taxed as a vacant lot

Pezzullo pays no tax on Herlong

PUBLIC MONEY

UPCOMING:

Watch the transaction for the BLM building on Riverside, Susanville

You will never guess who owns the property.

Oh,   maybe you can.....................? 

 

 

 

September 18, 2014

KAN WE HELP REPEATEDLY ASKS

COUNTY SUPERVISORS

FOR FULL DISCLOSURE

 ON THE

AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

Kan We Help has repeatedly asked the Lassen County Board to disclose the fact that the East Shore parcel of the Amedee Airfield parcels are highly contaminated with ordinances, explosives and toxic waste.

Kan We Help informed the Board of Supervisors Kan We Help would file an action with the court to stop the sale unless the condition of the East Shore parcels (2004 CEPA/REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN)is included with any and all RFP's.

Kan We Help was confronted with

strong resistance to full disclosure

Supervisor Wosick told Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer, on September 9, 2014 to stay home on Tuesdays and play bridge

September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

 

The Supervisors have now agreed to include a full copy of the 2004 CEPA/REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN

Page 59 states the costs to clean up this hazardous area

The clean up will be the responsibility of the Sierra Army Depot

Lassen County Supervisors voted to include all of the Amedee Airfield parcels including the land leased to the Army

Kan We Help Objected

Lassen County Decided to

 Exclude

the Leased Property in next Draft

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2014

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 County budget

[Capital Improvements are spread throughout the budget.  good-luck]

September 16, 2014: 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 a small amount of work.

WHY THE DECEPTION?

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

 Listen to Supervisor Chapman giving  the Roosevelt Annex to the JPA Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

The Supervisors plan to dump $675,000 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

 

Eight pages presented in 2014

 

CIP Spreadsheet reduced to two pages

This is going to be another "Herlong One Stop"

 

September 15, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

should not worry about their critics

but

now should fear an

informed public

 

 

The arrogance of the Lassen County Supervisors Grand Jury response BOS Response

clearly indicates there is no higher priority than their own interests

 

September 14, 2014

Lassen County Board of Supervisors Deceptions

are more than lies

Kan We Help asks for the truth and nothing but the truth

September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

The public can view the entire 9/9/14 meeting at the Lassen County Scoop

 

September 13, 2014

"Reality"

.....continues to ruin Supervisor Larry Wosick's

life on the Board

1. Larry Wosick stays on the Board because some flunky attorney tells him he doesn't have to live in his District. He admitted moving out of his District on January 29, 2014.

2. Larry Wosick never disclosed the property he owned in Milford for 4 years. Wosick sold this property on January 29, 2014. This was his "alleged" residence to qualify to sit on the Board.  This "asset" was never disclosed on his 700 Form, never.

3. Larry Wosick represents one of his partners for the purchase of the  Amedee property. They want it cheap like before and will do anything, anything to make this happen

4. Larry Wosick knew about the new Interstate in 2012 when he purchased his Standish property in December/2012 after the "Surface Transportation Act" passed in June of 2012  and started pushing for the Herlong's sales.

He is just another dirty profiteering politician that can buy and sell anyone

......or can he?

September 12, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

Reject Grand Jury Reports

....and chastise the Grand Jury ?

1. Disregard the facts, the Jurors were prejudiced against them

2. Disregard the facts

 

....Willful intent to defraud the public....

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors are

ABOVE THE LAW

 

Grand Jury 2014

BOS Response

 

September 11, 2014

Supervisor Wosick

Insults Women Only

He un-invites women to his Tuesday meetings

BOS MEETINGS FOR MEN ONLY

The only thing that didn't happen,

 Wosick's head didn't

  spin around

Take a look, Click here:    September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

 

 

The Supervisors had done nothing with the Sierra Army Depot Surplus property in Herlong until Larry Wosick was seated on the Board.

Since then Wosick attempted to secretly purchase the township of Herlong for $25,000. That failed and he  and Jack Hanson set up Mr. Pezzullo to buy the 423 acre town for $31,900 and rezoned their own property. The Grand Jury acknowledged that there were conflicts-of-interest and a whole lot of quid pro quo's (favor for a favor)

Supervisor Wosick is obviously representing an outside interest for the Amedee property.  The last thing this scoundrel wants is for the public to know what he is doing.  Even though Wosick doesn't live in his district he will desperately try to stay of the Board until all votes are in for his personal interests. 

Mr. Wosick has demonstrated his contempt for women with his rude and insulting comments.  Facts were presented that the Amedee property is contaminated........and the insults flew out of this little man's mouth. 

LARRY WOSICK DOES NOT LIVE IN LASSEN COUNTY

LARRY WOSICK NEVER DISCLOSED ALL OF HIS REAL PROPERTY ON HIS FPPC 700 FORM FOR 4 YEARS

LARRY WOSICK IS A PROFITEER AT THE PUBLICS EXPENSE

LARRY WOSICK IS A LIAR AND A BULLY

 

WOSICK RULE

Wosick served only one term. Time enough to profit

 

STAY HOME, ON TUESDAYS,  LADIES OR COME AND SHUT UP

 

 

September 10, 2014

Kan We Help Prepared to File Court Action

to

Stop the County from selling property,

to the public,

without disclosing that the East Shore Parcel has explosives and ordinances

The Lassen County Supervisors have presented "six" Drafts of the "Request for Proposal" to sell the surplus property given to them in 2003 by the Sierra Army Depot.

Not one Draft included the disclosure of the Ordinance/Explosives that need to be cleaned up on the East Shore Parcel.

Documents place the cost of the clean-up with the Sierra Army Depot.

In the 2004 CEPA Report, the cost of the clean up was estimated at $2.4 million dollars.

The Lassen County Supervisors could have demanded and could still demand that the East Shore Demolition parcels be cleaned up by SAID. 

The Lassen County supervisors have never approached SAID to clean up the explosives  and make this property safe.

ONE DEATH COULD

      BANKRUPT LASSEN COUNTY 

Supervisor Chapman asked that the pages Kan We Help submitted, at the August 19 meeting, be attached to the next Draft of the RFP.

 

The CAO prepared six options for the Supervisors. The Supervisors chose to sell all of the property (A-2), including the East Shore Parcel.

Short Memories?

The Supervisors had selective memories or convenient lapses when they discussed including the Amedee Airfield parcels.

The Supervisors discussed the six options presented by CAO Egan and voted to include the extension of the Amedee Airfield that is part of the 50 year lease with the Army?

NOW WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC?

 

 

The contaminated and hazardous area was divided into 9 Assessor parcels and

could have easily been excluded from the sale

 

 

September 7, 2014

 NEW LASSEN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

LACKS MONEY

TO PROSECUTE ?

......blame all of the Lassen County Supervisors

.......they control her budget

White Collar Crime that involves mis-use of Federal or State funds can be referred to proper authorities

September 5, 2014

Tesla Battery $1.2  billion Megaplant

to be built in Reno

not Herlong

 

6,000 jobs for Nevada

 

 

 

September 4, 2014

Long List of Public Officials

Keeping Interstate 11 a Secret?

Interstate 11

....while they purchase land along the proposed corridor and change zoning

Wosick attempted to buy Herlong for $25,000

Pezzullo and friend's  Herlong bid was accepted for $31,900

Jack Hanson/Bertotti zone change for their property along corridor

Herlong Sale

Real Estate Agents: Egan, Hammond, Wosick and Chapman,

.....who are they really representing in the sale of the Amedee Airfield parcels?

 

September 3, 2014

PAY ATTENTION

LASSEN COUNTY

This is a Quid Pro Quo County

Brian Dahle pushed for the approval of a $350,000 Grant for the Hawkins, Del Logging Company, and then received a $15,000 campaign contribution from the Hawkins

Interstate 11 was approved by Obama in June of 2012 and Larry Wosick purchased land along that corridor in Standish in December of 2012 and then voted on a zone change.

 

Steve Pezzullo was in bed with one of the Supervisors when he purchased the township of Herlong for $31,900. One building alone is worth $1,000,000. The value of this property could be effected by the new Interstate 11 that may run through or near Herlong.

 

Jack Hanson voted on zone changes that effect this area....for a close relatives benefit?

 

The Supervisors are pushing hard to sell the contaminated (ordinances & explosives) property around the Amedee Airfield

 

Not one word, of the new Interstate 11,

is mentioned in any of the

Lassen County Board Minutes.

Interstate 11

Politics for Profit

 

 

August 31, 2014

Who are the real Pick-Pockets

of Lassen County

Supervisor Chapman's calls Auditor "Pick-Pocket"

but 

are the Supervisors the real Pick Pockets

Millions stolen from Herlong Federal and State Grants?

Grand Jury Findings sent to District Attorney?

 

August 29, 2014

AFTER TWO WEEKS.......

Lassen County Times

Continues

to

Suppress Supervisors Wrong Doing

LCT reporter turns a blind eye to the deception by Lassen County Supervisors

Supervisors decide not to disclose that the

Sierra Army surplus property (they are trying to sell)

 is a toxic dump with ordinance and munitions

Amedee RFP

ALL FIVE SUPERVISORS KNEW

THAT THIS PROPERTY

IS A $2.4 MILLION DOLLAR CLEAN-UP

 

August 15, 2014

Lassen  County Times

Big Part

of the Corruption Problem

 2013-2014 Grand Jury Report

Suppression of  the Supervisors wrong doing

 

Suppression of the facts that the Supervisors

 wrong doing has been

sent  to the District Attorney

 

Instead this corrupt paper

 reports, on the front page, the Grand Jury's comments 

on "road" conditions

and

deliberately suppresses

the

fact that the Supervisors repeatedly violated

the Brown Act

and

conflict -of- interest laws

with the Herlong Sale and much more

 Lawless........just lawless...........

 

 

August 12, 2014

Kan We Help Files Brown Act Complaint

against the contemptuous

 Lassen County Board of Supervisors

 

August 11, 2014

QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Who makes the phone call to suppress

posting the June 30, 2014 Grand Jury Report?

 

 

2. Who makes the phone call to suppress FPPC violations?

 

WHO HAS THAT AUTHORITY?

 

Who has the authority to indict crooked politicians?

Who makes that phone call?

 

 

August 8, 2014

Grand Jury

finds that

Lassen County Supervisors

 guilty of

"Abuse of spending public funds"

 

This Board may be is the sleaziest Board

in Lassen County's 150 years

[The Lassen County Times enables these politicians by suppression of the truth]

 

Definition of Grifters: Lassen County Supervisors

 

If you did not endure the lies and deception at the Board meetings, KWH will provide the audio of any meeting, Free.  [Disclaimer: The Recordings may have been edited to protect the Supervisors and staff]

If you can endure watching these corrupt politicians you can watch these "unedited" meetings at the Lassen County Scoop. 

 

If you have attended these meetings,

we salute you.

Vomit bags should be a mandatory hand out before each meeting.

 

Corruption comes in many forms: rezoning your own property for profit, favors for friends, kick-backs, and most

of all.....Quid Pro Quo (favor for a favor)

These Supervisors, Hammond, Wosick, Albaugh, Pyle and Chapman, must be held accountable for their dis-honesty, their lies and deception.

 

The fake "Verderosa" letter CAO Egan wrote

caused Judge Verderosa to take herself out of this rotten equation.

 

 

 

Click on Mr. Panzdown  for more......

 

 

August 7, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

THROW

MIDDLE FINGERS

UP

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 by then District Attorney Bob Burns.

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

and

Repeated the same Brown Act Violations

 

They actually voted on a Resolution

"Sight Unseen"

"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

AND

WE NEED TO ASK WHY THEY HAVE

SUCH CONTEMPT FOR THE  BROWN ACT and THE GRAND JURY?

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

CONTEMPT

FOR

THE BROWN ACT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2014

The Lassen County Supervisors

They lie and never tell the truth

 

Grand Jury Report on the Herlong Sale

 

Grand Jury Findings referred

 to the District Attorney

 

The public outrage &  criticism

was validated

 

Richard Egan was used to manipulate this sale and was rewarded with a $176,000 job

 

One of the findings:

 A member (Larry Wosick, Bob Pyle, Jim Chapman, Jack Hanson), of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, should have recused himself from all discussions and action taken on the selling of the Herlong property, as he had pre-existing business relationship with an individual who was the successful bidder

 

The Grand Jury released the 2013-2014 Report, after the Board of Supervisors responded to the complaints.

On Monday, August 4, 2014, the Lassen County Supervisors held Special meeting. They posted a phony Closed Session item on the Agenda so that they could cover up how they were going to handle the Grand Jury Report that was released to the public on 8/4/14.

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2014

 

What happened to the 2013-2014 Civil Grand Jury Report?

 

 

Can the Lassen County District Attorney call for a Criminal Grand Jury to Convene?

YES

 

July 26, 2014

Stay Awake Mr. Egan.....

That coffee (?) is not going to help.

 

It's a Zzzzzzzzzzzzz  Moment

 

You have two idiots now

 that love to hear themselves talk

 

 

 

July 25, 2014

Kan We Help

Files Two Brown Act Complaints

with KWH  New Report Cards

This public Board acts in total contempt

 

 

July 24, 2014

Contracts, Contracts and more Jibberty-Goo

Mr. Burns contract: $126,000 a year ?

 

Mr. Burns confused the Board [on Agenda item H-4]

and the Public (the people that pay his salary)

 

It started with Supervisor Albaugh asking Mr. Burns about Agenda item H-4 and the meaning of the numbers (no $$$ signs) in his request. Burns made it appear that he was asking for $32,500 for two invoices that were not to exceed $5,500 each.

 

Now watch how Burns responded to the Board and to the public.

Mr. Burns famous Jibberty-Goo

 

 

July 23, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

Vote on Resolution

"Sight Unseen"

"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 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

offered advice

 to Chairman Wosick:

 Wosick didn't need to offer public comment on Agenda B-2

 (adding or deleting an agenda item)

Watch Burns attempting to impress the Board with pure bullshit

 

Surprisingly Wosick ignored Burns dumb advice ?

 

The Brown Act allows public comment on every agenda item......"bar none" Mr. Burns

 

 

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 Supervisor Albaugh's responsibility to get this on the July 22, 2014 Board of Supervisors Agenda.  If LAFCO failed to get the ballot resolution, to the Supervisors, by July 18, it could have been placed on the August 4, 2014 Agenda (88 days before the election is August 8).

THEY CREATED AN EMERGENCY

AND

WE NEED TO ASK WHY?

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.  This is exactly what Albaugh, Wosick and Chapman did with the first Resolution to get this initiative on the June ballot.

This was all choreographed again.

The Supervisors went into closed session to discuss this issue and could have made copies then.  There was a recess before this was discussed. They could have made copies then.  What were they hiding?

  this gets the double stinky award

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer respectfully asked twice that the Supervisors be given a copy of this Resolution before a vote was taken. County Counsel Burns chirped that it was not necessary for the Supervisors to have a copy. Our illustrious Supervisors voted to approve Albaugh's Resolution  

Lassen County Supervisors

couldn't have

found a dumber candidate

for

County Counsel

 

A NEW LEVEL OF DUMB HAS BEEN BORN

 

 

 

It is a historical fact that Bob Burns has no idea what

the Brown Act is. He is just perfect for this Board

 

 

 

JULY 22, 2014

Lassen County Superior Court

Presiding Judge Verderosa

Has Sit-down

with

Bob Burns

Burns looked silly making up lies

and CAO Richard Egan

 

click on Mr. Kot Withyur Panzdown for entire story

On April 16, 2014, Lassen County CAO Richard Egan made the decision to write a letter that was made to appear as though Judge Verderosa had authored it.

She didn't author it and Kan We Help caught him in a lie.  Judge Verderosa's signature has never been authenticated.

Egan placed this letter on the Board of Supervisors May 13, 2014 Agenda but had no intention of having any discussion on it. (Audio and video recordings confirmed that this Agenda item was never discussed or voted on)

Watch video: May 13, 2014 BOS meetng

 Chairperson Wosick just adjourned the meeting intentionally on May 13,2014, ignoring the last item on the Agenda. NOW WE KNOW WHY HE DID THAT !

As a result of this debacle, Judge Verderosa decided that she will no longer appoint the Chief Probation Officer.

 

 Lassen County Counsel Burns was forced to write a "soliloquy" on July 6th to create a new Ordinance for this position to be a County appointed position not a judicial appointment.

Enjoy watching Burns trying to justify the Fake Judges Letter

Burns response, to this screw up,  ended up similar to Vander Ploegs peddling a fake response to Kan We Help's objection to the County Administrative Officer being called various names other than his official position/title County Administrative Officer. [CAO Egan was signing different fake titles to official county documents]. You have to give both Burns and Vander Ploeg points for creativity.

 

 

JULY 20, 2014

Private Non-Profit

Asks for

Public Money

for Fake

Christmas Tree for Susanville

It gives a whole new meaning to "Save a Tree"

 

The Susanville Chamber of Commerce no longer wants to decorate "real" trees in downtown Susanville. Supervisor Chapman placed Agenda item H-2 on the July 8, 2014 meeting. 

 

 

Chapman suggested that this annual $2,000 donation be paid for through the Supervisors Discretionary Fund. Each Supervisor is given $4,000 to give to the public as a gift. 

Supervisor Hammond and Albaugh objected to this coming out of their "pot".  CAO Egan suggested that they raise the $20,000 Discretionary Fund to $25,000 to cover this donation.   Hammond and Albaugh reluctantly voted to approve this gift.

The fake tree will cost $15,000 a year to build. The tree will be purchased in parts each year until it reaches it's desired height.

The private non-profit Susanville Chamber of Commerce also received a $5,000 donation from the Board of Supervisors for the 150th Lassen County Anniversary event they are planning on 9/5/14.  IT WAS NOT DISCLOSED HOW THE SUPERVISORS WERE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS SINCE THIS IS NOT A BUDGETED ITEM.

 

The Westwood Chamber of Commerce planted a "real" tree to decorate each year as a community event.

 

 

 

 

JULY 14, 2014

 

District Attorney/County Counsel

County Counsel/District Attorney

Burns

 

County Counsel Contract

On May 16, 2014, the Lassen County Supervisors hired the current District Attorney, Robert Burns as County Counsel. Rhetta Vander Ploeg's contract was not renewed and her last day was May 16, 2014.

 

Robert Burns was not the County Counsel on May 7, 2014

His County Counsel pay started before he was hired

 

 

 

Robert Burns County Counsel Contract on page one states:

 

Bob Burns resigned as District Attorney on June 9, 2014

 

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Bob Burns Resigned, Quit, Stepped down

Bob Burns is a "New Hire"

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The County "promoted/transferred" Burns after he resigned?

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 13, 2014

PUBLIC UTILITY SOCKS AWAY

MILLIONS AND

INSULTS RATEPAYERS

WITH RATE INCREASE

 

LMUD

OVER SPENDS

ON INFRASTRUCTURE

FOR

NV ENERGY

and

Raises Rates on customers

didn't see that coming...............?

 

The PDCA was the phony formula Frank Cady developed

LMUD

 

 

July 11, 2014

 

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

STALLING ON

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

* The Lassen County Supervisors, according to Lassen County Codes,  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?

The County's infrastructure is crumbling and the

s u p e r v i s o r s

 do not know how to fix that ? 

YOU HAVE NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

CAO RICHARD EGAN

ATTEMPTED TO

PASS  AN INTERNET C.I.P. "TEMPLATE"

OFF AS A

DRAFT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

FAUX DRAFT

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 how to do it.

The Lassen County Supervisors do not want the spending structure a Capital Improvement Plan would confine them to. This is why Supervisor Chapman thought he could authorize, on his own, the remodeling project for a new Supervisors Board room

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2014

Supervisor Pyle

Thumbs Nose

at

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

"THAT'S ENOUGH"

 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

A member Kan We Help and a tax paying, voting member of the County was prepared to make a presentation on the very questionable $8,000 "Needs Assessment" Plan and the "DRAFT" CIP.Study Supervisor Pyle attempted to limit public discussion to "questions only".

The 17000 square foot BLM building (on Riverside Drive in Susanville) will be vacant on the first of 2015. Lassen County CAO is supporting buying this property to move certain County  Departments in to. Study

Supervisor Chapman will, no doubt,  be adamantly opposed to this move. THERE ARE NO COURT ROOMS INSIDE THIS BUILDING.  However, he can walk down the street and visit the new Superior Court building on his lunch break.

 

This is what happened in the ONE HOUR AFTERNOON MEETING

Video

 

 

July 8, 2014

CHAPMAN DOES NOT PARTICIPATE

IN

DISCUSSION

[Chapman did not attend the 1:30 CIP meeting today. Reason: fake CIP]

Fake CIP again

 

OF THE

NEW SUPERVISORS BOARD ROOM

AT THE

ICONIC

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.  Study 

The NST farce was an intentional deception by the CAO and Supervisor Chapman.

IS HONESTY TOO MUCH to ask from these people?

Supervisor Albaugh seemed genuinely surprised when it appeared that a decision to remodel the old courthouse and move the Supervisors in to it  had already been made.

Considering the fact that on December 10, 2013, the Supervisors intended to move the District Attorney into that space.  The same space the Supervisors want to chop up for their 'NEW BOARD ROOM"

[This beautiful historical room tells a story of years gone by and Chapman wants to destroy it]

  .

 

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.

 

 

 

2014 continued