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"The people in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know"

BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS

 

Lassen County Supervisor Salary History & 700 Forms

California Recall Regulations

 Lassen County Voting Machine Program Cards Easily Changes Votes

 

CAO Richard Egan

What a tangled web we weave when first

we practice to deceive

700 FORMS

The third certainty in life, besides death and taxes, 

corruption in Lassen County

Corruption/Land Deals

CHAPMAN- the attention strumpet

BUSTAMANTE

HAMMOND-a for profit elected official

BOB  BURNS

District Attorney Stacey Montgomery

Chris Montgomery

Larry Wosick, the bully   

 

 

 President Harry Truman

"I never did give anybody hell, I just told the truth and they thought it was hell"

 

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISOR

2016

ELECTIONS

 

District 1 Candidates

Alex DeMartimprey             

                                                Alex DeMartimprey                                                                                 Bob Pyle & Alex DeMartimprey

 

Marlo Noyes

Chris Gallagher {does not attend board meetings} extremely unstable employment history

 

Paul Statti =Carol Byers, Racist Tea Party leader & State of Jefferson proponent

Historically the Tea Party has been a complete failure and has damaged the country by shutting it down costing billions. The only thing that was confirmed is that the Tea Party cannot govern.

The State of Jefferson cult promises the same, why....they are the same people as the Tea Party

PAUL STATTI IS NOT REMOTELY READY TO BE A SUPERVISOR.

IT'S JUST A PAYCHECK FOR HIM..............

 

District 2 Candidates

Chris Montgomery{does not attend board meetings}  Law breaker  =  Stacey Montgomery, District Attorney

 

Connie Stovall

David Teeter {does not attend board meetings}= Jim Chapman

 

District 4 Candidates

Stacy Dickson

Aaron Albaugh

 

 

 

 

NO ON "G"

KEEP IT CALIFORNIA[Keeping all 58 Counties in tact]

 

 

May 29, 2016

 

Chris Montgomery lied to run for Lassen County Supervisor

What will he do if he is elected?

 

 

 

May 25, 2016

 

Bob Burns County Counsel Department:

Reduced to Burns & and his Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Skeen was the last attorney to leave. This attorney has recently left Bob Burns to work for District Attorney Stacey Montgomery. 

On May 17, 2016, Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns asked the Board of Supervisors to allow him to review and update Lassen County's Municipal Codes. The Board gave no direction for him to start this project.

Last year, on August 28, 2015, Kan We Help told the Board their Rules of Procedures, Rules & Regulations conflict with their Municipal Codes & current laws.  The Board ignored Kan We Help and passed Bob Burns "revisions".

NOW, BOB BURNS HAS NOTHING TO DO AND WANTS TO REVISE LASSEN COUNTY'S MUNICIPAL CODES.....

KAN WE HELP OFFERED ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE WORK KWH SUBMITTED LAST YEAR.

THE BOARD TOOK NO ACTION

 

 

May 24, 2016

Lassen County Times.....Who are these people ?

Good luck in the June 3, 2014 election ???

 

 

 

May 23, 2016

Lassen County Public Works

Updates Supervisor Chapman's extravagant

Courthouse Elevator Project

5/24/16 BOS Agenda Item H-4 : Capital Improvement Updates

The Supervisors finally realize there is not enough money [from the $4.3 million loan] left to finish the Riverside property and Chapman's court elevator. 

Kan We Help has been critical of this Board slipping in Chapman's elevator when the County has not moved an inch in finishing the Riverside building that will house the District Attorney, Public Defender, Child Support Services and Probation departments.

 

Some are saying Chapman plans to cut the Sheriff's 2016/2017 Budget to fund his Elevator?

The court elevator project "has not been fast-tracked" as Supervisor Chapman wanted but is now projected to begin construction in February 2017.  Chapman wanted it done so he could "historically" claim to be the first Board of Supervisor Chairperson to have his PHOTO taken in his elevator.

KAN WE HELP IS WATCHING

EVERY PENNY

OF THE

$4.3 MILLION COUNTY LOAN

 VERY CLOSELY

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2016

 

On January 12, 2016, the

Plumas County Board of Supervisors

Saw through the fraud of the SOJ Cult

&

Voted Unanimously

NOT TO PLACE THE

 

STATE OF JEFFERSON ISSUE

ON THEIR  JUNE BALLOT

 

Lassen County Supervisors

Hammond, Hemphill and Albaugh

cost this County thousands of dollars putting

this Cult's issue on the ballot in June.

ALSO:

? FREE, FREE, FREE ?

Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns offered to help this Cult fight their "legal" battle with the State Legislature with Lassen County taxpayer dollars ?

 

 

 

The SOJ Cult's leader is so confident, in his 65 year old scam to secede from California,

that he is running for a seat in the California State Legislature.

The poor suckers that have supported this Cult leader

GET NOTHING

 

 

The "Keep it California" group has gained statewide support against this "old" 65 year old group that has been recently resurrected

 

KEEP IT CALIFORNIA[Keeping all 58 Counties in tact]

 

 

 

May 19, 2016

WESTWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

HOSTS LASSEN COUNTY

DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES 

Watch Video

On May 17, 2016, District 1 Supervisor candidates Alex DeMartimprey and Paul Statti attended the question/answer forum hosted by Gail Brown of the Westwood Chamber of Commerce.

 

Alex DeMartimprey is a lifetime resident of Lassen County. His father was a Board of Supervisor Chairperson in 1989. DeMartimprey knows Lassen County and what the County needs, HONESTY, JOBS, HONESTY! 

 

 

Paul Statti wears a Tea Party dog collar that is connected to the racist Tea Party/State of Jefferson leader where ever he goes.  Statti who has demonstrated no aptitude for any elected position is representing the Tea Party and the State of Jefferson. Statti told the Westwood people, on May 17, 2016, that he has attended BOS meetings for over three years. Being generous, Paul Statti has been an infrequent attendee at the Board of Supervisor meetings. When Statti does attend a BOS meeting you will find him "texting".

STATTI KEEPS A CHAIR WARM .......THAT'S IT

 

Chris Gallagher was a NO SHOW .Chris Gallagher has a failed employment history.

Watsonville, Arcata, Susanville, Los Banos

When the ex-Susanville Police Chief left Lassen County he got into the same trouble as the Los Banos Police Chief.

THE LOS BANOS POLICE UNION FILED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS

 

Marlo Noyes was a NO SHOW .

 

Does Lassen County need more

poor judgment & anger management issues?

 

 

 

May 18, 2016

All five Lassen County Supervisors

Approve an Amended Ordinance

(Supervisor Hemphill secured a job for his wife in the past year at the Sierra Army Depot and Supervisor Hammond was fined $2500, by FPPC,  for voting on the Herlong transaction. Hammond owns two businesses in Herlong and has a lucrative contract with Lassen County to protect)

to open development

within the 2.8 mile radius of the

Army's Amedee Airfield

which they have no control over

Amedee Ordinance

This new Ordinance goes into effect in 30 days and was enacted to allow Steve Pezzullo and friends (aka HSP Resources) to develop within the 2.8 miles of the Army's Herlong Airfield.

District 4 Supervisor Hammond continues to lie to his constituents that the Army's Airport in Herlong will be a "PUBLIC AIRPORT".  The Army has a 50 year lease with Lassen County with an option of an additional 50 years (the lease was a condition of the transfer of Army land to the County)

Steve Pezzullo & friends have done absolutely nothing for the town of Herlong that they bought for $31,500 (and is selling off parcel by parcel) from Lassen County and the 3,000 acres of contaminated public land for $25,000.

 

Pezzullo now only has to deal with securing "permits" from the Lassen County Planning Department and wait for the inevitable  approval of the poorly written "Amedee Army Airfield Land Use Compatibility Plan" that has no enforcement capability whatsoever.  

This so-called "Plan" does not address Federal Aviation restrictions for military airports but makes considerations as if it was a "public" airport

 

May 16, 2016

District 2/3 Supervisor Candidate

Chris Montgomery's page

has been the most visited KWH page for the last 8 days

Montgomery lived in District 3 when he registered to vote in District 2

 

Montgomery lived in District 3 when he filed his Candidate papers for District 2

 

Don't worry, he has the protection from his wife

who is Lassen County District Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2016

Kan We Help Submits Concerns

to Supervisors

Re: Amedee Army Airfield Use Plan

Area of Influence for the

"AMEDEE ARMY AIRFIELD LAND USE PLAN

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2016

The State of Jefferson Cult Complains

about Supervisor Chapman's Comments ....?

 

"If the Voters reject it (on June 7) then they need to get the hell out of the County"

 

How about all of the lies that have spewed  from these idiots over the past 65 years of this scam

How can you stop the "unstoppable"...?...........when nothing ever started?

 

XX    The Dos Equis Group   XX

Lassen County CAO Richard Egan approved the use of the Susanville Veterans Hall for the State of Jefferson cult members to hold a rally.  This rally could have been held at any Bar in town and looked the same. 

Check out the 65 year failed history of this Cult on Wikipedia

 

Supervisors Tom Hammond, Jeff Hemphill and Aaron Albaugh voted to place the "LEAVE CALIFORNIA" issue on the ballot for the people to decide if they wanted to leave the State of California.  This "gift of public funds" could have cost the Lassen County taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars and now these delusional old Hippies say that they have already gotten Lassen County "in" their group.

Paul Statti, candidate for Bob Pyle's District 1, is one of these "State of Jefferson" gang, cult members.

Statti is a Jefferson Disciple

and drank the Kool Aid

 

Lassen County does not need one more

 Tea Party/Jefferson supporter sitting on this Board.

NO ON "G"

KEEP IT CALIFORNIA[Keeping all 58 Counties in tact]

 

 

 

May 5, 2016

DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR JEFF HEMPHILL

HOLDS SUCCESSFUL AND MUCH APPRECIATED

TOWN HALL MEETING

AT THE

HONEY LAKE VALLEY GRANGE IN JOHNSTONVILLE

Video: District 3 Town Hall Meeting at the Honey Lake Valley Grange

Grange Officer Penny Artz introduces Supervisor Hemphill

Residents came early and the room was filled to standing room only by the time the meeting started

TOPICS:

The proposed Mental Health facility at the "Gables", new marijuana regulations,  Johnstonville Park 

 

May 3, 2016

NEW "CRV" ONLY

 RECYCLING CENTER

OPENS IN SUSANVILLE

Big Foot Recycling

702-040 Johnstonville Road   (next to Pardners)

HOURS:   10:00 AM  to 4:30 PM   Tuesday - Saturday

General Manager Nick Roetto    

 

May 2, 2016

Local Deer Enjoy

the Community Pool

in Susanville

 

 

April 29, 2016

Lassen County District 3 Supervisor

Jeff Hemphill

to hold a

 TOWN HALL MEETING

at

the

Honey Lake Valley Grange

 

District 1 and District 2 Supervisors

DO NOT BELIEVE IN TOWN HALL MEETINGS

 

 

April 28, 2016

LASSEN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

AND

COUNTY CLERK CONSPIRE TO CHEAT THE VOTERS

 

 

Chris Montgomery perjured himself  when he filed his Candidate documents on March 11, 2016

Chris Montgomery perjured himself, in January, when he changed his voter registration stating he lived at 250 S. Pine Street, Susanville

If the Montgomery's owned this house in January, which they did not, Stacey Montgomery would have been required to disclose this "rental income" on her FPPC 700 Form.

 

DISTRICT 2 DOES NOT DESERVE ANOTHER LIAR

 

Steve Pezzullo owns 250 S. Pine Street.

Steve Pezzullo's renters left in March/2016

Steve Pezzullo's new renters:

Stacey & Chris Montgomery

 

The Montgomery's are using 250 S. Pine in their political ads

If Montgomery lacks ethics and honesty now,

just think what he can do as keeper of the District Attorney's Budget 

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2016

Lassen County Election Officer,

Julie Bustamante

she selects the laws to obey

Bustamante is tasked with determining a Candidates qualifications to run for office

THAT'S HER JOB

To test this enforcement obligation by the Lassen County Election Officer, Kan We Help Secretary filed Candidate documents for the Susanville Sanitation District with a Westwood address.  Election Officer/County Clerk Julie Bustamante promptly sent a letter stating that you need to live within the Susanville Sanitation District to run for this office.

 

CHRIS MONTGOMERY DID NOT PURCHASE ANY PROPERTY IN DISTRICT 2

HE LIED

 

 

CHRIS MONTGOMERY DID NOT LIVE IN DISTRICT 2 WHEN HE FILED HIS CANDIDATES PAPERS ON MARCH 11, 2016 FOR DISTRICT 2 SUPERVISOR

HE LIED

 

Julie Bustamante has confirmed that  Chris Montgomery registered to vote

and lied where he lived

in January, 2016.

Montgomery  committed willful perjury.

 

Maybe this should go to the District Attorney.

......and Stacey Montgomery can put this complaint on top of Julie Bustamante's Perjury of her FPPC 700 form

Quid Pro Quo

[ you let my husband illegally run for office and i will throw out  your perjury on your FPPC form]

 

April 22, 2016
 

New Lassen County District Attorney

Stacey Montgomery

looks the other way on

 husbands perjury

On January 25, 2016, when  Stacey Montgomery filed her "Statement of Economic Interests" it did not list a Schedule B (Real Property owned). She and her husband, Chris Montgomery rented a home at 710-075 Sunnyside Road, Janesville.

 

On March 11, 2016, Lassen County District AttorneyStacey Montgomery and her husband Chris Montgomery lived at 710-075 Sunnyside Road, Janesville, Ca. (District 3, not District 2)

 

CHRIS MONTGOMERY

 

On March 11, 2016, Stacey Montgomery and her husband Chris Montgomery DID NOT LIVE IN DISTRICT 2, when Chris Montgomery filed his candidate papers falsely statingthat he lived at 250 S. Pine Street, Susanville.

 

ELECTION CODES REQUIRE THAT YOU LIVE IN YOUR DISTRICT 30 DAYS BEFORE FILING YOUR CANDIDATE PAPERS

CHRIS MONTGOMERY FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THIS. HE COULDN'T EVEN REGISTER TO VOTE IN DISTRICT 2 UNTIL THE END OF MARCH and yet the County Clerk, Julie Bustamante states that Chris Montgomery registered to vote in District 2 in January of 2016 when he lived in Janesville District 3?

 

THE MESSAGE THE COUNTY CLERK AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY ARE SENDING:

 

LIE, LIE, LIE

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, 2016

Public Officials Abuse

"Unchecked"

in

Lassen County

The public cannot expect the Supervisors to "police" themselves.

There is no incentive to do that. 

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors each trade votes to accomplish personal agendas. Overlooking abuses of other Supervisors so they will overlook their abuses.  A Quid Pro Quo, within the Board, has existed for a very long time. A practice that has become so accepted that new Supervisors coming in will believe that it is legal and moral to "help yourself".

 

Violations of ethics such as conflicts of interest, violating Board policies when it expedites a Supervisors effort to help a friend or just for personal gains is a standard on this Board, violating the Brown Act as though the law was non-existent and unenforceable.

 

Chapman's recent actions, as Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, has become an accepted practice even though it is illegal and unethical. Some Chairpersons have chosen to go the straight an narrow and follow the law and practice honesty.

CHAPMAN HAS NOT

The Brown Act allows for the public to comment on "any" Agenda item. The Lassen County Supervsors have had a long standing policy, in compliance with the Brown Act,  to allow the public to pull "Consent Calendar" agenda items for discussion.  The Supervisors changed this so they can hide issues and act on them inappropriately and  illegally

 

March 22, 2016, Consent Calendar Agenda G-2

 

Chapman placed this item in the Consent Calendar so that the public could not comment. Fund 150-1501 did not have sufficient funds to pay for this work and would have required a 4/5 vote to increase this budget item.

If you place it in the Consent Calendar the public cannot comment that there isn't $189,792 in that Budget and that there is only $150,000 in the Susanville Memorial Building.

THE DECEPTION:

NO PUBLIC COMMENT WAS ALLOWED AND NO 4/5 VOTE LANGUAGE WAS INCLUDED IN THE "ACTION REQUESTED" DESCRIPTION. WHERE WILL THEY GET THE EXTRA $50,000 ?  

 

 

April 12, 2016, Closed Session abuse

County Counsel, Bob Burns,  placed a $2,233.09 Settlement check from an Illinois class action lawsuit (which Lassen County was not a party to but simply benefited from) in Closed Session. This issue did not remotely fall under the Brown Act requirements for a Closed Session issue.

 

THE DECEPTION:

This was not a closed session item, so what did the Supervisors discuss?  This was a regular agenda item. The public was not afforded the right to comment.

Bob Burns announced that the Board left it up to him whether to deposit the check or send it back?

THAT IS NOT HIS JOB..............

 

April 12, 2016, "Consent Calendar" Agenda G-218 Consent Calendar items

Supervisor Chapman placed this item in the "Consent Calendar" to approve funding for the future 2016/2017 Budget ? This would have required a 4/5 vote by the Board and was not an item to  hide in the Consent Calendar.  Supervisor Hemphill did not recuse himself from this vote (Craig Hemphill receives this money).

THE DECEPTION:

THE PUBLIC WAS NOT ALLOWED TO PULL THIS ITEM AND NO SUPERVISORS PULLED IT FOR DISCUSSION. THIS WAS NOT AN ISSUE TO BE PLACED IN THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

 CRAIG HEMPHILL'S $79,117 2015/2016 CONTRACT EXPIRED ON JUNE 30, 2016 AND THIS ACTION EFFECTED THE 2016/2017 BUDGET. 

CRAIG HEMPHILLS PAY INCREASE WAS SLIPPED INTO THE CONSENT CALENDAR AND IS NOT  "Routine in nature"

 

 

 

April 12, 2016, "Consent Calendar" Agenda G-8

Approving a future Budget item expense  not "ROUTINE IN NATURE". Bob Burns placed a 2016/2017 expenditure in the "Consent Calendar". This was not pulled by any Supervisor for discussion. The public was not afforded an opportunity to comment on Agenda item G-8

THE DECEPTION:

THE PUBLIC WAS NOT ALLOWED TO PULL THIS ITEM AND NO SUPERVISORS PULLED IT FOR DISCUSSION. THIS WAS NOT AN ISSUE TO BE PLACED IN THE CONSENT CALENDAR. THIS ACTION PROVOKES SECRECY AND ELIMINATES ANY SCRUTINY BY THE PUBLIC.

Are the Supervisors now obligated to fund this in 2016/2017 fiscal year?  Sleazy way to "pre-fund" your budget?

 

 

April 19, 2016, "Consent Calendar" G-4

 

This Agenda items was one of those shady "land deals" Lassen County Supervisors are so famous for.

Previous Pezzullo deals resulted in giving him thousands of acres of public land for $56,500 and "Town Center" rezoning for property around Pezzullo's Herlong property and the One Stop building in Herlong which he gave back because he couldn't sell it 

This was not a "Consent Calendar" issue and was placed in the Consent Calendar to avoid public scrutiny.

The public was not allowed to comment on this and now we know why?

 

The Supervisors intentionally did not use the Valceschini/Cramer  name in the Agenda description. This was not a "ROUTINE IN NATURE" issue. The Valceschini/Cramer family  built a house on the 142 acres ten years ago and now, because of the restrictions on the 142 acre parcel, could not carve out another 5 acre "residential" parcel for ten (10) years.

  However,  the Cramer's are developing the "Cramer Ranch Estates" between these two parcels,  in which they plan to sell residential lots. What does Pezzullo or Larry Smith Realty have to do with this?   Steve Pezzullo attended this meeting and left after Supervisor Chapman refused any public comment on this "Consent Calendar" agenda item .

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED 

 

 

April 19, 2016, "Consent Calendar" G-6

More public money for a study of Supervisor Chapman's "elevator" was placed in the Consent Calendar to avoid any public comment.

THE DECEPTION:

The Supervisors did not place any money, for any renovations to the Courthouse,  in the 2015/2016 Budget because they intended to purchase and remodel the building at  2950 Riverside in Susanville ($1.3million dollars for the old BLM building).

Lassen County CAO Richard Egan decided not to do an "inspection" prior to the purchase.  Did he know that if he disclosed the terrible condition of this building the Supervisors would not purchase it ?

When the Supervisors borrowed $4 million dollars they told the public that they were going to use the money for the Community pool, purchase the old BLM building and remodel the Courthouse and Administration buildings.

With only $1.273 million remaining of the loan and the Supervisors have no idea the costs of finishing their newly acquired 2950 Riverside building, why

IS THE NEW BOARD ROOM AND "ELEVATOR" BEING FAST TRACKED OVER ALL OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS?

YES, FOR ONE MAN'S EGO

 

 

This remodel of the old Courthouse's new elevator and Board of Supervisors new Board room is estimated to cost $1,000,000 according to Lionakis's report to the Board of Stupervisors

The so-called Chapman's Courthouse Square Mondernization Committee never met and was disbanded in January of 2016.

Who did they meet with on December 1, 2015.....Chapman?

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20, 2016

 

The Annual

Frank Cady

Worst Public Servant Award

Past Winners

2016 Winner

Jim Chapman

 

 

2016 Runner Up:  Stacey Montgomery

3rd Place Runner Up: Bob Burns

 

 

April 19, 2016

Kan We Help Challenges

 Supervisor Chapman's

Abuse

of the Consent Calendar

Chapman can rely on the fact that the Lassen County Times does not report on the Board violating the Brown Act and has suppressed all of the Board's abuses. From Larry Wosick not living in his District to Tom Hammond's conflict of interests.

KAN  WE  HELP CONTINUES TO  EXPOSE IT ALL

The Lassen County Times suppressed the LMUD abuses for 16 years:

the Hayden Hill land scam, Arrowrock Hydro Scam, Misappropriation of public funds, conflicts of interest

Lassen County Times the biggest enabler of corruption in Lassen County

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2016

An old career politician has reduced public meetings

to abuse, intimidation & personal agendas

 

Most politicians want their final term to be dignified, at least with a certain level of dignity anyway.

 Chapman will not accomplish this.

He has reduced the Lassen County Board of Supervisors to a "bully" pulpit. The public is more than aware of his rudeness and temper tantrums.

Will the four other Supervisors rein in Chapman's style of rudeness or will they just sit back and be told what to do?  Where's the representation for the other four Districts?

Chapman believes that the

PUBLIC'S MONEY is his to waste

 

 

April 15, 2016

Lassen County Supervisor Jim Chapman

Abuses Authority as Chairperson

At the March 22, 2016 meeting, Chapman threatened a member of the public when they requested to speak on an agenda item.

Chapman refuses to let the public comment on the Consent Calendar Agenda, claiming that it is "administrative" only

*At the April 12, 2016 meeting, Chapman puts 18 of the 27 Agenda items in the Consent Calendar. 8 of the 18 were pulled for discussion by the other Supervisors. So much for routine. 

*The Consent Calendar issues are supposed to be "routine in nature", but that is the last thing these "untouchables" are. The Consent Calendar is approved with one sweeping vote and Chapman, unlike Supervisor Pyle, will not allow any item to be pulled for a separate vote and discussion by the public.

 

 

At the upcoming April 19, 2016 meeting, Supervisor Chapman has placed

8 of the 12 Agenda items in the "Consent Calendar".

Consent Calendar Agenda item G-6

MORE MONEY FOR CHAPMAN'S ELEVATOR

A      LOT     MORE     MONEY !

Chapman paid $81,100 for a Slide show about his elevator.

Now, he has put an additional $ 132,505 for more discussions on his elevator in the "Consent Calendar".

When money is no object, why not

 

Presently this historic old staircase takes you to the second floor

Old Courthouse on Lassen Street in Susanville, CA

WHEN MONEY IS NOT A CONCERN

 

 

 

 

NO PROGRESS ON THE REMODEL

 OF THE $1.3 MILLION DOLLAR

2950 RIVERSIDE BUILDING.

 

CHAPMAN'S ELEVATOR NOW TAKES PRIORITY OVER ALL COUNTY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

 

 

April 13, 2016

 

The "Lassen County Scoop"

Lassen County Scoop

discloses that

County Counsel Bob Burns

is so............ far out of his element

 

Former Lassen County District Attorney and now County Counsel Bob Burns placed a California Settlement Case illegally in Closed Session.  Burns claimed that this case was an "existing" case but in fact it was a copy of a Final  "Settlement"  Notice. 

Lassen County was never a part of this lawsuit but benefited from this Class Action lawsuit.

Bob Burns didn't know the difference...........

This case does not remotely fall within Government Code Section 54956.9 of the Brown Act. This lawsuit simply reflected a "final decision" by an Illinois Court.

 

This was an issue that should have appeared on the Regular Agenda or they could have hidden it in the "Consent Agenda". 

 

 

Brown Act Section 54954.5 (a) allows for "existing" litigation to be placed in "CLOSED SESSION" if it would jeopardize service of process or settlement negotiations.

 

Burns took this issue into Closed Session for a $2,233.09 settlement check Lassen County received on a settlement received from the State of California. All that was required was for the Board of Supervisors to accept/reject this money. 

This was an Open Session issue and Burns did not know that ?

 

Settlement documents are discloseable and must be discussed in Open Session.  Burns did disclose the Settlement documents from his illegal Closed Session but violated the Brown Act by stupidly placing this in Closed Session. 

 

FYI: No excuses can be made that he no longer had an Assistant. [Attorney Stephanie Skeen is no longer in his Department. Ms. Skeen was moved to the District Attorney's office permanently.

ALSO:

A member of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) asked the Board of Supervisors, in Public Comment,  what Budget their contract is paid from. Bob Burns interrupted and advised the Chairperson not to answer?

THE BUDGET IS A PUBLIC DOCUMENT

 

 

 

April 12, 2016

 

KAN WE HELP BROKE THIS LMUD STORY IN 2006

....while the

Lassen County Times buried the

LMUD-Hayden Hill story year after year

...and now takes their "front page" story, today, from the archives of Kan We Help.

 

 

Local Attorney Eugene Chittock convinced the LMUD Board to file a frivolous lawsuit over land the Board purchased.

 

LMUD Director Fred Nagel is the remaining Board member that signed off on this worthless land deal

 

 

FRAUD FROM DAY ONE

Nagel, Stewart and Cady were fraudulently  taking $30,000 checks  from individuals that were told they were going to get POWER. 

Fred Nagel knew before he took money from the Willow Creek landowners that LMUD could never provide power to Willow Creek [ Willow Creek was not in LMUD's territory]

 

[ The Lassen County Times suppressed all facts relating to this Scam]

 

April 10, 2016

Lassen County Supervisor Jim Chapman Places

18 of the 27

April 12, 2016  Agenda Items

in the

Consent Calendar

Chapman will not let the public directly comment on these 18 Agenda items, which is against the law

Also:

Chapman skips putting the March 15 Meeting Minutes on the Agenda & instead places the March 22, 2016 Minutes in the Consent Calendar even though the record of the meeting was destroyed.

County Clerk

 No mention, in these contrived Minutes,

 of Chapman's "tantrum

 

 

 

The Audio of this meeting was destroyed so that Jim Chapman's threats to arrest a member of the public would be hidden. However, anticipating shenanigans,  Kan We Help taped the meeting.

ALSO:

Bob Burns is allowed to place a "Settlement" case in closed session. This is an Open Session Agenda item. If the Supervisors would ever hire a competent attorney, this would never happen.

Click on link below

Lassen County Scoop

 

With the help of the Lassen County Times & County Counsel Bob Burns, Chapman will become the worst and most abusive Supervisor in the history of Lassen County

 

Bob Burns and Jim Chapman are now tied for the infamous

2016

FRANK CADY WORST PUBLIC SERVANT AWARD

 

 

April 6, 2016

 

Lassen County Times Editor Sam Williams

BLINDLY PREJUDICE

A "newspaper" (?) editor that wouldn't know a Brown Act Violation if it hit him square between the eyes

A "newspaper" that would not criticize the hand that feeds him; Lassen County's $100,000 Lassen County Times Budget

A "newspaper" that gets info from Chapman in Closed Sessions.

A "newspaper" that enables the corruption in Lassen County through suppression

"Chapman walks out of pool meeting ?"

HLVRA

.....Sam Williams failed to mention a few people walked out before Chapman when  it became too painful to listen to the perpetual circle of the sad, sad, discussion

Williams writes that there are "nattering naysayers" against the pool project.

No....there were no "nattering naysayers" at the March 29, 2016 Pool meeting. Whenever Chapman is challenged for his lack of knowledge, he goes into his RANT AND POUNDS THE TABLE about all those people that don't want the pool & attempts to look like the "CHAMPION" of the HLVRA........ That he is NOT !!!!!

There was a very supportive group, at the March 29, 2016 HLVRA meeting,  that want this community pool and has supported this project for 2 1/2 years of fumbling and bumbling from five men that have no idea what they are doing

 

What this so-called "Editor" omits is that Chapman leads this Board in delays and ignorance. In 2014, Chapman barely attended the meetings.

 The bad decisions, of a clueless HLVRA Board, is beyond frustrating.  

 

The real problem:

The HLVRA Board has no idea what they are doing.

L to R: Dave Meserve, Supervisor Tom Hammond, Susanville Councilperson Brian Wilson, Susanville Councilperson Nick McBride and Supervisor Jim Chapman

 

The "original" schedule:

 

 

April 5, 2016

 

 

JEFF HEMPHILL

A Supervisor for profit

Supervisor Jeff Hemphill either

committed perjury on January 29, 2015

or

 profited

extremely from his "elected" position in 2015

Lassen County Supervisor Jeff Hemphill submitted his 2014-700 form on January 29, 2015.  It consisted of two sheets  2014 700 form

Lassen County Supervisor Jeff Hemphill submitted his 2015-700 form on March 29, 2016. It consisted of SIX sheets. 2015 700 form

In the past 12 months,  Supervisor Hemphill was able to secure a job for his wife at the Sierra Army Depot.

 

April 4, 2016

Supervisor Chapman Pushing Contractor

to Have His New Boardroom Finished

by *December of this year

*the original scheduled completion date was 3/21/17

Chapman has spent thousands of taxpayers dollars on many studies over the years[over $200,000] to have a new Boardroom. Presently, the Board meets at 707 Nevada Street. This location does not have an elevator.  Chapman needs an elevator. So they spent $133,000 for another study on just the "elevator"...........

 

The study Chapman doesn't want to talk about was the study done in 2014. It put the cost of moving the Supervisors and staff to a new location (the old courthouse on Lassen Street in Susanville) from $862,500 to $1,425,000.

 

 

After 8 months, the Supervisors have  not remodeled the offices for the District Attorney, Public Defender, Child Support Services and Probation in the old BLM building on Riverside.

Keep in mind that the Supervisors are going to use the same pot-of-money.

More than $800,000 for the BLM building and more than a $1,000,000 for the Board's new digs

???????????

There is $1,273,496.65 left of the Certificate of Participation loan and the Supervisors still are not even close to moving the four County Departments into the $1,300,000 building .

 

  THE SUPERVISORS COULD MOVE THE AUDITOR TO THE EMPTY OFFICES BELOW IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND REMODEL THE AUDITORS SPACE FOR THE NEW BOARDROOM, LEAVING STAFF WHERE THEY ARE.

........OOOPS, THAT IS TOO LOGICAL AND PRACTICAL & WOULD SAVE MONEY......

SCRAP THAT IDEA

 

Kan We Help continues to monitor every penny

 

April 2, 2016

ON JUNE 7, 2016

LASSEN COUNTY DOES NOT NEED TO ELECT

MORE BULLIES OR LIARS

On March 27, 2016, Chris Montgomery's Mother, Dava Montgomery, sent a very disturbing letter to Kan We Help in which she threatens Eileen Spencer and her family ?

Chris Montgomery

On March 11, 2016, when Chris Montgomery filed his Candidate papers to run for District 2 Supervisor, he lived in District 3, at 710-075 Sunnyside Road, Janesville, CA

NOTE: There is no public record of Chris Montgomery purchasing any property in January, February or March of 2016. Chris Montgomery lived at 710-075 Sunnyside Road, Janesville, CA (District 3)

 

As of March 21, 2016, Steve Pezzullo owned 250 S. Pine Street, Susanville, Ca.  Chris Montgomery, under penalty of perjury, stated that he lived at 250 S. Pine Street, Susanville, CA 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2016

Today, Lassen County tells Kan We Help

 the Community Development Commission was dissolved on December 29, 2011

Really...........?

The 2016 Municipal Codes lists:

Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.58 Community Development Commission

Members: County Supervisors

Executive Director: CAo

THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THIS COMMISSION,  CAO RICHARD EGAN

 [Lassen County Code, Title 2, Chapter 2.58.040]

Click on the link below and scroll down to bottom, click on "Business/regulations"

Lassen County Codes

 

There is "UNFINISHED" business

 with this Commission

#1

Convene to authorize the repayment of the *$50,000 USDA Grant and change the "use" of the Commission's property at 463-475 Birch Street in Westwood

[* Given the very unethical past practice of the Lassen County Supervisors, Kan We Help will follow up with the repayment of the $50,000]

463-475 Birch Street, Westwood, Ca       WW warehouse

AND

 

#2

 

March 31, 2016

 

Lassen County CAo Egan and Supervisor Chapman

 throw out

  any semblance of following any laws

Can the public trust them? Could they ever trust them?

463-475 Birch Street, Westwood

WW Warehouse

This property is owned by the Lassen County Community Development Commission.

Members:

Jim Chapman, Tom Hammond, Jeff Hemphill, Aaron Albaugh, Bob Pyle

It would have been easy just to put this on the Agenda under "Boards and Commissions" and approve the change of use. Public Records indicate the Lassen County Supervisors NEVER MET to change the use of the Westwood Warehouse.

The public was told that only the "parking lot" was owned by the LCCDC

LIES AND MORE LIES

In 2015, the Supervisors intentionally placed $50,000 in an innocuous "paving" fund to secretly pay back the USDA Grant that limited the use of this property. Chapman was on the Budget Committee that made this decision.

 This "use" could not be for County boat storage.

 NOTE:

The Supervisors cannot blame this deception on the Auditor, Public Works, Planning, the Sheriff.

THIS DECEPTION IS THE

SOLE RESPONSIBILITY

OF THE

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

 

March 29, 2016

SWIM FREE ZONE

The site of the old Roosevelt Pool in Susanville

and F U T U R E  site of an "undetermined" pool?

 

 

After 2 1/2 years, the JPA Board  is again bogged down in deciding on Pool A, B or C. 

 

FLOOR PLAN OF POOL HOUSE

 

 

 

The JPA Board ignored the advice years ago to get the pool design completed, working drawings completed, budgets completed and when the cost was known........GET THE MONEY YOU NEED AND HIRE A CONTRACTOR.  

Of course that was not done and now they are bogged down again with Option A, B, or C. Empathy goes out to the General Contractor to have to put up with this Board.

Project Manager Jared Hancock suggested that the Board might want to allocate more money?   

Plan C effects the quality of the pool

 

 

Five Board Members that have no idea

 what they are doing

The Joint Powers Authority, Honey Lake Valley Recreational Authority Board: L to right, Dave Meserve, Tom Hammond, Dave Wilson, Nick McBride, Jim Chapman

 

This JPA Board did not listen to anyone and the fact that they had zero experience or knowledge of building anything is why the pool has not even started construction

After Jim Chapman threw yet another one of his tantrums and had a meltdown about the on-site well,

 no one had the heart to tell Chapman that they had to cut his elevator out the budget.

 

 

March 28, 2016

Questions for the

Lassen County District Attorney

1. Will Stacey Montgomery prosecute her husband for Perjury or will the State Attorney General have to do it?

2. Will Stacey Montgomery send a "Cease and Desist Notice" to force the Board of Supervisors to allow public comment on all Agenda items or will the Attorney General have to do it ?

JUST DO YOUR F _   _   _  KING  JOB  STACEY

or resign

What this County doesn't need is another Bob Burns

 

March 27, 2016

 

Hold your noseHold your nose

"Stephen" Pezzullo owns 250 S. Pine Street, Susanville, Ca.

Pezzullo purchased this property in a bank foreclosure in 2011

As of March 21, 2016

 

Chris Montgomery (KSUE broadcaster & the DA's husband )submitted his Candidates papers, on March 11, 2016,  to run for District 2 Supervisor

stating that 250 S. Pine was his legal address (under penalty of perjury)

Now, let's take a look at Pezzullo

Steve Pezzullo is a partner with Larry Smith and their HSP Resources (Hayes, Smith, Pezzullo)

 Pezzullo failed to get the Amedee Airfield when Kan We Help filed papers that stopped the Board of Supervisors from including the Army's airfield in the thousands of contaminated Amedee parcels of public property the Supervisors gave Pezzullo and his partners for $25,000.

Amedee Airfield

Pezzullo retaliated by filing a complaint against the Assessor for excluding the Army's Amedee Airfield, in Herlong, from his sale.

The Herlong sale was recorded

without including the Army's Airstrip.

 

The Fair Political Practice Commission fined Herlong's Supervisor Tom Hammond  $2500 for a Conflict of Interest on the Herlong Sale

NEXT:  Pezzullo then filed a complaint against the Assessor for not living in Lassen
County when he ran for Assessor.

DA Montgomery attempted to prosecute the Assessor from Pezzullo's complaint. Fortunately, the DA's case fell apart in court when the case Montgomery filed was dismissed. 

 

Then there are Pezzullo's thugs

How do "case titles" get reduced to initials?

The public could not do a "search" and find cases against Stephen Pezzullo or Larry Smith

This case originally had a case title of SP vs FD and Kan We Help asked the Court to correct the Case title. It was changed but they mis-spelled "Steven"

 

 

 

WELL, WE COULD ASK

 FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

BOB BURNS WHY CASE TITLES ARE ONLY INITIALS..........

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2016

Lassen County

Brown Act Violations Stacking up

County Clerk Julie Bustamante destroys the County's Audio recording of the 3/22/16 meeting. She claims the recording was "unrecoverable"

 

 

March 24, 2016

 

County Clerk Julie Bustamante claims the Audio Recording

of the

Board of Supervisors

March 22, 2016 Meeting

 is suddenly

"unrecoverable"

 

Is this what happened?  The County Clerk records the meetings

 

NOTE: On March 22, 2016, Jim Chapman refused to allow public comments on Agenda item B-4 and then threatened to arrest a member of the public who objected to his action

All in full view of County Counsel Bob Burns, CAO Richard Egan, Sheriff Dean Growden, all the Supervisors, the Lassen County Times (recording also), Department Heads and VETERANS........and the public

This old politician reminds Kan We Help Secretary that this is not a Town Hall meeting?

 Maybe Supervisor Chapman needs to be reminded that this is a PUBLIC meeting governed by the Brown Act.

If you put your head down, you get to ignore what just happened

 

 

                                                                                              Guess who came to the meeting?

 

Oops.....Kan We Help recorded the entire meeting,

Sorry Julie

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2016

Lassen County District Attorney

Receives Brown Act Complaint

District Attorney Stacey Montgomery's husband, Chris Montgomery,  is running for District 2 Supervisor on the June 7, 2016 ballot. 

Will she condone the Board of Supervisors violations and enable future Board members to break the law or set a precedent for future Boards that they must follow the law ?

 

 

 

Bustamante destroys the County's Audio recording of the 3/22/16 meeting

 

 

 

March 23, 2016

Lassen County Supervisor Chapman

Gets Slapped with Another

Brown Act Violation

 

 

Bob Burns advice leads to more Brown Act Complaints

Listen:

illegal new Chapman rule: Public needs a Sponsor to comment on Agenda

The Consent Calendar Rule Section 5 E has been in effect for decades allowing full and direct comments by the public.

On September 8, 2015, former District Attorney and now Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns pushed Supervisors to change the rule to violate the Brown Act. The advantage for the Supervisors was to put the majority of agenda items in the Consent Agenda to eliminate any public comments.

Kan We Help filed a Brown Act Complaint, against LMUD after suddenly all Agenda items had  "INFORMATION ONLY" on Agenda items to eliminate any public comment.

 LMUD General Manager Frank Cady boasted that District Attorney Bob Burns said it was legal.

Bob Burns demonstrates again and again that he is full of illiterate conceit

 

Supervisor Pyle was the Chairperson in 2015 and ignored the new illegal rule 8 times. 

However, the old politician, Supervisor Chapman, knew the advantage of not letting the public *directly comment on the Consent Calendar Agenda and loaded the Consent Calendar with most of the Agenda. 

*Jim Chapman's first Agenda, for 2016, after insisting he should be the Chairperson,

put 18 of the 25 Agenda items in the Consent Calendar. 

 

 

March 22, 2016

Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting:

Raise your hand, get arrested

The Brown Act allows for the public to address "directly" all agenda items

 

NOT IN KING CHAPMAN'S COURT

Supervisor Chapman is now violating the law at every meeting. 

kanwehelp.com  Secretary Eileen Spencer raised her hand to comment on Supervisor Hemphill's " $700 donation" in Agenda Item B-4 (Unagendized Reports by Board Members). Chapman had talked over Hemphill during his Board Report. Supervisor Chapman looked down when Spencer's hand went up and Chapman attempted to go on to the next Agenda Item.

Supervisor Chapman did not ask for "Public Comment" on Agenda Item B-3

 The old politician then threatened to arrest Spencer for "DISRUPTION"

Jim Chapman, a Bloviating Bully........

or just a miscreant legacy ?

 

 

2016 continued