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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   

 

 

 

LASSEN COUNTY BUDGET MEETINGS: 2016-2017

 

 

Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation Meeting,

8/10/16 @11:00 AM- 221 S. Roop Street, Susanville

LCPIC

 

August 26, 2016

 

Supervisor Chapman Puts $444,908

in the

Courthouse Construction Account

for his elevator

 

Supervisor Chapman managed to put $444,908 in Fund 127 for his elevator despite the County needing every penny left of the $4 million dollar loan to renovate the Riverside property.

Where did he get this $444, 908 ?

He moved it from the $10 million General Reserve Account because there will be no $$$ left from the LCPIC loan which has been grossly mis-managed LCPIC .

Richard Egan, as CAO, has authority to move money without permission from the Board or the Public. The Public will never see this money being moved into other accounts.

This $444,908 will silently & methodically find its way to Courthouse Construction (Fund 150/1501/3006119) for Chapman's elevator. 

 

 

On July 8, 2014, 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.  Study  NEVER USED........

 

The County now wants to spend $250,000 (ADA Compliance Study) to tell the County what they already know but have been unwilling to FUND ANY ACTUAL ADA COMPLIANCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2016

 

Lassen County Budget Meeting

CAO Richard Egan makes adjustments to small line items to

be able to fund the Department pay increases + Egan claims he will take a million dollars from the County's $10 million Reserve

This County has been hiding huge amounts of reserve dollars in little used accounts so it wouldn't be noticed................Kan We Help noticed

District Attorney claims that the Public Defender Department will be minimized with her new software program and suggested that no new positions be approved for the Public Defender

Video of 8/23/16 Budget Meeting

Supervisor Chapman bores the staff with 15 minutes of worthless trivia

Supervisor Chapman still managed to put $444,908 in Fund 127 for his elevator despite the County needing every penny left of the $4 million dollar loan to renovate the Riverside property.

 

Last budget meeting (August 30, 2016) before the Budget is presented to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 23, 2016

Lassen County Spends $250,000 to be in

 Compliance

with the

Americans with Disability Act

....look at Fund 150 below...it already has $200,000 in it ?....

The 1973 law was intended to bring all businesses in compliance by 1981. However, the law kept being amended and made compliance impossible. Now public entities that receive Federal assistance must be in compliance before Grants are approved.

SZS Consulting Group will not bring Lassen County into compliance. For $250,000 it will identify Lassen County deficiencies (previous studies have never been utilized) and train County staff on current laws.  The contract includes $25,000 for "public hearings"

 

The majority of Lassen County owned buildings do not comply with the ADA law

 

As Lassen County repaired or remodeled a few buildings they included ADA compliance in all public contracts, however the majority of County buildings have been neglected. Supervisors have been allowed to look the other way in lieu of pursuing their personal projects.

CAO Richard Egan intentionally failed to identify the "Account" line items for moving the $250,000 transfers.  Where will this money really be spent?

 

August 23, 2016 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Agenda H-1

Supervisors approved a tentative Budget (2015/2016) until the 2016/2017 Budget could be finalized

Can we assume the "Equipment" dollars (Fund 119/Budget 1191/Account 3006200) won't be used for this "Service Contract"?

Should  we assume $250,000, from Fund 119/Account 3007000, is being moved to Fund 150/Budget 1501/Account 3002300?

WHY DID EGAN HIDE THE CONTRACT, PROPOSAL AND "HOW" HE PLANNED TO PAY FOR THIS

$250,000 EXPENSE?

 

Fund 150/1501/3002300 has already budgeted $200,000. 

The transfer could have been $50,000 !

 

 

 

CAO Richard Egan decided not to include the entire packet which included SZS Consulting Group's Contract and Proposal. Instead Egan included just Public Works one page letter in the Agenda

 

Kan We Help was told that Public Works submitted SZS Consulting Group, LLC's Proposal and Contract to Richard Egan and CAO Egan decided not to disclose this to the public. 

 

We have obtained copies & will post the Contract & 60 page SZS Proposal 

SZS Contract     SZS Proposal

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22, 2016

HONEY LAKE POWER

The hapless LCT showcases Honey Lake Powers imminent demise

It can't cover its' costs with low natural gas competition. LCT acts like that is the whole story.... so PG&E rather than sustain a LEGALLY REQUIRED mandate to provide Green Power....which HLP does.

Worse yet, LMUD will let it die like they let Mt. Lassen Power die and have NO source of back up power when the Deer Creek PG&E lines go down again.  Yet LMUD had MILLIONS$$$$$$ on fraudulent Arrowrock project.

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY

 

August 16, 2016

Lassen County Airport Land Use Commission Approves

Amedee Army Airfield Land Use Plan

 

Supervisor Hammond did not recuse himself from the votes. He has two businesses in Herlong that will benefit from his vote. He also receives money from the County on his gas station in Herlong

 

L to R:  Representative from Mead & Hunt, Lassen County Planning Gaylon Norwood, LCALUC  Rep.Deborah Shockly

Lassen County Owns the Amedee Army Airfield but the Army has a 50 year lease with an option to an additional 50 years. 

The US Army TACOM, in Warren, Michigan,  decides who lands at this Airfield not the Sierra Army Depot Commander's Staff

Tom Hammond and the Sierra Army Depot representative Lori McDonald

continue to misrepresent private use of the Army's Airfield

 

 

 

April 11, 2015 letter from Major General Gwen Bingham to Kan We Help:

" SIAD's Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Lori McDonald, reiterated to the HSP Resources representative that the US Army could not enter into a separate partnership at the airfield with any organization"

 

Public Affairs Officer Lori McDonald and Chief of Staff Aric Manner stated that HSP could use the Amedee Airfield.........when they both were told that was not true

No representative from Sierra Army Depot attended the August 11, 2016 Vote by the Airport Commission

 

HSP (Hayes, Smith, Pezzullo) must now pay the County

for this $48,000 Use Plan

HSP purchased the land surrounding the Army's Airfield, from Lassen County, for $25,000

Kan We Help prevented the County from including the East end of the runway.

Pyle discussing business with Larry Smith. Supervisor Bob Pyle did not recuse himself.

Steve Pezzullo attempted to cover his face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 11, 2016

Lassen County Holds a Walk-through

of

2950 Riverside Building

for the

Third RFP

Bids due: September 1, 2016

4:00 PM @ 220 S. Roop Street, Susanville

Contractors showed up for yet another walk-though before they decide whether or not to bid on this project

Contractors continue to have the same concerns:

incomplete plans, questions unanswered and the County's $600,000 Budget

The only bid so far has been $1.4 million which the County rejected

 

Contractors were concerned that the Change Orders alone (for the unknowns) would exceed their original bid and of course will Lassen County have the money to pay them

Lassen County purchased this building WITHOUT ANY INSPECTIONS

 

 

It is the County's intentions (according to the plans & specifications) to put a few fire extinguishers around the building.

NO FIRE INSPECTION ACCORDING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL'S OFFICE

NO MONEY FOR A SPRINKLER SYSTEM

NO MONEY FOR SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 2016

Lassen County Pays the County's Volunteer Fire Departments

 *Firenet Fees Each Year

*fire 911 dispatch service

 

Chapman threatens to NOT PAY the Firenet Fees

and then asks the Volunteers to pay 10% of the fees

This has been Supervisor Chapman's Budget Policy for 40 years. He threatens to take personnel away or cut budgets to intimidate County Departments. Budget

 

 

This is the same Supervisor that took $133,000 out of one of his orifices to pay for the third feasibility study for his "elevator"

......just because he could

This will be Chapman's last Budget

 

 

 

August 8, 2016

Susanville Attorney Eugene Chittock

Costs LMUD Ratepayers

$341,000

for

Frivolous Lawsuit

 

Eugene Chittock filed a lawsuit on January 27, 2011 so that LMUD would not have to clean-up their Hayden Hill 69kv transmission lines they purchased from Kinross Gold on December 17, 2007

 

THE PROBLEM FOR CHITTOCK:

LMUD filed a Notice of Exemption, so they would not be required to do the clean-up on December 23, 2009

 

This cheap suit filed a Motion to declare KWH a vexatious litigant on August 12, 2010 so that Kan We Help could not intervene on his intention to bilk the LMUD ratepayers. Chittock was paid $12,472 for filing this Motion.

 

Most *S.L.A.P.P. Motions like this are denied

*strategic lawsuit against public participation

 

This motion did not rise to the level of a vexatious litigant (7 or more failed lawsuits. Kan We Help filed 1 Writ of Mandate against LMUD for the Arrowrock scam), but Judge Bradbury signed it never the less. Judge Bradbury did not disclose that he was in business

with LMUD's   Frank Cady.

 

 

 

August 6, 2016

LMUD attorney Eugene Chittock lied to the public about

the Hayden Hill History...Why... for profit $$$

 

Public Records disclose that LMUD Filed an alleged Exemption to clean up the Hayden Hill transmission lined on

 December 23, 2009

NOT 2014

as stated by Eugene Chittock

to the Lassen County Times on July 26, 2016

 

This December 23, 2009   Notice of Exemption states that LMUD is not liable for the removal  of transmission lines

at the Hayden Hill Gold Mine or the reclamation required by Lassen County.

So, the lawsuit Chittock filed on January 27, 2011 was not only frivolous but deceitful

$341,000 of Deceit

Chittock filed a vexatious motion against KWH to prevent any intervention KWH response

Lassen County Planning Department is the Lead Agency for the Hayden Hill Reclamation Plan & was never informed about this alleged "Notice of Exemption".

 

 LMUD Directors posted a Bond & applied for a Use Permit with Lassen County to comply with the Reclamation Plan after purchasing the 13 miles of 69 kv transmission lines  on December 17,  2007  & now the public is supposed to believe that LMUD was justified in filing a lawsuit to avoid cleaning up the Hayden Hill lines  by claiming Frank Cady, LMUD's Attorney//General Manager didn't have the authority to buy it ?

Ten years later, after Kan We Help exposed this fraud in 2006, LMUD is still lying about Hayden Hill

 

 

If LMUD filed a "Notice of Exemption"

on December 23, 2009, there was no reason

for LMUD to allow Chittock

to file this lawsuit on January 27, 2011 to avoid

any clean-up

 LMUD's  liability ceased to exist on July 20, 2010

 

  Ratepayers paid $341,000 for Chittock's folly

....and he is still employed by LMUD?

 

LMUD Director Fred Nagel was collecting thousands of dollars from Willow Creek landowners in 2006 falsely promising them LMUD would provide power to them through the Hayden Hill lines.....that LMUD did not own

LMUD does not plan to return any of the deposits

 

 

FRED NAGEL & FRANK CADY SIGNED THE $65,000 CHECK TO PURCHASE THE HAYDEN HILL 69 KV TRANSMISSION LINES ON DECEMBER 13, 2007 BUT THE PURCHASE AGREEMENT WAS NOT SIGNED UNTIL DECEMBER 17, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 5, 2016

County Counsel to Retire at end of 2016

 

Supervisors Looking for Replacement

 

August 3, 2016

 

Lassen County's Clumsy Attempt to Right a Wrong

Lassen County Community Development Commission

Does Not Exist?

Westwood Warehouse

The Lassen County Supervisors tried to move money and transfer property belonging to the Lassen County Community Development Commission,  WITHOUT CONVENING THIS COMMISSION.

A Commission they claimed, on March 31, 2016,  DID NOT EXIST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Kan We Help exposed that the "Community Development Commission" did exist, the County started moving backwards to correct this deliberate oversight.

 

Kan We Help exposed:

1. Supervisors approved placing $50,000 in a parking lot account (Fund 588) to repay the restricted USDA Grant,  hoping no one would notice. KAN WE HELP NOTICED.

2. Supervisors never intended to pay the the USDA Grant back. When Kan We Help asked for proof that this loan was re-paid the check was then written.  Public records indicate that the USDA check was written on June 8, 2016

The Westwood Warehouse, under the Grant, could not be used by the Sheriff's Department without re-paying the USDA Grant. Again, the Supervisors unilaterally took this action without convening the Lassen County Community Development Commission. The Supervisors hoped that no one would notice. KAN WE HELP NOTICED

3.  Supervisors moved the maintenance of the Westwood Warehouse property to Public Works due to the fact that the Sheriff's Department has no money to maintain a Sheriff Substation  at the Westwood Warehouse on Birch Street. 

4. On July 26, 2016, the Supervisors placed the Lassen County Community Development Commission on  the Agenda. But moved the meeting to Beiber (over one hour from Susanville).  Supervisor Chapman did not attend this meeting. Supervisor Albaugh Chaired the meeting. Discussion started on Agenda F Boards and Commissions before the Board of Supervisors convened as the LCCDC.  After this was corrected, a question was asked about Resolution 16-2016 deeding the Westwood property to the Sheriff.

Was this an error if it was done twice?

 

August 2, 2016

 

Lassen County's Request to Change

Big Valley Basin

Groundwater Boundaries Denied

Groundwater

 

 

Modoc County Formally Rejects

the

Lassen County Groundwater Boundary Change Proposal

CAO Richard Egan did not place this issue on the Agenda so Modoc County and Lassen County residents could participate in the discussions. Egan brought this issue up under the last Agenda item: Board Information.  The Board was told to blame Modoc County's opposition to this boundary change.

 Egan announced that Lassen County's request to expand the Big Valley Basin groundwater boundaries was denied.

 

 

August 1, 2016

 

 

Lassen County Sheriff's Department's

Lack of Protection

Prompts

Westwood, Clear Creek & Lake Forest Estates Residents to Meet to

Consider Hiring Private Security Patrols

 

 

 

July 31, 2016

 

honesty and integrity

DOES NOT EXIST WITH THE LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Supervisor Jim Chapman demands dishonesty

The Board of Supervisors Agenda includes a Consent Calendar which is intended for routine items.  Jim Chapman has abused this Agenda item more than any other Supervisor in the history of Lassen County.

On July 12, 2016, Jim Chapman placed two Agenda items Consent Agenda inappropriately in the Consent Calendar.

The long term policy of complying with the Brown Act allowed the public to pull items for discussion in the Consent Calendar because the Board attempts to approve these alleged "routine" issues with one vote.

NOW, THE CONSENT CALENDAR IS JUST BEING ABUSED WITH ISSUES THAT ARE NOT by any stretch of the imagination......routine. 

Agenda item G-5 was pulled by Supervisor Hammond. This issue was NOT A ROUTINE ITEM.  Agenda item G-7 was pulled by Supervisor Hemphill. Agenda item G-7 was certainly NOT A ROUTINE ITEM (a vote to spend $1,000,000). A separate vote the votewas taken on each Consent Agenda item (G-5 & G-7).

 

Supervisors Discussion on G-5 & G-7

The July 12, 2016 Minutes, prepared by Julie Bustamante,  however reflect these Consent Calendar agenda items being moved out of the Consent Calendar into Agenda H, Department Reports.

The County Clerk refused to correct this and is complicit in the deception

 

 

 

 

Deliberate deception

These Consent Agenda items (G-5 & G7)  were deliberately moved into Agenda H (Department Reports ) in the Minutes by Chapman and Bustamante.  All the Supervisors were notified about this deliberate deception and not one stood up to correct it at the July 26, 2016 meeting in Beiber.  This action does not preclude Chapman's violation of Brown Act

TRUST.......THAT WAS GONE THE MINUTE CHAPMAN BECAME BOARD CHAIRPERSON

 

 

July 27, 2016

 

Lassen County CAO Issues

Third  Request for Proposal

  for the Remodel of the

"WHITE ELEPHANT"

@ 2950 Riverside Property

Absolutely no inspections were ordered by Lassen County prior to purchasing this 20 year old building.

The Lassen County CAO recommended buying this overpriced falling apart building that was never maintained for $1,300,000.

 Now, the Supervisors have to repair this building that will end up costing over a $1,000,000. In the meantime it just sits there.......

Kan We Help will watch every penny

 

The Supervisors rejected the bid because they don't have the money.

Listen to the Supervisors conversation on this subject

Bid Rejected

 CAO Richard Egan suggests that the work be bid out in piece work and the County will be the General Contractor. The problem with this is Lassen County does not have ANY PERSONNEL WITH THE SKILLS TO DO THIS.  Also, Egan believes that it will be harder to track the money they spend.

GUARANTEED:

this decision will end up costing the taxpayers double and will delay occupancy until 2017. 

 

 

 

July 26, 2016

 

 

Julie Bustamante's Agenda Deception

Lassen County Clerk, Julie Bustamante

 

All Lassen County Supervisors have been notified that County Clerk, Julie Bustamante, intends to falsify the July 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes.

 

July 12, 2016 Consent Calendar

 

Bustamante's Minutes reflect that these Consent Calendar Agenda Items have been placed in "Department Reports".

Next, will Bustamante add agenda items that don't even exist ?

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Will her next attempt be to add Agenda items to Minutes that were never even on any Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2016

Kan We Help Exposed the Failure of the Supervisors

to

Convene the Community Development Commission

for any action on the Westwood Warehouse property

463-475 Birch Street, Westwood

APN 125-010-47 & APN 125-010-48

Public Records indicate that the LCCDC never met to approve any pay back of the $50,000 USDA loan or transfer ownership or use of this property

 

Richard Egan claimed that the Community Development Commission was dissolved

Click on link below & scroll down to "Business/regulations" at bottom of page

Lassen County Codes

Kan We Help has stayed on this story and now the Supervisors are being forced to take care of the "unfinished" business with this Commission........but to go out-of-town to do it?

 

 

July 24, 2016

The Lassen County Supervisors are Cowards in the worst way

They put the SEIU Unfair Labor Practice Complaint issue in "Closed Session" and then take their show out of town to Beiber on July 26, 2016

 

On April 13, 2016, a SEIU representative asked in Public Comment the Fund & Budget their members are paid from.  The Supervisors refused to disclose that very "public information"

 

On July 12, 2016, a SEIU representative again asked in PUBLIC COMMENT  for the Supervisors to get involved.  The County has refused to recognize the SEIU Labor Union. The Union is asking for a $ .50 raise for these in-home care givers.

Chapman attempts to belittle this presentation as inappropriatelisten to Chapman

 

Let's look at September 8, 2015 last year when one of the Sheriff's Departments contract negotiations broke down and was pushed to an impass

WATCH THIS VIDEO:  PLEAS FROM THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT   

 Sheriff Deputies, Jones, Mineau and McGarva

 plea their case in     PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

 

 

 

July 23, 2016

Lassen County Refuses to Bargain

With long term health care workers

SEIU Local 2015 files Unfair Labor Practice complaint against Lassen County

Cindy Vonseca, from SEIU, Local 2015, is a member of a 300,000 member Union that represents long term health care workers. These workers help seniors and the disabled stay in their homes.

The Union wants a $.50 raise and Lassen County refuses to recognize the Union workers and will not bargain with their Union.

 

When Lassen County refused to give the Sheriff's Deputies a raise and pushed them almost to a Strike, Chapman never said a word when all of the Deputies came before the Board in "PUBLIC COMMENT" to protest

 

Listen listen to Chapmanto how Supervisor Chapman treats the people that help our seniors and disabled.

Where is the shame, Mr. Chapman, when these same people helped your own father?

 

 

Think about this Mr. Chapman: Some day they will be emptying your bed pan...............

 

 

Chapman cancelled the July 19 Board of Supervisors meeting and moved the next one 60 miles out of Susanville

You can run Mr. Chapman but you can't hide
 

 

 

 

 

July 22, 2016

Bustamante Just Doesn't Care

The regularly scheduled July 19, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting was cancelled. But still no Notice to the public on the Supervisors website recording this canceled meeting.

What a tangled web we weave when first

we practice to deceive

 

The regularly scheduled July 26, 2016 Board of Supervisors

meeting has suddenly become a

"SPECIAL" meeting in Bieber ?

Kan We Help has informed the County Clerk that Agenda Item G-2, in the 7/26/16 Consent Calendar, fails to report, in the July 12, 2016 Minutes, that Consent Calendar G-5 and G-7 were pulled by Supervisors for discussion and had a separate vote. Instead, the County Clerk has placed these two items incorrectly in "Department Reports"

(Agenda G, Consent Calendar,  illegally prohibits the public from pulling any of the Consent Calendar items for discussion; Brown Act Violation 54954.3)

 

BUSTAMANTE HASN'T CARED

ABOUT HER JOB

IN A

LONG, LONG, LONG TIME

 

It is just a paycheck

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2016

 

 

Lassen County Clerk

Fails to

 Post July 19, 2016 Meeting Notice

Julie Bustamante fails to respond to Kan We Help's questions

 

Two Lassen County residents drove (from Doyle) to attend the July 19, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting in Susanville and the  doors were locked

JULY 19, 2016 WAS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING

 

 

 

July 15, 2016

 

LASSEN MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT LAWSUIT DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE

Lawsuit

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]

LMUD Director Fred Nagel & the LMUD Board, Frank Cady and Bill Stewart purchased the contaminated Hayden Hill Gold Mine. This land purchase was outside LMUD's Territory (Surprise Valley Electric territory). Nagel/Cady and Stewart then concocted this scam of selling power to area land owners for a fee of $30,000.

This person was found dead, from a gunshot,  in his home in Southern California

The owners, Kinross Gold, were required to remove their power lines and restore the land when the mine was closed, but sold this HUGE LIABILITY to the scam artists.  Surprise Valley Electric Cooperative, who supplied the power to the gold mine, told LMUD they would not be involved.

LMUD Attorney Eugene Chittock advised the LMUD Board to file a lawsuit against Kinross Gold to dump the property back to Kinross Gold.

The lawsuit failed and cost the LMUD ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and LMUD still owns this BOONDOGGLE.

The mandatory clean up alone will cost a fortune

Lassen Municipal Utility District has a history of buying "contaminated" property & less than honest business dealings

 

 

This frivolous lawsuit, filed by Chittock on January 27, 2011, was based on LMUD claiming the LMUD Board had no knowledge of the land purchase...............but then this June 11, 2009 LMUD letter was discovered.

 

Surprise Valley Electric NEVER agreed to take part in this scam on any level

 

The LMUD ratepayers might want to take a second look

at the LMUD Board election in November

District 1 Director (fred nagel)

District 4 Director (richard vial)

District 5 Director (jay dow)

.....time for a new attorney, new board.....?

...time to do the final clean-up of the LMUD Board

 

 

 

 

July 14, 2016

$62,682.50 Elevator Study Invoice for

Jim Chapman's New Boardroom

Finally Paid

 

In 2015, the Lassen County Supervisors approved a contract to Lionakis to do a "study" on installing an elevator at the old courthouse on Lassen Street for Supervisor Chapman's new Boardroom. 

Chapman pushed for his new Board room to be completed before he leaves office in December/2016.

 

Kan We Help reminded the Supervisors over and over that no money was budgeted for this and the Supervisors should concentrate on finishing the 20 year old recently acquired 2950 Riverside.

But the Supervisors approved  the Lionakis $133,000 contract anyway, but never paid Lionakis.

Public Records show that Lionakis was finally paid $62,682.50 on June 16, 2016.

The taxpayers received a $62,682.50 "slideshow" presentation

One Bid was received for the remodel of 2950 Riverside: $1,433,709

September 22, 2015 Video Tour of 2950 Riverside

 

The Board of Supervisors July 19, 2016 Meeting has suddenly been cancelled

 

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2016

The Joint Powers Authority, HLVRA,

 Wants the $80,000 Annual Payment

from Lassen County

for the

Community Pool by August

THE COUNTY DOES NOT HAVE IT

According to Lassen County CAO Richard Egan, the HLVRA has asked Lassen County to pay the annual payment early in August.

However, the original conditions have changed since the Lassen County Supervisors voted to take out a $4,080,000 loan  to build the new pool and purchase a building. 

The Supervisors grossly deceived the public about the use of the "loan"  and now have no money to pay the $80,000 this year or future years for annual maintenance support for Community pool (yet to be completed)

.....or remodel their new Riverside building..........

 

 

When Kan We Help asked what the annual payment would be, on the loan, the Supervisors refused to disclose the amount. This payment is due on June 4 of each year until 2035.

According to Lassen County CAO Richard Egan, the HLVRA has now asked, for the Supervisors, to pay the annual payment early in August of 2016.

The original conditions have changed since the Lassen County Supervisors voted to take out a $4,080,000 loan to build the new pool and purchase a building. The Supervisors can no longer use the Fund 169/Tobacco Settlement Fund to pay for the HLVRA annual payments.

 

THE FIRST PAYMENT WAS JUST MADE ON THIS LOAN

This annual $300,000 loan payment

will take

all of the Tobacco Settlement Fund each year

 

 

 

 

 

The Supervisors told the public the County's annual HLVRA support payment would be paid from the Tobacco Settlement Fund.  There is no money left in this Fund

The next Tobacco payment from the State: APRIL/2017

 

THE LASSEN COUNTY AUDITOR STATED THAT, AS OF JULY 12, 2016,  THERE IS LESS THAN $1,300 LEFT IN THE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND

 

THE 40 YEAR CAREER POLITICIAN, SUPERVISOR CHAPMAN,  TOLD THE CAO TO JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND

 

ANYONE WORRIED ABOUT THE 2016/2017 LASSEN COUNTY BUDGET?

 

 

July 8, 2016

Lassen County Supervisors Hide

the

$1,359,015 Bid

to Remodel the Riverside Building

in the Consent Calendar (this Agenda item is "illegally" not available to the public)

 

There is less than $1,317,290.64 left of the Certificate of Participation loan

LCPIC

 

Kan We Help warned the Supervisors

many times about the cost to remodel 2950 Riverside

Purchase Price: $1,300,000 (assessed @ $1,000,000)

Remodel cost: $ 1,433,709 (bid does not include a Fire Protection System)

Purchase Agreement

September 22, 2015 Video Tour

 

 

 

Supervisor Chapman continued to push for his elevator which wasted $133,000 of this loan.

After 7 months,  "Lionakis" has never been paid.

Chapman hired this firm for $133,000 to do a study on putting an elevator in the old courthouse on Lassen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 5, 2016

Kan We Help Submits Comments and Concerns

 to the

 Lassen  County Airport Land Use Commission

on Amedee Army Airfield

July 7, 2016: Last day for public Comments to be submitted

Public Hearing for Vote: August 11, 2016

 

 

July 1, 2016

 

Lassen County Airport Land Use Commission

Attempted to Meet @1:30 PM, on June 30, but

Only Three Commissioners of the Seven

Showed Up for the  1:30 PM Publicly Noticed Meeting:

a quorum is four

THIS $50,000 PLAN IS FOR "ONE" OWNER, STEVE PEZZULLO

Lassen County Planning Department Staff member Gaylon Norwood called the two Lassen County Supervisors on this Commission, District 1 Supervisor Bob Pyle and District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond. Norwood was unable to reach Supervisor Pyle. When Supervisor Hammond was reached he claimed that he had forgotten about the meeting.

The "public comment" period for the Amedee Army Airport Land Use Plan ends on July 7, 2016.

 

NORWOOD CLAIMED THAT THIS PUBLIC MEETING

WAS NOT REQUIRED AND WOULD NOT BE RESCHEDULED

 Supervisor Hammond showed up at 2:15 PM and the meeting was convened.

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer asked the Commissioners to look at Section 2.2.2  This section would allow major land uses such as residential development (2.2.2 (g)) within the 2.8 mile Area of Influence of the Commission.

Any of the actions listed in Section 2.2.2 would need to be reviewed by the ALUC (Area Land Use Commission), however Supervisor Hammond asked that Section 2.3 be removed in its' entirety.

Sierra Army Depot representatives were present and told the Commissioners that they would be open to sharing the Army's airfield.

Of course, this was a

total lie

 and they both knew it.

The Lassen County Supervisors attempted to include the East end of the Army's Airfield in the RFP but the Supervisors were stopped when Kan We Help exposed this.

Lassen County was given the Army's Airfield and surrounding land (over 3,000 acres) in the 2002 Army Agreement with the stipulation that the Army would have a 50 year lease on the Airfield (with a 50 year additional option).

 The County had every intention to include the East end of the Airfield in the sale to Steve Pezzullo.

The County then intended to transfer the 50 year Lease to Pezzullo. It failed because it was discovered in time to create a new parcel number for the East End of the Airfield and exclude the Airfield from the final documents.  

 

 

 

NOTE:

 The two Sierra Army Depot representatives below met secretly with Steve Pezzullo and Supervisor Hammond during the "public bidding" process for the Amedee Parcels. 

This of course was unethical and should have excluded Pezzullo from bidding........

Steve Pezzullo included these meetings in his proposal to state that he was in negotiations with the Army and claimed he could use the Army's Airfield for any business that he would develop next to the airstrip. 

If adopted, this Land Use Plan would also allow

daily Army aircraft landings

from 2 to 20 in Herlong

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2016

Lassen County Pays Off  RBEG Grant

Allowing the Sheriff's Department

to

Open a Westwood Substation

Lassen County Supervisors voted to close the "Business Parks" in Westwood and Bieber and transfer the maintenance of these buildings to Public Works.

The Lassen County Auditor announced that Fund 588 would be closed and the remaining balance of approximately $20,000 would be transferred to the "General Fund".  These funds are RESTRICTED and cannot be placed for general use, but they did it anyway?

In 2015 and again in March of 2016, Kan We Help challenged the $50,000 suddenly being placed in Fund 588. It appeared the Supervisors never intended to convene the Community Development Commission to legally take any action on the Westwood property. After Kan We Help challenged this action again, a check for $50,000 was sent to USDA to repay the Grant on June 9, 2016.

This warehouse, in Westwood, can now be used by Lassen County unrestricted.

Kan We Help suggests the remaining funds that were moved to the GENERAL FUND be used to move the Sheriff into this building............ASAP

 

 

 

 

June 24, 2016

Chapman's Budget  Meetings

Are Abusive, Intimidating,

......and shameful budget meetings

The Sheriff's Department presented

 an issue of urgency for Lassen County

at the Budget meeting on June 21

 and needs a budget increase of  $172,000

NOW

for  upgrades  to the

"911" Dispatch System

watch the video

Video

Supervisor Chapman tells the Sheriff that he will bring this topic up at the Agenda Committee on Wednesday, June 22.

But, Chapman DID NOT SEE ANY URGENCY

AND FAILED TO PLACE THIS ISSUE ON THE JUNE 28 AGENDA

 

Everyone knows that the

 "KISS CHAPMANS RING"

 CEREMONY

MUST PRECEDE ALL REQUESTS

listen to Chapman's embarrassing outburst

Supervisor Chapman turns the annual

Lassen County Budget Meetings into a joke

Chapman makes it very clear that County Departments get nothing until they beg

.....its an "ego" and  "abuse of authority" issue with Chapman

SHAMEFUL

 

June 23, 2016

 

Lassen County Receives One Bid

on

2950 Riverside  Remodel

$1,433,709

There is $1,317,290.64 left

of the LCPIC loan

2950 Riverside

KAN WE HELP HAS SAID MANY MANY TIMES,

FINISH THE RIVERSIDE   BUILDING

 BECAUSE

THERE IS NO MONEY

FOR CHAPMAN'S ELEVATOR

$4,080,000 loan

NOW, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY LEFT

TO EVEN REPAIR THE RIVERSIDE BUILDING

 

Lassen County CAO Richard Egan paid too much for this old building knowing that it had major repairs. Egan told the Supervisors that he could buy and improve this building for $1,700,000.

The building was appraised at $1,000,000. Egan paid $1,300,000 and told the Supervisors that it would cost $700,000 to repair. The only bid on the repairs was $1,433,709

This does not include the cost of a "fire protection" system

 

 

June 22, 2016

Kan We Help posted a photo of deer eating in the "Community Pool" Site on May 1, 2016

 

 

 

But when KWH posted cows grazing in the pool site, on June 18, 2016,

the HLVRA suddenly scheduled a

GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

at the site three days later

This $2,750,00 "seasonal pool" will open the Spring of 2017.  Between March and June of 2017

 

Over the years (since 2013) the pool got smaller

and the price got bigger

The HLVRA approved the design of the pool in December of 2015. That design has morphed to the above pool

HLVRA

 

 

June 21, 2016

 

WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Left to right:  District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond, District 3 Supervisor Jeff Hemphill, District 4 Supervisor Aaron Albaugh, District 1 Supervisor Bob Pyle

LASSEN COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE NOT SAFE

Give the Sheriff's Department

 what they need,

NOW

 

The Lassen County Supervisors will meet again today at 2:00 PM to discuss the 2016-2017 Budget.

 These five Supervisors almost pushed the Sheriff Deputies to strike last year when they refused to bargain with them.

 THAT CAN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.

There are not enough Deputy's to protect citizens in

 Lassen County any longer.

 

Call your Supervisor and tell them to fix the problems at the Sheriff's Department

1. Create upward mobility

2. Pay more or all of the Deputies health costs

3. Match the pay of the Correction Officers or pay more

 

DON'T LET THE LIES OF THE SUPERVISORS TELL YOU ANYMORE THEY ARE BROKE.

THEY HAVE $$ MILLIONS AND $$ MILLIONS TUCKED AWAY

Time to step up and keep Lassen County Safe

 

 

June 18, 2016

Lassen County Community Pool

Now Just a Cow Pasture

HLVRA

 

 

June 17, 2016

 

LASSEN COUNTY

2016

ELECTION 

FINAL #1 results

as opposed to the

California State Secretary report

 

 

Lassen County Clerk Julie Bustamante's term of office ends in 2018

She has made Lassen County elections a joke

Those that won, may not have won

Those that lost, may not have lost

FYI: Bustamante is going to certify this election "2 weeks after the election" 

UNPRECEDENTED

 

what was the hurry this time, Julie ?

 

 

June 15, 2016

Minutes After Kan We Help's 6/14/16 Post 

Lassen County Clerk Posts Election Result Report #16

2016 Election Results

 

County Clerk Julie Bustamante just found 55 more ballots

 that resulted in 366 more votes

The Secretary of State now posts 13,434 registered voters

On 6/13/16 the Lassen County Clerk posts 12,739 registered voters

 

Lassen County Clerk now posts 13,447 registered voters

County Clerk Julie Bustamante just found 708 more registered voters

what happened to the votes...................

Once again, her numbers are totally unbelievable

 

June 14, 2016

Lassen County Clerk

Continues to Count

Votes ?

California State Secretary reports that Lassen County has 13,434 registered voters

Lassen County Clerk reports only 12,739 registered voters

Should the public be concerned with a 695 discrepancy ?

Lassen County Clerks Report #14 was issued on 6/13/16 at 3:18 PM

7044 votes cast..........?

When the Polls closed at 8:00 PM on June 7, 2016, that stopped all pollng or provisional votes being received. These votes included all ballots cast at the Precincts.

Lassen County Clerk needs to explain why votes cast at the Precincts continue to come in

 Report #12: June 10, 2016                    Report #14, June 13, 2016

Candidate        Polling    ABS/VBM      Candidate   Polling    ABS/VBM

Noyes                                   23                  29                  Noyes                     24                     29

Statti                                  200                156                  Statti                    222                   156

DeMartimprey                 230                 343                 DeMartimprey    260                   343

Gallagher                          285                 268                Gallagher              299                  268

Teeter                                512                   46                Teeter                    566                    46

Stovall                               111                   20                 Stovall                   116                    20

Montgomery                    254                   26                 Montgomery         284                    26

Dixon                                167                 253                 Dixon                     187                  253

Albaugh                           363                 458                 Albaugh                 418                  458

228 additional votes found from the "Precincts" from June 10, 2016 to June 13, 2016

 

THERE WILL BE A RUN OFF ELECTION FOR DISTRICT 1 IN NOVEMBER. NEITHER CANDIDATE REACHED 50% + 1

 

The latest Supervisors Race results as of June 13, 2016:

FYI:  Sacramento County with 462,117 votes cast

reported 100% counted on June 10, 2016

 

 

June 10, 2016

Lassen County Budget Talks Begin

Kan We Help will be providing video & the Minutes of this "public" Meeting

6/8/16 Video    6/8/16 MINUTES

The purpose of the initial Budget meeting (with a very somber County Administrative Officer Richard Egan who arrived late) was to look at new County positions and/or reclassification of employees for pay increases

Undersheriff John Mineau made the presentation for Sheriff Dean Growden who was not present.  Mineau made it perfectly clear the Department needs to change if they want to keep staff.  He stated that if a Deputy is promoted to Sergeant they would lose $100 in pay.

THAT'S JUST NOT RIGHT

Also, CAO Richard Egan announced that yet another Veterans Affairs Representative will be leaving.

 

Future meetings will be determined at the 6/21/16 Board of Supervisors meeting

 

 

 

June 9, 2016

District 2 Voters Did Not Want A Cheater

Chris Montgomery, the District Attorney's husband, was short 272 votes

BUSTED

 

Chris Montgomery registered to vote in District 2 when he was living in District 3

Chris Montgomery filed Candidate papers for District 2 when he was living in District 3

Chris Montgomery moved into District 2, in a Pezzullo rental in April/2016

THE VOTERS SAID "NO WAY"

 

 

 

 

June 7, 2016

 

LASSEN COUNTY VOTERS TELL

THE JEFFERSON CULT

TO

GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTY

AND 

as you exit your campaign

for the State of Jefferson

DON'T LET THE DOOR SLAP YOU

ON THE ASS AS YOU LEAVE

 

 

KEEP IT CALIFORNIA[Keeping all 58 Counties in tact]

 

 

 

June 6, 2016

 

Don't complain about government,

if you don't vote

Make your voice heard

VOTE ON JUNE 7, 2016

 

 

June 3, 2016

Kan We Help has exposed the Lassen County Supervisors decades old practice  of

 hiding millions of dollars in

 grossly padded innocuous budgets (postage, training, equipment)

AND THEN CLAIMING THEY WERE BROKE

 

That deception must end

 

FIX THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

create an environment for officers to stay here; better pay, upward mobility, affordable health care

FIX COUNTY BUILDINGS

create and staff a capital improvement department staffed by professionals

FIX THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

create and staff a new DA department for prison affairs********protect law biding citizens first

 

 

 

 

June 2, 2016

LAWLESSNESS

Robbery is a civil matter

Vandalism is a civil matter

Assault is a civil matter

Rape is a civil matter

IN

RURAL LASSEN COUNTY

 

AT

 CRITICAL POINT

 

Will hiring more Deputies make a difference?

These small rural communities, in Lassen County,

have little to NO PROTECTION by  law enforcement
 

Local crimes against the people are being ignored by Deputies and the District Attorney

Prison issues have consumed the Office of District Attorney.

Maybe it is time to expand the duties of the District Attorney

Maybe it is time to give the Sheriff what he needs to protect citizens instead of prisoners

WAKE UP LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

Lassen County residents are not safe

 

 

 

June 1, 2016

 

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Does Not Qualify

 to be a

NON-PROFIT ?

Short sightedness, arrogance and an inexperienced Board

caused years of delays

Who will bail this project out?

 

 

2016 continued