THE BULLETIN BOARD
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest",
NEW...."Caught with your pants down" page and his twin brother "Knotagin"
Diebold Voting Machine Program Cards Easily Changes Votes
District Attorney Montgomery
Larry Wosick, the bully
The third certainty in life, besides death and taxes,
corruption in Lassen County
First Day of the Fiscal Year
Lassen County Board of Supervisors
Start Spending the $4,080,000 Loan
BOS July 1, 2015 Meeting
WILL JUDGE MICHELLE VERDEROSA
Judge Verderosa was no where to be seen. Stephen Bradbury appeared at the bench to the surprise of "everyone", including the Bailiff who told visitors that Judge Verderosa would be presiding over the hearing.
No reason was given for the substitution but Bradbury ruled that there was sufficient cause to hold William Romero for the murder of Angel Siler in 2011.
Prosecutor Dan Howe, at no point appeared interested or competent at the hearing.
Howe either has no skills to prosecute a murder trial or he has been distracted by the enormous responsibility of his new appointment as "Hearing Officer". Bob Burns just gave Howe a $5,000 contract to act, when or if, a marijuana dispute arises. The $ 5,000 appeared to have the perception of a bribe. A bribe to sabotage the Romero trial perhaps. Burns was the District Attorney when Angel Siler was murdered and he did nothing.
After today's performance the District Attorney should be looking for a Special Prosecutor.
An arraignment date was set for July 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM in Judge Verderosa's Court
It is sad and unfortunate,
Bob Pyle, Jim Chapman and Richard Egan
Lied about the LCPIC
GREED & OPPORTUNITY
Lassen County Poised
to Purchase BLM Building
in Susanville on July 1
Supervisors will hold Special Meeting on
Wednesday, July 1
to sign the purchase agreement
The Board of Supervisors voted to approve the 2015/2016 Budget on June 23, 2015 which included the purchase of the BLM building.
The County's $4 million dollar loan ($1.7 BLM bldg, $1.1 pool, $1.2 to conceal) was deposited in the Lassen County Treasury on June 4, 2015 so that on July 1, of the new fiscal year, they could purchase the BLM building.
The CAo Richard Egan planned on spending $1.1 million for the building but the final purchase price was $1.3 million, leaving an alleged $400,000 for repairs and remodeling of the new building.
THE BUDGET COMMITTEE SHOULD BE A REGULAR AGENDIZED ITEM
NOT BURIED IN THE CONSENT CALENDAR
This is not "Miscellaneous Correspondence"
Question: What happens to the County's Administration Building @ 220 Roop Street
Can the historic old courthouse on Lassen Street hold the entire County Administration staff, Auditor, Treasurer, Assessor, NEW BOARD ROOM, County Clerk
AND HAMMOND SWEARS BY IT
Video June 23, 2015 BOS meeting: Part 2, 12:56 to 18:15
Supervisor Hammond & Chapman
misled the public
Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman and District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond sit on the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority created by the City of Susanville and Lassen County.
Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority
These two men attended the June 16, 2015 HLVRA meeting when the Executive Director Jarod Hancock announced that Susanville did not get the OGALS Grant. The OGALS Grant, if awarded, was to be used for Susanville's share ($1.1 million) of the construction costs for the community pool. Susanville must now find another source for the pool construction costs.
The County will hold onto the $1.1 million that they borrowed on June 4, 2015 until Susanville can find a source for the pool construction costs.
YESTERDAY, AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING, CHAPMAN AND HAMMOND FAILED TO REPORT THIS "FACT" DURING AGENDA B-4 (Unagendized Reports by Board Members aka meetings they attended) AND WERE CLEARLY ANNOYED THAT THE ISSUE WAS BROUGHT UP BY KAN WE HELP.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
REGULAR JUNE 23, 2015 MEETING CANCELLED
Lassen County CAo Richard Egan told to call a
Special Meeting because
County Clerk Bustamante failed to post
the Agenda for June 23, 2015
County Counsel Bob Burns
Takes A Page Out Of
Frank Cady's Playbook
....or...was the author really Burns?
When you can no longer suppress the truth, you restrict public participation.
June 16, 2015 BOS meeting :Changing long standing procedures so public participation is limited
LASSEN COUNTY RULES AND PROCEDURES
Frank Cady's BFF, Bob Burns is moving in that direction when he told the Lassen County Supervisors that this is THEIR MEETING AND NOT THE PUBLIC'S. Burns suggests not letting the public comment on certain Agenda items (illegal).
Burns told the Board of Supervisors that the public should not be allowed to comment on approving the Agenda or past Minutes.
Burns told the Board that the public should not be able to pull "Consent Calendar" Agenda items, even though the Board's procedures allow this. The Consent Calendar is supposed be used for routine business but this Board every week abuses this and places inappropriate items to be approved without discussion by ONE SWEEPING VOTE.
Burns told the County Clerk not to release LCPIC public records to Kan We Help but later changed his mind when Kan We Help threatened to file a Writ of Mandate. Burns only released a portion of the Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation documents. CAO Richard Egan has been paying this shell corporations annual fees from the Chamber of Commerce's account for years without consent from the Supervisors.
.....stay tuned for the rest of the story.....
Bustamante Misses Deadline
for Posting BOS Agenda
She selects the laws to obey and ignore
Bustamante Then Lies About
the Wrong dates and Wrong Times
on BOS Website
Bustamante is notified on Sunday that the dates and times are incorrect. She fixes the problem Monday morning
and then lies about it.
Burns Doesn't Like the Public Criticism and tells the Supervisors that
this is not the publics meeting.
Video: June 16, 2015
.....so he is talking the fabulous five into restricting public involvement
This is an alleged attorney that has an unnatural contempt for the Open Meeting laws in California
Kan We Help's offer to send Mr. Burns to private classes on the Brown Act was declined by Bob Pyle
Burns tells the Supervisors that the public should not be able to speak on certain Agenda items
City of Susanville Fails to Get the $1.1 Million Dollar Grant for
Construction of the
Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority Pool
Lassen County Supervisors and the only incorporated city in the County, Susanville, formed a Joint Powers Authority in 2013 to build a community pool.
The HLVRA moved forward today and approved a Request For Proposal (RFP) to find a developer or contractor to build the pool even though there are no funds yet.
The two public entities have each been contributing $200,000 a year to the HLVRA towards the construction costs.
Funds have been used to demolish the old pool
Bribery Comes In Different Flavors
Burns: He can't be a judge. He can't be District Attorney
He thinks he is a Lassen County Supervisor
In 2011, Bob Burns was the District Attorney when 23 year old Angel Siler was raped and murdered.
BURNS DID NOTHING TO INVESTIGATE THIS CRIME THEN AND NOW HE THINKS HE CAN INFLUENCE THE ATTORNEY THAT HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THIS SUSANVILLE CAPITAL MURDER CASE..........DAN HOWE
Burns thought up this scheme to suddenly give his friend, DAN HOWE, a new $5,000 contract and no one would notice.
CAO refused to disclose how he was going
to pay for this
DAN HOWE WORKS
DISTRICT ATTORNEY STACEY MONTGOMERY.
HELP HOWE FOCUS ON THIS CAPITAL MURDER CASE?
WILL DAN HOW ACCEPT THIS BRIBE?
William Joaquin Romero
Turned Down Plea Deal on June 11
Will Face a Murder Charge
2011 Rape and Death of 23 year old
Romero was offered six years in prison, by Deputy District Attorney Dan Howe, if he plead guilty to the lesser charge of "Kill without Malice", and Romero turned it down
Judge Verderosa asked Romero if he understood that the penalty for murder could be life in prison. Romero responded that he understood.
In 2011, Bob Burns was Lassen County's District Attorney when this rape/murder occurred and he made the decision to ignore the evidence and pleas from Angel Siler's family to investigate this rape/murder.
IGNORED AS IN......DISMISSED HER DEATH AS INSIGNIFICANT AND NOT WORTH INVESTIGATNG
Now, Bob Burns (Lassen County Counsel) wants to distract the prosecutor Dan Howe, from this MURDER TRIAL, by assigning more "duties" or is this just a bribe to look the other way ??
Isn't this a call that should be made by the current DISTRICT ATTORNEY?
Burns wants the Board of Supervisors to hire Dan Howe as the "Hearing Officer" for marijuana cases.
Mr. Burns wants to pay Dan Howe
a bonus of $5,000.
That's politics in Lassen County
Burns has placed this issue as the last item (Agenda item H-5) on the last page of the Board of Supervisors June 16, 2015 meeting Agenda.
[Typically, this type of work, is contracted out to attorney Andrew Haut]
Integrity is important to Supervisor Albaugh
At the June 9, 2015 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting, District 4 Supervisor Albaugh castigated Supervisor Hammond for putting his own integrity at stake when Hammond secretly met with Steve Pezzullo, Larry Smith and Aric Manner (Sierra Army Depot Chief of Staff) during a public bidding process.
June 9, 2015 BOS meeting: Supervisor Albaugh not happy with Hammond's actions
On February 17, 2015, Tom Hammond admits meeting secretly with Pezzullo during a public bidding process
County Counsel Bob Burns sits and does nothing
Watch the February 17, 2015 video and then watch Hammond back tracking his statement on May 19, 2015
VIDEO: The 2/17/15 statement followed by the 5/19/15 statement
District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond cast the deciding vote to give Pezzullo and friends,not only the 400 acre township of Herlong but the 3500 acres surrounding the Sierra Army Depot.
Hammond owns the only grocery and gas stations (2) in Herlong and refused to step down when both issues came to the floor for votes.
THE FPPC FINED HAMMOND $2500 FOR HIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST
WHAT THE LASSEN COUNTY BOARD KNEW
LASSEN COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION's HISTORY
didn't disclose to the public
They put on a really good show for the public
August 7, 2001 LCPIC Minutes
Richard Egan: "The corporation can also borrow funds without approval of the voters"
Richard Egan was the Lassen County Treasurer from 1999-2014 & had full knowledge of the 17 year old LCPIC
(the following has been confirmed by public documents)
The original shell corporation Ameri-Civic Improvement Corporation was created in 1989
The Lendors changed three times under the ACCIP
The LCPIC was created because Lassen County's former shell corporation Ameri-Cal Civic Improvement Corporation was dissolved on November 2, 1992
Lassen County went six years without a shell corporation to handle their $6,030,000 debt
The LCPIC assumed a $6,030,000 debt when it was formed in 1998
The cost of the new $4,080,000 debt will be in excess of $2,000,000
THE LCPIC HAS NOT MET FOR ITS ANNUAL MEETINGS SINCE 2008
The LCPIC is not a NON-PROFIT as stated by Richard Egan
The Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation has never appeared on ANY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA prior to May 26, 2015
Richard Egan secretly paid delinquent LCPIC fees and penalties without authorization
Richard Egan failed to file Form 100 with the Franchise Tax Board and in 2011 Lassen County received a NOTICE OF SUSPENSION of the LCPIC
Richard Egan failed to file timely ANNUAL MANAGEMENT REPORTS to the Lendors from 2000-2005
The Lassen County Supervisors and CAO presented this proposal to finance the District Attorney's (BLM building) new offices as a new and innovative idea of financing when........
County Counsel blocked Kan We Help's Public Records Request until the $4,000,000 was transferred on 6/4/15
Where's the shame..........
Kan We Help will watch every penny
"Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation"
A SLUSH FUND
Bob Pyle was President of this slush fund in 2001, 2006, 2010, 2015
Jim Chapman was President of this slush fund in 1999, 2003, 2011
Brian Dahle was President of this slush fund in 1998, 2007, 2012
Richard Egan was Treasurer of this slush fund from 1998-2013
Richard Egan was Vice-President of this slush fund from 2014-2015
Julie Bustamante was Secretary of this slush fund from 2007-2015
On May 26, 2015, former Supervisor Everd McCain came to the Board of Supervisors to object to this loan.
Supervisor McCain was kept in the dark about this secret slush fund
Lassen County Supervisors Pyle and Chapman's
DECEPTION FIRST AND THEN MORE LIES
SECRETS, SECRETS, SECRETS
August 7, 2001 LCPIC Minutes
Richard Egan: "The corporation can also borrow funds without approval of the voters"[Richard Egan was the Lassen County Treasurer from 1999-2014]
After Julie Bustamante was elected County Clerk the LCPIC didn't meet from 2009 to 2015. Annual Reports were not filed
On June 15, 2011, the Franchise Tax Board sent the LCPIC a "FINAL NOTICE BEFORE SUSPENSION
Steve Pezzullo and Larry Smith
Blocked from getting any Part of Airstrip
Pezzullo will not get East end of the Amedee Airfield
Kan We Help objected when the Lassen County Supervisors included the east end of the Amedee Airstrip in Parcel 133-080-60 for sale in the RFP.
The Supervisors had every intention of giving
Pezzullo part of the Army's airstrip
The Assessor split up APN 133-080-60 so that the east end of the airstrip had its own parcel number, 133-080-64
Assessor protects the airstrip by assigning APN's
133-070-22 (west end)
133-070-23 (west end)
133-070-14 (west end)
133-080-64 (east end)
133-120-14 (east end)
Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation
NOT A NON-PROFIT
as the Articles of Incorporation
and Bylaws state
......just a plain old ordinary shell corporation
Kan We Help requested the Agendas, Minutes and annual corporations reports filed with the Franchise Tax Board and/or the IRS. On May 29, 2015, the County Clerk was advised by County Counsel not to let KWH inspect these documents.
The County Clerk claimed later, after Kan We Help threatened to file a Writ of Mandate, she had to find all of the documents requested.
Bustamante had the "green" binder at the May 26, 2015 LCPIC meeting and could have complied with Kan We Help's Public Records Request on May 29, 2015
Bustamante turned the "green" binder over for inspection today.
Bustamante also released the annual regular corporation "Franchise Tax Form 100's " & copies of the letters from the State of California regarding late fees, penalties, etc.
All available on May 29, 2015
Pezzullo's Family Member,
Deliquent $13,147.31 on her BLM Building Property Taxes
Cherie Gullerud, owner of 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville (vacated BLM Building) has history of delinquent Lassen County property taxes.
Gullerod is currently delinquent $13,174.31 on the property Lassen County CAO Richard Egan has been trying to purchase for Lassen County. The delinquent taxes have never been mentioned at any public meeting. She also paid a penalty on her tax bill in 2014 but has paid the December 10, 2014 taxes.
Will the taxpayers have to eat these back taxes in the "deal" Egan is putting together?
WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
FOR THIS DECEPTION
They cannot produce any documentation that LCPIC
a valid non-profit corporation.
Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation
?BOGUS AND BUSTED?
A Ukiah resident, Tony Shaw, was hired to put this $4 million dollar loan together. The Board of Supervisors hired the Government Financial Strategies Inc. and GFS, Inc. based their vetting of the LCPIC to receive millions on Bond Counsel (Meyers-Nave). .....great checks and balances ?
Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns has blocked any disclosures on the LCPIC that was formed in 1998. He advised the County Clerk not to release mandatory State annual reports, Agendas and Minutes. All are public documents.
All corporations in California are required to comply with the changing corporate laws. LCPIC is no exception, even though the GFS, Inc. was told by Bond Counsel that the LCPIC does not have to comply.
Is the LCPIC really defunct and is being resurrected?
Will most or all of the 4 million be used on the DA's new building?
Will Chapman's new board room continue to be paid from unfunded budget accounts?
Will the HLVRA go out-of-business because the County spent the promised million dollars?
Will the Supervisors continue
coerce and intimidate staff
to hide the truth?
Vacated BLM Building
Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA
assessed at $2,303,892 in 2014
The BLM building is listed for $1.6 million with Susanville Real Estate
CAO, Richard Egan told the public that it would
cost $1.1 million to purchase this building & $600,000 to renovate
Anyone want to guess why Egan lied?
Will Steve Pezzullo's Big Happy Family laugh all the way to the bank again,
if they pull off this scam ?
It's just money......public money
County Counsel Bob Burns
NOT TO COMPLY
That may be a reality, for Bustamante, if there are no corporation documents.
The Supervisors are attempting to quickly pass-through $4.1 million dollars through the "Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation"
The Lassen County Clerk is the "SECRETARY" of LCPIC and keeps the records.
Steve Pezzullo, Larry Smith, Tom Hammond and Hal Hays
RESULTS: In two years, no improvements in Herlong. Just t a l k.....
Pezzullo's HSP Resources, Inc. [formed immediately for the purchase of the Township of Herlong] has done NOTHING except complain about paying property taxes.
Thanks to Supervisor Hammond, for $56,900, they own the 4,000 acres of the public land that surrounds the Sierra Army Depot
...and he gets a "NO COMPETITION" promise?
Supervisors Hammond, Pyle and Hemphill are attempting to include the east-end of Amedee Airfield in the sale to HSP Resources. This parcel intentionally was never given an APN number so that it would be included in the sale.
Notice that parcel 133-080-60-11 wraps around and includes the east-end airfield strip.
THIS WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT, BUT AN INTENTIONAL ACT TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF THE AIRFIELD IN THE SALE TO PEZZULLO AND COMPANY
Lassen County has a 50 year lease with the Army for the entire Amedee Airfield.
WATCH AND SEE IF THIS SCAM IS ACCOMPLISHED !
Lassen County Supervisor Tom Hammond's
boy scout demeanor
more than tarnished
On February 17, 2015, Tom Hammond admits meeting secretly with Pezzullo during a public bidding process
Watch the February 17, 2015 video and then watch Hammond back tracking his statement on May 19, 2015
VIDEO: The 2/17/15 statement followed by the 5/19/15 statement
1. The Amedee Parcels RFP was issued on 9/23/14
2. The public bidding process was from 9/23/14 to 2/17/15
3.On 12/11/14, HSP Resources stated in their bid that they were in negotiations with the Sierra Army Depot
4. Chief of Staff of the Sierra Army Depot (Aric Manner) stated on 1/6/15 he did not know anyone from HSP Resources
5. On 2/17/15, Supervisor Hammond admits he met secretly three (3) times with HSP Resources & Sierra Army Depot Chief of Staff Aric Manner
6. On May 19, 2015, Supervisor Hammond admits that on 1/14/15 and 2/11/15 he met with HSP Resources and Sierra Army Depot Chief of Staff Aric Manner for "tours" of the Depot. Supervisor Hammond did not disclose the date any third meeting?
On 2/17/15, Supervisor Hammond was the deciding vote to give HSP Resources 3400 acres of public land for $25,000.
On October 8, 2013 Hammond voted to give HSP Resources the township of Herlong (over 400 acres for $31,900)
Did Tom Hammond's vote insure that he would be the only business to sell food and gasoline in Herlong?
Lassen County Flim Flam Plan
Frank Cady's million dollar loan
from Plumas Bank
While Frank Cady was LMUD's GM/Attorney he ran the Susanville golf course and was allowed to use the City of Susanville's golf course as collateral for a $1 million dollar personal loan. When Cady defaulted the City of Susanville had to pay off Cady's loan. No one asked Cady where the money was?? Plumas Bank didn't ask where the money was. The City of Susanville's City Attorney represented Frank Cady.............
The Lassen County Supervisors are using Frank Cady's Meyers-Nave law firm to put a similar deal together. If it worked once, why not do it again?
Meyers-Nave refer to the "Riverside Building" and "Lassen County Courthouse" as though they are the property of Lassen County.
The deception is quite intentional.
Lassen County BOS May 26, 2015 Agenda Item D-1
If the BLM building [on Riverside Drive] is connected to Steve Pezzullo, will the price be inflated or doubled? If the price is doubled and CAO Richard Egan is authorized to pay $2-2.5 million for the BLM building what money is left of the $4.1 million? They will need $1 million for renovations.
The BLM building is being purchased for the new District Attorney and related departments. The District Attorney is presently housed upstairs at the old courthouse building vacated by the State of California when they built the Lassen County Courthouse on Riverside Drive in Susanville.
There will be no money left for improvements at the old courthouse on Lassen Avenue in Susanville after the BLM purchase and renovations and the gift of ???? dollars to the HLVRA. There will barely be enough to give to the Honey Lake Valley Recreational Authority for the construction of their community pool project. The HLVRA was relying on the Tobacco Settlement annual contributions to pay for the $400,000 anticipated maintenance cost. With this new scheme, all of the Tobacco Settlement money will go to the Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation FOR " RENT?.
watch the money..............
*Richard Egan authorized a $20,000 contract to Skip Jones to renovate the County Clerk's office because he knew there would be no money left after this deal goes through to renovate county offices. *
Mr. Egan knew there were no dollars budgeted for this expense and approved the work anyway.. County Clerk Julie Bustamante even took the leather chairs that Judge Sokol had in his office....for her office.
SHE STILL COUNTS THE SUPERVISORS VOTES
EPIC, SIMPLY EPIC
Lassen County Supervisors
"Slight of Hand"
for funding....... now what "project " was that for?
Company A gets funding from Company B who gives the money to Company C who gives it back to Company A
Oh, this gets even better................
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan
Proposes Using a 1998 Shell Corporation
to Borrow $4 million dollars
On June 26, 1998, Lassen County created the shell corporation
LASSEN COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION.
The concept, in 1998, was to have this shell corporation borrow money to build the new Jail. This "shell" corporation does not have any assets to borrow a dollar?
In 2000, Lassen County obtained a $2,000,000 State Grant to build the Juvenile Hall at 1415 Chestnut in Susanville, CA and continues to receive State dollars to operate the Juvenile Hall.
Lloyd Keefer is shown here cutting the ribbon opening Juvenile Hall in October of 2007
CAO Richard Egan and Supervisor Bob Pyle intend to use Juvenile Hall as collateral for the shell corporations $4 million dollar loan .
PRETTY SLICK GUYS BUT THERE ARE A FEW PROBLEMS
Lassen County built the Juvenile Hall with restricted funds.
Lassen County owns Juvenile Hall & intends to use this property as collateral for exactly what.....a phony lease agreement?
The shell corporation (LCPIC) has no assets
Where are the financial statements for LCPIC?
How did the current alleged "Directors" suddenly get appointed?
THE SHELL GAME
FOR THE SHELL CORPORATION
LCPIC intends to "lease" the "Riverside building" (?whatever that means?) and the "Lassen County Courthouse (owned by the State)" from Lassen County by giving Lassen County the proceeds from the $4 million dollar loan from TPB Investments, Inc.(formed in 2011)
Lassen County rents these ??properties back from the LCPIC.Lassen County will agree to PREPAY the rent one year in advance so the LCPIC can make the annual loan payments (the documents state that the County can pay these "rental" payments" from "any source", but the Tobacco Settlement fund is specifically mentioned as the source)
WHAT IS DISTURBING IS THAT THESE AGREEMENTS UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE OBLIGATES THE COUNTY OR THE LCPIC
ON HOW THEY MUST SPEND
THE $4 MILLION
1. At the FPPC's meeting this morning, the FPPC confirmed the $2,500 Conflict of Interest penalty
against Supervisor Hammond for his October 8, 2013 vote, to sell the township of Herlong to Steve Pezzullo
2. William Romero, arrested recently for the 2011 murder of Angel Siler, appeared before Judge Verderosa this afternoon for arraignment.
DA Bob Burns did nothing to investigate this 23 year old's murder in 2011.
Susanville Chief of Police Jeff Atkinson did nothing to investigate this murder in 2011.
NEW DA MUST now CLEAN UP
AFTER BOB BURNS
William Romero's bail is now set at $1.5 million. Romero's Public Defender Rhea Giannani was granted a Continuance (for entry of plea) until June 11, 2015 at 1:30 at the Riverside Hall of Justice in Susanville, CA
THE COURT ROOM WAS FULL
AT THE ARRAIGNMENT HEARING TODAY
Justice for Angel
Gifts of Public Funds
Supervisor Hammond violated the FPPC's Conflict of Interest law on October 8, 2013 by voting to approve the sale of the township of Herlong to Steve Pezzullo.
Mr. Hammond replaced Recalled Supervisor Jack Hanson in September of 2013.
Tom Hammond campaigned on stopping conflict of interests...............Right?
Not one Stop Sign, but two Stop Signs were installed on private property in January/2014 at Mr. Hammond's direction.
On June 17, 2014, Supervisor Hammond slipped the purchase of these stop signs for Pezzullo's V-2 Parcel, in the Consent Calendar for the County taxpayers to pay.
Supervisor Hammond's "friend" is fighting paying his taxes to Lassen County for his "TOWN"
Lassen County Board of Supervisors
County Counsel Robert Burns
? Performance ?
at their May 19, 2015 Meeting
Former District Attorney Robert Burns did
absolutely nothing about the murder of Angel Siler
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Lassen County Counsel Robert Burns did
absolutely nothing when Kan We Help demanded
that Tom Hammond recuse himself
from the Amedee RFP in Herlong
A Politician 4 Profit
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Read the decision:
FPPC PENALTY $2500
Kan We Help filed a Political Reform Act violation, with the FPPC, after Lassen County District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond refused to recuse himself from the vote on October 8, 2013.This vote gave Steve Pezzullo 400 acres of land (the township of Herlong) and was the first step to assure that Supervisor Hammond would be the only business to sell groceries, food or gas in Herlong.
The FPPC determined that Supervisor Hammond's vote was a "CONFLICT OF INTEREST" because he owned two businesses in Herlong which would financially be effected by his vote
Watch the arrogance of this elected official
...and then read how the County Clerk hides Kan We Help's Public Comment in the Minutes
Kan We Help asked Supervisor Hammond to recuse himself again on February 17, 2015 from the vote when he admitted meeting secretly with Steve Pezzullo [the same buyer for the October 8, 2013 vote] after Pezzullo submitted a bid for more public property in Herlong. Supervisor Hammond's vote was the deciding vote to give Steve Pezzullo an additional 3400 acres of public land in Herlong, California.
Supervisor Hammond secretly helps Pezzullo during public bid and then voted to give more public land to Pezzullo
THE FPPC FINED SUPERVISOR HAMMOND ONLY $2,500 penalty for his 2013 vote claiming Hammond "didn't know"
Archangels of Justice
In September 2011, Angel Siler was found near death by Susanville Police Department and Fire personnel. The medics reacted with professionalism and respect, rushing Angel to the hospital. The Susanville Police were another matter, the obvious lack of professionalism and courtesy is very evident in the responding officers behavior. He did not call for a detective or crime scene technician. Nor did he even consider the possibility that Angel Siler could have been forcibly drugged and raped.
Her nude body with bruises was clearly evident and the Susanville Police Officer took no action. This beautiful young woman alone, nude, incapable of speaking and surrounded by 3 men, the buffoon of a police officer did nothing to investigate.
Angel was buried after a brave unsuccessful fight for her life several days later, with the evidence of what happened to her in that dark shack on 2nd Street, in Susanville, minutes from the Susanville Police Station.
Now 5 years later the Susanville Police Department's knee jerk reaction is to arrest one of the men in hopes of keeping the Archangels of Justice away. We had the medical reports, statements and photos of Angels bruises. All of her bruises are consistent with being forcibly held down. The case was simple 5 years ago, but no one in law enforcement cared and apparently neither did the District Attorney Robert Burns
Now they clamor to arrest, make a media splash and cite how complex a case it is. Once again the propaganda spews forth. The Susanville Police Department in this county today are very well aware of proper protocol, and the possibility of rape during drug use. There is no excuse for their past shoddy police work. There is less of an excuse for the Chief of Police to try to cover it up. If he had any guts or integrity he would push for charges against the Officer for neglect and dereliction of duty.
Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli will be in Susanville today
to investigate "why" Lassen County
about Angel Siler's murder
Kan We Help brought the Archangels of Justice, Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli to Lassen County to find out why the
Susanville Police Department and District Attorney Robert Burns
did not investigate the three men that were connected to Angel Siler's death in September of 2011.
After, the Susanville Police Department found out that the Archangels of Justice were coming they arrested one of the men connected to the murder of Angel Siler, on May 8, 2015
District Attorney Robert Burns did nothing
More at: Lassen County Scoop
Archangels of Justice, Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli will arrive on Monday to investigate why
nothing was done when Angel Siler was killed
UNDER THE MOUNTING PUBLIC PRESSURE
AND ON THE EVE OF THE ARRIVAL
ARCHANGELS OF JUSTICE
OF ANGEL SILER
Penal Code 187 (a): Murder is the lawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought
Penal Code 192 (b): Involuntary-in the commission of an unlawful act, not amounting to a felony; or in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection.
Former District Attorney Robert Burns did
absolutely nothing about this murder in
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Worst Lassen County District Attorney/Worst Lassen County Counsel.....EVER
Wrong Board Members
for Pool Project
After a year and half, this Joint Powers Authority is just holding one meeting after another that produces nothing. They don't care if meeting notices are published. They don't seem to care that no one attends the meetings anymore. They don't seem to care if the Minutes are correct of past meetings. There is no interest, no progress, no funding.
It will take another year before they even have plans drawn up and find funding to build
This Board has ZERO knowledge, experience or interest in building the pool.
This is the design that the Board chose:
The footprint of this project basically takes up the entire lot and Supervisor Chapman wants more discussion on where to place the pool?
Should the public trust
what the Lassen County Supervisors
what they do?
One Stop Center in Herlong
A County owned building that was maintained with state and federal dollars was intentionally given away. Today, there is still not a single piece of paper that stated the Supervisors wanted to keep this building and yet the Supervisors continue to tell the public that it was a "mistake". The Pezzullo group gave the property back after realizing that they would have to spend hundreds of thousands in ADA improvements in order to sell the building.
One Stop Center in Bieber
A 2009 Lassen County capital improvement project that is yet to be built even though the States $788,000 still sits in the bank to expand this facility. This project had no fiscal impact on the General Fund. This CIP was funded through the Mental Health Services Act. THE SUPERVISORS HAVE DONE NOTHING
Amedee Airport Runway
With every breath in their bodies, the Lassen County Supervisors stated that they were not going to sell the Amedee Army Airport and then attempted to include the east end of the runway in the sale to the Pezzullo group. The Army has a 50 year lease on the airfield after transferring it to Lassen County in 2003.
The Real 2013- 8 Page
Capital Improvement Projects
Are Prioritized (pet projects)
down to 2 pages
Lassen County has always had the funds to build or buy a new Administration Building which would include Supervisor Chapman's fancy new Boardroom
The Supervisors SAY one thing
then DO SOMETHING ELSE
hope the public doesn't notice
TRUST.........HAS TO BE EARNED
AND THE SUPERVISORS HAVE LIED TOO MANY TIMES
There is no logical reason to trust this bunch to spend $4,000,000 responsibly
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan hesitant and rambling
about "the use" of the $4,000,000 loan
Lassen County Supervisors
$90,000 Exploration of Borrowing $4 million dollars
for Pet Projects
May Have Hit a Huge Snag
Left to right: Former District Attorney now County Counsel Bob Burns, CAO Richard Egan at BOS meeting in Bieber. CA
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan hesitant and rambling
about "the use" of the $4,000,000 loan
Supervisors year after year have had the "cash" to finish capital projects but have failed year after year on promises to County Departments
Decaying Jail Building
Decaying Health and Human Services buildings
Decaying infrastructures in the County
Decaying Animal Control Shelter
Supervisors have yet to take a VOTE on borrowing $4,000,000
They must first look at the "Surplus" each year in the Budget and start looking at finishing projects
that effect the everyday lives of the citizens of Lassen County.
LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS
Stupid is as stupid does
2014/2015 PROJECTED BUDGET BALANCE
ON JUNE 30, 2015
Supervisors are spending $90,000 for advice
on borrowing $4,000,000 for 30 years
.....and spend it on the following:
$1.7 million for the BLM building they allegedly want to buy (overpriced by a local CPA's relative)
$1 million for allegedly remodeling the old Courthouse/Annex (Chapman wants new Boardroom)
$1.1 million allegedly for a pool they don't own (COP's require ownership of collateral)
Look at what the Supervisors have budgeted to spend with $1,974,973 they already have in the bank:
FUND 119 Accumulative Capital Outlay $1,220,217
FUND 126 Criminal Justice Facility $276,256 ($25,000 to repair exterior of old courthouse)
FUND 127 Courthouse Remodel $0
FUND 150 Capital Projects $478,500
The Supervisors reduced the County's accumulative capital outlay (Fund 119) list from 8 pages to 2 pages, claiming that they "prioritized" projects.
This is money they spend to maintain long term assets.
ON THIS LIST:
Adult Detention Facility $ 500,000
Bieber Veterans Building $100,000
Susanville Veterans Building $ 400,000
Old Courthouse $1,500,000
County Administration building $400,000
Mental Health building $50,000
County Cemeteries $ 325,000
BLM building $1,800,000
Lassen County Has No Capital Improvement Plan
No Money Budgeted for Remodeling the Old Courthouse, and County Clerk spends $20,000 to remodel her office in the Old Courthouse
.......AND YET THEY ALLOW THE COUNTY CLERK
TO REMODEL HER OFFICE,
IN THE OLD COURTHOUSE,
BY KNOCKING DOWN WALLS
County Clerk Bustamante's renovation includes Bob Burns old office.
This same County Clerk received approval from the Board to purchase a $27,000 software package (INSTALLED OVER A YEAR AFTER PURCHASE
and then spent $40,000 without going back to the Board
Why do other Departments have to follow the rules ?
LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS
PISSING AWAY "GRANT" MONEY
It is a certainty that if they somehow pull off
$4 million dollars over a 30 year period,
THEY WILL PISS IT AWAY or SIPHON IT TO THEIR FRIENDS/FAMILY
......there is no such thing as conflict of interest in Lassen County......
On April 21, 2015, the firm the Supervisors hired to put this loan package together believed that Lassen County had a genuine Capital Improvement Plan
and that Lassen County owned the property for the new swimming pool
$64,000 contract for "advice"
$26,000 contract for legal protection
Evidently the Supervisors anticipate problems.
Meyer-Nave is a C.Y.A law firm
County Counsel Robert Burns hired the law firm of Meyer/Nave ($26,000) to watch over this "loan" process
BEFORE PLACING IT ON ANY AGENDA FOR APPROVAL
This legal contract appears in the April 28, 2015 [ G-3 in the "Consent Calendar"] Board of Supervisors Agenda. Typically, the Supervisors sneak items in the Consent Calendar and try to approve all with one sweeping vote. This unethical practice is not unique with this Board.
MR. BURNS WILL NOW
TO VOTE TO APPROVE THIS CONTRACT?
ON MARCH 8, 2004, FORMER LMUD ATTORNEY FRANK CADY (LMUD fired Cady)TRIED THE SAME THING WHEN HE GOT INTO TROUBLE
WITH BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS
Hire now, get approval later
Literally for months, Kan We Help has been demanding that the $350,000 bad loan to Medici Logging be placed on the Boards Agenda. CAO Richard Egan and County Counsel Bob Burns refused to place the December 8, 2014 Medici Logging Bankruptcy on the BOS Agenda, claiming there was nothing to tell the public.
CAO Richard Egan places the Medici Logging bankruptcy on the April 21, 2015 Agenda
The Medici Logging loan was approved on March 24, 2014 and Medici closed their doors in November of 2014 after making only 3 payments to Lassen County. This action puts Lassen County in the position of having to pay back $350,000 to the State of California.
Lassen County Grant Manager, Jenna Aquilerra, told the Board of Supervisors that any time Medici Logging did not maintain the "Public Benefit" requirement, Lassen County would be at risk of returning the $350,000 CDBG money to the State.
The $12,657 Superior California Economic Development
included the information that Medici Logging had a $1,000,000 loan outstanding with Bank of Commerce. According to the author of this Credit "analysis" (3/20/15) the Lassen County Supervisors all knew about the Bank of Commerce loan.
On 4/21/2015, Richard Egan announced that he fired Bob Nash from Superior California Economic Development company
SCED's Credit Analysis below:
Kan We Help spoke with the Bankruptcy Trustee, John Reger. Mr. Reger confirmed that the Auction the Court ordered of the estimated 75 DMV registered vehicles owned by Medici Logging Incorporated brought only $211,000 back to the Court. Mr. Reger told Kan We Help that all of this money will go directly to the Creditors.
The $19,000 Lassen County back taxes [owed by Medici] will be paid from the net amount of the auction held on April 2, 2015 by "West Auction".
Bank of Commerce filed their UCC form on May 16, 2012 for 100% of the secured Medici equipment & inventory, according to "Lead Attorney for Bank of Commerce" Andrew Reisinger. This puts the Bank of Commerce in first position to the equipment & inventory.
LASSEN COUNTY HOLDS NO POSITION ON ANY MEDICI INVENTORY OR EQUIPMENT, ACCORDING TO PUBLIC DOCUMENTS ACQUIRED BY KAN WE HELP
Egan somehow confiscated 3 pieces
of Bank of Commerce "secured" property.
Egan claims he can get up to $100,000 for these three pieces at an auction he is setting up this week ?
DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY and did we mention how dirty Lassen County is?
THEY ALL KNEW ABOUT THE HUGE $1,000,000 DEBT MEDICI HAD WITH BANK OF COMMERCE
RICHARD EGAN, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, JENNA AGUILERA (GRANT MANAGER)
NOW CHAPMAN CLAIMS, "I DIDN'T KNOW".......... ? ALL OTHER BOARD MEMBERS REMAINED SILENT
Lassen County Hires
Government Financial Strategies, Inc.
...but was not exactly honest
with their intent.....
Lori Raineri, of GFS, Inc., presented a borrowing "plan"
at the Board of Supervisors meeting on April 21, 2015
Lassen County is a "debt free" County and has had a comfortable $4,000,000 surplus for several years now. Deputy CAO Tony Shaw [a Ukiah resident] brought a contract to the Board of Supervisors to find a revenue source for the construction costs of a community pool, remodel the old Courthouse (a Jim Chapman pet project) and to purchase the recently vacated BLM building in Susanville.
1. The Supervisors want to "lease"and remodel the BLM building from a local CPA's relative
2. The County gave away the property the pool is on so it cannot be financed through a COP. CAO Richard Egan has stated many times that the swimming pool is not on the Capital Improvement Plan because it is not owned by the County.
When Kan We Help told Ms. Raineri the County does not own the pool, she suggested putting the Jail up for collateral. She said that the County would not default on this loan because they needed the Jail.
3. THERE IS NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
There is an 8 page maintenance list maintained by Public Works
Westwood Residents, John & Eileen Spencer
Restore and Re-install
Old Roosevelt Pool Sign
New Pool Site
NEXT HLVRA POOL MEETING: APRIL 21, 2015 @ 3:00
Susanville City Hall
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan
Reveals Major Stock Holder
Lassen Irrigation Company
The ranchers on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors have shown contempt for Governor Brown's State of Emergency Executive Order B-29-15 to conserve water . Why? They take what they want. Who will stop them? Other Water Users.
Leavitt vs LIC
Dow vs LIC
LIC vs HLVRCD
CAO Richard Egan and Supervisor Pyle believe that they can take what they want and make jokes about water complaints.
Click on photo below
Plumas County Supervisors
State of Jefferson's
"Seat at the table speech"
The Plumas County Supervisors placed the "State of Jefferson" issue on their April 14, 2015 Agenda for discussion only. The 37, in the audience, were split in the middle as far as the support for and against seceding from the State of California.
The Jefferson presentation was tailored for Plumas County, however Supervisor Lori Simpson had done her homework and she takes copious notes. Mr. Baird was not prepared to answer Supervisor Simpson's challenges but said he would be happy to meet with her.
Lassen County Supervisor Chapman did his homework and had ripped the SOJ financials during the last presentation in Lassen County.
The financials presented to Plumas County had changed from the Lassen County presentation. SOJ's Mr. Baird now told the Plumas Supervisors that the new state would likely incur a half billion dollars in debt when they broke away from California. He also told Supervisor Simpson that the Counties would basically be on their own in the new state and reduced the new Jefferson State government to an as needed "consultant". The new state would have no credit rating and would most likely have a Junk Bond status.
When this movement began 75 years ago, the plan was to take a couple of the Southern Counties of Oregon and a couple of Northern California Counties and withdraw to the new Jefferson State.
The Lassen County Supervisors were told that 12 Counties were needed to petition California but Plumas County Supervisors were told that it would take 20 Counties and they did not need to be contiguous. There are 58 Counties in California.
For more information log on to the
"Keep It California" movement
"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
Corruption Soup Ingredients
"Look the other way" DA
Corrupt County Counsel
Election of Water Abusers
Election of large land owners to change zoning
Local newspaper that suppresses the facts
Mix all ingredients together until you achieve an acceptable level of profit
Bake for 4-12 years
Selling Amedee Airfield was always
Tom Hammond & Steve Pezzullo's Plan
There was more to recalling Jack Hanson that meets the eye
Tom Hammond took the Oath of Office on 9/24/13 and the Amedee Airfield RFP was placed on the Agenda to be released on 2/1/14
Kan We Help has tracked the activity on this scam since before the first RFP was issued right up to the conclusion of the sixth RFP.
WHEN KAN WE HELP FED THE SUPERVISORS THE TRUTH
A NEW RFP HAD TO BE RE-WRITTEN
On April 7, 2015, Richard Egan and Bob Burns attested to the complete accuracy of the Bill of Sale to Larry Smith (aka HSP Resources, LLC)
VIDEO: click on photo
After Burns and Egan's assurances that all is well, Kan We Help exposed the fact that not only did the County spell "AMEDEE" incorrectly throughout the documents, inconsistent phrases but intended to sell the end of the Amedee airstrip to Hal Hays, Larry Smith and Steve Pezzullo (HSP Resources, LLC)
VIDEO: click on photo
CAO Egan states that the public over estimates the use of Assessor Parcel Numbers. Try selling your property
without it Mr. Egan
NOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN
THE SUPERVISORS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CORRECT THIS SCAM
BUT WILL THEY?
OUR MONEY IS ON HSP RESOURCES.
THEY OWN THE
BOARD, CAO, COUNTY COUNSEL
Lassen County Supervisors Well Planned
and Well Executed Deception
to Give Steve Pezzullo
a Piece of Amedee Army Airfield
VIDEO: Watch the well rehearsed 4/7/15 BOS meeting
The Lassen County Supervisors, after orchestrated discussions, made a decision to keep three parcels of the surplus land around Honey Lake and the Army's Airstrip.
The first parcel was the LMUD/PSREC electrical substation, North West Corner of the Army's Airfield. APN 133-070-12
The second parcel, the Supervisors retained, was the Pole Line Road and the most southwestern portion of the Army's Airfield Parcels. The Supervisors decided to maintain this road and the parcel leading into the land they sold to Steve Pezzullo. APN 137-150-08,10
The third parcel the Supervisors claimed they wanted to retain,
but was intentionally
NOT GIVEN AN ASSESSORS PARCEL NUMBER.
The third parcel is the Amedee Army Airfield's east end landing strip. Lassen County owns the Airfield but part of the transfer agreement from the Army was that it would be leased back to the Army for 50 years with a 50 year extension if they want it.
If Lassen County sells any portion of this airfield, the new owner (HSP Resources) will be entitled to the Army's Lease being transferred also.
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT
THE LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS
they said they were keeping
[the parcel Supervisor Chapman fought to keep]
After Kan We Help exposed the fact that the eastern end of the Army's airfield runway
had been intentionally included in the Amedee Airfield Parcels Purchase Agreement
to Pezzullo and Friends.............
they sold it anyway
The Lassen County Supervisors voted to retain three parcels. Two were identified with APN numbers (APN 133-070-12 Electrical substation and APN 137-150-08,10- the Pole Line Road entrance) and clearly were excluded from the sale.
The third parcel (east end of the Amedee runway)
intentionally was not given an APN number
so that it could be quietly and deceitfully be included in the sale to Larry Smith.
APN 133-080-60 is one parcel
HSP Resources, LLC- Tom Hammond, Hal Hays, Larry Smith, Steve Pezzullo
Supervisors adjourned the meeting for 15 minutes so Larry Smith of HSP Resources could be called to attend today's meeting.
A VOTE WAS TAKEN:
Supervisor Chapman- NO
Supervisor Albaugh- NO
Supervisor Pyle - YES
Supervisor Hemphill- YES
and the one person that owns businesses in Herlong and will profit from this vote
Supervisor Tom Hammond- YES
Kan We Help asked Mr. Hammond to do the right thing and recuse himself. That would be the honorable thing to do.
Abuse of Office
[it doesen't get any dirtier than this]
District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond
Assisted HSP Resources
in securing a public bid for more Herlong land
Supervisor Hammond admitted publicly that he met secretly, 3 times, with Hal Hays to secure a contract for a private company during the RFP process.
[new car Tom?]
Supervisor Hammond was the deciding vote to award HSP Resources 3,576.49 acres of public land for $25,000.
HSP Resources was also involved with a questionable bidding process on the township of Herlong.
Former District 3 Supervisor Larry Wosick secretly bid on the township of Herlong but was caught and had to retract his $25,000 bid.
Wosick was a ONE TERM SUPERVISOR
The Bad $350,000 CDBG Loan
Richard Egan and Bob Pyle
do not want to talk about
Lassen County CAo Richard Egan and County Counsel continue to hide the $350,000 loss on a CDBG Loan that should have never been approved.
Burns has advised Supervisors not to agendize this.
Plumas Bank loaned Frank Cady
$1.4 million dollars
and never asked what he did with it
The City of Susanville allowed Frank Cady
to use City property , as collateral,
to take out a Plumas Bank $1.4 million dollar loan for
his company "Sickles Golf Associates".
A mass exodus from the City of Susanville
City Manager- resigned
Councilman Rocky Joy-resigned
Mark Soloman-Plumas Bank......Gone
TAXPAYERS ENDED UP
FOOTING THE BILL
Medici Logging's 2010
$ 1.4 million dollar junk yard ?
Plumas Bank VP JOE EGAN paid for this appraisal.......
Medici's Plumas Bank loans
to inflate the assets of Medici Logging ?
Federal Bankruptcy Court
Orders Auction on March 31, 2015
on Medici Logging Assets
West Auction, Inc.
Auction Partial List
Lassen County CAo Richard Egan and County Counsel continue to hide the $350,000 loss on a CDBG Loan that should have never been approved. Burns has advised Supervisors not to agendize this.
Burns mentality: What the people don't know won't hurt them?
The Court determined that there is no equity in the Medici "real property" which Lassen County took as collateral for the loan.
Just as sad, the Bank of Commerce, loaned Medici Logging $1,000,000 on the inflated appraisal made by Plumas Banks Joe Egan.
County Counsel Robert Burns
Lassen County Supervisors Hammond, Albaugh and Hemphill, on March 24, 2015
they can vote to approve Meeting Minutes
that occurred before they were elected
District 4 Supervisor Albaugh bites into the apple and drinks the Kool-Aid
On February 17, 2015, County Counsel Burns allows Supervisor Hammond to vote to approve awarding HSP Resources the Amedee Parcels after Hammond admitted to an obscene Conflict of Interest with HSP Resources.
Hammond's vote was the deciding vote to give HSP Resources the public land.
On February 17, 2015, Hammond admitted publicly that he was secretly helping HSP Resources to obtain a contract with Sierra Army Depot during the public bidding of County land (Amedee Airfield Parcels)
CAN ANYONE, ANYWHERE SEE SUPERVISOR DAHLE
ADMITTING OR BEING A PART OF SUCH ACTS?
Lassen County Supervisors
Unethical and now Unprofessional
Supervisor Hammond refused to recuse himself on Vote
for an Airport Use Plan for HSP Resources
[the Supervisors previously voted twice not to spend any money on Airport Use Plan]
Today, Kan We Help asked Tom Hammond to recuse himself again from the vote to spend $48,000 of County dollars for an Airport Use Plan for the Amedee Parcels around the Amedee Army Airfield. Supervisor Pyle is on the Airport Commission and over years and years never ordered this mandatory plan and the County has owed this property since 2003.
THE URGENCY OF NOW?
Supervisor Hammond owns two businesses in Herlong that are directly effected by the Sierra Army Depot
Lassen County Counsel Robert Burns told the Supervisors that they did not need to approve Meeting Minutes, and also that if you did not attend a meeting you could still vote to approve the accuracy
Burns: You didn't even have to be an Elected Official ?????
In 2013, Kan We Help gave the Supervisors a long list of unapproved meeting minutes and suggested that they place them on their Agenda before they did not have a quorum to approve them.
The Lassen County Board of Supervisors, March 24, 2015 Agenda had two 2012 Minutes to be approved. Supervisor Hammond and Supervisor did not take Burns advice and abstained from voting on the June 19, 2012 and June 26, 2012 Minutes. They were not elected officials in 2012.
Supervisor Albaugh voted to approve the accuracy of the minutes from meetings he did not attend.
Albaugh, Hammond or Hemphill were not elected officials on
June 19, 2012 or June 26, 2012
Minutes lack a quorum
LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan states
that a $350,000 loss
does not have to be agendized ?
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan told Kan We Help yesterday the County did receive the $350,000 from the State, before the County approved theMedici Logging CDBG loan, but the County will not have to pay the State back for Medici's default unless the County is audited.
March 24, 2014 Video: Lassen County Taxpayers Lose
Bob Nash, of Superior California Economic Development, told Kan We Help Secretary, Eileen Spencer, that the $12,342 credit analysis did include the disclosure of Medici Logging's existing million dollar loan to Bank of Commerce.
[Lassen County has refused to release the $12,342 report]
Nash also stated that he found Medici Bankruptcy odd. Superior California Economic Development does not serve Lassen County, according to their website. However, Mr. Nash stated that he took this job as a "courtesy". A $12,342 COURTESY ..............
CAO Richard Egan stated that "I believe Medici will come out of this bankrupcy"
.......come out of it how Mr. Egan?
Lassen County Board Chairman Bob Pyle
Refuses to Release
$12,657.72 Medici Logging Credit Analysis
refused to place this issue on the Agenda
for public disclosure
Supervisor Pyle voted to approve this $350,000 loan even though Medici Logging was indebted to Bank of Commerce for ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
Click on photo below to see the vote
Supervisor Pyle claims the document is exempt due to the privacy of Medici Logging outweighs the publics right to know.
The Federal Bankruptcy Court has fully disclosed all of Medici Loggings debt and assets and this information is already available to the public. There is no "privacy" issue.
The Board of Supervisors gave away,
with no ability to recover,
Lassen County did receive funds from the State of California.
LASSEN COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE LACKED ACCOUNTABILITY
FOR DECADES, and the people are unhappy
The Board of Supervisors are the
Legislative Branch of County government, the District Attorney enforces the laws
and the California Superior Court is the Judicial
Branch of Lassen County
If the Board of Supervisors break the law, the District Attorney files charges
The District Attorney presents the case to the Court
The Court hears the case
Justice broke down decades ago, in Lassen County, when the District Attorney simply looked the other way when laws were broken by public officials
DA's Remedy: Recall the elected officials or vote them out.
That should never be a remedy for elected officials that break "any" law.
Lassen County, California
150 years of history will continue
Lassen County Supervisors voted to put the
"State of Jefferson"
issue on the June 2016 ballot
Supervisor Chapman warned the 75 Jefferson members that attended today's Board of Supervisor's meeting at Jenson Hall,
not to mis-represent this decision.
Chapman called their leader Baird's financial report "Jacked up"
After the February 24, 2015 Board meeting, the Jefferson group posted that Lassen County was on-board
PARDON OUR CORRUPTION
Tom Hammond violated the public trust
District 5 Supervisor Hammond secretly worked with
HSP Resources (Pezzullo) to obtain the Amedee Airfield Parcels bid
In September 2013, Hammond won a recall election to remove Supervisor Jack Hanson. In Lassen County the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
County Counsel Ignores Brown Act, again and again
Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns ignored Supervisor Hammond's confession which disqualified him from voting
on the Amedee Airfield Parcels award, on February 17, 2015,
to give HSP Resources another 3,000 acres of public land in Herlong
Section 54960.1 (c) 2 of the Brown Act now requires a public entity to respond to a complaint
Burns never responded..........
THE STATE OF DYSTOPIA
drink two beers and go home, please......
First, let's peel away a the veneer and expose the hidden agenda of the Jeffersonians
There is a cornerstone to these folks who are promoting the creation of the State of Jefferson. They talk about "FAIR REPRESENTATION". They complain that the representation they are receiving is NOT REPRESENTATIVE of their needs or beliefs
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
ANSWER: Their usage of wanting "FAIR REPRESENTATION" is code for only wanting their type of thinking and their type of government. Let there be no mistake or misunderstanding of their goals on this subject.
These Jeffersonians love government. They have no problem with government. The issue is that they hate DEMOCRACY. These Jeffersonians only want their conservative expression and point of view to be the cornerstone of their government.
Why else would they want to repeal REYNOLDS VS SIMS. This ruling by the US Supreme Court established EQUAL PARTITIONS OF LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS.
LET'S TALK ABOUT DEMOCRACY
Democracy is a very messy process. It requires that the REPULSIVE and DISGUSTING right of freedom of speech, expression and thought be instituted into your government.
Democracy is a merging of many peoples thoughts, ideas, goals and agendas being inserted into the intercourse of discussion.
The end result should not SERVE ONE PERSON OR ONE GROUPS ideology.
Democracy is exactly what the Jefferson proponents do not want. Plainly put, they just want another RED STATE. They want the State of Jefferson to be another TEA-PUBLICAN state added to our country,
The real reason is they would like to add two more Republican/Tea Party representatives to the Senate. Let's put the truth out there for all to see.
The following is a reality that must be taken into account concerning their DECLARATION
This group of Jeffersonians are telling the public that any land, buildings, facilities, infrastructures owned and paid for by 38 million Californians, WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE STATE OF JEFFERSON, FREE AND CLEAR WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
38 MILLION CALIFORNIANS INVESTED IN LASSEN COUNTY'S RANCHES, AGRICULTURE, STATE ROADS 36, 44, 89, 139, SOCIAL WELFARE, COURTS, SCHOOLS, HIGHWAY PATROL FACILITIES, PRISONS, CALFIRE,
Remember, 38 million people from the State of California built and maintain these facilities for the betterment of Lassen County.
The entire State of California provides these Lassen County services, not the 24,000 folks that live in Lassen County. The Jeffersonians continue to claim that California will just roll over and hand (free and clear) the assets owned by the people of California.
WE THINK NOT
The motivation and undercurrent of the Jefferson proponents is the fact that Lassen County, rural and sparsely populated, is an island of conservative Tea-Publicans. The Tea-Publicans have shown only the ability to disrupt and distroy. They have never shown an ability to govern.
Let's bring this same Jeffersonian ideology
closer to home
The proposal would be to the three ranchers on the Board; Hemphill, Pyle and Albaugh
GENTLEMEN: "We" have been observing your ranching and farming operation for 73 years and we have assessed that we can better represent the operation f your lands than you have individually and collectively demonstrated.
Therefore, we intend to assume complete possession of your lands to better represent what "WE" believe your lands should be.
"WE" now demand that you relinquish ownership of your real estate, including all buildings/facilities that are located within Lassen County. No compensation will be given to the property owners for the land or improvements.
THE STATE OF JEFFERSON WOULD HAVE
NO CREDIT HISTORY TO BORROW
State taxes would be high. As much as 38%, would be needed to support basic services for the counties that sign on to this folly.
District 5SUPERVISOR TOM HAMMOND
MUST STEP DOWN
Using your elected position to influence the outcome of a public bid in favor of one bidder, HSP Resources, LLC
District 3 SUPERVISOR LARRY WOSICK
CANNOT RUN FOR RE-ELECTION
He attempted to secretly bid $25,000,on public land,
(the township of Herlong)
and got caught
LASSEN COUNTY CLERK, JULIE BUSTAMANTE
Kan We Help Asks
Lassen County Board of Supervisors Again
come clean over $350,000 of taxpayers $$ lost in bad loan
The Medici Logging CDBG loan went south in October of 2014 when Medici Logging stopped making payments on their County Funded Loan. In November they closed their doors and defaulted on the $350,000.
The Supervisors spent over $12,000 on a Credit Report. On March 24, 2014 (when the loan was approved) Medici Logging had a $1,000,000 loan outstanding with the Bank of Commerce in Redding. Public Records show that Plumas Bank Executive Joe Egan had the Medici equipment appraised for liquidation in 2010.
Kan We Help was given the Distribution List of the $350,000 by Jenna Aguilera
TRUST BUT VERIFY
Kan We Help could not verify Ms. Aguilera's disclosure with the Auditor and got a little different story on the distribution.
The County taxpayers did not lose $350,000
The Lassen County Auditor reported that Medici Logging made only three $6,519.62 payments from July-2014 to September-2014
Bob Burns claims that the Board is bothered by one pesky conspiracy after another.
What happens when you get slapped in the face with those pesky little FACTS, Mr. Burns?
The audio and video of the February 10, 2015 meeting shows Supervisor Pyle taking an action in "Public Comment", which is prohibited by the Brown Act.
The Minutes for 2/10/15 stated, in fact, that an action was taken in "Public Comment"
Only the February 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes were placed in the "Consent Calendar" (G-6). These items are passed by a single vote unless pulled for discussion. The other three minutes were placed as an individual agenda item H-1.
County Counsel told the Supervisors that they didn't have to attend the meetings to vote on approving the Minutes for their accuracy. The Supervisors knew better and ignored Burns advice.
NOTE: Susan Osgood, Deputy Clerk of the Board, also omitted all of the actual
public comments that were heard that day. KWH has stopped counting the volume of mistakes made by Ms. Osgood.
The "Clerk of the Board" and the "Recorder" are stand alone positions
Supervisor Hammond gets in bed with HSP Resources to help win a public bid
Hammond and Pyle celebrate their vote on issuing a bad $350,000 public loan
Lassen County Supervisors entertain support
for the "State of Confusion"
Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District
at their March 2 meeting
givesJeff White a
Watermaster contract for 1 month
Jeff White is an independent contractor with an "at will" contract.
HLVRCD Chairman Jesse Claypool and Vice-Chairman Shaun Geise
The HLVRCD voted to write a contract for Jeff White, as the Watermaster, for 30 days starting March 2, 2015. Mr. White was never an employee but an independent contractor.
White's contract can be terminated at any time by the HLVRCD Board.
The District also voted to write a contract to Dyer Engineering to assist White. The District will provide a scope of work for Dyer Engineering.
Next RCD meeting: March 25, 2015 at 5:30
170-C Russell Avenue, Susanville, CA
Chapman spars with Burns
over the Brown Act ?
On March 3, 2015, the Board of Supervisors called a Special Meeting due to errors they made in the Emergency Medical Services RFP. There was only one agenda item and two public comment agenda items.
Agenda Item B 3: Public Comment
Barbara Howe addressed the Board (in "public comment") on the RCD members the Board appointed in 2014.
She was abruptly interrupted by County Counsel. Burns, who in the past has never shown any knowledge and total contempt of the Open Meeting law (Brown Act), told Ms Howe that this was not in the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors.
WATCH WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.....VIDEO
Maybe, just maybe, if Bob Burns had waited just a few minutes longer he wouldn't have lobbed his objection.
The curious thing that happened next was Supervisor Chapman chimed in that Public Comment could be about anything and it didn't need to be within the jurisdiction of Lassen County.
Burns was out of order by objecting to Barbara Howe's public comment but Chapman was out of order by claiming that public comments didn't have to be germane to the jurisdiction of Lassen County
CHAPMAN'S DAY CONTINUED WITH MIS-STEPS
Chapman is also a member of the HLVRA (pool JPA) and attended their 3:00 meeting.
After several attempts (and no success) to get the HLVRA Agenda's posted to their website, KWH Secretary presented the HLVRA with a written Brown Act Violation.
MR. JIM CHAPMAN DECIDED IT WAS TIME
TO YELL AT SOMEONE.
Chapman began his yelling and degradation about people that attend toooooooooooooooo many public meetings.
Bob Burns as District Attorney
and now as County Counsel
Enables Supervisors to Break the Law
1. Allowed Supervisor Hammond "to get in bed" with HSP Resources to secure Amedee Airfield Parcels.
SORRY BUT YOU NEED TO STEP DOWN
2. Allows the Supervisors to hold Closed Sessions under phony reasons
3. Allows Supervisors to exclude existing county employees from Conflict of Interest Code
4. Allowed Supervisors to approve a loan "of public money" to a bankrupt company
5. Offers free legal service, at taxpayer expense , to the Jefferson Group
THIS PUBLIC OFFICIAL
DOES NOT SERVE THE PUBLIC
Caught with your pants down II
On February 15, 2010, Plumas Bank Joe Egan, (brother to Lassen County CAO Richard Egan), ordered an appraisal for the liquidation of the Medici equipment. Coincidentally, this four year old appraisal was used for the approval of the March 24, 2014 Lassen County $350,000 CDBG loanand the December 8, 2014 Bankruptcy Court.
On May 28, 2010, Plumas Bank recorded a $125,000 loan to Medici Logging for the 69 Delwood, Westwood property
On May 16, 2012, the Redding Bank of Commerce approved a $1,000,000 loan for Medici Logging based on the Plumas Bank (Joe Egan) appraisal of $1,452,300.00 for the Medici equipment.
NOTE: The balance of this defaulted loan is less $134,233
Is the difference for a Plumas Bank payoff, $125,000 + interest ?
On April 7, 2014, Lassen County recorded a "Short Form Deed of Trust" against Medici's property as collateral for the March 24, 2014 $350,000 CDBG loan.
Watch Supervisor Pyle on March 24, 2014
69 Delwood, Westwood
More Lassen County Secrets
Why does Steve Pezzullo's name keep popping up?
Pezzullo supported this loan and was Medici's Accountant
MEDICI LOGGING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
DEFAULTS ON LASSEN COUNTY $350,000 LOAN
A loan that should never have been approved
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On March 24, 2014, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $350,000 CDBG loan for Medici Logging when they knew that this company's debt, on March 24, 2014, was greater than their assets. In other words, there was a ZERO chance of this loan being paid back
WATCH PYLE'S REACTION at the end
Medici Logging had an existing loan for $1,000,000 with the Redding Bank of Commerce at the time Lassen County approved the $350,000 CDBG loan.
The Bank of Commerce loan was issued on May 16, 2012. The Bankruptcy documents also show that the collateral Lassen County used to protect its' loan was already used by the Bank of Commerce.
The Lassen County Auditor was told to disperse the loan funds on April 7, 2014 to Medici's trade accounts.
Steve Pezzullo has been Medici's Accountant since 1980.
Pezzullo knew about the $1,000,000 loan.
Pezzullo spoke in favor of approving this loan
.....UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS MORE
Egan, Pezzullo, Pyle.........
Bustamante is the Clerk of the Board
by Government Code 25100
She is responsible for the Supervisors
Agendas and Minutes by law
Bustamante posted this on her
$43,000 Granicus webpage
*Clearly she has posted a 2/26/15 meeting*
Lassen County Supervisors
held secret meeting on 2/26/15 (?)
have scheduled a Special Meeting for March 3, 2015
NO AGENDAS FOR EITHER MEETING
Clerk of the Board
Supervisor Pyle Warns Jefferson Group
not written by the County
Jefferson group wants to involve Lassen County in the Jefferson lawsuit.The Jefferson group wants Lassen County to help them overturn Reynolds v Sims. This 1964 Supreme Court decision (Jefferson County, Alabama) requires States to equally divide their legislative districts according to the census. EQUAL REPRESENTATION. ....they want to overturn equal representation?
Pyle is not going to run in 2016.
Will he retire in Florida or Arizona?
THE SUPERVISORS WON'T SIGN THE JEFFERSON DECLARATION ?
1.LASSEN COUNTY WOULD BE
IF IT LEFT CALIFORNIA
2. Our Supervisors are smarter than a donkey
LASSEN COUNTY HAS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE A "WELFARE" COUNTY
and part of the State of California
County intentionally gives ONE STOP building to Pezzullo
Pezzullo dumps ONE STOP building back to County
$ No one wants to bring this building up to ADA Codes $
Amedee Parcels sale to Pezzullo
Lassen County Supervisor Jim Chapman found out about the lies that were being told
and set Supervisor Hammond up for the fall
At the February 17, 2015 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting Supervisor Chapman asks CAo Egan if he could confirm that the Commander of Sierra Army Depot never spoke with anyone from HSP Resources about the Amedee Airfield parcels that the County was selling.
Egan very reluctantly & with a confused look on his face
confirmed that the Commander stated that he was not in contact with HSP Resources
What happened next was unique to say the least:
Supervisor Hammond stated firmly that he had been meeting with the Commander of the Sierra Army Base that included a contract for HSP Resources .
*watch a very nervous bob burns*
In fact, Supervisor Hammond stated that he and the "other people" had met three times.
Hal Hays did publicly state on February 10, 2015 that he had a meeting on February 11, 2015 with the Army Base ?
YOU JUST VIOLATED SO MANY LAWS
LT. COLONEL SLOSSON KNEW THAT AN ELECTED COUNTY OFFICIAL
CANNOT BE INVOLVED WITH USING HIS POSITION TO HELP A "BIDDER" (HSP RESOURCES).
Supervisor Albaugh made a motion to throw out all the bids and do it right. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Chapman.
Supervisor Hammond voted no on scraping the Amedee Parcels RFP
Hammond was the deciding vote again to give the Amedee Parcels to Steve Pezzullo
Lassen County Supervisors
Place the amedee parcels
on 2/17/15 agenda
.....but refuse to ratify the Minutes
of September 23, 2014
Hal Hays stated, on February 10, 2015, that he could bring in UPS, FEDEX and other carriers to share the Army's Airfield. The airspace above Amedee Airfield is Federal airspace. As long as Sierra Army Depot is open that airfield will not be shared with any private entity.
The Supervisors refused to order the Airport Land Use Plan ($40,000) which is mandatory before giving this property away for $35,000.
Who would buy any land when the "use" of the land is undetermined.
Sharp Army Depot had the same problem as Sierra Army Depot.....contaminated land
Sharp Army Depot put up LUC (Land Under Control) signs around the contaminated land and continue to do clean up on water contamination.
Sierra Army Depot got rid of their contaminated land ( by transferring it to Lassen County) but left $4,000,000 worth of clean up (unexploded ordinances, chemical contaminations).
Kan We Help files FPPC complaint
Supervisors Allow Bustamante
to Make Up Fake Titles
The February 10, 2014 Board of Supervisors Agenda Item H-4 lists an item under County Clerk/Recorder
The State of California's Government Code 25100 creates a statutory position to exclusively place the County Board of Supervisors Minutes with the "Clerk of the Board"
The Supervisors are being advised by County Counsel to ignore Government Codes
STATE OF TRIBALISM
The "State of Jefferson " Flim Flam Group is back again after decades of trying to form a new State
Their leader gave a hour long pandering diatribe that was
39% Fear Mongering
Since 1941 this group has signed up three counties to break away from California.
Lassen County's main revenue stream comes from a percentage from the taxes collected from the entire state of California. Lassen County's welfare (health and human services) revenue supports Lassen County jobs.
The second source of income and employment are the two California prisons and the Federal prison within Lassen County boundaries The Jefferson group claims that the State of California would just hand over the prisons, state parks, court house, CHP, welfare dollars. B u l l S h i t and a pile of cow pies.
After the social welfare dollars and prison dollars are gone, the only source to tax
would be the ranchers.
THIS IS A $124,021,851 INDUSTRY
[The State of Jefferson says they would only tax them 3%, $13.8 million]
State of Jefferson
.....They're b a c k......
A Ponzi Scheme, decades old
This scheme is decades old and now they are
in Lassen County asking for $$$$$
This was a bad idea 40 years ago, and it is a bad idea today.
Lassen County depends on California's
welfare and prison dollars
just to stay afloat.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY TO PISS OFF YOUR MONEY
BUY A SIX PACK
Settlemire Did It
Kettleson Did It
Crabtree Did it
Vander Plug Did It
All Lassen County Counsel's Have done it.
FAKED CLOSED SESSION AGENDAS
The last two "Special Board of Supervisors Meetings"
have not been about labor negotiations.
You really have to wonder why Burns, like his predecessors, feels the need
NOT TO BE HONEST ABOUT CLOSED SESSION ISSUES.
It couldn't be because the Brown Act requires public entities to place the truth on their Agendas, because that has n e v e r stopped them from lying.
Mr. Burns & the Lassen County Board of Supervisors very recently signed a contract with Margaret Long and her brand spanking newly formed law firm. The public was told that this was a "Child Protective Services" contract.
The last two "Special Meetings" (January 29, 2015 & February 4, 2015)just happened to coincidentally follow the court filings of Federal case 14 cv 01473. The same case that Margaret Long is defending for Lassen County.
Oh, and by the way this is not a child protective services case.
Mystery Man, Tony Shaw
.....last page of Tony Shaw's job description ?
making up titles has to stop
County Counsel Bob Burns Does Not Know
yet that He Can Not Make up Employee Positions
....and no one has ever expected
the Supervisors to know anything!
On January 27, 2015, the Supervisors took only minutes to approve their "deficient" 2015 Conflict of Interest Codes
and told KWH to mind their own business
and an hour complaining about the LMUD Conflict of Interest Code because it didn't include a "Gift Limit"
Lassen County Clerk
has never been any good at her position
Click on the photo
(click on the bottom right to skip ad)
Now, she has hit rock bottom
California Government Codes 25100 and 26801 clearly state the County Clerk shall act as the Clerk of the Board. However Government Code 25100.5 states that the Board of Supervisors can appoint the Clerk of the Board by enacting an Ordinance. By enacting an Ordinance, the Supervisors brought this statutory position under the supervision of the Supervisors but when the former County Clerk did not run for re-election they repealed this.
For seven years 15% of Julie Bustamante's check is paid from the "Clerk of the Board" annual budget. She gets paid 15% as County Clerk, 55% as Election officer (1 maybe 2 elections a year) and 15% for County Recorder.
Susan Osgood, is acting as the Clerk of the Board.
Budget for this statutory position
This Statutory position, Clerk of the Board, has defined duties which include attending all regular and special meetings (Gov't Code 25101 (a)), keeping the Minutes in all formats (Gov't Code 25101 (b)), deliver to the Auditor all demands for money (Gov't Code 25101 (c)), file and preserve all documents submitted at the meetings (Gov't Code 25101 (d)) , authenticate signatures, placing the "Seal of the Board" on documents.
From 2007 to September 23, 2014, the County Clerk has placed the Minutes of Supervisors on the Agendas.
12 times, in 2014, the County Clerk did not place any Minutes on Agendas and fell incredibly behind. The Minutes that were submitted for approval were chronologically all over the board.
On January 27, 2015, Supervisor Chapman told KWH that it was none of our business.
On the October 14, 2014 Agenda, Julie Bustamante began placing the Minutes
under "County Clerk/Recorder".
Yesterday, Kan We Help notified Bustamante that the January 13, 2015 Minutes posted had not been approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Bustamante, without checking, quickly answered back that we were "WRONG AGAIN". Kan We Help asked for a date where the 1/13/15 Minutes had been approved. Bustamante did not apologize but did take the Minutes off the website.
BUSTAMANTE HAS NO IDEA HOW TO BE A COUNTY CLERK
Now, Bustamante presented the January 20, 2015 Minutes for approval at the January 27, 2015 meeting. How long were the January 13, 2015 Minutes sitting around.
There are still delinquent Minutes from 2012 & 2014 ?
KAN WE HELP TELLS SUPERVISORS
THEIR CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODES
Supervisors have no interest in the mistakes County Counsel made. WATCH
1. The Clerk of the Board is a statutory position and was deliberately omitted by County Counsel. The County Clerk has failed to be competent in this position. Kan We Help suggested moving the "Clerk of the Board" position back directly under the Supervisors authority and supervised by the CAO. Government Code 25100 allows for this change. This position has been budgeted so there would be a negative impact on the budget.
2. There is no "County Clerk/Recorder" position. The positions that are budgeted are Clerk of the Board, County Clerk, County Recorder and County Elections.
3. There is no Public Works Department. County Counsel simply copied the last COI without reviewing if this position even existed. The Transportation Department has a budget.
4. Both County Counsel (Title 2, Section 2.08.30, m208.040) and District Attorney (Title 2, Section 209.010) are named as "Public Administrator" in Lassen County Codes.
5. The Board of Supervisors voted to add a budget for a new Department Head on June 10, 2014 (Deputy CAO). The CAO hired a Deputy CAO on January 5, 2015 but this position never came before the Board for approval.The CAo has kept him hidden ???????
Just a sample of what County Counsel missed and The Supervisors were not the least bit interested in
Lassen County Supervisor Chapman
Complains that the LMUD Conflict of Interest Code submitted
WATCH: The only thing the Supervisors thought was was deficient was Chapman's "Mind"
The Supervisors voted to approve their Conflict of Interest Codes
that were 50 times more Deficient
Watch: the idiocy if you have the stomach
Kan We Help Asks Supervisors to
Follow Their Own Rules
The Board of Supervisors established a set of rules with Resolution 12-039 that they must follow.
Kan We Help Handout:
BUT THEY DON'T FOLLOW THEIR RULES !
AND DIDN'T LIKE BEING REMINDED THAT THEY ARE NOT
FOLLOWING THEIR OWN RULES
Mr. Burns, the old days are over
Effective January 1, 2015
Upcoming: Amedee Parcels RFP
Lassen County Counsel
Finances New Law Firm
WATCH & LISTEN TO HIS LIES
Former District Attorney Bob Burns
brought his bag of tricks with him
when the Lassen County Supervisors hired him as County Counsel.
Burns placed a new legal contract on the January 20, 2015 Board of Supervisors Agenda (H-2).
Burns told the Supervisors that he wanted to cancel the Cota Cole contract immediately and hire a new law firm called Prentice Long and Epperson LLP. This law firm was recently formed in December of 2014. County Counsel Burns did admit that Margaret Long was a friend of Rhetta Vander Ploegg (former Lassen County Counsel).
Margaret Long suddenly left the Cota Cole law firm to form this new law firm with Jason Epperson and David Prentice.
We don't know if she was fired or left before she was fired.
During the H-2 Agenda discussions, Kan We Help told the Supervisors that this contract appears to be for "child protective services" consultation but had a very "ODD" clause on Exhibit A ( page 10 of this newly formed law firm's contract).
THE FIVE SUPERVISORS WERE CLUELESS, DIDN'T CARE
OR WERE APART OF THIS FRAUD
KWH Secretary told the Board that this clause will be abused and it turns out it already has. Burns is using this new law firm to defend County employee Kevin Jones, Brandon Vinson and newly elected District Attorney Stacey Montgomery.
Burns Original Pitch to Extend Cota Coles Contract
in July of 2014
"child welfare cases"
aka Case 14 cv 01473
WHAT BURNS DID NOT DISCLOSE, IN PUBLIC, WAS
ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014
MARGARET LONG FILED
MOTION IN FEDERAL COURT
TO CORRECT HER MISTAKE
and Judge Claire granted the Plaintiff 30 days to amend her complaint. The Amended complaint was filed on January 16, 2015.
Lassen County Scoop video link: WATCH
INCOMPETENT COUNTY CLERK
Kan We Help has asked,
Lassen County Supervisors,
County Clerk many times to keep the
Minutes updated and posted
to the County website
They don't think this is important ?
[Supervisors didn't meet for a month and the County Clerk still could not get the Minutes done]
AS OF JANUARY 13, 2015:
Here's to Us
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Supervisor Bob Pyle
Left: New District 3 Supervisor Jeff Hemphill seems right at home
Shhhhh...Rancher Richard Egan hired a Deputy CAOO
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan mentioned that he had hired Tony Shaw as his "Assistant -to-the- CAO as the.... last comment before the December 16, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting was adjourned. Julie Morgan was the "Assistant-to-the-CAO"? So what is up?
Well, it turns out that CAO Richard Egan hoped no one would notice his "slight-of-hand". Tony Shaw was actually hired as Deputy CAO and started January 5th.
Richard Egan did not have the courtesy (to the public or the Board) of placing this new County employee on the December 16, 2014 Agenda as an introduction/approval of his new "relief" CAO. Egan didn't even place this new County Employee on the January 13, 2014 Agenda. This was not an oversight but a deliberate attempt to hide the fact that he had hired Tony Shaw?????
THIS IS NOT A GOOD SIGN
FOR BEGINNING A NEW YEAR
THE TAXPAYERS NOW PAY RICHARD EGAN $175,000 A YEAR TO RANCH
Lassen County Supervisor
will be elected at
the January 13, 2015 meeting
County Counsel Burns claims the County has been exposed to 5 potential lawsuits.........?
Is this job security for Burns or just screw-ups he made in 2014