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

BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS

 

 

Lassen County Supervisor Salary History & 700 Forms

California Recall Regulations

Diebold Voting Machine Program Cards Easily Changes Votes

 

Larry Wosick, the bully   

CHAPMAN

HAMMOND

BURNS

CAO Richard Egan

 

LASSEN COUNTY JUNE 3, 2014 ELECTION

 Lassen County November 4, 2014 Election

 

BUSTAMANTE

 

The third certainty in life, besides death and taxes, 

corruption in Lassen County

Corruption/Land Deals

What a tangled web we weave when first

we practice to deceive

 

 

March 2, 2015

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.

SUPERVISOR HAMMOND.....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

 

THIS PUBLIC OFFICIAL

DOES NOT SERVE THE PUBLIC

 

 

March 1, 2015

Caught with your pants down II

Pants down I

 

Mr. Knotagin

MEDICI LOANS

KWH Disclaimer: Kan We Help does not intend to imply or suggest that Bob Pyle's and Richard Egan's new vehicles have any connection to the story below or any other posting

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.

PLUMAS BANK'S APPRAISAL:  $1,452,300

 

On  May 28, 2010, Plumas Bank recorded a $125,000 loan to Medici Logging  for the 69 Delwood, Westwood property

(APN: 125-010-2911)

 

 

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

APN: 125-010-2911

69 Delwood, Westwood

But the $1,000,000 loan takes precedent over the Lassen County lien.

 

 

 

 

 

February 28, 2015

More Lassen County Secrets

Why does Steve Pezzullo's name keep popping up?

Pezzullo supported this loan and was Medici's Accountant

PUBLIC DOCUMENTS:

MEDICI LOGGING FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

12/8/14

DEFAULTS ON LASSEN COUNTY $350,000 LOAN

A loan that should never have  been approved

 

NOT ONE WORD FROM THE SUPERVISORS

 

Click on the photo below

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.

Was the Medici inventory dispersed, to unknown locations,

to avoid confiscation for liquidation ?

 

 

The Lassen County Auditor was told to disperse the loan funds on April 7, 2014 to Medici's trade accounts.

All but $8,964.52 is accounted for ?

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

NOT PAID

.....UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS MORE

Egan, Pezzullo, Pyle.........

 

February 27, 2015 (B)

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*

AND THEN she SENDS KAN WE HELP

 AN E-MAIL

"WORD OF ADVICE"...........

......don't believe what she posts ?

 

 

 

February 27, 2015 (A)

Lassen County Supervisors

held secret meeting on 2/26/15 (?)

and

have scheduled a Special Meeting for March 3, 2015

NO AGENDAS FOR EITHER MEETING

Clerk of the Board

 

February 26, 2015

Supervisor Pyle Warns Jefferson Group

Pyle's warning

....but votes yes on the Declaration that was

not written by  the County

and now involves Lassen County in the Jefferson lawsuit.

 

 

Pyle is not going to run in 2016.

Will he retire in Florida or Arizona?

February 24, 2015

KAN WE HELP WAS WRONG

SUPERVISORS

HEMPHILL (rancher & receiver of state handouts),

PYLE (rancher & receiver of state handouts)

AND ALBAUGH (rancher)

ARE NOT SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE DONKEY

Jefferson Declaration passes by three votes.

Supervisor Chapman votes NO, Hammond was a NO SHOW

 

The Jefferson tribe has perfected their scam, over a 50 year period,  to be effective on low-information people.

The three Lassen County Supervisors voted against themselves. The Jefferson groupies claim that the Supervisors are not representing their interest. How then do these same individuals represent them in a new cult state?

 

 

 

February 23, 2015

THE SUPERVISORS WON'T SIGN THE JEFFERSON DECLARATION ?

 

WHY?

1.LASSEN COUNTY WOULD BE

BANKRUPT

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

 

February 22, 2015

County intentionally gives ONE STOP building to Pezzullo

 and

Pezzullo dumps ONE STOP building back to County

$$$$$$$$

$ No one wants to bring this building up to ADA Codes $

$$$$$$$$$$

Amedee Parcels sale to Pezzullo

 

February 21, 2015

Supervisor Chapman

Sets Up

Supervisor Hammond

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 ?

 

SUPERVISOR HAMMOND.....

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

and

Hammond was the deciding vote again to give the Amedee Parcels to Steve Pezzullo

* bob burns sat there and said nothing

about Hammond not being able to vote*

 

 

February 13, 2015

Lassen County Supervisors

 & CAO

Place the amedee parcels

on 2/17/15 agenda

.....but refuse to ratify the Minutes

of September 23, 2014

 

Perception

of Wrong Doing...ABSOLUTELY

 

HSP Resources (Hal Hays, Larry Smith and Steve Pezzullo) stated in their 12/8/14 proposal that they were in negotiations with the Depot which turned out to be a lie. Hal Hays purchased the land above these parcels for $450,000 so that he would have access to the airfield before the Amedee Airfield Parcels RFP was issued. He's offering $25,000 for the parcels.

Herlong could have used an investment of $450,000. Pezzullo bought the town for $31,900.

 

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). 

 

 

February 12, 2015

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

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2015

 

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

51% Factless

10% Feckless

39% Fear Mongering

Since 1941 this group has signed up three counties to break away from California.

 California is the most powerful  state in the union.

The State of Jefferson would be a State of Poverty

 

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 current annual revenue for Lassen County

 is approximately

$123,738,049

 

Lassen County will not have the California dollars to take care of its citizens (health and human services) under the State Of Jefferson........less government mantra

The new "Jefferson" County could not & would not pay a CAO $175,000. If the position would even still exist, it would be more like $65,000- $80,000.

They talk about new Districts not County's

California County governments exist now under the California Government Codes.

Don't be fooled, "County" Supervisors go away with this new tiny state

New elections, new tribal government

NEW GRAND POOH-PA'S

 

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]

 

 

February 6, 2015

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

 

 

February 4, 2015

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 only thing the Supervisors have used Margaret Long for was to protect the children that sit on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors and their friends.

 

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. 

 

Kevin Jones, Burns old bodyguard (?)and recent new Captain (?) at the Sheriffs Department, was served this lawsuit on June 4, 2014.

Bob Burns resigned as District Attorney on June 9, 2014, deliberately leaving this mess

to Stacey Montgomery.

Mr. Burns, shame on you.

Oh, and by the way this is not a child protective services case.

NOTE TO THE BOARD:

These documents are public record and KWH is following this case very closely so just cut the crap out and put the correct reason for your Closed Sessions. 

 

 

 

February 3, 2015

Mystery Man, Tony Shaw

tony shaw

.....last page of Tony Shaw's job description ?

 

January 31, 2015

making up titles has to stop

County Counsel Bob Burns Does Not Know

yet that He Can Not Make up Employee Positions

 or

County Departments

....and no one has ever expected

 the Supervisors to know anything!

It doesn't help that Lassen County has three silent Supervisors

 

There is a budget for the Road Department (Fund 122)

There is a Department of Transportation: Ord. 529, Title 2; Chapter 2.13 & 2.36)

There is NO PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AS STATED IN THE "2015 CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODES" 

 

There is a budget for Clerk of the Board (Fund 100, Acct. 0012)

There is no Budget for the position of "County Clerk/Recorder

 

There is a budget for the County Administrative Officer (Fund 100, Acct. 0031)

There is a provision in Title 2: Chapter 2.06 for a County Administrative Officer

There is no Budget for Chief Executive Officer

 

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"

January 30, 2015

Lassen County Clerk

Julie Bustamante

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".

On January 27, 2015, County Counsel omitted the statutory "Clerk of the Board" position all together on the 2015 Conflict of Interest Codes.

KWH challenged the COI as Deficient

Bob Burns does not have the authority to dismiss a position that has been created by Government Code 25100 nor does he have the right to create fictitious departments

The former County Counsel Vander Ploegg also attempted to create a fake title, "Chief Financial Officer", and KWH made them change it back to CAO.

 

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 ?

January 29, 2015

KAN WE HELP TELLS SUPERVISORS

THEIR CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODES

ARE DEFICIENT

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 

 

[this was done deliberately. the legal positions cannot be faulted if they violate the FPPC conflict of interest laws, but the county can be in violation of a deliberate attempt to deceive]

 

 

 

January 28, 2015

Lassen County Supervisor Chapman

Complains that the LMUD Conflict of Interest Code submitted

is DEFICIENT

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

 

 

 

January 27, 2015

Kan We Help Asks Supervisors to

Follow Their Own Rules

WATCH

The Board of Supervisors established a set of rules with Resolution 12-039 that they must follow.

Kan We Help Handout:

The defiant and arrogant Mr. Burns then puts on a show. He is still unfamiliar with public entity laws and stumbles through each meeting

WATCH

 

BUT THEY DON'T FOLLOW THEIR RULES !

AND DIDN'T LIKE BEING REMINDED THAT THEY ARE NOT

FOLLOWING THEIR OWN RULES

 

 

January 21, 2015

WARNING:

Mr. Burns, the old days are over

Effective January 1, 2015

Upcoming:  Amedee Parcels RFP

 

January 20, 2015

Lassen County Counsel

Bob Burns

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.

Note to Bob Burns: Try the truth for a change,

it isn't as painful as being exposed for deception

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

 

Oooops: County Counsel did indeed place a legal contract before the Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014

for ALL CHILD SUPPORT CASES

but it wasn't with Cota Cole.

This contract did not include services to defend "elected officials"

 

 

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

for

"child welfare cases"

aka Case 14 cv 01473

 

 

WHAT BURNS DID NOT DISCLOSE, IN PUBLIC, WAS

ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014

MARGARET LONG FILED

A

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.

 

 

January 18, 2015

 

Lassen County Scoop video link: WATCH

AN

IMPOTENT BOARD

IMPOTENT CAO

INCOMPETENT COUNTY CLERK

Kan We Help has asked,

the

Lassen County Supervisors,

CAo

 and

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:

 

 

 

 

January 15, 2015

 

Here's to Us

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January 14, 2015

Supervisor Bob Pyle

2015 Chairperson

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

 

 

January 9, 2015

New

Lassen County Supervisor

 Chairperson

 will be elected at

the January 13, 2015 meeting

 

County Counsel Burns claims the County has been exposed to 5 potential lawsuits.........?

WHAT ?

  Is this job security for Burns or just screw-ups he made in 2014

 

December 29, 2014

Sierra Army Depot Commander

Denies

Knowing Anyone from HSP Resources, Inc

 

The Commander of Sierra Army Depot, today, not only denies knowing anyone from HSP Resources, but states that he is not negotiating with any private entity party for leasing Army property.

SAID Chief of Staff Aric Manner also stated that the Army has no plans to lease the Amedee Army Airfield to any private party now or in the future.

 

Page 18 of Steve Pezzullo, Larry Smith and Hal Hays Bid  for the Amedee parcels

Sierra Army Depot states that this is not true

 

 

Lassen County Quagmire

Will the Supervisors reject all bids

and

start over and do it right this time?

Will the Supervisors order the $40,000 mandatory  "Airport Use Plan" before they re-issue any more RFP's  to sell the Amedee parcels ?

 

 

December 27, 2014

BACK CHANNEL DEALINGS

How far did the Supervisors go?

The Draft RFP for the Amedee Airfield was "prepared to be issued" on February 1, 2014

HSP (Pezzuullo/Smith) then purchased land and mineral rights above the Army's Airfield

 from February 23, 2014 to April of 2014, for $450,000.  [Jack & Margaret Humphry purchased this land in 1950, at a tax sale, for $32.15]

SUPERVISORS:

The Amedee Airfield property is over 3,000 acres and is worth more than $450,000

 

Steve Pezzullo's HSP submits their RFP ($25,000) and states that they will trade the "One Stop" building in Herlong for the Airfield property and also states that they are negotiating with the Army for the Airfield itself.

 

The mandatory Airport Land Use Plan will cost the taxpayers $40,000

 

 

 

Where does "US Mine" come in?

This is a "shell" corporation created in California, on April 23, 2014, to acquire the land around the airfield.

They put together 30 names to form this "dummy" corporation. They have no capital assets?

[........aka US Mine offers $35,000]

Guess where A. Scott Dockter claims his corporate residence is?

3090 Boeing Road, Cameron Park, CA

Dockter recently joined US Mine in October of 2014

We need to ask what Tom Hammond is getting, because none of this helps Herlong

 

WHERE IS COLONEL SLOSSON IN THIS SCHEME?

Supervisor Hammond asked the Commander of SAID to the December 9, 2014 Board Meeting[Video:Part 8] two days before the Amedee RFP is due. 

He made a lot of unusual promises

We have asked the US Army FOIA Officer in Warren, Michigan if Col. Slossen can enter into a lease/sale with anyone other than Lassen County. No response has been received.

 

December 19, 2014

Did the Lassen County Supervisors

Vote

to

take an Easement across the pool parking lot to the Small Sheriff's Boat House

at their November 25, 2014 meeting

NOW, LOOK AT THE PARCEL WITHIN THE  BLUE LINE

11/25/14 meeting

Their discussion was to approve an easement perpendicular to the Boat Storage building (this building actually sits at the bottom of the photo on a separate lot).  Chapman made a fuzzy motion (?) but the CAO failed to EVEN show the Supervisors or the public where this easement will be.

SO WHAT DID THEY APPROVE? WE DOUBT EVEN THE SUPERVISORS KNOW WHAT THEY VOTED ON.

 

IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO TRUST THIS BODY, BUT THAT  TRUST HAS LONG BEEN ERODED TO JUST SUSPICION

[The BOS will need to give the HLVRA the Roosevelt school (Parcel B) in order to issue any type of Certificate of Participation securities]

Watch what they do, not what they say !

 

 

December 19, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS GIVE

CAO DIRECTION TO LOOK INTO

$4,000,000

"CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION"

The Lassen County CAO wants to use the COP as a financing tool for Capital Improvement Projects,

 which presently do not exist

Courthouse Renovation- $1,400,000

Community Pool- $1,100,000

BLM Bldg. Purchase- $1,500,000

Certificates of Participation are a lease financing agreement in the form of tax exempt securities. They can be marketable to private investors and are not considered DEBT.

This action only requires a vote from the Board to proceed but the Board must first identify and add these Capital Improvement Projects to their budget before proceeding. Something the Board has been reluctant to acknowledge. This would expose the Supervisors to a level of scrutiny by the public.

Certificate of Participation Procedure

1. The City/County identifies the leaseable asset

2. The City/County leases/transfers the leaseable asset to HLVRA

3. The HLVRA leases the asset back to the City/County

4. The HLVRA names a Trustee to execute the Certificates of Participation to the public

 

The City of Susanville transferred "A" below and the County is attempting to transfer "B" to the HLVRA.

THE COUNTY'S PART IS A PARKING LOT. 

TO INVESTORS, THIS IS A PARKING LOT

 

December 18, 2014

 

 

Attending a Lassen County Supervisors meeting is like

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

 

Larry Wosick hands his secret ballot to the Clerk and asks the remaining Supervisors to do the same

VIDEO:   Secret Ballots

Kan We Help has received a ton of e-mails, mostly outside the County, wanting to know if anyone has confirmed that Bob Burns still has a license to practice law.

Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns can be seen helping the illegal "SECRET BALLOT".  Bob Burns, has a license to practice but it is clear that he chooses not to

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2014

The Flim Flam Man is Gone

Wosick

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

Mr. Dirty Politics

......more about the meeting

 

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

Wosick's last rotten act

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

OF COURSE, THIS WAS ILLEGAL AS HELL.

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

Wosick Puts a Thug on the RCD Board

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

December 15, 2014

CAO Richard Egan Tampers With

Amedee Request for Proposal ?

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

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

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

was on page 69-71

These pages, of the legal boundaries, conflict with the

graphics included with the Amedee RFP

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

December 13, 2014

AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

BIDS

Amedee Bids

December 11, 2014

 

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

given to Lassen County in 2003 by the Sierra Army Depot

 

 

FIRST BID -$35,000

US MINE CORPORATION

Copy of Bid

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

SECOND BID -$25,000

HSP RESOURCES, INC.

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

Copy of Bid

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

December 12, 2014

Who wasn't invited to the Party ?

Two companies withhold bids until  RFP flaws are fixed

Amedee Bids

 

 

December 11, 2014

PUBLIC MISLED ON RFP

......everyone except HSP Resources LLC

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

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

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

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

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

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

 September 23, 2014 VIDEO.

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

 

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

The song and dance that followed is revealing

 

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

 

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

 

December 10, 2014

Lassen County Board of Supervisors

Must Reject

All Amedee Airfield Bids

on

December 11, 2014

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

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

Corruption/Land Deals

Amedee Electrical Substation

 

 

December 9, 2014

CAO Egan and Lassen County Supervisors

intend to pull another

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

 

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

But it is clearly included.

Amedee Electrical Substation

 

 

December 8, 2014

Amedee Airfield Parcels RFP

Rigged From Day One

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Amedee Airfield

 

 

 

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

The deal had been made

HOW MANY SUPERVISORS SOLD THEIR VOTES ?

At least three

 

December 4, 2014

Larry Smith or Steve Pezzullo or Hal Hays

GUARANTEED

THE AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

on December 11, 2014 ?

THIS RFP IS RIGGED !

WHY YOU ASK......?   

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

for property above the Amedee Airfield parcels
 

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

 

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

The airfield itself can never be owned by a private party

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

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

HAYS RANCHES, LLC

HSP RESOURCES LLC

CEG INVESTMENTS

HUMPTY DUMPTY LLC

       EGAN LAND LLC

SUNSHINE FARMS INC

 

 

December 3, 2014

HLVRA Executive Officer

Ignores Public Records Requests

to

 Release Supporting Documents

for Payments to Staff

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

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

Accountability + Transparency= Trust

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

 

 

 

December 2, 2014

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

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

New pool designs, New Costs

 

$3,002,924

 

$3,008,604

 

 

$3,277,880

 

 

$3,283,560

 

 

December 1, 2014

Lassen County Amedee Airfield Parcel RFP

Disingenuous Deceitful and "pre-determined" outcome

 

 

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

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

Bids will be publicly opened at

4:00 PM on December 11, 2014 at:

Lassen County Administration Building

221 S. Roop Street, Suite 4

Susanville, CA 96130

 

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2013:  Board Meeting

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

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

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

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

 

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

$8,601,698.

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

 

PUBLIC OUTRAGE GREW

 

The Public was outraged with the apparent collusion. 

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

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

The Supervisors turned this offer down

 

THERE IS LESS THAN 0%

THE RFP FOR AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

WILL BE ON THE UP-AND-UP

0%

....and

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

WHAT CAN BE BUILT

on the parcels surrounding the Federal Airport.

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

The airport itself can never be owned privately!

 

 

November 29, 2014

NO PROPERTY TAXES

FOR LARRY SMITH AND STEVE PEZZULLO'S

HSP Resources LLC

 

VIDEO:No taxes for me!

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

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

(Unfortunately all of the partners are unknown).

 

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

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

Corruption/Land Deals

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

  

Since October of 2013, HSP Resources has purchased

71 additional parcels.

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

VOTES ARE FOR SALE

Watch Wosick & Chapman:Trading Votes

 

 

 

November 28, 2014

Larry Wosick, Lassen County Supervisor

A REALLY BAD CHOICE

 

 

November 27, 2014

Julie Bustamante, County Clerk

A REALLY BAD CHOICE

November 25, 2014

Turkey Day at the Board of Supervisors

Unbelievable Meeting

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

Turkeys For Sale: Cost TBD or fair market value

        Supervisor Hammond    Supervisor Pyle          Supervisor Wosick   Supervisor Chapman

 

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

1. DONATION

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

VIDEO: Gift Rejected

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

 

2. ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD

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

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

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

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

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

This is a tax revenue for Lassen County

and will bring a total of

 $11,717.96 in taxes to the people.

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

 

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

POOR MR. PEZZULLO AND MR. SMITH ?

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

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

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

 

VIDEO:No taxes for me!

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

Which one of the Supervisors promised this?

Wosick/Hammond ?

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

 

  NEWS FLASH

When you take out a building permit

it goes to the assessors office

for a re-assessment of your property taxes

 

Does Mr. Smith or Mr. Pezzullo intend to

take building permits out

to improve his property

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

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

 

3.   Another Booddoggle Scam

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

SNAG #1

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

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

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

ANY POTENTIAL BIDDER

OF THIS PROPERTY

[RFP's due on December 11, 2014]

MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BUILD ANYTHING.

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

 

SNAG #2

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

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

THIS LAND IS DANGEROUS. 

 

November 21, 2014

MORE HOUSEKEEPING NEEDED

MORE INTEREST NEEDED BY HLVRA

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

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

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

 

Now, there are currently six outstanding minutes.

 

 

November 18, 2014

Community Pool

Lacks Funding

to

Proceed

HVLRA

The City of Susanville and the County

will not advance the

$3,500,000

for the pool  construction

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

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

 

"Million Penny" Donator pleads for the JPA

to do the right thing

 

 

November 17, 2014

Pool JPA Meets

on

Tuesday,

November 18, 2014

3:00 PM, Susanville City Hall

 

 

 

November 14, 2014

?NO ACCOUNTABILITY

FOR THE POOL MONEY ?

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

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

Hodge on pool

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

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

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

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

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

ACCOUNTABILITY IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK

 

 

November 13, 2014

Supervisors show contempt for Grand Jury Again....

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS TOLD TO

"PROPERLY" HIRE

A CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

 

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

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

Full Complaint

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

Jennifer Branning was earning $23.67 per hour. 

The Supervisors hired her today

at $39.17 per hour. 

 

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

 

 

November 12, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

HAVE NOT

LOCATED A FUNDING SOURCE FOR

THE HVLRA  COMMUNITY POOL

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

 

November 8, 2014

Design Options

for Community Pool

Offered to HVLRA

Site: Old Roosevelt Pool

ONE YEAR LATER:

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

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

 

Option 1 cost: $3,867,482

Enclosed Pool for year-round use

 

 

Option 2 cost: $ 2,924,193

Not enclosed, for seasonal use

 

 

 

November 7, 2014

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

finally forced to tell the truth under oath.

LINK

 

Lassen County Disgrace

*THEY DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING*

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

 Warning: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

                                                                                                    Whispering Pines

 

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

 

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

 

 

The letter below was withheld from the Grace Foundation

 

 

November 6, 2014

Honey Valley Lake Recreation Authority

Met on November 4 and

Presented Options for the Susanville community Pool

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

 

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

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

JPA's are notorious for pissing away money

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

 

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

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

 

November 4, 2014

County Clerk, Julie Bustamante

Leaves her daughter Nicole as an Election Officer

Replaces Bridgett Bustamante with her sister Cindy

This violates the Lassen County

Nepotism code

Lassen County Rules & Codes

 do not apply to the Bustamante's

Election Codes do not apply to Lassen County

 

November 3, 2014

 

the only constant is change

 

November 2, 2014

VOTE

 

Lassen County Measure Z

 

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

 This would limit terms regardless of whether the terms were consecutive

 

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

have publicly stated

they will not run for re-election in 2016

 

 

 

30, 2014

Trick THE PUBLIC or Treat?

County Clerk's Remedy

Bustamante has never felt compelled to follow the rules

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

 

BUSTAMANTE, MADDEN, MURRAY

and add another relative, Bridgette Bustamante

 

Lassen County

Personnel Rules & Regulations:

Section 2.36

Definition "affinity"  : close ties or relationship

 

 

29, 2014

Lassen County Election Officer,

Bustamante Hires Daughter Again

Bustamante

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

June Election

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

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

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

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

 

Kan We Help Files Complaint Again

 

 

 

28, 2014

CAO Egan Resolves

Wolf Rescue Issue

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

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

[The County refused re-zoning requests]

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

highdesertwolves.com

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

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

 25 miles from Highway 395 in Ravendale, CA

NOT A SINGLE PUBLIC COMPLAINT !

 

 

22, 2014

Rezoning Gift

Gets Well Deserved

"Stinky Award"

 

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

 

Supervisors Trade Votes

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

 Supervisor Albaugh votes No

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

So why the "Town Center" Supervisor Hammond ?

Simple: It adds value to this parcel.

The CAO claims that surrounding property owners were sent notices

 

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

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

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

 

 

21, 2014

The Wheels, they keep on spinnin'

The Lassen County Supervisors decide to go on a Scavenger Hunt

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

20, 2014

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

[Pool Joint Powers Authority]

Plans to pay cash for Pool

$1,750,000 from the City of Susanville

and

 $1,750,000 from Lassen County

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

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

Agenda item H-6

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

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

Susanville City Hall

 

 

 

17, 2014

BROWN ACT SEMINAR

AB 1234 Ethics Training Well Attended

 

Sponsored by: LAFCO for Lassen County & Modoc County

 

General Principals for training

Trustworthiness

Responsibility

Respect

Loyalty

Compassion

Fairness

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

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

 

16, 2014

BROWN ACT SEMINAR

October 17, 2014

Veterans Hall, Susanville

10:00-12:00

Hosted by LAFCO

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

 

15, 2014

HLVRA

NEEDS A HOUSEKEEPER

Missing Agendas, Missing Minutes

HLVRA

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

THREE BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS   

A Quorum to approve the Minutes: 

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

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

 

 

 

14, 2014

NO POOL (HLVRA)

MEETING TODAY

HLVRA

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

The next pool meeting will be on October 21, 2014

 

 

10, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY

"CULTURE OF CORRUPTION"

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

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

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

Democracy is not a spectator sport

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9, 2014

LMUD

LAMBERT LANE SUBSTATION

NOT ON LINE

Lambert Lane

....a little history

 

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

These transformers disappeared

* Lambert Lane did not exist in 2009

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

So why lie ?

October 7, 2014: Lambert Lane Substation 

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

The Lambert Lane Substation is not online

 

 

 

 

 

7, 2014 

 

LASSEN COUNTY HAS

HALF

THE REPRESENTATION

AT POOL JPA

HLVRA

Supervisor Wosick goes to one meeting and

Supervisor Chapman goes to the next.

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

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

THE HLVRA IS SUBJECT TO THE BROWN ACT

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

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

The JPA does not have $2.5 million. 

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

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

 

UNEXPECTED AGENDA ITEM

The JPA's Agenda included a Closed Session item"

"Significant Exposure to Litigation"

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

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

 

 

5, 2014 

Kan We Help

 files complaint with LMUD :

LMUD FAILS TO COMPLY WITH

THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENT

OF PROPER PUBLIC HEARING

ON JUNE 24, 2014

LMUD-6/24/14 mtg

 

 

 

 

 

2, 2014 

Lassen County Community

Reminded: 

that you will get the pool you can pay for

DESIGN MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING:

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

Watch meeting

 

 

 

 

1, 2014 

Attorney Chittock ignored LMUD Brown Act Complaints

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

Lassen Union High School Board calls it a

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

Chittock

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2014

Lassen County Clerk Bustamante

Bustamante

 Lied to the

Lassen County Supervisors and CAO

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

 and purchased the software

in July of 2014 not July of 2013

 

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

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

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

DID BUSTAMANTE LIE TO THE CAO ?

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

THIS WAS A LIE

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

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

"No records existed"

Both offices said to ask the County Clerk

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

Bustamante ordered  the $40,000 Granicus software on

July 9, 2014

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

She has not posted:

4/22/14 Minutes

4/29/14

7/22/14

8/4/14

8/12/14

She has not presented Minutes to be approved:

8/19/14

9/9/14

9/16/14

9/23/14

 

Who is managing the County?

 

 

 

 

September 27, 2014

OUR VETERANS

A precious resource

 

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

Click on photo below to see and hear the presentation

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

 

 

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

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

 

The Supervisors were asked to "DO BETTER"

This issue is supposed to be on the next BOS agenda

A little history on the Susanville, Veterans Affair Medical Clinic

 

 

September 24, 2014

Lassen County

May Actually Get A Community Pool

Pool

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

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

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

Kan We Help will continue to monitor this process.

 

 

 

September 21, 2014

 Supervisor Chapman Makes a Motion

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

a 14,000 square foot building

Pool discussion very misleading

Community Swimming Pool

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

ONE PROJECT.

YOU WOULD THINK

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

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

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

 

 

 

September 19, 2014

WATCH THE CORRUPTION

WATCH THE LASSEN COUNTY

LAND DEALS

 

 

Public Officials Schemes are

well planned and well executed

PUBLIC MONEY

Influence peddling

Profiteering

Amedee Airfield Parcels

 

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

Roosevelt Annex

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

The Township of Herlong

PUBLIC MONEY

Profiteering

LMUD purchases worthless property- Jack Beterbide

LMUD purchases worthless property- Hayden Hill

PUBLIC MONEY

Tax Breaks

Susanville/Fred Nagel

PUBLIC MONEY

Tax Breaks by Under Appraised parcels

Nagels Eagle Lake House taxed as a vacant lot

Pezzullo pays no tax on Herlong

PUBLIC MONEY

UPCOMING:

Watch the transaction for the BLM building on Riverside, Susanville

You will never guess who owns the property.

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

 

 

 

September 18, 2014

KAN WE HELP REPEATEDLY ASKS

COUNTY SUPERVISORS

FOR FULL DISCLOSURE

 ON THE

AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

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

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

Kan We Help was confronted with

strong resistance to full disclosure

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

September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

 

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

Page 59 states the costs to clean up this hazardous area

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

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

Kan We Help Objected

Lassen County Decided to

 Exclude

the Leased Property in next Draft

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2014

Lassen County Supervisor Chapman tells Dr. James Hodge:

If the public wants to know what capital improvements the County has, they can look in the County budget

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

September 16, 2014: Rude & Evasive

Another Draft of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was presented at the September 16, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAO Richard Egan was instructed to eliminate 80% of the actual Capital improvement projects from the spreadsheet.  The eight page spreadsheet suddenly became two pages. It wasn't like the need for the improvements disappeared. The Supervisors only wanted the public to see a small amount of work.

WHY THE DECEPTION?

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer was cut off by Larry Wosick when she asked why the Roosevelt Annex remodel made the cut.  This is a building that the Supervisors are planning to give away

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

The Supervisors plan to dump $675,000 into this old school and then give it to (HLVRA) Wosick and Chapman to sell to a private buyer.

Can you say P  E  Z  Z    U      L  L  O

 

Eight pages presented in 2014

 

CIP Spreadsheet reduced to two pages

This is going to be another "Herlong One Stop"

 

September 15, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

should not worry about their critics

but

now should fear an

informed public

 

 

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

clearly indicates there is no higher priority than their own interests

 

September 14, 2014

Lassen County Board of Supervisors Deceptions

are more than lies

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

September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

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

 

September 13, 2014

"Reality"

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

life on the Board

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

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

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

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

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

......or can he?

September 12, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

Reject Grand Jury Reports

....and chastise the Grand Jury ?

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

2. Disregard the facts

 

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

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors are

ABOVE THE LAW

 

Grand Jury 2014

BOS Response

 

September 11, 2014

Supervisor Wosick

Insults Women Only

He un-invites women to his Tuesday meetings

BOS MEETINGS FOR MEN ONLY

The only thing that didn't happen,

 Wosick's head didn't

  spin around

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

LARRY WOSICK DOES NOT LIVE IN LASSEN COUNTY

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

LARRY WOSICK IS A PROFITEER AT THE PUBLICS EXPENSE

LARRY WOSICK IS A LIAR AND A BULLY

 

WOSICK RULE

Wosick served only one term. Time enough to profit

 

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

 

 

September 10, 2014

Kan We Help Prepared to File Court Action

to

Stop the County from selling property,

to the public,

without disclosing that the East Shore Parcel has explosives and ordinances

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONE DEATH COULD

      BANKRUPT LASSEN COUNTY 

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

 

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

Short Memories?

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

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

NOW WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC?

 

 

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

could have easily been excluded from the sale

 

 

September 7, 2014

 NEW LASSEN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

LACKS MONEY

TO PROSECUTE ?

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

.......they control her budget

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

September 5, 2014

Tesla Battery $1.2  billion Megaplant

to be built in Reno

not Herlong

 

6,000 jobs for Nevada

 

 

 

September 4, 2014

Long List of Public Officials

Keeping Interstate 11 a Secret?

Interstate 11

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

Wosick attempted to buy Herlong for $25,000

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

Jack Hanson/Bertotti zone change for their property along corridor

Herlong Sale

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

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

 

September 3, 2014

PAY ATTENTION

LASSEN COUNTY

This is a Quid Pro Quo County

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Not one word, of the new Interstate 11,

is mentioned in any of the

Lassen County Board Minutes.

Interstate 11

Politics for Profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 continued