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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

 

 

The third certainty in life, besides death and taxes, 

corruption in Lassen County

Corruption/Land Deals

 

CAO Richard Egan

What a tangled web we weave when first

we practice to deceive

700 FORMS

 

CHAPMAN

BUSTAMANTE

HAMMOND

BURNS

District Attorney Montgomery

Larry Wosick, the bully   

 

 

      

 President Harry Truman

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

 

 

August 29, 2015

HONEY LAKE VALLEY RECREATION AUTHORITY

DECIDES TO REJECT ALL BIDS ON POOL

AND REISSUE (9/28/15) THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The HLVRA has not received the $1.1 million construction money

 from the City of Susanville

HLVRA

On August 10, 2015, Kan We Help filed a Complaint when the Executive Director decided to close the Bid opening to the public

 

August 28, 2015

Lassen County 2015/2016 Budget

A

Bust

Kan We Help used Lassen County's 2007 Budget as a baseline to investigate why the Board of Supervisors annually claim they are broke. What we found was not surprising.  The Supervisors tuck millions away, each year,  in their Budget in barely used and basically innocuous accounts. [UN-NOTICED ACCOUNTS]. Kan We Help identified 45 accounts that are used and these phony expenses stay there year after year and are never used. The purpose: To create the illusion of a deficit.[Study used 2007-2014 Budgets]

The Lassen County Supervisors 2014/2015 Budget hid over $3,000,000 in their budget in accounts that were never going to be used. 

The Independent Auditor disclosed their secret last year when they announced the County had a $4,000,000 surplus.

Kan We Help is now investigating the dozens of "Trust" accounts

that are never disclosed to the public

&

Kan We Help's LCPIC report will disclose gross lies & mis-handling of public funds

The annual Budget meetings (which are public meetings) concluded this week. These meetings are simply held to bully and intimidate County Department Heads.  CAO Richard Egan told Staff (not all attend the Wednesday meetings) that the County had a $318,000  deficit.

The Department Heads have succumbed to this intimidation for decades. It results in huge overtime expenses because of staffing that Supervisors have refused to allocate money for.

CAO Richard Egan had the audacity to ask DA Stacey Montgomery if she would accept a .8 employee instead of a 1.0 employee. Her Budget Request for an additional attorney and Investigator fell on the Deaf/Dumb ears of Supervisor Chapman and Pyle.

The County has more than enough money to accept 

all of the Budget requests of all County Departments

 

The two Supervisors (Chapman & Pyle) made very inappropriate comments about the Assessor and said that if you are not here you lose. They kidded about not giving the Assessor the Appraiser that is badly needed (Re: Williamson  Act Abuses & Compliance against the ranchers)

Supervisor Chapman was against free food for the poor and wanted to give the One Stop in Herlong more money and said the Bieber and Westwood One Stops should raise their own money. Chapman resented the annual dinner the One Stop provides and said it should be a "POT LUCK". Chapman was concerned that the County doesn't even know "how" the annually allocated budget ($10,000) was spent.

.....and yet the Supervisors tell the Chamber of Commerce....HOW MUCH DO YOU NEED AND WRITE THE CHECKS WITHOUT ANY ACCOUNTABILITY (the donations to  this private political company are absorbed in the General Fund).

Why: The Chamber of Commerce represents VOTES

The poor in Lassen County...............?

 

AND YES, ITS TRUE

SOMEONE TOLD

JIM CHAPMAN

TO

"SHUT UP"

After Chapman was allowed to go on and on describing graphically raw sewage that came up in the streets of Susanville, he then proceeded on a table pounding, fist waving tirade against Eileen Spencer for defending the poor. (video available)

A picture is worth a 1,000 words

August 25, 2015

Lassen County Animal Control Staff

Turns Shelter Around

&

Is Recognized Nationally

&

By Rescues Throughout California

for their work to save animals

EVEN THOUGH THE AUDIENCE GAVE THEM ALL A ROUND OF APPLAUSE, NOT ONE SUPERVISOR ACKNOWLEDGED THESE FOUR WOMEN, NOT ONE EVEN  APPLAUDED.

NOTE:   CHAIRMAN BOB PYLE RUDELY ATTEMPTED TO CURTAIL ANY PRESENTATION FOR THE ANIMAL CONTROL STAFF and after the Animal Control Staff left the room Bob Pyle had only one question: How much does it cost for staff to euthanize?  [NOTE: The County used to pay his brother to kill the animals]

Lassen Animal Rescue presented a "Certificate of Appreciation" and bouquets to each of the Staff

LCAC Supervisor Pete Heimbeigner never even introduced the shelter staff and took the credit for it's successes. Mr. Heimbeigner told the Supervisors that licensing dogs has made the difference.  The Staff sat behind him at the meeting and was never introduced or called on to tell the real story of the "successes" 

Public Works Director Larry Millar, in a letter to the Supervisors, was the only one to acknowledge that the difference was due to the shelter staff and their hard work

 

Lassen County Animal Control Staff

L to R: Jaime Proia, Lauri Rondi, Donna Hastie, Sue Bonham (absent: Alison Pettus)

 

They are heroes.

 They save animals everyday of the week and do not EVER get the credit for their dedication and commitment for  finding homes for the discarded "pets" in Lassen County that would normally be euthanized.

Five years ago the "County Pound" was killing two dozen adoptable dogs a week, almost every dog that came into the "Pound". No attempt was made to find homes.  Now, the euthanasia rate is less than 10% and these are done because of a court order or due to illness.

 

In 2014, 690 dogs came through LCAC,  242 dogs were privately transported to No-Kill rescues. 89 were adopted and 269 were returned to their owners.  

 

This success can only be attributed to the four individuals above and we all thank them

 

 

August 19, 2015

If you "smell" something, say something

This sign should be hanging over the entrance to the Lassen County Supervisors Board Room

. The Lassen County Board of Supervisors Consent Calendar Agenda is reserved for routine items of business. CAO Richard Egan placed a "Rental Agreement" in the Consent Calendar that would rent the historic upstairs courtroom to a private attorney.  This courtroom is coincidentally next to the District Attorney's office. Richard Egan claimed, at the Board Meeting, yesterday that Mr. Chittock would be using it after hours.  The Treasurer, Assessor, Elections and Recorders offices are also in this building. There is no security in this building. 

Eugene Chittock has been convicted of Domestic Violence and filed a Harassment lawsuit against Bob Burns

[Vexatious litigant ?]

Kan We Help suggested that if Mr. Chittock needs additional space that he could rent the empty house next to his office building or rent one of the many many empty buildings in Susanville.  Judge Sokol's ground floor courtroom is vacant and is not connected to any other County offices 

Supervisor Albaugh questioned the logic in renting the courtroom to Mr. Chittock.  CAO Egan only then revealed that it was only for one day. Chairperson Bob Pyle asked for a motion and the other four supervisors were silent. After an awkward pause Supervisor Hammond made a motion to approve and then there was no "Second to his Motion". After another awkward moment Supervisor Hemphill seconded Hammond's motion to approve Chittock's Rental Agreement. The Courtroom is now available to the public...........

 The vote was unanimous to allow a private attorney access to the County offices after hours.

 

Brilliant, just absolutely Brilliant

 

August 15, 2015

Private Attorney Eugene ChittockCHITTOCK

Needs to Rent

Courthouse courtroom from Lassen County

.....don't look but this.....

deal has been placed on the Supervisors August 18, 2015"Consent Calendar" Agenda

No details on rental agreement disclosed but the rent will be

$1953 per month.

Facts Not Fiction:

Courtroom is attached to the District Attorney's offices

"Maintenance" will be included with the Rental Agreement

Courtroom not ADA compliant and may need an "elevator" to be installed

COST OF ELEVATOR: $500,000

THERE IS A PERFECTLY GOOD BUILDING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO CHITTOCK'S OFFICE

Chittock owns the large gray house on the corner of Lassen/Cottage

[Judge Sokol's green house next door is empty? In fact there are alot of vacancies in Susanville.......]

 

August 13, 2015

Lassen County Suffering

from

Epidemic

 of Pazzullo Revenge

No, you can't take two aspirin and go to bed.

No, there is no more public land to give away

There is no Cure:

But how do you stop this well known Epidemic from using the Judicial System to have those Prosecuted  that got in his way

bottom line: He still doesn't get that airfield....and his land grab becomes worthless

 

August 12, 2015

The Ugly Reality of Lassen County Politics

HSP Resources (aka Hayes, Smith, Pezzullo) were promised the Amedee Airfield and didn't get it. The Amedee Parcels RFP was "rigged" from day one.

The Army holds a 50 year lease for the Airport with Lassen County. If the County sells the leased property (which they attempted to do), the new owners (HSP) would now own the Airfield. 

This attempt failed and Pezzullo wants someone to pay ?

BELOW: The Lassen County Supervisors included the East end of the airfield in the RFP hoping no one would notice

KAN WE HELP NOTICED

 

The Board of Supervisors fully intended to include the Army's Airfield, but the Lassen County Assessor and Surveyor didn't succumb to the bullying and are now paying the price.

The Assessor split up APN 133-080-60-11 so that the east end of the airstrip had its own parcel number, 133-080-64.

Pezzullo DID NOT GET THE AIRFIELD HE WAS PROMISED

 

 

 

CORRUPTION HAS IT'S OWN PRICE

Supervisor Tom Hammond was fined $2500 for voting to give HSP the township of Herlong when he knew he couldn't vote on the issue (conflict of interest with his Deli)  and then turned around and voted to give HSP an additional 3500 acres of public land for $25,000

Hammond is driving a new Lexus. 

?  $2500 vs. Lexus ?

 

August 11, 2015

Lassen County Clerk

Julie Bustamante

JUST REALLY BAD AT HER JOB

The County Clerk serves as the Election Officer for Lassen County and determines whether or not a person can run for an elected position. It is her job to qualify a persons eligibility to run whether it is for a Special District or a County wide position.  

Ms. Bustamante allowed Supervisor Larry Wosick to live outside his District for the last year of his term.

She has committed perjury herself by not disclosing interest in real property on her FPPC form for over 7 years and allowed others to do the same.

This is PURE and ABSOLUTE politics as usual

 

When will the District Attorney indict her for perjury?

 

 

 

August 10, 2015

Kan We Help

Files

Complaint Against the HLVRA

for Public Contract Code Violations

 

 

August 7, 2015

 

 

BID OPENINGS ARE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

[California's Antitrust Laws prohibit "bid rigging"]

 

Executive Officer of  JPA-HLVRA

Jared Hancock

Unfortunately Decides the Bid Opening

Would Be Secret

HLVRA         HLVRA RFP

You do this when the RFP is rigged

The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority issued a Public Request for Proposal on June 17, 2015

The day (August 6, 2015 @3:00 PM) the public Bids were to be opened, Executive Officer Jared Hancock decided to open the bids secretly.

(Public bid openings are open to the public. This is a $2,000,000 public project to build a community pool)

Hancock based his decision, for the secrecy, on Public Contract Code 22160-22169. Of course, this government code does not give him any authority to make the bids secret.

THE PUBLIC AND THE CONTRACTORS BIDDING SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED

WITH

 HANCOCK'S ACTION

Submitting bids for public jobs is very expensive for contractors and when the process is tainted, someone should pay

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart advised his viewers, on his final show:

"If you smell something, say something"

 

 

 

August 6, 2015

Lassen County Counsel

Robert Burns

Thinks He Can Hide His Legal Actions

Burns thinks he can just ask California and Nevada Courts to hide his legal name by using his middle name, nick name or simply file under his "initials"

This is not a privilege Mr. Burns.

It is Abuse of Authority

Kan We Help tried to research the Court case calendar for Bob Burns, Debbie Burns and Chris Smith. The results are below

 

 

 

July 31, 2015

Lassen County Counsel

Bob Burns

Has Done Such a Dis-service

to the

Lassen County Supervisors

 

 

 

July 29, 2015

The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Releases Request For Proposal

 

THE HLVRA ISSUED THE RFP

WITHOUT

ANY PLANS WHATSOEVER

AND

states that the Bids cannot exceed the "Guaranteed Maximum Price"

Option 1:  GMP   $1,162,466

Option 2:   GMP  $1,087,400

 

Option 3 (1 & 2):   $ 2,249,866

Good Luck...this will be awarded to NST

This is the JPA's Schedule

 

July 22, 2015

Lassen County's CAO Richard Egan

is not the first to get richer

by way of a County office

Egan's 700 Forms for the last two years

[Kan We Help discovered that Egan has held stock in the Lassen Irrigation District and never reported it]

Chapman out, Egan in 

 

 

 

July 21, 2015

 

 

 

July 20, 2015

Supervisor Jeff Hemphill

Commits Perjury

 

Under penalty of perjury, Jeff Hemphill claims that he provided

Schedule A-1 and Schedule B,

when in fact he did not

 

July 18, 2015

Lassen County

Deputy CAO Tony Shaw

refuses

to submit the

FPPC 700 form-Schedule B-Interest in Real Property

The Fair Political Practice Commission allows public officials to amend or correct omitted information

On April 18, 2015, public records disclosed that Tony Shaw and Bob Burns had not submitted their interest in "real property"

 On May 6, 2015, Kan We Help asked County Counsel Bob Burns and Deputy CAO Tony Shaw to submit the Schedule B of the FPPC 700 form.  These forms are due by the end of March each year.

Bob Burns complied, Tony Shaw did not

 

Shaw claims that he doesn't have to disclose any real estate owned outside of Lassen County. Public Records disclosed that Tony Shaw owns 2910 Mill Creek Road in Ukiah.  Real Estate owned by public officials is important to disclose in order to avoid any perceived conflicts of interest.

Supervisor Tom Hammond complied and disclosed property owned in Plumas County

 

 

 

 

July 17, 2015

Lassen County

County Counsel Burns

Tells CAO Richard Egan

To Release the Medici Auction Documents

Kan We Help sent Richard Egan a PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE AT 5:39 PM YESTERDAY and Richard Egan forwarded the Medici Auction documents [ KWH requested on July 6, 2015] at  7:30 PM

Auction costs were deducted from the sale price

 

 

July 16, 2015

On July 6, 2015, Kan We Help asked

Lassen County CAO Richard Egan for copies of

the Medici Auction results

The 3 pieces of Medici equipment below were confiscated & then sold by Lassen County at Auction

EGAN WILL NOT DISCLOSE ANYTHING ABOUT THIS AUCTION...how much $$$, where did the $$$ go

 

....maybe the $$$ were given to his secret

"unassigned vendor" or to a secret bank account ??

 

 

July 15, 2015

Lassen County Chamber of Commerce

Wants You to Shop Local

Yet

look what they include 

in their business directory

Border Town Restaurant, N. Cold Springs, Nevada

International Entrepreneurs, Chester, Plumas County

Almanor Energy, Lake Almanor, Plumas County

COSTCO, SPARKS, NEVADA

 

NOTE:The U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbied for and received a separate tax exempt status [501 (c) 6]. This non-profit tax exempt status allows for promotion of common business interests and to endorse political candidates. The Chamber of Commerces are a Republican lobbying group.

 

July 14, 2015

Rural Communities

Not Immune

to Ponzi Schemes

If someone knocked on your door and said "If you give me $4,000 I will turn it into $100,000 in six months".... would you write the check?

Of course not, but that is exactly what the Lassen County Board of Supervisors did this morning

....with the exception of Supervisor Aaron Albaugh who voted NO

Supervisor Chapman recused himself from the discussion and vote. Are Hemphill, Pyle and Hammond members of the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce?

The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce came to the Board, again, asking the Supervisors for money to enter a "contest".  

If they win, the Chamber keeps the money and can spend it anyway they wish. Poof.............

NOTE:  Fund 100-0101 has unlimited and unaccountable funds to spend

The real bell ringer, on this scam, is this "CONTEST" dangles a $3,000,000 prize in front of the hundreds that are participating

The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce has a better chance at winning the Publishers Clearing House prize.....

Let us know how you think this $4,000 could have been spent in Lassen County

opinions@kanwehelp.com

 

 

July 11, 2015

Lassen County Treasurer/CAO Richard Egan

Diverted $5,077,312.81

of the LCPIC dollars

to

"UNASSIGNED VENDOR"

from 2003 to 2011

WHO DID EGAN PAY?

*The 1989 $6,675,000 Certificate of Participation (COP) loan cost the taxpayers $11,121,884.41

[*Based on public records from 1993-2011].

Lassen County claims they have no records for this loan from 1989-1992

{this was the period the County used the shell corporation Ameri-Cal Civic Improvement Corporation. ACCIC was dissolved on 10/2/1992}

 

.....more to come

 

July 10, 2015

Kan We Help Has Confirmed

that

Egan, Pyle and Chapman

 *lied

about the 1989 $6,675,000

the County paid only "interest" on this loan and refinanced the principal in 1998
 

 &

the 1998 $6,030,000

*the $6,030,00 loan was not paid off in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Certificates of Participation loans

 

They should not be trusted with

the new $4 million loan

 

 

The  1989 COP [issued for the Lassen County Jail] was not paid off until 2011. Egan claimed that it was paid off in 2007

Video: May 26, 2015

 

Lassen County CAO intentionally lied about the "activity" of their shell corporations

Video: June 9, 2015

......full report coming

 

 

July 8, 2015

 

THERE IS NOTHING

SUPERVISOR JIM CHAPMAN

OR

 SUPERVISOR TOM HAMMOND

WILL NOT LIE ABOUT

Watch the video below and hear Chapman change the subject

Video June 23, 2015 BOS meeting: Supervisors lie about Susanville Grant

Supervisor Hammond & Chapman

deliberately

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.

They both attended the HLVRA meeting when it was announced that Susanville was not awarded the Grant for their portion of the community swimming pool.

Chapman and Hammond emphatically denied this at the Board of Supervisors meeting

.

WHAT LYING DISHONEST FOOLS.

 

 

July 7, 2015 Lassen County Times Editorial

 

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

 

July 2, 2015

First Day of the Fiscal Year

Lassen County Board of Supervisors

Start Spending the $4,080,000 Loan

BOS July 1, 2015 Meeting

All other Capital Improvements put on back burner again

Supervisor Albaugh took heat from Bob Pyle for not voting to give the HLVRA $1.1 million. Supervisor Albaugh has consistently voted no on this project.

  Supervisor Chapman ordered Albaugh to vote YES,

but then

Hemphill made an unfortunate comment to Albaugh

Poor District 3 elected a foul mouthed crude slow thinking Supervisor 

Hemphill suggested that

 Albaugh's "male parts" be placed on a fence

 to change his vote

VIDEO

Hemphill brought his little daughter to the meeting who seemed unaffected of her fathers bar room comment....she's probably accustomed to worse?

Chairman Pyle did not reprimand Hemphill for his crude comment but laughed along with   Chapman and Hammond

 

July1, 2015

 

WILL JUDGE MICHELLE VERDEROSA

RELEASE

WILLIAM ROMERO

TODAY ?

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

 

June 27, 28, 29, 30, 2015

It is sad and unfortunate,

Bob Pyle, Jim Chapman and Richard Egan

Lied about the LCPIC

GREED & OPPORTUNITY

 

June 26, 2015

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 concealwas 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.

 

CAo Richard Egan buries the

Budget Committee Agenda/Minutes

 deeply

in the Consent Calendar. G-8 (e)

 

 

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 ?

 

 

June 24, 2015

CHAPMAN LIES

AND HAMMOND SWEARS BY IT

Video June 23, 2015 BOS meeting: Supervisors lie about Susanville Grant

Supervisor Hammond & Chapman

deliberately

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.

 

 

Chapman and Hammond stated clearly that this Grant had nothing to do with the pool.

Video: Supervisors lie about Grant

JUST TWO PLAIN OLD FASHION LIARS THAT THINK

THE PUBLIC DOESN'T CARE IF YOU LIE TO THEM

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

June 21, 2015,SUNDAY

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

 

 

 

 

June 20, 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

 

LMUD fired Frank Cady  when it became evident that Cady's activity could no longer be tolerated.  Frank Cady placed "FOR INFORMATION ONLY" after each Lassen Municipal Utility District's Agenda items and told the public that they could not comment on these items.  Kan We Help challenged this change because it was illegal and convinced the LMUD Board to  cancel this policy.

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.....

 

 

June 19, 2015

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.

 

 

June 17, 2015

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

Brown Act, Section 54954.3 (c)

"The legislative body of a local agency shall not prohibit public criticism of the policies, procedures, programs, or services of the agency, or of the acts or omissions of the legislative body."

Burns tells the Supervisors that the public should not be able to speak on certain Agenda items

 

Brown Act, Section 54954.3 (a)

"Every agenda for regular meetings shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the legislative body on any item of interest to the public, before or during the legislative body's consideration of the item that is within the jurisdiction of the legislative body"

 

 

June 16, 2015

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

 

June 15, 2015

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

FOR

DISTRICT ATTORNEY STACEY MONTGOMERY. 

 

WILL THIS

$5,000

HELP HOWE FOCUS ON THIS CAPITAL MURDER CASE?

 

WILL DAN HOW ACCEPT THIS BRIBE?

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2015

William Joaquin Romero

 Turned Down Plea Deal on June 11

and

Will Face a Murder Charge

for the

2011 Rape and Death of 23 year old

Angel Siler

 

  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.

 

KAN  WE HELP BROUGHT THE ARCHANGELS OF JUSTICE TO SUSANVILLE

to investigate this 2011 rape/murder

AND

THEN, AND only THEN  WAS ROMERO ARRESTED

 

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]

 

 

June 11, 2015

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.

VIDEO:

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

 

June 10, 2015

BELOW:

WHAT THE LASSEN COUNTY BOARD KNEW

ABOUT THE

LASSEN COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION's HISTORY

but

 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 original COP in 1989 was $6,675,000. The County paid only $645,000 in 9 years.

HOW DID THEY PAY FOR THIS IF IT WAS NEVER PUT ON AN AGENDA

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........

 

 

 Bob Pyle and Richard Egan have been involved with this secret debt process since 1998

Jim Chapmansince 1989

 

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

 

 

June 9, 2015

"Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation"

......simply put.....

A SLUSH FUND

1989-2015

 

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

 

 

NO APPROVAL OF FUNDING THE LCPIC HAS EVER APPEARED ON ANY LASSEN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA

UNTIL MAY 26, 2015

 

 

June 7, 2015

Lassen County Supervisors Pyle and Chapman's

DECEPTION FIRST AND THEN MORE LIES

The Lassen County Public Improvement Corporation was created in 1998 because the County's previous "public benefit"  Ameri-Cal Civic ImprovementCorporation was terminated (C1579332).

The newly formed LCPIC then used the States Superior Courthouse & Annex, Roosevelt property and the County Administration Building (Roop Street)

as collateral to refinance the County's $6,030,000 debt.

The constant with these Shellslush Corporations are

Richard Egan,

Bob Pyle and Jim Chapman

Public Records disclosed that the LCPIC was in "non-compliance" with the Lender from 2000-2005. The LCPIC failed to submit audited financial statements.

 

THE CLAIMS THAT LASSEN COUNTY

HAS BEEN

 "debt free"

has been a lie

 

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]

 

According to the LCPIC Minutes, Assessor/ LCPIC Director Ken Bunch stated numerous times he was against the actions of this shell corporation

 

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

 

 

June 6, 2015

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

CAO Richard Egan told Kan We Help, at a BOS meeting,  to "ignore the parcel numbers. Assessor parcel numbers are not important"

 

Kan We Help alerted the Assessor that the Supervisors were pulling another "One Stop".

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)

133-080-59 (center)

133-080-64 (east end)

133-120-14 (east end)

 

 

 

June 5, 2015

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. 

Bob Burns delay was intentional. They could not release these documents until after the $4 million was transferred. It was transferred on June 4, 2015 to an account that does not exist

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

 

June 4, 2015

Pezzullo's Family Member,

Cherie Gullerud

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? 

 

 

June 3, 2015

Julie Bustamante

Richard Egan

Bob Burns

Bob Pyle

WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE

FOR THIS DECEPTION

 

They cannot produce any documentation  that LCPIC

 is

a valid non-profit corporation.

 

 

June 2, 2015

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.

BOTTOM LINE:

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

to

coerce and intimidate staff

to hide the truth?

 

June 1, 2015

Vacated BLM Building

 on

Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA

was

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

 

 

May 30, 2015

County Counsel Bob Burns

Tells

Bustamante

NOT TO COMPLY

Bustamante's response, "So take me to Jail"

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.

 

 

 

May 29, 2015

Steve Pezzullo, Larry Smith, Tom Hammond and Hal Hays

talkalot

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.

HOW TO INTIMIDATE THE ASSESSOR?

 

 If the County forces the Assessor not to assign an APN number to the airstrip in the "Legal Description" HSP

 will own a portion of the Airfield that the planes take off from. If HSP owns it Lassen County's lease must then be transferred to HSP Resources. 

    WATCH AND SEE IF THIS SCAM IS ACCOMPLISHED !

 

May 27, 2015

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)

Supervisor Hammond was fined $2500 by the FPPC for this vote. Hammond owns two businesses in Herlong; a deli/gas station and a market/gas station in Herlong.

 

Did Tom Hammond's vote insure that he would be the only business to sell food and gasoline in Herlong?

 

 

 

May 26, 2015

Lassen County Flim Flam Plan

Similar to

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?

This alleged agreement is half ass backward

and suspect as to intent.

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. 

 

REMEMBER:

SHE STILL COUNTS THE SUPERVISORS VOTES

 

 

 

 

 

May 24, 2015

EPIC, SIMPLY EPIC

 

 

Lassen County Supervisors

Planning

"Slight of Hand"

for funding....... now what "project " was that for?

LCPIC

THE PLAN:

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)

and then

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

 

 Lassen County cannot make this lease/rental agreement for the community pool. The HLVRA owns the pool

Lassen County does not own any building on Riverside

Lassen County does not own the "Lassen County Courthouse"

Ooops............

 

May 21, 2015

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

 

 

May 18, 2015

Accountability through Exposure

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.

 

Conflicts of Interest

Mr. Hammond votes for Steve Pezzullo:

2 in 2013

14 in 2014

4 in 2015.....

 

Supervisor Hammond's "friend" is fighting paying his taxes to Lassen County for his "TOWN"

 

 

May 15, 2015

Lassen County Board of Supervisors

 to Review

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

in

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

 

WILL THESE ELECTED SUPERVISORS GIVE "BOBBY"

AN

ATTA BOY...........?

 

May 14, 2015

 

 

Supervisor Hammond

for

Supervisor Hammond

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"

HAMMOND KNEW HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT IN 2013 AND HE THINKS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH IT IN 2015

 

 

May 13, 2015

 

PRESS RELEASE

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.

 

 

 

May 12, 2015

 

Hail Interuptus

Moments later a torrential downpour  of snow, hail and rain came down, but not before honks of support came from passing cars and truck

Debbie Miller & Sal Rastrelli hold posters supporting Justice for Angel Siler, who was murdered in 2011 without any investigation by Susanville Police or the District Attorney Robert Burns

STOP VIOLENCE

AGAINST WOMEN

RALLY

"Archangels of Justice"

 

Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli came to Susanville to investigate why the Susanville Police did not investigate Angel's murder. Days before they arrived the Susanville Police claimed they solved the case and arrested William Romero.  Everything in their file was given to them by Angel's mother. No investigation was ever done, no matter what they claim years later.

 

May 12, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Corner of Main Street & Riverside Drive

(ending at the New Courthouse on Riverside Drive)

Susanville, CA

 

WATCH THE CHICAGO RALLY HELD ON MAY 9, 2015

 

 

May 11, 2015

 

Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli will be in Susanville today

to investigate "why" Lassen County

law enforcement

 DID NOTHING

 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

 

 

May 7, 2015

 

Archangels of Justice, Ira Robins and Sal Rastrelli will arrive on Monday to investigate why

nothing was done when Angel Siler was killed

in 2011

 

UNDER THE MOUNTING PUBLIC PRESSURE

AND ON THE EVE OF THE ARRIVAL

OF THE

ARCHANGELS OF JUSTICE

 

WILLIAM ROMERO

WAS

ARRESTED TODAY

FOR THE

MURDER

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

 

 

 

 

May 6, 2015

Wrong Board Members

 for Pool Project

No interest

No progress

No funding

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?

 

May 5, 2015

Should the public trust

what the Lassen County Supervisors

say

or

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

Lassen County

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

and

then DO SOMETHING ELSE

 

and

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2015

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 Cemeteries

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.

 

April 30, 2015

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

DEMONSTRATED PERFORMANCE

Stupid is as stupid does

2014/2015 PROJECTED BUDGET BALANCE

ON JUNE 30, 2015

$19,250,955

 

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

 

The $1.1 million dollars for the HLVRA pool is not on this list because the County does not own the property. The Supervisors know they cannot take on debt for something they do not own. But, the Supervisors could just write a check for the pool construction

 

 

April 28, 2015

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

Richard Egan, instructed Public Works to sign the contract, for this work, on March 3, 2015......

There is no budget for this work Mr. Egan ?

Kan We Help watches the spending and this Board allows spending from other accounts whenever they feel like it

A $4 million dollar County debt in the hands of this Board will be mis-handled, mis-directed and wasted on "pet projects" of the Supervisors..... just like the free money this County has received from the state and federal grant programs before (Herlong One Stop, Medici Logging CDBG loan, etc, etc, etc.)

Where is the money for the Sheriff's Department's upgrades , Health & Human Services new building, ADA requirements for Herlong's Fort Sage "One Stop" (HSP just dumped the building back to the County because they didn't want to spend the hundreds of thousands on the ADA improvements that were required before they could sell it)

 

.......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

DIFFERENT RULES FOR THIS COUNTY CLERK MAYBE?

Why do other Departments have to follow the rules ?

 

 

April 27, 2015

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

ARE EXPERTS

AT

PISSING AWAY "GRANT" MONEY

 

It is a certainty that if they somehow pull off

 borrowing

$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

 BY HIS

"SUPERIORS

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

ALLOW

THE SUPERVISORS

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

 

 

 

April 23, 2015

 

Is Lassen County Just Dishonest to the Core?

Do They Even "Know How" To Tell The Truth?

ANSWER:  NO

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. 3/24/14 video

 

The $12,657 Superior California Economic Development

 Credit Analysis

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 has exposed the real reason behind just another back room deal

 

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 ?

 

 

 

NOW, LISTEN TO THE TALE RICHARD EGAN SPINS

Click on Video below

Video 4/21/15

Board of Supervisors Meeting: Agenda H-2

 

PUBLIC SALE

YOU SAY....ANOTHER GIVE AWAY BEING SET UP FOR PEZZULLO and friends perhaps

 

DIRTY, DIRTY, DIRTY and did we mention how dirty Lassen County is?

Medici Logging

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

Video: March 24, 2014 BOS Meeting.

Watch Pyle and Hammond "low five"after approval of the Medici loan

 

April 22, 2015

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.

 

BIG PROBLEMS

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

 

CAO Egan

and

Deputy CAO Tony Shaw

may have wasted Ms. Raineri's time

 by not being honest

 

 

April 20, 2015

Westwood Residents, John & Eileen Spencer

Offer to

Restore and Re-install

 Old Roosevelt Pool Sign

at

New Pool Site

NEXT HLVRA POOL MEETING: APRIL 21, 2015 @ 3:00

 Susanville City Hall

April 18, 2015

Lassen County CAO Richard Egan

 Suddenly

Reveals Major Stock Holder

In

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

 

 

April 15, 2015

Plumas County Supervisors

Hear

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.

 

L to R: Steve Baird, Supervisor Lori Simpson, Supervisor Terry Swofford, Craig Settlemire, Supervisor Kevin Goss

What didn't sit well was the arrogant statement by Mr. Baird that Plumas County would not have a SEAT AT THE TABLE

if they did not sign their so-called Declaration.

Lassen County Declaration based on ballot approval

Plumas County Supervisor Simpson wanted to know WHERE THIS TABLE WAS

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

keepitcalifornia.org

 

 

April 12, 2015

 

LASSEN COUNTY

"CULTURE OF CORRUPTION"

Corruption/Land Deals

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

 

 

April 10, 2015

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

Anticipating the assurances from Supervisor Hammond, Richard Egan and Rheta Vander Ploeg, that the Amedee Airfield parcels would be given to HSP Resources, HSP purchased the land above ($450,000) the parcels so that they would control the Northern access to the Amedee Airfield.

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.

CAO Richard Egan has methodically

mis-represented this RFP from day one.

 

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)

[Steve Pezzullo bid on the township of Herlong and the Bill of Sale and Deed were issued to Pezzullo. HSP Resources bid on the recent Herlong parcels but the Deed was to be recorded in Larry Smiths name?]

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

 

This stinks like when the former County Counsel/Land Expert Vander Ploeg had a hand in the deceptive land deal that gave the One Stop to Pezzullo

We all know what happened to CAO Marty Nichols and County Counsel Vander Ploeg with the "One Stop" "give away" in Herlong

 

NOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN

EXPOSED,

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

 

 

April 9, 2015

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.

This stinks like former County Counsel/Land Expert Vander Ploeg had a hand in another deceptive land deal

We all know what happened to CAO Marty Nichols and County Counsel Vander Ploeg with the "One Stop" "give away" in Herlong

 

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

PULLED OFF

 

 

April 8, 2015

 

MEMO

TO:       Richard Egan, Tony Shaw, Robert Burns, Tom Hammond, Jeff Hemphill, Jim Chapman, Julie Bustamante

FROM:       kanwehelp.com                                                                                   

SUBJECT:      Honesty                                                                                                

If you would spend more time being honest and not spend all of your time

trying to profit from your public offices,

you could stop calling us names

 for exposing your larcenies

 

 

April 7, 2015

 

Supervisors Intentionally

 Sell

the Parcel

they said they were keeping

[the parcel Supervisor Chapman fought to keep]

"HERLONG ONE STOP"......... DEJAVU

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

 

"HERLONG ONE STOP......." DEJAVU

 

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

Corruption/Land Deals

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1, 2015

 

DIRTY SUPERVISOR

Abuse of Office

County Counsel Bob Burns can't believe what he is hearing

but did nothing to prevent Hammond from voting to award the Herlong property to Pezzullo

[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

 

 

March 30, 2015

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.

 

 

March 29, 2015

PATTERN

OF

 MONEY CHANGERS

 

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".

 

Intelligent life forms would have asked

 

WHERE THE HELL

 IS THE $1.4 MILLION ???? 

No one did.................?

 

 

The consequences:  

A mass exodus from the City of Susanville

City Manager- resigned

City Attorney-resigned

Councilman Rocky Joy-resigned

and

Mark Soloman-Plumas Bank......Gone

 

TAXPAYERS ENDED UP

FOOTING THE BILL

 

March 28, 2015

Medici Logging's  2010

$ 1.4 million dollar  junk yard ?

 Bank of Commerce loses, Lassen County taxpayers lose.

Too many bad decisions by too many politicians we are supposed to trust

 Plumas Bank VP JOE EGAN paid for this appraisal.......

for

Medici's Plumas Bank loans

 or

 to inflate the assets of Medici Logging ?

 

 

 

 

March 27, 2015

Federal Bankruptcy Court

Orders Auction on March 31, 2015

on Medici Logging Assets

West Auction, Inc.

530-661-0490

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.

 

 

 

 

March 25, 2015

County Counsel Robert Burns

tells

Lassen County Supervisors Hammond, Albaugh and Hemphill, on March 24, 2015

they can vote to approve Meeting Minutes

that occurred before they were elected

UNPRECEDENTED

District 4 Supervisor Albaugh bites into the apple and drinks the Kool-Aid

More............

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.

TOM HAMMOND WILL HAVE A FINANCIAL GAIN.

HE OWNS TWO BUSINESSES

IN DIRECT PROXIMITY OF THIS DEAL

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?

 

March 24, 2015

Lassen County Supervisors

Unethical and now Unprofessional

Supervisor Hammond refused to recuse himself on Vote

to spend

$48,000

for an Airport Use Plan for HSP Resources

[the Supervisors previously voted twice not to spend any money on Airport Use Plan]

Supervisor Hammond not only admitted on February 17, 2015, that he secretly met 3 times with HSP Resources in order

to secure a contract with Sierra Army Depot... so that HSP Resources, (Hal Hayes, Larry

Smith, Steve Pezzullo)  would have an  unfair advantage during a PUBLIC BID,

but

 then voted to award 3,000 acres of public land to HSP for $25,000. 

 

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

 

 

UNETHICAL, UNPRECEDENTED

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

 

Let's talk about a hypothetical Court action:

 

Judge:   Mr. Albaugh did you approve the 6/19/12 BOS Minutes, for accuracy ?

Albaugh: Yes, your Honor, I did.

Judge:  Did you attend this meeting Mr. Albaugh?

Albaugh:  No, your Honor

Judge:  Mr. Albaugh, why do you think you can vote to approve these minutes?

Albaugh: Your Honor, County Counsel Burns told me I could

 

PAST PRACTICE: Minutes remain "unapproved" when Board lacks a quorum

 

 

March 22, 2015

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

ETHICALLY CHALLENGED

 

ALSO,

Supervisor Pyle and Supervisor Hemphill are water users within the RCD and should have recused themselves from discussion on March 17, 2015 (Agenda D-2)

 

 

March 21, 2015

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]

 

Lassen County's "GRANTS AND LOAN" Department (Jenna Aguilera) omitted the Medici CDBG default when she submitted her UPDATE at the February 10, 2015 BOS meeting? Richard Egan placed this update in the CONSENT CALENDAR.....(Agenda G-6)

 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?

March 19, 2015

Lassen County Board Chairman Bob Pyle

Refuses to Release

the

$12,657.72  Medici Logging Credit Analysis

and

refused to place this issue on the Agenda

for public disclosure

NOTE: If you applied for a $350,000 loan to buy a house, would you agree to pay $12,000 for a credit report ??????? 

What was this money really for?

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,

$350,000.

Lassen County did receive funds from the State of California.

 

 

March 18, 2015

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

NORMAL:

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

ABNORMAL:

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.

 

.....IN LASSEN COUNTY, ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE FULL PROTECTION FROM PROSECUTION WHEN THEY BREAK THE LAW

 

 

March 17, 2015

Lassen County, California

150 years of history will continue

Lassen County Supervisors voted to put the

GHOST

"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

 

March 16, 2015

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

Hammond's Admission

Section 54960.1 (c) 2 of the Brown Act now requires a public entity to respond to a complaint

Burns never responded..........

 

March 15, 2015

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:

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.

 

GENTLEMEN: It is obvious that it would be a cold day in hell before you would consent to such an agreement, yet Jeffersonians think the STATE OF CALIFORNIA, the most powerful state in the USA would.

Is it your intent, now, to devalue not only your land but all property owners and businesses in Lassen County?

 

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.

ARE LASSEN COUNTY RESIDENTS READY TO PAY

 HUGE ASSESSMENTS ON THEIR PROPERTY TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THEY HAVE ALREADY PAID FOR?

 

 

March 13, 2015

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

Admission

 

 

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

 

 

March 12, 2015

 

LASSEN COUNTY CLERK, JULIE BUSTAMANTE

 

March 11, 2015

Kan We Help Asks

Lassen County Board of Supervisors Again

to

come clean over $350,000 of taxpayers $$ lost in bad loan

Watch Video

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

but lost

$356,214.61.....and counting........

The Lassen County Auditor reported that Medici Logging made only three $6,519.62 payments from July-2014 to September-2014

 

 

March 10, 2015

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.

VIDEO

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

Today, Kan We Help asked the Supervisors to correct the Minutes or face one of those pesky Brown Act violations

 

March 8, 2015

STUNNING DECEPTIONS

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"

 

March 5, 2015

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

 

March 3, 2015

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.

 

Brown Act, Section 54954.3 (a)

Every Agenda shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the legislative body on any item of interest to the public, before or during the legislative body's consideration of the item, that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.

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.

 

 

Brown Act, Section 54954.3 (c)

The legislative body of a local agency shall not prohibit public criticism of the policies, procedures, programs, or services of the agency, or of the acts or omissions of the legislative body. Nothing in this subdivision shall confer any privilege or protection  for expression beyond that otherwise provided by law

 

 

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

 

5. Offers free legal service, at taxpayer expense ,  to the Jefferson Group

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

 Declaration was

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?

 

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

Video

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. 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

 

 

2014 continued