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NIXON WAS A CROOK
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Editor of the Lassen County Times filed a lawsuit against a Kan We Help member for Defamation
and LOST SC 60880 Judgment in favor of Spencer
Kan We Help began receiving demands, in January, for retractions. All of these cryptic threats to Kan We Help came from email@example.com . Kan We Help could not identify "skywatersam" and ignored the threats, but the threats continued and then "skywatersam" demanded $10,000.
The Judge determined that nothing on the Kan We Help website was defamatory or libelous.
Sam Williams drew public outrage for printing and reprinting one person's "Letters to the Editor" week after week after week. Kan We Help believes that the Williams agenda was to increase circulation. To support this belief, Sam Williams published a letter again from this same person, on August 22, 2017. Williams, then proceeded in the very next issue of the Lassen County Times, published a half page of complaints about why he allowed another factless, religious, racist letter. The "public" again expressed their outrage when Williams continued to post these vile letters. Kan We Help believes this person had the right to racist remarks but Williams took the chance that the public would agree with it. They didn't..............
The judgment was based on Williams failure to prove by a preponderance of evidence that Spencer wrote any of the posts on Kan We Help's website, that the posts did not rise to the level of defamation and that Williams did not provide any evidence of economic damages. SC 60880 Decision
501(c) 3 Corporation: donations are tax deductible
Unincorporated Non-profit Associations: donations are not tax deductible
Lassen Sportsman's Club Admits
that they are not a 501 (c) 3 corporation as
the Lassen County Times falsely claimed
They are registered only as an un-incorporated
As Kan We Help has explained,
donations to this club are not tax deductible
The Lassen County Times put this non-profit association at risk for major fines by the State of California, by deliberately and knowingly publishing a lie
and owes the Lassen Sportsman's Club an apology
Bob Burns needs to retire.
He serves no useful purpose to the citizens of Lassen County
Does he continue to be an embarrassment to the County ?
He screwed up the Marijuana issue in Lassen County
He has no respect for the Brown Act
The County has an infestation of drug traffic......No budget for drug task force
Does his bad advice to the Supervisors secure his job or will it end it?
Lassen County Supervisors Slide Back Into Sleazy
The Lassen County Supervisors are taking the Show on the Road. The April 24, 2018 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held in Bieber, CA at 10:00 AM
The Supervisors have put "Discretionary" donations to un-qualified businesses in the Consent Calendar. In 2015, County Counsel Bob Burns changed the Rules so that no Consent Calendar item can be pulled by a member of the public. Basically as illegal as you can get according to the Brown Act. The Supervisors then load the Consent Calendar up with the majority of the business. Sleazy? You betcha.
Now, County Counsel has placed H-2 on the Agenda for tomorrow. Bob Burns is requesting authorization to initiate some type of litigation and offers four (4) attachments. A Resolution (?) , Professional Services Agreement (hiring outside counsel), a brochure (?).......and "Lassen Facts" (?). BUT THERE IS INTENTIONALLY NO LINK TO THESE ATTACHMENTS
First, the Brown Act provides for any new need for "litigation" in a Closed Session setting. Second, this is new level of sleaze even for Bob Burns.
Bob Burns needs to retire.
He serves no useful purpose to the citizens of Lassen County
Less than an hour after this post Kan We Help received this graceful response from the County Clerk
Supervisor Albaugh attempts to donate $400 to the Susanville Ranch Park Neighborhood Watch for signs.
Supervisor Tom Hammond attempts to donate $1328 to C&S Waste, not a non-profit corporation, and does not state the purpose of this donation.........possibly clean-up at his Herlong properties (?)
The California Secretary of State does not recognize any of these businesses as 501(c) 3 tax exempt non-profit corporations.
In Lassen County, the sun shines for the rattle snacks and not for the butterflies
Lassen County Discrimination Fund
For decades the Lassen County Supervisors have been allowed to have a "slush fund". The Budget amount has gone up and down over the years but the discriminatory practice of the disbursements remains the same.
Public records show that this slush fund account has been abused and Supervisors have donated to non-public entities, non-tax exempt entities and many "individuals" (?).
Public records show that the 2013/2014 Budget donated 27% to non-qualifying businesses
Public records show that the 2014/2015 Budget donated 35% to non-qualifying businesses
Public records show that the 2015/2016 Budget donated 37% to non-qualifying businesses
Public records show that the 2016/2017 Budget donated 32% to non-qualifying businesses
The Lassen County Supervisors and the Lassen County Times claim that these non-qualifying businesses are tax-exempt businesses when they are not, may be the biggest tragedy.
The 156 businesses that have been identified as non-tax exempt businesses may not be aware of the false statements made by the Lassen County Times and the Lassen County Supervisors.
Kan We Help has notified the Lassen County Auditor that proper identification has to be made in order to issue 1099 Forms to the 156 businesses that are not tax-exempt corporations that have received donations.
501(c) 3 and 4 status gives these non-profit corporations the ability to give tax-deductible status to their donors.
(an IRS registered "non-profit association" does not have tax-exempt status nor can they tell donors that their donations are tax-deductible)
Sunshine is the best disinfectant
The Lassen County Times
continues to do the community a disservice
by claiming that donations to the Lassen Sportsmen's Club
are tax deductible.......they simply are not !
While this event is a worthwhile event, deceit is not an option
The IRS can impose a penalty up to $10,000 for "claiming to be" a
501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.
The Lassen Sportsmen's Club must come forward and correct the statements made by the Lassen County Supervisors [with the exception of Supervisor Albaugh who voted NO on the Lassen Sportsmen Club donations] and the Lassen County Times.
The Lassen Sportsmen's Club
is not a tax exempt club.
Here is an example of a legitimately registered
501(c) 3 Club that can offer tax deductions
Lassen County's Mass Bird Killer
is among the "UNTOUCHABLES"
Parker will not even be charged for these horrific crimes. The DA knows she cannot prosecute one of Lassen County's "UNTOUCHABLES".
Fish & Game should be requesting a Special Prosecutor from the California State Attorney General's office
Worst Public Servant Award
......and the 2018 winner is.......
CHRIS GALLAGHER HAS BROUGHT BACK
"GOOD OLE BOYS" CLUB
MR. SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW
The new Chairman of the Board of Supervisors thinks he can vote on any issue and later is allowed to ignore the will of the Board.
On January 9, 2018, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve Chris Gallaghers $500 donation to a newly formed Neighborhood Watch in Westwood. This group was not an IRS tax-exempt organization but was registered with the IRS as a non-profit. Chris Gallagher then decided that he would not issue the $500 check.
Gallagher claims that he was told by "someone" that any funds distributed to anyone from the $25,000 Discretionary Fund needs to be registered, with the IRS, as tax-exempt (501 (c) 3 or 4 corporation).
Left to right: Chairman of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Chris Gallagher and Lassen County Counsel Bob Burns
After researching the groups that the Supervisors give Discretionary Funds to and speaking with the IRS, Franchise Tax Board and the Secretary of State's office, Kan We Help found that Lassen County had written over 4 dozen checks to NON-TAX EXEMPT businesses (Supervisors friends)
The "public" websites for the IRS, Franchise Tax Board and Secretary of State confirmed that the County has been giving away money against their own policy. (that any Discretionary Funds paid out must be tax-exempt corporations).
Checks have been written to businesses
that have no tax-exempt status.
On March 27, 2018, the Board of Supervisors voted (Agenda H-6) not only to give a private club $1,000 but voted to allow this private club the use of Lassen County's insurance. This private club is not registered as a tax-exempt business.
Gallagher claimed that Lassen County sponsors the event that the Lassen Sportsman's Club holds each year. The Supervisors have donated tax-payers dollars to this private club for decades without adding it to any Budget. You will find the Chamber of Commerce in the Budget.
And yet, each year, they donate large amounts to a private non-tax exempt club from their Discretionary Fund that does not allow such donations.
MR. SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW
Arcata, Watsonville, Susanville, Los Banos, Susanville
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN
CHRIS GALLAGHER GIVEN BAD INFORMATION
$25,000,000 GRANT COMES WITH MORE THAN A $1,250,000 COUNTY OBLIGATION
3/20/18 LCPIC annual meeting to approve loan amendment Left to Right: Lassen County Board of Supervisors Chris Gallagher, County Counsel Bob Burns
In 1989, prior to Gallagher being elected, Lassen County took out a $6,675,000 loan to build a new jail, new juvenile detention facility, purchase a new computer system and to repair certain County buildings. Kan We Help has evidence this loan was never paid off and when KWH noticed the County, it just disappeared from the "books".
On June 1, 2015, prior to Gallagher being elected, the Lassen County Supervisors, voted to put the County's APN 101-150-01 parcel (23.45 acres) up as collateral to obtain a $4,080,000 loan.
In the 2015 loan documents, the 27 year old Juvenile Hall was the collateral which sits on the 23.5 acres. The LCPIC loan EXHIBIT A, PROPERTY DESCRIPTION states that the collateral is the:
"Juvenile Hall and the property under said building, located at 1415 Chestnut Street, Susanville, CA 96130 on a portion of the real property of the County".
APN 101-150-01 Parcel in blue prior to subdividing in 2017
The Lassen County CAO Richard Egan was responsible for NOT SUBDIVIDING APN-101-150-01 (1415 Chestnut, Susanville) which would have clearly defined Lassen County's collateral for the 2015 loan.
SUPERVISOR GALLAGHER STATED AT THE ANNUAL LCPIC MEETING ON MARCH 20, 2018 THAT "THE LOAN DID NOT INCLUDE THE 23.45 ACRES".
......technically it did, legally it did
FIRST AMENDMENT TO LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT VOTED ON 3/20/18
The new Parcel Map states the following:
"We are all the parties having any record title interest in the real property subdivided by this Map".
Burns and Egan tricked the Lenders into thinking
that the County's collateral did not change.
....but the County's First Amendment, Exhibit C, fraudulently states a lie
Lassen County Supervisors will invalidate the property the County offered as collateral ,to the Lenders of the COP loan ($4,080,000 COP loan) ,
first at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on March 20
at the LCPIC annual meeting 1:00 PM (Administration Bldg)
The naive Supervisor Gallagher will do as he is told and sign on to this fraud
Why? Because it would not show a value of $4,080,000.
WILL THIS BE EGAN'S AND BURNS WATERLOO?
SKULDUGGERY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
Lassen County's Intention to Impair the Validity
of the 2015
$4 million dollar loan
Lassen County issued a second Certificate of Participation for $4,080,000 in 2015. It was intended to do three things: purchase and remodel the Riverside property, build a community swimming pool with the City of Susanville and remodel the old Courthouse on Lassen Street. The funds were so mismanaged that there were no funds left to do the courthouse remodel (add an elevator). In addition, Lassen County is having difficulty each year finding funds to pay the interest payment on the $4 million dollar loan
LASSEN COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
In 2017, Kan We Help objected to Lassen County de-valuing the 2015 $4,080,000 loan collateral without the Lenders (TPB/Western Alliance) knowledge or approval. The Lender (TPB/Western Alliance) originally agreed to take 23.5 acres as collateral (Jail, Cemetery, Juvenile Hall) in exchange for lending Lassen County $4,080,000.
This loan would not have been secured with 2.5 acres that the Juvenile Hall sits on
1. Lassen County has not disclosed how much they will need to borrow, in order to qualify for this $25,000,000
2. The Grant is conditional. Lassen County has not disclosed the "conditions" of the Grant
The Grant application was submitted with full knowledge that the property was encumbered. The $25,000,000 Grant does not allow any debt on the property. Originally, the intended property for this Grant was the Juvenile Hall that sits on the 23.5 acres which is entirely encumbered by the COP loan.
So........in a stroke of genius or idiocy (aka larceny), the County moved to change the 23.5 acres into four parcels. Placing the Juvenile Hall on a 2.5 acre parcel by itself. By doing so, it changes nothing. The 23.5 acres remains the "collateral" for the $4,080,000 loan unless the County can TRICK the Lender into signing away their collateral.............
The Lender signed off on the new Parcel Map (See above, creation of four new parcels) but there is no evidence that they have knowledge of Lassen County attempting to free up 21 acres from the Lenders collateral.
"Who" would knowingly agree to invalidate their "collateral"
"PROPOSED" FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE LCPIC LOAN
District Attorney Threatens Political Foes.......
" to those who have broken the law here in Lassen County, let there be no question. You will be investigated, you will be prosecuted", Stacey Montgomery
WE CALL: BULLSHIT
For the last 4 years, Montgomery looked the other way and failed to even investigate crimes committed against her Critics. Cases sit with the Sheriff that Montgomery refused to prosecute because they were crimes against her critics (vandalism, harassment, theft, attempted bodily harm)
CRIMINAL CASES DISMISSED BY THE COURT FOR FAILURE TO PROSECUTE
Law enforcement has been crippled under Montgomery, now she vows to go after "corruption"...let's help her out.......someone hand this person a very large mirror
Local Neighborhood Watch Groups
Organizing Throughout Lassen County to Fight Crime
Lassen County Supervisors are donating funds from their "Discretionary Fund" to Neighborhood Watch Groups being organized in Lassen County. These groups are being formed to reduce crime in their area. They cooperate closely with law enforcement
Two have been formed in Supervisor Gallagher's District; Spalding Neighborhood Watch and Mountain Meadows Community Watch.
Supervisor Hemphill has donated to the Milford Community Association and Supervisor Teeter is supporting the North Central Neighborhood Watch group.
These are registered with the IRS as non-profit associations with the exception of the Milford Community Association which is registered with the IRS as a "Non-Profit tax-exempt" corporation.
Local Public Utility Overcharges Ratepayers Millions
Lassen Municipal Utility District has overcharged their Ratepayers millions of dollars. This public utility has banked millions of dollars for a future transmission station "Skeddadle" that will carry renewable energy from Nevada to California.
The PROBLEM: They have not been able to secure a contract with any Nevada Power company.
Tens of millions of dollars sit in LMUD's bank account and they can't use it. LMUD still must deal with the Hayden Hill clean up and that could take the whole wad.
DON'T EVEN CONSIDER A RATE HIKE LMUD!
Trump (aka Drumpf) Drained the Swamp,
......and brought all the creepy crawlies to Washington
all of his friends and family.......
CADET BONE SPUR TRUMP STATED TODAY:
(five never verified medical deferments filed to avoid the Draft)
"......you know, I really believe, you don't know until you are tested, but I think, I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon....."
the coward-in-chief, the liar-in-chief speaks about the Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Florida
continues to trash law enforcement
National Rife Association/Gun Manufacturer Lobby
The NRA was chartered on November 17, 1871. It has grown to a $380 million dollar gun lobby.
The "gun safety" NRA is long gone.
In 1936, there was no outrage of Second Amendment violations when Congress outlawed machine guns.
The 1936 gun safety law was about protecting the public
In 2018, these mass-killing guns continue to kill our children
THIS IS ABOUT ENACTING GUN SAFETY LAWS
Westwood's Wayne Cramer Pled Guilty
Two Charges of Violation of a Criminal Protective Order
Wayne Cramer was arrested, in Westwood on October 5, 2017 and then released by a visiting judge and a very incompetent District attorney. After being released, Cramer then violated a Criminal Protective Order and was arrested again on January 18, 2018.
Judge Mark Nareau told the Defendant
that he had a violent history and was a danger to society
Cramer pled guilty to two charges and was sentenced to two years. As a condition to his pleading guilty, Cramer will serve 13 months in a Rehab Program outside of Lassen County. Judge Nareau told Cramer if he doesn't complete this program he will be returned to Lassen County and serve 364 days in jail.
Judge Nareau reprimanded the District Attorney for claiming that Cramer was never served the Criminal Protective Order and attempting to dismiss the charges against Cramer. Cramer was served the CPO last November.
The National Rifle Association
DOES NOT ALLOW GUNS
at their meetings or conventions
DOES NOT ALLOW GUNS
in the House and Senate Chambers
*Mass shootings continue in our schools, churches and our nation. This is not only a reality but a massive problem. The US Congress and the National Rifle Association (Lobbyist for the gun industry) are joined at the hip. The NRA pays Congress to fight any gun safety laws or regulations. Trump revoked the ban on selling guns to the mentally ill and is now promoting a national law for "open carry".
This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment and has everything to do with greed and the safety of our nation
On March 24, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida will march in Washington DC to advocate throwing out ANY Congressperson, Republican or Democrat that has taken any money from the NRA.
Lassen County CAO Richard Egan
requesting a one year extension
on his contract today?
His contract currently expires March 10, 2019
The Supervisors would have to notify Egan by March 10, 2018 if they do not intend to extend his contract past 2019
If Egan is terminated today, he would receive one years salary.
If the Supervisors approve his contract to 2020 and terminate him tomorrow, he would receive two years salary.
IT'S ALL ABOUT $$$$$$$
National Rifle Association
Allow Guns At Their Meetings and Conventions
Trump reversed President Obama's Order that the Mentally Ill cannot own a gun.
ONE STOP FUNDS DEPLETED IN 2015
Lassen County One-Stops
The Lassen County CAO deceived everyone, including the Board of Supervisors, about the three One-Stop remodels in Lassen County. The $788,000 Proposition 63 Funds were spent by October 15, 2015. There are no funds to remodel the Herlong, Westwood, or Big Valley One Stops.
In a November 15, 2015 e-mail to Kan We Help, Melody Brawley, confirmed that all the Proposition 63 Funds were in Fund 164.The Auditor also confirmed that the "restricted" Proposition 63 Funds were deposited and spent in Fund 164. Kan We Help requested and received an 86 page printout of the available financial activity from Fund 164 (6/13/11 to 12/28/17) from the Lassen County Auditor.
This printout indicated that Fund 164 (Proposition 63 Funds) was overdrawn by over $300,000 as of December 28, 2017 and numerous anomalies need further explanations. This deception falls on the shoulders of the County Administrative Officer.
The Lassen County Public Works Department was instructed repeatedly to issue many useless RFP's (Request for Proposals) to make it appear that the County was going to "remodel" the three One-Stops that serve the underprivileged.
NO CONTRACTS WERE EVER ISSUED
.......now we know why
KAN WE HELP WILL BE SUBMITTING AN EXTENSIVE COMPLAINT
TO THE STATE CONTROLLER & ATTORNEY GENERAL
Cadet Bone Spur
wants a military parade bigger than North Korea's
California District 1 Representative LaMalfa
votes "No" on funding
HSP Resources, LLC (Hays/Smith/Pezzullo) relied on lies when they purchased Lassen County's Herlong properties.
Who told HSP Resources,LLC that they would be given the Army's Airfield and that Interstate-11 would be developed in California near their Herlong properties?
Three guesses and the first two don't count.
HSP Resources, LLC did not get the Amedee Army Airfield or the Interstate-11 extension.
Now....... "HSP Resources, LLC" is being dissolved.
Prediction: HSP Resources will stop paying taxes on this property and let the County take it back