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Larry Wosick, the bully

CHAPMAN

BURNS

 

LASSEN COUNTY JUNE 3, 2014 ELECTION

BUSTAMANTE

 

 

 

 

July 24, 2014

Contracts, Contracts and more Jibberty-Goo

Mr. Burns contract: $126,000 a year ?

 

Mr. Burns confused the Board and the Public (the people that pay his salary)

 

It started with Supervisor Albaugh asking Mr. Burns about the reference to the numbers (no $$$ signs) in his request. Burns made it appear that he was asking for $32,500 for two invoices that were not to exceed $5,500 each.

 

Now watch how Burns responded to the Board and to the public.

Mr. Burns famous Jibberty-Goo

 

 

July 23, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

Vote on Resolution

"Sight Unseen"

"Southern Cascades Service District Initiative"

District  4 Supervisor Albaugh asked that an emergency item be added to the meeting, at the July 22, 2014 BOS meeting, as an  "Emergency item". [Takes 4/5 vote to add an agenda item]. The Board and Burns tried every trick in the book to keep the public out of the conversation.

At the beginning of the July 22, 2014 meeting, County Counsel offered advice to Chairman Wosick:

 Wosick didn't need to offer public comment on Agenda B-2

 (adding or deleting an agenda item)

Watch Burns attempting to impress the Board with pure bullshit

 

Surprisingly Wosick ignored Burns dumb advice ?

 

The Brown Act allows public comment on every agenda item......"bar none" Mr. Burns

 

 

Albaugh claimed that he just received a Resolution for the Southern Cascade Services District initiative on Friday, July 18, 2014. Discussions on this issue, by the Supervisors, have been on-going for weeks about the "deadlines" for this issue to be placed on the November ballot.    It was Supervisor Albaugh's responsibility to get this on the July 22, 2014 Board of Supervisors Agenda.  If LAFCO failed to get the ballot resolution done by July 18, it could have been placed on the August 4, 2014 Agenda (88 days before the election is August 8).

THEY CREATED AN EMERGENCY

AND

YOU HAVE TO ASK WHY?

Albaugh had plenty of time to make copies, from Friday to Tuesday,  but brought only one copy of the Resolution? Everyone knows that seven (7) copies were needed.  This is exactly what Albaugh, Wosick and Chapman did with the first Resolution to get the initiative on the June ballot. This was all choreographed again. The Supervisors went into closed session to discuss this issue and could have made copies then.  There was a recess before this was discussed. They could have made copies then. 

  this gets the double stinky award

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer respectfully asked twice that the Supervisors be given a copy of this Resolution before a vote was taken. County Counsel Burns chirped that it was not necessary for the Supervisors to have a copy. Our illustrious five voted to approve Albaugh's Resolution  

Lassen County Supervisors

couldn't have

found a dumber candidate

for

County Counsel

 

A NEW LEVEL OF DUMB HAS BEEN BORN

 

 

 

It is a historical fact that Bob Burns has no idea what

the Brown Act is. He is just perfect for this Board

 

 

 

JULY 22, 2014

Lassen County Superior Court

Presiding Judge Verderosa

Has Sit-down

with

Bob Burns

Burns looked silly making up lies

and Richard Egan

 

click on Mr. Kot Withyur Panzdown for entire story

On April 16, 2014, Lassen County CAO Richard Egan made the decision to write a letter that was made to appear as though Judge Verderosa had authored it. She didn't author it and Kan We Help caught him in a lie.  Judge Verderosa's signature has never been authenticated.

Egan placed this letter on the Board of Supervisors May 13, 2014 Agenda but had no intention of having any discussion on it. (Audio and video recordings confirmed that this Agenda item was never discussed or voted on)

Watch video: May 13, 2014 BOS meetng

 Chairperson Wosick just adjourned the meeting intentionally ignoring last item on the Agenda.

As a result of this debacle, Judge Verderosa decided that she will no longer appoint the Chief Probation Officer.

 

 Lassen County Counsel Burns was forced to write a "soliloquy" on July 6th to create a new Ordinance for this position to be a County appointed position not a judicial appointment.

Enjoy watching Burns trying to justify the Fake Judges Letter

Burns response, to this screw up,  ended up similar to Vander Ploegs back peddling fake response to Kan We Help objection to the County Administrative Officer being called various names other than his official position/title County Administrative Officer. [CAO Egan was signing different fake titles to official county documents]

 

 

JULY 20, 2014

Private Non-Profit

Asks for

Public Money

for Fake

Christmas Tree for Susanville

It gives a whole new meaning to "Save a Tree"

 

The Susanville Chamber of Commerce no longer wants to decorate "real" trees in downtown Susanville. Supervisor Chapman placed Agenda item H-2 on the July 8, 2014 meeting. 

 

 

Chapman suggested that this annual $2,000 donation be paid for through the Supervisors Discretionary Fund. Each Supervisor is given $4,000 to give to the public as a gift. 

Supervisor Hammond and Albaugh objected to this coming out of their "pot".  CAO Egan suggested that they raise the $20,000 Discretionary Fund to $25,000 to cover this donation.   Hammond and Albaugh reluctantly voted to approve this gift.

The fake tree will cost $15,000 a year to build. The tree will be purchased in parts each year until it reaches it's desired height.

The private non-profit Susanville Chamber of Commerce also received a $5,000 donation from the Board of Supervisors for the 150th Lassen County Anniversary event they are planning on 9/5/14.  IT WAS NOT DISCLOSED HOW THE SUPERVISORS WERE GOING TO PAY FOR THIS SINCE THIS IS NOT A BUDGETED ITEM.

 

The Westwood Chamber of Commerce planted a "real" tree to decorate each year as a community event.

 

 

 

 

JULY 14, 2014

 

District Attorney/County Counsel

County Counsel/District Attorney

Burns

 

County Counsel Contract

On May 16, 2014, the Lassen County Supervisors hired the current District Attorney, Robert Burns as County Counsel. Rhetta Vander Ploeg's contract was not renewed and her last day was May 16, 2014.

 

Robert Burns was not the County Counsel on May 7, 2014

His County Counsel pay started before he was hired

 

 

 

Robert Burns County Counsel Contract on page one states:

 

Bob Burns resigned as District Attorney on June 9, 2014

 

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Bob Burns Resigned, Quit, Stepped down

Bob Burns is a "New Hire"

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The County "promoted/transferred" Burns after he resigned?

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 13, 2014

PUBLIC UTILITY SOCKS AWAY

MILLIONS AND

INSULTS RATEPAYERS

WITH RATE INCREASE

 

LMUD

OVER SPENDS

ON INFRASTRUCTURE

FOR

NV ENERGY

and

Raises Rates on customers

didn't see that coming...............?

 

The PDCA was the phony formula Frank Cady developed

LMUD

 

 

July 11, 2014

 

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

STALLING ON

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

* The Lassen County Supervisors, according to Lassen County Codes,  must demand that the CAO prepare and maintain a "mandatory" Capital Improvement Plan.

*According to the County's Audit, the Supervisors never released the fact there was $4,000,000 of discretionary money in the Budget. Each year the Supervisors claim there is a $3,000,000 deficit. Is this apparently a lie they intend to use again?

The County's infrastructure is crumbling and the

s u p e r v i s o r s

 do not know how to fix that ? 

YOU HAVE NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

CAO RICHARD EGAN

ATTEMPTED TO

PASS  AN INTERNET C.I.P. "TEMPLATE"

OFF AS A

DRAFT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

FAUX DRAFT

FOOL US ONCE, SHAME ON YOU

FOOL US TWICE, SHAME ON US

CAO Richard Egan had Public Works present a copy of an internet sample of a capital improvement plan, at the July 8, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting,  as the real deal.  Richard Egan does not have a clue how to prepare a capital improvement plan or at least he is giving a great performance of not knowing how to do it.

The Lassen County Supervisors do not want the spending structure a Capital Improvement Plan would confine them to. This is why Supervisor Chapman thought he could authorize, on his own, the remodeling project for a new Supervisors Board room

 

 

 

 

 

July 10, 2014

Supervisor Pyle

Thumbs Nose

at

Grand Jury Report

Pyle's response to acting on Grand Jury Report

On page 38, the 2012-2013 Lassen County Grand Jury Report responded to the urgency of replacing the Lassen County Jails "Central Control System".

Supervisor Pyle thinks the Board

does not have to act on this?

 

THE "DO NOTHING" BOARD

Last year, the Sheriff's Department presented the Board with a comprehensive presentation of the urgency of this capital improvement need LAST YEAR and has yet to approve the funding to be spent.

NO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

This elected Board, each year, bloats their budget with funding for expenses that they never intend to approve. This accomplishes two goals. It gives the "appearance" that the County is broke and it keeps the staff thinking something is going to get done.......THIS YEAR. 

The facts are that this Board is a "do nothing" board.  Lassen County's buildings are crumbling. Employees are forced to work in small and bad environments, public access to county services are spread all over Susanville. 

 

 

Lassen County Supervisors opened their July 8 meeting at 9:30 AM and closed the meeting at 10:30 AM.. The public still had to come back three hours later for the Capital Improvement Plan discussion that lasted one hour because Pyle didn't want to hear any more.

Watch the Video

If the Lassen County Chairman of the Board doesn't want to hear FACTS or CRITICISM, he tells the speakers

"THAT'S ENOUGH"

 or makes up new rules. It is very evident, according to the videos of their meetings, the 3 minute rule is extremely selective depending if they like what you are saying or not.

INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC

IS CONSIDERED RUDE

A member Kan We Help and a tax paying, voting member of the County was prepared to make a presentation on the very questionable $8,000 "Needs Assessment" Plan and the "DRAFT" CIP.Study Supervisor Pyle attempted to limit public discussion to "questions only".

The 17000 square foot BLM building (on Riverside Drive in Susanville) will be vacant on the first of 2015. Lassen County CAO is supporting buying this property to move certain County  Departments in to. Study

Supervisor Chapman will, no doubt,  be adamantly opposed to this move. THERE ARE NO COURT ROOMS INSIDE THIS BUILDING.  However, he can walk down the street and visit the new Superior Court building on his lunch break.

 

This is what happened in the ONE HOUR AFTERNOON MEETING

Video

 

 

July 8, 2014

CHAPMAN DOES NOT PARTICIPATE

IN

DISCUSSION

[Chapman did not attend the 1:30 CIP meeting today. Reason: fake CIP]

Fake CIP again

 

OF THE

NEW SUPERVISORS BOARD ROOM

AT THE

ICONIC

HISTORIC COURT HOUSE SQUARE

For months, Supervisor Chapman led the charge for a half million dollar new Supervisors Board Room. There was no money for this project, but on January 21, 2014 Supervisor Chapman, ordered Jeff Morrish, from NST (without public discussion or Board approval) to draw up plans for "The Annex"  below [Judge Sokol's Department 1 court room] to be transformed into his new Board room.

 

On January 21, 2014, Chapman ordered the work to begin immediately and to be completed by June 10, 2014.  KEEP IN MIND, THERE IS NO MONEY. NST spent $20,000 on plans that were never going to be used. WHY?

LEFT TO RIGHT: Supervisor Chapman, NST Jeff Morrish, Supervisor Albaugh

Keep in mind, there is no money to do this...................

IT WAS ALL A RUSE, LIE, UNTRUTH

 

 

The Lassen County Board flew $$$ TRG's Harry Munyon $$$ from Palm Desert, CA to present an "alleged" "NEEDS ASSESSMENT" study.  This Study was commissioned two years ago at a cost of $8,000.  Two years ago  "someone" decided that the new Board room will be in the Old Court House on Lassen Street.  Study 

The NST farce was an intentional deception by the CAO and Supervisor Chapman.

IS HONESTY TOO MUCH to ask from these people?

Supervisor Albaugh seemed genuinely surprised when it appeared that a decision to remodel the old courthouse and move the Supervisors in to it  had already been made.

Considering the fact that on December 10, 2013, the Supervisors intended to move the District Attorney into that space.  The same space the Supervisors want to chop up for their 'NEW BOARD ROOM"

[This beautiful historical room tells a story of years gone by and Chapman wants to destroy it]

  .

 

CHAPMAN'S OBSESSION WITH COURT ROOMS 
 

The CAO was asked if the decision to remodel the historic upstairs courtroom (into a Supervisors Board room) came from Supervisor Chapman's  "COURTHOUSE SQUARE REVITALIZATION TASK FORCE". The CAO attempted to "not know"  about this committee but finally was forced to reveal that Chapman's task force has never had even one meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4, 2014

Striving to make a more perfect union

E Pluribus Unum

 

 

 

June 29, 2014

Voters Think Lassen County Supervisors

Just a Ceremonial Position

Kan We Help received, in the past two weeks, hundreds of comments by voters that the representation (by Lassen County Supervisors) is purely ceremonial.  The five supervisorial districts represent about 4500 voters each.

Recently the Supervisors were asked, "Name one thing you have done for your District".  Not a single response.

The Lassen County Supervisors hold three public meetings a month in which the public seems to perceive them as"Private Club" meetings that are inconveniently interrupted by voters. 

 

June 27, 2014

 

 

Kan We Help Survey:

Do you think Lassen County Supervisors are doing a good job?

opinions@kanwehelp.com

6/14/14 :

Yes:   566     No:   4137

Thank you for participating in our survey

 

 

June 26, 2014

Kan We Help

Attempted to

Verify Judges April 16, 2014 Letter

Click on Mr. Kot Withyor Panzdown

 

Judge Verderosa did not respond to request to authenticate the 4/16/14 letter

 

 

Bustamante Refuses to Certify

Egan's April 16, 2014 letter

Bustamante

Julie Bustamante is the Clerk for the Board of Supervisors. She certifies all copies originating from the Board as being authentic. She refused to certify a letter that she knew the CAO wrote. The "Received" date has been  altered on the letter?

CAO Egan admits, on 6/24/14, that he wrote judges letter

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT THINK THAT THEY CAN DO THIS?

IS THE TRUST GONE?

June 24, 2014

NEW PAGE LAUNCHED

 

"Caught with your pants down"

 

June 22, 2014

Julie Bustamante's Last Term

? Cheaters Reunion ?

Julie/Theresa  tax cheaters 2

 

Julie Bustamante's daughter Nicole changed her waive from a single finger to all five fingers when she saw the camera. Bustamante's husband, daughter and Theresa Nagel attended the awards ceremony at the Board of Supervisors meeting for Bustamante's 25 year award.

Theresa Nagel, former County Clerk, never looked better as she chirped out,

"Bitch"

as her photo was being taken.

 

June 3, 2014 Election Monitored

Kan We Help had Poll Watchers at Lassen County Precincts

and

the Secretary of State sent a State Poll Watcher

 

Surprises with the Results?

No

There was little opportunity for election tampering, this time

 

June 20, 2014

Bob Burns

Just

A

Misfit

He can't be a judge, he can't be District Attorney and is just

a misfit as Lassen County Counsel

On June 17, 2014, Kan We Help asked Mr. Burns to identify the "Court" for the Grace Foundation lawsuit against the County and if he could remember to add that information to the Closed Session Agendas in the future.

 

 Burns response

 

Kan We Help was able to stop the practice of giving vague information on lawsuits against Lassen County on their Closed Session Agendas.

 The Brown Act requires full disclosure of lawsuits discussed in Closed Session. Lassen County had a bad habit of not only placing fake cases in Closed Session in order to go into a Closed Session, but stating only the Plaintiff and Defendants name.

2012

The Lassen County Counsel actually

resisted full disclosure until numerous Brown Act Complaints were filed.

 

2013

Now we have Bob Burns

He has refused to disclose

the name of the Court to the public

on the BOS Agenda

2014

The June 24, 2014 Agenda

does not include the California Court that this lawsuit was filed in. With 58 County Superior Courts, Mr. Burns does not want anyone to have access to the Grace Foundation lawsuit against Lassen County. 

Starved to death in Susanville, CA

WARNING: this video is graphicWhispering Pines

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2014

JUSTICE FOR ANGEL

Angels Story

 

RAPE AND MURDER OF LASSEN COUNTY

WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS

NOT REPORTED IN LASSEN COUNTY TIMES

Rape is an entitlement to males in Lassen County

Angel Siler, 23 was raped and murdered in Susanville and the

 District Attorney Bob Burns did nothing but look the other way

 

Lassen County recently hired former District Attorney Bob Burns as County Counsel

 

 

Angel's Mother and Grandmother ,

desperate for justice,

presented her story at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting yesterday.

Click on photo below:

Everyone is listening except the CAO, Moving papers was more important ?

Burns is forced to listen

 

 

June 16, 2014

THE REASON FOR TERM LIMITS:

SUPERVISOR CHAPMAN

 

Just because you have gone unchallenged, Mr. Chapman, it doesn't make you right. Times are changing, get used to it.

 

Click on photo: Watch the arrogance of a 35 year "old veteran Politician"

Chapman attacks taxpayers for wanting a Capital Improvement Plan

A Capital Improvement Plan is Mandatory

County Administrative Code 2.06.035 (b) 10

Chapman tried to slip a Capital Outlay expenditure for a "back up" generator into an inappropriate account [Agenda 5/13/2014, Item G-7]He claimed that it had been there for years. Research found that was not true.

Chapman claimed that this generator had been in the budget for years. It has never appeared until the 2013-2014 budget. Why lie about something that can be so easily checked?

2012/2013 Criminal Justice Fund

Lassen County Auditor confirmed that the generator  should have been paid for from the Capital Outlay fund and not the Criminal Justice Fund.

HE GOT CAUGHT AND WAS VERY INDIGNANT.

Chapman was reminded that the Board approves the annual budget. When Chapman gets caught telling lies he ALWAYS blames it on staff.

Supervisor Chapman, now almost a comical character on the Board, fails to take responsibility for his intentionallies and actions.

 

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2014

Lassen County

Lacking in Basic Humanity

One would think that because of the $80 million farming and ranching industry, in Lassen County, there would be a modicum interest in the treatment of horses

NOT TRUE

Pete Heimbigner, Supervisor of Lassen County Animal Control, is in Court defending his actions for the horses that were starved to death under his watch [Case 30-2012-00612863-CU-RC-CJC]

Starved to death in Susanville, CA

WARNING: this video is graphicWhispering Pines

 And.....Pete Heimbigner, Lassen County Animal Control Supervisor,  continues to ignore the horrible conditions at the Lassen County Animal Shelter in Susanville

Even though the work has been budgeted to reseal the kennel floors and walls and remodel safety issues at the shelter, Heimbigner has refused to do it.

The remodeling budget just sits year after year, untouched and ignored

 Presently the kennels cannot be properly sanitized and put the staff and animals at risk

Animal Control Staff are at risk because the old kennel doors allow dogs to escape.

 

And.....Heimbigner plans to kill over 100 dogs in Ravensdale at the end of June  and put the owner Debbie Valenta in jail.

 Ravensdale is the home of the second largest wolf hybrid rescue in the United States. Heimbigner has harassed the Wolf Hybrid Rescue in Lassen County for months.

WHY?

It is Personal........

Heimbigner was asked to leave the property because he refused to step in to a bleach solution so as not to bring any contamination  into the dog area.

Lassen County's Official Attack dog

 

Heimbigner has been accused of strong arming other businesses in Lassen County.

Recently: Bulls Eye Recycling, Steve Pezzullo, Grace Foundation

Who the hell is allowing these abuses?

 

Friday: June 13, 2014

Richard Egan

Salary: $174,000

Benefits: $43,000

Highest Paid Lassen County Administrator

in

Lassen County History

Supervisors hired Egan to do a job

Egan accepted the job knowing full well what his duties were

AFTER THE ELECTION:

Egan wants a Helper @ $102,000 a year

.....better yet.....hire extra help at the ranch (out of the $174,000) so you can be a full-time Administrator

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

HAVE

NO INTENTION

OF

CREATING A

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Major Lassen County land owner/rancher and now County Administrative Officer has no intention of creating a "CIP"  for Lassen County.

Hide in Plain Sight

The June 10, 2014 Board of Supervisors  Agenda placed creating new positions, new titles, new pay at the end of their Agenda. Why? Because they do not want the public to be present.

Public Entities typically change titles of staff when they want to give HUGE pay raises. CAO Egan rewarded only Cheryl Douglas. Egan pulled Regina Schaap's new "job description" and pay raise. Julie Morgan, Assistant to CAO, was also not rewarded.

 The Supervisors approved Agenda Item H8. CAO Richard Egan requests that $102,000be added annually to the County's budget so he can hire a Deputy CAO. Someone to replace him when this rancher/CAO is........absent ?

Coincidentally, immediately following the election, a new position is created. You get three guesses on who will be given this "political plum" and your first two guesses don't count.

Watch the video:

 

CAO Egan now needs a "Deputy" CAO

 

 

       

THE CAO KNOWS THERE IS LOTS OF MONEY FOR HIM TO DO THIS

BUT

NO MONEY WILL BE CONSIDERED

FOR CRITICAL COUNTY

IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS

Until Certain conditions are met: 

Begging and/or Favors 

 

 

That is how Lassen County Government rolls

June 11, 2014

Lassen County Fails to Present

even a Draft

of the mandatory

Capital Improvement Plan

The County continues to approve new spending for Fair entertainment, toilets for the forest and various projects for certain Supervisors and scheduled budgeted projects just sit year after year.

 

All five Lassen County Supervisors play the "Board" game Monopoly,

but the public never knows which Supervisor gets to roll the dice.

 

 

June 10, 2014

A Touch of Class

at the

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Today

 

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors voted to appoint newly elected

District Attorney Stacey Montgomery to fulfill Bob Burns remaining term

June 6, 2014

Lassen County

Animal Control

Hosts

Second Successful

Rabies Clinic

in

Susanville

Hundreds of dogs and cats get low-cost vaccinations on May 31 at Susanville's Memorial Park.  $8 rabies shots were available and pet owners could register their dogs for City of Susanville and County dog licenses. 

[The local paper does not carry this story ? They don't like dogs and cats................?]

 "Pardners", in Susanville, gave goody bags to all that participated. "Sit Spot" set up an agility training area for owners to take their pooches through and "Lassen Animal Rescue" distributed dog "dental" sticks to dog owners and provided staff for coordination. Susanville Police Department offered hamburgers and hot dogs. t

Three kittens and one puppy were adopted at the event.

 

 

 

June 5, 2014

District Attorney Bob Burns Resigns

and

Recommends that Stacey Montgomery

Be Appointed

to Serve the Balance of his Term

 

 

June 3, 2014

 

Lassen County

Elects

Election Results as of 6/5/14

  Stacey Montgomery, District Attorney

Diana Wemple, Auditor

Patricia Gunderson, Superintendent of Schools

Nancy Cardenas, Treasurer

Julie Bustamante, County Clerk

Jim Chapman is not the Auditor

 

June 2, 2014

 

 

Diebold Voting Machine Easily Changes Votes

In 2002, Kan We Help raised serious concerns that the election had been tampered with. It was documented that the voting machine memory card serial numbers did not match the serial numbers that were registered to the voting machines. The memory cards had been changed.

In 2002, Kan We Help caught Theresa Nagel and Julie Bustamante putting "white-out" (correction tape) on ballots. They just got their hands slapped ? 

THE TRUST IS GONE

BUSTAMANTE

 

 

May 30, 2014

Lassen County's

Supremely

Unqualified

Candidates

Auditor

Jim Chapman

 

Treasurer

Brian Wilson

John Mallery

 

County Clerk

Julie Bustamante

 

District Attorney

David Evans

 

 

May 29, 2014

Civil  Servants Want Bigger Paychecks

Not Pool

 

Susanville Councilperson Brian Wilson

and Lassen County Supervisor Jim Chapman

are both on the Pool Committee.

Both want bigger paychecks and control of the County treasury.

If Chapman is elected to Auditor his paycheck will more than triple and he loses his seat on the Pool Committee.

If Brian Wilson is elected Treasurer his paycheck will quadruple and he loses his seat on the Pool Committee.

Their promotion of a

Community Pool was a fraud

 

They both used the pool issue

to try and get bigger paychecks

.....and Supervisor Wosick who also sits on the Pool Committee.... is selling all the property he bought in Lassen County. He was exposed for secretly trying to buy the township of Herlong for $25,000.

Wosick no longer lives in his District. If he had any honor at all he would resign.  Let's see, Vander Ploeg said he could continue to sit on the Lassen Board of Supervisors and Burns doesn't have enough integrity to remove Wosick either.

Wosick admitted (video and audio available) that he was going to have to live with his wife in Reno. 

 

 

 

May 28, 2014

Each Budget Year

The Public Is Told

Lassen County Is Broke

Last September, the public was told that the County had a $3,000,000 deficit

THE TRUTH: $4,000,000 surplus

Why did they need to lie?

A 40 year career politician should have known and should have been truthful

Chapman doesn't have a clue but he will be available 24/7 for a Photo Op

May 24, 2014

Supervisor Chapman:

There was never a man

that knew so little

about so much

 

Supervisor Chapman was allowed

to talk about himself for 6:33  minutes

The FPPC does not allow an elected official to campaign at a public meeting

The Brown Act requires speakers to stay on topic: Term Limits

Listen to the audiences reaction..........

Click on photo below

ZZzzzzzzzzzzz............................ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....ZZzzzzzzzz...........

 

May 22, 2014

How many times did David Evans get demoted by Bob Burns?

&

Why does David Evans believe our Veterans are criminals?

"......instead of prosecuting them for what they were trained to do"  

Our Veterans are not criminals, Mr. Evans.

SHAME ON YOU, SIR

 

&

Why did it take a lawsuit to get David Evans to pay child support?

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED

BEFORE YOU CAST YOUR VOTE FOR

A NEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY

 

 

May 21, 2014

Lassen County Clerk/Election Officer

 Julie Bustamante

Puts Wrong Meeting Time

on Supervisors Agenda

Kan We Help notified Bustamante's office last Thursday that the meeting time on the May 20, 2014 Board of Supervisors Agenda was incorrect and she refused to correct the date.

Chaos....

Supervisor Pyle, Albaugh and Hammond showed up after 9:00 AM ?

Chapman and Wosick were a NO SHOW

THIS HAPPENED LAST WEEK TOO.

IT APPEARS THAT THIS WAS NOT A MISTAKE

THIS WEEK IT BACKFIRED

 

 

May 20, 2014

Lassen County Audit Shows that

County Auditor,

Karen Fouch and her staff

have done

an EXCELLENT JOB

The firm of Price, Page conducted the annual audit for Lassen County

and were pleased to say that the County has

$4.8 million dollars

in discretionary funds available

 

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNING

NOT ALLOWED

Yet, (fppc ALERT) supervisor wosick allowed supervisor chapman to campaign for 33 minutes, at the may 13 board of supervisors meeting

 

Does Jim Chapman just stay in politics for:

A.  photo ops

B. bigger government retirement

C. recognition

D. to hear himself talk

E. all of the above

 

Jim Chapman is not the Auditor

May 16, 2014

NEW Lassen County Counsel

Out with the old

In with the new?

BUT SOME THINGS STAY THE SAME

The Public is no longer welcome to attend Agenda item A ?

or contraire, Mr. Burns.....not a good start on your first day

[County Clerk refused to change the time to 8:30 AM ]

 

May 15, 2014

Supervisor Chapman's

Willy Nilly

Budget Spending

....and he wants to be Auditor...get real

The May 13, 2014 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting uncovered a glaring problem with not having a Capital Improvement Plan. The Supervisors have placed no urgency on developing a CIP even though it is a MANDATORY County document. The CIP would prevent Mr. Chapman from creating his "rainy day" spending.

Supervisor Chapman has signed off on over 34 annual budgets and still doesn't understand that he cannot use money from any line item budget. Chapman defended the use of $115,133 from the Criminal Justice Facility Construction Budget (Fund 126-1261). Mr. Chapman stated that if they didn't use this money it would go away. That was simply NOT TRUE.  You will notice below that the $150,000 was placed there recently. Chapman placed this in the "CONSENT CALENDAR"  so it wouldn't be noticed. The Supervisors approve this Agenda item with one vote. This is a highly abused Agenda item.

Mr. Chapman's chronic habit of hiding his rainy day money has gone on for years. He gets away with it because he bully's the other Supervisors and former CAO's into thinking that this is the way it has always been done.

 

Kan We Help challenged the "inappropriate" use of this Fund.

 

 

The cost of a "back up" generator for the a "Courthouse Square Standby Power Project" (?) is an ACO expenditure (Accumulative Capital Outlay). Mr. Chapman, coincidentally, heads this Committee. If a "PLAN" was in place for the County's "priorities", Mr. Chapman could not have done this.

That's odd......there is no budget for a new generator, Mr. Chapman ???

The "upgrade" to the Courthouse Annex (the building that houses his office).

Take a look, on this page, and see if you can pick out one or two projects that are more important to complete

THE SUPERVISORS TABLED

ANY ACTION ON THIS

....and

THE SUPERVISORS TABLED DISCUSSION ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN ?

 

 

May 14, 2014

This Public Proclamation

for

Rhetta Vander Plug

Closer to the Truth

After Supervisor Wosick read the Boards Proclamation, Supervisor Pyle and many in the audience refrained from applauding Vander Ploeg

Watch Video

May 13, 2014

Also, Supervisor Pyle abstained from voting to approve the Boards hugely over-exaggerated proclamation of her performance

Vander Plug's staff was in attendance. Robert Burns was in attendance.

NOT ONE GAVE A SINGLE TESTIMONIAL.

The Peter Principle:

She rose to the level of incompetence

 

May 13, 2014

Supervisor Jim Chapman

Doesn't want to be Auditor

He just wanted another forum to

trash

the

Lassen County Auditor

because she would not move money where he wanted it moved

This bloviating buffoon's time

has come and gone

Isn't it odd that Supervisor Chapman talks and talks and talks

to the point of monopolizing the meetings

but never creates anything except TALK

Is there life after being a Supervisor?

FOR NORMAL PEOPLE...........YES, THERE IS.

 

 

May 9, 2014

Lassen County Board of Supervisors

Forced to Amend

County Administrative Officer Contract

County can not use "County Executive Officer"

or

"Chief Executive Officer"

The problem: these positions do not legally exist

 

Full Details

 

County Counsel Vander Ploeg advice 

turned out to be crap

Watch April 15, 2014: Vander Ploeg convinced Egan that his title was Chief Executive Officer

The County established a "Bargaining Unit" for a County Administrative Officer. It is a unit of one.

 Rhetta Vander Plug should have known this. She put the CAO's Medical benefit at risk

 

May 8, 2014

 

The Lassen County Times

again failed to either

 OBTAIN Burns Contract

or failed to read it

Kan We Help has not received a "Thank you" yet....

 

These columns were published by an "anonymous author" ?

 

 

May 7, 2014

Some Career Politicians

Are Like Diapers

They need to be changed often for the same reason

 

 

May 6, 2014

David Evans Wants to be

District Attorney ?

 

David Evans ex-wife just wants

him to

pay Child Support

 

Brynne Evans was awarded a judgment for Child Support on 12/30/11 and the Judgment was entered in Lassen County on 9/17/12

....and what is David Evans opinion on "Dead Beat Dads" again....?

 

 

Lassen County Times

(5/6/14)

 thinks that

 Dwight B. Evans

is running against

Stacey Montgomery

for DA

Since Dwight B. Evans

does not exist

 

does that mean that Ms. Montgomery WINS ?

 

 

May 5, 2014

 

The Lassen County Clerk, Julie Bustamante,

 Can't Even Spell Her Own Name

Why should we expect the Ballot to be correct?

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2014

David Evans

May 1 Speech:

Disturbing comments

about what Evans thinks about our returning Veterans

Click below or click on the photo to listen to Mr. Evans shocking opinion

"......instead of prosecuting them for what they were trained to do"  

Our Veterans are not criminals, Mr. Evans.

SHAME ON YOU, SIR

 

May 2, 2014

Lassen County Registered Voters

Deserve  Honest      Elections For a Change

No more "White-Out" on ballots

No more pencils used on ballots

No more memory cards switched

No more audit tapes disappearing

No more qualifying your "unqualified" friends

 

JUNE 3, 2014

THIS WILL BE

 A "SOBER"

 DECISION

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2014

Herlong, California

No Taxes Paid by Steve Pezzullo & Co

A 483 acre township that was sold for $31,900

HSP Resources (Hayes, Smith, Pezzullo) have not pulled any Building/Remodel/Demolition Permits. Permits require the property value to be stated and then would then be taxed.

NONE OF HIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN ASSESSED.

(The Assessor has not placed a "value" on Pezzullo's town ( land/ improvements), therefore there are no taxes.....SWEET DEAL)

 

Supervisor Wosick was exposed for attempting to purchase this town for $25,000.

Very soon after Wosick's secret attempt to buy Herlong, his friend, Steve Pezzullo, was able to purchase this town for $31,900.

 As long as Supervisor Wosick (His permanent residence is in Reno, Nevada. He no longer even lives in his district. Maybe Rhetta Vander Ploeg will correct this. For certain Bob Burns will.....)sits on this Board  Pezzullo can collect his rents but will never pay taxes to Lassen County for his Herlong Town.

 

Herlong's  New Supervisor Tom Hammond will not lift a finger because he has already gotten his piece of the pie

 

April 29, 2014

Lassen County Times

Deliberately

Misleads

Public

Kan We Help posted Mr. Burns new contract a week ago. The Board of Supervisors posted Mr. Burns contract in their April 22, 2014 Agenda.

There is no excuse for the "anonymous" misinformation printed in their weekly advertiser today.

Page 3, 5 (f) of Mr. Burns new contract

Burns Contract

ALSO FYI.....There has never been a "County Executive Officer" position created in Lassen County, ever......

Evidently, Mr. Williams didn't get the MEMO

 

Making up fake titles should be frowned upon by any public entity, everywhere

 

 

 

 

April 28, 2014

Kan We Help

Alerts

Modoc County and Sierra County

Lassen County sent out Agendas to Plumas County, Modoc County and Sierra County for the Quad County Meeting to be held on April 29, 2014. Only Plumas County publicly posted the Agenda.

Kan We Help discovered that Modoc County and Sierra County had not posted the 4/29/14 Agenda. The Brown Act requires that "Special Meeting" Agendas be posted no later than 24 hours before the meeting. Kan We Help Secretary, Eileen Spencer, notified Stephanie Wellemeyer of Modoc County and Michelle Burr from Sierra County this morning that they must post this special meeting Agenda before 10:00 AM this morning.

Both Counties were able to post the Quad County Agendas to comply with the Brown Act.

Glad We Could Help

 

 

 

 

SAM WILLIAMS

THE ENABLER OF CORRUPTION

RECEIVES THE

2014

DOUBLE

STINKY AWARD

2014 STINKY AWARD

,Sam Williams. Lassen County Times Editor, trashes websites Kan We Help and the Lassen County Scoop for not having the courage to include the author's name for articles submitted.

It so happens, Mr. Williams website has never revealed a single author on his website. Sam Williams deserves the DOUBLE STINKY Award not only because he enables the corruption in Lassen County but he is a hypocrite and suppresses the facts.

STINKY AWARD

 

 

April 26, 2014

Vander Ploeg can leave you speechless.

When an ignorant person says things that are ignorant,

thereby advertising that they are badly informed,

there is not much more you can say

When you think she couldn't say anything dumber

Vander Ploeg gives a brilliant legal opinion on the

"incompatibility of Burns holding two public offices".

"It's all Good"

 

 

April 25, 2014

State Farm Insurance Agent

Brian Wilson

Claims

that the Secretary of State

has authorized

him to run for County Treasurer

SIMPLY NOT TRUE

This was purely a "political"  decision

made by the current County Clerk Julie Bustamante

An abuse of authority? Yes, one of many

 

NOT BREAKING NEWS ?

Happy/Happy Morning

4/24/14 @ 11:34 AM

Ms. Bustamante's "Essence of 90 proof "

can still be conveniently purchased in plastic or glass containers,

 at

Safeway, Young's Market or Susanville Market

 

 

 

Burns Rejected by Lassen County.

 

Supervisors Give him a job

Wosick couldn't get a second to approve Burns contract

Watch

Classic Quid Pro Quo

Chapman takes Bob Burns money and then supports hiring him as a County employee ?

Wosick's criminal complaint

set aside by Burns and then Wosick pushes to hire him

as Lassen County Counsel

 

April 24, 2014

Look on the Bright Side

District Attorney Robert Burns is not a Judge

Soon, he will not be a District Attorney

He has been demoted

and  is now delegated to

three days a month

 enduring

the

Board of Supervisors follies

For this, he will receive a modest stipend of:

$126,000 a year plus an additional $31,000 in benefits

His boss: Richard Egan

 

 

BREAKING NEWS ?

Happy/Happy Morning

4/24/14 @ 11:34 AM

Ms. Bustamante's "Essence of 90 proof"

can still be conveniently purchased at

Safeway, Young's Market or Susanville Market

 

 

April 23, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors Build  Nothing

They talk and talk and talk and never build anything.  Lassen County Supervisors

  destroy the hopes of the dreamers  that  want something better in life.

Five MEN that talk big, to get elected, and then find controlling the $120 million dollar county  treasure chest  too irresistible and just end up helping themselves and their friends.

Lassen County Supervisors:

A DEMOLITION DERBY IN SLOW MOTION

Lassen County has a  40 year career politician that has forgotten that the $120 million  dollar County chest of gold belongs to the people and not him.

You have a first term Supervisor that saw an opportunity to scoop up pots of gold around the County and then he quickly exits-stage-left.

You have a first term Supervisor that talked big about cleaning up County government but found joining the "Club" was much more lucrative.

You have a first term Supervisor that was asked to step up and fill some big shoes and found that those shoes  just keep stepping in cow pies.

You have a veteran politician that has simply run out of steam after several lawsuits and more legal troubles coming.

 

Year after year, decade after decade, Lassen County has just been crumbling away.

The Supervisors have no direction except to further their own agendas, which has never

included the needs of the people. 

 

THE COMMUNITY POOL, has become just another Lassen County black hole JPA. Will it be built, probably not. It seems it was just a political stunt by a few local politicians to spring board to higher offices.

LASSEN COUNTY BUILDS NOTHING

THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN is a mandatory document that the Supervisors don't want. It would force them to set priorities before spending money. Their only priority has always been to help themselves and their friends get richer. 

LASSEN COUNTY BUILDS NOTHING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT sounds really good when hardworking people write the Grants only to have the Supervisors give  it away and tell the people to just "forget about it. Let's just move forward".

 NO, the $5.4 MILLION DOLLARS the Supervisors SIPHONED off FROM HERLONG'S GRANT MONEY for salaries and alleged administrative costs is not going to be forgotten

 THE COUNTY'S AGREEMENT WITH THE SIERRA ARMY DEPOT, TO DEVELOP HERLONG, WAS VIOLATED.

SOMEBODY IS GOING TO ANSWER FOR IT.

Herlong CAO meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 22, 2014

 

LASSEN COUNTY

 IS ONE

F_ CKED UP COUNTY

 

 Five cowardly supervisors

are going to hire Robert Burns

out of town, in Bieber.

They are going to let him continue to collect his District Attorney pay

Burns Contract

and

County Counsel pay ($126,000 will start when Burns is no longer DA)

 and

hired a separate law firm to do his job.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

When the Supervisors are indicted, will Burns "Prosecute" or "Defend"

Also, pursuant to Gov't Code Section 1099, a person may not simultaneously hold two public offices if there is a significant clash of duties or loyalties between the offices, or there are public policy considerations that make it improper.

 

"The consequence of holding an incompatible office is that the person is "deemed to have forfeited the first office upon acceding to the second Gov. Code Section 1099(b)

 

 

 

LASSEN COUNTY VOTERS

THINK LONG AND HARD WHO YOU VOTE FOR ON JUNE 3, 2014

 

Supervisor Chapman believes that because

he can balance his checkbook

he can be County Auditor

Delusional ?

If you drive a car for 50 years that doesn't make you a mechanic

If you read books for 50 years that doesn't make you an author

30 years ago I did ......please Mr. Chapman, go fishing

All the public has to listen to is the last day of the Budget Hearings in 2013

Audio of 9/5/13 Budget Hearing

The "Envelope Licker" couldn't even use a calculator

Does he even do his own tax returns?

 

Auditor Karen Fouch attempted many times over the years to tell Chapman

YOU CAN'T DO THIS.

Now, Chapman no longer wants to keep his hand in the cookie jar,

he WANTS THE COOKIES ALL TO HIMSELF

THIS COUNTY NO LONGER CAN TOLERATE BAD BEHAVIOR

 

 

April 20, 2014

After decades of hiring and firing CAO's

Now, Lassen County has a CAO that has to have TWO titles?

The California Constitution determines the Title:

"County Administrative Officer"

 

 

April 19, 2014

Recalling

Lassen County

40 year career politician Supervisor Chapman

&

veteran politician Supervisor Pyle

is gaining support

Mis-appropriations of $5 million dollars of Federal trust funds is serious

Does this explain why Supervisor Chapman, all of a sudden, wants to be

 Auditor

and

 be "in-charge" of the BOOKS ?

 

 

April 18, 2014

COUNTY SUPERVISORS

SETTLE STONE CASE AFTER

CHAPMAN (is this why he's wants to be the Auditor?)

AND

 HANSON (RECALLED)

WERE ADDED TO THE CASE

TO

AVOID A PUBLIC TRIAL

Tom StoneSettlemnt

Congratulations Mr. Stone.

We sincerely apologize for the sorry state of the Supervisors & all County Counsels that perpetrated this 

Press Release

Again and again,  hundreds of thousands of dollars have been paid out

 because of the bad behavior by these Supervisors

See Lassen County Scoop's documents on the settlement

 

 

Thomas Paine Rolling Over In His Grave ?

Lassen County Times Blog

is 100% Anonymous

No authors, Sam?

Lassen County Times

 Misleads the Public and Reports Stone Dismissed his case.

Sam Williams is an enabler of public corruption......still

"Oh, heavens no,that wasn't me"

Hey Sam,

Lassen County does not have a

County Executive Officer.

 

April 17, 2014

CRUEL PARTING SHOT

AT

LASSEN COUNTY

Vander Ploeg may believe she made the Supervisors look foolish, but they will have the last laugh

 

Rhetta Vander Ploeg hasn't been that great of an attorney but she should know that the "County Administrative Officer" is a California Constitutionally created County position.

Vander Ploeg even convinced former County Treasurer, Richard Egan, that he could use CEO (Chief Executive Officer) which is a position that does not exist.

County Counsel Vander Ploeg even put CAO/CEO in Egan's contract Egan contract to make it look legitimate but the joke has gone far enough. Vander Ploeg has advised CAO Egan that he can sign public documents with CEO.

The County of Lassen has clearly followed the California Constitution when it created Title 2, Chapter 2.06.015

CAO powers and duties

 

NICE JOKE VANDER PLOEG, BUT IT MAY BE TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE NOW

Any one that wants out of their County Contract could void it and ask for damages because the County of Lassen

does not have and never will have a position of

"Chief Executive Officer"

or even the newest title

"County Executive Officer"

Watch March 24, 2014 video  Part 2: 2:51 mark

Watch April 15, 2014: Vander Ploeg convinced Egan that his title was Chief Exective Officer

 

KAN WE HELP has asked the Board of Supervisors, three times now,  to refrain from using the title/position (CEO) that does not exist.

                                                  

If Chairman Wosick signed as President of the Board of Supervisors, the document would be rendered moot.

If County Counsel signed a County document as Chairman of the County Whoha Department, it would be rendered void.

 YOU SIMPLY CANNOT MAKE UP TITLES

 

 

 

April 16, 2014

Mr. Robert Burns

DON'T GO WHERE YOU ARE NOT WELCOME

How welcome would you be taking a job at the prison?

How welcome would you be by taking a job at Juvenile Hall Detention?

How welcome would you be taking a job with the Sheriff's Department?

How welcome do you think you will be taking the County Counsel job?

 

You belong with Frank Cady.

You would be welcome

 

STOP THE PRESSES

The author's name has been

omitted

from this ANONYMOUS COMMENTARY ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELF SERVING MESSAGE FROM SAM WILLIAMS

YOU WILL GO BLIND IF YOU  READ ANYTHING BUT THE LASSEN COUNTY TIMES

Sam Williams, April 15, 2014, writes

"I hope everyone who brings forward questions, issues and concerns for public discussion will at least have the courage and integrity to identify themselves

 

.....Why?  You don't. 

Sam's problem...nobody trusts his newspaper

 

 

April 15, 2014

Westwood Author's Book

Now Available on Amazon.com

Yes, there are recognizable characters

"The Untimely Death and Afterlife of Captain James Munroe"

by Mary Nation

 

April 14, 2014

??  LOYALTY ??

Bob Burns Own Staff

Thinks He Has Done a Bad Job as District Attorney

David Evans: "Now, is the time to take over this office"........

 Don't be fooled voters.....

this is just a mini version of Bob Burns

The real Bob Burns now thinks he can slip into the Lassen County Counsel position and still be the District Attorney.

Voters didn't want him as Judge

Voters would not have re-elected him DA

Voters do not want him as County Counsel

Voters just don't want him, Mr. Chapman

(who took over $6,000 from Burns),

 Mr. Wosick (Burns is fixing his criminal complaint ),Mr. Hammond, Mr. Pyle, Mr. Albaugh...Mr. Egan ?

Chapman and Wosick can't vote to approve his contract, huge conflict of interest w/FPPC

The Lassen County Supervisors have shown no ability to hire a County Counsel that is competent

 

 

April 12, 2014

What Service Does A County Counsel Really Provide?

 

Quid Pro Quo.............you want something, I want something

Each one below, without exception, used this position as a springboard

and provided no benefits to Lassen County

CAO Kettleson and County Counsel Settlemire

CAO Settlemire and County Counsel Kettleson

CAO and County Counsel Richard Crabtree

County Counsel Rhetta Vander Ploeg

This attorney should never have been hired, in the first place. She has shown no interest in providing "any" service due possibly to her lack of interest or knowledge in the law.

One of her first acts was to secure a "County Counsel Support" contract for her friend, Sierra County, County Counsel Jim Curtis. Vander Ploeg will jump from Lassen County to Sierra County on May 16. Curtis's contract had expired and Vander Ploeg placed the renewal in the Consent Calendar hoping no one would notice.

Has anyone asked if Vander Ploeg was collecting this at the other end?

If she had an ethical bone in her body she would have resigned after Martin Nichols was fired.

 

Has Vander Ploeg been the most useless County Counsel Lassen County has ever had?

 

No, not if they hire Robert Burns

On July 10, 2012, Lassen County Times Editor wrote about Frank Cady when LMUD hired him as their General Manager:

"Attorneys, even veteran attorneys, obviously don't have the education knowledge or expertise to adequately serve in that position"

 

Also, pursuant to Gov't Code Section 1099, a person may not simultaneously hold two public offices if either of the offices exercises a supervisory, auditing, or removal power over the other office or body, there is a significant clash of duties or loyalties between the offices, or there are public policy considerations that make it improper.

"The consequence of holding an incompatible office is that the person is "deemed to have forfeited the first office upon acceding to the second Gov. Code Section 1099(b)

 

The Conflict:

When a County employee or elected officer breaks the law (i e: drug trafficking, embezzlement, mis-use of public funds, falsifying evidence or falsifying court documents or conflict of interest, etc.)

the District Attorney

decides to prosecute or not prosecute. 

Mr. Burns has no jurisdiction over Federal charges but he could influence an investigation

April 10, 2014

Attorney, Lawyer, Counselor, Solicitor

Lassen County definition of County Counsel duties: serving the government of Lassen County, and INDIRECTLY, THE PEOPLE

Historically speaking, the Board of Supervisors have never hired a competent County Counsel that serves the people first.

Their first choice, Frank Cady

Second choice, Robert Burns

[Has Robert Burns been groomed for human contact yet?]

Who the voting public hates. But worse, Burns thinks he has enough on the Supervisors that he will be allowed to stay and collect his District Attorney salary and the obscene salary for Lassen County Counsel. Let us not forget that he will increase his PERS retirement benefits. [This is similar to what Supervisor Chapman is attempting to do by running for Auditor which he is clearly not the least bit qualified for.]  

OH,  SWEET LASSEN COUNTY dirty POLITICS

Existing: Rhetta Vander Ploeg

Who gets her legal opinions on Facebook and leaves her job as County Counsel only to be hired by Sierra County Counsel  James Curtis

  She managed to renew a Lassen County contract ( placed in the Consent Calendar) for legal services with Mr. Curtis before leaving.

Sweet conflict-of-interest ?

 

 

 

Lassen County Supervisors

Avoid a Brown Act Complaint

 

The Lassen County Supervisors were warned they cannot EVER take a secret vote. They can discuss and deliberate, in closed session,  but can only make motions and take action in a "public" setting

On April 1,2014 the Supervisors came out of a Closed Session and "gave direction" to their CAO to begin negotiations with District Attorney Bob Burns for the position of Lassen County Counsel.

Watch the meeting

The Closed Session was an April Fools Joke

 

 

Three Supervisors open meeting, others just wander in and out? 

 

 

 

April 9, 2014

CIP Discussions May Lead to

Lassen County Offices Moving

 to an

 17,353 Square Foot Building

Local residents, that included Dr. and Mrs. Hodge, have succeeded in getting the Lassen County Board of Supervisors to focus on creating a Capital Improvement Plan. The CIP has always been mandated to be maintained by the CAO but the Supervisors have, in the past, failed to enforce that duty.

CAO Richard Egan told the Board that rather than wasting General Funds to repair old County offices it might be possible to buy an existing building by the new Court House that is being vacated. The old buildings can be sold.

Video: Part 7, 25.50 mark

Currently, the County offices are scattered all over the County in old facilities. This move would allow a Board Room to be in the same building as the County Staff, County Clerk, Assessor, Treasurer, Public Works, Planning.  This move will make a "ONE STOP" access for the public. The current building locations are old and in dis-repair and are costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars to maintain. CAO Richard Eagan is having a "NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY" done for the County that he said would be done in a few weeks. 

The Lassen County Supervisors all agreed that the CIP will give them a map for future capital outlays and a "plan" for the County.

Sheriff Growden and Melody Brawley, Director of Health and Social Services also asked to be included in the CIP.  All services that the Sheriff and HSS offer are located in old County owned buildings that are in dire need of repairs. Repairs that the County may not ever be able to get to.

 

 

 

April 8, 2014

Who will pee,in the cup, for Burns?

      Smallunmonitored rural airports

 

 

Those stinkin' truth baiters are gaining huge support from Lassen County voters and Sam Williams can't print enough lies or suppress enough facts, to help his friends anymore

 

April 7, 2014

County Counsel Position

Possibly Rigged for Bob Burns

The April Fools Day County Counsel phony interviews for County Counsel was unfortunate.

Watch the meeting

The Closed Session was an April Fools Joke

Wosick, Hammond and Pyle appeared so the phony meeting could take place. Albaugh, Chapman and Burns hid until the public was gone and the cameras were turned off.

Somewhere at sometime prior to April 1, 2014 the Board voted to hire Bob Burns as the next County Counsel.  The Board of Supervisors claimed four candidates applied. They claimed that three dropped out. It was evident that the position had been rigged.  Lassen County's reputation is safe and secure.... Liars.

The County claimed that they advertised in the Lassen County Times, California State Association of County's (?) and the California Association of County Counsels (?)

2010 Ad      2014 Ad

2012 advertisement for Vander Ploeg ??

Kan We Help was sent a copy of the 2014 advertisement

 

 

This is the 2010 ad they floated

for Rhetta Vander Ploeg ?

 

Notice the changes above they made for Burns.

Vander Ploeg was given $107,000 but no stated salary for Burns

 

 

April 5, 2014

Fear me...and don't Mess With Me.....?

Oh yea.....Mr. Burns

 

 

 

April 3, 2014

Kan We Help hasn't seen outrage like this

since LMUD raised their rates 160%

"Stupid is as Stupid does"

[ Definition: an intelligent person that does a stupid thing is still stupid]

Supervisor Wosick's vote to hire Bob Burns as County Counsel was a given. Quid Pro Quo ?  Burns had to agree not to prosecute Wosick for the Spencer complaint to get his vote. Burns did that for Wosick. Criminal complaint[Wosick just borrowed $240,000 from his partner against his Motorcross. Is this for anticipated legal costs?]

Supervisor Chapman's vote was just plain stupid. He will be on the ballot in June, for the County Auditor position which he is clearly not qualified to hold, and he pulls this.  He will be lucky to get votes within his own District.

Supervisor Albaugh is just lost on this Board. He just says and does what Supervisor Chapman tells him to do. It is almost like watching a ventriloquist and his dummy.

Supervisor Pyle is just going to serve out this term, but he still could have done the right thing......but didn't

Supervisor Hammond was the biggest disappointment for his District. Hammond was elected to District 5 when Jack Hanson was Recalled last September and is now on the June Ballot, running unopposed. Hammond will win with his two votes.

 

 

The 2000/2001 Grand Jury agreed with Bob Burns that a public board cannot make an appointment in Closed Session;

except if the appointment is BOB BURNS.

Kan We Help will get that Brown Act Violation against Burns Closed Session appointment right over to his office...

 

 

 

April 2, 2014

 

Comments from Susanville and all over the County seem to all say the same thing...........

  PUBLIC OUTRAGE

Richard Egan was not the only person that lied about the April 1 Closed Session

 

 

April 1, 2014

 All five Supervisors Listen to the Peoples Advice

and

Hired

a honest, drug free, law abiding, competent

 County Counsel, for a change

Watch the meeting

The Closed Session was an April Fools Joke

 

 

April

Fools.................

The Supervisors had already hired Burns

Bob Burns 

@ 1:00 PM

County Administrative Bldg.

221 S. Roop Street, Susanville, CA

 

Burns takes care of his "friends"

 

Burns was a Criminal Prosecutor

when it suited him.

His Friends  vs His Enemies

Now, he wants a pay raise as a County Civil attorney

for a population that not only does not respect him but hates him?

 

Kan We Help will post the reason for Wosicks vote

Kan We Help will post the reason for Chapman's vote

Kan We Help will post the reason for Pyle's vote

Do the Supervisors really think Burns can keep them out of jail?

Can $120,000,000 of tax payer dollars

 buy almost anything ?

 

 

 

March 31, 2014

Robert Burns

Wants to Be

Lassen County Counsel

The public

does not want him

Bob Burns brings nothing to this job except more secrecy and more abuses. 

Wosick needs a "Bob Burns" in place while major investigations are ongoing. Wosick owes Bob Burns !

Wosick, Chapman, Hanson, Berttoti, Dahle, Pyle, Crabtree, Nichols, Vander Ploeg

 were all directly involved

with the Herlong dollars. 

THIS IS THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS

AND

THEY DO NOT WANT BOB BURNS

AS A JUDGE,

AS DISTRICT ATTORNEY

AS COUNTY COUNSEL

 

 

March 28, 2014

Cleaning  up Lassen County

means taking out the trash

Frank Cady=  Robert Burns =Frank Cady

Lassen County deserves better

We will see if the Supervisors

want to continue business as usual

 

March 27, 2014

***BREAKING NEWS***

Lassen County Counsel Quits

 

March 25, 2014

Did the Lassen County Times get it wrong?

Interviews only or Appointment?

2001 Grand Jury,

Lassen County Times

and

District Attorney Robert Burns BURNS

take firm stand against appointments

made in closed session

 

 

 

***BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS***BREAKING NEWS

 

 

Supervisor Chapman's County Retirement  Benefit

based on his $36,000 annual salary

According to Election codes, Chapman is

100% not qualified

to run for County Auditor

but if he should win,

 it will triple his Retirement benefit

Chapman announced early in the year that he would not be running for re-election in 2016

OINK AWARD

County Clerk Julie Bustamante "qualified" her friend to run for the Auditor. She  has set a very costly policy for Lassen County

FAIR TO THE PUBLIC?

Hey, maybe if he doesn't win the Auditor Race, Julie will qualify him to be the next Sheriff ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 continued