Placer LAFCO Update – Public Meeting Yields Gems as Incorporate Faces the Fiscal Folly

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Jun 102015
 

Today is a LAFCO meeting and workshop running late this afternoon in to the early summer evening taking public comments on the draft CFA. IOV proponents are trying to convince commissioners to incorporating Olympic Valley makes sense financially.

The problem is several recent studies show otherwise. Under every scenario studied by the independent consulting firm, RSG, incorporation doesn’t pencil out.

Another fiscal analysis, done by Blue Sky consulting agrees. Incorporation is infeasible under every scenario reviewed. The Tahoe City PUD just blew the concept up – basically stating that Olympic Valley would suck money out of tourism and would force tax increases to be viable. They even went so far as to mention that Olympic Valley would take over the most expensive section of trail within their current boundaries!

Overcoming fiscal reality should make a decision by Placer County a no brainer. Instead, LAFCO commissioners, led by Loomis councilman, Miguel Ucovich, continue to allow the applicant, Fred Ilfeld, to continue his Don Quixote quest of foolishness. Why is my friend Miguel supporting something that even by the most conservative of estimates will be $2 million in the hole by 2017 and be so far in the hole that it will require massive tax increases to support within the first decade?!

The IOV people need to understand a couple of key examples, and I think Miguel needs to understand that this is not Loomis 2.0.

Weed California burnt down and luckily most everything was insured. Weed is a great example of why small incorporated cities need to maintain 30% reserves as the CFA suggests Olympic Valley should, as Weed will be in the hole for several years replacing and repairing the damage from the fire that gutted their little town. Little towns are extremely vulnerable to disasters.

Jurupa Valley is seeking to de-incorporate. They can’t afford the 30-35 contract employees they have and they have stated that they can not provide services with less than 25 employees that comply with state mandates. (I know this as I have friends in Riverside County local government) State Mandates have made incorporating a city terribly difficult and many believe that Rancho Cordova and Citrus Heights may be the last cities to actually make it in California. (Arden-Arcade was torpedoed by a successful fear campaign) Olympic Valley would have 7 employees for a town of 500, let that sink in for a bit.

If all that hasn’t convinced you that Incorporate Olympic Valley is absurd:

Incorporation requires taking Transient Occupant Tax (TOT) funds, or hotel tax revenue, away from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, which uses funds on projects that benefit all of North Lake Tahoe, not just a wannabe berg in Olympic Valley.

The bottom line – if you want to permanently screw tourism and North Lake Tahoe, and be forced to raise taxes in the future, Incorporate Olympic Valley.

CRA Update: Meltdown All Over the State, Lawyers and Bloggers on Tilt

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Jun 052015
 

We warned you. The CRA has been overrun with malignant narcissists, a bunch of weak men with paper-thin egos and a much larger group of people that are unable to understand that the issues matter more than those raising them. This is why CRA is ungovernable.

And this is why no sane person would ever join CRA. I personally still believe that the 17 1/2 years I spent in CRA were not a waste, but everything accomplished for the organization has basically been destroyed. The people that threw us out believed that by expelling us that all the problems of CRA would be cured…

… so why the lawyer eruption? So why the blogger eruption? Do you mean that the claim that we were the cause of everything wrong with CRA was just a smokescreen for a power grab?

The CRA’s 900-club, consisting of their new emperor, legal counsel and soon-to-be-fraud-cover-up-agent (aka “membership” secretary) are freaked out angry. There is also the CRA’s lone remaining bathroom boy blogger.

Apparently, they did not expect me to post the legal threat letters. It is called dealing with bullies.

When that did not work, the Emperor started threatening the (I guess) President and Vice President of the Placer CRA with all sorts of heinous crimes. The Emperor also appears to have recruited a henchman in his effort. According to the emperor, the Placer CRA still exists and of course Kirk had to have resigned, right. Ummm… nope. When asked to provide proof of said resignation. Nada. Either the Placer RA exists or it does not, but the emperor is trying to have it both ways.

Read the email chains here – they are sad and hysterical at the same time. (chain one and chain two)

When you read the email chains, the logical contradictions should give you a headache. They were also BCC’ed to dozens of people by Mr. Hudson (the emperor), similar to when he melted down over the CRA non-endorsement in CA-04 in 2014.

Then the Emperor and the legal counsel attempted the good cop, bad cop phone calls replete with threats of all sorts of heinous action. The emperor admitted he has no clothes – letting it slip that he is President of a Statewide organization without a home unit. Now, this is indeed an admission against interest and certainly suggests that Hudson’s latest rampage is all about him ( similar to his psychotic behavior over the CA-04 saga).

This should make everyone want to join CRA, huh?

Bathroom Boy Blogger Update:

The Bathroom Boy Blogger has apparently flipped his lid, too.

It is called “get the Park Brothers” (drooling omitted)

It is common knowledge that I like to kick butts in campaigns. Somehow, the Bathroom Boy Blogger decided it would accomplish some sort of deep inner need to post a bunch of archived posts from this blog on his site.

I can only assume that he was trying to hurt Ling-Ling Chang – whose State Senate race is extremely critical for the State and the State GOP. He dredged up an old legal threat letter likely sent to him by Alice Khosravy (whose pattern is to save copious amounts of information) and re-posted it in an attempt to renew hostilities. I endorsed Ling-Ling after she won the AD55 primary in 2014.

The Bathroom Boy Blogger also suggested that Steve Knight bought a CRA endorsement in 2014. Mr. Knight is one of the top GOP Congressman being targeted for destruction by the DCCC now.

Is the CRA so on tilt that they are now trying to hurt GOP candidates in target races – just to try to “get” the Park Brothers? This is a serious question.

Perhaps the CRA are preparing to defy the CRP rule about how to act post-primary as another apparent goal of the Bathroom Boy Blogger was to re-display posts attacking people who won their primaries that I subsequently helped (and/or endorsed) afterwards in an attempt to hurt them. (These include Doug Ose, Paul Chabot, and Ling-Ling Chang) The posts were unpublished and the Bathroom Boy needed to go to an archive service to dredge them up.

These developments prove what I have written, accurately that the CRA has become a home for small men with paper-thin egos who can’t handle the truth. It appears that the psychotic rampage that is continuing after George and I have been lynched is proving that out in spades. We have told several people that the CRA’s leadership will cut their own wrists to spray blood on us.

Alice Khosravy Update

Alice proved that she had done exactly what we said she did. She had indeed taken a copy of everything within the CRA’s email accounts, including the email list. There was an email sent out today from the CRA’s “new” MailChimp account using the exact old template. What was written in the email does not matter in the grand scheme, it is the how that is key.

The other fun thing – there are two new email accounts for Alice to spy on. I am sure she convinced the two members of the 900 club that they needed “official” CRA email accounts… however the [email protected] account is indeed dead after Alice’s breech of it was revealed on this blog.

Wendy Albright Update

Wendy Albright was at an AD38 Central Committee meeting bragging about how they cleaned up the CRA and about how the issues raised about the Santa Clarita RA were garbage. She was celebrating the fact that George and I had been expelled from CRA, while the rest of the room was looking at her like she was a fool.

I am wondering if Wendy thought that would help recruit new members to CRA?

Then the AD38 Cent Com Chairman spoke and eviscerated her.

I have received information that Alice has already altered the roster of the SCVRA in an attempt to cover up for the evidence that has been exposed. This would be consistent with her meddling in fraudulent units in an attempt to help them cover up their by-law violations as well.

Don’t worry folks, they were called a lynch mob for a reason. They wanted to kill us politically and it finally dawned on them that it is impossible, but it won’t stop them from trying – this is all about being right. Once that is a the paradigm, the conscience is shut off.

Those of us that have dealt with serious life issues understand that our own frail human stupidity is something we have to fight against daily. People that live their lives in the paradigm of being right at the expense of everything else reap their rewards in life. Nothing I write on this blog will ever change that. Only God can.

CRA Update: Lawyer Part 2, Tom Hudson Doubles Down on Legal Threats

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Jun 032015
 

Why would anyone want to join CRA?

I’d like to observe that Mr. Hudson’s assertion that the PCRA’s final board meeting was invalid vindicates our assertions that the Nevada RA was a bogus unit. He states that we did not notify our Senate District Directors of the final meeting.

The Nevada RA never notified their Senate District Directors of any meetings in 2014 or before. Thank you Tom Hudson for admitting that the CRA’s board covered up fraud on the same day we were thrown out of CRA for challenging the legitimacy of the Nevada RA.

The Placer RA did – SD04 Director Tracy Mendonsa was present as was DSD01 Director Ed Rowen. Oops.

It gets worse – many units have multiple Senate Districts within their borders. Under Tom Hudson’s argument, the State Board (which just papered over the fraud in Pasadena, Ventura and Nevada RA – rather than sanctioning them for violations) could selectively attack units with this poorly written CRA By-Law. Now, the State CRA, consumed with rage and a desire to seek revenge has exposed itself to unlimited legal trouble because of the antiquated by-laws and the selective application of them.

In Hudson’s email, it appears that he makes Legal threats alleging commission of a felony in order to gain advantage in a Civil Case. This would be a violation of Bar Rule RPC 5-100.

Mr. Hudson can complain about the by-laws that the State Board selectively enforces all he wants. The Placer CRA quit and the embarrassed state CRA, like an abusive husband is threatening the club with lawsuits for leaving. Again, why would anyone want to freely subject themselves to this?

P.S. In order for Embezzlement to occur, someone has to end up with the money in their pocket. No one did. It sounds like the CRA’s board of directors has been watching too many crime shows.

Dear Kirk,

I need to clear up a few facts that seem to be causing confusion:

PCRA Charter Still Exists: Three individuals cannot vote to disband, dissolve, resign, leave CRA, or surrender the charter for the Placer County Republican Assembly.  As you know, Section 5.06 of the CRA Bylaws requires the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Placer County Republican Assembly for the unit to leave the California Republican Assembly.  A copy of the current CRA Bylaws is attached.

The PCRA Board Meeting Was Invalid: The alleged meeting of the Placer County Republican Assembly Board of Directors appears to have been invalid because proper notice was not provided.  In particular, the local Senate District Director did not receive notice in accordance with Section 7.13 of the CRA Bylaws.  (“The Senate District Director shall be an ex-officio member of all Boards of Directors of Republican Assemblies within his Senate District, but shall not have the right to vote on such local Boards unless that right is granted by the local bylaws.  Senate District Directors shall be notified prior to all meetings. . .”)  I am not necessarily seeking to become the enforcer of the local bylaws even though I am an active member of this club, but I want you to know about this concern, particularly because notice is so important to the proper functioning of CRA.

Embezzlement: Please be aware that the CRA Bylaws require all funds from units that are “seeking to leave” CRA to be forwarded to the CRA Treasurer.  The specific language of Section 5.07 says, “Any chartered Republican Assembly that has ceased to be part of the CRA for any reason, or that is seeking to leave CRA, shall relinquish the name Republican Assembly, surrender its charter certificate to the Membership Secretary, and transfer all of its funds to the CRA Treasurer.”  The Placer County Republican Assembly has ratified and agreed to be bound by the CRA Bylaws.  Failure to forward the unit funds to the CRA Treasurer as required may constitute embezzlement and the persons involved may be subject to very serious civil and criminal sanctions.

Arguments Against CRA: In your note, you repeated several silly and unproven arguments against CRA, many of which involve allegations against unrelated chartered Republican Assemblies that are hundreds of miles away from Placer County.  You have no idea what action the CRA is taking, or has taken, to enforce the CRA Bylaws, so the “selective enforcement” argument is too ridiculous to warrant a response.

The Park Brothers: As you know, the CRA Board of Directors voted overwhelmingly to remove my friends George Park, Jr. and Aaron Park from their CRA offices and to ban them from CRA for life, in punishment for a long list of offenses that is too lengthy for me to repeat in this note.  I did not vote for those sanctions and I am not enthusiastic about any State Board disciplinary actions (which I see as a distraction from CRA’s political efforts), but I am not writing this note to discuss those issues.  I am bringing up this subject because you need to realize that George Park, Jr. and Aaron Park are seeking to destroy the Placer County Republican Assembly and squander its hard-earned funds because they are upset that they were removed from their offices.  That may be understandable, even if reprehensible, but it is no excuse for illegal actions or a breach of fiduciary duties on your part.

P.S. Mr. Hudson and the CRA appear to be on tilt.

P.P.S. Mr. Hudson works as an attorney for the State Government and sent the email during business hours, (and makes over $130k a year) is this another case of our tax dollars at work?

Vern Pierson and Joe Harn Update – They’re Getting Sued (again)

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Jun 032015
 

Hmmm.

In 2014, Vern Pierson was able to intimidate his opponent in to capitulating. Joe Harn’s opponent hired a crank addict as a campaign manager. So, here we are.

As seen on a local El Dorado Blog – Vern Pierson and Joe Harn got blown to pieces. (I love the headline)

In addition – the El Dorado Mountain Democrat, a paper that is usually biased in favor of incumbent officeholders not named Ray Nutting did a write-up on the lawsuit that was pretty good for the plaintiff Dan Dellinger.

Mr. Dellinger lit up Joe Harn and Vern Pierson pretty good in his press release:

DA & Auditor-Controller’s Vendetta Generates Lawsuit against County

Cameron Park, CA – Nearly a year to the date after losing their Soviet style show trial for self-aggrandizing publicity against, Dan Dellinger, a government relations and political consultant often on opposite political sides of the District Attorney and Auditor-Controller, Joe Harn and Vern Pierson are at the center of a lawsuit filed this week in El Dorado County Superior Court.  In this lawsuit, officially filed as “Dan Dellinger v. Joe Harn, et al” and assigned the number PC 20150251, Dellinger is seeking to collect $12,000 still owed him for work successfully completed for the Pioneer Fire Protection District in 2011and recovery of his expensive legal bills resulting from Harn and Pierson’s two year long bad faith prosecution of Dellinger. Joe Harn, the County of El Dorado, and the Pioneer Fire Protection District are named as defendants in the lawsuit; however, the complaint makes it clear that Harn has ignored the Fire District’s instructions to pay Dellinger.

“I want everyone to understand that the Pioneer Fire Protection District has acted honorably throughout my struggle to get paid by Joe Harn who is supposed to pay all of the bills authorized by the District,” said Dellinger, “so I included the District in the lawsuit very reluctantly and only on advice of legal counsel”.

“Before resorting to this lawsuit I tried to settle this matter with the County”, explained Dellinger, “but my own representative of the Board of Supervisors, Brian Veerkamp, refused to meet with me and the County’s high priced risk management office sent me an incorrect last minute form letter denial that makes me think they didn’t even bother to look into my payment requests”.

In addition to Breach of Contract against Harn, El Dorado County, and PFPD, the lawsuit alleges seven other civil charges or “torts” against just Harn and El Dorado County including Conversion, Deceit and Bad Faith, Abuse of the Grand Jury Process, and Bad Faith Prosecution.

Under California State law, the County would be prohibited from reimbursing Harn for any punitive damages awarded against him by a jury, however, as a District Attorney Pierson has absolute immunity from personal liability.

Dellinger had been falsely charged by Pierson and Harn of expending public money and public resources for express advocacy, receiving or granting a gift of public funds, and engaging in unfair business practices while assisting the Pioneer Fire Protection District place the Measure F parcel tax on the November 2011 ballot.  Measure F successfully passed with a near 80% approval vote.

On May 22, 2014, a jury took only 47 minutes to return a unanimous 12-0 verdict clearing Dellinger of any wrongdoing.

Dellinger has a long history of political clashes with El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and his political ally EDC Auditor-Controller Joe Harn including helping elect EDC Sheriff John D’Agostini and others over Pierson and Harn’s strongly backed candidates.

I have blogged in the past that Vern Pierson is an idiot and Joe Harn is a bully and have lampooned their Dead Fish Handshakes. I wonder how much worse it needs to smell before the voters of El Dorado County wake up and send them packing.

Meantime, an innocent man has nearly been bankrupted by this BS.

 

Jun 022015
 

Why is it that being involved with the CRA involves getting semi-annual letters from Lawyers?

In this case – this is a sad epitaph to the CRA.

Two legal threat letters were sent to us by CRA Exec VP Craig Alexander – who, incidentally hates George and I, over the ouster of Celeste Greig. In a sad irony, Mr. Alexander should really direct his personal vitriol towards Alice Khosravy whose fraud in the SCVRA in 2013 likely cost Celeste Greig her election. Mr. Alexander is also the legal counsel of the CRA now, it is my belief that Tom Hudson arranged for this so he would not have to send these letters himself. (See Letter #1 threatening the former Placer CRA, and Letter #2 threatening George and I personally)

On Saturday, George and I discussed the possibility of the CRA Board attempting to seek revenge for the unit leaving and the resulting embarrassment. We have our answer. While I was not on the board of the Placer CRA – I can tell you that the demand for the money by Mr. Alexander is as absurd as his misplaced personal hatred of us. He should have read the Placer CRA’s bylaws.

Of dramatic irony is how Alice Khosravy and other CRA board members argued local control as the excuse for papering over the fraud in the Pasadena, Ventura and Nevada RA’s – but in the case of Placer who attempted to follow the rules the board is suddenly worried about by-laws. The 80-year-old by-laws of CRA are poorly written and as long as people like Mark Gardner are in charge of interpreting them, no one is safe from a legal threat.

The bottom line – the Placer CRA Quit. The CRA Board got embarrassed and is now lashing out. The basis of the threat against the Placer RA gets even worse with the assertion that it is still a unit as the decision to ratify the disbursements of the funds were made by valid board votes with valid board members at the time they were made.

Lastly – the threat is also intended as a shot across the bow of other units as the board of the failing CRA is lashing out in an attempt to stop the bleeding their behavior has caused. When you are on a pseudo-religious crusade to destroy people, you often are oblivious to how you look or the effects of your rampage. (Witness Facebook Posts from CRA Board Members referring to George and I as evil – suggesting that the CRA has devolved in to fanaticism)

The second legal threat letter – directed at George and I personally is the key letter. This is the poster child for what the CRA has now become, a group about power and control.

Mr. Alexander basically admits in this letter that this blog has been devastatingly effective in getting the message out about the malfeasance of CRA.

In the second letter, Mr. Alexander repeats a lot of the hyperbolae of the CRA Lynch Mob – in particular, the “data breech” that no one has proven. The burden of proof is on the CRA or someone who thinks they were exposed – however, there have been several lies propagated including FBI Investigations and DA Investigations. It is surprising to see Mr. Alexander repeat and dedicate a full page of his threat letter to a semi-vetted claim that I have debunked as a lie.

Secondly, Mr. Alexander makes a demand that we stop blogging about the CRA. As board members, we had a fiduciary responsibility to the organization to make sure its’ own by-laws were being followed with regard to its’ corporate governance. If we made our claims of fraud with no backing evidence, they could have easily been dismissed. Mr. Alexander’s logic for demanding we stop proving fraud is ironically the same basis that CRA VP Alice Khosravy used in an attempt to get all of John Briscoe’s emails.

We have proven that the CRA elected six board members in violation of its’ own by-laws whose votes were pivotal in our expulsion from CRA. We were accused of mistreating a CRA unit, which we proved false – leading to the original claims of a “data breech”. In essence, the poor behavior of the CRA’s board has led to the problems that Mr. Alexander has attempted (along with the rest of the lynch mob) to pin on us.

When a corporate officer of a non-profit is committing membership fraud, which could affect organizational governance (see also officer elections) and you find out about it – you have a responsibility to expose it. It is not our fault many on the CRA’s board did not want to listen or got angry at us for raising the issue.

Now, Mr. Alexander has cited some legal precedents and demanded that I stop blogging about the fraud within the CRA. The fact is that the CRA had no privacy policy and no confidentiality policy. That box has been opened forever. Had the lynch mob not been so consumed with their pseudo-religious fervor and left us on the CRA’s board – Mr. Alexander may well have been able to enforce the demands of us to stop blogging.

However, what we have now is political speech about an organization that has committed political suicide and adopted a culture of fraud, deception and systematic purges.

I’d like to remind Mr. Alexander that a non-profit corporation that does not follow its’ own By-Laws can get its’ corporate veil pierced with relative ease in court – thus exposing all of its’ officers to personal liability. Since CRA President Tom Hudson was a vocal opponent against purchasing D&O insurance, the CRA’s board is exposed. This is not a good situation – and I’d suggest that Mrs. Hudson and Alexander deal with the rampant violations of the by-laws that have been institutionalized.

This is the CRA – we were expelled because some resented our influence in the organization, while others needed to cover up their bad behavior. It is not good enough just the purge the evil (quoting some board members) – in order to prove total supremacy, its’ time to roll the lawyers in.

Why would anyone want to join CRA now? If people re-join CRA because they hate George and I (which has been the spin), then that even further makes the case about the death of the organization.

The bottom line – the CRA’s board of directors is afraid of this blog. They should be. I don’t lie and the facts (as I see them and post them on this blog) are stubborn things.

P.S. In 2011, I received my first legal threat letter of my political career related to my blogging. Ironically, I posted that letter on the advice of Tom Hudson and Craig Alexander.