What COG stands for

Glendora, CA

#1 Jun 20, 2012
COG = Clandestine Omerta Group

COG - Conways Obedient Guys

Covina, CA

#2 Jun 22, 2012
During a 'special COG' meeting held June 21, 2012 from 5:0 P.M. till way after 9:00 P.M..

Douglas Tessitor was seen slithering around the hall ways of this meeting, while his puppeto was seated at the meeting tables, Gene Murabito sat like a wooden puppet, neither spoke or offered any opinion.

Tessitor left after issueing orders to those at he meeting with Bob Kuhn, another suspect.

La Puente, CA

#4 Jun 30, 2012
The political spectrum includes a number of good willed people with both progressive and conservative political beliefs. There are many who do come from the non profit, non paid industries. There are also some people who view political life as the open door to self enrichment, free dinners, trips and more.

The problem is that we have an uninformed electorate, willing to buy the message of slick political advertising without taking the time to really look into the background or the associations of the candidates.

To be a assemblymember in California takes $100,000 of your own money up front, and about $500,000 in special interest money. The same special interests fund candidates in districts dominated by either party. The public seems confused by the lack of progress in real political reform. The answer is already there at the secretary of state web site which allows them to view the interests supporting the candidate.

The other problem is that many newly elected public officials are captivated by the aura and mystique of suddenly going from who's that to who's who. They become legends in their own minds, and feel they cannot break the law, because they are the law.
The Nest

Covina, CA

#5 Jul 3, 2012
I'm wondering if Nick Conway's lapdog Michael Cano (La County Sup. Antonovich's deputy) has something to do with the grants being funneled to Arroyo Ass..

Is this another "THEY reached out to ME" to do this work (and make all this money).

Between Cano, Barbara Messina, Douglas Tessitor and Crazy Dave (Spence) they seem overly protective of Slick Nick like they have something to lose if this guy goes down.

Glendora, California waits for the arrests to begin, also. Then aholiday will be declared up his and many other politicial shysters living and hiding out in Glendora, California.

P.S. Please don't involve the GPD as they are too busy protecting these crooked political crooks.
Scam Alerts

La Puente, CA

#6 Jul 14, 2012
Where does the money come to fund this SGVCOG mess?

I thought that I read the dues very from $13,000 to $30,000year for the ciies involved?

33 cities in the San Gabriel Valley COG is not even his salary.

So if it comes from grants that is another area to look for fraud.

What is in ruses grants that would fund his salary and the working budget of the SGVCOG?
Sewed up

Glendora, CA

#7 Jul 18, 2012
Now you know why SCAG, The SGVCOG are big into sustainable low income housing.

More development money to pay political campaigns.

Messina, the President of the COG and her husband who preceeded her are success stories in Alhambra due to this.

The bums in Alhambra tried to us Doulas Tessitor of Glendora, California to spread their evil politics deep into Glendora's city council meetings.

Douglas Tessitor was exposed as being phony, once again!

Covina, CA

#8 Jul 25, 2012
I've thought for some time that the SGVCOG and Arroyo Associates is actually nothing more than a lobbying operation.

Nick Conway operates like Abramoff bringing in money, siphoning off and distributing to cronies a significant amount, wheeling and dealing as if he were integral to the grant process when all he is is a petty RICO criminal.

We all know what happened to Abramoff.

We can only hope something similar happens to the lobbyist Nick Conway.

La Puente, CA

#9 Jul 28, 2012
I believe in keeping with the world sports festival, we ought to have a SGVCOG Corruption Race.

Tally up the bucks wasted, mismanaged or co-opted, and rank the winners.

Factor in how long they were allowed to get away with it, and the person who suckered the public out of the most money for the longest period of time wins.

Another fine idea to help with exposing the crooked crooks.
Cream O wheat

Glendora, CA

#10 Jul 31, 2012
That is unfortunately the catch.

And with guardians of our interests at the sgvCOG such as Douglas Tessitor and Gene Murabito, chances are we are going to get creamed.

We being Glendora, California.
Elected officials

San Dimas, CA

#11 Aug 22, 2012
Sad that Chris Jeffers is calling the shots over at the Glendora City Hall the decision to support, or not support, the SGVCOG should be discussed by the Council in an open and public meeting.

They are the elected officials in charge of making this decision, not Chris Jeffers city manager for Glendora, California.
Fog O covered

Covina, CA

#12 Jan 1, 2013
Why would anybody in their right mind consider Bart Doyle, I can't think of anyone more appropriate to lead the SGVCOG than Bart Doyle.

Such an easy transition, from one suspected 4-counts felon to a suspiciously wiggly (proped up) Chief Financial Officer.

The sgvCOG organization could continue with most of its member in the overfed state of oblivion, and the executives could keep all of their corrupt practices in place.

Gene Murabito and Douglas Tessitor would no doubt approve of "rocking the boat" as little as possible, after "cleaning house" and "sailing in the right direction."

Glendora, California has always been a secret supporter of getting the job done no matter the cost or legal issues raised.

Don't ask, don't tell - other wise Glendora will have to sue you in court to shut you up.

Only problem with that is Glendora, California have been losing to many lawsuits in Court lately.

Covina, CA

#13 Jan 17, 2013
Tonight, 01.17.2013 the sgvCOG will bring her in during their meeting at the SoCal Edison building in Irwindale, California.

Since the new sgvCOG director is actually already appointed, except for a little dog and pony show, Harabedian will no doubt make the politically wise decision.

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