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Finger Pointing-Breaking Laws-Inviting Lawsuits-- SCSD

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Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#1 Jul 13, 2007
Everyone wants to point fingers at each other for the meetings of the Board at SCSD.
What we need is less finger pointing and more concentration on the items that are needed for our community to grow.
I will agree to this. The finger pointing should be a way to get items straightened out. Tom Cannell, complained about a board member passing out fact sheets to people at an inappropriate time concerning the governing laws that all board members need to follow. Has it ever occurred to the board members to get familiar with the binding laws that are to be followed. I personally know of several laws that have been broken in my case and when the time comes I will use these as needed for legal means.
These actions not only include Board Members past and present but also General Managers past and present and Asst. Manager.
So I say to the Management Team and Board Members. Learn the laws before you break them. The District will wind up broke from all the law suits. We put our trust in you to do the right thing.
So come on. Learn the laws. Learn to work together. OH the humanity!!!
Imari Love

AOL

#2 Oct 6, 2007
Rick here will we disagree a bit. They have a lawyer he is at every meeting now because of these kinds of stunts Director Barrett pulls.

It was Director Barrett’s job and DUTY to the COMMUNITY and PEOPLE of the SCSD to bring what he feels is wrong to the Boards attention.

He doesn’t do that… he waits, keeps his mouth shut and after the vote jumps up and screams and taunts and acts like he discovered some long lost annuals of knowledge.

He is a disservice to the people in this Community. He needs to re-examine his processes of thought and duty to the Community, not very many people take him seriously… and he can have good ideas, he just can’t market them in a positive manner the way his is doing things.

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#3 Oct 8, 2007
The entire Board is a disgrace when it comes right down to it. As for Barrett I know he has been shuned by the others. They all need to work together in the INTEREST of the COMMUNITY,not personal agendas.
We need fresh and incentive Board Members. The same goes for Management.It's our Sewer Taxes that emply them,it is our right to have qualified Personnel leading our District in tthe right direction.Right now none are qualified!They work harder covering up their mistakes than working for the public.
If one Board Member shows where they are wrong that tells me that the others are just showing up to be in the Publics eye for a pat on the back.
This is the 21st century.Rules and Regulations have changed.!(1980) rules are not in effect at this point or have been modified. We don't need yes personnel.TOOOOOO Many Secrets are afoot.
Imari Love

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#4 Oct 8, 2007
I guess will will see on November 6th what it will be. You have a large seclection to choose from, it's just who do you think will bring us forward into the next 4 years with causing harm to the Community...
Have you checked out all the candidates? Some of them have websites.

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#5 Oct 9, 2007
Imari Love wrote:
I guess will will see on November 6th what it will be. You have a large seclection to choose from, it's just who do you think will bring us forward into the next 4 years with causing harm to the Community...
Have you checked out all the candidates? Some of them have websites.
Okay how do you say your name?(Imari)= I marie, Emery, I marry? Yes it is time for new blood and a better direction for us. Honest and straight talkers are needed. I always use my right to vote and a possitive change would be nice.I doubt that there will be a big turn out but I do ask people to vote for a change. We will see come Nov. I and my family know who we are voteing for. I can tell you that it won't be anybody up for re-election.That's one reason we're in the mess we are now.
Imari Love

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#6 Oct 9, 2007
Imari is said: I mar E

My father named me Imari and my mother named me Sherrie. Imari means= I By the Sea... kinda fits where I live huh ;)....

and there are way too many Sherrie's on the West Shores ;)
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#7 Oct 12, 2007
I see that Imari has infected yet another blog with her style of misinformation and lies.
The surprise attack of information that I "exploded" at a board meeting had to do with a vote on raising the Sewer User Fee. 3 out of 4 directors voted yes to double the fees; Butler, Palmer, and Rouhe. Urbanoski was absent and I voted no.
The law "grenade" I threw was the fact that a 2/3rd vote of the entire board was (and is) required to raise a sewer user fee per the Health and Safety Code and the Community Services District Law.
The reason I waited to tell the rest of the board this is because I felt (and still feel)that the General Manager did not justify with facts the increases he proposed (which is required by law).
It was my job as a representative of the people to use all the legal weapons in my arsenal to defeat this unjustified tax increase, and that is exactly what I did.
Unfortunitely, that despite the fact that the vote on the Sewer User Fee increase didn't get the required 2/3rd vote of the board, the district (with a green light from Palmer and Butler) still put this leinable fee on the homes of citizens and their families.
And yes Imari I do have a lot of good ideas. That doesn't mean I have stoop to the level of incompetence and graft that IS the majority of the rest of the board just to get something past, that is the type of slimy political activity I ran against when I was elected two years ago. We'll see if you still condone this slimy type of politics if your husband (John Kariotis) gets elected.
To see more examples of SCSD graft and incompetence go to www.saltonseawest.com
p.s. the reason the district started having a lawyer present at district meetings, starting two months ago, was because the legal topics I bring up have merit. The rest of the board seems to have a problem with me for interfering with their plans by me bringing up facts. They'd much rather continue to do things the way it's always been done, which was to never pay much attention to doing it legally.

Since: Apr 07

Salton City

#8 Oct 12, 2007
Thanks for the comment.This is exactly what I am talking about. How the SCSD, tricked everyone on raising our sewer taxes. How many of the people knew,...YOU HAD TO MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT FOR A .... NO.... VOTE to Stop the tax hike? How many of you were out of town for the summer months.
Pretty cleaver eh?
This is what I am talking about BEING HONEST with the PEOPLE.Not tricking them. It should have been placed on THIS BALLOT for a VOTE!
I guess even I should have read the FINE PRINT!But know we have the chance to get rid of a couple tricksters and hopefully replace them with HONEST people.Every time the SCSD needs money they come up with a plan to trick the people to pay for thei incompitance.They Know they would have gotten a NO VOTE.Maybe if they kept from squandering the money away, we would say YES to the needs.
Yes it is Managements Fault.Not being HONEST with the Board and working with the few members that say yes to your needs.As I stated before, I want my TAX HIKE to go for BETTER and Qualified Management Leadership.The ones we have are OLD SCHOOL and WE NEED NEW BLOOD THERE AS WELL!We are being ran like we live in Hickville, USA!
Look at the problems we have.They are big ones and Management and Board waited till the last minute to do something and created more problems!It's No wonder we are not growing!!!!!!!!
Imari Love

AOL

#9 Oct 14, 2007
James G Barrett

You ARE NOT a Director unless the Board has voted that you do something in their name, or when you sit on the dias with the other members.

I'm sure when people start digging for the truth for them self and not taking anyones word for it, they will see who is telling the lies.

Your process Jim is flawed, and it makes it very hard for people who think you might have it right to get behind you... rethink your process, and your tatics you might get somewhere.

Your just as vile in what you do as what you accuse the SCSD Board of doing. You attack Community residents, you think them below you, and dis-respect many that have ideas to share.

I'd suggest you really listen to the entire Community, and champion the entire cause, not just what will help evevate your "political career".

Work for the SCSD Community betterment, not just your own agenda.

Follow the rules that are in place, and don't cross over the line in doing what needs to be done.

That's your JOB, thats what you were ELECTED to do.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#10 Oct 14, 2007
Sounds like Imari has had a littttllleeee to much caffiene (or something) and still hasn't backed any of her blather with verifiable facts....tsk, tsk
Imari Love

AOL

#11 Oct 17, 2007
Jim,

You've proved my point everytime you open your mouth and talk, or posted something.

Find a way to work with Board members, wearing a button with crap on Butlers head while sitting on the dias at the Board meeting is not helping. It just shows ignorance.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#12 Oct 17, 2007
It wasn't crap.....it was..."Salton CSD Poop"

Besides, Director Butler thought it was so cute he asked if he could have one.

http://www.saltonseawest.com/xQuotes%202007.h...
Imari Love

AOL

#13 Oct 20, 2007
It still doesn't make it right. Your an elected offical and sitting on the dias you should act better then a 2 year old having a tatrum.

You are a vile human being. Shame on you!
EYES AND EARS

Stockton, CA

#14 Oct 20, 2007
Imari Love wrote:
It still doesn't make it right. Your an elected offical and sitting on the dias you should act better then a 2 year old having a tatrum.
You are a vile human being. Shame on you!
This seat is not up for re-election. This is why BB&K, is sitting at the table, waiting for one person to screw up. Seems that the the other four seats have nothing to fear for they will stick together thru thick and thin.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#15 Oct 20, 2007
I'm really surprised that President Butler did't call the gestapo to come "silence me" for wearing a campaign button, seems how he has censored the other candidates running for "his seat" whenever he can.

You can see the button in question at http://www.saltonseawest.com/xQuotes%202007.h...
Imari Love

AOL

#16 Oct 21, 2007
EYES AND EARS wrote:
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This seat is not up for re-election. This is why BB&K, is sitting at the table, waiting for one person to screw up. Seems that the the other four seats have nothing to fear for they will stick together thru thick and thin.
No, two of those seats are up, and its up to the voters to see who either retains their seat, or who will take the incumbents place. The Lawyer's are there because of past stunts pulled by Director Barrett while on the dias, and the need to have items double checked by BBK because of those stunts, when all Director Barrett had to do was inform the rest of the SCSD Board of what he thought was an issue before it went to a vote, but instead stayed quiet and pounced after the vote was taken. As Director Barrett is versed in Service District Law he knows that it's his duty to bring to the Boards attention anything he finds in his review of his packet that might be in question... he failed to do so on numerous occasions hence BBK is now to be at meetings so that they can give a swift answer to anything that comes up at a meeting so that it can be corrected or found to be correct and the Board can continue with its mandated duties, without delay.

I know Director Barrett's seat is not up for re-election, but if he continues and more and more residents get disjusted it may be up for RECALL.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#17 Oct 22, 2007
Why are you still pissed off about the illegal Sewer User Fee increase "stunt" that I pulled at a board meeting, your not even a property owner in the district (are you still renting from Director Palmer?).

It wasn't my job to tell the rest of the board that it takes a 2/3rd vote of the entire board, per the Health & safety code to raise that fee. It was however my job as a Director to use any legal means at my disposal to try to shoot down a fee increase that was not justified, and thus legally not imposable.

Directors Butler, Palmer, and Rouhe thought their three votes was all that was needed so they didn't bother having Director Urbanoski leave his sick bed to cast the 4 needed vote. They could of had him attend the meeting via telephone like he did when they needed his vote for the Johnsons Landing lease transer because Director Rouhe was going to abstain from that vote because he was a partner of the leasee.

Which brings up the fact that before the lease transfer board meeting vote took place I brought up the fact that the contract could not be made at all because of Gov Code 1090. Despite being presented with the facts about 1090 Butler, Palmer, and Urbanoski still voted for that lease transfer which was later determined by district legal counsel to be a 1090 violation and thus it was voided.

So what's it matter when I bring up the legal stuff... they vote regardless of the law anyways. Maybe you'd be pissed off at the other Directors if you actually had to pay the $60 Sewer User Fee increase that just showed up on our property tax bills despite not receiving the required 2/3 vote of the Board, and thus being another illegal SCSD Fee
Imari Love

AOL

#18 Oct 22, 2007
I don't rent from Ms. Palmer that is yet another one of your many lies.

and if you were up to snuff on your little private investigation on all those running for election would know that.

It is your job Jim re-read the law and the CA Constitution.
SCSD Director Barrett

United States

#19 Oct 22, 2007
I spend about 3 hours a day reading statutes and precedent; the 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution is my favorite as well as the 14th.
Imari Love

AOL

#20 Oct 22, 2007
You seem to be stuck on the first page Jimmy... do you need some help lifting up the page to turn it?

Missed you at the debate, but I did see you and your wife slink away... maybe Salton City will be more her cup of tea... see you Tuesday night at the Senior Center... maybe her prozac will have kick in by then.

She is gonna have to do this on her own, I mean how does she think she's gonna handle Board meetings if she can't handle 22 people in the audience asking questions?

Give her the car keys Jim, I'm sure she'll be fine.

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