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Kenny Kao Endorsed by Coalition for City Council

NEWS ALERT:
Kao, Davidson, Lozzi Oust Disgraced
Jim Goodhart, John Rea from City Hall
(click here & here for results)

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Kenny Kao Has Earned a Council Seat
at the March 7th PVE Election

Kao Kenny Lawn Sign Cropped 02-2017The Coalition ENDORSES Kenny  Kao
for Council at the March 7th Election

OVERVIEW OF ENDORSEMENT:  The Coalition to Save PVE, after interaction with all three candidates for PVE City Council for the March 7, 2017 election, has determined to endorse Kenneth Kao.  The choice came down to Kenny Kao or Sandy Davidson, as Jim Goodhart’s egregiously foolish behavior as a councilman knocked him out of the running at the outset.  The decision for Kao was an easy one given that the foundation of a good councilperson is one who consistently honors his/her fiduciary duties of due care and loyalty to PVE residents.  To put this in more colloquial terms, Palos Verdes Estates residents want representatives who in making decisions a) gather material, relevant and consequential information (the facts) and then b) exercise sound judgment utilizing that information (i.e., know what to do with those facts).  Kenny Kao has exhibited behavior that leads us to believe he will engage in precisely that approach.  When a question is unclear to him, Kao asks for clarification or it to be repeated.  When asked a question on a subject in which he has little experience, he modestly admits that and commits to studying the facts, rather than winging it or spouting inanities.  Click here for video evidence of these qualities.  This is the behavior of a prudent decision maker, making Kenneth Kao perhaps the most qualified, gifted candidate for PVE City Council in decades.  Therefore, he is getting our votes at the Palos Verdes Estates election on March 7th.

DUTY OF DUE CARE:  The duty of care requires a councilperson or appointed officer to make decisions after taking all available information into account, and then act in a judicious manner that promotes PVE’s best interests.   The three components scrutinized in determining if a councilperson exercised due care are did he a) fulfill his duty of care by acting in a reasonably prudent manner when making the decision, 2) conduct an adequate degree of due diligence, and 3) act in good faith.  It is this duty that most often has been violated by Tony Dahlerbruch, Sheri Repp Loadsman, Christi Hogin, Ken Rukavina, Rob Olson, and the incumbent PVE City Council.  As seen starkly in the Via Panorama parkland (click here) and Big Orange illegal cycling signage and enforcement disputes, these fiduciaries imprudently made bad decisions after conducting inadequate due diligence.  Moreover, the ample evidence uncovered by John Harbison (in discovery; click here) of attempts to cover their duty-violating tracks indicates that bad faith also played a role in the horrific outcomes of their actions.  In the case of PVE Chief of Police Jeff Kepley, his globally and embarrassingly notorious bungling of the Lunada Bay Boys conflict (click here) is one of myriad examples of Kepley’s incompetence that dishonored his duty of due care to PVE.  Breaches of due care by these fiduciaries is displayed in great detail on the PVE City Hall Wall of Shame (click here).

DUTY OF LOYALTY:  The duty of loyalty requires a councilperson or appointed officer to act at all times in the best interests of PVE.  The duty of loyalty requires a councilperson or appointed officer to be completely loyal to PVE at all times. It also imposes the responsibility to avoid possible conflicts of interest, thereby precluding a councilperson from self-dealing or taking advantage of a municipal opportunity for personal gain. Violation of the duty of loyalty may expose the councilperson to a court order to pay restitution and stiff fines. It is this duty that most often has been violated by the PVE Police Department headed by Jeff Kepley and John Eberhard.  Breaches of loyalty to PVE by these two police chiefs are displayed in great detail on the PVE Police Department Wall of Shame (click here).

PRO’S OF KENNY KAO FOR PVE CITY COUNCIL.  Kenny Kao is an energetic family (3 school-age kids) and businessman who will do his homework before making a thoughtful, well reasoned, prudent decision that he believes is in the best interest of Palos Verdes Estates.  Our endorsement of Kenny Kao comes down to that basic observation which, as you have read above, satisfies the honoring of his duties of due care and loyalty to PVE.  The Coalition bases its opinion on the following evidence:

1) Integrity:  We at the Coalition have no shortage of experience dealing with unscrupulous PVE government officials (and thus the existence of this website).  Though this is just our judgment call, our read on Kenny Kao is that he is as honest a politician as one could desire, especially at the local level. Time will tell if we got this part right.
2) Experience:  PVE Traffic Safety Committee (4 years) and  PVE Planning Committee (2 years); Sanford Davidson falls terribly short here, as seen when he was exposed as having no understanding of the federal law mandating cell phone towers in PVE (click here).
3) Intelligence:  Boalt law school and articulate speaker; Sandy Davidson falls short here as seen by his political website’s vague and at times factually incorrect content, combined his odd behavior during the February candidates forum (click here and here).
4) Independence:  Kao fought PVE deputy city manager Sheri Repp Loadsman on her disloyal plan to permit Airbnb/Short term rentals.  He also has stated publicly he is against selling parkland.  Sanford Davidson scores even higher points in this category as a clear outsider and outspoken opponent of the incumbents.
5) Loyalty:  Kao grew up in PVE, and his loyalty to his home base shines clear.  Kao’s determination not to allow PVE to be the only South Bay/Peninsula city permitting short term residential rentals (Airbnb) is Exhibit A in the case for his loyalty to PVE residents.  If not for Kenny Kao, it is the Coalition’s view that Sheri Repp Loadsman would have tricked the PVE Planning Commission into accepting her proposal to permit this heinous residential trend.   (Google “Desire Meli Kocarslan” for example of relevance to PVE).  Click here and go to around 18:00 to watch Kao hold Repp Loadsman accountable for her deceit.  Furthermore, Kenny Kao has reported that he missed not one single PVEPC meeting during his entire tenure thereon.

Repp Loadsman Kao S-T Rental 03-15-2016 - Annotated

6) Inquisitiveness:   Young and energetic Kenny Kao is hardly indolent, exhibiting the will and skill to hunt down facts to develop a list of pro’s and con’s of any course of action.  The Coalition expects Kao to apply this method to researching a solution to rampant illegal cycling by the Big Orange Biker Gang (hint:  a new PVE police chief).  By contrast, Sandy Davidson appears more a stubborn, mature man disinterested in learning information vs. Kao being an intellectually curious man seeking out the truth.
7) Legacy PVE Club Membership:  Kao has made crystal clear he would not support wholesale changes to the PVBAC concession that would escalate membership into already-congested non-pool deck areas.  His view is that while 10+ years is a long time, such a waiting period has been residents’ expectation vs. the alternative of daily pass usage.  Kao, examining his own position in line, believes that he has waited for 3-4 years and there is no fair rationale to jump the line near those having waited nearly a decade.

CON’S OF KENNY KAO FOR PVE CITY COUNCIL.  Kenny Kao is an insider with predictably owed allegiance, based on their endorsement of him for the seat, to the very incumbents on PVE City Council who themselves have breached their duties of due care and loyalty to PVE.  This is the one clear downside of his candidacy vs. that of Sandy Davidson.  Unfortunately, only time will tell if Kenny Kao is willing and able to confront and counter the very people who helped get him elected into the seat on the dais right next to him.  Should he join the long list of PVE elected and appointed officials who regularly breach fiduciary duties to residents, rest assured that the Coalition will go after him with a level of dedication unseen before.

SANDY DAVIDSON CANDIDACY:  With two council seats up for grabs, despite our grave reservations of Davidson’s mental fortitude we strongly pray that he, and not Jim Goodhart, joins Kao on the City Counsel dais in March. The indisputably valid selling point of Davidson’s candidacy is his supreme independence from incumbent PVE government (though we worry over his rumored dependence on John Harbison and his mini-cult of followers).  Unquestionably, this is not a man who will follow his predecessors’ lead of approving anything emitting even the slightest odor of corruption or waste (except perhaps the PVEPD budget; see below).  Of concern, though, is that slow speaking Davidson has come across to members of the Coalition as neither intelligent, informed, nor seemingly very interested in becoming so by doing basic due diligence.  It thus has become the Coalition’s strong view that Sandy Davidson is a septuagenarian at the end of his accomplished medical career who, in looking for some purpose in life post-retirement, was encouraged by a growing number of discontent PVE residents to throw his confrontational hat into the local political ring.  Furthermore, based on his odd public behavior, some question his mental or emotional normalcy (click here).

Davidson Sandy Pledge Eyes Squinted 02-02-2017 - Annotated

Davidson’s bare bones political website (click here) exudes a mastery of truly no topic but instead spouts generalities.  One such statement sans specificity is his purported goal to “create reasonable and balanced budgets.” However, Sandy Davidson either is ignorant or doesn’t comprehend the crucial relevance to the PVE budget  of the notoriously ineffective PVEPD (click here).  Jeff Kepley’s department employs a horde of 3-day workweek, $110,000 – $210,000/year+ compensated officers (click here) whose low risk and elementary job is to drive in scenic loops around a tiny city with almost zero hard crime.  Troubling is the PVEPD’s dedication to NOT enforcing a large swath  of softer crime (PVEMC and CVC violations).  As a result of these huge sums being paid, the greater than $6.6 million PVEPD budget consumed a staggering 57% of the PVE total budget and over 99% of PVE’s property tax revenue (click here).

Also glaringly ignorant is Sandy Davidson’s platform advocacy to “enforce P.V.E. biking ordinances,” (click here), despite the fact that not a single such ordinance even exists to enforce in the first place (click here and search “bicycle”).  This damages his credibility when countering the rampant illegal cycling in PVE, allowing the biker gang to target Davidson’s ignorant statement as evidence that a PVE city councilperson demanding bicycle law enforcement has neither clue nor credibility.  Worse is the fact that he has been alerted by multiple parties to this error, but despite weeks passing has not made the simple change of  three letters to his unrefined website (“P.V.E.” to “CVC”.)

Sanford Davidson Family Involvement with Eagle Forum of California (click here and search page, using CTRL-F, for Joan Davidson)

Jim Goodhart: Making sure that 99% of your property taxes gets squandered on Jeff Kepley's overstaffed and overpaid mod squad

Jim Goodhart:  This is not a person you want making decisions on behalf of PVE residents

JIM GOODHART CANDIDACY:  supremely experienced with a decade of tenure on the PVE City Council, but lacking in integrity, intelligence and independence.  It is beyond obvious that it is time for Jim Goodhart to hang up his public servant shoes and be sent out to pasture.  As strongly as the Coalition endorses Kenny Kao, it renounces Jim Goodhart with even higher conviction.  Thus, any PVE resident leaning toward voting for Goodhart may want to give serious consideration to either of the alternatives.

Jim Goodhart Partial List of Breaches of Due Care/Loyalty to PVE:

  1. Sale of PVE parkland to a private citizen (supported appeal also)
    PVECC Parkland Sale Vote 05-08-2012 - HighlightedGoodhart and Rea voted to sell parkland privately 05/08/2012;
    To view Christi Hogin announce Goodhart vote to appeal, click here
  2. Personal home property encroaching massively onto public land
  3. Bias in favor of illegal cycling in PVE (he is an avid cyclist himself)
  4. Bloated the PVEPD budget under incompetent Chief Jeff Kepley
  5. Non-response to evidence of Dahlerbruch corruption/waste
Skirting the Truth: Even Jim Godhart's wife, in a pathetic and fallacious attempt to salvage her social status, refused in admit the entire truth of her husband's incompetence in PV News letter to editor

Skirting the Truth Even After Humiliating Defeat: Even Jim Godhart’s wife, in a pathetic and fallacious attempt to salvage her social status, refused in admit the entire truth of her husband’s incompetence in PV News letter to editor

Click here for more on Goodhart’s shameful behavior as a councilperson.

Goodhart Jim Idiot Face PVE July 4th 07-04-2015

NOTE FROM SITE TO CANDIDATES:   All those listed on this page are encouraged to contact the site immediately if he/she would like to provide a signed, notarized affidavit exclusively disputing accusations made against him/her.  Such affidavit then may be made available on this site, allowing the public to consider “his/her side” of the story.

This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE about Sanford Davidson, Kenneth Kao, and James Goodhart as public figures, as well as related parties, as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Posted comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.

PVE City Hall Wall of Shame

Palos Verdes Estates City Hall Wall of Shame

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

NEWS ALERT:
All Councilpersons Who Hired
Tony Dahlerbruch Terminated from PVE Government Positions
(click here & here for results)
(March 7, 2017)

NEWS ALERT:
Councilpersons Engage in Outright Fraud by Ordering the LASD $3.4 million proposal remain hidden from PVE voters (April 25, 2017)

Kepley Jeff Phases PVECC 04-25-2017

 

Kao Kenny Lawn Sign Cropped 02-2017The Coalition ENDORSED Kenny Kao for Council
(click here for details)

Dahlerbruch/Repp-Loadsman-Hogin: All three PVE officials, who take well over a half a million dollars out of PVE into their compensated pockets, publicly supported the illegal or invalid sale of PVE Parkland to a private citizen. Dahlerbuch in merely his first year both approved of PVEPD misconduct as being done in "good faith" and approved Repp Loadsman's predecessor Allan Rigg to fraudulently mislabel a PVE property line after Mike Ross negligently approved a plan modification

Dahlerbruch/Repp-Loadsman/Hogin an alliance formed to ensure their own interests get served, irrespective of ethical or legal violations that are required to do so.

Sandy Davidson (PVE Council Candidate):   “… City Council is putting their needs before yours …” (click here)

Corruption of Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin & George Bird (click hyperlink)

Tony Dahlerbruch - a shifty, corrupt politician not to be trusted to respect law or codes of honor

Tony Dahlerbruch – a shifty, corrupt politician not to be trusted to respect law or codes of honor

Palos Verdes Estates municipal government has been hijacked politically by Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin and Sheri Repp Loadsman.  Our city, in which none of them actually resides, has become a science fair laboratory for them to implement anti-resident, proletarian biases and non-adherence to state and PVE laws/ordinances.  What makes this most appalling is that this damage is being inflicted upon the precisely wrong subjects:  people who moved to and live here in no small part for PVE’s longstanding (pre-Dahlerbruch) conservative community where laws were obeyed or otherwise enforced with consequence.  The fact that this conflict persists between Dahlerbruch and PVE taxpayers paying his $250,000+/year compensation indicates an enormous chasm in the condoning PVE City Council’s ability to comprehend or care.

Tony Dahlerbruch: Grand Master of  telling Half Truths & only Half the True Story

Tony Dahlerbruch: Grand Master of  telling Half Truths & only Half the True Story

RECENT NEWSAdventures at the DUI Checkpoint with Katie Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink or here)

Charter Inductee onto Wall of Shame:
Anton “Tony” Dahlerbruch

Judge Rules Ultra Vires/Illegal Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink) TonyD-Must-Go-Mobile Malaga Cove Closeup - Annotated This entire website, savepvefromtonyd.com, is driven by the desire to replace PVE’s chief public servant from duty.  In just one example of one PVE resident, Tony Dahlerbruch both a) labeled patent PVEPD officer misconduct as done in “good faith” and b) guided an underling to mislabel a property line in order to free the City of proper liability from now-terminated Building Officer Mike Ross’s negligence and/or malfeasance.  The horror stories being told in PVE about Tony Dahlerbruch continue to mount, while the City Council pliantly does his bidding.  In order to learn more about the corruption of Tony Dahlerbruch, please click at the top of this page to arrive at the site’s home page.

Tony Dahlerbruch Deposed in Bay Boys Lawsuit 11/2016 (details to follow)

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Christi Hogin: running a circuit of hand chosen city administrators around the South Bay to ensure that her overpaid law firm doesn't get fired?

Christi Hogin: pulling the strings of a circuit of hand chosen city administrators around the South Bay to ensure that her overpaid law firm doesn’t get fired?

Charter Inductee onto Wall of Shame: Christi Hogin

Molly Hogin:  recommended reading –  the CA Superior Court Judge’s ruling on your mother’s adverse behavior against residents of PVE

Hogin’s Brutal Termination in Malibu Debated (Malibu Times)

Christi Hogin Forced Into Resignation in Malibu (Malibu Times, 06/17/1999)

The Coalition urges site readers to check around themselves and determine if they agree with our theory of how political puppeteer Christi Hogin engages in the sucker-the-city-council one-two punch of 1) Hogin apparently steering various cities’ executive search processes by greasing the skids for her preferred puppet candidate while simultaneously introducing “straw candidates” with no real chance — but who make the selection process appear more robust, thorough and honest, followed by 2) Hogin’s anointed/selected new officials therefore owing their ~ $250,000+/year jobs in no small part to her special political lubricant, and thus knowing they better defend her big money contract to the ends of Earth.  This is precisely how it has been reported to the Coalition that Tony Dahlerbruch, who by no coincidence had worked with Hogin’s husband in the latter’s capacity as outsourced City Attorney for Rolling Hills, got into his rich gig in PVE. Hogin Using Mobile Phone City Council Meeting 03-08-2016 - Cropped & AnnotatedPalos Verdes Estates, essentially run into a legal wall by Christi Hogin, in 2014 was found by California Superior Court Judge Meiers to be “aiding and abetting” illegal or invalid (ultra vires) acts, with Dahlerbruch persisting for years in spending a small fortune of our tax dollars to defend these improprieties.   Moreover, this misconduct was supported publicly and loudly by former PVE Mayor George “Big” Bird (click hyperlink and also this link‘s court filing Page 5), whose involvement in PVE politics fortunately has been terminated (but not before he played a major role in getting the City into this mess).

Judge Rules Ultra Vires/Illegal or Invalid  Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink)

Judge Meiers clearly was disgusted by Dahlerbruch, Hogin and George Bird’s illegal or invalid acts and related litigation, stating, “The court is inclined to include this [injunction against the City] because this is now the second lawsuit involving exactly the same issues … at great cost to the courts and property owners and others giving rise to a situation where the need for such litigation ought to be or must be brought to an end.  No one should again have to litigate to establish the binding and significant nature of the deed restrictions in the Palos Verdes development.” Christi Hogin Articles in Malibu Times (Compilation) Anyone reading through the multitude of Hogin’s court filings and responses thereto should conclude that Dahlerbruch/the City seem repeatedly to have made provably untrue statements (aka “lies”) to the judge, who saw them for precisely that.  Essentially, Tony Dahlerbruch/Christi Hogin/the City made this long time PVE homeowner living across from the parkland spend three years, countless hours, and a small fortune to fight a group of City officials who apparently KNEW they had engaged in illegal or invalid acts, but hoped to get away with it.  This is the very definition of “corruption.”

Hogin Terminated  After Only Four Months as Whittier City Attorney (click here)

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Sheri Repp Loadsman: it must be hard to look a PVE Planning Commissioner (or a PVE resident victim of nearly a decade of PVEMC violations) in the eye when you are lying directly to his face

Sheri Repp Loadsman: it must be hard to look a PVE Planning Commissioner (or a PVE resident victim of nearly a decade of PVEMC violations) in the eye when you are lying directly to his face

Charter Inductee onto Wall of Shame: Sheri Repp-Loadsman

Sheri Repp-Loadsman has been inducted onto the PVE City Hall Wall of Shame as of January 2016 after over a year of cementing her notoriety of unrepentant dishonesty, instinctive duplicity, and a proclivity for shirking her responsibility to enforce the PVE Municipal Code.  Repp-Loadsman was forced to leave her job in the City of Carson when she learned she was on a list of high-level staff that a senior city official wanted removed.  If you have the misfortune of having to deal with Sheri Repp Loadsman, you may notice immediately how she speaks patronizingly and condescendingly to the very PVE taxpayers whose taxes line her pocket with her excessive compensation.  As seen in March 2016 when she tried to deceive the PVEPC into recommending a horrifically anti-PVE resident short term (Airbnb) ordinance, this is not a woman who sincerely has much respect for the uniquely peaceful bedroom community of our city.

Sheri Repp-Loadsman Forced Out of Job in Carson (click here)

As is well known in the psychological field, pathological liars often struggle to keep their story straight.  I encourage site viewers to examine the explicitly contradictory public statements made byLoadsman Sheri Looking Down PVEPC 03-15-2016 - AnnotatedSheri Repp Loadsman on March 15, 2016, directly to the PVE Planning Commission and to the apparent horror of PVE resident taxpayers watching in awe from the audience (click here for video feed):

Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceit & Duplicity re Fact that the Ordinance She Constructed & Proposed is Impossible to Enforce:
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Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceiving:  “I’m very concerned and very consistent in trying to make sure that regulations that we propose to you are ones that we can in fact enforce, and I think we can enforce this ordinance.” (17:20)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Admitting Truth:   “This is something that is going to be very difficult to regulate; it’s almost done on an honor system.” (16:25)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceiving:  “It would be fairly simple to administer.” (20:30)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Admitting Truth:  “ I will remind the commission as well as the audience that taking enforcement actions is often very difficult. It is expensive.  It’s a matter of fact finding.” (17:00)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Admitting Truth:  “You have to be willing to enforce your ordinance. Otherwise there are more and more people who won’t abide by it.” (17:20) [Site Note:  Sheri Repp Loadsman and former  “Code Enforcement Officer” Elissa Hall (who fled from Tony D in April 2017 and now reports Sharon Guidry in the City of Santa Monica) earned a horrible reputation for an apparent unwillingness to enforce effectively existing PVEMC ordinances against illegal commercial activity in residentially zoned property 605 Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes Estates, owned by notorious PVEMC law breaker Desire Kocarslan aka Melahat Uzumcu; see http://www.605paseodelmar.com]

RPV Bans Short Term Rentals (click here)

Sheri Repp Loadsman Outright Deceit re Existing Regulation of Short-term Rentals on Peninsula and Beach Cities:
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PVEPC Commissioner : “Do we know what the other cities on the Peninsula and beach cities have done so far?” (18:42)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceiving:  “I am not aware that anyone has passed regulations yet … I’m not sure that Rolling Hills Estates has had much of an issue but I haven’t followed up with them recently.”  (18:47) Widely Reported Manhattan Beach Banning of Short-Term Rentals in 07/2015 (click here, here, and here)
PVEPC Commissioner Kenny Kao (click here) Publicly Impeaching Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceit: “We know that Manhattan Beach is a ‘no.’” (19:08)
Sheri Repp Loadsman Forced into Admitting Truth:  “Manhattan Beach is a no.  Quite a number of cities have said no.” (19:10)
PVE Resident Publicly Impeaching Sheri Repp Loadsman Deceit: “Adjacent Cities [regulation so far?] – called Rolling Hills – they banned it … Rolling Hills Estates – spoke with them – this is a commercial use expressly prohibited in their code … Hermosa Beach banned it in residential neighborhoods. Manhattan Beach banned it in residential neighborhoods … Redondo Beach is current issuing citations of $1,000.”   (23:00)
SRL Admitting Her Desire to Tax Further PVE Property Owners/Residents:  “Unfortunately that is correct. There are new rules in the State of California that we cannot create new taxes without the residents approving of them or the property owners approving of them.” (18:27)

Sheri Repp-Loadman Supports City Agreement for Illegal or Invalid Sale of Parkland (click here)

Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink)

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Jim Goodhart: Making sure that 99% of your property taxes gets squandered on Jeff Kepley's overstaffed and overpaid mod squad

Jim Goodhart: Making sure that 99% of your property taxes gets squandered on Jeff Kepley’s overstaffed and overpaid mod squad (that is correct:  see PVE Police Dept Wall of Shame)

Kao Kenny Banner Goodhart House 03-07-2017 - Annotated

Judgment Day: March 7, 2017, Jim Goodhart ousted as PVE City Councilman

Jim Goodhart - dangerous combination of idiocy and bad dental hygiene

Jim Goodhart – brutal combination of idiocy, shameless disloyalty to PVE & bad dental hygiene

Charter Inductee onto Wall of Shame: James “Jim” Goodhart

Supporter of illegal or invalid act(s) vs. Palos Verdes Estates residents?  While the amount of “material” available to support the contention that Jim Goodhart truly is a “garden variety idiot,” perhaps the May 9, 2016 LA Times article response he provided to its reporter regarding Tony Dahlerbruch being offered a beer while he was visiting the Bay Boys down in Lunada Bay will suffice: “The city’s municipal code prohibits alcohol consumption at public spaces, including Lunada Bay. ‘It doesn’t bother me if they are drinking beer there,’ Goodhart said. ‘I don’t know if it’s illegal or not on our coastline.'” Do you really need anymore evidence?  Click here for rest of the story.

Skirting the Truth Even After Humiliating Defeat: Even Jim Godhart's wife, in a pathetic and fallacious attempt to salvage her social status, refused in admit the entire truth of her husband's incompetence in PV News letter to editor

Skirting the Truth Even After Humiliating Defeat: Even Jim Godhart’s wife, in a pathetic and fallacious attempt to salvage her social status, refused in admit the entire truth of her husband’s incompetence in PV News letter to editor

Wall of Shame Nominees:

More Pending, including the following recommended for shameful deportment:

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Jennifer King: though a freshman councilperson, in 2014 she distinguished her lack of judgment and loyalty to PVE residents by voting to waste more taxpayer money fighting against those same taxpayer open space interests

Jennifer King: though a freshman councilperson, in 2014 she distinguished her lack of judgment and loyalty to PVE residents by voting to waste more taxpayer money fighting against those same taxpayer open space interests in the Via Panorama parkland litigation.

Jennifer King:  arrogant, sanctimonious, and condescending; alleged discrimination against selective resident(s)

If only being a faithful public servant was just about being a administrator robotically dictating city council meetings, Jennifer King would be an ideal PVE councilperson.  Alas, that is not the case in the real world, wherein abiding by her fiduciary duties of loyalty and due care appear not to have occurred.  Instead, like other PVE councilpersons, Jennifer King seemingly abdicated her duty of due care – to thoroughly understand the true legal issues and structures surrounding Christi Hogin’s constructed and illegal or invalid Via Panorama/Lugliani Parkland sale, unreasonably and lazily relying on puppetmaster Christi Hogin’s flawed, corrupt guidance.  We recommend you watch any of her performances on the City Council dais to confirm the condescending, arrogant manner in which she treats Sandy Davidson and others in the room.  Many with whom we speak believe she was a major cause of the City’s failure to pass the Parcel Tax in March 2017 – people simply do not like her.

Jennifer King Thinks PVE Residents Want to Tour Trash Facilities (PV News, 03/2016)

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This grinning fool approved the appeal of the illegal or invalid sale of public parkland to a private party. It is sad that she didn't exhibit loyalty to the residents instead of Christi Hogin.

This grinning fool approved the appeal of the illegal or invalid sale of public parkland to a private party. It is sad that she didn’t exhibit loyalty to the residents instead of Christi Hogin.

Betty Lin Peterson (Mayor Pro-tem):  alleged discrimination against selective resident(s)

You can see this fool’s simple grinning face inside random shopping carts at Vons grocery store (some like to lean their toilet paper up against it).  Yeah, that’s just what PVE needs as a city councilperson – a reliably pliable (by Hogin) residential real estate agent who is married to a mortgage broker (John Wayne Peterson).  This is not high intellect and sound judgment being added to our city’s governance, but that is why Tony Dahlerbruch and Christi Hogin must love having her around.  It is recommended that anyone seeking to view Peterson’s true idiocy simply watch online any of her speaking parts at a PVE City Council hearing.  It borders on comical.

UPDATE 10/2016:  Lin Peterson betrayed all of the PVE motorists she purports to represent  by allying herself with an organized gang of bikers who desire domination of various PVE roadways.  Peterson exposed herself for the fool that she appears to be by wavering between asinine pretexts for supporting the gang by erecting a sign that dangerously would mislead PVE residents into illegally yielding lanes to the biker gang.  Such excuses she attempted to foist on the entirety of other councilpersons voting against her included that signs would “spark conversation” on road safety, ignoring the fact that dozens of hours of conversation and 100s of E-mail conversations debating the subject had preceded her lonely vote for the bikers.

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John Rea - another retiree with too much time on his hands but too little loyalty to PVE residents on his mind

John Rea – another PVE retiree with not just too much time on his hands but too little loyalty to PVE residents on his mind.  Why, John, could you not see through Christi Hogin’s hocus pocus?

John Rea (City Council):  alleged discrimination against selective resident(s)

In the land of the blind, one-eyed man is King of the PVE City Council.  Only because his peers lack any semblance of perspicacity, John Rea is the only councilperson in whom the City’s residents have a ray of hope (pun intended).   The problem with Rea, though, relates precisely to the apparently vapid minds of those who sit upon the dais next to him.  Indeed, John Rea may be merely half as smart as he finds himself to be, seeming to get the City in trouble as Rea’s intellect doesn’t seem designed to perform at high speed at times when called upon to do so.  Perhaps when he was 20 or 30 years younger this man was sharp enough to recognize and thwart Christi Hogin and Tony Dahlerbruch’s sinister conspiracies, but we here in PVE are decades too late for that kind of check or balance.

UPDATE 10/2016:  Rea proved again why he remains the only vestigial PVE Council hope for residents to have sagacious analysis drive decision making.  Rea singularly understood that the “law of unintended consequences” would prove the sign demanded by the organized biker gang to REDUCE road safety rather than improve it.  He astutely foresaw misinformed motorists being tricked into believing they had to yield PVE lanes to cyclists irrespective of the law’s exclusionary forbiddance against that dangerous scenario.  Rea further could see the already too-common scenario wherein such motorists swerve around cyclists (who illegally are using the lane away from the right-curb) into the oncoming, opposing traffic, causing catastrophic results.  Given that this dangerous situation already occurs commonly in PVE, it is distressing that only Rea understood this to be the true outcome of these poorly conceived signs.

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James Vandever: perhaps not the sharpest tool in the PVE City Council's shed, this former PVEPC member (married to yet another real estate agent) somehow got approval to build the most neighborhood incompatible house in PVE history; gee, I wonder how he got that through the PVEPC?

James Vandever: perhaps not the sharpest tool in the PVE City Council’s shed, this former PVEPC member (married to yet another real estate agent, Kim Hall) “somehow” got approval to build the most neighborhood incompatible house on Paseo del Mar in PVE history; gee, I wonder how he got that through the PVEPC?  Hmmmmmmm.

PVE 4th of July Hillary Mayor Vandever 07-04-2017 - Cropped & Annotated

James Vandever (Mayor):  alleged discrimination against selective resident(s)

You can see this charlatan’s double-wide “shed” that he built on Paseo del Mar.  It’s easy to find – just look for a piece of land about to fall into the ocean on which sits a cheaply built “house” that isn’t compatible with anyone else’s in the neighborhood.

UPDATE 10/2016:  Though arrogant and consequently uninformed Jennifer King seems to be disgusted by Vandever’s relatively slow deliberations, Vandever stepped up to the plate repeatedly insisting on an improved plan for PVEPD enforcement of the CVC vis-à-vis illegal cycling.  With non or selective PVEMC, CVC and CPC  enforcement being PVE’s singularly worst problem (see Via Panorma and Bay Boys litigation), Vandever made much progress with PVE residents by standing his ground on this issue.

Ellisa Hall (Code Enforcement):  refusal to enforce code effectively via citation, or otherwise (a beneficiary of the Dahlerbruch house cleaning)

Olsen Rob PVE CC Meeting 10-10-2016 - Cropped & AnnotatedRob Olson (Transportation Manager):  breached his fiduciary duty of due care to PVE residents

by misleading and misinforming PVE City Manager, City Engineer, and City Council as to the spirit and intent of the California Vehicle Code (Section 21202(a) restricting side-by-side social cycling.  Olson obfuscated the FACT that in any of the prevalently safe, non-obstructed, standard-width or wider PVE lanes, it is illegal for any side-by-side social cyclist to ride to the left of another cyclist who him/herself is complying by riding as close as practicable to the right-hand curb/roadway edge.  Moreover, Olson exposed his corrupt bias toward the threatening biker gang by contradicting his own logic regarding bike related signs.  In a 07/06/2016 report that led to the foolish removal of signs that improved PVE road safety, Olson stated, “While [‘Bicycle Laws Strictly Enforced’] signs are technically correct, it is misleading in that the PVEPD enforces ALL traffic laws …”  Then confirming his bias in favor of bikers, in Olson’s 10/10/2016 report he argued in favor of Bikes May Use Full Lane (“BMUFL”) signs despite those being far more misleading.  While the PVEPD claims to strictly enforce bicycle laws in ALL circumstances, bikes may use the full lane only in a handful of non-prevalent scenarios.  That clear difference didn’t stop Olson from directing the removal of the biker enforcement signs while encouraging the erection of ones misleading PVE motorists/residents.  People have been asking if Olson received either kickbacks or threats of physical harm from the Big Orange biker gang.  Any information on this matter would be appreciated.

Ken Rukavina (City Engineer):  breached his fiduciary duty of due care to PVE residents

Ken Rukavina: In 2016, he refused to honor his duty of due care to become informed as to the background of an investigation into rampant crime being committed by an organized biker gang that sought to dominate PVE roads

by refusing to honor his duty of due care to become informed as to the background of an investigation into rampant crime being committed by an organized biker gang fighting belligerently to dominate PVE roads.   When presented with data and evidence from both sides of the conflict, Rukavina shockingly determined to consider apparently nearly all of the law breaking bikers’ input, but explicitly informed the provider of information proving the PVE resident motorists’ case that he didn’t “have time” to look at, much less evaluate, that information being offered to him.  Thus, the report delivered by him and his subordinate Rob Olson was replete with misleading (dis)information, which was celebrated openly by the criminal biker gang that he engaged repeatedly.

Recommendations for nominees are encouraged.  Anyone with relevant information regarding any Wall of Shame inductee or nominee is encouraged to E-mail ankur@savepvefromtonyd.com.

CORRUPTIONdef. – An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others PVE Police Department Wall of Shame (click hyperlink)

NEGLIGENCE:  def. – Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances

ULTRA VIRES:  def. – a Latin phrase meaning “beyond the powers”.  If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterised in law as intra vires (“within the powers”). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed “valid” and those that are ultra vires “invalid”.

NOTE FROM SITE TO WALL OF SHAME NOMINEES & INDUCTEES:   All those listed on this page are encouraged to contact the site immediately if he/she would like to provide a signed, notarized affidavit exclusively disputing accusations made against him/her.  Such affidavit then may be made available on this site, allowing the public to consider “his/her side” of the story.

This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch about Dahlerbruch himself, Christi Hogin, Sheri Repp Loadsman,  Ellisa Hall, Ken Rukavina, Rob Olson and the PVE City Council as public figures, as well as related parties, as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Posted comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.

PVE Police Department Wall of Shame

 PALOS VERDES ESTATES
POLICE DEPARTMENT:
A Non-enforcement Culture of
Corruption & Laziness

INTRODUCTION:  With the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department now having received international attention for negligence and arguably corruption, the longstanding problem of non- and selective law enforcement no longer is an issue about which merely local residents complain.  What has become clear is that the PVEPD under Jeff Kepley’s weak oversight, through ignorance, indolence, and/or malice, has misconstrued and mangled the meaning of the word “discretion.”   Indeed, as it relates to his officers’ sworn duty to enforce laws effectively, there is outright, rampant abuse of discretion at all levels of the PVEPD, and this has gotten our City into serious legal trouble.  Furthermore, at a $7.5 million/year cost (vs. Sheriff quoted at $3.4 million/year), the PVEPD puts the City at risk of bankruptcy by consuming 55% of the entire City budget and over 99% of the City’s property taxes.

PVEPD SYSTEMIC MISCONDUCT

PVEPD Scare Tactics Backfired.  Ahead of the March 7, 2017 Measure D/Parcel Tax vote, PVEPD union head Sgt. Steve Barber reportedly engaged in subterfuge and other tactics apparently designed to scare PVE residents into voting “Yes” for a parcel tax on all our PVE homes estimated at $70-90 million over 12 years.  Despite complicity from PVE City officials Dahlerbruch and councilpersons, voters saw through the City’s fake news, determining NOT to vote to tax their own homes via an escalating, unnecessary tax.  The PVEPD’s blatant attempts to intimidate or alternatively propitiate PVE voters by becoming omnipresent on NextDoor.com, combined with its unprecedented show of force at the March 14, 2017 PVECC meeting, only exposed their true characters further.  Steve Barber’s late September 2017 speech to the City Council (click here), in which he vehemently opposed ANY cuts to PVEPD personnel, left nobody unsure that the officers’ focus was on protecting their own bank accounts took vs. protecting PVE residents or the City’s budget.

Best Tony & Barber Steve Photo Day 09-22-2015

PVEPD Union Onetime Head Steve Barber: opposed any cuts to staffing at the PVE Police Department.

Make no mistake of the fact that PVE taxpayers as a whole were neither disinterested nor duped.  Extraordinary voter turnout (within 1% of 32-year record and ~ 50% higher rate than the prior two votes) coincided with close scrutiny of the group that coincidentally was illegally posting lawn signs and would have received essentially all of these hard earned resident savings – the PVE Police Department.  From voters’ own experiences and what they learned from others troubled by the PVEPD’s behavior, there is no question that PVEPD misconduct played a role in the vote’s fortunate outcome.

“False Attribution” of Peaceful PVE to PVEPD Peace Officers.   Surprisingly, even after highly publicized, incontrovertible evidence of systemic PVEPD law non-enforcement (e.g., Bay Boys – click here, Big Orange Cycling Gang – click here), some in PVE reflexively still advocate keeping the $7.4 million/year PVEPD (vs. $3.4 million/year w/ 12% more patrol hours, contracted LASD).  Ask yourself,  “Can I cite just one episode where the PVEPD engaged in an extraordinary, or even exceptional act of law enforcement?”  Not once, despite dozens of inquiries, has a single PVEPD advocate been able to give even one example of such an accomplishment. Combine that with the documented fact (click here) that having the deeply staffed and experienced LASD protect PVE would save the City $4 million in the first year — eliminating nearly 100% of the $4.2 million structural budget deficit caused by the PVEPD itself.

LASD Banner

This easy, law enforcement enhancing budget solution played a significant role in Measure D failing – why transfer $70-90 million of PVE taxpayer money into a police department’s pockets if you simply do not need to do so?  Why not instead save all that money for your own retirement, your family’s regular needs or your kids’ education?  It is important for residents to recognize that PVE is uniquely fortunate not to require a huge law enforcement budget due to the City being inherently safe.  This is due to its remote location away from freeways/dangerous regions, few/narrow entry points, ocean and famously efficient Torrance PD protected borders, and mature/affluent demographics that do natural subdues resident lawbreaking.  So ask yourself, “Why is PVE spending 99% or more of its property taxes, nearly 60% of its budget and 400% of what RPV pays per resident on its LASD police force, especially during a budget crisis?

“Can You Site PVEPD Misconduct, Law Non-Enforcement? “  A reasonable rejoinder to a request for examples of PVEPD excellence would be one asking for an example of PVEPD misconduct and/or negligence.   Well, this is an order that many in PVE can fulfill, and in shocking abundance.  Yet, by what the Coalition has learned from resident in-person discussion and online chatter, it is evident that a subset of PVE taxpayers still remains unaware of the true character of the City’s sworn law enforcement officers.   For any of you who perhaps think that it may work to your benefit by having a local police department with whose officers you think you are “friends,” remember that law non-enforcement is a two edged sword.  You personally could be the one harmed by these PVEPD officers’ repeated determination not to enforce the law, whether it be at the hands of a trespassing assailant or belligerent cyclist (see below).

In order to shine some sunlight on what “the PVEPD does wrong,” the Coalition highlights below just the most serious of dozens of verified (witnessed), undisputed (by PVEPD/PVE) and documented (formal reports) episodes of PVEPD misconduct  — collected almost entirely from only a few households in one small neighborhood of the Malaga Cove region.  If this is a representative sample of PVE as a whole, imagine how ubiquitous is law non-enforcement citywide.

Bay Boys Lawsuit Documents Longstanding PVEPD Law Non-Enforcement and “Indifference”:  Details have emerged during the Bay Boys lawsuit (click here) of intentional, systemic law non-enforcement by Jeff Kepley and his officers.  The lawsuit was preceded by an article in the Guardian (click here) that led to our fine city of PVE gaining international infamy and shame due solely to the PVEPD’s misconduct. None of this was a surprise to the Coalition, as we have posted on this website a deep “case file” proving precisely this problem for nearly half a decade.  Indeed, it was only a matter of time before the PVEPD’s determination to dishonor their oath to enforce the law finally drove a victim to sue the City.

9 Hour Response Time to Urgent Call for Help by PVE Resident Being Assaulted by Foreign Trespasser:  see Aaron Belda, Steve Barber and Hazel Menendez sections below.  It is important to note that despite the obvious bias that comes from PVEPD internal affairs investigations being conducted by the PVEPD’s own officers on their friends, two counts of misconduct relating to dispatcher Menendez’s decision not to dispatch a squad car were sustained against her.  It is also very important to note that despite the high probability that within the LASD’s Lomita station under Capt. Beringer such a potentially fatal act would lead to immediate dismissal, some 4+ years later Menendez continues to be the person who could answer your call to save your life from an attacker.

Non-Resident Drives Wrong Way into Oncoming PVE Traffic, her Passenger Assaults Filming PVE Resident Witness Carrying Baby on Back; PVEPD Pursues False Charges Against PVE Resident:  see Luke Hellinga, Steve Barber and Sean Tomlins sections below.  The Coalition has collected myriad, documented examples of the PVEPD favoring non-resident “peers” to officers over prosperous PVE residents.

DUI Marijuana Smoking Driver Not Cited, Much Less Arrested:  see Tony Gonzalez section below.  This PVEPD officer, paid over $140,000 in total compensation in 2015, determined to allow a driver who Gonzalez himself stated openly was exhibiting probable cause of DUI of marijuana to drive away through our City without even a citation for the crime, much less an arrest.

Illegal Man-made Fires & Fireworks Launched Over Malaga Cove Homes Not Cited or Mis-Cited:  In the midst of perhaps the worst drought in S. California history, the PVEPD has witnessed but not cited a multitude of infractions involving illegal fires, fireworks and even incendiary sky lanterns launched to float over homes around Bluff and Malaga Coves.  In one case, a PVEPD officer caught an illegal fireworks launcher (shooting large explosives over residents’ homes) but incompetently wrote on the citation a violation of a PVEMC section dealing with removing plants/trees without City permission (it is likely this impeded prosecution). In the case of illegal sky lanterns over Malaga Cove homes, PVEPD Officer Kyle Shea (on 05/18/2016 in middle of drought) determined not to enforce the law because the non-resident violator had launched the floating ball of fire as part of a prom proposal (you can’t make up things like this).

PVEPD Biased to Cover “Cyclists’ Backs,” Issuing Few Biker Citations Despite Rampant CVC Violations while Pursing False Claims Against PVE Motorists:  see Jeff Kepley section below, and also click here.  In one example, a Malaga Cove area resident was accused falsely of attempted vehicular manslaughter as retribution by a Big Orange cyclist to whom the PVE resident expressed discontent over illegal cycling; the PVEPD aggressively pursued the PVE resident despite a) no evidence to support the false claim and b) much evidence of Big Orange making numerous, similar false claims against other PVE residents.  Jeff Kepley has proven, though the cyclists’ own written statements and Kepley’s own actions/in-actions, to be a supporter of illegal cyclists abusing PVE’s roads and other resources.

Countless Other Examples of PVEPD Misconduct/Negligence:  In the spirit of focusing on the more egregious behavior of the PVEPD, we excluded above a large collection of other documented PVEPD habitual misconduct.  This includes the following:

  • lawsuits filed against the PVEPD/PVE for Civil Rights racism/Antisemitism within the PVEPD (see Sroggins/Siounit cases below);
  • illegal ALPR (license plate recognition) related non-enforcement;
  • illegal noise (PVEMC Chapter 8.28) non-enforcement;
  • illegal parking (PVEMC Chapter 10.40.30) non-enforcement;
  • illegal drone/UAV (PVEMC Chapter 8.24 and 2016 FAA rules) non-enforcement;
  • PVEPD refusal to enter Bluff Cove to enforce narcotics and other lawbreaking, and
  • many, many more non-enforcement examples as the PVEPD’s corrupt and indolent unprofessionalism runs through the department virtually as a matter of unwritten policy.

PVE City Government Finally Conceded What Really Appeared to Be Behind PVEPD’s Jeff Kepley “On Leave”:  Was Kepley Was Creating Paper Trail for Disability/Tax-free Retirement Benefits?

Jeff Kepley’s Dubious “Stress Leave”/Vacation Cost PVE Taxpayers ~ $70,000.00:  Since the man hired to be the strong, effective head of law enforcement in a city of nearly zero hard crime became so “stressed” that he dubiously had to go on leave, he is estimated to have cost PVE taxpayers approximately $70,000.00 as of his official “retirement” announcement in late August 2017 (click here).  To put this in perspective, the city is scrambling to save a $1,000 here and a few $1,000 there (see photo above) to plug a $4.1 million/year “structural” budget deficit.  Adding Kepley’s insult to his department’s injury, this budget deficit forcing PVE to drain precious City reserves was caused almost entirely by the PVEPD $7.5 million/year budget costing approximately $4 million/year more than the $3.4 million/year quote offered by the LA Sheriff (which included in that lower price 12% more patrol service hours).

Prelude to Sudden Termination of  Kepley’s Position as PVEPD Chief:  On April 25th, Jeff Kepley appeared quite healthy in his seat next to Treasurer Lozzi  for the first half of the City Council meeting (click here for video replay).  However, as seen from photos below, by the time Victoria Lozzi stated her firm view that the City “needs” the “Feasibility Study from the Sheriff as a baseline” (here at 2:27), Kepley had left the Police Chief’s seat for the rest of the meeting.  The very next day, despite not a single word regarding Kepley’s imminent departure at the City Council meeting the prior night, City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch sent written notice to the PVEPD staff informing them Kepley was no longer their Acting Chief of Police (see below).  However, as has been seen before with our City Manager, Dahlerbruch did not want PVE’s voting taxpayers to become equally informed, especially since Kepley would be taking over $22,000 out of taxpayers’ pockets during his sudden, five-week “stress leave”.  Dahlerbruch and the City Council know all too well after the PVEPD POA’s failed lawn sign campaign that PVE voters are acutely sensitive to shenanigans within the budget-busting, $7.5 million/year police department.  Only when forced by this website’s E-mail alerting PVE residents over a week later did the City confirm that Kepley’s prior position as Chief had terminated.

City Manager Dahlerbruch Continues to Hide Material Information from PVE Taxpaying Voters: Dahlerbruch & the City Council hoped five weeks would slip by without any leak to the taxpaying public of Kepley's "stress leave" shenanigans; it didn't work out that way.

City Manager Dahlerbruch Continues to Hide Material Information from PVE Taxpaying Voters: Dahlerbruch & the City Council hoped five weeks would slip by without any leak to the taxpaying public of Kepley’s position terminating via his now 3-MONTH, $50,000+ “stress leave”; the Coalition labeled Kepley’s position as terminated, again being the truthful party

What Is the “Sheriff Feasibility Study”?  A Sheriff Feasibility Study (SFS) is the next step that a potential Sheriff-protected city takes after obtaining a quote such as the $3.4 million/year LASD proposal received but hidden by Tony Dahlerbruch five-six months before the March 7, 2017 Measure D vote.  Reportedly according to Tony Dahlerbruch himself (click here and see bottom of Page 5), it would take PVE two-four months to complete its own Sheriff Feasibility Study.  Click here for an example of a Sheriff Feasibility Study conducted for the city of Santa Paula, California, and which was completed in under two months (March 8 – April 28).Kepley Jeff Phases PVECC 04-25-2017

The Meeting Before the Meeting:  According to multiple sources close to the situation, the Kepley-Dahlerbruch relationship took a very, very bad turn for the worse ahead of the April 25th PVECC meeting related to Kepley’s intended lack of participation at an all-departments “pre-presentation” in the City Manager’s office.  We are confident that upon City Manager Dahlerbruch surpassing his threshold of tolerance for Kepley’s poor performance, Dahlerbruch properly, finally rebuked Kepley in extremely direct terms.  This confrontation reportedly set the stage for Kepley’s blindsiding Dahlerbruch with his notification that he “needed” to go on leave due to stress (e.g., hypertension).  A source has confirmed that PVE councilwoman Jennifer King was particularly outraged at Kepley for this dereliction of duty by the City’s chief law enforcement officer, possibly considering a “legal response.”

Kepley’s Unethical Strategy:  Tax Free Retirement?  As early as May 4th, the Coalition reported on this site and elsewhere that the evidence supported the theory that Kepley selfishly had bailed out of a sinking ship both in petulant defiance of newly assertive “boss” Dahlerbruch and to document “disability” to assist his rumored imminent retirement (which reportedly already privately had been informed to Dahlerbruch but not announced to PVE residents.)  Reportedly, Kepley was engaged through late August 2017 in combative negotiations with the PVE City Council over whether his retirement will be classified as normal or medical.  Assuming he accomplished the latter, Kepley will be able to take from PVE taxpayers not only ~ three quarters of a million dollars in compensation over 3 years, including ~ $70,000 at the end of his tenure when he determined not to show up for work, but also again when he pays less taxes on his retirement/pension income.  How can any PVE resident vote to spend over 1/2 the City budget on a police department whose most senior officer treats PVE taxpayers with this level of disrespect?

Dahlerbruch’s Judgment Goes from Bad to Dangerous:  As is patently obvious now, Dahlerbruch/the PVECC recklessly or negligently failed to obtain a Sheriff Feasibility Study between the September 2016 date of receiving the LASD $3.4 million quote and the March 2017 Measure D Parcel Tax vote.  Had Dahlerbruch prudently procured the study during that five-six month period, the City could have placated the PVEPD by sincerely portraying the effort as a mere contingency plan in the “unlikely” event Measure D were to fail.  However, now with Measure D’s failure a fait accompli, Dahlerbruch neglecting to complete the study has put the entire City in a much more precarious position vis-a-vis the PVEPD.

PVE Dahlerbruch LASD Staffing Study 09-28-2016 Excerpt

PVE Government Hid the One Crucial Fact from Voters: For the six months preceding the 2017 Measure D vote, Tony Dahlerbruch never gave voters the straight story on cost/benefit

Sheriff Feasibility Study Must Be Procured Immediately:  As is obvious to any prudent, risk managing individual watching this budgetary debacle unfold, the City must not waste another day in obtaining the LASD Feasibility Study relating to the $3.4 million/year Sheriff quote.  As of today, we residents have already lost well over ONE YEAR since Tony Dahlerbruch received this quote at under 1/2 the cost of the PVEPD, including four months having passed since the City Council knew with certainty that the City is officially in a budget crisis.  In order to prevent any “unintended and irreversible consequences,” the City can follow Tony Dahlerbruch’s own belated, conditional recommendation made in his April 25, 2017 staff report (click here and see bottom of Page 5):  “the City Council make it publicly clear that the Phase I study is for informational and data collection purposes, not expressing an intent.”  Again, though, it must be emphasized that had Dahlerbruch prudently procured the Feasibility Study in late 2016 well before the voluntary tax underlying Measure D predictably failed, the City would not be anywhere near this bind in the first place.

City Council in Material Breach of its Fiduciary Duties of Due Care and Loyalty:  PVE voters, finally now informed by the Coalition of the  previously hidden $3.4 million Sheriff quote (w/ 12% more patrol service hours), are even more likely to be logical and vote down this unnecessary tax burden.  Despite this probable risk to the budget, the City Council perilously determined on April 25th to defy PVE’s very own Treasurer’s prudent guidance that “we need that Feasibility Study from the Sheriff.”  This reckless judgment now has put PVE residents in the unnecessarily vulnerable position of prospectively relying for many months on police officers scheduled to report to work while knowing (after a failed second parcel tax vote in April 2018) they will be replaced by the Sheriff.  This inaction apparently led by fmr. Mayor Jennifer King is a flagrant breach of the City Council’s fiduciary duties of due care and loyalty to each and every resident.  If Jennifer King’s game plan is to put the City into perilous straights intentionally to scare residents into voting to tax themselves, we here in Palos Verdes Estates all have a much bigger problem on our collective hands than Tony Dahlerbruch’s incompetence.

The Coalition must note that it does not make these claims against the PVEPD lightly; to the contrary, every claim made on this website is documented and remains undisputed despite (since 2012) an outstanding request herein for formal rebuttals.  These claims are factual.

PVE Police Dept. Wall of Shame Members:

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John Eberhard Wall of Shame Induction (click me)
Aaron Belda Wall of Shame Induction (click me)
David Hinig Wall of Shame Induction (click me)
Jeffrey Kepley Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Erick Gaunt Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Steve Barber Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Hazel Menendez Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Kenneth Ackert Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Tony Gonzalez Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Luke Hellinga Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Mark Velez Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Steven Lebeau Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Alex Gonzales Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Sean Tomlins Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
David Drapeau Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Sean Crisfield Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)
Bradley Lemmon Wall of Shame Nomination (click me)

PVEPD Embarrasses PVE Residents and Impairs Property Values Due to Intl. Notoriety:  The widely reported Bay Boys lawsuit (click here) filed against Jeff Kepley and the rest of PVE government was merely the most recent embarrassment we have suffered here in PVE due to our incompetent officers’ misconduct.  Despite consuming nearly 60% of the entire City budget and over 99% of all residents’ property taxes combined, the $7.3 million flowing into the PVEPD hasn’t been enough for them to behave honorably.  See below for two lawsuits filed by the PVEPD’s own officers against the City for racism and anti-Semitism.

PVEPD Sued By Its Own Police Captain for Being Racist vs. Blacks (Kevin Scroggins v. PVE:  Case No. BC446138, filed 09/23/2010; click here)

PVEPD Sued By Its Own Officer for Being Abusive Anti-Semites (Benjamin Siounit v. PVE, Case No. BC499984 , filed 01/28/2013; click here)

Many PVEPD officers born, raised and living outside PVE’s conservative, high-property tax paying culture evidently “relate” and thus actually sympathize with those law breakers who share with these officers a lower sense of public civility and who place a far lower value on law abidanceThis helps explain the confounding and corrupt behavior of many PVEPD officers refusing to issue citations to, much less arrest, misdemeanor and felony law breakers within our fine City.  Manifestations of this out-of-sync PVEPD mentality include, amongst myriad examples, PVEPD officer(s) a) guiding an alleged female victim of the Bay Boys to make a citizens arrest herself (rather than the PVEPD making the arrest), b) supporting the interests of (rather than bringing in for questioning/arresting) a non-US citizen who  trespassed upon, assaulted, and obstructed the call for police assistance by a PVE resident (see Belda below), and c) merely issuing verbal warnings (rather than citations/fines) to law breakers who repeatedly damage the peace and tranquility entitled by law to PVE residents and visitors.

PVE Budget 2015-2016 Police 57 percent - AnnotatedPVEPD Budget 2015-2016 - Property Taxes - HighlightedPVEPD Budget 2015-2016 - Police - Highlighted

WHAT IS MOTIVATING THIS PVEPD ABUSE?    Residents’ dominating explanation for the PVEPD’s habitual aversion to effective law enforcement is its collective desire to maintain the status quo of being massively overpaid (~ $170,000/year in total compensation is not abnormal; click here) by staying under the radar, disturbing as few lawbreakers as possible in the process.    The Coalition, and now countless PVE residents, was appalled to discover that the PVEPD consumes 99.3% of all of the cumulative property taxes paid by hard working PVE residents.  Take a moment to let sink in precisely what has been approved by Kepley’s friend, City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch, and the PVE City Council.  This scandalous act basically amounts to an unprecedentedly massive $6.6 million/year (click here) transfer of wealth from the PVE taxpayers (click here for Page 17) to non-residents associated with the PVEPD who drive into our city every single day to take nearly every single penny of our property taxes and then return home outside PVE to spend it.

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

PVEPD Photo Day Entire Dept Waving 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

The obviously overpaid and overstaffed (see photo above) PVEPD shows up for perhaps the safest and lowest workload police officer job in the country.  There naturally (due to remote location away from freeway/inner cities and elderly/affluent demographics), and not due to any particular effort or approach by the driving-in-circles or parked PVEPD, occurs in PVE a miniscule amount of hard crime (click here for PVE stats and then compare here to Redondo Beach and here to Hermosa Beach).  Further making an expansive/expensive police department totally unnecessary is the scarcity of even very few misdemeanors outside garden variety vehicular violations and outstanding warrants.

You will struggle to find another city in the USA any LESS in need of an expensive police department.

You will struggle to find another city in the USA any LESS in need of an expensive police department.  Click on link above to see why the PVEPD is overpaid to do almost nothing.

Thus, officers have enormous financial incentive to “play nice, quiet and stay under the radar,” issuing few citations and thereby reducing the odds of any sunlight being shined by those cited on the PVEPD’s status quo of an absurdly high ratio of compensation-to-risk.  Alternatively, some believe that there is actual malicious intent driving officers’ overt discrimination against the very law abiding residents whose legal right to law enforcement lies at the core of the justice system.  Officers’ behavior fitting this profile include Aaron Belda, Steve Barber, Erick Gaunt, Tony Gonzalez, Steve Lebeau, Alex Gonzales and Hazel Menendez.

Best Barber Gaunt Gonzalez Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Annotated

DISCRETION DEFINED.  While police officers have “discretion” to recognize that a law breaker has committed the forbidden act inadvertently (and not through negligence or outright disregard for the code as with Desire Kocarslan), they are not supposed to enforce selectively legal codes and ordinances passed by legislative branches of a local, state or federal government.  Such behavior is indeed the definition of “corruption,” as it unfairly favors one party (the law breaker/criminal) over the other (the community members impaired).   If a law exists that a citizen is not permitted to commit a certain act, and such act is committed to the detriment of others in the community, a non-corrupt police officer issues a citation as the most effective means of inhibiting repeat or copycat offenses.  At the risk of stating the obvious, this is why speeding and parking tickets are issued nationwide.

Judge Rules Ultra Vires/Illegal or Invalid Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink)

Kepley Jeff & Dahlerbruch Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Annotated

Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink)

THE BUCK STOPS WITH CHIEF JEFF KEPLEY & TONY DAHLERBRUCH.  Jeff Kepley tolerated, if not encouraged his officers’ misconduct as described on this webpage.  Tony Dahlerbruch tolerated, if not encourged, Jeff Kepley and his officers massively excessive compensation and tepid law enforcement (in 2013, Dahlerbruch actually defended sustained police misconduct as being committed in “good faith.”)  Kepley had incentive to protect his own cushy setup of getting compensated ~ $225,000/year to commute Mon-Fri up from La Habra to “manage” what sadly amounts to an overstocked fraternity house.

In line with this, Jeff Kepley shunted aside the simple concept of governance in order to satisfy various PVEPD officers’ desire to maintain property tax cash transfer into his department’s pockets, while also feeding his and others’ need to feel some semblance of power.   With officers such as Alex Gonzales, Tony Gonzales, Steve Barber, Aaron Belda and Steve Lebeau, frail egos fragilely supported by little but the badges pinned on their shirts plays a corrupting role as well; indeed, these public servants fear deep down they would command zero respect in other societal and occupational venues,  as their skills seem confined to the low-paid Uber driver talent of driving around cars between various points in the City.

Word around town is that Mark Velez, who shockingly is allowed to run a law firm defending law breakers while also being a public law enforcer, is undermining Kepley at every opportunity.

Word around town is that Mark Velez, who shockingly is allowed to run a law firm defending law breakers while also being a public law enforcer, undermined Kepley at every opportunity.

SUMMARY:   Taxpayers reasonably expect that the police department will enforce written laws in a manner that discourages both repeat offense by the violating party, and others who become aware of the impactful, negative consequence levied upon those already caught.  Without impactful law enforcement executed via material consequence (punishment), law breakers shall have no incentive to cease their antisocial deportment.  This is the simple truth that Jeff Kepley negligently has chosen to ignore in favor of trying to win a popularity contest with those imposters who report to him.  Kepley’s job also may be at high risk if Mark Velez, passed over repeatedly for the chief’s job, has his way with Tony Dahlerbruch and the City Council.

 

CHARTER INDUCTEE ONTO
PVE POLICE DEPARTMENT WALL OF
SHAME

JOHN EBERHARD

PVE JCE at Bar 07-11-2013 - Cropped
Fmr. PVE Chief of Police, John Eberhard
At the bar instead of putting criminals behind them.

JOHN EBERHARD:  for allegedly overseeing, if not directing, alleged police misconduct, John Eberhard was the first to be inducted onto the PVE Police Department Wall of Shame.  While it has been said that even oblivious Tony Dahlerbruch “encouraged” John Eberhard’s sudden resignation after recognizing John Eberhard’s obvious incompetence, it is John Eberhard’s dishonesty that had been a better kept secret until his final days at the helm.  It is sad that John Eberhard’s father (Coach Gil Eberhard), whose name graces a PVE baseball field, must look down on his corrupt son with the utmost in paternal disappointment.  John Eberhard’s beleaguered wife Cindy Eberhard, son Dalton Eberhard and daughter Peyton Eberhard, as well as his niece Kristi and nephew Brian, must be acutely ashamed at sharing the Eberhard name with John Eberhard.

NOTE FROM SITE TO WALL OF SHAME OFFICERS:   All those listed on this page are encouraged to contact the site immediately if he/she would like to provide a signed, notarized affidavit exclusively disputing accusations made against him/her.  Such affidavit then may be made available on this site, allowing the public to consider “his/her side” of the story.

Palos Verdes Estates hires interim police chief Hinig, John Eberhard pension spike and education questioned (October 2013)

Palos Verdes Estates Police Chief John Eberhard Denies Pension Spiking Rumors (September 2013)

EVIDENCE AGAINST WALL OF SHAME INDUCTEES AND NOMINEES FOR THEIR ALLEGED POLICE MISCONDUCT IS HEREBY PRESENTED; YOU, THE PUBLIC, SHALL BE THE JUDGE.   Note:  Official corroborating evidence, including conclusive written statements and oral testimony in court made by the involved parties, has been and will be made available to site viewers seeking validation of all matters on this post.  Unsurprisingly given the veracity of the claims against the Wall of Shamers, at no time since this site’s 2013 launch has any party offered the site any evidence refuting the claims against them, much less disproving them.

——— STEVE BARBER ———
INDUCTED ONTO WALL OF SHAME

Barber Steve Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated
INDUCTED for SHAME:   Sergeant Steve Barber
for Supporting Falsification of Witness Testimony (as alleged) and systematic law non-enforcement; request for investigation pending (Unknown – Present); based on presumed discrimination alongside Chief Eberhard, Steve Barber’s shameful supervisory behavior actually led to the District Attorney being presented an unsubstantiated charge of robbery against the PVE residing victim of assault for using the voluntarily offered assailant’s phone to call for police assistance, which itself never arrived (see Hazel Menendez below).

Barber Approval Page 11-01-2012
The approval sign-off that cemented corruption charges

UPDATE  (09/2017):  Steve Barber is alleged to have engaged in police misconduct, including making critical, inappropriate statements to a resident reporting a crime about the resident’s mental state.

UPDATE  (03/2017):  Steve Barber, as head the PVEPD union he heads, solicited on NextDoor.com (using a fraudulent account that claimed PVEPD HQ address as his residence) and elsewhere for residents to receive “Yes on Measure D” signs that were illegally placed in PVE public parkway.  To say the least, for a PVEPD sergeant to be complicit, or worse direct, the breaking of a City law against such sign placement makes a mockery of the very law enforcement oath to which he and his cohorts swore.

Measure D Lawn Sign 512PdM 03-10-2017

Illegally Placed PVE Police Officer Association Signs: even City Councilman Jim Vandever was complicit in breaking the law, placing Barber’s Measure D sign on public parkway in front of his home on Paseo del Mar.

UPDATE  (06/28/2016):  Steve Barber was videotaped (click here) witnessing and permitting, over the course of nearly one hour, repeated criminal acts by the Big Orange Cycling Gang that led to PVE resident motorists being backed up over 2 miles along PV Drive West/PV Blvd.  Barber admitted that enforcing the law was not even being considered by him and his colleagues, instead themselves dedicated to the peace and tranquility of illegal protesters with a history of abusive behavior toward PVE resident motorists.  For more on Barber and Chief Jeff Kepley’s support of the illegal biker gang, click here.

UPDATE  (02/24/2016):  Steve Barber, in a questionable act of police misconduct, asked for personal information of a PVE resident (even though she was with her infant child), thereafter following her to her home in what could be considered a stalking fashion, presumably to learn where she resided.

UPDATE  (06/06/2015):  Steve Barber apparently is such an unskilled detective that an 11-year old boy was able to trick him into believing a preposterous story of a supposed kidnapping attempt (click hyperlink).  The silly tale that the child concocted was obvious as such to just about everyone  communicating with the coalition, but that didn’t stop Steve Barber from embarrassing our City throughout the county while squandering more of PVE’s scarce resources on the “ghost hunt.”

Barber Ghost Kidnapper 05-2015Barber Ghost Kidnapper Van 05-2015
Steve Barber’s Ghost Kidnapper & Ghost Kidnapping Van

Barber Steve Photo Day Smelling Finger 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

BARBER COMPENSATED ALMOST AS MUCH AS COMPTON CITY ATTORNEY!   In near-lowest crime in USA city Palos Verdes Estates, PVEPD “Traffic Cop” Steve Barber (http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2012/palos-verdes-estates/barber-steven/ ) is compensated virtually the same as the at-risk-daily-of-assassination, highly trained and educated Compton City Attorney (http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/2011/compton/cornwell-craig-j/ ).  How can the PVE City Council justify compensating a man whose skillset leads to the job of guiding light traffic around a car commercial film shoot at a rate of over $170,000 per year?

——— DAVID HINIG ———
INDUCTED ONTO WALL OF SHAME

Hinig David Profile
Fmr. PVE Chief of Police, David Hinig:
PVE’s rid of him after a few months of dishonor

DAVID HINIGDavid Hinig was a lock to be inducted onto the PVE Police Department Wall of Shame for allegedly making false or misleading statements in response to a public inquiry while in possession of self-contradicting evidence, in addition to appearing to condone alleged police misconduct by Aaron Belda, Erick Gaunt, Steve Barber and Hazel Menendez.  The men, women and children of Palos Verdes Estates collectively genuflect to God that this horribly dishonest and disingenuous man David Hinig has left our fine city, now unfortunately in the bumbling hands of Jeff Kepley.

CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATOR?  The long record of civil rights violation allegations against David Hinig is extremely disconcerting.  On April 22, 1997, after the cost to the City of Arcadia rose into the tens of thousands of dollars, the honorable U.S. District Judge Robert J. Kelleher entered a judgment and order against co-defendant David Hinig as Arcadia Chief of Police for violation of the Civil Rights Act (Case # 2:94-cv-04571-RJK).  Previously in June 1995, Judge Kelleher denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the case.  On July 21, 2003, David Hinig was served again in a lawsuit in which he was named a co-defendant for alleged violation of the Civil Rights Act (Case # 8:03-cv-00301-SJO-MLG).    On December 15, 2003, David Hinig was served in yet another lawsuit in which he was named a co-defendant for alleged violation of the Civil Rights Act (Case # 2:03-cv-07179-ABC-Mc)Astoundingly, on April 7, 2006, yet another case alleging civil rights violation was filed against co-defendant David Hinig, this time in the Superior Court of California (Case # BC350368).  Source:  Bloomberg Law dockets.  This is the man that the PVE City Council chose to protect our residents?  More details that expose David Hinig as the shameless man that he is viewed to be are available by E-mailing ankur@savepvefromtonyd.com.

REJECTED BY RIALTO?  Soon after the judgment and order against David Hinig in a case against him et. al. for violation of the Civil Rights Act (see above), it appears clear that Hinig sought to salvage his career by reportedly attempting to become Chief of Police of the Inland Empire city of Rialto.  However, after a thorough background check by the decision maker similar to Tony Dahlerbruch but in Rialto’s “city administrator” position, David Hinig’s application was rejected in favor of Michael Meyers, who served as Rialto’s Police Chief from 1998-2005.  Thus, while Hinig apparently was not qualified enough to lead a town in the Inland Empire, the PVE City Council and Tony Dahlerbruch’s questionable judgment and perhaps less thorough vetting process put David Hinig in charge of protecting ours.

 

——– AARON BELDA ——–
INDUCTED ONTO WALL OF SHAME

Belda Aaron Walking Meet the Dept Day 09-06-2014 - Cropped & Caption

INDUCTED for SHAME:    Detective Aaron Ledesma Belda

* FOREIGN TRESPASSER ASSAULTS PVE RESIDENT VICTIM;
* PVEPD DOES NOT RESPOND TO CALL FOR ASSISTANCE;
*  TRESPASSER ASSAULTS & INJURES PVE VICTIM;
* TRESPASSER FLEES CRIME SCENE, PASSING POLICE STN.;
* CORRUPT AARON BELDA FAVORS TRESPASSING ASSAILANT;

* NON-CORRUPT JUDGE’s ACTIONS:
1) IMPEACH BELDA’S JUDGMENT & BIAS,
2) AFFIRMS PVE VICTIM DEPICTION OF CRIMES, &
3) ORDERS ASSAILANT TO STAY AWAY FROM VICTIM
  

Aaron Belda, the subject of multiple internal affairs investigations in 2015 alone, was inducted onto the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department Wall of Shame for Falsification of Witness Testimony  (as alleged), and presenting to the District Attorney for consideration an unsubstantiated robbery charge against the peacefully residing PVE victim of trespassing, assault and obstruction of a call for police assistance; request for investigation pending (Unknown – Present);

PVEPD Photo Day Belda Not Waving 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

Aaron Belda, in an act of apparent bias and discrimination, falsified repeated, written and verbal victim-corroborating witness testimony.  This detailed, written and reiterated testimony clearly exhibited that the phone properly and legally obtained and used by a defenseless, naked PVE assault victim to call for never-dispatched police assistance was not taken by force (robbery) from trespassing/attacking assailant.

ALB PVE Malaga Cove Plaza Exit Squad Car 03-27-2015 - Captioned

Appallingly, no warrant for the arrest of the assailant ever was issued by the PVEPD, which waited nearly five days to assign the investigation to Aaron Belda, who then waited until days later to conduct his assailant phone and E-mail interviews (the latter of which included Aaron Belda wishing the assailant  “Happy Halloween to you too”).   The assailant never was called into PVEPD for in-person questioning.

Belda Aaron Gonzales Alex 6 Officers Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Annotated

Making this even more shocking was that Belda had evidence in his possession of assailant acknowledging in writing that the attack had caused injury to the PVE victim, though assailant claimed unintentional (“I never meant to hurt you or harm you in any way …”).  The witnessed crimes committed by the trespassing assailant were so serious that the assailant immediately hired a criminal defense attorney who has represented clients criminally accused of murder, manslaughter, and public beating/assault, including one imprisoned within months of the PVE crimes for kicking his wife in the ribs and attempting to choke her.

Finally, adding insult to injury, Aaron Belda submitted for consideration to the District Attorney a charge against the PVE residing victim for robbery despite non-existent evidence around  such a preposterous claim, itself coming from obviously false and self-contradictory claims of the desperately-seeking- a- defense assailant.

ALB PVE Malaga Cove Plaza Entering Car 03-27-2015 - Captioned

Both witness and victim described in detail the transfer of the phone on the victim’s own property being the sole result of a voluntary offering from trespasser.  Further supporting victim and witness truthful testimony is evidence possessed by Belda  provided directly by the self-contradicting assailant/trespasser.  The assailant/trespasser a) originally before being court served, admitted to the trespassing in not one but two separate written communications, b) described the phone as offered voluntarily from outside-the-spa assailant’s hand to victim standing defenselessly naked in middle of victim’s spa, c) originally before being court served, labeled this offered phone as “lost” in writing the night of the attack and d) originally before being court served, did not report the phone as robbed/stolen or even missing (the phone was never found and may still be in possession of assailant).

Again, the phone in question was offered to victim (to read an E-mail thereon) indisputably, but then wisely was used defensively by the victim (as recorded by PVEPD) to call for never-arriving PVEPD assistance.  Consequently, that defensive act then precipitated the trespasser’s attack of the PVE residing defenseless victim (to obstruct the call for police assistance, successfully) and then flee the scene of the crimes.  It is this trespasser, assailant and obstructer of police assistance who Aaron Belda determined to assist, instead of the PVE resident attacked and who he swore an oath to protect.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION RECOMMENDED:  Aaron Belda should look at himself in his rear view mirror during his 1-2 hour drive home to Valencia, and ask himself the following three hypothetical questions:

How must my now-ex wife Katrina Belda (formerly Katrina Lopez; divorce filed 02/2014 after alleged 10/2013 sexual-related incident with married woman Nadia ), irrespective of my fidelity or infidelity to her (Nadia?),  or mother Jeannette Belda Schurz or grandmother Virginia Belda or aunt Deborah Belda Neilson feel when she reads how I treated someone I promised to protect in PVE just as I promised to protect her — a woman who could have been in the PVE victim’s position instead, attacked by a trespassing “ex” of Katrina Belda who in addition to the assault also stopped the Santa Clarita Police & Sheriff’s Department from arriving to her protection?”

How would I feel if while I was away, my now-ex wife Katrina Belda, irrespective of my fidelity or infidelity to her (Nadia?),  after a long day at work was enjoying privacy in our spa, but then late one night one of Katrina’s “ex’s”, who by his own written admission knew he was not now her boyfriend and that he had been told explicitly she didn’t want to see him, trespassed and then did to her what I allowed to happen with impunity to this PVE resident victim?”

How would I feel if, after the Santa Clarita Police & Sheriff’s Department failed to dispatch assistance to my now-ex wife Katrina Belda’s emergency trespasser call, a detective from that department presented a charge of robbery against my wife Katrina Belda, irrespective of my fidelity or infidelity to her (Nadia?),  for accepting a phone offered to her by her trespassing “ex” and which she used to call this same department for assistance, which never arrived?”

Belda Aaron & Gonzalez Tony Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Annotated

UPDATE (08/2016):  Within one week of the conclusion of an internal investigation of Aaron Belda, this corrupt police officer filed a falsified police report against the informant of the information that led to such investigation.  Such falsification included  Belda fabricating the claim that the informant had placed himself in an obstructing position so close to the squad car that the informant allegedly could access firearms and the computer display inside the car.  However,  the District Attorney apparently recognized that Belda had fabricated this claim given the fact that at no time did Belda, who was being recorded and thus was limited in how he could falsely depict his actions, claim to have requested the informant step away from the squad car.  This misconduct led to yet another internal investigation of Belda.

UPDATE  (05/08/2015):  PVEPD Captain Mark Velez concluded this only the most recent internal investigation of Aaron Belda regarding the April 19, 2015 “Malaga Cove School Drone Incident” – during which Aaron Belda determined recklessly to jump the city street curb/field border in order to drive across the Malaga Cove School soccer field being used by adults and children and then drive his squad car onto its basketball court in response to an unfounded complaint of a 4-ounce, $30 toy quad-copter being used illegally.  Per a letter from PVEPD Chief Jeff Kepley, the formal investigation in finalized, concluded form determined that a) Belda (shamefully) had an “inadequate understanding” of the simple, longstanding PVE Municipal

Belda Drone Letter Excerpt 05-08-2015Excerpt from determination letter from of just one of multiple 2015 Internal investigations of Aaron Belda

Code (Chapter 8.24) that he is highly paid to enforce, leading to Belda’s wrongly informing the family they could not fly the toy, and b) Belda should have considered using the alternative approach of perfectly accessible city streets, with Belda’s indiscretion forcing the PVEPD to conduct “further training in driving discretion and citizen approaches.”

 

———-  KENNETH ACKERT ———-
NOMINATED FOR WALL OF SHAME

Kenneth Ackert: Falsification of a PVEPD Incident Report put him on Wall of Shame

Kenneth Ackert: Falsification of a PVEPD Incident Report put him on Wall of Shame

NOMINATED for SHAME:    Corporal Kenneth Ackert 
for Falsification of a Police Report (as alleged), request for investigation pending (Unknown – Present); Ken Ackert, based on presumed discrimination in order to buttress a related investigation, falsified a police incident report by claiming an association between the reporting party to a crime and the criminal himself.  Ackert had no reasonable basis for conveying this false information to PVEPD dispatch, particularly in light of the fact that the PVE resident he falsely claimed associated had himself reported the videotaped crime to the PVEPD only minutes earlier.  Ken Ackert also was the target of a civil lawsuit brought by PVE resident Cynthia Ahearn (see below).

PVEPD Corporal Kenneth Ackert: target of lawsuit by PVE resident Cynthia Ahearn

PVEPD Corporal Kenneth Ackert: target of lawsuit by PVE resident Cynthia Ahearn

 

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Gaunt Erick Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAME:    Sergeant Erick Gaunt 
for Falsification of Victim Testimony (as alleged), request for investigation pending (Unknown – Present); Erick Gaunt, based on presumed discrimination, falsified witness corroborated victim testimony that the assailant, reactively and immediately upon viewing and hearing the victim calling for PVEPD protection, violently assaulted the naked victim in a successful attempt to criminally obstruct the call for police assistance, subsequently fleeing the scene of the crime unstopped by the PVEPD officers not dispatched but stationed only three minutes away.  Instead, Erick Gaunt falsely reported to the District Attorney in a falsified summary of the victim’s statement that the assailant entered the spa fully clothed in “an attempt to retrieve [assailant’s] telephone” [vs. victim and witness repeated, clear statements that motive was to quickly and immediately obstruct call for police assistance] … while waiting for the arrival of the PVEPD” [vs. no victim or witness statements ever made that the attacker waited whatsoever, but instead fled the scene of the crime immediately upon determining that the PVEPD stationed only three minutes away was soon to arrive].

Gaunt Erick Ranch Market Waiting 06-14-2014
Erick Gaunt doing what he does best:
protecting (his appetite) + being served BY the public

Again, as Erick Gaunt knew, it was logistically impossible for the trespasser to have been “waiting for the arrival” of the police department a) that the trespasser illegally succeeded in obstructing becoming sufficiently informed (see Menendez below) of its need to arrive in the first place and b) with which the trespasser avoided contact by fleeing (vs. “waiting” at) the scene of the crime.  Furthermore, Erick Gaunt determined not to present for D.A. consideration the victim-described and witness-supported assault or obstruction of a call for police assistance, despite the latter actually being recorded live by the PVEPD recording system.  Instead, guided by then-Chief of Police Eberhard (himself supervised by Tony Dahlerbruch), only the minor charge of trespassing was presented, with the probable understanding that the District Attorney’s docket was far too crowded with repeat offender violent crime prosecution to address this relatively minor, sole charge involving a first time criminal.

 

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Menendez Hazel Hand Raised 09-22-2015 - Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAMEHazel Menendez, sustained on two counts of police misconduct in January 2013 following request for internal affairs investigation (Unknown – Present); despite receiving the PVE home residing victim’s address while this naked victim was being assaulted by a trespasser (so violently that the call disconnected after PVEPD obtained victim’s address), Hazel Menendez determined not to dispatch a squad car to the victim’s residence, allowing the assailant to flee without being apprehended.  As an apparent resident of Torrance,  Hazel Menendez Hazel Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - AnnotatedMenendez’s police misconduct was the subject of Internal Affairs Investigation # 12-004 conducted by Sgt. Steve Barber, concluding with two counts against her sustained, but shockingly Torrance-residing Hazel Menendez remains employed by PVEPD in line with alleged corruption by fmr. Chief John Eberhard.  Since her police misconduct, Hazel Menendez has on multiple occasions (relating to other matters) had contact with the PVE victim, but only attempted to offer some semblance of apology for her negligent acts nearly two years belatedly, and only then disingenuously due to her being the subject of yet a second internal investigation into her conduct.

 

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Velez Mark & Crime Dog 07-04-2014 AnnotatedCapt. Mark Velez:  Conflicted and discriminatory law enforcer who formed corrupt alliance in 2012 with Aaron Belda?

NOMINATED for SHAMECaptain Mark Velez for purportedly systemic conflict of interest and alliance with Aaron Belda during 2012 corruption incident (see above).   Details to follow.

Captain Hunch? Mark Velez, supported one link up the chain of command by Chief Jeff Kepley, relaxed in the shade at this highly frequently PVEPD loitering spot until chased off by a disgusted PVE resident (lower PV Drive West and Via Almar, one convenient block from station)

Captain Hunch? Mark Velez, supported one link up the chain of command by Chief Jeff Kepley, relaxed in the shade at this highly frequented PVEPD loitering spot until chased off by a disgusted PVE resident (lower PV Drive West and Via Almar, one convenient block from station)

 

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Kepley Jeff Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAMEChief of Police Jeffrey Marlin Kepley for repeated exhibition of weak and ineffective leadership when he headed the Palos Verdes Estates Police Department.   Given that Jeffrey Kepley never had been in the chief/senior-most management position at any police department, and had been captain in La Habra for only three short years, it should not be a surprise to the PVE City Council and Tony Dahlerbruch that Jeff Kepley failed in hisKepley Jeff Water Challenge 07-2014position. The family of Jeff Kepley, including his father James Kepley, wife Cheri Kepley (formerly Cheri Ann Mohagen), Cheri’s mother Shirley Mohagen and father Keith Mohagen, his daughter Kristen Kepley and son Brandon Kepley, both of La Habra and Sonora, may find themselves ashamed to be related to the man upon learning how he has essentially and inertly supported corruption and other misconduct within the PVE Police Department, as defined on this post.

UPDATE (08/2017):  Jeff Kepley’s position as head of the PVEPD formally terminated after it informally terminated in late April 2017.

UPDATE  (06/28/2016):  At Jeff Kepley’s direction, Steve Barber was videotaped (click here) witnessing and permitting, over the course of nearly one hour, repeated criminal acts by the Big Orange Cycling Gang that led to PVE resident motorists being backed up over 2 miles along PV Drive West/PV Blvd.  Barber admitted that enforcing the law was not even being considered by him and his colleagues, instead themselves dedicated to the peace and tranquility of illegal protesters with a history of abusive behavior toward PVE resident motorists.  For more on Barber and Chief Jeff Kepley’s support of the illegal biker gang, click here.

Barraclough FB Response to Zaragoza Shannon Illegal BMUFL Cyclist on NextDoor 10-12-2016

“PVEPD has our backs” writes Michael Barraclough, one of three co-leaders of the Big Orange Biker Gang that rampantly has broken the law throughout PVE

Specifically, Jeff Kepley’s lengthening list of underperformance included the following:

  • Aaron Belda Menace to PVE: Determination to put the residents of PVE at risk by continuing the employment of corrupt officer Aaron Belda (see above). On June 18, 2014, Chief of Police Jeff Kepley was provided the first of a mountain of detailed, irrefutable documentation of Aaron Belda’s corrupt misconduct dating back to at least 2012. Such documentation includes a courtroom transcript that contains incriminating admission by the trespassing assailant who Aaron Belda favored vs. the assailant’s PVE residing victim, leading to the Judge’s essentially impeaching the corrupt conclusion of Aaron Belda (by stating that he believed the victim and directing the assailant to maintain a restrained distance from victim). Furthermore in an unrelated incident, in early 2015 Chief Jeff Kepley reportedly was provided detailed testimony from a husband and wife who alleged the wife was a sexually-related victim of Aaron Belda;  an investigator reportedly hand picked by Kepley to investigate (clear his boy) Aaron Belda decided that the alleged victim could not prove her story. Only several months later, in yet another unrelated incident, the PVEPD internally investigated Aaron Belda for alleged misconduct at the Malaga Cove School (see above). Despite all of the above, in addition to other potential misconduct by Aaron Belda that may be unknown to the Coalition, Chief of Police Kepley determined to maintain the residents of PVE being at risk of Aaron Belda (until the Coalition is informed otherwise).

Belda Aaron Head Over Kepley Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

  • Steve Barber Menace to PVE: Determination to put the residents of PVE at risk by continuing the employment of corrupt and inept detective Steve Barber (see above). Essentially, Sgt. Steve Barber approved of the corrupt 2012 acts by Aaron Belda described in detail above. Furthermore, Steve Barber has exhibited inept, poor judgment that unnecessarily terrified caring PVE parents during the summer of 2015 (see above). Despite the above, in addition to other potential misconduct by Steve Barber that may be unknown to the Coalition, Chief of Police Kepley determined to maintain the residents of PVE being at risk of Steve Barber (until the Coalition is informed otherwise).

Barber Steve Photo Day Headshot Profile 09-22-2015 - Annotated

  • Refusal to Enforce the Law: Determination not to require his officers enforce the PVE Municipal Code and CaliforniaKepley Jeffrey PVE 4th of July 07-04-2015 Penal Code effectively via citation. In just the first year of Jeff Kepley’s tepid oversight of the PVEPD, there has been documented a multitude of incidents wherein he, along with Captain Tony Best, have determined to encourage a culture of non-enforcement of the law via impactful consequences, such as fines and/or citation. As is predictable, those non-impactfully punished lawbreakers have continued fearlessly to break the same law(s), putting Palos Verdes Estates residents at continued risk of physical and other harm. Those observing what appears to be systematic non-citation of proven law breakers are concluding increasingly that Jeff Kepley, potentially in concert with City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch, attempted to skew downward the public statistics of the true level of crime in PVE, possibly to buttress support for inconceivably high compensation currently being paid for their services.

Malaga Cove Baseball Dugout Graffiti 06-21-2015PVE Bluff Cove Curb Gutter Graffiti 06-21-2014PVE Bluff Cove Trailhead Pet Waste Sign Graffiti 06-21-2014
PVE Bluff Cove North Storm Drain Graffiti 09-30-2014PVE Bluff Cove Mussels Sign Graffiti 06-21-2014
Welcome to Jeff Kepley’s Version of Palos Verdes Estates

Jeff Kepley Under Investigation:  As the Coalition desires to understand what could be motivating Jeffrey Kepley’s mismanagement of the Palos Verdes Police Department, it placed Jeff Kepley under investigation as of June 19, 2015.  As part of this inquiry, any and all parties with information that may assist this endeavor are encouraged to E-mail ankur@savepvefromtonyd.com.  Information may be delivered anonymously and off the record.

 

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Hellinga Luke w Robinson PVDW 07-08-2015 - Cropped & Annotated
NOMINATED for SHAMELuke Hellinga, for repeated failure to enforce the PVE Municipal Code and California law via citation, combined with alleged conduct unfitting an officer related to the Belda/Menendez incident (see above).  Wife Sarah Hellinga, bless her soul at the Kings Harbor Church, should be ashamed of her husband’s feckless deportment in refusing to be a real law enforcer who has real impact on the community.

Hellinga Luke Photo Day Headshot Eyes Closed 09-22-2015 - Annotated

Luke Hellinga has exhibited an apparent disgust for doing his job – engaging in impactful actions to enforce the law.  As reported by just one PVE resident from his own experience (there must be myriad more on top of this), the following is a sample of Luke Hellinga’s aversion to exerting small amounts of energy to engage in effective law enforcement:

  • February 2016:  Luke Hellinga receives incontrovertible evidence of two Redondo Beach residents driving on the wrong side (left lane) of Paseo del Mar against traffic, thereafter committing three additional crimes (including assault/battery of a PVE resident and thereafter filing a false report of a crime); Hellinga, with apparent approval from both Sgt. Steve Barber and Chief Jeff Kepley, determines neither to issue a traffic citation nor arrest either criminal.
  • December 2014:  Luke Hellinga, responding to multiple resident complaints of virtually an entire lane of Paseo del Mar (at PVDW) being blocked by over 10 illegally parked cars of guests to a private party, causing near head-on collisions as cars were forced to swerve into oncoming traffic, issues not a single parking ticket, much less orders the towing of the law breakers.
  • November 2013:   Luke Hellinga, responding to a resident complaint of a law being broken, arrives to witness personally Chapter PVE Municipal Code 8.28.030 being violated; Hellinga, however, despite truly dozens of documented PVEMC violations by this resident, issues no citation.
  • October 2012:  Luke Hellinga, in response to learning that a PVE resident whose call for PVEPD assistance had been obstructed permanently (phone submerged in water) by an attacking trespasser, defends the PVEPD’s Hazel Menendez’s decision not to dispatch a squad car to the victim’s known/recorded address by asking victim, “Why didn’t you call back?”

 

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Gonzalez Tony Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAMETony Gonzalez, for failure to enforce the PVE Municipal Code via citation.   This highly paid officer (click hyperlink showing over $170,000 in 2013 total compensation), despite being witness to admitted law breaking, in addition to having access to PVEPD evidence of indisputable repeat legal violations,  has shown himself determined not to enforce the law.*

UPDATE (07/24/2016):  Sgt. Gonzalez determined, as part of his notorious reputation for law non-enforcement, not to issue a citation (much less arrest) for what was apparently a driver DUI of marijuana (HSC Section 11364 violation, amongst others).  Gonzalez developed probable cause to search for illegal marijuana use and possession, but after brief pleadings by the driver Gonzalez merely gave him a parking ticket, allowing the driver to continue dangerously through PVE driving under the probable influence of the drug.

Tony Gonzalez, fully aware that this law breaker in just several weeks had been videotaped in the act of violating the law at least twice and warned by the PVEPD of her offenses on multiple occasions,  essentially breached his sacred oath to the citizens paying his six-figure compensation.*  As a result, Tony Gonzalez, presumably due to corruption or indolence, put an entire community and visitors thereto at serious risk of potentially deadly physical harm (click hyperlink).

Tony Gonzalez – definitely NOT a serious law enforcer; this Magilla of a man seems dressed to audition for the job perfectly matched to his simian mind (Disney Jungle Cruise tour guide)

Tony Gonzalez – definitely NOT a serious law enforcer; this Magilla of a man seems dressed to audition for the job perfectly matched to his simian mind (Disney Jungle Cruise tour guide)

Tony Gonzalez committed these acts with the explicit or tacit support and approval from both Captain Tony Best (Worst?) and Chief Jeff Kepley, both acutely made aware of the risks to the community’s wellbeing from this repeat offender.  To get at the root of Tony Gonzalez’s negligence/corruption, a PVE resident in July 2015 asked him why he wasn’t doing his highly-paid job of law enforcement by issuing citations.  The answer may shock you (one just can’t make this stuff up):  “Where I live, people who are bothered by others breaking the law work things out themselves.”  Gee Tony, then why would anyone need a police department to enforce laws, via citation or otherwise, in the first place?  So Tony Gonzalez believes that in PVE, as in his own ‘hood, if a resident is being impaired by another who refuses repeatedly to obey the law, that impaired party (instead of obtaining an impactful PVEPD consequence) should just hop over to that guy’s house and what, hit him over the head with a bat?

Tony Gonzalez - instead of enforcing the law effectively via citation, here this barely evolved human finishes a friendly conversation about vintage BMW restoration with the law breaker

Tony Gonzalez – instead of enforcing the law effectively via citation, here this barely evolved human finishes a friendly conversation about vintage BMW restoration with the law breaker

Gonzalez Robinson Crisfield w Sherry Catlady PVBAC 06-14-2015 - Cropped & CaptionTony Gonzalez
* Refusal to Enforce via Citation

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2nd Grade arithmetic and reading comprehension remains beyond the mental limitations of Alex Gonzales and Steve Lebeau; Crib Sheet for monkeys: "NO" = "illegal"; "Parking" = stopped; "9" really doesn't equal "10"; and "PM" happens when that big yellow ball falls into the ocean.

2nd Grade arithmetic and reading comprehension remains beyond the mental limitations of Alex Gonzales and Steve Lebeau; Crib Sheet for monkeys: “NO” = illegal; “Parking” = stopped; “9” really doesn’t equal “10”; and “PM” happens when that big yellow ball falls into the ocean.

 

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Lebeau Steve Photo Day Crinkled Forehead 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

 * Refusal to Enforce via Citation

NOMINATED for SHAME:  Sergeant Steven Lebeau (2001 – Present)

July 2015:  Sgt. Lebeau, in no uncertain terms, stated that he was a supporter of non-law enforcement via citation.  Specifically, Lebeau supported the non-citation of a clear violation of the law on the evening of 07/15/2015, when two officers, Shea and Lemmon, personally witnessed the particular law being broken.  Moreover, Lebeau intentionally misrepresented the particular code itself, falsely claiming that the circumstance of the violation (being seated in a vehicle claiming to have misplaced keys) negated the law.  There is no provision in the law for an exclusion based on this or any similar circumstance – a fact of which Lebeau is fully aware.  Thus, Sgt. Steven Lebeau favored the interests of the (non-PVE residing) law breaker over those of the residents to whom he has sworn a duty to enforce all laws, and not just the ones he is in the mood to enforce at a particular moment in time.

Chief Kepley directs wasting our tax dollars on snaring PVE residents in a stop sign trap on the one City street w/ nearly zero cross traffic but a convenient block from PVE Police Department HQ (Via Almar/ lower PV Drive West); God forbid his officers actually exert effort and take risks

Chief Kepley directs wasting our tax dollars on snaring PVE residents in a stop sign trap on the one City street w/ nearly zero cross traffic but a convenient block from PVE Police Department HQ (Via Almar/ lower PV Drive West); God forbid his officers actually exert effort and take risks

Steve Lebeau’s apparent aversion to enforcing the law (as described above) does not drop so low as to keep him from his well known hiding spot a block from the PVEPD station.  When it comes to the lightweight lifting of a stop-sign trap, Steven Lebeau (see photo above), Luke Hellinga and even a massively (over)paid police captain, Mark Velez seem more than content to park in the shade, fire up their smart phones and perhaps catch a resident out of the corner of their eye.

Menendez Hazel w Lebeau & Hellinga Photo Day 09-22-2015- Cropped & Annotated

 

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Gonzales Alex Photo Day Glasses in Hand 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAME:   Alex Gonzales (2012 – Present)
August 2015:  Officer Alex Gonzales, when questioned by a PVE resident as to why he was not committed to enforcing properly a law being blatantly violated (i.e., not comparable to someone driving 1 mph over the speed limit) in his presence, stated ignorantly that he had the discretion to act in a way that violated his sworn oath to enforce the law.

Alex Gonzales, after embarrassing himself by flirting with underage, law breaking high schoolers and boasting that he has his eyebrows groomed professionally. How many days do you think this candidate for a role in a Village People cover band would last in the Compton PD?

Alex Gonzales, after embarrassing himself by flirting with underage, law breaking high schoolers and boasting that he has his eyebrows groomed professionally. How many days do you think this candidate for a role in a Village People cover band would last in the Compton PD?

Shamelessly but in line with the culture within the PVEPD,  Alex Gonzales declared his determination to favor the interests of the law breaker (via non-citation) over the interests of those in the community who were injured by the unlawful acts.
Alex Gonzales jumps the curb along Paseo del Mar to position his squad car with a more gratifying view of the ocean below him; curb jumping seems to be favored by various PVEPD officers with Small ______ Syndrome seeking small jolts of "petty power".

Alex Gonzales jumps the curb along Paseo del Mar to position his squad car with a more gratifying view of the ocean below him; curb jumping seems to be favored by various PVEPD officers with Small ______ Syndrome seeking small jolts of “petty power”.

 

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Sean Tomlins: spending more time on waxing his Village People mustache than identifying crime witnesses?

Sean Tomlins:   spending more time on waxing his Village People mustache than identifying crime witnesses?

NOMINATED for SHAMESean Tomlins, for repeated acts of either non-enforcement or professional ineptitude.  In the case of just one PVE resident victim, Sean Tomlins determined either solely or in corroboration with Steve Barber/Luke Hellinga to allow those proven and/or witnessed to committing crimes to escape without even a citation, much less an arrest.  In February 2016, alongside Barber and Hellinga, Sean Tomlins misidentified a key witness to multiple crimes, leading to the filing of a false police report (see Hellinga above).  Sean Tomlins also is notorious with some PVE residents for being found parked at the end of Paseo del Mar with virtually no line of sight of any crime (including traffic violators); see photo below.

Sean Tomlins: why patrol the streets of PVE when you can park at the end of Paseo del Mar and potentially catch some ZZZZZ's.

Sean Tomlins: why patrol the streets of PVE when you can park at the end of Paseo del Mar and potentially catch some ZZZZZ’s.

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Drapeau David Phot Day Headshot 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

NOMINATED for SHAMEDavid Drapeau, for repeated acts of police misconduct, including 07/24/2015 and 10/03/2015 alleged civil rights violations via Drapeau’s determination not to answer calls for police assistance from a selectively excluded PVE resident.  David Drapeau, a non-PVE resident of Torrance, CA, allegedly committed the heinous acts of determining to ignore multiple phone calls and terminate unilaterally a call from a PVE resident seeking police assistance, with one instance involving the victim calling repeatedly from a City street at 12:20 a.m.  David Drapeau has put out to the public a very ugly face of the PVE Police Department’s dispatch operations, supporting growing demand for that expensive subset of the PVEPD to be outsourced to a third party enterprise as is the case with many other Los Angeles County cities.  Following misconduct from Hazel Manendez (see above),  this would appear to be an excellent structural change to this deficient operation.

 

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Crisfield Sean Photo Day 09-22-2015- Cropped & Annotated

Lemmon Crisfield Swearing In 04-2015 - Cropped & Annotated* Refusal to Enforce via Citation 

NOMINATED for SHAMESean Crisfield, for failure to enforce the PVE Municipal Code via citation in 2015, including 09/12/2015 even given the Chief of Police specifically stated that specific violations shall be cited.  Sean Crisfield displayed shameless ignorance of the background of the violations being committed, making material misstatements while further shaming himself with an abuse of discretion.   Though only in his early 20s, Sean Crisfield appears to be on his way to either shameful PVEPD employment or unemployment as his record continues to be sullied with a refusal to enforce the law.

 

Lemmon Brad Via Almar Bike Accident Head On 09-07-2015 - Cropped & Annotated * Refusal to Enforce via Citation

NOMINATED for SHAMEBradley Lemmon, for failure to enforce the PVE Municipal Code via citation (07/15/2015).    Though like Sean Crisfield he shares the “young and dumb” label, Brad Lemmon has refused to enforce the PVEMC effectively via citation, even to the point of fabricating a nonexistent exclusion to a clear violation in an area of the City with intensifying crime.

POLICE MISCONDUCTdef. – refers to inappropriate actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties (e.g.,  false confession, false arrest, falsified evidence, false imprisonment, intimidation, police brutality, police corruption, racial profiling, surveillance abuse, and off-duty misconduct).  Falsified evidence could be created by either the police/prosecution, the defendant(s), or by someone (including a detective) sympathetic to a particular party’s cause (e.g., prosperity and/or gender bias against a R.W.G.).

Click to:  Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch
Click to:  Matrix Consulting Getting Rid of Allan Rigg?

Garcia Lebeau Gaunt Picture Day 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

PVE Police Department Wall of Fame
(Click above for Dreiling, the Warlock & Steve Eberhard)

Robinson Blitz Garcia & Chaplain Photo Day 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

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CORRUPTIONdef. – An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others

NEGLIGENCE:  def. – Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances

FALSIFICATION:  def. – the act of altering (information or evidence) so as to mislead

ULTRA VIRES:  def. – a Latin phrase meaning “beyond the powers”.  If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterized in law as intra vires (“within the powers”). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed “valid” and those that are ultra vires “invalid”.

  This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.Kepley Jeff Water Challenge 07-2014

PVE Police Department Wall of Fame

CHARTER INDUCTEE ONTO
PVE POLICE DEPARTMENT WALL OF FAME
DAN DREILING

Dreiling in Uniform w Flag
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NDUCTEE to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Fmr. Chief of Police Daniel Dreiling (1981 – 2012)

Obviously, at the top of the list of the PVE Police Department Wall of Fame is former Chief of Police Daniel Dreiling.  Dreiling served with the Police Department for 31 years, and became the city’s ninth police chief in 2004. He announced his retirement from the force in March 2012, but stayed on as the department’s interim police chief until the City found his replacement, Wall of Shame charter inductee John Eberhard.  In 2013, after allegedly disgraced City Manager Judy Smith suddenly resigned and then decamped Palos Verdes Estates, Dan Dreiling filled the void by returning to civic duty as Interim City Manager.

Corruption & Negligence of Dreiling’s Replacement, Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink)

Dreiling Dan Headshot Linked In 2014Dan Dreiling worked as a uniformed patrol officer until 1987. He is extremely proud of his early years on the department, during which Dan was instrumental in starting “Student and the Law” at the High School. Dan wrote the curriculum and taught “Student and the Law” at Palos Verdes High School for approximately three years. Many of his former students continue to keep in touch with him and have themselves, entered the law enforcement profession with other cities. In 1987, Dan Dreiling was assigned as a police detective and worked in this capacity for two years until he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and placed in charge of the detective bureau.

Steven Lebeau Moved to Wall of Shame Following Evidence of Determination not to Enforce the Law (click here)

In 1990, Dan Dreiling graduated from the prestigious FBI – National
Academy for Law Enforcement, Class 163. In 1993, he went back to patrol as a sergeant where he worked as a watch commander until his promotion to lieutenant in 1996. During that time, as a collateral duty, Dan Dreiling revised and rewrote the entire departmental policy and procedures manual. For the first time, Dreiling Dan Sen Wright Certificatethe manual was bound and officially sanctioned by the Chief of Police and the City CARES, a program designed to render greater assistance and protection to the elderly.  The successful program is being considered by other municipalities interested in implementing their own comparable program.

Alex Gonzales Moved to Wall of Shame Following Evidence of Determination not to Enforce the Law (click here)

All things included, Dan Dreiling is most proud ofDreiling Daniel Wife and Young Boy 2014 the Dreiling family. He has been married to his beautiful and kind wife Robin for over 30 years, and has raised two wonderful sons, Daniel Jason (DJ) and Brian.

Click to:  PVE Police Department Wall of Shame
Click to:  Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch

Palos Verdes Estates Police Chief Dreiling to Retire (January 2012)

PVE Police Chief Dreiling a Hero in Hotel Gunman Attack (1994)

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INDUCTED to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Officer Louis Warnick (Unknown – Present)

Louis Warnick - the man, the officer, the legend

Louis Warnick – the man, the officer, and the legend, continues to keep the devil away from the Neighborhood Church with his tenacious, sharp clawed approach to law enforcement

As PVE folklore goes, heroism and fearlessness ran through Lou Warnick’s blood from an early age.  Tales abound the city about his storming with only his uniform on his back into a home ablaze, exiting with half a dozen spared children clinging to his back, arms and legs.  Then there is the story of Lou “the Warlock” Warnick posting up firmly in front of the Neighborhood Church, hiding calmly in the shade of a large ficus tree only to be jolted into action at the sight of evil drug traffickers that, as the tale has been told, he first detected with his supernatural hearing landing along the cove’s rocky shore below .

Lou "the Warlock" Warnick issues a directive with his manual scepter - a command that no God fearing man can ignore.

Lou “the Warlock” Warnick issues a stern directive with his manual scepter – a command that no God fearing man can ignore.  Countless lives have been saved at the tip of his wand.

How Reserve Officers Like Warnick Can Save the PVEPD (click here to see the low cost solution to PVE’s low risk crime)

Then there is the storied romance between Lou and his beautiful wife Eileen.  Long before Lou became one of Motorola’s prized employees specializing in radios and antennas, young Eileen gallivanted into Lou’s purview and their eyes locked onto each other.  The electricity was that of a lightning bolt – and the two became inseparable.  It has been said that the Warlock often thinks “What would Eileen want me to do” before engaging in his latest heroic act.  Torrance is blessed to have them protecting those neighbors fortunate enough to have Lou always on guard.

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INDUCTED to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Sergeant Steve Eberhard (1990 – Present)

Eberhard Steve Headshot
Sgt. Steve Eberhard
Enemy of Drug Traffickers and Municipal Code Violators

Sergeant Eberhard has proven diligently to be an enemy of illegal drug smuggling here in our Palos Verdes area.  His long list of credits include being instrumental in the arrest of suspected drug smugglers who attempted to utilize Malaga Cove as their port of entry with reported large bales of marijuana.   Sergeant Eberhard has proven that even when others within his department may discriminate, he uniformly and consistently will enforce the PVE Municipal Code.

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NOMINATED to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Corporal Greg Robinson (Unknown – Present)

Corporal Greg Robinson issuing citation unimpeded by Tony Gonzalez's weakness

Corporal Greg Robinson issuing citation unimpeded by Tony Gonzalez’s weakness and laziness

Corporal Greg Robinson
Non-Enforcement of PVEMC Ordered by Tony Gonzalez

Though Corporal Greg Robinson was instrumental in shutting down the infamous “Wedding House of Malaga Cove,”  in 2015 a series of suspect orders upon Corporal Robinson by Tony Gonzalez involving a refusal to enforce the PVEMC via any impactful means (e.g., citation, fines) almost led to his removal from Wall of Fame.  Instead, Sergeant Tony Gonzalez was nominated to the PVE Wall of Shame.

Tony Gonzalez Wall of Shame Nomination (click hyperlink)

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NOMINATED to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Corporal David Blitz (Unknown – Present)

Blitz David Photo Day Funny Face 09-22-2015 - Cropped & Annotated

Corporal Blitz was awarded the South Bay Medal of Honor in 1998 via its Distinguished Service Award.  Corporal Blitz has proven that even when others within his department may discriminate, he uniformly and consistently will enforce the PVE Municipal Code.

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NOMINATED to PVEPD WALL OF FAME:
Officer Rebecca Garcia (Unknown – Present)

Garcia Rebecca Photo Day Headshot 09-22-2015

Officer Rebecca Garcia continues to impress PVE residents with her professionalism and related refusal to selectively enforce the law.  Many have commented that she seems worthy of promotion to a higher rank sooner than later.

Garcia Rebecca Photo Day Arms Out 09-22-2015 - Annotated

Warlock (def.):  man who practices witchcraft; a sorcerer.

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Matrix Consulting: Enemy of Allan Rigg, Mike Ross and Stacey Kinsella

Matrix Consulting:  Enemy of Outsourced & Overpaid Officers Such as Public Works Engineer Allan Rigg (now in Stanton, CA), Stacey Kinsella (Negligent Employee – Redondo will rue the day that the city hired her) and Michael Ross (finally gone from PVE as of July 8, 2015)

Sheri Repp-Loadsman on PVE City Hall Wall of Shame (click hyperlink or here)

Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink)

Interest is rising in understanding the Matrix Consulting Group study to which several references have been made on this site.  As it relates to Palos Verdes Estates and Tony Dahlerbruch, the Matrix study done for PVE reportedly gave Dahlerbruch the avenue through which he reportedly was able to force out engineer Allan Rigg (Director, Public Works, Planning and Building Depts.), without seeming to have conducted this power play.  This appears to have been accomplished by Dahlerbruch while acting in concert with Rusty Reed, Charles Abbott Associates CEO, who conveniently sent Dahlerbruch a letter on August 20, 2013 that claimed “with the improvement of the economy, Charles Abbott Associates’s need for Allan to be more involved with corporate clients has never been greater.”  Fascinating it is that only a few months after Reed’s falsely portrayed yearning to satisfy CAA’s exploding need for Allan Rigg, Allan Rigg has been handed his walking papers from Charles Abbott.  Any clearheaded observer would conclude that Reed’s letter was a ruse devised with Tony Dahlerbruch for the latter to banish Allan Rigg to Stanton, CA as interim Public Works engineer without having to fire him explicitly. All that being said, the ridding the City of any purportedly disingenuous and untrustworthy employee is a big win for the City, in addition to Dahlerbruch himself.  Engineer Allan Rigg now finds himself with a nice long commute after being exiled to the City of Stanton, where he is Public Works Director.

Sheri Repp-Loadsman a PVE Disaster:  After she was forced out of her job in Carson in 2014, Sheri Repp-Loadsman now disgraces her position and title here in PVE alongside  Ellisa Hall.  Both show almost no willingness to enforce PVEMC via citation.  Repp-Loadsman has behaved so repulsively toward various PVE residents to have earned the nickman, “Sheri Repp-Loathsome“.

John on Dahlerbruch & PVE City Council (click hyperlink)

Mike Ross - approving the violation of PVE's own municipal code

Mike Ross – approving the violation of PVE’s own municipal code seemed to come very easy

While some commentary on this site’s posts indicate Mr. Rigg’s departure may be a net positive for the City (integrity issues seem to be the problem), the same Matrix study may have been used to bring in-house, and away from Charles Abbott Associates, other employee positions, such as that of now terminated Michael Ross in the Building & Safety department.   Michael Ross’s negligent or corrupt 12/2009 approval of a PVEMC violating building structure forced a law abiding, once-soundly sleeping PVE resident to awaken in the middle of the night (1 – 4 a.m.) over the course of many months to video/audio record a secondary PVEMC violation that resulted directly from Mike Ross’s misconduct.  Mike Ross not doing his job properly by ensuring that the building plan was in compliance with the 2007 PVEMC section being violated has a high probability of being merely one of many acts of misconducts over his career in PVE.  Fortunately, Mike Ross is now gone.

Mike Ross signing off an approval of a clear law violation

Mike Ross – his indelible mark of his (and Stacey Kinsella’s) approval of a clear PVEMC violation

The departure of Michael Ross, right behind Allan Rigg, finally became a reality on July 8, 2015.  One no longer has to question whether Mr. Ross had to his discredit any serious incidence of violating the Palos Verdes Estates Municipal Code — an incidence that put the City at significant financial and legal risk.   With the answer in the affirmative, Mr. Ross and Stacey Kinsella (who Mike Ross claimed worked with him on the corrupt approval in violation of the PVEMC) are now history from Palos Verdes Estates. Stacey Kinsella’s negligence working with Michael Ross on at least one major planning project resulted a major breach of the PVEMC. Having either Stacey Kinsella (Redondo Beach) or Mike Ross work for your company or city is fraught with risk. Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink) The Matrix Consulting Group recommendations to RPV in March of 2013 were very telling, especially regarding the city attorney position.  I recommend clicking the hyperlink and reading the following High priority recommendation on Page 3 near the bottom:  “The City should consider establishing a staff City Attorney position to handle routine legal matters of the City.  It is estimated this could save the City approximately $34,000 annually plus improve access and responsiveness to legal advice for City staff.”  If that change could save RPV $34,000, imagine the savings for litigation prone Palos Verdes Estates. More Matrix information to come.  Stay tuned.

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INTRODUCTION: Save PVE From Tony Dahlerbruch

PVE AAD Cropped Headshot Straight - Annotated

Judge Rules Ultra Vires/Illegal Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink)

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

RECENT NEWSAdventures at the DUI Checkpoint with Katie Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink or here)

Palos Verdes Estates municipal government has been hijacked politically by Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin and Sheri Repp Loadsman.  Our city, in which none of them actually resides, has become a science fair laboratory for them to implement anti-resident, proletarian social biases and extraordinary non-adherence to state and PVE laws/ordinances.  What makes this most appalling is that this damage is being inflicted upon the precisely wrong subjects:  people who moved to and live here in no small part for PVE’s longstanding (pre-Dahlerbruch) conservative community where laws were obeyed or otherwise enforced with consequence.  The fact that this conflict persists between Dahlerbruch and PVE taxpayers paying his $250,000+/year compensation indicates an enormous chasm in the condoning PVE City Council’s ability to comprehend or care.

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

GENESIS OF THE  COALITION & SITE:  The Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch website was launched in initial form on December 20, 2013.   There would be no Coalition and no attendant website if not for two PVE employees’ corruption:  Aaron Belda (2012) and Michael “Mike” Ross (2009).  When Tony Dahlerbruch, made aware with detailed evidence of both acts of misconduct, either defended or (in the case of Mike Ross) engaged in digging-the-hole-deeper corruption directly himself,  the Coalition was born.  Thus, anyone who finds him/herself on the PVE City Hall Wall of Shame or PVE Police Department Wall of Shame can thank  Aaron Belda , who was the tipping point, for the dishonor.  There would be neither Coalition nor website if not for  Aaron Belda .

Mike Ross - approving the violation of PVE's own municipal code

Mike Ross – approving the violation of PVE’s own municipal code seemed to come easily for him

Corruption & Negligence of Tony Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink)

Apathy of PVE Residents Perpetuates Corruption.  Palos Verdes Estates may be the ideal place for inept, inert and even corrupt public officials to get a job and then exert the bare minimum of effort and intelligent action required to keep it.  PVE’s median age (a staggering 15 years older than for LA County) and point in life cycle of PVE’s residents are very, very mature.  Many retirees and empty nesters reside peacefully here – the nice, friendly type of folks who are somewhat oblivious to, much less anxious to protest, corrupt mismanagement of their home town.  At the risk of deprecation, it is somewhat akin to a “pre-assisted living” community (click here, here and here) sprinkled here and there with some households headed by “youngsters” in their 40s and 50s.

Only 16% of PVE Voters Participate in Muni Elections (click here)

Jedi Mind Tricks on Geriatrics: Playing the role of PVE's very own Huckleberry Yoda, Dahlerbruch mystically has asked PVE residents to apply for the punishment of sitting through 3-4 hour lessons on local city government (click here). The agenda (click here) could only be considered as serving adult detention as cruel punishment for various civic misdeeds, but only in bored retiree mecca PVE would there by any chance idle codgers actually signing up for it.

Jedi Mind Tricks on Geriatrics: Playing the role of PVE’s very own Huckleberry Yoda, Dahlerbruch mystically has asked PVE residents to APPLY for the sheer torture of sitting through 3-4 hour lessons on local city government (click here). The agenda (click here) could only be considered as serving adult detention — cruel punishment for various civic misdeeds.  Yet, only in bored retiree mecca PVE would there by any chance of idle codgers actually signing up for it.  Remember, “only two absences are permitted” (it actually says that).

Judge Rules Illegal Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink)

The average home price simply has gotten away from younger, more proactive voters who would be far more likely to recognize and replace a negligent City Council and those poorly hired by it.   As long as the sun is bright, the wind is calm, and the crime rate naturally low (i.e., not due to any great police work but sheer luck of being situated so far away from the freeways), the voters of Palos Verdes Estates are unlikely to lift a hand to ask officials a question, much less a fist to fight bad actors.  It is in this breeding ground for ineptitude and corruption that PVE has been plagued by diseases going by the names Jim Goodhart, George Bird, Christi Hogin, Tony Dahlerbruch, John Rea, John Eberhard and Jeff Kepley.

CULTURE OF ANTI-RESIDENT POLICY.  To Tony Dahlerbruch’s credit/defense, the culture of anti-resident policy making and non-enforcement of the PVE Municipal Code predates his 2013 starting date as City Manager; to his discredit, he was handed the torch and turned it into a bonfire.  One of the best examples of the City Council putting residents’ peace and tranquility at the bottom of their priority list may be the case of the City’s preposterous peacock management program.  In 2005, PVE residents were forced to sue the City to enjoin its actual policy of populating various neighborhoods with shrieking peacocks (click here), which only arrived into the wild of PVE when the family of a PVE mayor who privately collected peacocks released the fowl into the community upon the mayor’s death in 1965.  Over a decade later, PVE’s City Council, City Manager and Deputy City Manager, and Police Chief continue this horrid tradition of favoring pretty much anyone (non-residents illegally using homes as event venues) or anything (feral cats, peacocks) over the actual residents filling the City’s coffers with property taxes.

INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE.  The pre-2014 launch of this Coalition website allowed all interested parties the opportunity to provide information related to Tony Dahlerbruch, anonymously, to the Coalition.  That information, along with our growing dossier on Tony Dahlerbruch, continues to come into the Coalition shall be posted in due course.  To further this goal, we encourage you to forward this E-mail to anyone who may have information of use regarding Tony Dahlerbruch.

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ANONYMOUS REPORTS:  HELP IMPROVE PALOS VERDES ESTATES.  WE ENCOURAGE THE ANONYMOUS, PERMISSIBLE E-MAILING OF INFORMATION RELATING TO TONY DAHLERBRUCH TO ANKUR@SAVEPVEFROMTONYD.COM.  If you seek anonymity, simply create an anonymous E-mail address and send whatever information you believe may be helpful.

Local city government scandals involving corruption and negligence are a growing problem in Southern California.  In just our local area, the cities of Manhattan Beach, Carson, Redondo Beach, and Hawthorne all recently have suffered at the hands of city councils hiring the wrong city managers or mayors at a time when our cities need the strongest, most honest leaders we can find.

Click to:  Matrix Consulting Getting Rid of Allan Rigg?

With your help, Palos Verdes Estates can remove and replace Tony Dahlerbruch with a leader worthy of our trust.  Corruption and negligence by a city official cannot be ignored, especially by the Palos Verdes Estates City Council. To his discredit in only his three years in office, Tony Dahlerbruch already has deepened PVE’s litigation expenses and liabilities related to the ILLEGAL sale of parkland to a private homeowner. We are hearing of more prospective but avoidable litigation against the City being considered.  Instead of using those scarce public city funds, in part paid for by all tax paying PVE residents and property owners, in ways that improve the beauty and safety of Palos Verdes Estates, those dollars end up in the pockets of the outsourced City Attorney and related parties.  This is the same city attorney who, according to the publisher of the Malibu Times, for more than a year “was the subject at every council meeting to a barrage of furious assaults on her character, her ability and her integrity.”   With Tony Dahlerbruch being paid $200,000.00 per year plus another $50,000 worth of benefits, this is money that can’t go to waste.

ANONYMOUS REPORTS:  HELP IMPROVE PALOS VERDES ESTATES.  WE ENCOURAGE THE ANONYMOUS, PERMISSIBLE E-MAILING OF INFORMATION RELATING TO TONY DAHLERBRUCH TO ANKUR@SAVEPVEFROMTONYD.COM.  If you seek anonymity, simply create an anonymous E-mail address and send whatever information you believe may be helpful.

CORRUPTIONdef. – An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others

NEGLIGENCE:  def. – Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances

ULTRA VIRES:  def. – a Latin phrase meaning “beyond the powers”.  If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterised in law as intra vires (“within the powers”). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed “valid” and those that are ultra vires “invalid”.

NOTE FROM SITE:   All those listed on this page are encouraged to contact the site immediately if he/she would like to provide a signed, notarized affidavit exclusively disputing accusations made against him/her.  Such affidavit then may be made available on this site, allowing the public to consider “his/her side” of the story.

This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch, himself, Christi Hogin, Sheri Repp Loadsman and the PVE City Council as public figures, Mike Ross, Aaron Belda, and various other past and present PVE public officials as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Posted comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.

 

Corruption of Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin & George Bird

PVE AAD Cropped Headshot Straight - AnnotatedPalos Verdes Estates municipal government has been hijacked politically by Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin and Sheri Repp Loadsman; fortunately, George Bird is long and permanently gone.  Our city, in which none of them actually resides, has become a science fair laboratory for them to implement their liberal, anti-resident social biases and world views.  What makes this most appalling is that this damage is being inflicted upon the precisely wrong subjects:  people who moved to and live here in no small part for PVE’s longstanding (pre-Dahlerbruch) conservative bedroom community culture.  The fact that this conflict persists between Dahlerbruch’s personal views and those of the PVE taxpayers paying his $250,000+/year compensation indicates an enormous chasm in the condoning PVE City Council’s ability to comprehend or care.

Tony Dahlerbruch: Grand Master of  telling Half Truths & only Half the True Story

Tony Dahlerbruch: Grand Master of  telling Half Truths & only Half the True Story

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

RECENT NEWSAdventures at the DUI Checkpoint with Katie Dahlerbruch (click hyperlink or here)

CORRUPTION AT ITS SOUTHBAY WORST:  PVE residents may be shocked by how our sadly under-qualified City Manager Tony Dahlerbruch mis-qualifies himself, his friend City Attorney Christi Hogin, and the Palos Verdes Police Department under John Eberhard as “acting in good faith” and “discharging of [their] duties appropriately.”  Apparently, satisfying the inconceivably low ethical and legal standards seemingly set by Tony Dahlerbruch, John Eberhard, and Jeff Kepley may be met while overseeing, directing or condoning both police misconduct (with one officer already having sustained two counts of misconduct) and selective and non-enforcement of the Palos Verdes Estates Municipal Code and Deeds of the City of Palos Verdes Estates (see below).  The unacceptable behavior that Tony Dahlerbruch’s predecessor in the City Manager role found worthy of outrage actually passes for good form under Dahlerbruch’s breach of fiduciary duty to all PVE residents.

Introduction to Coalition  & Web Site (click hyperlink)

The following is only part of a growing list of Tony Dahlerbruch “Low-lights” from just his first few years as PVE City Manager:

*  PVEPD Proven & Admitted Misconduct  – Dahlerbruch in 2013 mis-qualified the corrupt acts as those of officers “acting in good faith” and “discharging of [their] duties appropriately.”  Later in 2016, Dahlerbruch was humiliated through an Los Angeles Times expose to have mis-qualified the Bay Boys as “urban legend” after they offered him a beer to drink illegally on the shore of Lunada Bay.  Click here for details on PVE Police Department Wall of Shame.
* PVE Deeds Violation by Ultra Vires Sale of City Parkland Dahlerbruch in 2013-2016, despite a California judge’s harsh criticism of his or Christi Hogin’s illegal or invalid actions, persists in attempting to sell our very own city parkland to a private citizen, himself with a long track record of illegal land-based acts of which Dahlerbruch was fully aware (see below).
* Greedy Power Grab from PVE Mayor Dahlerbuch in 2015 submitted for approval a detailed report in which the City Mayor is subjugated down to a ceremonial role, with various related powers being uploaded to Dahlerbuch himself.  Click to:  John on Dahlerbruch & PVE City Council.
* Intentional Mislabeling of Property Line to Illegally Shield City from Building Officer Negligence/Malfeasance or Kick Back click here for details on Mike Ross’s and Allan Rigg’s building code related corrupt acts as supported by Tony Dahlerbruch.
* Selective Exclusion of PVE Resident from City Governance Process – Dahlerbruch in 2015 engaged in outright discrimination against the very first PVE resident to request participation in the “City Hall in Your Living Room” program (click here).  Dahlerbruch, explicitly and without comprehending/caring about his governance breach, cited the resident’s criticism of “City officials … relative to code enforcement and the outcome of the CEPC lawsuit, suggest[ing] that a meeting with [the resident] in [his] home would not be conducive to a civil discussion.”

Citizens for Enforcement of Parkland Covenants/John Harbison vs. City of Palos Verdes Estates et. al.:   To say that Judge Barbara Meiers was “astonished, to put it mildly” by the corruption of Tony Dahlerbruch’s city government in California Superior Court Case No. BS 142768 (click hyperlink for ruling) would indeed be putting it mildly.   In her June 26, 2015 legal opinion, Meiers found that Dahlerbruch and Hogin were fighting PVE’s very own property owners to defend illegal or invalid (ultra vires) acts by the City, and in doing so were squandering an estimated hundreds of thousands of our own tax dollars in no small part to pay Christi Hogin’s law firm, which was the architect of the illegal acts in the first place.

Christi Hogin shamelessly celebrating her illegal act against PVE residents

Christi Hogin shamelessly celebrating the illegal or invalid (ultra vires) acts she, John Rea, Jim Goodhart, Ellen Perkins, Rosemary Humphrey, and George “Child Molester Defender” Bird spearheaded against PVE residents in 2012 and then defended at great expense to PVE taxpayers 2013-2015

Hogin’s Brutal Termination in Malibu Debated (Malibu Times)

The City was found by Judge Meiers to be “aiding and abetting” illegal or invalid (ultra vires) acts, with Tony Dahlerbruch persisting literally for years in spending a small fortune of our tax dollars to defend these improprieties.   Moreover, this misconduct was supported publicly and loudly by George Bird (click hyperlink and also this link‘s court filing Page 5), whose involvement in PVE politics fortunately has been terminated (but not before he played a major role in getting the City into this mess).

Judge Rules Ultra Vires/Illegal or Invalid  Dahlerbruch City Govt 2-Year Crusade vs. Residents  (click hyperlink)

Judge Meiers clearly was disgusted by Dahlerbruch, Hogin and George Bird’s illegal or invalid acts and related litigation, stating, “The court is inclined to include this [injunction against the City] because this is now the second lawsuit involving exactly the same issues … at great cost to the courts and property owners and others giving rise to a situation where the need for such litigation ought to be or must be brought to an end.  No one should again have to litigate to establish the binding and significant nature of the deed restrictions in the Palos Verdes development.”

TonyD-Must-Go-Mobile Malaga Cove - AnnotatedListen to George Bird Commending Ultra Vires/Illegal or Invalid Acts Against PVE Residents (turn volume all the way up):

Anyone reading through the multitude of Hogin’s court filings and responses thereto should conclude that Dahlerbruch/the City seem repeatedly to have made provably untrue statements (aka “lies”) to the judge, who saw them for precisely that.  Essentially, Tony Dahlerbruch/Christi Hogin/the City made this long time PVE homeowner living across from the parkland spend three years, countless hours, and a small fortune to fight a group of City officials who apparently KNEW they had engaged in illegal or invalid acts, but hoped to get away with it.  This is the very definition of “corruption.”

Christi Hogin Forced Into Resignation in Malibu (click hyperlink)

Constant and shameless public "knee-padding" and "brown-nosing" of the officials who keep her checkbook padded is the typical "MyDayinLA" for Christi Hogin

Constant and shameless public “knee-padding” and “brown-nosing” of the officials who keep her checkbook padded is the typical “MyDayinLA” for Christi Hogin (NOTE: luckiest day for PVE ever was when Governor Jerry Brown shipped the South Bay Child Molester defender George Bird down Torrance Avenue and out of our fine city)

Hawthorne Fires City Manager; Dahlerbruch Next? (click hyperlink)

PVE Police Misconduct is “Appropriate” Per Dahlerbruch?  The evidence of corruption and negligence against this non-resident but City Manager of Palos Verdes Estates in just his first two years as City Manager is mounting, including his aforementioned mishandling of PVE Police Department misconduct.  This police misconduct occurred under former Chief of Police John Eberhard (employment now terminated) and involved Officer Hazel Menendez (her police misconduct the subject of Internal Affairs Investigation # 12-004 conducted by Sgt. Steve Barber, concluding with two counts against her sustained, but shockingly she remains employed by PVEPD), Detective Aaron Belda and Sgt. Erick Gaunt.

Discrimination, Selective and Non-Enforcement of Laws is “Appropriate” Per Dahlerbruch?  Furthermore, Dahlerbruch perpetuates his encouragement of discriminatory, selective and non-enforcement of City laws or ordinances, while reported management ineptitude has led to varying levels of staff and PVE City Council disenchantment.  Not only does it appear that Tony Dahlerbruch condones such “appropriate discharge of duties,” but reports from insiders coming into the Coalition indicate Dahlerbruch is directing such improper activities, utilizing subordinates such as terminated City Engineer Allan Rigg and terminated Building Official Mike Ross.

Click to:  John on Dahlerbruch & PVE City Council

Shame Brought to Dahlerbruch Family:  the saddest part of Tony Dahlerbruch’s lengthening trail of corruption may be the impact on his poor wife Michele Dahlerbruch, daughter UCLA student Katie Dahlerbruch, and son Max Dahlerbruch, not to mention his father Stephan Dahlerbruch and mother Adrienne Slater Dahlerbruch.  It is heartbreaking to imagine Katie Dahlerbruch sitting at home on the Internet reading a California Superior Court Judge’s description of

Michele & Katie Dahlerbruch - ashamed of husband/father?

Michele & Katie Dahlerbruch – happier days before they were informed of Tony’s corrupt acts vs. PVE residents?

how her father and City Attorney Christi Hogin victimized PVE residents through two years of astoundingly cruel litigation – will Katie Dahlerbruch see him for the man that PVE residents have come to despise?  I pray this is not the case.

CORRUPTIONdef. – An act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duty and the rights of others

NEGLIGENCE:  def. – Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances FALSIFICATION:  def. – the act of altering (information or evidence) so as to mislead ULTRA VIRES:  def. – a Latin phrase meaning “beyond the powers”.  If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterised in law as intra vires (“within the powers”). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed “valid” and those that are ultra vires “invalid”.

This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch, himself, George Bird and the PVE City Council public figures, as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.

 

The City Council That Hired Tony Dahlerbruch

NEWS ALERT:
All Councilpersons Who Hired
Tony Dahlerbruch Terminated from PVE Government Positions
(click here and here for official results)

Why Can’t the City Council Get it Right?  PVE endured the departure of FOUR City Managers in SEVEN Years despite $200,000+/year City Manager salary.

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PVE City Councilmembers Goodhart, Bird & Rea:
shameless approved illegal acts against PVE residents

Corruption of Tony Dahlerbruch, Christi Hogin & George Bird (click hyperlink)

PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)

Tony Dahlerbruch Can Be Terminated with Six Months SeveranceFortunately, the PVE City Council wisely negotiated this term in Tony Dahlerbruch’s employment contract dated May 2013.

Hawthorne Fires City Manager; Dahlerbruch Next? (click hyperlink)

NEWS FLASH:  Tony Dahlerbruch Termination Reviewed by PVE City Council?

PALOS VERDES ESTATES CITY COUNCILMEMBERS …

WHO HIRED TONY DAHLERBRUCH

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George Bird
(Victory for PVE!  Governor Brown Shipped the Conflicted Scumbag down to Torrance in 04/2015)
(full post dedicated to this defender of child molesters forthcoming)

Listen to George Bird Commending Ultra Vires/Illegal Acts Against PVE Residents (turn volume all the way up):

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Ellen Perkins
(Victory for PVE!  TERMINATED as Council member 03/2015)

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Rosemary Humphrey
(Victory for PVE!  TERMINATED as Council member 03/2015)

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John Rea
(Victory for PVE!  TERMINATED as Council member 03/2015
Victory for PVE!  OUSTED as PVE Govt. Official 03/2017)

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Jim Goodhart
(Victory for PVE!  OUSTED as Councilman 03/2017
This Zombie had been the only vestige remaining of the inept crew of fools)

ULTRA VIRES:  def. – a Latin phrase meaning “beyond the powers”.  If an act requires legal authority and it is done with such authority, it is characterised in law as intra vires (“within the powers”). If it is done without such authority, it is ultra vires. Acts that are intra vires may equivalently be termed “valid” and those that are ultra vires “invalid”.

 This web page and related posts and commentary represent both facts and opinions of the Coalition to Save PVE from Tony Dahlerbruch, himself and the PVE City Council public figures, as protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Comments made by third parties represent their own representations of facts and own opinions.