Palos Verdes Estates City Hall Wall of Shame
PVE Employees Shockingly-High Compensation (click hyperlink)
All Councilpersons Who Hired
Tony Dahlerbruch Terminated from PVE Government Positions
(click here & here for results)
(March 7, 2017)
Councilpersons Engage in Outright Fraud by Ordering the LASD $3.4 million proposal remain hidden from PVE voters (April 25, 2017)
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)
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.
RECENT NEWS: Adventures 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) 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)
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. Palos 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 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)
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 bySheri 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:
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:
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)
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.
Wall of Shame Nominees:
More Pending, including the following recommended for shameful deportment:
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORRUPTION: def. – 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”.
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