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INTRODUCTION: Save PVE From Tony Dahlerbruch

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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.

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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.