Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Defective Public Notice? Is The Sierra Madre Police Association's "Intent To Circulate Petition" Legal?

One of the two proponents listed on the Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition for the “Prohibition on Alternative Law Enforcement Service Providers” ballot measure is listed as “Shinji Nakagama of Sierra Madre, CA 91024.” 

His name is misspelled. Its actual spelling is Shinji Nakagawa.


Here is a site where Mr. Nakagawa's name is shown correctly spelled (link). Empyrean Design is the name of his company.


Does this mean that any petition name gathering that has been done so far on behalf of this Sierra Madre Police Association initiative has been less than legally noticed, and therefore the entire process must be scrapped and started all over again?

And if so, would there now be enough time for this ballot initiative to make next April's election?

It may be that you only need to get one proponent right on such a notice, and the jury is still out on this. Inquiries are being made. So you know, using the wrong name for one of the two proponents may not be fatal. We don't know yet. But it is certainly false advertising and Keystone Cop-like work.

If they can't get the spelling of this guy's name right on so important an election related document, how can these people be trusted to do all of the other things we ask of a Police Department?

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26 comments:

  1. So Shinji runs his office from his home. has he paid all pertinent fees to the City to do so? also, he lives very close to Judy Webb-Martin. wonder what part she plays in the creation of this petition?

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  2. Stephanie Coyne is a former Sierra Madre PD dispatcher who sued Marilyn Diaz and the city a number of years back.

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  3. Since this notice originally ran in the Mountain Views News, misspellings are to be expected.

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  4. Sierra Madre council members need to do a forensic audit of the Police Departments last 20 or 30 years, we don't need problems, we need to learn from the past. Council members need all the facts to make the best and most cost efficient decisions for the safety of our town and it's residents. Tough decisions need to be made without personal interests and emotions being involved. This is not an easy task as past council members actions have proven. Council relies on good management, the people rely on our good elected officials. There are many questions to be asked, I would like to think our council is finding the answers. When you are the one writing the checks that means you are the one writing the rules.

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  5. Stephanie Coyne Lawsuit, is it over with and does anyone have the details, how much did it cost the city? Who is hiring these problem people?

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    1. coyne is a bad penny..

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  6. How did this petition get approved? I thought it was passed the deadline to obtain one?

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    1. Three things going on at once. You have the city's 10% UUT going on the ballot. You have Teacpac's no uut petition, and you have the no Sheriffs petition. All kinds of activity.

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    2. We are living in interesting times.

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  7. A good city manager would have prevented this from ever becoming an issue. It's been a long time since Sierra Madre had a smart CM. Would be interesting to see the attorney cost over the last 30 years.

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  8. Maybe the typesetter inverted the 'w' type making it an 'm'.

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  9. My water seems to taste better? Is that possible?

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    1. Yikes! You drink our water?!?

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    2. The city has begun drawing from our wells again. So yes, it is possible.

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    3. It doesn't taste better. It's the flouride they're putting in it to make you complacent. You see, the fluoride reacts with ... wait! I'll have to explain later. I've got to seal my windows quickly--I think I see some chemtrails in the sky!

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  10. Just and gentle reminder for anyone who wants to help the cause of upgrading the financial management of our dear City. Today is the last chance to sign Earl's petition:
    "We're still a little short. We do not want the Registrar's Office to deny us the right to vote for the second time (verification of signatures is only an opinion). We will be at Kersting Court from 4:30 to 5:00 on Saturday. In addition and happy gathers will be knocking on doors and gathering more signatures on that day from 12:30 to 5pm. That will be the last day we'll be gathering signatures."

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    1. Has anyone heard from the Police petitioners?

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    2. They are very underground. They only talk to their friends.

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  11. If you do, just say " no thank you "

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  12. Anyone running for council?

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    1. I have heard Harabedian is not. Could make things interesting.

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  13. So the brave SMPD has decided to use a minority to be Cannon Fodder instead of manning up rather they are so guilty of suing Sierra Madre over frivols issues so much in the past they want to distance themselves from their own misdeed's.

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    1. They couldn't use their own names because none of them live here.

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    2. Officer Potato SaladDecember 19, 2015 at 5:55 PM

      Damn Asian names all sound the same.

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  14. Home business license for the city of Sierra Madre used to stipulate that there are to be no "employees" engaged. It is to be run by the individual doing the so called "home business." Has that changed? I see that Mr. Nakakgawa business description says "...employes approximately 2 people at this single location..." What kind of business license is on file with the city?

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  15. The Tattler: 3.6 Million Hits and Counting

    City hall sure has a lot of Sierra Madre Residents reading & watching them waste the hard earned taxpayers money!

    The next thing to surface will be to throw those bums out of office!

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