Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Arcadian's Rights Protection Association Back For More

(Former Housing Authority Police Chief, link.)
Over the weekend District 2 and District 5 residents of Arcadia were graced with yet another atrocity of political acrimony from the ARCADIAN'S RIGHTS PROTECTION ASSOCIATION. This time, they decided they should really spell out what's wrong with the other candidates running against Bulldozer Bob and Cha-Ching Chandler. And let's set the record straight, Bulldozer got his name because he voted to bulldoze everything and Chandler, well, he is just a sell-out.

The mailer for District 5 tries to pit the candidates' donors against each other. Poor Jolly Wu is penalized for being self-funded, meaning she won't accept money from anyone because she doesn't want to be beholden to anyone, and she's got the money to back that up.

Joyce Platt is picked on for being supported by those horrid monsters in District 2. You know, the ones that try to fight off developers and real estate agents and keep Arcadia the charming, tasteful neighborhood that has helped increase their desirability and property values. Sources close to  candidate Platt tell me that actually many of those donors were the parents of the children Ms. Platt taught in the elementary school which is located in District 2. Go figure, the parents of Ms. Platt's students think that she would make a great leader of the City of Arcadia. The nerve of them.

The best part of the mailer, though, is when ARPA claims that Chandler receives campaign donations from "people like you and me." That's if you're a developer, real estate agent or police officer. Someone must have gotten too close to the printer's ink and breathed deep when they wrote that sentence. A look at Chandler's Campaign Finance disclosure statements shows the Cha-Chingaroo received thousands from special interest groups over the years. He carried forward a balance of over $8,000 to his 2018 campaign from his 2014 campaign.

The Chandolopy mailer previously posted on this blog itemizes the entire list of developer money Chandler is utilizing (link). And in an all out effort to keep the identity of donors anonymous, Chandler has claimed that over $8,000 of his campaign contributions in 2018 have been less than $99 per single source. Whoever believes that, I have a bridge to sell you.

Urban Dictionary link.
But the real hypocrisy is in the details. Check out ARPA's campaign finance disclosure: ARPA's sole donation is $6,000 from a company called CYL Transportation. A quick check to the Secretary of State reveals this enigmatic contributor is not even a corporation located in Arcadia. It's in Rosemead. And it was dissolved in a puff of smoke just 6 days after it made this lavish gift.

"C You Later" indeed.


So how is that a donation from people like "you and me?"

Tattler Rule #1: It's Always About the Money

By the way, the address for ARPA is now in El Monte. It's a moving target. But since they are now under investigation by the FPPC for campaign law violations (link), maybe they have no choice.

What other outside interests are at play in Arcadia politics?

Oh, and one more question. Didn't crime actually go up on Roger Chandler's watch? According to the Chandler and Harbicht campaigns, it did.
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Harbicht Continues To Defy Logic and the Law

This mailer went to District 2 residents of Arcadia and again Bulldozer Bob is thumbing his nose at the law. Even though the City Attorney of Arcadia asked the APOA and Harbicht himself to remove the words of the Arcadia Police Department from the photos of the APOA endorsement, Harbicht flagrantly rubs the nose of the City in his complete defiance of this directive.

This is your crime fighter? A man who won't even follow the law himself?

Please forward your complaints to the City Attorney and City Manager:

Stephen Deitsch stephen.deitsch@bbklaw.com

Dominic Lazzaretto domlazz@arcadiaca.gov

Good luck getting them to do anything.



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65 comments:

  1. Chandler got workers comp because he ground his teeth while he was a housing cop? Really?

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  2. Decades of proof that Chandler is terrible for the city. Has never once sponsored any new idea. Rude to the public and anyone that has differing opinion. Completely bought off by developers. But yet, Pimp Tay has convinced so many of his uninformed followers to vote Chandler.

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  3. Nice link to the decision in Chandler’s lawsuit against the LA Housing Authority. Look who’s litigious now.

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    1. A year of workman's comp for teeth grinding? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to buy him a pack of gum?

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    2. Taking a year long paid leave for teeth grinding does not show a strong dedication to fighting crime.

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    3. Maybe if he smoked a CYL he'd relax more.

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  4. ARPA’s revenge mailer is a flop. Chandopoly is so much better.

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  5. The peacocks know that the HOA areas are nicer and have higher property values than South Arcadia, that’s why they live in the Village and Lower Rancho HOAs.

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  6. I never get sick of looking at Chandopoly. Thanks, Tattler, for finding another reason to read it again.

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    1. The next time I play Chandopoly I want to be the tooth.

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  7. The HOAs in Arcadia have enjoyed higher property values than their counterparts in South Arcadia for years. Chandler doesn’t want HOAs in South Arcadia because it would cause property values of the small homes to go up, thus cutting into the profit margins of his developer buddies.

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    1. Chandler doesn't care about the resident.

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    2. 6:56, interesting point.

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    3. What will happen to the enabler of smear campaign Mr. Tay if Chandler lose the election?

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  8. Agency Takes a Bite Out of Housing Police
    Crime: Night patrols are ending at 15 projects in L.A. and the force may be disbanded as funds are shifted to overdue repairs.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2002/feb/03/local/me-house3

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  9. Harbicht is violating the Hatch Act in that photo, which is a Federal law. Has the FBI been notified?

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  10. I just love peacocks, all peacocks.

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  11. What's in your wallet?

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  12. Bulldozer Bob is a wealthy man. He should enjoy his retirement, travel and enjoy life to the fullest.

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    1. Maybe he's getting a little on the side.

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  13. April Verlato posed in front of that same building in her campaign and none of you said a word! Tom Beck is using the image of Arcadia fire Station 105 on his campaign page. Hypocrisy, it seems, is right at home here.

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    1. Let's play "Laugh At You." Ready? Was April in the photo with Police Officers accepting an endorsement?

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    2. Well now, you folks need to decide what you are ranting about. Is it the building in the photo or the officers?April didn't pose with officers because they wouldn't agree to it. Beck is using the Fire station because of the booty kissing letter the AFFA sent to all of the candidates. You folks are complaining that the building is in the background but now its the officers because April and Beck are doing the same thing?So really, which is it? May you are just grasping at straws at this point because of the beating Beck took at the last CC meeting?

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    3. 11:07 - please see 10:54 for your round of "Laugh At You." Please remember that the reference point here is the letter the City Clerk sent out to Bulldozing Bob for his previous offenses. You do remember that letter, right Bob? April didn't get that endorsement perhaps because she didn't use taxpayer money to pay the bribes the APOA demands for their favors?

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    4. Verlato didn't appear in front of the Arcadia Police Department with the Arcadia Police Officer's Association touting an APOA endorsement. The law was cited to all candidates by the city attorney during this campaign because the APOA, Harbicht and Chandler were clearly violating it. Verlato did not violate any laws.

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    5. Arcadia City Charter Section 905: No City employee shall take any part in any political campaign while in a uniform bearing the insignia or name of the City of Arcadia. No person shall use the administrative offices and facilities of the City for the purpose of furthering a political campaign for public office.

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    6. Some candidates know how to follow the laws, some candidates know how to break the laws.

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    7. Harbicht's arrogance and foolishness grows as his brain ages.

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    8. I beg to differ, at least based on your logic, she used a city building in her campaign, then Beck used the Fire station (another city building). The reality is the photo is not a violation of anything. This is simply eleventh hour panic from the Beck corner of the world!

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    9. Ah yes, the easy sleazy ethics of the Harbicht campaign. Nothing surprising here!

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    10. Classic "whattaboutism." Straight out of the Trump/Putin playbook.

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    11. 1:07, have you ever listened to Beck speak ? Bet you have. You heard Bulldozer speak ? One is hands down intelligent, and he’s not driving a Bulldozer!

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    12. Would you buy a used car from Bob Harbicht?

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    13. I have heard Tom speak, ad nauseam, no one enjoys the sound of his own voice more than Two faced Tommy. There is no bigger flip flopping, buyers remorse plagued, self important snob in our city limits than Tom Beck. But I do agree with 2:09, that I have never seen Tommy boy drive a bulldozer!

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    14. Beck (Becker as Asians called him at last CC meeting) isn’t perfect, no, but way better than Bulldozer.

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    15. There are coyotes that could do a better job than Bulldozer.

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    16. ATTENTION ATTENTION !!!!
      Only 1 more Arcadia City Council meeting before the big election. The meeting is April 3.

      Come one, come all and witness in person more Pimp Tay followers making complete fools of themselves on camera !!!!

      No tickets required.

      You may get lucky and hear the angry Asian man stumble as he refers to Tom Beck as Becker !!!

      Or, the ones that say Bobby Harbicht as they look down at their phones trying to remember his name.
      For an added bonus, arrive early, and witness Pimp Tay coaching his dolts !!!!
      It’s the Greatest Show on Earth !!!



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    17. 2:22pm, Errrr! I don't even want to date his exes.

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    18. Wasn't Tay a failed actor turned politician? Oops, I meant politician actor.

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  14. Social Hierarchy:

    Puppet Masters
    Characteristics: manipulators, self interest groups or individuals with money and extremely good at exploiting other people’s money
    Real life examples: 3% of the US population; people aspired by the 3% (mini version imitation of the 3%)

    Puppets
    Characteristics: yes men/women; lack of moral conscience
    Real life examples: most politicians, lawyers, people in management positions

    Sheep
    Characteristics: followers; having problem saying no to people; tribalistic; ignorant; stubbornness; self-righteous; lack of intellectual honesty; living in a bubble
    Real life examples: 80% of the population; your families, friends, co-workers; and neighbors next door

    Honest Leaders
    Characteristics: adhere to laws and regulations; has strong moral fiber and compass; rare as a unicorn
    Real life examples: children under 7 years old; got to get back to you b/c I can’t think of anyone right now

    Independent Thinkers:
    Characteristics: possess critical thinking skills; exercise due diligence
    Real life examples: the quiet observers

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    1. Idiots:
      10:35

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    2. I thought it was pretty entertaining.

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  15. Male Peacocks may be the world's most beautiful bird;they were often used in a palace for early warning systems, very loud and territorial.

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    1. Their brains are far larger than 11:07's.

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  16. Thanks to the Tattler for being the only dependable source of news about the real politics of Arcadia and Sierra Madre.

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    1. Funny how "Arcadia's Worst" shriveled up and died. Maybe it got "Tay-zered," bro?

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    2. They're too damned stupid to keep up.

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    3. Pimp Tay not very smart, no.

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  17. Three species of peafowl or peacock; closely related to the pheasant.

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    1. Can peacocks defend against the hungry coyotes?

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    2. Come on, stop bothering the peasants! What have they done to you?

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    3. They're trying to start an HOA and upsetting Roger's master.

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    4. Oh, you are soooo adorkable... peasants don't own real properties.

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    5. They know where you live.

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    6. Those damn Google maps and search engine... Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em...

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  18. CYL Transportation is Canwen Liu

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    1. Can seems to enjoy paying FPPC fines. This will be the second election in a row he has had to pay the state. Of course he's for Harbicht.

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    2. I guess you could say that in Sacramento they know how to play kick the Can.

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  19. Another Sierra Madre forum today. The Yes on Measure D person was a no show. Cowardly local kooks and Measure D proponents Earl Richey and David McMonigle will not face the public.

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    1. How many people showed up? 10?

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    2. No one was there to defend the Koch's?
      Tsk tsk.

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  20. Peacocks when defending their territories have been known to engage aggressively with anything that they perceive as a threat.

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  21. In India, peacocks are known to eat snakes. They have large talons that they use to defend themselves.

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    1. No wonder the politicians are afraid of peacocks

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  22. 3:35pm. There are more local kooks then what you may realize; VOTING YES on MEASURE D.

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