|The Baloney Sho.|
However, one observant resident of Arcadia had the presence of mind to contact the FPPC and request this seemingly elusive document. The FPPC responded and, as some suspected, no such document ever existed, despite Sho's erroneous claims. What this attentive person had uncovered instead was 3 complaints filed against Sho Tay, and his idiosyncratic written responses to them.
I'm publishing these public documents here, without Sho Tay's permission, or anybody else's for that matter. These are PUBLIC DOCUMENTS that do not compromise any element of accepted privacy, and nobody in the public needs the permission of the writer to do so. There has been some confusion about the whole public document thing lately, so I thought I'd try and make the matter a little clearer. After all, this is America, and it is still a free country.
As you will see from Mr. Tay's rather insipid response, he was aware that 3 complaints had been filed against him and, based on the authors of these 3 assorted complaints, he was sure it was all a part of an evil international plot designed to ruin his good name. Something that couldn't possibly have anything to do with his own deceitful behavior, or that just perhaps he had actually done something wrong, or even illegal.
From Sho's response, you can surmise that the first complaint was about posting illegal mailers during the campaign. The second explains his incomplete information on required filings, and the third is regarding his failure to report his ownership of a certain gun shop/shooting range when he ran for office. Semi-automatic weaponry having fallen into popular disfavor as of late due to the recent mass murders of school children by those using them unsafely.
Apparently Sho believes there was no need for the public to know anything about that since his business is in another city, and not in Arcadia. Either Sho Tay never bothered to read the instructions for filling out mandatory disclosure forms, or he just hoped that no one would notice all of the smoking guns he's left lying around.
|Never sent Sho a "get out of jail free" card.|
Sho is actually facing two open FPPC investigations, with that third complaint dismissed for a lack of merit. Or because of Sho's fulsome excuses, which in the one case seemed to work. Now all that is left for anyone to do is await Sho Time, with the only question left being how large the fines are going to be. His conviction is all but assured.
Although Sho is experiencing double vision with his FPPC woes, he is also facing allegations that the claims he made in a mailer, which is the subject of one of those FPPC complaints, contained an unfortunate and false statement.
Namely this blatant nonsense: "If you folks remember, there were times I proposed plans or ordinances to enhance the safety of our community, but I got only one vote from Council Member Roger Chandler from District 5." Followed up by, "Regretfully the other council members voted no to the proposals to fight crime even when they claim they care about safety issues."
This prompted a series of emails from the astute Laurie Thompson to the City Manager and City Attorney requesting a copy of the notice of the agendized item in closed session that was about public safety.
I am proud to report that the City Attorney's response has finally come in, and it isn't good news for Sho Tay. The City Attorney declared there were no agendized items on public safety discussed in closed session. Despite Sho's claims.
The email from Mr. Deitsch is published below, without his permission, as yet again his is a PUBLIC DOCUMENT. Mr. Deitsch clearly knows the law and that anything he sends to a resident of Arcadia can be republished without his consent. And for you wannabe lawyers out there, along with certain gutless newspaper publishers, you can Google the Brown Act and find it for yourself.
1) There is no letter from the FPPC clearing Sho's name. None. Even though he said so.
2) There was no closed session item discussing public safety, despite Sho's claim that there was.
3) There are 2 FPPC ongoing, along with quite serious investigations into Sho's illegal campaigning and falsifying required disclosures of business interests.
4) A lie to cover up a lie that he made in a campaign mailer that per California law he wasn't even supposed to be sending out.
5) His campaign was financed by 2 real estate agents that have ties to developers, one of them an agent that doesn't even live in Arcadia. And where did he spend that money again?
The Voice Of Arcadia believes this person should be the Mayor of Arcadia? As does Roger Chandler? For what possible reasons?
Where have Arcadia's ethical standards gone? Expect the city to run at the same level as Sho's campaign was run should he become Mayor.
Here's the paperwork. Enjoy. So you know, there are a lot of other documents available as well. Send me an email and I'll be more than happy to forward you a complete set (email@example.com). Pass them around to friends and family. But do be respectful. A lot of good people worked very hard to make this happen.