Monday, July 16, 2018

Did the "Yes on UUT" People Ever File Their Form 460s?

I've been thinking this over for a couple of days, and I now believe that perhaps my first suspicions were wrong. Maybe City Hall did not lose the Yes on UUT (2016) financial disclosure paperwork as I had first assumed. It could very well be that these forms were never actually submitted by those running that postcard rich pro-tax campaign. Which, if true, would mean they could be looking at a serious financial penalty from the FPPC.

Submitting your campaign financial disclosures to the FPPC over two years late is frowned upon in Sacramento. They don't appreciate things like that.

Yesterday I sent a note to City Hall about this matter. Hopefully they will see the value in helping to solve this mystery and take me up on this. After all, they too have a stake in the matter.


The reason I changed my mind about this was due to a couple of comments that were left on Friday's article about the topic by someone I believe is from the Yes on UUT camp. Here is how that went.


This cruel and unnecessary guilt trip was followed a few hours later by the following.


It struck me as odd that I should have suddenly become the prime witness that the missing 2016 Yes on UUT paperwork actually exists, and had been submitted to City Hall a couple of years ago. This based on a Tattler article that had been run here back in April of 2016.

One person who had joined in on the conversation had it right, I think. Why shouldn't this person just produce a copy of the actual paperwork and be done with it?


The article the Yes on UUT commenter is referring to is this one.


The rest of the article, which does actually delve into 2016 Yes on UUT matters, can be linked to here. Here is what the irate commenter from that campaign was referring to on Friday.



So here's the catch, which makes the claims that I am the unlikely sole proof that the Yes on UUT Form 460s actually exist even more dubious than they first appeared. I didn't write the above article. It was written by a thoughtful guest writer who went by the handle "Concerned Sierra Madre Resident."

Which means that I, along with City Hall, have never seen the 2016 version of the Yes on UUT's financial disclosures AKA Form 460s. Possibly because they were never done, and do not exist. A flagrant violation of state campaign law.

Besides, I don't write all of the articles that appear on The Tattler, as you know.

All that said, hopefully that missing paperwork will turn up soon, and this mystery will finally be put to bed.

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40 comments:

  1. Get your priorities straight!July 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    Jeepers John! Trump the TREASONOUS TRAITOR (actual NYT headline) is at this moment colluding on TV with Putin and you are writing about the UUT! What is wrong with you?

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    1. Not today's New York Times headline. Though Trump's private room encounter with his boss is referred to.

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  2. I doubt that 7:00 likes to see much discussion of the UUT. Especially when you consider what a horrible mess they created with Measure D.

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    1. Maybe the Tea Party guys can get Putin to manage their next Measure D campaign. After all, he did such a fine job for Donald Trump.

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    2. I can see the postcards now. "Higher utility taxes mean more illegal immigration by rapists!"

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  3. My guess is those comments were written by Nancy Walsh. They're really dense.

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  4. When they are not following the law instead these type of people make it up as they go along to revive 'Jim Crow' laws instead. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/black-woman-says-cvs-manager-called-police-because-she-had-wrong-coupon/

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  5. That's fresh 7:37am, pick on the gay guy because he was doing his job.

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    1. Coupon crime is a serious offense. Good work.

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  6. July 13 blogger " stay classy". What was Amy Putnam's excuse before her stroke, on not filling the form 460 papers?

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    1. My guess is because they won they figured they wouldn't have to go to all of that bother. This should not be blamed on Amy alone, as her friend did. It was the responsibility of everyone in that campaign to make certain all legal obligations were met.

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    2. That would include the Chair of the 2014 Yes crew, Nancy Walsh.

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    3. I think it was Nancy who threw Amy under the bus. Some friend.

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    4. The rumor is Amy and her husband are moving out of town. I can hardly blame them.

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    5. I hope the best for them. At least they'll make a tidy sum on the real estate.

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  7. Do away with the coupon give aways, inconvenient for those waiting in long lines.

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  8. Freedom of the Pen. Who controls the Tattlerblogspot with the pick and choose response in the comment section when you Mod are not the writter?

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    1. Nobody who posts "MAGA" 800 times a day is going to get their posts cleared 100% of the time. Sorry. If this policy upsets you, you should start your own blog.

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  9. Class Act Mod, 8:22am, you gave acknowledgement of all in campaign were responsible for the required 460 filling.
    Thst is more than some bloggers extend to you when you uncover possible "malicious mischief".

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    1. Thank you. Blaming Amy was really a hideous thing for them to do.

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  10. Back to the 460 criminal investigation, take this outstanding criminal and the Republican Party in California. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Extremist-LACOE-board-member-Doug-Boyd-targets-LGBT-youth--teachers.html?soid=1102968923418&aid=nR3HBs8C-28 - https://www.facebook.com/NBCLA/posts/10202413385722833

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  11. Could be that the city council should have all agenda items up for discussion passed onto the voters.
    From example, the councilmembers have the voters responses on the library, but they have disregarded the people's choice.
    Now the council wants more money from us.
    Why do we need a council?

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  12. Not following your thoughts 9:34am
    The CVS employee that was fired for following company policy when he phoned his supervisor, was a member of the Lincoln branch of the Republican Party.
    The LGBTQ branch of the Republican Party.

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    1. The war against store coupon fraud continues. Lock them up!

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  13. This is one of those incomprehensibly negligent events that occur in our supposedly professional city hall.
    If efficiency were a measure, staff would be half as numerous.

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  14. Why place blame with the Police and Fire personnel with the UUT?
    Anyone would try and rescue their job.
    The City Council is to blame, no insight for the future of Sierra Madre, their only solution is to take more of our money.

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  15. GDPs:

    US $19 trillion
    EU $17 trillion
    Russia $1.5 trillion

    Russia is not our economic peer.

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    1. It's a corrupt pig farm. Who could be stupid enough to buy into their crap?

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  16. Talk about corrupt pigs:

    Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment on Monday against a Russian national who is a key link to the National Rifle Association.

    Mariia Butina, 29, was arrested on Sunday in Washington, DC, but her indictment was sealed, being revealed after President Donald Trump’s Helsinki summit with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.

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  17. Sure looks like Dump is about done. Pence will take over after the impeachment.

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    1. Naw, Trump has an ace up his sleeve I’m sure.

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    2. Putin has his arm up Trump's sleeve.

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  19. Where are the maga clowns?

    Perhaps, they’re waiting for tomorrow’s talking points from The St Petersburg troll farm.

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    1. They chillin’ at Putin’s afterparty. Will be back tomorrow.

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  20. Can this presidency get any worse ?

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  21. ‘Yes on UUT’ filing = Trump peepee tape


    Journalistic holy grail

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  22. This really is pretty cut and dried. All the Yes on UUT people have to do to prove that Melinda Carillo lost those Form 460s is produce their copies. And if they don't produce them? Then that will be proof that they never did them. I have not heard from City Hall, so I guess I'll need to take this to the FPPC. I'll give them another couple of days. I really am trying to save them some money.

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  23. Good for you John, we are fed up with the poor excuses that come from the city.
    Can't pass the buck on everything out of city hall, especially when city hall is taking our bucks.

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