With 100% of precincts counted, Measure O fails.                                        Board of Directors just wasted half a million dollars of taxpayer money on this election.                                        Criminal complaints against the district will continue to be pursued.                                        Criminal and FPPC complaints against the Astro-Turfers will continue to be pursued.                                        Your property taxes based on indebtedness will now go down, as they should.                                        

FPPC Complaint
Yes on O Means Fraud on Voters!

You are welcome to read the whole complaint at the link below.

All the documents are either public record or publicly posted on the Internet.

Summary of Complaint

The primary allegation is that the Committee used a name, from its inception, that deceives the public as to who is funding it. This is a basic violation that just about everyone understands. When a special interest is funding a committee, and the committee does not disclose that in its name, the public is deceived. Committee to Support Outstanding WVUSD Schools - Yes on O hides the critical information that 99.63% of its funding comes from the school bond construction industry -- the people who stand to directly benefit from contracts with the Board if the $485 million tax measure is passed.

At the time that Eibert and company filed, they did not know that opposition to the measure would arise. One can reasonably infer that they believed they could get away with the name because they were not expecting that anyone would take the enormous amount of effort to look into the Committee and its backers.

In connection with that allegation, the complaint alleges that Lily Chen and company knowingly and intentionally made a false statement on the Form 410 filed with the California Secretary State. The false statement was as to the type of committee. The name of the committee only comes into question in the case of a sponsored committee.

The minor allegations are about false identification for a major donor and an on-going in-kind contribution by Century 21 Masters.

We expect that an independent investigation by the FPPC Enforcement Division will uncover additional minor violations.

Parties Complained Of

The people alleged to have violated the FPPC statutes and regulations are:

Lily Eibert (Chen)
Unknown Committee Officer #2
Unknown Committee Officer #3
Rowena Joe, Committee Treasurer
Michael Terris, Partner, TBWB Strategies
Barry Barnes, Partner, TBWB Strategies
Erica Walters, Partner, TBWB Strategies
Jared Boigon, Partner, TBWB Strategies
Larry Redinger, WVUSD Board Member
Helen Hall, WVUSD Board Member
Anthony Torng, WVUSD Board Member
Cynthia Ruiz, WVUSD Board Member
Phillip Chen, WVUSD Board Member

All these people are named because everything about this committee leads to a conclusion that the officers are merely figureheads, doing the will of the San Francisco manipulation marketing firm and the Board who hired that firm.

FTTP Complaint

Attached are the sworn complaint and the sworn addendum.

Also attached are the Committee's Form 410 and Form 460 to support the primary allegations.

To support the in-kind contribution allegation attachments are the schedule posted at the teachers' union web site describing the phone banking operation and one of many photos posted at the Committee's Facebook page that show the AT&T Go Phone box.


FPPC Complaint

Form 410 (2015-07-27)

Form 460 (2015-09-24)

Teachers' Union Schedule

Woman using a disposable AT&T Go Phone at Century 21 Masters telemarketing center in Walnut.


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