DID THREE CMs "TURN HEADS" TO FRAUDULENT PERMITS AT "DIRT" BURNEL? (COMES NOW THE PLAINTIFFS)
As some of you know, ZD has a new "Bat Computer" and it kinda put things on a avalanche fast-track, and you can see it all unfold under the commnets section of this blog. Here's the lastest reply from Cpt. Jack to my message in a bottle to him:
At April 29, 2007 10:43 PM, Zuma Dogg said...
Is the question "Old Man Johnson" (Plaintiff) asked, about the dirt road development on Burnell? They laughed at him for questioning it, then Johnson found out they gave out fraudulent permits, and now he is gonna sue?
At April 29, 2007 10:47 PM, Captain Jack Sparrow said...
Good evening Zuma lad (tips hat and smiles):
Well done, lad. It's dedicated parkland being developed. Go back to your ZAPPER (ZD's Batcomputer) and ask about the three neighbourhood councils who wrote to a certain CM and cc'd his two pals requesting a STOP to the development. And then take a look at the building permits for all 6 or so of the houses. See anything interesting? Perhaps the name of a developer who donated to certain CM's campaigns? Something made three CM's look the other way when building permits were fraudulently issued, savvy? Was it that same something that got Old Man Johnson all riled up?
Now Zuma lad, I have three more words for you. Comes the plaintiffs.
AND NOW...READ ABOUT THE JOKE OF A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CALLED "DIRT" BURNELL. (A real comedy of errors...I WAS laughing out loud.)
Though building has begun on “Dirt Burnell”, construction is limited to a single address, ***** Burnell Drive, which is the lot closest to the paved intersection of Burnell Drive and Killarney Street and farthest from Elyria Canyon Park.
The first tangible signs that this development was going to have a severe negative impact on the neighborhood became evident in early January when a large crane parked on the dirt path and began to excavate the site from the unpaved street.
This crane was being operated in a reckless manner,coming dangerously close to power lines.
Additionally, the crane was parked in such a manner that local residents were unable to use the unpaved road to hike into Elyria Canyon Park, a common recreational activity for residents.
At this point, residents began to seek advice from the Council Office for clarification on whether vehicles should be permitted to park on this unpaved road during construction. There is no parking anytime on either side of the street on the block of Burnell Drive leading to the unpaved portion. [CLICK READ MORE -- IT GETS MORE HILARIOUSLY TRAGIC. THESE COUNCILMEMBERS MUST BE STOPPED!!! TOO BAD IT WILL TAKE THE LAW, INSTEAD OF THEIR OWN CONSCIOUS.]
Parking vehicles on the un-paved portion of the street will impact pedestrian traffic and possibly result in problems with emergency vehicle access should a fire erupt in Elyria Canyon Park.
Paul Habib in CD 14 Council Office did a site visit and requested that parking control begin to patrol the area to ensure that parking regulations were being followed.
The situation with construction vehicles only escalated on the morning of January 30, a Tuesday and trash collection day, when a cement mixer began to block the intersection.
This cement mixer not only impeded traffic flow, but it also prevented the trash collection truck from being able to reach the trash receptacles.
One truck was a problem, but soon a second cement truck arrived blocking even more
traffic early in the morning when residents needed to get to work.
Two trucks was bad, but a third cement truck
arrived a formed a queue on Burnell Drive in a clearly marked no parking zone.
For nearly 15 minutes, two trucks parked side-by-side preventing any vehicles from passing. Phone calls and emails to the Council Office resulted in Paul Habib quickly responding and contacting parking control.
Sadly, three parking control officers arrived just as the final cement truck departed after about three hours of impacting traffic flow.
Sergeant Barbara Hartsfield of parking control instructed two other officers to patrol the area on a regular basis.
She determined that parking was problematic on “Dirt Burnell” and residents are still awaiting a conclusion from the city regarding a request to formally post “No Parking” signs on the unpaved portion of the street.
The sergeant also advised residents to call a special number if any further problems developed.
Periods of marginal activity on the site continued with small crews and pick-up trucks, but no large vehicles.
On Monday afternoon, February 12, residents were once again made aware of problems with this ill-conceived development.
Two industrial tow trucks were at the scene, blocking the intersection, because a flatbed truck delivering construction materials to the site slid off the dirt road and stopped short of plunging down the steep embankment to Bridgeport Drive below.
It took several hours for the drivers from U.S. Tow to free the delivery truck from its precarious position.
Residents in the area understand that this is just the beginning of a long construction period with the potential for considerable negative impact and possibly serious accidents.
At the January meeting of the Mt. Washington Homeowners Alliance, the members voted
to fund $1500 toward legal council regarding “Dirt Burnell” in the hopes of preventing the other lots from being developed and possibly stopping the
“Dirt Burnell” is a textbook example of the need for strict standards regarding cumulative impact
in the hillside communities of Los Angeles. The residents have also agreed to raise additional money toward legal council and hope that this will also send a message to all unscrupulous specula-
tion developers in the area.
At April 29, 2007 11:51 PM, Anonymous said...
Consent to censure and three year bar.
Altered an account statement issued by his member firm employer and fabricated an approval signature of a purported manager in connection with an application for a loan with an outside lender.