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Mayor Sam Exclusive: Central Basin Water District's "Old Guard" Choreographing Close Door Special Meeting Tuesday to Approve Hugh Payout to Former General Manager Tony Perez
In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that the "Calderon Old Guard", Central Basin Water District Directors Duo of Art Chacon and Phil Hawkins, is attempting to "choreograph" a Tuesday Close Door, $750,000 Settlement, for litigious former General Manager Tony Perez, who was Terminated with Cause, in late 2014.
The Central Basin Water District Headuarters in the City of Commerce.
** Blogger's Note: In a Mayor Sam Exclusive, we have learned that the remaining "Calderon Old Gaurd Directors" of the Central Basin Water District, Art Chacon and Phil Hawkins, are moving forward in choreographing a Tuesday (12-15-15), Close-door, Special Meeting (agenda posted below) to grant a $750,000 Settlement, to former General Manager Tony Perez, who sued the water agency after his late 2014, Termination with Cause.
Former Central Basin Water District General Manager Tony Perez.
The Tuesday Special Meeting, coming nearly just two weeks after the State of California released its scathing Audit of the Public Whole Sale Water Distributor, is already being met with repudiation for its lack of openness and transparency as the proceedings will take place behind Close Doors.
The board’s motion noted Perez’s employment contract lists a number of reasons that allowed them fire him without paying his annual salary of $195,000 as severance. The contract lists acts of dishonesty or misappropriation of funds, gross mismanagement, actions in violation of the district’s administrative code, a refusal to perform duties and responsibilities and habitual neglect of duty, among the reasons.
Video of Director Art Chacon driving (without a license) on Central Basin Water District Property.
Perez has been under fire after taking district funds and writing a $16,000 check to pay a woman injured in a 2010 car crash involving Chacon. In addition, Chacon received $597 in a monthly car allowance without a valid driver’s license and Perez never did anything to stop it. Chacon, who obtained a driver’s license in August, had been driving without one since Sept. 30, 2003, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles.
The CBWD Special Agenda for this Tuesday, 12-15-15.
Former Central Basin Water District General Manager Art Aguilar outs current "Old Guard Calderon Directors" Art Chacon and Phil Hawkins, for shaking down Campaign Contribution and money for "other expenses".
Thus, as we near another attempted choreographed episode of "Close Doors Enrichment/Payoff" of an enabling underling, costumers, ratepayers, local lawmakers .........., and the likes of LA County District Attorney Jackie Lace's Public Integrity Unit, need to stop, once and for all, the looting of public money from the Central Basin Water District----Scott Johnson.