In response to the Pasadena Weekly’s article: http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/past_is_present/8151/
These past issues have been wholly resolved. I have learned much from them and as a result I am more committed than ever to helping our local youth achieve their best.
It is because of what I have learned from these past experiences that I created the Student and Teacher of the Month programs that some now appear so eager to shut down.
I have never claimed to be perfect, and I have always been open and aboveboard and eager to serve our community.
I have nothing to hide.
“Sunshine is the best disinfectant.” – Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
I waive my rights to Privacy
As first requested in a letter dated September 18th, 2009 (see below):
I hereby waive my rights to privacy and release the ATC from liability concerning my name and accused actions brought forth against me.
I am not an employee of the Altadena Town Council. I am an elected official by the community. I request that all discussions on the allegation(s) / matter(s) be conducted in an open forum at the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 15, so that the community may learn from and participate in the process and ultimately be a part of the discussion and final decision made concerning my fate as their elected representative.
I have nothing to hide.
I have sent Public Record Requests, on November 23, (see below) for the Altadena Town Council to answer the following questions:
Who is paying for the televised recordings?
Who is paying for the room rental?
Who is paying for the office space?
The Altadena Town Council has failed to answer these questions.
I have asked the Altadena Town Council in an email to the Recording Secretary, Ruth Neilan Edwards, dated November 11th (see below), requesting all documents concerning the investigation such as the letter from Supervisor Antonovich’s office and Superintendent Diaz’s office. Edwards forwarded my request to the Chair of the Investigating Committee, Jamie Bissner, and to Chairman Gino Sund.
They failed to provide me or my attorney with these documents, yet the Altadena Blog has access to them.
I ask that everyone who reads this email or comes into the knowledge of the circumstances of it write and demand answers to Chairman Gino Sund (email@example.com) and Recording Secretary Ruth Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 730 E. Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA 91001, and cc: the Pasadena Weekly (50 S. DeLacey Ave., Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91105: email@example.com) and the Star-News (911 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106: Letters.firstname.lastname@example.org). Please demand an open meeting concerning the proposed removal of your elected official over the votes of the community, notate when your questions go unanswered and bring them to the meeting and ask again. It is your community.
Letter sent to the Altadena Town Council on September 18th, 2009:
Public Records Requests:
An e-mail from Rita Hadjimanoukian of Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office in which she offered certificates for the Student and Teacher of the Month program:
A letter from Supervisor Mike Antonovich thanking me for Student of the Month T-shirts: