Villager with Pitchfork
February 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm
The bottom line is that the entire thing was a farce from beginning to end.
Sonoma County Water Agency ‘hired’ Allen to do a job that:
1) Did not need to be done since the City was planning to rezone that site anyway
2) Allen had absolutely NO experience in doing
3) Was a totally ridiculous exercise in sky-gazing since the building is not adaptable for residential uses. It’s an office building.
WHY? Why did SCWA pay Michael Allen $95,000 and try to get another contract through the Supes for ANOTHER $75,000?
That FPPC filing and investigation was not only on Michael Allen. Both Randy Poole and Mike Thompson of SCWA were named as well. What happened to the investigation on Poole and Thompson?
Were they funneling money to Michael Allen for his campaigns? He was running for city council and for Assembly during the term of the contracts.
Why did they want Michael Allen in office? Was it because the SCWA wanted to be the lead agency in the solar water heater legislation proposed by Sen. Wiggins while she was ill with dementia and Michael Allen and Sean McNeil were playing in her office?
SCWA was going to make a lot of money on SB 730. Proposed by alzheimer-ridden Pat but probably written by Mike and Sean, it named SCWA as the lead agency. It was going to make it MANDATORY for every home in Sonoma County to have a solar water heater. How much money would SCWA have made on that? Would Poole and Thompson have benefited financially? Professionally?
Senate Bill 730 was pulled on the day that Michael Allen was reported to the FPPC.
Don’t believe it? it’s all true.
Go to http://www.SantaRosaNeighborhoodCoalition.com for details.