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Present: Member of the West Covina Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight
Committed to serving with integrity and reverence for the concerns of all the stakeholders.
Table of Contents:
Page 1. Home Page - Citywide Issues
Page 2. City of West Covina Elected Official Mike Spence: A Self-Admitted Substance Abuser!
Page 3. Vote: Most Excuses not to Vote are Irrelevant!
Page 4. Fredrick Sykes: Background (Sykes is a verb!).
Page 5. West Covina Important Public Service Telephone Numbers/Websites.
(To peruse different pages please click on numbers at top right of each page)
Please visit and support our local sources for News and Information:
Below See the Charter TV Interview(s) “Apathy is very costly” and SCO Audit!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIzM_NPDJY8 & www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PuJAzyFq4o
See Below > How to Download the City of West Covina App
When you believe in something and work tirelessly for what you believe then what was once thought to be the impossible can happen! FS
City of West Covina City Council:
Endorsed by the scheming Spence, Warshaw and Wong:
Johnson and Wu were observed lying and cheating during their campaigns to get elected then what do you think they will do now that they are seated on our Council of government?
The Police and Fire unions did not like the fact that I did not want the Tax Payers to pay more than we could afford! With already 80% of the General Fund the West Covina Public Safety Unions are only concerned about their pay and benefits. Only a few if any of the sworn West Covina Police and Fire Officers live in the City of West Covina; thererfore, with a major vested interest in another community the quality of your City Services don't matter to them! See the deceit and false statement campaign mailer by the WCPOA! Remember when we remain silent and or fail to vote on matters we give approval. Does the City of West Covina have Police and Fire Departments or do they have the City of West Covina? When we are not politically involved there is no accountability, it is easy to convince us to vote against our best interest, we do not know what is what, and who or whom to vote for!
The Next Regularly Scheduled City Council & Successor Agency Meeting: is on Tuesday, November 01, 2016 at 7PM. Please be advised that Athens Services Trash Hauler Contract Cost Increase(s) is on the Agenda!
Location: WCCC Chambers
General Plan Update: Information at www.planwc.org.
The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency of the West Covina Community Redevelopment Agency >
The Next Regularly Scheduled O.B. Meeting is: 4:00 PM in the West Covina City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, November 17, 2016
"The Change We Need, A Voice We Deserve"
Our Campaign makes a difference because you (The Tax Payers) are the first item on our agenda. In June 2006 our campaign started working to positively change the direction of our governance!
Together we can make West Covina a City that is neighborhood oriented and business friendly.
I am a retired Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff and I became actively involved when I observed in 2006
West Covina is now a company town; read Athens Waste Contract!
Just visit www.westcovina.org. Then on home page click What's New, then see Council commission and agendas, go to City Council meeting Tuesday, October 16, 2012, study Agenda item 9 and observe the recorded WCCC Meeting.
The Audit by the California State Controller's Office (SCO) published in July 2015 reveals why Fredrick Sykes was elected and answers many of the questions that we have asked since 2006. It, the audit, is a guide towards the changes that must be made and the best practices at the West Covina City Hall.
We the people need to become actively involved, make intelligent use of our constitutional rights, strengthen our memory and our resolve to verify what our leaders advocate! Know that Taxes, Funds and Franchise Fees are synonymous dollars taken from residents; so, when someone told you in a fancy and also expensive campaign brochure "no new taxes" they lied to you!
We must “Vote”! Vote by mail; because, should you have an emergency on election day you will not vote! Prepare to vote today so that when election day arrives you will have already voted by mail or that you will not forget to cast your very important vote. Constituents, please change to a lifestyle of voting, verify issues, platforms (must read the fine print on circulars/mailers/flyers), the candidate's integrity and vote with high propensity!
Voting by mail allows you to vote from most anywhere, a cruise ship, jail, your sick bed and you start voting 30 days prior to the people who vote at the polls until 8PM at the closing of California election day voting.
Please, help me to help you.
Create a compartment in your life for community and government; by means of that, you will improve your condition.
Obtain campaign resources.
First I served West Covina as a Community Activist, I also serve and work as a member of various Community Service Organizations for the betterment of the Community. I am not able to know your dreams for our City; therefore, I ask for your informative communication, involvement and support.
My work is about our future, our quality of life and the direction of our City. At this time West Covina needs every resident working to solve our problems. The most important part of Democracy is you, "The People", showing up! See you all at the City Council Meetings!
"Because I'm living here, I want to keep the city in the most favorable conditions for us." Lucia Su of
Not voting and engaging your Local Government is to disregard and undermine your rights, your vested interest, the value of your property, your quality of life and the future of your City.
Let us look at what happens when residents fail to vote in the General Municipal Elections; the results are we get the government we deserve. The City of West Covina has a large silent majority that is not paying attention to their local Government (Tax Dollars). The cost is probably higher than most of us care to think. To see what we pay in salaries plus their benefits to our California Public Employees, Elected City Council (Community Development Board Members/ Successor Agency) and City Staff/ Personnel please visit: www.sco.ca.gov.
Our budget deficit is an ever-growing force of destruction to our City! When you fail to budget you are not able to govern. Presently W.C. City Services are funded by attrition. Most of our problems are connected to decisions by former Super Majority of Four City Council, voter apathy and our City has lost a great deal of tax dollars due to the economic downturn! So please whenever possible, shop, recreate, eat, work, conduct and create your business in
Please remember to encourage everyone to frequent our City because every penny of revenue is needed. When you spend your money in West Covina the attached taxes helps to pay for City Services! At this time the City of West Covina budget deficit is somewhere between $3 Million to $13 Million. Our most important City Departments (Police, Fire and Code Enforcement) are under staffed and insufficiently funded; therefore, West Covina is no longer a full service City!
Neils Bohr (Physicist) > "The best weapons of dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapons of openness".
The residents of the City are appointed by the City Council to the present list of Citizens' Commissions - Community and Senior Services Commission, Human Resources Commission and Planning Commission. The City Council is the Successor Agency to the Former West Covina Redevelopment Commission.
Apathy and Campaign Money will allow for our local, County, State and Federal Governments to take your tax dollars and disregard you!
Apathy is very costly!
Idiocracy combined with a gross lack of community engagement/involvement has allowed our local government to become very weak in its ability to serve the residents and all the stakeholders in the City of West Covina!
"Any friend who cool with being cool with the enemy ain't realy your dawg". ∼ Quincy Miller (an American Professional Basketball Player)
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." ∼ Plato
Many of us have come to these United States of America from abroad
seeking a greater freedom of choice about how we live. Now that we are here we all must understand that the Freedom we enjoy is not free. The strength of the United States of America is fortified by our ability to vote. America is a Republic! A group of indivisible states in which the supreme power rests in the group of engaged and involved citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them. Active non-constituents can also make West Covina better! Know that it (Freedom) was made possible by hard work and sacrifice and that our freedom will be lost if we fail to protect it with that same type of dedication, hard work and sacrifice!
Ø Improve Live City Council Meeting Broadcasts and Internet Access to promote public education and transparency. Ø Use equitable, comprehensive governance and serve with honor, accountability and integrity.
Ø Fair and equal representation Citywide.
Ø Reprioritize Public Safety and School Safety. I will work to provide a safe path to and from school for our students
and safer campuses. Reduce crime, including Conflict-of-Interest and Profiteering by anyone Elected or Appointed.
Ø Partner with School Officials and Businesses to ensure the highest quality of education.
Ø Contract City Services with best bid for the residents, eliminate inordinately extensive years/terms and "Contract
Traps" (i.e. "Evergreen/Rolling Clauses")!
Ø Focus on business retention, assistance and expansion.
Ø With fairness protect all the stakeholders; including homeowners, renters, youth, seniors and non-constituents.
West Covina City Council term of office is for four years. The offices of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore have one-year terms and shall be filled in accordance with a rotation procedure.
Before the municipal election of Tuesday, November 03, 2015
After the municipal election for Tuesday, November 03, 2015
What will our City look like if we fail to maintain high standards in the maintenance of our City, our Municipal Code Laws and the planning of what we want our City to be in the future? For the many residents who have said to me that they do not pay attention to local elections I say that, "the people who are elected to the City Council have the sphere of control that affects your pocket book, your tax dollars, the safety of where you live, the value of your property, the quality of your lives, the allocation of city resources, the future for you, your children and our City!"
Residents need to be watching City Hall because presently we are having difficulty paying our employees and bills!What are the West Covina residents getting in return for paying $67 Million ($57M for Morgage Debt and $10M for L.A. Co. Deferred Tax Agreement) for a baseball theme park (six baseball fields - Big League Dreams) without any profits or return until 2011? This was done when we have a Police Station and five Fire Stations that have aged and most are dilapidated, pluse every City Department is understaffed and the un-funded California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS) debt for the WC Tax Payers has grown past $30 Million!
To improve West Covina public safety citywide please form a Neighborhood Watch in your area and consider using the Nextdoor App.
The Next Regular City Council Meeting is Scheduled for
Tuesday, Novemberber 01, 2016 at 7 PM.
Location: West Covina City Hall Council Chambers.
Planning Commission Meeting:
The next Regularly Scheduled Planning Commission Meeting:
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7PM.
West Covina Youth Soccer
Visit > www.wcysc.com
West Covina Youth Soccer has been active in
A different “T – Party”! Google: "National Tequila Party".
The Lions help the community, from the vision exam programs for our children to the meals on wheels for our senior citizens.
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 6 P.M. Great night at the Lakes Business Area of West Covina. The Community turned out, we had a heart warming event and we are looking forward to next year. The Night On The Town (NOTT) will be on May 2017! Everyone please come back with your family and all your friends for The West Covina Lions 47th Annual “Night On The Town” we hope to be at the Regal/Edwards Cinemas,
v All you can eat from various Restaurants.
v Silent auction for vacations, event(s) tickets, merchandise and all sorts of wonderful
In the 2013 WC City election the third City Council seat was lost by 6 votes!
Visit: www.sos.ca.gov Look at the registration numbers and they indicate the apathy and a lack
of voter due diligence. With over 110,000 residents only 54,000 bothered to register to vote and then
40,000 registered West Covina residents failed to vote!
Report of Registration as of Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Registration by Political Subdivision by County -
Registered Total - 54,058
American Independant - 1,294
Green - 201
Libertarian - 262
Peace and Freedom - 718
Other - 392
No Party Preference - 13, 109
See the West Covina City Clerk:
Request FPPC 460 and 700 Forms (Sources for Campaign funds and Income)!
See L.A. County Register-Recorder/County Clerk at www.lavote.net
Steve Herfert (total votes 3609): Campaign and Electioneering Funds = $2 Million Dollars Plus!
Fredrick Sykes (total votes 3282): Campaign Funds = $13,000 plus a walk Citywide.
Please See: The L.A. County Cities
Almanac 2011 Edition by Los Angeles
Newspaper Group> langnews.com
The City of West Covina Ethnic Breakdown
American Indian &
Alaskan Native 0.2%
Native Hawaiian &
Other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy Class #162 November 1973
The U.S. Census Bureau map:
1) Dark Green is where most people live; due to Small Single Family Homes that are
Four (4) houses per One (1) acre of land, Zero Side Yard Homes, Patio Homes and
Multi-Family Housing Products (Duplex, Triplex, Quadraplex, Townhomes,
Condominiums, High Density Apartment Complexes and a large Mobile Home
2) Light colors indicate few people live in that area.