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Fredrick Sykes 

Hello and thank you for visiting my rudimentary website.

Present: Member of the West Covina Redevelopment Dissolution Oversight

Former: West Covina Mayor/City Councilmember & Honorably Retired Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff (33 Years Served)

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?

When used in the context of the West Covina Municipal Elections the term used, by Councilmember Spence, "Sanctuary City" is fear, racist and hate speech for pre-judging certain immigrants as being felonious criminals!

Then there is, money talks, $500,000 (Federal Program EB-5) will fast track U.S. Immigration entry? 

I know that many of my neighbors are immigrants, not all immigrants are criminals and that most immigrants are valuable, contributing members of our community here in West Covina! FS  

The Amicus Brief asked for justice in immigration; therefore, I signed it (a letter to a court of appeal)!

WAKE UP WEST COVINA! We have Councilmembers who lie, cheat and are not honorable!
The below unethical electioneering, independent expenditure, mailer was funded and orchestrated for and by the Republican base that is on the West Covina City Council and they do not represent the majority of the people living and working here; nevertheless and however, the problem is that the majority of the residents do not care to pay attention, are not involved and do not vote!



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!



he 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 residents are continuously under represented at City Hall and that our local government was controlled by a Monopoly (one part of our City); to do nothing is to give approval!

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 Monterey Park, CA 91754

The City of West Covina was incorporated in 1923, some 93 years ago, and it has well over 110,000 (per California State Controller's Office) residents that are living in an area of approximately 17 square miles; we have varying demographics and geographies, eight water districts and seven school districts plus the Los Angeles County Office of Education's International Polytechnic High School, with many diverse cultures and concerns.
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 West Covina and pay attention to your City Hall.

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!

A West Covina Government of the people, for the people and by the people also means a Government that is reflective of its constituents.
  While the majority was sleeping (not paying attention) the City of West Covina has now become West (Athens) Covina, also the 2013 and 2015 elections have presented a WCCC that is sans Hispanics and females.

"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 i
t (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!

Fredrick Sykes

Fredrick Sykes

Fred has spent his entire life working for the public:
      Ø   Compton P.D. Community Service Officer (1971 - 1973)
      L.A. Co. Deputy Sheriff (Retired) 33 years (1973 - 2006)
      Planning Commissioner (2009-2010)
      Human Resources Commissioner (2008-2009)
     Vigorous advocate for the residents of West Covina
      Ø   Councilman, City of West covina
      Ø   Mayor, City of West Covina (2014 to 2015)

Join us in saying it is time for our Councilmembers to fight for the interests of the people they are elected to represent! Our City Council should serve and ensure fair and equal governance for every region and every person in the City of West Covina.

Fred is married with a son who is a Deputy Sheriff and a daughter who is attending College, Fred knows the importance of family, governing around the needs of the Community and the expressed will of the residents.  

Every part of our City must be ennobled so that our entire City can become stronger and more dynamic! Our streets and parks must be maintained and well kept for our enjoyment, for the stabilization of
property values, retention of our community standards and as a positive legacy for the future!

Although I lost the 2015 election I am still working to:            

         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.

Fredrick Sykes

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


                                  "West Covina"
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!"  

                                    Thanking you in advance for your support!
Fredrick Sykes: For the People!

Join Us:

Please, help me to help you.

Obtain campaign resources.

When we ran for the West Covina City Council in 2015 to place your name and campaign statement on the ballot in English only the cost was $1,100.00; for your name and campaign statement to appear on the ballot in both English and Spanish the cost was $2,200.00. The Lawn Signs can cost $5.00 ea. (5x1400) and political mailers, door hangers and flyers will cost many thousands of dollars. Most people have no idea of the enviromental and financial impact from our methods of political campaigning because money trumps and apathy is in vogue. Increased citizen involvement equals decreased cost and entrenches the Democratic Process!

Contributions to West Covina City Council Candidates and Officeholders are not tax deductible and they are limited to $500 from individuals, Political Action Committees,  and Businesses in any given calendar year.

Full disclosure of any campaign donation in the amount of $100 or more is required. For more details please see West Covina Municipal Codes at: www.westcovina.org.  

Every successful campaign by the average resident in the City of West Covina needs the lauded vote, the financial assistance and volunteer support of the people!
Every amount is appreciated and brings us closer to our objectives; fair and equal governance Citywide.

To volunteer, have any questions or comments; please do not hesitate to contact me. 

(626) 806-4272

(626) 581-2107

E-mail: Fredrick.Sykes@linkline.com or FredrickSykes@FredrickSykes.com

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Every resident can be a nexus for positive change! Engage your local government! We have a City of West Covina App, you can protest, petition,  recall, request verbally, demand in writing and communicate with our City Council at the ballot box (vote). 

Voting helps you protect and assert your interest!

All politics is Local!

The Oligarchs, Oligopolies, Plutocrats and Kleptocrats are attacking:


See how money corrupts our officials and quashes our interest!

Our Democracy is becoming more corporate oriented and less "We the People" oriented; we, the people, the not involved majority is the problem! Corporations are not people. Corporations are instruments and tools created and used by people!


The muscle of democracy is our ability to vote! Democracy is not perfect; however, increased participation has a history of making it better! Please obtain and become familiar with the FPPC 460 and 700 political forms (see City Clerk) they will help you understand recusal(disqualification), Influence Peddling, wrong doing, conflict-of-interest activity, Forms of Political Corruption, criminal conduct, sycophants, traitors, political pawns, puppets, malfeasance and missappropriation of Public Money/Tax Funds. You will learn who is buying the loyalty of your elected Officials and just who is really in control of your government! Please learn to Vote for and support someone only after you have independently vetted and assayed all the Candidates. We are not forced to vote for anyone; therefore, only vote for the person(s) you trust to protect and assert your interest; ignore all others. 

To reverse our loss of transparency, our lack of diversity and diminished democracy just remember the eligible public:

Must vote and everyone who is available should attend the City
Council Meetings every first Tuesday and every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM.

The Planning Commission meets every second Tuesday and every fourth Tuesday of each month at the same time and place as the City Council and that is in the City of West Covina Council Chamber.

The volume, the speed and the power of the message "We are Watching" is predicated on how many residents get engaged and show a presence at City Hall. Should we fail to participate in the governmental process we will lose our rights, diminish our ability to control our government and become more like the Cities of Bell, California 90201 and Vallejo, California 94590.
Source: Fredrick Sykes

For an application and information on the City of West Covina Commissions  such as the Community Services/Senior Citizens, H.R., Planning and or to Check City Activities/Notices please visit the Official City of West Covina Website at www.westcovina.org

Need more information see page 5 of this website and or contact City officials >               
E-mail: chris.freeland@westcovina.org and I introduced the West Covina App

Go to the West Covina City Hall!
1444 West Garvey Avenue South
City Council Chamber - Level One
West Covina, CA 91790

Write-City Hall
Mailing Address:
City of West Covina 
P.O. Box 1440
West Covina, CA. 91793


The Proliferation of Telecommunication Towers Continues: 

The power of the Telecommunication Companies and other Special Interest Group's money is able to have our Representatives, from Congress down to our local governments, ignore reality.

The residents have a decline in democracy when these towers are installed without their expressed consent. The precarious economics in America, domestic and foreign terrorist, uncertain fuel cost , the decline of aesthetics of the City, a loss in the quality of life, the decrease in the value of our property, slope failure, earthquakes, storms, other powerful natural and human made disasters. Now we have the added concern with the Telecom Towers being placed closer to our homes when there is no need for increased  service in this area of West Covina. With the increase in proximity comes the perception, anxiety and ruminating the history of radiation. The fear about the negative effects of radiation can create stress, a powerful physical and health risk in and of itself.

Communications and certain Special Interest Groups have better representation at City Hall than the residents and the Stakeholders, just follow the money. You would think there is a law against this type of variance and governance. The Telecom Towers should be installed by need and not by greed.
Only through citizen participation can your government build a better City and combat corruption.

The residents are already indebted to 67 Million for six baseball fields; wake up West Covina! 

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!

City Hall is now closed on Fridays and every department is so understaffed that at this time we do not have a full service City and all of the Officials who failed to balance the budget are no longer City Councilmembers; however, no one has been held accountable for the harm and the conversion (theft) of public resources to private and or their personal gain! In 2015 we now have  a new City Councilmember who in 2006 was aiding and abetting the corrupt City Council!

My goal is to bring the City back to serving the public five days a week plus half day on Saturdays.

I Repeat, Get Involved! Stop any and all powerful political apparatuses from controlling your local government! The Average Taxpayers should be in control!

Apathy is very costly!

I need your support and involvement in order that I may be more effective!

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 West Covina since 1969 and there are now approximately 1,000 children that participate in this co-ed program.

For more than 43 years the children have been athletically active on the fields in the area of Merced and Orange without even a permanent bathroom(s). It is time for the entire City to wholeheartedly support this program.

Please contact the West Covina City Council, our California State and Federal Electives. 
Advise them that you support this program and that as your representative you want them to lobby for grants and you want them to advise the community about other ways that we might be able to make this a successful community activity. It will not hurt to think creative!

A different “T – Party”! Google: "National Tequila Party".


West Covina Lions Club

Support the West Covina Lions; We Serve”.

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, 1200 Lakes Drive, West Covina, CA 91790.


v     All you can eat from various Restaurants.

v     Silent auction for vacations, event(s) tickets, merchandise and all sorts of wonderful

v     Your choice of any movie that night or any time at your convenience to visit
     Regal/Edwards Cinemas.
Tickets are $25.00 ($18.00 is Tax Deductible), live 
     entertainment and beverages included for information please visit:

When our elected officials focus on gathering resources for re-election and fail to budget; the same episode is happening in the City of West Covina as in Vallejo, Stocton, San Bernardino, California and Detroit, Michigan.

Vallejo, Calif., Goes Bankrupt

Public Safety/Jobs and Senior Services are cut to the barest minimums!

by: Michael Zielenziger | from: AARP | April 30, 2011                                
What happens at City Hall is important to the entire City!

Every Vote Counts! See results of November 5, 2013 election


In the 2013 WC City election the third City Council seat was lost by 6 votes!

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 - See L. A. County>West Covina.

Registered Total - 54,058

Democratic -24,688

Republican -13,394 

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

Group> langnews.com

The City of West Covina Ethnic Breakdown

African-American            4%
American Indian &
Alaskan Native             0.2%
Asian                              26%
Hispanic                         56%
Multi-Racial                  1.7%
Native Hawaiian &
Other Pacific Islander   0.1%
Caucasian                       15%
Other                              0.2%



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.


              Fredrick Sykes