Latino Outreach Council out of compliance
May 8, 2014
The Latino Outreach Council has failed to file require charity registration papers with the California Department of Justice for more than 10 years, even though the issue has been brought in front of the council multiple times. [NewTimes]
In early 2013, with former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Paul Teixeira serving as the non-profit’s president and his legislative aide Deb Geaslen serving as the council’s secretary, the group’s failure to properly register since 2004 was discussed along with plans to quickly remedy the issue. However, no one on the board filed the necessary papers.
In April, council member Andrea Naemi-Vergne resigned after discovering that after more than a year after the council said the registration issue would be taken care of, the group was still delinquent. In addition, Naemi-Vergne voiced her concerns about mismanagement and the group’s failure to follow its mission statement.
“In 1993, a group of 12 passionate people came together and formed The Latino Task Force,” Naemi-Vergne said in her letter of resignation. “Today you know this organization as Latino Outreach Council.
“Their vision was to find ways to serve the Latino community and the underserved in San Luis Obispo. Today, we are far from the true mission of this organization, and our infrastructure remains uncertain.”
Latino Outreach Council Chair Jacqueline Frederick admitted to the New Times that the group was out of compliance, and said they plan to fix the compliance issue.