It is time for San Simeon’s legal counsel to do the right thing

December 8, 2020

Michael Donahue

Opinion by Michael Donahue in an open letter to the San Simeon Community Services District’s legal counsel Jeffery Minnery

In light of recent San Simeon Community Services District’s troubles including constructing a $1,000,000 building to house the reverse osmosis unit on Hearst property, grant fraud, Board member conflicts of interest and no bid contracts, would you you be available to present an ethical compliance review at each monthly distict board meeting?

Would you and your firm Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP sever your relationship with the district if the board overruled your counsel and pursued ethical misconduct in matters similar to those listed above?

Would you and Adamski Moroski Madden Cumberland & Green LLP come to the aid of San Simeon rate payers and claw back all monies paid to  grant writers Wood PLC and Jeff Olivera for deliberate grant fraud as well as from Grace Environmental Services and Phoenix Engineering for knowingly constructing the Potable Water Well Head Treatment Project building on Hearst property?

Would you be willing to recommend terminating any current or future work with Jeff Olivera and Phoenix Engineering ?

Would you be willing to write a conciliatory letter to the Hearst Corporation soliciting their suggestions regarding the water tank easement, tank height and general water tank project?

Would you be willing to write a conciliatory letter to Hearst Corporation apologizing for the lot line oops and offer to pay for any additional settlement charges.

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Minnery’s one and only job is protect the district, not to protect its consultants.

The Board must terminate all these contracts and direct legal counsel to seek restitution. How must it look to Hearst Corp. to have the same contractors working on subsequent projects?

If it were my property I wouldn’t let those fools anywhere near.

Relative to all the irregularities and investigations in San Simeon, what do you think is going on with the Directors/Board in San Simeon?

1) Nonfeasance is the failure to act where action is required—willfully or in neglect.

2) Misfeasance is the willful inappropriate action or intentional incorrect action or advice.

3) Malfeasance is the willful and intentional action that injures a party being the community.

I think you should run for a seat on the board!!!

Hard for these small communities to find competent board members:(

They have taken one very positive step in bringing on Paavo to help clean things up:)

Now it’s time for youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu to step into the fray:)