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Who is Dave Emerson? And Who Is Paying Him?

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Real Estate, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 18-03-2014

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First let’s look at the facts…

Beginning back in 2008, the Los Alamitos City Council majority, controlled at the time by former one term councilman and puppeteer Arthur Debolt, suddenly acquired an acute interest in the city’s long time lucrative contract for waste collection.

Mr. Debolt’s cast of characters included at the time; Mayor Ken Parker, the infamous Catherine “Cat” Driscoll and current Los Alamitos Mayor Geri-Graham Mejia.

Ken Parker back then was observed on many an occasion meeting with Mr. Debolt nearly every Monday prior to a City Council meeting in a local coffee shop where Debolt and Parker would peruse through the agenda so Parker would be well scripted for his City Council meetings.

The now infamous “Cat” Driscoll, possibly best known for submitting reimbursement requests from the taxpayers for a tooth brush and coffee, who most recently received notoriety for driving her vehicle off of the 605 freeway off ramp, through a tree at Katella. Of course after her hospital visit was charged with driving under the influence.
Her husband, by the way, a former supporter/mouthpiece for both Debolt and Dave Emerson has apparently up and left the community.

And last but not least, our controversial current Mayor Geri-Graham Mejia who is under fire for spending our taxpayer dollars on unneeded improvements to the alley behind the apartment where  she currently resides. And was caught using “Customer Only” parking spaces on a private business parking lot to park her personal vehicle! Of course while violating Los Alamitos municipal codes.

Together, these three decided they would begin shopping for trash haulers under the guise of bringing savings to the residence and businesses of Los Alamitos. As we can now ascertain this was nothing more than a well-orchestrated ploy to undermine prominent business and residents of the City of Los Alamitos, while creating an income loophole for a few of their partners in crime accentuating their income.

Unfortunately for them the flaw in their plan was the fact that Parker and Driscoll failed to get reelected. The good people of Los Alamitos saw thru this scheme and voted them out of office!

In 2009, the new City Council now comprised of good honest residents without personal agendas went thru a selection process thus providing Los Alamitos residents with a fair trash contract. This contract, an integral part of the city budget was approved and currently provides residents with some of the lowest residential rates for trash collection in the county.

And now former failed council candidate and current Los Alamitos sworn Public Official (Traffic Commissioner) and self-proclaimed “UNLICENSED” Real Estate Broker Los Al’s own Dave Emerson was apparently personally soliciting his services to waste hauling companies during the procurement process.

After much research we have discovered that Mr. Emerson who also campaigned for accused Councilman Warren Kusumoto (this site’s namesake) who himself was investigated by his own colleagues for Brown-Act Violations and currently attempting to get reimbursed for the legal fees he incurred by Los Alamitos taxpayers!

We are told that Mr. Emerson was actually calling waste hauling companies presumably in hopes of hiring himself out as a waste consultant, the problem is…no reputable company would give him the time of day much less provide employment for him.

Finishing dead last in the 2008 Los Alamitos City Council election and being snubbed by waste hauling companies when he tried to offer up his services, apparently has fueled an anger in him that can only be described as malicious and irrational based on his conduct towards community leaders and elected officials. He has even tried to establish himself as a community blogger attempting to sell ads which apparently haven’t worked out so well for him either.

Which bring us to today’s question; why would embattled Los Alamitos traffic commissioner Dave Emerson care about who administrates the trash contract for the city of Cypress? Or any other city for that matter? Based on his association with Art Debolt and Mr. Debolt’s history of trash litigation there is only one logical answer…

One would only care about events happening in a city where he has no business and is not a resident for one reason and one reason only…SADLY, someone must be paying him. Who? we do not know, but eventually we will find out.

So who do they come up with as a patsy to show up for them at a recent Cypress City Council meeting?

How about resurrecting a long forgotten retread and City Council critic who helped lead a failed recall attempt way back in the early 90′s of three (3) Cypress council members who voted to approve the construction of a building which is home to one of Cypress’ largest revenue generating businesses as well as one of the most philanthropic companies in all of Orange County.

This failed assault on three fine public servants cost Cypress residents tens of thousands of dollars in special election costs back then and would have resulted in tens of millions of dollars over the years in lost revenue to our Community’s Senior Citizen and Youth Programs had these evil people been successful with their crazy agenda as this fine Cypress corporate partner would now be located in another city.

Some of us can remember the Los Al trash scandal created by Dave Emerson and the lawsuits subsequently filed by Art Debolt who in an open meeting stood at the podium and boldly stated the dollar amount which he wanted to be paid to settle his lawsuit.

How was Mr. Debolt asking for a settlement amount benefiting anyone other than him and his cronies?

There only accomplishment was to cost the tiny City of Los Alamitos a fortune in legal fees and staff time.

No wonder the City of Los Alamitos has gone through 6 City Managers in the past 7 years!

So, now that the scam has been tested, tried and true, it’s time for these thug’s and their intimidation tactics to move on to their next victim, the City of Cypress!

Is Dave Emerson throughout his soliciting activities trying to fill his pockets once again? (and the pockets of the gang?) with dirty money…in the hopes that someone will hire him or possibly pay to shut him up?

Here’s a novel idea. Why don’t you go to Real Estate School and get a license?

Our “MMA” bout “Mejia vs. Kusumoto” whose costing us more???

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 11-03-2014

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Fellow citizens as you would expect were doing our due diligence…here is an update on our Mayor’s & Councilman’s accomplishments while they’ve been in office.

First up…Mejia

1) The illegal use of private business parking, with posted signage.



2) Damage to taxpayer owned wall, broken through to provide access from customer only parking lot.

View from the private parking lot, to her home.

View from the private parking lot, to her home.

View facing North (towards Katella) showing damaged bricks.

View facing North (towards Katella) showing damaged bricks.

3) She managed to have some unattractive temporary speed bumps and warning signs installed behind her apartment complex in the alley, we guess the plan was to keep kids safe while playing in the “Alley Playground”.

We were under the impression that the alley was zoned for commercial truck access, for trash pickup and commercial deliveries for the adjacent businesses.

Not to be used as a playground for children, we have parks for that don’t we? Dangerous!

What confuses us is why the speed bumps were installed “only” behind the Mayors apartment???

Is their not other children who play in the alley’s behind Green St.? Is the Mayor doing her due diligence taking care of the community? or just her own interests?

Why would she allow the use of our tax dollars to pay for and maintain an area which never has been considered or legally zoned as a playground?


And Kusumoto… kusuhair

Here are some facts from City records about the trouble this man has caused the City!!!

Cost of the trash lawsuit: $ 423,990!!! Perpetrated by his friends, wonder how much went into his pockets???

Payments to Colantuono & Levin: $ 170,914.

Settlement with CITIZENS on the 1090 Corruption Anti-SLAPP: $ 33,302.

Settlement with CITIZENS on the Writ of Mandate granted by Judge Banks: $ 215,000.

Payment to Steven Baric, of Baric, Tran & Minesinger: $ 4,774.

Kusumoto’s legal defense fees he’s trying to sneak past the citizens for reimbursement for his crimes!: $ 5,000

And here’s his confession for the abuse and harassment of City Staff:

I personally apologized to the City Manager for being tenacious and firm on this matter. There were some moments when I was less than professional, and I recognize that this is unacceptable and have profusely offered my apology.

I have not had any interaction with the City Attorney since she would not answer my phone calls.

I did not coordinate or discuss this matter with the Department Secretary other than to address her questions regarding the scheduling of the meeting. If I was perceived as harassing, then I offer my apologies too.

– Council Member Warren Kusumoto.


The Mejia’s are at it again, a new found low…

Posted by admin | Posted in City, Councilman Kusumoto Brown Act Violation, Mayor Warren Kusumoto Los Alamitos, Mayor Warren Kusumoto of Brown Act Violation, Warren Kusumoto, Warren Kusumoto Accused, Warren Kusumoto Brown Act, Warren Kusumoto Illegal Recording | Posted on 21-02-2014


We hear in the community she has been asking around for a free seat to the Americana Awards, one of the oldest and finest fundraising events in the OC!


…We just discovered that Mayor Mejia is trying to weasel a free seat to the prestigious Americana awards!

The Mejia family has decided to taint this fine event in the O.C. and disrespect the fine folks who are being recognized, the Mejia’s have never attended this event before and surely have never donated a penny. Now she’s out trying to get a free meal for her hubby, word has it she’s out in the community begging  local businesses for a free ticket! the same businesses she has bashed in the past she now is begging to provide a $250.0 seat for her traffic commissioner husband Javier,  these very same people for years now she has attacked from the dias!

Los Al citizens are angry about the fact that the city is already supporting her and her family, yet still Mayor Mejia is literally walking the streets looking for a handout for the American Awards event!

It would be a shame for one of our fine businesses to be associated with this corrupt activity! Please dont cave into this type of corruption, this is a disgrace!

Mayor Mejia, husband Javier the Traffic Commissioner please pay for your own ticket to the Americana Awards!