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CITY OF LOS ANGELES BOARD OF NEIGHBORHOOD La" ‘COMMISSIONERS, EMPOWER LA’ LEONARD SHAFFER. veenewe JOY ATKNSON SEBS ie JOSH LAFARGA reso gees EVE SINCLAR eta: ELI LIPMEN agate OARETTauroz ‘envce ww ERIC GaRCETM cose ies ‘Sorclsouit-ronlacs MAYOR vemnscomeetos Election Challenge Panel Special Meeting Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:30pm Ron F. Deaton Civic Auditorium 100 W. 1% St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Conduct of the Election Challenge Panel Hearing. The only written evidence considered at the Regional Grievance Pane] Hearing by persons filing an Election Challenge will be the filed Election Challenge, up to three Witness Statements and the documents uploaded with the Election Challenge. At the hearing on the Election Challenge, the person filing the Election Challenge shall have the opportunity to present an opening argument not to exceed ten minutes. If there are any person or persons being challenged, they shall have the opportunity to present an ‘opening argument not to exceed ten minutes. A designee from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment shall have the opportunity to present an opening argument not to exceed ten minutes. The person filing the Election Challenge shall then present a rebuttal not to exceed five ‘minutes. If applicable, the person or person subject to the challenge may present a rebuttal not to exceed five minutes. The designee of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment/City Clerk shall present a rebuttal not to exceed five minutes. The Election Challenge Panel may, in its sole discretion, extend the time of the opening arguments and rebuttals. No further witness testimony shall be allowed. After the rebuttal by the designee from the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Election Challenge Panel may question the parties. The Election Challenge Panel will open the matter for public comment for ten minutes unless, in the sole discretion of the Election Challenge Panel, additional time for public comment is necessary to adjudication of the Election Challenge. The Election Challenge Panel then shall deliberate the Election Challenge and provide a recommended determination and remedy to the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. As a covered entity under Title IT of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Sign language interpreters, assisted listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability of services, please make your request at least 3 business days prior to the meeting you wish to attend by contacting the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment at 213-978-1551 or email NCSupport@lacity.or In compliance with Government Code section $4957.5, non-exempt writings that are distributed to a majority or all of the board in advance of a meeting, may be viewed at our website by ‘AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, clicking on the following link: empowerla.org or at the scheduled meeting, In addition, if you would like a copy of any record related to an item on the agenda, please contact NCSupport@lacity.org. 1 2 Introduction (5 minutes) Call to Order Discussion and Possible Action making recommendations on remedies to address election challenges #103-#105 submitted by “General” Jeff Page for April 6, 2017 Skid Row Subdivision Election. Reason for challenges: Challenge #103 Campaign Material Issues Challenge #104 Inapporpriate Endorsement of Candidate Challenge #105 Electioneering by Candidates Link to Challenge #103-#105: https:/Macity.quickbase.com/db/bkke2xh4j?a=drderid=103&rl=bi7p lacity.quickbase.com/db/bkke2xh4j?a=dr&rid=1044&r /Nacity.quickbase.com/db/bkke2xh4j?a=dré&rid=105&rl=fzb (Challenges, Witness Statements, and Supporting documents are attached) Department of Neighborhood Empowerment Election Challenge Report: (Please see attached) Public Comment Adjourn 82017 ELA- 2016 Challenges - Challenge #103 nip: ttacty quckbase.com/thabkko2sh4)20=prntr rid 1088dRd= 282 NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION CHALLENGE information submitted in this challenge is considered public information. Please note that al All challenges must be received by the Department no later than five (5) calendar days after the election date. (Deadline is Spm on the Sth calendar day) If you require assistance with completing this form, please contact the EmpowerLA Elections Division at (818) 293-8683. Thereby submit my challenge for the Challenge Due Date Downtown LA Neighborhood Council Election held on 04-06-17 ¥ I affirm that I am a stakeholder in this Neighborhood Council who voted in the election and I have personal knowledge of the following challenge. Name "General" Jeff Page Business Name (if applicable) General Jeff Address 1626 Wilcox Avenue #924, Los Angeles, California 90028 Phone (323) 445-0723 Emi Issuesandsolutions@yahoo.com Reason for Challenge Campaign Material Issues Please state the facts for your challenge. (max 500 words) Voting YES for the Skid Row NC- Formation Committee establishes us as a candidate in the Skid Row NC Subdivision election. Therefore, voting NO also automatically establishes DLANC as a candidate. It's that simple- Will Skid Row stay with DLANC or will Skid Row stay with Itself- those are the two choices in this subdivision election, again clearly making DLANC a candidate. ‘Subsequently, tis illegal for candidates to "take a side" in any outreach materials, which DLANC did through @ "front organization" called Unite DTLA. Irrefutable evidence, both paperwork and video, unequivocally proves that Unite DTLA connects directly to a DLANC URL, thus connecting DLANC to everything Unite DTLA has done regarding this subdivision election. ‘As a candidate, DLANC should thereby be immediately disqualified, along with their voters, seeing that their illegal election propaganda was sent consistently at least four times a day possibly until three days prior to our subdivision election. As the Chair of the Skid Row Neighborhood Council- Formation Committee, I offer the following pieces of evidence; 1) Evidence of the e-mail sent by Unite DTLA, which also connects to DLANC directly to Unite DTLA'silegal use of DLANC’s mailing address 2) Evidence of Unite DTLA outreach materials directly connected to a URL which encompasses DLANC and also infers to a "managed lst” which thereby implies that sald outreach materials where shared with others. 3) Evidence of online conversations including myseif and a current DLANC Board member whe publicly validates his knowledge of interactions connecting Unite DTLA and DLANC and further offers confirmation timestamps of the periodic distribution of said illegal outreach material rr areeo17 ELA- 2016 Chllonges- 4) Video evidence of the direct connection between DLANC and their "front organization called Unite OTLA through outreach material distributed by Unite DTLA which connects directly to a URL that connects to DLANC, thus rendering DLANC directly involved with the distribution of position-taking outreach materials which is clearly stated as an illegal act by neighborhood council regulations. Please state your desired remedy. (max 100 words) DLANC, in it's efforts to sway the Skid Row Neighborhood Council- Formation Committee's subdivision election, should be found guilty with 2 swift punishment of disqualifications as a candidate, disqualification of thelr ‘entire database (and/or number equivalency), publicly reprimanded and also punished with funding penalties in order for DONE to set an example for all NC's citywide of what will not be tolerated in any of it's NC elections. ~_ Witness Information ALL of your Witness information and Witness Statement needs to be included at this time. The Department will ONLY accept and review Witness Information included at time of submission, You may have up to three (3) Witness Statements. You can find the Witness Statement form here, Witness 1 Contact Information First Name Last Name Katherine McNenny Email Address Phone Number Witness Statement katherine.trees@yahoo.com (310) 941-3585 SRNC Witness Statement 1.pdf Witness 2 Contact Information First Name Last Name Charles Porter Email Address Phone Numberv Witness Statement charlesp@socialmodel.com (213) 440-4891 'SRNC Witness Statement 2.paf Witness 3 Contact Information First Name Last Name Email Address Phone Number Witness Statement If no witness, please check this box ~_Attach all supporting documentation Before submitting, please Include ALL supporting documentation HERE. The Department will ONLY process and review materials included at time of submission. Attachment 1 Attachment 2 Attachment 3 Skid Row NC video Evidence.pdf SEmpowerLA117041015270.pdf SEmpowerLA117041015300.pdt » Signature I affirm that I am a stakeholder in this Neighborhood Council who voted in the election and I have personal knowledge of the following challenge. "General" Jeff Page ‘To submit, please click SAVE on the top right corner ~_Staff Response tip: macy qulckbase cor /dtkkedeht a= prin Sid 1028ctid= irl=fs2 aea2017 ELA. 2016 Challenges - Determination Status Date Staff Processing the Challenge Region Created on April 10 at 3:51 PM (PDT). Last updated by Paramazion, Sevak on April 11 10:34 AM at 10:34 AM (PDT). Owned by Anonymous, Inipsactyqickbase.com/dhkkezshdj?a=print id= 1088cid= 280 FOR DEPT USE ONLY DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM Challenge # Witness For Witness Name: Katherine McNenny Contact Number: 210) 941-3585 Mailing Address: 420 Soutn San Pero St #430 Email: kathorino tees@yatoo com Los Angoles, CA 90013 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818. “The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by “Senerar Jef Paige on a/tozot regarding Si) AGA) _ Neighborhood Council SUBDINS ON ELECTION - | was forwarded an email from an anonymous source, sent out by the DLANC “Mail Chimp" account, but made to look like it was from an entity called “Unite DTLA’, that explicitly endorsed a “NO vote for our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election. The violations are as follows: 1.) This email is verified as being sent by the DLANC by it's URL. The DLANC was not supposed to have taken a positon on our election, and the fact that they did, makes this a challengeable offence. 2.) This email also includes the DLANC logo, which is illegal inthis instance because itis being used in campaign materials. 3.) The DLANC engaged in electioneering in our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election, and that too, is a challengeable offence. | declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. | understand that all information on this form is public record. Date: 4/10:2017 Name: Katherine McNonny . Signature: Department Review Date witness form received: Date witness form reviewed. | Witness form reviewed by: Grievance number: _ DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD FOR DEPT USE ONLY EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM Challenge Witness Form Witness Name: Charles Portor Contact Number; 213.440.4801 Mailing Address: 804 € 6th Streot Email: chatiesp@sociaimodelcom Los Angeles, CA 90021 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818. “The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by Chatles Porer__on 4/107 regarding the Skid Row Neighborhood Council.” My challenge is based on the following violations that occurred during the Skid Row Neighborhood Council subdivision election process, illegally influencing the vote of downtown stakeholders. 1.) An email was sent from a DLANC (Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council) URL asking voters to vote No. This implies that DLANC took an official position on the Skid Row Neighborhood Council election, which is prohibited. 2.) The email referenced above includes the DLANC logo, which is also a challenge-able offense. 3.) 1am of the opinion that DLANC engaged in electioneering in this election which is also prohibited. declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. | understand that all information on this form is public record. Date: a/sani7 MZ - tb Name: Chars Poter Signature: _/ Department Review Date witness form received: Date witness form reviewed: Witness form reviewed by: Grievance number: Skid Row NC video Evidence https://drive.google.com/file/d/OB8Mhrct1PViaOGYzV3FiYkZMdXM/ view?usp=sharing SMOKING GUN PROOF......For the sake of FULL transparency, ! am going against legal advice because it is only fair for all to know what's going on behind- the-scenes regarding the election to create the Skid Row... More UNITE DOWNTOWN ot © 2816 Dowmown Los Angeles Neiphboriood Council. Al ‘Vote NO.on Skid Row Scperation eserved Downtown Los Angeles Naichborhood Council electian. Our mailing address is: Downtown Los Angeles Neigtborteod Connell PO. Box 13096 Los Angeles, GA 90018 Add us to your address 900k Want to change how you receive these emails? Jacob Douglas Van Horn § !'ve been intentionally not engaging in back and forth on this forum however | am going to need to address this. Picture A is in fact from the DLANC mailchimp. Picture D is indeed from that as well. This is an email informing people of when and where the polling places are. It does not take a position. It is an outreach email sent out asking people to help spread awareness of when and where people can vote. It is DLANC's obligation to inform people when and where they can vote in a neighborhood council election. Pictures B and C are from a MailChimp that went out with someone using an entirely different email account. They included the DLANC logo and used the address. They were immediately contacted at that email address and told to cease and desist which is why this was not in any further emails sent by them. | replied to that email address myself and let them know while | know you feel you are helping spamming everyone's email inbox four, _ times a day this is more likely to annoy people than it is to help with the effort. Like “636 More: ApiGuataed4ptin cob Dot Don P Garza lean sttand that laff dace ant nnesace the 4 45%@ 3:58 PM General Je Jacob Douglas Van Horn- Can you share your e-mail you're referring to with the rest of us? Apr 3 at 3:04pm ee Eric Garcia DLANC should have immediately sent an email to its stakeholders stating that use of its logo was not authorized. If not sent yet, it should be sent now. Jacob Douglas Van Horn Jeff | thought we had a common understanding. We had a great conversation yesterday discussing how we could work together no mater the outcome. | thought we showed each other mutual respect. With that last statement you questioned if that statement | made above was a lie. | have avoided any sort of ad hominem attack against you and have stopped others that are working on my side of this effort from doing the same against you. There were many who wanted to use that tactic but it was not appropriate. | would have expected better based off of the great one on one dialogue we had yesterday Jacob Douglas Van Horn and if we must hoo) 4“ 45% 8 4:00 PM So yout pane dua wor cco pe, We ora be rma eb wan nemo ae sh ‘and over agains more likely make people epathetc to voting in Wes. elacton rather Seri hemo we, Wyou we i esnac me bn Sacer you may) a0. ny et sone oy rae ‘Thank yo n advance for your understanding ofa reqveet. ‘Signa daass hat mprve te community by ging the wansactons gap. [NONE Tema message ane ary ancirans are mended Sly he use oe lander an may Jacob Douglas Van Horn 3 Jacob Douglas Van Hor's Photos -Apnsiat3i27pm View Full Size - More Options < > t ba Back Forward Home Bookmarks ge 44% = 4:01 PM N you would please do us a favor and sutibeek on these. While you may be trying to neip with a position § agree with ‘Spamming people over.and in Is more likely to make people apathetic to voting in this election rather than Convincing them to vote. If you wish to contact me and discuss further you may do so to my ceil phone in my signature Thank you in advance for your understanding of this request. Best, Jacob Van Horn New Downtown Brokerage 453 South Spring Street Suite #1023 Los Angeies, California 90013 D 213-232-1617 910-321-8818 Jacob@newaowntownbrokerage.com wew.newdownlownbrokerage.com Signature oea's that improve the community by bridging the transactions gap. NOTICE: This e-mail message and any atlachments are intended solety for the use of the intended recipient, and may fantain infrrmatinn that i¢ canfiriential nivilaned ane axemnt tram dierneura under anniicabla law W vai ara not tha Subject: Fw: Fw: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation From: Katherine Menenny (katherine rees@yahoo.com) To: —_issuesandsolutons@yehoo.com; Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:48 PM ———— Forwarded mess: From: Unite DTLA Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 al 11:24 AM Subject: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation To: UNITE DOWNTOWN Vote NO on Skid Row Separation Neiohbygos, Cael Election a NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL {VOTER J \ REGISTRATION / Click the icon for Voter Registration to vote online! Deadline to register online is Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59PM Don't delay, register now! Thank you for believing in Downtown! Copyright © Vaile BTLA 217 This oma was A20 to i I gatihie? unsubscribe fom is ist update ubseripion proferonces Unite DILA P.O. Bes #19008 Los anyetes, Ca $9019 USA stherine 2 (4978 unread) - katherine E) Voters x + Voters About Voters or =a micah You were subscribed to this list becaus You are receiving this email because you reside within the designated area to vote in the OTLA Neighborhood Council Election Unite DTLA P.O. Box #13096 Los Angeles, Ca 90013 Add us to vour address book ooo ELA - 2016 Challenges ~ Inaps://lacityquickbase. com db/bkke2xhAj2e~printrderi 1of3 Challenge #104 NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION CHALLENGE Please note that all information submitted in this challenge is considered public information. nges must be received by the Department no later than five (5) calendar days All chal (Deadline is 5pm on the 5th calendar day) after the election dat If you require assistance with completing this form, please contact the EmpowerLA Elections n at (818) 293-8683. Thereby submit my challenge for the Challenge Downtown LA Due Date Neighborhood Council Election held on 04-06-17 ¥ I affirm that I am a stakeholder in this Neighborhood Council who voted in the election and T have personal knowledge of the following challenge. Name "General" Jeff Page Business Name (if applicable) General Jeff Address 1626 north Wilcox Avenue #924, Hollywood, California 90028 Phone (323) 445-0723 Email issuesandsolutions@yahoo.com Reason for Challenge Inappropriate endorsements of candidate Please state the facts for your challenge. (max 500 words) Voting YES for the Skid Row NC- Formation Committee establishes us as a candidate in the Skid Row NC Subdivision election. Therefore, voting NO also automatically establishes DLANC as a candidate. It’s that simple- Will Skid Row be with DLANC or will Skid Row be with itself- those are the two choices in this subdivision election, again clearly making DLANC a candidate. Subsequently, itis illegal for candidates to "take a side" in any outreach materials, which DLANC did through a “front organization” called Unite DTLA. Irrefutable evidence, both paperwork and video, unequivocally proves that Unite DTLA connects directly to a DLANC URL, thus connecting DLANC to everything Unite DTLA has done regarding this subdivision election. ‘And because of that, DLANC is in violation of election fraud and inappropriate endorsement of itself as a candidate by publicly taking a position against the Skid Row Neighborhood Council Please state your desired remedy. (max 100 words) DLANC, in it's efforts to sway the Skid Row Neighborhood Council- Formation Committee's subdivision election, should be found guilty with a swift punishment of disqualification as a candidate, disqualification of their entire database (and/or number equivalency, publicly reprimanded and also punished with funding penalties in order for DONE to set an example for all other NC's citywide of 4/28/2017 6:50 PM. ELA- 2016 Challenges - Intps:/lacity quickbase.comy/dbybkke2xb4ja-printr&rid-104&dfid=2., 20f3 what will not be tolerated in any of it's NC elections. ~ Witness Information ALL of your Witness information and Witness Statement needs to be included at this time. ‘The Department will ONLY accept and review Witness information included at time of submission. You may have up to three (3) Witness Statements. You can find the Witness Statement form here. Witness 1 Contact Information First Name Last Name Katherine McNenny Email Addres: Phone Number Witness katherine.trees@yahoo.com (310) 941-3585, Statement SRNC Witness Statement 1.pdf Witness 2 Contact Information First Name Last Name Charles Porter Email Address Phone Numberv Witness charlesp@sociaimodel.com (213) 440-4891 ‘Statement SRNC Witness Statement 2.pdf Witness 3 Contact Information First Name Last Name Email Address Phone Number yess Statement If no witness, please check box Attach all supporting documentation Before submitting, please include ALL supporting documentation HERE. The Department will ONLY process and review materials included at time of submission. Attachment 2 Attachment 2 Attachment ‘Skid Row NC video Evidence.paf SEmpowerlA117041015300.pdf 3 + Signature I affirm that I am a stakeholder in this Neighborhood Council who voted in the election and I have personal knowledge of the following challenge. “General” Jeff Page To submit, please click SAVE on the top right corner ~_Staff Response Determination Status Date 4/28/2017 6:50 PM. DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD: FOR DEPT USE ONLY EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM. chotlenge Witness Form - Contact Number: 310) 941-3585 Email: katherine vees@yahoo.com Witness Name: Katherine MoNenny Mailing Address: 420 Soutn San Pero St #430 Los Angoles, CA 90013 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818, “The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by “Seneral'JefiPaige gn anaz017 regarding SV) GW Neighborhood Council, SUBDINISN ELECTON - | was forwarded an email from an anonymous source, sent out by the DLANC “Mail Chimp” account, but made to look like it was from an entity called “Unite DTLA", that explicitly endorsed a "NO° vote for our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election. The violations are as follows: 1.) This email is verified as being sent by the DLANC by is URL. The DLANC was not supposed to have taken a positon on our election, and the fact that they did, makes this a challengeable offence 2.) This email also includes the DLANC logo, which is illegal in this instance because itis being used in campaign materials. 3.) The DLANC engaged in electioneering in our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election, and that too, is a challengeable offence. ' declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. | understand that all information on this form is public record Date: 4/10/2017 Name: Katherine MeNenny Signature: Department Review Date witness form received Date witness form reviewed: ‘Witness form reviewed by: Grievance number: DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD FOR DEPT USE ONLY EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM Challenge Witness Form Contact Number: 213.440.4891 Email: charlesp@socialmodetcom Witness Name: Charles Porter Mailing Address: 804€ 6th Steet Los Angeles, CA 90024 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818. “The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by Chavies Porter _ on 4/iont7 regarding the Skid Row Neighborhood Council.” My challenge is based on the following violations that occurred during the Skid Row Neighborhood Council subdivision election process, illegally influencing the vote of downtown stakeholders. 1.) An email was sent from a DLANC (Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council) URL asking Voters fo vote No. This implies that DLANC took an official position on the Skid Row Neighborhood Council election, which is prohibited. 2.) The email referenced above includes the DLANC logo, which is also a challenge-able offense. 3.) | am of the opinion that DLANC engaged in electioneering in this election which is also prohibited. | declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. | understand that all information on this form is public record. Date: 4non7 Ly Name: Charles Porter Signature: LZ —— Department Review Date witness form received: Date witness form reviewed: Witness form reviewed by: Grievance number: Skid Row NC video Evidence https://drive.google.com/file/d/OB8Mhrct1PViaOGYzV3FiYkZMdXM/_ view?usp=sharing Subject: Fw: Fwd: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation From: Katherine Mcnenny (katherine.trees@yahoo.com) To: —_issuesandsolutions@yahoo.com; Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:48 PM ——-— Forwarded message ——— From: Unite DTLA Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM Subject: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation To: UNITE DOWNTOWN Vote NO on Skid Row Separation OWNT CAN LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD: COUNCE Nei h i i etanbeypaodcounaigiecton & NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL YOTER \ recistration/ Click the icon for Voter Registration to vote online! Deadline to register online is Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59PM Don't delay, register now! Thank you for believing in Downtown! ‘Copyright Unite DTLA 2097 Want io change how you receive these emails? You can upciate your ‘ils oma was Sen ‘hy da got this? unsubscribe trom this st ypcate subeediption preferences Uni DLA °.0. Box #13086: Los Angeles, Ca 86013. USA stherine 2 78 urvead)- katherine EF) voters x + Voters About Voters or ULI ecco el 9 LU efoFT CM oirediitey You were subscribed to th ist because: You are receiving this email because you reside within the designated area to vote in the DTLA Neighborhood Council Election Unite DTLA, P.O. Box #1309¢ Los Angeles, Ce 90013 Add us to vour address book oo BLA .-2016 Challenges - hntps:/lacityquickbase.com/db/bkke2xh4j?a~printr&rid=10S8dfi 10f3 Challenge #105 NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ELECTION CHALLENGE Please note that all information submitted in this challenge is considered public information. All challenges must be received by the Department no later than five (5) calendar days after the election date. (Deadline is 5pm on the 5th calendar day) If you require assistance with completing this form, please contact the EmpowerLA Elections Division at (818) 293-8683. Thereby submit my challenge for the Challenge Downtown LA, Due Date Neighborhood Council Election held on 04-06-17 ¥ I affirm that Iam a stakeholder in this Neighborhood Council who voted in the ele and I have personal knowledge of the following challenge. Name "General" Jeff Page Business Name (if applicable) General Jeff Address 1626 north Wilcox Avenue #924, Hollywood, California 90028 Phone (323) 445-0723 Email Issuesandsolutions@yahoo.com Reason for Challenge Electioneering by candidates Please state the facts for your challenge. (max 500 words) Voting YES for the Skid Row NC- Formation Committee establishes us as a candidate in the Skid Row NC Subdivision election. Therefore, voting NO also automatically establishes DLANC as a candidate, 1's that simple- Will Skid Row stay with DLANC or will Skid Row stay with itself- those are the two choices in this subdivision election, again clearly making DLANC a candidate. Subsequently, itis illegal for candidates to "take a side" in any outreach materials, which DLANC did through a “front organization" called Unite DTLA. Irrefutable evidence, both paperwork and video, unequivocally proves that Unite DTLA connects directly to a DLANC URL, thus connecting DLANC to everything Unite DTLA has done regarding this subdivision election. ‘As a candidate, DLANC should thereby be immediately disqualified, along with their voters, seeing that their illegal election propaganda was sent consistently at least four times a day possibly until three days prior to our subdivision election. ‘As the Chair of the Skid Row Neighborhood Coundil- Formation Committee, I offer the following pieces of evidence; 1) Evidence of the e-mail sent by Unite DTLA, which also connects to DLANC directly to Unite DTLA's illegal use of DLANC's mailing address. 4/28/2017 6:51 PM. ELA 2016 Challenges - Innps://lacity.quickbase.cony db/bkke2xh4j?a-printrrid=105Sedfid=2. 2o0f3 2) Evidence of Unite DTLA outreach materials directly connected to a URL which encompasses DLANC ‘and also infers to a "managed list" which thereby implies that sald outreach materials where shared with others. 3) Evidence of online conversations including myself and a current DLANC Board member who publicly validates his knowledge of interactions connecting Unite DTLA and DLANC and further offers confirmation timestamps of the periodic distribution of said illegal outreach material. 4) Video evidence of the direct connection between DLANC and their "front organization" called Unite DTLA through outreach material distributed by Unite DTLA which connects directly to a URL that connects to DLANC, thus rendering DLANC directly Involved with the distribution of position-taking ‘outreach materials which is clearly stated as an illegal act by neighborhood council regulations. Please state your desired remedy. (max 100 words) DLANC, in it's efforts to sway the Skid Row Neighborhood Counci- Formation Committee's subdivision election, should be found guilty with a swift punishment of disqualifications as a candidate, disqualification of thelr entire database (and/or number equivalency), publicly reprimanded and also punished with funding penalties in order for DONE to set an example for all other NC's citywide of what will not be tolerated in any of it's NC elections. ~_Witness Information ALL of your Witness information and Witness Statement needs to be included at this time. ‘The Department will ONLY accept and review Witness information included at time of submission. You may have up to three (3) Witness Statements. You can find the Witness Statement form here. Witness 1 Contact Information First Name Last Name Katherine McNenny Email Address Phone Number Witness katherine.trees@yahoo.com (310) 941-3585 Statement SRNC Witness Statement 1.pdf Witness 2 Contact Information First Name Last Name Charles Porter Email Address Phone Numberv Witness charlesp@socialmodel.com (213) 440-4891 Statement SRNC Witness Statement 2.pdf Witness 3 Contact Information First Name Last Name Email Address Phone Number Witness. Statement If no witness, please check this box Attach all supporting documentation Before submitting, please include ALL supporting documentation HERE. The Department will ONLY process and review materials included at time of submission. 4/28/2017 6:51 PM. FOR DEPT USE ONLY DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD. EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM Challenge # Witness Form & Witness Name: Katherine McNenny Contact Number: 310)941-9585 Mailing Address: 420 Sout san Por st 4490 Email: katherine rees@yahoo.com Los Angeles, CA 90013 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818, ‘The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by "Gone=r JeftPaige gn 4/02017 regarding __S\4) AGW) _ Neighborhood Council SUBDINEON ELECTION - |'was forwarded an email from an anonymous source, sent out by the DLANC “Mail Chimp" account, but made fo look like it was from an entity called “Unite DTLA’, that explicitly endorsed a "NO" vote for our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election, The violations are as follows: j.) This email is verified as being sent by the DLANC by it's URL. The DLANC was not supposed to have taken a positon on our election, and the fact that they did, makes this a challengeable offence. 2.) This email also includes the DLANC logo, which is illegal in this instance because it is being used in campaign materials. 3.) The DLANC engaged in electioneering in our Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision election, and that too, is a challengeable offence. "declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, | understand that all information on this form is public record. Date: 402017, Name: Katherine MeNenny Signature: Wau ~ Department Review Date witness form received: Date witness form reviewed: Witness form reviewed by: __ Grievance number: DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOOD. EMPOWERMENT WITNESS STATEMENT FORM FOR DEPT USE ONLY Challenge # Witness Form Witness Name: Charles Portor Contact Number; 213.440.4001 Mailing Address: 804 £ 6th stroot Email: charlesp@socialmodel com Los Angeles, CA 90021 Challenges are covered in the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 22.818. “The following information contained herein is within my own personal knowledge and relates only to facts and circumstances surrounding the Grievance submitted by Charles Porter on 4/10/17 regarding the Skid Row Neighborhood Council,” My challenge is based on the following violations that occurred during the Skid Row Neighborhood Council subdivision election process, illegally influencing the vote of downtown stakeholders, 1.) An email was sent from a DLANC (Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council) URL asking voters to vote No. This implies that DLANC took an official position on the Skid Row Neighborhood Council election, which is prohibited, 2.) The email referenced above includes the DLANC logo, which is also a challenge-able offense. 3.) am of the opinion that DLANC engaged in electioneering in this election which is also prohibited, | declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. | understand that all information on this form is Public rec ord. Date: 1017 Name: hares Porter Signature: - Department Review Date witness form received: Date witness form reviewed: Witness form reviewed by: Grievance number: Skid Row NC video Evidence https://drive.google.com/file/d/OB8Mhret1PVIaOGYzV3FiVkZMdXM/ view?usp=sharing Subject: Fwc Fwd: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation From: Katherine Menenny (katherne.trees@yahoo comm) To: _Issuesandsolutions@yahoo.com: Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:48 PM ---——— Forwarded message —-—--—- From: Unite DTLA Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM Subject: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation To: UNITE DOWNTOWN Vote NO on Skid Row Separation Neighbeynpod Coup nel jGlection & NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL \ VOTER } \ REGISTRATION / Click the icon for Voter Registration to vote online! Deadline to register online is Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59PM Don't delay, register now! Thank you for belleving in Downtown! Copyright © Ualia O78. 29 Want to shang You.can update vo rom this ls Tels mad ve 80 Update subserition paterences ngiies, Ca 90013 Ue siherine BA (4978 unread) ~katherine 5} voters -— dleneust8 Tet managecom, a ‘ Voters About Voters ULC lasrorplalsy Wea lie) You were subscribed to this list because: You are receiving this email because You reside within the designated area to vote in the DTLA Neighborhood Counail Election. Unite DTLA P.O. Box #13096 Los Angeles, Ca 90013 ‘Add us to your address book oo —™ SMOKING GUN PROOF......For the sake of FULL transparency, | am going against legal advice because it is only fair for all to know what's going on behind- the-scenes regarding the election to create the Skid Row... More @eo0 Bde UNITE DOWNTOWN ont © 2016 Downtown Les Angeles Nelghbartiood Council. Al ‘Vote "0 on Skid Row Separation reserved Downiewr Los Angaies Neigthoorhood Council eecnen wily C J Our mailing address is: Gowniown Los Anyeles Neighbortioss Council a PO. Box 13096 me Los Angeles. CA gong twa Ada us to your address bank Want to charge how you receive these emails? Jacob Douglas Van Horn I've been intentionally not engaging in back and forth on this forum however | am going to need to address this. Picture A is in fact from the DLANC mailchimp. Picture D is indeed from that as well. This is an email informing people of when and where the polling places are. It does not take a position. It is an outreach email sent out asking people to help spread awareness of when and where people can vote. It is DLANC's obligation to inform people when and where they can vote in a neighborhood council election. Pictures B and C are from a MailChimp that | went out with someone using an entirely different email account. They included the DLANC logo and used the address. They were immediately contacted at that email address and told ta cease and desist which is why this was not in any further emails sent by them. | replied to that email address myself and fet them know while i know you feel you are helping spamming everyone's email inbox four _ times a day this is more likely to annoy people than it is to help with the effort. Like 2 6 - Re M Abi sai ed4niy Don P Garza fran ottact that laff dance nat nnecace tha ai 45%@ 3:58 PM General Je Jacob Douglas Van Horn- Can you share your e-mail you're referring to with the rest of us? Like - Reply - More: Apr 3 at 3:04pm Eric Garcia DLANC should have immediately sent an email to its stakeholders stating that use. of its logo was not authorized. If not sent yet, it should be sent now. ke «81 Reply - More 3 at 3:15p l ® yoN at 3:15pm Jacob Douglas Van Horn Jeff | thought we had a common understanding. 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NOTICE: This e-mail Message and any attachments are intended solely for the use of the intended recipient, and may fantain intfnrmatinn that is ennfirtantial ntivilaned and avemnt tram Aiscingiire under annticabla law if vai ara ant the CITY OF LOS ANGELES ‘BOARD OF NEIGHBORHOOD ‘COMMISSIONERS LEONARD SHAFFER JOY ATKINSON MAGGIE DARETT-QUIROZ conayce uw ‘DEBORAH WEHBE Ric carcern oot Sunmininatooneiaes MAYOR tndnmeniAs Date: April 28, 2017 To: —_ Neighborhoad Council Election Challenge Panelists From: Grayce Liu, General Manager Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (Department) Re: Department Report on Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision Election Challenges #103 - Campaign Material Issues Challenge # 104 - Inappropriate Endorsement of Candidate Challenge #105 - Electioneering by Candidates ‘Backoround ‘On January 11, 2017, the Department notified Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) that the subdivision application for the forming Skid Row Neighborhood Council was moving to the election phase of the process. DLANC had the option to take action on whether they supported the subdivision or not, but they did not take any action on the matter. During the following months, outreach was conducted for the April 6, 2017 election, which included online voting in addition to an at polls location. On March 31, 2017 at 11:24 am, an ‘email, which is the subject of the challenges, from Unite DTLA using the DLANC logo and mailing address was sent out to an unknown database. (Attachment A) The email stated "Vote NO on Skid Row Separation” and appeared to come from DLANC even though Unite DTLA is, not known to be officially affiliated with DLANC. Neighborhood Councils are not allowed to use their name, logo or resources to advocate for the public to take a position on an election matter. (On March 31, 2017 at 4:11 pm, DLANC President, Patti Berman, emailed Unite DTLA asking them to not use the DLANC logo. (Attachment B) On April 1st, 2017 at 10:35am, Unite DTLA sent out another email removing not only the DLANC logo, but also the PO Box number from the original email, which was DLANC's. (Attachment C) Ms. Berman told the Department that she did not know who Unite DTLA is and that she only replied to the email address on the Unite DTLA email ‘The preliminary results of the election is 766 yes votes for subdivision and 826 no votes for subdivision when provisional votes were counted. Ek hallenges In the three challenges submitted by General Jeff Page, the main contention is that DLANC used a “front organization" called Unite DTLA and sent out a “Vote No” email campaign using the DLANC MailChimp account. According to General Jeff Page, the aforementioned first email sent by Unite DTLA on March 31, 2017 used DLANC’s logo, mailing address and a web address (URL) for contacting the sender on the bottom of the email under the phrase “why did | get this?” The challenges included witness statements, supporting documents, and a link to the video. Because the challengers supporting materials are the same and only apply to the challenge regarding Campaign Material Issues, the Department recommends dismissal of Challenge #104 because the Neighborhood Council board did not offically endorse any actions and Challenge #105 because there was no electioneering by the Applicant. ‘The applicable election challenge in this matter is for the explicit use of City logo(s) for Campaign materials by Candidate(s), including LA City, EmpowerLA logo, Neighborhood Council logo and any other City department logo. For this challenge to be valid, the Election Challenge Panel would have to find that DLANC or someone with access to DLANC's MailChimp sent the initial Unite DTLA email from DLANC’s account using their logo and resources and that this made a difference in the election results Findings ‘The Department's findings are inconclusive in this matter despite researching the challenge allegations. In order to determine whether the Unite DTLA email came from DLANC’s MailChimp account, we requested the following information from Ms. Berman 1. Copies of any emails that she sent to Unite DTLA. (Attachment B) - there was only the one aforementioned email. 2. List of the names of the people ("Users") who have access to the DLANC MallChimp account. (user types “author,” "manager," and "admin") (Attachment D) - this showed only two people with access to the MailChimp: Ms. Berman and Amara Ononiwu 3. List of the contacts in the "Voters List" data in the DLANC MailChimp account. (Attachment E) - this showed the types of subscriber lists, and there was not one called “Voters List,” which appears if you click "why did | get this?" in the original Unite DTLA email, but such subscriber lists can be deleted, 4. Activity reports for the DLANC MailChimp account for March 31, 2017 through April 6, 2017. (Attachment F) - this showed no campaigns for a Unite DTLA, but such activity can be deleted. In order to determine whether the Unite DTLA came from DLANC or whether a third party created a Unite DTLA to look like DLANC, the Department attempted to register as a new user ‘on MailChimp to see if we are able to utilize the DLANC URL and database. ‘The Department tried creating an account with the Username: "DLANC,” but a message came back stating: “Another user with the username already exists.” Therefore, Usernames have to bbe unique. The Department discovered, however, that the registered company names and URLs do not have to be unique. In other words, a third party could create a MailChimp campaign using DLANC as its company name and URL. When the URL was used in the unsubscription process and links for the first Unite DTLA email, it inked back to the DLANC website and had the same URL for the “why did I get this?" ink as another email known to be sent by DLANC. This result could be as alleged by the challenge that the email came from DLANC's MailChimp account, or a third party can create this result by copying all of DLANC's information from public emails they've sent from MailChimp. In the second Unite DTLA email, the URL was changed as well as the PO Box address and did not go to the DLANC website anymore. The Department was also able to recreate this result as well with our test account. Because anyone can register any URL on MailChimp, the use of such links is inclusive because it supports both options that the original Unite DTLA email came from DLANC or that it came from a third party instead, Another difference noted between the original Unite DTLA email and a known public DLANC. ‘email is that there is a hashtag before the PO Box number in the Unite DTLA email and not one in the DLANC email. If the Unite DTLA email was generated from the DLANC MailChimp account, the address was typed in with the addition of a hashtag It is unknown how many people who received the initial Unite DTLA voted no for subdivision in the election because they received that email. The majority of the 1590 who voted, however, vote after March 31, 2017, and there is a 60 vote difference between the winning No side and the Yes side, AitIenenl 4A OMEN F Subject: Fw: Fwd: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation From: Katherine iionenny (katherine.trees@yahoo.com) To: —_issuesandsolusions@yahoo.com; Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:48 PM Forwarded message -——— From: Unite DTLA Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 11:24 AM Subject: Vote NO on Skid Row Separation To: UNITE DOWNTOWN Vote NO on Skid Row Separation NetangypaoCotltgietion & NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL ii Click the icon for Voter Registration to vote online! Deadline to register online Is Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:59PM Don't delay, register now! Thank you for believing in Downtown! Copyright © Unite DTLA 2017 ‘Want to change how you recsive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this ist his emoi was gentton ‘why od get this? unsubscribe from this lek updoesiberivon preferences Une DTLA P.O. Box #12006 Los Angeles. Ca 90013 USA, stherine (4978 unread) ~ katharine © voters xb Voters About Voters CNT etrerters Lets M ret ‘You were subscribad to this list bocause: You are receiving this email because You reside within the designated area to vote in the DFLA Neighborhood Coun Election, Unite DTLA, P.O. Box #13096 Los Angeles, Ce 90013, Add us to vour address book From: pattberman@dlanc.com Sent Friday, March 31, 2017 4:11 PM To: “UniteDTLA@gmail.com Subject: ur logo ‘Towhom it may concern: thas come to my attention that you are using the DLANC logo in emails. Please do not use this logo as it is a violation of, City policy ‘Thank you Patti Berman President Downtown LA. Neighborhood Council DLANC City of Los Angeles Mail - Fwd: Vote No on Skid Row Separation ‘ttps://mail google.com/mail/u/0/?ui-2&ik=4e4 1fe76 1 9&view=ptdese.. 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