Remember when Will made such a big public deal a few months ago about how guys like Spell and Sousa were amateurish dumbos with mental problems?
Well lookie here.
From: Rogers, Will
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 11:52 PM
To: Prescott, Patrick; Davis, Ron
Subject: Re: BHA
Thanks for the info.
I have to tell you, I am really not happy about the $50k to the “Yes on B” committee. I know you weren’t there, and that Lucy recused herself. I personally believe in Measure B – to the point that I signed off on the arguments in favor of it, and have a “Yes on B” sign in my yard. And I certainly get the BHA’s interest in the matter.
But for an agency that we’ve essentially empowered to “tax” others, I think the amount here is really ludicrous and way out of bounds. I seriously doubt the private contributions to the effort will approach anything near that amount, and I can’t help but look at it from the average citizen’s POV. And from that perspective, I think his stunt really stinks. (It doesn’t help that some of that cash is being spent on a sign service that has in its contract that it will deliver signs to those who request them – a complete departure from the norms of Ballot Measure or Candidate campaigning in Burbank. VOLUNTEERS and passionate citizens deliver signs, not paid contractors!) Add to it that the BHA is virtually unknown, and that even a council member had no clue where to find the agendas – or that there were even agendas to review… Well, it just stinks to high heaven.
Then, to see that Sunder went before old pals like Tom Flavin and the other familiar hoteliers — for FIFTY THOUSAND clams!
And again, I support B. I know from the agenda that you were not present, and so forth. I’m not sure what there is to do about it, or situations like it, in the future. But this is the kind of stunt that demagogues and knee-jerk haters successfully use to really elevate and promote themselves among the average residents.
PS: Pardon me if it seems I’m yelling at YOU. I’m not. This is just my obnoxious self, overusing caps and exclamation marks.
Maybe it proves that the “demagogues and knee-jerk haters” are right.
It does prove that Rogers knew about this illegal donation way ahead of most people, and thus helped to conceal it.
Funny video. One of the first times we’ve seen speaker-POV candids of the dais during a statement.
That’s consciousness of something, eh Rogers? You just won’t give the people you hate anything, will you? Even when you agree with them you’ll still try to fuck with them.