From: Willmore Doug
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:54 PM
Subject: FW: Note attachment
Attachments: Willmore 12-0063.pdf
FYI – someone left this on the windshield of my car on Friday night.
From: Bermudez, Jaime (Patrol Lieutenant)
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2012 6:28 PM
To: Willmore, Doug
Cc: Tavera, Mitch (Chief of Police)
Subject: Note attachment
I attached an electronic copy of the note for your records. The number (12-0063) is the report number in our records. Let me know if you need anything else.
Jaime Bermudez, Lieutenant
El Segundo Police Department
348 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 524-2253 Office
YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. YOUR PRO-TAX, PRO-EMPLOYEE
STANCE IS NOT WHAT WE WANT. THIS IS A CHEVRON TOWN AND WE
OWE OUR EXISTENCE TO THEM AND SHOULD BE GRATEFUL. GET THAT
THROUGH YOUR HEAD.
ITS GOOD THAT YOUR CHILDREN DON’T GO TO SCHOOL HERE BECAUSE
THEY WOULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY.
Below is the scanned image of the actual note that was attached to the email. Quotes from the propaganda hatchet-jobs – the L.A. Times article by Jeff Gottlieb and the KCET SoCal Connected TV show – follow the image.
Note by Michael D. Robbins on March 23, 2012:
Doug Willmore wrote in an email to L.A. Times write Jeff Gottlieb, “FYI – someone left this on the windshield of my car on Friday night.” The Friday before the date of that email was January 6, 2012.
The misspelling of Willmore’s last name makes the note look as if it may have been contrived by Willmore himself, and he used the misspelling to throw suspicion off from himself.
Willmore sent emails to relatives and associates outside California, asking them to post anonymous contrived messages to his City Manager’s blog in support of his attack against Chevron. Some of these emails are posted on this web site as public record city documents.
Jeff Gottlieb’s January 28 L.A. Times article claimed Willmore said he found the threatening note on his car windshield outside City Hall, but Karen Foshay’s KCET SoCal Connected TV show has Willmore on video claiming he found the threatening note on his car outside his residence.
The January 28, 2012 L.A. Times article by Jeff Gottlieb, “El Segundo, Chevron at odds over oil company’s taxes”, states:
Doug Willmore wasn’t on the job long as El Segundo’s city manager before discovering just how deep the town’s loyalty runs to the oil giant that put it on the map.
After the city began discussing a big tax increase for the Chevron oil refinery a few months ago, he walked out of City Hall to find a note on the windshield of his car.
“This is a Chevron town and we owe our existence to them and should be grateful. Get that through your head,” it read.
The note ended: “Beat it!!!!!!!”
The KCET SoCal Connected show transcript states:
Gonzales: But before you dismiss this as small-town paranoia, listen to what happened to Doug just after that December city council meeting.
Willmore: I was actually outside my, my home. I walked underneath into the garage it had parking, underground parking and there was a note on my car that basically said, “This is a Chevron town. You don’t’ understand. Get out of here.” But here was the chilling thing – it said, “It’s a good thing your children don’t go to school here because if they did, they wouldn’t make it through the day.” Who does that?”
Gonzales: Police never found out. But Chevron denies any involvement and called the note reprehensible.