Former El Segundo City Councilman Mike Robbins distributed a flyer throughout the City of El Segundo, California to expose the evidence of pay-for-play to fund the campaign for El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) Bond Measure ES.
ESUSD School Governing Board Member Nancy Cobb, a former ESUSD school teacher and teacher union member, set up the campaign committee “Friends of El Segundo Schools-Yes on Measure ES 2018”, FPPC I.D. #1407827, to receive and spend many $5,000 and $10,000 campaign donations from out-of-town and out-of-state businesses that make money from school bond tax hikes. These businesses include architect, planning, construction, construction management, building inspection consultant, and network and technology companies.
The campaign expenditures reported in the second FPPC 460 filing show the School Board Member’s Measure ES campaign is being managed out of Oakland, California, and the multiple slick campaign mailers were designed, printed, and mailed in Berkeley, California, a long distance away from El Segundo in southern California.
Here is a link to the PDF file for the flyer:
Here are links to the scan PDF files for the first and second filings of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) 460 campaign finance disclosure forms for the campaign in favor of ESUSD Bond Measure ES:
First FPPC 460 filing (3.69 MB PDF file)
Second FPPC 460 filing (4.84 MB PDF file)
Courtesy, Past Due, and Penalty Notices (913 KB PDF file) from the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to the the campaign committee’s treasurer, Chris Powell.
Chris Powell is a former ESUSD School Board Member. He is also a former City Treasurer who resigned in disgrace after it was learned that he made repeated violations of the sacred trust placed in him.
Chris Powell and others with questionable backgrounds endorsed El Segundo Ballot Measure A, which was eleven tax hikes in one ballot measure, on residents and businesses. The Yes on Measure A campaign claimed Measure A was “Supported by People You Know and Trust”, until Mike Robbins distributed a flyer and posted information on the PublicSafetyProject.org website proving otherwise.
See more on Measure A and the “People You Know and Trust” here:
Have the Measure A Supporters Earned Our Trust?– scroll down where Chris Powell is mentioned.
That information on Chris Powell is repeated here with the same document links:
Chris Powell resigned from his City Treasurer office in disgrace due to his long-time persistent affair with a school board member, which he admitted to in writing, after her husband contacted the City Council regarding the persistent affair with his wife – former City Treasurer Christopher Powell and current School Board Member Laura Gabel
- Public Records Act Request Response Documents: 11/24/2012 email from Laura Gable’s Husband, Greg Gable to the El Segundo City Council and City Clerk (140 KB PDF file),
- 11/26/2012 Letter of Resignation from El Segundo City Treasurer Christopher Powell (27.5 KB PDF file), and
- 11/27/2012 email from resigned City Treasurer Christopher Powell via City Clerk Tracy Weaver admitting to his extra-marital affair (30.2 KB PDF file).
For more information, Mike Robbins can be contacted at 310-322-7244.