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Richard Moss Missing Update

HELP NEEDED! Update on Finding Montara’s Richard Moss (who has been missing since May 25th)

June 18, 2017

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South San Francisco, CA    June 18, 2017  from Dan Moss, father of Richard

PREFACE: More on Richard Moss disappearance from Montara CA on May 25th can be found HERE. FB group page HERE, Go Fund Me HERE

Here’s a summary of the events regarding Richard Moss’ Disappearance. We are heartbroken.

Richard Moss was on his way to work and was last seen by a Highway Tunnel Camera on Highway 1 in Northern California between Pacifica and Montara at 7:12 am on Thursday, May 25th heading southbound. https://binged.it/2sCykqU

He had just driven through McDonalds in Pacifica and got his breakfast and appeared to be on his way to work as an electrician apprentice, 3 miles down the road in Moss Beach. He was to report at 7:30 am. He never made it and he and his car have simply vanished. He is 22 years old.

He left a large amount of cash, his wallet with ID, tooth brush, shaving kit, clothes, suit case, etc at home. This has been verified by one of the Detectives working the case from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The only thing we know he had on his person was his debit card because he used it at the McDonald’s to buy breakfast. We think he had his iPhone 7 but either the battery was dead or the phone wasn’t on. The last time the phone pinged a tower with Sprint was the Wednesday before he went missing.

He was driving a blue 2001 Hyundai Tiburon, which is also missing. Lic # 5DWY652

Kathleen and I live in Hawaii and found about his disappearance 6 days after he went missing. We got to the mainland as soon as possible to search for Richard and arrived late Thursday.

On Friday, we met with one of the Detectives handling the missing persons case for Richard. He let us know about everything they had about the case and printed some documents for us. He suggested that we get something going on social media. They stated that they were treating this case as though he voluntarily disappeared. He said they’ve done all they can to find Richard and if we find something, they will investigate. Kathleen and I were devastated. What we heard is that the police are doing nothing to find him and maybe we might find something actionable for them to look into.

We left there and immediately went to FedEx in Millbrae, CA and they were incredible. As an aside, they were the first of literally hundreds of good quality people we were to meet that are helping find Richard Moss. FedEx created the flyer that is posted on the Finding Richard Moss Facebook page, although they don’t normally do that. We printed plenty of them to distribute in the Half Moon Bay/Pacifica, CA area.

We left Millbrae, CA for a town meeting in Montara, CA that we had scheduled with about 10 people that knew Richard was missing. We brainstormed about Richard’s habits and came up with some leads from there, which we shared with the Sheriffs Dept. The meeting was hosted by Linda Brovarney and Richard’s friend Eric.

The question to ourselves, how is it, that in this small area no one knew Richard was gone? It’s simply because no one bothered to let anyone know.

Our family was now in overdrive. Dianna, our niece, created the first Facebook presence with the Group page, Finding Richard Moss. Another niece, Ellen created the GoFundMe page. Richard’s sister, Erin started calling the media and other family members jumped in to help. By Sunday morning, when we were distributing flyers and posters again, everyone knew about Richard missing. I was blown away at the outpouring of support. The people that live on the coast from Half Moon Bay to Pacifica are incredible. So in one day, everyone on the Coast from Half Moon Bay to Pacifica knew about his disappearance due to these efforts.

Saturday, I had a approached a friend of mine, Marc, who manages 30 Café at the Half Moon bay Airport to get a helicopter to look for Richard from the air. You may be wondering why the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept wasn’t doing that. As they said to me, that was not a good use of their air resources. I paid $850 for the chopper search with an eye towards $1,200 if the search had gone longer. You pay by the hour for these things I found out and they don’t discount because everyone would want to use them to search for their loved ones. That’s one of the things that makes sense I guess. It occurred to me while searching from the air that it would have been better if one of the people from the Sheriff’s Dept was looking, instead of me as I’m sure they have training for this.

Now we are at day 22 with no actionable leads, other than the tunnel camera. For reasons only the Sheriff’s Dept knows, they did not check the Northbound camera in the tunnel to see if he turned around. For whatever reason they also have not let us know if they checked the camera in Half Moon Bay at Highway 1 and Highway 92. This would definitely help narrow the search.

We have hired a private detective with the GoFundMe Funds. Kathleen and I are planning to travel from Hawaii to the Coast every other weekend until we find Richard. We do need help. Many friends are contributing their Hawaiian Airlines miles. For some reason, Hawaiian Airlines has turned down our request for assistance with the airfare. We just want to pay the offseason fare, not the summer fare. If anyone can help with that, please let us know. We got a family discount with Marriot. Mahalo for that.

This next trip is to take the search to the next level. We are meeting with experienced, knowledgeable people in the areas of searching, media, social media, technology and the like.

Please contact me with any information that will help find our wonderful son Richard.

Mahalo

Dan Moss
(808)343-4110

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San Mateo County Harbor District’s Closed Door Session ended before it could start.

June 5, 2017 6:30PM El Granada, California The District had scheduled a closed door session to discuss the Bankruptcy of Cartel Management/Titians of Maverick and its impact on the District who had issued a 5 year permit.

Commissioners Edmundo Larenas and Sabrina Brennan refused to attend if attorney Steve Miller was going to attend. Robert Bernardo and Virginia Chang Kiraly were ok with it, WHY?

Hanson Bridgett LLP the law firm representing the District was the cause of the abrupt but not unexpected ending before the start of the closed meeting. There were two members of the public who spoke during the public comment section. I Michael G. Stogner spoke to inform the District that I had filed a criminal complaint with the District Attorneys Office on May 8, 2017 that covered the vote to issue a 5 year permit was illegal, the Commissioners were notified that Discussion of the permit was on the agenda and only the discussion, 2 of the Commissioners understood that and complied one recused himself and one abstained. The other three made a motion and voted for something that wasn’t on the agenda which means the public had no idea this might happen. This happens more often than you would think in San Mateo County. The Supervisors did it on July 12, 2016 agenda Item 7 for example. The difference was the District’s attorney and Manager clearly informed the Commissioners that they were there that night to Discuss the subject of a 5 year permit. Part of my comment identified Hanson Bridgett LLP as being 100% responsible for all cost to the taxpayers for any expense related to the 5 year permit because they allowed the 3 Commissioners to create this permit that night knowing it was wrong.

The other public comment was by John Ullom who told them “I told you so.”

John and I were the only members of the public who attended the meeting.

Virginia Chang Kiraly closed the meeting as Sabrina Brennan tried to read a letter into the record. VCK would not allow it, she knew what was going to be read because she had received a copy of the letter earlier.

At issue is the fact that Hanson Bridgett LLP is the cause of the 5 year permit existing in the first place. There are several legal issues because of that and 2 Commissioners see the obvious Conflict of Interest in allowing Hanson Bridgett LLP to attend the closed session meeting.

Hanson Bridgett LLP should be terminated Immediately and all costs related to the 5 year permit should be recovered.

Legal counsel is the public’s safety net when elected official want to do something illegal. They are there to guide the elected officials. That did not happen in this case.

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Griffin Guess Cancels Auction to sell San Mateo County Harbor District Permit.

Griffin Guess owner of Cartel Management Inc, & Titians of Mavericks has canceled the Auction that was set for June 7, 2017. The reason given was there was not one buyer who would put up the $50,000 deposit with a $1,000,000 min. bid.

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Virginia Chang Kiraly is asked to resign one of two Special District seats.

FOR IMMEDIATERELEASE

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Media Contact: skygizmo@skygizmo.com

Commissioner/Director Virginia Chang-Kiraly hit with CA Attorney General in quo warranto Request to Remove her From Office

Half Moon Bay— On Wednesday February 8th local activist John Ullom served paperwork on Virginia Chang‐Kiraly formally challenging the legality of her dual‐holding of two San Mateo County Special District Offices. Chang‐Kiraly is a Director on the Menlo Park Fire District Board, and is also a Commissioner on the San Mateo County Harbor District Board. Ullom contends in his filings that these are incompatible offices, and the numerous factual citations contained therein support this argument.

Numerous complaints were made by local individuals over the course of the past year in an attempt to get the San Mateo County District Attorney to pursue the conflict of interest to no avail. As a result Ullom decided to take the bull by the horns and file what is called a quo warranto action. Quo warranto means “by what authority” and is the formal procedure used in California for challenging the legal right of any person to hold an office. The action begins by serving the individual officeholder and then serving the Attorney General with the same pleadings, asking the Attorney General to allow the “Relator” (Ullom in this case) to sue on “behalf of the People of the State of California.”

As described in the Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed by Ullom, Chang‐Kiraly has no less than six separate conflicts which past Attorney’s General have found to be in violation of the relevant State Codes that prohibit someone from holding incompatible offices. Chang‐Kiraly has fifteen days to respond to the filling before the Attorney General will be permitted to rule on the request. If the case does go to trial and Ullom prevails then Chang‐Kiraly will be removed from the Menlo Park Fire District Board seat as this was the first office she entered and the statute requires forfeiture of the first office entered into.

Alternatively Chang‐Kiraly could resign either position at this time and bring a halt to the proceedings as they can only go forward if the officeholder continues to hold two offices simultaneously.

John Ullom is a local government transparency and oversight activist and has been advocating for transparency and the rule of law in local governmental agencies in San Mateo County for the last 8 years.

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It’s Illegal to file a false Police Report in San Mateo County.

Thursday November 17, 2016 The Palo Alto Daily Post did a front page story titled “Official Investigated for assault.” by Emily Mibach. It’s not illegal to lie to a reporter.

Newly re-elected San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner Sabrina Brennan with 145,710 votes is being accused by Brian Overfelt a board member of The Titans of Mavericks, and owner of The Old Princeton Landing Restaurant of assault.

If that were true Sabrina would have been arrested that night. The reason I say this is She was inside the restaurant with her wife and friends when two Sheriff Deputies walked up to her and informed her that “Brian wanted her to leave.” If I had been assaulted I would want her arrested, and I would have called the Sheriff’s Office to have her arrested not escorted out of my place of business. As it turns out when the 2 Sheriff Deputies realized that several people had the phones aimed at them they ceased with their mission of ‘Brian wants you to leave” and that was it for awhile.

I look forward to see the statement Mr. Overfelt has made to a Law Enforcement Officer. He told the Post she “threatened him, pushed him, and said she wanted to take me and my family down.” Again a reporter would ask Brian Overfelt, If that really did happen why did you ask the Sheriff Office just to ask her to leave, very strange.

It is no secret that a small group of political people would love to cause harm to Sabrina Brennan. She is at risk for living in an area that is patrolled by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff might consider referring this investigation to another agency, he is close to Supervisor Don Horsley aka, Leader of the Coup on July 12, 2016 which appointed him to Sheriff when it wasn’t on the agenda.

There was also the May 26, 2015 Harbor District Meeting where SSFPD Deputy Chief Mike Brosnan refused to enforce the law. Supervisor Don Horsley requested a body guard from the Sheriff’s Office for his safety. Supervisor Horsley and his 2 staff members Chris Hunter and Nicholas Calderon attended that dangerous meeting and didn’t say a word, after Citizen Access TV owner John Ullom informed the public he was ordered not to turn on his broadcasting device until the meeting was over.

Who gave that order? Mike Brosnan.

MS & SN

May 26, 2015 Harbor District Meeting

Michael Stogner warning the BOS of a Brady Officer Sgt. in the SMCSO. 5:18 mark

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San Mateo County Supervisors are in the Real Estate Lending Business, Why?

$10,000,000 loan of Measure A money to be approved November 15, 2016

If you object to this contact your Supervisor and let them know. Measure A funds for Mid Pen housing (a financial donor for Yes on K) to purchase an apartment complex. Why don’t they just go to a lender. Is it because they get a better deal from our Supervisors.

MidPen Housing Corp 09/20/2016 donated $30,000.00 to the Yes on K Neighbors for Affordability and Quality of Life with Major Funding by Seton Medical Center.

San Mateo County Supervisors 

Agenda Item 34 Measure A: Resolution regarding acquisition of Atherton Court Apartments:

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence Department of Housing

Date: Board Meeting Date: Special Notice / Hearing: Vote Required:

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

October 6, 2016 November 15, 2016 None
Majority

  1. A)  Authorizing a loan to MidPen Housing of $5,883,211 for the acquisition of real property located at 3752-3770 Rolison Road, also known as Atherton Court, in Redwood City; and
  2. B)  Authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing, or the Director’s designee, to execute a loan agreement with MidPen Housing for the acquisition of Atherton Court in Redwood City, as approved by County Counsel.

BACKGROUND:

On June 28, 2016 the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to allocate $10 million in Measure A funding to establish a program to fund the acquisition and to preserve the affordability of apartment buildings rented at below-market rents in San Mateo County. The Board of Supervisors established the Affordable Rental Acquisition and Preservation Program (ARAPP) in recognition of the negative effects on low- and moderate-income households when the sale of existing apartment buildings results in rent increases and displacement.

In an effort to preserve existing, naturally occurring affordable housing, the San Mateo County Department of Housing has provided loan funds to two projects including a nine- unit project located at 168 Pacific Avenue in Pacifica acquired by MidPen Housing and a sixteen unit project located at 1110 Cypress in the City of San Mateo acquired by HIP Housing.

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In early 2016, MidPen Housing, working in partnership with Abode Services, became aware that Atherton Court, a property located at 3752-3770 Rolison Road in Redwood City was being offered for sale. In order to preserve these 55 units of naturally-occurring affordable housing, MidPen Housing submitted an offer to purchase Atherton Court. MidPen Housing has worked closely with the San Mateo County Department of Housing to structure the acquisition and long term operation of Atherton Court to comply with the requirements of the ARAPP loan program.

DISCUSSION:

MidPen Housing applied for funding under ARAPP to support the acquisition of Atherton Court in Redwood City. This property is made up of three buildings with a total of 55 apartments, including 53 studios and two one-bedroom apartments. In negotiating the purchase of this property, MidPen Housing and Abode Services, a service provider working with many of the existing tenants at Atherton Court, became aware of pending offers on the property in which the proposed buyers were seeking to purchase the property fully vacant, which would result in the displacement of 100% of the existing tenants. Because of the need to move quickly to provide funding for the purchase of Atherton Court, the Department of Housing has been working closely with MidPen Housing and has completed underwriting on the project.

Currently at least 47% of the households living at Atherton Court receive some type of rental assistance through either Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, HUD VASH Vouchers, or rental assistance from LifeMoves or from Abode Services. MidPen Housing proposes to acquire Atherton Court and complete all health and safety repairs, rent the current vacant units, and any units that become vacant, to tenants at or below 60% AMI. MidPen has also agreed to accept existing holders of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to fill vacant units. Once MidPen has acquired Atherton Court, it plans to restructure the project financing and apply for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other permanent affordable housing financing. MidPen intends to conduct a comprehensive property needs assessment to identify all the deferred maintenance and property upgrades needed to create a healthy and safe living environment for the tenants and to extend the useful life of the property. MidPen will maintain a rent schedule that results in long term affordability for tenants at or below 80% AMI, in line with the requirements of the ARAPP. MidPen has agreed to set aside units targeted to households with incomes at or below 30% AMI and to offer housing options to San Mateo County clients including homeless and special needs populations.

As proposed, the acquisition and rehabilitation of Atherton Court meets all of the goals established by the Measure A-funded ARAPP loan program including preservation of naturally affordable rental housing, conversion of unsubsidized rental housing to long term, rent-restricted rental housing serving low, very-low, and special needs populations, and minimizing the displacement and potential homelessness of existing residents. Furthermore this project will improve the quality and condition of 55 units of existing rental housing by addressing deferred maintenance and obsolete systems. The project will also leverage other private and public funding including (a) owner’s equity, (b) other public funds, and (c) private and public debt.

RESOLUTION NO. .
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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RESOLUTION: A) AUTHORIZING A LOAN TO MIDPEN HOUSING OF $5,883,211 FOR THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3752-3770 ROLISON ROAD, ALSO KNOWN AS ATHERTON COURT, IN REDWOOD CITY; AND B) AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, OR THE DIRECTOR’S DESIGNEE, TO EXECUTE A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH MIDPEN HOUSING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF ATHERTON COURT IN REDWOOD CITY, AS APPROVED BY COUNTY COUNSEL. ______________________________________________________________

RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes the negative effects on low- and moderate- income households caused by the sale of apartments with affordable, below-market rate rents, which can result in rent increases, displacement and potential homelessness; and

WHEREAS, the Board established a program, as part of the Affordable Housing Fund (AHF), to provide funding for the acquisition and preservation of apartment buildings rented at below-market rates in San Mateo County; and

WHEREAS, the Board allocated $10 million in Measure A funds to the Affordable Rental Acquisition and Preservation Program (ARAPP); and

WHEREAS, MidPen Housing has identified property located at 3752-3770 Rolison Road in Redwood City that currently provides fifty-five units of below-market rate rental housing, including housing for a number of tenants that receive rental assistance through Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, HUD VASH Vouchers, and rental assistance from LifeMoves or from Abode Services; and

WHEREAS, the property located at 3752-3770 Rolison Road in Redwood City is also known as Atherton Court and was at risk of being sold to a private sector investor, potentially displacing 100% of the existing residents; and

WHEREAS, MidPen Housing has requested $5,883,211 in funding from the San Mateo County ARAPP to acquire and to preserve the affordability of Atherton Court in Redwood City; and

WHEREAS, MidPen Housing will leverage the San Mateo County loan of $5,883,211 with other public and private sector funding for the acquisition of Atherton Court, with a total acquisition price of $17.1 million and will preserve fifty-five units of affordable rental housing in San Mateo County; and

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the

Board of Supervisors hereby adopt this Resolution A) authorizing a loan to MidPen Housing of $5,883,211 for the acquisition of real property located at 3752-3770 Rolison Road, also known as Atherton Court in Redwood City; and B) authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing, or the Director’s designee, to execute a loan agreement with MidPen Housing for the acquisition of Atherton Court in Redwood City, as approved by County Counsel.

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Harbor Commissioner Brennan Celebrates Endorsements and Court Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact James Lee Han 650.207.7251

REDWOOD CITY – San Mateo County Harbor District Commissioner Sabrina Brennan continues to rack up endorsements for her campaign for reelection. Along with her previous endorsements from the Sierra Club and Coastside Democrats, she is pleased to have received the endorsements of State Senator Jerry Hill, the San Mateo County Democratic Party, and the Half Moon Bay Seafood Marketing Association.

Ms. Brennan is also pleased to have successfully represented herself in court and convinced the San Mateo County Superior Court that there were irregularities in the candidate filing process. Due to these irregularities, she won the right to amend her candidate statement not only to the satisfaction of the County but also to highlight the work of the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing (CEWS).

“I’m very pleased that the Honorable Judge Miram and Glenn Levy, County Counsel and attorney for the Elections Office, both agreed that there were several irregularities in the candidate filing process. I’m very honored by this victory and now have the opportunity to include the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing in my candidate statement.”

Ms. Brennan is running for reelection to continue her work in bringing fiscal reform, transparency, and environmental responsibility to the Harbor District. She remains the first and only out lesbian elected to a countywide office in San Mateo County.

SabrinaBrennan.com Sabrina@SabrinaBrennan.com 415.816.6111

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