La Habra Heights March 5, 2013 City Council Election Stories

See Slow Motion Video of Crazed Attack
March 7, 2013 - A Peaceful Day of Vote Counting Broken as
Karen Vipperman Launches Unprovoked Attack on City Council Candidate
Then Starts Shouting at Others
7 Sheriff's Vehicles Respond, Witnesses Interviewed

Related: 1. Improvement Association Attack on Cameraman, featuring Karen Vipperman
Viewer Warning! Foul language used by LHHIA (Over 5,100 views)
2. Councilmember Howard Vipperman summons "henchmen" to block camera at Parks & Rec meeting.
Viewer Warning! Vipperman Associate, non-resident, Mr Arce (sender of recent campaign flyer) uses foul language.

Vote Totals after Canvass
March 7, 2013
Total Ballots Cast 1376
Michael Higgins 735
Kyle Miller 613
Chester Jeng 557
George Edwards 482
Brian Bergman 774
Measure A -Gann Limit
Yes 748
No 519
Measure B - Oil Tax*
Yes 644
No 623

Interesting Split
West Side of City Votes For Oil Tax
East Side Says "No"
Measure Passes with lower East Side Turnout
Measure B - Oil Tax Yes No Ballots Cast
West Side Vote 373 282 715
East Side Vote 271 341 661

After announcing they were leaving City last year
Vippermans sign affadavits saying they now live in the City

Read Whittier Daily News Article on Chester Jeng Record Spending

What is a Seat on City Council Worth?
Is "Fiscal Responsibility" in Campaign Spending an Indicator of Council Spending?
Candidate Chester Jeng Spent Record $19,000 thru Feb 16
Almost Double All Other Candidates Combined - See Jeng's Spending Report Excerpt
See other Reports: Bergman Spent $1123, Edwards $3010, Miller $4080, Higgins $3216

February Newsletter References - See Newsletter
Page 1

See Feb 5 CPGP Candidate Forum Video

See CPGP Forum Program given to those who attended the Forum

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View M Higgins & K Miller Filings to see both have same campaign treasurer

LHHIA Directors web page with Treasurer name on it.

Page 3

See Sep 2012 Report for $100k City Hall Reroof

See Feb 2013 $2 Million City Hall Remodel Report

Page 5

See K Miller Bankruptcy Filing & Aug 2012 Modification

Page 5

See League Candidate Forum video click on 2013 Candidate Forum

Page 6

See Oil co Letter to City regarding royalties

Alert! Candidate reported accessing residents' Mail Boxes &
placing unstamped campaign materials
If you feel your mail box has been tampered with or accessed
by a candidate call the US Postal Inspector at 877-876-2455

US Postal Regulations on Mail Box access
Can a flyer/envelope be put it in someone else's mailbox without being mailed? What if a stamp was placed on it?
Postage must go through the United States Postal Service and be delivered for it to be valid postage and therefore acceptable in the mail receptacle. A flyer cannot be placed in a mailbox after putting a stamp on it unless the item was actually mailed.   According to Sect. 508.3.1.3 of the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM):
"No part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail."
"Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under this title."
Violations of the mailbox restriction law can be punished by a fine but not by imprisonment. The maximum fine for each offense is $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations.

News Reports of emails circulating telling residents to vote for 3 people
See Whittier Daily News Story on email by John Smith
Note: If you feel pressured to vote for a particular candidate(s) or to attend a Vote by Mail
"party" call the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) at (916) 322-5660 or
their "tip line" at (800) 561-1861 for more information or to make a complaint.

League of Women Voters Forum February 12th - All Candidates Show Up
Brian Bergman Touts Record and Experience
George Edwards Opposes New Taxes and $2 million City Hall Expansion
Michael Higgins Reverses Position on Open Government (now favors it), Admits Paid for Heights Life
Chester Jeng Emphasizes Bringing Back VOPs. Suggests La Habra Help Pay to Fix Our Roads.
Kyle Miller Proposes New Trash Tax. Has Prepared Answers for Most Questions, which he reads

Measure B Will REDUCE Your Oil Royalty Payments
See Oil Association Letter Provided to City Council but Not Discussed or Revealed to the Public.
Council Could Have Negotiated Oil Tax Increase Sparing Royalties, But Chose Not To

Senders of "Hit Piece" Mailer against candidate Edwards include
Supporters and Nomination Paper Signers of candidates Miller, Higgins & Jeng.

1717 Chota Rd address is former? Vipperman home.

Investigation reveals "hit piece" mailer came from a house for sale, with Jeng, Miller & Higgins signs

See Whittier Daily News story on "No Show" candidates

Just in - Video of Candidates Forum
Hear the Questions & See the Voters that 4 Candidates Would Not Face

4 Candidates No Shows at February 5th Candidates Forum, Canceling at Last Minute
Room Full of Voters Disappointed and Feeling Disrespected by Them
Candidate George Edwards Answers all Questions and
Takes Uncensored Questions From Audience
Councilmember Williams asks, "Is there a tax you would support?"

George Edwards Only Candidate with Courage to Face Voters and Take Uncensored Questions
Candidate Edwards interacting with Voters as they come in before Forum gets underway

This & Photos below Courtesy of Jonathan Alcorn &

Council Candidate Forum
Tuesday February 5, 2013 - 7-9 PM
City Hall Multi-Purpose Room
Come Learn About the Candidates!