Code enforcement complaints re 1522 Hi Point Street 90035

October 9, 2018

New Code Violation Complaint Filed Against 1522 Hi Point St Apts 90035

(Excerpts. City case number 693721. The original is 2779 words.)

Past city notices state that the building has been determined to be substandard, but the notices fail to diligently address the issues of this code violation complaint made by Black tenants unit 9.

As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, and rent unit registration, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist.  Whatever excuses the city alleges for the 1522 Hi Point St substandard conditions not being corrected is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement.

Due to the actions and inactions of those listed herein, I request that the city government revoke the business licenses of Doggone Cindy’s Dog Walking Service, Walter Barratt and Hi Point Apts LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Mozannar Construction and Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck. 

Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.   (1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building;   (5) Parking lot needs to be re-striped as lines are faded; stall #8 should be extended to provide for a tandem parking stall for unit 9 tenants. City Rent Control Stabilization Department has refused to grant rent decreases for the reduction of tandem parking stall for unit 9 tenants, and for the reduction of maintenance to the intercom system unit 9.

The rent agreement for unit 9 tenants indicates parking available for two vehicles. The CFO for the building indicates availability of tandem parking stalls.

The safety of white tenants is at risk.

The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.”

The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code. That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as any proposed resident manager are described as “housing services” and the LAMC RAC also describes a resident manager as a person responsible for maintaining the property.  [Note: the abandoned vehicle in stall 13 has been removed and Cynthia Ogan is no longer a tenant or manager at the address.] 

“…Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein…”

The Mayor and Council, the City attorneys office, et al practice that Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein. The denial of intercom repair is also a public and private nuisance. Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission.   NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. 

The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government, a political subdivision of the State government of California. 

The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety.    This complaint is against : Deborah Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Herb Wesson, Mike Bonin, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson, Daniel Yukelson, Mathew Farghum, Janet Gagnon, Mona Begum, Gloria Torres, Mariana Lem, Liseth Romero-Martinez, Roberto Aldalpe, Kenneth Lam, Lydia Pena, Daniel V. Gomez, Erika Garcia, Donyo Plazo, Jorge De la Torre, Javier Menendez, Brian Beltran, Norman Koplin, David Zaitz, Nell Dizon, Anna Ortega, Glender Chu, Marcella DeShurley, Emma Garcia, Susan Gosden; Courtney Doran Gloria Torres Mariana Lamb Lisa Romero– Martinez Marina Lem Roberto Aldape Lydia Perez Lydia Pena Daniel B Gomez, Erika Garcia Donya Plazo Jorge de la Torre Robert Galardi Javier Melendez Brian Beltran Norman Koplan ; David Zaitz; Nell Dizon; Glender Chu; Elva Valdovinas; Marcella DeShurley ; Emma Garcia; Susan Gosden ;Rushmore Cervantes, Lilly Fuentes Claudia Monterrosa Laura K Gugliemo,  Bessie Corrales,  Sally Richman, Alfonso Perez,  Sharon Lowe, Luz Santiago, Lyndon Salvador Zachary Millet Rosa Benavides, Greg Kung.

Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned.  My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction”  and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.”     For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least forty (40)  times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, March 27, 2018,  May 15, 2018, and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available but unusable intercom system.  The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced .The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision re unit 9 on November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred. 

The city has at all times the authority to make repairs and bill owner and this applies to any and all buildings in the city where tenants have reported denial of fair housing and substandard conditions. Property owners should face mandatory $5,000 fines for every repair not done within 15 days of a tenant complaint.   

Photographic evidence to the City and State agencies [and California Governor Jerry Brown] prove unit 9 tenants were receiving the housing service benefit of a tandem parking stall [“white privilege”.]  Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls. Please order the striping of stall #8 extended.

LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” .

Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; defective, deteriorating or bare electrical wiring; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair;  Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; owner rent registration form renewal not served on tenants.  * HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920-17928  Health and Safety Code 17920. “As used in this part: (e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not, include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings.”

This complaint is also against the leasing agent for the property: Keller Williams Silicone Beach and agent Luke Jones. Calls to code enforcement employees Chad, Bret, and Carlos, as recalled in emails May 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm, June 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm, and June 6, 2018 at 9:19 pm, any and all SCEP complaints and inspections 2018, email May 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm, are incorporated herein by reference . In order for me to stop filing these code violation complaints, I strongly suggest that before closing this new complaint of new damages, that you carefully consider and comprehend whether these complaints have been ignored, so this process will be more productive.

I continue to demand that Lam Cervantes, Gomez, and Aldape be terminated from employment. This code complaint demands [amounts redacted] dollars each for nominal, general and exemplary damages against city employees Justine, Chad Tatum, Bret, Carlos (Galias), Rushmore Cervantes, Kenneth Lam, Daniel V. Gomez, Roberto H. Aldape, for failure to comply with Health and Safety Code section 17920(e), participation in violation peaceful enjoyment under LAMC section 41.33 and for unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me.  This code complaint also demands [amount redacted] each against every city code enforcement inspector, without limitation, who has refused to cite this building per this complaint violations.

As of today’s date, the outside security parking lot lights are not functioning as intended, my complaint further authorized under the city Capital Improvement Program and THP program. This complaint shall be as a response to any and all documents of any kind, voicemails, mail, received from the city government to the date of this complaint; I reserve the right to make further response to any documents received from the city; “documents” include any and all communications regardless of form or format, “city” is defined as any and all departments of the city government; any such documents/calls  received are not acceptable as a resolution of the damages stated herein.  

To access the site, the contact information is   maintenance Ali Mozannar 818-335-8175; owner Walter Barratt and Jade Beck 310-895-6693; these are persons to contact for entry to the property; I also provide entry code …. to access the property. Since inspectors have already been on the site numerous times already to inspect these issues, I will not be needed to be present and will not be taking off work/school again to be present for inspections ad infinitum. The government has offered no legitimate business reason for the unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me by city employees that is described  herein re the complaint violations, the lack of intercom repair, the lack of tandem parking stall striping, etc. 

The LADBS and HCIDLA employee rosters are included herein by reference. I believe that city employees Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that because there were no THP’s issued for ten units at this property, that the property owner is obligated to pay subsequent tenants rent reimbursements due to the owner’s failure to follow THP procedures and because he engaged in illegal rents; I believe that Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that tenants Marilyn London, Lorrie Sakuchi, and Cynthia Ogan were entitled to, but did not receive, free rent as resident managers at this address, and therefore are entitled to rent reimbursements which could total over $25,000 dollars each person.

“…I believe all buildings and structures should be 100% compliant with Health and Safety and Building Codes. At any and all times and in past inspections at Hi Point Apts and unit 9, between 2014 – current, city code inspectors have never left any notice to the tenant as required under LAMC section 161.604…”

This complaint is also against (if not already named) city employees Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Monica Rodriguez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O’Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino.

 Under LAMC section 161.603, the City code enforcement cannot require a tenant to be present for a site visit as a condition of filing a code violation complaint. The conditions at this property have been verified numerous times by code violation inspectors and the required diligent actions have not been taken. I believe that city code enforcement and rent control practice that buildings only have to be 73% complaint. I believe all buildings and structures should be 100% compliant with Health and Safety and Building Codes. At any and all times and in past inspections at Hi Point Apts and unit 9, between 2014 – current, city code inspectors have never left any notice to the tenant as required under LAMC section 161.604. City code inspectors have [enforcement] authority over the building 1522 Hi Point St and all portions thereof, including the intercom system, according to LAMC sections 161.603 and 161.702 as well as applicable sections of the State Health and Safety Code. Continuing damages. All rights reserved. /s/ [tenant name redacted] . Member of the LA Tenants  Union. Oct 9, 2018.

(This document is redacted from the original filed with the city and served on the Mayor and all council members and property owner. The complaint was submitted by tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035.)

Editor: we support G. Juan Johnson for Los Angeles council district 10 in election year 2020.

 

August 19, 2018

TENANT ALERT:

LOS ANGELES – According to Eric Garcetti’s code enforcement inspector Kenneth Lam (letter June 20 2018) Black tenants are not entitled to housing intercom service maintenance. Even though the Health and Safety code, LAMC, city primary renovations and capital improvements programs give code enforcement employees jurisdiction over all portions of a building and “including but not limited to”, Lam says code inspectors will not perform their job duties under the law.   See LAMC SEC. 151.02. DEFINITIONS, California Civil Code 1941.1, Health and Safety Code sections 17920.3 or 17920.10,   Google “Housing Services”LAMC. Don’t let the City Government play the “jurisdiction game” on you!

New Code Violation Complaint Filed Against 1522 Hi Point St Apts 90035

[This is the 2477 word plus page complaint. I have not included the form documents that precedes the text. The entire complaint has been separately emailed to the Mayor and entire city Council. This is a Public document. This text has been redacted from the original which is similar to previous complaints against this property.]

August 19, 2018. City case number 687406.

Word Count 2477. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in this Complaint. Aug 19, 2018. 

The city Notice states that the building has been determined to be substandard, but the notice fails to diligently address the issues of this code violation complaint made by Black tenants unit 9.

As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, and rent unit registration, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist. 

Whatever excuses the city alleges for the 1522 Hi Point St substandard conditions not being corrected is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement.

Due to the actions and inactions of those listed herein, I request that the city government revoke the business licenses of Doggone Cindy’s Dog Walking Service, Walter Barratt and Hi Point Apts LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Mozannar Construction and Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck. 

Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.   (1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 13. Debris under car at stall 13 (6) Parking lot needs to be re-striped as lines are faded; stall #8 should be extended to provide for a tandem parking stall.

MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition.  The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.” The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code (and Health and Safety Code).

That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services” and the LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties to address the issues in this violations complaint.

Ogan, the Mayor and Council, the City attorneys office, et al practice that Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein. The denial of intercom repair is also a public and private nuisance.  

The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government, a subdivision of the State government of California.  The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety. Health and Safety code section 17920(e). 

This complaint is against : Deborah Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Herb Wesson, Mike Bonin, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson, Daniel Yukelson, Mathew Farghum, Janet Gagnon, Mona Begum, Gloria Torres, Mariana Lem, Liseth Romero-Martinez, Roberto Aldalpe, Kenneth Lam, Lydia Pena, Daniel V. Gomez, Erika Garcia, Donyo Plazo, Jorge De la Torre, Javier Menendez, Brian Beltran, Norman Koplin, David Zaitz, Nell Dizon, Anna Ortega, Glender Chu, Marcella DeShurley, Emma Garcia, Susan Gosden. If your Mother lived here, would you want her to have a working intercom?

Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises.    

 For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least forty (40)  times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, March 27, 2018,  May 15, 2018, and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available but unusable intercom system.  The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced .The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision re unit 9 on November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred.  The city has at all times the authority to make repairs and bill owner.    Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the city THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement.    The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall. City code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls. . LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” This code complaint is pursuant to a new claim for damages to be filed against the city government of Los Angeles, and against each city employee, on the grounds that damages are continuing, and pursuant to 42 USC section 1981, 42 USC section 1983, 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, CC 52.1(a), CC 52(a), and LAMC section 162.02. Enforcement Agency, and California Constitution Article I, Section 7 (b), GC 815.6, and all complaints to LA Housing RSD requesting rent reimbursements, and the July 10, 2018 email at 6:52 pm to Kenneth Lam from me in response to his letter. The Los Angeles County District attorney is requested to exercise its authority under CC section 52.1(a) and demand $25,000 against each person named herein.Copied from the city authority violation dropdown complaint : The complaints stated herein also constitute a public and private nuisance.  Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; defective, deteriorating or bare electrical wiring; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; owner contact information not posted; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property. sale of animal services on residential zoned property.  * HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920-17928  Health and Safety Code 17920. “As used in this part: (e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not, include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings.” City employee Kenneth Lam and others have maintained that the city code enforcement inspectors do not have to conduct a diligent effort and “response to complaints” as required under H&S code section 17920(e) and specifically saying erroneously that the code inspectors do not have jurisdiction over the intercom system at this address. The LAHCID, LA Housing Department and code enforcement have failed to comply with H&S code section 17920(e). The H&S code and the herein complaint give the City jurisdiction over the intercom system. This complaint is also against the leasing agent for the property: Keller Williams Silicone Beach and agent Luke Jones. Calls to code enforcement employees Chad, Bret, and Carlos, as recalled in emails May 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm, June 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm, and June 6, 2018 at 9:19 pm, any and all SCEP complaints and inspections 2018, email May 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm, are incorporated herein by reference . In order for me to stop filing these code violation complaints, I strongly suggest that before closing this new complaint of new damages, that you carefully consider and comprehend whether these complaints have been ignored, so this process will be more productive.

I continue to demand that Lam Cervantes, Gomez, and Aldape be terminated from employment. This code complaint demands …dollars each for nominal, general and exemplary damages against Chad Tatum, Bret, Carlos (Galias), Rushmore Cervantes, Kenneth Lam, Daniel V. Gomez, Roberto H. Aldape, for failure to comply with Health and Safety Code section 17920(e), participation in violation peaceful enjoyment under LAMC section 41.33 and for unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me.  This code complaint also demands…each against every city code enforcement inspector, without limitation, who has refused to cite this building per this complaint violations. As of today’s date, the outside security parking lot lights are not functioning as intended, my complaint further authorized under the city Capital Improvement Program. This complaint shall be as a response to any and all documents of any kind, voicemails, mail, received from the city government to the date of this complaint; I reserve the right to make further response to any documents received from the city; “documents” include any and all communications regardless of form or format, “city” is defined as any and all departments of the city government; any such documents received are not acceptable as a resolution of the damages stated herein. To access the property, the contact information is resident manager Cynthia Ogan, 1522 Hi Point St unit 1, Phone 310-406- 4075; maintenance Ali Mozannar 818-335-8175; owner Walter Barratt and Jade Beck 310-895-6693; these are persons to contact for entry to the property; I also provide entry code …to access the property. Since inspectors have already been on the site numerous times already to inspect these issues, I will not be needed to be present and will not be taking off work again to be present for inspections ad infinitum.

The government has offered no legitimate business reason for the unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me by city employees that is described  herein re the complaint violations, the lack of intercom repair, the lack of tandem parking stall striping, etc.    

I believe that city employees Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that because there were no THP’s issued for ten units at this property, that the property owner is obligated to pay subsequent tenants rent reimbursements due to the owner’s failure to follow THP procedures and because he engaged in illegal rents; I believe that Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that tenants M London, L Sakuchi, and Cynthia Ogan were entitled to, but did not receive, free rent as resident managers at this address, and therefore are entitled to rent reimbursements which could total over $25,000 dollars each person.

All rights reserved. (tenant 9 name redacted)  Member of the LA Tenants  Union.       Aug 19, 2018. Words 2477.

 

July 23, 2018

City employees charged with lack of English comprehension

Subject: White Privilege and Government Harassment – Damages Demanded Against Code Enforcement Inspectors

From: (tenant 9 email and name redacted)

To: mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; karen.baggio@lacity.org; presiliano.sandoval@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; mark.salazar@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; info@da.lacounty.gov; emily.hu@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org; robert.hughes@lacity.org; charles.v.garcia@lacity.org;

CC: karen.baggio@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; info@smchamber.com; robert.hughes@lacity.org; diana@aagla.org;

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 8:57 PM

White Privilege and Government Harassment

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family’s grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

To whom it may concern and Rushmore Cervantes, Director:

Here is the text of a voicemail I received from city employee Chad Tatum. Following that is my response left to him tonight.

July 23, 2018 at 2:19 pm (19 seconds)

“Hi this is Chad from the housing department calling regarding the complaint made at 1522 South Hi Point Street. Case number 683278. Please return my call at 213-252-2810. If I don’t answer please leave a message referencing the case number,  again case number 683278 and I’ll return your call as soon as possible.”

[A similar call was received from Chad on July 20, 2018 at 11:38 am.]

MY RESPONSE BY VOICEMAIL

“This call is to Chad at LA city code enforcement phone number 213-252-2810. I am returning your call that was left today at 2:19 pm. and also July 20. Your boss Kenneth Lam said you do not have the jurisdiction to call me. Nevertheless, if you comprehend the code violation complaint 683278, which is over 2300 words, you would not be asking me to call you. You have an English comprehension problem. I have returned your call. I am forwarding a further response to your call by an email/fax to the Mayor’s office and other city employees and Rushmore Cervantes. Hope you got a chance to see my previous response to your call, such response which was posted to the worldwide web. Your voicemail does not indicate you have comprehended the concerns of my May 16, June 5, June 6, and July 9 emails regarding your previous voice messages. Please refer to that email/fax of today for my further response to your call. This is tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St. You have my phone number in the code violation complaint. Today is July 23, 2018 at about 8 o’clock pm. All rights reserved.”

Copied below is the July 9 email regarding this same issue and my response to calls from LA Housing and hence today’s response to Chad and Susana Flamingo.

The voicemails are attached to be made part of the public record.

 

(tenant name redacted)

1522 Hi Point St 9
Los Angeles CA 90035

Amendment XIV Section 1- United States Constitution

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

42 U.S. Code § 1981 – Equal rights under the law

(a) Statement of equal rights
All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other.
(b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined
For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.
(c) Protection against impairment
The rights protected by this section are protected against impairment by nongovernmental discrimination and impairment under color of State law.

42 USC 1983

Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.

California Civil Code section 52 provides:

(a) Whoever denies, aids or incites a denial, or makes any discrimination or distinction contrary to Section 51, 51.5, or 51.6, is liable for each and every offense for the actual damages, and any amount that may be determined by a jury, or a court sitting without a jury, up to a maximum of three times the amount of actual damage but in no case less than four thousand dollars ($4,000), and any attorney’s fees that may be determined by the court in addition thereto, suffered by any person denied the rights provided in Section 51, 51.5, or 51.6.

 

(Editor: the July 9 2018 email below was copied onto this email but is not copied here for this site’s purpose since it already appears below.)

 

 

July 19, 2018

Property Violation Code Complaint 683278

Los Angeles – Health and Safety issues remain at this 1522 Hi Point St Apts Property. A new code violation complaint was filed July 19, 2018 – city violation number 683278. The Complaint with attachments is over 2312 words long and was emailed to all city council members and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The following is redacted as the complaint is substantially similar to the June 24 2018 complaint.

Summary:

(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 13. (6) Debris under car at stall 13.

“Unit 9 tenants still have not received the THP primary renovations, a loss of renovated unit valued at $17,000 according to public records. “

“Whatever excuses the city alleges for the substandard conditions is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement.”

“Ogan, the Mayor and Council, the City attorneys office, et al practice that Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein. The denial of intercom repair is also a public and private nuisance.”

“HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION.”

This complaint is against : Deborah Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,David Burkhead,David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,Gail Owsley,Gary Eshay,Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,Ken Gill,LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,Michael Kuhn,Michael Soto,Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,Steve Davey,Steve Ongle,Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Herb Wesson, Mike Bonin, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson, Daniel Yukelson, Mathew Farghum, Janet Gagnon, Mona Begum, Gloria Torres, Mariana Lem, Liseth Romero-Martinez, Roberto Aldalpe, Kenneth Lam, Lydia Pena, Daniel V. Gomez, Erika Garcia, Donyo Plazo, Jorge De la Torre, Javier Menendez, Brian Beltran, Norman Koplin, David Zaitz, Nell Dizon, Anna Ortega, Glender Chu, Marcella DeShurley, Emma Garcia, Susan Gosden.

“For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least forty (40)  times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, March 27, 2018,  May 15, 2018, and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system. Damage claims against the City government were filed dated May 30, 2018.”

“The city has at all times the authority to make repairs and bill owner.”

“The Los Angeles County District attorney is requested to exercise its authority under CC section 52.1(a) and demand $25,000 against each person named herein.”

“Copied from the city authority violation dropdown complaint (as listed in the complaint)  Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; defective, deteriorating or bare electrical wiring; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; owner contact information not posted; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; sale of animal services on residential zoned property.”

“This code complaint demands [redacted] dollars each for nominal, general and exemplary damages against Chad Tatum, Bret, Carlos (Galias), Rushmore Cervantes, for failure to comply with Health and Safety Code section 17920(e) and for unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me.  This code complaint demands [amount redacted] each against every city code enforcement inspector, without limitation, who has refused to cite this building per this complaint violations.”

Complaint submitted by tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035.

 

July 9, 2018

 

Subject: White Privilege and Government Harassment

From: (tenant name and email redacted)

To: mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; karen.baggio@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; mark.salazar@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; info@da.lacounty.gov; emily.hu@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org; robert.hughes@lacity.org; charles.v.garcia@lacity.org; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org; councilmember.huizar@lacity.org; councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org; councilmember.englander@lacity.org; councilmember.bonin@lacity.org; councilmember.price@lacity.org; councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org; councilmember.rodriguez@lacity.org; councilmember.martinez@lacity.org; paul.koretz@lacity.org; david.ryu@lacity.org; councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org; councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org; councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org; controller.galperin@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; thefirstjew@yahoo.com; karen.baggio@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; info@smchamber.com; robert.hughes@lacity.org; diana@aagla.org;

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018 11:15 PM

 

White Privilege and Government Harassment

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family’s grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

To whom it may concern:

Call from City LA Housing 310-996-1726 June 26, 2018 at 8:10 am duration 12 seconds
“Good morning, this message is for (tenant number 9) . I’m calling from LA Housing in regards to your complaint for Hi Point. Please call me back at 310-996-1726. 310 996-1726.”
“I have received the above voicemail. It is not acceptable as a resolution to the claim for damages filed against the City government. It is not acceptable as a resolution to the RSD complaints and code enforcement complaints filed with the City government regarding Hi Point Apts.

“…You have wasted taxpayer’s money by continuing to leave the same message over and over again…”

“I don’t give a damn what you request in your voicemail because what you are requesting in your voicemail does not answer my concerns about the non-working intercom and other issues in the claim for damages against the city and your department. I cannot help think that your calls are for the purposes of harassment because you refuse to identify yourself and what specific code enforcement complaint you might be calling about. You have wasted taxpayer’s money by continuing to leave the same message over and over again without establishing what your legitimate purpose might be. You call me, I call you back, you call me, I call you back, and the issues do not get resolved.

“…you could have spent that time saying ‘We are ordering the owner to repair or replace the intercom, assign you a tandem parking stall, and repair the other items you mentioned, and provide rent reimbursements’…”

“I would say the purpose of your call then is harassment and retaliation because your call is not moving the agenda forward. You may have only been told to call me without being told about the specifics of the complaints; that is not an excuse to harass me, because numerous code enforcement and SCEP inspectors have been to this property for years and the issues are not resolved. Your employees have access to the property and the resident manager and the owner yet the issues are not resolved. You need to be calling the owner, not me.

“I am sure you will call me again because you don’t appear to comprehend what I am talking about. The time you have spent asking me to call you, you could have spent that time saying “We are ordering the owner to repair or replace the intercom, assign you a tandem parking stall, and repair the other items you mentioned, and provide rent reimbursements.” But I conclude your institutionalized and intractable pattern and practice racism prevent you from leaving such message. I wonder if I was to ask you what color is your (redacted) panties, would that be something you would comprehend?

“The intercom at this location remains unusable. We also have not received striping for a tandem parking stall and the other issues of the code violation complaint have not been addressed.

“…until hell freezes over…” 

“So I will continue placing complaints until these issues are resolved or until hell freezes over whichever occurs first and I hope you have received training to understand what “until hell freezes over” means.

“All rights reserved. This is tenant #9 at 1522 Hi Point St Los Angeles 90035 and today’s date is July 9, 2018 at about 11:00 pm.

“The above voicemail was left at another city employee (Robert Galardi) phone number because the 310­996­1726 number said messages could not be left.)”

All rights reserved. (tenant 9 email and phone redacted)

Emmett Till

Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was a 14-year-old African-American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman said she was offended by him in her family’s grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.

What was segregation like in America in 1930?

“The Jim Crow laws stated that white people and black people must live separately and that churches, theaters, hospitals and schools must be separated by race. The Klu Klux Klan was also active during this time and they terrorized black people as well as immigrants, Jews, Roman Catholics, communists and socialists. They were a white anglo-saxon protestant group that still exists today. They would tar and feather people as well as hang, rape, murder and lynch people from these minority groups.The southern states also took it upon themselves to make it difficult for African Americans to vote. They imposed a poll tax where a person had to pay in order to cast a vote. Most black people could not afford this tax and therefore could not vote. They also implemented literacy tests that had to be completed to vote. If a black person passed the test then they were beaten and harassed to keep them from voting.”

 

(Editor note: numerous code enforcement inspectors are refusing to cite the owner for the non-working intercoms of complaining Black tenants while majority white tenants have working intercoms. The $100,000 dollar per year salary inspectors claim they have jurisdiction if a resident puts too many plugs into an electrical outlet but they claim no jurisdiction over a non-working intercom plugged into the same electrical grid. What bullshit from government workers!)

June 24, 2018

New Code Violation Complaint filed and forwarded to City Council Members

Los Angeles – Health and Safety issues remain at this 1522 Hi Point St Apts Property. A new code violation complaint was filed June 24, 2018 – city violation number 679404. The Complaint with attachments is over 2122 words long.

Here are some excerpts:

A city SCEP inspection of March 27, 2018 and NOTICE AND ORDER TO COMPLY March 29 2018 from city code inspector Alejandro Viramontes, presumed to be paid a salary of taxpayer dollars of over $100,000,has not resulted in these issues being diligently addressed.”

The city Notice states that the building has been determined to be substandard, but the notice fails to diligently address the issues of this code violation complaint made by Black tenants unit 9.”

As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, and rent unit registration, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist.”

 

“(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 13. Debris under car at stall 13. The safety of white tenants is at risk.”

Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission.”

Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises.”

“All dog owners of dogs whose owners do not reside at this property are also named in this Complaint, names to be determined.”

LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.”

This complaint is also against the leasing agent for the property: Keller Williams Silicone Beach and agent Luke Jones. Calls to code enforcement employees Chad, Bret, and Carlos, as recalled in emails May 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm, June 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm, and June 6, 2018 at 9:19 pm, any and all SCEP complaints and inspections 2018, email May 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm, are incorporated herein by reference . This code complaint demands (amount redacted) each for nominal, general and exemplary damages against Chad Tatum, Bret, Carlos (Galias), Rushmore Cervantes, for failure to comply with Health and Safety Code section 17920(e) and for unlawful racial discrimination and retaliation against me.”

The contact information is resident manager Cynthia Ogan, 1522 Hi Point St unit 1, Phone 310-406- 4075; maintenance Ali Mozannar 818-335-8175; owner Walter Barratt and Jade Beck 310-895-6693.”

I believe that city employees Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that because there were no THP’s for ten units at this property, that the property owner is obligated to pay subsequent tenants rent reimbursements due to the owner’s failure to follow THP procedures; I believe that Robert Galardi, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Daniel V. Gomez, and David Whitehurst agree that tenants M.  London, L.  Sakuchi, and Cynthia Ogan were entitled to, but did not receive, free rent as resident managers at this address, and therefore are entitled to rent reimbursements which could total over $25,000 dollars each person.”

From (tenant 9 name and email redacted)

 

June 19, 2018

Los Angeles- If you are a member of the public who wishes to complain to the owner of this address about the lack of properly working intercom, you may contact the owner at Jade Beck at 310-367-5884 or email tenantrelationsatyourapt@gmail.com or walter.barratt@gmail.com.

If you as a tenant have a complaint about any of the issues below, or if the hot water heater keeps breaking, or the parking lot security lights do not work, or the resident manager is unresponsive, or the back stairs are wobbly, you may be entitled to seek a Rent Reduction. Google “Reduction in Housing Services RAC 410” or “Reduction of Services”.

Code enforcement may claim they don’t have jurisdiction but this is what the State Health and Safety code 17920 says about city employees’ duties:

“HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION  17920. As used in this part: (e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not, include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings.”

(Editor: the complaint below is similar to the complaint filed May 11, 2018).

 City Property Violation Complaint 675834 – (redacted)

Word Count 2246. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in this Complaint MAY 28, 2018.  ….An property inspection by a city code enforcement inspector, TBN, on May 15, 2018 did not result in these issues being addressed or resolved. The Notice and Order to Comply city case number is 658483. The city Notice states that the building has been determined to be substandard, but the notice fails to diligently address the issues of this code violation complaint made by Black tenants unit 9.

As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, and rent unit registration, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist. Unit 9 tenants still have not received the THP primary renovations, a loss of renovated unit valued at $17,000 according to public records.

Whatever excuses the city alleges for the substandard conditions is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement. Due to the actions and inactions of those listed herein, I request that the city government revoke the business licenses of Doggone Cindy’s Dog Walking Service, Walter Barratt and Hi Point Apts LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Mozannar Construction and Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck.

In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.   (1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 13.

The safety of white tenants is at risk. Previous to this complaint, city employee George Terranova came to the property Jan. 31, 2018,  but refused to inspect the intercom system electrical after receiving over fifteen complaints in January 2018; Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property, over the last three years.

Terranova is paid a salary of tax payer money and federal funds of over $100,000 per year.

MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition.  The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.” The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code. That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”. 

Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services” and the LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties to address the issues in this violations complaint. Ogan, the Mayor and Council, the City attorneys office, et al practice that Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein. (2) 42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.”

Thus the city government et al with the use of federal funds is participating in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981.  The denial of intercom repair is also a public and private nuisance. Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission.  

NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION.   The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government, a subdivision of the State government of California.  The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety. Health and Safety code section 17920(e). 

This complaint is against : Deborah Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Herb Wesson, Mike Bonin, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson.      Daniel Yukelson, Mathew Farghum, Janet Gagnon, Mona Begum .

Debris underneath car at stall 13. Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises.  I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel.   My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction”  and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.” LADBS has the authority to cite or correct the conditions at this property [and bill the owner] ; LADBS, HCIDLA and rent stabilization department have the authority to act in the absence of a complaint. Primary renovations and approval and posted permits at this property show the involvement  of  LADBS. The Property address is 1522 Hi Point St  90035, APN number 5068018035.       All dog owners of dogs whose owners do not reside at this property are also named in this Complaint, names to be determined. Throughout these complaints, and even now, city employees have failed to exercise reasonable due diligence to perform their job duties, as required under GC 815.6 “Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.”   

For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least thirty- five times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, March 27, 2018,  May 15, 2018, and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system. The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced .The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred.   A refusal to comply with THP procedures [as in this case] can result in double damages accessed to the property owner. It will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one.  Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement. Contrary to what Klan Matt Williams WREA says, the intercom and maintenance WAS  a housing service at the inception of my tenancy and available [present]; contrary to what Klan WREA says, I admitted that tandem parking stalls were available [present] at the inception of the tenancy, as indicated in the CFO for the building; at the inception of the tenancy I received an actionable mutual legal promise to assign unit 9 to a tandem parking stall. The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall.

City code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls. In 2014 and March 28, 2018 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” This code complaint is pursuant to a claim for damages against the city government of Los Angeles, and against each city employee, such damage claim received by the city on March 5, 2018 at 11:33 am and also against HCIDLA and DFEH, such claim is incorporated herein by reference.  The city attorneys office has admitted to receiving the damage claim. [Emphasis added.]  Copied from the city authority violation dropdown complaint in the online form I am submitting: Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; defective, deteriorating or bare electrical wiring; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; owner contact information not posted; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property. sale of animal services on residential zoned property.  * HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920-17928  GC 17920. As used in this part: (e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not, include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings. The LAHCID, LA Housing Department and code enforcement have failed to comply with GC 17920(e). All rights reserved. /s/ (Tenant 9). May 28, 2018. Words 2246.

(Editor: the rents of all tenants go into maintenance pool of money to be used when repairs are needed. Whether it is repairs in someone else’s unit, or repairs to anywhere on the property, it is all the tenants’ money that pays for maintenance, or lack thereof. If a tenant agrees in the violation report complaints herein, then that tenant has the right to ask for a rent reduction for  reduction of housing services.)

 

May 16, 2018

(Editor: A city inspector was on the property May 16, 2018 according to a notice to enter from presumed owner Apartments Association of Greater Los Angeles; the inspector appeared between 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 pm and made no attempt to address the non working security intercoms, the dilapidated and unsafe rear stair railing, the abandoned vehicle in the parking lot, etc—the complaints of Black tenants in the building. Below is an email that was written to city officials on May 16 at 6:53 pm and faxed to City Code Enforcement. The email and the voicemails referenced are a matter of Public Record. )

 

SUBJECT: Yesterday’s calls to Code enforcement at phone number 310‐996‐1732

 

FROM: (TENANT #9)

DATE: Wed 5/16/2018 6:53 PM

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City : “Hello you have reached the office of senior inspector Carlos [unknown] Galias , City of Los Angeles housing department code enforcement unit for West Los Angeles. I am away from my desk please leave your name, telephone number, property address, along with a case number and I would be happy to return your call …. I will Always return calls by the next business day. Thank you very much have a good day.”

Tenant #9: Today’s date is May 15 and this call is in response to a call from Los Angeles code enforcement left yesterday May 14 at 8:24 am. Your phone number is 310-996-1723. This is tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. I refer to the code violation complaint 674370 and also the SCEP case number 658483. Your voicemail left is not acceptable of the matters at hand or the code violations and damages, which are continuing. First I would like to ask some questions about the SCEP Notice and Order to Comply First, there was a new law in 2016 about smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, are you saying from the Notice that the property owner did not comply with the law and did not have the smoke detectors installed? Second, there were a number of units that were renovated by the owner starting 2014 about 15 units and for each one he applied for permits for new smoke detectors but I wonder why in your Notice that you mentioned units 12, 4, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 1 needing smoke detectors but why were eleven units in this building not in need of smoke detectors? Our unit 9 I believe has wired smoke detectors with removable batteries but not lithium. Is our unit 9 supposed to have a wired smoke detector with non-removable battery? Those are some of my questions, I am going to call you back and leave another voice message because this is going to cut off.

 

City: Message delivered.

[Voicemail #2]
City : “Hello you have reached the office of senior inspector Carlos [unknown] Galias , City of Los Angeles housing department code enforcement unit for West Los Angeles. I am away from my desk please leave your name, telephone number, property address, along with a case number and I would be happy to return your call …. I will Always return calls by the next business day. Thank you very much have a good day.”

TENANT #9: Today’s date is May 15 and this call is in response to a call from Los Angeles code enforcement left yesterday May 14 at 8:24 am. This is my second call of today. Your phone number is 310-996-1723. This is tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. I refer to the code violation complaint 674370 and also the SCEP case number 658483. Also, the NOTICE TO COMPLY issued by your department is your notice saying that the owner has to install smoke detectors in the hallway because your notice mentions the word “hall” twice? Anyway our intercom is connected to the building breaker boxes and the building power supply and your department does have jurisdiction over that intercom. Your department approved the permits for the breaker boxes and approved the building power supply and approved the certificate of occupancy. I will now read from parts of the May 11 2018 code violation complaint, your case number 674370. The code complaint is over 2157 words. I want to read from some sections because I am not able to get answers from the code enforcement inspectors. The city government is practicing intractable, institutionalized racism, and corruption, and allows these substandard housing conditions to exist . Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. The outside security lights are still not working properly under unit 9 outside window; intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; there is an abandoned vehicle in stall #13 which has been there I believe at least three years; Inspector Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property. I am going to stop right now at this recording and call you a third time.

CITY: Message delivered.

[Voicemail #3]
City : “Hello you have reached the office of senior inspector Carlos [unknown] Galias , City of Los Angeles housing department code enforcement unit for West Los Angeles. I am away from my desk please leave your name, telephone number, property address, along with a case number and I would be happy to return your call …. I will Always return calls by the next business day. Thank you very much have a good day.”

Today’s date is May 15 and this call is in response to a call from Los Angeles code enforcement left yesterday May 14 at 8:24 am. This is call number three. Your phone number is 310-996-1732. This is tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. I refer to the code violation complaint 674370 — May 11—- and also the SCEP case number 658483. Your voicemail left is not acceptable [as a resolution] of the matters at hand or the code violations and damages, which are continuing. I am reading now from the latest code violation complaint in reference to this property 1522 Hi Point St. Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; the intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, including but not limited to, —-redacted—- maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. LAMC so maintenance is a housing service which obviously I am being denied by the code enforcement officials; the denial of intercom repair is a public and private nuisance, the intercom not being maintained is a public and private nuisance; Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance; inoperative vehicle at stall #13, and that if course is within jurisdiction of code enforcement department, I remind the HCIDLA that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; GC 815.6 is being violated by yourself and your department . The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom (unit 9) but no repair or replacement has occurred. I will stop here call number 3 and go on to call number 4.”

CITY: Message delivered.

Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls.

[Voicemail #4]

City : “Hello you have reached the office of senior inspector Carlos [unknown] Galias , City of Los Angeles housing department code enforcement unit for West Los Angeles. I am away from my desk please leave your name, telephone number, property address, along with a case number and I would be happy to return your call …. I will Always return calls by the next business day. Thank you very much have a good day.”

TENANT 9 : Today’s date is May 15 and this call is in response to a call from Los Angeles code enforcement left yesterday May 14 at 8:24 am. Your phone number is 310-996-1732. This is tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. I refer to the code violation complaint 674370 — May 11—- and also the SCEP case number 658483. Your voicemail left is not acceptable [as a resolution] of the matters at hand or the code violations and damages, which are continuing. Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls at 1522 Hi Point St. As the code inspector Viramontes said in the Notice to Comply, “Any and all units are subject to re-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Since all the intercoms are not working in each apartment, there is not uniform compliance throughout the premises and code enforcement is not doing its job to due diligence. It is a violation of peaceful enjoyment of the premises to restrict trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant. The city has conspired with the property owner to restrict the intercom repair personnel tradesman from or to myself as a tenant. The city attorneys office has admitted to receiving the damage claim against your department and the city government of Los Angeles. One of the other complaints is that the Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; and that is in reference to the rears stairway which no one has informed me it has been fixed so i assume it is still in disrepair. This is tenant 9, it is 10:39 pm on May 15 2018. And this call is to the city of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s code enforcement department at the number supplied to me. Thank you very much.

CITY: Message delivered.

I was witness to the code violation employee in the hallway today at about 1:30 pm. to 2:15 p.m. No attempt was made to enter or inspect unit 9.

City employees have said that the city does not keep copies of voicemails left to city employees.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920-17928 17920. As used in this part:

(a) “Approved” means acceptable to the department.

 

(b) “Building” means a structure subject to this part.

(c) “Building standard” means building standard as defined in Section 18909.

(d) “Department” means the Department of Housing and Community Development.

(e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except
as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not, include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings.

All rights reserved.

(Tenant)

1522 Hi Point St 9

Los Angeles CA 90035

Phone 323-319-4280

 

Large Dogs run loose. You only have to be bitten once.

Editor: Large dogs as of today still run loose up and down the hallways without being on a leash. I can hear one dog huffing and puffing in the hallway like it has distemper. I am afraid to open my door. I have the dog mace handy. Barking can go on as long as twenty minutes from numerous dogs on the property.

Do not move to Hi Point Apts.

Updated May 14, 2018

After a city SCEP inspection on March 27, 2018, health and safety issues remain unaddressed at this address. Here is the latest code violation complaint against Hi Point Apts as received by the City. These are excerpts of a 2157 word complaint. This complaint was received by the City electronically and also mailed to various public officials like Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilperson Herb Wesson, and the property owner notified. The city has the authority at all times to make the repairs to the property, even if there is no complaint filed. City code enforcement is considered an agency that has law enforcement powers.

[Editor: this complaint is primarily a rehash of the April 29, 2018 complaint below . If you submit a CPRA for copies of these records, be forewarned that the city has a nasty habit of reducing 10 page documents to one paragraph. Documents submitted here are mostly submitted in their entirety as submitted to/received by the City. My feeling is that if you seek to remedy a situation, you should only have to file a complaint one time. I guess where racism and corruption is concerned, this may be unrealistic.]

 

May 11, 2018 CODE VIOLATION COMPLAINT  CITY NUMBER 674370

INCLUDED PAGES 1 OF 5

Word Count 2157. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in the Complaint MAY 11, 2018.

A city SCEP inspection of March 27, 2018 and NOTICE AND ORDER TO COMPLY March 29 2018 from city code inspector Alejandro Viramontes, presumed to be paid a salary of taxpayer dollars of over $100,000, has not resulted in these issues being diligently addressed. The Notice and Order to Comply city case number is 658483. The city Notice states that the building has been determined to be substandard, but the notice fails to diligently address the issues of this code violation complaint made by Black tenants    unit 9.

As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, and rent unit registration, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist. Unit 9 tenants still have not received the THP primary renovations, a loss of renovated unit valued at $17,000 according to public records.

Whatever excuses the city alleges for the substandard conditions is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement.

In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section 24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and “Any and all units are subject to re-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. (1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 13.

“…the safety of white tenants is at risk…”

The safety of white tenants is at risk. ELECTRICAL, MAINTENANCE, ZONING, SANITATION, MISCELLANEOUS, ZONING VIOLATION. Inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property. ELECTRICAL. Electrical service requires maintenance. Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned. HABITABILITY. Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; NON-OPERATING vehicle.

Previous to this complaint, city employee George Terranova came to the property Jan. 31, 2018, but refused to inspect the intercom system electrical after receiving over fifteen complaints in January 2018; Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property, over the last three years.

“…The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code…”

Terranova is paid a salary of tax payer money and federal funds of over $100,000 per year. MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition. The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.” The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code.

That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.

Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties to address the issues in this violations complaint. Ogan, the Mayor and Council, the City attorneys office, et al practice that Black tenants are not entitled to fair housing and housing services stated herein. (2)

42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981.

News flash: In an April 20, 2018 letter, Garcetti’s Citizen Council’s Deborah Breiuthaupt wrote that the city is not doing anything “unlawful” by denying Black tenants full and equal housing services.

The denial of intercom repair is also a public and private nuisance. Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission. NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d).

Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government. The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety. Health and Safety code section 17920(e).

This complaint is against : D. Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee, Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams, David Burkhead, David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo, Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush, Gail Owsley, Gary Eshay, Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom, Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe, Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio, Ken Gill, LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado, Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez, Michael Kuhn, Michael Soto, Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval, Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape, Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes, Steve Davey, Steve Ongle, Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr, David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson. I realize the city has determined how many of these complaints I need to file before I get the relief requested; I have not been told what that number is. Debris underneath car at stall 14. Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises. I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel. My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction” and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.” LADBS has the authority to cite or correct the conditions at this property [and bill the owner] ; LADBS, HCIDLA and rent stabilization department have the authority to act in the absence of a complaint. Primary renovations and approval and posted permits at this property show the involvement of LADBS.

 

The Property address is 1522 Hi Point St 90035, APN number 5068018035.
DOG BOARDING BY TENANTS IN UNIT 1 IS A ZONING VIOLATION. All dog owners of dogs whose owners do not reside at this property are also named in this Complaint, names to be determined.

Throughout these complaints, and even now, city employees have failed to exercise reasonable due diligence to perform their job duties, as required under GC 815.6 “Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.” For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least thirty- three times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, and March 27, 2018, and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system. The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced .The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom, but no repair or replacement has occurred. A refusal to comply with THP procedures [as in this case] can result in double damages accessed to the property owner. It will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one. Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement. Contrary to what Klan Matt Williams WREA says, the intercom and maintenance WAS a housing service at the inception of my tenancy and available [present]; contrary to what Klan WREA says, I admitted that tandem parking stalls were available [present] at the inception of the tenancy, as indicated in the CFO for the building; at the inception of the tenancy I received an actionable mutual legal promise to assign unit 9 to a tandem parking stall. The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall. Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls. In 2014 and March 28, 2018 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section 24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and “Any and all units are subject to re-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.

LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” This code complaint is pursuant to a claim for damages against the city government of Los Angeles, and against each city employee, such damage claim received by the city on March 5, 2018 at 11:33 am and also against HCIDLA and DFEH, such claim is incorporated herein by reference. The city attorneys office has admitted to receiving the damage claim. [Emphasis added.] Copied from the city authority violation dropdown complaint form: Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; owner contact information not posted; sale of animal services on residential zoned property. All rights reserved. [Tenant]  May 11, 2018. Words 2157.

 

[EDITOR: This complaint has been redacted]

May 10, 2018

SUBJECT: How many code enforcement inspectors does it take to install an intercom? —Intercom still not maintained at 1522 Hi Point St Apts

FROM: [Tenant name and email redacted]

TO: councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org; councilmember.huizar@lacity.org; councilmember.ofarrell@lacity.org; councilmember.englander@lacity.org; councilmember.bonin@lacity.org; councilmember.price@lacity.org; councilmember.harris-dawson@lacity.org; councilmember.rodriguez@lacity.org; councilmember.martinez@lacity.org; paul.koretz@lacity.org; david.ryu@lacity.org; councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org; councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org; councilmember.cedillo@lacity.org; controller.galperin@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; walter.barratt@gmail.com; contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov; hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org;

CC: thefirstjew@yahoo.com; karen.baggio@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; info@smchamber.com; robert.hughes@lacity.org; presiliano.sandoval@lacity.org; amozannar@gmail.com; tenantrelationsatyourapt@gmail.com; 1ccanary@gmail.com; ali4servicing@gmail.com;

DATE: Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:20 PM

 

Garcetti’s Citizen’s Council Code Inspectors Say the Hell with the health and safety of Whites at Hi Point St Apts

To whom it may concern:

As of the time of this email, the intercom in unit 9 remains non-maintained and is not useful. Also, our parking stall #8 striping has not been extended to allow for parking of two vehicles for unit 9.

This shall verify that Mozannar Construction’s Ali Mozannar and helper were on the property and in unit 9 between the approximate hours of 10:22 am and 2:15 pm and did repair the wall heater cover which was comprised of peeling lead based paint and airborne lead based paint, and as reported to code enforcement and the EPA (re lack of THP applications for ten units which would normally preclude primary renovations from proceeding, a health and safety unsafe work practices violations participated in by city employees).

“…..intercom in unit 9 remains non-maintained and is not useful…”

Mozannar, the designated owner of the property and agent of the owner, and his helper had the opportunity but negligently made no effort to repair, replace, or remove the intercom unit 9, the intercom being a housing service for purposes of health and safety.

I also note today that I see posted to the Building a “Notice and Order to Comply” which is dated March 28, 2018. Attached. The notice does not mention any of the Complaints in my recent code violation complaints that Viramontes was given a copy of including:

Electrical service requires maintenance
Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned
Trash, debris, or rodents on premises
Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair

Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition
Plaster/drywall wall/ceiling covering defective, deteriorated, or paint is peeling Unit in unsafe and/or unclean condition
Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean
Trash, debris, or rodents on premises

City Inspector Viramontes Ignores Black Tenants’ Concerns

(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 14; (6) lead paint peeling on wall heater in unit 9, and airborne lead paint hazard ; airborne primarily when the heater is turned on. The lead paint hazard was reported prior to March 21, 2018, a hazard to all white tenants in the building.

The safety of white tenants is at risk.

None of my complaints are mentioned in the [Alejandro] Viramontes notice, or any other city notice that I am aware of. The conditions mentioned in the Viramontes notice are a result of the actions/inactions of Barratt, Hi Point Apts LLC, Ogan, Navis, Beck, Mozannar, and Williams Real Estate Advisors.

Due to the actions and inactions of those listed herein, I request that the city government revoke the business licenses of Doggone Cindy’s Dog Walking Service, Walter Barratt and Hi Point Apts LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Mozannar Construction and Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck.

“…The report cites maintenance, sanitation, electrical and fire safety problems…”

I anticipate a new claim for damages will be filed against city employee Alexandro Viramontes and city government of Los Angeles. I will also be requesting a closed door session with the City Council.

All rights reserved.

1522 Hi Point St 9

Los Angeles CA 90035

to: Hi Point Apts LLC via Walter Barratt, resident manager Cynthia Ogan via email above, Jade Beck via email tenantrelationsatyourapt@gmail.com above, Mozannar Construction via email above, DFEH via email above, HCIDLA via email above

CC: AAGLA

Code Violation Report Cites Massive Code Violations at Hi Point Apts but whites ignore the intercom System

 [Editor: this Public Document email has been redacted. Blacks have complained about denial of housing services maintenance since 2014 but many whites tenants have freely been granted housing intercom services. How long do Blacks have to complain in order to get equal treatment?]

[Editor: the resident manager in a letter also cited safety concerns at this 18 unit building. White Mama Manager Says Whites Not Safe at Hi Point Apts  ]

 

The housing department location is 1645 Corinth Ave Suite 104 Los Angeles  CA   90025. In part the report states: “An inspection has revealed conditions that affect the health and safety of the occupants and cause the building to be in violation of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code.” [SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS]

“Any and all units …require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” [Editor: how does Viramontes miss the lack of uniform compliance of the intercom system? Is it because Black tenants don’t matter to Viramontes?] The report cites maintenance, sanitation, electrical and fire safety problems: holes in the wall on the laundry room, improper exterior foundation vent, failure to maintain defective or missing front cover of electrical panel, defective electrical switch receptacle, “failure to maintain the electrical service in good repair”, missing carbon monoxide detector, ten smoke detectors needed.

Wow—come on down to Hi Point Apts!

 

May 7, 2018

 

City of Los Angeles Government Continues Participation in Denial of Fair Housing

 

SUBJECT:  Voicemail to Carlos at HCIDLA re Code Violation Complaint 673292 dated April 29 2018

TO: angelo.shannon@lacity.org; karen.baggio@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; info@smchamber.com; robert.hughes@lacity.org; info@da.lacounty.gov;

DATE:        Monday, May 7, 2018 6:39 PM

May 3, 2018 Voicemail to LAHCID code enforcement Carlos

City voicemail: “Hello you have reached the office of senior inspector Carlos [unknown] Galias , City of Los Angeles housing department code enforcement unit for West Los Angeles. I am away from my desk please leave your name, telephone number, property address, along with a case number and I would be happy to return your call …. I will Always return calls by the next business day. Thank you very much have a good day.”

Tenant #9 : “Hi, today is May 3, 2018 about 11:30 pm. And this is in reference to code violation city case number 673292. Today’s date is May 3, 2018 and this call is to Carlos at the case management. You have my phone number already and the property address is 1522 Hi Point St 90035 and your phone number is 310-996-1732. I believe Inspector Viramontes was here on March 27 2018 . The newest code violation complaint was filed April 29, 2018. The EPA has also been notified about this property. It is unsafe here for white tenants, it is unsafe for white tenants. The code complaint that is before you, about peeling lead based paint, on the cover of the wall heater in unit 9, that is peeling lead based paint , and obviously if the heater is running, the lead based paint becomes airborne because it is chipped and it is peeling; also there has been no maintenance to the intercom system since 2014, lack of maintenance to the intercom system, that is something that is under the jurisdiction of code enforcement. There is also an abandoned vehicle that is being stored on the property since 2014 and that vehicle is at stall #13. So again the State building code gives you authority over all these matters I have just mentioned as well as the health and safety code gives you jurisdiction. Again, this is tenant #9 at 1522 Hi Point St. Today’s date is May 3, 2018. Thank you very much.”

Recording: “Message delivered”.

If these issues are not resolved to my satisfaction, I will be filing another code violation complaint.

All rights reserved.

1522 Hi Point St 9

Los Angeles CA 90035

Attachments

 

[EDITOR: THE EMAIL ABOVE HAS BEEN REDACTED. THE COMMENTS BELOW DO NOT APPEAR IN THE ABOVE EMAIL]

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL:

Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Rye, Paul Korentz, Nury Martinez, Monica Rodriquez, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O’Farrell, Jise Huizar, Joe Buscaino, Mayor Eric Garcetti

All tenants in a multifamily apartment building pay for the denial of maintenance to other tenants.

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Everything in your unit must be in useful condition: Landlord and Tenant–Eviction–Landlord’s Failure to Repair. — –In a lessee’s action to recover a security deposit paid defendants, as lessor, at the inception of a lease, and for damages for breach of the lessor’s covenant to maintain the leased premises in useful condition, the evidence was sufficient to support a finding of constructive eviction…. KARL R. GROH et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. KOVER’S BULL PEN, INC., 221 Cal. App. 2d 611; 34 Cal. Rptr. 637; 1963 Cal. App. LEXIS 2194.

THP primary renovations: this is the city ordinance scheme where tenants are to receive the choice to temporarily relocate and receive a renovated unit or choose to permanently relocate in exchange for relocation monies. The THP is not strictly enforced by the city with certain landlords evicting tenants without filing the THP application; the THP also prohibits renovations from starting to 60 days after the THP is filed and served; but the city government has participated in making sure applicable tenants never received the THP application and options before vacating; the city code enforcement participated in allowing landlords to proceed with repairs without the required THP. Some tenants were never told about their rights under the THP. For some tenants subject to the entitlement of primary renovations, the city needs to pass an ordinance that requires landlords to complete announced primary renovations within a set time period because in some cases the tenant never benefits from the primary renovations, in this case valued at $17,000 per unit. If a tenant takes the renovations option, the rent will stay the same except for a possible 10% rent increase, but that increase will only last two years. For a tenant that has a low rent, staying in the unit and allowing renovations may be the cheaper option to get a brand new unit than moving out. Remember, the buyout option can be an option at any time during tenancy, not just during renovations.

LEAD HAZARD WARNING. Due to the possible presence of lead-based paid, lead safe work practices are required on all repairs in pre-a979 buildings that disturb paint. Failure to do so could create lead hazards that violate the California Health and Safety Code.” LAHCID March 27 2018 to All rental tenants a 1522 S Hi Point St 90035.

California Constitution Article I Declaration of Rights (excerpt) Section 7(a). “A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws”…7(b) A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens…”.

Apr 29, 2018

After a city SCEP inspection on March 27, 2018, health and safety issues remain unaddressed at this address. Here is the latest code violation complaint against Hi Point Apts as received by the City. These are excerpts of a 2078 word complaint. This complaint was received by the City electronically and also mailed to various public officials like Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilperson Herb Wesson, and the property owner. The city has the authority at all times to make the repairs to the property, even if there is no complaint filed. City code enforcement is considered an agency that has law enforcement powers.

Code Enforcement Division Violation Complaint case number 673292 — APN number 5068018035

Electrical service requires maintenance
Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned
Trash, debris, or rodents on premises
Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance
Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair
Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition
Plaster/drywall wall/ceiling covering defective, deteriorated, or paint is peeling
Unit in unsafe and/or unclean condition
Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean
Trash, debris, or rodents on premises

“…intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption…”

A city SCEP inspection of March 27, 2018 has not resulted in these issues being resolved. As a tenant, part of my rent money pays for the SCEP inspection, yet city government intractable institutionalized racism, and corruption, allows these substandard housing conditions to exist.

Unit 9 tenants still have not received the THP primary renovations, a loss of renovated unit valued at $17,000 according to public records. Whatever excuses the city alleges for the substandard conditions is not authorized in any state or city law, and is not listed in my rent agreement.

“…I request that the city government revoke the business licenses…”

Due to the actions and inactions of those listed herein, I request that the city government revoke the business licenses of Doggone Cindy’s Dog Walking Service, Walter Barratt and Hi Point Apts LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Mozannar Construction and Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck.

In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, part of the electrical service and wiring, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.   

(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working properly under unit 9 outside window; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 14; (6) lead paint peeling on wall heater in unit 9, and airborne lead paint hazard ; airborne primarily when the heater is turned on. The lead paint hazard was reported prior to March 21, 2018, a hazard to all white tenants in the building. The safety of white tenants is at risk. 

“…Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned…”

ELECTRICAL, MAINTENANCE, ZONING, SANITATION, MISCELLANEOUS, ZONING VIOLATION. Inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property.  ELECTRICAL. Electrical service requires maintenance. Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned. HABITABILITY. Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; NON-OPERATING vehicle.

Previous to this complaint, city employe George Terranova came to the property Jan. 31, 2018,  but refused to inspect the intercom system electrical after receiving over fifteen complaints in January 2018; Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property, over the last three years.

Terranova is paid a salary of tax payer money and federal funds of over $100,000 per year.

MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition.  The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair.

“…Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance…”

151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.”

The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code. That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties.

“…enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship…”

42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981.  The denial of intercom repair is a public and private nuisance. Civil Code 1942.5 

 

“…The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety…”

NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION.   The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government.  The intercom system at this address is for purposes of security and safety.

Health and Safety code section 17920(e). 

This complaint is against : D. Breithaupt, Oscar Salgado, David Salinas, Percy Sanchez, Jinky Santiago, Richard Schindler, Dale Schwartz, Kenneth Smith, Timothy Smith, Ryan Solis, Sherman Stark, Robert Shelly, Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson. I realize the city has determined how many of these complaints I need to file before I get the relief requested; I have not been told what that number is.  Debris underneath car at stall 14.   

I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel.   My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction”  and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.” LADBS has the authority to cite or correct the conditions at this property [and bill the owner] ; LADBS, HCIDLA and rent stabilization department have the authority to act in the absence of a complaint.

Primary renovations and approval and posted permits at this property show the involvement  of  LADBS. The Property address is 1522 Hi Point St  90035, APN number 5068018035.    

DOG BOARDING BY TENANTS IN UNIT 1 IS A ZONING VIOLATION.   All dog owners of dogs whose owners do not reside at this property are also named in this Complaint, names to be determined.

“…city…failure to exercise reasonable due diligence…”

Throughout these complaints, and even now, city employees have failed to exercise reasonable due diligence to perform their job duties, as required under GC 815.6 “Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.”    

For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least thirty times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018, and March 27, 2018,  and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system. The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced. 

“…The intercom and door entry system were installed as one unit…”

The City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred.   [The intercom and door entry system were installed as one unit, and resulted in a $17.00 per month rent increase for certain tenants even though for some the intercom does not work]. A refusal to comply with THP procedures [as in this case] can result in double damages accessed to the property owner. It will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one.  Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement. Contrary to what Klan Matt Williams WREA says, the intercom and maintenance WAS  a housing service at the inception of my tenancy and available [present]; contrary to what Klan WREA says, I admitted that tandem parking stalls were available [present] at the inception of the tenancy, as indicated in the CFO for the building; at the inception of the tenancy I received an actionable mutual legal promise to assign unit 9 to a tandem parking stall. The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall. Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls.

In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.”

“…airborne…lead based paint hazard…”

Copied from the city authority violation dropdown complaint form: Electrical service requires maintenance; Electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; Stairway, walkway, or decking material requires maintenance; Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair; Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition; Plaster/drywall wall/ceiling covering defective, deteriorated, or paint is peeling; Unit in unsafe and/or unclean condition; Building and/or premises unsafe, or unclean; Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; All rights reserved. /s/ [Tenant #9 name redacted] April 29, 2018. Words 2078.

(Editor note: The bold subheadings herein do not appear in the original complaint and are added for emphasis.)

Editor: If you believe in housing discrimination, these are the people to contact:

Walter Barratt —    walter.barratt@gmail.com at 310-895-6693

Jade Beck–    tenantrelationsatyourapt@gmail.com at 310-367-5884

Mozannar Construction  — ali4servicing@gmail.com at   818-335-8175

Cynthia Ogan — 1ccanary@gmail.com at 310-406-4075

 

If you  DO NOT believe in housing discrimination, these are the people to contact:

Walter Barratt —    walter.barratt@gmail.com at 310-895-6693

Jade Beck–    tenantrelationsatyourapt@gmail.com at 310-367-5884

Mozannar Construction  — ali4servicing@gmail.com at   818-335-8175

Cynthia Ogan — 1ccanary@gmail.com at 310-406-4075

 

Garcetti’s Citizen’s Council Authorizes Lead Based Paint Poisoning of Blacks

 

March 30, 2018

Links to this site appear in the March 29 2018 issue on page S12 of the                         USC Daily Trojan Housing Guide 2018

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE DETAILS CITY LOS ANGELES SUED OVER HOUSING DISCRIMINATION “Will this Court order all Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Blacks across America to be lynched because this Court feels Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Blacks are not entitled to protection under the United States Constitution and all laws?”  Court document 120, filed 10-11-17, page ID 2747-2748.

See the online issue of Random Lengths news [of San Pedro], Feb . 22 issue and page 17.

http://www.randomlengthsnews.com

To see additional discussions about what is fair housing and to see copies of posted Videos, click   Youtube channel “Davey GJuanvalldez”

March 27, 2018

[Editor: A video of this inspection may be posted soon. The final decision of code enforcement will be posted as soon as it is available. Whites tenants lives are at risk.]

Beck Mozzanar Ogan Viramontes:    Racists Among Us

 

Subject: Today’s SCEP Inspection Recalled re 1522 Hi Point St 90035 – Unsafe Peeling Lead Based Paint – Lack of Uniform Compliance – White People in Danger

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:31 PM

From: [Tenant name and email redacted]

TO: mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; presiliano.sandoval@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; karen.baggio@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; scott.matsunaga@lacity.org; robert.hughes@lacity.org; maintenance@williamsrea.com; walter.barratt@gmail.com; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; welcomehome@williamsrea.com; charles.v.garcia@lacity.org; matt@williamsrea.com; info@smchamber.com;

CC: contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov;

To whom it may concern:

 

This shall memorialize the inspection of today that occurred about 9:30-10:00 am by city employee inspector Viramontes [he refused to give me his first name or employee number]. I reserve the right to supplement this email after a more thorough review of my notes and the inspector’s report.

In attendance at the property was also resident manager Cynthia Ogan, Mozannar Construction Ali Mozannar, and Jade Beck. Beck said she no longer worked for Williams Real Estate Advisors but when asked numerous times, refused to identify who she worked for, and did not identify her purpose for entering the unit. All four persons entered unit 9.

City Inspector Says He Refuses to Follow the Building Code: Whites Hurting Whites

STATE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920-17928. 17920. As used in this part:

(a) “Approved” means acceptable to the department.
(b) “Building” means a structure subject to this part.
(c) “Building standard” means building standard as defined in

Section 18909.
(d) “Department” means the Department of Housing and Community Development.
(e) “Enforcement” means diligent effort to secure compliance, including review of plans and permit applications, response to complaints, citation of violations, and other legal process. Except as otherwise provided in this part, “enforcement” may, but need not,
include inspections of existing buildings on which no complaint or permit application has been filed, and effort to secure compliance as to these existing buildings. 17920.3. Any building or portion thereof including any dwelling unit, guest room or suite of rooms, or the premises on which the same is located, in which there exists any of the following listed conditions to an extent that endangers the life, limb, health, property, safety, or welfare of the public or the occupants thereof shall be deemed and hereby is declared to be a substandard building…” [Emphasis added]

Thus far the city LADBDS and code enforcement has failed to conduct a diligent effort to secure compliance as required by 17920(e) above and section 17920.3, also in violation of GC 815.6 as regards 1522 Hi Point St 90035. Viramontes said to me that he believes LADBS/code enforcement does not have jurisdiction over all portions of the building —his admitted non-compliance with section17920.3—in response to my request for maintenance of the intercom outside the building and inside my unit. I told Viramontes that not only is the non-working intercom a code violation, it is also a violation of LAMC re rent reduction [see city definition of housing services], the city capital improvements rent increase [the intercom system has obviously failed requiring a rent reduction], and the city THP program: the city final approval of installation of new intercoms in fifteen units.

 

Viramontes ignored the city’s capital improvement and THP program jurisdiction over the intercom system. The intercom system was a subject of the city approved capital improvements rent increase- –the keypad and intercom were installed as one unit—and mentioned repeatedly; in the appeal of the city’s THP re this unit, the word “intercom” was mentioned over 47 times; as the result of city approved primary renovations, fifteen tenants have working intercoms, the city admittedly having jurisdiction over them as a housing service. See below Housing Services 151.02 LAMC.

I request that Viramontes receive training on the state Building Codes. I request Viramontes be terminated from employment.

Viramontes Should be Fired

I believe all those present today participated in criminal fraud, the taking of rent monies for a fraudulent purpose (denial of maintenance to intercom), a violation of the state penal code. I also reimburse for the collected SCEP fees, but I do not seem to be getting the benefit of that fee being that past SCEP inspections have not cited the non-working intercom, a violation of the SCEP obligations as SCEP HCIDLA states below.

Jade Beck appeared on the site. I believed that she works for Williams Real Estate Advisors (“WREA”) As she entered my apartment, I asked about repairs to the intercom, my request witnessed by the other three. Beck responded that she no longer works for WREA. I asked her twice from that point who she worked for and she refused to respond. First, I ask that Beck be terminated from employment for acting in a prejudiced, disrespectful manner towards me. Second, I remind Beck that when someone enters my apartment, and disrespects me, and refuses to identity who they work for and their purpose for entering; I would usually consider that trespassing and knock her f——g ass out. She’s a disrespectful Bitch.

Who does Jade Beck work for? She does not respect Black tenants.

Ogan told the inspector that Mozannar is the owner of the property. I told the inspector I was not aware that Mozannar is the owner; I asked Mozannar was he the owner and he replied, “Could be”. [My rent agreement describes Mozannar as the “designated owner”.]

I had previously filed a code violation complaint and re today’s visit city number 667856 and SCEP number 658483:

Vertical supports unstable or deteriorated
Electrical service requires maintenance
Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned
Building or premises unsafe or unclean
Trash, debris, and/or discard items stored on premises Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair

Premises not maintained in safe and sanitary condition

Today I summarized from the code code complaints and handed Viramontes this in writing:

(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained;
(3) outside security lights not working; [the light underneath my window]
(4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building;

(5) abandoned vehicle in stall 14;

(6) lead paint peeling on wall heater in unit 9.

I believe the wobbly rear stair railing is a dangerous structural defect; there are no warning signs that a white tenant or guest might experience an unsafe condition. I believe the railing could be made secure by a few well placed two by fours. I cannot believe White people pay rent money for such an unsafe condition. I have never been in any building private or public where the stairway railing wobbled when walking on the stairs.

Why Do White Tenants Pay Rent in a Building that is Substandard?

 

I believe the lead paint peeling from the heater in unit 9 is an extremely unsafe condition and should be corrected immediately.

As I told the four in attendance, the abandoned vehicle I believe is being used to store explosives or drugs, a danger to white people in the building.

Due to the non working intercom, this building is not in uniform compliance. White tenants are paying rent for a building that is not in uniform compliance.

Today’s appearance by the persons mentioned is not acceptable as a resolution.

[Tenant name redacted] Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Black

1522 Hi Point St 9 Los Angeles CA 90035

cc: Insurance companies for Mozannar and De La Torre; expenses to be billed owner as a result of today’s inspection, including but not limited to, $172.00; DFEH under Jerry Brown and Kevin Kish

GC 815.6.

Housing Services 151.02 LAMC

“Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, Refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities. Chapter XV of the Los Angeles municipal code Rent Stabilization ordnance, effective in the city of Los Angeles, requires that where there is a reduction in housing services there must be a corresponding decrease and equal to the reduction in the monthly cost to the landlord of the service, divided by the number of units deprived of that service.”

“The goal of the SCEP program is to ensure conformance with State and local health and safety codes, to preserve the City’s rental housing stock, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of their occupants and of the public” Systematic Code Enforcement Program

Whatever you do, stay away from Rent Controlled Buildings.

March 21 2018

…While they sit on their ass making $100,000 a year….

 

Re: Code enforcement complaint number 667856 and re SCEP case ID 658483

From : [Tenant name and email redacted]

Date: Wed 3/21/2018 11:36 PM 

To:mayor.garcetti@lacity.org <mayor.garcetti@lacity.org>; Presi Sandoval <presiliano.sandoval@lacity.org>; Robert Galardi <robert.galardi@lacity.org>; Karen Baggio <karen.baggio@lacity.org>; angelo.shannon@lacity.org <angelo.shannon@lacity.org>; Steve Ongele <steve.ongele@lacity.org>; RSO Contact <hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org>; Scott Matsunaga LAHCID <scott.matsunaga@lacity.org>; crystal.otero@lacity.org <crystal.otero@lacity.org>; richard.horn@lacity.org <richard.horn@lacity.org>; corey.hupp@lacity.org <corey.hupp@lacity.org>; emily.hu@lacity.org <emily.hu@lacity.org>; jonathan.hom@lacity.org <jonathan.hom@lacity.org>; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org <maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org>; Paula Hudak <paula.hudak@lacity.org>; terry.herr@lacity.org <terry.herr@lacity.org>; Michael Hughes <michael.hughes@lacity.org>; Smchamber Info <info@smchamber.com>; Robert Hughes <robert.hughes@lacity.org>;

Cc: NAACP <info@naacpnet.org>; membership@smchamber.com <membership@smchamber.com>;

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To whom it may concern:

Here is copy of today’s code violation complaint re Hi Point Apts LLC. It is, not including the form document, 1742 words and as scanned nine pages.

This complaint summarized:

Vertical supports unstable or deteriorated
Electrical service requires maintenance
Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned
Building or premises unsafe or unclean
Trash, debris, and/or discard items stored on premises Guardrail or handrail missing, unsafe, leaning, or in disrepair Premises not maintained in safe and sanitary condition

(1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 14; (6) lead paint peeling on wall heater in unit 9.

Attached is a picture of the abandoned vehicle, as it sits for over three years, and the peeling lead paint on interior wall heater.

GC 815.6.
All rights reserved.

 [Tenant name, address, phone redacted]

Could there be drugs or explosives in the abandoned vehicle? Why don’t white tenants care?

Word Count 1742. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in the Complaint MAR 21, 2018. In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section 24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and “Any and all units are subject to re-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. The city has scheduled a SCEP inspection for March 27, 2018. (1) Rear inside hallway structural defect unsafe stair railing previously reported as structural defect; (2) intercom unit 9 not maintained; (3) outside security lights not working; (4) intercom not fully functioning from front outside building; (5) abandoned vehicle in stall 14; (6) lead paint peeling on wall heater in unit 9. The safety of white tenants is at risk. ELECTRICAL, MAINTENANCE, ZONING, SANITATION, MISCELLANEOUS, ZONING VIOLATION. Inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property. ELECTRICAL. Electrical service requires maintenance. Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned. .HABITABILITY. Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; NON-OPERATING vehicle. Previous to this complaint, city employe George Terranova came to the property Jan. 31, 2018, but refused to inspect the intercom system electrical after receiving over fifteen complaints in January 2018; Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property, over the last three years.

…Terranova is paid a salary of tax payer money and federal funds of over $100,000 per year…

Terranova is paid a salary of tax payer money and federal funds of over $100,000 per year. MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition. The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.” The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code. That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”. Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties.

…“make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.”…

(2) 42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981. Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission. NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government. Health and Safety code section 17920(e). This complaint is against : Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee, Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams, David Burkhead, David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo, Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush, Gail Owsley, Gary Eshay, Gregory Pomish ,

…Who does Jade Beck work for?…

Ian Yeom, Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe, Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio, Ken Gill, LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado, Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez, Michael Kuhn, Michael Soto, Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval, Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape, Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes, Steve Davey, Steve Ongle, Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr, David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson. I realize the city has determined how many of these complaints I need to file before I get the relief requested; I have not been told what that number is. Debris underneath car at stall 13. Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises. I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel.

…AAGLA members…

My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction” and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.” LADBS has the authority to cite or correct the conditions at this property [and bill the owner] ; LADBS has the authority to act in absence of a complaint. The Property address is 1522 Hi Point St 90035, APN number 5068018035. DOG BOARDING BY TENANTS IN UNIT 1 IS A ZONING VIOLATION. Throughout these complaints, and even now, city employees have failed to exercise reasonable due diligence to perform their job duties, as required under GC 815.6 “Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.” The inspection set for MAR. 27, 2018 is not acceptable as a resolution. For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least twenty five times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 and January 31, 2018 and on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system.

...Klan WREA [Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc]…

The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced [the City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom, but no repair or replacement has occurred]. A refusal to comply with THP procedures [as in this case] can result in double damages accessed to the property owner. It will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one. Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement. Contrary to what Klan Matt Williams WREA says, the intercom and maintenance WAS a housing service at the inception of my tenancy and available [present]; contrary to what Klan WREA says, I admitted that tandem parking stalls were available [present] at the inception of the tenancy, as indicated in the CFO for the building; at the inception of the tenancy I received an actionable mutual legal promise to assign unit 9 to a tandem parking stall. The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall. Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls. In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section 24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and “Any and all units are subject to re-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” This code complaint is pursuant to a claim for damages against the city government of Los Angeles, and against each city employee, such damage claim received by the city on March 5, 2018 at 11:33 am and also against HCIDLA and DFEH, such claim is incorporated herein by reference. [Emphasis added.] All rights reserved. /s/  March 21, 2018. Words 1742.

How many white people does it take to screw in an intercom?

March 12 2018

Los Angeles-

A January 31 2018 inspection of the property did not result in the intercom system repair for Black tenants. As a result, a new code enforcement complaint was filed with the HCIDLA and RSD on March 12. The complaint is excerpted below:

Code Violation Complaint 666610

Word Count 1691. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in the Complaint MAR 12,  2018. In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises. ELECTRICAL, MAINTENANCE, ZONING, SANITATION, MISCELLANEOUS, ZONING VIOLATION. Inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property.  ELECTRICAL. Electrical service requires maintenance. Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned. .HABITABILITY. Trash, debris, or rodents on premises; NON-OPERATING vehicle. Previous to this complaint, city employe George Terranova came to the property Jan. 31, 2018,  but refused to inspect the intercom system electrical after receiving over fifteen complaints in January 2018; Terranova also did not cite the owner for the non-operating vehicle on the property which I believe is used to house drugs or explosives at the direction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, in order to harm white tenants at the property, over the last three years. MAINTENANCE. Premises not maintained in a safe or sanitary condition. 

Housing Services Defined

The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.”

The LADBS/HCIDLA code enforcement has a duty to enforce the municipal code and the state building code. That city document 151.02 LAMC describes the intercom as a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties. (2) 42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981. 

The THP

Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission. NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION.   The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government. 

Health and Safety code section 17920(e).  This complaint is against : Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, Andrew Baca, Lincoln Lee, John Jones, Johnny Wu, Eric Wong, Bryan Kirkness, James Blythe, George Terranova, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes, Jack Matillo, George Ramos, Ken Lam, Peter Kim, Michael Dickson, Lamar Davis, Robert Davis, Alan Dang, Doris Porter, Marian Podpora, Adam Polder; AAGLA members William Dawson. I realize the city has determined how many of these complaints I need to file before I get the relief requested; I have not been told what that number is.    

Debris underneath car at stall 13. Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition; electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned; inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property; miscellaneous articles stored on premises. THIS IS AN UNREASONABLE AND INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR REPAIRS TO OCCUR. I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel.   

My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction”  and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.”

LADBS has the authority to cite or correct the conditions at this property [and bill the owner] ; LADBS has the authority to act in absence of a complaint. The Property address is 1522 Hi Point St  90035, APN number 5068018035.    

DOG BOARDING BY TENANTS IN UNIT 1 IS A ZONING VIOLATION.   Throughout these complaints, and even now, city employees have failed to exercise reasonable due diligence to perform their job duties, as required under GC 815.6 “Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.” 

For the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least twenty five times since 2014; recently June-July 2017 on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system.

The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2014 to now is a whopping over 1359 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced [the City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred].   A refusal to comply with THP procedures [as in this case] can result in double damages accessed to the property owner. It will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one. 

Klan Matt Williams

Any alleged decisions of admin agencies or courts have not invalidated the provisions of the THP appeal decision re unit 9 and no such decisions have invalidated the provisions of the rental agreement.

Contrary to what Klan Matt Williams WREA says, the intercom and maintenance WAS  a housing service at the inception of my tenancy and available [present]; contrary to what Klan WREA says, I admitted that tandem parking stalls were available [present] at the inception of the tenancy, as indicated in the CFO for the building; at the inception of the tenancy I received an actionable mutual legal promise to assign unit 9 to a tandem parking stall. The conduct of the parties indicated unit 9 was assigned to a tandem parking stall. Code enforcement regulates the CFO and the striping of the parking stalls.

In 2014 code enforcement stated Notice and Order to Comply: “The Housing Department has determined this building to be substandard per section  24436.5 of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.” and  “Any and all units are subject to re­-inspection and require the same uniform compliance throughout the premises.” Due to the non-working intercom system, this building does not have uniform compliance throughout the premises.

“…peaceful enjoyment…”

LAMC 41.33 “Peaceful Enjoyment”. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS. “No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant.” 

None of the excuses the city has used for not repairing the intercom or replacing it are valid because  none of those excuses appear in my rental agreement. This code complaint is pursuant to a claim for damages against the city government of Los Angeles, and against each city employee, such damage claim received by the city on March 5, 2018 at 11:33 am and also against HCIDLA and DFEH, such claim is incorporated herein by reference.  [Emphasis added.]  All rights reserved. /s/ [tenant #9 name redacted]  March 12, 2018. Words 1691. [City complaint number 666610.]

(Editor: This complaint is redacted from the original which was received by the city in two different formats and times.The bold headings do not appear in the original complaint. Remember that the city government frequently uses the rent control ordinance to deprive tenants of rights under the rent/lease agreement. Tenants in rent control buildings may end up fighting the city as well as the owner, as the city tends to unfairly side with the property owner, and deprive tenants of rights. Related to this code complaint is the city infamous racist and corrupt THP [“tenant habitability program”]. Prior to 2016, the city ordinance said, “Ordinance 176544 Chapter XV Sec 152.07 F. Any agreement, whether written or oral, waiving any of the provisions of this article shall be void as contrary to public policy.” Thus owners—-well known to the city—-were engaging in illegal buyouts. You won’t hear Mayor Garcetti say he is seeking retroactive damages for tenants. So in 2016 the city passed a new layer of law called the Tenant Buyout Program, thus legalizing what the city had already declared to be “void”. The THP program requires the owner to notify the city of the THP application which does include its own “buyout” provision or voluntary relocation, which the city and its $100,000 per year inspectors had trouble enforcing. [It takes a lot of city inspectors to screw in an intercom.] But now the 2016 Tenant Buyout Program adds another layer and at least it is not clear if it contradicts the THP Program. In the THP application, the owner would have to notify the city 60 days before the tenant might move out and before the owner could start repairs; the new program requires a change in that the owner notifies the city 60 days after signing the buyout, which will fail to give the city notice before the tenant moves out. (The Los Angeles ordinance is modeled after the more extensive San Francisco and Santa Monica ordinances.) As regards THP renovations, the city should pass an ordinance that penalizes any owner who does not proceed with renovations within 90 days of the THP applications. Interestingly, while the tenant relocation amounts are set forth in the LAMC, the tenant buyout form points out “If a landlord is evicting a tenant for a no-fault reason, they must fill out an application with HCIDLA to determine the amount of relocation assistance.” So this must be an additional form. FYI in the news, LA announced that Watts has received over $150 million in revitalization and transportation monies. Just goes to show it takes big money to gentrify. FYI, if you have to sign a tenant buyout form, please know that other than any form the city gives you, do not sign any other forms from the owner. If the owner wants to offer you more than the relocations assistance moneys, have him write it in on the city buyout form and initial it. DO NOT SIGN ANY OTHER AGREEMENTS AND DO NOT GIVE UP OR WAIVE ANY OTHER RIGHTS. Also remember the LAMC supposedly says you can be evicted for creating a “public nuisance” but that term is open to interpretation and a “nuisance” does not include exercising your rights to complain of health and safety violations and engaging in any other protected rights i.e. complaining of racism and retaliation.)

 AAGLA MEMBER SAYS NO FAIR HOUSING FOR BLACKS

February 5, 2018

Los Angeles- We will have further updates to the latest of over seventeen code enforcement complaints. Here is a video of the January 31, 2018 city code enforcement inspection. Please share the link to this page. Notice that the PMC [“property management company”] and city inspector make no effort to inspect the intercom system. The intercom system was approved by the city to fifteen tenants who are white, the city approved a rent increase for tenants whose intercom does not work, the city approved the THP application to repair the intercoms, the city approved the electrical sub panels that connect to the intercom, but the city denies they have authority. The city inspector heard on the video is George Terranova.

 

 

January 10, 2018

“…the city government practice that as a Kushite-Black, I am nothing but a Nigga with less rights than a dead dog that you just kick around on the ground…”

Code Enforcement Complaint against 1522 S. Hi Point St Apts 90035 APN number 5068018035

[Editor: This is redacted from the two page plus 1959 word complaint. This is a continuing complaint at the same property but each of the most recent complaints vary slightly from each other. City case number 657732.]

VIOLATION CATEGORIES:

Electrical, Fire Safety, Habitability, Maintenance, and Sanitation.

VIOLATION TYPES:

Lack of approved electrical lighting, wiring and/or electrical equipment [parking lot light sensor not operational]
Trash, debris, or rodents on the premises
Exit door requires maintenance

Word Count 1959. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in the Complaint JAN 10 2018. ZONING -ELECTRICAL -MAINTENANCE. The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair.

151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.”

That city document describes the intercom as a a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”.

The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties.

The city is requested to subpoena and inspect all contract agreements between Hi Point Apts LLC and its agents/employees for any written provisions that state intercom maintenance is to be denied to Black tenants in unit 9.

If the city employees, any and all without limitation to department or title, maintain that the intercom was not working at the inception of the tenancy and that tenants unit 9 would be denied repair or replacement on that basis, there is no indication of this in the rental agreement, therefore the city is without grounds to deny the enforcement of repair and replacement of the intercom.

This complaint is against : Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, Elizabeth Hernandez, Manny L.Hernandez, Maria A. Hernandez, Terry Herr,  David Hickman, Branden Hindy, John Hua, Paula Hudak, Corey Hupp, Samantha Williams, and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles: Karsh Family Foundation, Wasserman Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Westfield Property Management LLC; Jeffrey Wilson; WREA employees Matt Williams, Matt Johnson, Jonathan Schwartz, Theresa Ryan, Abigail Adams, Adrian Snow, Sabrina Schloss, Rigo Ramirez, Albert Cervantes.

I realize the city has determined how many of these complaints I need to file before I get the relief requested; I have not been told what that number is.

I remind the HCIDLA and LADBS that it was the city who approved the installation of 15 intercoms at this location sub panels and permits; it is the city HCID who on November 13, 2015 decision ordered the THP for this unit which includes the repair and replacement of the intercom, wiring, and sub panel. Is it your intention on behalf of LA Mayor and Council to lie about the city’s approval of the THP and intercom?

My rental agreement says that I must “advise owner immediately of any equipment malfunction”  and The addendum 2010 states under section “E. Maintenance, Repairs, and Alterations” , 2. Resident shall advise landlord in writing, of any items requiring repair (dripping faucets, light switches, etc.). 3. Service requests should not be made to maintenance personnel rather than the Landlord.”

The inspection set for Jan. 31 2018 is not acceptable as a resolution.

The state law requires that it is reasonable and legitimate that repairs be made within 35 days of the 2014 complaints; from May 1 2010 to now is a whopping 2811 days that the intercom has not been repaired or replaced [the City RSD issued its THP appeal decision November 13, 2015 ordering the replacement of the intercom,  but no repair  or replacement has occurred].

I cannot help feeling this is not about a routine [“traffic stop”] inspection, it is about the city government practice that as a Kushite-Black, I am nothing but a Nigga with less rights than a dead dog that you just kick around on the ground. In the Jan. 31 your plan is to kick the dog around a few more times  while code inspectors are lying and cheating and stealing and hope the dead dog stops complaining. God has a place reserved for you and it is worse than hell.

The city collects a SCEP fee and unit registration fee from tenants; and out of hundreds of city employees who are needed to stop this Kushite-Black from getting housing service intercom maintenance, in a contrasting non-retaliatory scenario, it will only take one white inspector to issue the order for the intercom maintenance, only one.

What will the code inspectors do on Jan. 31 2018 that they have not been able to do in the last 2811 days?

I anticipate filing another 90 [ninety] or so complaints, or until hell freezes over, whichever occurs first; for the intercom system, as one item of dilapidation, the code enforcement has been in the building at least twenty five times since 2014; recently on three different occasions inspectors were in my unit and saw the available intercom system.

I am asking the members of Black Lives Matters and the New Black Panthers and all civil rights groups to meet with your inspectors here on Jan. 31 “IN FORCE”. All rights reserved. [Complaint submitted by Tenant 9].

[Editor: This is redacted from the two page plus 1959 word complaint. This is a continuing complaint at the same property but each of the most recent complaints vary slightly from each other. City case number 657732.]

[Editor: Since September 2017, over fourteen code enforcement complaints have been filed against this property. None of them have resulted in the intercom being repaired or replaced. This is a perfect example of how government perpetrates housing discrimination against Blacks; the Asians, the Latinos, and the Whites have lined up to assure that Blacks do not get fair housing. City LADBS employee Wong said she routinely “closes” complaints that she deems they are duplicates but she never reads the complaints or shows them to inspectors.  Complaint numbers 646723, 656612, 656613, 656619, 656620, 657090, 657148, 656980, 657503, 657732, 658142, 656679, 657379, 657320, 657264. Like the Blackman said, he will keep filing complaints until the intercom gets repaired or until hell freezes over, whichever occurs first. A Matter of Public Record. ]

January 4, 2018

 Whites tenants safety at risk

Subject:  Repair Needed rear entry door at 1522 Hi Point St Apts – Intercom unit 9 still unusable –

From:     [Tenant name and email redacted]

To: maintenance@williamsrea.com; matt@williamsrea.com; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; presiliano.sandoval@lacity.org; robert.galardi@lacity.org; karen.baggio@lacity.org; angelo.shannon@lacity.org; steve.ongele@lacity.org; corey.hupp@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; barton.holmes@lacity.org; branden.hindy@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; manny.l.hernandez@lacity.org; elizabeth.hernandez@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; david.heine@lacity.org;

Cc:  info@smchamber.com;

 Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:35 AM 

To WREA, Maintenance WREA/Hi Point Apts LLC, et al:

1. The exterior rear door lock to the building remains broken. Someone has put tape over the door mechanism which creates an unsafe condition because the door cannot be secured. Please see attached pictures of the damaged lock door mechanism and the taped door jam. This is unacceptable. These pictures were taken yesterday about 6:50 pm.

2. There is still an abandoned vehicle in stall #13 [covered vehicle] and it has been there for over two years as previously reported and there is debris underneath the vehicle which could cause a fire.

This is unacceptable that a resident manager and management company would allow these conditions to exist for such a long period of time.

To gain access to the property, please contact resident manager Cynthia Ogan because maintaining the property is her job. Since the city employees have previously inspected the property for these same conditions, I personally don’t need to be present for such city employees continued lack of due diligence inspection. NO CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEE SHOULD BE CALLING ME TO ARRANGE ANY INSPECTION WHEN INSPECTIONS HAVE PREVIOUSLY OCCURRED AND THE RESIDENT MANAGER IS AVAILABLE FOR ANY INSPECTION. If the city employees have any other comments, put them in writing.

Also, the intercom unit 9 remains unusable and that has also been inspected by the city numerous times; and the city employees have inspected the building intercom system over twenty five times since 2014.

All rights reserved.

[Tenant name redacted]  1522 Hi Point St #9 Los Angeles CA 90035

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SEC. 3.  (a) The people have the right to instruct their
representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and
assemble freely to consult for the common good.
CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
SEC. 26.  The provisions of this Constitution are mandatory and
prohibitory, unless by express words they are declared to be
otherwise.
GC 815.6. Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.
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December 30, 2017

Scores of tenants named in code complaint over intercom, illegal storage, and abandoned vehicle at 1522 Hi Point Street Apts

Complaint for:

Inoperative vehicles or major auto repair on property

Miscellaneous articles stored on premises

Premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition

Electrical service requires maintenance

Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned

“…The parking lot is not a storage area…”

Word Count 1348. City Los Angeles Code Enforcement Complaint Property Violation. Additional Comments Included in this Complaint December 30, 2017: (1) There is debris at stall #17. The parking lot is not a storage area. (2) There is an abandoned vehicle at stall #13 that has not been operational for over two years. The parking lot is not a storage area. The debris and abandoned vehicle can be seen from the street [left side of building or right side].  Pictures of the abandoned vehicle and debris have been forwarded to the city separately.

2017-12-11 Debris Pic 2 Stall 17 at 1522 Hi Point

Rash of illegal storage by White tenants at Hi Point Apts. Tenants are not supposed to subject other tenants to debris. Stall #17.

 

“…The intercom is still not usable…

(3) The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair. 151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.”

” Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”

That city document describes the intercom as a a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.  Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the property, which Ogan has denied her duties.

2017-12-11 Abandoned Car Stall 13

Abandoned vehicle [covered] at stall #13. Another privilege to Whites only at Hi Point Apts. The car has not been operational for over two years and has debris underneath. That is how long the city $100,000 per year code inspectors have known about the car.

(2) 42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981. (3) Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 7.  (a) A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws”. The city employees and other persons named herein have participated in a denial of equal protection of the city and state fair housing ordinances and laws. (4) According to the rent agreement of unit 9, the intercom, as a housing service, was in “good clean and sanitary order condition, and repair” at the time of the inception of the tenancy. (5) According to city documents and the unverified declaration of tenant Tyler Ruggieri, the intercom was available (present) when the building was built.

 

(6) The city government and employees named herein have failed in their mandatory duty under the state Constitution not to discriminate against me due to my race, Black, by denying me intercom maintenance, repair or replacement. “Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 31. (a) The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”

       It is the city code enforcement that             approved the installation of the                     intercom system and the electrical               sub panels

(7) Please provide copies of the contractor agreements between Hi Point Apts LLC and all of its agents/employees. (8) Please provide the contact information for the insurance companies of Hi Point Apts, LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc., Mozannar Construction Inc, Ali Mozannar, and Cynthia Ogan. (9) All employees named herein and all others not employed by the city, have acted with malice, oppression, and fraud regarding the denial of intercom repair and replacement with intentional indifference to my state protected housing rights to full and equal housing services. (10 I request that code enforcement comply with the provisions of the rent agreement and ignore the racial BIAS of the HCIDLA (11) California Civil Code 52.1.  and 52, I demand $25,000 from each person named herein as civil penalty, and other damages under CC sections 51 and 52, for violation of CC sections 51 and 52. (11) The city is requested to subpoena and inspect all contract agreements between Hi Point Apts LLC and its agents/employees for any written provisions that state intercom maintenance is to be denied to Black tenants in unit 9. (12) I believe at all times the agents of Hi Point Apts LLC acted with full authority of the owner to deny myself fair housing. (13) I believe that at all times the agents of Hi Point Apts named herein acted in their personal capacity to retaliate against me because I complained including but not limited to taking photographs of me for the sole purpose of  unlawful retaliation and violation of the right to protest, a violation of Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act and omission. (14) If the city employees, any and all without limitation to department or title, maintain that the intercom was not working at the inception of the tenancy and that tenants unit 9 would be denied repair or replacement on that basis, there is no indication of this in the rental agreement, therefore the city is without grounds to deny the enforcement of repair and replacement of the intercom. NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIRES MAINTENANCE. The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government.  Health and Safety code section 17920(e). 

Complaint names numerous city employees

This complaint is against : Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Darren Navis*, Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , Matt Johnson*, James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, David Heine, Crystal Otero, David Hickman, Richard Horn, Michael Hughes, Samantha Williams, Donald Wong, Grant Woods, Lakeisha Wyatt, Yan Yan.  This complaint is based on AND INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE emails to the city government employees dated  Email July 19, 2017 at 9:50 am Email July 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm Email July 19, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Email July 20 2017 at 9:45 a.m. re “racism and retaliation…”; and emails Email July 23 2017 at 9:14 pm. “City Los Angeles Employees Deny Blacks Fair Housing- General Concerns re Talk with city employee Angelo Shannon” Email August 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm. “Racism and Retaliation by City Los Angeles Code Inspectors is Prohibited Under the California Constitution – New evidence” , and all emails to the date of this complaint. The names of former or current tenants at the 1522 Hi Point St property include Hiede Cravens, Karen Byers, Sharon L. Duda, Rachel Connell, Andrew Connell, Lorrie Sakauchi, Trisha Dobbs, Cynthia Ogan, Danni Johnson, David Johnson, Hayley Bojorquez, Michael Walker, Nary Riveral, Mathew Estrada, Daniel Dirgo, Tyler Ruggeri, Marquis Anderson, Cynthia Ogan, Darren Navis, John Stiner. The city HCIDLA and LADBS is racist and corrupt. All rights reserved. Dec 30,  2017.

“…The city HCIDLA and LADBS is racist and corrupt…”

[Redacted from City LAHCID code complaint 656612. From tenant 9 at 1522 Hi Point St.]

[Editor note: A similar code complaint appears in city Public Records LAHCID case 646723, filed October 31, 2017 with the city.]

December 28, 2017

SUBJECT: Please see the attached Los Angeles city code enforcement complaint that was filed with you October 31 2017 your case number 646723- The intercom remains unusable

FROM: [Tenant name and email redacted]

TO: corey.hupp@lacity.org; robert.hughes@lacity.org; michael.hughes@lacity.org; paula.hudak@lacity.org; emily.hu@lacity.org; richard.horn@lacity.org; jonathan.hom@lacity.org; barton.holmes@lacity.org; branden.hindy@lacity.org; maria.a.hernandez@lacity.org; terry.herr@lacity.org; manny.l.hernandez@lacity.org; elizabeth.hernandez@lacity.org; crystal.otero@lacity.org; david.heine@lacity.org; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org; info@smchamber.com;

CC: charles.v.garcia@lacity.org;  

Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:40 PM   

Electrical service requires maintenance
Electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned
Premises not maintained in safe and sanitary condition

It is city employees Charles Garcia and Robert Galardi et al. who have said that Black tenants are not entitled to the housing services and privilege of the tenant habitability program application. I realize that many of you that are city employees are Latino. It is you who by not enforcing the THP program requirements exposed White applicants and tenants to :

Lack of mold inspection
Lack of environmental impact report

Lack of asbestos report
Lack of lead report

Please respond to the code enforcement complaint and repair or replace the intercom ASAP.

[Tenant name redacted]

Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Black,

1522 Hi Point St
Los Angeles CA 90035


42 U.S. Code § 1981 – Equal rights under the law

(a) Statement of equal rights

All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other.

(b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined

For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.

(c) Protection against impairment

The rights protected by this section are protected against impairment by nongovernmental discrimination and impairment under color of State law.

(R.S. § 1977; Pub. L. 102–166, title I, § 101, Nov. 21, 1991, 105 Stat. 1071.)

Attachments

2017-10-31 Scanned Code Enforce 646723.pdf (3.03MB)

September 21, 2017

Scores of city employees named in code complaint over intercom

Los Angeles – Los Angeles – A new property violation report was filed September 20, 2017 with city code enforcement. The complaint about 1522 Hi Point Street claims “premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition” and “electrical service requires maintenance“. The five page complaint also reads in part:

Word Count 1159.

The intercom is still not usable unit 9 and needs electrical repair.

151.02 LAMC “Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities.” That city document describes the intercom as a a housing service as it is available [present] in unit 9 and as the intercom system is available [present and partially working] on the outside of the building because the intercom is connected with the use or occupancy of the rental unit; the rental agreement addresses the [intercom] as “including but not limited to”.

A resident manager is a housing service to tenants

Maintenance, to the intercom, as well as the resident manager Cynthia Ogan, are described as “housing services”. The LAMC RAC also describes Ogan as a person responsible for maintaining the [premises] property, which Ogan has denied her duties.

42 USC 1981- Equal rights under the law (b) “Make and enforce contracts” defined For purposes of this section, the term “make and enforce contracts” includes the making, performance, modification, and termination of contracts, and the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.” Thus the city government et al is has participated in a denial to tenants #9 of the benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship as prohibited under 42 USC section 1981.

Blacks are entitled to the enjoyment of all benefits, privileges, terms, and conditions of the contractual relationship.

Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 7.  (a) A person may not be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law or denied equal protection of the laws”. The city employees and other persons named herein have participated in a denial of equal protection of the city and state fair housing ordinances and laws.

According to the rent agreement of unit 9, the intercom, as a housing service, was in “good clean and sanitary order condition, and repair” at the time of the inception of the tenancy.

According to city documents and the unverified declaration of tenant Tyler Ruggieri, the intercom was available (present) when the building was built.

The city government and employees named herein have failed in their mandatory duty under the state Constitution not to discriminate against me due to my race, Black, by denying me intercom maintenance, repair or replacement. “Under CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SEC. 31. (a) The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”

City officials have a mandatory duty under State law not to discriminate against Blacks

Please provide copies of the contractor agreements between Hi Point Apts LLC and all of its agents/employees.

Please provide the contact information for the insurance companies of Hi Point Apts, LLC, Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc., Mozannar Construction Inc, Ali Mozannar, and Cynthia Ogan.

All employees named herein and all others not employed by the city, have acted with malice, oppression, and fraud regarding the denial of intercom repair and replacement with intentional indifference to my state protected housing rights to full and equal housing services.

The complaint demands $25,000 civil penalty against each city employee named

I request that code enforcement comply with the provisions of the rent agreement and ignore the racial BIAS of the HCIDLA. [Under] California Civil Code 52.1.  and 52, I demand $25,000 from each person named herein as civil penalty, and other damages under CC sections 51 and 52, for violation of CC sections 51 and 52.

The city is requested to subpoena and inspect all contract agreements between Hi Point Apts LLC and its agents/employees for any written provisions that state intercom maintenance is to be denied to Black tenants in unit 9.

I believe at all times the agents of Hi Point Apts LLC acted with full authority of the owner to deny myself fair housing. I believe that at all times the agents of Hi Point Apts named herein acted in their personal capacity to retaliate against me because I complained including but not limited to taking photographs of me for the sole purpose of  unlawful retaliation and violation of the right to protest, a violation of Civil Code 1942.5 entitling me to damages of $2,000 per each retaliatory act.

If the city employees, any and all without limitation to department or title, maintain that the intercom was not working at the inception of the tenancy and that tenants unit 9 would be denied repair or replacement on that basis, there is no indication of this in the rental agreement, therefore the city is without grounds to deny the enforcement of repair and replacement of the intercom.

NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIRES MAINTENANCE. The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government.  Health and Safety code section 17920(e).  Against: Alan Yochelson, Ali Mozannar* Mozannar Construction, Inc.*, Angelo Shannon, Arthur Belis, Bryan Kirkness, David Lee,  Byron Fuentes, Charles Garcia, Christine Ritsky, Cynthia Ogan, * Daniel Williams,  David Burkhead,  David V. Gomez, David Whitehurst, Denton Lorenzo,  Derrick Spencer, Donald Matt Williams *, Edward Zavala , Frank Bush,  Gail Owsley,  Gary Eshay,  Gregory Pomish , Ian Yeom,  Ifa Kashefi, Jade Beck * , James Blythe,  Jeffrey Fulton, Jennifer Montana, John Weight ,Karen Baggio,  Ken Gill,  LADBS, Lee Smith, Manuel Hernandez , Martin Hurtado,  Mayor Eric Garcetti , Michael Alvarez,  Michael Kuhn,  Michael Soto,  Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval,  Raymond Chan , Richard Garcia , Richard Schindler ,Robert Aldape,  Robert Galardi , Rushmore Cervantes,  Steve Davey,  Steve Ongle,  Walter Barratt * , [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.

This complaint is based on AND INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE emails to the city government employees dated  Email July 19, 2017 at 9:50 am Email July 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm Email July 19, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Email July 20 2017 at 9:45 a.m. re “racism and retaliation…”; and emails Email July 23 2017 at 9:14 pm. “City Los Angeles Employees Deny Blacks Fair Housing- General Concerns re Talk with city employee Angelo Shannon” Email August 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm. “Racism and Retaliation by City Los Angeles Code Inspectors is Prohibited Under the California Constitution – New evidence”. All rights reserved. [Tenant name redacted] Sep 20 2017. [This has been redacted from the original]

The September 20 complaint is city case 641845 and was also forwarded to the Rent Stabilization Department and individual city employees. The document is subject to a Public Records Act request. Keep in mind the corrupt city employees like to delete parts of documents and claims they do not save voicemails. Duh.

Resident Manager Ogan is facing complaints of having an illegal dog boarding service on the property and has violated the house rules for years by having dogs on the property that are not accompanied by their owner and not listed in Ogan’s rent agreement. The dogs may face pickup by animal control.

 [Editor: tenant name redacted]

 

September 4, 2017

Scores of city employees named in code complaint over intercom

Los Angeles – A new property violation report was filed August 27 2017 with city code enforcement. The complaint about 1522 Hi Point Street claims “premises not maintained in a safe and sanitary condition” and “electrical service requires maintenance“. The complaint also reads in part:

Word Count 316. NUISANCE CONDITIONS. CIVIL CODE SECTION 3479. HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 17920.3 (a)(14) AND (c) and (d). Intercom not working is general dilapidation or improper maintenance. PREMISES NOT MAINTAINED IN SAFE AND SANITARY CONDITION. ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIRES MAINTENANCE. Health and Safety code section 17920(e).

The intercom system is a housing service authorized and regulated by the city government.

Alan Yochelson Ali Mozannar * Angelo Shannon Arthur Belis Bryan Kirkness Byron Fuentes Charles Garcia Christine Ritsky Cynthia Ogan * Daniel Williams David Burkhead David V. Gomez David Whitehurst Denton Lorenzo Derrick Spencer Donald Matt Williams * Edward Zavala Frank Bush Gail Owsley Gary Eshay Gregory Pomish Ian Yeom Ifa Kashefi Jade Beck * James Blythe Jeffrey Fulton Jennifer Montana John Weight Karen Baggio Ken Gill LADBS Lee Smith Manuel Hernandez Martin Hurtado Mayor Eric Garcetti Michael Alvarez Michael Kuhn Michael Soto Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants] Presiliano Sandoval Raymond Chan Richard Garcia Richard Schindler Robert Aldape Robert Galardi Rushmore Cervantes Steve Davey Steve Ongle Walter Barratt * [* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]. Jack Upchurch, Marshall Rumpf, Rick Horn, Jesse Barboza, [David Lee] and

the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.

This complaint is based on AND INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE emails to the city government employees dated  Email July 19, 2017 at 9:50 am Email July 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm Email July 19, 2017 at 3:22 p.m. Email July 20 2017 at 9:45 a.m. re “racism and retaliation…”; and emails Email July 23 2017 at 9:14 pm. “City Los Angeles Employees Deny Blacks Fair Housing- General Concerns re Talk with city employee Angelo Shannon”

Email August 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm.:

“Racism and Retaliation by City Los Angeles Code Inspectors is Prohibited Under the California Constitution – New evidence”. All rights reserved. /s/

The August 27 complaint is city case 638809 and was also forwarded to the Rent Stabilization Department.

 [Editor: tenant name redacted]

 

Update July 2, 2017

“City Mayor Eric Garcetti Told of Rent Control Housing Conditions and Corruption- Code enforcement Complaint 626744”- May 29, 2017

Racists Among Us

City Los Angeles Employees who Deny Blacks Fair Housing

Alan Yochelson

Ali Mozannar *

Arthur Belis

Bryan Kirkness

Byron Fuentes

Charles Garcia

Christine Ritsky

Daniel Williams

David Burkhead

David V. Gomez

David Whitehurst

Denton Lorenzo

Derrick Spencer

Donald Matt Williams *

Edward Zavala

Frank Bush

Gail Owsley

Gary Eshay

Gregory Pomish

Ian Yeom

Ifa Kashefi

Jade Beck *

James Blythe

Jeffrey Fulton

Jennifer Montana

John Weight

Ken Gill

LADBS

Lee Smith

Manuel Hernandez

martin Hurtado

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Michael Alvarez

Michael Kuhn

Michael Soto

Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants who complained]

Presiliano Sandoval

Raymond Chan

Richard Garcia

Richard Schindler

Robert Aldape

Robert Galardi

Rushmore Cervantes

Steve Davey

Steve Ongle

Walter Barratt *

[It would probably take only ONE  employee to give the order to fix the intercoms of Blacks——[whites already have them]—- but it takes these many Whites to deny Blacks Fair Housing. These are the whites who approved the intercoms given to White tenants but DENIED to over TEN Black tenants.]

[The list is growing. These are employees who have actual and constructive knowledge of and control of denial fair housing since 2014 to Black tenants at Hi Point Apts 90035]

[* Agents of city rent control building owner Hi Point Apts LLC, not city employees]

May 29 Code enforcement complaint to Los Angeles HCIDLA

To City Los Angeles Code enforcement HCIDLA, city LADBS, Raymond Chan, Rushmore Cervantes, David Lee, Robert Galardi, Presiliano Sandoval, Lee Smith, Daniel Williams, HCID RSO, Mayor Eric Garcetti: YOUR violation type: “leaking or defective plumbing faucet or fixture” and “electrical service requires maintenance”.  The owner of the property failed to give me prior 24 hour written notice of the last inspection by code enforcement of May 16, 2017. The entry code for the building is [redacted] . On May 16, 2017 I questioned inspectors why there was no permit for new copper tubing and cv piping being installed at the front of the building; the inspectors said no permit is needed for new copper piping and new cv piping. I disagree. The owner of the property is Hi Point Apts, LLC. The leasing agent/and/or management company is Williams Real Estate Advisors, Inc.

The intercom unit 9 remains unusable. I remind you that the city granted CFO [certificate of occupancy 1973] to the building that all is in working condition but my intercom is not working. The city HCIDLA also granted capital improvement reimbursement to the owner which was tacked onto my rent at cost of $17.08 per month for in part intercom-keypad installation— the city HCIDLA validation of the intercom system as a housing service——yet my intercom housing service is unusable.

On May 18, 2017, maintenance Ali Mozannar of Mozannar Construction supervised the removal of the bathroom faucet and sink refinishing at unit 9. As a result of that repair the bathroom sink is not in working condition as the water pressure to the hot water has been reduced to the incorrect pressure. *

Here is a link to a video of the water pressure which has gotten worse as what appears in the video.[redacted].

It is unlawful to reduce utilities in retaliation because I have complained of lack of maintenance.  I certify that the water pressure for cold and hot was the same before Ali changed the faucet on May 18, 2017. This complaint shall also constitute a claim for damages against the city of Los Angeles HCIDLA and LADBS for [amount redacted] , and said employees above, for continuing failure to repair/order repair of the intercom in unit 9. If code enforcement needs to inspect the unit 9, I request a Saturday or Sunday inspection. All rights reserved. From tenant [name redacted].  Total words 455. [City HCIDLA property violation case number 626744]

[This complaint has been redacted.]

[* Editor note: The bathroom sink and water volume, and kitchen garbage disposal were repaired on June 27, 2017. New copper tubing was replaced in the wall for the bathroom sink. Even though city inspectors were in the unit, and so was maintenance, they all ignored the repair needed for the non-working intercom. Malicious racism in your face!] 

Racists Among Us

City Los Angeles Employees who Deny Blacks Fair Housing

Alan Yochelson

Ali Mozannar *

Arthur Belis

Bryan Kirkness

Byron Fuentes

Charles Garcia

Christine Ritsky

Daniel Williams

David Burkhead

David V. Gomez

David Whitehurst

Denton Lorenzo

Derrick Spencer

Donald Matt Williams *

Edward Zavala

Frank Bush

Gail Owsley

Gary Eshay

Gregory Pomish

Ian Yeom

Ifa Kashefi

Jade Beck *

James Blythe

Jeffrey Fulton

Jennifer Montana

John Weight

Ken Gill

LADBS

Lee Smith

Manuel Hernandez

martin Hurtado

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Michael Alvarez

Michael Kuhn

Michael Soto

Noel Ramirez [gave final approval to intercom replacement for select tenants and excluding Black tenants]

Presiliano Sandoval

Raymond Chan

Richard Garcia

Richard Schindler

Robert Aldape

Robert Galardi

Rushmore Cervantes

Steve Davey

Steve Ongle

Walter Barratt *

Update March 27, 2017

HCIDLA code enforcement was on the property Thursday, March 23, 2017 around 10:45 am. at 1522 Hi Point St 90035

Tenants complaints recorded by the inspector included: unmaintained, unusable, and not operating housing service intercom for units 9,8,5; substandard building conditions; debris under inoperable vehicle at parking stall #13; debris in front of vehicle at stall #13; sewer checkout valve emptying into tenant walkway; sewer checkout valve needs permit on file; parking stall striping stall #13 extended from original CFO without permit on file; dog kennel/animal facility operating without dog kennel/facility license; miscellaneous articles stored on the premises; premises not maintained in safe and sanitary conditions; unsafe work practices during bathroom sink repair unit 9 lead dust contamination into bedroom area with tenants area unprotected; bathroom sink remodeling needs further repair; city code enforcement has jurisdiction over all portions of the building under the state Building Code. Interestingly, while the code inspector had notice of the animal facility complaint BEFORE arriving at the property, once onsite he said he would have to check into it later, as if he has no experience in permits for an animal facility. [This list has been received by the City HCIDLA department.]

IMG_0377

Trash and Debris at 1522 Hi Point Apartments. Dogs from other addresses get treated better than a Black at the property. LOS ANGELES AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND RENT CONTROL.

2017-3-24 Debris

Trash and Debris at 1522 Hi Point Apartments. Dogs from other addresses get treated better than a Black at the property. LOS ANGELES AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND RENT CONTROL.

Update March 13, 2017

[Editor: this email become the subject of a code enforcement complaint. We redact below:]

“City Mayor Eric Garcetti Told of Rent Control Housing Conditions and Corruption- Code enforcement Complaint 617730 “

From: [Tenant name and email redacted]

Mon 3/13/2017 9:33 PM

To:jcross@LBPM.com ; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org ; RSO Contact ; David Whitehurst ;

10 attachments (20 MB)

To whom it may Concern LB Property Management, Mayor Eric Garcetti, HCIDLA RSD and Code Enforcement, City Inspector David Whitehurst:

Attached is a copy of Code enforcement complaint 617730 re Hi Point Apts LLC. *

2017-1-9 Damage to tenant car paint at 1522.jpg 

This damage continues monthly about $500 caused by having to park on the street near sprinklers since Hi Point Apts LLC and agents refuse to assign apt 9 to a tandem parking stall.

2017-3-7 Car No. 1 with Dog Sign.jpg 

Tenant unit 1 car showing advertising for animal facility on the property.

2017-3-7 Car No. 2 with Dog Sign.jpg 

Tenant unit 1 car showing advertising for animal facility on the property.

2017-3-7 Debris and Storage Stall No. 13.jpg 

Tenant number 1 debris at stall number 13

2017-3-7 Stall No. 4 Abandoned Vehicle.jpg 

Inoperative vehicle at stall #4

2017-3-7 Stall No. 13 Abandoned Vehicle.jpg 

Inoperative vehicle at stall #13

2017-3-7 Two Dog Facility cars at 1522.jpg 

In the parking lot at 1522 Hi Point St. The animal facility workers are in and out during the day, sometimes the vehicles are seen here at lunchtime, and/or after 6 p.m.; another worker seems to be at the animal facility all day.

 Tenant with Inside Intercom.JPG 

Taken July 2015. Intercom in this city rent control building unit 9 still not maintained or in useful condition as of today’s date.

Internet Showing Old Intercom 1522 Hi Point.pdf 

This internet picture, if enlarged, was taken prior to April 2014. The proof is that the building is yellow; the current owner after April 2014 painted the building gray, therefore this picture shows the operational intercom system prior to April 2014, the same intercom system wiring that the city Code Enforcement granted the CFO in 1973.

HEADNOTES CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL REPORTS HEADNOTES 

(1a) (1b) Landlord and Tenant–Eviction–Landlord’s Failure to Repair. — –In a lessee’s action to recover a security deposit paid defendants, as lessor, at the inception of a lease, and for damages for breach of the lessor’s covenant to maintain the leased premises in useful condition, the evidence was sufficient to support a finding of constructive eviction…. KARL R. GROH et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. KOVER’S BULL PEN, INC., 221 Cal. App. 2d 611; 34 Cal. Rptr. 637; 1963 Cal. App. LEXIS 2194. 

All rights reserved.

[Tenant name and phone redacted]

  • City code enforcement complaint 617730

[Editor: this below has been redacted from the original which is over 1186 words]

March 13 2017. Code enforcement Complaint to HCIDLA.

I copy and paste from yesterday’s voicemail to code inspector KRISTINE RITSKE who works with Mayor Eric Garcetti: 

“Hi this call is for Kristine Ritzke under Mayor Eric Garcetti 310-524-1239 at Los Angeles code enforcement. This is tenant at apartment 9 at 1522 Hi Point Street Los Angeles 90035 today’s date is Sunday March 12th 2017. And this communication is also being filed with code enforcement as a public records document. I am responding to your latest voicemail which was left on February 17th 2017. I am also addressing the redacted work log from the code enforcement which was released to me case number 607340 your case saying that on January 17th and January 20th that you stated that you observed no dogs barking 3 attempts no vehicles on the property. You also stated in your report that you had contacted the property owner Walter Barrett advising him that the case was closed.

“I do not see in your report which is redacted and I also did not see a complete copy of my complaint and I do also do not see in your report or in your voicemails any indication that the animal facility at 1522 Hi Point street has the proper documentation permits and licenses.  You have not indicated that they have any animal facility license.

“You also have not taken my communications to you under consideration that I am a witness to the fact that there are 5 dogs being kept and boarding  at the animal facility and that I’m a witness to the two vehicles parked on the property that clearly have the animal facility business advertised. I am going to be supplying you with pictures of the vehicles on the property for your consideration as those pictures will be documented evidence.

“The owner of the business clearly has over 5 dogs on the property the area is clearly not zoned for an animal facility. The customers dogs  get to use the security gate and parking lot and intercom common area but such Housing Services are denied to me as a tenant. Code enforcement declared they cannot find the photo evidence of the dogs on the property, code enforcement fail to verify the animal license permit and whether there is a zoning violation , the code enforcement has failed to verify with the owner and the tenant number one and other tenants that the indeed have over five dogs on the property.

 “Kennels are permitted only on properties M1, M2, M3 and MR1 and MR2. I do not believe this property is zoned for kennels or an animal facility.

“The advertisements on the internet at the Yelp site and also the customer responses indicate undeniable and verifiable proof that there’s an animal facility and dog breeding occurring on this property of which an animal facility license is required or the facility is operating in an area not zoned for an animal boarding facility. Please cite the property for operating without a zoning permit and without an animal facility license.

“Again this message is to Kristine Ritzke under Mayor Eric Garcetti at 310-524-1239 at Los Angeles code enforcement and today’s date is March 12th 2017 and this is the tenant number 9 at 1522 High Point Street 90035 and you have my phone number and name already.  Thank you. ”

Mayor Eric Garcettti supposedly told a city employee that the Black tenant did not need an intercom housing service, that he could just stick his head out the window and holler.

Update February 9, 2017

Code enforcement complaint city case number 611735.

Illegal construction; construction in progress without permits; Stop Work unsafe lead practices 

“Jan. 31 2017 to HCIDLA code enforcement. Workers were here Saturday. Workers are here today at 5:15 and 5:46 p.m.  There are 17 other apartments that are occupied during these primary renovations. I share with you the email exchange with Catherine Gaba that occurred in 2015, as Gaba was an employee of LADBS, emails September 1, 2015 – October 5, 2015. I note that some have quoted LAMC section SEC. 41.40. NOISE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, EXCAVATION WORK – WHEN PROHIBITED, which is a “noise” ordinance, not a construction ordinance. Gaba notes that in order for the repairs to proceed [apt 15 for example], there has to be a THP which allows the Housing Department to sign off on the permits. No THP for apt 15 that I know of, then there was no sign off on permits. Further Gaba indicates the hours of primary renovations, and related work, are Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm. No Saturdays or Sundays. She notes that “we have gone and told the contractor to adhere to the hours you noted” and that “we will fine them if we see any violation”.

“The work being done Saturday and today after 5p.m., according to Gaba, is not authorized as there was no sign off on the permits, and no primary renovation or related work is allowed on Saturdays or Sundays.”

“Any work outside the permitted hours is subject to a Stop Work Order from the City. Please cease all work immediately at the property that is primary renovations related and occurring outside the permitted hours. Please access a fine against the owner and the contractor and the property maintenance company which is LB Property Management. Please revoke the permits and please order the required THP, and please suspend the CFO until the owner files the required THP for apt 15. /s/ [tenant name redacted]  Jan. 31 2017. 315 words.”

[Editor: tenant name redacted]

Update March 19 2016

Hi Point Apts is Unsanitary, Substandard, and Unsafe

LA county Public Health Feb 10 2016 have said they have no authority over the wiring in the 1522 Hi Point St 90035 building.

Health and Safety code 17920.3 sections(a)(13) and (d) and (i) give the city and county employees jurisdiction, but as of March 16 talk with city code enforcement, and after over two years of defective security system intercom wiring, government employees maintain they have no jurisdiction under H & S code 17920.3. City employee Richard Brinson, Le Taun J. Cotton, Veronica Bauchman, David Burkhead, Richard Jackson, and Udo O. Nwachuku all claim the city and county employees have no jurisdiction to enforce defective and improperly maintained wiring.

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Since there is general dilapidation abandoned vehicle and improper maintenance of the wiring and construction materials, the Health and Safety code 17920.3 declares the building to be “unsanitary” and “substandard” and “unsafe”. Tenant security is at risk.

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Update August 2 2015

as emailed and posted to the internet:

My question to [Los Angeles] Mayor Eric Garcetti, Raymond Cervantes, Agassi Topchian* and Ian Yeom*, et al, is in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service?”

…in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service?”

Updated Sunday, June 6 2015

[We will be soon posting more pictures and videos to this site. The property owner had construction crews out for thirty days with contractor Reyes Construction. Even though crews were here everyday, they intentionally still refuse to fix the intercoms of about 80% of the tenants that are African American that have not been repaired for twelve months. The majority of the tenants that are Caucasian received intercom service immediately upon move in. Separate and Unequal Housing and Lack of Equal Protection under Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council and the use of federal funds for purposes of racial discrimination.]

Code enforcement complaint May 26  2015

11:09  a.m. 333 words.

I took off work today to wait for the  code inspector LAHCID  and prepare for the inspection.

At 1,0:27 for the 10:30  a.m. appointment I went outside  the building to make  sure I did not  miss the inspector. I carried two video  cameras with me for  purposes of the inspection.

At about 10:40  a.m. an elderly white gentleman with a black clipboard walked  past me. His height  was about 5’7″. He did not  have a tie on. I would recognize him  again. I was standing  on the sidewalk  and said good morning; I was standing  close to the  end of  the property line.  He walked to the front door  and pulled  on the knob but could not  get in  because it was locked. I offered that I was a tenant  and did he need to  get in; I offered that  there was construction going on. I believe  he asked about the manager andI  said she was in apt 11. He  said he did not  need to  get in  the building.

He walked  away. As  he got  past me  and to the  end of the sidewalk but still within  the property line, I asked him again did  he need to  get in or could I help.  He verified that  he was from  the LAHCID  code enforcement,  said that  he had a complaint but no  name, no apartment number,  and no phone  number.

Separate and Unequal Housing and Lack of Equal Protection under Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council 

He left in a white car. Time about 10:50  a.m. I waited outside until  11:06 am to see if  an inspector  was coming to  respond to my complaints to HCID. No  one came.

Please  respond in writing.

[ HCID Case 523419] [Also as told to the Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council members.][Redacted]

Updated Sunday, May 3 2015

WIRING NOT WORKING PROPERLY.

Housing Community Investment Department Los Angeles [HCIDLA] inspects building but still no intercom service for 80% of Black or minority tenants.

As of today’s date,  the intercom wiring has still not been inspected by the HCID workers or repaired by the property owners. On April 28 2015 around 1:00 pm, two of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s city employees as well as 1522 Hi Point St 90035 agents Walter Barratt and Cliff Renfrew visited the property after numerous long standing complaints about the building wiring. The wiring for seven apartments’ intercoms has been un repaired since prior to April 2014, over 12 months ago. At the April 28 2015 inspection, city workers seemed unable to comprehend the wiring complaint that was typed in English; no inspection of the intercom(s) occurred, while the owner and city workers busied themselves looking at wall sockets instead. Tenants have suggested the inspection be videotaped to help avoid confusion on the part of the code inspectors. The owner of the building, Gianni Capaldi, maintains that the door entry intercom system is for purposes of “security” but he has refused to explain why 80% of tenants who are white are the only ones who have working intercoms. The State Health and Safety code section 17920.3(d) requires that all wiring in city buildings must be in “good and safe condition and working properly.”

Housing safety in the City of Los Angeles does not seem to extend to the Black and minority tenants.

 Update May 2 2015

Has anybody seen “The Four Stooges” of

LAHCID code enforcement?

May 2 2015 Complaint to HCID code enforcement Los Angeles.

LAHCID Case number 520252

THE INTERCOM IN THIS APT DOES NOT WORK AND HAS NOT BEEN FIXED. HCID Code enforcement is aware that in this building 11 units have working intercoms while seven units do not have working intercoms.

ELECTRICAL WIRING DISCONNECTED.

The HCID already has evidence of this in the form of the property owner’s April 25 2014 notice of the April 28th inspection that stated “our engineers for the door entry system require access to every apartment to try and find the faults that have stopped the system working.” Obviously the wiring has been disconnected otherwise it would be working. In addition, I witnessed that the previous manager had maintenance disconnect the intercom door entry inside the wall. DEFECTIVE, DETERIORATED, OR BARE ELECTRICAL WIRING. From the fact it is not working, the wiring to the intercom is presumed to be defective; the wall must be opened to inspect the wiring either the owner opens it or the tenants incur the cost of an electrician pulling out the intercom. Yes, the intercom box is in our apartment on the wall; the other part of the intercom is on the outside front of the building such pictures already supplied to HCID inspectors. Admittedly the eleven newer apartments may have a different newer intercom unit in their apartments than our unit, which is the unit which presumably came with the building in 1973. ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIRES MAINTENANCE. Obviously. When the inspectors came to the apt 9 on April 28, they already had actual and constructive knowledge that the owner knew the intercom was not working, based on previous numerous reports to code enforcement about the intercom. And when on April 28 my roommate BW was told all he had to do was report repairs needed, this was a disingenuous statement because previous reports to the owner about the need for maintenance on the intercom have been ignored. Please contact the owner or manager or Cliff Renfrew 310-319-4475 if you need access to the property. This also involves racial discrimination by the code enforcement and the city housing HCID promotion of a separate and unequal housing services based on race. Previous complaints to code enforcement have not resolved the electrical wiring.

OUTSIDE LIGHTING AND INTERIOR HALLWAY LIGHTING

The owner Walter Barratt has applied to the city HCID for rent increase because he alleges he installed new light fixtures for the outside of the building and inside of the building common area hallways, according to him around April 1-30, 2014. City LA Case CE 050505. The owner also alleges that he applied for permits and installed new wiring in all apartments except apts 9, 8, 5, 10, 18, 16, 6. Presumably he may not have received certificate occupancy/completion for the installation of new walls in some of the eleven effected apartments; the renovations would be unauthorized since there were no primary renovation checklists for any of the renovations permits. Lack of qualified oversight by HCID code enforcement. The owner [Gianni Capaldi] also installed new wiring for a security gate motor which can be seen in photos supplied to the department dated around April 6, 2014, but did not receive a permit to install the wiring for the gate motor until May 16, 2014. Around December 24, 2014, the contractor told HCID employee Scott Matsunaga per email recall that “all new wiring” had been installed; this is part of the HCID record. Scott told Hi Point Apts LLC agent Cliff Renfrew that “a permit and sign off are required from the Dept of Building and Safety.” I do not believe any permit and sign-off was received by HCID for the outside and interior building lighting. The owner since he remodeled eleven apartments out of 18, obviously intended new wiring for the entire building as well as the parking lot security gate motor and new wiring intercoms in eleven apartments out of eighteen. Please come out to the property and check if any/all of the wiring is newly installed and requiring a permit. My concern is not just about permits for the outside and interior hallways LED lighting and security motion sensor lighting; I am also investigating the cost of such lighting because the city government has passed the cost on to me as a tenant while this is in contradiction to state law civil code 1940.6 which states that as tenant I am not supposed to pay for the lighting to the parking area, hallway, or any area outside of my own apartment.

I also request that the HCID provide me the full names and employee numbers of the city employees (two) who inspected Apt 9 on April 28, 2015. This question and this complaint is subject to a California public records request. Damages incurred to prepare this complaint @ $20 per hour @ 1 hour equals $20.00. All rights reserved. This complaint is also being posted to the internet.

From Tenant.

Update Apr 28 2015

Today Inspection by LADBS/HCID code inspectors re Hi Point Apts

[redacted]

From: Tenant # _____

Sent: Tue 4/28/15 9:57 PM

To: Hi LLC (walter.barratt@gmail.com); Cliff Renfrew (cliffrenfrew@gmail.com)

Cc: HRC Info (info@housingrightscenter.org); Teri@DFEH Houston (teri.houston@dfeh.ca.gov);

councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org)

Hi Point Apts LLC

c/o Walter Barratt and Cliff Renfrew

226 Carroll Canal

Venice CA 90291-4578

Via Email Address and US Mail

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council

c/o City Clerk

The Office of the City Attorney

800 City Hall East

Claims section

200 N. Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Via Email Address and US Mail

Los Angeles Housing Department

Rent Stabilization Division-Case Analysis

Rushmore D. Cervantes, General Manager

Javier Nunez

Raymond D. Chan

Frank Bush

Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson

Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson

Jose Oliva

Carole Brogdon

Leonora Gershman PittsPaula Leftwich

Jane Paul

Armida Olguin-Flores, InvestigatorAraceli Sophia Gonzalez,

Supervisor

HCIDLA

PO Box 57398

Los Angeles CA 90057-0398

This email shall memorialize today’s inspection by HCIDLA and LADBS code enforcement Steve H. along with another unnamed city employee. Owner Walter Barratt and agent Cliff Renfrew were present.

I summarize the bullet points of each complaint  [515969 and 516193 LADBS]:

* separate and unequal housing services based on race

* “door entry [intercom] system faults that have stopped …working”

*permit and sign off are required

*new light fixtures inside and outside

* electrical service requires maintenance

*repaired door entry [intercom] systems…except apts 9,8,5,10,18,16, 6

 I wonder why the inspectors appeared unable to understand and comprehend English re “intercom and light switch”. Neither the city employees or the owner/agent made any attempt to address the intercom door entry system, nor did the owner say he was directing maintenance to fix the intercom. The complaint clearly states that the owner’s maintenance/engineers were aware of the intercom problem April 28 2014 so why would the tenants need to report it again to maintenance? Government employees  herein have failed to exercise reasonable diligence to discharge their duties. Govt Code 815.6. Other than harassment and intimidation of tenants in Apt 9, I would like to know why did the city employees not inspect the intercom wiring* or address it with the owner?

*Health and safety code sections 17920.3(d)                       “All wiring,except that which conformed with all applicable laws in effect at the time of installation if it is currently in good and safe condition and working properly.”

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

CA Govt Code 815.6. Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of a particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.

Code Complaint Jan. 13

Sewage Spill at Hi Point Apts

“I was a witness to this affecting another apartment, apartment #___ [redacted].  I was personally affected because of raw sewage that emptied into the parking lot area at the rear door to the apartment complex. This occurred Sunday Jan 11 2015 at about 2:00 p.m. when the tenant noticed raw sewage spewing from a black pipe that empties into the pathway of the rear exit door of the building. Such sewage caused a blind hazard to those who would exit or enter the building. This is more than the third time that sewage and the plumbing has been a problem in apartment #___ [ redacted] even though city housing records show that code enforcement inspectors have been to the property over three times and numerous times since April 2014,  the plumbing still remains unrepaired. Is it any wonder that the recent fires occurred in Los Angeles with such negligent work of code enforcement? The owner is not maintaining the property in a safe, secure, and healthy manner yet he expects to be rewarded with rent increases. The tenant in apt ____ [redacted]  is African American. This plumbing problems and sewage spill however affects everyone including the so called more affluent [white]  tenants who may feel that their shit doesn’t stink; everybody’s shit stinks. As a result of the spill into the parking area, trash and debris from the plumbing and toilet sprayed into the parking lot making the premises unsafe and unclean. Code enforcement claims the [property] owner underwent property management training by Oct 31 2014 but obviously that fraudulent training has not resulted in the building wiring being fixed or in the plumbing problems being fixed. Raw sewage intentionally dumping into the walkway by city HCIDLA approval is an unsafe and unsanitary housing condition sanctioned by the likes of Mayor Eric Garcetti and council members, the board of building and safety commissioners, Raymond S. Chan, Richard Brinson and Frank Bush as well as property owner Walter Barratt and his agents. Please investigate and let me know the results of your investigation. This complaint is also being posted to the internet. Jan 13, 2014 to HCIDLA. [HCIDLA case number assigned 504951 at 10:25 pm ].”

Raw sewage intentionally dumping into the walkway by city HCIDLA approval is an unsafe and unsanitary housing condition sanctioned by the likes of Mayor Eric Garcetti and council members, the board of building and safety commissioners, Raymond S. Chan, Richard Brinson and Frank Bush as well as property owner Walter Barratt and his agents.”

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Were the December 9 City Fires Caused by Code Enforcement Negligence?

December 15 2014. City case number 501222 LAHCID.

To Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Raymond Chan: Re 1522 Hi Point Street 90035.

LADBS does not believe in compliance; they believe in “substantial” compliance.

So if you have a problem in your building, and you report it, the LADBS feels as long as the building “substantially” complies, LADBS feels they are not going to investigate your complaint. If there is a wiring problem they are not going to investigate. In this building there is a wiring problem that was reported last April that affects seven apartments that requires repair as well as a rent reduction to select tenants. LADBS has not managed to address it, has not managed to get it fixed; even though it has been numerous complaints about the intercom wiring and the intercom, un repaired wiring and un connected wiring. I told them I was agreeable to meet them here but they said twice in person and voicemail “we will not inspect the property and your apartment”. So I gave them more dates I would be home and two more dates I would not be home and I expected them to give the proper 24 hour legal reason notice. LADBS comes out and they bring an army of Gestapo thugs with their thumbs up their butts. [This is not the first time they have been to the building to see others’ apartments.] And what do you think they do? They come out on one of the days I said in writing I would not be home. The 24 hour notice says Cursory Survey but what is a “cursory survey”? They did not come out to address the wiring or my concerns. A witness said they just stood in the apartment and said nothing.

If they are not going to address the wiring problem in this building, is there any wonder why buildings are catching on fire across Los Angeles under the watch of LADBS Director Raymond Chan? Were buildings on fire due to lack of inspection by Garcetti and Chan’s Gestapo goons? This building has toxic wall heaters that have not been cleaned in over four years. Code enforcement or the Five Stooges? LADBS issued stop work orders on two occasions and a notice to comply yet the wiring for seven units remains un inspected and un repaired. One apartment here has not had a working wall heater they say for over a year; another apartment has consistently had plumbing problems and bathroom tub water backup and this is in spite of the LADBS so called “inspections”.LADBS Director Raymond Chan needs to be replaced. “Substantial compliance” is not compliance and is the wrong policy. LADBS authorized numerous permits for construction without the required primary renovation checklist. Could a similar practice indicate the reason for the [December 9] Los Angeles fires? Think about it.  City case number 501222 LAHCID.

Code Complaint Oct 19 2014 via City website.

Wiring Problems at

1522 Hi Point Street 90035

[Redacted] DEAR MAYOR GARCETTI AND ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS: This complaint is to the LAHCID and yourselves: Rushmore Cervantes, Roberto Aldape, Domingo Sauceda, Roya Babazadeh, Anna Ortega. Your LAHCID has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. I am therefore appealing also to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan and City Chief Inspector Luke Zamperini. Hi Point Apts LLC dba 1522 Hi Point St 90035 is owned by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi.

(1)Inadequate security (2) sustained deprivation of essential functions (3) On September 4 2014 the owner employee Cliff Renfrew entered the apartment no. 9 for smoke detector inspection; no inspection or repair of the door entry system was made. The door entry system is comprised of wiring apparatus inside the apartment as well as wiring apparatus at the front and rear doors to the building. No permits have been issued to my knowledge for these repairs. Door entry un repaired electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned and electrical service requires maintenance. On September 18 and October 16-17 code enforcement inspectors were in the building but did not inspect apt no. 9 door entry system wiring

(4) wiring at the rear door and front door for the door entry system remains un repaired. Door entry un repaired electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned and electrical service requires maintenance. Apartments affected with abandoned electrical wiring: apts 9, 18, 10, 5, 15, 6, and 8. Code inspectors have been in the building on dates, including but not limited to, September 18 and October 16-17, but no inspection of the wiring for said apartments has occurred. The owner is aware of the wiring problems.

LAHCID ignores these housing conditions to intentionally endanger the health and safety and quiet enjoyment of all tenants. “SUBSTANDARD HOUSING” 17920.3(a)(13); 17920.3 (d) and (i); pursuant to Government Code 815.6 and 815.2(a) and 815.3(a); 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 [injunctive, compensatory, and punitive damages]. I again request an inspection of this property.[ …redacted..].“Where a public entity is under a mandatory duty imposed by an enactment that is designed to protect against the risk of particular kind of injury, the public entity is liable for an injury of that kind proximately caused by its failure to discharge the duty unless the public entity establishes that it exercised reasonable diligence to discharge the duty.” GC 815.6. I remind you that a REAP request has been lodged against this property.

(City assigned HCIDLA case number is 496 000)

Mayor and Council Told of Failure to Investigate Unsafe Housing Conditions by City Code Enforcement

October 5 2014 via LAHCID website and fax to Mayor and Council

“DEAR MAYOR GARCETTI AND ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS: This complaint is to the LAHCID and yourselves. Your LAHCID has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. I am therefore appealing directly to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan. City Chief Inspector is Luke Zamperini. Hi Point Apts LLC dba 1522 Hi Point St 90035 is owned by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi. Charles Garcia authorized a THP on September 10, 2014 re Apt 9. The THP did not comply with housing regulations because it did not contain a primary renovation checklist and it authorized the reroute of pipes to Apt 9 that had occurred without a permit. I ask that Garcia and his manager be terminated from their employment. I also request $10,000 in damages against the LAHCID for violation housing section ‘SUBSTANDARD HOUSING” 17920.3(a)(13); 17920.3 (d) and (i); pursuant to Government Code 815.6 and 815.2 and 815.3. The Manager/contact at this property is at 818-813-2204; Walter at 310-895-6693; Cliff at 310-339-4475; Ali at 818-335-8175. I again request an inspection of this property. I remind you that a REAP request has lodged against this property.” [HCIDLA City assigned case number 494911]

[FROM TENANT]

October 5, 2014

October 5 2014 via LAHCID website and fax to Mayor and Council

“DEAR MAYOR GARCETTI AND ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS: This complaint is to the LAHCID and yourselves. Your LAHCID has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. I am therefore appealing also to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan and City Chief Inspector Luke Zamperini. Hi Point Apts LLC dba 1522 Hi Point St 90035 is owned by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi. The door entry system and intercom remains un repaired at this apartment as well as about five other apartments. This initially occurred around May 2014 and code enforcement was aware of it because numerous inspectors were in the building as well as inspector David James on Sept 18. Door entry un repaired electrical wiring disconnected and/or abandoned and electrical service requires maintenance. LAHCID ignores these housing conditions to intentionally endanger the health and safety and quiet enjoyment of all tenants. “SUBSTANDARD HOUSING” 17920.3(a)(13); 17920.3 (d) and (i); pursuant to Government Code 815.6 and 815.2 and 815.3. The Manager/contact at this property is at 818-813-2204; Walter at 310-895-6693; Cliff at 310-339-4475; Ali at 818-335-8175. I again request an inspection of this property. I remind you that a REAP request has lodged against this property.” [HCIDLA City assigned case number 494912]

[from a tenant]

SEPT 28 via LAHCID website

“DEAR MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AND COUNCIL: Your LADBS has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property.  [1522 Hi Point St 90035] I am therefore appealing directly to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan. City Chief Inspector is Luke Zamperini. Hi Point Apts LLC dba 1522 Hi Point St 90035 is owned by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi. Around April 2014 a motorized gate was installed to the parking lot to the property. A brick wall was built to the right of the gate. The owner did not secure a permit for building the brick wall. Please investigate and advise me of your results pursuant to city damage claim C15-0437. A permit is required for this wall since it is over 3 feet 6 inches in height. http://ladbs.org/LADBSWeb/faq.jsf?panel=Intro.&#8221;                                [HCIDLA Case number is 494340]

Sept 27 2014 via LAHCID website

“DEAR MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AND COUNCIL: Your LADBS [HCIDLA] has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. I am therefore appealing directly to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan. Hi Point Apts LLC is owned by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi. There was construction at 1522 Hi Point 90035 on about 11 units. At least two city employees have indicated to me that for all the construction permits issued by the city, none of them contained the required “primary renovation work” checklist. As all permits were improperly filed, please revoke all permits for all construction work on the property and access a fine against the owner. In addition, construction was done on apt 10 without the required permits. In addition, in letters to the Rent Adjustment Commission, the owner has indicated his retaliation against those tenants who complain of code violations. Owner has also rented out units without the code inspector’s approval.” [HCIDLA Case number is 494339]

September 27 2014  Via LAHCID website:

“DEAR MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AND COUNCIL: Your LADBS has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. [1522 Hi Point 90035]. I am therefore appealing directly to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan. Re THP filed September 10, 2014, Hi Point Apts LLC by Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi. The owner of the property says that on Sept 24 he withdrew the THP as it effects the application for permits for units 1-18 at 14042 30000 08909 and application for permits for Apt 9 at 14042 30000 16615. Please suspend or revoke all applications or permits since the owner has withdrawn the THP as of September 24 thus invalidating any and all construction applications and permits re 1522 Hi Point zip 90035. The lack of THP and Primary Renovation Checklist, of which there appear to be none, void the applications for permits.”[HCIDLA Case number is 494338]

September 27 2014 via LADBS website

“DEAR MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI AND COUNCIL: Your LADBS has declared they will not investigate complaints at this property. I am therefore appealing directly to the Mayor and Council and Manager of LADBS Raymond Chan. In the THP filed September 10, 2014, Hi Point Apts LLC Walter Barratt and Gianni Capaldi indicates that they will [have] isolate water and electrical supply to keep other tenants in the other named 16 units from being affected. I don’t believe they received a permit to do this work and independent engineers tell me this is impossible to do. Please investigate and fine the owner for doing work to the unit without a permit. ” [HCIDLA Case number is 494337]

The LAHC is Corrupt

Sept 9 2014 via LAHCID website and faxed to Mayor and Council via Mike Feuer

“It is negligence on your part to keep closing the complaints when there is a a pending inspection set up for September 18. It is negligence on your part to close complaints when there are ongoing construction at the site where not one THP has been filed with the City or served on affected tenants. Tenants in apt 10 are currently affected by repairs in Apt 10 having their (Apt 10) wall knocked out and pipes replaced without a THP in sight anywhere. The LAHC is corrupt. Please forward this fax to David James who is an inspector for the code enforcement. I have an appointment with him for Sept. 18. This is the agenda items: (1) The city ordinance that 60 days must pass after service of Notice of Primary Renovation before repairs can start (2) where are the Notices of Primary Renovation and THP’s for this bldg?(3) inspect non working door entry system (4) inspect lead paint hazard and cut hazard to common areas (5) inspect for termites (6) inspect tandem parking stalls (7) inspect parking stall striping (8) inspect brick wall to right of motorized gate (9) provide lead paint hazard mitigation steps by bldg owner (10) see areas where lead paint dust has accumulated (11) proof of permitted hours for construction. The contact for the onsite manager is [manager] in case you need access to the property before the 18th. Her phone is 818-813-2204. /s/ [tenant] ” [city assigned HCID case number 491475]. [Author Note: The appointment for September 18 was cancelled by James’ supervisor. James appeared at the building to inspect apartment #10 by previous appointment but refused to address other concerns stated in this complaint. Maybe James and that department should face termination of employment rather than be paid tax dollars to do nothing.]

Update September 7 2015

September 7 2015 voicemail:

“This call is for : the Rent Adjustment Commission; Mayor and Council of Los Angeles; The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department; Hi Point Apts LLC; Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety . Unresolved issues and pursuant to Govt Code 815.6:

What are the parking rules and rates for 1522 Hi Point Street? Around August 12 2015 I posted a series of 12 questions to you and I have not received your written answers as regards the intercom and the tandem parking stall. Please respond in writing today.

“I am entitled to about…month rent reduction due to the loss of one parking stall since May 2014 that totals about… so please remit a check to me today for that amount.

“I am entitled to about… month rent reduction due to the loss of intercom housing service since May 2014 that totals about … so please remit a check today to me for that amount.

Without waiving those rent reduction amounts above, the owner miscalculated the June 1, 2015 rent increase in an additional amount of $3.61 per month. That totals $14.44.

“All amounts above are subject to treble damages so please remit those amounts today also, particularly under the city REAP and HEP regulations.

“In addition, the intercom remains unrepaired and while others have received a tandem parking stall, I as a Black Kushite male, I have been skipped over for a tandem parking stall.

“Please respond in writing. Today is September 7, 2015 and this call is from tenant …at 1522 Hi Point St 90035 to various city Los Angeles government officials regarding Hi Point Apts LLC.”

[This voicemail transcription has been redacted] .

Update September 9, 2015 : Code Inspector Green Named in City Complaint

[This has been redacted]

[Text] LAHCID Code Complaint 544041.

WORDS 2312. TO LAHCID via website submission and first class mail.

WORKERS ON SITE BUT INTERCOM NOT REPAIRED

The lack of working intercom is considered a habitability complaint as well as electrical complaint under Health and Safety codes applicable to LAHCID. The intercom located inside my apartment is still not been maintained and does not work. IT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING SINCE BEFORE APRIL 2014 of which the LAHCID is aware, yet no letter has been issued to the owner by LAHCID ordering him to fix the intercom as it is a habitability issue. About four other tenants in the building are affected by the lack of working intercom, and are also entitled to a rent reduction as well, including the disabled, children, and senior citizen. The intercom is supposed to connect to the outside of the property to the fixture that can be seen from the walkway located on the front of the building; pictures of the intercom have been previously supplied to the LAHCID. Apparently out of 18 units, about five remain including mine that do not have a working intercom. I was here on the property May 26 2015 but no inspector showed up to inspect my unit. I did see another inspector outside but he did not say he was here to inspect my apartment after I asked him if he needed to get in. I provide a link to that video of that inspector on May 26 2015. The LAHCID issued a decision July 28 2015 about the intercom, parking, as regards rent reductions; that decision did not address the habitability issue. I provide a link here also to the decisions and my August 1 2015 rebuttal since the rebuttal is addressed to LAHCID and mentions the problems with code enforcement regarding the intercom; as such they are made part of this complaint. The LAHCID has set the monetary value of loss of the intercom at $120.00 per month.

The keypad code to get into the building is pretty much public knowledge by contacting the owner, manager, or agent Cliff Renfrew. Workers are now and will be onsite for about 45 days primary renovation to apartment 18, so that is additional access to the building.

In an extreme case, there have been fires in apartments where the room count had been changed with partitions and the firemen became disoriented because the actual floor plan was different from the layout they had been given.” http://cooperator.com/article/qa-structural-vs-non-structural-changes

Voicemail received from Inspector Green dated August 31, 2015 at 1:06 pm.: “Yes, good afternoon. This is inspector Green calling from the LA Housing Department trying to reach [tenant name redacted]. There was an inspection scheduled for today. Nobody appears to be here. Can’t get access. I guess if there is a further complaint, please call it in. Thank you.”

I did not agree to an appointment for August 31. A previous code enforcement complaint was filed with the city August 8 2015 at 10:41 pm, number 537579. The 1182 word complaint stated, in part, “The LAHCID already has on file the contact information for the manager and the owner.” Inspector Green apparently failed to contact the manager or owner per government code 815.6 to gain access on August 31, 2015. I am not taking off work for another inspection until the city government pays me for time already taken off work, damages, etc., when the intercom was not addressed or repaired and code enforcement was on the property or had access. REAP. GC 815.6.

Previous times the LAHCID code enforcement was in my apartment and/or the building/or had opportunity to enter the building include but are not limited to September 4 2014, September 10, 2014, April 28, 2015, May 26 2015. ….[HEP] enforcement agency includes, but is not limited to, the Health Department, the Department of Building and Safety, Housing and Community Investment Department Code Enforcement Unit, and the Fire Department [Ordinance 182,718].

What does inspector Green need to do now that he did not do on April 28 and May 26? Before you enter my apartment again, unless it is an emergency, you need to compensate me for the damages that have already occurred. Please remit a check today.

On an emergency basis, and I do consider this an emergency since the intercom has not been repaired in over sixteen (16) months and is subject to a city REAP and HEP complaint, you may conduct a habitability inspection of the apartment ….and the indoor to outdoor intercom, by contacting the manager Marilyn London 818-813-2204/310-350-7454, agent Cliff Renfrew 310-339-4475, or owner Walter Barratt 310-895-6693 at Hi Point Apts LLC; those persons can give you access to the apartment and can verify that the intercom is not working ….. There is no waiver that I have incurred considerable other costs having the intercom inspected by other parties. Thus, no one in your department [or any other city government agency] has [any] excuse not to inspect my intercom.

Please respond in writing by first class mail.

Garcetti, Cervantes, Topchian, and Yeom’s Admit Illegal Use of Federal Funds to Discriminate Against Blacks; City of Los Angeles Admits Role in Discriminatory Parking Assignments; “What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?”

Gentrification discrimination occurs because it has the help of government officials and government funding.

September 9, 2015. LAHCID Code Complaint number 544041 re 1522 Hi Point St aka Hi Point Apts LLC.http://www.lahousingrentcontrol.com

Update October 3 2015

LADBS Apt 18

[Text] LAHCID Code Complaint 545433. WORDS 3400.September 22 2015 TO LAHCID via website submission and first class mail.

WORKERS ON SITE BUT INTERCOM NOT REPAIRED

The lack of working intercom is considered a habitability complaint as well as electrical complaint under Health and Safety codes applicable to LAHCID. The intercom located inside my apartment is still not been maintained and does not work. IT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING SINCE BEFORE APRIL 2014 of which the LAHCID is aware, yet no letter has been issued to the owner by LAHCID ordering him to fix the intercom as it is a habitability issue. About four other tenants in the building are affected by the lack of working intercom, and are also entitled to a rent reduction as well, including the disabled, children, and senior citizen. The intercom is supposed to connect to the outside of the property to the fixture that can be seen from the walkway located on the front of the building; pictures of the intercom have been previously supplied to the LAHCID. Apparently out of 18 units, about five remain including mine that do not have a working intercom. I was here on the property May 26 2015 but no inspector showed up to inspect my unit. I did see another inspector outside but he did not say he was here to inspect my apartment after I asked him if he needed to get in. I provide a link to that video of that inspector on May 26 2015. The LAHCID issued a decision July 28 2015 about the intercom, parking, as regards rent reductions; that decision did not address the habitability issue. I provide a link here also to the decisions and my August 1 2015 rebuttal since the rebuttal is addressed to LAHCID and mentions the problems with code enforcement regarding the intercom; as such they are made part of this complaint. The LAHCID has set the monetary value of loss of the intercom at $120.00 per month.

The keypad code to get into the building is pretty much public knowledge by contacting the owner, manager, or agent Cliff Renfrew. Workers are now and will be onsite for about 45 days primary renovation to apartment 18, so that is additional access to the building for code enforcement.

Possible permit violations may have occurred to other apartments in this 18 unit building as structural changes may be occurring to the bathroom-bedroom areas and kitchen areas: new drywall being installed in both locations changing the size of the bathroom, bedroom, and the kitchen. Code enforcement has been aware of this for months since they do the final inspection before issuing the CFO (sic).

In an extreme case, there have been fires in apartments where the room count had been changed with partitions and the firemen became disoriented because the actual floor plan was different from the layout they had been given.” http://cooperator.com/article/qa-structural-vs-non-structural-changes

Voicemail received from Inspector Green dated August 31, 2015 at 1:06 pm.: “Yes, good afternoon. This is inspector Green calling from the LA Housing Department trying to reach Geary Johnson. There was an inspection scheduled for today. Nobody appears to be here. Can’t get access. I guess if there is a further complaint, please call it in. Thank you.”

I called and left voice messages around September 1- 4 for Inspector Green asking him to inspect the apartment without me having to be there on an emergency basis.

I did not agree to an appointment for August 31.

A previous code enforcement complaint was filed with the city August 8 2015 at 10:41 pm, number 537579. The 1182 word complaint stated, in part, “The LAHCID already has on file the contact information for the manager and the owner.” Inspector Greene apparently failed to contact the manage or owner per government code 815.6 to gain access on August 31, 2015. I am not taking off work for another inspection until the city government pays me for time already taken off work, damages, etc., when the intercom was not addressed or repaired and code enforcement was on the property or had access. REAP. GC 815.6.

Previous times the LAHCID code enforcement was in my apartment and/or the building/or had opportunity to enter the building include but are not limited to September 4 2014, September 10, 2014, April 28, 2015, May 26 2015. Damages against LAHCID inspector Green: an additional $20 million dollars general, compensatory, injunctive, declarative, specific, exemplary, punitive for violation government code section 815.6, including but not limited to. The use of federal funds for purpose of discrimination. LAMC section 153.03; a HEP complaint form is requested if the city has one; enforcement agency includes, but is not limited to, the Health Department, the Department of Building and Safety, Housing and Community Investment Department Code Enforcement Unit, and the Fire Department [Ordinance 182,718]. The HEP complaint form has been previously requested but not received.

What does inspector Green need to do now that he did not do on April 28 and May 26? Before you enter my apartment again in my presence, unless it is an emergency, you need to compensate me for the damages that have already occurred. Please remit a check today for any and all damages stated herein. I value the intercom at $57 per month x 14 months = $798 plus treble damages.

On an emergency basis, and I do consider this an emergency since the intercom has not been repaired in over sixteen (16) months and is subject to a city REAP and HEP complaint, you may conduct a habitability inspection of the apartment #9 and the indoor to outdoor intercom, by contacting the manager

Marilyn London 818-813-2204/310-350-7454,

agent Cliff Renfrew 310-339-4475, or

owner Walter Barratt 310-895-6693 at Hi Point Apts LLC;

those persons can give you access to the apartment and can verify that the intercom is not working in apartment 9. There is no waiver that I have incurred considerable other costs having the intercom inspected by other parties. Thus, no one in your department [or any other city government agency] has no excuse not to inspect my intercom.

Background:

To Inspector Green [LAHCID code enforcement]

[Excerpts] Aug 1 2015 letter to:

Garcetti, Cervantes, Topchian, and Yeom’s Admit Illegal Use of Federal Funds to Discriminate Against Blacks

City of Los Angeles Admits Role in Discriminatory Parking Assignments

What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, London, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?”

LAHCID RENT STABILIZATION DIVISION INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500, Los Angeles CA 90010

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Felipe Fuentes, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O’Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino.

Javier Nunez Raymond D. Chan; Frank Bush Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson; Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson Jose Oliva; Carole Brogdon Leonora Gershman PittsPaula Leftwich Jane Paul; Armida Olguin-Flores, Investigator; Araceli Sophia Gonzalez, Supervisor

[City attorneys Michael Feuer and Robert P. Moore are under investigation by the State Bar Association for advising violation of the law regarding Hi Point Apts LLC.]

[As seen on Facebook] Dear Congressperson Bass: please forward to your colleagues at Los Angeles City Hall: Los Angeles Municipal Code section 41.40 was passed as a noise abatement ordinance. So why do city officials like LADBS and city attorney Michael Feuer and Robert Moore insists that the code is a “construction” ordinance. Since many attorneys believe the same thing, I would wonder if they truly read the ordinance. “Noise abatement” does not mean hours of construction. Why LAMC 41.40 is not a construction ordinance
http://www.lahousingrentcontrol.com/?page_id=18

City Attorney Robert P. Moore says that Blacks in Los Angeles are not entitled to housing services. Moore said that an intercom is not considered a housing service. But can Moore read English as this is what the city RSD regulations say is a housing service:

Los Angeles municipal code section 151.02 defines Housing Services as services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light heat water and telephone) , ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance, including painting. This term shall also include the probation of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, Refuse removal, furnishings, food-service, parking and other benefits privileges or facilities. Chapter XV of the Los Angeles municipal code Rent Stabilization ordnance, effective in the city ofLos Angeles, requires that where there is a reduction in housing services there must be a corresponding decrease and equal to the reduction in the monthly cost to the landlord of the service, divided by the number of units deprived of that service.”

If not for racial discrimination,  and racial discrimination by Reyes Contractors Inc and Ali Mozannar, why would Eric Garcetti’s Robert P. Moore say that an Intercom is not a housing service? Why is Robert P. Moore allowed to not comply with the Los Angeles Municipal code and rent adjustment regulations?

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Update November 1 2015

[Editor note: Summary discussion points from code enforcement complaint. The city has been directed to not disturb the tenant and to contact the owner or resident manager for entry to the apt. The city code enforcement has refused to do so, wasting taxpayer dollars. Apparently the Los Angeles city government does not have one white inspector available who can follow reasonable directions and contact the owner/resident manager for entry to inspect the intercom or call the owner. Not one employee is capable. If not for racial discrimination and retaliation….]

Quiet enjoyment

Harmful exhaust emissions into building from parking area

Dust extractor

Discrimination

Health and safety

Code Enforcement Complaint to LAHCID

[Text] LAHCID Code Complaint 550224. WORDS 3808. From Tenant #9 . November 1, 2015 TO LAHCID via website submission and first class mail.]

[Redacted. Bold headings have been added for effect.]

On Oct. 28, 2015 there occurred a hearing of the appeal of the THP for the apartment 9. As the THP is closely related to code enforcement issues, I repeat for this complaint some of the issues of the Oct 28 hearing that were aired as well as issues not resolved.

Quiet enjoyment issues due to continuing excessive and sustained apartment renovations outside of permitted primary renovation hours

Tenant habitability issues due to continuing excessive and sustained apartment renovations

This building was built before 1978 thus I believe the city government was supposed to conduct a lead and asbestos inspection before any permits were issued; no such inspections occurred by city employees.

The property owner and city government must address with specificity what steps will be taken for the containment of airborne asbestos in the building and common areas due to future demolition of apts 9, 8, 15, 5. That currently demolition crews carry broken drywall and dust thru the hallways and parking lot; that the doors of entry to all units being renovated must be covered with double plastic as well as a closed door; that hallways and common areas will be vacuumed on a daily basis and all door facings, railings, stairways will also be vacuumed or similarly cleaned or wiped down in accordance with Safe Working Practices regarding lead paint dust and asbestos fibers hazards. Workers will take the maximum amount of steps to assure that they do not track drywall dust onto the hallway, common areas, front and back doorways.

That code enforcement will detail owner agreed rent reductions for excessive and sustained repairs damaging the habitability and quiet enjoyment of tenants at 1522 Hi Point Street.

That code enforcement will address mitigation steps to reduce harmful exhaust emissions into tenant units occurring when vehicles exiting the parking lot have to stop for the motorized gate to open.

That when repairs started in the building in March/April 2014 thru October 2015 renovations to apt 18, there were clouds of dust in the hallways and common areas and the code enforcement has not addressed what the clean up was.

That at numerous times [ also Sept 14 at 5:56 pm at Apt 1] I witnessed that at doors for apts undergoing demolition, there was a gap under the door of about two inches which allowed dust and odors to escape into the common areas; that the owner will take adequate containment measures to keep contaminants from entering the common areas of the building from demolished units; that owner and maintenance crews will conduct a proper clearance of all asbestos dust hazard area apartment units.

Code enforcement must order the use of a dust extractor for the units being demolished. Workers currently walk thru the common areas with presumed hazardous materials like dust, drywall, etc. on their clothes.; entry doors must be completely sealed for unit(s) being demolished.; for purposes of health and safety, owner must install a wide angle peep hole viewer to the front door.

The owner must identify what state certified company is being used for asbestos abatement.

Code enforcement must admit that the city government refuses to enforce the RSO regulations in a non-discriminatory and fair manner as regards the LAMC violations at Hi Point Apts and code enforcement violations as shown by the discriminatory conduct of the hearing officer at the Oct 28 LAHCID hearing; the hearing officer stated he was limiting my presentation; I am a Black Kushite male; the hearing officer in denying me due process did not make a similar limitation on the presentation of Cliff Renfrew, a white agent of the plantation owner.

ILLEGAL OCCUPANCY

The city government will admit in writing that permits were cleared improperly for units at 1522 Hi Point St where no THP or notice of primary renovation was filed; that the landlord is prohibited from raising the rents in such units where there was no THP filed and served. No THP, no permit clearance, no permits, no certificate of occupancy. Illegal renovations.

Due to the city LAHCID’s failure to enforce LAMC and RSO regulations, and code enforcement’s failure to inspect and cite the owner for the intercom at apt 9, LAHCID and RSD will voluntarily suspend all operations for 30 days pending federal review by HUD.

LAHCID and code enforcement will answer the following questions as health and safety related:

1. What are the qualifications for a tenant to be assigned an intercom/tandem parking stall?

2. Which tenants by apartment number do not qualify for an intercom/tandem parking stall?

3. Which tenants by apartment number had their rent reduced because their intercom is not working or parking reduced?

4. How much was the rent reduced for tenants who did not receive a working intercom or tandem parking stall?

5. Specify the fee for intercom/tandem parking at the 1522 Hi Point and detail by corresponding apartment number, i.e apartment unit and fee for intercom service.

6. Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem parking stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?

7. What is Cliff Renfrew’s employment title?

8. What employee is responsible for the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?

9. List any tenant(s) whose apartments do not have working intercoms/tandem stalls.

10. How is first come first served applied to the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?

11. What state government training/certification/license have you received to be hired as a resident manager?

12. Have you received sensitivity training on the civil rights laws that govern the rights of tenants?

Code enforcement will order the owner to supply to tenant apt 18 a hazardous inspection report of apt 18 showing mediation of asbestos.

Code enforcement will order the asbestos testing and remediation of all units at 1522 Hi Point Street. City employee Charles Garcia testified at the Oct 28 hearing on the THP that other than apt 9, no THP was ever filed and served for any of the apartments minus four that have not been renovated. So thirteen apartments were not served with a THP, thus thirteen apartments did not undergo the required asbestos and lead testing and remediation. Other than apt 9, there is no indication any other of the remaining 17 apartments received asbestos/lead testing.

Mr. Garcia testified that the limited asbestos testing of apt 9 showed positive for asbestos. Mr. Garcia recommended that the owner provide tenants apt 9 clearance to reoccupy the unit after primary renovations. Since there was no THP for any of the other units, the code enforcement needs to order clearance report for asbestos for all renovated apartments and for all other apartments not yet renovated, apts 8, 5, 15. No THP means no legal occupancy. Mr. Garcia’s testimony appeared to indicate that for apartments renovated thus far there numbering 14 did not appear to have a state certified asbestos abatement contractor or hazardous containment or remediation; for the THP for apt 9 approved by the LAHCID, there is no general contractor listed at all.

Turning off gas but only one master meter. Please check if the owner has the proper permits to reroute the gas lines or if he installed an additional gas meter, to avoid gas shut off to other apartments during primary renovations. In the past gas was shut off to all units. How is he doing current repairs without shutting off gas to the entire building?

The possible presence of bed bugs was indicated at the Oct 28 hearing but no response from the owner or hearing officer.

WORKERS ON SITE BUT INTERCOM NOT REPAIRED

The lack of working intercom is considered a habitability complaint as well as electrical complaint under Health and Safety codes applicable to LAHCID. The intercom located inside my apartment is still not been maintained and does not work. IT HAS NOT BEEN WORKING SINCE BEFORE APRIL 2014 of which the LAHCID is aware, yet no letter has been issued to the owner by LAHCID ordering him to fix the intercom as it is a habitability issue. About four other tenants in the building are affected by the lack of working intercom, and are also entitled to a rent reduction as well, including the disabled, children, and senior citizen. The intercom is supposed to connect to the outside of the property to the fixture that can be seen from the walkway located on the front of the building; pictures of the intercom have been previously supplied to the LAHCID. Apparently out of 18 units, about five remain including mine that do not have a working intercom. I was here on the property May 26 2015 but no inspector showed up to inspect my unit. I did see another inspector outside but he did not say he was here to inspect my apartment after I asked him if he needed to get in. I provide a link to that video of that inspector on May 26 2015. The LAHCID issued a decision July 28 2015 about the intercom, parking, as regards rent reductions; that decision did not address the habitability issue. I provide a link here also to the decisions and my August 1 2015 rebuttal since the rebuttal is addressed to LAHCID and mentions the problems with code enforcement regarding the intercom; as such they are made part of this complaint. The LAHCID has set the monetary value of loss of the intercom at $120.00 per month.

The keypad code to get into the building is pretty much public knowledge by contacting the owner, manager, or agent Cliff Renfrew. 

In an extreme case, there have been fires in apartments where the room count had been changed with partitions and the firemen became disoriented because the actual floor plan was different from the layout they had been given.http://cooperator.com/article/qa-structural-vs-non-structural-changes

A previous code enforcement complaint was filed with the city August 8 2015 at 10:41 pm, number 537579. The 1182 word complaint stated, in part, The LAHCID already has on file the contact information for the manager and the owner.Inspector Green apparently failed to contact the manage or owner per government code 815.6 to gain access on August 31, 2015. I am not taking off work for another inspection until the city government pays me for time already taken off work, damages, etc., when the intercom was not addressed or repaired and code enforcement was on the property or had access. REAP. GC 815.6.

On an emergency basis, and I do consider this an emergency since the intercom has not been repaired in over sixteen (16) months and is subject to a city REAP and HEP complaint, you may conduct a habitability inspection of the apartment #9 and the indoor to outdoor intercom, by contacting the manager

agent Cliff Renfrew 310-339-4475, or

owner Walter Barratt 310-895-6693 at Hi Point Apts LLC;

those persons can give you access to the apartment and can verify that the intercom is not working in apartment 9. There is no waiver that I have incurred considerable other costs having the intercom inspected by other parties. Thus, no one in your department [or any other city government agency] has no excuse not to inspect my intercom.

Here is a link to pictures of:

1. Intercom outside of building with me

2. Intercom [new] in the renovated apartments that has been installed in other apartments

3. Intercom [old] in my apartment showing me standing next to it

Link: http://1drv.ms/1KFcOpw

What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, London, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?

LAHCID RENT STABILIZATION DIVISION INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500, Los Angeles CA 90010

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Felipe Fuentes, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch OFarrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino.

Javier Nunez Raymond D. Chan; Frank Bush Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson; Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson Jose Oliva; Carole Brogdon Leonora Gershman PittsPaula Leftwich Jane Paul; Armida Olguin-Flores, Investigator; Araceli Sophia Gonzalez, Supervisor

Corruption Under Mayor Eric Garcetti Clear and Simple

The city government failed to pursue a REAP complaint filed against Hi Point Apts LLC. Dated September 15, 2014 and continuing.

My question to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Raymond [Rushmore] Cervantes, Agassi Topchian* and Ian Yeom*, et al, is in these times of racial strife across this country of the United States, should any Black American be denied a housing service? If your answer is yes”, which I believe your actions show, then you have admitted to a violation of civil rights using federal monies; if your answer is no, then your letter of July 28 must be reversed as a violation of civil rights.

The owner Hi Point Apts is prohibited from charging rents for apartments where there is no certificate of occupancy because there is no THP, no notice of primary renovation, no clearance for the permits. Carter v Cohen 2010.

Numerous code enforcement complaints have been filed but they have not resulted in the intercom being repaired. This is based on all records held by the city government including the release of public records requests by myself. Code enforcement has been in the building numerous times, and been in my apartment numerous times over the past 12 months, and been in other tenant apartments numerous times so they are well aware the location and condition of the intercoms in each apartment. The intercom as security feature is a wiring issue as well as a habitability issue, both under the jurisdiction of the LAHCID. A recent visit from a code inspector May 26 2015 did not result in the intercom being fixed; a recall of the day shows the inspector did not enter the building to inspect the intercom in apt 9, a loss to myself of about $150.00. All rights reserved for general, compensatory, declarative, injunctive, and punitive damages.

As part of the federal derivative complaint against the city government, from tenant apt 1 [previous named Brian] to other tenants including apts 10 and 18, other tenants have also suffered a deprivation of rights, civil rights violations, lack of entitled rent reductions under RSO regulations.

The city government by its actions involving the complaints against Hi Point Apts LLC has directed separate and unequalhousing facilities and services in violation of local, state, and federal civil rights laws.

The city government received an appeal from me of the capital improvement $17.08 increase but the city government has disregarded the appeal making the city liable under government code 815.6. 

“Housing discrimination can be proven by intent or by adverse impact. For a case of intentional discrimination, the FEHA specifies that a violation may be established by direct or circumstantial evidence.48 In cases where direct evidence of discriminatory intent is lacking, courts apply the burdenshifting analysis borrowed from McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973).”-2 [emphasis added]

Garcetti, Cervantes, Topchian, and Yeom’s Admit Illegal Use of Federal Funds to Discriminate Against Blacks; City of Los Angeles Admits Role in Discriminatory Parking Assignments; What kind of uncivilized animals do we exist with who cannot even respond to simple phone messages, emails, and letters over a twelve month period as [Hi Point Apts LLC] Walter, Cliff, and his clan Eric Garcetti do?

For apt 18, presumably there was no THP filed, no notice of primary renovation filed, no clearance for permits issued, thus the primary renovations are illegal construction mandating that the owner not be allowed to raise the rent on said apartment past what the previous tenant paid.

THERE HAS ALSO BEEN NO ASBESTOS AND LEAD INSPECTION AND REMEDIATION FOR APT 18 AND THIS OCCUPANCY WILL BE ILLEGAL.

An agent/employee of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has posted notices in the building claiming the LADBS has jurisdiction over 1522 Hi Point St. As LADBS has no jurisdiction over this multifamily dwelling, LADBS is liable for the posting of the illegal notices. Claim against LADBS $21 million dollars. Declarative and injunctive relief will be requested. GC 815.6. Property owner agent Cliff Renfrew presented such LADBS notice at the October 28 hearing on this matter.

City employee Charles Garcia was notified September 22 2014 that under that appeal of the THP that the quoted amount of 10% was incorrect because it included the $3.61 SCE fee. The September 17 2015 THP served on Apt 9 again has been authorized by Charles Garcia but the amount of quoted current rent is an illegal rent increase. Damages $21 million against Charles Garcia as an individual, general, compensatory, injunctive, and declarative relief. GC 815.6. As of the October 28 2015 LAHCID Hearing on this matter appeal of THP, neither Charles Garcia, Hearing Officer Andre Brown, or the property owner sought to correct the incorrect rent amount. Pursuant to claim for damages against city government of Los Angeles, I request damages additionally against Andre Brown for $10 million [ten million] as an individual and $10 million against LAHCID, declarative and injunctive relief.

The following documents are incorporated by reference into this complaint:

Email September 18 2015 at 9:31 a.m. from G Johnson re Illegal primary renovation at 1522 Hi Point Street

Email September 19, 2015 at 1:06 p.m. from G Johnson re Continued Violation Primary Renovation Hours and Violatioon LAMC and Breach of Warranty of Quiet Enjoyment at 1522 Hi Point St 90035to Hi Point Apts LLC et al, Reyes Contractors, Department of Justice, LAHCID, Charles Garcia, David Greene

Email September 20, 2015 at 5:16 p.m. from G Johnson re LAMC section 152.03to David Greene and Charles Garcia et al re THP application and illegal rent increase, work hours illegal, clearance.

A code enforcement complaint closed by Inspector George Terranova re construction performed without permitsclaims no violations. I disagree for many reasons but without waiver, for those apts renovated without clearance because there was no THP and no notice of primary renovation, those permits were issued illegally. If there is no THP or notice of primary renovation on file for apt 18, then the construction is being performed without permits. Damages against George Terranova $21 million dollars (twenty million) as an individual, and $21 million against LAHCID code enforcement for allowing renovations to continue on the property without the required THP and notice of primary renovation for all applicable apartments. GC 815.6.

On an emergency basis, and I do consider this an emergency since the intercom has not been repaired in over sixteen (16) months and is subject to a city REAP and HEP complaint, you may conduct a habitability inspection of the apartment #9 and the indoor to outdoor intercom, by contacting the manager . I am witness to the fact the owner has let you into the building and/or my apt without me being present.

agent Cliff Renfrew 310-339-4475, or

owner Walter Barratt 310-895-6693 at Hi Point Apts LLC

I thought about Emmett Till, and I could not go back. My legs and feet were not hurting, that is a stereotype. I paid the same fare as others, and I felt violated. I was not going back.” Rosa Parks

All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, or medical condition are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever. Civil Code section 51(b). Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.

Primo Levi

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.Martin Niemöller

The question shouldn’t be “Why are you, a Christian, here in a death camp, condemned for trying to save Jews?’ The real question is “Why aren’t all the Christians here?

Joel C. Rosenberg, The Auschwitz Escape

This code complaint November 1, 2015 is subject to an Open Records Act request and should not be deleted or edited in any form or manner. All rights reserved.

Please respond in writing by first class mail.

General damages submitting this code enforcement complaint $200 for legal research. Such documents that are provided in the links are provided as evidence for this complaint. A phone call, voicemail, or email is not acceptable as a resolution. Please respond in writing by first class mail. /s/ Tenant at 1522 Hi Point St 90035. November 1 2015. All rights reserved. C: State Contractor License Board and Alex Padillo. 3808 WORDS.

Updated February 23 2016

Revised Re Hi Point Apts Complaint re Illegal Eviction; rent rebate and reduction due to loss of housing services; violation Civil Code 1940.4. Your case CE 214 203

[from tenant name redacted]

Tue 2/23/2016 10:03 PM

To:RSO Contact ;

Cc:Charles Floyd ; Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd ; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org ; Fair Housing Doj ; LAHD RSO ; Da Lacounty Info ; raymond.chan@lacity.org ; sylvia.lacy@lacity.org ; Jeff Paxton ; mayor.garcetti@lacity.org ; Larry Galstian ; Justice Department ; deron.williams@lacity.org ; Steve Ongele ; Debbie L. Harmon ; Lincoln Lee ; lauren.lastrapes@mail.house.gov ; Rep. Karen Bass ; Rep. Karen Bass ; Ifa Kashefi ; giovani.dacumos@lacity.org ; David Casian ; Karen Penera ; Rodney Arias ; kimani.black@lacity.org ; phinfo@ph.lacounty.gov ;

The Safety of White Tenants Is At Risk*

To whom it may concern:

I have received the following voicemail below. I have called back or emailed numerous times requesting a phone appointment but I have received no response.

“This message is for [tenant name redacted]. My name is Leticia, I am calling from the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Corporation [city of Los Angeles] regarding a complaint on Hi Point. When you receive this message, please give me call back at 213 252-2807.” Feb 10, 2015 at 11:08 a.m.

Please contact me today preferably by email to set up a phone appointment, with a few days advance notice.

GC 815.6. All rights reserved. [tenant name redacted]

Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Black

1522 Hi Point St. Los Angeles CA 90035

c: “Black Lives Matter”; Congressperson Karen Bass, Cynthia A. Harding, Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, Angelo J. Bellomo, Terri S. Williams, Hilda L. Solis, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Don Knabe, Michael D. Antonovich, Le Taun J. Cotton, Veronica Bauchman, David Burkhead, Jackie Lacey, Richard Jackson, Udo O. Nwachuku

A tenant may display or post political signs in the window or on the door of premises leased by the tenant. CC section 1940.4(b). CC sections 1942.5, section 1942.6.

* I believe a properly maintained building door entry intercom system, such as the one at Hi Point Apts at 90035 that has not been maintained, is considered to be a housing service for the health, safety, and security of “all” tenants

********

[Editor: Do you think Black Lives Matter to the city and county officials?]

Updated March 1 2016

Los Angeles C0de enforcement complaint city number 565234

[Redacted]

Regarding accessor parcel number: 5068018035 at 1522 S Hi Point St , Los Angeles , CA  90035. Total units 18. Rent Registration number 0270090. Council District 10: Herb Wesson, Council President Los Angeles City Council.

Violation location exterior building and inside unit, electrical, electrical service requires maintenance; electrical wiring disconnected or abandoned; defective, deteriorated or bare electrical wiring.

Manager name: Lorrie at apt 15:  323-252-5611

Owner name: Hi Point Apts Walter Barratt : 310-895-6693, 226 Carroll Canal, Venice, CA   90291

424 words. To: Richard Brinson, David James, city employee; Congressperson [Karen] Bass, employee Lauren Lastrapes; Carlos Richard, city employee; Uno Nwachuku, city employee , Leila Ajalova , LA County Public Health employee; Mike Feuer, city attorney, Armida Flores, city employee, C Palaez, city employee, R Brinson, city employee, Charles Garcia, city employee, Joe at LADBS, Lorrie Sakauch , resident manager at Hi Point Apts; Alan Chen, LA County Public Health, Lateesha [Latisha]  at HCIDLA, R Jackson, city employee, Michael at LADBS, Edward at LADBS, Janson at Code enforcement , D. Bulkhead, city /county employee, R. Brinson, city employee, Walter Barratt, property owner; Cliff Renfrew at Hi point Apts LLC, Ali Mozannar, maintenance for Hi Point Apts LLC; Margaret at HCIDLA , Congressperson Karen Bass, Cynthia A. Harding, Jeffrey D. Gunzenhauser, Angelo J. Bellomo, Terri S. Williams, Hilda L. Solis, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, Don Knabe, Michael D. Antonovich, Le Taun J. Cotton, Veronica Bauchman, David Burkhead, Jackie Lacey, Richard Jackson, Udo O. Nwachuku,  city employee.

Code enforcement and SCEP complaint.

Door entry intercom system not working since April 2014. For apts 9, 8, 5, 15. This is an owner installed system that allows the front door of the building to be opened from inside the apartment and allows the tenant to screen and buzz persons thru the front door. The intercom is connected to the same wiring system as the lights, outlets, etc. that hook to the main master meter. It does not work as of today’s date. Under state of California law, tenant does not have to be present for the inspection.  The entire Los Angeles code enforcement and LADBS department  is not able to contact the owner and property manager. Tenant has incurred the cost of $150.00 damages of taking off work to meet the inspector March 1 2016 but no inspector showed. All rights reserved to seek reimbursement from the city for not making a reasonable effort in over 18 months to inspect the intercom. This matter should also be brought to the attention of the SCEP inspector since SCEP would have actual and constructive knowledge of this electrical lack of maintenance since 2014.  Code enforcement is directed to see the owner Walter Barratt, agent Cliff Renfrew, or resident manager Lorrie apt 15, in order to gain access to apt 9. The code enforcement employee should have the reasonable comprehension to be able to contact the owner, etc.    Mar 1  2016 to HCIDLA.  424 words. All rights reserved. /s/ [Tenant name redacted]

[Redacted from Los Angeles C0de enforcement complaint city number 565234]

Updated September 19 2016

Los Angeles, California officials say Black tenant treated as “Nigger” not entitled to full and equal housing privileges. Select tenants are named. United States Central District Court case CV16-03236 JLS.

Attorneys for the defendants are ATTORNEY FOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND ALAN CHEN Renee E Jensen     lduarte@fwhb.com, rjensen@fwhb.com; ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, Inc. Thomas L Watters     twatters@hartwattersandcarter.com;  ATTORNEY FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA Martin Ageson     martin.ageson@doj.ca.gov, marsha.petty@doj.ca.gov; ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CHARLES GARCIA, BARBARA BRASCIA, RICHARD BRINSON, ARMIDA-OLGUIN FLORES Robert P Moore     robert.p.moore@lacity.org, julie.martinez@lacity.org; ATTORNEY FOR HI POINT APTS, LLC, WALTER BARRATT, CLIFF RENFREW Jared A Barry     jared@barrylawgroup.com   [UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2016]

Lawsuit Against Hi Point Apts, LLC et al.

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