This information is given in response to several letters to the editor published in theSan Manuel Miner.
From Mammoth Mayor Responds to Accusations:
Mr. Brewer does not understand that Department Heads are appointed every two years in July.
His statement is not true !
Two years ago they appointed Department Heads in May. He has been in office for twenty four years and still can’t get it straight.
From Mammoth Clerk Addresses Concerns Raised by Residents:
Mr. Brewer requested only copies of the credit card bank statements.
I requested credit card statements and found what I needed. What I did find out is that the Town of Mammoth (the citizens) was paying the insurance premiums for certain employees, not all employees just certain ones. I will bet that you the people can guess which employees premiums were paid with your tax dollars. Hint, they are related to members of the Town Council.
The Clerk says that I talk of not having invoices when I should have said receipts.
I used the auditors words, he said invoices, she also states that I make serious allegations based on bank statements and no backup documentation and a wild imagination.
I have documents to backup all of my wild imaginary statements.
The Town Clerk states that she regrets that I am incapable of understanding budgets and accounting.
I was the Financial Secretary for the Union for a number of years. Our Local went from no savings or very little savings to putting half of our total receipts from the International Union into savings and later into C.D accounts. We went on strike and were able to pay our members a weekly check out of our savings while they were on strike.
I guess this all happened because I can’t understand budgeting and accounting. I don’t see the Clerk doing the same. In fact she has used up all our savings.
I had trouble with an Auditor, over one penny, that I was over and had to find. The penny was plus not minus but I still had to find it. A bank teller had received a deposit and gave us an extra penny, she just pushed a wrong number by mistake. The thing is I did not go out blaming the previous Financial Secretary, I just went through the books and found it.
Yes, I have contacted different agencies and I will continue to call whoever I think might help this Town.
The manager called me one of her cohorts.
If I am in fact one of her cohorts, then why don’t I receive receipts so I can also make an informed decision on the financial reports. Why, because the Mayor said so. I caught them with their fingers in the cookie jar and I am taken off as a check signer and then the receipts stop. Numbers can be moved from one column to another, if you don’t have to explain, numbers without receipts, no proof of expenditures.
The Clerk rants about the budget meeting.
I did suggest that the Town have a layoff by seniority to reduce the work crew to the previous level before they started hiring all of the family. The Clerk responded by saying that they did not have to layoff by seniority and the Mayor interjected that some employees did not know how to do specific jobs. I assumed he was talking about finishing cement, because they went all the way to Tucson to hire a cement finisher, (relative) because no one in this area knows how to or no one applied for the opening that knows how.
Aug. 21 Mammoth Council Meeting
It was a good one.
The Mayor opened the meeting and went through to Call to the Public and I believe the Town Clerk’s husband addressed the Council. He stated that I crossed the line or something to that effect when I sent papers to the Governor’s Office for an investigation and that I was making Mammoth a laughing stock out of Mammoth and that his wife was a wonderful woman and above all the accusations.
A second person addressed the Council and said the Clerk was a liar and presented a document from the town Librarian to backup her statement. It seems that the town Clerk lied in her statement to theSan Manuel Minerand that she lied in her Call to the Public statements.
Ok, that is one to one, so how do we decide who is telling the truth. Well, the Town Clerk went to court in Oracle for cursing at and abusing a town citizen; she swore under oath that she doesn’t use that kind of language. The Town Clerk has cussed me out and another Council Member, but yet she can do no wrong ! Well, actually in her way of thinking, she is right, because that is the way she conducts business; it is her normal way of addressing people.
Now, the Mayor makes it all the way to the Consent Agenda and he violates his Oath of Office again! He does not have the secretary read the minutes for corrections or approval. Then, OOPS, THERE ARE NO MINUTES FOR THE July 31st meeting. That was all kind of strange because that is when the Clerk addressed the Council in Call to the Public and stated that everyone but her is wrong and that all the articles printed in theMinerabout her were all lies.
Now the Mayor works all the way around to item E, Letter sent to the Governor, Attorney General and the County Attorney from Joe Brewer.
The Mayor wants to discuss in a open meeting, a open investigation. The Town Attorney stops him cold, because it is an open investigation and should not be discussed at the meeting. WOW, he says I don’t understand protocol and procedure.
Next the Mayor says he wants to make a motion or set up some kind of procedure so I can’t talk to the Media or any Agency without his permission. Again he is stopped by the Town Attorney, he does not realize, that he would be violating my First Amendment rights. Dead in the Water again.
This was the only meeting that the Town Attorney actually represented me and not just the Mayor and his puppets.
I don’t know if anyone noticed but another Council Member has seen the light and switched sides. The vote is now three to four.
The Clerk hasn’t an idea as to where I am getting my information but she should know. There is a lot of information in the Agenda Packet that the Clerk made public information by putting it in the packet, you the people should see for yourselves what is being investigated.
/s/ Joe Brewer