WE ARE CALLING ON ALL OF YOU, OUR NEIGHBORS & BERKELEY VISITORS:
PLEASE, CLICK TO SEND US YOUR ACCOUNTSOF BREACH OF PRIVACY, INTRUSIVE ENVASIONS, LACKING CONSIDERATION, HOSTILITY, GRAFFITY, VANDALISM, AND OTHER NUISANCE & SAFETY HAZARDS ON ILL-CONSTRUCTED LEGALIZED ILLEGAL PATHS, AND THEIR PATH-OLOGICALLY MINDED OBSESSIVE-COMPULISIVE ENTHUSIASTS
FACTS AND INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT FORCEFUL CONSTRUCTION OF SOME HIGHLY HAZARDOUS NEWLY-CREATED PUBLIC PATH-STAIRCASES.
Instead, many efforts had been made to mislead a number of the well-respected public media outlets (including personally by Council WENGRAF) about the actual reality, surrounding the issue of illegally legalized publically accessible path-staircases, recently forcefully built in the established urban environment, in uncommon denial of obvious facts of reality and common sense, while in blunt violation of the common laws.
We would like to offer some objective facts, that will not be found on the website of Berkeley Path Wanderers Assoc., for the obvious reasons of their strive to create a clever COVER-UP to the City-wide PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT and CORRUPTION of public funds by their pals, while misusing public trust for their unreasonably stubborn, deliberately hurtful and openly hostile actions of RETALIATION. Meanwhile, the suffering from these illegal actions victims-neighbors had been often protrayed as some "evil greedy public lander horders", or even "insane" etc.
But, in fact, the residents' main argument is easy to understand for any reasonable individual: the destruction of safety (incl. green) fences results in serious threats to safety and the breach of much deserved privacy of their homes, caused by the senseless encouragement of peeping toms and perverts, as well as violent criminals right into the backyards and private patios. Such outrage is often accompanied by the claims for the ...enjoyment (!) or at times some most absurd "needs" for their intrusive invasion into the private life through the windows and glass doors.
These residents had been ruthlessly subjected to the public invasion's impact, thanks to the erroneous avoidance of ANY COMMON AND FAIR appropriate legal procedures, which are established to maintain CIVILITY in our community - on BOTH public and private land in the civilized community of the city of Berkeley. So, it is reasonable to expect that such violations should be of the major concern of the local City elected officials, administration and law enforcement, smply according to their duties to enforce the common law, in consideration of ALL residents - FAIRLY and not selectively, in order to the cover-up benefits of their pals.
But, is it? We understand, that the situation is handled with much audacity instead - we will be investigating the reasons for that, due to the easily avoidable substantial losses and hazards.
And, we invite your contributions in the form of various outreach actions, funds, support, media relations, creative expression, legal and expert advise etc.
ATTENTION: We will gladly upload YOUR PHOTOS, THAT DEPICT INCONVENIENT FOR BPWA TRUTH, in stark contrast with their strive of "ultra-positive" portrayal of the outrage, that results in substantial public funding for their murky operation. (You can state your name/address/path's name, or remain annonymous - we understand the fear of retaliation from the corrupt and powerful public "servants" and "peace" officers. CONTRARY, WE DEEPLY CARE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY & WILL GUARD IT WELL.)
Much confusion is created about the issue - deliberately. A number of PUBLIC STAIRCASES, located on the narrow strips of land, called "paths" were built in Berkeley many decades ago. And, when these earlier-built paths were constructed, they had been designed in a way that made sense. Although, later on and for many decades this process had stopped for various reasons, and the City planners began authorizing the construction of private houses WITHOUT ANY CONSIDERATION OF POTENTIAL POSSIBILITY TO RESUME THE BUILDING OF PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE STAIRCASES.Thus, ENCROACHMENTS of private house structures in the land of City-owned paths WAS ROUTINELY AUTHORIZED BY THE CITY ADMINISTRATION. Or, the houses were approved to be built in the immediate proximity, without any PRIVACY BUFFER from the public, since the plans to rout the public traffic in these areas had ciezed, often due to the more reasonable, safe and less intrusive alternatives.
Later on, due to the pathological quest of personal vendetta against their neighbors, some clever folks managed to get cooperation from the self-serving, mindless, greedy for public funds and clarity-lacking City officials, who misused their public mandate to push illegal legalizing of very costly brand new structures for public access. While using scare tactics and making false excuses about public safety reasons, they engaged in widely-sread efforts of seriously compromising the very safety of the adjacent private residents, bluntly breaching their privacy, IN BLUNT VIOLATION OF CITY'S OWN MULTIPLE REGULAR APPROVAL PROCEDURES FOR THE NEW STRUCTURES FOR PUBLIC USE. The false claim of "public right-of-way" has been HI-JACKED as the "good" excuse for the mindless "right for the abuse" against the unsuspecting neighbors, and to validate most unfair practice against subjected to great stress and losses residents:
The unprecedented DOUBLE STANDARD, with NO public review/hearings of ANY KIND re. the validity of such structures were held, incl. the absense of ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS, ZONING ADJUSTMENT, LAND USE CHANGE, DECENCY ORDINANCE OBSERVANCE, among many other blunt and shameless violations, that the City administration is actually charged to prevent. WOW... No such procedures were in place EVEN AFTER THE PATIENT AND THEN EVEN DESPERATE CALLS FOR THE FAIR OBSERVANCE OF SUCH LAWS.
Instead, the deliberately FALSE categorization of "restoration" was used for the construction of the BRAND NEW, previously never-existing public staircases, without which the public access to these areas would be simply impossible otherwise. These often unnecessary and duplicate path-alogical public staircases had been forced bluntly and unethically, thanks to the open push by the mindless leaders BETTY OLDS and SUSAN WENGRAF, at the same time boasting of their awareness about the necessity to be mindful of public safety, yet deliberately acting to create IRRATIONAL SAFETY HAZARDS, in violation of their own public statements.
One would wonder, if such individuals are in their right mind to be capable of doing such contrary things, while creating much trouble to their constituents? Such lack of logic is hard to explain, but with the mental disfunction of denial of the reality. Or... Maybe they must be paying back for the favors (incl. the electoral votes) of their grateful irrational and corrupt supporters, in exchange for their cover-up and dirty politics, based on misuse of police for the unprecedented false arrests of innocent residents, acting in good faith as wistle blowers against outright fraud, while lacking fundamental ethics, wrapped into cruelty, while causing deliberate stress and much pain. WHY SHOULD WE TOLERATE SUCH "PUBLIC SERVANTS", WHO SERVE ONLY THEIR OWN SELF-SERVING IRRATIONAL INTERESTS IN THE MOST HAZARDOUS FOR OUR COMMUNITY MANNER? That is why, the residents called Mayor Bates to demand for the resignation of failed Council member Wengraf, but... were subjected to the improper arrests, resulting in life-threatening hospitalizations in response... Berkeley City Mayor appears to be either unable to make sense of the reality, or he actively supports and covers-up the outrage of the corrupt staff, by cruelly misusing the police force(!), contrary to his own election pledges to the community.
Often residents did not get a chance to have a mere meeting to discuss their potential losses (OFTEN INCL. SENSELESS AND EASILY AVOIDABLE LARGE SCALE DEVALUATION OF THEIR PROPERTIES FOR HUNDREDS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS), prior to the creation of these dubious often highly intrusive and hazardous structures. But, in fact, the City administration requires that public hearings are held to approve the new construction for the public use, for many obvious reasons of maintaining the fundaamental civility among the neighbors. How odd this may seem in the City of intellectuals, that prides itself with fair and scrupulous adherence to the laws..?
One would ask, - HOW COULD THIS BE TRUE? AND, WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL REASONING FOR THE INITIAL AUTHORIZATION FOR SUCH HARMFUL ABSURDITY TO SUCCEED IN THE FIRST PLACE?
After the infamous Oakland hills fire, many residents were rightfully concerned about the lack of evacuation routs for the hills' residents. Thus, the well-designed rhetoric about this good cause had been hi-jacked and fed to the public, as the effective SCARE TACTICS, in order to excuse the public structures that SIMPLY DO NOT COMPLY to the requirements for such purpose, while at the UNCOMMONLY HIGH COST to the community, struggling with the budgetary crisis. (In fact, after bringing this to the attention of City Council and Public Works Administration, one path-staircase - La Loma was rightfully cancelled in 2007, yet resurrected in 2011 with no mere attempt to provide even an explanation for the reasons.)
And, in the cases, where paths can be used for evacuation, it should have been clear to the reasonably-minded City planners with professional competence, that EMERGENCY EVACUATION ROUTS (IF VALID?!) ALSO DON'T HAVE TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING NON-EMERGENCY TIMES, IF THEY CREATE HARM AND SAFETY HAZARDS TO THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORS ON DAILY BASIS. But, for some odd and illogical reasons, the responsible public servants NOT ONLY FAILED TO UNDERSTAND SUCH OBVIOUS FACT, BUT REFUSE TO RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC CALLS...
If you, our neighbors, are made to be the victim of such outrage - PLEASE, SHARE YOUR PAIN AND DESCRIBE YOUR SITUATION.
Instead of a COMMON and civilized approach to the new public structures, with the common public review hearings, a blanket irrationally dictatorial mandate was elicited from the City Council to approve ALL PATHS for the public use, weather or not they were necessary and fitting to the emergency evacuation original purpose. But, if an error was made then, WHY THE PUBLIC OFFICIALS REFUSE TO ADMIT IT AND TO COME FOWARD WITH THE COFRRECTIVE MEASURES, in order to stop victimizing their neighbors?
We would like to trust that our community leaders acted in such cruel and mindless manner, due to being misled. But, we do not understand, why they had been failing to make a corrective actions to restore the civility in the City that is strusted to their supervision..? What motivates them now to provide a cover-up, instead of launching honest investigation of the corruption and professional misconduct?
Did our City leaders forget that we are not the community of perverts and senseless vandals, who make up the purposeful appearance to justify the issuance of senseless decrees to build ALL structures, without any effort to figure their validity? We wanted to believe, that must have made a mistake, due to the manipulation... But, why would they disagree to correct the oversight, accompanied by the initial scare tactics, as a perfect cover-up for the large amount of misappropriated funds, EVEN when the community members called for their attention to such harmful errors? Was it their intent initially?
There is no logic behind such irrational attitude, except ...the logic of self-serving interest, of course. WE, THE PRESSED WITH BUDGET CUTS COMMUNITY SIMPLY CAN NOT AFFORD SUCH WASTE OF OUR RESOURCES ON COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL BUREAUCRATS - our university-town can have more capable governance, suitable to its demands and daily needs.
Recently, in response to the ongoing complaints and ever growing concerns about deliberately created PERSONAL SAFETY HAZARDS, a new yet even more absurd doctrine began circulating - "the pedestrian access on foot, as the green alternative to driving". But, how most illogical such reasoning is in the cases, where making 100 more steps (through a designated existing sidewalk) only aids to "the hailed benefits of walking". Who do the clever strategists of manipulating the public opinion are trying to full? Berkeley public is NOT MADE OUT OF FOOLS... Do these architects of public media distortion forget, that the more fraud they will feed into this issue, the more shame, public denounciation and legal responsibility will be imposed on their proponents, needless to say...
No brain of the Nobel Prize winner is necessary to figure the deliberately fraudulent and highly misleading statements and excuses for the lacking professional competence and moral decadance that promoted the behavior of PEEPING TOMS AND PERVERTS, for no good reason. It is strange that Berkeley City leaders are unable to comprehend that ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL, WHO PUBLICALLY ADVOCATES FOR SUCH OUTRAGE, IS DOOMED FOR THE LIFE-LONG POLITICAL FAILURE.
Moreover, uncommonly large public funds were laundered under this reasoning - $76K for 30 stairs, $250K - for a mere concrete structure... We are not sure, if walking on such "lavishly built" staircases would make a decent person ...dizzy, when this factual info becomes public.
When the negatively-effected residents began bringing this up and requesting for the investigation, their urgent calls (even after the ...MURDER (!) of the innocent resident Peter Curkor) in response to such important warnings by the higher management and even by the Mayor Bates' office. Instead, police was used to create bogus excuses for improper arrests, in order to suppress the free speach, to inflict emotional pain (with lethal danger, in some cases) and to assacinate the character of the unsuspecting residents, in addition to subjecting them to constant disruption and stress, with no privacy while in their own homes.
But, the number of conserned residents is growing in response to such blunt UNFAIR PRACTICES and deliberate avoidance of law enforcement, accompanied by the deliberate cover-up for the harmful violations of laws and regulations. The public disproval is growing, as more and more people find out about this outrage, that should be outlawed in any constitutionally-run DEMOCTRATIC community.
The victims of hostility and harassment are being portrayed as "the criminals", thanks to the direct orders from Council Wengraf and supporting her foul play City Manager Kamlarz and City Manager Daniel and City Attorney officers Cowen, Esq., Reynoso, Esq., Orebic, Esq., along with senseless Police Cheef Meehan. Only very few honest and courageous police officers (OFFICER HAMMONDS, OFFICER ANDREW FRANKEL) presented the honest and accurate accounts of the reality, due to the pressure to cover-up the dirty dealings of those, who misuse their unlimited public mandate. But, they were not allowed to do their duties by their dishonest and failing direct professional responsibilities supervisors (incl. Area Supervisor Officer White, who bluntly shut down their investigative efforts, after admitting the necessity to address the creation of safety hazards and thus - ENCOURAGING HOSTILITY AND CRIMEM INSTEAD OF PREVENTION DUTIES).
But what could be more telling than the video evidence of Mayor Bates personally acting to provoke such outright illegal retaliatory hostility - shamelessly in front of many people at the City Council meeting, calling police TO ...ARREST !! (WITH NO REASON AT ALL, BUT DUE TO HIS PERSONAL FANCY) and to prevent a peaceful female speaker from asking him in public, why MAYOR BATES DECIDED TO JOIN HIS LONG-TIME PAL WENGRAF IN REWARDING ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMINALS, and if he would finally comply with his personal promise for the investigation of the corruption by his pals-criminals, instead of offering his PERSONAL COVER-UP. We were alerted about this telling upload to the visionary and bravely outspoken site - click to follow the link to the page on the emerging platform www.kindnessREvolution.info.
Should many more concerned individuals expect such a dysfunctional and easily fooled Mayor Bates to resign as well? We believe so and agree with similar calls - AND WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Please, let us know, if Y O U WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR CITY MAYOR TO SEND POLICE TO A PRIVATE HOUSES TO ARREST SOMEONE INNOCENT (NEXT TIME - Y O U ?!), SIMILARLY TO AN UNSUSPECTING HARMLESS AND VULNERABLE FEMALE-SCOLAR-MUSICIAN... CAUSING HER MULTIPLE ER HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH HEART MULFUNCTION, DUE TO THE LIFE-THREATENING STRESS, INSTEAD OF INVESTIGATING THE CRUEL, CORRUPT AND THIRSTY FOR THE PUBLIC FUNDS THUGS?
LET US KNOW, IF YOU ARE ALSO OUTRAGED. WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU ON THIS URGENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY ISSUE - SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK
Additional links on the outrageous, systematic and deliberate FAILURE TO ASSURE PUBLIC SAFETY by Berkeley City officials, including misuse of police pressure on the honest newspaper reporter Doug Oakley to prevent the free speech coverage of the murder of innocent neighbor Peter Cukor: