General Manager Has A Hissy Fit!
Posted: April 12, 2023
Newberry Springs Community Alliance
by Ted Stimpfel
When I was leaving the Newberry Springs' Post Office shortly
after noon on April 12th, I briefly met with Jodi Howard. Wow!
Is she upset with me! I wasn't prepared for her or I would have
videoed her for TikTok. It would've gone viral.
Her explosive animation, finger-pointing, and
reasoning was priceless!
Howard claims that I have defamed her as she is
not an elected official! That I need to take down my picture of her.
That I contradicted myself in calling her a "smart person." And so
It is shocking to me that we have someone (or had
someone) as a General Manager for Newberry who doesn't understand the
basic laws of her job. The Fair Political Practices Commission
(FPPC) is not only about elected officials. It is about corruption
in government and it covers elected officials, appointees, employees,
and many more.
The Complaint that I filed with the FPPC, for the
most part, falls under Government Code § 1090. Howard, like many of
the CSD board members, only want to believe what they conveniently want to
Jodi Howard, and the board led by President Jack Unger,
have the CSD matters in jeopardy. Unger, in not allowing me to adequately
address the board on the conflicts of interest problem, and Howard's snotty
put down of me, were the match that lit the FPPC fuse.
The FPPC may or may not act on my Complaint. It is
optional for the Commission. Regardless, the violations are real and
I am strongly confident of successfully defending the accusations if necessary.
I believe that the longer that the Newberry CSD
maintains Howard, the stronger a possible aiding and abetting charge
against the Newberry CSD directors could be. Regarding Howard, I
believe that she has already sealed her fate. She just doesn't
understand it yet.
Note: Simple employment has been considered as
having a financial interest in the success of one's employer.
One's paycheck is involved. Two governmental paychecks from
two similar governmental employers and there is a loyalty conflict.
Why do some people struggle to grasp it?
For anyone who wants another person's legal opinion,
I would suggest reading:
An article posted in the Criminal Defense.
The article is not recommended for any public
official who wants to sleep at night.