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Applicant: M. Andre Parvenu, supplemental-20225

Supplemental Application for Citizens Redistricting Commission

  • Name: M. Andre Parvenu
  • City: Culver City, ca

Submission Timestamp: 04/19/2010 16:38:36

Part 1: Essay Questions:

The responses to the essay questions are limited to no more than 3200 characters including spaces (approximately 500 words) per essay question. You may cut and paste text from any word processing program such as Microsoft Word.

1. Please describe why you are interested in serving on the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

I would be honored and pleased to serve on the California Citizens Redistricting Commission for a number of reasons. First of all, I have a genuine interest in the well-being of my immediate community, my County, my region, and by extension, of the greater State of California at large. I also have a genuine interest in the redistricting process. I agree with the proponents of Proposition 11 who state that it is a serious conflict of interest to allow politicians to draw their own political districts. In recent elections, nearly all incumbent politicians were re-elected in districts that they had drawn for themselves. As a result, many voters have become disengaged in local politics and disenfranchised with the entire electoral process. Therefore, I am interested in becoming a part of a genuine effort to ensure the full participation of voters in the political process.

In the present political environment, integrity and transparency are two very important notions. The integrity of the electoral system must be upheld. Non-partisan rules of engagement must be employed to ensure fair representation throughout the State of California. Independent voters must know, and be completely assured, that their vote counts for something that they truly believe in. They must know that their vote, as a result of abnormally-shaped district boundaries, has not been deceptively manipulated or gerrymandered to the point of having a negligible effect. In the current process, politicians are indeed choosing their voters instead of voters having a real choice.

Transparency is critically important. The voter must feel confident that he or she is a part of an open and fair process. I would be pleased to serve on a Commission that will draw district lines based on strict non-partisan criteria designed to ensure fair and open representation, with public meetings, forums, workshops, and debates open to scrutiny by the general public and the press.

As a professional Urban Planner, I work with district and jurisdictional boundaries on a daily basis. I can assure the selection panel that I am exceptionally qualified to serve on the California Redistricting Commission. I have a strong background in geography (Master of Science degree), urban studies/planning, demography, cartography, graphics, the history of map-making, statistical methods, quantitative analysis, computer-assisted drafting (CAD), and geographic information systems (GIS).

In addition, I consider myself to be a considerably fair and objective individual who is capable of applying my technical skills and abilities in an unbiased manner to ensure the greatest possible public involvement and participation in this very important political process. I meet the selection panel criteria for the Commission in the sense that I have strong analytical skills, the ability to be impartial, and an avid appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography.

2. Please describe your ability to be impartial, as discussed in Regulation 60800. You may include with this description any occupational, academic, volunteer, or other life experiences you have had that demonstrate this ability.

I can assure the Citizens Redistricting Commission that I am a reasonable individual and can readily exercise my ability to be impartial. I have the capacity & willingness to set aside my personal views & opinions while serving as a member of the Commission. I have no biases either for or against any individuals, groups, or geographic areas. I am mindful not to favor any candidates, political parties, or social/political causes. In addition, I have no personal, family, financial relationships, commitments, or aspirations that would be likely to influence me in making a redistricting decision.

There are numerous examples that I could use to demonstrate my objectivity and ability to be fair. However, due to the limitation of time and space, I will forward only a few.

1) As a City Planner, I have monitored various Design Review Boards & Citizens Panels to oversee project proposals for residential & commercial developments in the City of Los Angeles. I have conducted numerous public hearings. I have been responsible for working with various community groups, organizations and stakeholders, as well as developers and their attorneys, in addressing some very complicated, as well as controversial, land-use management decisions.

2) As a long-time Transportation Planning Manager, I have been responsible for reviewing extensive project proposals & applications related to Proposition A/C Local Tax Return funds. This entailed managing a budget exceeding a quarter billion dollars per fiscal year. This responsibility required the preparation & issuance of Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and the selection of transportation/ public works projects of local and regional significance. The majority of applicants in the annual “Call-for-Projects” included municipalities located within the County of Los Angeles. The highest degree of objectivity was required to ensure the fair & equitable distribution of funds among local jurisdictions.

3) As a current Zoning Investigator for the Office of Zoning Administration, which is a quasi-judicial entity, I am compelled on a daily basis to exercise objectivity in the preparation of staff reports. I conduct on-site observations of project sites to confirm the information provided by the applicant with regard to their requests for conditional use permits, zone variances & other entitlements. I am required to remain objective and state only the facts relative to the particular case under review. The Zoning Administrator then uses my recommendations & findings to make a determination. This determination results in either an approval or a denial of the project proposal. Thus, my objective reporting & unbiased contribution is critical in the decision-making process.

Again, there are countless examples that I could have used, but the above three are perhaps most prominent.I am confident that the Citizens Redistricting Commission will find this candidate to be a fair and unbiased representative with a depth of valuable professional experience. I intend to maintain a fair and unbiased approach in determining new district boundaries. I am opposed to separating or “redlining” communities simply for political purposes.

3. Please describe your appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography, as discussed in Regulation 60805. You may include with this description any occupational, academic, volunteer, or other life experiences you have had that demonstrate this appreciation.

I have a strong appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography. I am a former resident of the East Coast, the South, and the Midwest. I first arrived in California in 1980 and literally fell in love with the State. I was employed at the time as a Crisis Relocation Planner for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). I was assigned to the northern California district and worked extensively in that region, traveling through the Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa, Lake, Napa, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Plumas, Butte, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, and several others along the way.

The purpose of my assignment was to identify buildings and/or facilities that could appropriately serve as a relocation shelter in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophy. Consequently, I gained the fortuitous experience of travelling extensively throughout this beautiful State, and meeting a wide range of it’s residents. I have personally resided in the cities of Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Chico, Alturas, Weaverville, Redding, and Eureka. I have seen this State by land, by sea, and by air. Two of my greatest achievements include climbing to reach the highest peaks of Mt. Lassen (10,457 ft.) and Mt. Shasta (14,179 ft.) I am also proud of the fact that I have had the privilege of traveling through all 58 Counties within this magnificent State, and have met some wonderful people along my various journeys.

Overall, this extensive and unique experience has given me a strong appreciation for California’s rich and diverse geography and demographics. I understand that the State’s population consists of individuals that share certain demographic characteristics that may reflect their preferences concerning political representation. There are vast differneces in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and economic status. There are also differences among those who reside in urban, suburban, rural, industrial, agricultural, coastal, inland, arid, and temperate environments.

I am aware that California benefits by having effective participation in the electoral process by persons of ALL demographic characteristics and residing in ALL geographic locations. In the past, as a consequence of sharing certain demographic characteristics, such as race and ethnicity, some residents have had less opportunity than other members of the electorate to participate in the electoral process. It is important that the Commission exercises it’s due diligence to recognize and address this issue during the redistricting process.

4. Please describe the analytical skills you have that are relevant to serving on the Citizens Redistricting Commission, as discussed in Regulation 60827. You may include with this description any occupational, academic, volunteer, or other life experiences you have had that demonstrate those skills.

I can assure the selection panel that I am a qualified candidate for the position and that I possess the necessary analytical skills to complete the work of the Commission. I am proficient in gathering and comprehending information that may have a bearing upon the redistricting process. I am also proficient in evaluating the validity and significance of information gathered by the Commission in order to make sound decisions about the placement of communities within districts. I intend on applying the appropriate legal standards to drawing district boundaries, and working effectively as a member of a group to promote redistricting decisions that are factually and legally defensible and that the Commission can agree upon.

I presently serve as a Zoning Analyst for the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. In this capacity, I am involved with gathering primary research data on a daily basis. I have a keen ability to read and comprehend dense and technical written materials including maps and statistical information. I am particularly fond of using charts and graphs, as in PowerPoint presentations. I have an advanced degree in geography with an emphasis on demographic studies. I have mastered certain cartographic skills as well. I am an experienced former Public Affairs Officer with an ability to participate effectively in public hearings, to listen carefully and critically to the testimony of witnesses, and to formulate concise questions that will elicit relevant information. I am capable of evaluating the validity and significance of the information gathered in order to make sound decisions about the proper placement of communities in districts.

I have basic and advance mathematical skills that will serve the Commission well. I am familiar with using computers and working with various software programs such as spreadsheets, mapping websites, and word processing. I have the ability to assess the credibility of information provided by staff, consultants, and members of the public; distinguish facts from opinions; distinguish relevant facts from irrelevant facts; and assess the relative strenght of competing arguments. During my present occupation as a Zoning Analyst, I have attained the ability to resolve complex problems, particularly those involving factual ambiguities or inconsistencies that may arise when all of the relevant facts are not apparent or when there are conflicting claims about the actual facts. I am capable of applying appropriate legal standards to the process of drawing district boundaries. I understand the legal principles that govern redistricting and will rely upon the advice provided by the Commission’s legal counsel.

In terms of my personal background, I have honed certain analytical skills by serving as a Civil Engineering Technician for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, as a population settlement & migration specialist with the Belize Ministry of Home Affairs (collecting data in a refugee camp), as a Senior Transportation Planner for Commuter Computer (analyzing urban commute patterns), and as a Transportation Manager for the LADOT Community DASH Program (monitoring transit service & ridership).

Part 2: General Information

Education

Yes No
Did you graduate from high school?
If not, do you possess a GED or equivalent?
If not, enter the highest grade you completed: 18

University or College, Business, Correspondence, Trade, or Service School(s) Attended

School Name and Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Course of Study/Major: Geography Urban Affairs
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained: Ph. D. candidate
Date Completed, If Completed: n/a 9/87-6/88
Number of Years Attended: 1

School Name and Location: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Course of Study/Major: Geography & Urban Planning
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained: Master of Science
Date Completed, If Completed: 9/1983 – 5/1986
Number of Years Attended: 3

School Name and Location: Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Course of Study/Major: Geography & Urban Studies
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained: Bachelor of Science
Date Completed, If Completed: 9/1979 – 5/1982
Number of Years Attended: 3

School Name and Location: Howard University, Washington, DC
Course of Study/Major: Architecture & Civil Engineering
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained: C.E. Certification
Date Completed, If Completed: 9/1977 – 6/1979
Number of Years Attended: 2

School Name and Location: Loyola-Blakefield Preparatory College, Towson, MD
Course of Study/Major: Liberal Arts
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained: Diploma
Date Completed, If Completed: 9/1973 – 6/1977
Number of Years Attended: 4

Employment History

  • Begin with your most recent job.
  • List each job separately.
  • Employment history must include at least 10 years. Employment job classifications may include retired, volunteer, not employed outside the home, or not employed. Please account for all of your time during the past 10 years.
  • Include all employment history you believe is relevant beyond 10 years.

From: 7/2000
To: present
Employer Name: City of Los Angeles
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): City Planner
Total Worked (Years/Months): 10 years
Description of Duties Performed*:

City Planning Associate, Zoning Analyst & Investigator for the Office of Zoning Administration. Responsible for conducting site visits, reviewing project plans, and preparing reference maps/staff reports to provide background information for land use entitlements with regard to residential/commercial development.

From: 7/1999
To: 7/2000
Employer Name: U.S. Department of Commerce
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Community Partnership Specialist
Total Worked (Years/Months): 1 year
Description of Duties Performed*:

Community Outreach Manager. Responsible for dessiminating information with regard to the Year 2000 Census effort. Held public forums, workshops, hearings, and events to increase awareness. Involved with a broad range of citizens within the private & public sector, including community-based organizations.

From: 1/1992
To: 6/1998
Employer Name: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Project Manager/Senior Public Affairs Officer
Total Worked (Years/Months): 6 years
Description of Duties Performed*:

Managed transit projects, i.e. bus/rail, alternative modes/commute management. Sr. Communications/Community Relations Officer. Held public workshops/hearings. Prepared materials for print/electronic media. Survey analysis/Public speaking. Board reports. Examined proposed route alignments. Addressed community concerns.

From: 7/1988
To: 4/1991
Employer Name: Commuter Transportation Services
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Senior Transportation Planner
Total Worked (Years/Months): 3 years
Description of Duties Performed*:

Developed commute management plans for major employers in the Los Angeles region. Conducted surveys, analysis & reports related to transportation demand management. Prepared maps & graphs for public discussion. Conducted workshops & offered advice on choosing alternative modes of transportation. Media relations.

From: 9/1987
To: 4/1988
Employer Name: Michigan State University
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Research/Teaching Assistant
Total Worked (Years/Months): 1 year
Description of Duties Performed*:

Transportation migration and settlement studies. Collected data on local & regional population movement. Demographic studies. Primary research. Prepared maps & graphs for visual presentations. Survey and data analysis. Used computer programs to predict population movement and trends. Prepared scholarly reports.

From: 1/1986
To: 8/1987
Employer Name: Madison City Department of Transportation
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Parking Facilities Manager
Total Worked (Years/Months): 1 year
Description of Duties Performed*:

Parking Revenue Division. Managed a downtown parking facility adjacent to the State Capitol. Conducted surveys and collected preliminary research data on the quality of streets and street service in the City of Madison.

From: 6/1985
To: 9/1985
Employer Name: United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Transportation Specialist
Total Worked (Years/Months): 3 months
Description of Duties Performed*:

Involved with surveying and laying out the streets in the “Valley of Peace” refugee camp in Belize, Central America. Determined appropriate locations for roads, bridges, support structures, accessory buildings, etc.

Developed reference maps of unchartered areas. Worked closely with Belize Ministry of Home Affairs.

From: 6/1981
To: 9/1982
Employer Name: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable): Crisis Relocation Planner
Total Worked (Years/Months): 1 year
Description of Duties Performed*:

Emergency Relocation Specialist. U.S. Army Corps of engineers assignment. Natural Disaster Preparedness Team. Conducted technical surveys on buildings to determine suitability for polulation relocation in the event of a natural or man-made emergency. Data analysis. Worked extensively throughout the State of California.

* In your current employment, if you serve as staff to, or a consultant to, or are under contract with the Governor of California, a member of the California Legislature, a California member of Congress, or a member of the State Board of Equalization you must disclose that here.

Activities:

Describe the professional, social, political, volunteer, and community activities in which you have engaged that you believe are relevant to serving as a commissioner, as discussed in Regulation 60847. The responses to this question are limited to no more than 3200 characters including spaces (approximately 500 words). You may cut and paste text from any word processing program such as Microsoft Word.

The applicant has a broad range of volunteer and personal experience. I have a strong history, committment, and interest in working with private and non-profit community-based organizations. Beyond my current employment as a professional Urban Planner, the majority of my time is spent interacting with a wide range of local and regional citizen groups. These include neighborhood associations, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, religious institutions, clean-up campaigns, grafitti removal, drug/gang intervention, after-school tutorials, urban gardening projects, fundraising and local volunteer efforts, and various other neighborhood-oriented activities. I have a very good sense of how grass-root organizations operate. I am also aware of the benefits that these groups bring to their respective jurisdictions. I have first-hand experience in working with various stakeholders, property owners, and constituents who are likely to benefit from a fair and equitable determination of boundaries through the redistricting process. The above considerations, and my extensive personal involvement with the community, makes me an excellent candidate to serve on the California State Redistricting Commission.

Criminal History

Have you ever been convicted by any court of a felony?


If yes, please provide the following information:

Date: N/A
Court: N/A
Location: N/A
* Offense (other pertinent information):

N/A

* If known, include the reference to the statute under which you were convicted (i.e. Penal Code section 424).

Voting Information

When you voted in any of the last three statewide general elections (i.e. the elections in November 2004, November 2006, and November 2008), did you vote using a different name or address than your current name or address?


Former Residences

List all of the places you have lived for 30 days or more at one time during the last 10 years (but list no information for where you lived prior to your 18th birthday). This does not include your current residence. If you lived in temporary housing while permanently residing somewhere else, note that with an * in the address line.

From Date: 4/2002
To Date: present
City, State, Zip Code: Culver City, CA 890230
County (or Country if Outside the United States): Los Angeles County

From Date: 1/1993
To Date: 4/2002
City, State, Zip Code: Los Angeles, CA
County (or Country if Outside the United States): 90004

Financial Contributions

List all of the monetary and non-monetary contributions of $250 or more that you have made in any single calendar year during the past 2 years to any professional, social, political, volunteer, and community organizations and causes. Begin with your most recent contribution.

Date of Contribution, if known: N/A
Organization: N/A
Location: N/A
Amount: N/A

Part 3: Family Information

You must provide information about each living family member described in this paragraph. Information about each applicant’s family members is necessary to determine whether an applicant has a conflict of interest that would prohibit the applicant from serving on the commission. In this part of the application, you must provide information about your living parents, spouse, registered domestic partner (RDP), children, siblings, parents in-law, siblings in-law, sons and daughters in-law. Step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings count as parents, children, and siblings.

Do you have any family members as described above?


You are required to list information for each family member in a separate set of fields. The relationship, name, occupation, and employer may be posted on the Internet as explained in the privacy statement contained in this application. No other information will be posted on the Internet.

Name: N/A
Relationship:

For this family member, you must state whether within the past 10 years the person has engaged in any of the activities that could cause you to have a conflict of interest under the Voters FIRST Act. The following is a list of those activities:

  • Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office. (“Appointed” means appointed by the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization, or served at the pleasure of the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization.)
  • Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or the campaign committee of a candidate for a California congressional or elective state office.
  • Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee operating in California.
  • Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government.
  • Been a registered federal lobbyist.
  • Served as paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff.
  • Contributed $2,000 or more during a calendar year to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office.
Within the past 10 years, has this family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?: N/A
– What was the activity?:

N/A

For each family member you must indicate whether you have a special (bona fide) relationship with that person. You have a special (bona fide) relationship with a family member if during the past 12 months you have (Guidance on Conflicts of Interest):

  1. Resided with that person for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more (Examples).
  2. Shared with that person ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of $1,000 or more (Examples).
  3. Provided to or received from that person a financial benefit totaling $1,000 or more (Examples).
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

Other Relevant Material:

Describe any other relevant information that you consider important that was not otherwise requested in the application. The responses to this question are limited to no more than 3200 characters including spaces (approximately 500 words). You may cut and paste text from any word processing program such as Word.

There is a great deal of other relevant material that the candidate wishes to share during the interview process. Awards, Honors, Certificates of Appreciation, and various other accolades may be elaborated upon at that time.

Part 4: Letters of Recommendation

An applicant must submit or arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation from individuals or organizations. A letter of recommendation may be no longer than two pages. A description of the elements of a letter of recommendation is provided at the bureau’s web site. (Note: A public comment submitted about you will not count as a letter of recommendation.)

An applicant shall submit the required letters of recommendation to the bureau on or before April 19. Applicants shall submit the letters of recommendation to the bureau via e-mail to votersfirstact@auditor.ca.gov, or by facsimile, United States mail, or other common carrier. Letters of recommendation received by the bureau after April 19 will not be considered, and the applicant will not continue on in the application process.

On all of your letters of recommendation, you must include your application ID, which is 20225. The identification number is unique to your application and insures that each of your letters of recommendation is correctly attached to your application file before it is reviewed by the Applicant Review Panel. The letters of recommendation may be addressed to the Applicant Review Panel and can be mailed to 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA, 95814 in care of the State Auditor. They may also be faxed to 916-319-9295 or e-mailed to votersfirstact@auditor.ca.gov. E-mail is the preferred method of delivery.

Part 5: Financial Disclosure Form

If likely to be selected for an interview, you will be required to submit FPPC Form 700, Statement of Economic Interests. You do not need to submit that form now.

Part 6: PRIVACY NOTIFICATION AND WAIVER

LEGAL AUTHORITY AND REASON FOR COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Voters FIRST Act (the Act) and the regulations implementing the Act require that the selection of commissioners on the Citizens Redistricting Commission (commission) be open to public scrutiny and the press (see California Constitution, Article XXI, section 2, subdivision (c); California Goverment Code sections 8252, 11120, 11121, and 11125.1; California Code of Regulations, title 2, sections 60836, 60842, and 60846). The Act also requires that the Bureau of State Audits (bureau) select 60 of the most qualified applicants based upon their voter affiliation, their eligibility to serve pursuant to Article XXI of the California Constitution, the absence of any conflicts of interest, their relevant analytical skills, ability to be impartial, appreciation for California’s diverse demographics and geography, and their racial, ethnic, geographic, gender and economic diversity. To determine each applicant’s identity and qualifications to serve on the commission, and to track the demographic information of the applicant pool, this application seeks personal information about applicants that will be provided to the Applicant Review Panel, bureau staff, the public, including members of the press, the Legislature, and the commission.

CONSEQUENCE OF NOT PROVIDING ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION

Failure to provide all of the requested information will result in your disqualification and the removal of your name from the applicant pool. Thus, if you wish to serve on the commission, for each item of information requested, it is mandatory that you submit a response.

PERMISSION TO USE AND RELEASE PERSONAL INFORMATION

By submitting this application, you acknowledge that the application, all documents submitted in support of your application, including a Statement of Economic Interests (FPPC Form 700), if you are asked to submit one, letters of recommendation, materials generated as a result of any bureau or Applicant Review Panel investigation of you, and all comments about and responses to comments about your application are public records. You agree that the bureau shall provide copies of these materials to members of the public and the press, members and staff of the Applicant Review Panel, bureau staff, the Legislature, the commission, and as otherwise compelled by law. You understand that members of the Applicant Review Panel and the public may make public statements about you. You authorize the bureau to use the information submitted by and about you as the bureau deems necessary to select commissioners and replacement commissioners or otherwise comply with its legal duties, and you also authorize the bureau to post all materials related to your application to serve on the commission on its website.

VOLUNTARY WAIVER OF PRIVACY RIGHTS AND BUREAU LIABILITY

By applying to be a commissioner, you are waiving your privacy and other rights under various state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, the Information Practices Act (Cal. Civil Code section 1798 et seq.), and any defamation, invasion of privacy, and negligence claim you may have against the bureau and those acting on its behalf. Accordingly, by waiving your privacy rights, you are agreeing to permit the bureau to release any and all information submitted by or about you, EXCEPT that the bureau will not post on the Internet your date of birth, physical, mailing, and e-mail addresses (excluding the city and county), and telephone numbers, or the addresses and telephone numbers of your immediate family members. At this point in the process, the bureau will not collect, and please do not voluntarily submit to the bureau, your social security number, driver’s license number, financial account numbers, or health information. By submitting your application, you acknowledge and consent to the release of the information you and others are providing related to you, and except as specifically provided above, you are waiving your right to privacy regarding all information relating to you and your application to serve as a commissioner. This waiver authorizes the bureau to make public information submitted by or about you for a period of twelve (12) years from the date of your application, even if you are not selected as a commissioner. You are providing this waiver voluntarily, understanding that the bureau shall not be legally liable as a result of the release of information submitted by or about you, or as the result of comments made about you by others, that the bureau posts on its website or otherwise releases publicly. This includes claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence, and any other statutory or common law claims.

WHO TO CONTACT

You have a right to review personal information the bureau maintains about you and verify its accuracy. Please contact the bureau’s Privacy Officer at (916) 445-0255, 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California, 95814 if you would like to view or obtain information about the location of your records and the categories of persons who use the information in your records.

Affirmation

I affirm, by entering my initials in the box, that the statements contained in this application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that I have read and understand the Privacy Notification and Waiver.

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Amendment 1

Submission Timestamp: 09/02/2010 13:46:55

Added Family Members:

Name: Shirley Goodwyn
Relationship: Parent

For this family member, you must state whether within the past 10 years the person has engaged in any of the activities that could cause you to have a conflict of interest under the Voters FIRST Act. The following is a list of those activities:

  • Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office. (“Appointed” means appointed by the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization, or served at the pleasure of the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization.)
  • Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or the campaign committee of a candidate for a California congressional or elective state office.
  • Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee operating in California.
  • Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government.
  • Been a registered federal lobbyist.
  • Served as paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff.
  • Contributed $2,000 or more during a calendar year to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office.
Within the past 10 years, has this family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?:
– What was the activity?:

For each family member you must indicate whether you have a special (bona fide) relationship with that person. You have a special (bona fide) relationship with a family member if during the past 12 months you have (Guidance on Conflicts of Interest):

  1. Resided with that person for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more (Examples).
  2. Shared with that person ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of $1,000 or more (Examples).
  3. Provided to or received from that person a financial benefit totaling $1,000 or more (Examples).
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

Name: David Branch
Relationship: Parent

For this family member, you must state whether within the past 10 years the person has engaged in any of the activities that could cause you to have a conflict of interest under the Voters FIRST Act. The following is a list of those activities:

  • Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office. (“Appointed” means appointed by the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization, or served at the pleasure of the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization.)
  • Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or the campaign committee of a candidate for a California congressional or elective state office.
  • Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee operating in California.
  • Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government.
  • Been a registered federal lobbyist.
  • Served as paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff.
  • Contributed $2,000 or more during a calendar year to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office.
Within the past 10 years, has this family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?:
– What was the activity?:

For each family member you must indicate whether you have a special (bona fide) relationship with that person. You have a special (bona fide) relationship with a family member if during the past 12 months you have (Guidance on Conflicts of Interest):

  1. Resided with that person for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more (Examples).
  2. Shared with that person ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of $1,000 or more (Examples).
  3. Provided to or received from that person a financial benefit totaling $1,000 or more (Examples).
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

Name: Kevin D. Watford
Relationship: Sibling

For this family member, you must state whether within the past 10 years the person has engaged in any of the activities that could cause you to have a conflict of interest under the Voters FIRST Act. The following is a list of those activities:

  • Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office. (“Appointed” means appointed by the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization, or served at the pleasure of the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization.)
  • Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or the campaign committee of a candidate for a California congressional or elective state office.
  • Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee operating in California.
  • Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government.
  • Been a registered federal lobbyist.
  • Served as paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff.
  • Contributed $2,000 or more during a calendar year to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office.
Within the past 10 years, has this family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?:
– What was the activity?:

For each family member you must indicate whether you have a special (bona fide) relationship with that person. You have a special (bona fide) relationship with a family member if during the past 12 months you have (Guidance on Conflicts of Interest):

  1. Resided with that person for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more (Examples).
  2. Shared with that person ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of $1,000 or more (Examples).
  3. Provided to or received from that person a financial benefit totaling $1,000 or more (Examples).
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

Name: George R. Watford, Jr
Relationship: Sibling

For this family member, you must state whether within the past 10 years the person has engaged in any of the activities that could cause you to have a conflict of interest under the Voters FIRST Act. The following is a list of those activities:

  • Been appointed to, elected to, or a candidate for a California congressional or state office. (“Appointed” means appointed by the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization, or served at the pleasure of the Governor, a member of the Legislature, or a member of the State Board of Equalization.)
  • Served as an officer, employee, or paid consultant of a California political party or the campaign committee of a candidate for a California congressional or elective state office.
  • Served as an elected or appointed member of a political party central committee operating in California.
  • Been a lobbyist registered with the State of California or a California local government.
  • Been a registered federal lobbyist.
  • Served as paid California congressional, legislative, or State Board of Equalization staff.
  • Contributed $2,000 or more during a calendar year to any California congressional, state, or local candidate for elective public office.
Within the past 10 years, has this family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?:
– What was the activity?:

For each family member you must indicate whether you have a special (bona fide) relationship with that person. You have a special (bona fide) relationship with a family member if during the past 12 months you have (Guidance on Conflicts of Interest):

  1. Resided with that person for a period or periods totaling 30 days or more (Examples).
  2. Shared with that person ownership of any real or personal property having a total value of $1,000 or more (Examples).
  3. Provided to or received from that person a financial benefit totaling $1,000 or more (Examples).
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

Amendment 2

Submission Timestamp: 09/08/2010 15:57:03

I in Q #2.

Under 2nd point in 2nd sentence: “This entailed CO-managing a budget exceeding a quarter billion dolars per fiscal year. This includes the Call for Projects and Prop A/C combined.”

School Name and Location:
Course of Study/Major:
Diploma, Degree, or Certificate Obtained:
Date Completed, If Completed:
Number of Years Attended:

From:
To:
Employer Name:
Title/Job Classification (Include Range or Level, if applicable):
Total Worked (Years/Months):
Most Recent/Latest Supervisor:
Address:
Phone Number:
Description of Duties Performed:

Date:
Court:
Location:
* Offense (other pertinent information):

From Date:
To Date:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
County (or Country if Outside the United States):

Date of Contribution, if known:
Organization:
Location:
Amount:

Name:
Relationship:
Home Address:
Telephone Number:
Current Occupation:
Current Employer:
Within the past 10 years, has the family member engaged in any of the activities listed above that could cause you to have a conflict of interest?: Yes   No
If you answered “Yes” to the last question:
– When did the activity occur?:
– What was the activity?:
Do you have a special relationship with this person based on any of the three factors described above?: Yes   No

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