Members of the community feel violated by the Marlen-Garcia bloc and the administrators. Besides trying to fire all the police officers, Marlen and Singhal have refused to promote qualified officers because they exercised their right to free speech by picketing public officials. The three administrators have jointly cost the City $300,000 in legal fees because they refuse to settle, outsourced another law firm, and frivolously challenged interlocutory motions: such as depositions motions. Singhal has falsely trumped up charges of theft against part time City employees, violated Due Process Procedural Rights, misappropriated funds, attacked citizens of Baldwin Park with code and law enforcement, and violated federal and state labor law.
For instance, in the most recent news, Singhal refused to provide tetanus or hepatitis B shots to a part time employee who dealt with hazardous waste. His reasoning to do so was to save money. Leticia Lara, the HR Manager, has further aided and officiated these acts. Chief Hadsell has engaged in a number of illegal and poor decisions, all which can be read here. Police Chief's Daughter Caught With Narcotics. Allegedly, she continues to promote her friends into positions, even though the City is allegedly on the verge of bankruptcy.
He goes on to defend Police Chief Hadsell's office because she is the "first female and Latino Chief."
Regarding Leticia Lara, Singhal states, "a vote of no confidence in [Lara] would only prove that [the police] don’t like to play by the rules." (Incidentally, Lara pressed the panic button against me one day because I tried to file a complaint against her. I was supposed to have a swarm of law enforcement surround the building, but because the panic button wasn't working that day, nobody came. This is her way of dealing with complaints as an HR manager.)
Singhal then characterizes the police, by stating, "I have been informed that now the POA controls the Council and can get what it wants." He proceeds with a number of statements that are logically confusing and unsound. He then ends his letter with this: "Whatever you decide to do, always remember that being vindictive may not give one [error: it should be you] the happiness they [error: it should be you again] seek." (Letter attached below.)
Vijay Singhal makes over $195,987, plus an annual pension payout of $56,851. Lili Hadsell makes $161,265, plus an annual pension payout of $64,848. Leticia Lara makes $105,914, plus an annual pension payout of $33,747.
The Singhal ship has weathered all types of disasters, but it looks like it may finally sink with the common citizens and employees that have taken over and are now on board.
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