September 27, 2020
In reference to the LEGAL SUFFICIENCY rule and the legal standards that should be applied in the instant matter of the rogue OAKLAND PROMISE Legal Status, I have provided compelling evidence [according to these guidelines attached] and based upon these legal standards, there should be no further delay in the issuance by the Office of District Attorney of Alameda County of a temporary CEASE and DESIST order against the rogue OAKLAND PROMISE whose CEO is Mia Bonta, the wife of Assemblymember Ron Bonta, from any further solicitation and collection of financial donations to this organization and All funds received thus far by this rogue OAKLAND PROMISE be placed in a protected account held by your office until verification of the rogue OAKLAND PROMISE'S Legal Status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation is determined.
the question in the law of evidence as to whether a party has
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REBUTTAL TO OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY ADMINISTRATOR, HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT [STAFF CONTACT KATHY HICKS] REGARDING THE PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST 20-6010 AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 88208 CMS...
REBUTTAL TO OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY ADMINISTRATOR, HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT [STAFF CONTACT KATHY HICKS] REGARDING THE PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST 20-6010 AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 88208 CMS , APPROVING $1,150,000.00 TO A ROGUE ORGANIZATION KNOWN AS "OAKLAND PROMISE " WITHOUT THE VERIFICATION OF THE LEGAL STATUS OF THIS IDENTIFICATION OF "OAKLAND PROMISE " WHOSE CEO IS MIA BONTA OF THE ROGUE "OAKLAND PROMISE " AND WHO IS THE SIGNATURE RECEIPIENT AND GRANTEE OF $1,150,000.00 APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 88208 CMS , WITHOUT VERIFICATION OF THIS ROGUE "OAKLAND PROMISE " LEGAL STATUS AS A 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation.. THIS CLEARLY IS AN ILLEGAL AND FRAUDULENT TRANSACTION!
Please be advised the document you provided in the California Secretary of State's Office and the Employer Identification Number 54-2103707 is that of EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND [EBCF].
On June 27, 2019, EBCF, Amended and Restated their Articles of Incorporation from 2003 and changed the organizational name to OAKLAND PROMISE as noted in the Whereas Clause of the City Council Resolution #88208 CMS approving the $1,150,000.00 to OAKLAND PROMISE.
This OAKLAND PROMISE is not the same OAKLAND PROMISE as identified in the Grant Packet of 2019-2021 rather is the rogue OAKLAND PROMISE without any verification of the organizations LEGAL STATUS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation.
Further, the document reveals that this rogue OAKLAND PROMISE, whose CEO, Mia Bonta, the wife of California Assemblymember Ron Bonta is the recipient and the grantee of the $1,150,000.00 approved by Resolution 88208. An additional $500,000.00 was also approved to this rogue OAKLAND PROMISE without any verification of the organization's LEGAL STATUS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation. The City Council authorized these funds under Resolution 87761CMS at the same meeting when they authorized Resolution 88208 CMS.
It should be further noted that on August 27, 2019 , CEO, Mia Bonta filed a Fictitious Business Name in the Alameda County Clerk-Recorders Office as your documents reveals. This is incongruent with the above Resolution s. How can EBCF do a name change to OAKLAND PROMISE and OAKLAND PROMISE as reflected in the Alameda County Clerk-Recorders Office do a Fictitious Business Name [DBA] EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND.
Additionally, neither OAKLAND PROMISE is represented on GUIDESTAR'S website the platform for ALL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.
From: Gene Hazzard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2020, 9:13 PM
Subject: Oakland Promise 2019-2021 Grant Packet 5617R1 - signed.pdf
Please note the signature of Mia Bonta on this grant document of $1,500,000.00, approved by Council Resolution 88208 CMS. There are clearly two different OAKLAND PROMISES represented in this Grant Packet 5617R1, - (1) Which is represented by EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND noted by the name change , when EAST COLLEGE FUND , Amended and Restated It's Article of Incorporation on June 27, 2019 by a name change to OAKLAND PROMISE and as noted with C2504888 is the Corporation number assigned to EBCF with the date of origin in 2003.
Then as noted, the other OAKLAND PROMISE is a rogue organization where there is NO verification that this OAKLAND PROMISE whose CEO Mia Bonta is the signature on the document has not provided any substantiation that her OAKLAND PROMISE has a legal status as a 501(c)3, Non-profit, Public Benefit Corporation.
This document is compelling evidence that this transaction pursuant to Council Resolution 88208 CMS is an illegal gift of Public Funds and a TEMPORARY CEASE AND DESIST ORDER against OAKLAND PROMISE represented by the document signed by CEO, Mia Bonta is warranted until the obvious issue of two OAKLAND PROMISES is determined because one is a rogue organization and is not a 501(c)3, Non-profit tax-exempt public benefit corporation.
Letter to da re: east bay college fund amended articles of incorporation and name change june 27, 2019 to oakland promise
Non-profit agency, TO OAKLAND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS AND THE CITY CLERK
RE: OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 30, 2020
SUBJECT: CONFLICT WITH AGENDA ITEM[ 2.20] ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR AND
AGENDA ITEM ON THE NON CONSENT AGENDA.
The Agenda Report for Agenda Item [2.20] on the Council’s Consent calendar, states, “Two Agencies
have CHANGED their legal name and one Agency is managed by a NEWLY incorporated non-profit
*THE OAKLAND PROMISE: Brilliant Baby Program will be directly operated by the NEW 501(c)3,
Non-Profit agency, THE EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND[DBA OAKLAND PROMISE] and will cease to
be a fiscally sponsored project under the OAKLAND PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND[OPEF] . Under this
consent item 2.20 the OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH is for fiscal year 2020 grant renewal for
EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND [DBA OAKLAND PROMISE] for $286,650.
FACTS: On June 27, 2019 , THE EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND, Amended and Restated their Original
Articles of Incorporation [of 2003] and changed the organizations NAME to OAKLAND PROMISE [A0830276].
As noted in the Report, (above) East Bay College Fund was one of the two Agencies to legally CHANGED its name.
**THIS WAS NOT A MERGER BETWEEN EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND AND OAKLAND PROMISE AS
DEFINED BY THE CALIFORNIA CORPORATION CODE 6010 AND 6011, which REQUIRES the
approval and authorization by the Attorney General of the State of California , Xavier Becerra upon
authorization then the Attorney General issues a Certificate of Merger. Any proposed merger can ONLY
exist between two Non-Profit Organizations. Mayor Libby Schaaf’s OAKLAND PROMISE has NEVER
received a letter of DETERMINATION from the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE(IRS), stating that her
OAKLAND PROMISE is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit , Public Benefit Corporation. FURTHER, neither
OAKLAND PROMISE appears on any non-profit website like GUIDESTAR where one could locate the
named non-profit. However, THE EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND, AND OAKLAND PUBLIC
EDUCATION DOES APPEAR ON THE GUIDESTAR WEBSITE.
When EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND changed their name on June 27, 2019, the OAKLAND PUBLIC
EDUCATION FUND ceased as the fiscal sponsor for OAKLAND PROMISE as noted in the Annual Audit
Report, that identified the “exit agreement” which was essentially a divorce from OAKLAND PROMISE.
The OAKLAND PUBLIC EDUCATION relinquished ALL assets and liabilities and returned millions of
dollars they held in trust for OAKLAND PROMISE.
On July 1, 2019 Mia Bonta, wife of State Assemblyman Ron Bonta , became the Chief Executive Officer of
OAKLAND PROMISE. It’s unclear whether Mia Bonta is an Employee of THE EAST BAY COLLEGE
FUND or the employee of the separate organization also known as OAKLAND PROMISE identified in
Agenda Item , where there is a proposed Resolution authored by Council member Loren Taylor
authorizing $1,150,000.00 to the organization known as OAKLAND PROMISE.
When one visits the California Secretary of States website you will find OAKLAND PROMISE.
It has however, the Registered Corporation Number C250488 which belongs to EAST BAY COLLEGE
FUND which also states, it’s a non-profit organization with a Date of Origin April 2003.
A further review of Alameda County Clerk-Recorder Office, the Fictitious Name Department,, CEO Mia
Bonta for OAKLAND PROMISE has filed on August 27, 2019 a Fictitious Business Name [DBA] EAST
BAY COLLEGE FUND # 562820 . THIS IS VERY PROBLEMATIC, INASMUCH AS NOTED ABOVE,
EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND FILED WITH THE CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE [DBA]
THESE ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES, WHICH APPEAR TO BE PROBLEMATIC FOR BOTH EAST BAY
COLLEGE FUND AND OAKLAND PROMISE WHY ALAMEDA COUNTY DEPUTY DISTRICT
ATTORNEY ED VIERA-DUCEY, PROSECUTOR IS CURRENTLY DOING A CRIMINAL FRAUD
INVESTIGATION OF OAKLAND PROMISE.
BOTH AGENDA ITEMS [2.20] ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR AND AGENDA ITEM  ON THE
NON-CONSENT BE PULLED PENDING A REPORT FROM THE DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ED
VIERA-DUCY REGARDING THE CRIMINAL FRAUD INVESTIGATION OF OAKLAND PROMISE.
letter to da -- public records request 20-6010 verification of letter of determination from internal revenue service and letter of verification from attorney general for certificate of merger re: oakland promise
From: Gene Hazzard <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 7:47 AM
Subject: I am sharing 'OaklandPromise_RegistrantDetails (5).pdf' with you
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gene Hazzard <email@example.com>
Please take note of the analysis of the response to my Public Records Request 20-6010 regarding the request for a copy of the signature document from the authorizing Agency[INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE] approving the Letter of Determination verifying that OAKLAND PROMISE as identified in the City Council's Resolution 88208CMS approving $1,150,000.00 to the organization known as OAKLAND PROMISE is in fact a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation; and is the same OAKLAND PROMISE which is the subject organization that is identified in the 2018 $198 Parcel Tax ballot measure known as the Children's Initiative of 2018 also known as Measure AA, which did not receive two/thirds voter approval for passage and if this OAKLAND PROMISE is the same OAKLAND PROMISE which is part of the lawsuit RG19005204 filed by the Jobs and Housing Coalition on February 1, 2020. In September, 2020 ,the Jobs and Housing Coalition was GRANTED a summary judgment from Alameda County Superior Court that the City Council's action of December 14, 2019 stating that Measure AA had passed was VOTER FRAUD.
Additionally, I requested a copy of the signature document from the authorizing Agency[The California Attorney General] verifying the Certificate of Merger between EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND and the organization known as OAKLAND PROMISE. Again, this document is unresponsive to my PRR 20-6010.
In fact, the OAKLAND PROMISE identified in the City Council's Resolution 88208 CMS states in the Whereas clause is merely a name change as a result of EAST BAY COLLEGE Amending and Restating It's Articles of Incorporation on June 27, 2019.
Another instance of confusion of which OAKLAND PROMISE is being referenced in City Council Resolution 88208CMS and which OAKLAND PROMISE is the recipient of the $1,150,000.00
A further review of the submitted document to my PRR 20-6010 continues to add additional confusion to the identication of which OAKLAND PROMISE is being referenced in Resolution 88208CMS
1. Organization Name. : OAKLAND PROMISE.
IRS. FEIN. 54-2103707
Entity Type Public Benefit. SOS/FTB
Corporation Number 2504888
1(a) The discrepancy here is that ALL of
these numbers represent EAST BAY
COLLEGE FUND and not OAKLAND
PROMISE that is the subject matter
in Council Resolution 88208CMS nor
is it the same OAKLAND PROMISE
identified as a component in the
Jobs and Housing Coalition lawsuit
2. Registry Status Current Renewal Due
Expiration Date 5/15/20
RCT Registration Number 122080
Issue Date 12/31/2005
Record Type: Charity Registration
Effective Date 12/31/2005
Date of this Status. 2/28/20. Date of
Last Renewal. 12/31/2005
2(a) All of these dates predates the
OAKLAND PROMISE whose origin
date is 2015 and whose Fiscal
Sponsor is the OAKLAND PUBLIC
Filings and Correspondence
NOTE : All of the 990's represented in this section are those of EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND.
Annual Renewal Data
Status of Filing. Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date. 1/1/2003
Accounting Period End Date 12/31/2003
Status of Filing. Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date 1/1/2004
Accounting Period End Date 12/31/2004
Status of Filing Accepted
Accounting Period Begin Date 1/1/2005
Accounting Period End Date. 12/31/2005
A temporary Cease and Desist Order is appropriate and prudent against OAKLAND PROMISE from any further solicitation and collection of donations until a determination is made regarding the legal status of OAKLAND PROMISE as a 501(c)3 nonprofit tax-exempt public benefit corporation
Finally, OAKLAND PROMISE is not listed on GUIDESTAR'S website the platform for ALL nonprofits. It should be noted that both OAKLAND PUBLIC EDUCATION FUND and EAST BAY COLLEGE FUND is on GUIDESTAR'S platform.
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (IRS) REVIEWS LEGAL STATUS OF "OAKLAND PROMISE" 501(C)3 NON-PROFIT PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION ?????
Congratulations to current Oakland City Clerk LaTonda Simmons, who’s professionalism and leadership is unmatched!
Oakland, CA — Today Oakland City Administrator Ed Reiskin announced the appointment of two Interim Assistant City Administrators: Ms. LaTonda Simmons and Mr. Jason Mitchell, effective Monday, June 1.
“I’m delighted to appoint LaTonda and Jason to these critical leadership roles,” said City Administrator Ed Reiskin. “Both LaTonda and Jason were born and raised in Oakland, and each of them has been integral to the leadership of this city for many years. They bring a complementary blend of operational expertise, deep institutional knowledge, community connections, and management experience. Their appointments are a testament to locally developed talent and the spirit of service to Oakland. I welcome them both to my executive leadership team as, together with the City’s department directors, we lead this City forward.”
LaTonda Simmons joins the City Administrator’s Office with over 27 years of public sector experience focused on management, organizational development, compliance, fiscal services oversight, program and project management, and network/systems administration, having supported federal affordable housing, municipal, and legislative services activities.
“LaTonda is a leader who is driven by the passion to make government accessible, solve problems, create operational efficiencies, and serve the organization with candor, precision, and humor,” said Reiskin.
Best known to the organization as the City Clerk, LaTonda has directed the operations for the Office of the City Clerk supporting 7 iterations of City Council, 7 Council Presidents, 14 City Administrators, and 4 Mayors. She is recognized as a member of the City Clerks Association of California, and has been designated as a Certified Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in recognition of her expertise in municipal management and performance of the complex duties in the City Clerk profession.
Her prior experience includes serving as operations manager for federally funded Neighborhood Reinvestment’s Pacific District with a mission of community revitalization through support and regulation of organizational compliance for 25 affordable housing organizations covering the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. While within the organization, she managed programmatic and fiscal compliance data, administered NOFA activity for over $60 million in grant funds, and managed District resources for Oakland, LA, and Hawaii Pacific District offices.
“As an Oakland native, this moment isn’t lost on me. It is precious and crucial as we chart and navigate the growth as well as the potential of this amazing city. I am truly humbled, honored and excited to join the executive team, working in great partnership with amazing staff and ready to do this critical work,” said Simmons.
Jason Mitchell brings more than 18 years of progressive local government experience in the areas of operations, strategic planning, project management, resource management, administration, and fiscal leadership. An eleven-year City of Oakland veteran, Mitchell has most recently served as its Director of Public Works, leading the department through its first strategic plan, enhancing asset management analysis and decision making, and implementing process improvement projects and best practices throughout the department.
“Oakland’s Department of Public Works serves both the public and every other department in the City,” Reiskin said. “Jason knows every facet of this work, and is ready to bring his expertise to bear across the entire City organization.”
Mitchell was previously the Assistant Director and Agency Administrator of the Public Works Department. His prior work includes serving as the Administrative Services Manager for the City of Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department and as the Chief Financial Officer for the City and County of San Francisco’s Head Start program.
He is in the final stages of obtaining his doctoral degree in Organizational Development and Leadership at the University of San Francisco. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from USF’s School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Finance from California State University, East Bay. He holds several certifications and licenses and is affiliated with organizations, including the American Public Works Association and the California Water Environment Association.
“I am thrilled and honored to serve the people of my hometown,” Mitchell said. “The City of Oakland, like many municipalities, has faced many challenges, and our goal is to assist with providing the people of Oakland with the solutions to problems. The hard-working people of this city humble and inspire me every single day as they head out into every Oakland neighborhood to help make it a better place to live and work for everyone.”
This post based on a press release from The City of Oakland to Zennie62Media.
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