I contacted Glasman's law firm, Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin -- based in the City of Industry -- and personal assistant Maxine Caudillo received my questions.
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I received the following answers on September 21, sent in PDF with his law firm's letter head, the same day as the next city council meeting.
The attorney's comments appear in italics and my questions appear in bold letters.
ALVAREZ-GLASMAN & COLVIN
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
September 21 , 2015
13181 Crossroads Parkway North
Suite 400-West Tower
City of Industry, CA 91 746
Fax: 562.692.2244 www.agclawfirm.com
I normally would not respond to an email such as yours because much of what is contained in your email is either incorrect or comes from a point of view that has a predetermined view on the
issue or my role as City Attorney. However, as a courtesy in providing accurate information
here are my responses to your questions. (Note: I have not corrected the grammatical or typographical errors contained in your email, but have copied your questions verbatim):
l. How long have you been working for Huntington Park as a City Attorney?
My firm was hired by the City of Huntington Park in April 2015.
2. How much are you getting paid per hour? Are you receiving a salary? How much money have you gotten for business expenses so far? I do not receive a salary or receive "business expenses. "
Our law firm 's hourly rate is between $185 to $190 per hour for attorneys and $100
per hour for paralegal/law clerk services. We do receive reimbursement for facsimiles, copies
and other related costs.
3. Are you serving as a city attorney for other cities at this time? Which ones?
Our firm represents numerous public agencies. Please refer to our website for this information.
4. You acknowledged in the September 8th, 2015 city council meeting that you did not know the statusWhy do you not know the status of the livescan process for the two illegal aliens appointed to city commissions?
You have mischaracterized my non-responsiveness to your verbal attack towards me at the September 8, 2015 Council meeting as a response to your question. I did not respond to your comments directed to me that night. It should be noted, the City Attorney's office does not direct nor is involved in the LiveScan process, and is not involved in nor receives reports on LiveScan results.
5. I have researched the federal and state law on this matter. These two illegal aliens have already broken the law. How can there even be a livescan and background check for the two, since they are "undocumented"?
I will not address your "legal " conclusions on this issue, but LiveScan background checks have been conducted.
6. Can you explain the allegations against you coming from Sandra Orozco:
"Southeast activist Sandra Orozco distributed a list of newspaper articles concerning complaints, charges and issues with Alvarez-Glasman. They included complaints filed recently with the State Bar Association of "numerous conflicts" at Central Basin, and noting that Alvarez-Glasman has served as or is currently city attorney in Bell Gardens, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Pomona and Yountville. The latter city is in Northern California."
Ms. Orozco has been quite vocal in her views ofme and my law firm. She is not correct in her assertions. She certainly is entitled to her views.
7. I want an answer as to why I was removed from council chambers for asking questions or making comments about agenda items during the Sept 8, 2015 HP city council meeting.
The Brown Act requires city council members to allow for comments from the audience on all agenda items. You were provided an opportunity to address the City Council on both agendized and non-agendized matters before the City Council consistent with the City 's Rules of Decorum, but you chose to speak only on the Commission appointment issue. You were out of order at the September 8, 2015 Council meeting when you disrupted the meeting and attempted to speak during the non-public comment period of the meeting.
Thank you for your concern in matters involving Huntington Park.
Arnold M. Alvarez-Glasman, City Attorney
The city attorney refused to comment on the legality of the LiveScan process for the two illegal aliens.
Incredible. He is the city attorney, is he not?
Contact the Huntington Party City Attorney, and demand answers for his decision to preside and support the appointment of two illegal aliens to city commissions. Then demand the removal of the two illegal appointees as soon as possible.
13181 Crossroads Pkwy North
Suite 400 - West Tower
City of Industry, CA 91746
tel 562.699.5500 -------- fax 562.692.2244
6525 Washington Street Suite 12
P O Box 4016
Yountville, CA 94599
tel 707.944.0540 ---------- fax 707.944.058