“There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” in the Kingdom of Sunland-Tujunga as those who were wronged by the Cleghorn Machine retaliate. Doc:1.
And the story goes as how Ms. Cleghorn called the city agencies and filed complaints against anyone who she thought wronged her. Local business people have been calling in their tales of woe and how much Ms. Cindy cost them. It was bad enough that her company, C&M Printing, received no-bid contracts from the neighborhood council, but her flatout lies about how the 300-plus “Best of Sunland-Tujunga” ballots were misplaced put her at the top of the S-T liars’ circle.
Finally, the worm has turned and it’s her turn to be taken to task. For those of you who haven’t been following the corruption of the neighborhood council officers and their incestuous membership in the bankrupt chamber of commerce, the sordid tale goes on.
Using her influence as a council president/secretary/treasurer, Ms. Cleghorn assembled a machine of other corrupt council/chamber members and proceeded to throw city money into any personal project they wanted. A $3,000 video camera system was given to her personal hitman, Joe Barrett; insider information to Realtor to the Scientologists Tomilyn Bowling; $2,000 to the bankrupt chamber of commerce; and $600 per month rent for an 80-sq. foot office space in the chamber offices.
Yes, boys and girls, this is corruption at its finest, because she either convinced or allowed others to do questionable things.
Would Mark Seigel have broken into the logistics manager’s office if he didn’t think he could get away with it? Would Ms. Royal have kept her job as STNC treasurer if other NC members didn’t do her job for her — for six years? Would employees of C&M Printing have been able to keep their city-paid jobs as secretary and not post of any of the meeting minutes if Ms. Cleghorn didn’t give her approval?
Yup. And it helped destroy our little tight-knit community. Ms. Cleghorn is an officer of the chamber of commerce — the one that is broke and can’t get their members to pay their dues. The same chamber that she used to be president of and helped lose more than $20,000.
Yes, boys and girls, this is one lady that can’t keep her hands out of the till. And all she has to show for it is dozens of Certificates of Appreciation. Hell, at least in corrupt communities like Maywood-Bell, they stole money. I guess she was too low-class to do that. But worse than that is the fact that she drove away wonderful people that really wanted to make Sunland-Tujunga into a wonderful, diverse community. People who really cared. It’s pathetic. And now there is another STNC election and people are running because they want to do something wonderful for the community and the local businesses.
But it’s up to you, the voter, to make the final decision. Do you want to vote for the “good ol’ gals” of the Cleghorn machine, or do you want to vote for hard-working, ethical people? It’s up to you, and if you fail and don’t vote, you can still say, It’s The Water!