Thursday, January 17, 2008

Who is paying for "Baykeeper's" lawyer?

Who pays for the lawyer? How many lawyers? Who pays the rent on the "shop" in Old Town? Who pays for all the fancy collateral - the signs for the slough, the T-shirts, the handouts, the website? Who pays Pete Sterling-Nichols' salary? How many others are paid?

Many business owners struggle here - many have a hard time paying the rent of those Old Town shops, many cannot afford expensive logo and collateral design, many fishermen struggle, yet the "Baykeeper" has a new Boston Whaler, and a seemingly endless supply of money.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM? Who pays for this?
"HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER, et al.,"

Layne Friedrich (Bar No. 195431)
Drevet Hunt (Bar No. 240487)
Lawyers for Clean Water, Inc.
1004 O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, California 94129
Telephone: (415) 440-6520
Facsimile: (415) 440-4155
Email: layne@lawyersforcleanwater.com

Michelle Smith (Bar No. 233515)
Humboldt Baykeeper
422 First Street Suite G
Eureka, CA 95501
Telephone: (707) 268-0665
Facsimile: (707) 268-8901
Email: michelle@humboldtbaykeeper.org

Fredric Evenson (Bar No. 198059)
Law Offices of Fredric Evenson
William Verick (Bar No. 140972)
Klamath Environmental Law Center
424 First Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Telephone: (707) 268-8900
Facsimile: (707) 268-8901
Email: ecorights@earthlink.net

Attorneys for Plaintiffs HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER and ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION

Who is paying her? Where is the money coming from? "Baykeeper" dues?

My, my... Guidestar it!

11 comments:

  1. Rose,

    Do you know who CATS' Patty Clary's partner/husband is? Or who he works for?

    You should check.

    Anothermous

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  2. oh hum... wake me up when its over.

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  3. 8:48 as a card player I watch the tells closely. That's more important than the cards most of the time. Your "oh hum... " tells me your wide awake and concerned. Keep up the good work Rose.

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  4. Who pays for the lawyer?

    Who pays the rent on the shop in Old Town?

    Who pays for all the fancy collateral - the signs for the slough, the T-shirts?

    Who pays Pete Sterling-Nichols' salary?

    How many others are paid - and WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?

    Many business owners struggle here - many have a hard time paying the rent of those Old Town shops, many cannot afford expensive logo and collateral design, many fishermen struggle, yet the "Baykeeper" has a new Boston Whaler.

    Who pays for this?

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  5. I don't know who pays for it, but 'd like to know. I have walked by the old town office.

    Office space, computers, phone lines, PG&E, salaries ..........

    who does pay for all that ? I konw they haven't gotten squat from me.

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  6. Is Baykeeper a registered non-profit org or what?

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  7. I believe that they are Stephen.Could be wrong though.I've yet to involve myself with the Baykeepers.Last summer when a group of us got together from the Adopt-A Parks program and cleaned up the area next to the Women's Club on J.St(Cooper Canyon I believe is its name)one of our members contacted Pete about working together,since we nor the city have necessary funding to restore the creek which working at full capacity could flow to the bay if a larger storm drain were put in to divert water which regularly floods J.St.Pete explained that the Baykeepers don't involve themselves in matters which they view are unrelated to the bay.He didn't seem to buy our explanation that it indeed was a vital part of it.No attempt to contact was made after that.But we'll be out again cleaning some more once spring comes and hopefully they'll at least make an effort to come with us and see what we're getting at.

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  8. He'll only help you if you're useful, Mark. If you just "happened" to be cleaning the drain in an area where he wanted to sue somebody, he'd be your best buddy.

    Did you notice where they put their signs? Wasn't out by Mid City.

    Like the phony-named "Humboldt Watershed" Council, Baykeeper has it's own "goals" "purpose" "intent" - dare I say "agenda?"

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  9. If Baykeeper is a non-profit org, then anyone can ask to see their books:

    "On April 8, 1999, the IRS issued T.D. 8818, amending the regulations implementing IRC section 6104 of the Code. The amendments generally require tax-exempt organizations (other than private foundations) to provide copies of certain tax documents to requesting individuals; these tax documents are usually to be provided immediately in the case of in-person requests and within 30 days in the case of written requests. The tax-exempt organization may charge a reasonable copying fee plus actual postage, if any. These new disclosure requirements are in addition to the requirement that tax-exempt organizations must make their tax-documents available for public inspection."

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  10. go get that info and make it public/ bet it will surprise people

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