Here we go again…

 

5288-hernandez.jpgThere are some pretty loaded accusations made by Councilman Roger Hernandez about Councilman Steve Herfert. The letter below was sent from Hernandez to City Manager Andrew Pasmant last month, and it appeared in my inbox yesterday.

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City Hall is closed today, so I will not be able to confirm any of these accusations. Herfert could not be reached for comment.

I’m not even sure if this is worthy of a story. The first reaction when I told collegaues about this was, “Here we go again.” West Covina Council members always seem to be bickering. But then, they are not the only ones.

Here’s the letter:

From: Roger Hernandez, MPA
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:48 PM
To: Andrew Pasmant
Cc: Frank Wills
Subject: Formal request for assistance with respect to closed session

Andy,

I am writing in order to make two formal requests, which I have outlined below.

As you are aware, during the closed session of September 2, 2008, Councilmember Herfert directed several loud and threatening statements towards me. Specifically, he directed the following comments towards me: “We’re gonna come after your ass,” “If not us, someone else will, ” and “We are gonna sue your ass.” They were made in a physically aggressive manner, while leaning into my personal space and waving his finger in a confrontational manner, which made all staff and councilmembers visibly uncomfortable. I understood his statements and body language as making a threat upon my life and livelihood. As I noted to you then and the Chief of Police thereafter, these statements caused me to fear for my personal safety.

At that time, I asked for your assistance in documenting the events I described above. You responded, while throwing your pen upon your notepad, that you could do nothing because it was a closed session. I understand that information discussed during a closed session is confidential; however, Councilmember Herfert’s comments, first of all, had nothing to do with any closed session item that was placed upon on the agenda and nothing to do with any matter for which we could have legally convened a closed session. Moreover, Councilmember Herfert’s comments, which I deem to be a threat upon my life, may be criminal activity. I would think that criminal conduct, in the form of battery or assault, for example, cannot be protected from disclosure. Therefore, I believe that Councilmember Herfert’s comments were not confidential. They were stand-alone personal attacks upon me and, whether criminally actionable or not, should not be permitted.

In addition, I understand that as a councilmember, I have a right to feel safe when attending to my duties as an elected official. As councilmembers, we all do. Therefore, at this time, I’d like to make the following two requests:

1.) I would like law enforcement personnel to be present during all closed sessions. I have contacted the Chief of Police in order to request his assistance in this regard. I was, in fact, absent for twenty-five minutes of open session due to both my fear and my desire to properly document the events that had transpired with the appropriate authorities. Had there been law enforcement present during the closed session, I may have had the opportunity to join my fellow councilmembers at the beginning of the meeting. This should not happen again.

2.) I would like all closed sessions to be tape-recorded in order to potentially deter further attacks and also for evidentiary reasons, should there be a need to take further action.

Lastly, I would like to note for the record that Councilmember Herfert’s conduct was, at minimum, unprofessional and alarming for the other councilmembers present. His actions undermine the institutional foundations of our governance: Intimidating other councilmbers is inimical to productive discussion and action. It further undermines our duties as elected officials and the proper execution of our responsibilities. As Councilmember Herfert should know, terror is not conducive to the creativity and hard work necessary to overcome the challenges faced by our City.

Please confirm that you have received this email and advise me of your conclusion with respect to my requests.

Roger Hernandez

  • WC Proud Union Member

    ROGER HERNANDEZ has serious issues. When will he finally decide to calm down and serve the people?

    I voted for the guy because I felt bad for him. Now I regret that vote because he never seems to know when to stop!

    As if voting for a 400% salary increase was not enough. This guy is the most arrogant, self serving individual I have ever met.

    He has been investigated by the DA, sued by his campaign committee, has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud, verbally abused members of our police department, has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment, being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm, had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD…

    The list goes on and on….

    CAN OTHER PEOPLE ADD TO THIS LIST? We would like a comprehensive list! here on the BLOG! This way we can expose this fraud.

  • Anonymous

    ROGER HERNANDEZ has serious issues. When will he finally decide to calm down and serve the people?

    I voted for the guy because I felt bad for him. Now I regret that vote because he never seems to know when to stop!

    As if voting for a 400% salary increase was not enough. This guy is the most arrogant, self serving individual I have ever met.

    He has been investigated by the DA, sued by his campaign committee, has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud, verbally abused members of our police department, has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment, being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm, had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD…

    The list goes on and on….

    CAN OTHER PEOPLE ADD TO THIS LIST? We would like a comprehensive list! here on the BLOG! This way we can expose this fraud.

  • GIVE ME A BREAK

    …”His actions undermine the institutional foundations of our governance: Intimidating other council members is inimical to productive discussion and action.”

    “governance”, “inimical”??

    Roger Hernandez is troubled indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Oh god. Please don’t do an article on this and feed this bafoon’s already overly inflated ego

  • Anonymouse

    Roger has issues? Haven’t you guys ever wondered why Steve always sits there and looks like his head is going to explode? Why he leads the charge to shut down anything Hernandez wants to accomplish? But let’s go down to some answers that were listed earlier:

    *He has been investigated by the DA, (investigation dropped, no charges filed, and by the way, the DA also investigated Steve Herfert in his role in the case against Carlos Thrasher)

    *sued by his campaign committee (you mean the guy who got fired and wanted the full amount of service even though he didn’t do all the work required?)

    *has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud (actaully, she didn’t vote, so no voter fraud there)

    *verbally abused members of our police department (maybe because they entered his house without his permission on a charge that turned out to be false)

    *has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment (the same city officials whose jobs are on the line because there’s a four-majority against him on the council)

    *being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm (proof, please? I think the only person on the council with a shady consulting firm is about a foot taller and wider than Hernandez)

    *had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD…(yeah, that’s why they were at his press conference and victory party)

  • Anonymouse

    Oh, and that pay increase passed 3-2. Who were the 3? Oh, besides Roger, it was Shelley Sanderson AND (drumroll, please) Steve Herfert! Sorry, folks. Try again.

  • Troubled

    Oh, no. I cant believe Steve Herfert would do such a thing, especially since he has no problem yelling out racial epithets to constituents, which he has. And you know after he called a business-owner in the city a Piece of s–t towel head, the man complained about it at the podium and Herfert had the nerve to say: Im sorry if you were offended. He had another intention in mind? Geez Louise.

  • Right One

    Herfert is a big, fat liar. Hey, lets take BLD off the table until we can find grants for it (no grants, but its all built). Hey, a speed train in West Covina is a bad idea (but Ill use taxpayer money to go to CHINA to see theirs). Hey, Im only gonna run for two turns (even though this is my 9 millionth term). Hey, Im a scientist! (with a degree in recreation!

  • HERE IS THE TRUTH ON SHADY ROGER HERNANDEZ

    *He has been investigated by the DA

    *sued by his campaign committee

    *has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud

    *verbally abused members of our police department

    *has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment

    *being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm

    *had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD

    * Does not hold a job

    * Has suspicious sources of income

    * Got a Sweetheart deal from a local car dealership that he used his title to obtain

    *Verbally abused several residents after council meetings in the parking lot

    * Over charged his city-issued credit card several times

    * Voted to give give Alhassen $3.5 million over 15 years and resolve a disputed debt, THEN has accepted major contributions from him and his family.

    * Was censured by the CITY for violating the City of West Covina ADMINISTRATIVE HARASSMENT policy and the City of West Covina standing rules.

    * Gave an illegal loan to Michael Armijo of ABC Public relations in exchange for political favors. THEN voted in favor of an Armijo Contract and faied to report this on his FPPC 700 form

    * Had multiple claims filed against him that accuse him of “continuous retaliatory and harassing acts”.

    …more to come.

  • Voter

    Hey Anony-mouse (if your intention is to be a mouse)

    Your half truths, lame excuses and attempts to protect Hernandez are a joke.

    Fact are facts:

    The DA did not drop the charges on Hernandez.

    And the fact is the charges on Thasher were dropped.

    Hernandez Campaign manager WAS convicted and plead no contest which is a guilty plea..

    The verbal abuse of the Police Department, well there was an investigation completed that showed the Police did NOTHING wrong!

    So your blaming other people (the other four council members) for Hernandez’ bad behavior and calling all the city staff people liars? There was also an independant investigation proving he did create hostility for staff people! And to say again the other council members were threatening them is just slanderous.

    Maybe someone will investigate you for your actions?

    As far as the letter complaining about Mr. Herfert, well I just wonder why someone would send it to the press unless they wanted to make an issue out of it to begin with…. Hernandez should take up his petty problems on his own!

  • ROGER HERNANDEZ IS SHADY

    HERE IS THE TRUTH ON SHADY ROGER HERNANDEZ said:

    *He has been investigated by the DA

    *sued by his campaign committee

    *has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud

    *verbally abused members of our police department

    *has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment

    *being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm

    *had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD

    * Does not hold a job

    * Has suspicious sources of income

    * Got a Sweetheart deal from a local car dealership that he used his title to obtain

    *Verbally abused several residents after council meetings in the parking lot

    * Over charged his city-issued credit card several times

    * Voted to give give Alhassen $3.5 million over 15 years and resolve a disputed debt, THEN has accepted major contributions from him and his family.

    * Was censured by the CITY for violating the City of West Covina ADMINISTRATIVE HARASSMENT policy and the City of West Covina standing rules.

    * Gave an illegal loan to Michael Armijo of ABC Public relations in exchange for political favors. THEN voted in favor of an Armijo Contract and faied to report this on his FPPC 700 form

    * Had multiple claims filed against him that accuse him of “continuous retaliatory and harassing acts”.

    …more to come.

  • WC Resident

    For those who think that Herfert is a saint all you have to do is attend one Council meeting. He is always looking at his laptop and totally ignores the residents at the podium. This guys ego is soooo big you would think that his head would have popped by now! And, he never votes for the residents, only those that can make a sizable donation to his campaign fund.

  • ROGER HERNANDEZ HAS SKETCHY BUSINESS CONNECTIONS

    *He has been investigated by the DA

    *sued by his campaign committee

    *has a campaign manager that was convicted of voter fraud

    *verbally abused members of our police department

    *has been investigated internally by city officials for creating a hostile work environment

    *being probed for his ties to a start up consulting firm

    *had major Labor Unions back down from supporting his re-election bid in the final days because of he had an altercation with the WCPD

    * Does not hold a job

    * Has suspicious sources of income

    * Got a Sweetheart deal from a local car dealership that he used his title to obtain

    *Verbally abused several residents after council meetings in the parking lot

    * Over charged his city-issued credit card several times

    * Voted to give give Alhassen $3.5 million over 15 years and resolve a disputed debt, THEN has accepted major contributions from him and his family.

    * Was censured by the CITY for violating the City of West Covina ADMINISTRATIVE HARASSMENT policy and the City of West Covina standing rules.

    * Gave an illegal loan to Michael Armijo of ABC Public relations in exchange for political favors. THEN voted in favor of an Armijo Contract and faied to report this on his FPPC 700 form

    * Had multiple claims filed against him that accuse him of “continuous retaliatory and harassing acts”.

    …more to come.

  • mickey deeeeee

    Schizophrenic Steve? Im a Republican, Im a Democrat, Im a Republican. LOL!!! Always re-inventing himself to suit his agenda. Hes the Madonna of local politics.

  • Anonymouse

    Voter’s the idiot with half-truths. Do you need to see the headlines that said “DA WON’T CHARGE HERNANDEZ?” I’m sure the available on the web. To commit voter fraud you actually have to vote. Go ahead, ask anyone. Oh no, not a hostile work environment! By a guy who says roger GAVE him diabetes? I’m no doctor, but I do have diabetes and my doctor blamed it on my poor eating habits and lack of exercise. And I’ve seen this employee, he ain’t no Lance Armstrong; more like Louie Armstrong. If he doesn’t have a job, what the hell is he doing in front of a classroom “teaching?” I think you’re an idiot, and I also think you’re a crony of the Majority of Four, or are one of them…

  • West Covina Watcher

    WC Resident you fail to see Councilmember Roger Hernandez using his laptop and texting on his phone during the meeting. The Tribune responded whether it was a worthy story, they should have thought about that before they posted it on the blog. The Tribune themself try to help create more term oil between Councilmembers through out the SGV Valley. Thats why the Tribune only has 6 pages to it. The Tribune and TMZ should join together and become Slezbune!

  • mickey deeeeee

    My apologies; I didn’t mean to be so mean calling Herfert “Schizophrenic Steve” and the “Madonna of local politics.” That’s an insult to Schizophrenics and Whores everywhere.

  • http://westcovinawatcher.blogspot.com West Covina Watcher

    The other West Covina Watcher, too lazy to think of his/her own handle. We meet again. Look, I haven’t gone through this post thoroughly enough yet to have an opinion. All I know is that it is spelled “turmoil” and “Sleeze.” I’m sorry to keep pointing out the fact that you’re not smarter than a 5th grader. Hey! Maybe you can be Vice President!!!

  • West Covina Watcher

    To Anonymouse, your incorrect signing a voter registration form with a false address and signed under penalty of perjury is voter fraud. Check with the LA County Registrar Recorder. City Employees that are over weight don’t have equal rights? If this was a non union company doing this there would be a problem. City employees can be harassed by Council member Roger Hernandez where is Congress Member Hilda Solis and Senator Gloria Romero protecting these employees rights, or is it okay ladies? How many staff members of Senator Gloria Romero is Roger dating? How many staff members of Congress Member Hilda Solis is Roger dating? Does the word womanizer come to mind!

  • STOP THE PRESSES!!!

    A single man dates?!?!?!?!?!?! OH MY GOD! This is breaking news. Why isn’t the Tribune all over this? Quick, Roger Hernandez, a single, heterosexual male DATES women. I can’t believe it. The nerve of that guy. I mean, it’d be different if he were married, divorced his wife, and married someone else, like Steve Herfert did, but dating women. Oh, gosh. I’m just truly sickened by it.

  • West Covina Watcher

    To West Covina Watcher in bold, I know I mad a mistake after I posted the one word however I did use the word sleeze I merged the word Sleeze and Tribune together and you can spell it like you wish!

  • STOP THE PRESSES

    Who said he dates only women!

  • STOP THE PRESSES!!!

    Oh, gay jokes. The ultimate “I have nothing else to argue” argument. I loved telling gay jokes when I was in third grade and I couldn’t win an argument because everything I was passing off as facts were proved over and over to be false, just like our STOP THE PRESSES friend over here. Oh, the memories. You bring a tear to my eye. Sniff….

  • Anonymouse

    Listen, I bring the employee’s weight up because it goes to credibility. How am I to believe someone who claims another person GAVE him diabetes when I know that is impossible? So, if I know he’s lying there, why should I believe the rest? It makes sense once you think about it, and since it’s obvious you don’t really think things through, I don’t expect you to get it.

  • anonymous

    Dear Ms. McLain,

    It is absolutely worthy of a story…..

    I have no position either for or against Herfert or Hernandez, instead I am interested in knowing how my local government operates and the decision making abiility of the elected officials.

    The closed session exemption is often used to hide a variety of “goings on” and in this case we have the opportunity of being provided some insight into that process.

  • kanye west

    Steve Herfert doesn’t care about brown peoplem

  • Anonymous

    Someone should look into why Roger Hernandez was FIRED from Congresswoman Grace Napolitanos office a few years back….

    The guy has a history of violence and verbal abuse.

  • http://www.westcovinawatcher.com West Covina Watcher

    I’m going to have to go ahead and agree with the last anonymous poster. Are closed sessions being used as taxpayer-funded pissing matches? What does this argument have anything to do with anything protected under the Brown Act? Are these closed sessions being used as a cloak to protect bad behavior? If someone was being threatened, why did the city manager refuse to record it? Because it’s in closed session? So if someone punched someone else in the face in closed session, it’s protected? Can someone help me out with that question?

  • 24 Hour Fitness

    Someone should look into why Steve Herfert gave a gift of public funds to a businessman who also has business ties to one of Herferts daughters.

  • anonymous

    West Covina Watcher,

    No it is not protected under the Brown Act, but the City can, and most likely will try to claim that it is. The result is that a citizen will be forced to compel disclosure via litigation…..something most folks just can’t afford or care to endure.

    With any luck, a criminal complaint may be filed and the police may have some success in requiring the city officials present to make a statement? However even then, the behavior will not be made available to the public…..another exemption – investigative files?

  • Interesting!

    Closed Sessions not taped recorded?

    Why?

  • Answer the Question

    24 Hour Fitness, what businessman? since you know, what deal? and what daughter? You said we should look into it, if you know save us sometime!

  • West Covina Watcher

    It always seems like its Roger and someone and its the other persons fault. Roger holding two elected offices which is against the law, City Council and School Board he blames the DA for telling him to give up one office or the other. Roger, overcharging his city issued credit cards he blamed the Secretaries. Roger has Domestic Violence Call to his house he blames the West Covina Police and Mike Touhey then 6 months later he admits the problem did take place after blaming everyone else but himself. Roger gets a 12,000. discount on a SUV from Ziad Alhassen after selling a car to Ziad Alhassen for a $2,500. profit he blamed Mike Touhey for turning him in to the DA. Then he blames Mike Armijo for turning him in to the DA. Then in blames the DA. Roger calls Mayor Louie Lujan a liar after eating with Louie and billing the City of La Puente. Nine employees file Harassment complaint against Roger he blames all of them. Rogers Campaign consultant pleads guilty to Voter Fraud he blames Mike Touhey. Roger calls the Tribune reporter a liar then says he didn’t say that, but everything was on tape. Is Roger ever at fault for anything? The common person in all of this is Roger.

  • Someone Else

    Some people obviously have been fed a lot of CRAP by our local leaders, and it seems that have eaten it because they are high or something! To the person who thinks he is clever because he uses somebodys moniker, GET A CLUE! Touhey and Herfert are the West Covina Mafia and will do anything and everything to anyone who gets in their way!

  • Coth m

    Well this is interesting.

    I though a police chief was in the closed sessions? OR an Attorney? Staff people? Other council people? Sounds like a lot of witnesses if in fact Mr. Herfert said anything bad to Mr. Hernandez.

    If so, one way or the other, it should be handled in a professional way within the city government. But by putting it out in the open for the public to view via the press before there are real facts not just one persons spin; it seems to me it becomes like typical nasty mud slinging…

    I do think something similar happened in reverse a few years ago? Where Mr. Hernandez was yelling at some staff people? I think it was investigated and a conclusion was brought forward.

    I do think our elected people should be more professional than that. For Hernandez to send a letter to the paper is childish.

    But I do have to say Hernandez does seem to have a way of making excuses and getting his hand caught in the cookie jar. There are some that write in these blogs I read quite often that try to cover up for him by calling people names and saying people are fed crap etc.

    I think the information is pretty telling on who is causing a lot of problems and I hope for the future to bring more professionalisum to our elected people

  • Anonymous

    Anonymouse – you just lost any credibility you ever might have had. You obviously must have read the claim the employee filed against Roger Hernandez since you cite that the employee claims diabetes. What you fail to mention is that the claim specifically states “stress-induced diabetes” which if you research online is a reality and can be caused by a stressful, negative or hostile work environment. What you also fail to mention, is that everything that employee claims as being said by Hernandez can be substantiated by witnesses and on video since Hernandez, despite being admonished not to by the City, made his negative damaging statements on the Council dias at several City Council meetings. So the credibility of that employee appears better than yours.

    So either you are unaware of the facts, or in spite of the facts, you refuse to see them as you cannot see the forest through the trees and will never see what is going on here. And another thing, how many americans are fit like lance armstrong? less than 5%? There are very few people that are really fit like him and there are many people in this world that are fit and slim, yet have health issues. Lance did.

    Putting politics aside, why are there so many issues surrounding this council person? Why are so many people and organizations against him? To say its all a lie and political is hard to believe.

  • Anonymous

    Roger Hernandez was also dating a woman by the name of Krist Moreno who works for the local YWCA. She also filed a complaint against him for verbal abuse.

    This case has gone under the radar.

  • Anonymous

    Which ywca? Do you know where she filed it?

  • Anonymous

    Kristy Moreno. We believe she worked for the local WC YWCA. We hear that she filed or may have filed some type of complaint because of his verbal abuse.

    We also hear that he has been verbally abusive to Supervisor Gloria Molina’s staff. A woman who I met at the last WC council meeting named Marcia Guzman works for her and mentioned that Roger Hernandez would verbally abuse her and “pull rank” on her by demanding. That she “show him respect”. I encouraged her to file a complaint. Who knows if she did. This man has a history of violence and many perple are talking now.

    He points the finger at other people for being abusive to him as if he is the victim. What a shame.

    We also hear that he was released a while back from his position with Grace Napolitano for verbal abuse and misuse of resources at her district office. He had many verbal altercations with then district director Chuck Fuentes. Now Fuentes is city manager in Pico Rivera.

    At a council meeting once, Andy mentioned that Roger has overcharged his city credit card more than a few times. Why has this gone un checked?

    A group of us in WC will find out more on him and contine to demand the truth through any avenue such as the blog itself.

    Roger Hernandez is a cancer on WC and we must demand the truth.

    I love WC and have lived her all my life. I have never seen a Council Person with such flagrant disregard for others in my life.

  • Anonymous

    A COMPLETE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT AND IN DEPTH ARTICLE ON THIS GUY WOULD BE AWESOME READING!!

    Seems like a complete chronological history on this troubled councilman would be interesting!

    After all, he is the equivalent of a movie star gone bad, very bad after a bout with the law, drugs, and women.

    Juicy stuff!

  • West Covina Man

    Can closed session issues be public information?
    Especially such lanuage and behavior? Where is that darn attorney at?

  • WC Woman

    Why if Hernandez is sooo bad do all the “charges” never stick? Probably because they were nothing but a vendetta to begin with. As a resident I wonder why our money is being poured into a baseball stadium that does not return ANY revenue to the City for 3 years! I also wonder why only a select few contractors receive business in WC? Perhaps all these “charges” are a smoke screen to keep the residents from seeing what is really going on!

  • HAD ENOUGH!!!!!!!!

    Why don’t someone launch a RECALL on COUNCILMAN ROGER HERNANEZ ?????????

  • Anonymous

    Roger Hernandez gets away with these things because there are many people out there that believe all the lies he tells them. Smoke screens? Diversions?? Yeah, Roger throws plenty of them. Everytime something else happens, he points the finger at someone or something else and diverts attention from himself. Why is it that those that blindly support Hernandez cannot open their eyes and see the truth?

  • Anonymous

    When Roger Hernandez was on the School board he also many verbal altercations in closed session and public session with then Superintendent Ron Leon AND many of his board colleagues.

    All have distanced themselves from him. You should contact them and ask them.

    In fact Ron Leon retired, in part, because of Roger Hernandez’s verbal abuse and violent temper. There we’re many times that Roger would walk into Ron’s office or call him and start shouting and demanding that Ron do things for him. It was ridiculous, Roger carried himself carry arrogantly and let the position get to his head. Unfortunately, it seems now that he has gotten worse as time goes on.

    On can look at Roger and his bizarre behavior when appointing commissioners and then randomly removing them. This happened when he appointed his ex girlfriends father to planning commission and the removed him. The guys also served as his campaign diecypr for a while! Talk about being thankful. Roger is cold and has no consideration for others.

    Look at the rest of his history of commission appointments and ask them for yourself.

    Roger Hernandez, people are now beginning to talk and your past is coming back to haunt you.

  • Anonymous

    I should also mention that I am a contractor with Rowland Schools and got to know Roger well. Many times he bacame aggressive and demanded campaign contributions. I would give what I thought was fair but he would demand more and threaten my contract!

    I got to know Mr Robert Tafoya, former WC planning Commissioner on WC. He remains a god friend. We we’re talking the other day about Roger Hernandez and how he has become more troubled as time goes on and Tafoya told me about a fundraiser he hosted at his house for Roger that turned sour when Roger Hernandez made a pass at his wife!

    This guy has issues. No wonder Tafoya no longer wants anything to do with Hernandez.

    I still work for Rowland on a few contracts so I wish to remain anonymous. However, as my contract comes to an end. I’ll reveal my identity as I wish more prole would because this guy has to be exposed.

  • Anonymous

    Thought you guys woud find this interesting. At this web site, this site lists Hernandez as being the Mayor under Working with Civic Leaders! Since Hernandez has to give his permission to use his name, this is very interesting

    http://felipeagredano.com/aboutus.aspx

  • WC EMPLOYEE FED UP WITH ROGER HERNANDEZ

    There are a few employees here at WC City Hall that are filing complaints against Councilman Hernandez for verbal abuse and hostile work conditions.

    I am not surprised that he treated staff members the same way at Rowland USD.

    He MUST RESIGN.

  • WC Watcher II

    Hernandez Record

    Employees at the Rowland Unified School District left after Hernandez was elected to the School Board because during his Senior year in High School he was expelled for slapping his girlfriend in the face. He was actually sent from Nogales to Rowland because of this action.

    When elected to the Board, he threatened the former Superintendent at Rowland Unified School District

    When elected to The West Covina City Council he refused to resign from the Roland Board. It took Senator Gloria Romeros state legislative action to get him to understand you cant hold two offices at the same time.

    As a Councilmember he voted to give Mr. Alhassen 3.5 million taxpayer dollars. Within six months he was investigated by the DA for purchasing an SUV from Mr. Alhassen for almost nothing. He claimed he was a good businessman. Within a few months he traded in the car at a value greater than what he purchased it. Subsequently he has been seen at the Alhassen dealership weekly and is always asking for City legal fees regarding the Alhassen lawsuit, now worth over 7 million dollars to the City. Hernandez wants his buddy Alhassen to get a special deal.

    With regards to the DA investigation, he accused Councilmember Touhey of turning him into the DA. It was later revealed that the person who turned him in was actually a person who loaned him money for his campaign and Hernandez refuse to pay him.

    In 2006, Mr. Hernandez was investigated for Hostile work issues related to West Covina City employees. In the report by private investigator Ed McErlain, he found that Mr. Hernandez was guilty of inappropriate conduct by a preponderance of evidence. Nine City employees came forward to state incidences where Mr. Hernandez intimidated them. The City Council censored Mr. Herandez for his actions.

    In 2007 police were called to Mr. Hernandez house after screams from a woman. He resisted arrest and was uncooperative with police. The police questioned a woman at the house and she stated they were arguing. Subsequently Mr. Hernandez blamed Councilmember Touhey for calling the police. This was later proven untrue by a Sheriff Department investigation. Then after his election was in doubt, he charge the West Covina Police Department with falsifying the report. He later, after the election, admitted he was made up the charges.

    Two West Covina employees have filed claims against the City of West Covina for Mr. Hernandez actions. These lawsuits could cost the City of 6 million dollars. The City Council must now defend Mr. Hernandez or settle with the employees.

  • Wow

    I can’t believe all this crap on roger are you sure he isn’t a twin of Anthony Bejarano over in Baldwin Park. I think all these council people go to the same school of b/s. It’s time to rid all the cities of these poor excuses of a human beings.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t forget that his campaign mananger was convicted of voter fraud. Makes you wonder if other votes were fraudulently obtained to win his election.

  • ROGER HERNANDEZ IS UNSTABLE

    It does not stop there. While a Board Member for RUSD, Roger Hernandez worked for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and created all sorts of trouble while working there.

    He got in several verbal altercations with the then Chief of Staff, Chuck Fuentes (now city manager at Pico Rivera). Just ask Chuck himself; it got to the point where Roger Hernandez filed the Congresswoman with a law suit!

    Eventually, the Congresswoman’s office settled with Hernandez and avoided an escalation of the issue. However, this guy remained a loose cannon as he continued to show up late, offend fellow staffers, and conduct political work out of the Congresswoman’s office.

    The list of people that Roger Hernandez has offended abused is long.

    A man like this does not deserve the public trust when he can not even trust himself.

  • Concerned Citizen

    I wonder how many students Roger had to say that they still live with Mommy and Daddy in West Covina, to give himself those extra votes???????????? Is there a way to even check this out????????Can we even check out how many people are registered to vote at the Roger Hernandez address?????????

  • Concerned Citizen

    I wonder how many students Roger had to say that they still live with Mommy and Daddy in West Covina, to give himself those extra votes???????????? Is there a way to even check this out????????Can we even check out how many people are registered to vote at the Roger Hernandez address?????????

  • Anonymous

    Yes, someone can simply go to the LA County Registrar Recorders office in Norwalk to see how many people are registered at his “home”.

  • Anon

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Ha! If it did happen, it sounds like Hernandez got a dose of his own medicine.

  • Anonymous

    It does not stop there. While a Board Member for RUSD, Roger Hernandez worked for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano and created all sorts of trouble while working there.

    He got in several verbal altercations with the then Chief of Staff, Chuck Fuentes (now city manager at Pico Rivera). Just ask Chuck himself; it got to the point where Roger Hernandez filed the Congresswoman with a law suit!

    Eventually, the Congresswoman’s office settled with Hernandez and avoided an escalation of the issue. However, this guy remained a loose cannon as he continued to show up late, offend fellow staffers, and conduct political work out of the Congresswoman’s office.

    The list of people that Roger Hernandez has offended abused is long.

    A man like this does not deserve the public trust when he can not even trust himself.