|Cyane Dandridge, sitting Marinwood CSD Director wins "no bid" contract while Chairman of SEI HERE|
Cyane Dandridge, sitting Marinwood CSD Director, presents a proposal from HER COMPANY (Strategic Energy Innovations) to adapt a "no bid" consulting contract giving her company the right to select Solar Contractor for Marinwood CSD. She DOES NOT IDENTIFY TO THE PUBLIC that it is her company, yet all of the sitting CSD directors, Leah Kleinman-Green, Bruce Anderson, Tarey Reed, Bill Hansell and of course Cyane know that it belongs to her.
It is a CLEAR VIOLATION of Government Code 1090 concerning Conflict of Interest (see below) and Fair Political Practices in my opinion.
Bill Hansell halts the vote in September 2012 for "more consideration". Leah Kleinman Green and Tarey Read want to rush the vote:
The very next Marinwood CSD meeting in October 2012, after consulting the County Attorney, at taxpayer expense, the Marinwood CSD votes to approve the SEED contract with Cyane abstaining (she previously "forgot to disclose" her ownership of SEI). When I raise objections due to possible conflict of interest, the board quickly votes to approve the contract.
Once again, Tom Horne, Marinwood CSD manager consults the county attorney who informs them that INDEED there is a conflict of interest when a sitting board member is awarded a no bid consulting contract. Cyane Dandridge resigns and then the Marinwood CSD board awards her the contract after she is no longer a representative OUTSIDE OF A PUBLIC MEETING.
In my opinion ALL OF THE MARINWOOD CSD BOARD MEMBERS plus the Marinwood CSD manager breached an ethical duty to voters for disclosure and transparency and may have violated Fair Political Practices law.
The result of the SEED Solar fund chose a SolED Benefit Corporation, a company that had NO SUCCESSFUL government installations despite the requirement each bidder have FIVE installations.
We are paying DOUBLE what government agencies are paying for similar solar installations.