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C00036 - CPRA Request to City of La Mesa Regarding Stieringer Resignation

Citizens Oversight (2011-04-01) Raymond Lutz

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More Info: Grossmont Healthcare Board, La Mesa City Council

Email sent to La Mesa City Clerk


Please provide the following documents:
1. Resignation by James Stieringer from position of City Treasurer, I believe sometime in 2006.
2. City Council minutes related to the above, I believe a closed session.
3. Citizen complaint prompting this action, the complaint based on the notion of conflict of interest of Stieringer occupying two seats in governmental bodies with overlapping jurisdictions.

Please provide this information (if possible) in electronic form and email to

Please confirm your reception of this request to the above email address.

--Ray Lutz
National Coordinator, Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPS)

Response 1

The following is in response to your records request of April 4, 2011 regarding City Treasurer Stieringer:

Mr. Stieringer announced he would not seek reelection in November 2006. (See attached City Council meeting minutes of January 24, 2006.) Mr. Eldon Vogt was elected City Treasurer in November 2006. (See election results in City Council meeting minutes of December 12, 2006.)

As for your other items, we have found no records relating to your request.



Follow Up

Dear Ms. Neufeld:

Thank you for your help on this issue, I received those two PDF files.

I would like to find out if James Stieringer served the entire term, up through the last meeting in 2006. Did Mr. Stieringer attend the meeting of 2006-12-12? (i.e. please send me the first pages of the minutes for that meeting.) If not, please back up to find out the last meeting he attended.

Please confirm your reception of this request.

I know there was a citizen complaint based on the conflict of interest based on overlapping jurisdictions, but I have yet to find that document



--Ray Lutz
Citizens Oversight Projects.

Response 2

Dear Mr. Lutz,

The City Treasurer position is not included in the roll call vote, and therefore we have no record of Mr. Stieringer's attendance at City Council meetings other than when the City Treasurer's Quarterly Report is being presented. The last Quarterly report presented by Mr. Stieringer was July 25, 2006. Administrative Services Director Ameling gave the October 24, 2006 report.



Subsequent to that response, I requested the paystubs for James Stieringer, which is attached. Indeed, it appears that he completed his term during the year 2006. He did not give the Treasurer Report for the 3rd Quarter, instead it was given by the Dir. Admin Services. So even though he was paid, it was not clear that he was completing the duties of the position.


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Title C00036 - CPRA Request to City of La Mesa Regarding Stieringer Resignation
Publisher Citizens Oversight
Author Raymond Lutz
Pub Date 2011-04-01
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Note Features James Stieringer
Keywords Grossmont Healthcare Board, La Mesa City Council
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C00036-2011-04-05_CPRA-LaMesa-StieringerTreasurerResignation.pdfpdf C00036-2011-04-05_CPRA-LaMesa-StieringerTreasurerResignation.pdf manage 86 K 26 Jun 2014 - 21:23 Raymond Lutz CPRA to City of La Mesa re Stieringer Treasurer Resignation
cc_min_2006_01_24.pdfpdf cc_min_2006_01_24.pdf manage 3 MB 26 Jun 2014 - 21:23 Raymond Lutz  
cc_min_2006_12_12.pdfpdf cc_min_2006_12_12.pdf manage 431 K 26 Jun 2014 - 21:23 Raymond Lutz La Mesa City Council Minutes, 2006-12-12
jamesstieringerpaystubsfor2006aslamesatreasurer.pdfpdf jamesstieringerpaystubsfor2006aslamesatreasurer.pdf manage 310 K 26 Jun 2014 - 21:23 Raymond Lutz Pay Stubs of James Stieringer for 2006 showing he was paid though the end of the term.
Topic revision: r6 - 11 Mar 2015, RaymondLutz
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