In 2012, the Fair Political Practices Commission ruled that Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar violated the Political Reform Act when he received a personal loan from a local developer, Larry Rasmussen.
According to the Signal Newspaper, “In a letter sent to Kellar, Gary S. Winuk, chief of the FPPC’s enforcement division, said the councilman’s loan violated the Political Reform Act. The act states that a city council member receiving a personal loan from any person who has a contract with the council member’s city is a violation.”
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Kellar is more than endorsing candidate Jason Gibbs as his replacement on City Council. Gibbs is being propped up by the same people. Gibbs is also on bond oversight committee.
A former Santa Clarita City Council candidate said that they want a Manchurian candidate who they can pass through oversight committees and will rubber-stamp whatever they want. “Look at who they appointed to the committees. Who put him there? That defeats the whole purpose of oversight. Look at who is pulling these strings. Same.”
The Signal’s Jeff Gottlieb stated, ‘”Larry Rasmussen and his wife, Peggy, among the wealthiest and most powerful couples in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
“The Rasmussens are active in Santa Clarita business, community affairs and politics. Larry’s companies include Spirit Properties and Spirit Holdings, which developed Centre Pointe, among other projects. His companies currently are building Castaic High School. Peggy Rasmussen is president of the Santa Clarita Valley Committee on Aging, where Vanessa Wilk, Sen. Wilk’s wife, is a board member.“