|In Random Lengths News April 16-29, 2015 edition may be a partial explanation of why the NFL is being forced through without public impute. Below are excerpts from that article: If nothing else read the attached lawsuit filed, there are stories of unethical and illegal actions, deception, setting up a fraudulent business and much more. This abuse of power could cost the City of Carson up to $20 million dollars.How a Big Deal was Kept Secret By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor, and Lyn Jensen, Carson ReporterThis past February, Beverly Hills developer Richard Rand filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the city and Leonard Bloom of U.S. Capital LLC.Rand claimed in the lawsuit that he began working through his companies Rand Resources LLC and Carson El Camino LLC to bring one or more NFL franchises to the city and play in a “state of the art” stadium within the city.This is not the first time the city and Rand have tangled in the courtroom. In 2003, in a suit against the city and its redevelopment agency, Rand accused then Mayor Darryl Sweeney of soliciting a bribe in exchange for various entitlements in connection with a “$100 million mixed-use development” he had planned for the 91-acre property. Rand said he refused to pay the bribe and as a result, the city denied the entitlement, despite earlier assurances.
In 2006, a jury sided with Rand, finding that his civil rights had been violated. The city appealed the civil verdict and Rand filed a cross-appeal seeking $20 million in damages.
In 2008, while the appeal was still ongoing, Rand and Carson’s redevelopment agency entered into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement. The agreement was contingent upon Rand halting his cross appeal and not enforcing the judgment.
The agreement was first extended for three years, then extended a second time in 2011 to end in 2012. Rand and the redevelopment agency entered a new two-year agreement similar to the first one.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s dismantling of the state’s redevelopment agencies caused Rand to question his rights. In September 2012, Rand proposed entering into an exclusive agency agreement with the city in exchange for staying his $20 million cross-appeal of the 2003 lawsuit. This agreement allowed Rand to operate as the city’s exclusive agent in talks with the NFL about bringing a team to Carson.
Under the agreement, no one other than Rand Resources was permitted to represent the city in negotiations with the NFL, and Rand was to shoulder all the cost of meeting with NFL executives and hiring architectural firms to draft proposed stadium designs, among other costs. The agreement was to end in 2014.
Rand accuses the city of double dealing while the contract was enforced-starting at least in the summer of 2013. He accuses the city specifically of meeting with Leonard Broom of U.S. Capital while his exclusive agreement with the city was in force.
Related documents January 2008 to present
Richard Rand Lawsuit Filed February 20, 2015
Rand Settlement Agreement April 4, 2013
Fact Sheet Former Cal Compact Landfill (DTSC) January 2008
CA Pollution Control Financing Authority CA Recycle Underutilized Sites Remediation Program Meeting Date: November 19, 2008 Request Infill Grant Approval
Preliminary Consideration JPA January 20, 2015
A JOINT POWERS AGREEMENT February 17, 2015
ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT March 2015
DEPOSIT/REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT March 17, 2015
FINANCIAL SERVICES ON NFL STADIUM Staff Report March 17, 2015
Joint Powers Authority Board March 17, 2015
ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS March 23, 2015
Release and Settlement with Carson Marketplace LLC Staff Report April 21, 2015
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