Group: Here is a message from Jon Sargent, CAA President, along with my reply. Got whitewash anyone?
Jon Sargent CAA President10-17-2006
This is not "going away".
The CAA has rules; Bay Alarm Company violated them. Bay Alarm Company caused this problem, now they can't take the heat.
You (you personally, Jon) promised that you would take action if you got more proof. I gave it to you; it re-affirms and proves each allegation, namely that Bay Alarm Company was unlicensed. Its your turn to deliver on your promise, and help show that the CAA can police its own and not be just a "good old boys club".
You offered these additional thoughts (followed by my comments):
Interesting, but the CAA Bylaws mandates this responsibility to the Board, to ensure all members meet the minimum requirements for membership. And, in this case, and with the grievances filed in July2005, it has been proved that Bay Alarm Company was unlicensed from 2000 until 2006, so all the Board volunteers need to do its take action. The fact that the Grievance Committee did not "thoroughly research" Bay Alarm Company's unlicensed status and ignored the inconvenient truth of the allegations does not make the allegations untrue or go away.
Again, interesting, but Bay Alarm Company's motive is not the issue. The issue is that the CAA is open only to licensed alarm companies, Bay Alarm Company was unlicensed, and they (including their George Matthew) lied about it. Thus, Bay Alarm Company, from 2000 until 2006 was ineligible for membership.
Actually, if you read them you will see that they are substantially all new grievances, based upon newly discovered facts and documents. The fact that the Grievance Committee whitewashed the initial fact finding in 2005, thereby "resolving" nothing except their own bias, makes it all the more important that they open their eyes and do a truthful job this time.
There are other options, namely a finding can be made by the Board: that (i) the grievances are/were factually correct, that (ii) Bay Alarm Company was unlicensed from 2000 to 2006, that (iii) they subsequently got licensed. Then we can all go home. The longer the Board ignores (and thereby condones) Bay Alarm Company's wrongful acts, the longer the CAA will continue to be the laughingstock of the industry.
This is not going away. And Bay Alarm Company operations are still not properly licensed (more on that later as the documents arrive...)
And there are other regular members unlicensed during this same period.
Regards, Nick Lawrence911 Inc.
Sargent, Jon wrote (on 10-16-06):