From: Yaya Fanusie
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2005 2:53 AM
To: Larson, Stephen
Cc: ; ; yaya fanusie ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Kostas Dimoyannis ; Yaya Fanusie
Subject: Requesting that Exe.DirectorLarson exercises Due Diligence investigation on my 2003 allegations against Richard Clark-Director of CPSD


What Now?!
199 Montecito Avenue, Suite 307
Oakland, CA 94610

July 14, 2003

Mr. Richard Clark, Director
Consumer Protection and Safety Division
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dear Mr. Clark:

Subject: Rejection during Probation

The Concerned Staff Committee was informed that a new hire of the CPSD was rejected last week. The staff was hired in February, 2003.

The Concerned Staff Committee would like to know the following:

Did you approve and sign the Letter of Rejection?
Did you know whether the affected staff’s Due Process Rights were respected before the termination?
Did Mark Ziering initiate the rejection process?
Did you assess/ evaluate the Educational and Professional background of Mark Ziering vis-à-vis that of the dismissed staff?
Did you receive advice and recommendations in writing from George Carazo, Director of Human Resources, and Patrick McDermott that the rejection is proper and lawful because the relevant /governing DPA RULES were followed?
Did Attorney Diana Lee review the process and OK it?
We believe that you have professional Law Enforcement background; therefore we expect you to adhere to DPA RULES.

Do not take this enquiry as Personal. We are just investigating the Commission’s rejection of five NEW HIRES during probation. What we uncover would form the basis for a formal presentation to Gray Davis, Governor of California.

Visit our website: and click on What Now?! for an understanding of our findings.

Sincerely yours

Yaya Fanusie, Ph.D

Publisher of What Now?!

Cc: Joe Elwell-Scardino,
Legislative Advocate for What Now?!