Some ten years ago - I received a call from a person in New York who insisted to know more about Dwayne Jones - having read some of my articles - then post on my website:
I asked her why did she decide to contact me and she told me she was vetting Dwayne Jones - and wanted to know more about him - and more about his financials wheeling and dealing.
She had read my article but failed to remember the opening lines of my article - it simply stated: " Nothing good comes from Dwayne Jones ".
She said that she had read the entire article - but what had spurred her - a woman from New York - to call me and find out more about Dwayne Jones?
This call and many other calls - have been directed to me -
my answer is simple: " do your own. investigation ".
Today Dwayne Jones is synonymous with corruption in Francisco.
More as one linked to Platinum Consultants and an organization called - Young Community Developers.
The paradox is that the very office that Young Community Developers operates from - is the exact same office from which the father of Kevin Williams - operated - the first Black man and his team - to build affordable housing in the Bayview.
Kevin Williams' father - the well known - Mr George Williams was an honorable man - who did not believe in lying, cheating, hoodwinking, bluffing.
Unlike Young Community Developers - Kevin Williams father served the many decent constituents of the Southeast Sector - those in District 10 and so did his wife the well known and admired Ruth Williams. Both left a lasting - legacy.
Today, Young Community Developers is known for being corrupt - many aspects of this sordid organization - will shortly be audited for all the world to see.
Thousands of dollars that were given by Home Depot to YCD through Dwayne Jones - which were not spent for what it was meant.
Then Home Depot decided to sell the permits it had in place to LOWES - again Dwayne Jones interjected and received more money using his firm RDJ - shamelessly asking for more money - to help the community and YCD and pocketing the money.
The RDJ is full of flowery messages - more like arrows shot in the air - nothing viable and for not sure nothing - sustainable:
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is out to hoodwink the Public at Large - on many levels.
The delivery of clean drinking water, the increased charges linked to sewer, community benefits - doled out to Girls 2000, the Conservation Corps - other entities - that have NOT helped create - career jobs that matter.
Paradoxically, I was there when the Conservation Corps were created - the headquarters at Upper Fort Mason - and I accommodate them at the Presidio of San Francisco - where I first met John Avalos - the former Supervior of District 11 and a Manager who worked for the SF Conservation Corps.
Even then we encountered problems with discrimination - coming from the Presidio Trust - using our youth of color - and failing to train them towards having - " career Jobs ".
Now Girls 2000 want to rejuvenate the Green Houses at 1800 Oakdale for all the wrong reason.
That entire area is contaminated and needs to be mitigated. Human beings should not be working in that area - no toilets, no shower rooms, the dirt roads are pathetic and the list goes on and on.
Each of three operators paid $10,000 a year - that is $30,000 will Girls 2000 pay that amount - and if so will that come from the grant - and what real experience has Girls 2000 got in running nurseries of a caliber. The questions are many - stop playing with FIRE.
Juliet Ellis is aware of the above mentioned factors - and more since the three operators who operated the three Green Houses - were paid $100,000 each and have left the area - established themselves elsewhere - and the eviction of these three entities was hostile to say the least.
These types of so called workforce projects - half baked - with ulterior motives - does not reflect the values of our community.
Juliet Ellis, Dwayne Jones have no commitment to serve our community - they have ulterior motives - to make money on the backs of the needy - and think they can fool us.
No one can fool - all the people - all the time - believe you me.
Juliet Ellis does not know anything about Work Force - and has not lifted a finger to help the 1800 Oakdale - the Southeast Community Facility Commission Building - so please - think before you are taken to court this time.
Again the entire area is contaminated - the three Green Houses - if the SFPUC decided to evict those three operators - one main reason was the contamination - dirt was planted in boxes - and in container above ground - but all the same the surrounding ground was contaminated.
The three operators were put in harms way with intent - and they can sue the SF Public Utilities Commission and should.
I was involved in a way - to mitigate the situation at hand.
I know the situation at hand and it will costs millions - just to mitigate and abate the area. More so now that we really know how contaminated the area is.
Why are these jackasses even in our community - Juliet Ellis and Dwayne Jones
I have never seen them with their significant other in our community - no one knows what they stand for - more values that matter - accept that corruption and evil stuff - oozes from their sordid - pores.
Now that the three Green House are vacant - and have been left vacant - there is no way Girls 2000 or any other decent agency should go near the Green Houses.
Also it is illegal to give Girls 2000 space at the trailers - close to the Green Houses - the cozy relationship between Girls 2000 and Juliet Ellis - stinks to high heaven.
Right now there is a Freedom of Information Act enquiry - that wants to know more about who runs RDJ and why are millions of dollars - funneled to this individual - who already is black listed - when it come to projects - in San Francisco.
When a qualified and experience contractor bid for a job and won the job - Dwayne Jones used his influence with the SF Housing Authority when Amos Brown was the Chair - to rebid the contract that was already awarded to the contractor. Who in their right mind would go to such lengths?
Only for the contractor to take Dwayne Jones to court and win the case - the contract given back to the contractor that lost his - well bided contract.
Dwayne Jones and Linda Richardson - two of them - were black listed - and remain so to this day.
Why are we tolerating such abject corruption in San Francisco?
The SF PubLic Utilities Commission is embedded by corruption and crooks of the worst order.
Over 2 billion in mitigation dollars are owed the Bayview Hunters Point Community.
We need a District Supervisor who understands such issues. Not one that panders to SF Public Utilities Commission to Big Developers - to the Warriors who have no clue what is happening at ground - zero.
We need some one from our community - who has worked and fought hard in the trenches - not outsiders - who dress fancy and their hearts are rotten - crooked to the core - they will be defeated and fall flat on their faces.
The Environmental Protection Agency will be informed about the many ploys and machinations taking place at the Phelps Raw Sewage Treatment Plant.
We need at the cockpit - at the Raw Sewage Treatment Plant - someone that loves the community and works for the community.
Some one that can share his experience - more institutional wisdom - and if you dare bring outsiders - to hoodwink the community - you all will pay a heavy price.
The Sisters and Brothers are ready - the clarion call has been given - the sellouts - will meet their ire of the people - who are fed up with the wheeling and dealing. STOP before it is too late.
What we have is the empirical data - also thousands that can shut down City Hall without stepping into City Hall.
For sure weed out corrupt crooks - that have been charged - by the courts and well known - to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Make no bones about the quest of those that are decent to leave a sound legacy - devoid of those that stink to high heaven. Aho.