Natalynne DeLapp former ED at EPIC has now become a true corporate shill…..sad

Natalynne DeLapp (center)

From: Natalynne DeLapp

To: Bohn, Rex

Subject: Fwd: Travel to Humboldt – Next Week

Date: Monday, April 01, 2019 10:34:53 AM

Rex,

We need to come up with a list of all the various organizations, groups, needs, etc that Terra-Gen can contribute to now and into the future. Who needs a fire truck?

Natalynne

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From: Natalynne DeLapp

Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: Travel to Humboldt – Next Week

To: Nathan Vajdos

Cc: Kevin Martin, Erec DeVost (Erec.DeVost@stantec.com)

Hey Nathan and team,

You’re coming here on April 9 & 10 (?) Have you already set appointments with the Wiyot, or do you want me to do that? My suggestion for Terra-Gen is to assess “how much padding does the company have to reinvest in ‘good neighbor’ projects and community re-investment this year, and into the future?” There are a lot of worthy projects and needs that Humboldt has from environmental, to cultural, employment, mental health, social, public safety, etc. Just as our community members have a culture of philanthropy with how we contribute our hard-earned dollars to our non-profits (KMUD and KHSU radio stations, hospitals, volunteer fire departments, schools, as well as supporting local political candidates, etc)–Terra-Gen ought to have a plan for how it is going to give back to the community beyond property tax dollars now and into the future. I understand the pie/pool of money/resources is only so big, and that Terra-Gen has finite resources (you’re not Santa Claus or Daddy Warbucks) and folks need to adjust their expectations of what the company is able to do. I believe it is your best interests to maximize your return on investment, while at the same time creating the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. The specifics of who and what gets what moving forward is going to be key. The Zanzis, Chang, Fae, Rio Dell, Wiyot, enviros, etc. (KCJ- The first three are landowners near the project)

What is going to be the “sugar that helps the medicine go down?”

This is directly linked to the Unions and some of the progressive “solutions” to “problems” and when they think the “only way to make sure the community is benefited is through Labor Agreements, or Community Benefits Agreements.” When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Being a good neighbor voluntarily and in advance, prior to being forced (with legally binding contracts, or bullied with extortion) is one of those solutions. I personally do not believe paying a small number of people more money to build a project, for a short period of time (aka labor contract) is good for the greatest number of people. I would sooner see Terra-Gen invest monies in economic development, educational opportunities, mental health/addiction services, and environmental restoration.

The county just held its “Budget Roadshow” where members of the public tell the county what their priorities are so the county can allocate resources according to the will of the people–that is a “road map” to the political will of the people–labor contracts were not a part of that discussion. Given my background in fundraising and development, non-profits, and election campaigning, I am uniquely sensitive to the financial needs (scare resources) of the community, and have worked for a decade, “Encouraging a Culture of Philanthropy.” I wrote the below Op-Ed back in 2013. I believe it still holds true, and is relevant to the discussion.

Natalynne

 

Source FOIA request

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7 thoughts on “Natalynne DeLapp former ED at EPIC has now become a true corporate shill…..sad

  1. Racist Republikkkan Rex Bohn 🐘👈🏼🤪🍺, alcoholic asshole idiot that he is, OF COURSE is involved in this particularly obnoxious form of public corruption. Not only is Racist Republikkkan Rex Bohn a mentally deficient midget moron, soon-to-be former supervisor Bonehead 🍖

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    • Not in Rex’s district, but sure appreciate Estelle Fennell’s leadership. Your constituents are all for Terra Gen, Estelle! Keep up the good work! Money to be made in that project!

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    • That little e-mail chain there is proof positive of political corruption on the part of racist midget fatass 🐷💩 Rex Bohn 🥃, the fugliest most fucked up alcoholic idiot county supervisor in Humboldt history (since the days of dumbass Ryan Sundberg 🐘💩). How many 🍺 🚘 DUIs does Sundberg and Bohn have between the two combined by now? Are we talking double digits? Go to rehab, Rex. 🖕🏿

      #RexBohnIsSoFat 🐷

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  2. “Okay, who do we have to buy off?”
    Pure Humboldt economy corruption.

    Thanks to whoever placed the FOIA request. That letter is painful. It also makes clear how little she knows about labor and unions.

    I think “became a shill” is not the phrase. She isn’t parroting Terra-Gen ideology. She is enthusiastically, personally invested in this sale and is “exquisitely sensitive” to who might be bribed and how to do it.
    Could we at least evaluate this on the merits? What’s in it for her?

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  3. Sorry, the losers on the government dole don’t own the property this project is going to be developed upon.

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