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Watts Rising

Watts Rising ... May 31 2020

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess
Fwd. I asked Lynn to clarify some positions for us 2 messages Rho X Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 2:05 PM To: Peter Burgess Hi! Review these email reaponces and let me know what you think when u have a moment. This is regarding how we got into a bigger plan. I can't quite see it yet but it slowly comes together. Thank you kindly, Naomi ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Lynn Crandall Date: Sun, May 31, 2020, 6:19 PM Subject: Re: As soon as possible, watch this video, seeing that it is what they will make for us To: Rho X My responses in Red On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:56 PM Rho X wrote: NS TO LYNN Hello Lynn, Please be clear w Peter about your use of faith L. Organization as fiscal receiver and that she is developer. Explain to me/him also her position with watts rising. NS COMMENT Faith is tight with Bennett, backing him up with the HUD Envision Center 4 pillar program that is to ensure the job readiness, health and education/environment sustainability of the low income housing VAG STREAMM is funding and Faith is overseeing Envision Center compliance with her nonprofit that is also the fiscal receiver to whom Bennett provides funds and after she takes her administrative percentage, she provides funds to the nonprofits, Faith-Based, Academic programs that have brought in people, planet and profit support from their own existing resources and need just a bit more for compliance with Envision Center criteria. Rendler's job is to explain Watts Rising NS TO LYNN If you have any promises in place existing we could be aware of them now before the group dives deeper. NS COMMENT TO TPB Im only promising to link all the existing resources I can discover at USC, LAUSD, UCLA and in the community as well as the space people and art at IGM AG. NS TO LYNN Do u have all of the letters of intent that the gallery has actively in one place? NS COMMENT TO TPB I can't write letters of intent until leadership tells us what they want us to do. I keep trying to show them opportunities, resources, manpower and contacts, but until they (the generals supporting Bennett and Linton) and B & L themselves asking for the letters, there's no point in writing them. Those above must see and agree to what we want to do, add their stipulatoins and then we write the letters saying what we agree to do. NS TO LYNN If you have any promises in place existing we could be aware of them now before the group dives deeper. NS COMMENT TO TPB Im only promising to link all the existing resources I can discover at USC, LAUSD, UCLA and in the community as well as the space people and art at IGM AG. Do u have all of the letters of intent that the gallery has actively in one place? I can't write letters of intent until leadership tells us what they want us to do. I keep trying to show them opportunities, resources, manpower and contacts, but until they (the generals supporting Bennett and Linton) and B & L themselves asking for the letters, there's no point in writing them. Those above must see and agree to what we want to do, add their stipulatoins and then we write the letters saying what we agree to do. NS TO LYNN Peter and I spoke about him desiring TVM to be its own nonprofit fund and we started speaking with financial advisors. Great. NS COMMENT TO TPB TO TPB That's the local funds that you can raise yourself in your own communities to match with the HUD funds. If you need to, those funds can run through artAngels.org if you have no other nonprofit fiscal receiver to do it. NS TO LYNN Most developers are not trustworthy and Peter will have to vet her as his fav option or what is required for another fiscal receiver and the politics there or he can help w the paperwork.... NS COMMENT TO TPB I do not know if Faith is going to be developing in this project. It's fuzzy, because she is a developer, but her stated role in this project is to carry out the Envision Center mandate NS TO LYNN We have to outline the financial aspects of the big picture and the sub groups/responsibilities, which u may know but it has to be visual in a document. NS COMMENT TO TPB I have no idea what the value of the People, Planet and Profit is - that's Peter's work to figure out with Peloquin if Peloquin still wants to do this. I told him we need to add in the enhanced human decision making (George, Frank and Beddows) in order to surround Peloquin's vision of providing fish farms and watershed services to VAGSTREAM sites in Envision approved forms to provide jobs, health and education. Peloquin told me to keep it simple and just present his program, but his program can't stand alone without the enhanced human decision making team/s backing him. That's the point that we broke off communication. NS TO LYNN This way he has a heads up on your vision and can give his insight as a person with CFO capabilities and efficiency experience. NS TO LYNN I know it might exist there and Its no my job to know about your business but we will be structuring our part and want to be sure you are clear on which partners fit in and how big. Thanks! Naomi 6/1/2020 Gmail - Fwd. I asked Lynn to clarify some positions for us https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ik=dccde4df7a&view=pt&search=all&permthid=thread-f%3A1668320841373868414&simpl=msg-f%3A16683208413… 2/5 We have to outline the financial aspects of the big picture and the sub groups/responsibilities, which u may know but it has to be visual in a document. I have no idea what the value of the People, Planet and Profit is - that's Peter's work to figure out with Peloquin if Peloquin still wants to do this. I told him we need to add in the enhanced human decision making (George, Frank and Beddows) in order to surround Peloquin's vision of providing fish farms and watershed services to VAGSTREAM sites in Envision approved forms to provide jobs, health and education. Peloquin told me to keep it simple and just present his program, but his program can't stand alone without the enhanced human decision making team/s backing him. That's the point that we broke off communication. This way he has a heads up on your vision and can give his insight as a person with CFO capabilities and efficiency experience. I know it might exist there and Its no my job to know about your business but we will be structuring our part and want to be sure you are clear on which partners fit in and how big. Thanks! Naomi On Sun, May 31, 2020, 5:24 PM Lynn Crandall wrote: Here's the video I said I'd send - just sent it to George so forwarding to you. Also, See this from Burgess responding to what USC Brenda Wiewel wrote me here:
Hi Lynn, Thank you for sharing this important information about one aspect of USC’s community partnership engaged on community capacity building. I wanted to update a little about the work the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness that is also supported by Councilman Price in the same community. We are partnering with a new community network, known as CRSSLA- the Community Response System for South Los Angeles, a collaborative of over 30 non-profit and church organizations, formed to advocate for community needs, partner to co-design community health education and access, and prepare for long term recovery. CRSSLA is acknowledged and supported by the USC Civic Engagement Office and includes food distribution. I’m overseeing a team of 14 USC students, engaged in professional internships, who are helping to build infrastructure for the network communication system, including website development and outreach to volunteers, business, non-profit, and churches. As part of this network, we will be collaborating with Keck School of Medicine to do a food access study and are hoping to also develop a health disparity study based on structural/systemic factors that impact access to COVID 19 testing and healthcare. I’m personally honored to be part of USC’s community partnerships and contributions, which clearly demonstrate value and impact where it’s needed most. Warmest wishes, Brenda Brenda Wiewel, DSW, LCSW Director University Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness University of Southern California 1150 S. Olive Street, Room 1131 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 465-0053 For the latest information on the USC Initiative, please visit: https://homelessness.usc.edu/
Follow us: 6/1/2020 Gmail - Fwd. I asked Lynn to clarify some positions for us https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ik=dccde4df7a&view=pt&search=all&permthid=thread-f%3A1668320841373868414&simpl=msg-f%3A16683208413… 3/5 Twitter @USC_end Instagram @endhomelessnessusc

Here's Burgess' reply to me after reading from Brenda

Lynn

Thank you for including me in the sharing of this material ... much appreciated.

I have not been deeply involved with social issues in the United States, but I have experienced the 'bottom of the pyramid' in a lot of the work I have done in other parts of the world over many years. More than anything else I learned something of the humanity of each and every human being, no matter what their station in life and the situation they find themselves in. While I had some formal training in academic economics ... I learned a lot more about real economics seeing the behavior of people who were stressed to the limit as refugees from civil war or stressed because of drought and starvation. Probably more than anything else, this is the reason that my TrueValueMetrics.org (TVM) initiative has people as a critical element in the analytical framework.

I have done a little bit of work to apply TVM to the problem of homelessness. The main theme of the TVM analysis is to embrace the idea that the main perspective of work with homelessness should be the individual subject, and the improvement in quality of life that is realized by each and every subject. My impression has been that as a matter of public policy, where the goal is to have less homelessness, progress gets to be claimed when the homeless are merely less visible and out of sight. Whether or not this actually results in the individual people getting into a situation where they are experiencing is a better quality of life is not so clear.

It will therefore come as not surprise that I am delighted to see the information about the CRSSLA initiative described by Brenda Wiewel. (CRSSLA - the Community Response System for South Los Angeles). I have a thousand questions about what is going to be done ... including some big questions about issues like measuring progress and performance, and managing human and financial resources to get optimum results. My questions about issues like thus usually get me shown the door ... which I understand ... but it is also one of the reasons why very important jobs like this have difficulty mobilizing the financial resources they so desperately need. There may be high financial costs in doing work with the homeless but the social profit arising can be spectacular. Again thanks for the information ...

Be well ... stay well ... follow the rules

Best ... PeterB

---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Lynn Crandall Date: Sun, May 31, 2020 at 2:47 PM Subject: As soon as possible, watch this video, seeing that it is what they will make for us To: GEORGE SZABO
This is Todd Schwartzrock introducing the HUD project. He is donating his time, because he is well paid by his company and hopes to prove his value to HUD so HUD will pay him to do more cities in the Pipeline. Same as we envision your game working with the Pipeline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHl1FttxGSA
Lynn Crandall
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Peter Burgess Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 2:34 PM
To: Rho X
Dear Naomi
Thanks for the update / info
Would love to follow up on this with you at your convenience ...
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