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About Us: Days of Dialogue
The Honorable Avis Ridley-Thomas
Informed sources are telling us not ...
Informed sources are telling us not to be overly concerned with Avis Ridley-Thomas's latest move to start confidential
discussions with a whole new group of unknown participants (read Home Depot supporters).
It has been suggested to us that
this effort will not be taken seriously by the City.
Yes, it's all about Avis Ridley-Thomas
and the DRP
and the DRP
are in violation with the following
requirement of the CDRP Act of 1986:
and her DRP
did not provide any of these requirements in writing or even vocally to the participants prior to
the October 16th meeting.
We appreciate Ms Ridley-Thomas
directing us to the DRP Act
of 1986 and we will rely on it
in all future dealings in this matter.
and the DRP
was also sent a copy of the letter.
In the world of Avis Ridley-Thomas
, votes don't matter, only results.
Nice planning, Avis Ridley-Thomas
& Barbara Goldfarb!!
letter was written by Avis Ridley-Thomas
This is in complete contrast to the statement made by Avis Ridley-Thomas, Director of the DRP, back
The Dispute Resolution Program
, led by Avis Ridley-Thomas
& Ms. Goldfarb received numerous requests not to schedule any meetings until after the beginning of the
Avis Ridley-Thomas, the head of the Dispute Resolution Program, has responded to our letter detailing the many problems with
the way her
organization has handled the Home Depot
In our 5 page letter, that you can read HERE, we tried to point out
the lack of analysis and missing records, the focus on the performance of the DRP
instead of the actual results of the April 26th
dialogue, and how we and members of the community are feeling manipulated and ignored by her
has apparently listened to our many concerns, read our detailed letter, and has chosen to issue the following statement:
Whether it was Avis
finally fulfilling her
obligations due to community pressure,
or whether she
just "forgot" to have it available when we initially viewed the files, we'll never know.
As you know, Avis
is looking to schedule more talks between Home Depot
and a smaller group of community leaders in the near
In the July 14 letter that was sent out, she
pawns, as apparently, Avis
seeks to keep her
job, and Home Depot
extends time period for response to the letter!
The new deadline is August 4th.
Thank you to all who participated in the Action Alert, you made it happen!
As far as having Avis
prepare an evaluation of the dialogue, we now have the documents
No further discussions can even be planned until Avis
evaluation of the April 26th dialogue.
The time limit to
submit names for representation on any possible future discussions cannot be completed by her
unreasonable time schedule.
has imposed a Monday deadline, we don't have time to wait for her
to perhaps read e-mail
sent to the general mailbox.
So please continue sending your e-mails to the two addresses provided in the Action Alert
is being unreasonable in requesting the community provide her
with names on such a short notice, and the
format of her
proposed discussions are highly questionable.
In fact, her
claim that the community wants to continue discussions has many people scratching their heads!
Keep Up the Great Work, Sunland-Tujunga!
The main problem is that Avis Ridley-Thomas
and the DRT have yet to complete their summary or analysis of the original
Dialogue" that occurred on April 26th.
A summary is needed so that the community and Home Depot
will have documentation and a true picture of what was expressed
by the participants.
We feel that Avis Ridley-Thomas
must first complete her
obligations before embarking on any new efforts to
bring the parties involved together.
In an email that Avis Ridley-Thomas
sent to us in May, she
We therefore insist that no further talks be planned until Avis Ridley-Thomas
can provide us with an evaluation or summary of
the April 26th dialogue.
has had since April 26th to finish her
job, and has not yet completed the task she
should, at the very
least, allow more than a week for the community to fulfill her
Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles | Making peace one mediation at a time.
In 2010, Avis Ridley-Thomas, founder of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Dispute Resolution Program, and Buzz Wilms, UCLA Professor of Education, founded the Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles.
Meet Mark Ridley-Thomas
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is married to Avis Ridley-Thomas, former director of the Dispute Resolution Center in the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.