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Mr. John R. Sandbrook

Wrong John R. Sandbrook?

Interim General Manager

Phone: (213) ***-****  
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
3911 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles , California 90037
United States


Employment History

  • Interim General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer
    Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Interim General Manager
  • Top Executive
  • Executive
  • College Commencement Director
  • Special Assistant To the Executive Dean
  • Administrator
  • Assistant Provost
    UCLA's College of Letters and Science
  • Special Assistant To the Executive Dean
    UCLA's College of Letters and Science
  • Administration's Position
    UCLA's College of Letters and Science

Board Memberships and Affiliations

75 Total References
Web References
On July 23, the State of ..., 7 Dec 2013 [cached]
On July 23, the State of California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) issued a "No Violation" Letter to John Sandbrook, interim General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission. Mr. Sandbrook had been earlier notified by the FPPC in May 2012 that an anonymous allegation had been received by the FPPC about Mr. Sandbrook, in his capacity as interim General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a public agency.
Los Angeles Sports Council - About Us, 1 Aug 2013 [cached]
John Sandbrook, Interim General Manager, L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena
The emails, along with others obtained ..., 14 May 2014 [cached]
The emails, along with others obtained earlier under the California Public Records Act, show the Coliseum's top executive, John Sandbrook, granting nearly every wish USC had for the negotiations and then helping the university build and maintain political support for the lease.
In last weekend's article, the Times refers to a USC fan website Sandbrook and university officials used to urge USC alumni to post endorsement messages on the Coliseum's website. Though "Trojan Nation has been unleashed", as Sandbrook typed, further questioning by Parks revealed that out of the 2,800 positive responses, not one viewer had actually opened the lease to read it.
Furthermore, Parks wrote of a "cozy relationship" between Sandbrook and USC in a letter to the commission on May 11, 2012: "I have gone on record demanding the resignation of Mr. Sandbrook, partly because I believe he has been more an advocate of USC than for the Coliseum during the lease process..."
The aforementioned statement came in response to a complaint made to the Fair Political Practice Commission that Sandbrook was seeking employment with USC during lease negotiations, which would have been a major conflict of interest.
As Parks wrote in a letter to the Times editor on January 4, 2012, "Good old Jack showed more savvy when he traded the prized family cow for those alluring 'magic beans'.
His testimony was key to the L.A. Times/CalAware suit and helped cement Judge Lavin's opinion that Sandbrook testified falsely in connection with his claim that secrecy was warranted because of the threat of a lawsuit by USC.
John Sandbrook, the ..., 6 June 2013 [cached]
John Sandbrook, the stadium's interim general manager, said USC administrators drafted the confidentiality pact and had it signed by him and three members of the Coliseum Commission, including Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
The one-paragraph agreement is undated, but Sandbrook said it was struck in late September 2011.
On Thursday, Sandbrook said the confidentiality pledge was "not on any other document communicated to the public" and the full commission never voted on it.
Sandbrook became interim general manager of the Coliseum about a month after the scandal broke. He testified that nearly a year later, the commission still had no formal policy prohibiting employees from destroying records.
As of Thursday, Sandbrook testified, he had not read the policy.
"With the benefit of hindsight, there are a variety of things I would have done differently," he said. Given the continuing upheaval at the commission, he added, "I should have left after the first month."
For the deposition, the commission had designated Sandbrook as the "person most knowledgeable" of the panel's procedures for searching for documents The Times sought under the California Public Records Act. But he repeatedly testified that he lacked such knowledge.
He also said he was not responsible for the commission's failure to respond to a Times request for records about missed contributions to retirement funds for stadium workers.
John ..., 28 Dec 2013 [cached]
John Sandbrook
Coliseum emails show executive John Sandbrook and commissioners repeatedly deferring to USC; at the school's insistence, they signed a confidentiality agreement barring both sides from discussing the lease negotiations publicly. (Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / July 7, 2011)
The emails between Coliseum executive John Sandbrook and USC administrators, which cover the four months of talks on principal terms of the lease, feature none of the bargaining-table tensions that are typical of such negotiations. The documents show Sandbrook and commissioners deferring to USC on matters of transparency; at the school's insistence, they signed a confidentiality agreement barring both sides from discussing the negotiations publicly.
In January 2012, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, a commissioner, wrote to Sandbrook that a special public hearing on the lease before the panel voted on it "is a must!"
Knabe and Sandbrook dropped the idea of a special public hearing.
Sandbrook and Dickey did not respond to requests for comment.
In a deposition, Sandbrook said the commission's public agendas included references to closed-door discussions of a possible lawsuit by USC.However, the panel's internal records showed no such discussions.
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