Wednesday August 1, 2018 – I dropped off disclosure for our applications, in accordance with the interim order (Doc 202) and received a receipt (Doc 211) (for the flash drive only. I should have read it more carefully, but Yahkni was acting like an unprofessional asshole, and I just wanted to get out of her office. I suspect Yahkni was setting me up for another try at having “undisclosed” evidence excluded.). I also received disclosure from our landlords (Doc 212 and Doc 213).
In the meantime, Marie had called Agostino to make arrangements to pay rent, and to let him know that there were still live bedbugs in the unit (AR 113). Agostino dropped by to collect the rent without incident (Vid 42). He was alone.
August 9, 11 and 12, 2018 – Richard Pollington made comments to the effect that “Only fucking welfare bums would bring bugs here”, “keep your bugs to yourself” and “how do you like your new tenants?” (apparently in reference to the bedbugs). I asked George about bedbugs around this time; he told me that there were ‘bugs that bit’ in his bedroom.
Monday August 13, 2018 – Marie called Agostino to inquire as to the status of bedbug treatment for the unit (AR 115). She was informed that a Notice of Entry would be served for Friday, August 17, 2018 (Doc 214). It was, and Agostino and the exterminator came to the apartment on August 17, 2018.
Marie had spoken to city health authorities, and had been advised to ask for the exterminator’s license,
Marie was there alone, and recorded her conversation with Agostino and the exterminator (AR 116). In this conversation Marie asks to see the exterminator’s license, and also comments on the insecticide odour coming from Richard’s apartment. Agostino claims “no one else has them”. That directly contradicts what George had told me the week of August 9 to August 17, 2018. The exterminator claims he is following landlord’s instructions. The exterminator claims that sometimes the spray doesn’t work for “other reasons”.
Saturday August 18, 2018 – Marie noticed water dripping from the ceiling of her bedroom. A recording was made (Vid 43) and Agostino notified. The ceiling would not be repaired until April of 2019, after the ceiling had collapsed due to water damage. The leak was possibly due to shingles that had been blown off the roof the previous year. They had been pointed out to Agostino by me in spring of 2017.
Wednesday September 5, 2018 – We paid rent for September (Vid 44). Agostino comes alone, and there were no incidents. At the end of the conversation there is some discussion of bedbugs. Marie informs Agostino that she found a juvenile and adult bedbug and is alert for more. Agositno is also informed that we think the Pollingtons’ unit is infested, and that we frequently smell insecticide in use in the unit below.
Sunday September 9, 2018 – We documented a bedbug infestation in Marie’s mattress (Vid 45). She called Agostino on September 12, 2018 to report the infestation and ask for the exterminator to return (AR 117).
Sunday September 16, 2018 – Agostino delivered a Notice of Entry for September 17, 2018 for bedbug treatment, our fourth treatment since we first reported bedbugs eight weeks before.
Monday September 17, 2018 – The unit was treated for bedbugs. Marie stayed and dealt with the exterminator. There were no incidents. Marie asked the exterminator if preparations were adequate; he said they were.
There was a hearing coming up on September 24, 2018. A co-panel of the two members involved in our three applications and our landlord’s eviction application was scheduled for a day long hearing block. That should have been enough to get this mess heard, or at least a good start but life didn’t work out that way.
Friday September 21, 2018 – Sunday September 23, 2018 – The weekend was one provocation after another from Richard Pollington and Christina Stamper. Larry Norman was throwing rocks, I saw Christina slamming the front door of the building repeatedly (which was a bit weird; that only disturbed Richard’s unit and her own). The door she was slamming shut, then opening and slamming slut again and again was on the 97 side. The car alarm in the Stamper’s vehicle worked very well; I know that for certain because someone tested it at least 10 times over the weekend (I stopped counting).
Sunday September 23, 2018 – In late afternoon the water pressure dropped to near zero, and there was no hot water. That continued until the next morning (Vid 46).