Archive for November, 2016
The article contains videos of Dino James Skokos on a disability pension in action moonlighting as a Fullerton Junior College security guard committing what I believe to be a felony assault on and engaging in a false arrest of an unarmed young man who is an American Citizen on public property.
Who does this guy think he is?
What is good for the goose is apparently not good for the gander. Yes this establishment shill doesn’t want a small development in his neighborhood and neither did I. That is why I repeatedly spoke against it. When it came to the proposed FJC stadium, well I signed off as a candidate against that too.
Ah but yes, when it comes to buttering his bread, Jensen’s switch flips quick. That is because his bread butterer and former employer, the NOCCD, you know the goons that rammed their bond scam down our throats, now wants to build a 5,000 seat stadium blocks away from another stadium just west of Berkeley which will ruin your neighborhood forever. Let me explain.
The LED stadium lighting’s color spectrum is heavier on the blue wavelength and is disastrous for sleep
Yes establishment operative Jensen is all about quality of life-IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD-
Why has he inserted himself in this issue going against the wishes of the residents who have been fighting this for years? This is real stretch for a NIMBY like brother Bob.
So what’s the difference between the LED color spectrum and the spectrum found in other artificial light sources? The main difference is that the LED spectrum is closer to natural daylight. So what’s the big deal? Blue and white light exposure after dark results in Melatonin suppression. Like a good night sleep? Forget it. Lights out at ten o’clock or perhaps eleven? Maybe when all the cars parked in front of your house start their engines with the punched out exhaust systems after they finish their conversations and leave their In and Out trash in the gutter around midnight, you can try to go to sleep.
You think the pensioned out fine arts professor knows or cares about any of that?
So why is he shilling for his employer? Why not? He is a NIMBY. Has Jensen and his crew been back to council for any issue other than Melia Homes? Of course not.
He did rear his head when it came time for the ram job the NOCCD is pulling with the planned Sherbeck Field stadium that is a few blocks away from the other stadium on Berkeley. He is defending it-AGAINST THE WISHES OF HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Jensen is the delphi technique operative who heads a Facebook group that endorsed a candidate for city council who voted to put a SCAG senior planner on our planning commission. Thanks Bob.
Stadium Noise pollution is now being cooked to order by your friends with your tax money. Don’t forget the concerts.
Why is this self appointed NIMBY development expert defending his employer’s attempts to destroy our neighborhood? Good question. Ask your favorite fine arts professor about light frequencies and their affect on circadian rhythm and melatonin levels. Forget the fact that he sat back and let his employer proceed full speed ahead with the wireless systems deployments going in all over the entire Junior College campus which also affect melatonin levels and a wide array of other health related issues. Ask the theatre guy that knows all about responsible development about, insomnia, property values, and quality of life. Ask Bob Jensen.
So what will this stadium bring the residents of the beloved neighborhood too far to the south east of Jensen’s hideaway to give a crap about?
More wear and tear on the already crumbling streets in the area of the Princeton circle neighborhood.
What’s in it for the Jensen operative? Pagan immortality? Who knows.
FULLERTONIANS MUST FORGET ABOUT WHITAKER VS. FITZGERALD OR SEBOURN VS. CHAFFEE. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK. FOR IN REALITY IN FULLERTON CITY GOVERNMENT IT IS STRICKLY ABOUT THE INSIDERS VS. THE OUTSIDERS. By Barry Levinson
Why is this so? The simple answer is because our Fullerton City Government is corrupt.
- That Is Why They All Voted For Redistricting Map 8a
- The originator of that map, Jeremy Popoff, the owner of the Slidebar, has been a large contributor to both Mayor Fitzgerald’s and Council member Whitaker’s political campaigns. I believe $1,500 to Bruce Whitaker and $1,250 to Jennifer Fitzgerald
- That Is Why They All Voted to appoint Ma’Ayn Johnson, who is a S.C.A.G. senior planner and employee To The Fullerton Planning Commission.
- S.C.A.G. is the Largest Un elected, Taxpayer Funded Government Agency In The Country, and Has Been Pushing United Nations Agenda 21 Goals For High-Rise, High-Density Housing Along With The Eventual Elimination Of The Automobile For Decades.
- That Is Why No One Ever Contacted Me To or responded to my 4 To 5 Million Dollar Finding on the shortfall the American golf contract Which I Presented In Writing In Great Detail To All Of Them.
- This Finding Is an Ongoing Problem encompassing The Period From 2010 To 2030.
- This Means That They Intentionally Are Ignoring Taking Steps To Save You The Taxpayer A Significant Portion Of The 4 To 5 Million Dollars. They Obviously Do Not Take Their Fiduciary Responsibilities Very Seriously Because They Continue To Allow Our Tax Dollars To Bleed Down the Drain.
- That Is Why No One Heeded The Calls For An Independent Gennaco Investigation Of What I Believed To Be The Criminal Conspiracy That Tried Falsely To Put Me In Jail 2 Years Ago.
- That Is Why When The Council Is Presented An Agenda Item That Is Severely Lacking In Basic Information In Which To Make A Decision, Nothing Gets Resolved For The Future.
- That Is Why 2 Years Ago The Fullerton Planning Committee Voted 5 To 0 To Recommend The Original And Very Broad, Downtown Core And Corridor Special Plan To Our Fullerton City Council.
- That Is Why When Others And I Vehemently Argued Against This Undemocratic Boondoggle They Did Not Vote It Down Causing It To Be Dead And Buried, As One Larry Bennett Keeps On Repeating Fallaciously. No They Postponed It To A Date Uncertain, Where At Any Time It Can Be Resurrected And Brought Right Back To The Council For Its Approval!
You see the council is playing a game. In one of the examples above, the game player was Bruce Whitaker bemoaning that he will not vote for a Grant application without the Grant application available to review. We found out that it not only was not provided for review but that it did not even exist yet. That however, is not the cause of the problem Fullertonians that is a symptom. Does Bruce Whitaker ask for or provide a solution for the problem he so noted, so that agenda items will never again be presented without the necessary basic information to make a decision?
Surely that is exactly what an honest council member would certainly do. Bruce Whitaker did not have to come up with a solution because Zonya Townsend, his current appointee to the Library Board of Trustees and myself his former Parks and Recreation Committee member, for almost 6 years gave him the solution on a silver platter at the very next Fullerton Council meeting.
Normally one would expect an honest council member, who wants to make a positive difference to not only point out the symptom but also offer solutions. Like I said above, we handed him an easy and very effective solution and what did we get from Whitaker but more silence. He huffs and he puffs and he lets the problems persist, he actually allows them to continue to flourish. Yet he thought he got exactly what he wanted from all of this and that was to make political points with the electorate. That is exactly what he got until I uncovered his less than honorable game.
More than a year ago, I mentioned that I believed that if anyone chose 5 people at random from the street or from the telephone directory, those five people would be an improvement, probably a huge improvement over the current people on our Fullerton City Council
At the time I was saying that partially in jest. Now I truly believe that the odds of improving our governance by using such a haphazard and random method would in fact be very great indeed.
Why do I believe this? Simply because I do not think it is possible to do worse than our current group of selfish, special interest devoted council members.
Why do I continue to point out these incredible inconsistencies with our Council members? I believe that if enough people knew the truth that we could start to have good government again here in the very corrupt city of Fullerton.
The phony elite politicians and their media supporters mocked the idea that any Republican let alone Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton. In newspaper and mainstream TV “News” Shows they laughed at the idea of Trump becoming our 45th President.
Well one day real soon our current disingenuous council members will be handed the same stunning defeat, maybe as soon as 2018.
I report, you decide.
Yes Jennifer Fitzgerald voted to give Joe Felz an evergreen contract
Yes Bruce Whitaker and Jennifer Fitzgerald voted to give Dan Hughes an evergreen contract
Yes Bruce Whitaker voted to make a Curt Pringle lobbyist, Jennifer Fitzgerald, mayor just in time for the ballot designation.
Yes Bruce Whitaker and Jennifer Fitzgerald voted to appoint a SCAG senior planner Ma’ Ayn Johnson to the planning commission
Now Bruce Whitaker admits he was out drinking with Joe Felz on election night, and in my opinion, no doubt celebrating the re election of those keeping the lid nice and tight on the corruption you know like the 5 million dollar Fullerton golf scandal.
“Whitaker said he and Felz each had a beer around 1 a.m. Wednesday during the councilman’s re-election party at JP23 BBQ & Smokehouse in the 100 block of South Harbor Boulevard”
………“He (Felz) seemed to be in control of his faculties,” Whitaker said Wednesday night.
Hughes said in the memo that he received a telephone call at his residence from a watch commander who reported that Felz was involved in a minor crash and that a field sergeant believed the city manager was “emitting an odor of alcohol.”
So Joe Felz, after drinking with Bruce, gets in his car, and in a residential area, jumps the curb at 1:30 am, hits a tree, gets his car stuck, frees the car, attempts to drive off for 175 feet or so and, gets stopped by the police, smells of booze, allegedly demands that the officers call the police chief, is given a private set of sobriety tests and was allowed to delay the breathalizer, and then gets a ride home from the police, no charges, nothing to see move along now even though his car was damaged enough not to be driven to work today.
Dan Hughes apparently had at least four officers present at the scene who did not immediately conduct the field sobriety tests or administer the breathalyzer. The officers on the scene according to an unnamed source were officers Boline, Haid, G. Eibert, and Wilkerson. These officers have the experience, the expertise and the arrest rates that get them the MADD awards at the council meetings yet they were called off of immediately testing Felz for DUI. Why is that? That is because Joe Felz allegedly demanded that they call Dan Hughes.
Why did these officers listen to the person who allegedly demanded that they call the police chief when he smelled like alcohol after he just lost control of their car, hit a curb, and took out a tree and not make the judgement themselves to administer tests and evaluate and if necessary arrest Felz? Why didn’t they put the cuffs on him right away? If this was you or I, they would have.
No, instead these officers listened to the City manager that smelled like alcohol, who just lost control of his car, hit a curb, and took out a tree that allegedly demanded they call The police chief Dan Hughes instead of immediatley doing what any good police officer would do. That is to immediately administer the tests. Apparently Hughes ordered them to deviate from policy and wait for Jeff Corbett to arrive some time later to evaluate Felz without another witnessing officer present and conduct the tests. Corbett is not one of the FPD’s field sobriety experts as he has not conducted a DUI test in years. So why delay and bring in someone who is not the most properly suited for the task? Well it is of course to control the outcome. Corbett is Hughes’s special guy.
According to an unnamed source, Corbett led Felz away from the other officers and conducted the tests out of sight of the officers present and he did it alone which is a clear violation of FPD policy. Perhaps that is why Felz passed the test with flying colors.
Was Felz given a PAS test? Why not?
To refresh your memories, this is a bizarre dichotomy of the sickest kind. Let me explain. Joe Felz was obviously driving impaired with evidence of a crash and alcohol on his breath and yet procedures are violated in order for him to go home instead of going to jail.
Remember this man? He was arrested in Fullerton for DUI and was also given a ride home, but his was, unfortunately, to his final resting place
Dean Gochenour obviously was driving impaired with evidence of alcohol on his breath and yet procedures were violated in order for him to go to the morgue instead of going home.
Supervising Mr. Gochenour while in the jail was FPD Officer Vince Mater who ended up serving probation after pleading guilty to destroying an audio recording of conversations he had with Dean who later committed suicide in jail.
So why was Banana Republic Emperor Joe Felz not arrested for DUI and other misdemeanor charges at the scene?
So why in the world was Bruce Whitaker drinking with Joe Felz at 1 am on election night?
Why would Bruce appear to come to his defense and state that he had “one beer” with him and just minutes later according to the officers on the scene reek of alcohol and yet Bruce Whitaker stated that “He (Felz) seemed to be in control of his faculties,”? What kind of BS is this?
What’s in it for Bruce Whitaker to step out and make a statement? He covers his own ass. If Felz was drunk, Bruce knowing this and letting the man drive home would look bad for not only Bruce Whitaker, but could implicate him in liabilities down the road.
Dan Hughes said City Manager Joe Felz was suspected of consuming alcohol – but wasn’t impaired – prior to being involved in single-vehicle crash early Wednesday, according to a memo from Fullerton Police Chief Dan Hughes.
“On November 9, 2016 at approximately 0130 hours FPD officers were dispatched to 255 W. Glenwood regarding a possible collision where the vehicle had struck a curb and was stuck on the sidewalk. The driver was later determined to be city manager Joe Felz. I received a telephone call at my residence from the Watch Commander who informed me that the city manager was involved in a minor single vehicle collision and that the sergeant believed the city manager was emitting an odor of alcohol. I informed the Watch Commander that I would call the sergeant to obtain additional information and that I would have the field sergeant conduct a preliminary assessment by performing Field Sobriety Tests and if the sergeant believed there was a level of intoxication that met the criteria to be a violation of the law, we would contact the CHP to investigate. I provided the above directions to the field sergeant and also briefly spoke to the city manager on the phone to explain what protocol would be followed. The sergeant conducted the assessment and made the determination that the city manager had consumed alcohol, but did not meet the criteria of 23152(a) CVC. The city manager was driven home and his vehicle was towed. During this time period, I also contacted Mayor Fitzgerald and informed her I was following the protocol of notifying the mayor about the contact with the city manager. I informed the mayor of the directions I had provided to the field sergeant and that I would re-contact her when the investigation was complete. Her only instructions were to follow normal procedures. A collision report was documented under case 2016-74804 and a supplemental report will be completed by the sergeant documenting the assessment of the city manager.”
We know he was consuming alcohol. Bruce admitted it, the officer on the scene smelled it, he crashed his car and gets a free ride home with no charges filed?
I know of people who were given a DUI when their car was already in their driveway, they were on their grass with the keys in their pocket and FPD arrested them. Joe Felz jumps a curb, takes out a tree, smells like booze and gets the royal treatment. That just goes to show how corrupt this city and its leadership is.
Our very own Bruce Whitaker even makes a subjective determination as to his condition at the time they were drinking together and stated that he was in control of his faculties. What a guy.
Bruce Whitaker needs to stand up now and demand a full investigation of what policies were violated as well as the release of the body cameras and get the department to explain why the breathalyzer tests were not taken not immediately upon arrival at the scene but long after. Nothing short of that is acceptable.
Dan Hughes entered the scene 5 years ago letting the FPD officers that murdered Kelly Thomas watch the video over and over and write their reports,
Dan Hughes is leaving the scene on Friday with what appears to be obstruction of justice involving what should have been the arrest and prosecution of a city official on DUI charges.
Dan Hughes is now going to work to run security at Disney? What kind of bizarre demented behavior will Dan Hughes be protecting in the Tragic Kingdom? I could go on and on about Disney and what goes on there behind closed doors and under the park.
Folks, just consider where we are and what they have done to the city. It is little wonder these two were throwing back a few that night. The show must go on folks until we replace these kinds of officials and public servants with people possessing integrity and wisdom.
Just look at how corrupt this whole think appears on the surface. This is lawlessness ladies and gentlemen. Heck they murdered Kelly Thomas on camera and got away with it. This thing compared to the Kelly Thomas murder to them is like choir practice.
Back to #1, why was not a breathalyzer required immediately upon arrival at the scene by the attending officers? Why the deviation from the protocol???? Did Hughes wave it off? Why did the FPD not follow protocol is the question.
This man who is our City Manager, was, according to Bruce Whitaker, seemingly in control of his faculties. What is scary is that this man is in control of our city while we have our esteemed Bruce Whitaker drinking with and defending this man.
All I can say is thank God it was just a tree that got mowed down. Will Fullerton ever learn from its past as justice is dispensed so arbitrarily in this community of roads in ruin overrun by its city officials and our youth awash in liquor? Based on the outcome of the last election, I highly doubt it.
Bruce Whitaker Is Not The Leader We Need to Stop This On-Going Overdevelopment of Our City. by Barry Levinson
It is interesting to note that a day and a half before the election, FullertonWatch posts at fullertontaxpayers.org rather weak comments made by Bruce Whitaker against the Downtown Core and Corridor Special Plan (DCCSP). Where have you been Council member Whitaker? Joe Imbriano and myself have been fighting the good fight against this totally undemocratic boondoggle for the sole benefit of the special interests for 2.5 years. Here is what our leader had to say about the DCCSP on the referenced video as follows:
- He says it will create too much traffic. Fullertonians would like to ask Council member Whitaker, where he has been on the traffic issue for the last six years he has been on the council. Fullertonians sure know that the traffic has become a major problem here.
- He says we need a good balance of growth in Fullerton. Of course, Council member Whitaker leaves the public guessing as to what he means by having a good balance of growth. I must say Whitaker’s words were spoken like a true politician. His words sound good at first, but once you think about what he said you realize you still have no idea what his position on development will be going forward! Where are his solutions for improving our terrible and growing traffic congestion before he votes to approve even one more high-density development in our city?
Also knowing that his main campaign contributors over the years have been developers, and real estate interests to the tune of over $40,000, has to give any reasonable person pause as to where his allegiance will lie going forward…the people or the developers.
Here is what Joe Imbriano and myself have been saying for 2.5 years on social media, on the fullertoninformer.com and also at many Fullerton Council meetings as follows:
- Over two years ago, we spoke out against the DCCSP as an undemocratic boondoggle, giving all the power to an unelected bureaucrat, City Manager Joe Felz. If it would have passed in 2014, development throughout almost all the major corridors in the city, covering hundreds of acres would have been under the sole control of City Manager Joe Felz. There would be no oversight or review from the Planning Commission. There would be no Agenda Item brought before the City Council, where the council and most importantly the public would have a say as to impact of the development on our city and its residents. The only person standing in the way of dozens of multi-million dollar projects getting approved was our City Manager. Absolutely no checks and balance in that system. As someone who is a trained auditor with 30 plus years of experience, this process should never be approved by any institution that is concerning for open and transparent government. As fiduciary responsibility is a regular theme of Council member Whitaker’s, his failure to point this out to the public should be very concerning to all of us. I know I mentioned this very issue during public comments over two years ago in the presence of Bruce Whitaker. As his then appointee to the Parks and Recreation Committee, he had every opportunity to discuss the matter with me at any time. He has never discussed this with me and has to my knowledge never done so at any City Council meeting.
Did not Bruce Whitaker vote to make Ma’Ayn Johnson, a S.C.A.G employee one of our Fullerton Planning Commissioners? Yes he certainly did do this, saying she was one of the top candidates out of a good field of 16 or 17 applicants. S.C.A.G has been in line with the United Nations Agenda 21 goals for more high-density and high-rise development as well as the elimination of the automobile.
If he was really concerned about overdevelopment, it seems very clear that Ma’Ayn Jonson would be the last person he would want on our Fullerton Planning Commission.
Once you examine Bruce Whitaker’s rhetoric vs. his actions concerning the DCCSP and the issue of continued high-rise, high-density development, one would really not know where he stands on these vital issues facing Fullertonians. Should we believe his words or should we believe his actions?
I report, you decide.
I remember the campaign of 2012 very well. It seems in retrospect that many Fullertonians voted against their own interests that year.
Sixty one percent of the people who cast a ballot, voted to make all of W. Coyote Hills a park and a nature preserve for the benefit of Fullerton residents and all our surrounding communities as well. I believe W. Coyote Hills was the biggest and most important issue for a majority of Fullertonians that year.
Yet, I will give you the results of the top four vote getters in that election and they are in order of finishing as follows:
Jan Flory and
As you know the top three all won council seats.
What does the top four vote getters in 2012 have in common?
They all were very much in favor of the Chevron development plans!
61% were in favor of a park but the top four voter getters were against the park.
It seems to me that we kind of shot ourselves in the foot four years ago.
Well now we have another chance to make a difference. Now we have a chance to change the very misguided direction of our current council and tell all of them that we love our current city and not the concrete jungle that the current council is in favor of creating.
I will not ask any of you to vote for any particular candidates. I am not going to change many minds at this late date as to which challengers are the best in my opinion. We have all thought about each of the challengers and have basically made up our own minds. I respect that process and I respect your decisions. After all we all have our favorites.
However, I will ask each and every one of you to take notice of the facts I presented about the year 2012 and the continued overdevelopment approved over and over again by our current council.
Knowing all this information I ask that you consider not voting for the incumbents, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Bruce Whitaker. I also ask you do not vote for their very close allies, namely Larry Bennett and Susan Gapinski.
This leave you with seven candidates (Roberta Reid has dropped out of the race), from which to choose three new council members.
I respectfully ask that each and every one of you, considers making your selection from those seven candidates that are neither incumbents or their associates.
Please let us tell the established politicians in this city that we want our collective voices to be finally heard. Tell them when 61% vote to make W. Coyote Hills a park, that it is not acceptable for the current council to ignore a large majority of us and go forward with the plans we the people just resoundingly rejected.
There are so many things to love and appreciate about our city and its citizens. Please do not let the politicians destroy it!
Thank you and please go out to vote this Tuesday, if you have not voted by absentee ballot yet.