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Barry Levinson calls out the self-serving, disingenuous, deceitful and deplorabe Fullerton City Council

Fullertonians are simply tired and disgusted with the self-serving, disingenuous political games that are played out at our council meetings.  Just since the beginning of this year alone, this council has disgraced itself and shown that all too often your votes do not support the very people that you are charged to represent.   Here is a partial list of your recent deceitful and deplorable actions.

 

  1. We witnessed the false claims of our Mayor Bruce Whitaker who brought back settled business in the form of changing our election schedule.   This will result in allowing Greg Sebourn to run for re-election in 2018 in the third district after serving his full four-year term.  Mayor Bruce Whitaker placed this back on the agenda resulting in disenfranchising the second district from 2018 to 2020, while at the very same time giving the third district not one but two representatives, Greg Sebourn or a challenger and Jesus Silva.   This action of Mayor Bruce Whitaker results in undermining the whole purpose for the district elections.

 

  1. The Council continues to ignore the will of the people by approving Agenda 21 high-density buildings. The city council votes to change zoning requirements and ignore our General Plan to allow developers free rein in our city.

 

Council member Jennifer Fitzgerald’s actions are the most troubling, as she was heavily involved in creating our latest General Plan.  Questions for Council member Fitzgerald:  Why do think it is proper to ignore our General Plan and the vast majority of the public?  Does it have to do with your VP position with Curt Pringle and Associates?

 

  1. Finally the City Attorney’s arguments to repeal Ordinance 3149, our former child sex offender residency restriction law, misrepresented important facts and mislead the public about the legal status of that ordinance.  The council’s unanimous decision to turn its backs on our children because a convicted child sex offender not even living in Southern California filed seventeen lawsuits throughout the state is shameful.  Our city council did not want to spend the relatively few dollars defending a very good law. The residency restrictions only applied to child sex offenders not all sex offenders, which has not been adjudicated by any California court.   There was simply no justifiably good reason to repeal it at this time.

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Barry Levinson calls out the self-serving, disingenuous, deceitful and deplorabe Fullerton City Council

Fullertonians are simply tired and disgusted with the self-serving, disingenuous political games that are played out at our council meetings.  Just since the beginning of this year alone, this council has disgraced itself and shown that all too often your votes do not support the very people that you are charged to represent.   Here is a partial list of your recent deceitful and deplorable actions.

  1. We witnessed the false claims of our Mayor Bruce Whitaker who brought back settled business in the form of changing our election schedule.   This will result in allowing Greg Sebourn to run for re-election in 2018 in the third district after serving his full four-year term.  Mayor Bruce Whitaker placed this back on the agenda resulting in disenfranchising the second district from 2018 to 2020, while at the very same time giving the third district not one but two representatives, Greg Sebourn or a challenger and Jesus Silva.   This action of Mayor Bruce Whitaker results in undermining the whole purpose for the district elections.
  1. The Council continues to ignore the will of the people by approving Agenda 21 high-density buildings. The city council votes to change zoning requirements and ignore our General Plan to allow developers free rein in our city.

Council member Jennifer Fitzgerald’s actions are the most troubling, as she was heavily involved in creating our latest General Plan.  Questions for Council member Fitzgerald:  Why do think it is proper to ignore our General Plan and the vast majority of the public?  Does it have to do with your VP position with Curt Pringle and Associates?

  1. Finally the City Attorney’s arguments to repeal Ordinance 3149, our former child sex offender residency restriction law, misrepresented important facts and mislead the public about the legal status of that ordinance.  The council’s unanimous decision to turn its backs on our children because a convicted child sex offender not even living in Southern California filed seventeen lawsuits throughout the state is shameful.  Our city council did not want to spend the relatively few dollars defending a very good law. The residency restrictions only applied to child sex offenders not all sex offenders, which has not been adjudicated by any California court.   There was simply no justifiably good reason to repeal it at this time.

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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.

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  • 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
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    The largest Trojan Horse in Fullerton history

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  • 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.
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    Agenda 21, SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet Fitzgerald

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    Agenda 21 SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet enabler bag of hot air Whitaker

     

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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?

 

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 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.

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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

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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.

Barry Levinson

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MORE PROOF THAT THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HAS BECOME TOTALLY INCONSEQUENTIAL AS A SOURCE OF LOCAL NEWS.

THAT PROOF IS THE ENDORSEMENTS OF BRUCE WHITAKER, JENNIFER FITZGERALD AND SUE GAPINSKI FOR FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL.  By Barry Levinson

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Yesterday, the Orange County Register endorsed Bruce Whitaker for Fullerton City Council.

Here in part are the comments about Bruce Whitaker from the editorial: “While there are several good options among the 12 candidates seeking three City Council seats in Fullerton, Councilman Bruce Whitaker is undoubtedly our favorite choice due to his steadfast defense of free markets and property rights and his important role as fiscal watchdog for the city.”

After getting up from falling off my chair, I read the last part of the OC Register’s quote about Bruce Whitaker again as follows: …”and his important role as fiscal watchdog for the city.”

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I guess the OC Register editorial board has been asleep at the wheel for the last year. Their crack investigative team must be ignorant of many of Whitaker’s recent votes. Because just like Council member Whitaker, the OC Register is ignoring a 4 to 5 million dollar finding related to our Fullerton City Golf Course, they are ignoring his vote to appoint an Agenda 21 supporting S.C.A.G. employee to our Planning Committee (S.C.A.G. is the largest unelected, taxpayer funded, bureaucratic governmental agency in the entire country), and lastly they are ignoring Whitaker’s keeping silent on a agenda item brought by the city to our city council to extend a lease with the Summit House Restaurant on Fullerton parkland with the exact same terms through October 2061. Wow and after all this the OC Register states that Bruce Whitaker is fulfilling his “important role as fiscal watchdog for the city”. But I guess the Register is counting on Bruce Whitaker to allow the developers to have pretty much free rein from our Fullerton City Council, lead by Bruce Whitaker, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Sue Gapinski.

The same OC Register endorsed Whitaker’s newly anointed protégé, Sue Gapinski, who in answering an important interview question concerning Fullerton said to Fullerton Observer’s Jesse La Tour that she has no idea how to solve the problem but will listen to the people of Fullerton.

I feel so much better that a candidate that came out of nowhere, has no real platform and states she has no idea how to solve a Fullerton problem, and gets the nod of the OC Register.

Jennifer Fitzgerald became Vice President of Curt Pringle & Associates only after her election to the council

Jennifer Fitzgerald became Vice President of Curt Pringle & Associates only after her election to the council

Finally endorsing big government and FPOA (Fullerton Police Officers Association) union backed Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald is indeed the biggest joke of all. She too, ignored my 4 to 5 million dollar finding. She too voted to appoint the SCAG senior planner to the planning commission as well. In my opinion she has a built in conflict of interest, as she is Vice President of Curt Pringle and Associates, a lobbyist and public relations firm that has many, many developer clients and deals directly with local cities all the time.  She makes her employment situation that much worse by refusing to provide the good people of Fullerton a complete list of all Curt Pringle and Associates’ clients.

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The only thing I can say is that the OC Register should have stayed in bankruptcy and closed its doors forever. They in large part have voluntarily given up any claim to accurately report the local news here in Fullerton and elsewhere throughout Orange County. These endorsements are more proof of the irrelevance of the current OC Register paper.

Barry Levinson

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THE DEFINITIVE CRITIQUE OF BRUCE WHITAKER’S SIX YEARS ON THE FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL OR TO PUT IT ANOTHER WAY: LET US COUNT THE WAYS HE HAS FAILED US! BY Barry Levinson

FULLERTON CIVIC LEADER AND ACTIVIST BARRY LEVINSON

FULLERTON CIVIC LEADER AND ACTIVIST BARRY LEVINSON

COUNTING THE MANY WAYS THAT COUNCIL MEMBER WHITAKER HAS FAILED THE GOOD PEOPLE OF FULLERTON AS FOLLOWS:

 

  1. Bruce Whitaker voted to place Ma’Ayn Johnson, a S.C.A.G senior planner to our Fullerton Planning Committee. S.C.A.G, the Southern California Association of Governments, has been pushing for high-rise, high-density development and the elimination of the automobile as agents of the United Nations Agenda 21 for decades.   S.C.A.G is the largest unelected, taxpayer funded, governmental agency in the country and so-called limited government, Bruce Whitaker voted for her to be on our Fullerton Planning Commission

 

Question: Why did Bruce Whitaker support a S.C.A.G. employee and Agenda 21 advocate, which goes against everything he has been pontificating to his loyal supporters for years and years?  May I remind Bruce Whitaker that the American colonies went to war with Britain because of Taxation Without Representation?  Yet Bruce Whitaker votes for Ma’Ayn Johnson, when there were 16 other qualified candidates for that very same position.

  1. Bruce Whitaker voted to make Jennifer Fitzgerald our Mayor almost guaranteeing her to be reelected with the help of the title Mayor on the ballot.

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  1. Bruce Whitaker voted for the absolute worst redistricting map, which I call the high-density, high-rise developers and downtown nightclub owners’ map.   It is the only map presented to the council that basically disenfranchises the good people who live in and around the downtown area of Fullerton.  Rather than being in primarily one district, Popoff’s map divides our downtown residents into five small pieces attached to other neighborhoods throughout Fullerton. This is taxation without adequate representation.  Jeremy Popoff, the owner of the Downtown Fullerton Slidebar and a $1,500 contributor to Bruce Whitaker’s past campaigns, wrote this map.  Is this a coincidence or not?

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  1.  Bruce Whitaker refused to respond verbally or in writing to my extremely well documented analysis of a 4 to 5 million-dollar finding concerning the Fullerton Golf Course.  I am a trained auditor with an MBA and work experience with Ernst and Young, a worldwide CPA firm as well as 12 years as an Internal auditor at the Corporate Headquarters of Northrop Grumman Corporation.  A total of over 30 years of accounting and auditing experience ignored by the Council member who appointed me to the Parks and Recreation Committee not once but twice.

Yet to my astonishment, a short time after he chose not to deal with my very large, extremely well documenting and supported finding, he asks for the establishment of an Audit Committee for our City.  Of course his motion got no support and it died immediately.  Was this by design?  Was Bruce Whitaker being a hypocrite?  I will let the readers make up their own minds.

I do know this for sure.  Bruce Whitaker has a lot of explaining to do but unfortunately for him he is way more than a day late and a dollar short!

Bruce Whitaker:  Image vs. Reality

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The carefully cultivated image of a man who cares about the people he represents, who believes in transparency in government, who believes in his fiduciary responsibility to the people.

 

We have now come to learn that the image is so, so different than reality.  Anyone objective enough to absorb the facts presented here and elsewhere, now knows that the reality falls far short from the carefully cultivated image.

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The very unprofessional and very discourteous way he handled the termination of me from the P and R committee and the fact that he ignored a 4 to 5 million-dollar problem brought to his attention by the same appointee, myself among many other things, shows him lacking in the basics, necessary to continue to represent the people of Fullerton.  What happened to his pledge to carry out his fiduciary responsibility to the people of Fullerton?

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We the people of Fullerton want to know why you voted for the most corrupt redistricting map available, Map 8A not once but twice and voted to make Jennifer Fitzgerald Mayor?

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Bruce voted to make this woman mayor as he never goes after Nelson’s sacred cow and Pringle lobbyist up on the dais Fitzgerald

There is absolutely no good reason why Council member Whitaker ignored the Fullerton Golf Course issue. But the reason he removed me is simple. I was apparently getting in the way of the city doing its corrupt, phony deals.   I am referring to deals such as the DCCSP, College Town, the Summit House lease extension, and the Revised DCCSP (which would have also removed Polly’s Pies from its current long-time address and basically removed one of the few shopping centers in the eastern part of Fullerton).  The Agenda item to extend an existing Summit House Restaurant lease deal, which already could extend to the year 2041 was another back room deal by our city council.  The Summit House not the city already controlled options with the exact same terms to the year 2041.   In other words the Summit House was in the driver seat until the year 2041 or 26 years from the date of this agenda item.  But the Summit House wanted more and our totally inept or corrupt city council and city manager (you take your pick for it has to be one or the other), wanted to give them two additional 10-year lease extensions with the exact same terms all the way to October 2061.

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This meant that the city intentionally bypassed the Park and Recreation Committee for this important agenda issue.  I was the only speaker to point out how the city manager and the city council wrongly bypassed the Park and Recreation Committee.   Based on my bringing this failure by the city to the attention of all that night, it resulted in it supposedly going back to our committee.  Guess what, a little over a month later I learned that the agenda item was withdrawn by the Summit House Restaurant owner.

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Hugo Curiel -I bet the Summit House item was deferred to prevent disclosure of the cushy lease arrangement Parkinson has with the City.

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Mr. Parkinson this land is your land this land is my land

Question:  Would any reasonable businessman accept extending a lease with the same current terms for the next 46 years?  Why didn’t Bruce Whitaker inform me as his appointee to the Park and Recreation Committee that this agenda item had been wrongly bypassed by the city?

Free dinners for life for the complicit lackeys, well almost.

Free dinners for life for the complicit lackeys, well almost.

Was Bruce Whitaker part of this plan to bypass the P and R Committee?  If not, why did he not contact me when he received his council member agenda package.   The agenda package clearly stated that the lease extension was recommended by the Park and Recreation Department and not the Park and Recreation Committee, which is the normal procedure.

A few will claim that this is just a personal vendetta against the good council member because he removed me from my volunteer position at the Parks and Recreation Committee.

This is not personal but it is very painful to me and more importantly to many others who believed and trusted Bruce Whitaker to represent us honestly based on his many years of his pontificating fiscally conservative values and limited government solutions.  He let all of us down.  He had such a golden opportunity to make a real difference in our City and instead over the past year he decided to place politics and his own ambition in front of the needs of the people he swore to represent.

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He told me about a year ago that he was planning to run for Shawn Nelson’s OC Supervisory seat when it became available, which will be no later than when term limits apply for Nelson in 2018.  It would seem all his poor and unexplainable decisions might have been based on his selfish political ambitions instead of standing up for the good people of Fullerton.  This turning his back on his most loyal supporters can’t and should not be rewarded with his reelection.  He chose his future political career outside of Fullerton over us.  You have let us down big time Council member Bruce Whitaker and hopefully now you will have to pay a political price for your bad, very selfish and self-serving choices.

 

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IF THIS DOES NOT OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE GAMES BEING PLAYED BY BRUCE WHITAKER AND JENNIFER FITZGERALD AND THE REST OF THE FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL, PROBABLY NOTHING EVER WILL. By Barry Levinson

 

 

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Sean Paden’s Faraday cage

Can you imagine if chainlink fences and wrapping the warning message of hundreds of scientists in tin foil would actually protect your children at school from the harms of the classroom microwave exposure from the school district’s technology programs? Can you imagine if chain link fences and wrapping the message of Joe Imbriano in tin foil who unequivocally states that the forced wireless radiation exposure at school is irreparably harming children’s health and their reproductive systems would actually protect them ? Ladies and gentlemen, the only way to protect children from the harms of microwave radiation at school is to remove the wireless systems, remove your children, or send them to school in a faraday cage.

I would like to introduce you to what Sean Paden has created to protect your children.  Well, now we know that there is at least one political operative in town who thinks this contraption solves the problems facing our children.

Burying his head in the sand and encouraging others to join him only enables the agendas to proceed with even more relative ease. It is tragic while at the same time yet amazing to see who has turned their backs on the children in this town. You know the entire school boards, the entire city council and of course, now, Sean Paden who has done that for years is now acting as a sort of pied piper to encourage others to do the same as he now ventures into his latest gig as a wanna be nouveau artist. Without any further ado, an analysis of his work is below.

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This custom sign was designed for the Imbriano4Fullerton campaign courtesy of one of many of Fullerton’s obscure political operatives. The symbolism is rich, brimming with a plethora of melodic tones carrying a broad frequency range of light, sound, and microwaves which continue emanating from its reflective metallic surface to the empty resonant cavities of those who work diligently to maintain the status quo.

The esoteric nature of such rare art, reminiscent of the materials  seen in the faked moon landing footage, conjures up images of rapture and Agenda 21  as it is surrounded by a motif of prison yard fencing,

This masterpiece carefully positioned and back dropped by a dead vine brings forth the rich aromas found in a state of perpetual conformity with the school district’s wireless technology programs.

Emblematic of the sculptor’s obvious deeply rooted cognitive dissonance is the symbol of the fruit of the artist’s labor. The severely languished, dead and twisted, crooked vine that is interwoven with the prison yard fencing epitomizes the creator of this masterpiece’s love affair with servitude and bondage to authority itself without regard to the fact that the very act of doing just that always results in the demise of the servile. Clear cut at the roots, losing all connection to its origins and purpose, the life after leaves little more than an example of how the harvest of those given over to becoming intertwined with the matrix always leads to a unique form of petrified pagan immortality.

An inscription embossed into the rear of this work reads “a classroom wireless exposure induced clear end to one’s own lineage and genealogy in exchange for undying allegiance to Fullerton’s educational and municipal status quo establishment”.

Yes, this is truly a testament to those who appreciate such a dark satirical motif deeply driven right into the depths of water rationing violations taking place on a public easement.

The dark irony of all of this is that the sculptor of this piece of Orwellian architecture runs his make shift art gallery right next to the local High School where the children are daily falling victim to the very agenda that the object of this artist’s misguided derision is aimed at.

And all of this while Rome continues to burn ladies and gentlemen, all of this while chuckling in the company of infantile fools as some of the most serious issues of our time are staring humanity in the face.

For those of you who wish to submit your work for next week’s contest, the deadline is this Friday. Special thanks to the following  judges who unanimously approved this week’s submission.

The health of the children is no joke folks. Like I have said all along, it is never too late to do the right thing.

 

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Was this just another failed attempt to set up Barry Levinson?

Bruce Whitaker shamefully and cowardly removed Barry Levinson from his long term position on the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission without any formal written notice and without any reason given.  Bruce has shown his hand and I believe Dan Hughes once again has too. Was Bruce in on this possible set up of Levinson gone bad with the FPD? Who knows but one thing is for sure, the way Bruce Whitaker handled this issue certainly provided an opportunity for a game of FPD “gotcha” that almost played out when no one was looking on a Monday night while everyone was home watching the ball game.

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The insubordination of establishment operative Kevin Pendergraft

We all know that Bruce Whitaker’s planning commissioner appointee Kevin Pendergraft endorsed Jennifer Fitzgerald in 2012. http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/fitzgerald_j/endorse.html

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The names were changed to protect the innocent

Can we hope this will be the headline on November 9th?

How long will we be putting up with these absolutely worthless empty suits on the council?

Let’s be real folks. 

Jennifer Fitzgerald’s campaign sign should read

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Jennifer Fitzgerald’s campaign sign should read

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So here I am bringing up the biggest issues facing Fullerton, The DCCSP that is still alive and well along with SCAG, The SCAG operative on the planning commission, our roads, and The College Town plan. Watch about 5 minutes after I speak and watch all five of these tools including Fitzgerald and Whitaker ignore everything I said. They do it every time. That is par for the course ladies and gentlemen. The only way to save our city is to clean house and that means all of them need to go. After repeated requests for years to agendize and address the real issues, they just ignore it all, plaster their signs all over town, accept the developer and union money and run one trick ponies as side jobs to keep the coast clear for themselves. Look around folks. They have accomplished nothing in the last four years accept more of the same decline of our community.

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THE DUPLICITY OF FULLERTON’S BRUCE WHITAKER AND S.C.A.G.

S.C.A.G. IS A GIANT UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21 MASSIVE HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT WRECKING BALL. SCAG uses false population growth estimates to ram massive high density housing into places it has no business going and get out us out of cars and onto their various forms of conveyer belts. YES THIS WRECKING BALL IS BEING ROLLED AROUND AND SWUNG BACK AND FORTH IN FULLERTON. You just may be surprised who is letting it. It sure ain’t Joe Imbriano!

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Reading The Below Comments By Sean Paden And Fullerton Council Member Bruce Whitaker Provides Insight As To Their True Identities. By Barry Levinson

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Well I decided to provide some facts for Sean Paden on the Stop SCAG Facebook Page, where he posts frequently.  After some back and forth between us, those comments were miraculously removed from that Facebook page.  I decided to repost them on that Facebook page and here below as follows:

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“Bruce Whitaker ignored my 4 to 5 million well documented proof that over a 20-year period starting in 2010 the city with the approval of the city council started wasting this much in net revenue because of the contract and bond issue both dealing with the Fullerton Golf Course. Yet you still support him when instead he chooses to be outraged over one or two 400-dollar city hotel bills. As I write this the loss of net revenue continues and Bruce Whitaker along with all the other council members have done their best to bury my findings.

You know I am a trained auditor by profession. Bruce Whitaker is either a coward or fraud or both. I have absolutely no respect for him. I tried for well over a year to get Bruce to do the right thing privately but he continued to refuse and make the lamest of excuses why people like myself had to bear the brunt of sticking our necks out against the establishment while our so-called leader hid in the shadows.  I am so, so tired of getting messages from Linda Whitaker accusing me of stealing David Curlee’s work. I have always readily admitted that I used much of David’s research, (i.e. posting the original city documents) to arrive at my analysis but this issue was totally missed and/or ignored by the both of you.

I was the only one with both the courage and the skill to report on it and every single council member including the person who appointed me, Bruce Whitaker ignored what I handed to them in great detail. A complete failure to live up to their fiduciary responsibilities. What a huge scandal?‬‬‬”

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“Barry he didn’t ignore you. He had at least one very lengthy meeting with Mr Curlee about the issue. If you have more requests send them to me and I’ll forward It to him.‬‬‬”
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“Sean you are such a total phony. Council member Bruce Whitaker had a meeting with David Curlee but not with the person, namely me, his appointee to the Parks and Recreation Committee, who did the total analysis. Bruce Whitaker did not mention the results of that analysis at any city council meetings. He did not return my calls nor my emails? Bruce Whitaker never had the decency to contact me to discuss these very serious findings of either incompetence, malfeasance or much worse. I cannot believe you think that fellow Fullertonians are that gullible to accept such a lame response.”

 

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I guess Sean Paden decided that the facts did not make our 6 year council member look particularly good. Now why again did Bruce Whitaker ignore an ongoing 4 to 5 million dollar issue from his own appointee?

Is it because he represents the people of Fullerton so very well? No.  Is it because he takes his fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers of Fullerton so very seriously?  No.

Could it be that Bruce Whitaker is a fraud or maybe a coward or both?  Yes, for it is hard to look at all the evidence and come to any other conclusion. Please say no to four more years of Bruce Whitaker’s pontificating on our Council stage when he knows the cause is lost and the only purpose for his comments is for show for his supporters.  That Fullertonians is why after 6 years as our Council member, the only thing Bruce Whitaker has delivered is a phony 8A redistricting map, coronating Fitzgerald as our Mayor and the game changer FIREWORKS!  Do you really think that the people of Fullerton will miss him when he is not re-elected? NO!

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I forgot, Whitaker also voted for Ma’Ayn Johnson, a S.C.A.G planning employee to sit on our Planning Committee. Yet on the Facebook page, “Stop S.C.A.G.” Sean conveniently fails to disclose that fact about Council member Bruce Whitaker.  He had 16 other candidates for the position and he picks a S.C.A.G. planner. How does Bruce Whitaker explain this? He can’t explain it. How does Sean Paden have the disingenuousness to fully support the Stop SCAG Facebook page but fail to condemn this appointment voted for by Council member Bruce Whitaker? Why are you Sean hiding such an important fact from the Facebook page visitors?

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Sean, I guess, does not like to deal with certain critical facts. I guess supporting his guy, Bruce Whitaker right or wrong is more important then making it known who on our city council is for S.C.A.G. Those for S.C.A.G. would be our entire council who unaninously appointed a S.C.A.G. planning employee to our Planning Commission.  Another fact, is that it was no one other than Mayor Fitzgerald who put forth the name of Ma’Ayn Johnson for Planning Commissioner.  Why is Sean Paden supporting Council Member Bruce Whitaker who helped put her on our Planning Committee?  Why is Sean Paden giving Bruce Whitaker a complete pass on this issue?  When will Bruce Whitaker explain to the Fullerton public his support for S.C.A.G. and therefore for Agenda 21?  We need people loyal to both their convictions and the people who elected them based on those expressed convictions.  Bruce Whitaker by voting for Ma’Ayn Johnson clearly violated those convictions and at the same time turned his back on the vast majority of his constituents.

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Yes Sean and other Bruce Whitaker surrogates will trash me all over the social media and beyond for my above comments. But for what….for stating the facts and telling the truth. I am pointing out the very apparent hypocrisy of Bruce Whitaker and his surrogates, in this case Sean Paden.

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Please now read what Bruce Whitaker told the Fullerton Observer for its July 2016 issue, which was published approximately 5 weeks after Whitaker removed me from my post without any advance warning that he had any problem with my service to the community and without any reason for my dismissal.

In removing me, he did not even thank me for 5 and one half years of honest and hard working service as his appointee to the Park and Recreation Committee.  Is this the way a statesman handles the removal of an appointee?  Well here is what he said in the Fullerton Observer to this question.

“The Observer asked Councilmember Whitaker for his reason for removing his appointed commissioner.  He, (meaning Bruce Whitaker) sent the following response.”   “”Faced with an imminent employee action which would have likely generated substantial cost to the City, to avoid that action, I opted to remove the commission member.””

What employee is he referring to and what action might that employee take that would cost the city substantial money?  Why is he making these statements to the Fullerton Observer, while not saying anything to me.  Bruce Whitaker’s statement to the Fullerton Observer is not the action of a honorable human being let alone a statesman, to purposely attempt to ruin the reputation of an honest activist citizen, like myself.

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He gave not one detail to support his false claims against me.  It is a complete false innuendo, which by the way on its face MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL!  IF I HAD DONE ANYTHING THAT COULD WARRANT AN ACTION AGAINST THE CITY, THE FACT THAT I WAS REMOVED LATER FROM THE PARK AND RECREATION COMMITTEE WOULD HAVE NO BEARING ON ANY ACTION THAT COULD BE TAKEN AGAINST THE CITY.

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In other words in my humble opinion, this was just pure character assassination by our so-called esteemed Council member Bruce Whitaker.  To this day, the only feedback from Bruce Whitaker was only praise about my work on the Park and Recreation Committee as well as my many public comments at Fullerton City Council meetings.  His call to inform me he was removing me only included the remark that he had been considering removing me for the last 3 or 4 months.   Funny how that statement by him is not in sync with his comments to the Fullerton Observer above.  I believe the truth is that as far as Mr. Whitaker was concerned, I served the community much too well. So not only does he remove me without giving me any explanation, he then is compelled to strongly insinuate that I did something wrong.

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If you have anything of substance Council member Whitaker, you put all your cards on the table. You gave absolutely no facts while trashing my reputation, which members of this city government now have done multiple times. Bruce Whitaker not only crossed a political line, but he crossed a line of simple human decency.  Simply stated, these are not the actions of a man of integrity and honesty.  For that alone, he does not deserve another four years as our council member. This is the same man who has called for transparency in city government.  Bruce Whitaker, a real leader leads by example.  All the above, clearly demonstrates that you are something much less.

Here are some quotes about the subject of telling the truth as follows:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

The truth is incontrovertible.  Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Elvis Presley

I report, you decide.

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Whitaker’s water boy on Joe Imbriano

 

YES AS PAT SHUFF IS STILL ENDORSING JENNIFER FITZGERALD, AS ED ROYCE IS SUPPORTING FITZGERALD, ESTABLISHMENT HACK LARRY BENNETT AND PAT’S DAUGHTER. IT IS WHAT SHUFF HAS TO DO TO GET HER DAUGHTER THE ROYCE ENDORSEMENT. IT IS HOW THE GAME IS PLAYED. NEVER YOU MIND THAT SHUFF HAS BEEN TOTALLY SILENT FOR FOUR LONG HARD YEARS ON FITZGERALD’S BAD DREAM BECOMING REALITY FOR FULLERTON.

 

WELL AS EXPECTED, BRUCE’S WATER BOY SEAN PADEN RUNS INTERFERENCE ON THE SPOTLIGHT BEING SHOWN ON WHY BRUCE FOR YEARS HAS BEEN AND IS BEING SUPPORTED BY NELSON AND ROYCE WHO SUPPORT FITZGERALD AND BENNETT AND WHY BRUCE IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK HE IS. SEAN PADEN EVEN TOOK DOWN AN ENTIRE POST EXPOSING BRUCE’S DUPLICITY INVOLVING SCAG ON THE STOP SCAG FACEBOOK PAGE.

Yes Sean Paden is a Bruce Whitaker sycophant who NEVER ADDRESSES ANY of the facts established on this site about Bruce Whitaker’s dereliction of duty as a so called conservative council member. It is all a big cult of personality as these blatant inconsistencies with Bruce’s perceived performance versus his true performance once analyzed has brought out a vast cadre of characters that have the wagons in full circle. Just look around at the social media sites. Some have been upset with me because of their direct involvement in fighting for bringing wireless radiation into the schools that I have fought against for years. It is a tough place to be turning your backs on the children. Others are not happy with how I have exposed the phony establishment Royce Nelson dichotomy that has played Fullerton like a bad fiddle giving us Fitzgerald and a gag ball in Bruce’s mouth for four years.

REMEMBER NELSON ROYCE PLANT FITZGERALD HAS TURNED NELSON ROYCE PLANT BRUCE’S VOTES INTO HAMSTER CAGE FODDER EVERY TIME FOR FOUR YEARS WHILE BRUCE MAKES HER MAYOR WHILE HIS WATER BOY AND SYCOPHANTS LINE UP EVERY TIME REFUSING TO ADDRESS AND CONTINUING TO DEFEND THE FOLLOWING-IT IS A CULT OF PERSONALITY-You don’t REMAIN SILENT AND watch a councilperson like Fitzgerald change from a democrat to a republican TO GET ELECTED, take 40 grand from Bushala who gave Fitzgerald a total pass and a gangplank to walk on to the dais, watch for four years a lobbyist for Pringle vote the wrong way everytime and THEN VOTE TO MAKE HER MAYOR!

It Is Now Crystal Clear: The Modus Operandi Of Council Member Bruce Whitaker.

As an establishment wanna be, the water buckets are getting heavier for this poor guy who is running a campaign for someone who has never been to the microphone at city hall in her life, and yes correct me if I am wrong. So how does one behave when the light of day is actually turning to raining on the phony dog and pony show parade?

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Bruce’s water boy Sean Paden chatting with Bruce’s favorite recent pick to the planning commission, Agenda 21, SCAG senior planner and SCAG operative Ma’ Ayan Johnson back in 2014 just a few months after she cheerled the passage of the DCCSP

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It has come to my attention that Joe Imbriano and Barry Levinson have been engaging in what are described by others as very nasty personal attacks against me. I can’t respond because I don’t know even know what they are saying” 

he goes on to state when he is called out-

Sean Paden When I wrote the post, I didn’t really know exactly what was said because I hadn’t read the comments”

“That is why I stated they were described as nasty and personal, because the representation that they were came from third parties who read them and not me (Someone subsequently forwarded what they had apparently said, and I skimmed it, but very briefly, because honestly I don’t need additional aggravation in my life).”

The waterboy puts out on a facebook page that I am blocked from that I cannot respond on that Barry and I are putting out these so called “nasty personal attacks” because he was told about these so called nasty personal attacks, then states he didn’t see these so called nasty personal attacks, then after he has the chance to see these so called nasty personal attacks, he wont look at these so called nasty personal attacks and that is because what he is claiming. these so called nasty personal attacks, don’t exist. ALL WE DO IS SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE SHINED FOLKS.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Fullerton Informer.com website is a PUBLIC FORUM. Sean is a liar or a ding dong or both folks.  Of course if he cannot find the articles, I am sure his friends sent him the articles that contain truth not “personal attacks”. Just another example of his hiding behind some curtain of crap on this one gang as he cites nothing and alleges everything. What a joke. You know this is the same language planning commission tool Shamefield used on me to try to silence me at the planning commission meetings over and over-calling me speaking truth “personal attacks” as I tried repeatedly to get the SCAG operative Mayan Johnson off the commission that Bruce take the developer money Whitaker and Pringle lobbyist Jennifer Fitzgerald and Greg Seanothingdonothingborn all voted for. Yes they are all in on it. Sean is Bruce’s waterboy,

Ah yes ignoring the truth while employing spin and making false claims is the choice of subterfuge for a guy whose campaign manager last time around was none other than the Chris Meyer sycophant Ryan Cantor who tried to con the library board into putting the Hunt Library on the block for a song and a dance. I digress. Here is Sean pictured below while playing a little game of duck and cover on the topic of Agenda 21 at a political function earlier this year.

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Here is what Whitaker’s Water boy Sean Paden has in his bucket right now. Sounds convincing of course doesn’t it?  Well it is not and in usual fashion, he serves up what is generally half baked.

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Sean Paden is a complete liar. He even admits he has never read the so called “attacks” and claims he is blocked from reading this website?  Well he is in damage control mode because he is a total phony one trick pony. No one is blocked from this site. Exposing Whitaker is not a sport, it is a duty.

YOU KNOW FOR YEARS I PRIVATELY LOBBIED AND PUBLICLY ADDRESSED BRUCE AT COUNCIL MEETINGS ASKING FOR ANSWERS AND FOR THINGS TO BE AGENDIZED STANDING UP AGAINST CORRUPTION AND CRONYSISM. JUST GOOGLE ME. YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF. BRUCE AND OF COURSE HIS WATER BOY HAVE IGNORED IT ALL AND HAVE INSTEAD CHOSEN TO PLAY BALL WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT  FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF BRUCE’S POLITICAL CAREER AND THIS WAS BY HIS OWN ADMISSION.

BRUCE WAS ASKED ONCE BY ME FOR SUPPORT AT A WELL ATTENDED MEETING OF THE MINDS WHICH HE DECLINED. NO SUBSEQUENT REQUESTS FOR SUPPORT ON MY BEHALF WERE FORTHCOMING AFTER THAT. BRUCE CHOSE TO NOT GET WITH REAL REFORM SO HE IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF THE SPOTLIGHT. MY HOPES FOR HIM CAN ONLY REMAIN ONCE I AM ELECTED AND THEN HE WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THE RIGHT THING WITH ME SITTING UP THERE NEXT TO HIM.

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YOU SEE BRUCE WANTS NELSON’S JOB AS A COUNTY SUPERVISOR. HE ADMITTED TO ME AND ANOTHER COLLEAGUE OF MINE REPEATEDLY THAT HE HAS CHOSEN TO NOT ROCK THE BOAT IN HOPES OF CLIMBING THE LADDER. BRUCE NEEDS TO KEEP THE BOSSES HAPPY AND NOT WORK AT SOLVING THE PROBLEMS INCLUDING GETTING ON BOARD WITH REAL REFORM.

THAT CAN BE TRANSLATED INTO TURNING HIS BACK ON FULLERTON.

FOLKS WE KNOW FLORY WAS A BAD DREAM AND FITZGERALD IS A HORROR MOVIE BUT THIS GUY IS A TROJAN HORSE FOLKS.

YES AS THE FACEBOOK GROUPS ALL OVER HAVE BLOCKED ME FROM GETTING THE TRUTH TO THE VOTERS OUT, NO 2 BIT HACKS WILL BE ABLE TO STOP IT ONCE THE ELECTION CYCLE GETS FULLY UNDERWAY. YOU HAVE MY WORD ON THAT.

Yes Whitaker water boy Sean Paden willingly chooses and flat out refuses to address one single fact presented in the following articles

CALL ME WHAT YOU WANT FOLKS AS I CALL IT LIKE I SEE IT. THAT IS WHY MY NAME WILL BE ON THE BALLOT-YOU ALL HAVE A CHOICE FOLKS. OPEN YOUR EYES.

THE DUPLICITY OF FULLERTON’S BRUCE WHITAKER AND S.C.A.G.

It Is Now Crystal Clear: The Modus Operandi Of Council Member Bruce Whitaker.

The defining moment in Fullerton Politics

 

 

 

Was this just another failed attempt to set up Barry Levinson?

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In My Continuing Series Concerning Our Upcoming November Fullerton City Election, I Lay Out Some Of The Parameters Fullertonians Should Consider Before Voting For The Next 3 Council Members.

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Barry Levinson

In This Context, I Also Discuss The Major Issues That Faced Fullertonians In My Last Run For City Council And How Those That Were Elected Did Not Meet The Needs Of Our Citizens.  By Barry Levinson

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It Is Now Crystal Clear: The Modus Operandi Of Council Member Bruce Whitaker.

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I know to some this message will be very painful, to some infuriating, and to others music to their ears as fodder for political talking points and hit pieces. Believe me, it pains me to have had to have come to this. For four years I have painfully watched all of this and other disturbing developments unfold that at first I couldn’t believe, that I then didn’t want to believe and then finally that I could no longer ignore.  I must admit that when I first entered the political scene years back, I had the utmost respect for Bruce Whitaker and had admired his demeanor and his positions. That respect is long gone.

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Many may not fully understand my motivations for writing this article, many will accuse me of attacking one of our own. Bruce is nowhere near one of our own as you will soon see. Others may be rejoicing at the apparent division. Ladies and gentlemen, my modus operandi has always been to tell it like it is and let the chips fall where they may because the truth will stand on its own.

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The Nelson line up for the fall season

VOTING THE RIGHT WAY MOST OF THE TIME IS NOT ENOUGH WHEN YOU ARE OUTNUMBERED EVERY TIME. THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS BEEN UNCHALLENGED FOR 4 YEARS NOW. LOOK WHERE FULLERTON IS. ONCE A SCAM GETS TO THE COUNCIL, TRYING TO STOP IT THERE IS LIKE TRYING TO PERFORM CPR ON A CADAVER. THESE SCAMS AND GIOVEAWAYS AT CITY HALL HAVE TO BE PUBLICLY AND VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED IN THE EARLY STAGES. LEADERS SOUND THE ALARM, NOT WAIT UNTIL THE CADAVER IS IN FRONT OF YOU TO DO MOUTH TO MOUTH ON.

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FLORY, FITZGERALD AND CHAFFEE ARE OPEN BOOKS AND STAND FOR UNION GIVEAWAYS, DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES AND MORE EXPANSION OF GOVERNMENT. WE KNOW WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. GREG IS MORPHING INTO THEM AS WE SPEAK.

SO WHO HEAVILY FINANCED BRUCE’S CAMPAIGN IN 2012 TO THE TUNE OF ALMOST $40,000? WAS IT NONE OTHER THAN TONY BUSHALA? WHY HAS TONY BUSHALA BEEN TOTALLY SILENT ON ALL THIS HORRIFIC OUT OF CONTROL DEVELOPMENT IN FULLERTON?   IS BRUCE PLAYING SOME SORT OF A GAME ON THE RESIDENTS?

IT IS THE DUTY OF TRUE CONSERVATIVES TO EXPOSE THE PHONIES LIKE FITZGERALD, OUT THE PHONIES LIKE FITZGERALD AND STAND UP FOR THE RESIDENTS. LETTING FITZGERALD OFF THE HOOK FOR 4 YEARS IS INEXCUSABLE. LOOK WHERE WE ARE. HIS BOSS NELSON IS SUPPORTING BOTH BRUCE AND FITZGERALD IN 2016-WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?

Instead of Bruce doing everything in his power to tip the balance on the council and expose his boss Nelson’s sacred cow Fitzgerald WHO HAPPENS TO BE THE DECIDING VOTE EVERY TIME, he goes along to get along, ignores vital issues, remains totally silent on others, and pontificates only when it makes no difference when it is far too late when his vote means nothing. This has allowed Fitzgerald to be the deciding vote that screws Fullerton over every time.  Bruce’s silence and absence of resistance and opposition to the fact that we have a lobbyist as our mayor is mind boggling unless you understand how the game is played. He plays it safe with the bosses, pontificates when it is too little too late, means nothing, has no impact, and ensures that the agendas move along with a semblance of conservative opposition. He has and continues to allow her to remain on the council in spite of her built in conflict of interest, her horrible voting record, and then votes to give her the mayor title on the ballot. WATCH WHO ENDORSES BRUCE AND JENNIFER WHO HAVE OPPOSITE VOTING RECORDS. IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW PHONY AND RIGGED THIS WHOLE THING IS. Enough insanity folks.

You see going along to get along has resulted in Fullerton being so far gone that it will not be recognizable very, very soon.   Our problems as a community are huge and the solutions require a major sea change in politics. Fullerton is awash in red ink, greed, corruption and cronyism. Fullerton is full of busted up roads, screwed up zoning, massive development, out of control traffic, a corrupt police department, out of control spending and of course politicians that keep all this going. We need to end the status quo, remove the status quo’s henchmen and women and expose those who ostensibly come in peace, seem to be on our side and betray us in clever ways that only those who are really paying attention would ever notice.

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When there was a major fiscal issue brought to Councilman Bruce Whitaker by his appointee to the Park and Recreation Committee, Mr. Levinson, Bruce Whitaker was totally silent.  He never uttered a word in his capacity as a city councilman about the 4 to 5 million dollars being squandered by the city of Fullerton on the Fullerton Golf Course contract over 20 years as shown by Mr. Levinson in great detail.  Mr. Whitaker totally ignored Mr. Levinson on this critical issue.

Equally disturbing, on another occasion, Fullerton Park and Recreation commissioner Barry Levinson was totally unaware that the Summit House Restaurant 25-year extension was to be incorrectly brought before the city council because Joe Felz decided to bypass the Parks and Recreation Department first even though the Summit House sits on Fullerton publicly owned parkland. It still had 16 years left on its sweetheart lease and they wanted to sneak through another 25 year extension behind everyone’s back.

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This land is your land this land is my land

Councilmember Whitaker had at least 72-hour advance knowledge that this was on the city council agenda as a CONSENT ITEM and yet according to Mr. Levinson, Mr. Whitaker never contacted him and apprised him of this situation.  Why not?  Why the silence? Why did Bruce Whitaker not immediately discuss this critical issue with his appointee on the Park and Recreation Commission, Barry Levinson?

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As Mr. Levinson and I were in attendance at that meeting, Barry pointed out at that council meeting that it was totally improper for the city to fail to bring this agenda item to the Park and Recreation Committee first and even more unconscionable that it was then put on the city council agenda as a CONSENT ITEM.   No one vetted this agenda item but the city nevertheless the city wanted to very quietly and surreptitiously pass it without any discussion.  Even after Mr. Levinson stopped this in its tracks, Mr. Whitaker, who appointed Mr. Levinson remained totally silent on the issue.  Apparently Council member Whitaker does not want to disturb the establishment order in Fullerton.  This attempted hijacking of public property was directed back to the Park and Recreation Committee for first consideration.  Mr. Levinson learned later from Hugo Curiel, Director of Parks and Recreation at a subsequent Parks and Recreation Committee meeting that the owner of the Summit House rescinded his request for the 25-year extension that would have taken the lease arrangement through 2060.

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back room deal gone bad thanks to Barry

Barry, the one honest committee member was the lone voice who pulled the consent item on the city council agenda and pointed out the obvious before it was about to be approved 5 to 0 by a phony, corrupt city council without any discussion.  Once again the city council and of course the city manager was attempting to do a huge financial favor for one of its special interest friends while at the same time screwing the Fullerton public.  Did I mention that the Summit House was built with Fullerton Redevelopment money?   Redevelopment was supposed to be used to fix “blighted areas”.  Since when is parkland on one of the prettiest vistas in all of Northern Orange County next to million dollar neighborhoods considered blighted?

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As Barry Levinson continued to do his job as a commissioner speaking out on various issues that directly and adversely affect the community at large, and doing so as an appointee of Bruce Whitaker , the climate at these public meetings got so bad that Mr. Levinson was shut down and not allowed to conclude his remarks after speaking only a few minutes during the communications period of the meeting. This is the part of the meeting on the agenda for Commissioners to speak on any item or topic that falls within the purview of the Park and Recreation Commission and Department.

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In response to this egregious behavior, Mr. Levinson contacted formally in writing all council members including Mr. Whitaker and again Mr. Whitaker chose to remain totally silent.   Bruce not only failed to defend Mr. Levinson’s doing his job, his right to speak in an open meeting, and carrying out his duties as Bruce’s appointee, he totally ignored him once again.

On June 23, 2016 Mr. Whitaker offered up some insight into his failure to ask for an investigation into what I believe to be a criminal attempt to get Mr. Levinson charged with a bogus misdemeanor crime in order to have him removed from his position as the Chair of The Park and Recreation Commission.  “On an objective City Council, I could have obtained a majority vote to launch an outside investigation. No chance to do so in this case where perhaps a majority participated in the collusive effort to remove him.”

First it does not explain the fact that according to Commissioner Levinson that on two separate occasions that Councilman Whitaker told Barry that if anybody from the public requests of the council an investigation into this incident, that Bruce would so attempt to get it agendized.  Three different Fullerton citizens including Mr. Levinson and myself did just that yet Bruce to this day remains silent on this issue.

Second, Bruce boasts of supporting Barry when most on the council were in Bruce’s words “collusively trying to remove him from the committee”.  Ironically, it was Bruce Whitaker himself who, without any advanced warning to Mr. Levinson, did the exact same thing without giving a single solitary reason for his unusual move in terminating Mr. Levinson from the Park and Recreation Commission.

Lastly, Bruce has stated above and on many other occasions that his refusal to bring something important forward at council is due to the lack of votes Bruce has on the council.  If that is the reason for his silence why does he always pontificate on specific agenda items which are before the council that really should be voted down when he knows it will be passed by his fellow council members?

I will answer my own question.  It is because we can count on Bruce only when there is an issue guaranteed to pass in the council to then and only then speak out and feign courage as the lonely voice of reason.  You rarely speak out in front of an issue to change the outcome for the better but rather speak only after the bad outcome is assured.  Leadership demands speaking out often to rally support and affect change?  You are more like a funeral director, talking about what could have been after the fight or the body has already been lost.  How pathetic and more importantly deceitful that this has been Bruce’s modus operandi for 6 years!

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Bruce voted to make this woman mayor as he never goes after Nelson’s sacred cow and Pringle lobbyist up on the dais Fitzgerald

Six years and what are his accomplishments…. voting to appoint Jennifer Fitzgerald  as Mayor in an election year no less so her name will appear on the ballot as MAYOR making her defeat much more difficult…voting for a totally phony districting Map for Fullerton, Map 8A, which basically destroys downtown as a separate neighborhood and fireworks.

What are just a few of your incredible failures?

Never demanding or much less asking Jennifer Fitzgerald to disclose her client list from Curt Pringle and Associates, a very large lobbyist and public relations firm with ties to many Southern California government entities.   This list is necessary for her to disclose for it is the only way to ensure that she does not have a conflict of interest while representing the people of Fullerton. I have formally asked for this in writing and verbally during public comment periods which Bruce has done no such thing.

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Voting to appoint Jennifer Fitzgerald Mayor of Fullerton in her compromised position as V.P of Curt Pringle and Associates with no transparency on her part.

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Voting to appoint Ma’Ayn Johnson to the Planning Commission when she has a built-in conflict of interest as a senior planner for the unelected Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  She recently stated that the population growth of Fullerton is inevitable and we need to plan for it.   The facts are that significant growth is only inevitable if the Planning Commission and the City Council continue to vote for zoning changes that allow for high-rise development in a city with little open land except for West Coyote Hills.  She and her allies on SCAG push for this high-rise Agenda 21 Growth consistently making her biased as a commissioner. Bruce has refused to agendize her removal from the planning commission and remains silent on this issue.

DSC00429-300x225Never asking for an investigation into an apparent criminal conspiracy lead by the FPD and the City council against Mr. Levinson.  His poor excuse for being silent was that he did not have the votes.  Question:  Why does he normally pontificate on the loosing end of so, so many agenda items? Why even show up for work with that attitude?

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Refusing to agendize an investigation by Michael Genacco into the attempted framing of Barry Levinson even after several residents including myself had specifically publicly asked him to do so. This was a prime example of how a concerted effort by city officials could have led to falsely imprisoning of innocent men.

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Totally ignoring Mr. Levinson’s very detailed and well supported analysis of how the City of Fullerton is in the process of wasting 4 to 5 million dollars over a 20-year period starting in December 2010 by their actions to voluntarily change their agreement with American Golf Corporation to run the Fullerton Golf Course. At the same time Bruce was pushing for an audit committee on the council he was continuing to ignore his own appointee Barry Levinson on the Park and Rec commission who is an internal auditor by profession! Bruce wants an audit committee and ignores this?

bruce-whitakerVoting to disenfranchise the people of downtown Fullerton with a vote for Map 8A.

Pineda_featuredWhen Bruce had the votes to make a difference after the recall election he chose to put his political capital into legalizing Safe and Sane Fireworks at the direction of Shawn Nelson.  By doing so he squandered a golden opportunity to make real changes in Fullerton.

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Failure to respond to my request to make a motion to agendize a change in selling city of Fullerton property from the current closed door, sole source negotiations to mandating every sale must be done on an open and competitive basis.

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Failure to give any reasons for his dismissal of Mr. Levinson from the Park and Recreation Committee nor any warning whatsoever that he was dissatisfied with Mr. Levinson’s performance.

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No wonder the City of Fullerton government continues to be such a total mess.  No one on that council has the integrity and courage to consistently do the right thing.  Without character or courage on the dais we the people of Fullerton are at the mercy of a very broken city government.

Mr. Whitaker has a ton of explaining to do to both Mr. Levinson and to the good people of Fullerton.  It is so sad to realize that Mr. Whitaker has been the consummate politician when we the people of Fullerton desperately needed a statesmen and a leader which he so cleverly portends to be when in my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth. images

Leaders lead, leaders rally the troops, leaders sound the alarm, leaders warn others of impending situations that are harmful to the community.

I guess the bar has been so low for so long in this town that Bruce actually believes he is what he claims to be. You know that a great voting record means nothing when Bruce is making sure that it will continue to mean nothing by giving corruption a pass, maintaining the establishment balance of power on the dais all the while aiding and abetting the re-election of Fitzgerald.

November will be very interesting to say the least folks especially if Fullerton really opens her eyes. Time will tell and don’t accept any wooden nickels in the meantime ladies and gentlemen. There are far too many in the political mix in this town that need to turned in to the counterfeit office.

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