Ladies and gentlemen, March 15, 2016 was arguably the most defining moment in Fullerton’s political history. I believe the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back was placed on the Fullerton residents’ back right out in the open. It has been one week and silence.
The particular Tuesday evening that followed brought a long drawn out disgusting 4 year culmination of events to a head.
For 20 million a month, as the council majority gives us parades, tree plantings, fireworks shows, MADD presentations with downtown awash in liquor, backpack giveaways, unaffordable affordable housing that gobbles up businesses and tax money, and feel good presentations every other Tuesday night, we cannot forget that all that the blood of Kelly Thomas and the recall got Fullerton was fireworks.
The murderers of Kelly Thomas go free, the city payouts in the millions for the sadistic actions of deranged cops, the dirty attempts to ram through massive Agenda 21 developments with no live broadcasts of the meetings, attempted framings of citizen activists by Dan Hughes, death threats made to protesters, massive raises handed out over and over again for police and fire while city infrastructure lies in ruin, draconian Agenda 21 water restrictions, the top cop on duty at the scence of the Kelly Thomas murder gets supervisor of the year, Detective Ron Bair’s trying to ruin a woman’s life costing the taxpayers a half a million dollars, budget deficits, deficit spending, hundreds of millions in unfunded pension liability, third world roads with no plans to pay for the repairs barring MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT, the leaked Genacco report that indicated numerous policies WERE violated on the evening Kelly was bludgeoned and electrocuted and yet, on the stand under oath, the chief training officer said none were violated, homeless camps bulldozed to make way for a church to rip off the taxpayers, a million dollars a year in a fire department overtime ripoff, sole source bids for a selloff of public property, water pass thru ripoffs, an almost rammed through back room deal on the Summit House trying to extend the lease another 2o years when the lease still had 2o years still left on it for a restaurant that was built with redevelopment money and bypassing the Park and Recreation Commission, a homeless shelter that almost went in next to a Title I elementary school and nearby residential apartments, cell towers getting rammed through next to schools and homes ignoring safety concerns, suppression of information, insane attempts close down freeway on and off ramps and ruin neighborhoods by adding 10 story housing and bulldozing grocery stores and adding to the already impossible traffic problems (College Town), race baiting Royce playing the battle of the sexes game stamping his phony seal on candidates with opposite voting records, ordinances that directly attack the first amendment, in addition to proposed ordinances designed to limit public comment time, limit free speech, censor written statements, a council silent on forced aerial spraying who appointed a vector control board appointee that thinks forced aerial spraying of petrochemical poison pesticides doesn’t deserve adequate public notification, a council that for years has TOTALLY ignored the geoengineering taking place over the skies of Fullerton that is directly responsible for our drought, water emergency, and horrendous tree and landscape killing ordinance, and of course the repeated warnings regarding the grave dangers that wireless emissions within the purview of the council pose to residents have all been issues raised by us to little or no avail.
Tuesday night was the tipping point for Fullerton. Yes just 24 hours earlier, Barry Levinson presented his findings of an alleged 4-5 million dollar shortfall to the city from the Brea Dam arrangements allegedly orchestrated by Alica Loya and Joe Felz to the deaf ears on the park and recreation commission and then the next night, the entire city council, and city management. What was the defining moment was not merely what Mr. Levinson was alleging, but after four years of all of the aforementioned, it was what immediately followed. Here is what Mr. Levinson delivered the night before at the Park and Recreation commission meeting.
All Park and Recreation Commissioners in attendance ignored it except for Jesus Silva who assumed Barry’s numbers were wrong but wanted the city council to look at them. At the council meeting, as promised, Mr. Levinson brought the issue before the entire council.
Once again, not a word about the issue.
Not one council member asked for a copy of Mr. Levinson’s research
As an acting member of the parks and recreation commission, Mr Levinson was appointed by Bruce Whitaker.
Question: When is it reasonable to ignore documented evidence of malfeasance, mismanagement and possilbly worse by any city council?
The answer should be never.
However, Mr. Levinson, the Bruce Whitaker appointee, after speaking as a committee member of the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department handing out detailed calculations to every committee member as well as the Director of the Department and his secretary to include in full, in the official minutes, and then the following night, presenting during the allowed 3 minute time you have to address the Fullerton City Council, not one committee member and not one council member thought it prudent to ask Barry Levinson one question or to start a dialog on the information just presented by Mr Levinson.
In fact, after Barry was finished with his 8 minute presentation to the P and R Committee, the Chair
proposed a motion to Receive and File the topic. In other words to cut off any further discussion permanently or at least until someone else is able to bring the topic at some unknown future date.
The following council members were present and silent after my presentation as follows:
Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald
Council member Jan Flory
Council member Doug Chaffee
Council member Greg Sebourn
Council member Bruce Whitaker
City Manager, Joe Felz and
City Attorney Dick Jones
The following key people were present and silent after I handed out my entire presentation as follows:
Chair person Karen Lang-McNabb
Committee member Gretchen Cox
Committee member Scott Stanford
Committee member Michael Savage
Park and Recreation Director Hugo Curiel
Park and Recreation Administrative Manager Alice Loya and
Assistant City Attorney Kimberly Hall Barlow
Mr Levinson and myself have continued to raise issue after issue with this council all to no avail. This is by far not the first set of serious allegations set before the Fullerton City Council. My three minutes below apply to all five council members and pay particular attention to what the council does not address AFTER WE ARE ALL DONE SPEAKING. Notice how they ignore the 5 million dollar white elephant in the room raised by Mr Levinson, especially the person who appointed Mr Levinson to the park and rec commission-BRUCE WHITAKER. The fact is they can respond to any item brought forth in public comments and have done so may times in the past. To state anything to the contrary is a simply a lie. There is no defending the silence.
Four years ago, Jennifer Fitzgerald became a Republican after being a Democrat for some time. She ran for office and was installed with what I believe to be the assistance of the Shawn Nelson and the Ed Royce machine that for the most part, kept the Trojan Horse nature of Fitzgerald BELOW THE RADAR. Bruce Whitaker knew who she was, what she was and what she is to this day, a key component of that machine. While Mr. Whitaker has the most solid voting record of any council member on the dais, it is utterly worthless and meaningless because his votes don’t count when you are always outnumbered. BRUCE DID NOTHING TO KEEP JENNIFER FITZGERALD FROM BEING ELECTED IN 2012 AND IS DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO KEEP HER FROM BEING RE-ELECTED TO THE COUNCIL THIS NOVEMBER.
JENNIFER FITZGERALD WAS HIRED AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CURT PRINGLE AND ASSOCIATES SHORTLY AFTER BEING ELECTED TO THE COUNCIL. THIS IS THE BIGGEST CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN FULLERTON GOVERNMENT HISTORY AND SILENCE FROM BRUCE, THE MOST CONSERVATIVE SUPPOSEDLY OUTSPOKEN MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL. WHY?
BRUCE CAN VOTE RIGHT EVERY TIME BUT UNLESS HE WORKS TO CHANGE THE DYNAMIC OF THE COUNCIL IN 2016, HE MIGHT AS WELL STAY HOME EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT BECAUSE HE IS WASTING HIS AND EVERYONE’S ELSE’S TIME. HOW CAN HE REMAIN SILENT ON JENNIFER FITZGERALD’S POSITION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CURT PRINGLE AND ASSOCIATES? HE SHOULD BE DEMANDING HER RECUSAL AT THE OPENING OF EVERY MEETING UNTIL SHE DISCLOSES HER CLIENT LIST AND EVEN THEN, WITH THE OPEN ENDED DCCSP PROPOSAL, SHE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO VOTE FOR THIS OR ANY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS EVER AGAIN ON THE DAIS.
Why won’t Bruce Whitaker publicly support Barry Levinson or back Joe Imbriano for Fullerton City Council and call Fitzgerald out? It is very obvious, his bosses have told him to stay away from Joe Imbriano and it’s hands off Fitzgerald. Well going along with that, I believe, amounts to forsaking Fullerton ladies and gentlemen. Is Bruce already planning bigger and better things for himself while forsaking Fullerton? If he rocks the boat with Nelson and Royce, will he get re elected to the city council? Perhaps but without the support of Royce and Nelson, he will alienate the Republican establishment and this could harm his chances for higher office. What matters more, his political ambitions or what 135,000 people have to live with for the rest of their lives with the dirty deals Fitzgerald is going to vote to ram through if she is re elected and if not before.
WHO ARE HIS BOSSES? LOOK AT WHO ENDORSES BOTH BRUCE AND JENNIFER-
Bruce has higher political aspirations like county supervisor so he thinks he needs Nelson’s and Royce’s endorsements to get him there so he cannot dare go after their sacred cow (Fitzgerald) and endorse Joe Imbriano. In the meantime, I believe he has turned his back on Fullerton by his CONTINUED SILENCE ON THE ISSUES WE RAISE AND THE TROJAN HORSE HE CONTINUES TO ENABLE TO OPERATE WHILE REFUSING TO BACK A CANDIDATE THAT STANDS FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND COULD TURN THINGS AROUND-JOE IMBRIANO. I believe that if he really cared about Fullerton, he would do everything in his power to get Jennifer Fitzgerald exposed and run out of town.
The real clincher came for the demise of Fullerton when the council vote came up a few months back to elect a mayor. In an utterly disgraceful and disgusting move, both Bruce Whitaker and Greg Seaborn voted to pass the position to Jennifer Fitzgerald. There is no council requirement that stated they had to go in rotation. And as a matter of fact, there was not one word of opposition to her being the mayor. THIS MEANS THAT SHE WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER AS MAYOR OF FULLERTON. Yes in a room flanked by establishment hacks from the Nelson and Royce machine, flowers were in order as Fullerton had one more nail in driven deep into its coffin by both Bruce Whitaker and Greg Seaborn, the two so called conservatives on the dais
If I were to replace Jennifer Fitzgerald or defeat the next RINO, Royce creation establishment hack Trojan Horse recruit that recently entered the race to take Fitzgerald’s place if she parachutes up to supervisor, Leland Wilson, WE WOULD HAVE THE 3-2 MAJORITY NEEDED TO LOCK DOWN THE COUNCIL FOR THE INTERESTS OF THE GOOD PEOPLE OF FULLERTON.
As Bruce Whitaker ran his campaign in 2012 totally connected to Travis Kiger’s hip , in an about face, in 2016 Bruce says that there is strength in running an independent campaign when it comes to running with Joe Imbriano. Of course, the strength that Bruce refers to is the perceived strength he aims to tap from the endorsements of his bosses like Royce and Nelson, which do not have the best interests of you and I in mind. Bruce has not only refused to back a true reform candidate but he has refused to expose and help oust the biggest Trojan Horse ever to be rolled into town under the downtown bridge, Jennifer Fitzgerald.
Fullerton has, for the last 4 years been one vote away from the right path and now is just one vote away from being destroyed forever with the DCCSP-the massive development scheme and power grab by Joe Felz. That one vote is from Jennifer Fitzgerald. Jennifer Fitzgerald votes with liberal democrat establishment union hack Jan Flory and Ed Royce endorses both Bruce Whitaker and Jennifer Fitzgerald. Shawn Nelson supports both of them as well. Did you catch that? These two have propped up candidates for years that have gotten Fullerton to where it is today. The typical RINO mold is to cleverly talk a talk and once elected walk a different walk. How do you support two candidates at the same time with opposite voting records? It is simple. The makeup of the council is perfect for the establishment and the power brokers. The bad deals for the residents go through 3-2 and sometimes 4-1 every time and Bruce gets to look good and act like he is doing the right thing by carefully crafting his diatribes to resonate with the conservative and libertarian leaning residents and remain as irrelevant as Larry Bennett on New Years eve throughout the entire process by remaining outnumbered. This is a nightmare for all concerned residents. Jennifer Fitzgerald does not belong on that council because OF HER EXECUTIVE POSITION AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CURT PRINGLE AND ASSOCIATES. THIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST HAS BEEN IGNORED AND UNCHALLENGED FOR FOUR YEARS. I bring it up and it falls on deaf ears.
It is the silence of Mr. Whitaker that has been and continues to remain the most troubling. It has been said that all the Fullerton recall got Fullerton was fireworks. I don’t believe anyone can argue that point as the establishment to this day continues to hold the residents in derision because of basic math-3 AGAINST 2 OR 4 AGAINST 1 EVERY TIME.
Bruce, in my opinion, has crossed the line when he blatantly ignored the $5,000,000 dollar issue that his very own appointee Barry Levinson raised on Monday and Tuesday nights. Barry Levinson is Bruce’s very own appointee on the Park and Recreation Commission and yet Mr Whitaker, to this very day, has not contacted, approached or inquired on this massive issue. Instead of commending his appointee Commissioner Levinson for acting in the best interests of the residents and taxpayers, the very values that Mr. Whitaker espouses on the dais, he blatantly disregards them.
For four years we have all watched Mr. Whitaker pontificate on his conservative ideology, cast his vote and watch it mean nothing because the Pringle Puppet, RINO, Trojan Horse, phony conservative Royce Hack Jennifer Fitzgerald votes with the liberal establishment hack Jan Flory. These two have identical voting records and Jan Flory and Jennifer Fitzgerald make the rounds together on the women’s clubs circuits, the fluff parties and the feel good fiascos that put everyone to sleep while Bruce has for years given her pass after pass publicly.
Ladies and gentlemen it is high time in Fullerton for change, and if this line is crossed then those who cross it must be exposed for what they are doing and you must get behind a candidate that will do no such thing. I am that candidate and I need your vote in November. More of the same is not acceptable for Fullerton anymore. There is a lot of work to do and we are simply out of time. If you are a longtime resident, you might as well leave if Flory and Fitzgerald get another four years, Fullerton will be toast. The massive developments they will approve will potentially add 100,000 more residents and considering the roads are not adequate for our current population, what will happen if the DCCSP and College Town passes? No more passes for anyone that refuses to save our town. The time is now.