Allegations Surrounding the Handling and Administration Of Brea Dam Leased Property


An Update On The Allegations Surrounding the Handling and Administration Of Brea Dam Leased Property By The City Of Fullerton From The Army Corps Of Engineers.  By Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

A Fullerton citizen provided a 4 page list of questions to Parks and Recreation Director Curiel and to all members of the Parks and Recreation (P and R) Committee at the January 2016 committee meeting concerning the arrangement for the Fullerton Golf Course and other issues relating to the Brea Dam property we lease (City of Fullerton) from the Army Corps of Engineers.

https://thefullertoninformer.com/the-brea-dam-scam-fullertons-worst-kept-secret-finally-front-and-center/

 

Without commenting on the allegations themselves, I will state that it is my sincere hope that the Parks and Recreation Department takes these allegations seriously.  This means that they provide detailed answers as quickly as possible either refuting or acknowledging each of these allegations.  Inferring that these allegations are baseless without providing the prerequisite proof will not suffice.  The citizens are owed nothing less than a complete and detailed written response to the alleged charges.

 

As a member of the P and R Committee, obviously these allegations are of concern to me.  Unlike Commissioner Stanford, https://thefullertoninformer.com/scott-stanford-speaks-to-the-fullerton-informer/

I am not offended by a citizen who asks tough questions, but I will be offended if the Park and Recreation Department fails to answer these charges fully and completely.  The people of Fullerton should hold our City Manager, Mr. Joe Felz fully responsible for a complete and thorough review of all allegations.  So far he has been rather silent on this issue.

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The P and R Department has agreed to provide answers at our February 8 meeting held at 6:30 pm concerning some of the more serious allegations relating to the RZED (Recovery Zone Economic Development) Bond used to pay for a new million dollar plus sprinkler system at the Fullerton Golf Course and the management agreement that replaced the lease we had with American Golf to run the golf course.

 

The complete presentation should definitely be a part of the Agenda materials provided to the committee members and available to all on the city’s website for ourFebruary 8, 2016 meeting.

 

As a member of the Park and Recreation Department it is my fiduciary role to get to the truth.  That means an unbiased review of all the facts concerning these unfortunate allegations.

 

The people of Fullerton can expect that I will represent them with objectivity and be motivated only to learn the complete truth wherever it may lead.

 

  1. #1 by Fullerton Resident on January 21, 2016 - 10:34 pm

    It seems to me Mr. Levinson that these allegations should illicit specific responses by the City of Fullerton. It also seems to me that a failure of the city to respond makes them look guilty.

  2. #2 by Telling It Like It Is on January 22, 2016 - 3:05 pm

    Good government demands that it be responsive to the people. The fact that these allegations surfaced publicly many months ago without it still not being fully vetted by the city at this point in time, certainly should raise questions by the good citizens of Fullerton.

  3. #3 by or ... on January 22, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    Actually, I see it this way.
    A good government takes allegations as seriuosly as the person making them.

    • #4 by Reality Is..... on January 22, 2016 - 10:28 pm

      Very true. And when it has anything to do with Barry or Imbriano or Bushala or Travis, everyone just ignores them and doesn’t hear a word they say. So it all makes sense.

      🙂

    • #5 by Or... on January 23, 2016 - 8:15 am

      A good government would also be able to discern that it was neither of these individuals that the scoundrels routinely demonize that made these allegations about the Brea Dam…

      http://breadam.org/about/

      p.s. When you find Reality Is agreeing readily agreeing with you, it’s time to re-evaluate one’s life path.

      Just saying…

  4. #6 by Anonymous on January 23, 2016 - 7:12 am

    Reality is “doth protest too much”

    Question to Reality Is: On whose behalf do you protest ‘too much’?

    • #7 by Reality Is.... on January 23, 2016 - 12:53 pm

      Huh? Que?

  5. #8 by Anonymous on January 23, 2016 - 10:12 am

    You notice that the establishment hacks are never concerned with how well or how poorly our city is run. The amount of energy they use to assassinate the character of those who present evidence of potential wrongdoing could be better served by answering the allegations themselves. This assumes of course that the allegations are baseless. The fact that they ignore the allegations tells you that those attacking the messengers either know or at least suspect that the allegations contain much truth.

    • #9 by Reality Is..... on January 23, 2016 - 2:35 pm

      I think the opposite most of the time. Some of the accusations and verbal assaults by Barry and his team are so out of whack and so untrue, it’s a waste of time to even consider responding. You also have to remember. Activist types don’t care about facts. They have already made up their mind. Once you start debating with them, it becomes pointless to continue. They don’t even listen to what is being said. I see that the case in the Barry/Travis/Tony/Joe Imb situations. They have all already made up their mind on everything and know everything. So what’s the point in even responding to them? That’s the thinking of the city manager, Chief, and city council as well.

      • #10 by We The People on January 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm

        Reality Is ignores the fact that much evidence has been presented to support the allegations concerning the Brea Dam.

        The contract language for the Management Agreement with American Golf states that the City of Fullerton is paying them $670,000 a year plus an automatic one percent increase every year thereafter since 2011 and not the $500,000 a year that Alice Loya presented to the council back in November 2010 and once again to the Park and Recreation Committee in January 2016. It would seem that Ms. Loya has some major explaining to do. Unless the city can explain these very troubling contradictions, Ms. Loya should be fired from her Park and Recreation position for providing false information about a very large ongoing contractual arrangement that she was in the very middle of for the city.

      • #14 by We The People on January 24, 2016 - 11:28 am

        Reality Is, please give us any specific examples where Mr Levinson stated untruths. In fact, Mr. Levinson always backs up his opinions with supporting facts. You have never refuting any of facts presented by Mr. Levinson. On the other hand, you never provide any supporting information for any of your scandalous attacks. You only deal with pure unmitigated character assassination.

        Your attacks against Mr. Levinson always have one thing in common. They are baseless! Why should anyone listen to your totally baseless attacks against Mr. Levinson when you are too cowardly to even state your real name. Cowards and lairs are the first ones to march into the fires of Hell according to the Bible!

        • #15 by Reality Is..... on January 24, 2016 - 7:34 pm

          LOL and your name is? LOL Open your eyes and you will see all his lies yourself. His hate for certain people and his lies related to certain topics are clear as day. Just look at the people that ignore his every word and every demand. That will lead you in the right direction.

          • #16 by Barry Levinson on January 25, 2016 - 1:39 pm

            Reality Is can’t be taken seriously, period.

            We The People called him out by challenging him to provide one shred of proof to any of the many baseless attacks against me.

            He responds by blurting out more of the same unsubstantiated drivel.

            I hate no individual. Life is to short to hate anyone. I do pity those that either did not have the good fortune to be raised by ethical parents or as adults chose to reject and /or ignore the principles of honestly, decency and integrity.

            I was brought up by two very honest parents who instilled in me a strong ethical foundation.

            Therefore, I do choose to stand up and speak out when those that are elected or appointed to serve our community are not truthful, open and/or straightforward.

            I believe that those in government with positions of power over others, have a moral obligation to do their very best to represent their constituents. Nothing less should be accepted by the public.

            • #17 by Really?? on January 26, 2016 - 11:02 am

              Mr. Levinson,
              Sorry, but I have to disagree.
              Principles of honesty and integrity?
              Is that why you chose to believe a woman who came out of nowhere to a city council meeting and made very serious allegations of brutality and racial profiling against a Fullerton police officer who fired his Taser at an uncooperative suspect (her boyfriend, who happened to have a lengthy criminal record and pleaded guilty to resisting arrest in the incident) without knowing the actual facts of the incident?

              Is that why you have accused the PD of withholding or manipulating information to the DA’s office in its criminal investigation into Kelly Thomas’ death, because they were attempting to garner not-guilty verdicts? – again, very serious allegations.

              Is that why you blasted the city council majority for agreeing to a $4.9 million payout to Ron Thomas, an action, if not taken, would have left Fullerton tax payers on the hook for probably millions more in legal costs and perhaps a much larger payout?

              Yes, the death of Kelly Thomas has cost taxpayers millions of dollars. No question about that. You’ll get no argument from me on that one. The way I see it, you would have been willing to put the taxpayers in jeopardy for millions more. Why?
              We’ve seen the video thousands of times. We know what happened. Three officers were fired. A criminal trial was held. Policies have been revised and re-written.
              What would the benefit be to the Fullerton taxpayers to have proceeded with a trial?

              But you hate no man??
              Your actions say otherwise.
              Anyway, thanks for letting me rant.

              • #18 by Reality Is..... on January 27, 2016 - 10:05 am

                Well said. Barry ignores reality. He’s lost in his own little dream world. I think he really might be Tony Bushala in drag.

              • #19 by Fullerton Lover on January 30, 2016 - 7:33 am

                I guess that we’re all supposed to feel nothing but love and adulation for murders, rapists, and thieves?

                Why don’t you take a look at what happened to one of the nicest kids in the world (he still takes care of his Grandma on a daily basis) that used to be my neighbor.

                http://www.fullertonsfuture.org/2011/the-joyride-from-hell-another-victim-of-fullerton-police-violence-comes-forward/

                And yes, they are ALL still on the job working as police officers in Fullerton.

                Fullerton police officers, you should all be so proud of yourselves, and hope that no one EVER treats your son the way you treated someone’s son on this day, or the way you treated you treated Fred Thomas’s son the day after Independence Day when you beat him to death in our town square.

                Shame on all of you for remaining silent as your silence speaks volumes to those of us with a conscience.

            • #20 by Reality Is..... on January 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

              and when let’s say 75% of the people think they are doing a good job and 25% think they aren’t, then you think the 25% should rule the world right? I don’t think think your claims have the backing of 25%. I was just giving you the benefit of the doubt. If you had more than 50% backing, you would make progress. You make zero progress and that speaks volumes for your thought process and your beliefs. You can try to make yourself look like the King of Fullerton, but the truth will always come out in the end. You will never be more than you are now.

          • #21 by Fullerton Lover on January 25, 2016 - 7:03 pm

            “We The People” just asked “Reality Is” for just one measly example of one of Barry Levinson’s untruths, and he came up sounding as hollow as rock inside of a tin can being kicked down the road.

            What happened to your fiery rhetoric bucko?

            • #22 by Reality Is..... on January 27, 2016 - 10:01 am

              The list is endless.

              It starts with his lies about assaulting the person at the council meeting. He thinks that because the DA wouldn’t file he’s innocent. Wrong. He paid the girl off and coerced witnesses and now he won’t be filed on. It’s that simple.

              Barry is a fraud. Wake up people.

          • #23 by Anonymous on January 25, 2016 - 7:11 pm

            You mean the five city council persons that are all sold out to the power structure? Is that who you are talking about?

    • #24 by Fullerton - The Cesspool City Government on January 23, 2016 - 3:22 pm

      Anonymous you are 100% correct. The establishment phonies will never deal with the facts as they know the facts are not their friends.
      Sadly, below is the definition of the majority of those in elective office.
      Definition of Most Politicians: 1. A narcissist; one who easily throws away ethics for personal gain. 2. A group of individuals who are known for their dishonesty and self-absorbtion. 3. One who routinely lies to and steals from the public they swore to serve.

  6. #25 by Another view ... on January 25, 2016 - 9:55 am

    I have what I believe to be a legitimate question. Mr. Levinson, you have been touted as a financial expert. On your Facebook page, you state you were an auditor and financial consultant for Global Productivity Solutions, a worldwide financial consulting firm. Can you tell us your dates of employment with that company? You also state you attended the Boston University Graduate School of Management. Can you share with us the dates you attended that graduate school and what degree you earned? Are you a CPA? If so, in what state are you licensed? As a person who has “a fiduciary role to get to the truth,” I think these are fair questions.

    • #26 by Reality Is..... on January 27, 2016 - 10:02 am

      Reality Is has spoke through another ID. Barry? Or are you really just the fraud that I know you are.

      Love,

      DannyBoy

      • #27 by Anonymous on January 31, 2016 - 9:56 pm

        Levinson is just a big teddy bear. Don’t you know?

  7. #28 by Barry Levinson on January 31, 2016 - 4:16 pm

    Anyone who wants to speak to the Brea Dam leased property issues can attend the next Park and Recreation Committee meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 starting at 6:30PM.

    I believe that the more the public knows about government operations the better. There will be a presentation given by the Parks and Recreation Department, specifically about the city’s Management agreement for the Fullerton Golf Course with American Golf Corporation.

    There will be an opportunity for all citizens of Fullerton to participate. I urge all of you to attend.

    • #29 by Anonymous on January 31, 2016 - 10:06 pm

      zzzzzzzzzz …

  8. #30 by The City of Fullerton - No Reform, No Justice, No Integrity on February 14, 2016 - 12:13 pm

    Look at how our City Council, City Manager and Director of Parks and Recreation all have ignored these allegations provided with much supporting documentation. Now compare that to the way the City Council and the Fullerton Police Chief, Dan Hughes handled the totally bogus claim against Mr. Levinson in 2014.
    It is amazing to me that Dan Hughes admitted personally handling the investigation of Mr. Levinson, while stating on the record that he could hate Mr. Levinson.
    A little conflict of interest from our self-proclaimed objective, non-political police chief. The fact that he lead this investigation from start to finish should send chills down any honest, reasonable citizen. The Police Chief admits his personal bias against Mr. Levinson and then proudly admits that he handled the bogus investigation from start to finish and after coming up with nothing recommended that Mr. Levinson be charged and prosecuted by the OC District Attorney anyway. What a guy….what a police chief…. what a totally flawed human being.
    We have Mr. Gennaco’s firm available for internal audits for cases just like this one, where the actions of the FPD and the city does not stand up in the light of day. Yet although this investigation has been called for by several citizens at city council, not one council member has even addressed this issue. When the evidence of wrongdoing by the city and FPD is staring our council in the face and they all do nothing, in my book that makes all of them unfit for office. And then of course we have the city council installing Ms. Fitzgerald as our new Mayor with a 5 to 0 vote, even though she is a highly paid consultant/lobbyist, with the title of Vice President for Curt Pringle and Associates. We have articles written that state in their opinion, the best way to get a more honest, responsive government is to vote for candidates not supported by Curt Pringle and Associates. How much worse is it to have the Vice President of Curt Pringle and Associates as the Mayor of your city. On top of all of that, Mayor Fitzgerald refuses to make public their client list making it impossible for the public to know when she might have a conflict of interest. That tells me we have 5 city council members supposedly representing the people of Fullerton who ignore this huge ongoing potential conflict of interest and for the sake of playing nice, ignore common sense and decency and vote unanimously for her to be our next Mayor.
    Just business as usual for the city headed by Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald, City Manager Joe Felz and Police Chief Dan Hughes.

    • #31 by Bushala's rabble on February 14, 2016 - 2:01 pm

      Why don’t you guys on this blog call out Bruce Whitaker? To use Joe’s own vernacular, aren’t you all AND YOUR PALS like Levinson, Imbriano, Paden, Curlee and the rest of you just a bunch of Whitaker SYCOPHANTS yourselves?

      Please tell the readers why you never criticize Bruce Whitaker. Show me one thing that Bruce Whitaker has done about anything in this rant posted above by Mr. No reform no justice. We are all waiting.

      • #32 by Fullerton Lover on February 14, 2016 - 3:27 pm

        Please tell the readers why you would refer to those residents of Fullerton who seek the truth as “rabble?”

        I think that that would be far more educational.

      • #33 by Reality Is..... on February 15, 2016 - 7:54 pm

        It’s like Quirk Silva. She bought socks for the homeless and escaped every wrath attempted at her because of that. She moved onto bigger and better things.

  9. #34 by Fullerton Resident on February 15, 2016 - 12:32 am

    Did Bushala’s rabble not just read the comments above, calling out each and every Fullerton council member for their lack of action?

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