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
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.
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.
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.