Bruce Whitaker Is Not The Leader We Need to Stop This On-Going Overdevelopment of Our City. by Barry Levinson


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It is interesting to note that a day and a half before the election, FullertonWatch posts at fullertontaxpayers.org rather weak comments made by Bruce Whitaker against the Downtown Core and Corridor Special Plan (DCCSP).  Where have you been Council member Whitaker?  Joe Imbriano and myself have been fighting the good fight against this totally undemocratic boondoggle for the sole benefit of the special interests for 2.5 years.  Here is what our leader had to say about the DCCSP on the referenced video as follows:

  1. He says it will create too much traffic.  Fullertonians would like to ask Council member Whitaker, where he has been on the traffic issue for the last six years he has been on the council.  Fullertonians sure know that the traffic has become a major problem here.
  1. He says we need a good balance of growth in Fullerton.  Of course, Council member Whitaker leaves the public guessing as to what he means by having a good balance of growth.   I must say Whitaker’s words were spoken like a true politician.  His words sound good at first, but once you think about what he said you realize you still have no idea what his position on development will be going forward!   Where are his solutions for improving our terrible and growing traffic congestion before he votes to approve even one more high-density development in our city?

Also knowing that his main campaign contributors over the years have been developers, and real estate interests to the tune of over $40,000, has to give any reasonable person pause as to where his allegiance will lie going forward…the people or the developers.

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Here is what Joe Imbriano and myself have been saying for 2.5 years on social media, on the fullertoninformer.com and also at many Fullerton Council meetings as follows:

 

  1. Over two years ago, we spoke out against the DCCSP as an undemocratic boondoggle, giving all the power to an unelected bureaucrat, City Manager Joe Felz.  If it would have passed in 2014, development throughout almost all the major corridors in the city, covering hundreds of acres would have been under the sole control of City Manager Joe Felz.   There would be no oversight or review from the Planning Commission.  There would be no Agenda Item brought before the City Council, where the council and most importantly the public would have a say as to impact of the development on our city and its residents.  The only person standing in the way of dozens of multi-million dollar projects getting approved was our City Manager.  Absolutely no checks and balance in that system.  As someone who is a trained auditor with 30 plus years of experience, this process should never be approved by any institution that is concerning for open and transparent government. As fiduciary responsibility is a regular theme of Council member Whitaker’s, his failure to point this out to the public should be very concerning to all of us.  I know I mentioned this very issue during public comments over two years ago in the presence of Bruce Whitaker.  As his then appointee to the Parks and Recreation Committee, he had every opportunity to discuss the matter with me at any time.  He has never discussed this with me and has to my knowledge never done so at any City Council meeting.

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Did not Bruce Whitaker vote to make Ma’Ayn Johnson, a S.C.A.G employee one of our Fullerton Planning Commissioners?  Yes he certainly did do this, saying she was one of the top candidates out of a good field of 16 or 17 applicants.  S.C.A.G has been in line with the United Nations Agenda 21 goals for more high-density and high-rise development as well as the elimination of the automobile.

 

If he was really concerned about overdevelopment, it seems very clear that Ma’Ayn Jonson would be the last person he would want on our Fullerton Planning Commission.

 

Once you examine Bruce Whitaker’s rhetoric vs. his actions concerning the DCCSP and the issue of continued high-rise, high-density development, one would really not know where he stands on these vital issues facing Fullertonians.  Should we believe his words or should we believe his actions?

 

I report, you decide.

  1. #1 by Danny Boy on November 7, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Bruce or Joe? Is there really any question who will do a better job for ALL of Fullerton? Nope. The voters will decide. I report you decide. Will Joe and Barry accept the voice of the people once it’s over? No. Will they ever commend any city employee for the good work they do everyday? No. Fullerton has never been in a better place as they are today. Keep the progress going. Vote the right people into office.

    • #2 by Anonymous on November 7, 2016 - 11:09 am

      Saul Alinsky tactics…repeat a lie over and over again hoping that the repetition will fool the people.

      I feel so very sorry for you. We should all pray for the soul of Danny Boy. It is never to late to become a decent human being, for God will forgive your past transgressions if you repent your sins.

      • #3 by Danny Boy on November 7, 2016 - 7:23 pm

        LOL 🙂

  2. #4 by Barry Levinson on November 7, 2016 - 10:53 am

    Here is the heading of Bruce Whitaker’s Facebook page for several years, just recently taken down by the same Bruce Whitaker as follows:

    “WORDS MAY LIE, BUT ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH.”

    Let us see if Council member Bruce Whitaker’s words align with his actions.

    Let us review a few of Council member Whitaker’s recent actions.

    1. He voted to appoint Ma’Ayn Johnson, an Agenda 21, S.C.A.G planner to our Planning commission. S.C.A.G. is the largest Unelected, Taxpayer Funded, Government Agency in the County. Bruce Whitaker’s words are limited government, the taxpayer’s choice and a good steward of your money. Bruce Whitaker gives us taxation without representation.

    2. He voted to make Jennifer Fitzgerald our Mayor, who praised Andy Dick at a benefit to raise money for Autism, after he called all children and adults with autism, “retards”.
    Voted for her even though he knew she has major conflict of interest problems as the V.P of Curt Pringle and Associates. Bruce Whitaker’s words are for greater transparency in government. Bruce Whitaker’s actions demonstrate that he supports those who are not transparent at all.

    3. He ignored a 4 to 5 million-dollar finding concerning our Fullerton Golf Course. This means that 4 to 5 million dollars of your tax money was wasted or worse by our city government and even though his campaign signs states…”the taxpayer’s choice”, he chose to ignore it. Bruce Whitaker’s words are for greater transparency, holding the line on spending, ensuring that there is no fraud, waste and abuse, but his actions in this case was to not act at all. This is not acceptable for any council member.

    4. He voted to pass Map 8A provided by a downtown bar owner who happened to contribute $1,500 dollars to his past campaigns. This map basically disenfranchises those citizens who live in and around downtown Fullerton by dividing them into five different districts rather than mainly one district. Did Mr. Whitaker recuse himself for the vote on Map 8A due to the large contributions given to him by the map’s author? The answer is no. Unfortunately, rather than recuse himself or even disclose the connection, he voted for the Map not once but twice.

    5. His Planning Commissioner, Kevin Pendergraft missed the most important Fullerton Planning Committee meeting in the history of Fullerton on the Downtown Core and Corridor Specific Plan. When I asked Whitaker if that bothered him, his response was no because Pendergraft was on vacation. There is only one problem with that answer. You see Pendergraft voted to postpone the vote on the DCCSP to that date, either knowing he would not be there or deciding after the fact to take vacation instead. In either case, that was totally unacceptable in my opinion. However, Council member Bruce Whitaker was perfectly okay with his appointee’s absence.
    Bruce Whitakers words are that he is concerned about the DCCSP but his actions shows little or not concern when it comes time to vote for it on the Planning Committee.

    As you can plainly see…”Words may lie, but actions will always tell the truth” is an extremely insightful quote. It is too bad that that our Council member Bruce Whitaker who placed it on top of his Facebook page apparently did not take those words of wisdom seriously. But I guess it did serve its purpose for a while as a good political slogan, nothing more.

    • #5 by Anonymous on December 20, 2016 - 11:03 am

      Bruce Whitaker played you all like a fiddle. Now you have a majority on the council that will shove all this development and pot clinics right all up your ass holes and there is nothing you fringe haters can do about it. Hah! Notice how Kiger is back over at FFFF the day after he and Tony made sure Fitzgerald and Whitaker got re-elected. They will stir the pot just enough to keep the loyal opposition focused on the small stuff while the big shit gets rammed right through.

  3. #6 by Sing it Joe and Barry on November 11, 2016 - 2:32 pm

    Joe lost because he and you Barry lie.
    Stop it or karma is going to hit you both.
    And hey Joe..did you know your wife ownes an I phone? Bet she doesn’t belive in chem trails and flat earth garbage as you two do.
    Go away ..Fullerton just voted no for each of you..go away

    • #7 by Anonymous on November 11, 2016 - 2:56 pm

      Uh Barry didn’t run but tell us more about Joe’s hot wife. I wanna know all about what you know about her.

  4. #8 by Anonymous on November 11, 2016 - 3:33 pm

    Win or lose Joe gets to tell the truth and I highly doubt that he is going anywhere anytime soon. He got almost 5000 votes. That is really good considering how the establishment did everything they could to keep him out.

    • #9 by Anonymous on November 12, 2016 - 9:51 am

      Making stuff up and spreading patently false conspiracy theories is the opposite of telling the truth.

  5. #10 by Fullerton's Conscience on November 12, 2016 - 11:05 am

    Please Anonymous give us one concrete example with proof that Joe made something up relating to the City of Fullerton Government.

    • #11 by Danny Boy on November 12, 2016 - 2:49 pm

      Look at anything Joe has said about Fullerton government. None of it is 100% true. The truth ranges from 5 to 10%.

    • #12 by Anonymous on November 12, 2016 - 4:24 pm

      Dude thinks the earth is flat. Pretty much anything he says is suspect.

      • #13 by Joe Imbriano on November 12, 2016 - 6:24 pm

        Forger about how Bruce is a giant phony for just one moment.

        Keep getting all your information from the TV. It is the best source imaginable. Let them have your minds and your children as they make sure that they keep the booze flowing, as they keep cranking out the porn while they keep you all chugging the drinks and chewing the gum loaded with aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame potassium as these beverages leach the aluminum out of the cans, that release the Bpa into solution. Nothing here to see, move along now because there is no God like the schools teach your children as they come home to watch the satanic cartoons and play the demonic video games at 3 oclock with the wireless gaming controllers and iPads in their laps. Dont worry because fourth graders are watching porn on their cell phones now and the 75,000 miles of circulatory system that is in your body just got there by accident. Didnt you know that? So there, you have nothing to worry about. Oh and dont forget the new LED light bulbs that are so wonderful for your vitamin D and melatonin levels. If you actually believe water can stay on a ball spinning at 5000 miles an hour, then just let them have their way with you and your kids. Just keep staring at the screens and everything will be just fine just like the Pavlovian trained caged rats on the treadmill think waiting for the din din bell.

        • #14 by Anonymous on November 12, 2016 - 8:49 pm

          OMG

        • #15 by Anonymous on November 12, 2016 - 8:55 pm

          The guy rants like no other. Shits so right on the money.

        • #16 by Anonymous on November 12, 2016 - 10:05 pm

          Mr, Imbriano, you are dealing with the powers of Hell at the highest levels. You are an amazingly brave man. Rest assured that Fullerton has chosen the leaders it deserves.

          • #17 by Fullerton deserves this on November 13, 2016 - 4:55 pm

            I agree, “Fullerton has chosen the leaders it deserves.”

            • #18 by Fullerton Lover on November 13, 2016 - 8:39 pm

              Fullerton residents deserve what they tolerate, and God knows that they not only tolerate, they actually toil like no other for the likes of compulsively lying and conniving politicians like Jennifer Fitzgerald and Jan Flory so they truly deserve the city they’ve sown.

              • #19 by Joe Imbriano on November 13, 2016 - 8:41 pm

                And we are about to get Sex Ed Silva to replace forced vaccinator (yes vote on SB 277) and forced irradiatior (yes vote on AB 57), Royce hack Young Kim. And we are about to get Sex Ed Silva’s husband to replace Flory. You cannot find an emptier set of suits than Sharon and Jesus Silva. Sex Ed Silva ran on a platform of a woman’s demonic determination to murder her unborn child while Jesus Silva has for years ignored the plight of the very children being microwaved as he teaches in the FSD. Watch Jesus Silva in action. Forget his fiscal irresponsibility as demonstrated by his blatant ignoring the 5 million dollar American golf contract shortfall. Watch Jesus Silva turn his back on the children. https://thefullertoninformer.com/jesus-silva-turning-his-back-on-the-children/

                • #20 by Fullerton Lover on November 14, 2016 - 6:53 am

                  Yep I forgot the “other” public employee pimp and darling of the Fullerton Observer clic, Jesus Silva.

                  It’s easy to just stay focused on the public safety employees who are busy feeding at the trough of the city of Fullerton’s finances to forget that the Teachers and Administrators that we employ in our school system, and that the Fullerton Observers staff is stacked to the gills with, are eating up your tax dollars at an unprecedented level too.

                  It’s like the Triple Crown of public employees with the Police, Fire, and Teachers racing around the city to see who can pluck the last dollar from the taxpayer before the city declares bankruptcy,

                  • #21 by Danny Boy on November 14, 2016 - 9:55 am

                    God Bless Fullerton and God Bless the USA. The people spoke loud and clear across this country and this town again. Clean out your ears.

        • #22 by Anonymous on November 13, 2016 - 10:02 pm

          Thanks for the laughs!

  6. #23 by Anonymous on November 13, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Bruce Whitaker got my vote! He’s a good man … fiscal watchdog.

    On another note, so good to see the FFFF blog back up and running again.

    Now Imbriano and Levinson and this whacky blog will be more irrelevant tha

    • #24 by Joe Imbriano on November 13, 2016 - 5:46 pm

      Impossible as you don’t live in Fullerton. Bruce Whitaker is a fiscal watchdog for the corrupt establishment.

      https://thefullertoninformer.com/category/bruce-whitaker/

      Bruce Whitaker’s selfish self serving political ambitions have ruined Fullerton for four more years. Just look at what he pulled in the last election recruiting a vote splitting plant. As far as FFFF goes, I am ecstatic they are back. We have put forth here beyond a shadow of a doubt what Bruce is all about here and FFFF will keep the lights shining on all the other miscreants running our city. The more lights the less rats and their droppings at city hall.

      • #25 by Anonymous on November 13, 2016 - 2:07 pm

        Great points. Hard to refute what Whitaker has turned his back on. His vote count has really slipped from back in 2012. Looks like Fitzgerald will be the next supervisor as Bruce will probably go the way of old Norby.

    • #26 by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 - 11:37 am

      As far as the recently reconstituted FFFF is concerned…It is never good when a website is run in secrecy! We do not know who runs it and some of their contributors refuse to give their names.

      Not my idea of a reputable website.

      Fullerton to FFFF. No Names, No Importance!

      Bruce Whitaker a “fiscal watchdog”. You are right that he is watching and doing absolutely nothing while our tax-dollars are being wasted through fraud and abuse.

      Bruce Whitaker may have won reelection (notice he finishing way behind frontrunner Mayor Fitzgerald) but his political aspirations are Toast!

      Maybe now that he has proved his worth to Mayor Fitzgerald, he can land a job with Curt Pringle and Associates.

    • #27 by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 - 5:22 pm

      Yez so wacky thas why u here

  7. #28 by Anonymous on November 13, 2016 - 10:59 pm

    Shame on you for saying that.
    When three members of the council tried to boot Levinson out of the Parks and Rec commission, Bruce was the only one who had Barry’s back and stood behind his appointment. In fact, Bruce had Barry’s back many times until Barry just went so far off the deep end, Bruce had no choice than to dump him. Booting Levinson off that commission may have been the smartest action ever taken by Mr. Whitaker during all his years on the council. I applaud him!

    • #29 by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 - 12:15 pm

      Yes and then 2 years later, our esteemed council member Whitaker did the same thing, by defaming Mr. Levinson in the Fullerton Observer. What a Fraud and a total Coward and Wimp! We can expect the exact same accomplishments from Whitaker in the next 4 years as we got from his first 6 years….Nothing!

    • #30 by Anonymous on November 14, 2016 - 3:11 pm

      Barry went off the deep end? Do tell.

  8. #31 by Danny Boy on November 15, 2016 - 8:55 am

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