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Is Linda Whitaker losing her mind? How does she call Bruce Whitaker anti S.C.A.G. when as a council member, he appointed a S.C.A.G. Senior planner as his first choice to the planning commission?

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Matthew MunsonHe is a SCAG creature like Alan Wapner and many on the right are not happy聽
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July 16 at 9:20pm

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Linda WhitakerBruce is..Anti SCAG…Imbriano and Levinson are flat earthers and pathological.
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July 16 at 10:59pm

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Tom HansonIsn’t Imbriano the guy who tried to get wi-fi banned in Fullerton?
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July 16 at 11:29pm

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Sean PadenThat’s the one. He was on this page for a day, I’m told, and tried to push his lunacy here before he was booted off.

Which was smart because he did the same thing to the North Orange County Conservative Coalition, and it wound up destroying the group.He would spam all the members with anti wifi screeds daily, demanding people support him and when people asked to be removed from Joe’s email list he would curse them out as not caring about children. As a result, longtime members simple removed themselves from the NOCCC list entirely.

Oh, and one more thing: Joe was 100% pro Bruce until October of 2015. He was at a meeting with other Fullerton conservatives and was pressing Bruce for bis endorsement in the 2016 council race, which Bruce did not give. It was only then that he started to turn on him, and the went full negative when Bruce removed a political ally of Joe from Parks and Recreation. So Joe’s rage is all personal.

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July 17 at 5:33am

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Tom HansonOk, now I’m all caught up. Fullerton Informer, rabid anti-vaxxer etc. What an interesting fellow.

Bruce has been good for Fullerton. I might have to be opposed to his quest for the senate to keep him here.聽

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July 17 at 9:43am

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Erik WehnLet Joe back in! He’s fun! You’re all Illuminati, Agenda 21, something or rather.
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July 18 at 7:04am

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Dawn UrbanekI for draining the swamp – I don’t think we could do worse- with people off the street- but make sure to clean house with the Staff as well – some of the Staffers have been there forever- they teach all the new people bad habbits.
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July 16 at 9:37pm

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John SeminaraWow, crazy Joe is at it again. What a nut job.
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July 16 at 11:03pm

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Fullerton’s puppets and their masters Tony Bushala, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Bruce Whitaker, and Greg Sebourn: just another reason why trusting or believing them is a fools errand.

When your word means almost nothing, it can be repurchased for really cheap. Jennifer Fitzgerald’s sure has and for a measly $850 a month. After publicly proclaiming that she would not take her stipend as a council member back in 2012, with no public announcement she has officially began drawing a paycheck from the city again since March 11, 2017.聽聽

Why this turn of events?聽Well it sure looks like Pringle might be cutting her loose from her cush gig as VP of Pringle and Associates. So potentially there goes that income stream. 聽Curt Pringle’s plan to have an insider on our council to ram through the DCCSP was thwarted by Barry Levinson and others. Why no public statement with all the pomp and circumstance announcing she is back on the dole like when she declined her stipend as a council member is anyone’s guess but for this Biola grad that has all the people up on the hill and the EV Free crowd hoodwinked, there is meaning in her actions. I guess her free public service is over but then again we always knew it was never free in the first place. Fitzgerald has cost this city dearly with her horrendous voting record on massive raises and expenditures as our roads and infrastructure remains in ruin.

Fitzgerald dropping her head in shame as Barry Levinson exposes the council ‘s unanimous vote that amounted to protecting pedophiles with the repeal of the Fullerton law that Barry helped write.

Well it looks like she won’t be pulling down the $165,000 salary as a county supervisor either with the dagger coming from Ed Royce endorsing the worthless forced vaccinator and forced irradiator Young Kim for supervisor. Looks like Fitzpringle won’t be getting her county benefits, the county pension and it looks like the gig with Pringle is soon to be off the table as well. 聽Not that long ago, she was actually looking at the possibility of making $350,000 to $400,000 a year as both a county supervisor and a VP at Pringle and Associates. Well that was all contingent upon her delivering the goods as a council member involving massive development projects that would have destroyed Fullerton forever.

So no County Supervisor and possibly no more VP at Pringle’s office. Why has all this befallen our council member? Is it because she was unable to put the screws to the residents and get the tens of thousands of high rise apartment units built for her bosses and her developer friends? Is it because she has become a public relations nightmare for Curt Pringle? Is it because she has drawn too much attention with her connections to the biggest influence peddler in Orange County and so much so that the light of day was finally shone on these dastardly plans to turn the area in and around downtown Fullerton into downtown LA? Perhaps.

Fitzpringle up on the dais drinking aspartame, brominated vegetable oil, ester of wood rosen.,…… and all from a BPA lined can that lets some of that aluminum get into the solution

You will remember back in 2012, if you were paying attention, that the free pass given by Tony Bushala and with the assistance and support of Tony Bushala’s close friend Shawn Nelson, she was elected to the Fullerton City Council. Within a few months she was appointed to the Vice President position at Curt Pringle and Associates. Tony Bushala, whose family owns close to 40 million dollars in properties in Fullerton had just finished purchasing the election in 2012 by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to install his boys Kiger, Whitaker, and Sebourn on the city council.

Tony’s tools he bankrolled to get elected in 2012 along with Fitzgerald who was given a pass.

Adding Fitzgerald gave the developers 4 votes and the entire council stacked the planning commission with stool pigeon plants that passed the DCCSP.聽聽聽

Gambino, Silber, Johnson, Shanfield, Han and Alvarez all voted to pass the DCCSP

Bushala’s handpicked bag man, Bruce Whitaker,

made sure his plant on the planning commission purposely missed the vote.

The insubordination of establishment operative Kevin Pendergraft

With all of Tony Bushala’s plants on the council such as Travis Kiger, Bruce Whitaker, and Greg Sebourn, Fullerton would have been poised for massive development as people were distracted by the attention being diverted to the police department’s misdeeds. It was the perfect cover. Bushala ran his blog for another year NEVER ONCE MENTIONING THE DCCSP. He then shut his blog down in early 2013 and opened back up after the 2016 election and to this day has NEVER MENTIONED THE DCCSP.

Behind the scenes, the DCCSP was passed by the planning commission and being gift wrapped and cooked to order by Bushala’s plants working with City staff and developers to rezone a plethora of commercial properties and turn them into ten story high rise housing buildings on hundreds of acres of arterial street frontage and in and around downtown Fullerton. This would have聽turned Fullerton into a gestapo run gridlocked version of Manhattan blended with the Bronx.

 

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Well fortunately, it looks like the DCCSP is totally dead now because Bushala is turning on Fitgzerald after 5 long years of sitting and waiting for his development payday that never came. The DCCSP would have made his SOCO walk development earnings look like a box car bet on a 5 dollar crap table. 聽Now after 5 long years after he remained totally silent on everything this woman did to pull Fullerton further down the fiscal drain and try to turn it into a high rise hell hole, Tony has turned his tools and phonies against her. Mind you he never exposed her for what she was before she was elected in 2012, never exposed her during her nearly disastrous 4 year tenure on the council from 2012 to 2016 and then still remained silent protecting her during the entire 2016 election cycle so she could get re elected.

Remember when Fitzgerald vowed publicly not to accept her council member stipend because she stated that there is nothing that says public servants should receive renumeration? Well, as of March 11, 2017, she began drawing her $850 a month for her work on the council. So now she is going to cost the taxpayers of Fullerton around $40,000 over the next four years.

Well at least we saved Fullerton from the developers and we saved $40,000 from 2012 to 2016 but it is too bad she was allowed to give away tens of millions of dollars in police, fire and city employee raises, benefit increases as well the approvals of pork projects while hundreds of miles of streets are in ruin.

Well we know her word means nothing and we also know that Fullerton is safe from the massive development agenda for now because of the light of day people like Barry Levinson shed on the dirty deeds of Fullerton’s political creeps. More to come as we wait for Fitzpringle to finally become Fitzgerald again.

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WHY IS IT THAT THOSE CLOSEST TO THE FFFF WEBSITE ONLY KNOW HOW TO DEFAME ANONYMOUSLY USING THE MOST VILE LANGUAGE OF THE GUTTER? IT IS THESE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE BACKING PHONY WHINING POLITICIAN BRUCE WHITAKER FOR THE 29TH DISTRICT STATE SENATE SEAT. By Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

If a psychiatrist were to review the collective rants of the FFFF hard core anonymous supporters (probably no more than 3 or 4 people maximum and probably named Tony B. and Chris T.) he/she would diagnose them with anti-social and bullying behaviors, uncontrollable tempers and a severe phobia against telling the truth.

In other words if you do not have anything honest or intelligent or even remotely factual to say, then go say it on your own disgusting site.

These FFFFer’s are the main backers of Bruce Whitaker for State Senate. That alone should disqualify Whitaker as a serious candidate.聽 But if you regularly read the FullertonInformer.com you know there are almost endless specific reasons not to vote for this phony politician.聽 This is Whitaker鈥檚 backdoor way to try to earn a high six-figure salary on the government dole.聽聽 First he stated he was interested in running for Orange County Supervisor, now he changes course to run for State Senate.聽 He obviously does not care if he is a county elected official or a state elected official as long as he collects his large six figure check plus benefits, which in each case would be for a part-time job.聽 This is simply his way to finally get a big paycheck.聽 He actually should wave his salary and benefits as the good limited government person he so often claims to be.聽聽 But he has not and he will not do that of course.聽 How does that tie into his so-called limited small government positions?聽聽 It doesn’t.

Whitaker鈥檚 excuse for getting nothing accomplished except fireworks is his claim that he is only one person out of five Fullerton city council members.

Attention to Mr. Whitaker, the entire time he has been a council member his party, the Republican Party has held the majority of seats, either 3 or 4 members out of five seats.聽 Yet he now wants to be our State Senator where 2/3 of the Senators are now Democrats.聽 Question to Mr. Whitaker.聽 Your continuing excuse for your failures to get anything accomplished was when in fact your party had a majority the entire time you have been in office.聽聽 How in the heck will you get anything accomplished in the State Senate when you are in the minority?聽聽 I can hear it now鈥ore whining and excuses by Whitaker if the people in the 29th聽Senate District would be foolish enough to place him in the State Senate.

This guy wants to shovel even more of it in Sacramento

 

P.S.聽 Remember it took him 8 months to replace me as his appointee on the Park and Recreation Committee after he dismissed me without giving me any explanation.聽聽聽 For eight long months he left that position empty with no explanation for his refusal to fill that position.聽聽 That was a clear dereliction of duty by Bruce Whitaker.聽聽 Now he wants to bring his many failures and his phony political message to a bigger stage.聽聽 What a guy!

 

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Let’s Take A Closer Look At The Friends For Fullerton’s Future Website Part II. By Barry Levinson

 

Barry Levinson

In my opinion, it is very clear that the FFFF blog exists for one and only one purpose.聽聽聽 It was to help ensure that Tony Bushala made millions off of his Fullerton commercial properties. 聽 The easiest way to make that happen was for the city to come up with a way to get all major high-rise, high-density buildings virtually approved in advanced throughout all the major roads within the city. 聽 That vehicle was the Downtown Core and Corridor Special Plan (DCCSP). For the key to the DCCSP was to allow the City Manager who at that time was none other than Joe Felz total approval authority for all DCCSP projects.

ex city manager Felz

Step One is that Bushala does everything in his power to get his people elected to the Fullerton City Council.聽聽 That explains in my opinion his support for Bruce Whitaker, Greg Sebourn and Travis Kiger.聽 Then he abruptly shuts down the FFFF shortly after the 2012 election.聽 His Tony’s Phonies helps him to continue to lead an effort to misdirect the public with other issues while remaining quiet about the DCCSP.

Kiger, Whitaker, Sebourn, and Fitzpringle are Tony’s tools聽

 

 

Tony’s Phonies were very active in their opposition against College Town but the much bigger nightmare, which would have been the DCCSP they were eerily quiet about.聽 On the surface that dichotomy makes no sense at all.聽聽 But I believe the answer is very simple Fullertonians.

Tony Bushala was primed to make millions if DCCSP passed but I believe he had little or no financial interest in College Town.聽聽 Therefore Tony’s Phonies spoke out against College Town often but were quiet as a church mouse as it related to the DCCSP, which would have created high-rise nightmares off all major roads within Fullerton with only Joe Felz, the city manager an unelected bureaucrat needed to approve all of the projects.聽 If the DCCSP passed, there would be No Planning Commission recommendation needed, there would be No City Council vote needed for these very many projects but most importantly the people of Fullerton would have absolutely no say in any of these many major developments in our city going forward.

The crony, phony money would have flowed into city coffers and into the pockets of special interest developers and property owners such as Tony Bushala, all at the great expense of the quality of life for existing Fullerton citizens.聽 All they needed was the one-time passage of the DCCSP.聽聽 The biggest boondoggle ever created by our Fullerton City Government in its entire history.

Bushala spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for the recall so he could buy the council majority

 

Now you have a good idea why the FFFF, the City Council and those consultants representing developers hate me so very much.聽 For the time being at least, I spoiled their multi-million dollar scheme for both the developers and the city via the Park and Recreation Dwelling Fees for the tune of $11,700 for building each and every residential unit regardless of their size.聽聽 This is one of the major reasons why the city has been pushing so darn hard for high-rise high-density development.

In Fullerton Government all you have to do to understand the machinations of the power players is to…FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Once you do follow the money you realize like I have that nobody on the city council, nor their puppeteers have clean hands.

I report, you decide!

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Protecting Corruption, Malfeasance and Wrongdoing Was Once Again In Full View For Anyone Watching The June 6, 2017 Fullerton City Council!

The Scandal, Which Is The Hillcrest Stairs, Was Never Mentioned By Anyone On The Fullerton City Council Dais. The City Council has failed to take any action to get monetary damages from the contractor and designer of those stairs and has also failed to start an internal investigation as to who within the City of Fullerton approved that very shoddy and structurally substandard stairway.聽 Therefore we can thank Mayor Bruce Whitaker, Council members Greg Sebourn, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Doug Chaffee and Jesus Silva for another fine example of their total dereliction of duty as our duly elected city representatives.聽 For truly with elected representative like them, we don鈥檛 need any more enemies.聽 By Barry Levinson

 

Fullerton Community activist Barry Levinson

 

Why won’t the council protect us? Why won鈥檛 the council act in our best interest?聽 Could it be that to expose the guilty would expose our council members as well? Joshua Ferguson gave a very good pictorial presentation of the numerous problems but has not asked that our City council take action against those responsible for the many problems with those very expensive stairs.

Joshua cozying up with Bruce Whitaker

Why? He actually spoke again at the June 6th meeting and did not once even refer to those stairs? What he did do was give the city council members another way to extend their ability to continue to not provide the citizens of Fullerton with its basic services from the General Fund.

Seaborn

Instead I would surmise working in tandem with Greg Sebourn and Bruce Whitaker,

Ferguson

Ferguson proposed diverting or siphoning off much need park dwelling fee monies away from the desperately needed expansion of greening up Fullerton with more parks. How is that a good idea?

Sebourn thinks its a good idea

The fact is the neglect of these parks has been covered up for years and now,聽right on cue Greg Sebourn made a motion to put just that on the agenda.

No explanation as to why for decades are city has not provided adequate funds from our general fund to do routine maintenance for our parks but willing to rob from Paul to give to Peter instead thereby not having to answer to the malfeasance of our city council for decades of neglect of our city parks. This is not acceptable considering Greg promised to do a top down audit of all city departments when he was elected in 2012.

Then there is the scandalous issue of those Hillcrest Park stairs to be received and filed in the dustbin of our city council.

 

CODE VIOLATIONS GALORE that should have resulted in a lawsuit and pink slips for the inspectors that signed off on them

 

Fitzgerald loves the shoddy workmanship

Well I heard directly from the mouth of our Appointed Mayor in a recent interview, Bruce Whitaker, who is no stranger to ignoring alleged malfeasance, who without hesitating to the interviewer’s question stated that he would seriously consider running for Josh Newman’s seat if the recall makes the ballot.

TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRAT NEWMAN

I have a loud and strong message for Bruce Whitaker. How about taking care of at least one of our many problems here in Fullerton before you seek higher office?

Whitaker

Because I find it ludicrous and very arrogant on your part to think that you deserve to be elected to higher office when you have accomplished literally nothing after 6.5 years as one of our council members. You have repeatedly cried to the public that you are only one man and therefore do not have the support to get things accomplished. Well here are some hard facts for Whitaker to swallow. The whole time you have been on the city council you have had a REPUBLICAN MAJORITY SIR!

6 YEARS OF FAILURE TO LEAD

In the State Senate the Democrats would outnumber you 2 to 1.聽 If you can’t persuade your fellow Republicans to get anything done having the majority on your side, how in the heck will you possibly get anything done in the State Senate? 聽I have given Fullertonians written detailed supportable example after example after example of how Whitaker has failed his conservative limited government base of support. The latest example is of Whitaker’s failure to take any concrete steps; pun intended to solve the obvious problem of Hillcrest Park steps! As I have pointed out before our Mayor is all talk and no action. In other words a typical slick phony politician out for only number one. I guess that means leaving no room for the good people of Fullerton.

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A PROCLAMATION TO ALL FULLERTON RESIDENTS. MY POSTINGS ARE HAVING THEIR IMPACT AGAINST THE FORCES OF CORRUPTION IN FULLERTON. IT IS PRECISELY BECAUSE I AM INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE OF OUR CITY GOVERNMENT, OUR FULLERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OUR CITY COUNCIL THAT HAS FORCED A FEW TO CRAWL OUT OF GUTTER AND TO MAKE TOTALLY FALSE AND UNFOUNDED CLAIMS AGAINST ME! BY BARRY LEVINSON

P.S.聽 THIS MEANS TWO THINGS FULLERTONIANS.聽 FIRST IT MEANS THAT OUR MESSAGE IS GETTING OUT TO MORE AND MORE PEOPLE.聽聽 SECOND IT MEANS THAT THE CORRUPT FULLERTON GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP AND THEIR SPECIAL INTEREST SUPPORTERS ARE GETTING VERY WORRIED THAT THEIR PLANS TO DESTROY FULLERTON, AS WE HAVE KNOWN IT MAY NOT COME TO FRUITION.

Here is an excellent example of the depths my enemies will go to try to ruin my reputation straight from the on-line comments of the recently dug up from the ashes Friends for Fullerton’s Future website approved by Travis Kiger

Travis Kiger-administrator FFFF

鈥淭he City Attorney explained it to you Barry..remember?

May 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM

“Barry was let go from P and R due to him repeatedly harassing an employee who was just this side of suing him and the city for not protecting her from Barry. But Barry lies and says he has no clue why.鈥

The comments quoted above directly from the Friends for Fullerton鈥檚 Future website are a total and complete lie.聽 The city attorney explained absolutely nothing to me and I did not harass any city employee or anybody else for that matter.

How very sad and very disgusting at the same time that it was none other than current Appointed Mayor and my former friend Bruce Whitaker who stated this falsehood for the first time in the July 2016 Fullerton Observer approximately 5 weeks after he informed me that he would remove me after stating that he considered doing this for months.聽 For the record ,聽he never gave me an explanation then or did he to this day every contact me with a direct聽explanation聽from him.聽 What a guy!

Here is Whitaker鈥檚 shameful totally false defamation of me as follows:聽 鈥淭he (Fullerton) Observer asked Council member Whitaker for his reason for removing his appointed commissioner.聽 He sent the following response:鈥澛 鈥溾淔aced with an imminent employee action which would have likely generate substantial cost to the City, to avoid that action, I opted to remove the commission member.聽 That member鈥檚 term would otherwise have expired in December 2016.聽 As you know there had been an effort by Council members in October 2014 to remove that same appointee from the P&R commission which failed on a 3-2 vote.聽 An involuntary removal required four votes.鈥濃澛犅

What Whitaker so deceitfully left out was that he voted against removing me and said at the time that there was no evidence to support my removal but that it seemed to be nothing more than a political vendetta against my activism by then Police Chief Dan Hughes and members of the City Government. What a guy you are Bruce.聽 Can you be any more deceptive than with that quoted statement sir from the Fullerton Observer?聽 Here below are your exact words on the City聽Council dais.聽 You paint a totally different picture on that night of November 4, 2014 as follows:

 

Now for the readers I can鈥檛 tell you how many times in the past after I spoke out on some problem facing Fullerton during a Fullerton Council meeting that Council member Whitaker would call me immediately after the meeting to thank me for my great input and to keep up the good work.聽 I never ever received any criticism for any of my service to the community as a Fullerton resident activist at City Hall or for my service of almost 6 years (well into my second term) as Whitaker鈥檚 appointee to the P&R Committee.聽 Funny that he has never mentioned any of this false storyline to me.聽 I guess this would be another example of his failure to do his fiduciary responsibility for the good people of Fullerton.聽 Because if there were any bit of truth to this, if I were his boss, I would have immediately discussed the accusation with him.聽 The first time I hear this total fabrication is indirectly thru the Fullerton Observer article over five weeks after he removed me.

To the anonymous writer of this complete defamation, please give me your full name and address and I will take appropriate action against you.聽 For you are a low life, a coward and a liar all wrapped together in one disgusting human being. 聽(Please聽note that the only difference between the actions of Bruce Whitaker and the anonymous person commenting on the FFFF website is the fact that Bruce Whitaker gave us his name.) 聽Please also give me the name of the employee that you allege I harassed!

To the administrator of the FFFF website (which was Travis Kiger and I聽suspect still is), I demand that you give me the IP address of the person who spewed out those defaming comments.聽 I would ask you to do this on your site but you have already seen fit to block any more of my comments.聽 So much for your so-called libertarian beliefs.

Fullertonians please take note that this is all that the phony and corrupt people supporting our corrupt city hall have as a defense.聽 When they can’t handle the truth and when the heat gets too high, they turn to libel, slander and defamation.聽 In other words, they have nothing to defend themselves, for you can’t defend yourself from the truth and the facts.聽 So they make up totally false allegations in an attempt to assassinate someone鈥檚 character, namely mine in this case.

Is Bruce Whitaker telling another tall tale or worse?

I seriously doubt you will come out from the shadows because you know you are not being truthful and do not want to get sued.聽 I have asked Bruce Whitaker to provide details to his false character assassination story.聽 He has remained dutifully silent.聽 What does that tell you about our Appointed Mayor?

There are some very morally bankrupt people participating and defending our city government.聽 It it聽contemptuous聽that there are allegations given anonymously with the person allegedly harassed by me conveniently not identified, nor the nature of the alleged harassment.聽 It is very simple that you can’t provide a name that does not exist.聽 Your allegations are so, so dishonest, baseless with absolutely no specifics whatsoever.聽聽 I deal with facts and if you can’t live with the facts I suggest that you change your behavior.聽 I am putting those聽responsible聽for the FFFF website on notice that going forward I expect that you either do not post these defamations or respond to the defamations that they are to be ignored without the weight of any evidence.

FFFF’s Travis Kiger eating his …….

Why would these miscreants go to such lengths to defame me, when all I have done is to speak the truth and give the facts?聽 For you see Fullertonians if that were not the case many of these big money special interests would have already filed lawsuits against me.聽 They had nothing before and they have nothing now, but to lower themselves by defaming my character.聽 All I can say when you read or hear these lies鈥.Remember the Source (when they actually give the source, which is very infrequent).

Here’s Bruce Whitaker shovelin’ more …….

It is so very sad that Bruce Whitaker had a golden opportunity to make a聽difference聽if only he meant a small portion of the things he told his supporters and constituents.聽 He failed us miserably over the past six and one-half years as a council member and now finds it necessary to defame me without any proof for any of his defaming remarks.

Barry Levinson

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WHY ONLY HIGHLIGHTING UNFUNDED PENSION COSTS BUT IGNORING ALL OTHER FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL FAILINGS BY MAYOR BRUCE WHITAKER, COUNCIL MEMBER GREG SEBOURN, JENNIFER FITZGERALD, DOUG CHAFFEE AND JESUS SILVA IS A BIG MISTAKE AND CERTAINLY WILL NOT HAVE THE DESIRED EFFECT OF FULLERTON GOVERNMENT REFORM BY BARRY LEVINSON

 

Barry Levinson

There is absolutely no doubt that the biggest financial calamity facing California taxpayers created by our elected officials is the public pension unfunded liabilities followed by the public employee retiree health care unfunded liabilities.

Yet I have been making the point for some time now that as citizens we can鈥檛 ignore all the other falsehoods, misinformation and out and out lies given to us by our California elected and appointed officials at all levels of the government and expect to make real headway with pensions.

Why do I say this? It is rather simple really. How do you expect to get an honest handle on pension costs, when we allow our elected and appointed officials to mislead us on just about every important issue facing us today. You want objectivity, transparency, and honesty concerning pensions while letting our officials literally skate on almost everything else. Either we hold all of them accountable and that means they start being honest with us on everything or we throw all of them out and get elected officials who finally have our interests at the forefront of if not everything, at least most official actions they take as our duly elected representatives.

The fact that citizens who only address the big money issue of pensions and actually give cover to those who mislead and lie to us on so much else makes those citizens part of the entire problem and not part of the solution. You can not be honest with pensions and dishonest with everything else and expect a better outcome for both the taxpayers and the citizens of this once great state of California. There is nothing good to come out of supporting your crooked politician because he/she throws us a bone once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, the bone usually is hollow as well. It is usually political grandstanding and not real. So highlighting nothing other than skyrocketing pension costs will not get us where we need to be鈥.which is for once getting a more honest, transparent government led by elected officials with equal parts integrity and courage.

So when will you pension writers start to call out the phonies who say they are for pension reform while lying to us on so many other very important issues and at the same time accomplishing little or nothing in the pension arena either.

 

A good start in the City of Fullerton would be to ask for the resignations of all Fullerton City Council members,

Whitaker,

Sebourn,

Fitzgerald,

Chaffee

and Silva

for their repealing a very good law based on false information and assumptions.

It was Fullerton Ordinance 3149, the Child Sex Offender Residency Restriction Act. Now formerly convicted child rapists, molesters, etc. can live right next door to any school, park, pre-school and day-care center in Fullerton thanks to each and every council member going along with a deceitful false premise provided by none other than Fullerton City Attorney, James Touchstone. That false premise was that the Fullerton ordinance covered all sex offenders when in fact it explicitly stated that it dealt specifically with only child sex offenders. The fact is that in no California court has the residency restriction of just child sex offenders every been adjudicated or challenged. The question then remains why would all five council members take action to benefit pedophiles while at the same time making it less safe for our children?

City attorney Dick Jones

It is a question that we the citizens of Fullerton deserve a complete and honest answer to! But I can guarantee that will never happen and that is precisely why they all need to be thrown out of office.

 

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A VERY NECESSARY AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR BRUCE WHITAKER鈥橲 EMAIL RESPONSE TO JOE IMBRIANO BY JOE IMBRIANO AND BARRY LEVINSON

receive and file issue

Bruce Whitaker <BWWhitaker@live.com> Thu, May 18, 2017 at 11:14 AM
To: “joeimbriano777@gmail.com” <joeimbriano777@gmail.com>

Your remarks are a joke and are fraudulent. Repeatedly attacking me, a representative who votes appropriately is stridently opportunistic on your part. Whether that report was reviewed at one meeting or another meeting was not time critical.

I had not been advised that he was in attendance, and quickly reversed the action.

If this is the best you can do…so lame!

Sent from my Android device

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From: The Fullerton Informer

Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 10:09 AM

To: Bruce Whitaker;

Subject:receive and file issue

Well it is obvious Mayor Whitaker that you should have known that the Milliman actuarial consultant was in attendance at the May 15, 2017 Fullerton City Council meeting because it was highlighted as the first sentence under Agenda Item No. 5 as follows: 鈥淛ohn Botsford of Milliman, the City鈥檚 consulting actuary, will present the City鈥檚 updated actuarial analysis of Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) liabilities.鈥 聽Your claim that you had no idea that the consultant was present for the council meeting is ludicrous and ridiculous on its face.

 

 

You are telling us that you didn’t even read the agenda as Mayor when in fact it is your responsibility along with the City Manager to put out the Agenda itself.聽聽 What are we the good people of Fullerton to make of your statement that you did not even read the Fullerton City Council Agenda prior to your leading the city council meeting?聽 You are either totally incompetent or not being truthful with us.聽 There are no other legitimate explanations for your behavior and statements. Shouldn’t you, Mr. so-called Fiscal Conservative, be aware of the costs to the taxpayer to bring that high priced consultant back again after you would have probably spent a few thousand taxpayer dollars to bring him down here for the May 15th meeting聽already?聽

Greg Sebourn made the motion to send the consultant packing

 

When Doug Chaffee is the only voice of reason on the council, you know we are in trouble

Why would you vote to postpone an agenda item that had already cost the city possibly thousands of dollars for this May 15th meeting, which required only the council鈥檚 action to Receive and File the item?聽 In other words really no substantial action at all!聽 Why would Greg Sebourn make a motion to postpone a Receive and File item to the next meeting and all of you very quickly concur with him?

Jesus Silva pondering the facts

In all cases when a motion to postpone an agenda item is being considered it should be necessary at the absolute minimum for that council member making that motion to explain why it is necessary to postpone the agenda item, especially at the very last moment as was the case here.聽 The way this was handled was totally derelict by all of you.聽 It demonstrated that you did not care about the great inconvenience you were willing to put the consultant and those Fullerton residents that were at the meeting or at home staying up to that late hour to hear this agenda item. We say shame on all of you for trying to avoid an agendized issue that obviously was embarrassing for all of you.聽 Once again your action shows your complete disregard for the public.

Mayor Whitaker, you even added insult to injury by trying to skip public comments on this issue. How many times have you been mayor, Mr. Whitaker?聽 We believe this is at least your third time. 聽聽You keep on digging a bigger and bigger hole for yourself and it would take a Houdini like effort to now dig yourself out of this in our opinion.

You claim you quickly reversed the decision? No the city employee had to correct you and point out that it would be a great burden for this person to come down from the Bay Area and present at a later date.聽 Not to mention your silence on the increased cost to the taxpayer by the councils original vote to postpone the item. He was there I assume based on your requested date and time. You have embarrassed yourself with this action and people who are paying attention will have plenty to discuss between now and the next election about your failings and we intend to lead those discussions.

The people of Fullerton more and more know the games you play. It is becoming a more and more common event for you and your fellow council members to mislead and or not to provide proper information on the important subjects we are dealing with.聽

We are also confused why David Curlee, Josh Ferguson and Tony Bushala, all present at the meeting had nothing to say on this item? They are people that highlight financial issues and they were all completely silent on a 35 million dollar unfunded liability.聽 David Curlee and yourself have made it a point to discuss the propriety of $300/$400 a night city employee hotel bills in the recent past, yet now not a peep from either of you on a 35 million dollar unfunded Fullerton liability that will be have to come from us the taxpayers.

Finally, Greg Sebourn states that he will put on the agenda a discussion on having the city attempt to get a refund from the staircase contractor for obvious shoddy and substandard workmanship. Yet Sebourn never actually made a motion to get this on the agenda for the next meeting or for any meeting for that matter.聽 Was this just political grandstanding by Sebourn?聽 Why as Mayor and self proclaimed fiscal conservative, Mayor Whitaker did you not make that motion yourself?

How does it feel to remain silent on false claims about our Ordinance 3149, the Child Sex Offender Residency Restriction Act and then based on those false statements repeal a very good law.聽 When will you or any member on the Fullerton City Council dais acknowledge what we have proved that City Attorney James Touchstone provided false information to justify his recommendation to repeal the Fullerton Ordinance?聽 You stated that your votes are all appropriate.聽 You call basing your vote on a previously proven misstatement of fact appropriate voting? You know with regard to that, you don’t have a leg to stand on.聽 Mayor Whitaker, the guilt and the shame of your facial expressions when Diane and we were discussing this issue was so very telling.聽 You voted along with all of your colleagues to repeal a Fullerton law based on a faulty presentation that helped to keep our children safe from pedophiles.聽 You have repeatedly ignored the proof and evidence we showed all of you that the justification for your actions was based on falsehoods about the status and the language of Ordinance NO; 3149.聽聽 Once again we say shame on all of you.聽聽 It is hard to imagine a more damning set of circumstances that you now own concerning your action to intentionally lesson the safety of our children based on information you all knew was false. Shame on all of you.

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WHY I BELIEVE THAT SUNRISE VILLAGE CAN ONLY BECOME HIGH-RISE, HIGH-DENSITY HOUSING WITH THE CORRUPT HELP OF OUR CITY COUNCIL? BY BARRYLEVINSON

Barry Levinson

I believe a shopping center such as Sunrise Village that has its size and location to be primed to be an extremely financially successful shopping center.

It only goes in the tank in large part because either the owners either do not care or even worse want to get rid of tenants and then make a financial killing selling off the property for residential construction.
This is where an honest and concerned city hall should be protecting the vital interests of its citizens.聽 Now I believe in capitalism but when the city leaders and developers conspire to make something happen, that is not capitalism but rather phony, crooked, crony capitalism.聽 To make something like this happen, like in the past requires zoning changes. 聽 Zoning changes should only be approved on a case by case basis not like the DCCSP the city tried to pass two years ago and only when it is for the benefit of the overall community. 聽 Is this fair to the land owner? 聽 Absolutely.聽 The property they bought had a value in large part based on the zoning of that property. 聽 No one in the city owes that property owner a super large payday based on behind the scenes deals between the city and the developers.
Since studies show that a healthy balance between residential and commercial property makes the best financial base for any city, continuing to lower an already low (6%) retail/commercial base makes no economic sense for our city and taxpayers.聽 But I believe the city is corrupt and they want the one-time short-term up front money of $11,700 per any size residential unit to fill the city coffers at the expense of the financial health of the city for many years to come.
聽 There are people like Jennifer Fitzgerald who represent developers through her company Curt Pringle and Associates.
Others such as Greg Sebourn (surveyor) have businesses that can benefit from development
and then we have Mayor Bruce Whitaker who over the years has been heavily sponsored by campaign contributions from the development/building industry.
Personal benefit is never a good reason to vote for any development project.聽 Let me repeat that…personal gain or benefit is not a good reason for any council member to vote for any project.
I hope my explanation helps my neighbors understand what we the good people are dealing with here in Fullerton.
I REPORT, YOU DECIDE!

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Sunset on Sunrise Village: 600-800 high density wood framed death trap housing units coming to Sunny Hills

Sources to the Fullerton Informer have confirmed that the Sunrise Village Shopping center in Sunny Hills has been slated for development. 聽The location of the proposed development lies on corner of Euclid and Rosecrans and is on the southeast leg of the fault. This property is in direct proximity to not one, but two dangerous fault lines.

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The Sunny hills branch of the Banc of California is set to close soon along with the rest of the businesses in the center. Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Fullerton, the thought of destroying another shopping center is before us once again. The job killing machine backed by the hacks in the chamber of commerce are running roughshod all over Fullerton and it has taken aim at the corner of Euclid and Rosecrans.

Don’t let the corsage fool you.

I have never seen a chamber of commerce so hell bent on running businesses out of town by bulldozing commercial properties. Well they tried the same crap in Raymond hills running the Polly’s shopping center into the ground making secret deals with developers last year but we blew the lid off of that and stopped it all the while CITY OFFICIALS DENIED IT WAS EVEN HAPPENING.

Beloved Polly’s Pies could still close to make way for massive highrise Section 8 housing project

They are not turning water into wine Ladies and gentlemen, they are turning the vital commercial property into housing and lots of it. Look around. Jobs are leaving Fullerton. Our commercial real estate inventory is dwindling fast and what is replacing them unlike single family homes, will have a half life.

You see when commercial property is turned into this, the jobs leave forever.

Over time these projects will become projects literally. They will become housing projects as the rents will always end up needing to be subsidized and we all know what happens when the voucher programs are expanded. The crime rate increases commensurately with the subsidies. You don’t do this to a middle class bedroom community.

10-15-or 20 years from now?

So you may ask yourself why is it that Fullerton cannot attract businesses and yet other neighboring cities can? It is simply because the long-term leases are not available due to the backroom deals with City officials, 聽the investors and the property owners. Why are we selling off and bulldozing commercial property left and right? 聽Maybe you ought to ask these people who continue to support candidates who engage in backroom deals and policies that are destroying Fullerton.

Curt Pringle developer operative Jennifer Fitzgerald has plenty to be ashamed of folks

Developer shill Bruce Whitaker

Planning commissioner Bennett

Establishment political operative Robyn Nordell with her pal Nelson-the gift that keeps on giving Fullerton the wrong leadership

Developer’s friend Greg Seaborn

This is their legacy to you and your children

 

The reason these commercial properties are being run into the ground is because the deals have already been made with city officials. Yes folks the die has already been cast.

No one in their right mind would risk evicting their tenants unless they knew the payload was on its way. These kinds of business decisions in an honestly run city are risky at best. Think about this. If you knew you had to overcome all kinds of obstacles at the municipal level to rezone your commercial property into an apartment complex such as hearings, noticings, EIR’s, commission meetings, approvals, plan checks, zoning, and of course the City Council, then would you risk kicking out out your tenants? Would you cut off your income stream completely or purchase a property not knowing if your plans for zone changes would not be guaranteed?

Well if you knew it was a foregone conclusion that you were going to get what you want from City officials, of course, you directly pass the craps table and parlay the whole thing on the rigged roulette wheel. That my friends is what is going on in Fullerton. Our city government is corrupt as hell and so is our press. Look who they backed in our last election.

Sunset on the Sunrise Village

More unemployment, more traffic, more pollution, more ruined roads, more everything except what Fullerton residents need most, jobs and shopping centers.

The wrecking ball will be very busy at this corner.

 

Lots of room here to build them stack em and packem high density housing units right next to an earthquake fault.

How many units can they stick on top of this Ms. Halluza?


The fact of the matter is that there is an active earthquake fault very close to where they are going to build 5 STORY WOOD FRAME UNITS.

Get ready to do battle with the phony and corrupt leaders you recently elected, with their rubber stamp appointees to the various commissions as well as the city employees whose salaries you are floating to exercise all of us through their endless line of insincere dog and pony shows. The developers are coming to Sunny Hills and with a vengeance folks.

They are going to turn this corner into

Remember when a shopping center is gone, it is gone for good along with all of the convenience it offered and the jobs it provided. 聽Get involved and let the city officials know that they have no right to rezone any more commercial property mixed use residential or residential until they fix our roads and do something about the traffic.

 

And don’t blame me, I tried to warn you.

 

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East Fullerton is Toast : The Fullerton College Town plan is back

Fullerton鈥檚聽corrupt city government tried to pass COLLEGE TOWN last year-an ill conceived corrupt East Fullerton plan to pack Cal State Fullerton with ten thousand more students on financial aid and out of state tuition rates in new apartments that no one will be able to afford unless the government is paying for them. They need the high priced enrollees to pay for the massive deficit that Cal State Fullerton is facing in terms of its payroll and benefit obligations. The solution is simple. Build upwards of 4000 ten story apartment units and fill them with students who will fetch three times聽the tuition rate. Yes fill the classrooms and apartments to the brim and sell the seats to the highest bidders. Guess who will be picking up the tab? Yes import 10,o00 more students that the government will pay three times聽the tuition as residents, that will edge out your children’s ability to attend and build them free housing that the government will pay for. Nice example of how your taxes are being used to screw you over and ruin your neighborhood. Folks that is what corrupt government does. Fullerton is run by corrupt people. Look no further than our roads.

The College Town plan calls for the closure of a freeway off ramp, the closure of Nutwood east of State College all the while to put in ten story buildings adding 4000 apartments. They will bulldoze Big Lots, Smart and Final, the 99 cent store, all the fast food restaurants east of State College and leave East Fullerton with no grocery stores and they expect us to take this laying down? The planning commission tried to pass the DCCSP a few years ago that would have lined hundreds聽of acres with 10 story high rise housing adding upwards of 100,000 more people to Fullerton. We stopped that too. Look folks, you cant make this stuff up. You have no idea how close this town came to looking like gridlocked Glendale a few years back while most of you were asleep.

Councilmember Greg Sebourn’s wife’s brother- Planning commissioner Mr. Gambino giving me the evil eye in February-This guy voted to pass the DCCSP that almost ruined Fullerton for good.

The DCCSP, College Town, and other schemes are alive and well ladies and gentlemen. They are just on ice for now and in some cases, one vote away from adding 100,000 people to this town. Fullerton is an Agenda 21 city with a Curt Pringle lobbyist named Jennifer Fitzgerald developer operative running around masquerading as our Mayor ladies and gentlemen. Wake the heck up people. Fitzgerald needs to go along with all the establishment hacks like Royce, Nelson, Bennett, Seaborn and Whitaker that put her there and give her pass after pass because they all have their hands in on all of this Kabuki theater on the council that is destroying Fullerton. College Town is coming back folks and they are going to ram this down your throats if you don’t get mad as hell and wake up. The City is ONCE AGAIN SEEKING INPUT ON THIS MONSTROSITY SO THIS MEANS IT IS TIME TO GET BUSY.

Well I warned you folks that this plan was going to be on ice and be resurrected at some point in the future. That old Planning Commission may have put it down temporarily but it is now going to be聽brought back. I fought hard against this nightmare last year and we were granted a reprieve but only for a short time.

The new council has stacked the deck on the planning commission with pro-development rubber stamps.

Establishment operative Ryan Cantor and pro-development big government rubber stamp plant Christopher Gaarder

We have a new planning commission and the ones installed to rubber stamp these line items will do just that. I warned them last month not to bring these items back. Well, they are going to push the envelope once again. I told them to not even think about it back in February. They don’t care. They were handpicked for a reason folks and that reason is to get projects through.

This massively destructive development for our beloved East Fullerton neighborhoods is headed back to the table. 聽Well it is time to wake up folks. The city council will pass this nightmare when it is brought before them.

Curt Pringle is Jennifer Fitzgerald’s boss. Fitzgerald, Chafee, Seaborn, Silva and Whitaker all聽installed聽big development hacks to the planning commission back in January and Fitzgerald and Whitaker both聽took developer money during the last election.

 

This is not Ryans first adventure. As a Wireless radiation danger denier, he likes to make fun of my cosmology and the wireless sterilization agenda that is underway in our schools. He worked closely with Joe Felz and Chris Meyer to bamboozle the library board into handing over the Hunt Library for a firesale to Grace Ministries (pending council approval) We will see how he fares on planning.

 

The Upcoming College Town Proposal for Fullerton and Why It Deserves to be Voted Down
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Quite frankly I was hoping to hear some positives for the citizens of Fullerton as it relates to the College Town proposal.聽 Charles Kovacs provided the presentation of the project at a Park and Recreation Committee meeting.聽 It was a Receive and File item, i.e. no recommendation of the project was sought from the committee by the city.

You see I had heard a number of negative issues relating to project such as additional traffic and a loss of a major thru street, Nutwood, and the associated on ramp from that street to the 57 Freeway.

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Anyone who has lived in Fullerton for the last few decades knows that traffic has gotten progressively worse.聽 As the city鈥檚 population and multi-story buildings have increased, the city has failed to keep up with its road system and its road maintenance as well. The results are that it now takes twice as long to drive across town as it did a mere decade ago.

Therefore, when another major building project gets announced, which includes reducing street access rather than improving our streets, one has to look at this with a jaundiced eye.

However, to be fair I hoped Mr. Kovacs would provide additional information about the project that would highlight some real positives for the city and also some major street improvement plans to handle the additional cars that would be added to our existing roads.

Well the positives that Mr. Kovacs provided our committee frankly were less than impressive.聽 In fact in my opinion, they were almost nonexistent.聽 Namely, a few new restaurants, (which based on past restaurants in the area I expect would be dominated by more fast food joints and a relatively small new grassy space where part of Nutwood Avenue used to be.

What Is The City Manager Thinking?聽

So if there are real negatives about the project such as greatly increased traffic and very few if any real positives for the people of Fullerton, why is the city pushing for this project so heavily?聽 The one word answer is this鈥ONEY!聽 All the city has to do is to keep approving high-rise buildings and the money desperately needed to bail out the city for past and current overspending and mismanagement comes rolling in.

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You see that for every dwelling unit, no matter how small, each developer must pay an upfront Park dwelling unit fee of鈥$11,700.聽 The College Town Plan calls for 3,400 residential units plus commercial and retail space as well.聽 The 3,400 units alone, represents $39,780,000 (3,400 residential units x $11,700/per unit) in additional fees/taxes to the city. When our existing road system is already overburdened, you do not have to be a traffic engineer to know that adding thousands of additional cars will only make our traffic problems much worse.聽 In addition to the increased number of cars, the closing of an important access to the 57 Freeway will only add to the traffic and congestion problem.

What out of control spending you may ask?

A $200 million unfunded pension liability/deficit (conservative estimate) and additional millions in retiree health care deficits.聽 On top of all this, the city council with the votes of Fitzgerald, Flory and Chaffee last June 16, 2015approved a $2.8 million 2-year city budget deficit.聽 They then later that year approved to spend additional millions in the form of a 6% raise to begin at the start of the new contracts for our safety workers. This does not include the hundreds of millions of dollars needed over the next decade to deal with our dilapidated roads, sewers and water pipes.

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But not to worry because Council member Fitzgerald stated at the June 16, 2015 meeting the following:聽 鈥淎nd if it were not for the state increasing our PERS Rate we would have a balanced budget today.鈥澛 How incredibly misleading of our current Mayor to make that statement?聽 I say that because she strongly infers that the PERS rate increase was not at all caused by the city council but by the state.聽 In fact, the exact opposite is true.聽 The large PERS rate increase for the city, i.e. the taxpayers, was primarily caused by a previous vote in 2002 by a past Fullerton city council (including Ms. Flory), to retroactively greatly increase the Safety pension benefits to the current 3% a year at 50 years of age with a minimum of 30 years of service or a whopping 90% pension benefit for life.聽 Ms. Fitzgerald is either greatly misinformed as to the cause of the PERS Rate increase or is not being honest with the people of聽Fullerton.聽

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Council member Fitzgerald at the same June 16, 2016 meeting thought that the Park dwelling fee increase from $10,600 to $11,700 per dwelling unit was reasonable because the rate had been the same since 2008.聽 This was the same thing we, the Parks and Recreation Committee were told by Director Curiel.聽 Had I known the whole story, I would have been against this $1,100 dollar increase.聽 What Ms. Fitzgerald and Director Curiel failed to mention to the Council and P and R Committee, respectively was that in 2008 that same fee was raised from $3,827 dollars to the aforementioned $10,600 dollars for an incredible 206% rate increase year over year.

It would seem that the goal of the majority of our city leaders is to collect vast sums of additional revenue in the form of additional fees and taxes so that the city does not have to reform the pensions as promised us and make other tough decisions going forward.

The Fullerton special interests win big and the citizens of Fullerton loose big.聽 But you thought the city council and the city manager worked for the citizens.聽 Well unfortunately, apparently not this city council and not this city manager.

 

 

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

 

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

  1. Finally the City Attorney鈥檚 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.聽 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.聽 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.聽 聽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?聽 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鈥檚 and Council member Whitaker鈥檚 political campaigns.聽 I believe $1,500 to Bruce Whitaker and $1,250 to Jennifer Fitzgerald
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  • That Is Why They All Voted to appoint Ma鈥橝yn Johnson, who is a聽 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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  • 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聽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.聽 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.聽 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.聽 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.聽 We found out that it not only was not provided for review but that it did not even exist yet.聽 That however, is not the cause of the problem Fullertonians that is a symptom.聽 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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聽Surely that is exactly what an honest council member would certainly do.聽 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.聽 Like I said above, we handed him an easy and very effective solution and what did we get from Whitaker but more silence.聽 He huffs and he puffs and he lets the problems persist, he actually allows them to continue to flourish.聽 Yet he thought he got exactly what he wanted from all of this and that was to make political points with the electorate.聽 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.聽 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?聽 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?聽 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.聽 In newspaper and mainstream TV 鈥淣ews鈥 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

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.聽 By Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

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

Here in part are the comments about Bruce Whitaker from the editorial: 鈥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.鈥

After getting up from falling off my chair, I read the last part of the OC Register鈥檚 quote about Bruce Whitaker again as follows: 鈥鈥漚nd his important role as fiscal watchdog for the city.鈥

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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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 鈥渋mportant role as fiscal watchdog for the city鈥. 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鈥檚 newly anointed prot茅g茅, Sue Gapinski, who in answering an important interview question concerning Fullerton said to Fullerton Observer鈥檚 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.聽 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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