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

 

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

  1. Finally the City Attorney’s 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.  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.  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.   There was simply no justifiably good reason to repeal it at this time.

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Empty suit Bruce Whitaker and his 5 million dollar empty seat on the Parks and Rec Commission.

You will know a tree by its fruit ladies and gentlemen. The charade continues for four more years as Bruce Whitaker has successfully conned the residents of Fullerton in the last election. The political games he played recruiting vote splitting plants insured Fitzgerald’s re election and the continued demise of Fullerton. The facts speak for themselves about Bruce Whitaker and they are undeniable.

 

Well for now, let us deal with a very pressing issue that trumps the $300 hotel bills that Bruce’s sycophants keep bringing up. Lets not look at the elephant in the room but rather the ocean liner in the parking lot. Lets look at the Brea Dam issue and the contract with American Golf.

 

Barry Levinson was Bruce Whitaker’s appointee to the Fullerton Park and Recreation Commission for almost 5 years. Barry never missed a meeting, always asked good questions and took his volunteer position very seriously.

If you will remember Barry had hand delivered his detailed analysis of a 5 million dollar shortfall to the taxpayers with the Brea Dam -American Golf contract to the Park and Recreation Commissioners.

He also emailed and delivered these findings to the City Council, including the Council member who appointed him, Bruce Whitaker.

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So what does Bruce Whitaker do? He ignores the information and then subsequently removes Barry Levinson from the Park and Recreation Commission back in May of 2016.

Ladies and gentlemen, the seat on the commission was not filled until 2 weeks ago. Since then, Fullerton taxpayers have lost almost $250,000 and Bruce Whitaker has left the position on the Park and Recreation Commission vacant. Can someone provide a reason for this?

I can. It is my opinion that Bruce Whitaker fired Barry Levinson to cover this up and has kept the seat on the commission empty to keep the issue from being raised. Bruce Whitaker has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about this ongoing fleecing of the taxpayers. Bruce has refused to respond to what Barry presented in writing and to this day REFUSES TO GIVE AN ANSWER AS TO WHY HE REMOVED BARRY FROM HIS POSITION. Bruce has not once agendized this issue, brought it up at council meetings or discussed this matter in any social media outlet. He has been and remains silent on the issue the was raised by HIS OWN APPOINTEE TO THE VERY COMMISSION whose purview it falls under. What does Bruce do? He fires his appointee and leaves the position unfilled for almost a year! I believe that Bruce is actively engaged in a cover up of a taxpayer ripoff  ladies and gentlemen and his behavior fully affirms this. 

What kind of fiscal conservative is Bruce Whitaker? Ladies and gentlemen, draw your own conclusions. My opinion is Bruce is a fraud.

What kind of fiscal conservative would ignore such a massive finding?

What kind of fiscal conservative would fire his own appointee to the commission who did his job better than all the rest of them combined?

What kind of taxpayers choice is Bruce Whitaker letting the multi million dollar taxpayer ripoff continue?

 

What kind of limited government advocate behaves like Bruce Whitaker? Just  like the lobbyist he voted to make mayor for the ballot.

 

What kind of advocate for open and transparent government is Bruce Whitaker?  He is just like one that these two phonies support.

 

What kind of reformer is Bruce Whitaker? The same kind as his supporter Shawn Nelson. This phony tried to put a hundred grand in real estate commissions into his pals pocket while trying to ram a homeless shelter in next to an elementary school. He and Bruce are well connected.

 

What kind of fiscal conservative Bruce Whitaker Ignoring a 5 million dollar taxpayer ripoff?

What kind of conservative?

The same kind that put an Agenda 21 SCAG senior planner on our planning commission while our traffic and roads rival that of Los Angeles.

What kind of conservative? One that spent over 30 minutes at the last council meeting splitting hairs over a $32,000 grant and spent less than a minute repealing the law that protected Fullerton children from sex offenders.

 

 

 

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COUNCIL MEMBER BRUCE WHITAKER AND THE REST OF OUR FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL AWOL! By Barry Levinson

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The members of our Fullerton City Council all play their fake roles.

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The sterilization agenda continues with LED lighting, fertility under attack and humanity under seige

The only thing more dangerous than a corrupt and stupid leader is several more of them lumped all together up on the same dais with their juvenile sycophants deniers in the audience nodding their heads. Fullerton defined.

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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?  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’s and Council member Whitaker’s political campaigns.  I believe $1,500 to Bruce Whitaker and $1,250 to Jennifer Fitzgerald
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    “Our own worst enemies? ” He wrote it not me

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    The largest Trojan Horse in Fullerton history

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  • That Is Why They All Voted to appoint Ma’Ayn Johnson, who is a  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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    Agenda 21, SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet Fitzgerald

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    Agenda 21 SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet enabler bag of hot air Whitaker

     

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    Agenda 21 SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet enabler Flory

  • 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 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.  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.  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.  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.  We found out that it not only was not provided for review but that it did not even exist yet.  That however, is not the cause of the problem Fullertonians that is a symptom.  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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 Surely that is exactly what an honest council member would certainly do.  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.  Like I said above, we handed him an easy and very effective solution and what did we get from Whitaker but more silence.  He huffs and he puffs and he lets the problems persist, he actually allows them to continue to flourish.  Yet he thought he got exactly what he wanted from all of this and that was to make political points with the electorate.  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.  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?  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?  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.  In newspaper and mainstream TV “News” 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.

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A MESSAGE TO ALL THOSE WHO VOTED FOUR YEAR’S AGO FOR A PARK AND NOT MORE HOMES IN WEST COYOTE HILLS

I remember the campaign of 2012 very well. It seems in retrospect that many Fullertonians voted against their own interests that year.  

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Sixty one percent of the people who cast a ballot, voted to make all of W. Coyote Hills a park and a nature preserve for the benefit of Fullerton residents and all our surrounding communities as well. I believe W. Coyote Hills was the biggest and most important issue for a majority of Fullertonians that year.

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Yet, I will give you the results of the top four vote getters in that election and they are in order of finishing as follows:

Bruce Whitaker
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Jan Flory and
Travis Kiger.

As you know the top three all won council seats.

What does the top four vote getters in 2012 have in common?
They all were very much in favor of the Chevron development plans!

61% were in favor of a park but the top four voter getters were against the park.

It seems to me that we kind of shot ourselves in the foot four years ago.

Well now we have another chance to make a difference. Now we have a chance to change the very misguided direction of our current council and tell all of them that we love our current city and not the concrete jungle that the current council is in favor of creating.

I will not ask any of you to vote for any particular candidates. I am not going to change many minds at this late date as to which challengers are the best in my opinion. We have all thought about each of the challengers and have basically made up our own minds. I respect that process and I respect your decisions. After all we all have our favorites.

However, I will ask each and every one of you to take notice of the facts I presented about the year 2012 and the continued overdevelopment approved over and over again by our current council.

Knowing all this information I ask that you consider not voting for the incumbents, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Bruce Whitaker. I also ask you do not vote for their very close allies, namely Larry Bennett and Susan Gapinski.

This leave you with seven candidates (Roberta Reid has dropped out of the race), from which to choose three new council members.

I respectfully ask that each and every one of you, considers making your selection from those seven candidates that are neither incumbents or their associates.

Please let us tell the established politicians in this city that we want our collective voices to be finally heard. Tell them when 61% vote to make W. Coyote Hills a park, that it is not acceptable for the current council to ignore a large majority of us and go forward with the plans we the people just resoundingly rejected.

There are so many things to love and appreciate about our city and its citizens. Please do not let the politicians destroy it!

Thank you and please go out to vote this Tuesday, if you have not voted by absentee ballot yet.

Barry Levinson

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Fitzgerald appointee Gretchen Cox’s 5 million dollar smile of malevolent pleasure

Watch what goes on here when the  long-time Fullerton Parks and Recreation commissioner  Mr. Barry Levinson tries to expose a $5,000,000 shortfall to the taxpayers on a bad contract with American Golf. Well they all, including council candidate Jesus Silva, ignored it all. In my opinion, he has no business on the council based on his past and present conduct as a park and rec commissioner.

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Jesus Silva is just another brick in the Fullerton establishment’s wall.

It is disgusting how Mr. Levinson is treated by Karen Lang McNabb. Ladies and gentlemen, these people are covering up a massive amount of lost revenue to the city that could be so properly utilized in our city.

Just minutes into this video reveal some real insight into the Fitzgerald apparatus at work. It comes at around the 3 minute and 10 second mark where Gretchen Cox, the Fitzgerald appointee and sycophant appears to engage in a little santoria while chomping on her time release aspartame chew up on the dais taking pleasure in shutting down the only one on the commission doing their job fighting for the taxpayers. This smug attitude towards those exposing corruption is typical with Fitzgerald and her operatives. That is why we need to throw Fitzgerald out.

Jesus Silva, who had repeatedly been exposed to this information at subsequent meetings and in written notice, abstained from a vote to shut Barry down. That amounts to aiding and abetting those hiding this massive 5 million dollar cover up. Shame on Jesus Silva who is nothing more than a coward and another political operative in my opinion.

Ladies and gentlemen, this  issue is still being buried by the entire City Council as well-ALL OF THEM. Even Bruce Whitaker, who appointed Barry Levinson refused to even respond to his own appointee in writing on this issue. Bruce Whitaker eventually fired Barry Levinson from his position on the Park and Rec commission. That is what Barry gets for doing his job, Shame on Bruce Whitaker who is nothing more than a coward and another political operative in my opinion.

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Bruce fired Barry Levinson for doing his job and then went on to defame Mr Levinson in the Fullerton Observer.

What does that tell you about our city government? It tells me that change is in the air.November is right around the corner, just like my campaign signs ladies and gentlemen, Help me throw these people out on election day. Vote for Joe Imbriano 4 Fullerton City Council

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

The battle is far from over regarding this property. The 8-9-16 Register article only shows that this article I wrote below that blew the lid off of this dirty deal has swayed the owners into perhaps doing what is right for the community instead of ruining Raymond Hills. We must keep the pressure on. The Fullerton Observer to this day tries so desperately to discredit myself, disparage Mr. Levinson, hide the truth from Fullerton residents and protect the establishment. Shame on Sharon Kennedy. Looks like Sharon has chicken little’s pie all over her face on this one. The Register confirmed what Mayor Fitzgerald lied to all of Fullerton about on camera while Sharon Kennedy tried to turn my expose on this dirty city hall backroom deal into a smear job- Barry and I were right and Joe Imbriano is running for City Council. Fitzgerald needs to pack her bags.

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Build it and they will come ladies and gentlemen and believe they will come. Low income housing is headed to Raymond Hills. Mayor Fitzgerald says development plans don’t exist for this location but yet a public hearing regarding rezoning this location to do just that made the paper.

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PART II: IF THIS DOES NOT OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE GAMES BEING PLAYED BY BRUCE WHITAKER AND JENNIFER FITZGERALD AND THE REST OF THE FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL, PROBABLY NOTHING EVER WILL. By Barry Levinson

 

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As I explained in detail in part one, there is a pattern at City Hall to hide vital information concerning agenda items that come before the Fullerton City Council.   Many, if not most

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IF THIS DOES NOT OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE GAMES BEING PLAYED BY BRUCE WHITAKER AND JENNIFER FITZGERALD AND THE REST OF THE FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL, PROBABLY NOTHING EVER WILL. By Barry Levinson

 

 

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Sean Paden’s Faraday cage

Can you imagine if chainlink fences and wrapping the warning message of hundreds of scientists in tin foil would actually protect your children at school from the harms of the classroom microwave exposure from the school district’s technology programs? Can you imagine if chain link fences and wrapping the message of Joe Imbriano in tin foil who unequivocally states that the forced wireless radiation exposure at school is irreparably harming children’s health and their reproductive systems would actually protect them ? Ladies and gentlemen, the only way to protect children from the harms of microwave radiation at school is to remove the wireless systems, remove your children, or send them to school in a faraday cage.

I would like to introduce you to what Sean Paden has created to protect your children.  Well, now we know that there is at least one political operative in town who thinks this contraption solves the problems facing our children.

Burying his head in the sand and encouraging others to join him only enables the agendas to proceed with even more relative ease. It is tragic while at the same time yet amazing to see who has turned their backs on the children in this town. You know the entire school boards, the entire city council and of course, now, Sean Paden who has done that for years is now acting as a sort of pied piper to encourage others to do the same as he now ventures into his latest gig as a wanna be nouveau artist. Without any further ado, an analysis of his work is below.

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This custom sign was designed for the Imbriano4Fullerton campaign courtesy of one of many of Fullerton’s obscure political operatives. The symbolism is rich, brimming with a plethora of melodic tones carrying a broad frequency range of light, sound, and microwaves which continue emanating from its reflective metallic surface to the empty resonant cavities of those who work diligently to maintain the status quo.

The esoteric nature of such rare art, reminiscent of the materials  seen in the faked moon landing footage, conjures up images of rapture and Agenda 21  as it is surrounded by a motif of prison yard fencing,

This masterpiece carefully positioned and back dropped by a dead vine brings forth the rich aromas found in a state of perpetual conformity with the school district’s wireless technology programs.

Emblematic of the sculptor’s obvious deeply rooted cognitive dissonance is the symbol of the fruit of the artist’s labor. The severely languished, dead and twisted, crooked vine that is interwoven with the prison yard fencing epitomizes the creator of this masterpiece’s love affair with servitude and bondage to authority itself without regard to the fact that the very act of doing just that always results in the demise of the servile. Clear cut at the roots, losing all connection to its origins and purpose, the life after leaves little more than an example of how the harvest of those given over to becoming intertwined with the matrix always leads to a unique form of petrified pagan immortality.

An inscription embossed into the rear of this work reads “a classroom wireless exposure induced clear end to one’s own lineage and genealogy in exchange for undying allegiance to Fullerton’s educational and municipal status quo establishment”.

Yes, this is truly a testament to those who appreciate such a dark satirical motif deeply driven right into the depths of water rationing violations taking place on a public easement.

The dark irony of all of this is that the sculptor of this piece of Orwellian architecture runs his make shift art gallery right next to the local High School where the children are daily falling victim to the very agenda that the object of this artist’s misguided derision is aimed at.

And all of this while Rome continues to burn ladies and gentlemen, all of this while chuckling in the company of infantile fools as some of the most serious issues of our time are staring humanity in the face.

For those of you who wish to submit your work for next week’s contest, the deadline is this Friday. Special thanks to the following  judges who unanimously approved this week’s submission.

The health of the children is no joke folks. Like I have said all along, it is never too late to do the right thing.

 

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Was this just another failed attempt to set up Barry Levinson?

Bruce Whitaker shamefully and cowardly removed Barry Levinson from his long term position on the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Commission without any formal written notice and without any reason given.  Bruce has shown his hand and I believe Dan Hughes once again has too. Was Bruce in on this possible set up of Levinson gone bad with the FPD? Who knows but one thing is for sure, the way Bruce Whitaker handled this issue certainly provided an opportunity for a game of FPD “gotcha” that almost played out when no one was looking on a Monday night while everyone was home watching the ball game.

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The insubordination of establishment operative Kevin Pendergraft

We all know that Bruce Whitaker’s planning commissioner appointee Kevin Pendergraft endorsed Jennifer Fitzgerald in 2012. http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/fitzgerald_j/endorse.html

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Official Bad Acts By Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald Should No Longer Be Ignored By The Fullerton Public

Official Bad Acts By Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald Should No Longer Be Ignored By The Fullerton Public. (Why are so many of the main issues and solutions ignored by all council members; Bruce Whitaker, Greg Sebourn, Doug Chaffee, Jan Flory and of course our Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald?)  By Barry Levinson

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September 20th, 2016, there was another eventful meeting of the Fullerton City Council. Once again Mayor Fitzgerald exhibited behavior that proves she is unfit to represent us. She lost her cool simply because another council member rightly asked that the questions and concerns about a grant application for funds to buy open land in West Coyote Hills be answered by city staff.

 

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

Mayor Fitzgerald obviously would be much more comfortable in a non-democratic venue where she was never held to account at official government meetings. The public mentioned twice that the language on the Fullerton City Council Agenda states that it wants the public to participate in the decision making of city business and welcomes questions from that same public. Yet Mayor Fitzgerald when asked if any of those public questions would be responded to got upset and angry.

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Let us review the behavior of Mayor Fitzgerald in the last few months as follows:

 

First she states that she along with unelected City Manager Joe Felz felt the need to fix the rules of behavior by the public at city council meeting with her new rules of civility to include giving the city the right to remove anyone from the council chambers for the “heinous crime” of “polite clapping”.

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Then she states more than once that there was no truth that the city was in favor of putting up apartments in the shopping center currently inhabited by Polly’s Pies. Yet at a recent previous Planning Committee meeting the city proposed and recommended a Revised DCCSP plan that including expanding the zoning for 6 retail/commercial properties including the one where Polly’s Pies is located to allow for mixed-use development.  Mixed-use development means putting small retail shops on a ground floor of a multi-story apartment or condo development. This would have given the current landowner the right without any future city zoning approval to add hundreds of apartments and remove most if not all of the current retail shops.

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Finally, she gets angry because she is asked to actually respond herself or have a city staff member respond to legitimate questions by the public.

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It is clear from the statements above, that Mayor Fitzgerald has problems with the following:

 

The public’s right to know,

The public’s right to participate,

The public’s right to politely clap and

The public’s right to know when the city is trying to make it easier for large-scale high-rise development by way of a zoning change for six major retail/commercial properties.

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In conclusion, Mayor Fitzgerald showed a lack of interest in participatory democracy.

 

P.S.  It is so sad that once again the disagreements between Whitaker and Fitzgerald missed the most important points.  Namely,that the 4 to 5 million dollars of on-gong net revenue loss over a 20 year period (starting in 2010) related to agreements covering the Fullerton Golf Course, which I disclosed in writing in detail to the entire council in the beginning of the year has been buried by them.  It was buried without the Mayor or the person who appointed me, Council member Whitaker asking me one single solitary question on this extremely important issue.   I am a trained auditor with over 25 years auditing experience with

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It was buried without the Mayor or the person who appointed me, Council member Whitaker asking me one single solitary question on this extremely important issue.   I am a trained auditor with over 25 years auditing experience with a MBA with Honors from Boston University.  But Bruce is very good at bringing up relatively smaller points with the help of certain of his supporters and then losing 4 to 1.

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He spoke out because the grant application was not part of the package of information. But the real problem, which would make a difference going forward, he ignored. That was the fact that both grant application items needed to be approved last night or so the city said, or the grant deadline would be missed. What needed to be said by Whitaker or anyone else is the following: Why do you bring us agenda items at the very last minute?

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They should always be brought to the city council at least three weeks before any deadlines. This would allow for the ability to get more information and then bring it back for a vote at the next council meeting.

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But the  city I believe does this purposely, to not allow for such additional scrutiny. Just another example that proves how very corrupt is the Fullerton City Government.  I have to assume that all members of the city council are fine with these items being on the agenda at the 11th hour because they all knew the facts as disclosed at the council meeting but refused to address this very real problem.

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