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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    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

    Agenda 21 SCAG friendly operative and Pringle puppet enabler Sebourn

     

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

     

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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 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.

Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson

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  1. #1 by Joe Imbriano on November 17, 2016 - 8:08 pm

    Liary Bennett identifies himself as a financial planner. This is key for SEVERAL reasons.

    One important fact is that the 3 percent at 50 pension scam is known to be unsustainable, a complete disaster for taxpayers and is rife with abuse (spiking etc)

    The second fact is that Liary Bennett ran the campaigns for the people who voted this disaster in and put it in place for the residents of Fullerton to pay for for the rest of their lives and their children’s lives,

    The third fact is that he actually ran the campaign defending our attempts to get rid of the council members that rammed this reckless and other reckless deals through.

    It is one thing to be a Bankhead and say, well they told me it was a good idea, so I voted for it. It is inexcusable, however when you are a financial planner like Liary who holds himself out to be an expert and having gone along with it by supporting and working to elect the architects of this monstrosity.

    Then it gets a lot worse when you know, as a financial planner, what was voted in was a disaster for Fullerton and attempt to thwart the will of the voters by defending the cabal that gave us the Kelly Thomas murderers and the fiscal cliff as he ran the campaign to keep them in power (running the anti recall campaign)

    It gets dicier when you hitch your horse and wagon to the tail of an Agenda 21 S.C.A.G supporting union hack Pringle lobbyist.

    It is totally unforgivable now because Liary, the very person instrumental in our financial demise was trying to run ON A PLATFORM OF SOLVING THIS PROBLEM. How much campaign money did Liary take from the council members that voted for the 3 at 50 and how much campaign money did he take from the police and fire unions?

    How much fun is it running around trying to wreck our town and lying while spending other peoples money desperately trying to to slither into office? It is not nearly as much fun as me spending my own money and telling the truth. You ought to try it some time.It is very fulfilling.

    If that is what a boy scout leader calls integrity vision and leadership then even the strip club roofs are too good for your signs Liary. Go take them down. I am sure the frat president is proud of this. By the way, what is his email?

    Looks like its gonna be me and you in 2018 neighbor.

    • #2 by Anonymous on November 30, 2016 - 12:13 pm

      Great points about Bennett. Looks like the Anti Trumpers ran him off with the Latino voting block. It came out in full force. Silva is just another empty suit. Wouldn’t have mattered-Bennett or Silva-either way, the unions and the developers win, we lose. Would have been real nice to have seen Imbriano and Rands get in. Oh well.

  2. #3 by Joe Imbriano on November 18, 2016 - 7:35 am

    When a crime is committed in a police officer’s presence or the officer has probable cause to believe that certain misdemeanors or any felony was committed that the officer did not see happen an officer may arrest a suspect on the spot without an arrest warrant. The officer will later submit a charging/warrant request to the Prosecuting Attorney, suggesting potential charges to be authorized.

    Remember Tuesday night when direct eyewitness testimony, coupled with a department memorandum, officer statements and physical evidence all pointed to an arrestable offense for our city manager? What did Bruce do when presented with his first opportunity after the election to do the right thing? He huffed and puffed but instead of recommending discipline or termination of the officers that broke several layers of protocol, and demanding that the officer present in chambers instruct the acting watch commander to summon officers to go to Joe Felz’s house and arrest him for the crimes he committed, Bruce went along with the giant ruse orchestrated by the city attorney. You see by the city attorney by turning this whole thing into a criminal investigation with no charges filed have effectively put the lid on the whole thing, shrouding it all in secrecy, locking it all down, sealing the facts surrounding this cover up and this obstruction of justice party. Bruce knows this and is a willing participant in just another episode of Fullerton Kabuki theater. If you were not watching closely on Tuesday night, once again he sells Fullerton down the river for another four years in exchange for the free meals and the proverbial 30 political self preservation commemorative silver coins stamped with his face on them.

    • #4 by Danny Boy on November 20, 2016 - 11:23 pm

      Good effort here Joey but you are way off when it comes to DUI. There isn’t a citizen’s arrest for DUI and all that’s needed from a witness is to put the driver behind the wheel. After that, it’s all on the investigating officer to determine if drunk or not through the use of field level FST’s. One of the FST’s that CAN be utilized is the PAS device, but it’s not required. Most DUI trained officers can tell the level from other FST’s and/or the use of the nystagmus test. They can let the person go at the scene if they feel the driver isn’t over .08 or get them a ride. The blood breath at the station is after the arrest to determine the actual blood alcohol level.

      So no officer is going to leave the council to arrest Joe for DUI or hit and run at that point. The DUI is done for sure. IF the DUI thinks 175 feet after a crash is running, he will file. It won’t hold up in trial though.

      Joe is just going to retire and leave Fullerton in the wind, leaving his legacy to his hand picked replacement.

      Love.

  3. #5 by Fullerton's Conscience on November 18, 2016 - 9:28 am

    Fullerton voters to Larry Bennett. Your political talking point that the DCCSP has been dead and buried, probably cost you the election.

    It is not nice to fool Fullertonians Larry.

  4. #6 by Anonymous on November 18, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Needs more caps-lock – how can people take this seriously without it!

  5. #7 by Fullerton Lover on November 20, 2016 - 8:04 pm

    This article is essential reading for ANY Fullerton resident that wonder every day why the roads are full of potholes and the children’s libraries can’t afford to stay open, and we can’t afford to house or help the homeless…

    http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-pension-squeeze/

  6. #8 by Anonymous on December 26, 2016 - 6:22 pm

    So true. I guess we have to wait 2 more long years.

    • #9 by Anon on December 29, 2016 - 3:04 pm

      2 more years?????

      We are out of time.

  7. #10 by Barry Levinson on January 2, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    There was a long article the other day in the LA Times discussing the out of control pensions in El Monte.

    Their pensions eat up 28% of the general fund dollars. They also had a supplemental pension fund that is costing homeowners an average $663 in property taxes for the express purpose to fund pension. The city manager who was in that position for only 3 short years retired with a 250,000 a year pension with cost of living adjustments and free health care coverage. That is simply outrageous.

    I have to laugh when a police officer calls me anti-police. It is the other way around. Police officers are anti-taxpayer and working against the best interests of its citizens.

    • #11 by Fullerton, a dying carcass on January 3, 2017 - 7:52 am

      The police & fire departments, city employees are more taxpayer leaches than civil servants.

      The taxpayers exist to support the unsustainable. They don’t serve us, we serve them.

      Given, the facts and unsustainable numbers, this does not deter them for asking for more money, picking the last remaining meat from the dying carcass.

      Not limited to Fullerton, of course.

    • #12 by Danny Boy on January 3, 2017 - 10:34 am

      El Monte isn’t anything close to Fullerton and you know it. Stop trying to make them look the same Barry.

      • #13 by Barry Levinson on January 4, 2017 - 12:25 pm

        Danny Boy prove your statement sir?

        In Fullerton today sir, the taxpayers spend over 50% of every police and firemen’s salary on pension costs alone. This has risen from around 30 to 35% percent in the last 5 to 10 years!!. The pension percentage is due to rise to 60% in the next few years. Add on healthcare, sick leave, vacations, etc. and the benefits will soon cost taxpayers well over 80% of their salary costs. The average Fullerton police and fireman’s benefit package is substantially more than what the average worker gets for salary and benefits in California.

        El Monte is one of the worst abusers in the state but almost every Ca. city abuses the taxpayers when it comes to city employee and especially police and fire pay and benefits.

        • #14 by anonymous on January 5, 2017 - 4:55 pm

          It doesn’t matter what % taxpayers pay for pensions, Danny Boy is on this site to support it.

      • #15 by anonymous on January 4, 2017 - 1:57 pm

        Yeah let’s just continue to feed off the remaining Fullerton carcass.

  8. #16 by Anonymous on January 3, 2017 - 10:01 pm

    Fullerton cancels 2 council meetings while the city manager gets away with a dui. What a bunch of douche bags that run our city. 2 meetings cancelled? Why? Fire these people already. Crime is out of control and police do nothing.

  9. #17 by Barry Levinson on January 4, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    The city council all play their fake roles. It is pure fiction until the time comes for them to vote for more employee raises and benefits as well as doing the bidding of the special interest developers blessed by the UNELECTED S.C.A.G dictators. Every time the city comes up with substantially more money it is almost never for the benefit of the Fullerton citizens but rather a few special interests that feed the troughs of our council members come payback time or should I say election time.

    Each and every council member is a total phony, continuing to throw its citizens under the bus for their own self-interests. I bring up a 4 to five million dollar boondoggle concerning the Fullerton Golf Course to be continued over the next decade and not one council member had a question for me or a simple concern for the Fullerton taxpayer.

    The biggest phony, Bruce Whitaker did however remove me from my Park and Recreation position last May and has still not replaced me on that board. Wait and see that he adds, Sean Paden, or David Curlee or J. Ferguson. Bruce you are one big incredible disgrace and waste of space on the dais! I hope you get everything you deserve sir, which is a political career that began and ends on the city council dais!! Based on your performance sir the $700 or $750 a month you get from the city is a colossal waste of our tax dollars. What has the taxpayers received for the payout of 60K over the course of your 6 years serving on our council? Fireworks, more high density development, S.C.A.G. planner Ma’Ayn Johnson, phony redistricting map favoring only the council and their developer friends and of course ignoring five million dollar problems but speaking out about an audit committee. I am an auditor sir, who used those skills to uncover issues for which you responded with my dismissal. What a total bag of wind you are sir!

    The six years of Whitaker’s career is highlighted by one constant phony whine…. I can’t get anything accomplished because I am only one person!!….Blah, blah, blah blah.
    Thanks to the voters we now get to hear that phony and very weak complaint for the next four years!

    • #18 by Anonymous on January 4, 2017 - 11:36 am

      Good luck getting people to see through the charade. Bruce has been backed by the key players for years.Their main goal is development-big development.

  10. #19 by Arithmetic on January 5, 2017 - 11:48 am

    Bitter Berry,

    Go back and check your election math. You seriously screwed up.

    Maybe your skills as an auditor will help you figure out why you can’t do math.

    Or, you know, blah blah blah, whine whine whine. Like you do. N stuff.

  11. #20 by Anonymous on January 6, 2017 - 12:01 pm

    Thank you for speaking out on this and for fighting for us Barry. I hope you run for council because you would get a lot of votes.

  12. #21 by Barry Levinson on January 6, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    Someone extremely bright once said that if you want to know the level of corruption in your city government, look at the condition of the city’s roads and other infrastructures.

    On that basis, the City of Fullerton must be one of the most corrupt city’s in all of the United States.

  13. #22 by Anonymous on January 7, 2017 - 9:49 am

    I have to agree with Barry. No one paying attention to Fullerton politics can argue with the points raised on this blog. Whitaker is just another politician. I think it is probably a good time to sell and get out while the market is still up. With all the crime, homelessness and traffic, time to say goodbye.

  14. #23 by Anonymous on January 9, 2017 - 9:47 am

    The city is going to have some huge projects come up real soon. They are going to add another 10,000 units in the next four years. Everything is in place, both on the planning commission and on the council. The city will be buying up large swaths of commercial property and transform them into high rise housing in all of the underperforming commercial areas.

  15. #24 by Barry Levinson on January 9, 2017 - 4:05 pm

    After another rain and the streets in my neighborhood are a complete disaster….every few feet another bigger and deeper pothole has surfaced. It is a disgrace! Every elected City of Fullerton council member past and present deserves our scorn!

    I say past and present for these roads have been a disaster in the making based on city neglect for decades!! Another 4 or 5 million dollars in the coffers over the next 15 to 20 years would sure be nice. Oh yeah, I came up with that savings based on the Fullerton Golf Course debacle and every one of our princes and princesses also known as our council members totally ignored the problem! Happy New Year to one of the most corrupt city governments in all of California.

    P.S. How did you like how our two top officials…City Manager and Police Chief went out with a flurry of corruption. Our Police Chief chooses not to enforce the law and our city manager leaving the scene of an accident with damages. Yes and of course our City Attorney will bless it all very shortly you can be sure.

    What does our city council do but to thank these two thugs for their service. Only in one of the most corrupt city’s in California doe this happen!

    What a city government!

  16. #25 by Barry Levinson on January 9, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    Did you hear the joke that Shawn Nelson wanted to be a judge?

    If appointed, the joke would of been on the people of California.

    • #26 by Anonymous on January 11, 2017 - 1:18 pm

      Did you hear the joke that Joe Imbriano wanted to be a City Councilman?

      If elected, there joke would have been on the city of Fullerton.

  17. #27 by Barry Levinson on January 12, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    No anonymous, if Joe Imbriano would have been elected to the Fullerton city council, the joke would have been on all the other dishonest politicians running our city.

    But do not worry you have another 2 years of phony, totally corrupt politicians continuing to run our city into the ground. Unfortunately for the good people of Fullerton that is where it will stay for the next two years. You must be so, so proud anonymous!

    • #28 by Anonymous on January 14, 2017 - 7:09 am

      The joke is on Fullerton. Joe was the solution but the people were too stupid to realize it. Thanks for trying Joe.

  18. #29 by Jeff Moeller on April 6, 2017 - 12:12 pm

    Bruce,
    I have one question for you and I’m using this format so you don’t dismiss me like you have in the last few council meetings. Give me one financially positive thing you’ve done for the city of Fullerton that didn’t line your pockets, cost taxpayers money or help out the other sack of dicks that sit next to you? You have my email address and phone number. I don’t think you’ll respond although I’m certain you frequent this site often due to your personality type. The political noose that you have placed around your neck and those necks of the scum you sit with is getting tighter. The longer you think you’re safe in your seat, the more maniacal my determination becomes.

  19. #30 by Anonymous on April 9, 2017 - 10:45 am

    Bruce won’t answer anyone. He is nothing but a huge phony, self serving, political pig at the trough with several pensions going at the same time. He lives off of big government. He hasn’t had a real job for over a decade.

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