PINEWOOD STAIRS FALLING APART AND YET STATE SENATOR CANDIDATE BRUCE WHITAKER REMAINS TOTALLY SILENT. by Barry Levinson


Bruce Whitaker buries corruption for a living on the Fullerton City Council

It has been approximately 8 to 9 months since the City’s Christening of the Pinewood Stairs connecting Hillcrest Park and Lion’s Field. The FFFF website has posted new pictures rendering the condition of those stairs. They are simply falling apart with the problems increasing at a very rapid rate.

Yet where is State Senate Candidate Bruce Whitaker on this issue? The answer is that Bruce Whitaker has been totally silent since the beginning. It is very troubling that someone whose only theme for running for State Senate is to fight Sacramento Corruption is once again totally silent on this City of Fullerton corruption and there is no doubt that is what Pinewood Stairs represents. 

Public Works director Don Hoppie needs to be fired over signing off on this outrageous fraud perpetrated on taxpayers.

$196,000 a year for Hugo Curiel and $148,000 a year for these Fullerton park and rec department managers Curiel and Loya who presided over this disaster (compensation source transparent california.com)

Sebourn mentioned his concern in response to citizen complaints and then failed to follow-up at all. Nice phony PR work Sebourn.

Worthless Bushala plant Greg Seaborn who doubles down every time with lipservice and ignores the corruption.

Fitzgerald’s response was to totally praise the stairs as a great triumph of city engineering and development.

Shawn Nelson plant Fitzgerald ignores the problem, doubles down and praises this construction defect lawsuit in the making as magnificent.

Who is one of her main supporters and mentors but none other than Shawn Nelson who is now running to replace Congressman Ed Royce. You remember Nelson, the guy who tried to put in a homeless shelter across the street from an elementary school that has many special needs children in attendance and tried to hand over a 100K commission to one of his supporters denying others the right to bid for that commission.   The same supervisor who was against setting up an independent commission to look into OC Supervisor corruption. Here is Nelson hiding SCAG from the public at a candidate forum, yes the one who lobbied his head off to make sure Jennifer Fitzgerald got elected twice and he wants to be your Congressman?

 

Is this the best the Republican Party can provide as candidates, Bruce Whitaker for State Senate and Shawn Nelson for U.S. Congress? How pathetic? And the State Republican party wonders why Republicans have become pretty much meaningless throughout the entire state. A state that gave us Governor and then President Ronald Reagan. Should those true conservatives that care about our constitution and limited government providing freedom for its citizens, start a new Conservative Party in California? If the State Republican Party does not shape up and shape up really fast, the answer is probably yes!

As for the stairs, well you know you can’t put wood in concrete like that. It swells every time it gets wet. It should have had metal anchors with straps and bolts. So if the City doesn’t sue the contractor for construction defects, no one gets fired, no one goes to jail for this total ripoff, and someone gets hurt when this thing ends up red tagged after the next big rainstorm, well you know it will be you picking up the tab once again.

I report, you decide.

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  1. #1 by Joe Imbriano on January 14, 2018 - 10:15 pm

    Here is a list of the commission members:

    Karen Lang-McNabb 2nd Term:
    Dec 16, 2014 to Dec 31, 2018 Appointing Authority:
    Council Member Chaffee
    Dais Seat:
    3
    Michael Savage 1st Term:
    Feb 03, 2015 to Dec 31, 2018 Appointing Authority:
    City Council At-Large
    Dais Seat:
    2
    Susan M Gapinski 1st Term:
    Feb 21, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018 Appointing Authority:
    Council Member Sebourn
    Dais Seat:
    6
    Aaruni Thakur 1st Term:
    Jan 17, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020 Appointing Authority:
    Council Member Silva
    Dais Seat:
    4
    Erik J Wehn 1st Term:
    Jan 17, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020 Appointing Authority:
    Council Member Whitaker
    Dais Seat:
    7
    Mr. Jose Trinidad Castaneda III 1st Term:
    Feb 07, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020 Appointing Authority:
    City Council At-Large
    Dais Seat:
    5
    Gretchen A Cox 2nd Term:
    Jan 17, 2017 to Dec 31, 2020 Appointing Authority:
    Council Member Fitzgerald
    Dais Seat:
    1

  2. #2 by Fullerton - The Most Corrupt City in California on January 15, 2018 - 11:27 am

    Greg Sebourn appointed Susan Gapinski to the Park and Recreation Committee.

    You remember Ms. Gapinski who ran for Fullerton City Council and who infamously called all men disgusting at a City Council meeting. The one who when answering questions would frequently not answer the question directly but would state that she agreed with another candidates positions. She was the quintessential empty suit candidate that I suspect was encouraged to run to muddy up the waters. It is the establishment’s oldest trick. Get as many people running who do not have a chance knowing it will drain votes from the one honest candidate in the race and the incumbent will then easily waltz right back into power.

    Talking about empty suits….Greg Sebourn.

    I believe the OC Register endorsed her if you can fathom that one. WOW one empty suit supporting another empty suit along with empty suits Whitaker and Fitzgerald.

    Corruption thy name is the City of Fullerton.

    Per Billy Joel song….”Honesty is such a lonely word.”

    • #3 by Joe Imbriano on January 15, 2018 - 11:40 am

      Seaborn also appointed that empty suit Wayne Carvahlo to park and rec and then promoted hus cluelessness to the planning comission

      • #4 by Anonymous on January 16, 2018 - 9:56 pm

        Seems like he puts people in these slots who are clueless.

  3. #5 by Barry Levinson on January 15, 2018 - 4:09 pm

    One of those caissons is so badly cracked as to not look safe. The base is totally cracked to the point where the top of the concrete no longer is aligned to the bottom of the concrete support. Our council members are a really, really bad joke. They are not even attempting to do their jobs properly.

    Here is your marching orders council. First investigate and provide the public with answers as to which city clowns and crooks approved this disaster. Second, after you determine that answer, then fire their sorry corrupt backsides. Finally sue the contractor and get the taxpayer’s money back, every single cent of it plus damages. For it is obvious that the cheapest way to fix this mess, is to not it down and start all over again from the very beginning.

  4. #6 by OC Register - A Bankrupt Paper on January 17, 2018 - 10:58 am

    Incredibly there is a story in the OC Register that praises the Pinewood stairs at Hillcrest Park. I guess they did not look very closely at the construction or maybe the reporter is blind just like the City of Fullerton inspectors who passed this dangerous piece of garbage. Why is it that the OC Register frequently supports the corrupt establishment? If it were up to them OC would mimic Manhattan because apparently they are bought and paid for by rich high density developers. When our forefathers wanted a free press they were hoping for one that actually cared about the people and the truth. Once again the OC Register fails to provide accurate and truthful information to its readers. Asking the question; why are you still in business?

    • #7 by Anonymous on January 18, 2018 - 8:57 am

      Calle at the helm of a sinking ship really has his minimum wage goon squad on overtime for Fitzgerald and Felz doesn’t he.

  5. #8 by da comish on January 18, 2018 - 8:45 am

    Savage is another clueless joker.

  6. #9 by Anonymous on January 18, 2018 - 7:53 pm

    The people of Fullerton need to stand up and vote these people out.

  7. #10 by Anonymous on January 19, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    Baxter is literally a fucking tweaker so of course these two guys are in cahoots.

  8. #11 by Anonymous on January 20, 2018 - 11:56 am

    It will be interesting to see what happens at the next meeting. I didn’t see Imbriano at the last one an no one brought this matter forth. Looks like they will just bury it like everything else.

  9. #12 by Anonymous on January 23, 2018 - 11:45 am

    Bruce is a fucking joke. He doesnt have a chance.

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