Well I decided to provide some facts for Sean Paden on the Stop SCAG Facebook Page, where he posts frequently. After some back and forth between us, those comments were miraculously removed from that Facebook page. I decided to repost them on that Facebook page and here below as follows:
“Bruce Whitaker ignored my 4 to 5 million well documented proof that over a 20-year period starting in 2010 the city with the approval of the city council started wasting this much in net revenue because of the contract and bond issue both dealing with the Fullerton Golf Course. Yet you still support him when instead he chooses to be outraged over one or two 400-dollar city hotel bills. As I write this the loss of net revenue continues and Bruce Whitaker along with all the other council members have done their best to bury my findings.
You know I am a trained auditor by profession. Bruce Whitaker is either a coward or fraud or both. I have absolutely no respect for him. I tried for well over a year to get Bruce to do the right thing privately but he continued to refuse and make the lamest of excuses why people like myself had to bear the brunt of sticking our necks out against the establishment while our so-called leader hid in the shadows. I am so, so tired of getting messages from Linda Whitaker accusing me of stealing David Curlee’s work. I have always readily admitted that I used much of David’s research, (i.e. posting the original city documents) to arrive at my analysis but this issue was totally missed and/or ignored by the both of you.
I was the only one with both the courage and the skill to report on it and every single council member including the person who appointed me, Bruce Whitaker ignored what I handed to them in great detail. A complete failure to live up to their fiduciary responsibilities. What a huge scandal?”
“Barry he didn’t ignore you. He had at least one very lengthy meeting with Mr Curlee about the issue. If you have more requests send them to me and I’ll forward It to him.”
“Sean you are such a total phony. Council member Bruce Whitaker had a meeting with David Curlee but not with the person, namely me, his appointee to the Parks and Recreation Committee, who did the total analysis. Bruce Whitaker did not mention the results of that analysis at any city council meetings. He did not return my calls nor my emails? Bruce Whitaker never had the decency to contact me to discuss these very serious findings of either incompetence, malfeasance or much worse. I cannot believe you think that fellow Fullertonians are that gullible to accept such a lame response.”
I guess Sean Paden decided that the facts did not make our 6 year council member look particularly good. Now why again did Bruce Whitaker ignore an ongoing 4 to 5 million dollar issue from his own appointee?
Is it because he represents the people of Fullerton so very well? No. Is it because he takes his fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers of Fullerton so very seriously? No.
Could it be that Bruce Whitaker is a fraud or maybe a coward or both? Yes, for it is hard to look at all the evidence and come to any other conclusion. Please say no to four more years of Bruce Whitaker’s pontificating on our Council stage when he knows the cause is lost and the only purpose for his comments is for show for his supporters. That Fullertonians is why after 6 years as our Council member, the only thing Bruce Whitaker has delivered is a phony 8A redistricting map, coronating Fitzgerald as our Mayor and the game changer FIREWORKS! Do you really think that the people of Fullerton will miss him when he is not re-elected? NO!
I forgot, Whitaker also voted for Ma’Ayn Johnson, a S.C.A.G planning employee to sit on our Planning Committee. Yet on the Facebook page, “Stop S.C.A.G.” Sean conveniently fails to disclose that fact about Council member Bruce Whitaker. He had 16 other candidates for the position and he picks a S.C.A.G. planner. How does Bruce Whitaker explain this? He can’t explain it. How does Sean Paden have the disingenuousness to fully support the Stop SCAG Facebook page but fail to condemn this appointment voted for by Council member Bruce Whitaker? Why are you Sean hiding such an important fact from the Facebook page visitors?
Sean, I guess, does not like to deal with certain critical facts. I guess supporting his guy, Bruce Whitaker right or wrong is more important then making it known who on our city council is for S.C.A.G. Those for S.C.A.G. would be our entire council who unaninously appointed a S.C.A.G. planning employee to our Planning Commission. Another fact, is that it was no one other than Mayor Fitzgerald who put forth the name of Ma’Ayn Johnson for Planning Commissioner. Why is Sean Paden supporting Council Member Bruce Whitaker who helped put her on our Planning Committee? Why is Sean Paden giving Bruce Whitaker a complete pass on this issue? When will Bruce Whitaker explain to the Fullerton public his support for S.C.A.G. and therefore for Agenda 21? We need people loyal to both their convictions and the people who elected them based on those expressed convictions. Bruce Whitaker by voting for Ma’Ayn Johnson clearly violated those convictions and at the same time turned his back on the vast majority of his constituents.
Yes Sean and other Bruce Whitaker surrogates will trash me all over the social media and beyond for my above comments. But for what….for stating the facts and telling the truth. I am pointing out the very apparent hypocrisy of Bruce Whitaker and his surrogates, in this case Sean Paden.
Please now read what Bruce Whitaker told the Fullerton Observer for its July 2016 issue, which was published approximately 5 weeks after Whitaker removed me from my post without any advance warning that he had any problem with my service to the community and without any reason for my dismissal.
In removing me, he did not even thank me for 5 and one half years of honest and hard working service as his appointee to the Park and Recreation Committee. Is this the way a statesman handles the removal of an appointee? Well here is what he said in the Fullerton Observer to this question.
“The Observer asked Councilmember Whitaker for his reason for removing his appointed commissioner. He, (meaning Bruce Whitaker) sent the following response.” “”Faced with an imminent employee action which would have likely generated substantial cost to the City, to avoid that action, I opted to remove the commission member.””
What employee is he referring to and what action might that employee take that would cost the city substantial money? Why is he making these statements to the Fullerton Observer, while not saying anything to me. Bruce Whitaker’s statement to the Fullerton Observer is not the action of a honorable human being let alone a statesman, to purposely attempt to ruin the reputation of an honest activist citizen, like myself.
He gave not one detail to support his false claims against me. It is a complete false innuendo, which by the way on its face MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE AT ALL! IF I HAD DONE ANYTHING THAT COULD WARRANT AN ACTION AGAINST THE CITY, THE FACT THAT I WAS REMOVED LATER FROM THE PARK AND RECREATION COMMITTEE WOULD HAVE NO BEARING ON ANY ACTION THAT COULD BE TAKEN AGAINST THE CITY.
In other words in my humble opinion, this was just pure character assassination by our so-called esteemed Council member Bruce Whitaker. To this day, the only feedback from Bruce Whitaker was only praise about my work on the Park and Recreation Committee as well as my many public comments at Fullerton City Council meetings. His call to inform me he was removing me only included the remark that he had been considering removing me for the last 3 or 4 months. Funny how that statement by him is not in sync with his comments to the Fullerton Observer above. I believe the truth is that as far as Mr. Whitaker was concerned, I served the community much too well. So not only does he remove me without giving me any explanation, he then is compelled to strongly insinuate that I did something wrong.
If you have anything of substance Council member Whitaker, you put all your cards on the table. You gave absolutely no facts while trashing my reputation, which members of this city government now have done multiple times. Bruce Whitaker not only crossed a political line, but he crossed a line of simple human decency. Simply stated, these are not the actions of a man of integrity and honesty. For that alone, he does not deserve another four years as our council member. This is the same man who has called for transparency in city government. Bruce Whitaker, a real leader leads by example. All the above, clearly demonstrates that you are something much less.
Here are some quotes about the subject of telling the truth as follows:
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
I report, you decide.