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.
This speech by Barry Levinson is probably what got Bruce’s bosses up in arms. We all know that Nelson, Fitzgerald, and Bennett are as tight as a pipe wrench on a busted city water main. We know that Nelson and Bruce have been two peas in a pod for years with Bruce squandering all of the political capital of the recall on firework stands under Nelson’s direction. We all know Bruce has never publicly gone after Fitzgerald’s voting record or her blatant conflict of interest as a lobbyist for Pringle as she holds her next fundraiser at Pringle and associates office but Barry has. Bruce even voted for her to be mayor making it even more difficult to throw her out in November. Nice going Bruce. We all know Barry Levinson stands up for the residents of Fullerton and has selflessly given of himself for years with NO CONNECTIONS to the establishment and has foiled more of their plans to rip off the taxpayers and ruin Fullerton with the developers than anyone in Fullerton. He has been more effective than anyone up on the dais and they know it.
Well Barry showed up for the Monday June 13, 2016 Park and Recreation commission meeting for the first time in over 5 years as a citizen instead of a commissioner and sat in the audience. Seated in the audience in the back of the totally empty room in the south aisle were seated not one, not two but three Fullerton Police officers. Yes there were a supervisor and two patrol officers. Why were they there after hours on overtime on a Monday evening in an empty room?
So why were the microphones turned off for the better part of the meeting? The clerk was there typing away and running the computer. Why? What was scheduled to go down?
I believe the plan was to go down like this. Barry was given no formal written notice that he was removed from the commission. The three officers, including a supervisor, were to wait for Barry to take his seat up on the dais, wait for him to be asked to step down, and then upon the slightest inclination of his questioning or refusal, was to be arrested by these three officers. There is no other reason for not one not two but three officers to be there.
Barry and I had discussions prior to this meeting and knew that something was brewing considering how underhanded city officials have acted in the past. Our plan was to continue being citizen activists like we have all along. The meeting went on and the officers were never introduced, called upon for questions or even mentioned.
So at the end of the meeting, hours later on a Monday night, I took it upon myself to question this blatant waste of taxpayer resources and ask them personally why they were there, all three of them. As it turns out, Hugo Curiel invited them and I believe it was probably on the orders of Dan Hughes and on behalf of Joe Felz who Hugo repeatedly refers to as “the Boss”. Hugo was obviously very unsettled for most of the meeting, noticeably very uncomfortable and nervous. I believe his demeanor indicated that this was not going to be a normal evening.
So why all the cops with a supervisor just to sit in an empty room for hours in silence? Lying in wait to seize the moment for their boss Danny Boy, intimidation or for information? Well these three models of public service had jack shit for information folks. Listen up. Hugo invited them.
So when I asked them why they were there, they told me it had to do with the homeless issue at Pacific Drive Park. Funny not one staffer or commissioner had a question for the three of them who were probably all on overtime. How many officers does it take to answer staff questions? So as a member of the public, I proceeded to ask these officers questions about the issues at the park as they were supposedly there to answer questions about the park. They of course had no information about the park or anything related to crime or problems associated with the park that Felz wants to fence off and take away from the public possibly to sell it off to Grace Ministries along with the Hunt Library.
Yes sell off public property like the Hunt Library behind our backs to fund the out of control pensions and salaries for people like this.
So tell me how many officers does it take to answer questions of present information to a commission on issues regarding homelessness at a park that sat for hours in an empty room after hours that were never mentioned, introduced or called upon?
How many police officers are required to set up and arrest Barry Levinson? Why do we need a supervisor and two patrol officers to sit for hours in a meeting in an empty room and never open their fly traps or answer any questions even when called upon by me after the meeting?
How many officers does it take to set up and arrest Barry Levinson?
How many officers does it take to set up and arrest Barry Levinson?
Why would the FPD’s Dan Hughes want Barry Levinson in jail? How about “the Boss” Joe Felz?
Now you tell me after watching this video how the city council including Bruce Whitaker could have done anything but demand a full investigation into what went down with what appears to be the attempted framing of Barry Levinson. After Bruce delivered this speech, he was never the same man up on the dais, never mentioning this issue again and remaining silent on many serious issues that followed even though he promised Barry and I that he would. Obviously he got a talking to and it worked.
Dan Hughes told Bruce Whitaker that he “HATES THE GUY” referring to Barry Levinson
Dan Hughes calls Barry Levinson “CRAZY AND UNSTABLE” at a city council meeting
Dan Hughes claims he can be objective while he hates Barry Levinson and personally runs the investigation, personally interviews the witnesses and writes the report himself and personally submits the complaint to the DA for prosecution but he can be objective right?
Barry was a former chairperson and two time appointee to the Fullerton Parks and Recreation commission. He was put there to do his job by Bruce Whitaker over 5 years ago. Here is just another example of Bruce Whitaker’s appointee Barry Levinson doing his job and for months, the person that put him there, Bruce Whitaker, has totally ignored what Barry has brought forward! So what does Barry get for doing his job? He gets fired by the one who holds himself out as a statesman on the council, Bruce Whitaker. Whatever happened to the audit committee Bruce was crying for? Barry repeatedly hands up the goods on a silver platter and gets set up like a bowling pin. City hall needs an enema like nobody’s business folks.
Ladies and gentlemen, like many of you, Barry and I will never rest until this town is cleaned up and you have our word on that.
Watch who you vote for in November and watch your backs with the FPD-anyone could be next. That is why you will see my name on the Ballot and I won’t take a dime or an endorsement from any of the establishment thugs that are still trying to ruin this town for their own selfish gain and political ambition. Fullerton is worth fighting for because it is our town folks. Lets make sure they never forget that. It is our town, yours and mine. Stay vigilant Fullerton.