The Fullerton City Council will select a replacement for Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald to serve as a director of Southern California’s largest water agency because her new job with the Curt Pringle & Associates lobbying firm created a conflict of interest, according to the Voice of OC.
Now the people of Fullerton know that Fitzgerald is a Pringle puppet. But they should have known she was not there to serve the public, from day one.
Fitzgerald’s career in Republican politics includes serving as an aide to Congressman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) and running her own campaign fundraising business.
Royce endorsed all the Fullerton Council RINOs that were later recalled. And that is how Fitzgerald got elected. The danger signs were there in 2012, during her campaign. Just look at her endorsements, which include the OC Business Council and the OC Taxpayers Association. Neither of these organizations is there to look out for us – they are there to push for more taxes and for wasting taxes on public works such as Pringle’s high speed rail boondoggle – the ARTIC train station in Anaheim that was not needed and won’t do the public any good.
The Pringle web site prominently lists her Fullerton city council connection to the Metropolitan Water District or MWD, which delivers water to about 17 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Separately, MWD is listed as one of Pringle’s clients.
Pringle knows very well that there are millions and billions of dollars at his disposal in the water industry – and with the ongoing California drought that water is now priceless. But hiring Fitzgerald has totally backfired as the Fullerton City Council has rightfully acted to protect the residents of Fullerton from the fox that got into their hen house.
Be sure to look for endorsements by Pringle and Fitzgerald in the November elections and don’t vote for their preferred candidates. It is a sure thing that anyone they support is in politics for self-serving reasons, not for the greater good!