At last night’s Fullerton City Council meeting (21 March 2017) I spoke on Agenda Item 3 regarding budget strategies. Amongst other comments I asked for clarification on what was meant by “Structural Deficit” considering that both Fitzgerald and former Councilwoman Jan Flory constantly claimed we have/had a balanced budget. I asked what changed overnight to take us from a balanced budget on 08 November 2016 into a “Structural deficit” today. Continue reading
By Sean Paden
“Hey, it was balanced for a few seconds!” Jennifer Fitzgerald, probably
Now that the City of Fullerton is finally admitting that our budget is not balanced!, contrary to Jennifer Fitzgerald’s campaign claims, this would be a good time to revisit how we got here in the first place.
The City of Fullerton website includes links for the minutes and agenda for the last four years of city council meetings and beyond and can be found here. You’ll find that on October 20, 2015, Fitzgerald voted for the Memorandum of Agreement with the Fullerton Municipal Employees Federation 1200 (resolution 2015-52), at a cost of $5,595,576 over the next four years, and then voted for the contract at the second reading on November 3, 2015. The resolution passed 3-2. Continue reading
Yesterday, one of our Friends shared a rather entertaining video clip of our lobbyist-councilwoman Jennifer “SparkFitz” Fitzgerald unburdening herself of thoughts at Grace Winter Fest. Her interlocutor is Sam Han, her former Planning Commission appointee, and the guy who stood up and said his church, Grace Ministry International, supported the bar owner’s council districting map.
Yeah, the Lord sure moves in mysterious ways, doesn’t he, Sam.
Here’s a snippet: Continue reading
Fullerton City Council candidate Sean Paden is hosting a fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2104, at 7 pm, at MammaLucco’s NY Pizzeria and Italian Dining, located at 2500 E Imperial Hwy #100, in Brea, behind the Coffee Bean.
Paden is an attorney and he is currently a member of the Fullerton Design Review Committee and a former member of the Fullerton Planning Commission. He is a contributing blogger at the Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers (http://fullertontaxpayers.org/) and he is an activist on several local issues. Continue reading