Don Bankhead in 2010?

 

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Don Bankhead has been on the Fullerton City Council so long many say his tenure precedes the discovery of dirt.

Nope. Don's been here longer...
Nope. Don's been here longer...

Well, actually, Bankhead clambered up on to the Fullerton Council dais in 1988, and except for a six-week hiatus between his Recall and his re-seating in December 1994, he has been ensconced there ever since.

Man, talk about adhesion
Man, talk about adhesion

Since we have previously promoted a 12 year limit on councilmembers we naturally feel it’s time for Bankhead to call it a wrap.  He is up for re-election in 2010 and we sincerely hope he decides that he has done enough for Fullerton.

We are having trouble recalling a single instance when Bankhead hasn’t schlepped for the city staff in the past 16 years – from the unnecessary Utility Tax, the SRO debacle, and the Basque Yard catastrophe through the horrible giveaways to “the Pinnacle,” “City Pointe” (why do these people so often stick an e on the end of their monstrosities?) , “Amerige Court” and the soon-to-be-renamed “Jefferson Commons.” He cheerfully went along with the sidewalk grab by the Florentine Family to protect city staff and even approved a retroactive pension spike for the cops. Lately Bankhead has been rah-rahing for more Redevelopment, even going so far as to sign a staff essay to the Observer in defense of Redevelopment expansion.

Take your pick
Take your pick. They all say "AYE"

Don’s recent embarrassing shilling for an absurd railway museum suggests that maybe it’s time for Bankhead to lay down his gavel and explore the exciting world of model trains in his basement.

toy trains can be very educational
Toy trains can be very educational
Don Bankhead

7 thoughts on “Don Bankhead in 2010?

  1. Time to go. But Bankhead can’t let it go. As a councilmember people have to give him respect (or pretend to).

    When he was a cop they all snickered at him behind his back. Then he showed them!

  2. Harpoon, you have stooped kinda sorta low on this one. I mean poor old Don’s just a good old boy from Texas, quite frankly, he was the ONLY one who stood up to Fullerton’s Hero, Jack Franklin.

    Why, if it weren’t for King Don, really and truly Franklin would still be keeping residents awake and annoying adjacent business’ till 2:00AM playing live (loud) amplified (loud) music (loud) outdoors. You have to give him credit for that.

    And how about the McDonalds, he voted to help all those obese kids, pretty soon they don’t have to walk as far to get their happy meals. Oh yes Harpoon, this is an all time low.

  3. My bad.

    Shadow, you have stooped kinda sorta low on this one. I mean poor old Don’s just a good old boy from Texas, quite frankly, he was the ONLY one who stood up to Fullerton’s Hero, Jack Franklin.

    Why, if it weren’t for King Don, really and truly Franklin would still be keeping residents awake and annoying adjacent business’ till 2:00AM playing live (loud) amplified (loud) music (loud) outdoors. You have to give him credit for that.

    And how about the McDonalds, he voted to help all those obese kids, pretty soon they don’t have to walk as far to get their happy meals. Oh yes Harpoon, this is an all time low.

  4. Observer, Bankhead might be 2 for 10, but that doesn’t give him a free pass. As far as I can tell, nothing will get you a free pass on this blog. I suppose that’s the way it should be.

  5. 2 for 10?!! How about 2 for 100?

    Noboy’s perfect but for all Bankhead & Co’s f-ups have you ever heard “I’m sorry.” “We made a mistake?”

    No – instead he wants to expand Redevelopment just to multiply his chances of more boondoggles and diasasters in the future.

    At least Jones admitted he created a monster downtown.

  6. “Don’s recent embarrassing shilling for an absurd railway museum suggests that maybe it’s time for Bankhead to lay down his gavel and explore the exciting world of model trains in his basement.”

    Or better still he could just hang out at the deopt all day long and watch the real choo-choos come and go.

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