Assistant to the Assistant

Remember when we told you about the poor “Mayor’s assistant” who’s job mysteriously appeared and disappeared right alongside Jennifer Fitzgerald’s mayorship?

Well, the position seems to have re-appeared… this time as an Assistant to the Assistant (City Manager), Nichole Bernard.

Not pictured: Assistant

From the February 14th Economic Development Commission minutes:

Now what Ms. Bernard needs assistance with is anybody’s guess. We don’t even know what she does, especially now that her mentor Wild Ride Felz is gone. Will the assistant pick up Starbucks lattes? Pack Nicole’s unmentionables for the next useless Vegas or South Korea junket? Who knows?

More to the point, when and how was this mysterious job ever budgeted and approved by the City Council? 

Note how the position may not be filled until summer. Why is that? In a well-run operation it might have something to do with a semi-responsible fiscal mentality – don’t hire someone to a completely unnecessary job until someone has figured out how to tame the out-of-control Felz/Fitzgerald Budget.

In Fullerton it’s maybe just that hard to find a qualified candidate for a glorified flunky position.

14 Replies to “Assistant to the Assistant”

  1. Was Ms Bernard promoted from “clerical assistant” to her current position? That may explain the recruitment…

      1. City Manager: Sociology
        Economic Development: Anthropology
        2016 Mayor: Greasy Lobbyist

        Any wonder we’re screwed?

          1. Matthew 21:12-13King James Version (KJV)

            12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

            13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

            1. Yes, City Hall has been converted to a den of thieves.

              We need a giant flush. Get rid of all of them.

  2. I wonder what does Nicole does all day long besides…
    1. Nothing
    2. Fullerton College Foundation work
    3. Not showing up for work
    4. Flirting with the new PIO

    Anybody know?

    1. I’m disgusted by grossly overpaid city workers of both sexes – especially the ones who don’t seem to be doing anything.

    2. If by successful you mean getting paid a big salary and adding no value to the running of the city, then yes this woman is successful.

      As for being “strong” I have no idea what that means. Flory was stubbornly ignorant and tried to palm that off as being strong.

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