Fitzgerald Casts Toxic Vote for Pringle Client

There’s a five-mile expanding industrial waste plume under Fullerton – mostly the result of industrial run-off from mid-century industrialists. The OC Water District says that it has already begun to contaminate Fullerton’s water supply,  projecting that the damage will eventually be catastrophic if not addressed immediately.

As one of the largest polluters, Northrop Gruman has been defending an OCWD case against it for years.

The expanding toxic plume

Last month the OCWD asked the Fullerton council to support a request to bring the EPA in to resolve the issue. That would be bad news for Northrop, but good news for Fullerton residents.

Take a look at the video of the council discussion. The topic seems to be of particular interest to Fitzgerald, who is unusually familiar with the characters involved, although she seems to take on an adversarial posture against the OCWD representative. Ultimately the council agreed to send off the letter, 4 to 1.  Fitzgerald voted against the recommendation that would help protect taxpayers from paying the price. I wonder why? No I don’t.

What Fitzgerald failed to mention is that Northrop Gruman is or was a client of her employer, Curt Pringle and Associates.  Here’s an exposé from the Voice of OC in 2012.

You’ll get used to the smell.

In a later article about her various conflicts of interest, Fitzgerald claims that Pringle’s firm never worked directly for Northrop, but that they were hired through an attorney who worked for Northrop. I guess we’re supposed to believe that this degree of separation clears up her conflict of interest. It doesn’t. I wonder where else this strategy is employed?

Anyway, we’re also supposed to believe that the relationship between Pringle and Northop terminated in 2012. Maybe it did. Who can be sure? But for some reason Fitzgerald is still oddly passionate about Northrup Gruman, fighting against efforts to make them pay for the clean up of their own waste that threatens the health and safety of Fullerton residents.

Why is Jennifer Fitzgerald voting in favor of a Curt Pringle client, in direct opposition to the Fullerton residents who she is supposed to be representing? This is a severe and blatant conflict of interest – one that has lasting health consequences for all of Fullerton.

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19 thoughts on “Fitzgerald Casts Toxic Vote for Pringle Client

  1. Drinking water for 140,000 people or a paycheck.

    Hmm.

    Decisions. Decisions.

    If only there were some way to know which decision is best?

  2. “In a Voice of OC interview, Fitzgerald said that Curt Pringle & Associates had never worked directly for Northrop Grumman and only for an attorney who was involved in the clean up fight. ”

    How stupid does she think we are?

  3. I heard she was also lobbying hard for the agreement extension on the deal with developer JMI. I’d like to know whether JMI is a Pringle client or maybe an associate of someone close to Pringle in his Anaheim thievery.

  4. The article points out that small business owners along Orangethorpe are deeply concerned that their businesses will be severely impacted by the construction of the pipeline to decontaminate the water.

    Seems that Northrop Grumman should be compensating the small business owners for the losses that they’ll invariably suffer.

    They might want to consider including some of the other major defense contractors that manufactured aerospace hardware just down tbe street such as Rockwell International, which is now Boeing.

  5. just a guy asks how stupid does Jennifer Fitzgerald think we are? Well the better question to ask is the following: Just how much in bed has the FFFF been with Jennifer Fitzgerald and her mentor, Shawn Nelson to give her a pass for not one election but for two elections. Those questions will never be addressed on this phony site.

    1. Speaking of phonies . . .

      How’s that day job, Barry?

      I wouldn’t go around asking who is in bed with whom, Barry. You might not like what you find.

    2. Hey Barry is it really true that you are being paid by Curt Pringle to make Jennifer Fitzgerald look good? What better way than to have two certified monomaniacal loonies attack your employee.

      Cuckoo, cuckoo!

    3. I’m going to let this comment stand as a testament to a loud-mouth blowhard. And that’s it. No more thread hijacking by you and your lunatic sidekick.

  6. EVERYONE EXEPT ME IS PART OF THE CORRUPT ESTABLISHMNENT AND ONLY I cAN SAVE FULLERTON, AS I EXPLAIN IN MY 25 PART ESSAY says:

    Barry your facebook page had a picture of you holding hands with Shawn Nelson as recently as 2016 and you actively sought Nelson’s endorsement multiple times. The FFFF blog broke with Nelson years ago in 2013, which you know for a fact. Bring some fresh lies next time you come back here.

      1. EVERYONE EXEPT ME IS PART OF THE CORRUPT ESTABLISHMNENT AND ONLY I cAN SAVE FULLERTON, AS I EXPLAIN IN MY 25 PART ESSAY says:

        Oh sorry you fogured out he was a phony in 2012 and you STIlL campaigned on his endorsement? Your walk piece in November 2012 had Shawn Nelson on it , don’t even try to deny it.

    1. I watched the tape of the meeting,and would like to add that Fitzgerald’s asking to table this motion comes at 29:30 of the tape.

      Much to Doug Chaffee’s credit he immediately voted against her.

  7. Anyone remember Bastanchury Water ?
    Anyone getting water from those wells ?
    He that ignores history is doomed to repeat it
    BTW the June 30 story in the Observer by Jesse La Tour regarding this very subject was excellent

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