Fullerton’s Council Beauty Pageant


Ike-Pageant

After some debate, a short delay and a little snapping by Jennifer Fitzgerald, a council majority opted to hold a beauty pageant to decide which crony will get to join them on the dais.

The city is accepting applications for contestants who are interested in the job of city council without the need to actually convince the citizenry to vote for them.

We won’t know who all is running until the application process ends but we’ve already heard some names and most of them are terrible if you care about the city budget or basic math skills.

In the ongoing process the council will pretend to view and vet the candidates in an “open and transparent” process which means closed door meetings and private wheeling and dealing with a dash of favors and/or threats for good measure.

There will be a “candidate forum” sponsored by the Neighbors United for Fullerton but really it doesn’t matter who you like or what they say to the public because the council is making this decision regardless of your thoughts or opinions. You have no real voice in this process despite empty promises to the contrary.

Let us not kid ourselves, despite applications being due by Wed, 23 January and the NUFF forum being on the 28th, this will be a done deal long before you get a chance to even know who’s all in the running and who can twirl a baton the best.

The meetings are already happening and the deals are already being struck – hence Fitzgerald, Flory and the Flor-Bots all shilling for Flory back in December before this process even started.

You can apply if you’re a masochist or you can just show up to the forum and council meeting to watch the slew of candidates take 8 boilerplate questions about the roads and zero about pension reform and overspending. Overall don’t expect the public face of this charade to matter much in the actual decision making process.

However if you want to pretend like you have a chance to be on city council and believe you have what it takes to beat back the leviathan and fix our structural deficit then all you have to do is fill out a few pieces of paper to apply. Apply Today. The more the merrier.

Cheerocracy

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on January 18, 2019

    I think Bruce Whitaker should be on the City Council.

    • #2 by Anonymous on January 18, 2019

      Whitaker is actually on the city council right now, but sometimes it’s hard to tell because he’s always working behind the scenes.

      • #3 by Anonymous on January 21, 2019

        trying make sense of the non sense

  2. #4 by Kirk on January 19, 2019

    With Flory exposed, it would be the height of arrogance to appoint her.

  3. #5 by Joshua Ferguson on January 19, 2019

    Well, that’s two votes for her on council then for sure.

    • #6 by Anonymous on January 21, 2019

      she believes she’ll get three because she dosen’t see how that Zhara would “cast a vote that would cross over party lines”.

  4. #8 by Ground Hog Day on January 22, 2019

    What the heck. Give it to Paulette. I didn’t hear Doug or any counsel members condem her. What’s one more unethical member on the counsel going to hurt.

    • #9 by Anonymous on January 22, 2019

      The only vote you’ll get from Whitaker is for pot or porn. The only two things he’s good at

      • #10 by Anonymous on January 22, 2019

        I think you may be confused with the folks that regularly boost stuff out of the FPD evidence lock up.

      • #11 by P&P on January 22, 2019

        If you’re gonna pick two, what’s wrong with those?

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