The Turn Around. Another Lie from SparkyFitz

It’s a sad fact that most stories about political corruption and malfeasance end up getting drowned out by a tsunami of other news – often just more corruption and malfeasance. And so it is with Fullerton’s lobbycreature/councilmember Jennifer Fitzgerald – for whom no lie, shakedown or chisel can ever be too small. Here’s a post from almost two years ago when we uncovered that Fitzgerald, who publicly forswore council pay had started, in fact, to take the emoluments of her office.

 

Joined in mutual interest. The public is nowhere to be seen…

In March of this year our lobbyist-council person Jennifer Fitzgerald began to receive the typical council pay check, plus 100 bucks a month to not enroll in the City’s health insurance plan.

“So what?” you may be saying to yourself. Well, here’s the problem. In her self-promotion for political office in 2012 Fitzgerald got way up on her high horse about refusing compensation for “public service.” She even made a promise!

And that’s not all. Enjoy this lecture on the high moral ground Fitzgerald stakes out for herself in 2013. She made a big deal about her refusing compensation when she first joined the council. Could the moralizing get any thicker?

Between 2013 and now a lot has changed for Ms. Fitzgerald, most notably a vice presidency at Curt Pringle and Associates, the notorious lobby shop where no public asset is too valuable for cheap disposal. It may very well be that Fitzgerald now has a completely different attitude toward “public service” than she did five years ago.

Behind Closed Doors Fullerton City Council Jennifer Fitzgerald Repuglicanism Setting The Bar Low Watch Your Wallet

34 thoughts on “The Turn Around. Another Lie from SparkyFitz

  1. It’s very clear what happened. After Young Kim announced for Supervisor in January and got all the repuglican endorsements SparkyFitz was done and she knew it. No point in leaving that money on the table anymore. promise? What promise? No one was going to remember that. Except FFFF, of course.

    And here we see the true moral fiber of this despicable;e creature.

    1. I think you have it exactly right. The door closed on her political future when Royce got behind Kim. There was no longer any reason to fake upstanding virtue.

  2. Well, she sure doesn’t want to reform public employee unions. At the last meeting she openly shilled for them.

    She sure doesn’t want to prioritize the budget. She claimed we we’re balanced when we really had a multi-million dollar structural deficit.

    Since she’s not interested in those, I guess there’s nothing to ring hollow. Might as well collect a check.

  3. Her husband left his cushy job at the non-profit to start his own lobbying firm, Agendum something. Maybe things aren’t looking so good and they need the money more than they need the virtue signals.

  4. Okay, she’s a shameless liar. We already knew that. What’s really disturbing is the secret lobbying for for who knows who without any way to check up on what interests she is working for (hint: it ain’t us).

    But Flory trusts her completely, so she’s got that going for her.

    1. Who else is gonna tell you. Gretchen Cox?

      EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! EVERYTHING IS COOL WHEN YOU’RE PART OF A TEAM!

  5. The nutjob Imbriano just passed along this story – stole it verbatim from FFFF – and then spun off onto one of his kooky lunacy rants. Why do he and the Levinson big-mouth take credit for everybody else’s work?

  6. I don’t see the problem. Sure she campaigned on not taking anything, and sure she claimed she was all for transparency, and sure she lectured us all on the virtue of “service” being a commitment beyond recompense; but that was then and this is now.

  7. I will never understand why anyone respects this woman. The only thing that changes more than her principles is her hair.

    1. She will always be known (by me) as FutzPringle. That horrible (then) Republican assembly candidate that hired uniformed security officers to intimidate and suppress the democratic voters in the old 72nd . It worked and Curt the Callous won in a very close recount. He was a deplorable way back when trump was a pro life democrat

  8. I hope she runs for city council next year. It’ll be fun to see the signs plastered all over the city.

    How do you explain that to your kids?

    1. RTL, I agree with you 100%, she’s as bad as they come and has has to go. But who would replace her with, Harry Bennett?

            1. That would be a young Repuglican by the name of Chis Gaarder. He was living in his parent’s house in District 2 as I recall. Watch for Pringle support and Grace International backing for this weenie.

              1. Watch also for this possible scenario: Chris Gaarder and Nick Dunlap splitting votes and Sonia Carvalho sliding in to home plate for the win.

                Will be a fun race to watch regardless the winner. Much will be at stake next election.

                1. Sonia has presided over the most corruptand incompetent city in California. Expect folks to remind the voters.

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