We’re All In This Together, Right?
Or so we are led to believe. But our public employees come first, of course.
At last night’s council meeting the discussion rolled around to what to do with $34,000.000 that will be coming Fullerton’s way courtesy of the federal governments latest orgy of largesse. Fred Jung opened the discussion with an emphasis that the City’s massive infrastructure debt be addressed. That sentiment was echoed by Councilman Dunlap and Mayor Whitaker.
Then the predictable began.
Ahmad Zahra cautioned that there might be restrictions on the money of which we are unaware and not to “count our eggs.” Of course this is code for: protect our employees.
At the 5 hour and 20 minute mark, Jesus Silva raised the topic of making our employees whole for their wonderful pay reduction sacrifices during the pandemic; City Manager Domer, reminded the council that the various bargaining units had taken pay cuts with the understanding that they would be reimbursed when new revenue was discovered (Measure S passage, no doubt, or failing that more fed bailout).
And that’s where the discussion wandered off into bureaucratic miasma with nothing resolved and no policy established. Once again the proverbial can was kicked down the road for another day.
Yet one thing is crystal clear. A public that has suffered itself tremendously over the past year, financially, psychologically, and personally is very likely to be on the hook to recompense public employees whose incomes, jobs, health insurance, and overall well-being was guaranteed (by us) throughout.
And that’s just the way it is.
11 Replies to “We’re All In This Together, Right?”
You predicted this exactly two days ago. The idiot Silva was talking about fixing water lines, unaware that this is the responsibility of the Water Fund based on rate payments. Too bad the City bureaucracy and councils stole, what, a hundred million bucks from the Water Fund over the years to backfill the General Fund. That would have fixed a lot of old water mains.
Hmm. That almost sounds like a post.
The fat puppies known as “public employees” are going to suck on Mother Taxpayer’s teets until it is raw and bloody. Idiots like Zahra don’t care about the Mother, only the puppies.
Family Demands Justice For Hector Hernandez, Man Killed By Fullerton Police Officer
March 16, 2021 at 10:52 pm
FULLERTON (CBSLA) — Since he was killed by a Fullerton Police Department officer last summer, family and friends of 34-year-old Hector Hernandez have refused to stop marching in front of City Hall.
Fullerton police did not immediately return a request for comment. The family has hired an attorney and said they would be taking legal action against the city and department.
Pull a knife on a police dog….the outcome is predictable.
Incompetently deploy a police dog. The ineptitude is predictable = FPD.
Well Hernandez should have not been stupid that night!
True. If the FPD shows up you might as well just kill yourself and save them the trouble.
Are they kicking the can down the road, or are they hiding their true intent?
Silva is a master at that. Whenever he says “don’t worry” you should worry.
Sorry to disagree but that idiot isn’t “master” of anything except Silvababble.
The City of Fullerton’s Corruption continues, until you stand up and defend it.
Not to mention they left these important topic at last.
I tried making a comment and they cut me off.
We have to do something with these corrupt puppets.
The City was basically shut down for the year. The Cops wouldn’t even issue parking tickets and were told not to do anything. It took 2 weeks to get a simple building permit inspection. Code enforcement was nowhere to be seen. They all got payed anyway. And we are supposed to believe they need to paid get back a measly temporary pay cut while most of the private businesses were forced to shut their doors. That is par for course for the staff ass-lickers Silva and Zahra.