A Step in the Right Direction Chronic Failure Setting The Bar Low

Water Rate Study Ad Hoc Committee Calls On Council to Rescind Water Tax

Last night the Water Rate Study Ad Hoc Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the Fullerton City Council that the “in-lieu” franchise fee, or “water tax” as it has become known as, should be suspended indefinitely. Another motion was made to recommend an audit of the Water Fund. The motion failed 5-5. Some members stated […]

Chris Norby Fullerton City Council Setting The Bar Low

Why Didn’t Norby Speak Up On Fullerton’s Water Tax? He Did.

Back on May 6, 1997 a resident named Tom O’Neill told the City Council that he opposed the practice of transferring money from the Water Fund to the General Fund.  O’Neill said it’s deceptive and builds mistrust in elected officials.  Then Mayor Chris Norby noted that the City attorney was reviewing this issue and would report on […]

Chronic Failure Fullerton City Council Candidates Setting The Bar Low Strange But True

Water Main Breaks In Front of Water Reformer’s House

The irony, astonishing.  The coincidence, unnerving.  The big picture, never clearer. If you could choose a place to break a water line, would this be at the top or bottom of the list? It’s in front of my house this morning…again! This is just around the corner from the house that exploded yesterday and has […]

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Fullerton’s Water Rep to Step Down

Amid Fullerton’s water rate debacle the City’s representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced Tuesday that he is stepping down.  After representing the City of Fullerton for 24 years on the MWD Board of Directors, Jim Blake says he is done. It is rumored that Fullerton’s retired city manager Chris Meyer is looking to be appointed as Blake’s […]

Arts & Architecture Boohooism Don Bankhead Redevelopment Watch Your Wallet

Bankhead Considers Using Public Funds to Bail Out the Civic Light Opera

Here’s an eye-opening story from last winter by Greg Sebourn about one of the most hare-brained Redevelopment boondoggles ever proposed. The fact that it was suggested by Don Bankhead a mere six weeks after his umpteenth re-election is ample evidence that either 1) his mental gears have slipped completely; or 2) he really never had […]

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Water Rate Update

Thursday evening the Water Rate Ad Hoc Committee voted and made some recommendations. First, the Committee rescinded our May 23rd recommendation to the City Council to use Alternative A which would have raised ALL rates 7.8% or more. All would feel the pain evenly.   Second, the committee voted to recommend “Alternative B”. The Committee […]