Our email basket is overflowing with tips from readers about tonight’s Rally to Restore Civility to Tustin in front of the Tustin City Council chambers around 6:00Â p.m.Â
The best resource for those who need confirmation about the knuckle-dragging council members Jerry Amante and Doug Davert need only to go to former council candidate Sherri Loveland’s website here. There’s a collection of local news items, letters to the editor and copies of letters sent to various civic organizations by Mssrs. Davert and Amante that’s bound to make you think “do these guys treat their wives, daughters, sisters or mothers like this?”
But it gets better!
A reader trying to rally conversatives behind Amante and Davert is suggesting that TheLiberalOC is sponsoring tonight’s event.Â Nope! We just don’t have the time (we had to all be up pretty early today).
Amante’s troubles have just begun; he loses his strongest council ally in Davert to term limits (tonight is Davert’s last meeting!…Party On and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out Doug!)Â and we add Becky Gomez McKeon to provide two strong female and Democratic voices to the City Council.Â Sure, it’s a 3-2 majority but Amante isn’t going to be able to skate as easily has he has in the past.
Expect more scrutiny of Amante in the next two years.Â
In the last meeting, Amante’s outburst against a Tustin citizen who complained about a Davert hit piece on candidate David Waldram after public comments may have violated the Brown Act.Â Basically, council members need to sit and take when the public shows up to say whatever they want. And council members are not supposed to discuss items in a public meeting that are not on the agenda — as Amante did when he defended Davert’s hit piece as being accurate.