There’s been considerable speculation that the recall of three conservative members of the Fullerton City Council led by Friends for Fullerton’s Future blogger Tony Bushala is less about the mishandling of the Kelly Thomas case and more about replacing city council members with Bushala cronies who will do his bidding. It’s no longer “speculation” but rather “confirmation.” Travis Kiger, a blogger for FFFF and a Fullerton Planning Commissioner appointed with the thinnest application we’ve ever seen has announced he is running for Fullerton City Council.
The FFFF post is remarkbale light on content and the comments are fun to read. In his planning commissioner application, Kiger wrote that his qualifications for planning was that he was “independent, honest and anaytical.” Well, given his ties to Bushala who spent $150,000 of his own money on the recall effort, we’re not so sure about Kiger’s independence. And with that statement, so much for honesty. Analytical, OK. One of of three isn’t bad for a baseball player.
For his day job, Kiger is a web services manager for Precept, a company that provides health management and employee benefits services to the web. Before Precept, he worked for the Internet division of the Walt Disney Company. Kiger has exceptional technical skills that enabled him to secure great jobs without the benefit of a college degree.
A significant number of Fullerton voters want to see the three conservative council members recalled for their inaction and silence when it comes to the Kelly Thomas case; Kelly’s father, Ron Thomas, has made statements the distance himself from Bushala’s brigade. The real question is do Fullerton voters want to turn over control of their city council to Bushala? Any disagreement with the talking points of the day subjects writers to ridicule and accusations. So its not surprising that Ron Thomas wants little to do with the Bushala blog.
The only question remains is when does Chris Thompson pull papers to run for one of the other seats?
So if you’re a Fullerton voter who wants to punish the “three bald tires” on the council but doesn’t want to turn over the keys to your city to Bushala, the clear alternative are candidates not affiliated with the FFFF who are now organizing and preparing to pull papers as well.