Tag Archive for City of Tustin

Is Tustin Council Candidate a Deceiving “Wannabe” — Yes

Hat tip to OurTownTustin blogger Jeff Gallagher for this scoop on Tustin Council candidate Allan Bernstein, a Jerry Amante-endorsee with no civic or community experience and little apparent common sense, for using a photo of himself on the Dais of the Tustin City Council with a partial image of the City’s official seal in view on…

Tustin’s PR Head is PIO of the Year

Public relations and handling public information requests is not an easy task and I know this from personal experience.  You serve two masters — the people who pay your salary and the demanding media.  If you mishandle that second relationship, you don’t have a lot of value to offer those who hired you.  And in fairness,…

Jerry Amante’s $10,000 Fib

Jerry-podium

Earlier this month, when Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante announced that “not a single signature” had been turned in for his recall, he incorrectly assumed not a single one had been gathered.  The fact was the RecallAmante committee came close to but lacked the minimum number of signatures to trigger the recall; rather than turn the…

Pro-Amante Website Makes a Quiet Debut

Mayor Jerry Amante, the Il Duce of Tustin, has his fans to but they have a twisted sense of humor when it comes to naming a website to support their dear leader.  SaveTustin has next to no information and a smiling face of the Mayor with his email address and cell phone (so voters can…

Constrasting Views of Amante in Tustin

A recent Irvine World News column by Adam Probolsky and a newsletter from Tustin Council member Deborah Gavello offer an interesting constrast to the boiling pot Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante finds himself in these days.  Probolsky’s column on Amante is rationalized because of the City of Tustin’s lawsuit with Tustin Unified over grading and excavation…

Recall Petition Ping Pong

The RecallAmante committee was dealt a minor setback by the Tustin City Clerk’s office which rejected the petition signed by 30 residents to recall Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante on what amounts to a formatting issue. Here’s the letter. and the response from Chuck Horvath: And here’s Amante’s response to the recall petition: The recall committee tells…