Tag Archive for Deborah Gavello

Amante is served with recall petition

Tustin city council chambers were packed last night as Mayor Jerry Amante was served with a recall notice.  A grassroots political organization presented Amante with a petition of 30 signatures – three times the required amount — for notice of recall. None of the signatures are from former elected or appointed official in Tustin. Amante,…

Huston, we have a problem in Tustin

As we reported last night (thank you tipsters!), William Huston, the retired city manager for Tustin, was named interim city manager on a 3-1-1 vote with Mayor Jerry Amante’s Republican majority all voting in lockstep and council member Deborah Gavello voting no and council member Becky Gomez abstaining. Huston gave an in-depth interview to the…

Will Tustin Residents Launch a Recall of Jerry Amante?

The pending ouster of City Manager David Biggs after four and a half months on the job is going to cost Tustin taxpayers $187,500 plus benefits in addition to a new salary for a new city manager.  This detail and today’s revelation that Tustin’s legal bills have nearly tripled in the past five years have…

Why are Tustin’s Legal Fees Rising?

Tustin Councilwoman Deborah Gavello issued a newsletter this morning for Tustin residents in which she posts her disagreement with the apparent and pending dismall of City Manager David Biggs (more on that later). But once you get through her well-reasoned outrage, she calls attention to the rising costs of legal fees the city has been…

Reminder about the Rally to Restore Civility in Tustin Tonight

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 6:00  p.m.  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…