Tag Archive for Jeff Gallagher

Amante Votes on Grand Jury Ruling Criticizing Him; Shirley Grindle says it’s the Height of Arrogance

The Tustin City Council finally met to discuss a recently Grand Jury report that faulted Tustin councilman Jerry Amante and Laguna Hills councilman Allan Songstad for using their positions of authority to unduly influence officials at Brandman University to be critical of the work of Professor Fred Smoller (more on this in a second).  With…

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 Unified Gets Ruling Against City of Tustin

The Tustin Unified School District and the City of Tustin are engaged in two lawsuits at the moment with the only winners sure to be the law firms fighting it out in court. We’re pleased to report that Tustin Unified has emerged victorious in one of the lawsuits (details to follow), not that there’s been…

Doing the People’s Work-Part II

So much for the “fiscal conservatives” in Tustin; Blogger Jeff Gallagher had a terrific post yesterday that was overshadowed by the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality on Heatlhcare Reform.  The issue in Tustin — $600,000 budgeted for “legal services” and the cost of two lawsuits against Tustin Unified has now exceeded $800,000. The lawsuits…

Former Tustin Mayor Target of Christian Broadcasting Lawsuit

  Hat tip to the OC Register and Our Town Tustin blog for this story about former Tustin Mayor, council member, and Jerry Amante-confidante Doug Davert who’s in hot water over a federal lawsuit filed against his law firm by the granddaughter of TBN leader Jan Crouch. From the Register’s story:  Observers have often wondered…

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,…