Tag Archive for Jerry 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…

Is a Familiar Face Coming Back to Tustin City Hall?

TheLiberalOC has learned that Tustin City Manager David Biggs hasn’t requested a hearing before the Tustin City Council which is likely give Mr. Biggs a formal termination date soon.  The most interesting tidbit that should make tongues wag at tonight’s council meeting is the rumored return of retired city manager Bill Huston to the job…

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…

A Statement from Mayor Amante

The Fighting Jerry

TUSTIN — Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante, through his spokesperson, has reached out to TheLiberalOC and our readers with this statement, which we promised to published as sent to us. “The City Council met in closed session for a total of over 2.5 hours discussing David Biggs’ relationship with the Council, an activity that is clearly…

What a difference 5 months makes

  I’m still trying to weigh Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante’s comments on soon-to-be-displaced Tustin City Manager David Biggs hire last fall with his actions at Tuesday night’s council meeting when Amante used his 3-2 margin to opt to terminate someone who by all accounts was exceptional for the job.  Here’s the press release announcing Biggs’…