Tag Archive for Tustin City Council

The Los Angeles Angels of Tustin?

Angels Stadium

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that that Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno has met with officials from the City of Tustin about building a baseball stadium in the city.  The new stadium, built on undeveloped land between Tustin and Irvine between Jamboree and Red Hill Avenue, would be accessible from the 5, 55 and…

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…

Gavello Opts Out of Tustin Election

Councilwoman Deborah Gavello -Tustin

Tustin Council member Deborah Gavello has decided not to seek re-election. She sent us this statement below: “It is with mixed emotions that I have decided not to seek re-election to the Tustin City Council. Under the best of conditions, four years of public service can take its toll on any elected official. As a…

Amante Develops Amnesia, and Takes the Low Road Again

After 24 hours, the team at the City of Tustin finally managed to get the video of Tuesday night’s council meeting up and running.  And Pam Keller was eloquent and classy in dressing down Boss Tweed Jerry Amante for being a bully and refusing to work with Councilwoman Deborah Gavello.  In brief remarks at the…

Tustin’s Gavello Elected Vice President

That sound you heard was Tustin City Council member Jerry Amante falling off his chair (no 3.9 aftershock I’m afraid) and I assure you the headline is entirely accurate.  But the Gavello from Tustin I’m writing about is Natalie Gavello.  She’s a sophomore and last week, she was elected Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Oddly…

Tustin names Nielsen Mayor

The city of Tustin has a new mayor and it’s not because of a recall.  Council member John Nielson takes over the gavel from Boss Tweed Jerry Amante and Republican council member Al Murray is the new Mayor Pro Tem.  Of course, all three voted to place an item on next November’s ballot to allow…