Tag Archive for Tustin City Council

Tustin Hires New City Manager

  Hat tip to the Our Town Tustin blog for news of Tustin’s new city manager, Jeff Parker, who will take over the city manager’s office in December. Parker, who was hired on a 5-0 vote of the city council, is the city manager in Claremont.  He previously served as a city manager in Walnut where the city amassed a $20…

Tustin Cancels Safe School Crossings for May 5

  The City of Tustin abruptly cancelled the Safe Schools Crossing event for May 5 at the corner of Prospect and Beneta Way without explanation.  Perhaps the prospect of hot chocolate on a hot May morning or photos taken with the Mayor as a school child’s idea of fun weren’t exactly hot draws. But for…

What Jerry Amante Didn’t Want Tustin Residents To Hear

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nki4uQdGU0Y[/youtube] TUSD trustee James Laird was denied the chance to have his comments entered into the public record last night after Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante refused to recognize him; Laird’s commentary was cut off from the official video of the meeting last night. But we have YouTube and the court of Public Opinion.  And the…

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…

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…