Tag Archive for Tustin City Council

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…

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…