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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…

Tustin Recall Group Lodges Complaint Against City Staffer

Chuck Horvarth, the unofficial head of the “Recall Amante” grassroots group, has filed a complaint with the City of Tustin’s Human Resources Department over an email he received shortly after setting up an email address for recallthemayor@earthlink.net.  The email appeared to come from a personal Gmail account belonging to Lisa Woolery, who handles PR for the…

Recall Amante Website Debuts; PAC Announced

  The Recall Amante website and Political Action Committee made it’s debut today.  The website can be found here and the formal name of the PAC is the Tustin Residents Action Committee (TRAC). The group is seeking donations and help.  If you want to see change in the way city hall is run, here’s the…

Amante Recall Petition Served Up Tonight

Organizers of the Recall Amante movement are scheduled to serve Mayor Jerry Amante with a petition calling for his recall at a meeting of the Tustin City Council tonight. The LiberalOC can report that at least 30 names — three times the number required — are on the overflowing petition.  Amante will be personally served…

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…

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’…