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Fullerton’s counterfeit COIN

By Sean Paden | The Costa Mesa Civic Openness in Negotiations (COIN) ordinance is a landmark ordinance designed to move labor negotiations for municipal employees out of the shadows and into the open. It provides for transparency by providing for … Continue reading

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Sham version of COIN passed by City Council

By Barry Levinson | Here is a postmortem on the final passage on June 17th of the Fullerton version of a “Civic Openness in Labor Negotiations” (COIN) ordinance: During the council meeting a few of citizen activists tried valiantly to … Continue reading

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Flip a COIN

By Sean Paden| In my last article, I discussed the importance of the Civic Openness in Negotiations Act (the “COIN Act”), an ordinance which would remove the secrecy involved in labor negotiations – secrecy that gives the City’s public employee … Continue reading

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Civic openness in public employee labor negotiations is not coming to Fullerton unless the people stand up to our city leaders

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | This is my first opportunity to compare an excellent law, the Costa Mesa Ordinance on Civic Openness in Negotiations (C.O.I.N.) vs. the Fullerton Draft C.O.I.N Ordinance, which can be passed into law … Continue reading

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Spirited discussion at Mayor Whitaker’s final ‘Talk About Town’ event at the Arboretum

Mayor Bruce Whitaker’s final “Talk About Town” event last night at the Fullerton Arboretum was well attended, and the discussion was spirited and focused primarily on the lack of street repairs and Cal State Fullerton’s proposed  College Town development. Plus, … Continue reading

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Mayor Whitaker to deliver ‘State of the City’ address on April 5

The 2013 Fullerton State of the City luncheon will be held on Friday, April 5 at 11:30 a.m. at California State University in the Titan Student Union. Attendees will receive an update from Mayor Bruce Whitaker on his perspective for … Continue reading

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Police Union Intimidates Fullerton Council Members

By Steven Greenhut | Orange County Register — Many people were outraged this summer after a private investigator, with ties to a law firm that represents 120 police unions in California, made an apparently false police report that a Costa … Continue reading

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An interview with Bruce Whitaker on the issue of who controls the police

Full Disclosure Network interviews Fullerton City Council Member Bruce Whitaker, who describes how his efforts were stonewalled by the city bureaucracy when he sought to get to the truth regarding the death of Kelly Thomas, who was beaten to death … Continue reading

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KTLA: Council member Whitaker says police chief violated his contract by living in San Clemente

Chief Michael Sellers, who is currently on medical leave, never moved to Fullerton as required by his employment contract. KTLA’s David Begnaud’s filed this report Thursday night: SAN CLEMENTE — Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers, who has been on medical … Continue reading

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KTLA: Councilmember Whitaker calls for Attorney General to get involved in Kelly Thomas investigation

Fullerton Councilmember Bruce Whitaker has called for California’s attorney general to get involved in the investigation of Kelly Thomas death, and city manager Joe Felz has called for an independent review of the involvement of the six FPD officers. David … Continue reading

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