Category Archives: City Council

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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July 4th and 5th: A tale of two anniversaries

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Sean Paden delivered the following comments at the June 17th Fullerton City Council meeting during public comments.] By Sean Paden | There are two anniversaries coming up between now and the next City Council meeting on July 15th. … 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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A message from Barry Levinson to Police Chief Dan Hughes and City Manager Joe Felz

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | Last week we celebrated Memorial Day, a solemn day when our nation honors those who fought and sacrificed so much in order to preserve the precious freedoms we have here in America. … Continue reading

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What you need to know about the May 20th Fullerton City Council meeting

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | First, the agenda item to amend and strengthen Ordinance No. 3149, our Child Sex Offender Residency Restriction Law. The council and Joe Felz agreed to allow me to collaborate in working toward … Continue reading

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Update on Ordinance No. 3149 — the Child Sex Offender Protection Law

We still have much work to do (starting with Tuesday’s council meeting) to ensure that our ordinance remains an effective and strong tool in helping us to keep our kids safe from sexual predators. By Barry Levinson | My wife … Continue reading

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The city’s towing contract is on Tuesday’s council meeting agenda — again

Did anyone suspect that it would take this long for the Fullerton Police Department and our city manager to come to the same recommendation that has been repeatedly shot down for the last 8 years? By Barry Levinson | I … Continue reading

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FACT versus the Monorail

A light rail boondoggle is heading to Fullerton By Sean Paden | In my very first blog post for FACT, I discussed something called the “College Connector Study” committee, which was commissioned to study the feasibility of building a light … Continue reading

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TV coverage of last night’s city council meeting

KNBC (4) had a camera crew at the meeting and broadcast this video. KCBS/KCAL (2/9) was there, too, and this was their report.  KTLA (5) was also there and this was their segment. KABC (7) didn’t send a crew, but … Continue reading

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