Los Alamitos Council Member Warren Kusumoto said he wants the city to determine whether his colleagues, Troy Edgar, Marilynn Poe and Ken Stephens should be prosecuted following an Orange County Superior Court judge’s ruling last October that the city violated its own law in awarding a trash contract to Consolidated Disposal Services, according to the O.C. Register. “A city ordinance at the time stipulated such contracts should be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder.” Consolidated was not the lowest.”
It is unlikely that Kusumoto will be able to get his colleagues to vote on this issue – as the unethical trio of Edgar, Poe and Stephens won’t play ball. However this scandal should at the very least convince Edgar’s supports to cut bait.
As Fountain Valley Republican activist Roy Reynolds wrote in a comment left at the O.C. Register, “Edgar’s endorsers, Congressmen Rohrabacher, Royce, County Supervisor Moorlach and the California Republican Assembly — and especially the Howard Jarvis people — need to be rethinking their support of Edgar and the association with him that reflects back on their own reputations and offices.