Reform. When Anna Bryson was elected, we were supposed to get reform.
We got chaos.
At least 6 documented allegations, DA Investigations and the like surrounding Brown Act Violations.
Bryson’s inconsistent voting record and recent hard-left turn becoming vote number 5 in the current labor union bloc on the CUSD. (Capistrano Unified School District)
We got multiple quotes in the OC Register from Bryson accusing everyone (but herself) of being corrupt, lying, being wrong, etc. over an 8-year period.
There have been several attempts at recall elections and two actual recall elections that I am aware of.
Bryson has been caught misrepresenting the facts on multiple occasions and has been called on it in the local paper.
Even at the beginning of her terms in CUSD, a superintendent candidate cut and ran rather than get in to the chaos, and Bryson’s original election was highlighted by her playing both sides for support.
There was a teacher’s union strike in 2010 that Bryson was instrumental in causing – that resulted in the temporary pay cuts Bryson used as an excuse to bust the FY2012 CUSD budget. (Talk about trying to have it both ways!)
I’ve dug in to Bryson’s past somewhat in order to try to understand why she is who she is today and to figure out what kind of assembly-member she would be. Her issues page on her website and the hiring of one of the biggest disasters the California GOP has ever seen were two gigantic red flags even before researching beneath the surface.
I am worried for the AD73 district.
People need to understand that the 4 lawsuits for failing to pay bills in the 80’s, then the tax liens in the mid 90’s were not “in the past” nor isolated.
In 2003, Anna Bryson found herself embroiled once again in legal trouble for refusing to pay her bills:
Foreclosure Default #1:
Default Amount: $67,051.28
Default Date: 1/13/03
Instrument #: 2003000044206
Rescission Date: 2/19/03
Rescission Instrument #: 2003000182377
Now, note that the forclosure was rescinded a month later. This suggests that unlike with the tax liens and the lawsuits that Bryson may well have actually responded and attempted to make arrangements before the Property was taken.
Foreclosure Default #1:
Default Amount: $81,020.07
Default Date: 5/13/03
Instrument #: 2003000547305
From reading the actual notices – it appears that Bryson got $67k behind on the house payments. Then after forestalling the situation four months, Bryson fell back in to foreclosure for $81k – some 13K+ more than the previous amount.
This foreclosure occurred in 2003. This was way before the mortgage crisis of 2007-current. The period of time and the amount of money also suggests that this foreclosure was triggered by willful acts on Bryson’s part of not paying her bills.
When you have lawsuit judgments 15-17 years prior from a Yacht Club of all places, then involuntary tax liens, then a foreclosure for not paying your mortgage, it suggests a pattern.
(It should be noted that the house was sold to forestall the foreclosure from running its’ course.)
It certainly is not a fiscally conservative pattern at all.
Now, loop back to present. Look at some of the financial decisions Bryson has made since being in office.
She voted to restore $9.1 Million in pay for union members whilst sacking 28 non-union jobs in the FY2012 CUSD budget.
She voted to spend your tax dollars on training Union Members to be more effective at busting future CUSD Budgets as well!
Now, I am wondering if Bryson is going to teach those training seminars herself.
The bottom line is that under Anna Bryson’s tenure – the CUSD has sacked 686 Teachers out of 1,087 total sacked employees. Bryson has publicly advocated for Obama stimulus funds for CUSD, suggesting she likely would have taken Obama money if it was around in 2003 for her house payments.
The foreclosure of a dream. (33 kids per classroom and rising)
P.S. – Recently, Anna Bryson wrote the following on her facebook:
Governor Jerry Brown is using budget tricks to make California budget look good – but it’s all smoke and mirrors. (The trickery is technically called “cash-based budgeting.”)
I am a budget person. I have worked with operating budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars in public education and in an office that managed investments in the billions of dollars in Orange County government. After cutting $150 million from our school district, we nonetheless became the highest-performing large district in California. We need a fiscally prudent budget in our state.
Are you kidding us, Anna?