Only one Fountain Valley City Council Member, Mark McCurdy, voted against the ordinance – and he did so with good reason. As McCurdy pointed out there are cancer patients and others who could benefit from medical marijuana – which should be legal in California because voters passed Prop. 215. Continue reading
The Fountain Valley City Council race features two Vietnamese Americans – but they could not be more different from each other.
Incumbent Councilman Michael Vo has a sordid history of selling his vote for campaign contributions. When he did not allow the waste disposal contract in Fountain Valley to go to bid he was rewarded with a campaign contribution from the city’s longtime trash vendor – Rainbow Disposal. The people of Fountain Valley have paid for that deal with trash rates that are among the highest in Orange County!
Vo also recently got caught taking a campaign contribution from Clear Channel, an advertising company that is trying to install a dangerous digital billboard near the Fountain Valley Water Tank. Why is it dangerous? Because it will have freeway visibility for those driving on the 405 Freeway. Studies show that these signs can distract drivers and cause fatal car accidents. But Vo doesn’t care. He already got paid! Continue reading
We already busted Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo for refusing to allow competitive bidding for Fountain Valley’s waste hauling. He took a campaign contribution from Rainbow Waste – which got what they paid for as the trash contract in Fountain Valley continues to be evergreen – and the result is one of the highest monthly trash pick-up rates in Orange County, as we posted here.
Now we have discovered that Vo is at it again. This time he accepted a campaign contribution from Clear Channel, an advertising company that wants to place a new digital billboard by the Fountain Valley Water Tank, located at Euclid – with visibility from the 405 Freeway. Continue reading
While implied in this mailer, FV Mayor Michael Vo was not endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party per ocpolitical.com.
Incumbent Vo had been criticized by Scott Peotter on the Endorsements Committee for supporting evergreen contracts in his city. The Fountain Valley Council recently awarded without competitive bidding to Rainbow Environmental Service for trash collection and recycling. We covered that 4-1 vote where the Council majority, including Vo, had each taken $500 campaign contributions from Rainbow: Here’s Why Fountain Valley Rejected Competitive Trash Bidding. Continue reading
Former Fountain Valley Councilman Larry Crandall resorted to the race card this week in going after leading City Council candidate Tom Nguyen. Crandall noted in a phone conversation with Nguyen that Fountain Valley “isn’t Westminster” when Crandall was complaining about Nguyen’s signs.
Lost in the debate is the fact that Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo has signs all over the place – but Crandall doesn’t care because Vo is his stooge on the Council. Continue reading
Thanks to Mayor Vo and Councilmembers Nagel, Collins and Brothers, everyone in Fountain Valley is paying more for trash collection services
There are six challengers and three incumbents running for the Fountain Valley City Council on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.
Incumbent Mayor Michael Vo and longtime City Council Member John Collins recently joined with City Council Members Cheryl Brothers and Steve Nagel, in voting to give away a renewal for the city’s trash hauling to Rainbow Disposal WITHOUT a competitive bid. Rates went up. These same four had accepted campaign contributions this cycle from Rainbow as confirmed to us by the City Clerk.
Bidding this opportunity would have cost the city virtually nothing, and likely would have lowered rates instead of increasing them for an elderly population, many on fixed incomes. Clearly, the four voting to foster their political resumes, pump their campaign accounts and not serve their constituents need replacement. Fountain Valley has never bid this “evergreen” contract even tho Orange County has at least five other haulers which could readily compete for it.