As reported in the Register last week (Fullerton to study transit line from downtown to CSUF), and flagged on the FFFF Blog, a Fullerton city bureaucrat and an “18-member steering committee” plans to spend $300k to decide why an existing OCTA bus route would be a less effective transportation mode than a slower streetcar or perhaps another megaspensive light rail debacle like the failed CenterLine project of ten years ago. Senior city planner Jay Eastman is coveting $270k of Caltrans money (which would probably filter through the OCTA) and $30k of his own city money to hatch another redundant local transportation empire not unlike Irvine’s as we discussed weeks ago and as Frank Mickadeit analyzed in his Register column today.
Buried in the print Register today was a great story from Fullerton: Fullerton councilmen criticized for not taking DUI grant. In part,
Councilmen Travis Kiger, Bruce Whitaker and Greg Sebourn last week voted against taking the Office of Traffic Safety [MADD-funded] grant that would have funded five [$10k per] sobriety checkpoints – roadblocks manned by police officers who ensure drivers are sober. … Kiger said checkpoints violate the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment – which guards against unreasonable searches – and are ineffective and merely a tool used by police unions to garner overtime pay. “I don’t appreciate thousands of legal and licensed drivers being stopped without cause,” Kiger said. “The other side is that it is wasteful. … They have been proven ineffective over and over.”
OC Human Relations Commission Recognized by the City of Fullerton for service in leading the Fullerton Mentally Ill Homeless Task Force.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
In a packed ceremony at the Library, Fullerton Mayor, Sharon Quirk-Silva, newly elected Councilman, Greg Sebourn, and City Manager, Joe Felz presented the City of Fullerton Certificate of Commendation to OC Human Relations Commission for service to the city. Continue reading