Montebello still considering Bankruptcy?

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Trash Talk

United States

#1 May 25, 2012
Op-ed: Bankrupt Vallejo now austerity model

http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_2070730...

"At least three California cities - Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and Montebello - have declared that they are exploring the option"

Of course the "head in the sand" City council did not want to explore saving money and providing better Fire protection either
No place to hide

United States

#2 May 25, 2012
Trash Talk wrote:
Op-ed: Bankrupt Vallejo now austerity model
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_2070730...
"At least three California cities - Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and Montebello - have declared that they are exploring the option"
Of course the "head in the sand" City council did not want to explore saving money and providing better Fire protection either
State deals huge blow to Montebello:

http://www.dof.ca.gov/assembly_bills_26-27/Re...
ytw

Alhambra, CA

#3 May 26, 2012
No place to hide wrote:
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State deals huge blow to Montebello:
http://www.dof.ca.gov/assembly_bills_26-27/Re...
Thank you for this information.
Blinkie

Montebello, CA

#4 May 26, 2012
Well, if the judge were to approve it, the first thing that would probably occur is public safety going county. Sorry folks, the judges signature overrides our vote. There is also the chance that a judge may not approve a bankruptcy. Some of the shananigans (how ever you spell that word) could be viewed as reckless deliberate disregard, in which case the petition could be thrown out.
settle down

United States

#5 May 26, 2012
No place to hide wrote:
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State deals huge blow to Montebello:
http://www.dof.ca.gov/assembly_bills_26-27/Re...
Mike Huntley must go. This is proof. He tried and got slammed down. What an idiot!
settle down

United States

#6 May 26, 2012
Trash Talk wrote:
Op-ed: Bankrupt Vallejo now austerity model
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_2070730...
"At least three California cities - Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and Montebello - have declared that they are exploring the option"
Of course the "head in the sand" City council did not want to explore saving money and providing better Fire protection either
So the solution to saving this city was a tax. None of our council would even say the word tax. They are affraid to explore county options because of the few that may not vote for them or give them money for re-election.now if they step up to the plate and explore a public safety tax, which they will not, we could at least see what it would be spent on and how. Anyway. Wishful thinking.
Theolona Ranger

United States

#7 May 28, 2012
Trash talk said that there would be no tax hike untill the citizens felt real pain and that so far tehy had been sheltered from reality.

He questions why the Citizens would vote for a tax when "public safety" (mostly the fire department) outrageously overspent their approved budget by around a million dollars a year for years.

Then ORG states that a City council person and the "CM" (city administrator??) met secretly with a fire chief or chiefs and agreed to circumvent the municipal code to cover up the overspending.

Who were these fire chiefs and councilpersons?
Were any of the council persons endorsed by the Union?
Or looking for a union endorsement?
Theolona Ranger

United States

#8 May 28, 2012
On the Department of finance letter to Huntley.
Hentley is the designated contact person for the board.
He would get all letters.
This does not mean that he was responsible for the wording of contracts that the board is complaining of.

City attorney??
or 20 20 hindsight?
ORG

Los Angeles, CA

#9 May 28, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Trash talk said that there would be no tax hike untill the citizens felt real pain and that so far tehy had been sheltered from reality.
He questions why the Citizens would vote for a tax when "public safety" (mostly the fire department) outrageously overspent their approved budget by around a million dollars a year for years.
Then ORG states that a City council person and the "CM" (city administrator??) met secretly with a
fire chief or chiefs and agreed to circumvent the municipal code to cover up the overspending.
Who were these fire chiefs and councilpersons?
Were any of the council persons endorsed by the Union?
Or looking for a union endorsement?
TR: you have reached to the low of TT. These meetings were not "secret" Council persons routinely meet with Department Heads and Labor. The Council persons were generaly mostly the Mayors at the time and this topic has need one that comes up for education of the Council person. It is part of staffing a public saftey organization. You have to stop trying to demonize the Fire Department. Your wrong and immoral. Your trying to hurt hardworking city employees who are alredy the lowest paid in LA Cointy. Your rants harm Fire Dept moral even more than it has been by low wages, the lack of funds for equipment replacement, training, safety and the reduction of both sowrn and unsworn positions, which has resulted in much higher workloads more workplace accidents and longer if not the longest response times in the County. All City employees are doing way more work with much less. Your not helping as a matter of fact, You don't even live in Montebello! Stop your destructive, untrue comments designed to insight people and concentrate on problem solving.ORG
Theolona Ranger

United States

#10 May 28, 2012
Bla Bla Bla
nothing wrong with a councilperson or Mayorm meeting with department heads or employees or the public.
Unless they promise something that requires council approval and then fail to bring it before the council.
A meting does not justify any illegal actions.
The question will be - was it a political payoff to illegally bypass the budget process and the municipal code.
Was it a conspiricy?
Perhaps you should give ex montebello firefighter your liebel polemic.
ORG

La Puente, CA

#11 May 28, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Bla Bla Bla
nothing wrong with a councilperson or Mayorm meeting with department heads or employees or the public.
Unless they promise something that requires council approval and then fail to bring it before the council.
A meting does not justify any illegal actions.
The question will be - was it a political payoff to illegally bypass the budget process and the municipal code.
Was it a conspiricy?
Perhaps you should give ex montebello firefighter your liebel polemic.
TR: as I said previously, The Fire Department and it's Chief doesn't do anything of this magnitude without the approval and direction of City Administration and Council. There was nothing to gain Politically and it was how many Councils and many Fire Chiefs and City Administration + at least four Employee Relations Directors and 3 finance directors had handled the overtime accounts for both Public Safety organizations. Your baseless accusations are designed to insight people and disrupt the public's trust in there Public Safety Personel. That distrust could cause some elderly people to not call 911 endangering their life. I'm appalled at your unbelievable story that is pure conjecture and retoric on your part. It is so inflammatory as it is designed to hurt had working City employees. You don't have any evidence and in fact all of this has been investigated and found to be baseless. A very good argument could be made that you and a few of your friends are continuing to make these accusations for your or 's political agenda. Regardless, your comments are reckless and designed to hurt and is harming the image of hardworking Public safety employees and must be stopped.
montebello resident

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 28, 2012
ORG wrote:
<quoted text>TR: you have reached to the low of TT. These meetings were not "secret" Council persons routinely meet with Department Heads and Labor. The Council persons were generaly mostly the Mayors at the time and this topic has need one that comes up for education of the Council person. It is part of staffing a public saftey organization. You have to stop trying to demonize the Fire Department. Your wrong and immoral. Your trying to hurt hardworking city employees who are alredy the lowest paid in LA Cointy. Your rants harm Fire Dept moral even more than it has been by low wages, the lack of funds for equipment replacement, training, safety and the reduction of both sowrn and unsworn positions, which has resulted in much higher workloads more workplace accidents and longer if not the longest response times in the County. All City employees are doing way more work with much less. Your not helping as a matter of fact, You don't even live in Montebello! Stop your destructive, untrue comments designed to insight people and concentrate on problem solving.ORG
Is it true that Montebello employees are the lowest paid?? Is this only in public safety or all across the board ?
ORG

Los Angeles, CA

#13 May 28, 2012
montebello resident wrote:
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Is it true that Montebello employees are the lowest paid?? Is this only in public safety or all across the board ?
Fire and General City. MPD is almost at the bottom of thier Survay group. Ot is one reason MFD's overtime is up. It is very difficult to fill open positions with qualified good people.ORG
ex montebello firefighter

Moreno Valley, CA

#14 May 28, 2012
montebello resident wrote:
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Is it true that Montebello employees are the lowest paid?? Is this only in public safety or all across the board ?
It is true, their top step firefighter/paramedic salary is what most departments pay their lowest step. On top of that, they have to deal with Trash Brain, Drunk Ranger and their MASTER Liarlari's crap. I feel for them.
ex montebello firefighter

Moreno Valley, CA

#15 May 28, 2012
ORG wrote:
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Fire and General City. MPD is almost at the bottom of thier Survay group. Ot is one reason MFD's overtime is up. It is very difficult to fill open positions with qualified good people.ORG
The only people who you are going to get to apply, is people fresh out of school without any experience,(no offense to those applying). Overtime is up, because Montebello has never been able to retain personnel. Why? wages, benefits and working conditions. Working conditions are very important to firefighters. As I have stated previously, most of us who had or have tenure in the department have done it for free, however, there has to be an incentive to put your life on the line. When senseless comments are made by people who do not deserve or are entitled to make them, it makes that task that much more difficult. It is funny that you choose a day when we honor those who have made America what it is; to discredit those who keep you safe. You two disgust me! You are the lowest forms of life!
Trash Talk

United States

#16 May 31, 2012
I come in from vacation to do payroll and find the usual false assertions.
Org
Post up any agenda where the City Council approved extra budget requests from the MFD
Neither the Chief, city Administrator or a City counilperson promising approval in a private meeting can approve the illegal spending.
Put up or shut up.
ORG

La Puente, CA

#17 May 31, 2012
Trash Talk wrote:
I come in from vacation to do payroll and find the usual false assertions.
Org
Post up any agenda where the City Council approved extra budget requests from the MFD
Neither the Chief, city Administrator or a City counilperson promising approval in a private meeting can approve the illegal spending.
Put up or shut up.
TT: that's how it was done for the last 20 years. I'm not saying its right by code but it was the accepted practice. If your going to throw someone in the slamer it won't be anyone from the Fire Dept cause City Admin and City Council are in charge, responsiable and handled the budget. And No I'm not going to shut up as long as you are defaming hard working Public servants.ORG
MONTEBELLO OLD TIMER

Chino Hills, CA

#18 May 31, 2012
Just back up the bus here City hard workers what city not Montebello I worked by the transportaion yard there is a lot of wasted City funds there from all there BBQs driving city vans to pick up lunch or snacks plus I think they have about 5 over payed non productive employes in a small warehouse so please dont get me started O too late.
ORG wrote:
<quoted text>
TR: you have reached to the low of TT. These meetings were not "secret" Council persons routinely meet with Department Heads and Labor. The Council persons were generaly mostly the Mayors at the time and this topic has need one that comes up for education of the Council person. It is part of staffing a public saftey organization. You have to stop trying to demonize the Fire Department. Your wrong and immoral. Your trying to hurt hardworking city employees who are alredy the lowest paid in LA Cointy. Your rants harm Fire Dept moral even more than it has been by low wages, the lack of funds for equipment replacement, training, safety and the reduction of both sowrn and unsworn positions, which has resulted in much higher workloads more workplace accidents and longer if not the longest response times in the County. All City employees are doing way more work with much less. Your not helping as a matter of fact, You don't even live in Montebello! Stop your destructive, untrue comments designed to insight people and concentrate on problem solving.ORG
El Guapo

Whittier, CA

#19 Jun 1, 2012
Molinari keeps talking about how much economic opportunity in Montebello, but the City seems to make cuts year after year. Keith Breskin was axed before he had an opportunity to inform the community of the City's grave financial situation and then there is Art & CC who would do anything to fund Parks & Rec regardless cause thats there voting base!
Molinari you're the problem!
ex montebello firefighter

United States

#20 Jun 1, 2012
El Guapo wrote:
Molinari keeps talking about how much economic opportunity in Montebello, but the City seems to make cuts year after year. Keith Breskin was axed before he had an opportunity to inform the community of the City's grave financial situation and then there is Art & CC who would do anything to fund Parks & Rec regardless cause thats there voting base!
Molinari you're the problem!
Liarlari has been the problem. He is Jim Jones reincarnated! He has this dilutions about Montebello being the Beverly Hills of East LA. Nothing could be further from the truth! Unfortunately his DISCIPLES will lie, cheat and steal for him!

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