Glendora looks like Bell

Glendora looks like Bell

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Bells sister city

Glendora, CA

#1 Sep 13, 2010
Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado signed a bill Monday ordering the return of nearly $3 million in property taxes the state says was illegally collected in the blue-collar suburb of Bell, where one in six people live in poverty.

An audit by state Controller John Chiang's office determined the City Council passed an illegal resolution in 2007 that resulted in a 50 percent tax hike over three years.

The tax rate was later rolled back, but the money collected could not be refunded until Maldonado signed Assembly Bill 900 into law.

Four of Bell's five City Council members have been targeted for recall since a wide-ranging scandal surfaced involving the high taxes, huge salaries paid to former city employees and allegations of racial profiling of drivers.

Property owners in the scandal-plagued city learned earlier this year they were paying the second-highest property taxes in Los Angeles County, ahead of Beverly Hills and other wealthy cities.

Assembly Bill 900 orders Bell to hand over $2.9 million in excessive taxes, plus interest, to Los Angeles County, which will issue refunds to the city's 4,000 property owners.

Bell remains the target of state and federal investigations, three city employees have since resigned, and the council members have slashed their salaries to about $8,000 a year.

The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations of corruption and voter fraud in the city.

Glendora California has been doing these things for years, why haven't they been targeted for inverstigations yet?
Because

Anaheim, CA

#2 Sep 14, 2010
The person making the accusations about Glendora is a dickhead that the whole town hates and is known to be a pathological liar?

Any other questions Mark?
More than Three

Glendora, CA

#3 Sep 14, 2010
Four of Bell's five City Council members have been targeted for recall since a wide-ranging scandal surfaced involving the high taxes, huge salaries paid to former city employees and allegations of racial profiling of drivers.

Property owners in the scandal-plagued city learned earlier this year they were paying the second-highest property taxes in Los Angeles County, ahead of Beverly Hills and other wealthy cities.

Assembly Bill 900 orders Bell to hand over $2.9 million in excessive taxes, plus interest, to Los Angeles County, which will issue refunds to the city's 4,000 property owners.

Bell remains the target of state and federal investigations, three city employees have since resigned, and the council members have slashed their salaries to about $8,000 a year.

The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations of corruption and voter fraud in the city.

Glendora California has been doing these things for years, why haven't they been targeted for inverstigations yet? Just three from Glendora would be fine but if there is a reason "all" five might need to be removed and replaced.
Incumbents or incombats

Glendora, CA

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Local Glendora polls tell us that approval of Glendora's city council members are in the single digits.

These are our representatives that have spent our citys general funds into insolvency. They have passed legislation that defies our common values, raised taxes on any and all services.

When they come home to campaign, they arrive with giant photo-op checks to pay for a park or road and such, they hope will be named after themselves. In their smiling photographs, they want us to believe they're are doing us a favor giving back a small portion of our money.

My prediction is knowing all this, we return these people back to there homes surrounding Glendora Country Club Golf Course.

Let's vote these people out. If "incumbent" is next to their name, vote for the other person.

Let's find some fresh faces to represent us in city hall. Let's send people who have ideas to save our money, instead of new ways to spend it.

Yes there is a new call for fresh faces to be on the Glendora California city council.
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Covina, CA

#6 Sep 14, 2010
He tried it in Glendora and then moved on to West Covina

MARK SMITH REFUSED TO ANSWER WHEN ASKED HIS NAME

West Covina Council Meeting ** districting measure **
S.G.V. EXAMINER
Mark SMITH, from Glendora talked in length about districting in West Covina. Councilman Mike Touhey asked SMITH if he goes by any other name or an alias? SMITH actually refused to answer and wanted to know why the councilman was asking. Touhey felt he may have used another name and tried do the same thing in Glendora (districting). Touhey suggested a name and SMITH only stated,"Thank you" for thinking he was that person.

However, he never confirmed he was in fact really Mark SMITH. Calls to a number of people in Glendora that often attend council meetings or have interest in the city were asked if they could identify a Mark SMITH from their city. The description of being grubby and dirty looking and like he could be homeless with long hair in a pony tale and close to 50 years old fit the man (Mark SMITH) who spoke at the council meeting.He also identifies himself as Mark SMITH at Glendora Council meetings
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Monrovia, CA

#7 Sep 14, 2010
Local Glendora polls tell us that approval of Glendora's city council members are in the single digits.

These are our representatives that have spent our citys general funds into insolvency. They have passed legislation that defies our common values, raised taxes on any and all services.

When they come home to campaign, they arrive with giant photo-op checks to pay for a park or road and such, they hope will be named after themselves. In their smiling photographs, they want us to believe they're are doing us a favor giving back a small portion of our money.

My prediction is knowing all this, we return these people back to there homes surrounding Glendora Country Club Golf Course.

Let's vote these people out. If an incumbent is next to their name, vote for the other person.

Let's find some fresh faces to represent us in city hall. Let's send people who have ideas to save our money, instead of new ways to spend it.

Yes there is a new call for fresh faces to be on the Glendora California city council.

This must be stinging a certain few, who claim the right to be elected over and over again! Hello Dougie an Crew!

A Grand Jury might be reviewing your past and current misdeeds?
Say What

Calabasas, CA

#8 Sep 14, 2010
"Local Glendora polls tell us that approval of Glendora's city council members are in the single digits".

Just more psycho babble from Mark Smith who will look like the ass and mental case he is at tonights council meeting. The boy has serious issues that no pill can fix.

Isn't it funny how the only people recalled here were those who Mark Smith supported and that every issue he's sponsored or supported has lost? The city and it's residents think you're a joke Mark.
Easy Counting

Monrovia, CA

#9 Sep 14, 2010
Local Glendora polls tell us that approval ratings of Glendora's city council members have fallen to single digits.

These are our representatives that have spent our citys general funds into insolvency. They have passed legislation that defies our common values, raised taxes on any and all services.

When they come home to campaign, they arrive with giant photo-op checks to pay for a park or road and such, they hope will be named after themselves. In their smiling photographs, they want us to believe they're are doing us a favor giving back a small portion of our money.

My prediction is knowing all this, we return these people back to there homes surrounding Glendora Country Club Golf Course.

Let's vote these people out. If an incumbent is next to their name, vote for the other person.

Let's find some fresh faces to represent us in city hall. Let's send people who have ideas to save our money, instead of new ways to spend it.

Yes there is a new call for fresh faces to be on the Glendora California city council.

This must be stinging a certain few, who claim the right to be elected over and over again! Hello Dougie an Crew!

A Grand Jury might be reviewing your past and current misdeeds?
The short bus Tour

Covina, CA

#10 Sep 14, 2010
Easy Counting wrote:
Let's vote these people out. Let's send people who have ideas to save our money, instead of new ways to spend it. A Grand Jury might be reviewing your past and current misdeeds?
Why inbreeding is outlawed...
MarkandEdshow

Calabasas, CA

#11 Sep 14, 2010
All you need to know about Mark Smith and his OOmpa-Loompa type sidekick Ed Brubaker was on display at tonights council meeting.

Anythime Mark Smith would like to go at it with me using our true names on this site all he has to do is say so. I doubt that will ever happen because he knows he's not smart enough and lacks the character to take the challenge.

With all the crap written here by what anyone with an I.Q. of 10 or more could determine came from Mark, for him to talk about the actions of anyone else is meritless. Mark has been accuse of posting hateful, racist and slanderous comments more than once but refuse to speak on them or defend them. Fear and common sense keeping you quiet Mark?

As the guy who always talks about the "potty mouths" of others hearing his buddy Ed use the term "ass" when talking about the council shows the hpocrisy between what Mark says to others and the type of people he hangs out with. be sure to give Ed a good talking to Mark.

Ed Brubaker talking about the lies and lack of integrity on the council is laughable when you think about his claim that "every" election he's ever seen in Glendora has been fixed. What a mental midget this guy is.

Where Tessitor apologized he still doesn't quite get it and the collective council needs to take a long look at their city manager and financial director who appear to be not being completely forthcoming on their dealings with employee associations. If that's going on what else might they might be misleading you people on? Quit buying eevrything they sell, it makes you look less than 100% knowledgeable on what's going on as evidenced by Tessitor's comments at the last meeting.

One last observation...you sound like an idiot when you make your remarks to Smith and Brubaker Mayor Herman, just say thanks and move on, you know show a little class.
Gutless doug

Monrovia, CA

#12 Sep 14, 2010
Gutless Dougie like his counter parts in "The City of Bell" didn't and couldn't offer an apology for their actions of stealing money from the residents of both Bell and Glendora, California.

Nor lashing out at the public, they and he were of course WRONG, completely!

At best they and he were acting like common low-life criminals!
Pretty Sad

Anaheim, CA

#13 Sep 14, 2010
Looks like you got them running shoes on Mark. You get challenged and run like the little biaatch you are. Mark Smith, Glendora Town Biaatch.
Big wipe

Monrovia, CA

#14 Sep 14, 2010
Looks like douglas is still trying to clear is "outhouse" name and personality, try Sear& Robuck catalog next time!
Pretty Sad

Anaheim, CA

#15 Sep 15, 2010
Keep running boy.
What letter

Monrovia, CA

#16 Sep 15, 2010
Looks like douglas is still trying to clear is "outhouse" name and personality, try Sear& Robuck catalog next time!

Never once has a copy of a "so called" letter of apology, that was sent to Glendora City employees on August 26, 2010 has surfaced, this of course could be a big fake like dougie.

Dougie, couldn't bring himself to an apology in public where he made such a fool out of himself!
Still looking

Monrovia, CA

#17 Sep 15, 2010
When will Attorney General Jerry Brown file a lawsuit against Glendora city officials for actions of abusive and irresponsible.

In the suit that several former and current councilmembers and city officials engaged in a pattern of fraud, negligence and abuse of public trust.

Will we find anything this blatant or outrageous where politicians took money through actions made to look official.

But revelations of self-dealing at the expense of residents have drawing the state of California's attention.
NoGuts NoBalls NoProof

Covina, CA

#18 Sep 15, 2010
In answer to your question Mark (poster#17) maybe the attorney general will file a lawsuit when you or your buddy Ed "I only speak facts" Brubaker, presents him with some of the those “facts” you keep telling us all that you have. You know, those “facts” you never divulge.

Oh wait…..now I remember……you don’t have any "facts" do you Mark…...nor do you Ed!

If you did, you would run to your DA friend John Harrold so fast that you would wet your drawers.

Face it losers……….. you two have

NO GUTS..........NO BALLS........ NO PROOF
Midas says

Monrovia, CA

#19 Sep 15, 2010
Ken needs a muffler over his flapping mouth, he is such a disgrace to himself and the rest of Glendora California!
Taxes that hurt

Glendora, CA

#20 Sep 17, 2010
With each news release concerning the Illegal Affairs going on in the City of Bell, Glendora California is starting to look like a direct copy.
City Hallers

La Puente, CA

#21 Sep 17, 2010
Glendora California city hall, they steal your money to fatten up their own back pockets!

How can they fail, when they increase taxes or fees!

But they forgot, these same fools will end up killing the goose that lays the golden eggs!

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