Former Montebello Police Chief's lawsuit could be headed for trial

Sep 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A police chief who was fired in 2010 after just two days on the job is demanding the city pay him a $146,000 severance he contends he is owed, or face off in court.

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Settle Down

United States

#1 Sep 7, 2012
What a joke this whole thing is. Narramore, an interim city manager, hired his buddy on a Monday without telling anyone except the deputy city clerk, who the city manager has rank over. His buddy started the next day, Tuesday. I suspect on tuesday he barely figured out where the Restrooms were. On Wednesday at the Council Meeting Narramore, interim, tells city council he hired the chief. Really Randy, I'm sure they say, the guy who was fired and suing Colton City Council? They tell him they will not approve it, key point here, and tell Narramore to tell Rulon to go home he did not get the job, key point, did not get it, never hired, no loss! No one knew Rulon was hired so no embarrassment. Enough!
slick

La Puente, CA

#2 Sep 7, 2012
Settle Down wrote:
What a joke this whole thing is. Narramore, an interim city manager, hired his buddy on a Monday without telling anyone except the deputy city clerk, who the city manager has rank over. His buddy started the next day, Tuesday. I suspect on tuesday he barely figured out where the Restrooms were. On Wednesday at the Council Meeting Narramore, interim, tells city council he hired the chief. Really Randy, I'm sure they say, the guy who was fired and suing Colton City Council? They tell him they will not approve it, key point here, and tell Narramore to tell Rulon to go home he did not get the job, key point, did not get it, never hired, no loss! No one knew Rulon was hired so no embarrassment. Enough!
your right! These guys a jack asses!!!!!
Bring it

Rosemead, CA

#3 Sep 8, 2012
And of course Bill Molinari has to stick his Chucky Cheese rat nose into it by defending his buddy Randy Narramore by saying its a shame it had to end this way, when a man loses his job, he looses alot. Bill, dig your nose out of it, your just trying to sound good in the publics view, but in reality you sound stupid!
Settle Down

United States

#4 Sep 8, 2012
Bring it wrote:
And of course Bill Molinari has to stick his Chucky Cheese rat nose into it by defending his buddy Randy Narramore by saying its a shame it had to end this way, when a man loses his job, he looses alot. Bill, dig your nose out of it, your just trying to sound good in the publics view, but in reality you sound stupid!
I agree. The guy didn't have the job so there was nothing to loose. If it was a month okay, but two days and the guy wants a years pay? Did he quite another job to take this one? The answer is no. He couldn't get a job anywhere else cause he got fired in Colton. Wake up Bill!
ANONYMOUS

Barstow, CA

#5 Sep 9, 2012
When is the driving to Highgrove, California?
Theolona Ranger

United States

#6 Sep 9, 2012
Settle down needs to read the Municipal Code
The city manager has the authority to hire department heads.
No city Council second guessing needed.
A couple of good points raised in this discussion as to the severence package.
But bottom line
He was hired fair and square
The council shut the door after the horse had left the barn.
Lawyers are the only ones to come out on this one.
Council acted emotionaly and irrationally in sumarily terminating Randy and Rulon.
If they wanted to unwind they needed to negotiate the terminations at the time.
Where was Glasman on theis.
Or did he just tell the council what they wanted to hear, as usual.
Settle Down

United States

#7 Sep 10, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Settle down needs to read the Municipal Code
The city manager has the authority to hire department heads.
No city Council second guessing needed.
A couple of good points raised in this discussion as to the severence package.
But bottom line
He was hired fair and square
The council shut the door after the horse had left the barn.
Lawyers are the only ones to come out on this one.
Council acted emotionaly and irrationally in sumarily terminating Randy and Rulon.
If they wanted to unwind they needed to negotiate the terminations at the time.
Where was Glasman on theis.
Or did he just tell the council what they wanted to hear, as usual.
Yes the CM who serves at the pleasure of the City Council has the authority. But the CIty Council approves all contracts in excess of 50k. Either way Narramore screwed up and now we all have to pay. My point is Rulon suffered no loss.
Going down

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2012
Bring it wrote:
And of course Bill Molinari has to stick his Chucky Cheese rat nose into it by defending his buddy Randy Narramore by saying its a shame it had to end this way, when a man loses his job, he looses alot. Bill, dig your nose out of it, your just trying to sound good in the publics view, but in reality you sound stupid!
What a stupid thing for Molinuri to say. Like he just admitted the city did Rulon wrong. Go to trial...with Molinari on his side he can get severance and damages. Who does he represent? It sure isn't the taxpayers.
Trash Talk

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2012
Lawsuits
This one has many argueable points- so only the lawyers come out.
The City had already approved a salary schedule so did they have to approve an individual contract that fit within their pre-approved schedule?
Did they have to approve the salary in open session as required by the Brown Act as they already approved the schedule?
Recall that COPP got a Writ against the City paying Pacheco as his contract was not approved in open session.
I agree with Bill and Theolona that the council dis some knee jerk reaction and acted recklessly in terminating Narramore and Rulon.
If they wanted to unroll the contract they needed to negotiate it then not invite a lawsuit.
Anyone else agree that if Rulon had been chief we would not have the Captains Lawsuit now?
And a couple of FD Brass would be gone?
Any doubts why the FD Brass and PD Brass (the Captains) wanted Narramore and Rulon gone?
Was this is the best interest of the Citizens?
ex montebello firefighter

La Habra, CA

#10 Sep 13, 2012
Bring it wrote:
And of course Bill Molinari has to stick his Chucky Cheese rat nose into it by defending his buddy Randy Narramore by saying its a shame it had to end this way, when a man loses his job, he looses alot. Bill, dig your nose out of it, your just trying to sound good in the publics view, but in reality you sound stupid!
Actually, Kathy Salazar looks more like Chucky Cheese.... LIARLARI looks like the devil!
ex montebello firefighter

La Habra, CA

#11 Sep 13, 2012
Going down wrote:
<quoted text>What a stupid thing for Molinuri to say. Like he just admitted the city did Rulon wrong. Go to trial...with Molinari on his side he can get severance and damages. Who does he represent? It sure isn't the taxpayers.
He has ALWAYS represented his own interests! Maybe somebody, the citizens of Montebello will wake up and hold him responsible for what he has done!
ex montebello firefighter

La Habra, CA

#12 Sep 13, 2012
Trash Talk wrote:
Lawsuits
This one has many argueable points- so only the lawyers come out.
The City had already approved a salary schedule so did they have to approve an individual contract that fit within their pre-approved schedule?
Did they have to approve the salary in open session as required by the Brown Act as they already approved the schedule?
Recall that COPP got a Writ against the City paying Pacheco as his contract was not approved in open session.
I agree with Bill and Theolona that the council dis some knee jerk reaction and acted recklessly in terminating Narramore and Rulon.
If they wanted to unroll the contract they needed to negotiate it then not invite a lawsuit.
Anyone else agree that if Rulon had been chief we would not have the Captains Lawsuit now?
And a couple of FD Brass would be gone?
Any doubts why the FD Brass and PD Brass (the Captains) wanted Narramore and Rulon gone?
Was this is the best interest of the Citizens?
Do you have any proof that FD brass wanted him gone, or are you talking out of your 6 as usual?
Theolona Ranger

United States

#13 Sep 14, 2012
Union sponsored Christina Cortez could answer your question
Or Chris Robles
ask your buddy brass yourself
or just use common sense
oops sorry about that
ex montebello firefighter

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Sep 14, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Union sponsored Christina Cortez could answer your question
Or Chris Robles
ask your buddy brass yourself
or just use common sense
oops sorry about that
I don't know any of those folks, nor care to.... I am not buddies with the brass, except for one Battalion Chief.... Why do you keep answering for Trash? Are you drunk-blogging again?
Theolona Ranger

United States

#15 Sep 14, 2012
Trash takes off on weekends
You can't even remember that?
So ask the one BC you do know.
Ask him how they control (or controlled) councilwoman Christina Cortez when she did the hatchet job on Narramore.
It may just be PD now, but was both then.
Have a nice weekend.
Let us know what you find out
ex montebello firefighter

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Sep 14, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Trash takes off on weekends
You can't even remember that?
So ask the one BC you do know.
Ask him how they control (or controlled) councilwoman Christina Cortez when she did the hatchet job on Narramore.
It may just be PD now, but was both then.
Have a nice weekend.
Let us know what you find out
The BC I know does not get involved in all the political crap. He does his job very well and goes home to his family.... I know trash does, he blogs from work.... Must be nice! You still do not have to speak for him.,.
Theolona Ranger

United States

#17 Sep 14, 2012
Bingo
One BC needs to stay, two brass need to go
From what I hear the good one has been discriminated against muchly over the years, as well as his shift crews/
ex montebello firefighter

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Sep 14, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Bingo
One BC needs to stay, two brass need to go
From what I hear the good one has been discriminated against muchly over the years, as well as his shift crews/
I don't know about that.... He is very discrete.... As far as the other two.... I will keep my opinion to myself....
Sam

Barstow, CA

#19 Sep 23, 2012
When is the Sam is driving to Temecula, California?
ex montebello firefighter

United States

#20 Sep 23, 2012
Theolona Ranger wrote:
Bingo
One BC needs to stay, two brass need to go
From what I hear the good one has been discriminated against muchly over the years, as well as his shift crews/
I have no knowledge of that... He is very well respected by his peers. Deservingly so!

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