Sore Winner Denies La Habra Heights a...

Sore Winner Denies La Habra Heights a New Mayor

There are 3 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Mar 22, 2013, titled Sore Winner Denies La Habra Heights a New Mayor. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

LA HABRA HEIGHTS - Two weeks after an election that had council members saying they could all get along, evidence of discord erupted at Thursday's meeting.

The City Council on a 3-1 vote put off the election of a new mayor. And Councilman Brian Bergman, who asked for the postponement, refused to commit to continuing tradition and electing Roy Francis the mayor pro tem as mayor.

The problem on Thursday started when Councilwoman Jane Williams nominated Councilman Roy Francis, the mayor pro tem, for mayor.

But then Bergman and newly elected Councilman Kyle Miller, who was sworn into office Thursday, asked to postpone the election. "I feel this should be rolled over to our scheduled meeting (April 11)," Bergman said. "We don't have all the council members here. "

Francis agreed but Williams didn't, casting the lone no vote.

Williams said she's concerned that Francis won't be named mayor as tradition would have.

"I think Roy deserves as mayor pro tem (to be mayor)," she said. "To deny him would be a slap in the face. "

Bergman later refused to comment on whether he would support Francis for mayor.

Francis said he isn't worried that he wasn't elected mayor Thursday.

"I think they wanted to make sure Michael Higgins is in on the deal," Francis said. "It's not going to make or break me. "

Miller, who supported delaying the vote, said he had campaigned on bringing the community together and wants to maintain traditions, including that of the mayor pro tem becoming mayor.

The council did take some actions, including certifying the election.

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Ebony and Ivory

Modesto, CA

#1 Mar 23, 2013
Wasn't Bergman the one who at a previous Council meeting said he didn't want to wait on the vote for the new City Hall because he already knew of the new Council support for it? But now when it comes to precluding him from being Mayor possibly, he wants to wait until Michael Higgins returns. How special. He couldn't wait to spend at least 2 million dollars of taxpayer money because he knows the incoming council will.

But when it possibly keeps him from becoming Mayor he has to create a roadblock. If he becomes Mayor again, I hope his new office in the refurbushed City Hall is the Men's Room. Then he doesn't have to go very far to flush our money down the toilet.
Belly Laughing

United States

#2 Mar 23, 2013
Candidates told the community if elected they would bring community together, I am laughing that residents got suckered into believing their rhetoric.

The Whittier Daily News reports, "Two weeks after an election that had council members saying they could all get along, evidence of discord erupted at Thursday's meeting."

Its appears Jane Williams was instructed to nominate Roy Francis so he would be in the helm when the Los Angeles District Attorney Public Intregity Unit knocks on City Halls door.

The Public Intregity Unit investigates city corruption and Brown Act violations. The City of La Habra Heights has a track record with the Public Intregity Unit. Its funny Stan Carroll was Mayor during the last investigation and now he ran scared and decided not to run again for City Council. Hiding will not let him off the hook. Its funny he thinks if he is not sitting on City Council he is safe.

Mr. Francis should decline being Mayor if nominated next month. Let Brian Bergman take the wheel and try to drive around the publicity of the cities DA investigation. Even better let puppets Jane Williams, Kyle Miller or Michael
Higgins be the next Mayor of La Habra Heights.

Jane Williams and the City Attorney scripted denial the Los Angeles District Attorney is not investigating was hilariously funny. I will laugh out loud when Jane Williams, City Council and the City Attorney finally admit they are being investigated.

A forensic independent audit will be loads of fun for the City Council, past City Council, ex City Attorney Sandra Levin, present City Attorney and the staff. Jane Williams should have kept quiet at the last city council meeting, because she is going to have to eat her words. She is over her head. She used to write biased news, now she will be in the news, very funny.
Heights Resident

La Habra, CA

#3 Mar 25, 2013
Belly Laughing wrote:
Candidates told the community if elected they would bring community together, I am laughing that residents got suckered into believing their rhetoric.
The Whittier Daily News reports, "Two weeks after an election that had council members saying they could all get along, evidence of discord erupted at Thursday's meeting."
Its appears Jane Williams was instructed to nominate Roy Francis so he would be in the helm when the Los Angeles District Attorney Public Intregity Unit knocks on City Halls door.
The Public Intregity Unit investigates city corruption and Brown Act violations. The City of La Habra Heights has a track record with the Public Intregity Unit. Its funny Stan Carroll was Mayor during the last investigation and now he ran scared and decided not to run again for City Council. Hiding will not let him off the hook. Its funny he thinks if he is not sitting on City Council he is safe.
Mr. Francis should decline being Mayor if nominated next month. Let Brian Bergman take the wheel and try to drive around the publicity of the cities DA investigation. Even better let puppets Jane Williams, Kyle Miller or Michael
Higgins be the next Mayor of La Habra Heights.
Jane Williams and the City Attorney scripted denial the Los Angeles District Attorney is not investigating was hilariously funny. I will laugh out loud when Jane Williams, City Council and the City Attorney finally admit they are being investigated.
A forensic independent audit will be loads of fun for the City Council, past City Council, ex City Attorney Sandra Levin, present City Attorney and the staff. Jane Williams should have kept quiet at the last city council meeting, because she is going to have to eat her words. She is over her head. She used to write biased news, now she will be in the news, very funny.
Interesting comment Mr. Lough

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