Montebello officials reject studying ...

Montebello officials reject studying costs of transferring fire protection to county

There are 198 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from May 10, 2012, titled Montebello officials reject studying costs of transferring fire protection to county. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

City officials overwhelmingly rejected the Mayor's proposal to study the costs of transferring fire protection to the county, leading him to say that council members are in denial about the city's financial problems.

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montebello resident

Moreno Valley, CA

#21 May 15, 2012
TRASH TALK wrote:
BK could solve a lot of problems
That's what I'm thinking
Blinkie

La Mirada, CA

#22 May 15, 2012
Prior to filing BK the city would have to default on it's bonds first. Then the BK gun is held to the heads of the city employees, retirees and bond holders for 90 days (not the majority of the ones who got us in this mess). Then there is the required mediation process. During this time some of the "practices" of our past will come out which may result in jail time for some folks (so you know it will be avoided at all costs) The collective barganing agreements will be redone and in BK there are no state labor protections. We also run a risk of the judge not approving BK for some of our "practices" Boise County Idaho had their BK tossed out of court as a violation of the fair housing act lead to the financial mess that lead them to be broke. Harrisburg PA had their BK tossed "all of the branches of the municipality must be on the same page" (actual quote from the judge)In Hallmark Michigan the BK was tossed as they were offered a selection of loan options. Just saying
Trash Talk

United States

#23 May 15, 2012
Montebello is upside down over $100,000,000 in their pensions and $12,000,000 in retire health plan.
The Ostrom lease purhase has the people on the hook for $30,000,000 according to Randy's report.
Quiet Cannon/ Hilton/ golf course-- anyone's guess
Sevacherian property purchase if City does not win lawsuit #3.2 million plus
Taylor ranch boondoggle ????
Blinkie

La Mirada, CA

#24 May 15, 2012
Special meeting tomorrow at 5pm (Wednesday 16th) Public Employment Inerim City Administrator (item 4) and Public Employee Release (item 5).
Troll Patrol

United States

#25 May 15, 2012
Blinkie wrote:
Special meeting tomorrow at 5pm (Wednesday 16th) Public Employment Inerim City Administrator (item 4) and Public Employee Release (item 5).
Breskin is toast. Council heading to Vegas to do....what? Announce that they've just fired their 5th City Administrator in three years? This city is a bad acid trip.
No where to go but up

Montebello, CA

#26 May 15, 2012
Is Breskin going to be another fall guy for Molinari's antics over the past 20+ years? Bill is the reason this city is still living in 1985. I guess Bill's boy Barajas is going along with him...again; Art-in-the-box, LOL. Doesn't he have HALF a brain?
Troll Patrol

United States

#27 May 15, 2012
No where to go but up wrote:
Is Breskin going to be another fall guy for Molinari's antics over the past 20+ years? Bill is the reason this city is still living in 1985. I guess Bill's boy Barajas is going along with him...again; Art-in-the-box, LOL. Doesn't he have HALF a brain?
Did you really mean 1895?
Blinkie

Monterey Park, CA

#28 May 16, 2012
Troll Patrol wrote:
<quoted text>
Breskin is toast. Council heading to Vegas to do....what? Announce that they've just fired their 5th City Administrator in three years? This city is a bad acid trip.
So the dead guy they were proping up for show is going to be replaced by a living person?
settle down

United States

#29 May 16, 2012
I guess Breskin must have told Bill the truth, which is the city is broke and they have to do something like explore county fire options etc. But Bill no like truth. He sits up there and spouts about oportunities. WELL BILL TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. I for one am pissed that every time a city manager finds the truth and starts to expose it, the council simply gets rid of him. It will be interesting to see who votes with Bill to outs Breskin. Pay atttention people! This will tell us which three are alligned to hide the truth and ultimately destroy the city. I bet they come after Frank next.
ex montebello firefighter

Phoenix, AZ

#30 May 16, 2012
settle down wrote:
I guess Breskin must have told Bill the truth, which is the city is broke and they have to do something like explore county fire options etc. But Bill no like truth. He sits up there and spouts about oportunities. WELL BILL TOO LITTLE TOO LATE. I for one am pissed that every time a city manager finds the truth and starts to expose it, the council simply gets rid of him. It will be interesting to see who votes with Bill to outs Breskin. Pay atttention people! This will tell us which three are alligned to hide the truth and ultimately destroy the city. I bet they come after Frank next.
Liarlari is a sociopath who does not like to be exposed! He doesn't like to have people find out that Montebello is not the Beverly Hills of ELA....
montebello resident

United States

#31 May 16, 2012
ex montebello firefighter wrote:
<quoted text>Liarlari is a sociopath who does not like to be exposed! He doesn't like to have people find out that Montebello is not the Beverly Hills of ELA....
Let's see if frank can bring the city back
Into the light, I believe he
Can do it, I believe he has the
Gonads to stand up, but for what
Reason is Breskin being canned?
Trash Talk

United States

#32 May 16, 2012
so who were the three that called the meeting?
it was not the Mayor
AFIK the only stand up guy on the diaz
ORG

Poway, CA

#33 May 16, 2012
Trash Talk wrote:
so who were the three that called the meeting?
it was not the Mayor
AFIK the only stand up guy on the diaz
Bill, Christina and puppet boy, Art. Breskin is getting let go cause he did his job. He came out to the Council what his 2012-2013 budget recomendations were and the three did not like the Parks and Rec cuts. They want to hide the truth to the Citizens and put off doing anything until the next Council election. They are destroying the City. Why hire professional managers and then not listen to them? I've lost count of how many managers that these idiots have gone thru.
Troll Patrol

United States

#34 May 16, 2012
ORG wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill, Christina and puppet boy, Art. Breskin is getting let go cause he did his job. He came out to the Council what his 2012-2013 budget recomendations were and the three did not like the Parks and Rec cuts. They want to hide the truth to the Citizens and put off doing anything until the next Council election. They are destroying the City. Why hire professional managers and then not listen to them? I've lost count of how many managers that these idiots have gone thru.
Montebello will be out of cash long before the next council election. Question is who did they replace Breskin with?
montebello resident

Moreno Valley, CA

#35 May 16, 2012
Troll Patrol wrote:
<quoted text>Montebello will be out of cash long before the next council election. Question is who did they replace Breskin with?
Does anyone know?

“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#36 May 16, 2012
Troll Patrol wrote:
<quoted text>
Montebello will be out of cash long before the next council election. Question is who did they replace Breskin with?
I didn't attend, but I received a report that Francesca Tucker-Schuyler (I'm guessing on the spelling) was elevated to interim city administrator while they conduct yet another search. Isn't California running out of qualified candidates yet?

An interesting question is what happens with the successor agency to the CRA. The county picks the members and sets the agenda, and right now, Breskin is the chairperson of the agency. The city attorney reportedly had no answer as to what happens now with this position when asked by a member of the Save the Montebello Hills Task Force.
settle down

United States

#37 May 17, 2012
42 yr North Mtb resident wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't attend, but I received a report that Francesca Tucker-Schuyler (I'm guessing on the spelling) was elevated to interim city administrator while they conduct yet another search. Isn't California running out of qualified candidates yet?
An interesting question is what happens with the successor agency to the CRA. The county picks the members and sets the agenda, and right now, Breskin is the chairperson of the agency. The city attorney reportedly had no answer as to what happens now with this position when asked by a member of the Save the Montebello Hills Task Force.
So the finance director steps up? The budget is due next month. Who is going to run finance? One of the GED girls they have in there? Is Fran going to run the city and finance? Is she going to make the very hard decisions that need, no must, be made? Is she going to tell council their budget is cut too? Is she going to tell the people that were here peers yesterday, like her friend's Norma and Jackson, that they need to cut cut cut? The answer to all these questions will remain to be seen. I do know that the three, Bill, Art, and Christina are alligned and in just a few short months the city will be destroied. Bill and Art are up for re-election. Are they getting buddy buddy with Christina now so she we leave them alone during election 2013? Take a look at the past. CC was always the outcast. Alway voting no when everyone else votes yes. Always on the outside. Never invited to secret meetings. Now she has four year to go and a voice. Art is scared and so is Bill. CC says let's toss Breskin out and bring one of my Girls up, girl power! And Art and Bill say yes boss. Just don't slam me noooo more during my re-election. You two make me sick! Queen CC did it. She has the majority. Watch out Mont. Watch out employees. Good bye business. Hello BK.
Trash Talk

United States

#38 May 17, 2012
Hard to beleive that the menage a trois would let Breskin or anybody go over a tenative budget proposal-The council can adopt any budget it wants to with any assumptions it chooses to ue-
ask Jerry Brown for examples
especially when the budget is made with department ehad and finance department input and they elevate the excellent finance director.
What is the real reason?
ex montebello firefighter

Phoenix, AZ

#39 May 17, 2012
settle down wrote:
<quoted text>So the finance director steps up? The budget is due next month. Who is going to run finance? One of the GED girls they have in there? Is Fran going to run the city and finance? Is she going to make the very hard decisions that need, no must, be made? Is she going to tell council their budget is cut too? Is she going to tell the people that were here peers yesterday, like her friend's Norma and Jackson, that they need to cut cut cut? The answer to all these questions will remain to be seen. I do know that the three, Bill, Art, and Christina are alligned and in just a few short months the city will be destroied. Bill and Art are up for re-election. Are they getting buddy buddy with Christina now so she we leave them alone during election 2013? Take a look at the past. CC was always the outcast. Alway voting no when everyone else votes yes. Always on the outside. Never invited to secret meetings. Now she has four year to go and a voice. Art is scared and so is Bill. CC says let's toss Breskin out and bring one of my Girls up, girl power! And Art and Bill say yes boss. Just don't slam me noooo more during my re-election. You two make me sick! Queen CC did it. She has the majority. Watch out Mont. Watch out employees. Good bye business. Hello BK.
You brought up an excellent point, how is the city going to attract successful businesses to establish? Such turmoil is a great deterrent. Hence the fact that Whittier Boulevard is the bridal shop and bakery capital of the world!

“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#40 May 17, 2012
ex montebello firefighter wrote:
<quoted text>
You brought up an excellent point, how is the city going to attract successful businesses to establish? Such turmoil is a great deterrent. Hence the fact that Whittier Boulevard is the bridal shop and bakery capital of the world!
Yes, it is. People come from cities all over the area to Whittier Blvd. to get their wedding stuff and quality baked goods. Sales Tax revenue is a wonderful thing.

That is why I have been pushing for retail/commercial development for years instead of budget draining, cancer causing, wildlife killing hillside residential development. Look at the people in Ujima village in Willowbrook, built on an oil site, which anecdotally reported yesterday that nearly half of its past and deceased residents developed cancer.

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