Seaside city manager to stay for now

Seaside city manager to stay for now

There are 21 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Dec 3, 2010, titled Seaside city manager to stay for now. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The job of much-criticized Seaside City Manager Ray Corpuz appears to be safe for at least three months.

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Phil Chris

Seaside, CA

#1 Dec 3, 2010
The godzilla bride of Ralphie has the nerve to tell us, that he "used" up all the revenues the city had. Well, may be you shouldn't had "created" all those "managing positions" since he came to office in 2007.
Perhaps a city ordonance shall be necessary to limit the amount of damages the city manager can inflict on his citizens.
Ralphie was out of touch with the people of Seaside that why he lost the election.

People always come first, don't listen to them and you're history.
I love Seaside.
New Beginning Needed

Monterey, CA

#2 Dec 3, 2010
An untrustyworthy city manager and a lack of transparency in city government in BOTH Seaside and Carmel. And a common denominator is the common city attorney Don Freeman, who outsources everything, collects two hefty paychecks and lets public officials and city employees run amuck. Seaside has a new mayor, but Carmel needs a new mayor, a new city administrator and a new city attorney for a new beginning; otherwise corrupt, unethical, business as usual city government will continue unabated.
Educated

Seaside, CA

#3 Dec 3, 2010
Well one thing is for sure. Felix is well educated and is willing to listen to the people. The term listen only mean he will take all the info and then make a decision that is best for all involved. It does not mean he will be a puppet. I feel that Felix will do a great job.

One of the first things this new council must do is clean house. There are several people, Mrs. Ingersol, the Finance Director, and the Personnel Director and anyone else that is sucking the life out of this city. I am sick of the lack of development in Seaside. I have lived in Seaside for 30+ years. The city has not changes much in that time. If you want to shorten your life by a few years, go try and deal with the planning department. It will certainly shorten your life. Oh, bring a truck load of hoops because you will need to jump through them before you will get anything done.

Last, I hope Felix will give some stability to the Police and Fire Departments. I was at the meeting last night and Felix acknowledged the need for stability. He also thanked the firemen for there support and all they did. Please stabilize our great fire department and help our new Police Chief stabilize our Police Department.

Good luck Felix! We are behind you!
happy days

Salinas, CA

#4 Dec 3, 2010
Happy days are here again! We won! Felix is smart, honest and motivated. We are so lucky to have this young man give us the fresh start we need! Thank goodness the tired ol' thievin' crooks are moving on down the road! Good riddance R&R!! Don't let the proverbial door hit you in the [email protected]@es!
TIME FOR FELIX

Seaside, CA

#5 Dec 3, 2010
of course theres no money left after corpuz and rubio frittered it all away.

we need to draw up a measure that would limit the amount of upper level positions in city government as well as place a salary cap on all non sworn positions.

we need a new city manager, new city attorney,

we need to support a fire JPA that isnt linked with monterey.

we need a police JPA with sand city and del rey oaks

some revenue raising ideas are red light cameras,
strict enforcement of codes and double the fines,
new fees for owners of stores/esablishment selling alcohol or tobacco products,
double traffic and parking violation fines

THE 3 RUBIO SUPPORTERS NEED TO START WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE OF SEASIDE OR THEY CAN JOIN MANCINI AND RUBIO
DEAR DON JORDAN

Seaside, CA

#6 Dec 3, 2010
you were the worst mayor in seaside history. face it you have no political power left. do seaside a favor and just go away
Gilmoe

Salinas, CA

#7 Dec 3, 2010
TIME FOR FELIX wrote:
THE 3 RUBIO SUPPORTERS NEED TO START WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE OF SEASIDE OR THEY CAN JOIN MANCINI AND RUBIO
Couldn't have said it better!
Seaside Realist

Monterey, CA

#8 Dec 3, 2010
Rubio sided with the crook in power and didn't listen to the Police and Fire departments that warned him of his impending doom if he stayed in lock step with Corpuz. Well Ralph Rubio, your gone. Mancini is a good guy but he also failed to make a stand when it counted the most. Ogelsby, Alexander and bloomer also stood by and watched at the direction of Corpuz and will be gone at thier next election date if they don't wake up and smell the coffee. The Cercone investigation coupled with the personal vendetta launched by Roberta Greathouse and her husband against one of the Seaside Detectives cost the city a cool million dollars. Cercone's payout was close to 400k after taxes and the cost of those investigations cost the city which has very little money, BIG, BIG, BUCKS. What happened in the end, Cercone was payed out and the Detective was cleared of any wrong doing.. Are you kidding me. Any guess why the City is broke...
Phil Chris

Seaside, CA

#9 Dec 3, 2010
Sure. If i was Mr Corpuz, me too i would use the whole ninety days to "staight'up the books" before i leave office. It is not because we live in republic that we are stupid !!! Go ahead take all the time you need but remenber you have ninety(90)
days. I want to see those books clean, understood ?
Sincerely, Phil Chris.
biased story

Salinas, CA

#10 Dec 3, 2010
To the writer of this story: Ms Melendez, your articles are extremely biased.
Observer

Marina, CA

#11 Dec 5, 2010
On day #91, please do the good citizens of Seaside a huge service, and GET RID OF THE CRIMINAL CORPUZ.

If any diligent administrator in that city would have taken the time to check his background and work history, he would have NEVER reached that dais.

Best of Luck, MR. MAYOR ...!
wow

Seaside, CA

#12 Dec 5, 2010
screw don jordan. simple math? im sure edwards will back felix, and since the residents back felix , those 3 votes (bloomer, oglesby and alexander) that back the rubio-corpuz-don jordan ticket CAN GET VOTED OUT TOO!!

so now it comes to light. RUBIO IS A DON JORDAN PUPPET. well good riddance to both of them, and in 3 months, corpuz can go away too.

I PUT FORTH THAT THE JOB OF CITY MANAGER IN SEASIDE SHOULD BE AN ELECTED OFFICE. LETS DRAFT UP A MEASURE FOR 2012.
Phil Chris

Seaside, CA

#13 Dec 5, 2010
No more appointed city mananger.
That position should and will be a elected position if the great people of Seaside decide they want it that way.
I Love seaside.

No more dictatureship by a unique "choice" of candidate.
Jack Happy

Carmel Valley, CA

#14 Dec 8, 2010
Let's not get all jack happy because Felix is the new Mayor. His ambition for governmental transparency will soon hit a roadblock when he finds out the City is legally bound not to reveal information obtained during personnel investigations and settlements. Apparently he's already trying to snoop around City Hall. The City has an obligation and responsibility to protect all those involved, being told that everything was confidential.

Besides, Cercone agreed to the confidentially agreement and took the check. If Felix wants to know what happened to Cercone, he should just ask him. I'm sure they talk regularly. But Cercone won't be able to tell him. Remember, he agreed not to say anyting bad about the City.

If Cercone felt he was truly wronged by the City, he should have filed a lawsuit and everything would have been revealed in open court. No, he didn't do that. Again, he took the money and claimed he didn't do anything wrong. Why not sue the City to show everybody what happened? I guess it's easier to take the money and claim you were screwed rather than prove it in open court.

As far as the new police chief goes, I'm sure she will try to stay neutral and talk about all this being in the past but I'm sure she will soon be forced, politically of course, to take a side. I'm sure the same people that demanded Corpuz hire Cercone as Chief over the other female candidate at the time, will soon make their determination if she is one of "them" or "us."
Biased

Carmel Valley, CA

#15 Dec 8, 2010
biased story wrote:
To the writer of this story: Ms Melendez, your articles are extremely biased.
Yes, her articles on the matter are always biased. Always supportive of Cercone and critical of Corpuz. The Herald managers should replace her from this assignment.
Owl Eyes

Seaside, CA

#16 Dec 8, 2010
Jack Happy wrote:
Let's not get all jack happy because Felix is the new Mayor. His ambition for governmental transparency will soon hit a roadblock when he finds out the City is legally bound not to reveal information obtained during personnel investigations and settlements. Apparently he's already trying to snoop around City Hall. The City has an obligation and responsibility to protect all those involved, being told that everything was confidential.
Besides, Cercone agreed to the confidentially agreement and took the check. If Felix wants to know what happened to Cercone, he should just ask him. I'm sure they talk regularly. But Cercone won't be able to tell him. Remember, he agreed not to say anyting bad about the City.
If Cercone felt he was truly wronged by the City, he should have filed a lawsuit and everything would have been revealed in open court. No, he didn't do that. Again, he took the money and claimed he didn't do anything wrong. Why not sue the City to show everybody what happened? I guess it's easier to take the money and claim you were screwed rather than prove it in open court.
As far as the new police chief goes, I'm sure she will try to stay neutral and talk about all this being in the past but I'm sure she will soon be forced, politically of course, to take a side. I'm sure the same people that demanded Corpuz hire Cercone as Chief over the other female candidate at the time, will soon make their determination if she is one of "them" or "us."
I will be glad to see a woman in the position of Chief of Police in Seaside. Maybe this will stop some of the problems in the police department. I think that Cercone made the best decision for himself and the other officers on the force. Why would we want to see a drawn out court battle that would drag Seaside through more mud and make the officers who are doing a good job and were not part of the problem also look bad by association to the few who had gotten themselves in inappropriate situations. It's time to just let this all go and move on into the new year with new leadership and the rebuilding of moral with a new Chief of Police. Trust me, not one will benefit by knowing what really happened anyway. I do think there is one person who started this mess and who should also have been fired. She knows who she is.
SeaSde

Chualar, CA

#17 Dec 12, 2010
New Police Chief has to pass California POST first.... she is coming from Arizona... Let's see if she can do that first. i then see alot of retirements comings in the police department. Not good to lose institutional knowledge.
Susan Gayle

Seaside, CA

#18 Dec 26, 2010
I am so glad that the elections are over and we can now get through the end of this year and look forward to 2011 with some new leadership. I think that Seaside will have to play out this game of politics as straight shooters and I hope those that were elected and those that are still on board have learned that the citizens of Seaside will and do hold all that serve as it's leaders accountable. There has to be transparency in what they do, because it does effect all of us. Here's wishing the City of Seaside's leaders a Happy New Year and prosperity in the years to come. We live on one of the most beautiful places on earth so lets all respect and appreciate all that we do have living here. Blessing to all in the years to come and please remember that manners and kindness does matter.
Look Closer

United States

#19 Dec 27, 2010
Hey Seasde - "Institutional knowledge" how bout there's a new chief in town and being a drinking buddy with your boss wont get you promoted this time. Especially those that got hired when they dont even meet the basic post requirements and failed their psych exams cuz they are nuts. Retirements are exactly what the police department needs. Your "institutional knowledge" is exactly what needs a closer look, friends and family that's what got promoted there why do you think certain officers where crying so much about the new chief -- the cercone/solicito clan is history.
Lola

Seaside, CA

#20 Jan 3, 2011
Look Closer wrote:
Hey Seasde - "Institutional knowledge" how bout there's a new chief in town and being a drinking buddy with your boss wont get you promoted this time. Especially those that got hired when they dont even meet the basic post requirements and failed their psych exams cuz they are nuts. Retirements are exactly what the police department needs. Your "institutional knowledge" is exactly what needs a closer look, friends and family that's what got promoted there why do you think certain officers where crying so much about the new chief -- the cercone/solicito clan is history.
I think the new Chief is going to be just what the Seaside PD has needed for a very long time. This change will be good for all of us. New year, new attitude. Now, let's go round up the bad guys.

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