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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Political arrogance continues in OUSD
The embattled arrogant politicians of Orange Unified's Surridge Majority appear to be now taking ideas straight from the playbook of the last politically arrogant OUSD Board that finally pushed the Greater Orange community too far back in 2001.
That 2001 OUSD Board-known as the Jacobson Majority-also arrogantly tried to push their personal political agenda onto what they too thought was a disengaged public. Then, just as now, that public that was finally pushed so far that they saw those trustees for what they were- arrogant politicians with a personal non-educational political agenda- not public servants of the people who elected them.
In 2001, those arrogant politicians were ultimately recalled by the voters, but not before spending millions of educational dollars while using the powers of their office to try and thwart the will of the voters on what one famous Recall bumper sticker of the times called political "lawsuits, lawyers and litigation" .
|"Provisional Trustee" Salas|
What appears clear to long-time OUSD observers is that California Brown Act violations in the mysterious appointment of an unknown and unqualified candidate and bungled process obviously took place.
While having Surridge lead the appointment of the mystery man Greg Salas in the face of the overwhelming evidence of Salas being unqualified is not a surprise, what is more troubling is that long time OUSD Trustee Rick Ledesma and the ultra patriotic former U.S. Marine and Trustee Mark Wayland followed suit in this political corrupt bargain. It was clear to those at the Monday September 22nd OUSD appointment meeting that Wayland audibly wrestled with his conscience when his name was called to vote, but ultimately cast his vote for Salas and in so doing let down the democratic process he has fought most of his adult life to preserve.
When the audience gasped at Wayland's struggled vote, it was clearly the shock of seeing this patriotic warrior who fought to protect the ideals of our nation, fail to protect those ideals in his own hometown and community.
After the political vote to support the mystery man Greg Salas, the meeting was quickly called to an end, as the four trustees and Salas left the room and any chance they then had to explain to the shocked community why they selected this mystery man-no one knows- over the candidate the community had overwhelmingly come to the meeting to support - a respected community leader who is well know, well trusted and well respected- not just in Anaheim Hill's Trustee Area 1-but across the Greater Orange Communty.
Since that corrupt vote, Greater Orange has exploded with indignation at the arrogance of the politician's 4-2 vote.
Now, after a week to make up slick reasons for voting for the unknown Salas, those arrogant politicians now want to "explain" why they voted for Salas at another "Special Meeting" this Thursday October 1st.* After this political theater, the politicians will then vote for a "resolution" against a Special Election-which they could have easily avoided- as too expensive.**
* The meeting is not expected to be videotaped by OUSD, but
law allows public videotaping of
all public meetings California
**OUSD currently has a surplus in excess of $70 million
The organizers of the Nullify Petition drive have calculated the cost of the Special Election to be about $5.00 a voter, a price which hundreds of voters who have already signed the Nullify Petitions agree is a small price to pay for democracy and to nullify the arrogant political injustice of September 22nd.
Which is what these four arrogant politicians continue to not understand or comprehend.
Citizens of Greater Orange have routinely used the petition process to call for elections as the "price" of controlling arrogant politicians and safeguarding local democracy.
Over the past two decades, Greater Orange citizens have never shied away from using the petition process to correct the excesses of numerous arrogant politicians -and now in 2015, as a wave of anti-politician sentiment is sweeping the nation, it is apparent that the citizen's of Greater Orange are on the verge of again telling OUR local arrogant politicians that they have gone too far and in America, it is the majority of voters who are in charge- not four arrogant politicians who disregard the will of the people.
NEXT OUSD BOARD MEETING Thursday OCTOBER 1, 2015
6:30 pm OUSD Board Meeting -OUSD BOARD ROOM
Public Comments from the audience will be heard.
: OUSD AGENDA AGENDA-CLICK ON
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