WOW ! IS EL SEGUNDO ANOTHER CITY OF BELL ???
Click on the link below, review the data and information,
and decide for yourself whether there is a resemblance.
Although El Segundo has not experienced the same excessive City Council and
City Manager pay as the City of Bell, El Segundo has experienced greatly
excessive and unsustainable firefighter and police union and manager pay
that may exceed that of Bell once detailed Bell data is obtained and
analyzed. The approach being used in El Segundo - creating new fees for
residents and raising business taxes to pay for obscenely excessive
city employee salaries, benefits, and pensions - parallels what was done
in Bell. It appears from the El Segundo salary and pension data that the
firefighter and police union contracts make many public employees into
millionaires. It is quite possible, and perhaps likely, that many
California cities and counties are suffering from serious abuses
similar in nature to those in the City of Bell, even if not as
egregious as the worst cases in Bell.
For Eye-Popping El Segundo City Employee Compensation Data!
(public record information)
Will El Segundo voters allow the fire and police Union bosses,
outside special interests, and Eric Busch to BUY
this election and a seat on our City Council?
El Segundo Voter Information for the April 8, 2008 City Election
The El Segundo, California city election is this Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
Please - email and telephone everyone you know who lives in El Segundo
and ask them to visit this web site
and to read
Mike's election flyer before they vote. Some people do not check their email for
several days, so be sure to call them as well. Thank you!
El Segundo Firefighters Union "Senior Scare" Letter
(dated April 9, 2004) sent to El Segundo Senior Citizens, threatening hospital closure and "the posibility of our paramedics not being available when you need them" if the City Council candidates they endorsed are not elected. The endoresements are given based on salary and benefit increases and politics, not public safety considerations.
Learn about the candidates, and who are the best and the worst for public safety,
spending, and integrity, by visting the El Segundo Public Safety Project home page.
read or download the sample ballot (PDF file),
find your El Segundo voting poll location,
and use the address of your voting poll to find it on a map of El Segundo provided by Google Maps.
If you cannot find your voting poll location, vote at any poll, or at the City Clerk's office at 350 Main Street, and ask to vote on a "provisional ballot". This is your right, and your request cannot be refused. Your ballot is verified against the voter registration rolls, absentee ballot requests, and to ensure that you are not voting more than once.
Union bosses and well-funded outside special interests are trying to take over small
town El Segundo for at least the next four years
Former City Councilmember Mike Robbins fights against big city-style
political machine in small town El Segundo
"El Segundo Fire and Police Union bosses unilaterally
with the worst public safety, spending, and integrity
In the last City Council election (2004), the police and fire Union bosses endorsed
the three candidates supported with tens of thousands of dollars from outside special
interests, including developers, a trash hauler, someone who tried to obtain a large
city contract without competition, and others who may have expected something in return.
One of these candidates was Eric Busch.
Busch has received large contributions from someone who tried to rig the
competition for a large city contract and have it awarded to a less qualified
bidder at nearly twice the price ($120,000 versus $65,000 for a Golf Course
construction management contract). Busch was so arrogant that he continued
to take the money from this person after he was confronted with this relationship.
The $50,000 plus election campaign with many $1,000 to $6,000 contributions
was highly unusual for small town El Segundo. Campaigns used to cost less than
$5,000 and a lot of shoe leather. Although the Union bosses and
outside special interests out-spent the independent candidates by as much as ten
to one, they won only one of three council seats - Eric Busch.
Michael D. Robbins, 4/2/2008
Founder, El Segundo Public Safety Project
Former El Segundo City Councilmember (1992-1996)
Read all about it and
see more pages, documents, and images posted throughout the week!
Flyer - It was distributed city-wide on Sunday, April 6, 2008
Click here to see the
pictures of the campaign signs
with Fire Union President Kevin Rehm's cellular phone number (310-422-9411) on them
as the sign placement and maintenance coordinator.
His phone number sticker is on all the signs for Eric Busch, Sandra Jacobs,
and Bill Fisher (4/13/2004 City Election).
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