• BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Hey! My “excellent insight” comment is “pending”. Does that mean censored? What up with voiced comments?

    Speak your mind, ride a fast horse! I guess.

    • Hi BeeBee. Not sure why it got caught in our spam filter but it did, and now it is free. Just FYI, we do not moderate comments actively so sometimes it takes awhile for comments to show up. -Thy

      • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

        Thanks Thy!

        Wasn’t sure if I offended. I can be blunt. That whole say what you feel, ride a fast horse thing.

        Thank you for reporting so thoroughly for GG, always. It has made a difference in our city. A difference that matters to the community, which has long not mattered to city hall. Corrupted as it has been, and still kinda is. Some of those staffers Bruce and Matt brought in need to go.

        Change is good!

  • Mike Burtin

    In all fairness, people telecommute every day. I guess what I am saying is instead of asking, “did he show up for work?” We should be asking, “was he doing any work?” Two very different things.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      That true, Mike Burtin. Great gig if you can get it.

      At 200K+ plus extra benny goodies, higher pension pay, that possible telecommuter, stay home will ya work deal would be suhhh-weet. Yeah, muy dulce.

  • LFOldTimer

    Don’t expect much. If your expectations are low you can’t be disappointed. Afterall, this is Garden Grove.

    • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

      We are a jaded bunch.

  • Paul Lucas

    With this law in place regarding gifts of public funds, it would be apparent to any casual observer that there should be someone doing a perp walk. But this is the oc and the da has no reason to be accountable or diligent.

  • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Excellent insight. What the common sense people have asked all along.

    Brown Act? We dun (sic) need no stinkin’ Brown Act has been our thing for 60 years. Lotta deals without The People ever having one single lil iota of a clue, especially in the ages before the internet. Whistleblowers? They got Golden Handshake offers to hush hush and go away. This B and B thing is just tip of an iceberg, and icing on the iceberg cake. Sadly, people knew we were getting screwed over, and many called Councils on it, only to be told to talk to the hand. Democracy be damned and go to hell. What results? It has all served to undermine community spirit and unity and has all but uber-annihilated public trust in our city, our city hall and our city leaders. Add to that, the fact that we are a springboard for political careers, are used, used is a key word with residents of GG, more for that than anything else. That list is long, too. Not as long as the property acquisition deals, though. Sigh. And cry. No justice ever for The People of GG.

  • RyanCantor

    “It is a crime for the government to pay a public worker for not performing work. It is considered a gift of public funds. This concept is so important it is specifically written into the California Constitution, Article XVI, Section 6.

    The DA’s investigation did not include examining the Barlag ‘no show’ issue.”

    So . . . the DA didn’t investigate a potential crime involving public officials?

    I am SHOCKED. To. The. Core.