Speaking of ethical education, just what was our well-paid, longtime
City Attorney Gail Hutton, doing during all these illegal votes? Why did
it take Mayor Debbie Cook, at that time a private citizen, to initiate
charges concerning his practice of continuous, illegal voting?
It is time for a new city attorney as well as a new council person.
Garofalo got what he deserved
Responding to Garofalo saying ("Exit, Dave left," Jan. 17) he was
following the practice of his predecessor, Jack Kelly, if we can go back
and remember a little bit about ol' Jack Kelly, he had to pay a fine for
illegal practices. And when he had to get out after two terms and he ran
again, his campaign slogan was "Jack is Back" and people were
distributing a cartoon of Jack's back with his hand in the cookie jar. So
Garofalo, if he was following his practice -- it fits what he got.
In memory of Ruth Finley
Ruth Finley was one of the first persons who supported the concept of
a youth shelter in Huntington Beach, She, along with Ruth Bailey,
encouraged us by providing leadership and support. They were lovingly
referred to as the dynamic duo. When others said it couldn't be done, she
would say, "Keep going, follow the vision, our city needs this project."
Finley helped us to see beyond the frustrations of the everyday
obstacles to the larger picture. She took time from her busy life to
really listen. She would always offer positive insights into the workings
of city government. The strength of her character, the integrity of her
person was all reflected in her advice to help the shelter become a
Ocean View School District trustee
Winchell should return to council
What a stroke of good fortune for our city that Grace Winchell has
applied to serve as the interim city councilwoman.
Through her previous tenure as councilwoman and mayor, Grace has
earned our highest respect as a public servant. We hope that the city
council will appoint Grace Winchell to the vacated position on council.