At first glance, we thought this website was put together by Boss Tweed Amante himself. The only contact information is Jerry’s and the only pictures are of Jerry as well. We wouldn’t blame him if he had put it together and he may have at least had a hand in it. This appears to be a first effort to begin an anti-recall campaign for Jerry, either by him or on his behalf. We say that because, when we checked the registration on the domain, it comes back not to Jerry Amante, but to Pamela Gooderham in Tustin.
Obviously, Jerry has at least a few friends in town. Some of them even sit on the dais with him. There is no doubt that Jerry was sweating during the election when it looked like he may not maintain the council majority he and Nielsen needed to continue their rein of terror. And, as we said in our previous post, Jerry must be at least a little worried about the recall as he has been a bit nicer lately.
But this website has just the bare information regarding the recall on it. The only statement from Jerry is the official Response to Recall Petition where he, among other things states, “I strive to treat everyone with respect, courtesy and professionalism.” Huh? He also claims a vote of 4-1 to fire the new City Manager, David Biggs. We could have sworn it was 3-2. And, as far as the TUSD lawsuit, well, Jerry just doesn’t get it. He still doesn’t understand that it was the actions and demands of an Amante led council that to the lawsuit to begin with.
There is also a section on what Jerry has done for (rather than to) the citizens of Tustin. Among his claimed accomplishments are having a balanced budget each year of office (municipalities, unlike the federal government, are required to balance the budget each year); the new Tustin Library (but, isn’t that a County library?); Citrus Ranch Park (an effort of the citizens of the community of Tustin Ranch); OCTA Board member (where I hear he is just as arrogant). So, what has he done that is real? According to this website, Amante should be wearing a cape with an A on it.
We’re just not sure what the A would stand for.
For a look at what our friends at the Recall Amante Campaign are doing, stop by their website. While we were against the recall on principle, we do support their effort and urge you to sign the petition.