Tustin Sacks Popular City Manager Four Months Into Job
So far, no explanation has emerged for why the city would fire the former Redondo Beach assistant city manager so soon, but rumors have already begun circulating that he somehow ran afoul of Mayor Jerry Amante, a conservative Republican with a penchant for insulting public speakers and fellow council members in public and otherwise acting like a prick.
|Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante|
Meanwhile, The LiberalOC's Dan Chmielewski penned a blog post noting Amante's reputation for running the city like a personal fiefdom.
"[Biggs] likely didn't anticipate . . . the way Mayor Jerry Amante wants things run," Chmielewski wrote. "Amante was the target of [a] rally against the city council majority's lack of respect for the members of the community who disagree with them. Amante claimed the protest was purely partisan, and he's right. Those who protested don't like Mayor Amante."