Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton accepted more than $100,000 from special interests and then voted these special interests lucrative contracts, zone changes, and whatever they asked for.
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton appoint their friends and campaign contributors to City Commissions and Advisory Groups instead of looking for the best qualified people. Since Voigts and Robinson appointed Hamilton to the Planning Commission they had the highest rate of decisions being challenged, the highest rate of decisions being reversed, the highest rate of absenteeism, the highest rate of resignation, and the worst land use decisions ever made.
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton vote as a block on almost every issue. They use their voting block to prevent discussion of issues (like the Saddleback Ranch Road fiasco)
- Oct 20, 2015 – Block vote to prevent discussion of voting by district.
- Oct 3, 2015 – Block vote to present discussion of Saddleback Ranch Rd.
- Sept 15, 2015 – Block vote to considering adding alternative members to Traffic Advisory Committee.
- July 21, 2015 – Block vote to prevent ad hoc committee on public safety.
- June 16, 2015 –Block vote to prevent seeking competitive bids on Police contract.
- June 2, 2015 – Block vote to prevent seeking reduction in the costs of tree trimming
- May 19, 2015 –Block vote to approve rezoning commercial area to residential, allowing developers to make a fortune.
- April 21, 2015 – Block vote to reduce fines for people who feed wildlife in Village Pond Park.
- March 3, 2015 – Block vote to censure Councilman Nick
- Feb 3, 2015 – Block vote against preventing contractors from giving money to Council campaign committees
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton yell at citizens in the audience. Speakers are harassed and cut off in mid-sentence. Audience members are told not to applaud and sometimes not to speak. Roberts Rules of Order are routinely broken, and twice they violated the Brown Act. Colleagues are called “imbecile”, “moron”, “thief”, “liar”, “vengeance seeker”, etc.
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton voted against supplying senior citizens with hot meals, something every other City provides. They refused to address the safety hazards on Saddleback Ranch Road even though 1,000 people signed a petition.
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- Oct 3, 2015 – Despite community opposition (and a petition with 1,000 signatures) voted to make no changes to Saddleback Ranch Rd even though it was obvious that the changes were dangerous. Later changed their minds after being served with a recall summons.
- Sept 15, 2015 – Declined to discuss why fewer funds are being spent to help the homeless and frail seniors.
- April 7, 2015 – Refused to allow AgeWell Services to operate from City Hall to provide “Meals on Wheels” to nearly 100 seniors living in Lake Forest.
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton pretend to be fiscal conservatives, yet they vote against getting competitive contracts, they refuse to ask Department Heads to cut the fat from the City budget, and they vote themselves expensive ipads.
Voigts, Robinson, and Hamilton are not true fiscal conservatives, as they claim to be. Here’s their voting record –
- July 21, 2015 – vote against seeking competitive bids to reduce the costs of publishing City newsletter.
- June 16, 2015 – vote against seeking competitive bids to reduce the costs of the Police budget.
- June 2, 2015 – vote against seeking less expensive methods for tree trimming.
- May 2015 – Voted $10,000 bonus to City Manager who earns $300,000 per year in compensation.
- May 19, 2015 – vote against seeking competitive bids to reduce street sweeping contract by $200,000. Instead voted to give contract to Athens Services, a company that makes campaign contributions to Voigts and Robinson.
- May 12, 2015 – voted against asking Department Heads to cut 5% fat from their budgets which could have saved the City $2,000,000 a yerar.
- April 21, 2015 – vote to allow developers to provide “in lieu” fees instead of building affordable homes – the result is that the City gets the equivalent of 4 affordable homes instead of 20 and developers get millions of dollars in profits.
- May 6, 2014 – voted against campaign finance limits
- Feb 4, 2014 – Eliminated “Investment Oversight Review” from agenda.
- Jan 7, 2014 – Voted to spend $10,000 per year so that elected officials could file forms electronically.
- Dec 17, 2013 – Voted to give themselves expensive ipads
- Aug 3, 2013 – Voted $10,000 bonus to City Manager who earns $300,000 per year in compensation.