Someone Has A Twisted Sense Of Humor

Happy New Year!

Zoominfo.com, some data mining and selling company has an entry showing ex city manager Tom Fruitcheese as the City Manager at this website.

More laughs, an estimated value in the millions

And Mr. Fruitcheese has some interesting co-workers, like the teacher caught making meth

For the record, the revenue of LighthouseAvenue.com is about negative $52 per year.

Someone Has A Twisted Sense Of Humor

Who Wants Layoffs And Sizzle?

Fruit-Cheese and Kurt “Lorem ipsum” That’s who

Frutchey said the city must continue to transform its business practices with private-sector service contracts, shared services with other agencies, and fewer full-time employees in the state Public Employees Retirement System.

On a related matter, the city’s economic development manager recommends that Pacific Grove follow the lead of such cities as Escondido and Hercules to put more sizzle in the downtown district economy.

Who Wants Layoffs And Sizzle?

Fruit Cheese Wants More P.G. Money To Spend

Without oversight.

A council report says the $15,000 limit has been in effect since 1984 and probably earlier than that. The buying power of $15,000 in 1984 now exceeds when can be purchased with $35,000 today due to inflation, the report says.

There is a great range in purchasing limits in other cities, generally with higher limits in bigger cities with bigger budgets.

“The proposed limit of $35,000 is consistent with the practice of many other cities of our approximate size,” City Manager Thomas Frutchey says in the council report.

Fruit Cheese Wants More P.G. Money To Spend

Tom Fruit-Cheese Giving Away The City Part 4

P.G. has lost its fire department, police department, Mvsevm, the land under the fish prison and now is throwing out the golf course, cemetery and public works department.

What about contracting out the City Manager position?

curb alert free stuff

City Manager Thomas Frutchey will ask the City Council on Wednesday to seek proposals for six different jobs, including managing the Pacific Grove Golf Links.

In a council report, Frutchey says that while the city is responsible for providing the services, “it does not follow that the city itself is always best able to provide those services.”

Contracting out the services would likely lay off city workers, but the city is encouraging employee groups to prepare their own proposals, the report says.

Tom Fruit-Cheese Giving Away The City Part 4

Frutchey Feasts

Frutchey and crow

Frutchey claimed former planning officials “repeatedly approved projects after only partial or faulty analysis and otherwise sidestepped local and state requirements.”

His message — which infuriated previous planners, a former P.G. mayor and others — also alleged “staff made decisions that either were not theirs to make or were not in conformance with the codes.”

Frutchey Feasts

Tom Frutchey Throws Former Planners Under Bus

Ever have an application rejected only to see a similar one breeze through?

In the April 15 email, Tom Frutchey painted a picture of a former planning department in complete disarray. Frutchey, among other things, claimed planners carelessly signed off on projects — and said that’s why it took less time to process applications and issue permits than it does now.

“Yes, things were much better in the old days, in large part, because staff didn’t folow the law,” Frutchey wrote. “Staff repeatedly approved projects after only partial or faulty analysis and otherwise sidestepped local and state requirements.”

Tom Frutchey Throws Former Planners Under Bus

Ugly Tourist Information Sign Is Non Compliant?

Even if you do get a permit, you don’t have to abide by the conditions? Can’t wait before the corner looks like a San Jose used car lot with banners, flags, whirygigs and stuff.

Tourist info sign

“While the sign is ugly,” Ammar concedes, “it does attract people.”The sign isn’t too far off the shape of the old China Garden sign, except it’s not arched like the old one. And it isn’t the marker the city originally OK’d.

“It is not the sign that was approved through the zoning process,” Frutchey said.

Ugly Tourist Information Sign Is Non Compliant?

$10,000 Goes To Study Of The Obvious

Pacific Grove has a golf course. It’s good.
There, save money and let some ‘consultant’ find another business to scam.

City Director of Management and Budget Jim Becklenberg said the number of rounds played at the course was down 13 percent in 2008, but a 13 percent increase in greens fees and restructuring of the golf course’s discount card system brought revenues up to the previous year’s level.

“Marketing is needed,” he said, “to boost (golf) rounds.”

The city will budget $10,000 to hire a professional golf marketing consultant, Frutchey said, and the committee members will be volunteers.

$10,000 Goes To Study Of The Obvious

Frutchey Named P.G. City Manager

City Employees – you’re boned. CYA people.

Pacific Grove’s newly chosen city manager was fired from his previous city administrator post in Oxnard 12 years ago for his contentious management style following complaints from former employees who said he created a “culture of fear”.

City residents – you’re boned, too. Look forward to bending over for more tourists.

Two council members at the time said “Frutchey streamlined Oxnard’s bureaucracy and helped make the city more business-friendly,” the Times said. He also had support from the president of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Frutchey Named P.G. City Manager