|Pat Furey Jr.|
Patrick Furey Jr. still serves on the City of Torrance Traffic Commission.
He also serves on the Torrance Unified School Board Personnel Commission.
I remember last year when Arthur Plourde was removed from the library commission because he was pursuing a personal agenda. He presented his case, and some residents in the city feared that these actions were an unjust encroachment on freedom of speech.
Yet Plourde was removed from the commission. He did nothing wrong. He had a set of questions which needed to be better addressed. Last time I heard about this matter, Arthur Plourde was considering legal action against the city.
Today, the city of Torrance has a commissioner who has been fined a number of times for unethical, illegal campaign practices. How is that he can remain in any position of public trust? What Patrick Furey is far worse than anything that Arthur Plourde did!
At the end of the March 8th city council meeting, Councilwoman Ashcraft moved to bring an agenda item forward to have Patrick Furey Jr. removed from the Traffic Commission.
No one seconded that motion.
I commend Councilwoman Ashcraft for seeking to have Furey removed. We need more councilmembers to show courage in their convictions and demand higher standards from members of the community who wish to serve in more public roles.