Sep 01, 2007
Gary Thompson, Trabuco Canyon News “Good public servants would recognize that when you get to the point where you no longer have the support of the people, for the good of the community and best interests of the organization you represent, it is time to step aside.”
In response to the indictments and continuing problems in beleaguered CUSD, local officials from across South Orange County are now speaking out and demanding change. Thompson is Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.
Jan 26, 2007
Gary Thompson, Rancho Santa Margarita News “We thought we had an interim superintendent who was actually going to come in there and make some good changes.”
RSM Mayor Pro Tem Gary Thompson opposes the district-wide environmental impact report. Discussions about the report stirred hard feelings from last year’s conflicts with then-Superintendent James Fleming and the school board. In December 2005, school trustees voted to contract for the report. Reform trustee Larry Christensen wants the board to discuss abandoning the study in its Feb. 12 meeting.
Jan 26, 2007
Gary Thompson, Rancho Santa Margarita News “I think it’s important that the residents and the businesses that pay Mello Roos fees in their property tax have a comfort level knowing that the money got spent as it was intended.”
RSM Mayor Pro Tem Gary Thompson requested the audit.
Jan 02, 2007
Gary Thompson, Trabuco Canyon News “The CUSD Trustees should not ask the taxpayers to spend one penny on a criminal lawyer to defend Trustee Draper. If she broke the law, she should be held accountable and should pay for her own criminal defense – just like anybody else.”
Thompson is Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.