“Meet the Candidates” Forum on September 19th


On Monday, September 19th, NUFF will host its traditional “Meet & Greet” in the Osborne Memorial Room at the Fullerton Public Library, where you can meet and talk directly to candidates running for the elective offices in Fullerton.

fullerton-sealsCity Council: in the upcoming November election, there will be up to 12 candidates, including two incumbents, for the three contested City Council seats.

School Board: starting this year, Fullerton’s School Board elections will be by districts.  In November, there will be two candidates in each of the high school board area elections, two in one of the elementary school areas, and only one candidate (incumbent) in the other area.

The NUFF Candidate “Meet & Greet” is an ideal opportunity to speak directly with the candidates, face-to-face, no long speeches, up close and personal, and make your own decisions as to whom you’ll support in November for these important positions.


To learn more about the candidates by reading their responses to the questionnaire provided to each by NUFF, click on the image above, or click here.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday at the Library!

sept-19-image6:30 – 8:45 pm

Osborne Room, Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton

Questions? email


Candidates for Fullerton Elective Offices in November ’16

All declared candidates for each office were contacted and offered the opportunity to complete a questionnaire provided by NUFF designed to give our members a good feel for the philosophy and plans of candidates hoping to serve Fullerton as an elected official.

For information on the upcoming NUFF “Meet the Candidates” Forum, click here.

Following is a compilation of completed questionnaires returned to NUFF by candidates (not all responded).  Click on the link below the candidate’s name to download their questionnaire as a PDF:


Larry Bennett

Larry Bennett’s NUFF Questionnaire

Joshua Ferguson

Joshua Ferguson’s NUFF Questionnaire

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Jennifer Fitzgerald’s NUFF Questionnaire

Jonathan Mansoori

Jonathan Mansoori’s NUFF Questionnaire

Jane Rands

Jane Rands’s NUFF Questionnaire

Jesus Silva

Jesus Silva’s NUFF Questionnaire


Joanne Fawley

Joanne Fawley’s NUFF Questionnaire

Barbara Kilponen

Barbara Kilponen’s NUFF Questionnaire

Andy Montoya

Andy Montoya’s NUFF Questionnaire

Jeanette Vazquez

Jeanette Vazquez’s NUFF Questionnaire


March NUFF Forum: “Fullerton Infrastructure and You”

On March 28th, NUFF members and guests were treated to an informative and engaging presentaton from Joe Felz, Fullerton’s City Manager.

The quality and condition of a city’s infrastructure has a fundamental impact on its quality of life in ways that are both stark and subtle.  Joe provided a detailed and thorough overview of how over the past several years, the City has developed a comprehensive and multi-faceted plan for planning for current and future needs while also making needed repairs to the city’s aging infrastructure.

At the end of the presentation, members of the audience submitted questions, which Joe answered with his usual combination of candor and good humor.

You can download a copy of Joe’s presentation by clicking on the link below:

March NUFF Forum_Fullerton’s Infrastructure and You_Joe Felz Presentation_28Mar16

Thanks again, Joe Felz, for both your willingness to make the time for the March NUFF Forum and for your contributions and continued dedication to the City of Fullerton overall.

Minard and Betsy at March Meeting

Also as part of the March meeting, NUFF was pleased to have the opportunity to recognize another significant contributor to Fullerton’s civic life.

Minard’s many contributions and achievement’s over nearly a half-century of service to both the Fullerton school system and to the larger Fullerton as whole.  The NUFF board emphatically salutes Minard’s commitment, energy, and spirit, and the city of Fullerton is clearly the better for it.


January NUFF Forum: “College Town – What? Where? Why?”

Information about a significant new plan for Fullerton’s east side was shared at the recent NUFF forum on Monday, January 25th, at the Library in our regular location, the Osborne Memorial Room.

Change and design are never easy; some things are lost while others are gained. As Fullerton grows and gradually changes, the City guides development through plans designed to promote orderly growth, adherence to laws and regulations, and respect for the city’s heritage as well as the interests and needs of the residents. Changes to parts of the City are guided by the General Plan and by Specific Plans, all of which are created over time and with consideration of many inputs.

Due to needs for increased enrollments, traffic mitigation, and housing issues, the City and the universities have been reviewing ways to enhance the area south of these colleges; the area is roughly bordered by Nutwood, Chapman, State College and the 57 Freeway.

At the NUFF forum on January 25th, Karen Haluza, Director of Community Development, Planning Project Manager Heather Allen and representatives from the universities explained the details of the proposed CollegeTown Specific Plan and took questions from the audience following their presentation.

In the original “College Town” plan, City staff had developed a Specific Plan for the area, which was subsequently formally taken up and reviewed by the City of Fullerton Planning Commission in February. If it had been implemented as proposed, the “Collegetown” plan would have a substantial impact on the area around the CSUF campus.  However, based in part on community input at that meeteing, the Collegetown Specific Plan was ultimately not approved as drafted.  Planning staff and the Commission plan to revisit the matter at a later date.