Bao Nguyen Calls for Investigation of Broadwater ‘Dangerous Nepotism in City Hiring’ Scandal




Bao Nguyen isn’t going to take the Broadwater Nepotism Scandal — one that has reportedly endangered the lives of Garden Grove residents by saddling them with an incompetent fire fighter, who happens to be the Mayor’s son — sitting down:



Garden Grove, California – Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee and Mayoral candidate Bao Nguyen released the following statement today regarding the employment of Mayor Bruce Broadwater’s son with the Garden Grove Fire Department:

“Recent reports regarding the criminal record and dangerously poor performance of Mayor Bruce Broadwater’s son are deeply troubling.  Nepotism should have no place at City Hall, especially when public safety is involved.  Mayor Broadwater owes the public an explanation and his silence on this issue is especially disappointing.  

“I’m asking the City Council to launch a special investigation into how Jeremy Broadwater was hired and what actions his father has taken to protect his employment with the city.  I am also asking the City Council to take immediate action to ensure all of Garden Grove’s hiring practices are fair, transparent, and merit-based.”

Numerous news sources, including the Orange County RegisterVoice of OC, and CBS 2/KCAL 9 News have reported on the scandal and embattled Mayor Broadwater’s subsequent silence.

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Orange Juice Blog presumes that the omission of its own coverage of the scandal from the press release was purely inadvertent.   Nevertheless, we feel compelled to leave out the 144-word list of his many accomplishments, except that his welcome presence on the Orange County Fair Board of Directors reminds us that we have something to write about “Execrable Dave” Ellis.

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