SR-55 Study and More Threats By The Mouth
SR-55 - A BIG ISSUE
One of the big issues expected to garner much attention during this campaign season is what the future holds for the possible extension of SR-55, (Newport Blvd.) from it's current terminus at 19th Street in Costa Mesa to the Newport Beach city limits. This issue has been studied by the city, CalTrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for months, with public workshops being held in both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to gather input from members of the community and officials.
THE NEXT STEP PRESENTED
The next step in this process is a presentation before both city councils in study sessions by OCTA and CalTrans. The first of these presentations will be in Costa Mesa at the regularly-scheduled study session to be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Because of the extraordinarily large turnout anticipated, this study session will be held at the Neighborhood Community Center at Lions Park. The meeting will commence at 4:30, with the SR-55 presentation anticipated to commence around 5:00.
This will not be the kind of meeting folks have experienced in the past, with unlimited opportunities for comment, questions and criticism. This presentation is, according to City Manager Allan Roeder at the City Council meeting last night, simply a presentation to the city leaders of the distillation of the process so far, showing the choices currently under consideration. Don't show up next Tuesday expecting unlimited access to the parties involved - it won't happen.
MORE WORKSHOPS ANTICIPATED
Roeder anticipates that the involved parties - the consultant, CalTrans, OCTA and the city, will host subsequent workshops so residents will have the opportunity for extended dialogue on this very important issue.
NEWPORT BEACH LATER IN THE MONTH
The second of these study sessions will be held at the Newport Beach City Hall on Tuesday, 9/23/08 at 4:00 p.m.
MORE THREATS FROM "THE MOUTH"
Sadly, we feel obliged to mention that The Mouth from Mesa North is at it again. He's embarked on another campaign of threats and intimidation against those of us who speak out against him. Yesterday, in his blog entry #474, he amended his original post to make it clear that he will soon stop "pulling punches". Now, that could mean many things, but his history is that of a thug and bully, so it's hard to know what to expect.
ANONYMOUS POSTS MAKE HIM ANGRY
It becomes more clear every day that the anonymous posts on the CM Truth blog are really getting to him. Perhaps that's because they are true. The Mouth would be amusing if he wasn't so darn pathetic. In the aforementioned #474 he refers to a missed opportunity to be a living "Rambo". Ha! Yet another fantasy of a man with many unfulfilled goals in his sad life. He frequently lists many "careers" he's had in his miserable life, yet never talks about success in any of them. The fact that those of us he clearly considers "inferior" manage to strike a chord with readers must be really bugging him...
SUPERIOR IN HIS MIND ONLY
In typical Mensa Marty fashion, he looks down his nose at those of us who dare to disagree with him and criticizes our every move. It must be very frustrating for him to think he's the smartest guy in the room, yet he fails to win the debate of important issues over such sub-humans as those of us who challenge him.
CHRIS STEEL REMEMBERED
It brings to mind the perpetually inept Chris Steel, whom he managed to get elected to the City Council nearly a decade ago. Old Chris - he's my age so I can call him that - was not the brightest bulb, but he was smart enough to recognize that The Mouth was trying to manipulate him. Chris rejected him and it made The Mouth furious - an emotion he displayed time after time at the podium as he and Steel would spit venom at each other in a low water mark for our municipal governance that stands today. He eventually managed to get Steel un-elected - something he's proudly crowed about when he attempts to knock his chosen candidates back into line.
OH, I'M SCARED...
So, we sit here, shivering in our collective boots, waiting for him to quit pulling his punches - whatever that means - and will continue to comment on his lame attempts to swing voters his way. We'll comment when he attempts to sandbag new candidates that pose a threat to the stranglehold his chosen "improvers" have on the city today. As smart as he purports to be, his tactics and motives are laughably transparent.
OUR PICKS COMING IN A MONTH OR SO
Somewhere along the line - maybe in a month or so - we'll give our views of the candidates running for City Council this year. He's already picked his crew. We're willing to let this cycle run a little longer, to give the newbies a chance to get up to speed and demonstrate they are worthy of serious consideration. The men he's supporting are known quantities. Their strengths and weaknesses have been demonstrated for several years. We have their past actions and motivations to examine.
EXPECT THE WORST
In the meantime, expect only the worst from The Mouth From Mesa North. Expect him to yowl and puff, yelp and pontificate on every issue and - above all - expect him to attempt to demean those of us who disagree with him. The fact that his right-wing essays have won favor with David Duke, the former honcho of the KKK, should be a good starting place to evaluate this guy's true core beliefs. Even more telling is that he uses that Duke praise as a marketing tool to try to sell his inconsequential books. Pardon me while I fight back my gag reflex!