Costa Mesa Council Race Update
THREE MORE HORSES HEADING FOR THE STARTING GATE
Well, our world got just a little more interesting over the past day or so. First, the Daily Pilot reported today that someone named Nicholas Moss has pulled papers to run for the Costa Mesa City Council this fall. To describe Mr. Moss as a newcomer, as the Pilot did, doesn't even come close. Still, that's not bad - new ideas on this campaign trail will be welcome.
SNEEN AND REEDY
Then, when I checked with the City Clerk, I found out that two more residents have pulled papers - William Sneen and Lisa Reedy.
I don't know a thing about Mr. Sneen, but will assume he's related to former school board member Linda Sneen.
Lisa Reedy is the president of the Mesa del Mar homeowners association and has been an occasional speaker before the city council on issues that affect that community. She always struck me as being articulate and prepared.
A LUCKY NUMBER?
So, we're now up to seven people who have indicated they are serious about a run for city council. These three new people, plus the chance of a few more in the 6 days left to officially file their paperwork, should make for a very interesting campaign season.
THE SHIFTING DEBATE
I don't think more bodies on the ballot will necessarily mean the best three candidates will be chosen. What it will do is provide a breadth of discussion at candidate forums. That may also dilute the number of tough questions asked.
Of course, Reedy's presence creates speculation about whether she will take votes from Linda Dixon and Reedy's neighbor, Katrina Foley.
This is going to be fun. Stay tuned.
FUMING FOOL BLOWS A GASKET - AGAIN
In the meantime, Mr. U. Know-Who, the Mesa North Blowhard, continues to rave like a lunatic at the author of the CMTRUTH blog - must be because he's struck a nerve. The pathetic loser apparently doesn't really like the spotlight, although he's never shunned it in the past. In fact, he's specifically sought it out at council meetings, where he would wave his books around like some kind of a carnival shill. We assume he's angry because he doesn't know the identity of the author of the blog and, as a result, can't personally attack him.
There's a handy link to the CMTRUTH blog over on the right side of the page, if you care to read his take on the guy known in some circles as "Mensa Marty" - a much too generous term, in my estimation. CMTRUTH continues to put a smile on my face...