Sunday, January 24, 2010

Housekeeping & The Week Ahead

Here's a little bag of stuff that needs to be taken care of as we launch into a new week..

HEAR ROEDER DISCUSS THE FAIRGROUNDS SALE

Last Saturday Costa Mesa City Manager Allan Roeder was the guest of Troy Davis on his "Money Matters" program on KOCI-LPFM, 101.5. Roeder and Davis spent 35 productive minutes discussing the sale of the Orange County Fair and Events Center, the history and the future. As always, Roeder provided us with excellent information.

ACCESS ARCHIVE SITE

For those of you who missed the broadcast, Davis has provided us with a method of accessing the program at a special archive site. Just cli
ck HERE, then scroll down to the bottom of the right column and click on the red line that says "click here to download". It will take a few minutes for the program to download. Once it does, just click on the icon that appears and sit back for a half-hour of good information.

GRACIAS, KOCI
Many thanks to Troy Davis and the rest of the good folks at KOCI-LPFM for providing this public service. You can find their web site, with live streaming programming, HERE, and learn how you can support this excellent community resource.

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VISIT "CHUCKMEISTER"
Slide over to the right of this page and click on "Chuckmeister Unleashed". My old buddy, Chuck Cassity has a new, very entertaining post, part of which was recently published in the Daily Pilot.

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CHECK OUT "GREEN LIVING"

I've added Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Jim Fitzpatrick's blog, "Green Living" to my blog roll. Be sure to take a peek at Jim's very interesting and informative entries. Jim's column appears regularly on the Daily Voice.

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PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSION
On Monday, January 25th, the Costa Mesa Planning Commission will hold a study session at City Hall, Conference Room 1A at 5:30 p.m. at which Code Enforcement Priorities and Harbor Boulevard of Cars Signage will be discussed.

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MESA CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT
On Tuesday, January 26th, the Board of the water district will hold their meeting at 7:00 at Water District headquarters. One very interesting item on the agenda - to be considered in a closed session - is a discussion of negotiations with Poseidon Resources for the "possible use of Mesa Consolidated Water District property by outside company for purposes of delivering desalinated potable water to other agencies."

Some may recall that Poseidon plans to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach and plow up part of northern Costa Mesa to move that product to a distribution point just beyond the northwest border of our city. Poseidon has finally received - after years of contentious negotiations - permission to build a desal plant in Carlsbad and have recently broken ground for that project.

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PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
On Wednesday, January 27th, the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission will hold their monthly meeting in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m. Three items are on its agenda:
Review of Conceptual Design for a Grant Application for Improvements at Lions Park
Fairview Road Parkway Improvements
Review of the Joint Use Agreement between the City and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

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EASTSIDE CM NEIGHBORS GROUP
On Thursday, January 28th, the Eastside CM Neighbors Group will hold a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Kaiser Elementary School, 2130 Santa Ana Avenue at which speakers will address four issues:
John Wayne Airport Expansion (former councilwoman Heather Somers)
Banning Ranch Development Update
Sale of Orange County Fairgrounds (Jim Righeimer)
Broadway Safe Route to School Grant and Project.

You can find more information at their web site, www.eastsidecm.org or call at 949-646-9773

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Brett Farve is done for the season said...

Wait. Why is Jim Righeimer speaking at the Eastside meeting about the sale of the fairgrounds? Jim isn't trying to act like he is our mayor again is he?

1/25/2010 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

B.F.I.D.F.T.S,
Don't know why they chose Riggy, but his position and "organization" is becoming more irrelevant by the day. He will certainly give his spin to the issue. Yes, I suspect he's got a role identity problem... :-)

1/25/2010 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Reggie Dunlap said...

Your headline is not accurate and you should issue an apology. The fair is not being sold, the fairgrounds are being sold.

1/26/2010 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Reggie Dunlap, fixed it. As to an apology... fat chance!

1/27/2010 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

I think I need to go to this meeting..are westsiders allowed?

1/27/2010 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Gericault, I'm sure you would be welcome and your input will be a good counterpoint to Riggy's presentation. If in doubt, Call Jeff McConville at the number I listed.

1/27/2010 10:52:00 PM  

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