Register Reports On Meeting With Governor
Reporter Brian Joseph gives us his take on the meeting this morning by Costa Mesa officials and the governor on the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds. You can read his complete story HERE.
OUR LEADERS NOT OPTIMISTIC
Several quotes jumped out at me. For example, he quotes Katrina Foley as saying, "He said they would debate it internally." Allan Mansoor said, "I'm not optimistic that it'll be called off". City Manager Allan Roeder is quoted as saying, "I would say without question it is the most important matter, not only at present, but that has come before our community in many, many, many years."
LEECE SHUT OUT
Besides the fact that our emissaries got luke warm treatment from the governor, I thought it was particularly interesting that he and his staff decided at the last minute to permit only two council members plus City Manager Allan Roeder to attend the meeting. That, apparently, left Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Leece out in the cold. And, I suppose, that meant it was not actually an official "council meeting", since there was not a majority present.
AB1590 OUR LAST HOPE
This means that we must now turn up the steam on the efforts to get Jose Solorio's ballot measure passed. I suspect Vern Nelson over on the Orange Juice Blog will ramp up his efforts to contact members of the California legislature to push for the passage of AB1590.
Time's a wastin', folks... This could all be over in less than two weeks when the bids submitted to the state are opened.