Veterans, Votes and Vacancies
I hope you found a way to recognize Veterans Day today. I'm out of town in a place where it's a very big deal and was celebrated appropriately. Thanks to all those who have served our country through the wars and "police actions" that have taken so many lives and affected so many families.
LATEST ELECTION UPDATE
I just checked the numbers at the Registrar of Voters site to see what kind of changes have occurred since the last update yesterday evening. For the most part the percentages have remained the same in most important local races.
SCHEAFER STRETCHES LEAD OVER SCHAFER
In the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Race Mike Scheafer has slightly widened his lead over current President Arlene Schafer.
FISLER'S LEAD SHRINKS
In the tight Mesa Consolidated Water District Race Jim Fisler's lead on Dan Worthington has diminished slightly, so it looks like we're going to have to wait for the proverbial Fat Lady to sing.
I note that the agenda for the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 16th, promises some interesting decisions. Perhaps the most interesting is the issue of how to replace Jim Righeimer on the Planning Commission and how to replace Katrina Foley on the City Council if she does, in fact, resign her seat on December 14th to move over to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. I covered what I thought might be some of the scenarios last weekend - scroll down to that entry if you're interested. You can read the council agenda item HERE.
I did notice that the last item on the Consent Calendar is an item having to do with the acquisition of Commercial Credit Cards. Now, if Jim Righeimer is intent on pushing the city into bankruptcy I supposed there's some wisdom in racking up lots of credit card debt that wouldn't have to be paid in a bankruptcy. Geez!