Brumbaugh, Shaw & Galitski Depart
Tonight is the final Parks and Recreation Commission for three of it's members, Chairman Mike Brumbaugh, Vice-Chair Terry Shaw and former Chair Kurt Galitski. Despite each of them requesting to be returned to the commission, the new City Council decided to push them aside and appoint new players.
SCHAFER TO RECEIVE AWARD
At the meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 p.m. in City Council chambers the commission will address some fairly important issues. They'll begin, however, by bestowing the Chairperson's Award on long-time community activist Arlene Schafer. We only hope they corrected the spelling of her surname on the award because it's misspelled on the agenda report.
The commission will then tackle fee increase issues - the Aquatics Program and Instructional Class Fees. None of these will be popular, but they are a direct result of our dismal budget dilemma and are apparently necessary in order to save many of the programs.
MORE MEATY ISSUES
Following a couple tree removal requests they will address Rest and Renovation Periods for Utility Fields at Costa Mesa High School and Estancia High School; the Athletic Field Use and Allocation Policy and the Recreation on Campus for Kids (ROCKS) After School Program Fee.
COULD BE CONTROVERSIAL
It seems to me this outgoing majority on the commission will have some pretty tough decisions for their last meeting - some of which might evoke heated comments by residents. We'll see.
We here at A Bubbling Cauldron want to join the community in thanking Brumbaugh, Shaw and Galitski for their service to the city. The new members will be sworn-in next week so they can begin receiving materials for the next meeting, which is not until March.