Fox Business News And Homeless Task Force
In the immortal words of Roseanne Rosannadana, "Never Mind". Two minutes after I posted this entry this morning Interim Communication Director Bill Lobdell sent me a note indicating that Fox Business News has canceled their parking lot pontifications today. Darn!
FOX BUSINESS NEWS IN THE PARKING LOT
Today, we are told, Fox Business News will set up shop in the parking lot of Costa Mesa City Hall as part of their traveling dog and pony show throughout California, during which they are interviewing various individuals relative to the crisis in State and local government. I don't know who, from Costa Mesa, will be interviewed since our media hog, Jim Righeimer, is in China trying to find someone in the "empty city" of Ordos to talk with.
I understand that his sidekick, Steve Mensinger, has been the contact guy with Fox, so maybe he will get his face on the national news and give them his version of the crisis myth. That should be interesting. Do you think he'll be able to get through a one-minute segment without smirking? Will he have his posse of Estancia High School football players huddled around him for support?
And, it begs the question, where's the mayor? Has Gary Monahan been so marginalized - something many have observed in recent weeks - that Costa Mesa is going to be represented on national television by a guy who got only 3 votes to gain a seat on the city council instead of the mayor who has more years on the council than any other person? Is Monahan too busy pulling beer taps - as was the case on St. Patrick's Day - that he can't be the face and voice of the city on national television? What a truly sad commentary on what has happened to our city, where the personal agenda of one or two men now drive the course of this city, disregarding the voter's choices.
STOP IN AND SAY HELLO
So, if you're cruisin' past City Hall today - we don't know what time they will be there - stop in to say howdy to the folks at Fox Business News.
HOMELESS TASK FORCE MEETING
After all that fun the Costa Mesa Homeless Task Force will hold its meeting at the Emergency Operations Center (between City Hall and the Police Department) beginning at 5:30 today. I'm planning on attending this meeting since I got another close look at some of the homeless folks in our city as I worked my way through them to attend Wendy Leece's Town Hall meeting last Monday evening.
On the agenda tonight will be:
Best Practices - City of Pasadena
County of Orange 10 Year Plan
Definition of a Homeless Costa Mesa Resident
General list of ideas to reduce homelessness
Tentative time line for future meetings.
SHOULD WE INVITE THE FOX FOLKS?
I wonder if we can get the good folks from Fox to sit in on the meeting? That might be fun.