ORCHESTRATED OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE
It has come to my attention, HERE, that the spawn of the OC GOP, the Orange County Young Republicans, are planning a mass presence at the Costa Mesa City Council meeting tonight "supporting the Costa Mesa City Council as they look to take great strides to cut back on excessive government spending on pensions that have damaged state and local governments nationwide."
BLOCKING OUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE
So, that "support" will come in the form of hijacking seats in what will already be a crowded auditorium prohibiting actual real, concerned Costa Mesa residents (and voters) from finding a place to sit and hear the council deliberate important issues. It seems somehow so appropriate that these misguided young lock-step lemmings will be wearing black shirts.
AN INTERESTING TACTIC
This is a pretty interesting tactic on the part of the Republicans. Since the council majority is obviously very tired of being criticized by concerned residents from the speaker's podium, I guess they figure they can block them from participation by packing the auditorium with their sycophants and keep the real, actual concerned residents from getting a seat.
If you're planning to attend the meeting tonight that begins at 6:00 p.m., get there early if you want a seat. If you want to speak about the Starbucks on 17th Street or any of the five Outsourcing RFPs that will be discussed you're probably going to have to arrive early to be sure of having a place to sit.
WE WILL REMEMBER
If you get to the meeting and find no seats available because many are occupied by intense young people in black shirts, please be sure to thank them for blocking you from participating in the governance process in our city. You might remind them that this kind of action will cause many of us to Remember in November.