City Responds To Banning Ranch Payoff Criticism
Today the City of Costa Mesa posted a page on the City web site, HERE, in an attempt to respond to the firestorm of criticism leveled at the City Council for their action last Tuesday night in which they ignored the comments of 35 residents and other interested parties and proceeded to accept the $4.4 million dollar "mitigation" fee from the developers of Banning Ranch. You'll recall that a petulant and frustrated Mayor Eric Bever muttered his now-infamous bovine excrement comment half-way through the comment section of that issue Tuesday night. I've presented that little segment for you here again. Turn your volume all the way up and you'll hear him say, "I'm going home", then the other comment.
HOW DO YOU FEEL, MR. MAYOR?
OBLIGATED TO HEAR - AND LISTEN
No matter how crass, crude and disrespectful the mayor and other council members are to those folks who take the time to study the issues, interrupt their lives to attend the meetings and brave the chides from the dais to speak their mind, the council is obligated BY LAW to hear public comments on these issues. If they don't like it - and clearly they do not - in the words of our potty-mouthed Mayor Bever, "Tough Luck!"
DID THEY REPRESENT YOU WELL?
Take a few minutes to read over their response and tell me if you're satisfied that Costa Mesa's interests were well-represented by them in this matter. I know how I feel...