Feet To The Fire Forum Tonight
Just a quick reminder that Register columnist Barbara Venezia and her merry band of journalist/interrogators will be conducting the most recent in their series of Feet To The Fire forums tonight, Wednesday, at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park). The doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00. Barbara tells me that it should wrap up by 8:30 or thereabouts.
THE GANG OF FIVE
Joining Barbara as interrogators will be John Canalis, Daily Pilot Managing Editor, Roger Bloom, Managing Editor of the Newport Beach Independent, Jack Wu, Daily Pilot columnist and Frank Mickadeit, Register columnist.
MELONE NOT INVITED
Six of the seven Costa Mesa city council candidates have been invited to attend. It's my understanding that Steve Mensinger, Gary Monahan, Colin McCarthy, Sandra Genis, Harold Weitzberg and John Stephens will attend and be grilled by the panel. Candidate Al Melone was not invited to this event.
I expect this forum to be a little more lively than the one last week. Personally, I'm going to be very interested to see if Mickadeit applies a level hand with his questions since he's a drinkin' buddy of the current power elite in Costa Mesa. We'll know in about 12 hours.
ON CMTV LATER
Costa Mesa Television will be on hand to tape the proceedings for later broadcast. I'll publish the replay schedule when it's available.
LIVE ON STREAMING VIDEO, TOO
Another interesting feature is that this one may be available on streaming video via the internet. Venezia has made arrangements for someone to broadcast live from her web site. So, if you can't make it tonight - or just want to stay home and watch the Cowboys play the Giants in the season opener - you may be able to view this meeting on your computer. Just click on her link, www.bvontv.com/. If you do use this feature please let me know how it turned out. Otherwise, see you this evening.