Somebody Plays The "Mansoor" Card
The battle for the Costa Mesa Sanitary District seat continues. Yesterday freshly-re-elected Assemblyman Allan Mansoor injected himself into the issue when he sent a two-page letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris disagreeing with her interpretation of "legislative intent" as it applies to the Health and Safety Code in the matter of Jim Fitzpatrick vs. the Costa Mesa Sanitary District. Yeah, I know - that's not the correct title of the legal action, but you know what I mean.
THE "SAVE FITZPATRICK'S BUTT" BILL?
legislative body". In his letter he tells Harris that she has "defined 'legislative body' too narrowly". He says, "I believe the Legislature intended for 'legislative body' to extend to the city's entire legislative body, including all commissions and other advisory agencies created by and for the benefit of the city council."
DOES KAMALA CARE?
I'm sure Ms. Harris - a Democrat - really cares about the opinion conjured up by an under-educated, under-achieving political messenger boy for the Orange County Republican Party power elite, who now finds himself not only in the minority, but staring at the face of a Democrat super majority. Please let me know when the thermometer in Hades slips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, because that will be the day Mansoor has a chance to get ANY legislation passed with this Assembly configuration. Keep in mind that the Conclusion stated in Ms. Harris' letter to the CMSD Board stated: "Whether the offices of director of the Costa Mes Sanitary District and commissioner of the Costa Mesa Planning Commission are incompatible, and whether Jim Fitzpatrick has therefore forfeited his office as sanitary district director, present substantial questions of fact and law warranting judicial resolution. Accordingly, the application for leave to sue is GRANTED." She's saying let the legal process decide this matter.
WHO PULLED THE STRINGS?
Who called in the chit on this issue?" Do these guys REALLY think Fitzpatrick's seat on the Sanitary District Board is worth all this trouble? REALLY? Who asked (told?) Mansoor to gin-up this letter and the threat of "legislation"? Would Mansoor do it because Fitzpatrick asked him? Nah, I don't think so, either. No, I suspect this marching order came from much higher up the food chain.
WILL THE CMSD BOARD CARE?
It will be VERY interesting to see what impact, if any, Mansoor's letter has on the closed session deliberations scheduled at the Special meeting of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board this evening.