Fitzy's Sour Grapes
In a commentary in the Daily Pilot former Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director and former and current Costa Mesa Planning Commission Jim Fitzpatrick keeps picking at the scab off his bogus complaints about the way the directors of the Sanitary District Board operate the business. His non-stop harping about long term trash contracts has gotten very tiresome over the past couple years, especially so since the philosophy behind those contracts has been explained more than once.
MAKES NO SENSE
His convoluted commentary, which attempts to somehow equate whether General Manager Scott Carroll will get a raise or not to his view about the current trash hauling contract, is so nonsensical that it almost defies description - almost. You can read his drivel HERE and form your own opinion.
IGNORING LEGAL OPINION
Fitzpatrick, who despite solid legal opinions to the contrary, chose to violate the law by holding incompatible positions as both a Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner and an elected member of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board, has demonstrated a petulant disregard for those decisions and forced the Sanitary District Board to take the only position they could - to pursue legal remedies for his transgression. That was resolved when Fitzpatrick, after racking up significant legal costs for the District and himself, finally resigned his seat on the Board. He had previously resigned his seat on the Planning Commission last year. His pals on the City Council re-appointed him to a brand new four year term on the Planning Commission last week - a true demonstration of the value of boot licking.
PETULANT SOUR GRAPES
WHAT'S HIS GOAL?
It's unclear what Fitzpatrick had hoped to accomplish with his venom-filled tirade in the Daily Pilot - perhaps some level of self-aggrandizement. It certainly isn't going to convince even the most casual reader of the validity of his position.
WHINEY LAWYER, TOO
You may also notice that the very first comment appended to Fitzpatrick's commentary is by the newest planning commissioner, whiney Auto Club lawyer, Timothy Sesler. Timmy has become a regular presence in the Daily Pilot lately, as he attempts to carry the water for the power elite on the City Council. It's going to be very interesting to watch him in action with Fitzpatrick.
BACK ON THE BULLY PULPIT
So, with his new position on the Planning Commission, Fitzpatrick will be able to use that bully pulpit to, again, demonstrate to us all just what a pitiful, pathetic, fanny-smooching caricature he has become. How sad for us all.
HOW TO REPLACE FITZPATRICK?
Tonight the Directors of the Sanitary District
will discuss the methodology of replacing Fitzpatrick on the Board. It's unlikely they will select a special election, especially after Fitzpatrick forced them to spend so much on legal fees. I suspect they will craft a process that will invite interested applicants, then select one of them to complete Fitzpatrick's term. We'll know later tonight or tomorrow morning.