Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Scheafer on Fitzpatrick's Resignation

Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director Mike Scheafer has signed in with an opinion on Jim Fitzpatrick's decision to resign his seat on that board in a commentary in the Daily Pilot, HERE.

Scheafer, a nearly life-long activist in Costa Mesa, is a former member of the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission.  Over the years he, among other things, has been the President of the Lions Club and a driving force behind the Fish Fry; President of the Board of the Costa Mesa Senior Center and is currently the Chairman of the 60th Anniversary Celebration Committee.

I'll let you read the commentary and form your own opinion, but he wraps it up with a very important observation when he says, "Fitzpatrick is not a victim of others; he inflicted the problems that surround his resignation from the Sanitary District board on himself."  Yep...

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Anonymous sk said...

I have a lot of respect for Director Scheafer and he speaks nothing but the truth in his well stated commentary regarding Fitzpatrick's resignation. I hope the residents will pass his message around because Fitzpatrick manages to get front page coverage through his friends at the local news.

1/30/2013 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Same Rates Since The 1800s said...

Good for Mr. Scheafer to respond to Mr. Fitzpatricks same old song and dance. Most people are for the side of truth and that falls opposite of where Mr. Fitzpatrick likes to spend his time. He always makes himself the victim and begs for people to believe him by throwing out lies and false facts.

1/30/2013 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous something fishy said...

Mike Sheafer definitely donates a good amount of time to the community and should be commended for that. But his actions, and the actions of the rest of the Board except Ooten, to use ratepayer monies to go after Fitzpatrick were wrong. Arlene Shafer or another private person should have been the party to bring this up. Ooten agreed that ratepayer monies should not be used for actions against Fitzpatrick. But the grudges, and Perry said it was personal, of the other Board members against Fitzpatrick should not have evolved to them using our monies to have a grudge settled. Yes, Fitzpatrick can be a pain, but he also was a much needed infusion of new thinking to that Board. Now they will appoint their good friend Arlene. No one knows if the offices were incompatible. And we don't know, and apparently won't know, if putting the trash contract out to bid would save us money. The Board members are beholden to the current provider by way of gifts, money, and campaign help. It appears that Board groupie "sk" feels she is the expert on both issues. She is not. Nor Leece, Fuqua, me, or you. The waste of ratepayer monies by the Board is a done deal, no use looking backward. Much like the city council use of lawyers. Move forward: appoint the next highest vote getter, Don Harper, and put the trash contract out to bid and settle the matter on that.

1/30/2013 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

"Good Blog Post", nice try...

1/30/2013 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Nothing's Shocking said...

Harper = McEvoy (next highest vote getter)... doesn't work that way.

1/30/2013 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous sk said...

something fishy - I have never claimed to be an expert, but I do have common sense and I am logical. If you want to call me names how about your be a man an post under your real name.

1/30/2013 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous something fishy said...

I don't expect them to appoint the next highest vote getter. I don't think that is the way should work or will work. It was mentioned because of the outcry against council by a minority element of do gooders that McEvoy should have been appointed because he was the next highest recipient of votes. Many of those who called for this support the good ol boys on Sanitary District. If San does not appoint Harper, fine. But let's end the calls for appointing the next hishest vote getter. I doubt the same council critics would criticize the SD Board for doing what council did. Hypocrits. hey sk! sorry, not using my name. All it does is invite fuqua, black, clarise, alf, and you to start a personal vendetta. Also, pick up a phone and talk to each other, no need to go back and forth in Pilot comments: "well said" then "you are so right" then another one "couldn't have said it better" back and forth. yuck. btw, GM of Sanitary says contract should be bid out also.

1/30/2013 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous something fishy said...


"...how about your be a man an post under your real name".

I will if you will?
OK -- you go first...

something fishy

1/30/2013 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Something fishy: I don't see anyone proclaiming to be an expert on anything...except Fitzpatrick, who seems to think he's an expert on everything.

I'm fine with ratepayer money straightening out this mess. It is this city government that allowed the situation and therefore should be ratepayer money to fix it. Hopefully, that way, the rate payers will pay a little more attention to who is appointed..over and over..to these positions.

1/30/2013 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous sk said...

Something Fishy - Sherry Kallab (sk) I stated that before here. And you?

1/31/2013 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous sk said...

Something fishy – When I first started working for the sanitary district I too thought the trash contract should be put out to bid, anyone would at first glance. I did a lot of research and learned all I could about trash disposal over the last nine years (still not saying I am an expert). There are many aspects to consider in going out for bid. For example, going out for bid is costly and the district will lose an important most favored status. There is so much to consider I can't cover it all. Also, it is my opinion the residents will not be happy with another hauler as they have become accustom to the single container service. I also believe the single container service is best for the environment and I believe long term trash reduction to the landfill will be best served by CR&R. I base my decision based on what I think is important. Other people, as you say the GM, have their own opinions about what is important and I respect their opinions as well. What I disagree with is the marketing by Fitzpatrick that he has uncovered some evil deed, when nothing of the sort exists, and his using that to deflect from his own misdeeds of holding the sanitary district and planning commission seats. All vendors with big contracts make campaign contributions and those were reported as required. Fitzpatrick , on the other hand, has cash loans listed on his campaign report.

1/31/2013 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Just facts mam said...

SK, why do you think the board has not published a statement of rate payer benefit that supports their reasoning for all this? Why do you think they are refusing?

1/31/2013 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Just sayin said...

Hey Just Facts aka Jim Fitzpatrick:

Dead wrong and lying again (as usual). The awesome, not to mention triumphant, CMSD Directors would never refuse to serve the rate payers; they are simply refusing to play games with YOU! It is not fun to get in the sand box with a 3 year old whiner having a tantrum cuz he doesn't get his way. The Directors, who honor the law, have far more important things to do (unlike unemployed people).

No one in this city should ever cater to your whims little Jimmy...EVER!!!!

General Manager Scott Carroll is playing both sides against the middle, you ignoramus. He does want to keep his job you know. I’m sure he’ll be moving on to another position very soon. After that, they can bring in a person with more integrity. It will cost less money and will probably result in a better GM who actually looks out for his employees, not just himself.

Way to go CMSD Directors and sk. You rule!

1/31/2013 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Wussy said...

Were still waiting for you to sign your name "something fishy" Fitzpatrick. There is nobody else in this town who writes the same crap over and over again but you. Yep, the same ole delusional responses on this blog, in the Daily Pilot, in the OC Register. My goodness, you are a mess WWII. Get a life.

Alas, we all know you don't have the cajones to write your name here. You are too big of a coward. That was evident when you resigned from CMSD after wasting all our money. You didn’t want to let the courts decide your fate because you knew what the decision would be, didn’t you.

What a sad, sad little man.

1/31/2013 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous sk said...

Just Facts - I don't know I have not ask them, but to me it appears per the response from the customer survey and the way the elections turned out the majority of the residents are satisfied with the current trash hauler. It is only Fitzy's friends (or maybe all these post are Fitzy's)that believe his "the sky is falling" tactics. Still waiting for something fishy to reveal his true self...

1/31/2013 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous A proud past employee said...

Thank you Director Scheafer for delivering such an eloquently written commentary. The Fitzpatrick debacle has been hard on everyone...the other Board members as well as the employees, both past and present. I am most impressed that you stood your ground and boldly walked in the truth every single day. I know that reflects your outstanding character and resolve. I absolutely loved working for you at CMSD. You exemplify the qualities I admire and I know the Sanitary District is in good hands. Thank you for your years of service.

1/31/2013 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

See that photograph above? I understand that Fitzpatrick has been seen around town recently with his foot in a walking cast. Now I certainly don't wish him any discomfort, but I can't help but smile when I think about his foot in a walking cast and that photograph.

2/01/2013 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Fitzy, aka fishy,
You wrote,
" All it does is invite fuqua, black, clarise, alf, and you to start a personal vendetta."
We all know it's you-like Wussy stated,
" There is nobody else in this town who writes the same crap over and over again but you. Yep, the same ole delusional responses on this blog, in the Daily Pilot, in the OC Register. "
Yep, we've known all along and YET- no vendetta- that's your game.
Also, you said " good riddance" to Geoff when he left Facebook, yet here you are on almost every thread in
'A Bubbling Cauldron'. You are delusional and obsessed, with both your female critics and with Geoff.
Why do you and Mensy only mention your female critics, never the men who criticize you?
Is that because you and Mensy ARE playing the boys vs. girls game?

2/01/2013 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Eileen Truxton said...

PS- Did he shoot himself in the foot? Trip over his own lies? Karma keep him from putting his foot in his mouth again? We can speculate all we want. The truth is we're waiting for him to pull his head out...

2/01/2013 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Buckle up your daughter said...

Maybe he stuck his foot under that stupid illegal propaganda golf cart and got his boo boo. Poor Fitzy, hope he recovers soon and that he pays his medical bills on time.

2/01/2013 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Hey sk, something fishy never revealed his true name, did he? He said "I will if you will" So what does that make him now???

2/01/2013 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous too bad, so sad said...

Hey Robin
Fishy not revealing his name here DEFINITELY makes him the real Jim Fitzpatrick. It’s so sad that he really believes he’s been pulling the wool over our eyes for so long. The smart EX-director whose only friend is a computer. The guy who can only express himself when he's in a room all alone on a computer. The guy who feels comfortable spending all day and all night sitting in front of an inanimate object called a computer. You wanna know why he likes computers so much? Because they don’t talk back! Or maybe it’s because it’s the only time he can win an argument. Either way, we know who Fishy is… he the loser with a bum foot!

2/02/2013 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous something fishy said...

there seems to be more than on "something fishy" writing here Robin. I know that for a fact. that makes YOU mistaken....as usual. Fitz has a lot of friends, these posts are not his. Remember he defeated Arlene? or do the voters not count?

2/02/2013 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Sam Grady said...

Robin said...

Hey sk, something fishy never revealed his true name, did he? He said "I will if you will" So what does that make him now???

A liar and a coward, who has no real friends and can't get a real job, so his poor wife has to support him, while he spends endless hours at his computer writing mindless dribble.

2/02/2013 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Mystery Solved said...

Here's Fitzy during the campaign just before his foot injury:


2/02/2013 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous newly said...

i just got turned on to this site. what a welcome relief to find it, and thus, others who think like me. I absolutely love it that i am among like minded people rather than the sheeple of the ocgop. it is great to be able to put down Fitzpatrick, attribute everything written to him, and laugh at his injury. I could not admit to my acquaintences how i revel in pain and injury to people who think different than me (that would be repuglicans and ocgop). i knew it was normal, i just couldn't find other people to confirm it. thank you so much! also, that poor city employee who was offended by the signs and just wanted to not see them anymore was railroaded. i bet the repugs get joy out of his suffering. what is wrong with them. don't they have compasion for people who think differently? anyway, great to find this place, been reading back posts and it looks like maybe we can ruin fisler's life if we can coordinate just a little effort. How sweet would that be?

2/02/2013 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous mea culpa said...

Confession time:
I am the "something fishy" impersonator that asked for sk to reveal herself. Sorry about the attempt at deception but I didn't expect sk to reveal her true identity. It now seems that she already outed herself earlier and I didn’t know that. I have no idea who the real "something fishy" is but it seems like there are several commenters here that are willing to jump to their own erroneous conclusions because of their hatred of some of our city leaders. I did enjoy reading her response with her perceptions of the SD details as she sees them.
Geoff, just look at what you are breeding here on your blog. You promised us a new, cleaner, blog with less name calling and distortions of the truth and only printing opinions that are based in fact. You seem to be failing in your restated mission. Your blog has continued to be a magnet for the type of comments that you claim to despise.
When I continue to see you publish the comments from the name callers and truth distorters, I can’t help wondering how our more reasonable citizens continue to mix their comments in with these others. I will not be providing my real identity to be mixed in with the big group of commenters here that are not interested in a civil discussion but use your blog to demean the people they don’t like. I think you and anyone reading this blog and associated comments can see multiple examples of what I am referring to.

2/03/2013 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Sam Grady said...

From Mea Culpa " I will not be providing my real identity to be mixed in with the big group of commenters here that are not interested in a civil discussion but use your blog to demean the people they don’t like."

What are you afraid of? You had no trouble demeaning sk and thinking you were so smart in calling her out. She called your bluff and now you stating you are above all that. What kind of sociopath are you? Come clean on your identity. You said you would reveal yourself if she did. I stand by my comments that you are liar and a coward. If you don't like what you read here, don't read this blog.

2/03/2013 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Concerned in CM said...

"I am the "something fishy" impersonator that asked for sk to reveal herself. Sorry about the attempt at deception but.."

"When I continue to see you publish the comments from the name callers.."

Are you Te'o's fake girlfriend or a person with a possible alcohol problem?

Get some help before it's too late!

2/03/2013 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Hmmm said...

Yep, there is definitely something fishy going on here. So, who did you goad into taking the rap for you Fitz? First and foremost, this sounds like another rendition of "Fitz was out of range for communications” therefore could not possibly have made any posts. Second, there seems to be inconsistency between the posts fishy made here. Some sound articulate and some do not. Third and perhaps most important, is the reference to Arlene. Fitz is the only person in town who believes those election results are still meaningful. Yes, Jimmy beat Arlene in that race however, that was a LONG time ago and I guarantee you, he will never experience victory again…at least not in a citywide election. He may still have a couple friends, but not many. He lives in a world of make believe. His fantasies about becoming a public official are delusional. People do not like the guy and it will NEVER happen again. One more thing that’s fishy…how come every time people bag on Fitzpatrick, some exasperated resident just happens to make a comment about cleaning up the blog? Yep, sounds like fishy Fitzpatrick convinced someone else to tell us how wrong we all are. Geez Fitz, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, etc…. And, btw, I think Fitz is robutto too. Get a life!! No, actually, get a clue. You’re not fooling anybody but yourself.

2/03/2013 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

Yeah, but
Fitzpatrick told me he never posts on Geoff's blog, and Fitzpatrick is an honorable man.
Fitzpatrick says the Sanitation District hates him... And Fitzpatrick is an honorable man.
Fitzpatrick says Scheafer is out to get him, and Fitzpatrick is an honorable man.
Fitzpatrick wouldn't post under a nom de guerre, would he? Because Fitzpatrick is an honorable man...
Fitzpatrick held two offices simultaneously, and Fitzpatrick is an... Hey, wait a minute.

Aw, Hell.

2/04/2013 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous fishingsomething said...

Fitzy is doing all the posts here. even the ones against him. there is only one poster on this whole blog. i can tell by the writing styles.

2/04/2013 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Why don't all you Skosh swilling Riggites start your own blogs......? Oh yeah you tried that, and nobody showed up. Well , I do know of one other local blog that represents your views and embraces your particular brand of fascism perfectly,....yet rarely do you venture over there, although some of you do. AH we'll. Geoff, I would suggest editing union quilters, unless something new comes into the conversation, that person seems to be suffering from a particular boring version of political Tourette's.

2/04/2013 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous unionquiltersforleece said...

gericault= joke

war on women= real

quilt a peace patch for our giant quilt in march. meeting of organizers on valentines, nothing else going on then

2/05/2013 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous rigite ribbet said...

we work is why greg. a little busy to do pretend journalism.

2/05/2013 08:10:00 PM  

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