Look For This (Most Of It) In The Daily Pilot
In case you're bored and are looking for something to read, the following letter was posted online in the Daily Pilot Thursday. We assume it will appear in print sometime soon, but that's never a sure thing these days.
EDITED, OF COURSE
Actually, the editors excised a few of my words due to space considerations. However, that's not a problem here, so I've included the un-redacted version for your reading pleasure. The segments they chopped are in red... what they printed is in blue. Enjoy...
First, the new, kinder, gentler Mayor Jim Righeimer better not quit his day job if he's trying to make it as a stand-up comedian. Several times he attempted humor and had to remind the audience that he just made a joke. I do give him credit for trying, though.
Second, Former Mayor Sandra Genis - now a council member again - is not to be trifled with. Her tenacious thoroughness in fleshing out details and her strong institutional knowledge of policies and procedures is going to make life much more complicated for Mayor Jim Righeimer and his pals on the dais. She's actually going to make them follow the rules!
That tenacity and thoroughness resulted in the council agreeing to do the right thing and re-hear on February 19th the appointments of
We also learned that Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger thinks this exercise is a waste of time - because he said as much at the council meeting. He told us, just before the council voted to move the replacement for Salcedo to the 19th, "I will support the motion, but it doesn't really change the outcome." That's not really a surprise, but the fact that he was willing to admit it certainly was.
And, if the selection process for the four Parks and Recreation Commissioners is any indication, the presumed coalitions on the dais - the boys and the girls - may not be quite as tight as some may have assumed. That's a good thing, in my opinion. It's a good thing if there are fractures in the factions - it may make for more healthy debates on issues and better votes as a result. It certainly did make for interesting watching.
Coming up - the mid-year budget review, a discussion of the