PALS POUNDING THE PAVEMENT
I saw this article, HERE, in the Daily Pilot online Friday night - it will appear in print Saturday - and had to chuckle at the specter of Mayor Jim Righeimer and Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger padding around the Westside of Costa Mesa before dawn for their exercise routine, followed by a posse of admirers. Among the many things I found myself wondering about was whether they were packing firearms to "harvest" the coyote population - that's Mensinger's word, by the way.
A PR STUNT
I admire them for the effort, but I'm suspicious that this is really a publicity stunt - another way to make them seem kinder and gentler - at a time when they both need better PR.
WHO IS BARNEY FIFE?
And, I'm not sure when they refer to Costa Mesa as "Costa Mayberry" they necessarily mean it as a compliment. More likely they mean it as a term of denigration - like as in a "hick town". Judge for yourself as you read the definition of "Mayberry" HERE. If that's actually the way they view our city it explains a lot of things they've been trying to do for the past couple years.
Anyhow, I saw this, HERE, cartoon tonight and thought it might make a perfect exclamation point to the article. Enjoy.