Thursday, June 06, 2013

A "Mission Statement" for the Planning Commission? Why?

MONDAY MEETING
The Costa Mesa Planning Commission, led by Chairman Jim Fitzpatrick,  will meet for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall.

INTERESTING AGENDA MONDAY
This meeting, which includes some of the normal activities you might expect - reviewing development proposals, etc., also includes in the agenda, HERE, some items you might find of special interest.

"MISSION STATEMENT" - REALLY?
For example, Item #3 on the Consent Calendar, HERE, is a change to the bylaws of the Planning Commission to include a brand new section - a "Mission Statement"!  So, after 60 years our Planning Commission will finally have a document that tells them what their job is supposed to be!  Really!  How have they been getting along all this time?  This reeks of Fitzpatrick's heavy hand.  I sure do wish he'd get a job so he can stop making busy work for the already over-burdened city staff!

2 MEETINGS A MONTH!
Oh, yes, that item also includes a change in the bylaw to authorize the Planning Commission to resume holding two meetings each month instead of one, as has been the case for around four years.  And, ironically, this request will be considered at what may be the shortest Planning Commission meeting in the past several months!  Interesting timing.

CODE ENFORCEMENT REPORT
There are a couple other items that you'll find of interest.  The first is Item #2 on the Consent Calendar, the Code Enforcement Update.  Read through that staff report, HERE, and find out which of your neighbors have been cited for various offenses and what penalties have been imposed.

GREAT READING ON THIS ONE
Also, New Business #1 is the Neighborhood Improvement Task Force Quarterly Update - a very interesting document.  Read it HERE.  Find out about our homeless situation.  Learn which "troubled motels" are causing problems and what kind of resolutions have been accomplished.  Read about the "Recovery/Sober Living Homes" in our city.  Learn about our Safe Neighborhoods/Community Improvement Program.  And on and on.

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2 Comments:

Blogger just wondering... said...

I don't care if they decide to take two meetings a month rather than one, as long as the money is the same. Pretty evident what that unemployed moocher is up to.

6/07/2013 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Lounge Chairman said...

Sounds like visa deals and other opportunities are slow. More meetings is the answer. Eat, drink, and be merry attending meetings!

6/09/2013 01:40:00 PM  

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