Canalis and Venezia On Costa Mesa Politics
In case you missed it, Sunday morning Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis and columnist Barbara Venezia were among the guests on Sunday Brunch with Tom and Lynn on local radio station KOCI-FM on their program that began at 11:30 a.m. Hosts Tom Johnson (former Daily Pilot publisher) and Lynn Selich (Newport Independent columnist) provided an interesting opportunity for Canalis and Venezia to talk about their up-coming Feet To The Fire Forums later this election year.
DOWNLOAD IT AND LISTEN
If you wish to hear it, click HERE, to download the entire 1:15 minute program. Follow the instructions to download it. It will appear wherever you place it on your computer as "Sunday Brunch 030214". Once you get it downloaded slide the scroll bar across to 33:26, where the Canalis/Venezia segment begins. If you want to fast forward to some VERY interesting stuff just keep on sliding the bar over to 48:00.
SOME RANDOM CLIPS...
True to form, Venezia provided some very memorable snippets. This is one reason many folks are very happy to see her return to the Daily Pilot as a columnist on Fridays. To pique your interest - and make you want to hear more, more, more - here a a few comments snatched from Venezia's part of the conversation discussing the Costa Mesa City Council meetings:
"Picking a Scab"
"The rudeness the public has to go through"
"We're not going to ask them softball questions"
VENEZIA THINKS GASZI SHOULD RUN FOR COUNCIL!
When Johnson asked about the Costa Mesa City Council race, talking about the "Righeimer faction" and the "Costa Mesans For Responsible Government" side, he asked what would happen if Righeimer's side prevailed in November. Venezia replied with the following statement:
"You know, one of the people I still think needs to quit his job and run for office is Chief Tom Gazsi. I really do believe that. I think he can do more to save that police department by being on the city council. I think that if he quit his job there he could probably get hired as police chief anywhere else in the county. And I think that he knows where the bodies are buried, so it would be very hard to run a negative campaign against him."
Further, when discussing Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy's recent scathing letter to CEO Tom Hatch criticizing Gazsi for endorsing Keith Curry - a long time friend - for the 74th Assembly Seat, Venezia said:
"He's a long-time resident. He pays attention to politics at all different levels. And what he thinks about someone really does carry some weight. And I think that Colin McCarthy is way off base on this."
TAKE A FEW MINUTES...
OK, do I have your interest? I hope so. Please take a few minutes, download the audio clip and listen to the roughly half hour of discussion. You'll be glad you did.