Sunday, April 27, 2014

It's Gonna Be A Long Week...

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY...
The first part of this week is going to be very busy for those of us who try to attend most events.  This time I will fail because of scheduling.  I'll try to gather information and report - even if it means getting it from a taped replay.

PLANNING COMMISSION AND FEET TO THE FIRE
Monday, April 28, 2004 has two conflicting events - the Costa Mesa Planning Commission meeting, beginning at 6:00 in City Council Chambers at City Hall and the next Feet To The Fire Forum, which begins at 7:00 (doors open at 6:30) at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center.

LIVE MUSIC AT "THE BOULEVARD"
The Planning Commission has a full agenda, HERE.  There are four (4) public hearings scheduled.  The first one, HERE, request permission for a bar, The Boulevard, located on Newport Boulevard near the intersection of Harbor and Newport Blvd, to have live music from 3 p.m., until closing at 2:00 a.m.  The staff recommends approval.

MORE SERVICE BAYS AT THE HONDA STORE
Public Hearing #2, HERE, is a request to modify the Conditional Use permit at the local Honda dealership on Harbor Blvd. to allow expansion of the service operations, including converting a portion of the present facility into paint booths.

A QUICK HEARING
Public Hearing #3, HERE, is the annual review of the development agreement for Segerstrom Town Center.  This seems like a no-brainer, but one never knows.

ERASING MOTEL LONG-TERM HOUSING
The final Public Hearing, #4, HERE, is the biggest item on the agenda.  This one bears the title, "Code Amendment CO-13-03 - To Title 13, Chapter IX, Article 8 Governing Motels.  Reading through this staff report and the draft amendment to the codes involved, it seems pretty clear that the goal here is to reduce the number of motel rooms used as long-term stay units to ZERO.  Presently motels are authorized to use up to 25% of their rooms as long-term stays units.  Although I won't be there, I suspect there may be lively discussion on this one from members of the Costa Mesa Affordable Housing Coalition, among others, because there are virtually NO other housing alternatives from low or very low income folks in this city except motels.

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FEET TO THE FIRE, PART 2
As mentioned, the second of this campaign season's Feet To The Fire Forums is scheduled for Monday, as well.  Barbara Venezia and her crew of interrogators - Daily Pilot Editor John Canalis, City Editor Alicia Lopez, Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief, Norberto Santana, Jr., and Orange County Register columinst Jack Wu - who did a good job last week of toasting the toes of Assembly candidates will tee up to fry some feet of the candidates for the Orange County 2nd Supervisorial seat being vacated by termed-out Supervisor John Moorlach.

 FOUR SUPERVISOR CANDIDATES TO BE FRIED
Anticipated to attend this bunyan-boiler are the following candidates:  Coast Community College District board member Jim Moreno; Huntington Beach Councilman and retired business owner Joe Carchio; California Board of Equalization Vice Chairwoman Michelle Steel and 74th District Assemblyman Allan Mansoor.

FIREWORKS GUARANTEED
This event promises to have all the fireworks to which we've become accustomed over the past few years.  For example, Mansoor recently took Steel to court on her ballot designation - and won.  Although some accuse her of being a carperbagger - moving to the district only recently - Steel has the support of most of the OC GOP hierarchy, which apparently has decided Mansoor has outlived his usefulness and have dropped him like a hot potato.  It promises to be an interesting night, especially for Mansoor, who just became a father last week.  Congrats to Mansoor and his lovely wife, Janniffer, on the arrival of their new daughter, Avalon Jane Kimberly Mansoor on April 23rd.

SEE YOU THERE...
The doors open at 6:30 at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park) and the big show begins at 7:00 p.m.  See you there.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Bootlickers take note:

Mansoor always did what the Newport bosses told him, including putting carpetbagger Riggy on the Planning Commission. Then they dropped him like a used rubber duck in favor of Steel.

This will be your fate too. After Stevie is forced to resign and Monahan is recalled, you will have nothing.

Stand up and do what's best for Costa Mesa while you still can.

4/27/2014 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Skeptical in Costa Mesa said...

Speaking of fireworks. . . Get ready July is just around the corner. Get your pets sedation meds. before the rush!

4/28/2014 08:54:00 AM  

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