Monday, February 09, 2015

"Sunday With Steve" Another Success

MEET THE MAYOR, AGAIN
Reports from the scene and city staffers tell us that the second "Meet The Mayor" event with Rookie Mayor Steve Mensinger at City Hall yesterday was a success.

MOST ARRIVED EARLY AND STAYED LATE
The event, which is held in the conference room on the 5th Floor, attracted a reported "about 15" people.  According to reports, most arrived early and stayed through most of the time allotted.  It was scheduled from 2-4 pm, but there were still a few stragglers there after 4.  And, I understand there was a film crew there to tape an interview with The Rookie - a Fountain Valley Realtor was involved.

AND COOKIES, TOO!
According to reports, a couple people brought cookies, so we may be working our way to that "Tea With Steve" event I suggested a few weeks ago. 

SAME FORMAT - A GROUP CHAT
And, I guess no change in format was made this time - folks just dropped in without a scheduled appointment and had a group chat about whatever was on their minds.  Topics ranged from the Senior Center to Fireworks and others, too.  I know one late arrival - I actually stopped by City Hall at 3:30 to see what how many people turned out - brought a list of things she wanted to address, several of which have been mentioned repeatedly during the more formal Public Comments section of council meetings.

HATCH AND CRONIES
It's my understanding that CEO Tom Hatch carved out part of his Sunday to participate, along with Sharon Rodelius, who greeted all visitors at the front door and escorted them to the 5th Floor.  It is also my understanding that some of the residents who attended were familiar names - walking pals of the Rookie Mayor and at least one former council candidate.  I guess I was surprised that they would need to use a chunk of their Sunday for this event, since they seem to have ready access to Mensinger.

SAME TIME, SAME PLACE, NEXT MONTH
So, on we go.  Every second Sunday of the month, from 2-4,  Mensinger and the staff will make him available for a chat with anyone who shows up.  So far, it's unclear whether there has been any return on investment of that time.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Well, let's see how many want to hang out with the "rookie" and his buddies. Not this one, for sure.

2/09/2015 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Muffin Top Bob said...

The chest-bumping, phone dropping, rookie mayor probably called in a few favors for people to show up and inflate his numbers, so it looks like these "meet the mayor" days are a success.

2/09/2015 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger zennymoon said...

So Tom Hatch was present; Chuck Perry and Lee Ramos. Hmm just can't get enough of each other

2/09/2015 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Next time:

Riggy will be back from his extremist event in Israel. He and Stevie will do Sumo wrestling with Chuck Perry, Fisler, and Hull. Citizens can participate but must sign a waiver with the city attorney ahead of time.

2/10/2015 06:34:00 AM  

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