Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fairview Park Committee Meets Tomorrow

WHO KNOWS WHAT'S NEXT...
In what might be the last meeting, at least for a very long time, the Costa Mesa Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee meets tomorrow evening, 6-8 p.m., in the Victoria Room of the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park).  You can read the modified agenda HERE.

LOTS OF CHANGES
We've seen several changes on the committee.  Member Brett Eckles resigned after he was recently appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission.  Since long-time chairman Dr. Richard Mehren abruptly resigned early this year at the end of the last meeting, Vice Chair Steve Smith will apparently run the show - at least until they get through the part of the agenda where a new Chairman is selected.  That should be interesting.  This image is of Mehren and Smith early-on in happier times.
AN UNFORTUNATE CHANGE IN THE AGENDA
Those who follow this committee will recognize that there is a aberration in the agenda.  Following the presentations by the staff - the three items listed below - the committee apparently WILL NOT vote on whether to include any or all of these items in their recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission. The goals of the committee were spelled out early in the process.  They are shown in the two images below:
You can read the original work plan, with timeline, HERE.

SO CLOSE....
After more than 20 months of hard, sometimes contentious, work the committee will not be permitted to complete their mission.  They've plowed through most of the original 35 items on their list, shown below.  Only the most controversial items - playing fields - remain.
What remains to be evaluated and, under the previous rules of procedure, discussed and voted upon, are these items:
OPEN SPACE MASTER PLAN
Now that the City has decided to hire a consultant to update the Master Plan of Parks and Open Spaces, the work done by this committee appropriately should be folded into that update as part of the Fairview Park Master Plan.

WHO WILL SHOW UP?
I'm not quite sure what kind of a turnout to anticipate Wednesday.  I hope another crowd shows up to hear the staff presentations and express their views.

APRIL FOOL'S DAY!
I cannot close this without observing that this meeting falls on April 1st.... it just seems SO appropriate.  See you tomorrow.

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