City Files Suit Against New Harbor Inn
By now many of you have read the announcement by The City of Costa Mesa regarding the legal action taken against another "problem motels", the New Harbor Inn, 2205 Harbor Blvd. You can read that information HERE.
LOOKING FOR MORE INFO
When I first saw that I wanted more information than was available at the time, so I attempted to scrounge through electronic sources to get more information on what kind of egregious activities would have prompted this severe action by The City. I was unsuccessful, finding only a couple references that the New Harbor Inn was improving since The City decided to begin waging war on motels in the city a few years ago at the insistence of Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer.
THE COMPLAINT AVAILABLE NOW
Today, though, a copy of the actual complaint has been made public. You can read it HERE. Trust me, once you reach the point early in this document where The New Harbor Inn is described as "a hub of criminal activity in Orange County" you probably won't stop reading.
As you read down through paragraph after paragraph listing events and tallying-up crimes at that location you get a clear picture of why something had to be done. Yes, this place is a den of iniquity.
AS THE LEGAL SYSTEM GRINDS ON
So, now this legal drama will play out and it seems likely that a court will force something very serious to happen with that location - perhaps closure. That's probably a good thing, right?
GARRETT'S CLOSING... HMMMMM?
Then I began wondering about Garrett's Furniture Store next door, which is closing shop. I began thinking what a nice big chunk of land could be made by combining those two sites.
WHAT ABOUT TRADE WINDS MOBILE HOME PARK?
And then I began thinking about the Trade Winds Mobile Home Park right next door and wondered what kind of huge development might be possible if ALL THREE of those properties were combined. I'm sorry, but these guys force my mind to work this way!
WATCH FOR FAMILIAR NAMES
It's going to be very interesting to watch this drama unfold, and to see what the future holds for all of these properties... and if any of the campaign contributors to certain local politicians end up involved with these properties.