It's Going To Be A Long Month...
June is going to be a very, very busy month in the City of Costa Mesa. A quick peek at the city calendar makes my head hurt! As you glance down the image below (click on it to enlarge it), you'll see more meetings than you can shake a stick at. Actually, shaking a stick at some of them sounds like a pretty good idea.
LOTS OF COUNCIL EVENTS
For example, we've got two City Council meetings - June 7th and June 21st - AND a study session - June 14th - scheduled for the first time in a very long time.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS
Of course, we've got the normal two Planning Commission meetings - on June 13th and June 27th - and a Parks and Recreation Commission meeting - on June23rd - on the calendar, but we also have a special Senior Commission meeting scheduled on Thursday, the 9th.
We have two meetings scheduled on the same day at the same place - the Bikeway and Walkability Committee and the first Open Space & Recreation Master Plan Community Workshop, both scheduled tomorrow, June 1st, and both at 6:30 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Senior Center.
The second Open Space & Recreation Master Plan Community Workshop is scheduled a week from tomorrow, June 8th, is at the Lindbergh School, 220, 23rd Street from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
FOUR VERY IMPORTANT MEETINGS!
There are four (4) Voter District Formation Community Meetings scheduled throughout the month. Here's that schedule:
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue.
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Halecrest Park, 3107 Killybrooke Lane.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at St. Joachim Catholic Church, 1964 Orange Avenue
Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive.
These are critical meetings for all residents of this community. The results of the information gathered will produce the item that will appear on the November, 2016 ballot and will, one way or the other, change the way municipal representation is selected in our city forever.
By the way, I just realized that the two meetings scheduled in closest proximity to the Latino population of our city on the Westside - and the one's theoretically for whom this entire exercise is being conducted - have been schedule for the evening of workdays in the middle of the week while the other two are scheduled on Saturdays in areas with the least dense Latino population. Perhaps just a coincidence? Nah, there are NO coincidences in politics.
TWO CHANCES FOR SNUGGLING WITH STEVE
And for those of you that really want to get up close and personal with the mayor, there are two opportunities to do so this month. On Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. you can waste part of a perfectly good day off and spend a couple hours with him on the 5th floor of City Hall. And, you can also join his crony crawl for the Walk with the Mayor opportunity beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17th.
AND, THE FISH FRY THIS WEEKEND
And, don't forget, this weekend is the Costa Mesa-Newport Harbor Lions Club Fish Fry, which, for the first time will include the First Friday Roadshow - all at Fairview Park beginning Friday evening and stretching through Sunday night.
GONNA BE A VERY BUSY MONTH
We'll visit many of these venues and report on them. Mark your calendars.