Mercurio To Be Seated On Thursday
The Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission meets again on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in City Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 6:00. You can read the brief agenda HERE.
VERY SMALL AGENDA
This meeting is noteworthy because, even though the agenda is small - a tree removal request and the plant palette for Fire Station #1 - a new member will be seated on the dais to replace Don Harper, who resigned after not making several meetings in a row.
Julie Mercurio, the Queen of the Costa Mesa Public Square - that inaccurately-named Facebook page - will be sworn-in by City Clerk Brenda Green and seated on the dais to join Chairman Brett Eckles, Vice Chair Bob Graham and commissioners Kim Pederson and Byron de Arakal. I'm sure those gentlemen - and they all ARE gentlemen - will welcome Ms. Mercurio with open arms.
A CROWD EXPECTED
I expect there will be a large turnout for this event since her Facebook page boasts more than 6,600 members. We'll see.
ZERO QUALIFICATIONS - JUST CONNECTIONS
As I've said before, Ms. Mercurio was the least-qualified of the dozen candidates who threw their hats in the ring for this job, but it came of no surprise to me that the council majority chose her. She's running for City Council and needs all the positive exposure she can get since she otherwise brings ZERO qualifications to that job - or this one, for that matter. I'm looking forward to seeing what she does to earn the pay for participating on this commission.