Call For Volunteers Re-issued
EVERY COMMISSION SEAT AVAILABLE
The City of Costa Mesa re-issued the call for volunteers for three city commissions - Planning, Parks & Recreation and Senior - based on the actions of the City Council Tuesday night when they voted, 3-2, to flush out all the existing commissioners and start afresh. You can read the city recruitment announcement HERE.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD APPLY
Personally, I think this was a great idea. I agree with the idea that there should be diversity of ideas, backgrounds and locations on the commissions. Recently, in the case of the Planning Commission in particular, it has been populated predominantly by lock-step lemmings, ready to follow every word uttered by the council majority. That's not healthy for the city, as witnessed by things like the Small Lot Ordinance and the proliferation of those ghastly multi-story developments on the Westside.
OH, WOE IS ME!
There has been much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth about the loss of the experience represented by the current commissions. There is nothing to keep existing commissioners from re-applying and I hope some of them do toss their hats in the ring again. I've said before that a couple of the current commissioners should be considered for re-assignment, but certainly not all of them. A few will never shake the stench of their obvious allegiance to the recent past council majority.
CHECK THE SITE FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
So, check out the site and, if you have any interest in serving the community in a very important, visible way, file an application. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 18th at 5:00 p.m. There will be two special City Council meetings, on January 24th and January 31st at which applicants will be vetted and, probably on the 31st, selected for the commission assignments. The council is looking for a large pool of interested parties, so get those applications filed - you can do it online, fax, mail or hand-deliver to the City Clerk, Brenda Green.
Good luck to you all.