Genis After Andranian's Scalp! Bad Move!
GENIS MADE A MISTAKE
As has been widely reported by Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Sandra Genis and several others for a week, at the previous Costa Mesa City Council meeting last Tuesday she made a mistake when marking her nomination forms in the selection process for the three commissions - Planning, Parks and Recreation and Senior. She marked her forms backward - lowest number to highest instead of, as the instructions said very clearly, from highest to lowest.
FILLED OUT THE FORMS BACKWARD
When City Clerk Brenda Green subsequently tallied the totals the only one of Genis' that was correct was the one in the middle of each calculation - the third position in the case of the Planning and Parks and Recreations Commissions and the fourth for the Senior Commission.
SEEKING A SOLUTION
Since her mistake Genis has been seeking a solution that would correct her mistake. Short of firing all the commissioners and re-starting the recruitment process there seems to be no legal way to accomplish this.
SHE WANTS TO TOSS ANDRANIAN AND RE-FILL HIS SPOT
At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 21st - next week - New Business #2, HERE, is her request to remove Stephan Andranian from the Planning Commission and launch a recruitment effort to fill the position.
This makes absolutely no sense, particularly when you consider that the new Planning Commission has already been sworn-in, held their first meeting and chosen officers - Andranian was selected as Chairman!
DON'T COMPOUND THE MISTAKE!
Genis made a mistake. She now has made a second one by trying to "fix" this by asking her fellow council members to join her in removing Andranian for no reason other than her error. This only exacerbates this situation, creates uncertainty and confusion in the community and casts an even larger shadow over her judgment.
COUNCIL SHOULD REJECT HER REQUEST
The council should reject her request, allow the Planning Commission to remain as chosen and certified earlier this week. Genis made a mistake and will have to live with it. She should not be allowed to make this second one.
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER COMMISSIONS?
And, by the way, what about her votes for the Parks and Recreation and Senior Commissions? Certainly her mistake on those nomination forms had an impact on the results. What about those? Is she going to request similar action regarding those commissions? I certainly hope not!
MORE LATER... STAY DRY
More on the balance of the agenda for the council meeting Tuesday later. Right now we're busy battening down the hatches in anticipation of the coming storm. Keep your powder dry.