Monday, May 07, 2007



The Red County/OC Blog reported just before noon today that there has been an initiative filed with the Newport Beach City Clerk to relocate the City Hall to the location mentioned in my previous post - just north of the Main Library on that 12.82 acre parcel some folks want to retain as a passive park. You can read that blog entry here.

According to the entry, some big names are included in this filing, including Marion Bergeson, former California Secretary of Education and former State Senator.

This will certainly make an interesting issue even more so and will likely cause a few of the Newport Beach open space advocates to go apoplectic. In the meantime, the clock continues to tick and the price of any new City Hall continues to escalate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we know why Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner Riggy's very first column was about newport Beach politics! This is looking more and more like a coordinated political operation by the County GOP! Hey, if we get a talented Planning Commissioner out of it, I'm game! Time to sit back and watch!

5/07/2007 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

rob, you really are an optimist! It will be interesting to see what Riggy comes up with for his next column. Having the ham-hands from the OC GOP attempting to take over our city is not a particularly appealing thought. We'll see...

5/08/2007 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon, Geoff - it will be fun to watch! The County GOP will never get their act together enough to really hurt CM! Most of the time, they can't even agree amongst themselves! Getting Riggy up and running was quite an accomplishment. At least for once, we have a truly competent candidate in Riggy, not just some ideological lapdog.

5/08/2007 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

rob, I'm not so sure about the "fun" part. It bothers me a lot that the leadership of our city can be so easily purloined. Your assessment of Righeimer may be premature. I'm not willing to pronounce him "competent" yet, although he certainly does appear to come to the party prepared. Of course, he stands out in the crowd in Costa Mesa because, while we've had some very competent leaders in the past, right now the majority certainly cannot be described that way. As far as the "ideological lapdog" comment... we'll just have to see.

5/08/2007 09:45:00 PM  

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