Monday, June 08, 2009

Weekend Announcements and The Week Ahead

Geez, take a little weekend trip and strange things happen at home!


First, my friend, Katrina Foley, announced to the world this weekend that she has formed a new firm, The Foley Group. She and her associate
, Teal Anderson, will provide the professional legal muscle in this new venture. According to her note, Katrina will continue her employment litigation practice, but will grow her practice to include artist and athlete management as well as non-profit corporate organization and compliance services for organizations working with children and youth sports.

Beginning June 8th Foley and Anderson can be reached at their new digs:
The Foley Group, PLC

1600 Dove Street, Suite 101
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-502-8801 fax

The partnership of Lents & Foley has apparently been dissolved. One can assume that, with that dissolution, Katrina may now participate in discussions and votes taken regarding the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Previously her partner was legal counsel for the Center, which created a conflict of interest for Katrina.

I certainly wish Katrina Foley and Teal Anderson the very best of luck with this new venture.



Then I noticed that our old anonymous buddy who publishes the consistently clever CMunimPRESSed blog has decided to fold up his tent. That's a shame, because the wit and perception displayed on that blog has been fun and refreshing. I e
xpect a certain activist in Mesa North will be pleased to read about the CMunimPRESSed's demise. I'll miss it. I suggest you slide your cursor over to the right side of this page and click on the link to that blog, then scroll back through the archives to refresh your memory - and to enjoy his comments as he pokes that certain puffed-up hypocrite from Mesa North with a sharp stick.

Adios, amigo...



This week promises to be an interesting one... Monday we have yet another Planning Commission meeting - at 6:30 at City Hall. Tune in to CMTV to watch the Righeimer-led quintet once again play fast and loose with the rules and make applicants squirm. Maybe they should call this "bullying 101".


Tuesday is the much-anticipated City Council Budget Study Session, at 4:30 p.m. in Conference 1A, which might be followed by a special
adjourned council meeting at which the council may provide the staff with direction on the budget. As proposed right now the 09/10 budget will be 18% smaller than the year about to expire the end of June.


On Thursday, at 6:00 p.m., also in Conference Room 1A, the staff will hold a public workshop on the new budget. In the recent past only a half-a-hand-full of residents have attended. I hope for a greater turnout this year, particularly in light of the extreme financial distress our city now finds itself in due to the economy and the capriciousness of our state leaders.

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Anonymous Rob Dickson said...

Geoff, I have a work committment Thursday - and was planning on attending the Study Session. Is the "workshop" a public Q&A, or do they actually take and consider suggestions?


6/08/2009 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Historically, the workshop has been much less structured than the study session. It was possible to do that because of the few people attending. Roeder and his staff ran their PowerPoint presentation if we wanted it and questions and answers flowed freely. Even though the council will have already seen and considered the budget - and perhaps provided direction to the staff - I've always had the impression that the staff at the workshop was open to any good ideas. Their goal, however, is to explain the budget to the public.

6/08/2009 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Kent Morrow said...

I was wondering when Katrina would move to Newport Beach. Too bad, I was hoping she would run against Mansoor for Tran's seat in the state assembly.

6/09/2009 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Kent, I don't understand your comment. Her offices have been in Newport Beach and remain so after this move. In fact, they're in the same building, different suite. She could run against Mansoor for Tran's seat next year if she chose to do so.

6/09/2009 09:07:00 AM  

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