Thursday, November 03, 2011

More "Me", Park Peril And Wendy's Town Hall

OK, by the time most of you locals read this on Friday you may already know that the Daily Pilot published a commentary of mine on their pages. You've already seen this issue discussed here earlier, HERE, but I thought - since you just can't get enough of what I write - you may wish to read this essay, too. HERE.
: All you Righeimer fans, please be advised to be sure your blood pressure medications are up to date before you read this essay!
Late Thursday night we received notice that the proposed c
ontroversial Sunset Ridge Park, located near Superior and Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, came to a screeching halt at the meeting in Oceanside Wednesday of the California Coastal Commission. According to reports from the Banning Ranch Conservancy, HERE, following lengthy presentations and debate and proposals that included abandoning the most controversial part - the access road off PCH that would have certainly been the precursor to the Bluff Road element of the even more controversial Banning Ranch development - the City of Newport Beach yanked it's application before what appeared to be a certain losing vote could be taken. That saved them having to wait another year before presenting the proposal again. Newport Beach will now be required to submit a new application and, according to the report, no hearing is anticipated until early in 2012.

It is rumored that the November 16th meeting of the Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation Commission will include a request to pave over part of the vernal pools at Fairview Park - a protected habitat for the San Diego fairy shrimp. Apparently this desecration of what has been described by many as the "Jewel of Costa Mesa" would occur near the section of the park near Jim Scott Stadium and the Waldorf School - to accommodate more spectator parking for events at the stadium. I suspect those of you who really care about preserving Fairview Park will want to attend that meeting and make your views known to Chairman Jeff R. Mathews and his fellow commissioners. I'll remind you once the agenda is available for review - probably next week.

If true, this has the stench of Steve Mensinger all over it. And, if tr
ue, this won't surprise me at. After all, Mensinger - seen here on the right - is Mr. Football here in town. He is also a developer and those folks just can't stand to see even a sliver of open land without a building or a parking lot on it. The loss of precious local open space doesn't bother him. He can just jump on an airplane and fly off to the wide-open spaces of Montana or Alaska to catch fish or kill critters any old time he wants. In the meantime, those less affluent folks here in our town are given the proverbial finger. I've lost track of how many times I've warned you about these guys. If your rights have not yet been trampled by them, it's only a matter of time...

A reminder for you. Next Wednesday, November 9th
, councilwoman Wendy Leece and Mika Development Corporation will host a Town Hall at Pomona School from 7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m. You can read all about it on the flier below.

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Blogger Moon said...

As Mr. Righiemer pointed out to me when running for mayor, "This is how it's done. You give space for a sports park to get the development rights." Rather than redevelop the parts of town that are blighted - the boys want to pave the park. A parking lot. Just what Costa Mesa needs more of.

11/04/2011 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Joni said...

The new mantra for Costa Mesa... "Don't it always seem to go
that you don't know what you've got
till it's gone. They paved paradise
and put up a parking lot."

11/04/2011 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Excellent Pilot piece. If only Costa Mesa had 10 more like you. Maybe we would have if other good writers hadn't joined the extremist payroll.

I can see "Napoleon" pacing back and forth with his hand in his shirt.

Undoubtedly more troll attacks will now follow.

Thanks again.

11/04/2011 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Get Out the Popcorn said...

Joe... Phil, Martin, and Mike will be here soon. Phil will claim he is the only real resident of Costa Mesa and the rest are fakes, Martin will post under his several made up names calling Geoff angry and wrong. Mike Gilbert will post his gibberish with atrocious spelling and grammar. Get out the popcorn. I see train wreck coming. Choo Choo.

11/04/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous don't stop said...

if we were a charter city we wouldn't have had to hand out pink slips and the coke user maybe would not have killed himself. in honor of him let's change to charter city. it's the least we can do. thanks riggy for protecting future workers by doing this.

11/04/2011 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous X said...

no comment

11/04/2011 02:18:00 PM  
Blogger Angry White Man said...

It seems like Riggy and his corrupt council are getting more and more desperate. I don't think the employee groups or OCEA need to do anything but sit back and watch this council hang themselves by virtue of their own incompetence. They keep alienating more and more people as they show they care nothing about the city but only about themselves.

11/04/2011 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Get Out the Popcorn said...

don't stop is the first troll. Any more out there? Come on Phil, Martin and Mike. We are waiting.

11/04/2011 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous unanimous said...

go ahead and try to win an election supporting unions !! ha! council has already set the hook, take the bait now genis.

11/04/2011 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Get Out the Popcorn said...

Unanimous is the second troll. Do we have a third?

11/04/2011 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Trolls Suck Blubber said...

Council already set the hook,
then Riggy aka "whaleboy" ate the bait before Genis even saw it.

Menssy chest-bumped a mermaid and flashed his fish-sheriff badge.

Bever was in a pond somewhere else, and Monahan was seen attached by his lips to whale-boy's underside..

11/04/2011 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

Millard is now comparing Riggy to the Founding Fathers... puh-leeze...

11/05/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Troll 'don't stop' wrote:

"if we were a charter city we wouldn't have had to hand out pink slips and the coke user maybe would not have killed himself"


Hi Stevie! Have you ever used cocaine?

11/05/2011 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous West is a One Way Street said...

Sticks and stones will break my bones but Joe is a moron.

Funny how Geoff West allows allegations of drug use but chooses to question anyone who speaks out against him.

The people of Costa Mesa, the silent majority, they get it.

Geoff West only understands what the Daily Pilot & OC Register are trying to control when the inappropriate comments are against him

11/05/2011 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous OCLonghair said...

Paving the Park...

Why surprised? Butt-Nut just got his street paved and loves the new look.

Sorry Joni... I posted that one months ago. You need to ketchup!

Popcorn... you won't see the train coming... you'll see it being dismantled for the new sports field and parking lot.

Remind my why we built a bridge over Fairview just to walk around in some dead grass. They will be paving over the train and all that dead grass.

11/05/2011 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Get Out the Popcorn said...

West is a One Way Street is the third troll or maybe the first troll under a different name. Would a troll by any other name still be a troll? I say yes.

11/05/2011 02:37:00 PM  
Anonymous don't stop said...

i am not Stevie, just a fan, a big fan

11/05/2011 03:53:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

"When your peak..."
Don't look for those comments here... you crossed the line - twice.

11/06/2011 07:42:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Dear Trolls:

GW already admits to being old, and I've never denied being moronic on occasion.

Therefore you can tell Boss Hog you have nothing more to write about and that it's time to go back under your bridge (probably the one over Placentia Av at Fairview Park).

Also, as far as tactics go, the attacks your master ordered on Genis are quite telling.

El Gordo fears sane Republicans, as he should.

11/06/2011 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Joke of a Meeting said...

Do you think Wendy will sing a song or quote a poem?

Do you think Wendy will quote Founding Fathers?

Do you think Wendy will bring the most unmotivated Firemen back for a repeat performance?

Do you think Wendy will allow Medical Marijuana folks to dominate the questions?

Does anyone know if City resources are being allocated to this?

11/06/2011 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike O'Reilly said...

I’m certainly no expert on municipal affairs, yet -- the current city council momzers excepted -- Costa Mesa appears to be operating just fine as a general law city and has since it’s incorporation. I can see no particular advantage whatsoever in our becoming otherwise. And knowing how crudely and shamelessly Righeimer has lied to us, I see no reason to believe anything he says; and must further suspect that anything he does say must have an ulterior motive -- a motive politically advantageous only to his rise in the local Republican party. And thus not advantageous in the least for our city. I would expect you, Geoff West, to agree with me. Yet you have, here and in the “Daily Pilot,” taken Righeimer’s bait. Rather than asking the first and most logical question, Why must we become a charter city?, you apparently have accepted Righeimer’s suggestion, and disagree only on what type of charter city we should become. In which case, Righeimer has scored something of a triumph, enabling him to say, “See, even Geoff West agrees with me. A charter city it is, then!” For me, until I descern any truth at all coming out of Righeimer’s mouth, he remains the liar and self-evident charlatan he has demonstrated himself to be.

11/06/2011 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Vern Al Schrimp said...

Seriously, PAVING over ancient vernal pools... right in the middle of Fairview Park... and while the City is in the midst of restoring natural CA native plants to ultimately attract the endangered flora & fauna back? WTF?!!!

EHS Boosters (i.e. Mensiah & his Disciples):

Hey, the "Waterboy" just asked me, "SSSSumthin' wrrrong wit darr...'Medula...Ob..lon..gatas'!!!?"

Why create a toxin-emitting, that ultimately drains to the ocean, UGLY-A$$-black, heat-absorbing eyesore, of an only occasionally-used stadium parking lot? Which will COMPLETELY DESTROY a vital, life-sustaining waterhole for all the existing, as well as all the NEWLY attracted wild animals, insects, and native plants which this major Winter through Spring food source & habitat uniquely provides.

Not to mention, all of us: the privileged "stewards or facilitators" of the protected "nature" park, you know, the CM Residents/Voters, who will ultimately lose OUR already legally-preserved undeveloped "natural open-space" at the park by this most outrageous display of self-centered "fandemonium".

Are you over-zealous EHS "fan-ADDICTS" already thinking of creative "fun"draising" ideas such as raffling off "reserved parking" spots, or providing a special "valet service" to secure funds to benefit all the EHS students, or just the athletic ones?

And of course, Menace will not recuse himself from this item if & when the CC votes on it b/c the wife's and his Pop Warner & EHS Booster Club affiliations & fiscal support isn't a conflict of interest even though his pet projects will directly benefit from all HIS "yes" votes. I still remember that check for $10k the City cut to PW (Ehgkkk..Oh yuck, I just threw up in my mouth... again!).

There are numerous low-impact ways to resolve the Stadium's various parking problems without affecting the officially preserved "natural open-space" within the already implemented Fairview Park Plan which should include:
the "endangered schrimp"<--Monahan? LOL

11/06/2011 03:21:00 PM  

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