Friday, February 24, 2012

Is Jimmy Fitzy Out At The Sanitary District?

As anticipated, based on a review of previous meeting minutes, the regular monthly meeting of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District found itself, figuratively, knee-deep in effluent Thursday night.

The issue that
prompts my characterization is the presentation of a legal opinion - the second such opinion - that District Board Member Jim Fitzpatrick's position on the Board has been determined to be "incompatible" with his position as a Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner.


Although I was no
t present, reports from the scene indicate that the discussion on this issue was, to put it mildly, animated. Apparently Fitzpatrick is not happy with this decision because it could cause him to lose his position on the Sanitary District Board. I'm told that, at one point, Director Art Perry asked Fitzpatrick if he was going to resign. Fitzpatrick did not respond.


Next Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. the Sanitary District Board will meet in a Special Meeting - read the agenda HERE - at which, following public comments, they will immediately adjourn to a Closed Session to "discuss initiation of litigation (Quo Warranto to determine if Director Fitzpatrick's appointment to the Costa Mesa Planning Commission caused a vacation of his office as Director as being incompatible/conflict of interest) (Gov. Code 54956.9)"

It is my understanding that such litigation could cost upwards of $40,000 and could take months to resolve. I also understand that it is possible to request an opinion directly from the State Attorney General on the issue of incompatibility.

This is not a new issu
e. It actually began last summer and has dragged on until the present time, coming to a full boil within the past three months. The issue was also addressed when Fitzpatrick, then a first-term Planning Commissioner, decided to run for a seat on the Sanitary District Board. Mayor Gary Monahan, in a city council meeting during open session, gave his view that Fitzpatrick holding both seats was not "incompatible" because he, as a sitting council member, also recently held a seat on the Sanitary District Board.

However, it is my understanding that the prohibition that applies to Fitzpatrick would NOT apply to a council member, based on a section of the State Health and Safety Code which exempted Monahan from that prohibition.


So, Tuesday's meeting
will be very interesting. Will the Sanitary District Board choose to move forward with the litigation? Will Fitzpatrick fight that decision and force the expenditure of time and treasure to enforce two legal opinions? Will the Board, following the Closed Session, use item III on the agenda - Reconsider Committee and Other Assignments of Directors - to strip Fitzpatrick of any committee assignments and, de facto, render his participation on the board moot until the legal issue is resolved? Will Fitzpatrick resign from the Sanitary District Board? Or, will he resign from his Planning Commission seat? There certainly is plenty to think about over this weekend, and that doesn't even consider the council meeting on Tuesday evening that will deal with the Homeless Task Force Report and the Mid-year Budget Review. Yikes!


Daily Pilot Ace Reporter Joe Serna was present and will have a long story on this meeting, and the meeting Tuesday, early in the week. I look forward to his first-person account of the "festivities".

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Blogger Bruce Krochman said...

I read this a couple of days ago in the DP:

It does appear that Art Perry is pushing this forward. From the article:
Director Perry stated he feels it is incumbent upon the board to receive district counsel advice on this subject, and he does not care what it costs.

The story also states:
However, the district's counsel, Alan Burns, had already voiced an opinion on the matter. In a 2010 memo to the board, he wrote that Fitzpatrick's seat on the Planning Commission could pose problems, though there didn't seem to be any established precedent.

It seems it is a gray area and Perry wants a definitive answer.

Of course this came up with Katrina Foley and her position on the City Council and School Board.

Should be interesting to see how it shakes out!

2/24/2012 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous checkyoursix said...

Intrigue, lies, and verbatim minutes, oh my! So Arlene S. loses her seat to Fitz last election. This causes a domino effect for her and because she is not an elected official anymore or a member of a special district in any capacity, she loses a multitude of positions, especially the gem of her LAFCO seat. Leece places an "emergency" item on council agenda immediately, offering to give up her Vector Control, special district seat, and have Arlene S. appointed to it, thus saving all of Arlene's other seats in special district organizations and LAFCO. Council sees through it, Arlene herself doesn't even go to the council meeting, Council says if Wendy wants to resign early then they should have the Vector control seat open to more than just Arlene. Item dies. Fitzy gets on Sanitary and starts asking questions of the long standing no bid contracts. The rest of the Board does not like it. They want to appoint Arlene back to the position so they need to get rid of Fitzy. Normally, it would be Arlene who should use HER money but Board wants this so bad they are willing to use taxpayer money to get an opinion from AG and superior court. Director Art Perry even states he does not care what it costs! (of taxpayer money). If they could appoint Arlene maybe they won't have to face her in upcoming election is an added bonus for them. Perry ran for Water Board last election as a sitting Sanitary Board member even though told that was incompatible situation should he win. Fairly warned be thee sez I: this will not bode well for the 3 Sanitary Directors up for election. Mailers are already being designed. Let Arlene do this, not taxpayer money.

2/24/2012 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

Joseph Serna, 'Ace Reporter'? That's a bit of a stretch... being an ace reporter involves some actual news gathering and, believe it or not, reporting. Heck, you qualify more than he does.

2/24/2012 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Shrek Employment Agency said...

Does Fitzpatrick have income from work other than his government boards? If not, Boss Hogg Righeimer will have to find something else for him.

2/24/2012 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous disgusted at all the games said...

Mike M.. My first thoughts too, after I stopped laughing. Of course that was preceded by losing my lunch.

Serna has shown himself and I sure do not think it's ACE reporting.

To checkyoursix... I guess Arlene has learned from others. Wasn't it Mansoor who relinquished his Mayorship to Bever to help Bever get re-elected. Then once that happened he worked it to get back the mayorship.

I am sure you were critical of that too!

Both sides and all sides play these slimy games. It's why many are simply disgusted with politics.

2/24/2012 09:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Fitzy is for the Pitzy said...

Pick one or the other Jimmy, and don't drag it out.

2/24/2012 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Incidentally, I was just reading Jimmy Fitzy's latest column in the Newport Independent, where he writes about "Green" stuff. Here's his second paragraph:

"This is a must-attend for any corporation that utilizes in-house teams and funding to establish deal flow to ensure critical technology and core competencies are enhanced by acquiring innovation, establishing competitive advantage, investing in the incubation of potential disruptive technologies, or a neverending search to identify that special ingredient to leapfrog competitors."

Ah, Jimmy, my lad - always the master of gobbledegook and the indecypherable buzz word.

2/24/2012 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous checkyoursix said...

to disgusted: making Bever mayor was a brilliant move so he could run as a sitting mayor, done all the time and it involves no taxpayer money and all involved are elected officials.
This case involves taxpayer money on a question that does not have to be answered unless an aggrieved, losing candidate wants to use their own money to get AG and Superior Court opinion. Apples to Oranges, Too Fast.

2/25/2012 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Maserati said...

At the Board meeting, Fitzy was acting like he was on City Council...texting on his cell phone during the conversations. Probably chatting with Steve Messitup. How rude.

2/25/2012 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Central Valley Farm Animals said...

Maserati said...
"At the Board meeting, Fitzy was acting like he was on City Council...texting on his cell phone during the conversations. Probably chatting with Steve Messitup. How rude."

Next he'll be down at the airport bullying baggage employees in his pop warner uniform

2/25/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous sadie1 said...

take your thoughts out of the equation and consider the facts: A legal opinion was rendered at the time Fitzpatrick was elected to both seats which stated holding both seats could pose problems. Fitzpatrick choose to accept both seats anyway. Board members attend a training seminar, specifically to educate board members about issues board members should be aware of and are told of a similar case deemed to be a conflict of interest. The board decides to investigate the issue further seeking a legal opinion from an expert in the field. The expert agrees the offices are incompatible. If Fitzpatrick gives up his seat there is no more issue. No more money spent. These are the facts. Fitzpatrick is the one who chose to accept both seats causing a conflict, not the other sanitary district board members, not Arlene. If the board does appoint Arlene then you should voice your opinion about that at that time, but the two are separate matters.

2/25/2012 09:10:00 AM  
Anonymous disgusted at all the games said...

check your facts
Sounds like you're Ok with political underhanded maneuvers as long as they don't cost taxpayers.
I am not. I believe in integrity even for our elected officials. No make that especially for our elected officials.

Yes, probably unreasonable but that's my belief.

Regarding cost in this. What would happen if a legal conflict arouse based on a vote made by Fitz. Maybe Art Perry is trying to save the district money from a bad lawsuit.

2/25/2012 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Jim knew back in 2010 said...

Well said Sadie1.

2/25/2012 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous sadie1 said...

Fitzy is not only incompatible with this office, he is incompatible with most people! This may explain why he can't get a real job, much less keep one. Fitzy uses his big mouth (along with smoke and mirrors) to deceive Costa Mesa into believing that HE is the one who can reduce trash rates. Even if the evergreen contract goes out for bid, the trash rates WILL NOT be going down. Jim Fitzpatrick is a colossal liar, a spin doctor, and a joke.

Let’s talk about taxpayer money. Jim Fitzpatrick has no problem spending your money on things he wants like expanding the CMSD boardroom to make room for a dais $150,000! A branding consultant $30,000! Locking trash cans $20,000! A zero waste consultant $30,000! Litigation when you know you are wrong $40,000!

Fitzpatrick is spending money taking this fight to court, not Art Perry. Fitzy doesn’t just ask questions at meetings, he stomps his feet and has tantrums when he doesn’t get his way. It’s obvious he antagonizes the other Board members just so he can go out and disparage them in public. Well, look who’s trying to play dirty politics as we get closer to an election. What a surprise! Don’t be fooled CM and get your facts straight checkyoursix, Arlene would be a giant step up from slimy Jim Fitzpatrick. Actually, anyone would be.

2/25/2012 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Facts not Emotion said...

Sadie seems to have inside information.

With such low attendance , how would he / she know such info.

What is worse is he she is wrong. Flat out wrong.

$150 k never spent on dias. Building is way to small.

$30k on branding consultant never happened.

It is not $20k on Lockable containers, an industry pilot, the net is much less when you compare the standard container vs Lockable.

The $30k zero waste consultant has not been spent, and will not without a vote of the Board.

I budget item will be spent on a rate payer survey, by unanimous vote of the Board.

You really need to ask your informant to get the facts straight.

Or, you can contact Jimmy Fitzy. He was very helpful in explaining the false facts presented.

He also gave me info that the Board refuses to pit an evergreen trash contract out to bid. And that the Board is considering a 20 year trash contract.

He offered to buy me coffee.

Careful where you get your facts. Lots of angry people out there

2/25/2012 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Albatross drive said...

"$150 k never spent on dias. Building is way to small."

A DAIS? Fitzys idea. Do not needed. Thank you Bob, Art, Ferryman, and Mike for not going along with this.

"$30k on branding consultant never happened."

Fitzys idea. Do not needed. Thank you Bob, Art, Ferryman, and Mike for not going along with this.

"It is not $20k on Lockable containers, an industry pilot, the net is much less when you compare the standard container vs Lockable."


"The $30k zero waste consultant has not been spent, and will not without a vote of the Board"

Fitzys idea. Bob, Art, Ferryman, and Mike please do not do it.

2/25/2012 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Hmm. Someone's taken over checkyoursix. Very different writing style, now very much like rickandjenn and unanimous and a few others. Unless Six has been away at college taking advanced English composition, and decided to totally ape his mentor’s style. Watch late in the day, if the poster still sounds sober, it's probably not the genuine article.

I'd say welcome back Six, we haven't heard form you for a while...but I'd just be saying Hi to the freelance psychologist and his Multiples. Even tho Six and I usually had different opinions, I missed his posts, so real Six, if you're out there, Hi!

Back on topic…Katrina was forced out of her Council seat even though the situation was similar to Gary holding two seats. She wanted to stay on once she saw how the wind was blowing, but she left gracefully even though she had a legally debatable issue. Locking trash cans! When I saw that on my Sanitary newsletter I thought How frivolous, and I’m going to be paying for this on my property tax bill. Same with remodeling the meeting room. It worked fine. I don’t think the big audiences have yet materialized. Did Jimmy catch a remodeling virus from his buddies on council? Fitzpatrick may need the money, I don’t know, but that’s not a good enough reason to stay on two boards. I want to keep the raises off my tax bill, I need the money too! Until Jim got on, our San board was very conservative. I like Jimmy as a person, but this 2 boards thing always seemed a bit over the line. Do the right thing, Jim. Pick one or the other.

2/25/2012 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous sadie1 said...

You bet I have inside information and I have my facts completely straight! Fitzy wanted every single one of those things to happen. Thank goodness for Perry, Ferryman, and Scheafer. I'd be careful about going out for coffee if I were you, Fitz just might slip something in it when your not looking. Clearly, he's good at that.

2/25/2012 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Go Fitz. Don't Stop said...

Sadie and Albatross,

That is all well and good, except it os not true.

Anyone can watch Fitz on TV for the Planning Commission. Not the same person you try to paint. And Fitz is the one pushing for transparency with meetings on video.

I checked the minutes and all the "issues" you both refer to were 5-0 votes. Good for Fitz.

However, not so good for the other Good Ole Boys Lions Club members.

Looks like they voted to give themselves Health Benefits. 4-1 vote. Fitz only one to vote no.

No wonder the other Board members are so mad at Fitz.

Albatross, can I take it that you support the over the hill gang and their refusal to break an evergreen contract.

I hear the Board is considering a 209 year Trash contract.

Go Fitz, don't stop

2/25/2012 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous sadie1 said...

Wow, sounds like Fitzy is the one who's getting a little mad. Poor baby, too much true information out there now? Interesting how the big "idea guy" defends himself by saying "didn't happen." What he forgot to say was, the other, more responsible Directors wouldn't LET it happen. And please, trust me, nobody wants to watch Fitz on TV. Audio recordings for san district meetings are just fine. Oh well, I guess if the egomaniac can't have his dais, a television camera is the next best thing...see the pattern here folks?

2/26/2012 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Out of the Loop said...

Go Fitz and "Facts"

I have absolutely no inside information, so I admit I'm puzzled.

Votes of 5-0?

Why would there be votes like that if there was no proposal in the first place? Someone must have made the suggestions that Sadie listed. Who was it?

2/26/2012 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous More Facts said...

Sadie, dear, your inside info seems to be wrong, again, consider the source.

The minutes indicate either those things never happened, or they were a 5-0 Vote.

What was not a 5-0 vote was that the good ole boys gave themselves Health Benefits. Slop tax payers should thank Fitz, he voted against. WOW!

And the good ole boys refuse to end an evergreen trash contract. WOW.

And the Board is considering a 20 year Trash contract? WOW.

Fitz seems to be doing great on the Planning Commission. WOW.

Looks like the good ole boys are trying to spend tax payer money as a way to get him off the Board so the good ole boys can go back to their cushy jobs. WOW

Fight the good ole boys, you will get help. Hang in there Fitz.

Sadie is a Hater

2/26/2012 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Shrek Employment Agency said...

Fitzpatrick is a Righeimer foot soldier being groomed to be on the city council and do his master's bidding a la Mensinger and the traitors Monahan and Bever.

If it were prison he'd be wearing a wig.

2/26/2012 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous grudgereport said...

so, Sadie, er, sitting Board member, the claim now is that Fitz is spending this money to take this to court even though the minutes show it is Perry who says he will spend whatever it takes? Fitz does not want to spend taxpayer money for an opinion, it is the Arlene's fiends on the board. If they drop it you can bet Fitz won't be agendizing an item to keep it moving forward. They should allocate monies for an attorney for Fitz and one for them. You can always find two attorneys with two very different views of things. After hearing from two opposing advocates then the Board can consider whether to move forward with tens of thousands of dollars or just Arlene pay for it herself. It looks like we will have quite a multitude of candidates to choose from for Sanitary this election, some good names popped up last week. Ready, fire, aim.

2/26/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Man Crush said...

Geoff, looks like jimmy fitzy writes his column targeted towards a higher intellect.

I read the rest of his column. Clever and a good message.

You do realize you have a man crush on jimmy fitzy?

2/26/2012 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

"Man Crush",
Yep, that's got to be it, alright. Do you suppose they pay him to write those columns at the Newport Beach Indy? Maybe he really doesn't need a job after all. Maybe he prowls the corridors of City Hall, harassing employees for sport, not because he doesn't have anything better to do.

2/26/2012 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous get a life fitz said...

it's good to know the man with high intellect encourages everyone to read the san district minutes... or was it the communist manifesto...hmmm, just sayin...

as far as man might want to check out monahan's bar. that's where you can find love in bloom all day everyday between the current city council members and the wanna be city council member.

keep the facts coming sadie. we've never seen fitzy so upset. i think you're on to something...

2/26/2012 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Liar's Club said...

Can someone look into the rumor that Mike Schaeffer lied about the Lions Fish Fry to Lions Members and to the city?

Can anyone confirm that the Lions Club is looking for him to resign?

Could be a pattern here of questionable ethics?

Can someone also look into the ethics surrounding Schaeffer's resigning from the Senior Center?

2/26/2012 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

"Liars Club",
If you're going to throw mud at a guy at least spell his name correctly, for goodness sake. Very clever - trying to deflect attention from Jimmy Fitzy - a political wannabe and boot-licker - to a man who has personified "public service" in this city for more years than Fitzy has been alive. You'll have to do better than that...

2/26/2012 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Old School Harbor Boulevard said...

Would you hit a woman working on the street because of what her "manager" does?

So why bother criticizing Fitzpatrick. Talk to Riggy.

2/26/2012 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

To: All Trolls
From: Your Charter Riggmarshal

Make up things about Schaeffer, change subject from Fitzpatrick!

Talking points for week:

Charter Good
Go Charter
Charter is Salvation
Charter is Prosperity
Charter better than Viagra

2/26/2012 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike M said...

Maybe we can make up some dirt on a historical figure in Costa Mesa 50 years ago or whatever to deflect from the conversation/topic at hand. Great tactics... I heard Charles W. TeWinkle was a pedophile; forget Fitzy, let's look into this! Gimme a break.

I still want to hear more about how a story in the Register about Riggy's legal bills gets edited by one of his Facebook friends. That's not a free press - that's a bought and paid for press, but this stuff runs so deep you never know what we'll find out next. Unbelievable. Glad some real journalists like Moxley are still keeping an eye on the candy store.

2/26/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous concerned said...

speaking of the press, funny how fitzy, the glory hog, demanded the cmsd minutes be verbatim so he can start painting art perry as the bad guy here. of couse, you also get the chance to read his incessant ramblings - true sign of his high intellect. can we get the verbatim minutes from when he asked for $210,000 of tax payer money to buy himself a dais, branding consultant, and zero waste consultant too? oops, i forgot, he doesn't want costa mesa to know about that....

now, back to dirty politics and the smear campaign fitzy's coordinating to get his boys in office at the san district

pay attention costa mesa and vote carefully or we'll end up with another bunch of boobs in charge of cmsd

2/26/2012 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Wondering said...

If there is this big comparability issue, where is the City on this?

Wasn't Monahan on that Board?

2/26/2012 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous VERY VERY CONCERNED said...

I think this point needs to be said a little louder...



2/26/2012 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

As I said, Monahan WAS on the Sanitary District Board and the City Council simultaneously, but the rules are different for a council member.

Theoretically, Tom Duarte said there is no conflict. The Sanitary District has TWO legal opinions that say there IS a conflict.

2/26/2012 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous A different perspective said...

What if you leave Fitzpatrick on both? Wouldn't that give him more of a chance to implode?

This is the same guy who once admitted to spying on what people were text messaging. He sat behind some guy peering over his shoulder to read his text messages and then later, on one of these forums, told people he did this.

What is the old saying "Give him enough rope"!

I've watched a couple of Planniing meetings. Seems Fitzpatricks stews a bit if things don't get agreed to his way.

He is a liabiliy. If against him you might not want to get rid of him just yet.

2/26/2012 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous really? said...

Who has time to spend watching or listening to sanitary district meeting videos and audios? People don’t have time to get involved in the City Council issues. Everyone is busy trying to raise their families. All most people want from the sanitary district is their trash and sewer collected at a reasonable rate. It sounds like extra expense being added to our rates by some big egos. Branding Consultants? Dais? Programs? Awards? Video Meeting? Really?

2/26/2012 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Different said...

Perspective ...

Or the good ole boys could churn up this event to give Fitz great name recognition.

Then he could easily run for council.

I think it is Old Guard against the new generation.

2/26/2012 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous love to laugh said...

Yes, but hopefully enough people read this blog and will tell their friends not to vote for anyone named Jim Fitzpatrick, the self proclaimed green guy that has the power to save the world and reduce Costa Mesa trash rates! Hey Fitzy, instead of the sportcoat, maybe you should get yourself a green cape.

2/26/2012 02:38:00 PM  
Anonymous really? said...

I think it is the people who are in it because it is important to them (old guard) vs. people who are in it for their own ego and gain (new generation).

2/26/2012 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Green Hornet said...

Maybe there should be a fashion contest.

* Fitzy with his green cape
* Art Perry with his best track suit and baseball hat
* Jim Ferryman with his best flip flops and food stained rugby shirt
* Mike Shafer with shorts

We report, you laugh

2/26/2012 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger Angry White Man said...

An entire blog entry with 40+ comments all dedicated to a total buffoon. Too funny but way, way, way too much Fisty Fitzy for my tastes.

Didn't somebody refer to him as a stool sample before?

I hate his ugly car too, what a blight.
I also hate the damn captcha I have to type to post here

2/26/2012 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Angry White Man,

Don't blame me for the captcha... blame Google! :-) It's part of the joys of participation. Thanks for yours..

2/26/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Change :) said...

Angry White Man, et al.

Fitzy can change his car.

You will still be angry.

Geoff West will still be angry. With a pot belly, looking like Captain Kangaroo.

Stay angry my friend.

2/26/2012 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Sam Grady said...

Wow! I can't believe there are those who support Fitzpatrick. I mean even you Riggy supporters have to see that he is a buffoon. He kind of reminds me of Monahan. They follow at the heels of Riggy hoping he will throw them a bone. They both give Irish Americans a bad name. If you are going to support a Riggy cheerleader on the Planning Commission at least let it be Rob Dickson. I don't agree with much he has to say, but at least he has intelligent rebuttals. My hope is that Fitzpatrick's political career will fade away soon and we don't have to be subjected to his mindless dribble both on the Planning Commission or the Sanitary Board.

2/26/2012 06:13:00 PM  
Blogger Angry White Man said...

I wasn't always angry, it just happened when a small but vocal and corrupt gang of small time politicos hijacked my city for their own personal gain.

Stay corrupt my friend....

2/26/2012 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous lol said...

Hey Green Hornet,

The funny thing is, Fitzy would still lose and we will all still be laughing at him!!!

Stay strong Geoff...we are with you. Power to the people!

2/26/2012 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous I want change 2 said...

Speaking of pot belly, have you seen the big ole pot belly on jim fitzpatrick lately? Of course, he really tries to hide it when he does that stupid thumbs up in all his pictures. Check it out:

2/26/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous harriet said...

"Is Jimmy Fitzy Out at the Sanitary District" I hope so. As I hope the other buffoons on city council are on the same bus out of town. Mike Schaefer and Arlene Schafer are the type of dedicated long time members of our city who care deeply about its future and have given invaluable time to assure that each of us has a city proud to be a citizen of. I personally know them both, have worked with them within our city and respect and admire their true dedication to this city. Wake up citizens, our current council memebers, excluding Wendy, could care less about You and ME and our fine city, they are on a personal agenda as is Fitzy and they will step on and squash anyone, anything in our city, and have a smile on their faces. Thanks Mike, Arlene and Wendy and many other fine, dedicated citizens who speak up and attempt to inform and educate those who seems to have a foggy memory or lack of facts.

2/26/2012 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Cross Righeimer and his anointed ones and you will pay....
Riggy won't just be satisfied changing this city into his own personal vision though a Charter, not when San and Water are their own mini municipalities with employees and pensions, and lots and lots of cash.
There is a reason Fitzy is pushing that agenda ,and Ethan Temianka is gearing up to oust Trudy on Water.
The "old guard" who let this Carpet bagger take charge better beware what they unleashed upon this city. It's not the Costa Mesa you once knew. The " Dog days are over".......and you better run. You can either play nice with Fitzy or get picked off one by one........Ask the ex -Parks and Recs commissioners. Fun times ahead.

2/26/2012 10:49:00 PM  

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