Thursday, December 20, 2012

Somebody Plays The "Mansoor" Card

The battle for the Costa Mesa Sanitary District seat continues.  Yesterday freshly-re-elected Assemblyman Allan Mansoor injected himself into the issue when he sent a two-page letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris disagreeing with her interpretation of "legislative intent" as it applies to the Health and Safety Code in the matter of Jim Fitzpatrick vs. the Costa Mesa Sanitary District.  Yeah, I know - that's not the correct title of the legal action, but you know what I mean.

Mansoor says he plans to introduce legislation after the Legislature reconvenes in January to re-define that part of the code to which Harris referred in her decision to the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board earlier this week.  His legislation would apparently re-define the phrase "legislative body".  In his letter he tells Harris that she has "defined 'legislative body' too narrowly".   He says, "I believe the Legislature intended for 'legislative body' to extend to the city's entire legislative body, including all commissions and other advisory agencies created by and for the benefit of the city council."

I'm sure Ms. Harris - a Democrat - really cares about the opinion conjured up by an under-educated, under-achieving political messenger boy for the Orange County Republican Party power elite, who now finds himself not only in the minority, but staring at the face of a Democrat super majority.  Please let me know when the thermometer in Hades slips below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, because that will be the day Mansoor has a chance to get ANY legislation passed with this Assembly configuration.  Keep in mind that the Conclusion stated in Ms. Harris' letter to the CMSD Board stated: "Whether the offices of director of the Costa Mes Sanitary District and commissioner of the Costa Mesa Planning Commission are incompatible, and whether Jim Fitzpatrick has therefore forfeited his office as sanitary district director, present substantial questions of fact and law warranting judicial resolution.  Accordingly, the application for leave to sue is GRANTED."  She's saying let the legal process decide this matter.

The bigger question is, "Who called in the chit on this issue?"   Do these guys REALLY think Fitzpatrick's seat on the Sanitary District Board is worth all this trouble?  REALLY?  Who asked (told?) Mansoor to gin-up this letter and the threat of "legislation"?  Would Mansoor do it because Fitzpatrick asked him?  Nah, I don't think so, either.  No, I suspect this marching order came from much higher up the food chain. 

It will be VERY interesting to see what impact, if any, Mansoor's letter has on the closed session deliberations scheduled at the Special meeting of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board this evening.

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Blogger just wondering... said...

Mansewer hasn't passed any legislation yet, has he? He's not going to start now. He's as useless as tits on a board. Just like Fitzy.

12/20/2012 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

Oh, please. If this legislation ever gets presented, I hope they laugh Mansour right out of the room! while on the surface this looks like a save fitzy's butt action, no doubt the ocgop and the RIGmiester have big plans for themselves if this legislation were to really pass. They are self-serving snakes in the grass!

12/20/2012 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Reality check said...

Evidently the rate payers aren’t too upset about this lawsuit Fitzpatrick. Don’t forget, Art Perry and Jim Ferryman got reelected by a landslide. I think it’s obvious you’ve had a significant drop in your fan base since the time you were elected.

12/20/2012 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous The Public said...

Since I don't have a Facebook account, I cannot comment on the Daily Pilot. I would however, like to tell Rob Dickson that removing Jim Fitzpatrick IS in the public’s best interest!

It is very interesting that Assemblyman Mansoor didn’t want to put through his important piece of legislation until last night…after the AG shut Fitz down. This lawsuit has been going on for over a year now! Time to get some new friends Mr. Mansoor. They are making a fool out of you.

12/20/2012 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Themosticles said...

It's not like Mansoor is doing anything else, is he?

Or that this legislation will go anywhere.

It's just theater, and they will blame "Sacramento" and Democrats for bullying brave Director Fitzpatrick.

12/20/2012 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous No Bridge and Happy said...

Swearing an oath of office has consequences. The AG demolished F'trick's arguments like a turbo-charged housekeeper clearing cobwebs. All except one that they thought would need judicial scrutiny. The did not think his argument was persuasive. They said "however persuasive it might be," which is damning by faint praise, to be sure.
As a member of the minority party and in an area of settled law, Mansoor is unlikely to succeed.
I believe that the Legislation should only apply to dependent special districts not independent special districts, in any case. That is a belief and desire, not a legal opinion.
F'trick asked for opinions and I have no idea who told him that he could succeed on this issue.
It is right and proper to settle the issue of law and the AG said that the issue of law trumps any bad motives that the other directors might have had.
Let's get it over quickly.

12/20/2012 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous A bad boomerang said...

If Fitzpatrick losses his District seat look-out for a new position created by Hatch via Council direction and he becomes some sort of manager or director of some green type department. Or maybe he
resigns suddenly the District job and gets appointed to the Planning Commission again.

I don't think we will be done with Fitzy.

12/20/2012 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous TheWholeStory said...

I'm struggling to be for or against anyone at this point. Seems like some facts are missing. Could someone explain or point to some evidence as to why this is playing out in this fashion? Fitzy has already resigned from the Planning Commission. The Sanitary Board directors want him gone because... he didn't resign when they initially asked him to? he is somehow linked to being one of Riggy's my-road-or-the-high-road boys"? Documents show that Costa Mesa pays one of the highest rates in the county for trash collection.

12/20/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Gericault said...

The issue has now come down to this. Can Fitzpatrick "choose" which seat he would rather hold? The question would be moot if Fitzpatrick didn't accept being re-appointed at Planning. The legal advice given to him, was,.. that choice automatically resigned him from Sanitation. Now Fitzpatrick can't just go and unring the bell. It's not in his power to pick and choose. That is how I read the ruling from AG Harris.

12/21/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous not R. E. Tard Ed. said...

Fitzputrid is just another attention whore like all his fellow Baugh Band members: lead falsetto singer Der Rigsheister, Sporty Spice Mensdinger, and Wee Baby Spice Minihan.

They fabricate more drama than the Real Housewives & Kardashian franchises combined! First the stink-eye incident, then the brick toss... then the paint job... then the Diet Coke DUI... then the signs surveillance... and now the CMSD lawsuit? I get the feeling that "Big Baugh" thinks we're all "retarded".

12/21/2012 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous details matter said...

Gericault can't read for comprehension, though we already knew that. He claims there was a ruling already by the AG. Well, the ruling was to take it to court to get an opinion, not a ruling on whether incapatibility existed. He is again doing his fire, ready, aim routine. Jumping ahead, if the court rules against Mr. Fitzpatrick, then the order of his oaths do come into play and he did resign his Sanitation seat by being sworn in as PC. But there must be a ruling in a court before that. Right now, you just have lawyer opinions that are worthless.

12/21/2012 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous photo op said...

sign surveillance looked pretty real to me RE tard. we will see what happens to the guy I guess, but he did it. a bestest employee to boot!

12/21/2012 03:40:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

photo op: are you saying that the brick throwing incident, the paint on Mensinger's truck, and the PI/diet coke incident were not real?

12/22/2012 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Too later for that.

12/23/2012 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous photo op said...

jw, never mentioned them. but yeah the PI incident is real. it will be breaking big soon
hi alf (shiny object)

12/23/2012 07:01:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Photo op: I've heard that so many times its ridiculous. No matter how it breaks, its already old news. What could they possibly tell us we don't already know?

12/23/2012 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous photo op said...

the slimy trail will be revealed. think "thugs" for a hint.

12/24/2012 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Disgusted Republican said...

Photo op...then you'll be telling us something about you and your pals?

12/24/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Photo, I thought you said something was going to break. Yours is the same old news.

12/24/2012 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Always some big 'break' coming on these BS cases, and always crickets afterwards. I'm thinking now that the DUI incident was Col. Mustard in the Library with the candlestick.


12/28/2012 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous photo op said...

jw, the DA is sort of on hold during the Holidays. just wait, it is breaking but as more and more names get thrown in there is a lot more investigating to do. this is no small matter.

12/28/2012 07:47:00 AM  

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