Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fitzy's Sour Grapes

In a commentary in the Daily Pilot former Costa Mesa Sanitary District Director and former and current Costa Mesa Planning Commission Jim Fitzpatrick keeps picking at the scab off his bogus complaints about the way the directors of the Sanitary District Board operate the business.  His non-stop harping about long term trash contracts has gotten very tiresome over the past couple years, especially so since the philosophy behind those contracts has been explained more than once.


His convoluted commentary, which attempts to somehow equate whether General Manager Scott Carroll will get a raise or not to his view about the current trash hauling contract, is so nonsensical that it almost defies description - almost.  You can read his drivel HERE and form your own opinion.


Fitzpatrick, who despite solid legal opinions to the contrary, chose to violate the law by holding incompatible positions as both a Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner and an elected member of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District Board, has demonstrated a petulant disregard for those decisions and forced the Sanitary District Board to take the only position they could - to pursue legal remedies for his transgression.  That was resolved when Fitzpatrick, after racking up significant legal costs for the District and himself, finally resigned his seat on the Board.  He had previously resigned his seat on the Planning Commission last year.  His pals on the City Council re-appointed him to a brand new four year term on the Planning Commission last week - a true demonstration of the value of boot licking.


His commentary is clearly a mouthful of sour grapes from Fitzpatrick.  Even though he fancies himself - in addition to being the final word on "green" technology - some kind of a management guru, he was unable to build consensus on many issues during his tour on the Sanitary District Board.  Rumors abound about his heavy-handed management "style" - just ask members of the Sanitary District staff, or the city staff, too, for that matter.


It's unclear what Fitzpatrick had hoped to accomplish with his venom-filled tirade in the Daily Pilot - perhaps some level of self-aggrandizement.  It certainly isn't going to convince even the most casual reader of the validity of his position.

You may also notice that the very first comment appended to Fitzpatrick's commentary is by the newest planning commissioner, whiney Auto Club lawyer, Timothy Sesler.  Timmy has become a regular presence in the Daily Pilot lately, as he attempts to carry the water for the power elite on the City Council.  It's going to be very interesting to watch him in action with Fitzpatrick.


So, with his new position on the Planning Commission, Fitzpatrick will be able to use that bully pulpit to, again, demonstrate to us all just what a pitiful, pathetic, fanny-smooching caricature he has become.  How sad for us all.  

Tonight the Directors of the Sanitary District 
will discuss the methodology of replacing Fitzpatrick on the Board.  It's unlikely they will select a special election, especially after Fitzpatrick forced them to spend so much on legal fees.  I suspect they will craft a process that will invite interested applicants, then select one of them to complete Fitzpatrick's term.  We'll know later tonight or tomorrow morning.

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Anonymous Nobody Cares said...

This is just Fitzy coming out and doing what he does best-running his mouth and complaining as much as he can. It's the same old story from this guy, hey Fitzy-nobody cares about the trash contract so give it up.

1/24/2013 05:14:00 PM  
Anonymous History Channel said...

Like ND's Te'o, Fitzpatrick's imaginary girlfriend is the City of Costa Mesa. He's back on Planning as a reward for being Riggy's hand maiden.

How much lower on the social order will Jimmy descend? Perhaps we should look at Imperial China for the answer:

1/24/2013 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous History Channel said...

By all accounts, insurance company lawyer Sesler, aka Thin Skin Tim, will be a loyal OCGOP foot soldier on the PC. Funny that the lad whines about transparency but has nothing substantive to say about his mentors blowing millions of dollars on attorney's fees. Coincidence? You decide.

A lot of these big mouths are like their hero Rohrabacher who was gonna "get" Hillary Clinton at the recent Banghazi hearings- big rap, no results:

1/24/2013 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous sk said...

Very well stated blog post Geoff, there is nothing I can add! Thank you:)

1/25/2013 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Dr. Onan said...

With the monkey butt-kissing cartoon appearing here again, will Fitzpatrick go in front of Council like he did last year and complain to Daddy Riggy about you making fun of him?

I'd hate to be the boy's shrink. He seems to have odd views about women in general and possible father figures like Riggy.

1/25/2013 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous fuqualfsk said...

good for Fitzy. these no bid contracts will eventually bring down the track suit/kimono wearers at SD. Don't stop. Appointment of Don Harper is the easy call, he was the next highest in votes received. Lead by example. hi sk. bootlickers rule!

1/25/2013 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Sad truth said...

Geoff, why the facade? You already know that Arlene Schafer will be appointed. The CMSD board was given many opportunities to take a less wasteful path, including dropping their action completely when the alleged conflict was eliminated with Fitzy's resignation from the PC, yet they chose to pursue their "personal grudge" no matter how much it cost the ratepayers.

You can spin for your buddies all you want, but the words came out of their mouths. Your "they were forced to spend so much money" quip is pure, unadulterated horsecrap.

You have become a pathetic shill for your buddies - and you know it, deep down you know that if Riggy pulled the same stunts your pals at CMSD have pulled, you would be apoplectic.

1/25/2013 08:49:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

How did that "highest vote getter" theory work out for Chris McEvoy when Mensinger got appointed into Katrina's empty seat? Leading by example?....just who's example should you follow?

1/25/2013 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Nothing's Shocking said...

If I recall correctly, 'next highest in votes received' doesn't really apply to these guys, or Mensinger never would have been appointed to CC over McEvoy.

Transparency - mmm, mmm, good!

1/25/2013 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Fitzy lost his credibility some time ago.
His horn tooting for the councilmen paid off, as it did for Tim by getting both appointed to the CM Planning Commission. Geoff, you stated it best- cronyism trumped qualifications.
Fitzy took it a step further by lying about me here on your blog and slandering several people on his CMTA Facebook page, which I won't go near.
One is particular was so bad Facebook deleted it.
His constant targets are you, Geoff and the women critics here. He and Mensinger never mention their males critics-with you being the exception. But they have a long list of any women who ever dared to criticize them.
Why is that?

1/25/2013 12:04:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Good God! I just read the letter to the editor from Fitzy. What? Is he 5? I've never heard such whining and whimpering from my kids even. It takes 3/4 of the letter to listen to that crap, then at the bottom, one little bit of info that maybe we could just maybe think about...a small tax increase to pay for infrastructure, buried under all that man-bawling. But wait, they can't raise taxes, correct? Is that what this contract crap is all about? Trying to get more money for something entirely different?

1/25/2013 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

fuquaalfsk: Sounds like they got the better of you. You are totally fixated with them. Whats the matter, little guy? Did the big bad women beat you up again? Obviously, their job is well done!

1/26/2013 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous go fitzy! said...

fitzy got to all the ladies and girlymen. they are obsessed with him, especially sk and jw

1/27/2013 08:57:00 AM  

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