Thursday, September 12, 2013

So Many Meetings, So Little Time

Today presents another of those much-too-frequent scheduling issues in Costa Mesa - two important meetings scheduled simultaneously.  Of course, it creates a huge problem for those of us actually paying attention to what's going on in the city these days.  Such is life...


Tonight, scheduled from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Avenue (Lions Park), the city will host the most recent General Plan Update meeting.  This one is billed as "Land Use 2" and is designed to elicit community input in this very important process of defining the city's vision of where we're going for the next several decades.  You can read the information on the General Plan Update on the city web site, HERE.

Also beginning at 6:00 p.m., way over on the far Westside of town, is the most recent of Mayor Jim Righeimer's "Meet the Mayor" events, which I mentioned in an earlier entry, HERE.  Unfortunately, both the Daily Pilot and I got the address wrong.  The location of this event is at 2303 Pacific Avenue, where it ends at Fairview Park.  Parking is going to be at a premium in that neighborhood tonight, so keep that in mind if you plan to attend.  Homeowner Jordan Strickland volunteered to host this meeting at the last council meeting.  It is anticipated that many of Strickland's neighbors that would be affected by the planned improvements in that section of Fairview Park - the new parking venue, the children's playground, etc. - will be discussing these issues with the mayor at length. 

And, it is almost certain that his personal videographer, Barry Friedland, will be on site to capture the magic of the moment to be memorialized - conveniently with an election just over a year away - for all to view on YouTube at his site, Costa Mesa Brief.  I don't know about you, but this campaigning under the guise of community outreach is getting just a little old, particularly since it demands so much staff time to support him at these gigs. 

In any event, if you plan to attend and want to park close I suggest you arrive early.  Of course, you COULD just park over on Canyon Drive - there's plenty of parking adjacent to the Waldorf School - and take a short stroll on "user-defined" trails to the location.  Here's a map to 2303 Pacific Avenue.

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Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Yeah, staff supporting him at these gigs...he had a police officer or two at each of these meetings. The very people he is suing and vilifying. But he has no qualms using them for his own protection. What a hypocrit.

9/16/2013 09:28:00 AM  

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