Monday, October 27, 2014

More Development And A Familiar Name

Later this evening the Costa Mesa Planning Commission, under the leadership of the dynamic (tongue-in-cheek) chairman, Jim Fitzpatrick - shown here hard at work at the recent Public Safety BBQ -  will take a break from their political activism, commentary-writing, sign arrangement and the like,  and get back to work earning the highest pay of any Planning Commission in the county.  They will meet for the final time until after the election next month.  The agenda for the meeting, which begins at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, can be found HERE.

On the Consent Calendar there's an item of interest, HERE.  It's the vacation of a strip of land at the end of Pacific Avenue adjacent to Fairview Park.  It's unlikely that it will get any discussion - that's the purpose of the Consent Calendar, after all.  I just thought you'd like to see the staff report.

There are four (4) Public Hearings on the agenda.  The first one, HERE, is Conditional Use Permit for the establishement of a church in part of the building at 1901 Newport Blvd.  The applicant has requested this item be continued - again - until the meeting on November 10, 2014.
320 E. 18TH STREET
Public Hearing #2, HERE, is an application to develop a two-unit residential site at 320 East 18th Street - a small lot subdivision adjacent to the Lighthouse Community Church, where the Kline School was once located by SCEL Properties.
Public Hearing #3, HERE, is for another two-unit development, also by SCEL Properties, at 119 Cecil Place.
Public Hearing #4, HERE, is for a Conditional Use Permit for a 24-hour/7 days a week health club (Planet Fitness) in the Kmart Plaza at 2200 Harbor Blvd.  Of note for me was the name of the applicant - Bill Fancher of Fancher Development Services.  You may recall that when the Charter Committee was being formed more than a year ago, one of the persons selected was this self-same Bill Fancher.  At the time Mayor Jim Righiemer made a big deal of not knowing who he was - or, at least he feigned not knowing.  Why does it come as no surprise to find that Mr. Fancher is a developer?  Helping to craft a developer-friendly Charter?  Just sayin'...  And, here he is before the Planning Commission.... "Friends in High Places" and all that...

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Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

Geoff, as far as our mayor not knowing Bill Fancher, the last resident was right when she said Rig is a liar. What more can be said? He is a liar. He doesn't do anything unless there is something in it for him. I suspect if we take a look at his 460s for next year, and there will some, you will find either Fancher or the fitness center contributing largely. Same ol' same ol'

Vote for Humphrey and Foley and No on "O"

10/27/2014 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger Honeyman said...

I would read Fitzy's inane comments on DP, Nextdoor, etc. and was always amazed at what a horrible speller he was, even for a cretin such as him. Now that I see that picture, I realize his intelligence (or lack thereof), is not what entirely to blame for the multitude of spelling errors. With the girth of those fingers, there is no possible way he can text correctly.

10/27/2014 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger zennymoon said...

Oh Honeyman could it be the poor spelling is a combination of chubby fingers and libations. It wasn't his spelling that was so deplorable as his actual thought process, which was fuzzy. inconsistent and muddled.
.....I question the 24/7 hour fitness and wonder if they will be responsible to the extent of a security guard for safety purposes...Maybe Riggy will give that gym a thumbs up and they will get a plaque for training him, too....that should kill their business.

10/27/2014 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous It has to be said...

Oh good. The homeless population that live at that center will appreciate that. From:

"... If you can't pay the initiation fee and you want to spoil yourself with a shower, get 10 or 12 bucks together and buy a day pass. It only gets you in for the day, but the water is nice and hot and there is plenty of it. If you feel like putting up with a sales pitch, it is often possible to get into the facility for nothing for the day. That trick only works once at most gyms.

If you're in it for the long term, a gym membership is the only way to go. I had one with 24 hour fitness for the five years I was out of doors, and I calculate that it cost me under 50 cents a shower. Well worth it for the good shave, bright lights, and hot water, and on top of it I learned yoga and stayed in shape. It was also a nice, warm place to go when it was cold or stormy out and I just needed to get out of the weather. "

10/27/2014 03:58:00 PM  

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