Citizens are their responsibility
Lookin' sharp and praise to start the meeting
Info to and from the daisMs. Genis made pertinent and at least once, perspicacious comments. Ms. Leece entered several discussions; out of respect for her office we’ll limit discussion of her remarks to noting that she suggested that Estancia HS had suffered from a rough, perhaps “ganglike” atmosphere when her children attended but that the atmosphere improved greatly when a school resource officer was assigned.
In a way it’s sad to think that such misinformed dreamers legislate for Costa Mesa. It’s a lot like watching Senator Feinstein pointing a rifle at the audience, with her finger on the trigger, while pontificating as an expert about guns.(Even a fourth grader who had finished a basic safety course would handle a firearm more carefully.)
OverallSo, we had positive citizen input (with fewer naysayers complaining), citizens asking for help when they felt helpless (losing their trailer park homes to development) and reaping the benefits of having “pushy, intimidating” Councilmen working for them. And, we had other folks with concerns scheduled for conferences with City staff to get their problems resolved.
First, the Mayor deliberately lead an organized and efficient meeting.
Second, the usual complainers largely just shut up. Their silence was appreciated, as was their leader’s effort to provide positive input.