NOW HE'S TALKING!
Supervisor John Moorlach, who lives in Costa Mesa, told the OC REGISTER that he's not going to move forward with the proposed annexation by Newport Beach of the Santa Ana Country Club and some nearby homes that have traditionally been in Costa Mesa's sphere of influence. LINK
But what caught our eye in the article was this statement by Mr. Moorlach:
"If I had a choice, I'd change my address to Newport Beach, too.Why don't we just give everything to Newport Beach?"Amen, Brother!
What do the citizens of Costa Mesa gain by not being part of Newport Beach? Nothing. But, if we were part of that city we'd see immediate improvement and a higher quality of life.
So, let's be the city version of The Duchy of Grand Fenwick and declare war on Newport Beach with the intention that we'll lose the war and then when we lose we'll let them annex all of our neighborhoods. "Ohhhhh, we hate it, we hate it, (wink, wink) we hate it." LINK
Of course, we here in Costa Mesa may be just as incompetent as the folks in The Mouse that Roared and win the war no matter how much we try to lose it. Then, we may end up unimproving Newport and making it more like Costa Mesa instead of the other way around.
Actually, all kidding aside, a combined city makes a lot of sense and residents of both presently separate cities would benefit in many ways as I've outlined in previous issues of the CM PRESS.
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