Apparently, Weitzberg thinks he has the right to determine who can speak and what they can say at city council meetings. And, he says he'll do it again.
Shouting down speakers is against the rules of how city council meetings are to be run. Is this the type of person you want on the city council?
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CITY HITS THE ROAD RUNNING AT SENIOR CENTER
Here's a press release just received at CM PRESS HQ from the city:
In the first three days that city staff members have been present at the Costa Mesa Senior Center, 211 residents have signed up for a free, one-year Senior Center membership, 61 people have accepted the city’s invitation to attend an Independence Day celebration at the center on July 3, and 10 seniors have raised their hands to be new volunteers at the center.
The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to invoke a 90-day termination clause in the lease agreement between the city and the Costa Mesa Senior Corp., which provides services for seniors out of the city-owned facility. The council took the action because of the Senior Center’s failing finances, a reduction in programs and services, declining participation, and complaints of poor treatment of seniors.
During the 90-day transition period before the city will operate the Senior Center, city staff members will be present there to ensure continuity of services and begin the planning and implementation of $200,000 worth of building improvements. The city has hired Eloisa Espinoza, who ran the Fullerton Senior Center for 13 years, to assist with the transition.
“The current Senior Center staff continues to be in charge of the programs and services through Sept. 7,” said Asst. City CEO Tamara Letourneau. “Everyone is working together in the building cooperatively to ensure a smooth transition of services for our seniors.”
The city on Wednesday also enhanced safety at the Senior Center by assigning a security guard to patrol the grounds.
Even before the council vote, the city had stepped in to save a canceled program that provided free groceries to seniors and reinstated the Senior Center’s canceled Independence Day party. The current Senior Center staff also recently declined to apply for a federal grant to fund a social worker. The city completed the application and secured the funding.
The building is owned by the citizens of Costa Mesa. The "Senior Center" entity is a tenant of the city, and, under the terms of the lease agreement, the city has the right to cancel the agreement with 90 days notice. That is what the city has done. Perhaps the haters will understand this when they read the above press release.
THE U.S.S. MESA VERDE WITH A QUICK REACTION FORCE OF 550 MARINES MOVED INTO THE PERSIAN GULF THIS MORNING
Probably there to help repel any attacks on our Baghdad embassy.
Another short article on this with a photo of the Mesa Verde.
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CAN'T DIGEST MILK? YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT WHITE
Between 30 and 50 million adults in North America can’t digest lactose, the sugar in cow’s milk. That includes 90% of Asians, 75% of African-American, Jewish, Mexican-American, and Native American peoples, and 50% of Mediterranean peoples.
By contrast, around 90% of those of northern European descent can digest milk.
Genes are us, and humans continue to diverge on different evolutionary paths as nature intends.
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