Snap more photos
at city's traffic lights
Yes, I think Costa Mesa should install more cameras to snap
pictures of drivers running red lights. Too many people are driving
extremely fast, with reckless lane-changing and tailgating. Give them
tickets, fine them and take away the licenses of repeat offenders.
Fix Newport-Mesa schools properly
Clearly Measure A was not enough. All anyone has to do is take a
quick drive around Newport-Mesa and look at the schools. Apparently
consultants had to be hired, and it took them months to see that our
school facilities had fallen into a state of unacceptable disrepair.
Don't even get me started on why the facilities were not kept up
in the first place. We passed Measure A, which was basically a big,
For five years, crews worked on the campuses and found that they
were only scratching at the tip of an iceberg.
Some upgrades were made, and some things got fixed. Projects got
behind schedule, because there were too many projects for the
contractors to handle. Money ran out. This is beginning to sound a
lot like my kitchen remodel.
Now school district officials are back and need more money. Well,
folks, let's give it to them, and a few extra millions, so that they
can get the job done right.
Let's fix our schools as an investment for the future of our city
and our children. Then, after everything is fixed, let's give them
the money to maintain the facilities.
The bottom line is, we have the money in our communities to fix a
problem that is not going to go away. Let's invest in our schools and
make them a safe and nice place to be.
And while we are at it, let's give our hard-working teachers a pay