As reported in the Register last week (Fullerton to study transit line from downtown to CSUF), and flagged on the FFFF Blog, a Fullerton city bureaucrat and an “18-member steering committee” plans to spend $300k to decide why an existing OCTA bus route would be a less effective transportation mode than a slower streetcar or perhaps another megaspensive light rail debacle like the failed CenterLine project of ten years ago. Senior city planner Jay Eastman is coveting $270k of Caltrans money (which would probably filter through the OCTA) and $30k of his own city money to hatch another redundant local transportation empire not unlike Irvine’s as we discussed weeks ago and as Frank Mickadeit analyzed in his Register column today.
No more wasting money on overblown PR at the Great Park!
Well that didn’t take long! The new Republican City Council majority in Irvine is acting quickly to dump the public relations firms that have ripped off the people of Irvine to the tune of millions of dollars, according to O.C. Register columnist Frank Mickadeit. Here are a few excerpts from his latest column:
- When the Great Park balloon starts to drop at tonight’s grand New Year’s Eve party in Irvine, somebody had better make sure the principals from Forde & Mollrich haven’t thrown themselves under it. Continue reading
O.C. Register columnist Frank Mickadeit had a cow the other day because the South Orange County Community College District’s Board of Trustees moved to replace his dead pal, Tom Fuentes, the Monday after he departed from this plane of existence, according to a ridiculous column published on June 25.
Apparently Fuentes’ widow, Jolene, and his son, “TJ” asked the Board of Trustees to appoint Mrs. Fuentes to replace her dead husband. Barring that, they asked that no one be appointed until the voters could fill the position at the ballot box, in November. Continue reading