if your house was burnout, want to rebuild, and have to hurdle a steeple chase
of insurance ditches, plan check hedges and construction water jumps, and nail
down some financing in a roller
if you bore witness to house after house of friends and neighbors burst into
flames while firefighters were no where to be found, or if a few were located a safe distance away lounging
by their idle trucks said to be
waiting orders from an unidentified dispatcher in another county.
if your house miraculously actually didn’t burn, but you could not get back to
it, to bring water and feed to the chickens or those who stayed, because of
road barriers manned by officious law enforcement personnel (now there is a redundancy) who had
shit in their ears and had some vague arbitrary orders to bar all except the
if you are concerned about the fire next time, and there is going to be a fire
next time, and you have to rely on the confusion of communications from a
not-to-be-ever trusted again City Hall of overpaid and underachieving
actually not if you happen to be one of those in City Hall blessed by the
puppet master city manager, but has been exposed as inept and now facing the possibility of,
heaven forbid, some hard nosed oversight and loss of the cushiony job.
not, if you are councilmen Rick Mullen and Skylar Peak. Despite sitting smug and
distracted on the dais, smiled upon a dwindling few sycophants, they are the
subjects of an angry recall. Hey
guys, you must know you screwed up, big time.
New Years is normally a traditional time of expressions of hope, statements of
fresh resolve, and confidences of better days ahead for ourselves, neighbors,
community, country, and the world, to be topped off with a toast.
not in Malibu, the toast, if there is one, is bitter. The world and country aside, where incidentally, we are
being held hostage and under constant threat by heretical politicians,
tragically beyond rationality, some would say crazed, at odds with the
environment and humanity.
is not much else we as emancipated individuals actually can do about that,
except have a toast and be sure to vote in what hopefully will be free
elections in 2020 and if so inclined, possibly pray, for impeachment, and a
return to normalcy.
we really can do more on the local scene, where our Malibu is still reeling
from the worst fire in its history that was sadly exacerbated by failures on
all levels of government.
we have a petition to oust a recalcitrant Reva, prompt her to resign or be
fired, and also shame Rick and Skylar into resigning, or face a recall. The reality of Malibu today is that only
with a change of leadership can reforms truly be instituted, and we can begin
mending our city.
new year has to be better,
for many it is .
not if live in eastern Malibu and
realy northing , but now is oveis the nex because of foliage is the next area
to be burned, and gherfe is no landscape plan in to clear the land of pines,
palms and eucolyys trees, torches really, becaude of a clueless city hall.
don’t expect too much to change as long as city manager reva fledman and her
entourage, are still behind closed doors steerking at the computers , proming
the payroll and clacutaing their retirement packages. and spewing out press
if still on city council are rick mullen and skular peak, wno ai.led.
so I fear it not going to happy nrw
New Year? Normally a traditional
time of expressions of hope, statements of fresh resolve, and confidences of
better days ahead for ourselves, neighbors, community, country, and the world,
topped with a toast.
toast I fear comes in the face of the world and country under constant threat
and held hostage by heretical politicians, tragically beyond rationality, some
would say crazed, at odds with the environment and humanity.
is not much else we as emancipated individuals can do, except have that toast
and be sure to vote in hopefully what will be free elections and also, if so
inclined, possibly pray, for impeachment, a resignation and a return to
So much for the current state of our
country, and no less than the future of democracy, and, in the spirit of the
season, good will to all.
hiwm front, fdibgnations and
a few home grown nihilists would disagree, I feel there is actually more hope
being able to effect needed change in our Malibu, though now still reeling from
the worst fire in its history that was sadly exacerbated by failures on all
levels of government.
our City Hall. And this despite their self congratulations
voi es afre loud andcc lear.
ohn and all: there is a pervasive tone
deafness , small mindedness running the city and now with the fire we see the
result that has unmasked how badly managed Malibu is . We have a feckless
government and in some ways it is also corrupt . I mean ask yourself he
following question folks : why does one need an expediter to get a building
permit ? Isn’t that a sign that payoffs give you advantage and shouldn’t any
citizen be able to navigate the permit process themselves effectively ? Doesn’t
needing an expeditior favor the very wealthy which leads to huge homes etc ?
John probably underands this better than me but it is just a question worth
asking and reflecting on in terms of what have we become ? This is not the
issue that I am personally most concerned with however . I am concerned with
having a safe and tranquil place to live that is managed well and fairly
whether one has the time to attend meetings to ensure this or not . In other
words a government that has the backs of its citizens . We do not have that
today . It’s time for big change. I say recall the city council less Mikke and
Karen as they deserve a chance , fire Reva and look at dramatic ways to change
the city so it functions properly or reverse cityhood and start from scratch !
Thank you all for listening and for your fair and heart felt comments, yes
including Julian ! Regards ,