Decking Costa Mesa City Hall
In the spirit of the season James Bridges, our friend and occasional columnist for The Current, the Orange County Register's local newspaper, published this little poem recently. It is reproduced here with his permission - and to make you all smile just a little bit wider as we approach Christmas.
DECKING COSTA MESA CITY HALL
By James Bridges
'Twas the holiday season, at ol' City Hall;
Closed sessions aplenty, council meetings to stall.
Council pics are hung in the lobby; we stare –
In hopes that next year, new ones'll be there.
When all of a sudden, very few were to chatter,
Public comments postponed – free speech doesn't matter!
Pot holes and streets in need of repair;
Alleged budget surplus, may not be there.
On police, on fire, on miscellaneous – our unions;
On pensions, on liabilities – with funding delusions.
With councilors paid very well for part time;
Cafeteria-style benefits, their own care is prime.
New vehicles, computers – upgrades selected –
Priorities vary by whom is elected.
Charters and parks – prevailing wages we're guessing;
Commissions, committees, seem hardly the blessing;
But we will prevail, over politicians' blight –
Happy holidays, Costa Mesans!
And hold your wallets tight!