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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tustin City Council Majority Has Run Amok

I've been meaning to post my thoughts on what happened last week at the Tustin City Council meeting regarding their proposed anti freedom ordinance against people parking on the street where they live, but I haven't yet had a chance to put electronic pen to ink because I've been so busy at work. Let me set the stage here. The Tustin City Council is composed of five councilmembers. All five are Republicans, but not all five are friendly to freedom. In fact at least two were openly hostile to Mr Ray Grangoff of the Orange County Apartment Association last week. The Tustin City Council proposed an ordinance to compel their residents to get a parking sticker on their vehicles lest they risk getting towed. I'm not making this up. This is like having a Nazi Homeowners Association on steroids. If you live in Tustin and this passed as it was written, you would have had to go down to the city and beg and plead for a stupid parking sticker to put on your car. That's not much of a hassle or anything(snark). So you had a situation where Mr Grangoff and a few other residents put out hundreds of flyers out made to look like parking tickets. Click here to see a copy of the flyer.This got peoples attention. Low and behold, almost 300 angry residents showed up at the city council meeting wearing bright yellow stickers with "no parking ban" on them and demanded that this ridiculous ordinance be killed. This clearly flustered anti freedom councilmembers Jerry Amante and Doug Davert. These guys are your typical league of cities overbearing politicians that think they're real smart. In reality they're just a couple of politicians masquerading as "conservative republicans". We seem to have a lot of these guys lately here in OC. So Amante and Davert tried to browbeat Mr Grangoff into submission when he was speaking. It didn't work. Here's a choice quote from Mayor Amante...
"the littering of our streets with your disingenuous tripe."
Excuse me Jerry, but how is wanting to park outside where you live "disingenuous tripe"? Here is the link of the video of the event. I wish it was You Tubed, but just fast forward to about one hour and eight minutes into the video to see the fireworks start. It's the September 15th special workshop video part 1 of 2.


  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger Joyce said…

    I tried to view the video, but it doesn't seem to be available. Has it been taken down, or am I not doing something correct?


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