Thursday, March 4, 2010

Setting the Record Straight: Councilmember Joe Mosca Working for Sierra Madre

Joe takes credit for completing the Mire (sic) Monte Reservoir Project ($5,759 Million). From the excerpt below taken from the Council’s approved minutes it seems that the Sierra Madre Public Works Department may have had more to do with Councilmember Mosca’s Achievements in Public Safety & Emergency Response than he did. And, in one of the few unanimous votes of any consequence, he shared the Ayes with the entire Council.

From the City Council Meeting, Tuesday, October 24, 2006

8. DISCUSSION – AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE MIRA MONTE RESERVOIR AND BOOSTER STATION PROJECT Recommendation to award a construction contract to Spiess Construction Company, Inc. in an amount of $7,995,475 for the replacement of the Mira Monte Reservoirs (2) and Booster Pump Station

City Manager Gillison gave a well deserved thanks to Director Bruce Inman, Doug Olsen, Deputy Director Chris Cimino and the rest of the public works staff that worked on this project. This is the single largest Public Works project in the 100 years of this City’s existence. It might be the most important. Director Inman and he discussed what would happen in the event that they did not do Mira Monte and they had a seismic event that affected those two reservoirs. The answer is that in less than a day they would be out of water for the whole City and they would not have an ability to serve because their system is built and revolves around these particular establishments. This is very critical. He does recognize the amount is very large for any city and particularly this City. The funding is not just from the residents of this City. Sierra Madre provided a match to what they can get from other sources and put together a funding package that can cover everything. Slightly less than half is going to come from Sierra Madre rate payers.

Inman presented the staff report to the City Council.

Council Member Mosca stated that he is happy that they are finally putting in place the last piece of the puzzle with respect to the seismic report and upgrade of the water facilities. He asked if they were going to take precautions to make sure that the historical property is protected.

Mayor Pro Tem Joffe, seconded by Council Member Mosca moved to Recommendation to award a construction contract to Spiess Construction Company, Inc. in an amount of $7,995,475 for the replacement of the Mira Monte Reservoirs (2) and Booster Pump Station plus the contingency of $1,200,000. Motion carried as follows:

Ayes: Joffe, Mosca, Buchanan, Watts, Zimmerman Nays: None

Abstain: None Absent: None

So there you have it folks! A single entry in the minutes describing "the single largest Public Works project in the 100 years of this City's existence". Joe did it all!

I gave Mosca's 8-1/2 by 11 "postcard" mailer to a political campaign specialist for an opinion. "What this guy is doing is creating a resume for his lobbying career," is the short answer. Bingo! That's it. Joe doesn't care about politics; Joe is interested in the big money! A short stint in Sierra Madre politics has given him 16 reasons and $12 mil in "lobbied" funds to convince you he can put your project on the money track (think consultant, think BIA, think Titan). A law degree, a proven track record, a winning smile and golly jee, just look at the associations he belongs to. Joe is 37 and going places. In the minds of most Sierra Madreans, not soon enough.


  1. I believe the practice is known as resume' padding. Something you can be fired for if caught.

  2. Isn't that what we,the Citizens,are FINALLY going to do. Toss the phony out!

  3. Joe Mosca still does and always has worked for special interests.

    He does not and never has worked for the people of Sierra Madre, unless it's the small group of INVESTORS in downtown and/or hillside development projects.

  4. well in order to be effective in lobbying, he'd have to have a lot of contacts outside of the city of Sierra Madre. The only place he could get that through the city of Sierra Madre is @ SCAG, which this blog has claimed he doesn't go to... so which is it, is he trying to build a lobbying career out of this city through these associations, or is he not representing the city at these associations?

  5. Good morning Tattlers,
    anon 6:44
    Joe Mosca may have plans beyond the city of Sierra Madre, but that my friend is not the issue at hand. Although it may be true he represents the special intrests of a handfull of people in town that would like to re-develop it into antother Pasadena, as sad as THAT is it is still not the central issue as I see it.
    Joe has walked door to door and lied to peoples faces, and is doing it again RIGHT NOW! He is delusional at best, and decietful without a doubt. These are the acts of an unstable person, without a real understanding of the core values most hold dear to our hearts, honesty being one of the utmost importantance.
    In conclusion, he is a liar. Nothing more needs to be said.
    Neuroblast Films

  6. Thanks, Dave (Neuroblast Films)

    Excellent post!

  7. Spread the TruthMarch 4, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    Every Tattler reader everyday MUST tell everyone they see what a liar Joe is and how he continues to lie. Pick out a few of the claims that Joe makes and set the record straight. The public needs to be told what is going on. Write down the Tattler web site for them to check out. Then tell those people to tell their friends. Friends listen to friends.

  8. The most egregious part is that Joe is taking credit for what the hard working public works employees actually did. THEY work hard for Sierra Madre. Joe slimes around trying to cover himself with the accomplishments of other. SHAME on Joe Mosca. I'll bet he wasn't raised to be a LIAR.

  9. John Crawford has done a masterful job of telling us the truth! This is a strong man who knows the issues and has the integrity to do what's best for Sierra Madre!

    Pat Alcorn is a dedicated volunteer and long time preservation of Sierra Madre's hillsides and neighborhoods. Pat will do what's right for us all.

    Don (Teddy Roosevelt-speak softly but carry a big stick) Watts is right now, with Mayor MacGillivray attending a SCAG meeting- fighting for us, not special interests!

    Soft spoken Don can be tough as a boot. Check out the Neuroblast video of him giving the spinning SCAG representatives hell!

    MaryAnn MacGillivray, Kurt Zimmerman and Don Watts have done a superb job for us on the City Council.
    Let's keep it that way! Vote April 13th for the good guys!

  10. GOT SIGNS?

    Please call Diane at 355-4776 and our teams will deliver you signs, asp.

    Crawford, Watts and Alcorn!

    Thanks all you nice people of Sierra Madre!

  11. Actually Joe is taking credit for all the achievements that staff and the council listed at the recent Stratigic Plan Session.

  12. Joe Mosca sure behaves like a sociopath!

    Or at least one very narcissistic individual.

    He shouldn't be on our council.

    He's actually very un-SierraMadrean.

  13. Remember! Mayor MaryAnn and Mayor Pro Tem Watts confronted SCAG by first withholding dues, dragged its officers to the Sierra Madre City Council podium, asked questions, attended meetings, and successfully broke the choke hold SCAG had on our small town! Mosca spent two years NOT attending meetings and he and Buchanan parroted the Sacramento chant of "nothing can be done"!

    And who is trying to take the credit from MaryAnn and Don? Susan Henderson and the Mountain Views News by re-writing recent history, that's who. Mrs. Henderson is angry that three members of the City Council aren't buying her chamber drama and want to investigate her newspaper's adjudication.

    The J's are the puppet masters in this year's election theatre, writing scripts and pulling strings. The entertainment never stops.

    Vote Alcorn, Crawford, and Watts for dedicated volunteers dedicated to the serving Sierra Madre and not their own self interests.

  14. Excellent synopsisis of the issue, 10:13 am.

  15. I HAVE ALL THREE SIGNS!March 4, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    While this election is important for lots of reasons, to my way of thinking one stands above the rest - WE NEED TO GET RID OF THAT LIAR JOE MOSCA.

    While I may disagree with Buchannan and his buddies on the merits, they seem decent enough (except for that crazy, bald ex-mayor). More importantly, they are not liars. As a result, they have not poisoned the town the way that LIAR JOE MOSCA has.

    I truly believe we need to restore civility to our public debate. The only way to do that is to remove that LYING CANCER JOE MOSCA from our public life.

    Let's make sure we vote him out by voting for all three of our candidates!

  16. I wish I had the nerve to ring door bells of the Joe Mosca signs. They just do not get it.

  17. "I gave Mosca's 8-1/2 by 11 "postcard" mailer to a political campaign specialist for an opinion." So what? This statement means nothing, you could have made it up, we don't know, name your sources, best, but I'm still going to vote for you, good god man! THINK!

  18. The D.I.C.s have adopted the steel hand in the velvet glove approach this election cycle. No overt BIA/CAR campaigning. Two practically unknown candidates without too many connections to the 2006 voter revolt. The Buchanan's are steering Mrs. Walsh and Josh Moran down a middle road of "civility", letting Joe take the heat. Joe is campaigning on being the underdog, mistreated by MaryAnn and Kurt and ridiculed by John Crawford. See how far it's getting him? He's got the town's realtors and club ladies throwing their support to an appealing smile--if they only knew it's really a bucket of poo he's trying to sell as a record.

  19. Joe goes around lying (with a put on sad smile)to the folks in Sierra Madre while MaryAnn MacGillivray and Don Watts are fighting for us at a SCAG meeting!

    Joe Mosca needs to be retired from public office.

  20. One of the most interesting pieces of fakery on the 8 1/2 x 11 postcard is the fake quote--there are no quotation signs around the statement: A record of public servide that makes a difference . . . for us. Fake quote repeats itself on the reverse. Couldn't Joe find anyone in town to quote, not even himself? Written in the thrid person--so impersonal. His hired political writers were sure weak on this one. I am sure the Tattler will expose, one by one, all the resume padding with more accounting of the City Council votes on items Joe's postcard claims he achieved all by his lonesome.

  21. Great analysis 11:20. I'm sure the Dirt & D.I.C. strategy is all laid out, and that the notorious former mayors have a hand in it - brainstorming meetings and all that, though the big money must be coming from outside.
    Anybody know how much that oversized postcard cost to mail to all registered voters?

  22. I know it cost alot of trees!

  23. 2:06, c'mon, did you expect Joe Mosca to fit all of those absurd claims on a regular sized postcard?

  24. Hey Tattler, I hope this will be a series. Joe Mosca's 'misrepresentation' and then THE FACTS.

  25. Fair memory skillsMarch 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Anonymous @2:19, scroll down the Tattler page. A few articles ago has a catchy list of Joe's fancies and then the facts.

    Sacramento Joe Takes Credit for Most City Government Accomplishments Over the Last 4 Years

  26. Good memory skillsMarch 4, 2010 at 2:59 PM

    6:44, take a look through the Tattler archives. Joe did not attend meetings when he was assigned the task to represent us:
    Wednesday August 12, 2009
    The Mystery of the Missing Sierra Madre City Council SCAG Member

    This does not mean that Joe hasn't grabbed all the meet and greets a guy can grab, two handed, big smile, festive salutations. One of his classic moments on the council was after the slow-growth majority explained the realities in Sierra Madre to the SCAG reps., and made it oh-so-clear that SCAG has been found wanting in its supposed advocacy for little towns, Joe became a virtual fountain, gushing thanks to the local politicians who had come to support Ikhrata and Edney. Thank you, thank you, thank you, you're so important and dear and important and thank you ad nauseam.
    It's on Neuroblast if you want to see it.

  27. The Tattler appreciates all suggestions for articles from readers. Keep reading!

  28. I was just looking at Joe Mosca's Get a Life clip, and see something he said in a new light.
    The audience in the chambers that night was mighty angry because Mosca had lied to them, and there was a big round of applause for Barbara Cline when she confronted him with the facts.
    When all that clapping was going on, Mosca said "I take the hostility for the whole council."
    What does he see himself as, the sacrificial goat for some random anger?
    The crowd was angry at him, not the whole council, and it was a direct result of his actions, his betrayal.

  29. I think he is just the goat.

  30. I think Joe sees himself as being vastly superior to the residents. He knows what's best for us all, and we should really just leave him alone to complete his important work here.

  31. No one on the planet is important to Joe, but Joe.
    He's wonderful and everyone else is a worm.

    He only is nice to people who can benefit him.

    It's all about him, all about Joe.


  32. Gosh, 6:18

    Sounds a lot like Susan Henderson!

  33. I take the hostility for the whole council.
    I am responsible for everything the council has done.

    I think we need a mental health professional to explain this.

  34. not an expert, just a studentMarch 4, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    From Allpsych online:
    "The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder revolve around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement. Often individuals feel overly important and will exaggerate achievements and will accept, and often demand, praise and admiration despite worthy achievements. They may be overwhelmed with fantasies involving unlimited success, power, love, or beauty and feel that they can only be understood by others who are, like them, superior in some aspect of life.

    There is a sense of entitlement, of being more deserving than others based solely on their superiority. These symptoms, however, are a result of an underlying sense of inferiority and are often seen as overcompensation. Because of this, they are often envious and even angry of others who have more, receive more respect or attention, or otherwise steal away the spotlight."

  35. We do not need a mental health professional. Read
    The Sociopath Next Door.

    It is Joe and Susan. Fabulous Book. You really would think the author came to SM and wrote about them

  36. 6:52

    Thanks, that explains Joe's insane jealosy and dread of MaryAnn MacGillivray and Kurt Zimmerman.