Apparently I need to clarify something since the Dirts continue to attribute my discussion during a city council meeting a few weeks ago regarding Mosca and his penchant for pulling the wool over the eyes of Sierra Madre's citizenry to MaryAnn MacGillivray's influence and/or prompting. I speak when I personally feel the need to do so, and the SPIRIT moved me, not Mayor MacGillivray. Although I do respect her greatly and the efforts she has made on behalf of Sierra Madre to prevent the development industry from securing a controlling interest in the city's business, she neither cajoled nor convinced me to speak against Mosca. I had no contact with her whatsoever on this subject. This I did completely of my own volition. I do hold a personal grudge against this cretinous male because he lied to me and to the majority of the voting residents of Sierra Madre during his candidacy over four years ago. He managed to do it quite spectacularly again during this election cycle, though I did not make the same mistake of casting my vote in his favor this time around. But many other residents did, much to this city's great detriment.
For all the Dirts, including Susan Henderson and Hail Hamilton, who have characterized me as, by varying accounts, sullen, hysterical, crazed, angry, pitiful, homophobic, fearful, a spokesperson for others, and other derogatory terms too tiresome to repeat, I can only say that truth is often not welcomed by those who toil exhaustively to suppress it, and by any means necessary (fascism anyone?). I am sorry that you attack others so virulently, but I am not too surprised by your efforts to censor what I deem to be the facts of this particular situation. Joe lied outrageously four years ago to get elected, we fell for it, and we subsequently have objected to his treacherous behavior - I use the term "we" because I know that I am truly not alone in my perception of this matter, though I have now been repeatedly marginalized, isolated and, at times, terrorized by the proponents of the building industry agenda for my views.
I care deeply about what happens to this darling little town. I have resided in Sierra Madre for over 18 years now, and I have been a homeowner for over 13 of those years. Though I am not a native, I have every reason to believe that my opinion does indeed count, and that I have every right to express that opinion during the public comment period at city council meetings. This despite Mosca's attempt to defer my right to speak at the podium to a more private forum - his personal office hours.
Fear of the truth, of being publicly exposed for what he really is and whose interests in Sierra Madre he really supports, is what drives Mosca into childish tantrums. My opinion of this monster of mendacity will never change and I will continue to upbraid him as I feel the need to do so. The damage he has done to Sierra Madre, and will, no doubt, continue to do to this town, now with the assistance of his willing accomplices and fellow councilmembers Josh Moran, Nancy Walsh, and John Buchanan, demands it.
The election of this slate of three development-industry owned candidates does indeed denote a sad turn in the history of a small town that just wanted to remain small and viable. Perhaps their local influence will be mitigated somewhat since cities throughout the entire state are rallying around the call to repeal AB32/SB375 because of these bills' devastating effects on employment, industry, and on each city's autonomy over development issues within their borders. We, of course, can only join that fight independently and hope for the best outcome for Sierra Madre since we will surely not be able to rely on our current council to defend our town's interests appropriately.
In conclusion, I made a conscious effort to speak carefully, calmly, and in a civil manner about Joe Mosca and his sins against this constituency because I hoped only to be heard by the residents of Sierra Madre immediately prior to this last election cycle. Joe has known and not cared for four years what I think of him. I want to assure anyone who desires it that my words and actions were my own; I seek no forgiveness from the Dirts or anyone else for expressing the truth as I have experienced it these last four years of a Mosca contaminated council.
I continue to remain hopeful, despite the results of the recent election, that Sierra Madre will triumph over the darkness that now gathers at its borders, and that the web of complicity with the development industry being skillfully woven by four of the five seated councilmembers, actively aided and abetted in the background by the likes of Bart Doyle, will not survive the winds of political and social change which are starting to whisper their way into the very veins of California's lifeblood.
Bonus Coverage: Looks like the SCAG party in La Quinta is becoming an open revolt against SB 375. Link to article here.