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Most people are aware by now of the high regard that we here at The Tattler have for Joe Mosca. Certainly his achievements alone speak volumes about what he has brought to this community. And thanks to the hard work of the fine folks at Neuroblast Films, we now have solid video portrayals of the man, his style, his values and the inspirational leadership he has provided for us all.
And as a service to the community of Sierra Madre, we are now presenting Joe Mosca's Top 10 Video Hits. A collection of each and every one of his most golden moments reviewed and ranked in the order of their importance to this town.
Come and join in the celebration as we take a trip down the Joe Mosca Pathways of Glory. One remarkable video at a time!
Video #10 - "Joe Mosca Supports Glenn Lambdin for Canyon Committee" (click here): Now if you were nominating somebody to a community planning committee dedicated to preserving a beloved and historic neighborhood, would you select an individual who has worked his entire adult life to turn it into Anaheim?
Video #9 - "Heather Allen Defends Sierra Madre With Eloquence" (click here): A favorite with many in the community, this video shows Councilman Mosca being vividly debased by a very angry resident. Special Achievement Award.
Video #8 - "Joe Mosca Again Pushing Pro-Development" (click here): Joe, who introduced himself to Sierra Madre as a slow growth advocate interested in preserving the community, has pushed more claptrap and bunkum in support of redevelopment than anyone previously serving on our City Council. Watch here as Joe attempts to describe something called "Low Impact Development Standards."
Video #7: "John Buchanan for Joe Mosca" (click here): City Council fellow John Buchanan struggles mightily to find a few good reasons why Joe Mosca should become the Mayor of Sierra Madre. And, failing in that, decides to talk about "tradition" instead. Count the number of times John uses the word "criteria."
Video #6 - "Joe Mosca Thanks SCAG" (click here): At the end of an evening when the stunned leadership of the regional planning organization called SCAG got their heads handed to them by the majority faction on Sierra Madre's City Council, not to mention the many citizens who showed up to express anger at their deceit and dishonesty, an apparently clueless Joe cheerfully thanks them for stopping by.
Video #5 - "Joe Mosca Needs A Break" (click here): At the conclusion of a City Council vote that allowed the citizens of Sierra Madre to view for the first time a long hidden portion of a secret controversial document that cost a quarter of a million dollars in their tax money to create, Joe Mosca pronounces himself to be "distraught over what just happened" and pleads for a time out. Freedom can do that to some people.
Video #4 - "Joe Mosca - That's Why They Voted For Me" (click here): Joe wakes up to the fact that the City Council has been deliberately ignoring "seven or eight" of his agenda items, and demands that they be considered, if only out of fairness. As far as we know, most still haven't been heard.
Video #3 - "Joe Mosca Flip Flop In 4 Minutes" (click here): In one four minute speech Joe Mosca manages to go back on just about every important promise on development he made to the voters of Sierra Madre when running for office. A remarkable achievement.
Video#2 - "Joe Mosca Our Local Deceiver" (click here): In perhaps the most famous of all his performances, Joe faces the consequences of his actions as citizens who helped elect him share their disappointment in a televised public forum. Known to many as the "get a life" video, he reacts with schoolyard taunts and belligerence.
Video #1: "Joe Mosca Is Reassigned" (click here): We chose this video as our favorite because it truly exposes the pathos of Joe Mosca in political despair. Removed from his position as Sierra Madre's liaison to the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments by the Mayor due to his near total lack of attendance, Joe asks, "Do you know how embarrassing this is?" The answer being yes, we do.
We here at the Sierra Madre Tattler would like to show respect to our friends Neuroblast Films for their work in making these videos possible. Thank you.