Thursday, June 19, 2014

Joe Mosca's House Is Sold: All We Have Left Now Are Precious Memories Of Civility Party Greatness


Mod: The Castle of Hope has been sold, an era has ended, and Joe Mosca is heading south to a new life in San Diego. In the process taking the dreams of dozens with him. The last vestiges of the Civility Party now lay in tatters, and those who once followed his bright banner of decorum are in despair.

So what can we do to commemorate the final passing of so profound a time? How do we let go of someone whose significance to this community was so remarkable that he had to leave us twice? And without so much as a toodle-oo, a ta-tah or a ciao?

After having given this matter some thought we decided to present you with a bushel basket overflowing with happy memories. Joe Mosca's Top Ten Greatest Moments on the Sierra Madre City Council. Vital video vignettes counted down from Number 10 all the way to Numero Uno. Where sadly it all ends, but only in a way.

Joe may have left and taken the dream with him, but we can still take comfort that yes, we were there to bear witness to it all.

And just in case faulty memories fade, or his many accomplishments are somehow even forgotten, here are videos that can help make it all real again. For us, our children, and those who will follow them on down through the ages.

Always remember. Joe often said that he wanted to make a difference. And here we can say that yes, he did.

Video #10: "Joe Mosca Claims Sierra Madre Is Blighted" Link here.

Video #9: "Heather Allen Defends Sierra Madre With Eloquence" Link here.

Video #8: "Joe Mosca Meltdown" Link here.

Video #7: "Joe Mosca 101" Link here.

Video #6: Joe Mosca "That's Why They Voted For Me" Link here.

Video #5: Joe Mosca "We're All On The Same Page" Link here.

Video #4: "Shirley Moore Addresses Joe Mosca" Link here.

Video #3: "Joe Mosca Needs A Break" Link here.

Video #2: "Joe Mosca's 4 Minute Flip Flop Process" Link here.

Video #1: "Joe Mosca Is Reassigned" Link here.

Special thanks to Neuroblast Films for maintaining a library of precious dreams that are so near and dear to our hearts.

http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com

64 comments:

  1. Joe Mosca is a very strange man.

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    1. I think Shirley described him well - simply no integrity. At all.

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    2. Joe only cared about his future political career, Sierra Madre was just a Stepping Stone, fortunately for us, he tripped on it.

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    3. Shirley Moore was RIGHT!!!!!!!

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    4. Video #8 Joe Mosca's meltdown is his reaction to Shirley in Video #4. Shirley demolished the poor boy.

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    6. no, when Joe moved her he said he immediately loved this town but then decided that he didn't like the town and why not make a name for himself and boy did that backfire on him, but at least he had the good sense to post lame selfies of himself like Noah Green, another newbie who immediately "loved" SM, is another "lawyer" and has politcial aspirations beyond SM, as Harabedian dullusingly seeks meanwhile ignoring SM itself...cause he's a lawyer.

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    7. I'll bet Noah runs again.

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    8. of course Noah will run again, dude cried like a toddler when he said one of his goals in life to be elected to a political office and lucky us he moved to SM

      as long as he's endorsed by Susan Henderson, Nancy Walsh, John Buchanan and the rest of the "civility" party he doesn't belong on our Council

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  2. The Retreat Center is holding an Open House this Sunday, 6/22, 9am to 2. See you there?!

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    1. Be a good place to discuss the building moratorium.

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  3. Why did Joe quit? And is it true he was the first Sierra Madre City Councilman to ever resign?

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    1. He quit because his significant other got a better job elsewhere. That, and the forecast for Mosca's political career was not looking good.

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    2. Chris Holden was mean to Joe.

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    3. Chris Holden is Joe if he was mean it was because he was jealous.

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    4. The only good thing Chris Holden has ever done for Sierra Madre is knock Joe Mosca out of politics. Once Mosca realized the Dems had no place for him in Sacramento, and that Holden was their guy for the Assembly seat, he packed his carpet bag and left for the great capitols of Europe.

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    5. Mosca was brought to Sierra Madre from the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats organization. He was told that if he did a little job for them here his reward would be a clear shot at the State Assembly in a couple of years. Joe was full of himself enough to believe it. The likely enabler for this scenario was Janice Nelson, a member of the LA County Democratic Central Committee. They knew a useful fool when the saw one.

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    6. He wasn't that useful. The DSP was never built and they ended up being stuck with Measure V. Joe was a disaster for everyone, even his friends.

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    7. Joe didnt' quit - he took his ball and when away cause we weren't playing fair and holding him accountable for the BS he did in this town.

      we gotta stop electing "lawyers" and their egos especially small time lawyers who got alot of free time on his or her hands to be a $ 300 a month Councilmember - still don't understand the logic in that.

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    8. Now he's just a pram pusher.

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    9. Joe badly wanted to become a part of the political machine. He did everything they asked of him. In the end the machine chewed him up and spit him out.

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  4. No he is not the first CC ever to resign. One did in the late 1960's who was about to be recalled (two others that did not resign were recalled--they were all anti-development and more on that another time). But furthermore, if we let this happen again, i.e. vote for a carpetbagger, for that is what Joe was, we deserve the mess we get. The voters of Sierra Madre must never be swept up by such fakery again!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Tell us more Mata! To echo you - Tattlers, work for your candidate, but be sure you know what he/she stands for. Then spread the word; make sure good people are elected. We are so, so lucky to have gotten Denise and Rachelle, but remember when we had the great council of Zimmerman, Watts, and MacGillivray, it only lasted for two years.

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  5. Joe's last broken promise was to his most loyal followers. That being when he returned from Europe he would live here in Sierra Madre. I guess not.

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    1. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!

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    2. Joe's clone former candidate Noah Green ran on his "ideas" to bolster downtown by promoting Halloween and moving the Farmer's Market to Kersting Court

      Like Joe, Noah was convinced to run by the self appointed axis of power in SM and the rinky dink management of our local Chamber and our Chamber prez is the garbage company dude? what?

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    3. You can only imagine what they told poor Noah. I am sure he came away from the conversation believing he had met the real movers and shakers in Sierra Madre.

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  6. 10:49, true indeed. And the most peculiar thing is that there are still people who will weep with sorrow if they think anyone is criticizing Joe.

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    1. Joe definitely had a way with the emotionally needy.

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    2. He appealed to people's sense of justice, as if he were the underdog. Mosca was good at playing the martyr.

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    3. That worked in Sierra Madre. In the Assembly race it just got him laughed at. Joe was far too posh to play the victim in those precincts.

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    4. you know waterworks Noah Green wil shed a tear on cue, he cried at the Rotary luncheon cause he was getting called out for his lame Facebook selfies and he was losing out on "his goal" of getting elected to a Council - just so happened to be ours - boy did we get hosed.

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    5. SM attacts the politcial wannabees to move to the city just to become a Councilmber or a regional mucky muck and get paid for their overwhelming talents of self promotion and grandstanding

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    6. The wannabes think Sierra Madre is an access point for a fabulous political career. They have no idea what it is they're walking into.

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  7. The Heart of Sierra MadreJune 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    I miss Joe Mosca, Nancy Walsh and Josh Moran. If they were all on Council right now, Sierra Madre would be so much more civil.

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    1. Yeah, like this.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kz9yWtYrPQ

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    2. They were everything they said they weren't.

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    3. Mayor of RealvilleJune 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Come to think of it, after reviewing the Nancy Walsh "lookie here" tirade video cited above, did the non-Civility party City Council members of the last 4 years ever rant like that? Can't remember.

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    4. Joe's off the hinge moments are lavishly depicted in the videos. Josh could have his snarky episodes. The evening he called Chris Koerber an a-hole on live TV being a particularly striking civility lapse.

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    5. Josh Moran would often resort to the anatomical. Especially when it looked like he'd had a couple before the meeting.

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    6. when I see Nancy Walsh in town I secretly laugh that as a Councilmember her entire 4 year term she was focused on rampant SM problems like volunteers and doing something with the bathroom at Memorial park and all she did was insult volunteers and in 4 years she got nothing done with her only project - how appropriate that Walsh's legacy revolves around a toilet

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    8. I don't think that even the toilet is left. Her legacy is less a footprint and more an odor.

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  8. You all should be glad he did not move back because he would have won the election again

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    1. Possibly. You can never underestimate the superficial and shallow vote in Sierra Madre.

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    2. Yeah, sure. We'd run to the polls to vote for the guy who gave us yellow DWP water.

      Have another sip of the yellow Kool-Aid. Drink deep.

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    3. Not sure any of this would help any Joe Mosca political comeback.
      http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2013/06/bob-mathesons-letters-to-sierra-madre.html

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    4. Yes, there is that.

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    5. I agree with you. The thought of him running again scared the bejesus out of me.
      Glad the jerk is gone.

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    6. Joe, buh-bye!

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    7. 11:31 and 12:51 - I agree. We don't learn, and the other side would have gotten him elected by all the people who don't pay attention voting for him.

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  9. Watching those videos was like a walk down memory lane. Thanks.

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    1. You missed one of the good ones (unless I missed it) - Carol Parker lambasting Joe for disappointing those of us who were fooled by him, voted for him, and got him elected - as only Carol can very dramatically. She implored him to look at the audience, and all those people he had fooled and let down!

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  10. well when we elect two utility company lawyers for one Council who is actually surprised that we have the highest utility rates in the state and went from a manged budget that keeps getting bigger and bloated with consultants, marketing plans and reduncancy for developer speils

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  11. I still marvel at MaryAnn's handling of the Mosca melt-down. She was masterful. However, that was the beginning and the end of her political career, because the realtors who were always pro Joe and all of the little old ladies in town thought she was extremely mean to poor little Joe and worked hard to defeat her. In hindsight, it would have been better to let him rant and show his true character.

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    1. The dotty old dears who rallied to the civility cause became convinced that anyone who didn't give Joe what he wanted, and when he wanted it, were being mean to him.

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    2. Also 4:50, they never would have dreamed what Mosca said about them behind their backs.

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    3. And to think he had made them feel like they were special.

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  12. I don't think there is anything "masterful" about MaryAnn. She was (and is) a rude, imperious nasty know-it-all who the voters booted off the council at their first opportunity. None of what she says in her various tirades is true. For instance, you don't have an unlimited right to say anything you want at public comment. Your comments must relate to the subject matter jurisdiction of the city council. So if you show up and start talking about impeaching Obama or the Armenian Genocide then you are out of order because the Sierra Madre City Council doesn't have jurisdiction over those matters.

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    1. Sorry, rude and imperious know it all, but you are wrong. You can talk about anything you like at the initial public comment. Anything. Even how big a jackass you are. Which is big indeed.

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    2. MacGillivrey's intelligence and integrity were so much greater than the usual council members' that some people may have difficulty in recognizing them.

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    3. Marianne truly was the best Council member we've had in the 12 years I've lived here. 9:36 up here is cracked and clearly has an ax to grind. Nancy Walsh and MacGillivrey aren't even in the same species as far as I'm concerned...

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  13. One of the great things about Sierra Madre is how certain of themselves the kooks are. And as usual, they kooks are wrong.

    http://oag.ca.gov/system/files/opinions/pdfs/95-311.pdf?

    Attorney General of California Opinion
    78 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 224, 230 (1995)

    May the legislative body of a local agency prohibit members of the public, who speak
    during the time permitted on the agenda for public expression, from commenting on matters that are not
    within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body?
    CONCLUSION
    The legislative body of a local agency may prohibit members of the public, who speak
    during the time permitted on the agenda for public expression, from commenting on matters that are not
    within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.

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    1. Sure. "The legislative body of a local agency may prohibit members of the public…" The big word here that has confused you so very much is "may." At any Sierra Madre City Council meeting (you should attend one some day, you might actually end up knowing what you're talking about) the Mayor instructs the public just before the first public comment period that they may now comment on any topic that is not on the agenda. That is the custom and choice of our community. But why would you know that? Idiot.

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