Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bart Doyle's House Goes On The Market For $1,000,000

Kersting Court: Bart's last hurrah?
It looks like the exodus of famed political figures from our past will soon claim yet another notable name. Will Sierra Madre ever be the same?

For many local residents former Mayor Bart Doyle's anticipated departure will be some extremely interesting news. Not since Joe Mosca fled the United States in such a hot hurry has so controversial a figure headed out the Foothill Village door and off for places far far away. Or at least more than a few here are now fervently hoping.

The father of the Downtown Specific Plan, El Monte's "Billion Dollar Bus Station," the ongoing One Carter debacle, along with $15 million dollars in interest only onerous water bond debt, may soon be leaving the Foothill Village good life behind.

Here is the smoking real estate gun (link).


So where might Bart be heading? The downtown rumor mill has it he will soon be joining with Mrs. Doyle, his international business executive wife, and live in a mysterious Middle Eastern Kingdom. Which is just about as far away from Sierra Madre as you can possibly get these days, and in so very many ways.

Another rumor making the rounds states that the Doyles will be residing in New England somewhere. But wintering in more pleasant climes during the chilly season.

It will be interesting to see how all of this pans out. As a remembrance, the Sierra Madre Tattler would enjoy presenting Bart with the following practical gift. No emigre' House Pasha will want to be seen without one of these planted on his head.

"The Fez"

Now you know the big news. Here's hoping for a very quick and successful home sale.

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65 comments:

  1. He must be moving because he can't afford to pay the increased UUT tax.

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    1. Bart's biggest positive financial contribution to Sierra Madre will be the increased property taxes the new owner will pay. Ka-Ching!

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    2. The scum always rises to the top of the effluent.
      Few people have harmed this town in the name of Progress a much as Mr. Doyle.

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  2. Why no pictures of the inside? Cooling from the window & wall? Very interesting!

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  3. Could the recent Federal indictments of his former El Monte business associates be playing a role in his decision to leave the country?
    http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20160606/former-developers-in-ill-fated-el-monte-transit-village-project-indicted-on-fraud-charges

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  4. Sometimes you read the Tattler and there really is some good news!

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    1. It is a sunny side up morning.

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    2. This morning I am going to celebrate with a third cup of coffee.

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  5. Hope the sale happens today!
    And that he really is moving far away.
    Too good to be true?

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  6. Does anyone know what Bart had to say last night at the meeting?

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    1. Does anyone care?

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    2. Only that the guy might try to inflict a little more damage before he hightails out of town.

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    3. Will there be an "Immersion Week?"
      http://www.downtowndevelopment.com/pdf/sierramadreposters.pdf

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    4. Be sure to fill out the "Downtown Idea Card."
      http://www.downtowndevelopment.com/pdf/sierramadrehandout.pdf

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    5. What???? A Downtown Idea card?
      Here ya go:
      LEAVE IT ALONE

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  7. Tattler, please add the destruction of part of the hillsides to Mr. Doyle's list of accomplishments. I think he was the one who brought sleazy developer Dorn Platz to town. Doyle's development push was behind the mess of Stonehouse and Carter.

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    1. Doyle put out the word to his Building Industry pals that Sierra Madre was ripe for the plucking.

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    2. 7:32, it's Mr. Tattler to you.

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  8. Well now he will outside of Sierra Madre like everyone else on this blog.

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    1. Did you leave out a verb, 7:33?
      Sincerely,
      Faithful Tattler reader and 30 year resident.

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    2. Once a Sierra Madre resident, always a Sierra Madre resident. You take it with you wherever you go.

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  9. There's a guest house?
    Wonder if it was counted in the city's big effort to keep its RHNA numbers down by disclosing second units?
    Nah, why would Doyle do anything to help us fight overdevelopment.

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  10. Hey, Judy's write up says there is no spa. Odd. Back in the day old Bart was famous for inviting folks into the hot tub for skinny dips.

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  11. Finally, one of the bad guys is leaving!

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  12. Must be important to the Downtown plan if Bart spoke regarding Kersting Court renovation . Remember the dirts will never let go of the DSP. MEASURE V will only last as long as the residents defend and support it. Dirts always look for a way to circumvent and change the law to their benefit.
    What happened to the Kersting Renovation last night? Notice how it was placed late on the agenda....that means 10 PM. Also done before August when the Council goes dark. I don't think the City Manager wanted any public input on this agenda item.

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    1. It was a love fest. Bart, Stockley and others spoke in favor of it, and in that usual over the top starry eyed way they have. All of the City Council said they are into it, though getting more comment from the public was thrown into the mix.

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    2. The video will be available in a day or two on KGEM.

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    3. Why wait for them? It is on YouTube now.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwsjmPjy3F8

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    4. Doyle and Stockly just keep at their campaign to make Sierra Madre look like something in Orange County.

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    5. Thanks 7:52.

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    6. 7:54, they like that developer manufactured sterility.

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    7. What was the final outcome of the Kersting Ct. issue?

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    8. Rancho Cucamonga West.

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    9. 8:10 - There was none. This is going to be "a process."

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    10. 8:12 -- isn't that where Elisa Cox is going?

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    11. 7:54, Yes it is all part of the Agenda 21 agenda. All cities look alike. They all have the same decor, same benches with plaques, same branding, same streetlights/lampposts, same street signs, and same bicycle racks/lanes. Stockley and Doyle are doing their best to further the United Nations world control agenda on a local level.

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  13. Let's just hope Bart's abode doesn't become a "sober living" facility.

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    1. There would be little precedent there for that.

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  14. Doyle was drunk and belligerent one night at the council, in the early 80's. Don't think anyone has ever unearthed the old school video of the meeting, but I've heard it was a stunning performance.

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  15. Since Kersting Court park will be pretty much filled up with kitsch, does anyone know where the Christmas creche will go? Will it be replaced by Carol Canterbury's year round plastic "holiday tree?"

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    1. Kitsch is a very good word to describe it.

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  16. Description of community amenities: Ha! He was fined $5,000.00 for his vote on these sidewalk, lightening improvements as he personally benefited. Didn't know the law well enough to recuse himself. I saw the city council packet for that night and it was there in the one of the city council members that I knew at the time. We used to have the inside scoop. Sorry that is no longer the case.

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  17. The end game of this agenda item is to RID this city of the Christmas Crèche under the guise of repairing the Belltower. Never waste an opportunity. There is a war on Christmas in Sierra Madre and frankly it has been ongoing very stealthfully for some time.

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    1. Painting the cow from the creche pink and parading it around in the 4th of July parade like it was a pagan idol was an unfortunate moment.

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  18. Maybe moving for his health, he dosen't look too good these days. I would say more but his foibles will be well covered by others.

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    1. When has he ever looked healthy?

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  19. Kirsting court: anything worth doing poorly is worth doing more than bad. Just wait. You think the street center planters (not the bow outs, you have to go back further for this one) were a bone headed idea, just wait until the paint is dry on this one. The overuse of a small space will keep it empty--who goes to a park area to be jammed in armpit to armpit? Note to designer: take out half the tables, half the benches, put in more plantings, let people have a calm area away from the side walk.

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  20. Chief Black KettleJuly 13, 2016 at 10:44 AM

    This is indeed interesting news! Bart leaving Sierra Madre. All these decades he's used this little town as his whipping boy. I'm sure he won't be missed.

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    1. Any truth that Ol' Bart is moving to the State of Jefferson?

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  21. Who said Bart was leaving? All I gleaned from the article was that he was selling.

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    1. Someone is in denial.

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    2. 11:31, can he sleep on your couch?

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    3. Just when the city needs a homeless shelter, we don't have one.

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    4. I was wondering if he's moving into the Kensington.

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    5. Which floor?

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  22. Christmas creche should move from church front to church front and they candle light procession can move around in different configurations over the years.

    Tell me, oh ye devoute ones, why did the event end in the downtown area? Not expecially a center of religious activity. I will tell you: when the market across diagonally from Kirsting Court was the Green Frog market, the creche was on the roof. It has always been the focus of the commerical center of our little town, more for the bottom line than the prayer line.

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  23. Bad sound system, i believe what was said was; that after one meeting with this new group of community somethings... the best use for Kirsting court was to tear it all down, put in pavers and pergola with a fake tree and call it art. THIS Council unanimous in it's five second decision said what a great idea; we agree... This represents Sierra Madre as an artists colony in it's finest. This will put us on the map! In fact we'll throw in a compass to lead the way. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Who are these people? Let them move back to Pasadena or into the 710 tunnel and hide. No wait, Pasadena at least has led the way for Art in Public places. Maybe Sierra Madre is trying for the, All American City that is the least interesting town in America. The Studarvant and founding families must be spinning.

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  24. This spending of all the money quickly on anything but art, comes back to the council in two weeks. Then the deal is done.

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  25. Last night Bart Doyle, Rob Stockley, Karma Bell, Michelle Keith and Carol Canterbury all spoke in favor of this sad nonsense at Kersting Court. Ask yourself this. Would you trust any of that bunch to decorate an outhouse? I wouldn't.

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    1. if this Kersting Court isn't rebuilt Rob said the library will close

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  26. Remember the words of wisdom in The Graduate: Plastics! Could this design be anymore inorganic and uninviting?

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  27. Ahhh, the D.S.P. ers are back in full force.
    8:04, not my outhouse! Never!

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  28. The Nativity scene that was on the roof of the Green Frog, was not the same creche that stands in Kersting court. In some years, there were even song sheets and a large truck that was provided, so singing throughout town and in the nursing homes and even Hastings Ranch would bring in the spirt of harmony. Mr. Noble who was in his eighties would climb the two sixty foot pines on Alburn ave; on his propert and hang Christmas lights and flags from around the world as his gift to the community. The Ostie (sp?)family volunteered the yearly lights in the Pepper trees in Kirsting court. All dominations were welcome. The lists go on. That's when Sierra Madre was a Village. It is sad to think that Sierra Madre will be no more. Commercialism appears to be the new
    norm.

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