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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:20 PM

Costa Mesa Mayor Proposes To Shut Down Soup Kitchens To Deal With Homeless Problem

COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — The mayor of Costa Mesa proposed to get rid of soup kitchens to deal with the area’s homeless problem at a city council meeting on Tuesday.

“My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact,” Eric Bever said.

According to Bever, the “negative impact” is homeless people who like Costa Mesa because of services that offer food to less fortunate individuals.

Clients at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and the non-profit Share Our Selves were stunned by the controversial comments.

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http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/05/costa-mesa-mayor-proposes-to-shut-down-soup-kitchens-to-deal-with-homeless-problem/

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

1. Wow, we've really come a long way in the last 50 years

They used to give them bus tickets to somewhere 100 miles away.

Now they just try to starve them out.

Well, they are part of that icky 47%. Why don't they just die and make things easier for poor Mr. Beaver?

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Response to tularetom (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:31 PM

5. That's not Mr Beaver, it's Mr Scrooge. What is happening to this country. We are suppose to be

 

a so called christain nation. Why the hell don't they start acting like it.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:27 PM

3. Is this in the line of not feeding the wildlife, so they don't stay?

What an absolutely, viciously stupid thing for the man to say. What in hell is wrong with people?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:28 PM

4. Good gawd!

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:52 PM

14. Speaking of gawd, in 2010, the CM Council paid good money to have a "In God We Trust" sign

erected on the wall above their council chambers.

Assholes:


In God We Trust installed in Costa Mesa chambers

By ELLYN PAK / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

COSTA MESA The four words are officially up.
"In God We Trust" was installed on the wall behind the dais of the City Council chambers this morning.

The national motto was installed in the Costa Mesa City Council Chambers Friday.

About three months ago, city leaders approved Councilwoman Wendy Leece's request to display the motto as a secular symbol. Dozens of residents spoke on the issue – some lauding the proposal as representative of the American heritage and others opposing what they said was the infusion of religion into secular matters.
The installation, which cost about $1,050, was funded by private donations from about 50 people, according to Tom Hatch, the city's assistant city manager.
The issue has raised contentious debate in other Orange County cities. In 2008, the Villa Park City Council decided to let its residents decide for themselves. Residents in that city voted to display it.
Fourteen O.C. cities have approved displaying the motto in various ways, including adding the words to the city seal behind the dais or installing the words outside the entrance of the chambers.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-235256-words-residents.html

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Response to stopbush (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

16. I think you are speaking of God . Was that the subject of this thread?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. he must be related to the jerk who is mayor here, who wants the soup kitchen moved from

near the downtown area, because the merchants are whining that it is ruining business for people to see those in need.

how do people get to be so callous, so stupid, so vicious?

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

7. Easy

Look what happened in Germany during the 1930's to see how far the Human Race can devolve.

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Response to formercia (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:42 PM

10. when I was very young, I had this, apparently naive and idealistic, notion that the human

race would evolve. these days, I look in horror at what passes for humanity in so many.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:40 PM

8. Evil that should be purged from our nation with extreme prejudice.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:42 PM

9. Wait! Don't tell me! Is he a Republican?

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:46 PM

12. it doesn't say in his bio, but just take a look

MAYOR
ERIC R. BEVER
Eric.Bever@costamesaca.gov

Mayor Eric R. Bever entered local politics in 1999 as co-founder of the Westside Improvement Assn., an influential citizen’s group whose efforts led to the City Council in 2005 approving three comprehensive sets of guidelines (19 West Urban Village Plan, Mesa West Resident Ownership, and Mesa West Bluffs Urban Plan) to spark major private market reinvestment and improvement of 670 acres of the city’s Westside. These plans, which cleverly severed the Gordian knot tying up Westside improvement, also garnered regional and statewide planning awards for the city.

As a result of his work to improve the city, Bever received an appointment to serve on the Costa Mesa Planning Commission in 2004 and later that year, he was elected to the City Council. He was re-elected in 2008, and served as mayor in 2008 and in 2012.

As a councilman, Bever developed the reputation as a fiscal conservative who was first to warn his colleagues and fellow residents about the dire condition of Costa Mesa’s finances. He correctly predicted that if more generous public employee retirement packages were approved, and employee contracts renewed in 2010 without serious renegotiation, the City would be forced to layoff or outsource workers to balance excessive labor costs.

As budget hawk, Bever raised the alarm that the city was heading towards bankruptcy while it burned through its $35 million cash reserve. After the reserves ran out the city made unauthorized use of $9 million of its $14- million emergency reserves to cover ongoing expenses. He successfully advocated a policy specifying that use of the City’s emergency reserves be limited to declared emergencies such as natural disasters, and requiring a council vote before any emergency fund spending can occur.

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http://www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us/CMBiography.htm?name=Eric%20Bever&keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:43 PM

11. Anyone know, is he a Repuke?

He certainly would seem to be a Repuke...and if you take into account these two concepts:

Point 1 - Shut down the "Soup Kitchens" and drive these free loading / homeless types out of our city limits.

and

Point 2 - My GAWD! UNEMPLOYMENT! This Socialist Kenyan President has left MILLIONS of AMERICANS unemployed!!!!!

...would equal they usual Repuke whiplash / hypocrisy.

Also this:

"Eric Bever Appointed Mayor of Costa Mesa"
March 13, 2012

The Costa Mesa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Councilman Eric Bever as the new mayor, following Gary Monahan's unexpected resignation last week.

The Republican council's majority paid tribute to Monahan and voiced confidence in Bever, while Councilwoman Wendy Leece mentioned Bever's spotty attendance record. More......

http://www.voiceofoc.org/oc_coast/article_c6e5f8e0-6d74-11e1-96f5-0019bb2963f4.html

Maybe Mr. Mayor should check out some of those "homeless" types:

"Shannon Santos, the executive director of Someone Cares, said nearly half of her clients are low-income seniors and most of the people who eat there live nearby.

She said she’s thankful the mayor will be termed out of office next month, but still offered him an invitation.

“My open invitation is for him to come in and have lunch with me,” said Santos. "

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:05 PM

13. Well, I can see that. Starve them all to death and the homeless will just die off. Good plan.

 

What an asshole. How can anyone even think like that?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:55 PM

15. Just push them out. Nothing to see here that's disturbing.

Of course Costa Mesa is a burg infested with right wing, selfish people who got theirs so the hell with the rest of the world.

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