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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:52 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.


In God We Trust installed in Costa Mesa chambers


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.


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