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OC’s Latest Reality Drama: The Real City Councilmen of San Juan Capistrano

Ladies and gentlemen, tune in tonight for the next episode of The Real City Councilmen of San Juan Capistrano: Orange County’s latest reality show!  All the drama, dysfunction and conflict that you’ve come to expect from “The OC” (don’t call it that!).  Last week’s episode: The Recall.  This week’s episode: Allegations of Ethical Violations.  Never a dull moment at San Juan City Hall!  A snippet from the SJC Patch:

The San Juan Capistrano city attorney does not want to investigate two councilmen whom fellow members accuse of malfeasance, and if the council chooses to pursue a query, he suggests hiring an independent third party. … The council will discuss how to proceed against Byrnes and Reeve at Tuesday’s meeting.  City Attorney Ligten writes in his report that first, the councilmen have to decide whether to pursue an investigation at all. No matter what the outcome, the move alone will likely tarnish the city’s image.

In all seriousness, good for City Attorney Hans Ligten for wanting no part of this circus.  It seems like the San Juan Capistrano City Council are the only people in America looking at the petty bickering in Washington and viewing it as a model to be emulated.  Hard to see how this ends well for San Juan.

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