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Patch Reports: San Juan City Council has Imploded

Good reporting from the SJC Patch about an embarrassing meeting at the San Juan Capistrano City Council.  The article is here.

The San Juan Capistrano City Council essentially imploded tonight, with threats, insults and ultimately a vote to investigate two of its own.  Any sense of decorum the split council had tried to maintain in the last three years fell apart as, for more than two hours, the members discussed – often interrupting each other – a vote that may or may not have happened behind closed doors to ban newspaper racks at City Hall and at the Community Center.

This investigation is silly and a waste of taxpayer money in pursuit of a personal grievance.  It is very nearly identical to the recall’s attempt to bully Sam Allevato.

Steve Behmerwohld gets it:

Steve Behmerwohld tried to broker a deal. He suggested the majority drop the investigation if supporters of the Common Sense newspaper drop the recall.

Maybe we should throw the whole City Council out and hire Steve to run the town?  In all seriousness, San Juan Capistrano deserves better than this.

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