Here is another roundup of some of the most thought-provoking reader comments of the week. Comments are selected by our editors and subject to editing for grammar, spelling, clarity and length.
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I am left wondering why so many things have been ignored, overlooked or papered over in this affair. I get the feeling that the land lease deal really has nothing to do with keeping the Angels in Anaheim at all and has everything to do with another big Platinum Triangle development scheme brought to us by the Usual Suspects.
— David Zenger
The latest standings show the Angels in third place in the American League West, 15 games out of first place with a win percentage of .487.
Maybe instead of cutting big business deals with Anaheim, Artie Moreno should figure out a way to produce a winning ball club. Your primary job is to win games, Artie, not to cut real estate deals.
Get your priorities straight.
Congratulations, Voice. As a student of journalism at Cal State Long Beach, it's great to see this no-profit investigative model succeed so well.
We've studied this model in class, and Voice came up as an example of how to do it right. This grant is simply an affirmation of what those who have read this "paper" already know.
I look forward to more hard-hitting stories and more great work. Thanks so much for keeping journalism alive.
I am proud that I was able to contribute to your success with my intelligent and provocative commenting. Encomium.
Thank you, thank you for covering this critical story in Cypress.
We have no investigative news reporters in northwest Orange County. As a result, we citizens have been kept uninformed about what is going on at our City Halls. That must change soon! We desperately need investigative reporters to research the ProLogis problem in Cypress.
Was there ever really going to be an assisted living complex on the 33 acres? If so, why would the landowners have Measure L written so the zoning would allow industrial buildings and distribution facilities? Did the good citizens of Cypress get a bait-and-switch on Measure L? Did we just give up some of our precious public open space unknowingly?
— Clean Government
Thank God dangerous dogs can't make political contributions. If they could they would be in charge of the animal shelter.
Why did it take the county three years to figure out this wasn't working? How much taxpayer money has been wasted while they waited for things to work out?
After I hire someone to do work for me, I actually check on their progress. Too much to ask?
This one is easy to figure out, unfortunately. And I really mean unfortunately, because firefighters have served us so well over the years. But they have priced themselves out of the market.
Perhaps the firefighters can make some concessions in pay etc., show some good faith to the county and keep the business. It would be better for all of us if they did.
Yes, this is a victory of sorts for the canyon residents. Congratulations. And, yes, [Todd] Spitzer and the other supervisors deserve due credit for not pursuing further action in the courts. This is one right call that they made.
But this is my question to the canyon residents:
How much money did you spend on legal fees and how many sleepless nights over this did you suffer and how much aggravation and inconvenience and worry did they put you through for what turned out to be an illegal act? Will that money, those sleepless nights, the aggravation, inconvenience or the worry ever get refunded to you?
Moreover, will anyone from the county staff pay a price for giving a green light on the approval of what turned out to be an illegal act? That was extremely poor judgment, and prudent judgment is what they get paid for.
Will anyone get fired? Will anyone get demoted? Will anyone get disciplined in any manner whatsoever? Judging from other screw-ups that I've followed in this county, I suspect that answer is an unequivocal "no." They can wrongfully impose hardships on you and walk away without a bruise professionally. What an unreal world they've created for themselves.
Spitzer was not around when the original vote took place, so he gets a pass. But the other supervisors were, and from what I recollect it was a unanimous vote.
Wouldn't it be nice if at the next meeting they were gracious enough to offer you a public apology? Isn't that what you would expect from someone who did another person wrong?