Tuesday, September 9, 2008

the Bull-itzer prize for fiction goes to.....



The New-Press!

Try as they might, the NewsPress couldn't stop the Miramar project from going forward...hurray for the newly enlightened Montecito Planning Commission for moving the project along. Editor Travis, despite all his writings about the evil Caruso team, continues his fictional delusions....
The Miramar is not a designated landmark, nor are the cottages..there is no need to keep the old buildings other than nostalgia...Schragger and Warner bailed on their projects for a reason...no vision.. if you have observed the Miramar for the last ten years, you'll see the claims by the News-Press that the cottages were kept in good condition is pure fiction....restoring them is not going to happen!



I told Caruso at the meeting that Travis Armstrong seemed very excited about Rick's email invite to him for a cup of coffee. Travis bragged about it in his News-Press column. I asked Caruso if he was intending to wine and dine Travis, he laughed and said "I'm still waiting for a reply"...
The most interesting comments came from a few guys in the audience I spoke with. One fellow said he worked on the Bacara, some of Ty Warner's property, and even on the Miramar project for both Schragger and Warner..he said Warner went in and secured the foundations on some the cottages but did minimal work due to the poor condition of the structures..termites, rot, etc.
The Montecito Planning Commission was up to some of its old tricks..asking the same questions over and over...but they seemed to be in better spirits. Chair Beirig was not threatening to remove folks who showed emotion, like applause or laughter, and he moved things along when commissioners started repeating themselves..now that's real leadership and a vast improvement over the last few meetings... I have to praise Commissioner Sue Burrows. She comes across as a bit ditzy at first but has shown to be a fighter and rather clever...

2 comments:

spitfire squid said...

So, Mick Von Caw, is this blog the new bullbuster for Wendy and Travis' bull----?

Mick said...

SS..yup! Tell all your squiggly underwater pals it's all gonna happen here...the great NP bull equalizer...