Friday, November 06, 2009

Odds and Ends 142

Let's start with some good news for many of us.
The lights are on and progress is happening at the site of the new Amalfitano's Bakery on Western Avenue.
Perhaps by the time the development team of Ponte Vista and their Outreach Team are ready to bring out the new plans for the project, they will be able to use great goods from the bakery to offer folks visiting the offices on the site.
The least experienced candidate dealing with Rancho Palos Verdes matters and government received the most number of votes for two seats on that city's council.
That same individual was also helped by supporters who do not live in Rancho Palos Verdes to produce the costliest campaign of the seven candidates who ran for the two available seats.
This same person and several of his supporters worked for and with Bob Bisno.
Mr. Anthony Misetich will take one of two seats on the council in December.
I know that there will be plenty of eyes and ears open to the actions and words of Mr. Misetich as he serves on the city council.
The other newly elected member of the council is Mr. Brian Campbell.
He is an honest gentleman who will be a good addition to the council and he will serve Rancho Palos Verdes' residents and businesses well.
Mr. Campbell has experience as a developer and has a great deal of knowledge concerning Real Estate matters.
He and I have already talked about some issues relating to life on the east side of Rancho Palos Verdes and neighboring San Pedro.
The lights have been out at P'Skettie for several days now, but the place still has tables and chairs visible through the windows.
The signs stating that the site is available remain up.
During the Director's Report at the November 12 or November 19 meeting of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, there may be an update concerning Ponte Vista at San Pedro.
There is nothing else on the agenda of the November 12 meeting that involves Ponte Vista.
I think the "yada-yada" and "bla-bla-bla" will be reported on, which means that the plans are going along with the development team continuing to work with the Planning Department staff towards someday coming out with more information about the project.
My thoughts are turning to the idea that something may finally be revealed in the first quarter of 2010.
If anyone believes that the interest in or the steering committee of R Neighborhoods Are 1 has disappeared, please understand that the sleeping giant rests and can be awakened at any time.
The organization's steering committee is made up of a group of people who remain in contact on a variety of matters and can spring into action on just about one moment's notice.
This post ends on a sad note.
Mr. John McTaggart, one of the seven candidates running in our city's election, passed away one day following the election.
He placed third in the vote count.
Mr. McTaggart served our city for 20 years on the council and was our Mayor four times.
Mr. McTaggart was continuing his service to all of us on three different committees.
The Daily Breeze has an article on his passing and more importantly, his life of service to communities and residents.
Rest in Peace John done good.

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