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I’m not exactly sure what we haven’t done this before, but let’s try it now. The number to beat is 171 — that’s how many views this Voice of OC video had gotten as of 5:00 p.m. today. Watch this video, which was posted last Friday, to learn about a new scandal or two.
I’ve been wondering about the Lake Forest situation that has led now-former Councilman Peter Herzog to resign while blasting his City Council colleagues for what sounds a lot like a junior varsity version of the Anaheim shenanigans. (Mostly, I’ve been thinking “who the heck are we going to get to write about this?”) Then it occurred to me: Nick Gerda already wrote about it, and we’re not going to do a better job of it, so just go read his story. Herzog’s warnings — do you get the story title now? — about Council capture by local special interests, and how we’re not doing a good job of vetting our public officials, strike home.
(Hey, Peter Herzog — if you want to run for Fifth District Supervisor or something, you might well have a following! Then again, you’ll have to deal with David Zenger’s brutally funny comment on the VOC people: “Citizens, rise up! … I quit.” Yeah, maybe not quitting would have been a better idea. Still, good luck!)
The video covers other matters including the developing Fairgrounds Story, about which Vern will likely have more to say.
Now go bump up the VOC’s numbers on that video so that they will fear our enormous power. Go! Shoo!