Garden Grove leaders go off the beaten path…

Strange times in Garden Grove. Apparently Councilman Mark Rosen tried to push through a pay raise for the council members at their last city council meeting. What’s up with that? I am surprised by that move. Rosen doesn’t generally make such mistakes. To make matters worse, all of the council members, except for Janet Nguyen and outgoing member Harry Krebs, went on a junket to Atlanta recently to visit some kind of rollercoaster conference pertaining to an amusement park association. Huh? Even councilman Mark Leyes went on the trip – even though he will be termed off the council in December. I didn’t realize there was an amusement park in Garden Grove.

I also heard this week that Assemblyman Van Tran is interested in running for Lou Correa’s seat on the OC Board of Supervisors. We have been down this road before. Tran was going to run for the 34th State Senate District earlier this year until he suddenly pulled out, even though he accepted thousands of dollars from contributors who wanted to back his State Senate campaign. I wish he would just make up his mind and either announce a campaign or back one of the already announced candidates. I also think he owes it to the voters who just elected him to represent them in the 68th Assembly District to finish his term.

Perhaps there is something in the water in Garden Grove…time to switch to bottled water. I wonder if Al Snook and Benny Diaz will be joining Rosen, Nguyen and perhaps Tran in announcing for Correa’s seat?


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