on both sides. There will be some mitigation measures we may not be
happy with, but they will be better than a bridge and less expensive,
and the cities need to sit down and hammer it out so it's not
hammered out for them by [the authority]."
-- Gary Monahan, Costa Mesa mayor, on a looming deadline for the
city to kill planned bridges over the Santa Ana River.
"At the risk of bragging a bit, I'd say we've done this grand old
place proud. Thank all of you for being here to celebrate with us."
-- Beverly Ray, chairwoman of the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, at the
"The people in this city want the best, ask for the best, demand
the best, are willing to pay for the best, and it's our pleasure to
give you the best."
-- Steve Bromberg, Newport Beach mayor, during a "state of the
"We're all still out here, we're all still frustrated, we all need
to see some action. We'll give Mr. Scheafer a chance. He has some
potential of doing some good things I think that what the City
Council fails to understand is the direction the city is heading.
They're dragging their feet."
-- Paul Bunney, Costa Mesa resident, after Eric Bever removed
himself from the running for a spot on the Costa Mesa City Council.
Mike Scheafer was named to replace former mayor Karen Robinson.