In the last 15 minutes of Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Mayor Allan Mansoor had to vote on waiving a fee for a new youth soccer league, a Latino origination based in Santa Ana. They were requesting use of three fields not being used by AYSO and located on the Westside.
Here's the rub. If he votes "yes," he doesn't look like a fiscal conservative but he gives the impression he wants to help the kids of the Westside, who mostly are Latino; doing this could give him a much-needed "kudos" from angry Latinos.
Or he could vote "no" to the $28,000 fee waiver to show his fiscal responsibility. This no vote would anger residents of the Westside (Councilwoman Wendy Leece's backyard) who think the council doesn't care about them; this no vote would then push the kids into gangs and drug abuse. You've gotta love it.