In regards to some of the recent Costa Mesa City Council meetings, I fear the current City Council is headed down the path toward becoming an embarrassment to the community it serves. When I was in high school some 40 years ago, my civics teacher gave our class an assignment that required us to attend 10 City Council meetings. The purpose of our assignment was to learn and observe how the business of local government was conducted. At the time, the council meetings were held on a Monday evening, which happened to be the same time the then very popular program "Laugh In" was on.
For the younger readers, "Laugh In" program was a sort of early "Saturday Night Live" program that was funny. As you might guess, the assignment conflicted with what the students really wanted to watch. but nonetheless, we went to the council meetings. Our instructor did promise us that the council meetings would be funny at times as one council member back in the day did provide quality entertainment.