..LOWER EVEN THAN GOAT WORSHIP
On Friday past, the City of Wildomar exceeded, in a negative manner, the glory days of having a goat parade through the City’s halls as “Mayor for the Day.”
Instead, according to copies of e-mails just received from the City of Wildomar in response to my Public Records Act request, Councilmember Bridgette Moore teamed up with Mayor Marsha Sequine Swanson to provide a “tour of City Hall” to a holistic massage specialist from another city, apparently representing the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation (“IVBCF”), another Chamber of Commerce-like group, predicated on previous tours granted by the cities of Temecula and Murrieta.
According to an e-mail from the city’s Administrative Analyst to Mayor Swanson, the following:
Ron from the Inland Valley Business Community Foundation has been calling to request a tour of City Hall with you and other members of the organization. He said that he has done this in the past with Temecula/Murrieta. And when I explained our facility was much smaller, he asked, if you would be able to speak about business in Wildomar after the mini-tour. Are you interested in participating?”
As a result, the original grand “Tour” was reduced to a “mini-tour,” followed by the inappropriate use of the Council Chamber by Mayor Swanson, according to reports, to make a speech , once again denigrating citizens of Wildomar for using the Courts to seek redress for the City Council’s unrelenting dysfunction in approving substandard developments.
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It appears that these people have no ethical filters with which to decline to permit the mis-use of city facilities and city personnel time simply because someone wants to promote their own business activities.
According to my sources, the entire function was poorly attended.
According to the IVBCF, “Ron” appears to be the organization’s “City Coordinator,-Breakfast Meetings and Educational Tours. “
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It may only be post-Wildomar nostalgia, but I’m beginning to miss the goat.