(11/7/2016, Los Alamitos, by Highlands Guy:) It was Saturday (Nov 5) morning, about 10:30 a.m. I was doing one of my, not so favorite, weekend chores of mowing the lawn. I heard the sound of a big vehicle getting closer. As it turned onto my street I was a bit shocked to see what looked like the Orange County Fire Authority, Station 2 (Los Alamitos) hook and ladder coming down the street.
Since this was the first time I have seen a hook and ladder truck passing my house in the past 10 years, I was immediately concerned. But that was short lived, since they didn’t seem to be in a hurry, as they were sort of just cruising through the neighborhood.
But, I did wonder what that huge sign was, running almost the length of this very important emergency vehicle. As it turned at the next corner the images were displayed for all to see. It was a political campaign advertisement for one of the three candidates running for the two open positions on the Los Alamitos City Council.
So, from my limited perspective, it sure seems like there is something amiss here. Here we have a public vehicle, manned by public employees, during their working hours, shilling for a part time public employee. And all of this at taxpayer expense. Someone needs to be held accountable for these actions.
There is no reason to be so surprised by the lack of civility and moral clarity by the folks on the National political scene. It all starts, or ends, right in your own backyard. Please see above, ‘This Can’t Be OK.’