I head out to Moreno Valley to see a big change on the feuding City Council, including a new, 27-year-old mayor leading the city of 217,000. There’s the usual inspirational words, low comedy and short-lived expressions of goodwill to be found, and I was there to jot them down for my Wednesday column.
Category Archives: Around Moreno Valley
Column: Censure piles on drama in Moreno Valley
In Moreno Valley, a councilman was censured one week before an election in which he’s on the ballot for mayor. I was there for the tense meeting, the subject of my Friday column.
Column: With 5 members again, this council is back on track
I return to Moreno Valley to check in on Riverside County’s second-largest city. Its City Council was down to three members at one point last year after two deaths, but after two elections, it’s back to five members, and a mayor pro tem was selected unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting. I write about the possible return to normalcy in my Sunday column. (Some members of the public are still angry, though.)
Column: Another wild night watching the MoVal City Council
I went back for a second City Council meeting in distant Moreno Valley and had another eye-opening time. Was it worth a long drive and a late night? You tell me after you read Friday’s column.