Mansoor Stepping Down As Mayor

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor will be stepping down from his position on January 2nd according to the Daily Pilot and a post by Tomahawk on Red County. Mansoor, who has used the villification of undocumented immigrants to raise his political stature among the right-wing, said he wants to “give someone else the opportunity to be mayor”. Mansoor, a year into his second two-year term as mayor, will remain on the city council.

Costa Mesa does not have a directly elected mayor so Mansoor’s successor will be selected by his council colleagues at the January 2nd city council meeting. Councilman Eric Bever currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem and is the likely successor for the seat.

In my opinion Mansoor’s stepping down will help improve Costa Mesa’s image, though it will likely do little towards changing its racist policies that target Latino’s. Mansoor is just the face of the immigrant bashing pro-Minuteman Project forces within Costa Mesa politics and the problems will remain regardless of who is sitting in the mayor’s seat until we can elect city councilmembers that will change the vile policies put in place by Mansoor and company.

  3 comments for “Mansoor Stepping Down As Mayor

  1. Anonymous
    December 28, 2007 at 9:52 am

    One way we can see if Mansoor stepping down in Costa Mesa will help is on January 15 when the Costa Mesa City Council rehears the proposal to equip many of the storm drain channels in Costa Mesa with multi-purpose (bike) trails. The Costa Mesa City Council voted along partisan lines 3-2, to not even allow public outreach on this item to take place. I hope that readers of this blog will come out to Costa Mesa on January 15 and support allowing thorough public outreach to be conducted on what is a great idea.

  2. December 28, 2007 at 10:40 am

    Mansoor stepping down is mere window dressing. Bever is even more of a caveman than Allan–plus, he’s Mansoor’s puppet.

  3. just...asking?
    December 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Mansoor must be stepping down for some political reason, anyone who’s dealt with him knows he doesn’t do anything unless it helps him.

    My guess is he might be the someone that might run against Tom Harman for State Senate seat. This would take some heat off him and the CM council if he’s not in the center seat banging the gavel at brown people and having them arrested when they speak.

    While Harman has done everything asked of him by the OC and State reep machine, they will never forgive him for beating their candidates and their money.

    Harman was a progressive republican in Huntington Beach, progressive as an assemblyman even though he’s voted partyline this year, he’s still seen as a moderate in Sacramento.

    A republican who thinks for himself is a dangerous thing indeed!

    And Gustavo is right! Bever is a caveman! My condolences to Katrina.

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