Perhaps now we know why Judy Ware and her disposal company treat the Logan Neighborhood with such disdain.Ã‚Â During a meeting about the Renaissance Specific Plan held at City Hall yesterday in which Judy Ware was in attendance, her lawyer Patrick Munoz described the oldest residential neighborhood in Santa Ana as “crummy little houses”.Ã‚Â According to those in attendance, the whole room was agast at the callous and despicable comments by Munoz.
Ware continues to illegally operate with impunityÃ‚Â on the properties that she recently bought in the Logan Neighborhood, though according to City Attorney Joe Fletcher the city is moving forward with a case against them.Ã‚Â Well how long must Joe Andrade and the others have to wait?Ã‚Â If Ware and her attorney Munoz have their way the city would “just get rid off all the crummy little houses and make Logan completely industrial”.
Well I’ve got a better idea.Ã‚Â Why don’t we just get rid of the scummy businesses and business owners and return Logan to the residential neighborhood it was before city officials began destroying it?Ã‚Â That fact of the matter is that Ware Disposals criminal activity and wreckless disregard for the community taints all the other businesses in the surrounding area.Ã‚Â Folks like Mike Tardiff and Bob Adams are good neighbors that add to the community and unfortunately they sometimes get lumped in with Ware.Ã‚Â That’s just not fair.
Ware has been routinely witnessed power washing the beds of its trash trucks at their Logan site.Ã‚Â They allow the filth from these trucks to run off into the gutters and into the storm drains.Ã‚Â Who knows what type of toxins are being released by these people and polluting not only Logan, but the flood control channels and eventually the ocean.Ã‚Â These are most certainly a violation of local, state and federal environmental regulations.Ã‚Â The case appears to be much larger than something Joe Fletcher and the city attorneys office should be handling.
These little power washing exercises had been taking place in the early evening hours after city hall and code enforcement had closed for the day.Ã‚Â Ware knew that there would be no one to call and report the violations to after hours.Ã‚Â However after I called and reported the illegal activity and alerted officials to Ware’s actions and told them to be looking for them to be doing it at around 7:00PM, Ware changed things up.Ã‚Â Yesterday they were witnessed power washing the trucks around 4:00PM.Ã‚Â According to the Logan residents this was a totally new method of operation for Ware.Ã‚Â It was as if they had been tipped off by someone at city hall.
Back to Mr. Munoz, not only is he Ware’s attorney, but he is the City Attorney for the City of Dana Point.Ã‚Â When he was confronted by folks about his disgusting “crummy little houses” comment, he responded by telling them “FUC* YOU!!!” and giving them the middle finger.Ã‚Â This is the type of behavior I would expect from Judy Ware’s attorney.Ã‚Â This is what Ware has been saying to the citizens of Santa Ana for a long time.Ã‚Â However this is not the type of behavior that the City Attorney of DanaÃ‚Â Point should demonstrate.
I urge everyone to call Dana Point City Manager Douglas Chotkevys at (949) 248-3513 and email Dana Point Mayor Joel Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know that it is not acceptable for their city attorney to refer to the Logan Barrio as “crummy little houses”.Ã‚Â Mr. Munoz’s comments and his actions are grounds for his termination as city attorney.
I also urge you to call Ware Disposal at (714) 834-0234 at voice your displeasure about Mr. Munoz’s comments and Ware’s actions in Logan.Ã‚Â It is time to turn up the heat on these scofflaws.Ã‚Â It does not matter how much Judy Ware gave to the “Yes on D” campaign she must not be allowed to buy her way out of trouble as she routinely does.Ã‚Â Let the City Manager Dave Ream and the city council know how you feel by calling (714) 647-6900.
Enough is enough.Ã‚Â Logan is the oldest neighborhood in our city and home to much history.Ã‚Â Many of the folks that live there have history dating back to the 1800′s in that community.Ã‚Â It is just not right that Ware is allowed to trash the community that they and their relatives built.Ã‚Â We must demand action NOW!