Morro Bay councilman says vehicle code not for locals

November 29, 2013

Morro Bay Councilman George Leage said last week that only non-locals are prohibited from parking in Morro Bay red zones, according to a video submitted by a resident.

Leage, who was standing outside his residence at his family’s sushi restaurant Off the Hook, moved his red SUV out of the red zone shortly after noting it was properly parked.

Nevertheless, California Vehicle Code along with a Morro Bay City ordinance forbids parking in a red zone.

“Red indicates no stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. Except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or sign posted as a bus loading zone,” according to the California Vehicle Code Section 21458.Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 3.40.31 PM

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mbhomeless

i picke up the SLO TRibune this morning (after sleeping in my RED SUBARU WAGON) and see the front page where you will need to make $100,000 a year just to live here and it makes me think why if G. Leage is such a pro-capitalist and loves the economy so much, he doesnt rent an apartment from one of our poor starving landords or landladys that charge $1,500 a month for a broom-closet. No, instead he makes his own parking spots and squats in his own illegal dwelling. Cheapskate!


mbactivist1

As a result of this discussion, we have gotten some very important insight into the thinking of the small minority of business owners, developers and real estate people who think they own this town.


Clearly, they consider themselves to be the upper class and the rest of us to be useless underlings. The contempt that this small group has for the general population of Morro Bay, which includes numerous hardworking young people and retired workers, could not be any more obvious.


Mirroring comments made by one of that group’s members, who recently told Congalton listeners that Irons supporters are the kind of people who “have their hands out”, Probiz said,


“Adjust to people that have no claim on anything other than having owned nothing, done nothing, and accomplished nothing? How does this new “Progressive” ruling class gain their power, because the voters screwed up and elected Irons? That will change in June, recall or no recall. If you want a larger voice, accomplish something. People will then pay attention to you.”


That is what they think of the majority – the people who elected Irons. Well, these people that you think are so useless did accomplish something. We threw you out of power and took control of the City and are working to free our community from the corrupt policies and practices you established. Ignoring the law because you think you are above it is no longer acceptable. THAT is what this CCN article is all about.


probiz

Have you read the comments here demanding higher pay for low skill jobs? Why would anyone hire people for leadership roles that have never demonstrated the ability to lead or succeed? Honestly, this post of yours may be the most ill conceived utterance from an adult that I have ever read or heard.


mbactivist1

Oh no, that would be your comment that the people who support Irons have “owned nothing, done nothing, and accomplished nothing”. It isn’t going to win your side many points with the 2,089 people who voted for the Mayor, and since you put it in writing, it’s there for all to see.


probiz

No, I did not say that Irons supporters did that. I did say that people like you, slophocles and MBhomeless have owned nothing…. It is the faction that expect handouots, cry about their circumstances expect government intervention and rave about the “New Progressive Morro Bay” that I addressed. Irons has accomplished something, he had a long career and has acquired assets. He was a viable candidate that has not worked out as people had hoped.


slophocles

How do you know what I own or don’t own? I’ve never written anything about my assets or lack thereof in this discussion. Have you gone through your whole life like this? – sticking people into little boxes? I think you’re just worried that someone is coming after your property and money. Maybe you should give some of it up to lessen your fears. In fact, give some of it to me – I could use some money and stuff to make me feel more like you. If you were to do that I would then own things, which you approve of (no one would have to know I didn’t work for them – I mean we never really know, do we?) and then you couldn’t degrade me for not having as much as you. I could give some of my/your stuff/money to mbhomeless and we would all be a lot happier.


mbactivist1

Allow me to remind you of these posts. The subject of the discussion was the changing demographic and the progressives in Morro Bay:


slophocles

11/30/2013 at 6:30 pm

The past and present business owners are welcome to come along into the new progressive era if they willing to adapt and adjust – they are just having a hard time doing so. We can all reach Utopia if we just work together.


Probiz

11/30/2013 at 6:38 pm

Adjust to people that have no claim on anything other than having owned nothing, done nothing, and accomplished nothing? How does this new “Progressive” ruling class gain their power, because the voters screwed up and elected Irons? That will change in June, recall or no recall. If you want a larger voice, accomplish something. People will then pay attention to you.


mbactivist1

By the way, probiz, please keep talking. As if your earlier comments about Irons supporters were not enough, now you don’t want higher pay for people in low skill jobs. Never mind that prices are going up – those people can just make do with less, right?


Yes, just keep talking. You’re making it abundantly clear why so many people wanted a change, and voted last June to toss your cronies out of office.


slophocles

mbactivist1, if wages went up, working class citizens would have money left over to spend in LOCAL restaurants and at LOCAL shops, then some of the empty storefronts would fill up, with thriving businesses. We wouldn’t want that. It’s more important to make sure our Local Lords and their families are taken care of well into the future and never have to worry about money a day in their life. Let the rest of us eat cake. (Cake from the food bank, of course).


probiz

You have part of it right, but, if the wages went up for the low skill people, then the profits go down for the business owners. If you want more, learn some skills.


slophocles

How pompous and naive to assume people that are making low wages aren’t learning new skills. (More boxes for more people you don’t understand). The more you comment, the more I think you probably didn’t have to work very hard at all, or learn very many skills yourself, to get where you are. Am I getting close? Attack the thing you’re afraid you are?


probiz

No, they should not make due with less. They should learn skills to make more money like we all do. Minimum wage jobs are for low skill position. If you have to pay more for those skills, costs to consumers increase or jobs are cut creating more poverty. Nobody is a slave to anyone or anything. Make yourself more valuable to earn more money. Our only limits are those that we place upon ourselves. Some nice Communist rhetoric in that attempt by you though.


slophocles

Foxcutter – I mean, Fogcutter Economics.


slophocles

“As a result of this discussion, we have gotten some very important insight into the thinking of the small minority of business owners, developers and real estate people who think they own this town.”


Boy, have we. Very revealing discussion and if anyone is on the Recall/No Recall fence, they should read this discussion. Good comment.


Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for me to go spend my Sunday “putting my hand out” for 8 hours at my full-time job.


mbhomeless

we have also learned a lot about who is parking all kattywumpus all over Morro Bay and not knowing when they’re supposed to use their blinkers. They don’t know the basics of traffic rules it seems.


Human Reason

Jim Davis notorious violator of all laws in MB, is behind this video. You see him come into the video at the end and talk to the camera person.


givemeabreak2

good job, human reasons. what laws does he break? I think if he’s goiong to go around filiming people that we should know.


givemeabreak2

o.k., thanks for the likes, but i mean it – what is this fella up to – let’s get this guy? i have camera. give me something to go on.


givemeabreak2

are we all going to call a truce on Christmas day?


Old Salt

Stop the sneaky entitlement mentality of certain privileged locals in M.B…


The Mayor of Morro Bay and his council Majority should MAKE the city remove the RED paint so everyone can park there without fear of being ticketed…


slophocles

It’s a holiday weekend – I have a feeling something will be done about it next week.


slophocles

Just took a quick read through all these posts, and all I can say is “wow” – wow, I am glad that the demographics in this town are changing and that the new demographic is getting representation in city politics because there has been some real neanderthal-tea party thinking going on in this town. Can’t even believe some of the comments on here are coming from human brains that have the capacity for reason.


givemeabreak

Just showed this video to a rancher friend of mine as he does not sit around all day on a computer. In fact he does not have a computer. He works his cattle ranch in Cayucos. You know one of those guys that came from back in the day when MEN were MEN? He was shocked that Morro Bay has resorted to this sort of nonsense. His question was is the person shooting the video a woman or a man that sounds like a woman?


slophocles

What did he have to say about your computer use then? You spend a lot of time on one. Hasn’t he ever watched “Brokeback Mountain?” MEN were MEN back then, too.


givemeabreak2

is that who you went fishin with?


probiz

Well I guess here is a post from one of your “neanderthal- tea party” thinkers. I actually looked at the location today. I didn’t rely on video or on of my online “friends” to come to my conclusions for me. There are 4 “driveways” to that empty lot. Two are on the Embarcadero and 2 are on Front St. Only the ones on the Embarcadero are painted red but all for have posts and chains to prohibit entrance by vehicles to the lot. No other driveways anywhere on the Embarcadero are painted red at the entrance, even though keeping those entries clear is crucial to the businesses located there. The driveways on the Front Street side are not painted red either. Now for those of us that may not be as enlighted as the forward thinking members of the demographics like you slophocles that own nothing, have accomplished nothing and do nothing but complain, we would draw a number of conclusions that might not be available to you and your social media friends and blog others like those on this site. 1. The owner of the property doesn’t want people parking on the lot and that is why they are chained to prevent access. 2. The city did not paint the driveway entrances red as they would have probably done so on a consistent basis at every entrance to a drive, especially those that are used daily. 3. If this posed a problem signs would have also been posted to notify those parking there that they should not. 4. The owner of the property (the owner of the Blue Sail Inn” is more than likely a “Good Old Boy” business owner that would have no problem speaking up for his property rights if they were being affected. 5. The MBPD knows that this is not a parking issue violating any laws and that the city did not paint the driveways so they do not enforce. 6. Those that belong to the Embarcadero Business Owners Group that meets regularly are aware of all of these facts and know that it is not a violation of any law to park there, while out of town visitors may not and that is what George was referring to. I “can’t even believe some of the comments on here are coming from hu;man brains that have the capacity for reason.” ESPECIALLY YOUR COMMENTS!


Pelican1

No need to buy into the anti-everything crowd. Can you imagine what Morro Bay would become if they prevail? Perhaps a utopian nature preserve, reserved for those who hate the principles on which this country was founded.

Never mind the past and present business owners who have provided jobs, promoted tourism, and paid taxes so the “new demographics” can enjoy the good life here in Morro Bay.

I love revisionists!


slophocles

The past and present business owners are welcome to come along into the new progressive era if they willing to adapt and adjust – they are just having a hard time doing so. We can all reach Utopia if we just work together.


probiz

Adjust to people that have no claim on anything other than having owned nothing, done nothing, and accomplished nothing? How does this new “Progressive” ruling class gain their power, because the voters screwed up and elected Irons? That will change in June, recall or no recall. If you want a larger voice, accomplish something. People will then pay attention to you.


slophocles

Just because people don’t belong to the fictional EBOG doesn’t mean they don’t have the power of the vote. They already have achieved some “power” through the democratic process though instead of looking at power as a precious possession to hold onto and protect against outsiders, they look upon it as an opportunity to accomplish real, progressive change that looks into the future – they have vision.


probiz

Why would anyone belong that the can accomplish anything when they have not demonstrated the ability to do so. Leadership, business knowledge, ability to build agreements with others, all require experience. I know that you think you just get elected and it works out. It isn’t on a national level and it is not on a local level. The vision that the progressive movement has is how to confiscate assets from those who have earned them and claim them for “like minded, done nothing, accomplished nothing, know nothing Progressives.” If you think you have the vision to make the world a better place, start by showing that you can make your life better than having a low paying job that makes you envious of those that have accomplished more. The Democratic process is what will prevail in the end and people are becoming tired of having liberties stripped.


slophocles

Actually, experience is a very unreliable indicator of job productivity and retention – statistically speaking. Just wanted to correct you on that.


mbactivist1

Slophocles, like your namesake, you have a way with words, and with ideas.


WiserGuy

This is the United States, a place where citizens have rights whether or not they own anything or have done anything that you consider worthy. What if I happen to think you have done nothing worthwhile? Does that mean you have your rights taken away and are not welcome in this community? As far as I know, you have done nothing worthwhile, but I won’t insist you move out of town even if the town would be better off because of it.


mbactivist1

Gee,I’ll bet that the 2,089 people who voted for Irons and his progressive agenda (as opposed the the 821 who voted for Borchard, and the 794 who voted for Yates) will be surprised to hear that they never owned anything, never did anything, and never accomplished anything.


They will no doubt be surprised to hear that their hard work, both in paying jobs and as volunteers, counts, in some people’s eyes, as nothing.


Don’t worry though, we’ll make sure they hear what you said about them :)


After all, it’s important for them to know that only the members of a small, “elite” group of local business people have a right to exert any influence and control over the future of our town.


slophocles

In just the last couple hours you’ve talked to the City, the owner of the property, the MBPD, the Embarcadero Business Owners Group (is that a real group? EBOG?) and gotten all this information about their feelings and observations on the matter? My, you have been busy. Or are you again just trying to fit your wishes into reality? Let me ask you this – if, on your next driver’s test, you went into the DMV, and in order to pass the test and renew your license, had to answer the following two yes/no questions correctly: 1) Is it legal to park next to a red-colored curb?; 2) Is it legal to park in front of a chained-off driveway? – what would you answer?


mbhomeless

yeah but did you also notice how there’s two T’s instead of two +’s at the end of those non-parking spaces. When you see two +’s painted on the ground you can park in there – the parking stops at the T. I learned all this when i first started driving – i dont’t know why you haven’t.


grayotter

As a perk maybe George or the City painted the curbs red so George could have an unobstructed personal parking site that nobody else would use and he wouldn’t get a parking ticket for using, since they weren’t really illegal. He seems to have his own rules…


Pelican1

At this rate, Morro Bay will over take Los Osos as the laughing stock of the county.


slophocles

That’s very nice of you to say.


WiserGuy

Why are CCN readers not being told who shot this video?


givemeabreak

Wiser Guy…..silly man, it’s one of Jamie’s Cheerleaders!


slophocles

Don’t forget America’s most famous cheerleader of all time: George W. Bush


probiz

Yes, let’s not forget the man that acutally accomlished some things in office, that is other than community organizing.


slophocles

Oh, that’s right – he even had a sign made up at Kinko’s.


Word

WiserGuy says: “who”


Why, so some anonymous critic can stalk an active citizen? Does this knowledge magically change the video?


Why don’t CCN readers know who wiserguy is and who wrote those words?


Creepy


Dave

For once, I actually agree with WiserGuy. Who shot this video and why isn’t this person being named? Was it a CCN staff person? Did they purchase the video? And what is this recent obsession with one particular Morro Bay council member? Will CCN be stalking this guy 24/7 to see what other minor laws he breaks/ Does he jaywalk? Does he not clean up after his dog? Obviously, some people want to know.


Word

Another anonymous commenter wanting “real names” but other people are obsessed?


Were you going to look the the person up on facebook? Perhaps write their employer or advertiser to cost them some money or a job as some in this county do?


Old Salt

The M.B. Police Dept. has to be in on his scheme since George Leage and other known wealthy businessmen can park in that RED Zone and not be ticketed. (George’s words, not mine…)


If you or I or a tourist parked in that RED zone the M.B. Police would ticket us…