The Anti-City of Bell, California - Rancho Santa Margarita
In my little community behind the Orange Curtain, cloistered under the shadow of Saddleback Mountain, my city councilman (who I supported a couple of years ago) is making good and making headlines.
Unlike a certain infamous California community that achieved an alarm-ringing degree of notoriety for bilking its citizens out of millions of dollars for outrageous salaries and benefits, Rancho Santa Margarita City Councilman Jesse Petrilla and mayor pro tem Steve Baric are encouraging other RSM city council members to forego monthly benefits entitled to them. It's not a lot of money - for former (indicted) City of Bell officials this is just "chump change", but it is the principle of the gesture.
The Republican Party needs to keep their eyes on Petrilla. I have a feeling that he has a future at a more prominent level.