Municipal beautification

Costa Mesa mayor Eric Bever, concerned with the appearance of his city, has determined what he believes to be the source of a “huge negative impact” thereupon, and proposes to do something about it. Said Bever:

“My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact.”

You know, Eric, ol’ pal, if these pesky poor people don’t look so great, perhaps you can talk that billion-dollar South Coast Plaza operation to donate some up-to-date outfits. And it’s not like the city government has to bear a whole lot of expense for either Someone Cares or Share Our Selves, both of which are long-established 501(c)(3) charities.

(Via Amy Alkon.)

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