Friday, May 13, 2016

City sale of library naming rights may be a done deal

San Diego Reader:
Steve Mizel, a wealthy investor and a philanthropist, wants to have the name of the Encinitas Library changed to honor his wife. He’s offered $2 million to the city to change the library’s name to the “Pat Mizel Encinitas Library.”

As city staff and the Mizels are negotiating a memorandum of understanding, former mayor Sheila Cameron and others have a problem with that. Cameron spoke out at the May 11 meeting of the city council.

Cameron says the issue was originally brought up late in the evening at a council meeting in January, when few members of the public were in the audience. Councilman Tony Kranz reminded the audience that the item was on the agenda and properly noticed.
The Mizels are also planning to build two monuments to themselves on a city trail in Encinitas Ranch.

19 comments:

  1. For a couple of a million dollars, this city council doesn't mind giving away OUR library that WE (the taxpayers) paid for.

    Shame on this city council for setting yet another very bad precedent in this city. I hope the voters do not let you back into office so you can do more damage.

    Shame on GASpar for allowing this to come before council. You care nothing about the citizens of this city. Everything is a damn big joke to you. We will remember what you did to us.

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  2. Vanity of the rich.

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  3. Sheila worked so hard on getting us the library. If anyone should have it named after them, its Sheila! Let's start a petition!

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    1. The council is more interested in the big money. Screw every one else.

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    2. Fuck that.

      Cameron is a wacko and the library is a homeless wifi station, with drug addicts that will put a shill in your back if your not careful. If you get out alive, you better check for pin worms. they are running ramped for library users.

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    3. LOLOLOLOLLLLOOOOLOLOLOLOLLLLL, next thing you'll want to name something after Naninga. LOLOLLLLLOOOOLOLOLLLOOOLLOLOLO. Thanks for the laugh, normally it takes me a few martinis to laugh that hard....

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    4. 7:47 is either Shiela, or one of the 18 people that voted for her in the last election.

      Remember what she accidentally wrote in her Op-Ed? The library shouldn't be named for anyone else.

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  4. On the bright side, it does raise the price tag the next time council members want to name a fruit grove or an abandoned school after themselves!

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  5. I say ask for $20 million and the City should call the whole library the MIzel Library. Hell lets throw in Shiela Cameron too. We can call her crazy Shiela Cameron Mizel.

    I dare you to look into her eyes.

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  6. We have a wonderful library.
    Out city also has benefited greatly from generous grants and contributions the Mizel family as well as other family's and charitable foundations.
    We should be appreciative. Certainly the city would be able to use use donated funds for the benefit of the community. And I see no offense in someone honoring the memory of their mother much like Magdalena Ecke Sports Park honors the Ecke matriarch, Magdalina.

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    1. The library renaming isn't to honor his mother. It is a gift to his wife, like roses or a new race horse. The money isn't in one lump sum. it is $375,000 a year for four years. The money comes from a Mizel foundation set up to put in made income. The foundation gives little money away in large sums (more than $500,000 a year). Oh, yes, Encinitas city council is so special to receive the money. The foundation does have a nest egg for the future. As for generous grants, every time the council increases the amount of the grants (up to $5000 now, most in the $2500-3000 range) more hands come out from all over the county. Next it will be from Orange and LA County. Look up the community grants. The previous Mizel deal had the city agree to putting the Mizel name on the grants for five years, and Mizel would match the grants up to $75,000 (or was it $60,000). This is a small town slush fund type, and a city council with a big town slush fund mentality. The five years is running out. What will happen now with the matching grant that Mizel has switched his attention to buying the library name? Don't count on the matching $75,000. The city will probably take it out of the $375,000 per year for the in perpetuity name of Mizel on the library.

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    2. Thank you Mrs. Netanyahoo. Has ANYONE reviewed the Mizel Family Foundation documents? Where are they? Why aren't they being scrutinized by leadership and the public?! What else is hiding behind these completely nontransparent Mizel brothers?

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  7. When I buy the naming rights: Wordybooks McLearnface.

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  8. Oh great, The slime master Mikey has crawled out from under his rock again. We hardly had a chance to miss you, even though never would be too soon to have you chime back in with your inanities.

    One of those responses does resemble 'his lowness' considering the sentence structure that is within his grasp. He also has chosen to crawl out from under his own rock of meanness like his buddy Mikey.

    There is no justification that council can give for not giving this community a voice BEFORE going through with this. Every council member knows this is something this community deserves a say on. Don't let it happen!

    OUR library is not theirs to do with, just because some group has the money to so cheaply buy out each and every council member and precedent this sets will surely lead to more.

    Council, listen to your constituents. They are pleading to you for an agenda item to be brought forward BEFORE you go any further. Here us, please, for all the good that will do.

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  9. Hear us here, please.

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  10. You may as well be talking to a brick wall. The council doesn't care what we think or what we want. It is a shame these people got elected. They are beginning a very bad precedent in this city.

    Vote them all out of office.

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  11. Has ANYONE reviewed the Mizel Family Foundation documents? Where are they? Why aren't they being scrutinized by leadership and the public?! What else is hiding behind these completely nontransparent Mizel brothers?

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  12. Oh...what's this...ANOTHER Steve & Patricia Mizel Library in an illegal racist settlement in the occupied territories of Palestine...hmmm...darn it that facts can he hard to see and swallow...
    https://youtu.be/bYJZS0n6LVk

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    1. Oh good lord, you again.

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