To continue our conversation, I agree with Mr. Moore (INBOX Jan. 16) that it’s ridiculous for citizens of Newport Beach to be spending so much time and mental energy on rabbit statues at our new Civic Center.
However, I don’t see any evidence that the many Letters to the Editor supporting the rabbits were motivated by “shifting blame,” and I would remind him that it was one of his cherished Team Newport members who felt it was his prerogative to announce to the world that he would take it upon himself to get rid of the statues.
Furthermore, this member did not win his election “so decisively,” he won 51 percent of the votes, most of which did not come from voters living in Corona del Mar.
Finally, what evidence does Mr. Moore have that the “real ethical…accountability” of our Newport Beach City Council will now be newly enhanced?
Can he provide us clear-cut examples of ethical misbehavior by specific members of the preceding Newport Beach City Council? Let’s end the slander and get on with the business of local government.
Robert R. Young
Corona del Mar