Recently, Mayor Al Murray gave the 18th Annual State of the City address at a luncheon at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center next to city hall. It is interesting that the Tustin Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event and, not so coincidentally, uses the venue as a moneymaker, charging $50.00 a head to attendees. This, along with the time of day and day of the week, effectively eliminates all but the city elite from attending. So, now you know who the State of the City address is really intended for. If you have any remaining doubts, just take a look at the blog entry for the Tustin Chamber of Commerce where they tout the great job Mayor Murray is doing for our fair city. Calling him “unusually in touch” with the people of Tustin, we wonder where they get this schtick. Perhaps they should take a bolder stand against those devilish marijuana dispensaries.
In any case, for those that could/would not shell out the fifty bucks, here’s the shortened YouTube version. The city actually did a nice job of making an entertaining video of the state of the city so, although Al narrates the video, you don’t have to listen to a boring speech. And although we might have issues with his job as a councilman, Murray is a pretty good speaker – better than his drumming.