• Re: Huntington Beach airshow was cut short because former mayor hated i

    From Democrats hate America@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jul 13 23:13:38 2023
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    On 10 Feb 2022, MattB <trumptardssssss@gmail.com> posted some news:su405f$166dq$35@news.freedyn.de:

    Gavin Newsom is a fucking idiot asshole, Kim Carr is the toilet he
    shits in.

    The former Huntington Beach mayor and police chief are accused in a
    lawsuit of halting the Pacific Airshow during an oil spill because of
    their alleged personal animosity toward the operator.

    The accusations in an updated complaint are the latest developments in
    an ongoing legal battle involving the air show. While the city has
    settled for nearly $5 million with the show’s operator, Pacific Airshow
    is still suing former Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr for her role in
    canceling the last day of the 2021 event.

    The lawsuit alleges that during a meeting on Oct. 2, 2021, to discuss
    the show, former Huntington Beach Police Chief Julian Harvey and Carr “expressed their personal feelings of hatred” for Pacific Airshow.

    Harvey suggested canceling the event to “screw” Pacific Airshow, and
    then Carr said she would do so, according to the lawsuit.

    The lawsuit alleges that Harvey’s “personal animosity” for the air show
    stemmed from its attempt to book rapper Ludacris for its concert
    accompanying the show. Harvey, who is not named as a defendant in the
    lawsuit, declined to comment for this story.

    The lawsuit also cites unnamed witnesses that accused Carr of being
    “giddy” at the prospect of using the oil spill to boost her political aspirations.

    Carr said she was shocked by the allegations made by the air show, of
    which Kevin Elliott, the CEO of Code Four, an event management company,
    is president.

    “The accusations by Kevin Elliott are completely false,” said Carr. “I
    find them outrageous … completely stunning.”

    Pacific Airshow sued Huntington Beach and Carr in October for losses it incurred after the third and final day of the 2021 airshow was canceled.
    The city’s settlement didn’t include Carr.

    Huntington Beach and Pacific Airshow agreed to a settlement that city
    leaders announced in May. The city agreed to pay the air show operator
    nearly $5 million, plus revoke some fees. Huntington Beach could pay $2
    million more if the city recovers additional money through its lawsuit
    against Amplify Energy Corp., the company that owns the pipeline that

    The oil spill ended up being about 25,000 gallons and closed beaches and fishing along much of the Orange County coast for weeks.

    Suoo Lee, an attorney representing Pacific Airshow, said there should
    have been a public hearing held with all the interested groups to make a decision about the air show, but that wasn’t done.

    “Mayor Carr acted personally without consulting the proper agencies and
    other relevant parties to unilaterally make the decision to cancel the
    air show,” Lee said.

    Carr said the city had no choice but to cancel the last day of the air
    show for public safety reasons, adding that the decision to shut it down
    was made by a group of people, including representatives for the U.S.
    Coast Guard, the fire department, the police department, the Orange
    County Health Care Agency and more.

    “The city didn’t do anything wrong. We had an environmental crisis on
    our hands,” she said.

    The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages from Carr, who left the City
    Council last year after losing her state Senate race.

    In a 2021 interview following the air show’s cancellation, Elliott said
    he found out on the night of Oct. 2, 2021, about the decision. The air
    show was scheduled to take place Oct. 1-3.

    “I very much care about the environment. That always has to take
    precedence,” Elliott said then. “One of the things that makes the air
    show so special is our beautiful coastline, and we’ve got to do what
    we’ve got to do to protect it.”

    There’s been much outside interest in the city’s decision to settle with
    the Pacific Airshow, with critics questioning why the city agreed to
    settle and pay up to $7 million.

    Two former city officials sued to prevent the city from paying the
    settlement, and another resident filed a lawsuit demanding the city
    release a full copy of the agreement. Both cases will appear in court
    later this month.

    https://www.ocregister.com/2023/07/12/former-huntington-beach-mayor-polic e-chief-accused-of-having-hatred-toward-annual-air-show/

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