Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Moorlach weighed in on Rossmoor’s honor Wednesday after it was ranked as by Coldwell Banker as one of the top ten suburbs in the country to live in.
Moorlach, who said with a chuckle that he is more or less the mayor of Rossmoor since it is unincorporated, characterized it a ``pristine little neighborhood, and it has a personality.''
As much as the Orange County supervisor appreciates Rossmoor, he wants to get rid of it -- sort of. As he has with several unincorporated communities in the county, Moorlach has pushed for Rossmoor to be annexed to another city or form its own city because he thinks that the more local the government, the more responsive it will be for citizens.
Rossmoor residents in 2008 voted against cityhood.
"It's a wonderful little residential area, no arguments,'' Moorlach said. ``Where we have a difference of opinion is how they should be governed, and that's just a healthy debate to engage in.''
Moorlach thinks one of the best solutions is for Rossmoor to join Los Alamitos and Seal Beach in a combined regional super city.
``It would still maintain its identity the way Corona del Mar does in Newport Beach,'' Moorlach said.
In ranking Rossmoor as California’s most desirable suburb, Coldwell Banker described Rossmoor as a classic suburb.
``For those attracted to a laid-back Californian way of life, but still want the benefits of a classic suburb, Rossmoor is the perfect combination,'' the real estate company said of Rossmoor, which has a population of about 10,000.
``Living in Orange County means being only minutes from the coast and a short drive from Los Angeles. Families here also enjoy the Rossmoor Park Community Center and local shopping at the Rossmoor Shopping Village.''
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- City News Service