Tag Archive for Bill Lobdell

When all else fails, A Bully WILL Play the Victim.

Councilman Steve Mensinger (Appointed) - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

When I heard that Costa Mesa City Councilman Stephen Mensinger had claimed on Facebook that his vehicle had been vandalized I asked myself; “Haven’t we been down this road already?” Just as with the apparent vandalism of Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan’s bar (still waiting for the release of the so called “threatening note” that was tied to the brick that smashed through the window).

Costa Mesa PR Guy Pushing Righeimer’s Agenda

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Transparency is a good thing and should not be co-opted to promote a political agenda. Of course, that is not how Costa Mesa’s $3,000 a week public relations consultant sees it. Apparently he sees transparency as an opportunity to dump meaningless data on the public in order to support the outsourcing political agenda of the Orange County Republican Party and their lead “Town Crier” Jim Righeimer.

Costa Mesa’s Mr. Sunshine Bill Lobdell

William "Bill" Lobdell (Facebook Photo)

Back in March the residents of Costa Mesa were promised by CEO Tom Hatch that communications consultant Bill Lobdell would “create a communications structure that will put Costa Mesa on a path to being the nation’s most transparent government.”

Costa Mesa: Sometimes little things reveal hidden truths

RigheimerBadge1

I’m not sure that pointing out the excess of ceremonial badges is a distraction from the budget issues facing Costa Mesa. Rather, it seems to focus a “ruby” red laser on the arrogance and privileged attitude of these so called budget eagles. And given Mensinger’s personal record of allegedly throwing his weight and Reserve Sheriff’s Badge around…