On Tuesday night the City of Costa Mesa approved a reorganization of their organizational structure that added hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual costs for two PR management positions that are currently held by high priced consultants and adding new positions including two Executive Secretary’s to serve the whims of the Council members.
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Assemblyman Jose Solorio is working in the California Legislature to fill the $48 million funding hole created by the Orange County GOP delegations unwillingness to address the funding needs of California in a reasonable manner. His colleagues are of the opinion that any revenue enhancements are unacceptable to address the current short falls.
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In a story this morning Voice of OC reported Adam Elmahrek reports that the City of Santa Ana is facing a massive budget shortfall of “close to $30 million,” 14% of the city’s $213 million general fund budget.
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Here are some of today’s headlines that we’re following. Trying to Fix a $48 million Oops and Santa Ana Streetcar Contractor Hired Manager With Bribery Record
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“The proposal before the California Legislature would cut $48 million that Orange County receives from Vehicle License Fees,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Campbell. “The loss of revenue would force the County to make major program cuts…”
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I tried watching the entire city council meeting Tuesday night, but it was too damn long. Does that make me a bad person? As anyone who has seen the men who sit on our city council know, bad is a relative word.
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The audit identifies hidden pots of money, challenges many of the City Council’s budget priorities, and refutes the repeated insistence by City Councilmembers that Costa Mesa is on the brink of insolvency. According to the audit, it’s not.