More than 50 people addressed the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night and it wasn’t pretty. People were angry. They were angry about the poorly researched outsourcing juggernaut that the council majority was imposing on the city work force. They were embarrassed that their Mayor had shown such a disregard for his duty as Mayor to continue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day after city worker Huy Pham took his life at City Hall as layoff notices were delivered to 213 employees.
While Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch is projecting a budget shortfall for next year of $5 million, Appointed Councilman Steve Mensigner is projecting that “the city is facing a $15 million deficit,” if the majority’s proposals are enacted.
The budget crisis in Wisconsin has been fascinating to watch.Â One Democrat not afraid to speak his voice is Rep. Gordon Hintz. Please watch the YouTube video above.Â And it bears noting, aren’t the Republicans in the Wisconisin legislature guilty of not reading the bill and trying to ram through legislation?
Maybe something good is happening in Sacramento. Well, it is possible. Stranger things have happened; this is, after all, California. Much of this is what people have been asking for. Much of it is common sense. Much of it is likely to stir up a hornetâ€™s nest. It will be interesting to see how much…
In a letter yesterday Nguyen confirmed his intentions to run for Clerk-Recorder. In his letter he incorrectly claims “the spending at the Clerk-Recorderâ€™s office is massively over budget.” What kind of “management” employee at the county would make such a statement, with no factual basis?
The President, having just signed the “Pay As You Go” law, discusses the importance of this fundamental rule to getting budget deficits in check. Ensuring that new spending and tax cuts are offset was a important factor in creating the budget surplus of the late 1990â€™s.