Split Latino vote focus of redistricting hearing – Drawing new legislative districts for the entire state may be complex, but for most of the crowd that came to Cal State Fullerton to talk about the issue Saturday, the issue was a simple one: Keep Anaheim and Santa Ana together.
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.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9xi3Of786M[/youtube] 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…