For someone who claims to be fighting to trim back costs due to “extravagant spending” by previous city councils, Costa Mesa Councilman Steven Mensinger sure likes to spend more than he saves.
by Joe Hill • • 4 Comments
I know it’s early, hell the filing period hasn’t even closed yet, but Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner and City Council candidate Colin McCarthy is starting to show his sensitive side.
by Chris Prevatt • • 12 Comments
In an OC Watchdog story over at the OC Register Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer blamed Costa Mesa firefighters for the overtime costs posted in the city’s compensation report. Such madness requires thoughtful response.
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It looks like some Anaheim City Council members want to keep all their secret deals quiet. Now we find out that the development agreement which gave away $158 million specifically conceals the name of the primary investor benefiting from their gift of future public funds.
by Chris Prevatt • • 7 Comments
Adam Elmahrek of The Voice of OC has looked over the wall of silence erected around City Hall to reveal a frightening image of a city in the midst of financial disaster. It is beyond puzzling how the City of Santa Ana that in June supposedly closed a $13.6-million budget gap by “borrowing money from the liability and workers’ compensation reserves,” has found itself in such a dire position.
by Chris Prevatt • • 32 Comments
Sometimes when cities and districts screw up on things like Brown Act violations all they have to do is do the thing over again the right way. There are no do-overs allowed to correct FPPC conflict of interest violations.
by Chris Prevatt • • 52 Comments
This morning I received confirmation that the FPPC will be investigating the complaints filed last week alleging that Santa Ana Council members Claudia Alvarez and Vince Sarmiento violated state conflict of interest rules when they voted on their appointments to…