The Orange County Employees Association released a press statement yesterday afternoon on behalf of the Costa Mesa City Employees Association. In effect, it announces somewhat of a truce, between CMCEA and the city, on the issue of outsourcing of jail services by the city of Costa Mesa.
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Just two days before the Orange County Registrar of Voters is expected to certify the results of the general election, and on the heels of his defiant proclamations after election night results showed his Charter Initiative doing down in flames, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer seems to be wanting to punt.
by Joe Hill • • 8 Comments
In a meeting that ran until 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Costa Mesa City Council majority led by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, voted to outsource street sweeping and jail services to private contractors.
by Joe Hill • • 10 Comments
The boys will be back with a vengeance in Costa Mesa tonight. The Righeimer Gang has called a Special City Council Meeting for tonight to consider calling a separate city election for the Charter Initiative, piggy-backing on the June Primary Election but managing the election themselves.
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The California Fourth District Court of Appeals has upheld last week’s decision by Superior Court Judge Franz Miller, rejecting the city’s argument that it should be granted an exception to the rules regarding filing deadlines.
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Monday was a bad day in court for the for the City of Costa Mesa in its effort to rush to the ballot Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s City Charter Initiative. Judge Franz Miller’s preliminary ruling rejects the city’s attempt to use the City Clerk as the petitioner in the suit since she is not a Costa Mesa resident…
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.