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Interim Costa Mesa Police Chief Abruptly Resigns

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“It is safe to say that the council majority – does not know more about the subject of leadership, or leading police departments or serving as an elected than do I – and yet they do not listen, they do not understand and continue to blunder along in complete ignorance and incompetence. — Interim Chief Steve Stavley”

Morning News Bits – June 1, 2011

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On our radar this morning are a couple stories that may be of interest for you. Debating How to Slice Up Orange County: Norberto Santana, Jr. reports that County officials have begun to take testimony on nearly two-dozen ideas for redrawing supervisorial districts.

Costa Mesa PR Guy Pushing Righeimer’s Agenda

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Transparency is a good thing and should not be co-opted to promote a political agenda. Of course, that is not how Costa Mesa’s $3,000 a week public relations consultant sees it. Apparently he sees transparency as an opportunity to dump meaningless data on the public in order to support the outsourcing political agenda of the Orange County Republican Party and their lead “Town Crier” Jim Righeimer.

Costa Mesa’s Mr. Sunshine Bill Lobdell

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Back in March the residents of Costa Mesa were promised by CEO Tom Hatch that communications consultant Bill Lobdell would “create a communications structure that will put Costa Mesa on a path to being the nation’s most transparent government.”