There is a fine line between the responsibility of a government entity to ensure that the public is informed about the facts related to a matter of public business and promoting a political ideology. In Costa Mesa, that line has been dramatically crossed.
COSTA MESA — Appointed City Councilman Steve Mensinger has a problem with people who don’t live in Costa Mesa voicing their opinions about the plans he and his buddies on the Costa Mesa Junta (Council) have to outsource city services to the lowest bidder. Mensinger, has this wild notion that the unions representing city employees…
This weekend, Voice of OC’s Norberto Santana, Jr. opened up some transparency on Costa Mesa Mayor Monahan’s openness during previous contracting out processes. It seems the most transparent part of Monahan’s record in this area is that he has no problem pushing to give put contracts exclusively to his friends.
One of our intrepid readers pointed out that “the City of Costa Mesa’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CityofCostaMesa) goes directly to William Lobdell’s page. What’s up with that?
Tuesday night my daughter and I attended the Costa Mesa City Council meeting. I have never seen such solidarity over any issue concerning Costa Mesa in the entire time I have lived here. One after another, citizens stood before the City Council and voiced their outrage regarding the outsourcing of city services.
“I strongly request that you stop the current process to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds. Under the current circumstances, it is not in the best interest of California or Orange County to sell this valuable property. This sale has been tainted by misinformation, misrepresentations, conflicts of interests, questionable legal and ethical activities, and a potential constitutional barrier regarding the sale of the property,”