Tag Archive for Costa Mesa City Council

Costa Mesa Gets the Mayor it Deserves

If you haven’t heard by now, Costa Mesa has a new mayor — one with a powerful voice, ears that listen to the people, a backbone to stand up to bullies, and someone who can take a punch and counter with a powerful swing of her own.  Costa Mesa’s new Mayor is Katrina Foley and she…

Costa Mesa Layoffs go the way of the Dodo Bird

On Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council directed the city manager to rescind the remaining 70 layoff notices which were issued on March 17, 2011. The council’s decision made that earlier decision extinct. That decision, almost two years ago, launched a pitched battle between the Costa Mesa Employees Association, represented by Orange County Employees Association, and the council majority led by council member Jim Righeimer.

Whose Feet are Really to the Fire?

I watched the Feet to the Fire forum with Katrina Foley and Jim Righeimer discussing Measure V, the proposed Costa Mesa city charter. A proposal that has taken the city from an already hostile living environment due to the hamfisted male members of our city council members, to all out war in our little suburbs.…

Costa Mesa Council Again Deceiving Voters on Charter Initiative

On Thursday the Costa Mesa City Council held an “Emergency Meeting” to “correct” the language of their Charter Ballot Summary. While Righeimer (Little Ceasar) characterized the change as correcting a clerical error, their action is more likely a slight-of-hand move to change the summary after reviewing opposing ballot arguments.