Tag Archive for Costa Mesa

Will Costa Mesa go to Districting System?

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The Sunday edition of the Daily Pilot raises the issue that changing the way Costa Mesa elects its city council might have a profound impact on the city’s growing Latino population.  There’s support growing to have the city move towards districting to ensure greater Latino representation on the city council and that is sure to…

Let the People Speak First

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UPDATED!!! Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer has decided that he does not want to listen to the public first at the meetings of the city council. Righiemer’s solution to this “problem” of his own creation is to limit public comment at the beginning of the meeting to ten randomly selected speakers, leaving the rest to wait until the end of the agenda, however late that time may arrive.

Great Park Foresnic Auditor Still Hasn’t Submitted Questions in Writing to Contractor

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We reported that the auditor for the Great Park Foresnic Audit, HSNO of Costa Mesa, has failed to provided timely reports on the status of their promised four-month contract and received an extension of nearly two-and-a-half months because they didn’t contract the Park’s two largest contractors until a week before the report was due.  TheLiberalOC…

OC Cities make Top 100 “Best Places to Live” List

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Several Orange County cities make the list of the Top 100 places in the US to live according to Livability Magazine. Anaheim comes in at #28.  Irvine checks in at #36, Fullerton is #48, Santa Ana and Orange at #93 and #94 respectively, with Costa Mesa checking in at #99. Critera is housing, economics, healthcare,…

Righeimer Uses Fear and Envy to Attack City Workers

Since our favorite crazy Uncle, Jim Righeimer current Mayor of Costa Mesa, had his butt handed to him in 2012 over his city charter scheme we’ve tried to ignore him as much as possible. But his commentary this past weekend in the pages of the Daily Pilot require at least some rebuttal. To ignore his rantings would allow his vile perspective to take root in the unsuspecting minds of his neighbors in Costa Mesa.