…even as they spoke, Mensinger smirked and texted away. Or maybe he was smirking and emailing. For all we know he was playing “Angry Birds.”
I met with Joel Flores at the Costa Mesa Coalition meeting this evening and had a chance to talk with him about how things are going since his confrontation with Councilman Stephen Mensinger.
At the latest meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council, the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association (CMTA) announced the results of a push poll. Colin McCarthy crowed about the results, but take a closer look. The poll doesn’t ask about the basic policy voted on by the Costa Mesa City council – outsourcing services and laying off nearly half of the City’s workforce to balance the budget.
“Should Costa Mesa be run like a business?” All sides in the debate seemed to be in agreement that business principles have a role in the management of any city budget. However that agreement led me to the conclusion that the positions advocated by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association President Colin McCarthy are far removed from any sound principles I have ever seen.