Voice of OC reports today on an altercation between appointed Costa Mesa City Councilman Stephen Mensinger and school teacher Joel Flores over the planned outsourcing of city jobs.
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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.
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.
With Skosh Monahan’s Bar in Costa Mesa “Freedom Central” according to Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the city and the pro-conservative movement there are going to be graced with an appearance of Andrew Breitbart this Sunday from 3-6 for an Irish Pub “Fun-Raiser” for the Congressman. And I can’t believe I’d ever use the words “Rohrabacher,” “Breitbart,”…