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Costa Mesa City Employees Association Release: Huy Pham and Monday’s Memorial

Candle for Huy Pham

The Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association (CMCEA) is deeply saddened by the recent loss of one its members. Huy Pham, a 29-year old maintenance worker for the City of Costa Mesa, was tragically killed as a result of a suicide on March 17, 2011 when he jumped off the roof of City Hall shortly before 3:30 p.m. Pham was employed with the city for four and a half years before his death, and is remembered by many of his colleagues as a hard-working and talented employee who always had a smile on his face.

Costa Mesa Circus Righeimer and Leece on Fox News

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

When the Costa Mesa segment finally began both Righeimer and Leece were given two chances to respond to questions. Leece went first in both cases, and made her point that the outsourcing plan was unnecessary, and outlined some of the efforts taken in recent months to reduce the budget gap by reducing the size of the city staff, which she referred to now as “bare bones”.

Costa Mesa Council Votes to Layoff First, Ask Questions Later

CM Righeimer-Monahan

In what can only be described as a disingenuous, ideologically based, attack on their family of city workers, the Costa Mesa City Council voted last night to send lay off notices to half of the city’s work force. Without even determining the amount of the City budget for next fiscal year, without even evaluating whether or not any savings could be realized…