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Was Righeimer Kicked Off the OCTA Board?

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Cotsa Mesa Council member and former Mayor Jim Righeimer was appointed to the OCTA Board last November, but when it was discovered by the County of Orange that the City Selection Committee had violated the Brown Act, so the results of the November action were cancelled.  With new mayors sworn in and a new vote scheduled…

OCDA’s Investigation Clears OC Fairgrounds Sale Efforts

Orange County Fairgrounds

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has again cleared insiders who tried to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds during the state of California’s fiscal crisis more than five years ago.  This is the second such report the DA’s office has conducted in the past four years and because Michael Lubinski, a senior assistant DA well…

Is Nevada’s Tesla Plant Win a Lesson for California?

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In the first and only debate for Governor, Republican Neel Kashkari attempted to pound Governor Jerry Brown over the head with the loss of the Tesla Battery Plant, and the 6,500 jobs it would bring, to Nevada.  The charge was to highlight how tough it is for business to flourish in California.  In Sunday’s Daily…

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…

In Costa Mesa, it’s “Blame the Unions” No Matter What Happens

Councilman Steve Mensinger (Appointed) - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Costa Mesa council member Steve Mensinger’s lawsuit against the Costa Mesa Police Officer’s Association and its defunct law firm of Lackie, Dammeir, McGill and Ethir was amended last week with a claim that one of the defendants placed a GPS tracking device on Mensinger’s vehicle — a claim the defendant’s deny and one impossible for Mensinger to…