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Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer Lies on Fox News about Pensions

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer lied on national television Monday about the so called “need” to layoff 213 Costa Mesa city workers. Righeimer was interviewed on Fox News and was asked whether the decision to layoff employees was forced or a choice. He answered by claiming that the layoffs were necessary because the city pension liabilities awarded by previous contract agreements were unsustainable.