Transparency is a good thing and should not be co-opted to promote a political agenda. Of course, that is not how Costa Mesa’s $3,000 a week public relations consultant sees it. Apparently he sees transparency as an opportunity to dump meaningless data on the public in order to support the outsourcing political agenda of the Orange County Republican Party and their lead “Town Crier” Jim Righeimer.
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As if there were any doubt that the city council have not been listening to what the citizens of our city have been telling them week after week, the latest memo from Tom Hatch(et) should remove any notion that they have one shred of interest in what the city wants.
I’m not sure that pointing out the excess of ceremonial badges is a distraction from the budget issues facing Costa Mesa. Rather, it seems to focus a “ruby” red laser on the arrogance and privileged attitude of these so called budget eagles. And given Mensinger’s personal record of allegedly throwing his weight and Reserve Sheriff’s Badge around…