Last night the Costa Mesa City Council voted to place Righeimer’s Folly, a Charter Initiative to grant unrestrained power to the current Council majority, on the ballot in June. Immediately following the council meeting, the opposition launched its campaign to fight back for the residents of Costa Mesa.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
After two public hearings and a couple of town halls, the Costa Mesa City Council has thus far failed to yield to overwhelming public comment opposing the rush to place an initiative to make Costa Mesa a charter city on the June ballot. The final vote to place Righeimer’s Charter Folly before the voters happens tonight.
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On Monday night, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and his merry band of thieves robbed the citizens of Costa Mesa of their right to be considered in what could be one of the most important political actions taken by city leaders since incorporation in 1953.
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The first of two planned public hearings regarding Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s proposed City Charter Initiative is scheduled for Tuesday in the City Council chambers. But in their rush to get it on the June election ballot important details, as simple as meeting starting times, are falling through the cracks.
by Kathy Findley • • 6 Comments
The informational meeting regarding the male members of the city council’s scheme to turn Costa Mesa into a Charter City felt like a sales meeting for their proposal. The agenda stated that the presenter would be Interim Communications Director, Bill…
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Costa Mesa PR Flak Bill Lobdell issued the following press release right before the Christmas and New Year holidays. In case it may have dropped off your radar due to holiday celebrations here it is.
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Well the numbers are in for the fiscal year ending June 2011 and it turns out Costa Mesa had a $3.8 million surplus. City officials had predicted a shortfall of $1.4 million earlier this year. But what’s a $5.2 million difference among friends?