Tag Archive for Jim Righeimer

More Angry Birds in Costa Mesa

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On Tuesday night the Costa Mesa City Council got an ear-full on priorities. They didn’t want to listen. Residents would get their three minutes to speak their minds, and then the Council members would take unlimited time firing back like a bunch of “Angry Birds.”

Costa Mesa City Council: Wasted away again in Margaritaville

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In looking at tonight’s agenda for the Costa Mesa City Council, I find myself wondering if the Four Boys of the Council have been hanging out in secret a bit too much at Monahan’s Pub. In spite of the fact that they have been told by a judge that they cannot contract out to private contractors any jobs currently held by public employees they are still spending the time of City staff, high priced consultants, and the City Council, on the fools errand of outsourcing before determining feasibility, or if it will actually save any money.

Costa Mesa Smack Down?

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

In what may be the most under-publicized event of its kind in recent memory, the League of Women Voters of Orange County will host a panel discussion this Friday at noon on the subject of Costa Mesa’s restructuring.

Costa Mesa Still Cooking The Books

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I took a few moments this morning to review the staff report for tonight’s Costa Mesa City Council Study Session regarding their 5 year financial forecast. In order to inflate the costs of employee pension contributions, the staff has forecast that the employees would no longer contribute to their pension costs after the current contracts expire.