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.
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.
“It is safe to say that the council majority – does not know more about the subject of leadership, or leading police departments or serving as an elected than do I – and yet they do not listen, they do not understand and continue to blunder along in complete ignorance and incompetence. — Interim Chief Steve Stavley”
Back a few weeks ago Costa Mesa’s $3,000 a week PR consultant and all around spin-master Bill Lobdell was crowing about the benefits of outsourcing the City’s legal services. The headline to his release proclaimed: City of Costa Mesa’s legal costs down an average of $550,000 per year. Well in short order I was able…