It seems that in the past week, the Los Angeles Times has finally rediscovered Orange County. In particular, Costa Mesa and the boiling controversy created by extreamist in the GOP who are hell-bent on destroying public sector employees, their benefits, and their ability to collectively advocate and bargin through their unions.
by Chris Prevatt • • 6 Comments
Repair Costa Mesa released a new ad yesterday, just in time for the NBA finals. Monahan has got to be pissed. The ad targets the Costa Mesa City Council’s four errrant boys for their failure to address wasteful spending before laying off most of the City’s non-safety workforce.
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
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.
by Chris Prevatt • • 13 Comments
Sometimes I get the feeling that all I write about is Costa Mesa. Unfortunately, that has become a reality. It isn’t so much out of obsession as it is due to the abundance of material to write about. With that said, here’s the latest from the Fascist Republic of Costa Mesa.
by Kathy Findley • • 9 Comments
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.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
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…
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
There is a fine line between the responsibility of a government entity to ensure that the public is informed about the facts related to a matter of public business and promoting a political ideology. In Costa Mesa, that line has been dramatically crossed.