It seems that there is always some person involved in our local government process who thinks that they can dictate what happens. In this case in Costa Mesa it is Jim Righeimer, who couldn’t get elected as a dog-catcher if his life depended on it, who thinks he’s in charge.
A lot must happen for the city officials to meet that deadline, and right now they aren’t even close. Orange County, which at one point was Costa Mesa’s partner in the deal, has walked away.
After meeting with Governor Schwarzenegger today, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor and Councilwoman Katrina Foley did not seem too optimistic about the chances of the Governor stopping the sale of the Orange County Fairgrounds.
Santa Ana, CA â€” The Orange County Board of Supervisors and Costa Mesa City Council have approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the proposed purchase, governance, and operation of the Orange County Fairgrounds.
“I strongly request that you stop the current process to sell the Orange County Fairgrounds. Under the current circumstances, it is not in the best interest of California or Orange County to sell this valuable property. This sale has been tainted by misinformation, misrepresentations, conflicts of interests, questionable legal and ethical activities, and a potential constitutional barrier regarding the sale of the property,”
The Big 5 in our state government announced this evening that they have reached an agreement on the solution for California’s $26.3 billion budget shortfall. Steinberg: we have faced a cumulative $60 billion defecit since Jan. 1 Here is the video ofÂ the comments byÂ Assembly Speaker Karen BassÂ at the Press Conference: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDI_G8GNosI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] UPDATE: Here is today’s…
We’ve covered just about every point of view I could think of regarding President Obama’s visit and town hall meeting in Costa Mesa last week. Or so I thought. It turns out that we missed some things in our coverage that still need to be addressed. Most importantly is to thank the President for bringing…