Tag Archive for Outsourcing Government

What’s The Matter With Anaheim?

Anaheim Seal

Contract employees operate in a virtual grey area. In this arena their compliance with regulations is obscured because there is no direct supervision… You’ve got contract employees dishing up hefty amounts of work to other outside contractors and themselves.

Costa Mesa: Oh, Those Angry Birds!

Angry Birds

I am tempted to call the Costa City Council meeting this evening an on going soap opera, but that would be minimizing the horror of the destruction of our city by council members Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. The gall of these men knows no bounds.

Righeimer on the road to China. For an Outsourcing Learning Tour?

Ordos-map

I just about fell out of my chair on Friday when I read that Field Marshal (Mayor Pro Tem) Jim Righeimer was going on a “trade mission” to the City of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, China. According to the press release Righeimer, City Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce, and Susan O’Brien Moore,Vice President of the Executive Board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCB).

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.

Steve Lopez on Costa Mesa

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

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.

Costa Mesa PR Guy Pushing Righeimer’s Agenda

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

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.