Tag Archive for Pensions

Irvine Republicans Up to Old Tricks Again

The expression is those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it, and in the case of the current crop of Republican candidates for Mayor and City Council, it’s not so much a failure to learn from the past but a denial that the past ever happened to begin with. Case…

More Motel Hell for Norby

It was believed Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) had been cleared on charges that he improperly used campaign funds to pay for a motel stay while he was separated from wife #3 a few years back (he later repaid his campaign for the funds).  The LA Times is reporting that Norby isn’t quite in the clear…

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer Lies on Fox News about Pensions

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer lied on national television Monday about the so called “need” to layoff 213 Costa Mesa city workers. Righeimer was interviewed on Fox News and was asked whether the decision to layoff employees was forced or a choice. He answered by claiming that the layoffs were necessary because the city pension liabilities awarded by previous contract agreements were unsustainable.