Tag Archive for Public Employees

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.

Feet To The Fire in Costa Mesa: A.K.A. Righeimer’s Politics of Fear

Feet to the Fire Forum - Costa Mesa

“Should Costa Mesa be run like a business?” All sides in the debate seemed to be in agreement that business principles have a role in the management of any city budget. However that agreement led me to the conclusion that the positions advocated by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Costa Mesa Taxpayers Association President Colin McCarthy are far removed from any sound principles I have ever seen.

Costa Mesa Council Votes to Layoff First, Ask Questions Later

CM Righeimer-Monahan

In what can only be described as a disingenuous, ideologically based, attack on their family of city workers, the Costa Mesa City Council voted last night to send lay off notices to half of the city’s work force. Without even determining the amount of the City budget for next fiscal year, without even evaluating whether or not any savings could be realized…