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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

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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…

Boot Camp makes it sound like War. But it doesn’t need to be.

GOP Chairman Scott Baugh is touting the “Pension Boot Camp” as a “non-partisan” event. You see, you can do that if you want to, all you need are some good front groups with a names like California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility, the California Independent Voter Network, Governing Magazine and the Pacific Research Institute.