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Let the People Speak First

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UPDATED!!! Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer has decided that he does not want to listen to the public first at the meetings of the city council. Righiemer’s solution to this “problem” of his own creation is to limit public comment at the beginning of the meeting to ten randomly selected speakers, leaving the rest to wait until the end of the agenda, however late that time may arrive.

Measure V Defeated: No Charter In Costa Mesa, yet.

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Responsible government experienced a victory last night when more than 59% of Costa Mesa voters resoundingly rejected the city charter initiative cobbled together by Councilman Jim Righeimer and his council majority. The failed proposal would have converted Costa Mesa to a Charter City form of government. Had it passed the council majority would have had the ability to impose their…

It’s Not All About the Swing-States

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If you watch the cable news channels you may have gotten the impression that the only place where voters matter is in the swing-states. At times it seems the two presidential candidates are running for President of Virginwiscoflohiowa. While that election is getting all the attention, there are some important votes in California that could swing the balance of political power away from middle-class Californians for years to come.

Costa Mesa: Final Council Vote Tonight on Righeimer Charter Initiative

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Tonight is the last chance that the residents of Costa Mesa will have to speak out on the topic of Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer’s city charter initiative before the Council votes to place it on the ballot again. There is little, if any, doubt that the council majority led by Righeimer will continue their foolish pursuit of unlimited political power. But…