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…
by Chris Prevatt • • Comments Off
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.
by Joe Hill • • 4 Comments
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…
by Joe Hill • • 5 Comments
Geoff West at A Bubbling Cauldron has found another nugget of gold in the agenda for Tuesday night’s Costa Mesa City Council meeting. Apparently, the staff is recommending that the Council rescind the layoffs announced 13 months ago for the Costa Mesa Fire Department personnel.
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Costa Mesans for Responsible Government will present a panel discussion on the impact of the proposed City Charter Initiative. Somehow the 15th of March, the Ides of March, seems to be an appropriate date to mark the beginning of the fight against Righeimer’s Power Grab.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
After two public hearings and a couple of town halls, the Costa Mesa City Council has thus far failed to yield to overwhelming public comment opposing the rush to place an initiative to make Costa Mesa a charter city on the June ballot. The final vote to place Righeimer’s Charter Folly before the voters happens tonight.
by Kathy Findley • • 9 Comments
Costa Mesa resident Tom Egan told the Council, “Giving you the power in this charter would be like giving a teenager the keys to the liquor cabinet and the keys to the car at the same time. You people without any grown up supervisor scares me.”