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Righeimer on the road to China. For an Outsourcing Learning Tour?

Ordos-map

I just about fell out of my chair on Friday when I read that Field Marshal (Mayor Pro Tem) Jim Righeimer was going on a “trade mission” to the City of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, China. According to the press release Righeimer, City Public Affairs Manager Dan Joyce, and Susan O’Brien Moore,Vice President of the Executive Board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCB).

Breakfast Bits – In the news today

Energy Field Park

Duped by a battery powered bunny: Last year, former Mayor Curt Pringle touted the city’s partnership with a company he said would revolutionize the power industry. What Pringle apparently didn’t know was that Anaheim was partnering with an alleged con artist.

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 Takes A Beating Over Outsourcing

More than 50 people addressed the Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night and it wasn’t pretty. People were angry. They were angry about the poorly researched outsourcing juggernaut that the council majority was imposing on the city work force. They were embarrassed that their Mayor had shown such a disregard for his duty as Mayor to continue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day after city worker Huy Pham took his life at City Hall as layoff notices were delivered to 213 employees.

Costa Mesa Circus Righeimer and Leece on Fox News

Councilman Jim Righeimer - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

When the Costa Mesa segment finally began both Righeimer and Leece were given two chances to respond to questions. Leece went first in both cases, and made her point that the outsourcing plan was unnecessary, and outlined some of the efforts taken in recent months to reduce the budget gap by reducing the size of the city staff, which she referred to now as “bare bones”.