Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CM PRESS # 326


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Link to City compensation data.

Citizens of this city must all be billionaires to be paying the help so much.

But, wait a minute, according to this source (HERE), the median family income in Costa Mesa is  $72,971 (other sources show a lower figure). So, you're not all billionaires.

Well then, how are you folks paying so many of your individual employees more than $ 200,000 to $ 300,000 per year in total compensation? That's about three to  four times more than the median family income in Costa Mesa.

Just based on the above and nothing else, you might think Costa Mesa is going broke. Oh, right.

Maybe we should rename Costa Mesa, Bell Mesa.

As we've written before, how about adopting the Peace Corps model and have the people "serving" us live at the same level as the people of Costa Mesa by pegging their salary and benefit levels to the salary and benefit levels of ordinary citizens?


It's easy. The out of town union employees work with union employees in other cities to leap frog pay and benefits.  Thus, union employees in City A will elect a few puppets to their city council who will raise their pay and benefits. Then, union employees in all surrounding cities will demand parity.

Then, in the next election, maybe union employees in City G will be able to get a few puppets elected to their city council.  These puppets will raise the compensation of their union employees.  Then, the union employees in the surrounding cities, including in City A (remember them?) will demand parity with City G. And so it goes.

In the just past election in Costa Mesa, unions in cities as far away as Fullerton gave money to try to defeat Jim Righeimer.  Don't understand why?  Read the above again.
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It is the citizens of Costa Mesa who are the bosses of this city. 

You'll even see that on the City's organization chart. 

Do you feel like you're in control or do you, as do many others, feel as though your employees are hiding things from you?

Consider the following (and this isn't even a complete list):

There has been much in the press over the past month or two about the CMPD.

--DUI CHECKPOINT INCIDENT: Cops who said they couldn't talk to the press, did so anyway. And, the press reports that came out based on those conversations painted Jim Righeimer in a bad light just before the election in which the cops opposed Righeimer.

However, when the audio tapes of what actually happened were released, it was clear that Righeimer was polite and was just acting as a concerned citizen about a misplaced and potentially dangerous DUI checkpoint. So, what has happened to the cops who spoke to the press? What are their names?  Are they the big union bosses?  We don't know. This has been swept under the rug.

--STINKEYE INCIDENT: Then we had the stink eye incident involving cops who seemed to be surveilling one of our Councilmembers who was legally putting up signs for Righeimer. We were told that an outside investigator was going to investigate this.  So far we haven't heard another official word about this.

--CHIEF AND CAPTAIN INCIDENT: Now we have the two top cops in the CMPD put on leave with no explanation. We are told by many to "wait until all the facts are known."  When will that be?  When hell freezes over?

--CMPD GPS INCIDENT: And, what about the case of the CMPD cop who used a CMPD GPS device to stalk a woman? Has there been an investigation of  how CMPD equipment could so easily be used by a rank and file cop for personal purposes? 

And, are there cops using other equipment and police facilities owned by the citizens of Costa Mesa  to perhaps further their political  and social agendas against the citizens of Costa Mesa?

Folks, that "wait until all the facts are known," stuff is a very old PR trick. It's an attempt to get you mollified until you forget about things.

Look, the public has a right to know what's going on and not have these matters all swept under the rug.

Remember, if we have serious problems in the CMPD, we may end up with some major negligence lawsuits. And, we the citizens of Costa Mesa will be the ones paying for those lawsuits.

The way to prevent another City of Bell situation is for citizens to ask tough questions of our local government and demand straight and timely answers.
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The Registrar of Voters has now certified the election.

JIM RIGHEIMER         12,997             31.7%
WENDY LEECE           11,572            28.2%
CHRIS MCEVOY         10,846            26.4%
SUE LESTER                   3,881              9.5%
CHAD W PETSCHL        1,721             4.2%

The big winners in this election are the citizens of Costa Mesa who voted against the out of town unions that are trying to run Costa Mesa from the police station and the fire stations.

The over the top negative campaigning by the out of town unions boomeranged.

If the buzz we're hearing from many stable citizens of Costa Mesa is any clue, we're going to see increasing demands that business not be done as usual in Costa Mesa and that the City Council grow some gonads and take back this city for the citizens, and stop being the flunkies for the out of town unions (do you hear that Leece and Monahan?).


That the people defending the out of towners who are picking our pockets and who are trying to run this city as their personal golden goose, are mostly lefties, uniform groupies and suck-ups, along with the usual assortment of low I.Q. weak sisters who don't know what they believe? 

And, have you noticed that it is the  stable citizens of Costa Mesa who want power back in the hands of the people?

The voters of Costa Mesa have loudly said that they don't want Costa Mesa to be a City of Bell. 

They don't want their employees running the show.  They don't want to be sent to the poor house while their employees are living the high life.
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  1. Though I disagree with the labeling in the second half of your post, the first half hit the bulls-eye. Stay on the investigations and the lack of reporting.

  2. Well said! You are speaking for an awful lot of Costa Mesa taxpayers.

  3. CM Press, any thoughts on what can be done to get out of these union contracts? It seems like we are stuck with this lousy deal for the next four years. I heard it said that one way is for Costa Mesa to declare bankruptcy. Would that be so bad?

  4. Costa Mesa should declare bankruptcy so we can start over. Remember what the definition of insanity is. Things cannot begin to improve until we either change direction, or go back to square one.

    If we can't declare bankruptcy, the least we should do is start cutting from the top down. Taxpayers need some fast relief.

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