Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Terry Matz, Adios

TERRY'S LAST DAY TODAY
Word has it that today is the final day on the job for contract Interim Assistant City Manager, Terry Matz.






EXPERIENCE PROVIDED NEEDED EXPERTISE

Matz has a long career in municipal governance and was retained by CEO Tom Hatch earlier this year to bring some much-needed expertise to help with special projects. He's been working three days a week for the most part.

OCFA PROPOSAL RAMROD

In his most recent assignment Matz was the project manager for the Orange County Fir
e Authority proposal to take over Fire and Emergency Medical Services for Costa Mesa. From all appearances he did a fine job.

NO DECISION YET ON PERMANENT REPLACEMENT
Hatch has been actively recruiting a permanent replacement for himself but, according to Interim Communication Director Bill Lobdell, has not yet made a final decision. So, Matz' departure means one less contractor at City Hall. He will return to his retirement, leaving behind a job well-done.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Geoof is the Leader of the Council Hater Band said...

OCFA Proposal Ramrod? Really Geooff? Surely you are referencing the CMFD desire to escape to OCFA and not the Council as the Ramrod.

Just want to make sure you are not earning your leader of the Hater of the Council Band that you seem to be falsely conducting.

I still think there are disgruntled employees in a leaderless City Staff that are calling you to tell you what to ask Lobdell & Hatch. Please don’t try and tell anyone that minutes after something occurs at City Hall that you know who to call and what to ask. Pleeeeeaaaase

8/17/2011 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Rocky Road said...

He should of never been hired in the first place. Exactly what did he do or accomplish? The deal with OCFA wasn't as sweet after all. He was another double dipper who was paid his hefty retirement while working for Costa Mesa. Hiring retired city employees, who the council majority says they loathe and paying them while the collect a retirement is hypocrisy in its' finest. Management Partners is totally made up of former city employees. Tamara Letourneau doesn't do much do justify her salary other than walking the halls. All the consultants and interim employees should go. They are not needed and just waste money.

8/17/2011 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

"Sorry to disturb you in your hotel Mr. Rigmeister, but we wanted to give you an answer to your questions about the Great Wall..

The Great Wall is not like your motels on Newport Boulevard. While it is true that the Wall and your motels have all been around for thousands of years, we get many more tourists and it would NOT be a good idea to tear it down and build condos or apartments.

Also, our city council is not interested in your "outsource" idea- here in China we are loyal to all workers, not just fat rich ones."

8/18/2011 02:42:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

First commenter, What? You don't think my crystal ball works? You don't think I sit here in my cave, staring into it and, when a vision appears, I grab the phone and make a call?

Certainly, I get calls all the time from friends and others around the city - that's kinda how it's supposed to work. When Lobdell fires off a Press Release I call him to clarify the issue if necessary. I talk with Hatch and other senior staffers all the time for clarification. I do that because I want to provide accurate information here.

And, my description of Matz' role in the OCFA situation was accurate - his primary assignment was to shepherd the proposal through the process, using his expertise to get clarification on segments of it and make sure all the council questions were dealt with.

8/18/2011 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Max said...

Joe, that Righeimer trip is bad news for us Americans too. Thanks to Righeimer, foreigners will soon be determining what tenants we have here in Costa Mesa. They almost always kick out local mom and pop restaurants and businesses in favor of corporate junk.

Seriously, why can't Righeimer move to a city that will welcome a Starbucks and Pizza Hut on very corner? I'll take a Sidestreet Cafe or Eat Chow or Habana any day over the crap Righeimer is for.

Righeimer doesn't care about our culture or history or way of life. Just look at how he tried to sell off the fairgrounds. He's there because there is money, not because he's looking out for our us.

8/18/2011 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous talesitneverfails said...

Good bye and good riddance!

8/18/2011 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous NB makes right choice said...

Wow. NB signed a 3 year deal with HB for helicopter. Great move. Expect CM to follow. Also expect gadflys to break out into hives.

What does Jerry Springer and his motley crew think of that?

Why is it that NB makes this decison, ignores the private entity, and the a couple NB residents do not freak out like they do in Costa Mesa?

The haters numbers are dwindling, and they know it. That makes the council Haters even more angry. And makes the Jerry Springer Show even more entertaining.

8/18/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous UH1-H said...

"NB Makes":

Actually Newport hasn't yet "ignored the private entity". They signed a contract to lock in that unbelievably low $700hr rate. That 3 year contract has an opt out clause should another alternative arise.

You have no clue towhat you comment on. You read the paper, belive what is said and written by others as gospel and fail to properly educate yourself on the issues.

NB City Manager of course touts the month long service as a success. If not, he and their council will look like a bunch of tools. When was the last time Dave Kiff worked the field as a cop? I can tell you that the cops in Costa Mesa and Newport are way less than satisfied with the serice they have been getting. Huntington's ship is often unavailable, shows up a day late and a dollar short, or orbits the wrong block when they do get on scene. It's a joke.

NB residents are not "freaking out" because they are like a lot of other residents in most cities. Clueless. As long as the resident is getting the service they want they look no further. They don't question how that service is provided, or by whom. They couldn't care less if the people providing their service are getting the support they need, as long as it doesn't affect them personally. People are generally selfish that way.

The bottom line: Huntington has some great guys staffing their ships, no doubt. However, their unit has long been the "punchline"in the law enforcement aviation community.

8/19/2011 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous almostdone said...

'right choice'.... Read the fine print and the CMs comments. The "contract" has a simple 2 month quit clause. That is so Newport can go another direction when they decide to. Don't think other options aren't being tabled as you gloat.

8/19/2011 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Like talking to a Drunk said...

I have come to an observation. Talking to Wendy Leece or Katrina Foley is like talking to a drunk. They never agree with you and then forget the conversation took place :)

8/19/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Like talking...
And your "observation" is relevant to this post how? When was the last time you spoke with either of them?
My experience is EXACTLY the opposite of your "observation"... I've found both of them to be willing to listen to a viewpoint and discuss it. I disagree with each of them occasionally, and tell them so.
Instead of hiding behind your little veil of anonymity, try actually having a conversation with them.

8/19/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Dan Sanderson said...

Like Talking....TRY and talk to the Chest bumping, jeweled badge flashing cronies on the council, then tell us how hard it is to speak with Wendy and Katrina. What a joke!
Come on Martin, take off your hood and use your own name..

8/19/2011 10:11:00 PM  

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