Righeimer Stiffs His Own Lawyer?
HUGE NEWS FROM THE OC WEEKLY!
As I was finally finishing my entry about last night's council meeting and hitting the "publish" button two friends forwarded me the link to R. Scott Moxley's article in the OC Weekly today about our self-appointed fiscal watchdog and pontificater-in-chief, Jim Righeimer, stiffing his own lawyers! You can read it HERE.
A LOT TO CHEW ON
Moxley, arguably the best investigative reporter working in Orange County these days, has given us a lot to chew on in his piece. I'll let you read it yourselves instead of trying to paraphrase it inaccurately. Heck, I don't want Righeimer's lawyer buddy, Mark Bucher, to send me another letter, now do I?
SHOCKER, BUT NOT SURPRISING
This is astounding news, but quite honestly, it doesn't surprise me at all. Anyone who has been reading here for the past few years knows I don't hold Righeimer in high regard. As I've said many times, I just don't trust the guy. This story will give every resident of Costa Mesa a reason to take pause when you hear him speak. It should make you question every action he takes.
HOW CAN WE TRUST HIM?
How can we, the residents of this city, be expected to trust this man and his judgment with this kind of a situation hanging over his head? How can we be expected to follow his lead with the bogus outsourcing scheme he and Gary Monahan cobbled together at Monahan's gin mill? How can we trust this man with the responsibility of creating, single-handedly, the Charter he plans to put before the voters in June that will be the cornerstone of municipal governance henceforth?
WHAT'S IN IT FOR HIM?
How can we not ask ourselves, "What's in it for him?", every time he proposes something in our city? When he tells us, as he did a week ago, that we're going to have to solve our "motel" problem by buying them and selling them at a loss (of municipal funds) to developers, how do we not ask that question above? How can we trust this guy?
THANKS, GUSTAVO AND MOX...
Thanks to Scott Moxley and the OC Weekly for this enlightening story. I'm sorry, but I just have to post that little video clip from my previous entry again - it's too perfect!