Costa Mesa Charter Vote Tomorrow
Just a reminder that the Costa Mesa City Council will meet at 7:00 Tuesday in council chambers to vote on whether to put Jim Righeimer's Charter on the November 6th ballot or not. There is NO chance they will NOT put it on the ballot. You can read the agenda HERE and the final (so far) version of the Charter HERE.
SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
For those residents interested in this issue - the second-most important issue in the history of this city - you can join your neighbors to hear the discussion, watch the council majority ignore the pleas of those who have studied this bogus document and see a sample of how draconian the governance of this city will be if they get the power that this document provides to them.
CURIOUSLY DEFICIENT INFORMATION
It is interesting to note that, despite how the City touts itself as being the most transparent city around, the information about this particular meeting has been curiously missing or misleading. For example, the most recent glossy marketing flier sent out to every Costa Mesa home shows the start time for this meeting as 6:00 p.m. There actually has been a meeting scheduled for that hour - a closed session about labor negotiations and legal problems - but the charter hearing is at 7:00.
TRANSPARENCY IS MORE THAN A WORD
And, on the City's brand new web site, over on the right side where you can click on the Community Calendar tab to get the upcoming schedule of events, when I did that over the weekend and as recently as 3:30 Monday it shows the following. Note - NO mention of EITHER council meeting. I've called City Hall twice today about it and it has not been fixed. Transparency is more than a word.
SEE YOU THERE...
So, I'll see you all there tomorrow evening to watch what is being foisted off on us as the "democratic process" take place. Yep, we'll see a charter document cobbled together by one man to meet his personal political agenda be sent on it's way to the unknowing voters of this city.