Righeimer Calls Press Conference (Updated)*
20 MINUTES OF WHINING
According to reports from the scene, in a hastily-called press conference today in front of City Hall, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer spent about 20 minutes ranting about union influence in Costa Mesa, accused former City Clerk Julie Folcik of intentionally failing to submit the documents to place his Charter on the June ballot and said that somebody was "paid to follow me around town and set me up for a DUI in front of my kids..." You can read Joe Serna's account of this press conference HERE. *You can read the Orange County Register version of events HERE.
TELEVISION NEWS COVERAGE
Television news media was on-hand and will likely cover this press conference in news programs this afternoon and evening. Channels 2, 4, 7 and 9 were present. When I know more about their coverages I'll report anything that seems relevant.
IDENTITY OF THE CALLER KNOWN
It's my understanding that the CMPD knows the identity of the person who reported the alleged DUI behavior. According to Serna's piece, "he is a white male in his 40s with blondish hair and a goatee" driving a Kia with Riverside dealership license frames. An investigation is under way in this case. So, we wait...