Righeimer On John & Ken Show Today***
This afternoon, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer appeared as a guest on the John and Ken Show on Los Angeles radio station KFI640AM. His comments on that show will certainly only add fuel to the already blazing fire of controversy about his recent encounter with the CMPD.
You can follow THIS LINK to hear the audio podcast from that entire program if you choose. Don't be frightened off by the counter that says 38 minutes. The Righeimer segment is less than half that.
While you're listening you'll hear Righeimer reiterate that "this was a set-up. I've seen this playbook before."
HE DEFINES THE LAW FIRM
During the conversation he addresses the law firm, Lackie, Dannmeier and McGill, where the man who reported him to the police, Chris Lanzillo, (See Daily Pilot article with profile of Lanzillo HERE) and describes the members of the firm depicted in the photograph from their website thus: "Look like thugs, every single one of them." He went on to say, "In my opinion, this is a criminal operation." "They shakedown cities for perks and benefits."
POLICE OFFICER PAY
Righeimer provided information about Costa Mesa police pay levels - which sent the show hosts off like a rocket. He mentioned that the base pay was $65,000, but was enhanced by over 70 kinds
of pay that could take the pay to $131,000 on average. He said, "You gotta be dead to get base pay."
GREEDY FIREFIGHTER, AGAIN
He also took the opportunity to, once again, bring up the "firefighter who made $347,000 last year and he wasn't even a chief."
LISTEN FOR YOURSELVES
I was going to provide many more quote but no longer have to since the podcast is available for you to hear on your own.
RIGHEIMER SNUBS ASSOCIATION REQUEST TO MEET
Jason Chamness, president of the Costa Mesa Police Officers Association (CMPOA) has a commentary published in the Daily Pilot tonight, HERE. The most interesting part of that commentary is the last sentence, "The association did request to meet with Mr. Righeimer, however, he denied our request."
***CHRIS LANZILLO SPEAKS!
The Daily Pilot has an interview with Chris Lanzillo posted on their site, HERE. Sounds a little hinky to me. What do you think?
ANOTHER PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW
Righeimer announced on this program that he will be holding a press conference - another one - at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow at City Hall where he and other elected officials from around Southern California will address this issue. I'll be there...