Friday, August 17, 2012

Tom Hatch Interview With Lacy Kelly

Costa Mesa City Chief Executive Officer Tom Hatch recently sat down with Lacy Kelly, President of the Association of California Cities Orange County (ACCOC) for a thirty minute interview. 

The Dane Bora and Brad Long from Costa Mesa Television (CMTV) captured that event and it's now available for viewing on CMTV - Channel 24 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on ATT U-Verse.  The play list for that program is listed below.

Additionally, it can also be found via streaming video at the ACCOC web site, HERE.  I've also provided that clip below for your viewing pleasure.  Take some time and watch this current discussion of Hatch's summary of recent accomplishments and his vision for our city.

Among the issues he discusses is the importance of pension reform and how Costa Mesa cannot make that trip alone.  He also talks about living within our means.  He talks about the reduction in staff from 611 down to the current headcount of around 460.  And, he addresses Costa Mesa's approach to managing the homeless issue, and much, much more.


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Anonymous Rigged City said...

She mentioned that Hatch has been in his position as CEO for a year & a half now....Wow, look at how much damage he had contributed to with the council, that he states he is so proud of, in the last year & a half. He should be embarrassed & ashamed. He is the City's internal leader & should advise the Council, whomever they may be and from whatever affiliation, to follow the policies & procedures that have been set by previous councils; not go along with them when their decisions are against policy and then have to do damage control at the expense of taxpayers because they can't follow their own policies and contracts that they've adopted!

Hopefully, the city will have new council members, then let go most of the staff that he's hired that have zero MUNICIPAL experience and hire qualified people that have MUNICIPAL experience that can support him in providing a strong front when opposing council members that don't have the best interest in the city, not just their personal agenda's. This is when Costa Mesa can actually move forward from the damage that has been done to the city's fine reputation before the Riggged Clan came along!

8/18/2012 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Rigged, I couldn't have said it better. We need to TAKE OUT THE TRASH! (to quote someone I just met)

8/18/2012 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous New Blood in November said...

Hatch was told to hire the new executives on the 5th floor. Council approves all new hires. There was a reason Knapp was hired and it wasn't for his skills. Hopefully the new council will get rid of Hatch, Francis, Lobdell, Joyce and Knapp. They are not needed and will not be missed.

8/18/2012 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Rigged City said...

Of course he was told to hire them. Council does not want people on the 5th floor that are going to say NO or get in their way of what they want accomplished; anyone with MUNICIPAL experience would be telling them that it cannot be done their way because of policies and regulations that exist, but people without that experience don't know any better. Running the city is not like running your John Doe Development, LLC company that you can run as you wish.

And those execs were conveniently hired as "city employees" no longer "consultants" before a 2 tier system, which they avoid this reasoning time and time again. So much for pension reform and unsustainability! This Rigged Clan is done!

8/18/2012 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Keep Wondering said...

Dear Rigged City. I will take Hatch over Roeder any day.

The culture Roeder created over 32 years has taken a while to change. Hats off to Hatch for his early wins. Stay tuned, more to come.

Roeder was supposed to be the steward and the shepherd. Instead, he gave himself a giant increase in his pension.

This crowd does not know what good leadership looks like. Sandra Genis, neighbor please.

8/18/2012 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous jumpstreet said...

Hatch is outstanding. In fact many of our city employees are. the herd has been thinned to the most competent.

8/18/2012 10:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

He speaks and speaks but does not say. I should transcribe it, as I did Kevin Dayton's diatribe; in getting beyond the blather, we could look and look futilely for the nonexistent content. Hatch pastes together phrases like "move forward" and "skill set" and many many others, all delivered with an enthusiastic demeanor, and they sound fine and high; but the whole screed lacks SUBSTANCE. He tells us that he thinks all the wonderful things he's done are wonderful things, but neither enumerates nor describes them; my god, I thought I was being facetious when I described a Hatch as "a hole into a hold", but had no real idea how accurate the description was.

As Dylan says, "When questioned who had sent for him, he answered with his thumb, for his tongue, it could not speak, but only blather".

Quick, batten down the Hatch!

8/21/2012 12:03:00 AM  

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