Outsourcing Lawsuit Impact
In case you missed it, Mike Reicher's piece in the Orange County Register yesterday is a MUST READ for anyone even remotely interested in Costa Mesa's outsourcing lawsuit. Read it HERE, and be sure to follow the link at the end to his companion piece, too.
MORE BUCKS FOR JONES DAY
This will give you a little better understanding of why Costa Mesa - through their $495 per hour law firm, Jones Day - has decided to file for a review of the recent appeal to the California Supreme Court. From the sound of Reicher's article, MANY cities have a lot to lose by the actions of the current City Council majority that forced the lawsuit.
WHICH CITIES ARE PARTICIPATING?
When the City issued their press release about the plan to request the review they indicated that many other California cities were very interested in this case and would be participating in the request. However, when we asked WHICH cities were going to participate we got stiff-armed and were referred only to four organizations that represent some of the cities. It's hard to understand what the big secret is, since this apparently is a VERY big deal for the general law cities throughout the state.
THE PRICE OF HASTE
The irony here is that if they had just not gone off half-cocked and violated their own policies in their rush to outsource half the city staff the lawsuit would probably never have happened. This is what happens when you have people in positions of power who are more interested in following their marching orders issued by political party leaders than doing what is right for our city. Remember this when you vote...