Thursday, December 06, 2012

Righeimer Audio From Bill Carroll Show

Yesteday I posted an entry about having heard, live, new Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righiemer on the Bill Carroll show on KFI 640 AM just before 2:30 p.m. and quoted him stating some pretty unsavory stuff.

Below is the audio clip from that show.  Unfortunately, you'll have to isolate the Righeimer portion from the 32 minute clip yourself.  Once the music starts simply drag the scroll bar across to 9:25 and let it run.  The segment goes to 16:00 and the part about retirees dying early is near the end, around the 15:25 mark.

When you hear Righeimer's nervous chuckle at the end you can make your own interpretation of it... I did.

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Blogger just wondering... said...

Hey may have been taken a "little" out of context, but it sure didn't sound like he felt guilty about saying anything like that. That is just a horrible thing to say. PERIOD.

12/06/2012 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Chris McEvoy said...

12/06/2012 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Chris McEvoy wrote:

12/06/2012 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Sando said...

There's two kinds of class - first and no. Righeimer is clearly of the latter.

12/06/2012 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Recall Righeimer said...

I work for a marketing company and protecting and promoting ones brand is the most important thing you do in business. A CEO of a company would never ever talk negative about the company or its employees if he/she wants the business to prosper. I could never imagine the CEO of McDonald's going on the radio and TV and criticizing its company and employees. Protecting the brand is everything in business. If you think that all this negativity towards Costa Mesa does not influence business or new residents from relocating to Costa Mesa, you live in fantasy land.

12/07/2012 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous 10% is better than 5%??? said...

If Mayor Righeimer is so concerned with these crazy pensions, how come the city council didn't take the offered 10% employee pension contribution from the fire department(for existing members)? Rather the city decided it wanted only 5% from the fire department for the next 5 years or something like that? Seems like this would have been the opportunity to really start pension reform.

12/07/2012 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Flip Flop de Arakal said...

Thanks Geoff for your correcting some of Byron de Arakal's mistruths about what a charter would allow us to do.
There quite a bit more that Mr. de Arakal misrepresented in his commentary.

The vote tally supported his premise that most want a charter. That's another total misrepresentation especially in light of how badly V was defeated. I think if you followed public comment and the election forums etc. You could draw that conclusion but Mr. de Arakal claims the vote supports that. No it doesn't.

His claim about we have a history of low tax (true) and affinity toward small government and self determination he just pulls out of the air. The city grew to 650 employees and we are trying to right size that.

Which of these does the charter city stop. The state from taking? vehicle license fees, more property tax, more retail tax? Byron tries to subtly make it look like the charter will prevent these grabs.

What truly funny is that one of Byron's reasons to enact a charter conflicts with claim we have a history of low tax and that suits our charter desire. But he then says a charter gives us the ability to easier raise revenues TAXES.

To be honest with you I like the fact no council can at moment simply raise business license tax or the TOT on us without VOTES of the people. That is what kept us low tax but Byron apparently wants to take that away with his charter.

I will only support a charter that requires a vote of the people to raise business license taxes and some other taxes.

There still more holes in Byron's commentary but we could drag this out and Mr. de Arakal at this point has shown me he is not worth it as he is in this for some other purpose like what is best for Byron.

12/07/2012 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Heart felt olive branch, HA! said...

Look at the facts. Righeimer and crew actually lost their 4-1 majority stronghold, almost lost the majority and their measure V got trounced.

Righeimer's Olive branch is more like a wilted strand of poison ivy.

He has no choice without the charter. This he has turned a new leaf is laughable. He sees he can't outsource without working with CMCEA at this point.

The other night you saw they really don't want to work together.

But I hope the employee groups act like adults to work for the residents on these issues before us.

However don't fall for the FAKE kindler gentler Righeimer. He has no other choice, it's not heart felt as we heard on the radio the other day.

12/07/2012 10:08:00 AM  

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