Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Judge Denies Employee's Request

JUDGE RODRIGUEZ SAYS "NO"...
In a press release a few minutes ago the City of Costa Mesa, HERE, announced that Judge Luis Rodriguez denied a temporary restraining order request by the CMCEA to block the City Council from voting tonight to outsource its jail operations.

CMCEA JUMPED THE GUN
According to the press release, "Judge Rodriguez said the City Council would have to approve a contract with a private company to take over jail operations before he could weigh the merits of the employees' association request."

ITEM WILL REMAIN ON THE AGENDA
So, apparently the item will remain on the agenda tonight - LATE tonight - and this drama will have to play out after the vote is taken.

OCEA WILL WAIT AND SEE...
Jennifer Muir, representing the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), which provides legal help to the CMCEA, confirmed the comment from the City press release and indicated that they will wait to see what happens at the City Council meeting tonight on this subject and that their goal will be to have the Preliminary Injunction reinstated.  There was no one from The City available for comment at press time.

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Stop wasting resources said...

We think it is about time that the city only make itself available for legitimate press.

Dear City employees, please stop taking up valuable time angry bloggers.

6/04/2013 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous West is a union mouthpiece said...

West is an enabler of Union bosses.

OCEA Website quotes West's observation http://www.oceamember.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=khKSIYPxEmE&b=7962523&ct=13168931&notoc=1

I hope West will post this. He does not post many of our comments that oppose the way he thinks

6/04/2013 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Happy to have my posts quoted... thanks for the heads-up.

I do, indeed, chose NOT to post the occasional comment. If you don't like it quit sending them in, you schmuck!

6/04/2013 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Censorship reigns supreme said...

Occasional? BS, you don't post most critical comments, even those without profanity or that do not name individuals. Coherent, civil, factual posts that don't support your cause get routinely censored. Way to go, Geoff, when did you turn into a cowardly shill?

6/04/2013 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Occasional is the correct word. However, if you submit a lot of those that get deleted you've got a different perspective. Obviously, you are a slow learner. Here's a suggestion.. to save yourself some duress simply STOP posting comments... you'll feel a lot better - and so will I.

6/04/2013 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Mesa said...

Go Geoff!

If theres one thing about Geoff, its that he reports how both sides think. I am pro costa mesa being a nice to live and I love the employees. Am I a union supporter? No. I am a pro do whats right supporter.

Its obvious to everyone this city has money and a solid tax base from south coast plaza. Its obvious everything was fine until Righeimer showed up.

I applaud the unions effort in fighting for whats right. We all know how it is in the private sector. Give a low bid to get your foot in the door and jack up the rate next year.

My question is, what are the employees doing to save their jobs? I dont think too many people will show up with signs loving on the jailers like they did for the animal control gal. However, Id like to see the employees unite and show their support and fight for for their jobs.

Just because they canceled the layoffs doesnt mean theyre not hard at work trying to outsource the entire city. It seems like the enployees have been beat down and have given up. We'll see if they show up tonight.

6/04/2013 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary Ann O'Connell said...

To "Union Mouthpiece" and "Censorship reigns" - I trust you can discern the difference between reporting and editorial (though some newspapers make that difficult). Geoff is not a reporter, he is a blogger: reporting with a POV. And he controls this content.

That's not a difficult concept. You can start your own blog.

6/04/2013 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Civ Pro I said...

Most TROs and Preliminary Injunctions are denied. Heck, we bet even Colon and Timmy know this..

Simply Step One in a long process. We're happy whenever people stand up to Riggy and the Newport Beach power brokers.

6/04/2013 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Thuggery said...

How about those union thug teachers in Newtown, CT, trying to protect kids during the massacre? We need to send Fitzy and his golf cart boys there to straighten everyone out..

6/04/2013 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike McNiff said...

I enjoyed reading that cmconserve.blogspot blog, which criticized anonymous (and non-anonymous) commenters - while being written anonymously and fellating the CM power elite! Maybe I missed where the writer IDs himself, but found it amusing nonetheless - kind of a pot calling the kettle anonymous situation.

6/04/2013 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Heart for Costa Mesa said...

@ McNiff-fellating? lol! perfect description of the troll licker's repetitive responses.

@censorship, you know you're overstating- you know, or maybe you don't, it's kind of like lying.

if you add to the discussion he always posts, either side. Ask Krochman. Geoff doesn't post all my stuff, and I usually agree with him, I'm just not always real polite. I'm not sure where he draws the line, but it's a low bar, really. He's lenient. His blog, his say so. Sometimes the comments on here devolve into silly neener-neener, and enough is enough.

6/05/2013 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Mongo said...

The City's/Council idea to outsource the City Jail is a pre-emptive strike. You can be sure other services are "on the radar".

As I recall back in the mid 90's this same idea was proposed using Wackenhut Security. A little research and you will find the current company bidding for outsourcing this go around is the same company as the mid 90's, just a different name.

In addition, in the mid 90's on advice from the City Attorney the proposal was rejected due to potentially high risk liability lawsuit's and the inability to maintain command, control and accountability of Wackenhut employees.

Any notion moving forward that the City can control/avoid lawsuits in regarding use of force, in custody deaths, civil rights violation etc. is a lot of smoke and mirrors. When things go bad in the jail, at the end of all the lawsuits the residents/tax payers will be on the hook for huge settlements. Council members and CEO Hatch better wake up !!!

6/05/2013 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous One of the weak seeds said...

In my experience this blog is at a 100% post ratio for me-- or near it, i dont check on all of them

That other costa mesa (ran by a crazy man) blog-- its MUCH MUCH lower. I kept them going bc i know they bother him. He goes as far as NOT posting my comments then has written entries misrepresenting what i say trying to take down my arguments. He'll write something that suggests i had been owned by him, but if hed post the whole comment, it would be evident i addressed the matter. I can tell i get under his skin and its fun. :) THen again he thinks that multiple people are all me, and that i write him "all the time" LOL, as though less than 10 times constitutes all the time

So just be glad you arent being misrepresented and slandered and vaguely threatened bc you post something that the blog owner doesnt like!

6/05/2013 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Lions Park Transient said...

I really feel for the clueless employees who think their jobs are safe. The City "canceled the layoffs" yet Pigslimer continued to fill the 5th floor with puppets.

This is just the beginning folks. The smart professionals like Naghavi knew how to play them and took off. Good luck to the rest of you.

Anyone ever google the words Seal Beach Jailer Murder Arrest? Read about the private jailer who was arrested for conspiracy to murder someone. This is the quality you get when you outsource.


6/05/2013 05:12:00 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

Mongo - I think Wackenhut was bought out by G4S after the mid 90's. G4S are the ones that botched the London Games this year, causing the military to be called in and the British tax payers to pay, until G4S was shamed by the British government into paying back the fees. Not the kinda of company we want running our jails with crime increaing.

6/05/2013 09:42:00 AM  

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