Monday, June 17, 2013

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

WORKING TO EXHAUSTION
In an apparent never-ending quest to completely exhaust the City staff and those of us who actually try to pay attention to what's going on in our town, below I'll list the meetings currently scheduled this week.  These are in addition to the two meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19TH
The Pension Oversight Committee will hold it's most recent meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1A at City Hall.  You can read the agenda HERE.  Member Rick Kapko will apparently provide a legal review of municipal bankruptcies.  This seems like a curious subject, since there appears to be NO CHANCE Costa Mesa will have to consider that option any time in the near future - at least, based on what we've been told.  As an aside, one wonders just what these folks are doing at these meetings - one every week!  I don't much care if the members of the committee spin their wheels, but every meeting takes up valuable staff time from an already over-worked staff.

Next up on Wednesday is the General Plan Visioning Workshop, from 6:00-8:00 in the Emergency Operations Center adjacent to the Police Headquarters.  You can read that agenda HERE.  It is hoped that many residents will attend this meeting to provide input to the General Plan Update.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH
On this date there will be an unusual meeting - the meeting of the Oversight Board of the Successor Agency To the Costa Mesa Redevelopment Agency, HERE,  - beginning at 2:00 in Conference Room 1A at City Hall.  When you read the agenda, HERE, you'll probably get just as angry as I did when you read about how the bandits in Sacramento reached into our municipal pockets to steal nearly $2.5 million from us last month.  And, just in case you're wondering, it wouldn't have made any difference if we were a Charter City - they'd have still robbed the city.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND
Sorry, I forgot the special meeting of the Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee to be held as a walkabout through the park on Saturday, June 22nd.  HERE is the link to that event.  As you can see, this event begins at 8:00 a.m. at the location shown on the map.  This could be a VERY informative meeting.  Nothing will be voted upon - it's just an informational meeting for the committee members and any members of the public who wish to attend.

JUST WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK!

If you think this week was busy, just wait until NEXT week, where we'll see meetings scheduled right up to the point where the City Hall parking lot will be restricted to prepare for the 60th Anniversary celebration beginning on the 28th.


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Big mistake said...

If unfunded pension liability is an issue for Riggy, why did he give Tom Hatch a pay raise? Hatch's increased salary will increase his pension and the City's unfunded liability obligation. Wouldn't it have been smarter to not raise Hatch's pay and, instead, increase the sick leave, vacation leave, health benefits, etc., that are not included in the pension calculation?

6/17/2013 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous gamer said...

working the staff to exhaustion? They still are there the same number of hours, it is just less video games on their computers, less running their own businesses on city time etc. They will be ok, same hours, different work.

6/18/2013 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Big mistake......His argument would be that Hatch agreed to pay towards his retirement, something he hasn't done apparently up to this point in time. Paying towards retirements, by the way, is something general city employees have been doing for years, and Costa Mesa cops and firefighters have been doing for the last several years. All without pay raises since 2077/2008.

6/18/2013 08:32:00 AM  

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