Finance Advisory Committee Agenda Posted
The Costa Mesa Finance Advisory Committee will meet 3:30 next Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Conference Room 1A at City Hall. For those of you with nothing else to do in your lives in the middle of the afternoon, you may find the agenda for that meeting, HERE, worth a look.
NO STAFF REPORTS AVAILABLE
As you can see, there are NO agenda staff reports for you to consider on the individual items. That's disappointing because reviewing what is planned to be discussed with more details available may encourage more residents to involve themselves in the process.
INTERESTING OLD BUSINESS ITEMS
For example, under Old Business three (3) items are listed:
Business License Tax
YOU WON'T KNOW IF YOU DON'T ATTEND
It would be great for interested parties to have a chance to preview any or all of those very relevant subjects to determine if they wish to attend the meeting to hear the discussion by this appointed committee. The proceedings are not broadcast live nor video taped for later viewing, so the only way you'll know what happened is by attending - or by waiting for someone else to tell you.
I wonder if the committee will actually consider possible changes to the Business License Tax structure to generate more revenue for the city, and, if so, what will it look like?
NOT A CHANCE!
I wonder what their position as a group and as individuals will be on the subject of prepaying our PERS obligation. This committee is stacked with folks sympathetic to the current council majority, and Mayor Jim Righeimer has told us many times that he's "not going to send one spare dime to CalPERS".
BIG QUESTION MARK
I wonder what kind of other Revenue Sources the committee will be discussing? Will they consider a parcel tax, a municipal sales tax or...?
HOW'RE WE DOING?
Under New Business they will be provided a report on Chandler Asset Management, the firm recently retained to help manage a large chunk of our municipal cash. They will also be given the Treasurer's Reports for both the City and Successor Agency for June.
BE THERE OR....
All of that sounds like pretty good stuff... guess I'll have to attend to hear what they have to say.. hope to see you there.
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