RALLY TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY
The Costa Mesa citizens group, Costa Mesans For Responsible Government
(CM4RG) has called for a rally to support Costa Mesa public safety personnel next Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.
The press release issued today by Harold Weitzberg
, Communications Director for CM4RG, says as follows:
Costa Mesa – Costa Mesans for Responsible Government is organizing a
RALLY TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY in front of City Hall on Fair Drive on
Tuesday, September 17th
from 5 to 6 p.m. The purpose of the event is to build public awareness
of residents’ concerns for public safety, the status of current staffing
levels and the impact of political acrimony on quality recruitment for
our police force and rising crime in Costa Mesa.
to CM4RG President, Robin Leffler, “The current staffing levels of the
police force are down, and crime is up. There are indications reported
in the press and from other sources that the recruitment efforts are
being negatively impacted by acrimony, litigation and the rhetoric being
promoted by the men on our City Council.”
went on to state, “If you are a young recruit or a police officer at
another city looking for a future, you want to go to a city where there
is an opportunity for long term professional growth and security. You want to know that the City Council supports and appreciates you. That does not appear to be the climate that has been created by this City Council majority”
multi-year acrimony has to stop for the good of Costa Mesa’s residents.
We are asking our City Council members to take the lead in this by
dropping the mayor and mayor pro tem’s politically and personally driven
lawsuit and to promote Costa Mesa as a home and future for high-quality
police personnel not just through words, but through their actions.”
Residents are being asked to create their own hand made signs and meet at 5 p.m. on Fair Drive on the 17th. More information about the event and the citizens concerns can be read on the organization website at www.CM4RG.org.
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