Things To Consider For Tuesday(Amended!)
As you prepare to attend the City Council meeting/Public Safety Rally Tuesday at Costa Mesa City Hall here are a few things that you'll probably find of interest.
DON'T FORGET THE SUPPORT STAFF
First, as you gather to honor the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve us, and to keep us from fire and other disasters, please don't forget those folks who also work in public safety but are part of the Costa Mesa City Employees Association (CMCEA). They work in dispatch, are crime scene investigators, write reports and have been jailers. They perform essential jobs that support the sworn officers in the field and deserve your acknowledgement, too.
And, while you're thinking about them, you might be interested in a recent press release from the CMCEA discussing their proposal to partner with The City to adopt the LEAN management process. Here's the press release:
HERE. And, if you wish to know more about the LEAN process, click HERE.
BY ALL MEANS, SPEAK UP
That doesn't mean you shouldn't show up and speak on this issue,
PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE
I hope you've taken the time to read the Public Nuisance Ordinance, HERE. I have read it, and I'm concerned about the potential for abuse and mischief by elected leaders and their appointees. I'm concerned about Mayor Jim Righeimer's often-stated plan to use this ordinance to put substantial pressure on owners of so-called problem motels - to drive their value down to a point where the owners will just throw up their hands and sell the properties to developers. And, if you read it, I think you'll see where that abuse could be extended to individual homeowners if they choose. Please take the time to read the staff report - and don't forget Attachment 3, HERE, which does a good job of summarizing the issue.