County "COIN" Flipped
Tonight Jill Cowan, writing in the Daily Pilot, HERE, tells us that the Orange County COIN ordinance - modeled after Steve Mensinger's unproven Costa Mesa ordinance - has been given a punch in the face by the Supervisors, who refused to give it a second reading.
SPITZER - "A FARCE OF TRANSARENCY"
Supervisor Todd Spitzer got off the best line in the story. Cowan states it thus:
"He said that without a requirement that supposals be made in public in addition to formal proposals, the county's ordinance as written, as well as Costa Mesa's, represent "a farce" of transparency."
MENSINGER HAS A HISSY-FIT
Of course, Mensinger didn't much like that, but the fact is we don't know if this ordinance is going to work at all yet! There has been no negotiation that has made it through the process, so we have no clue about its effectiveness. It would seem prudent for any governmental entity considering a similar scheme to wait until Costa Mesa has had at least ONE negotiation make it through the process so the effectiveness can be evaluated. We sure don't want them to emulate Costa Mesa's "Ready, Fire, Aim" method of governance, do we?