Thursday, September 08, 2016

What's The Cost Of Defending Liars?


THE COST OF LYING...
At the Costa Mesa City Council meeting last Tuesday night Councilwoman Katrina Foley made a very appropriate request.  She wants to know how much of our taxpayer dollars were spent defending Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and the other four signatories on the bogus ballot rebuttal argument, parts of which were found by a judge to be false and/or misleading?  I kinda want to know, too... don't you?  And, equally as important, how do we trust ANYTHING uttered by Righeimer henceforth?

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9 Comments:

Anonymous CMTaxpayer said...

How long do we have to wait for an answer? (Don't hold your breath.) This is public information. We should know. It shouldn't have happened in the first place, since it did lets find out just how much these fake fiscal conservatives wasted this time. This taxpayer is pissed off!

9/09/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Arthur Nern said...

Righeimer should resign and reimburse the city.
Ramos should drop out of the council race and reimburse the city.
Neither liar is fit for public office.
Chuck Perry, Bunyan, and Fowler should apologize to the people of Costa Mesa.
Our condolences to the Perry family- how can a great public servant like Art be related to a puppet-dunce like Chuck?

9/09/2016 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Das Rigmarshal continues his string of political failures- the bogus pink slips, two failed charters, the false and misleading initiative rebuttal, and soon, the loss this November when the Smart Growth initiative passes.

Years ago, Allan Mansoor betrayed his friend Paul Bunney to put Righeimer on the planning commission, thereby opening the door for the destruction of Costa Mesa as we knew it.

We need Genis, Stephens, and Humphrey on council to fix the damage these punks have done to a once proud city.

9/09/2016 06:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

Geoff, I'm surprised that you think ANYTHING Righeimer ever said is believable... Remember how he MISSPOKE? Moral turpitude ought to be a capital offense.

9/10/2016 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous breaking bad said...

The hypocrisy of Julie Mercurio and the others is astounding. She says elections are suppose to bring communities together and not divide. That lady is one of the worst culprits creating a divide in this community. Demeaning candidates who don't answer questions or comment on her private square is just one example. There's so many others. They feed comments attacking Sandy regarding vector control issues that are totally false and misplaced. Like Jami Whats her name claiming Sandy is responsible for the Vector not being allowed to place mosquito fish in the ponds. Earth to Jami they have been there a while. How about Sandy or Jay Humphreys not supporting the CMMI tear down replacing it with more medium density housing and not including affordable housing. They have other ideas for the CMMI that they feel are better for the community. But these people on the private square don't agree with them. So here is how they agree to disagree. They say that Sandy and Jay support pedophiles and rapist. The mayor even comments in support of those lies. So while they say the goal is not to divide the community they do the opposite. I wonder if it is a public violation with council members commenting and giving official city related business comments and information to a select few on a private page. Especially where others are not allowed? I believe that is walking a dangerous line. Someone needs to give etiquette training to our commissioners in regards to possible violations.

9/10/2016 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous breaking bad said...

Shame on Doug Vogel. But I don't expect much truth from him. He seems like he is so willing to just lie about most things. He claims candidates like Sandy, Jay and John are responsible for the high costs of the pensions. Giving away contracts and pensions our city can't afford. There are so many implied lies there. But let's look at who is really responsible for the highest pensions in our city. In 2000 Gary Monahan voted to give our police 3@50. Their highest. In 2008 Eric Bever and Allan Mansoor voted for the general employees 2.5@55. Their highest. In 2010 Monahan was the deciding vote, the third vote needed, to give firefighters their 3@50. Their highest. Yet Mr. I will say anything Doug Vogel claims its council members who were like Jay, John and Sandy. Don't they always say you can't have your own facts? Or isn't facts are fun?

9/10/2016 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous WaterRat said...

I'd really like to know the cost of the bumbling efforts of our council majority also.

The two charters

The lawsuit against a city employee for tearing up a campaign sign (who was found not guilty).

The continued lawsuit against the CMPOA, when no evidence of wrongdoing has been found,

The cost of repair to the park after having the personal path installed through the vernal pool at Fairview Park (Mensinger);

The cost to the city for defense attorneys for the destruction of the environmentally sensitive areas of Fairview Park (Mensinger);

The cost of the attorneys for rebuttal to the citizens' Smart Growth Initiative, as well as the attorney fees of those who signed it;

The entire mess with the pink slips and following lawsuit;

The cost to the city for the fairgrounds debacle;

The cost to the city of having private investigators follow employees in their personal time;

The expense to the city to have the police in the chambers for city council meetings so no one will clap;

The cost to the city when Rig's wife called the fire department to report a fire, just to see how long it would take them to respond;

What cost to this city in terms of decimating the police force?

What cost to this city in terms of our completely understaffed Fire Department? Some of these men are working 80 hours a week. What price can we place on our safety?

What loss to this city in terms of city employees, as we now have 74 openings budgeted on the books.

And, the one that on one can calculate, is the cost of the sober living homes in this city, brought to us by his office mate, Scott Baugh, in terms of safety to residents, lack of sanitary conditions as they are defecating and urinating on walls outside peoples' homes, in terms of the degradation of this city because of a 40% rise in crime;

What does a 40% rise in crime cost our city? Can one even calculate that?

What has it cost the residents in terms of property damage, loss and theft?

What will it cost this city to have the large lots sold only to developers, for high density rather than public commerce? Those new residents will cost the city more in public safety than we will get from them as new residents;

What will the cost to this city be when the new districting is unfolded and we have to go to court because Righeimer went against the resident wishes and DECLARED six districts when we were told that wasn't to be considered. He wants to have himself voted in as permanent mayor.

Please feel free to add tot his list.

9/11/2016 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Casual Viewer said...

What is the cost of targeting motels for prostitution stings, singling out the ones desired by developers?
The reason a certain motel had a lot of arrests is that "dates" were arranged online with that motel as the meeting place, chosen by whoever set up the sting. How many police calls to motels are legitimate vs. calls made anonymously with no foundation, just to run up the numbers?

9/12/2016 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger G. Ridge Studio said...

Did Righeimers wife really call the FD to check response times?....is that true?

9/13/2016 09:34:00 AM  

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