Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Special Study Session Thursday

The agenda for the Costa Mesa City Council Special Study Session meeting that begins at 4:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall Thursday, May 17, 2012 is finally posted online.  Unfortunately, there are no staff reports available at this time, but we're promised at least one of them will be available in the morning.
On the agenda are the following items:

1 - Interim Fire Chief Tom Arnold's much-anticipated Fire Department Reorganization Plan

2 - Capital Improvement Budget Overview and Discussion

3 - City's Master Drainage Plan Update 

There is no staff report for any of the items, but the new Preliminary budget (dated 5/15/12) is available on the city web site for review.  You can reach it HERE.  This budget replaces the nearly balanced document Tom Hatch and Bobby Young presented to the council a week ago.  This one, at Jim Righeimer's insistence, now carries a deficit of $13.1 million.  I've NEVER seen a responsible council ASK for a budget deficit before, much less DEMAND it.  The world has gone mad!

These meetings are typically scheduled for a couple hours, but after the last council meeting that dragged on until 3:00 a.m., there are no guarantees.  I suspect we'll see this meeting run until 7:00 p.m. or so.

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Blogger Joe said...

Regardless of what might be discussed, I'm hoping for some civility from Bever. His horrible treatment of Wendy Leece has become a public disgrace. The "man" should read an etiquette book or hire a manners coach to help him at least appear to be astute.

Failing that, he should resign and go live in one of the horse stalls at the Fairgrounds. On second thought, why allow him to annoy the boarded horses with his verbal flatulence.

5/16/2012 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Sam Grady said...

Geoff, I am sure you have already seen the editorial in OC Register about Costa Mesa and it's outsourcing. Some many lies and false truths in the article. They basically blame Wendy for the 3% at 50. I hope that the Register is forced to issue a retraction. Opinion is one thing, but blatant lies is quite another.

5/17/2012 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Sam Grady,
Please see the comment I posted on the Editorial. Thanks for the heads-up.

5/17/2012 09:19:00 AM  

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