Thursday, May 02, 2013

Sacramento Bandits To Be Sued For "Theft"

The City of Costa Mesa announced today that plans legal action against The State of California following a demand that The City hand over $2.5 million in loan payments it received the past two fiscal years from the former Costa Mesa Redevelopment Agency.  See the press release HERE.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this press release is the quotation from City CEO Tom Hatch, who said, "This is outright theft by the state, and it's an outrage to Costa Mesa taxpayers."  I agree.

The worst part of this - besides staring at more $500 per hour legal fees - is the fact that it might mean that The City will be screwed out of the remainder of the original loan made to the Redevelopment Agency more than 40 year ago - $9.8 million!

And, a byproduct of this event may be the caterwauling we'll hear from proponents of converting to a Charter City - who may yap that "This never would have happened if we were a Charter City.", which is a bunch of manure.  It would have had NO effect at all.

So, the litigious life in Costa Mesa moves forward - what would it be without a lawsuit or two?  It's a heck of a way to run a city.

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Anonymous Wyatt Earp said...

Yep, let's start the counter punch right now. Remember Santa Ana, a longtime charter city, had to pay the state something like $20,000,000 last year. Being a longtime charter city provided no protection whatsoever.

5/02/2013 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous My party suffers. said...

From the OCGOP webpage. I guess we do have evil city employees ripping off the taxpayers. This means when you hear Righeimer and Mensinger state it's not the employees they are good hardworking people, they really mean the evil employees are ripping off the taxpayers. You know how and when you know they are wrong. When they say what they know is right but do the opposite.
The OCGOP better get with the program or they will continue to lose ground in California and conservative OC. Great job Baugh and Moorlach.

Sign the Petition to today in support of Jim Righeimer and Public Employee Pension Reform in the City of Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer is making tough choices needed to avoid the local government's financial ruin. All levels of government need to bring public employee compensation in line with the private sector in every city or community.

The taxpayers of Orange County and elsewhere are looking to the leadership of Jim Righeimer in the city of Costa Mesa to stop the taxpayer ripoff and pave the way for reforms in other cities.

Will you join us in standing with Jim Righeimer?

5/02/2013 08:35:00 PM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Uh, No...

5/02/2013 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy's Jihad said...

The OCGOP webpage tells us what we already know- Righeimer came to Costa Mesa to use it as a stepping stone to bigger and better things for himself.

5/03/2013 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Well, all that money spent on the lawsuit that need not have happened sure would come in handy now. You know the one where Righeimer screw things up so badly he got his butt kicked? That one!

I guess this also means they'd better forego the city hall remodel. Especially since Righeimer won't be in it much longer.

Mayor Pro Tem Righeimer is making tough choices, huh? What happened to the sock puppet that calls himself Mayor? Has he realized what has happened yet?

5/03/2013 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous 2 of 3 is a route! said...

ah, a buttkicking remembrance from "jw". reminds me of the butthicking the cm4rg got last council election. sweet!

5/03/2013 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous ohhh so shiny.. said...

shiny object there? route vs. rout?

5/03/2013 09:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Argo said...

@2 of 3...the difference between winning in court and winning at the polls? You can polish a turd and sell it to te voters any day of the week. People are emotional. They buy into who can sell the argument that best rings their emotional bell.

Court? A judge is an objective finder of fact. No emotion, only the rule of law. Pound your chest on your "route" all you want, but the reality is they polished up and sold hype, hysteria and emotion,

5/03/2013 10:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Spelling 101 said...

Nah, no shiny object this time…
I think it’s called another intoxicating night a Monahan’s.

5/03/2013 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous 2 of 3 is a route said...

argo:sell it to "te" voters?lol back at ya

5/04/2013 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Argo said...

@2 of 3... I challenged your premise, not your spelling. Is that all you got? A correction of a typo? And "lol"? what are you a 12 year old girl? Again, your initial premise is only to sustain emotion. In other words, "trolling". You got nothing, "back at ya."

5/04/2013 08:47:00 PM  

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