Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mayor's Dinner Proceeds Distributed

In a press release yesterday the City of Costa Mesa announced that $31,500 will be distributed to two Costa Mesa high school arts programs and PBS SoCal and the Segerstrom Center. 

This money represents the proceeds from the recent "Mayor's Celebration: The Art of Leadership", held last April.

The money will be distributed thus: $10,750 each to Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools for their Arts Programs and $10,000 to PBS SoCal and the Segerstrom Center.

Mayor Jim Righeimer is shown in the photo above handing over the Costa Mesa High School check to Principal Phil D'Agostino with Newport Mesa Unified School Board President Dana Black standing by.

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Anonymous Betty M. said...

Good stuff. Happy for our City. We finally have a Mayor who gets it and promotes Costa Mesa whenever he can. Mr. Righeimer certainly is building a lot of fans in this City.

7/11/2013 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous apparently so said...

Apparently, with this great news, I am compelled to write. Great job Mr. Mayor. Anyone who attacks you for this from OC4OE will be shamed. Still, can't wait for their spin.

7/11/2013 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Where's the money? said...

I thought Riggy's followers said they made a bundle at the dinner? $21,000? Thats it? Or did he send half of it to his buddy, Scott?

7/11/2013 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Phil Lesh said...

When did multiple online personality disorders constitute a lot of fans?

7/11/2013 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Southside Philberto said...

How many diet cokes were sold and what was the going rate? I bet everybody remembered to keep their receipts.

7/11/2013 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

Phil Lesh- exactly!

7/11/2013 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Bout time......City of the Arts donates 10 K per school. It's a lot less than the 94k for sports fields but , trust me we'll take it. beggars can' t be choosers.
Sadly, I saw today Estancia Drama is FIFTH on NMUSD priorities for a proper theatre. It was in today's Daily Pilot article..Funny thing is ...Estancia Drama is the strongest drama program in the entire district. Performed CETA center stage this year and swept the top honors. Sometimes greatness doesn't come from government grants.
........but thanks for the money , it will buy a couple of mics..

7/11/2013 08:41:00 PM  
Anonymous apparently I must write said...

Let's see: the Mayor puts on a great event, two great men are honored, and the event nets 31K. Time to start some trouble apparently

7/12/2013 05:49:00 AM  
Blogger kwahlf said...

I am glad that Estancia and Mesa will get donations for their Art Programs. Art,music and drama are subjects that are considered expendable when budgets are tightened and cuts are made.
It's good to see money going into these programs.
We are The City of the Arts.

7/12/2013 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous i m a french painter said...

Mayor raised more than Geri in the cult did

Does he ever do anything but complain?

7/12/2013 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous two great volunteers said...

riggy and mensinger do a lot for the kids. thank you.

7/12/2013 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Just out of curiosity, what do the rest of the 85% of the city children get as a benefit from this money? Only a very small minority of the boys play football. What about the rest of them? What about the girls? It sure seems that an unproportionate amount of money is funneled through to Steve's pet (football & baseball) projects, and to hell with the rest of the kids.

7/14/2013 03:39:00 PM  

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