Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Katrina Foley Sets The Record Straight

In case you missed the City Council meeting last night you missed Katrina Foley setting the record straight about the lies that permeate our city these days.  For your viewing pleasure, take just under six minutes and watch her.  Enjoy

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Anonymous Where's My Coffee? said...

I still want to know how both of the councilmen (not Gary), can afford to build new homes at the same time? Coincidence? I think not.

Yes, Katrina did set the record straight.

Mensinger said he would just stop serving the city. I'd like to know when he started?

Righeimer said the unions are running this town. CORRECTION: Out of town developers are running this town. The developers from out of town have influenced that last several elections, not the unions.

Mensinger says Azulon would not have been built with Measure Y. I wonder how he knows that? Does he think people would not vote for it? Maybe maybe not. But they deserve the right to do so.

Gary mentions all the new recruits the city is hiring. That they are hiring like mad. Actually, they are quitting like mad. We hire 5, and 4 quit. Gary failed to mention that.

Did I hear someone say they wanted to get rid of Dick Church's? Now they've gone too far. **@%$ that.

9/22/2016 07:33:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Lest you think Katrina's got it wrong, here's a comment posted on Facebook by a retired Costs Cesa firefighter, Chris Brimhall, telling it like it is.
"I watched the video and cudos to Katrina stepping up and informing the residents of Costa Mesa of the actual working conditions for public safety. I was an employee of the fire department for 28 years retiring at age 54 two years ago. (Not 50). I would have liked to have completed 30 years, but the working conditions I worked my last few years made the decision easy. I clearly remember times when I would be working a 72 hour shift when a fellow employee would call me the night of my third shift and beg me to cover there shift the next day. They had to stay home and watch there children because there wife had to go to work and they were forced in. As a senior member of the department with kids independent, I would work for them. That then placed me on a 96 hour tour. Then the night of the fourth shift in a row, I would get a call from my battalion chief saying I was FORCED to work the next shift. This now placed me on a 120 or five days in a row. This was not a one time event, but happen many times. I was lucky to have the ability retire, but I know that none of my friends who are still working want to work these insane hours. So residents please do not buy into the rhetoric that certain council member are spinning, absolutely not factual."

9/22/2016 08:26:00 AM  
Blogger catbirdman said...

Councilmember Monahan warned, "It's only going to get crazier" before attempting to discuss Burrowing Owls at Fairview Park. After mentioning Burrowing Owls he segued into an anecdote about an owl in a tree that was cut down -- presumably a Great Horned Owl -- that reportedly had 10-15 cat collars in its nest. So now it's not just coyotes, but owls. Of course, not Burrowing Owls, which eat insects and small rodents, and do not live in trees. So is Costa Mesa now gearing up for a war on coyotes, owls, nature in general? Very sad to hear such ignorance from elected officials.

9/22/2016 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Terry Koken said...

Rig put it out that we pay a fireman some amount, and then we put 81% of that amount into a pension fund for that fireman -- at least that is what it sounded like. But I am pretty sure he didn't have his shoes off when he said it (couldn't smell his feet) so, arithmetically-challenged as he is, he couldn't count to more than ten. How'd he get eighty-one? He's never been very truthful, nor very consistent, in his numbers.

If you put 81% of an emolument into an account that bears three percent per annum, then for each dollar of that emolument (read "salary"), the account will hold twenty-nine dollars and fifty-three cents at the end of twenty-four years. If the money is withdrawn at 90% of the original emolument per year, and earns absolutely nothing in interest during the withdrawal period, it will last the withdrawer for thirty-two years, nine months, and twenty-two days. If it continues to earn three percent, however, it will last for one hundred thirty-eight years and ten months.

I should point out, though, that the government has devalued the currency of the realm by ten-to-fifteen times since it stopped bearing value in 1966. Thus, after fifty years of drawing down his retirement account, at that rate of inflation, it would only pay our fireman nine percent of what his salary was worth when he retired.

This assumes NO raises, NO bonuses, NO overtime entered into the calculation.

You know, when I was fifty years old, I really didn't expect to live to be one hundred eighty-eight. How about you, Geoff?

I also don't think it would have helped him at all if Righeimer had taken off his shoes. What we see in him is a man who does not pay his bills, and who then complains about how much he owes, and blames it on the greed of those to whom he owes it.

Kudos to Katrina. Vote YES on Y and AA! Remember in November!!

9/22/2016 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous And So it Goes said...

So great to see Katrina pulling no punches and calling it like it is! (Still frustrated the role she played in putting him on the Council to begin with!!)

What a pathetic bunch of liars and hypocrites the Councilmen are. Absolutely appalling. Do they actually believe the crap they spew? Apparently there are plenty of "sheeple" who do...

9/22/2016 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Chris McEvoy said...

I transcribed riggys encounter with coyotes.

"... a couple of months ago my daughter and I where out in Mesa Verde and and 2 coyotes circled us and my young 10 year old is ready to take off running and I grabbed her cause they would have chased her down they circled us..."

This sounds traumatic and it took "a couple of months" to share this. To me this is not riggys protocol, he would have shared this earlier. Like the next day or at the next council meeting.

He has a judicial track record...

9/25/2016 05:26:00 PM  

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