Why is it necessary to mislead us? (updated)
If the proposed City Charter poses danger to Costa Mesa, shouldn’t we be able to see that danger if we read it? In this CM4RG website’s post, WHY THE CHARTER IS A BAD DEAL FOR COSTA MESA , why do I see propaganda, disinformation, and fear mongering instead of rational argument? (http://www.cm4rg.org/why-version-3-of-the-charter-is-a-bad-deal-for-costa-mesa/)
Attorneys vs. who?The CM4RG post I’m using is attributed to Terry Koken, a Costa Mesa resident who speaks frequently at Council meetings. He is not listed as an attorney. According to the August 27 issue of the La Canada Valley Sun:
The city is exempt from the provisions of all California statutes regulating public contracting and purchasing insofar as such contracting and purchasing are solely within local control and are municipal affairs, except as provided by this Charter, City ordinance, by agreement approved by the City Council, or as otherwise required by applicable law.