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Costa Mesa Police Chief Quits in Protest to Tea Partiers in City Council

I posted a diary not long ago about the vandalism at one costa mesa councilman’s house, that possibly was done by an associate of the republican councilman to cast blame on unions.

Here’s the latest in Costa Mesa, via the LA Times..…

Costa Mesa’s police chief resigned abruptly Monday, leaving behind a blistering four-page memo that calls the City Council majority “unethical and immoral” and accuses them of manufacturing a fiscal crisis in order to slash the city’s workforce by nearly half.

By day’s end, Costa Mesa City Manager Tom Hatch announced he had already hired a replacement for Chief Steve Staveley and angrily condemned the departing chief’s memo as “unprofessional” and “potentially libelous.”

Click the link, and give it a read…

Costa Mesa Councilman Blames Unions For Vandalism At His House…

A Costa Mesa councilman said on his Facebook page that he believes union supporters vandalized his home.

But a city spokesman later said Steve Mensinger does not plan to file a police report on the incident, which comes as the councilman and other city officials are making controversial cutbacks and layoffs at City Hall, according to the Daily Pilot.

“On a sad note of story that will not appear in the L.A. Times, our family was visited by a group of union supporters sometime last night,” Mensinger wrote in a status update.

In Claremont, a college professor spray-painted anti-semitic slurs on her own car to attract attention. Might we have another example right here?

Jennifer Muir, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Employees Assn., responded to Mensinger’s Facebook post by denying that the OCEA had anything to do with the vandalism of Mensinger’s property “These accusations are ludicrous,” Muir wrote in an e-mail to the Daily Pilot. “We would never do such a thing, and we would never condone it.”