Attack on middle class families in Costa Mesa

Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement Wednesday regarding the massive city employee layoffs by the City of Costa Mesa:"The right-wing Republican extremists who are leading the assaults on working people in Wisconsin have hit home locally, attacking working families in Costa Mesa. "Two weeks ago, the Republican majority on the Costa Mesa City Council issued pink slips to half of the city's workforce, in spite of the Council's own studies that showed this misguided agenda will cost taxpayers more for outsourced services than for keeping the city's workforce. "One thing is clear - the City Council made a clear choice putting political ideology over the best interests of the people of Costa Mesa. The actions of these Republican elected officials run counter to their responsibility to promote public safety, operational efficiency and cost effectiveness. "The Los Angeles County Democratic Party strongly condemns the Costa Mesa City Council's blatant disregard of the city's interests. LACDP proudly stands with the people of Costa Mesa as they battle this latest Republican attack on working men and women. We urge all Californians to join the fight by visiting and sign up to fight back against these dangerous layoffs. Together, we can stop this extreme attack on our state and our middle class families."

********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50