COSTA MESA — After spending weeks attacking City Council candidate Jim Righeimer's financial problems of the early 1990s, the city's police union is now targeting his voting record as a planning commissioner.
Righeimer called the shift from his personal to political record fair game. He had been highly critical of police for highlighting his failed real estate dealings online and with a mobile billboard.
"To talk about city issues is fair," Righeimer said.
A new mailer contains excerpts from three Daily Pilot articles that highlight Righeimer's views on two controversial issues in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Earlier this year, as commission chairman, Righeimer was part of a vote that approved electronic signs atop the Triangle Square shopping center.