Re: the Councilman Steve Mensinger/blogger Geoff West debate on outsourcing ("Costa Mesa Outsourcing Debate," March 29): That's a debate on outsourcing? I read Mensinger's well-reasoned piece on outsourcing, and it was full of facts and figures, just as one might expect from someone who is logically calling for a certain course of action. Then, I read the contra piece by West and found no facts. It was just an over-emotional regurgitation of past events. There was no logic. There were no reasoned arguments. It was just silly.
Maybe West shouldn't be faulted. There really are no facts to support his position, which seems to be just keep the status quo. Then again, West's overblown and shrill adjectives not only add nothing to the debate on outsourcing; they also add nothing to the discussion of the root issue about what to do about the ocean of red ink we have.
Perhaps you think I'm being too harsh? If so, imagine you are on the City Council. Then go back and take his column apart and see if you can find any facts that would help you make a reasoned decision about how to right the upside down financial ship that is Costa Mesa. Has he given you — as a council person — any facts upon which you can act to fulfill your fiduciary responsibility to the citizens of Costa Mesa?