Kevin Dayton wrote a letter in the Daily Pilot promoting himself as a principal with the self-styled Dayton Policy Institute in Sacramento. He professes to be some kind of authority on "prevailing wages." It takes only 30 seconds on Google to find out that Dayton is vice president of government affairs (euphemism for lobbyist) for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), a trade association of "non-union" construction contractors.
He used this letter specifically to demonize unions and deliberately misinform the public. What was a lobbyist for non-union construction contractors doing at a special City Council special meeting on making Costa Mesa a charter city? Why was he given a forum to espouse his virulent non-union views, with no time limit? Why was his real identity deliberately camouflaged by the council?