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  • Proposal to tackle Costa Mesa's pension debt to be considered

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will consider a plan to take a small bite out of its pension debt by making a series of early payments that could save the city $12 million. By paying $25 million to fire department employees' pension fund faster...
  • Grand jury charges man with stealing investment money

    A Newport Beach man allegedly secured millions of dollars in investments for his company and instead blew the money gambling in Las Vegas, according to a grand jury indictment. William Knox is charged with six counts of wire fraud for taking loans to...
  • Mailbag: A pointed take on a holiday poem

    'Decking Costa Mesa City Hall' 'Twas the holiday season at Costa Mesa City Hall, Closed sessions 'o plenty, council meetings to stall. Council photos are hung, in the lobby; we stare — With hopes that next year, new pics might be there....
  • Kaiser sixth-graders losing science time

    For Nathan Peters, a Kaiser Elementary School sixth-grader, science is more than just a class he attends each day. The specialized curriculum at his school provides him the opportunity to do things like build a solar oven and cook hot dogs and s'mores...
  • Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

    In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available. Lacking the desired data, the 2013-14 group tried to use its...
  • City lauded for 'Costa Mesa Minute,' financial reporting

    Costa Mesa recently won awards for its public-access programming and financial reporting. The "Costa Mesa Minute" show won a Golden Hub of Innovation award from the Assn. of California Cities, Orange County. The show took first place in the Technology...
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • Commentary: Newport is fiscally sound, and council intends to keep it that way

    Two years into a four-year Newport Beach City Council term, it is not unusual for me to still feel like "the new guy." But in those two years, I've had opportunities to contribute to many city committee and council efforts and have added to my existing...
  • Irvine Council approves budget, term limits measure

    Presented with operating costs of just over $157 million for the coming fiscal year, the Irvine City Council voted unanimously in favor of its second straight balanced budget proposal. The 2014-15 proposal presented earlier this week reflects an...
  • Council set to vote on $140-million budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to adopt a $140-million budget that includes about $19 million worth of capital-improvement projects. Funding for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins in July, marks an increase of 6.3%, or $8.3...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should add to reserve funds

    After reading Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's commentary, "City is gaining on its most serious issues" (May 28), I had to comment on some omissions. Righeimer likes to take credit for the improved city budget, but he fails to mention that an improved...
  • Costa Mesa budget is higher, still balanced

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved 3 to 2 a nearly $140-million balanced budget for the next fiscal year, with some disagreement arising from last-minute changes to the capital improvements funding. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger won inclusion of three...