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  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and benefits along with a massive retroactive pension increase that has cost local taxpayers untold millions of dollars and helped drive our unfunded pension liability to more than a quarter-billion dollars.
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...

    Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...

    Costa Mesa council discusses proposed $24.7M employee contract

    It was a "long haul" full of "spirited talks" among Costa Mesa council members that eventually led to a greater understanding of what was at stake. That is how Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger described the nearly yearlong negotiation process between the...

    Supervisors move toward open negotiation law

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that officials say will make often-contentious and opaque labor contract bargaining processes more transparent. The Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance —...