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  • Board vote opens union negotiations

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials opened negotiations with the teachers' union this week. The school board Tuesday unanimously voted to start talks with the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, which sent an initial proposal in a November...
  • Coast district to add 15 to faculty

    After years of cost cutting and stagnant hiring, the Coast Community College District will hire 15 full-time faculty members in the next school year. Board trustees have discussed increasing full-time faculty since September, when they tasked Chancellor...
  • Mesa Water OKs labor pact

    Board members for the Mesa Water District approved a new labor agreement this week that will have the district's union membership contributing to its pensions. The contract for the 32-member employee association stipulates that by December 2017, the...
  • Mailbag: Turn off field lights by 8 p.m.

    I read with interest "Neighbors complain about field use," (Feb. 14). Residents of the Monticello and Newport Landing homes in Costa Mesa complain about the noise and lights from the Vanguard University sports complex continuing daily until 10 p.m. I...
  • Union objects to COO over elections

    Leaders of Orange County's largest labor union are calling for the reassignment of the county's chief operating officer, who they say can't objectively oversee a department recently moved under his purview. Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny, who...
  • 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 —...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Community Commentary: Firefighters should contribute more toward their pension costs

    I wanted to set the record straight on the city of Costa Mesa's labor negotiations with the Costa Mesa Firefighters Assn. about how much, if any, our firefighters should pay toward their own pensions ("Contract talks disputed," Nov. 17). There have been...
  • Community Commentary: Charter proposal not best for city

    In response to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer's Dec. 3 letter ("Community Commentary: Why Costa Mesa should become a charter city") on why Costa Mesa should become a charter city, I have the following comments. Contrary to Costa Mesa's history of thriving,...
  • Pension fight docks in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach's public employee unions and city officials normally keep quiet about contract disputes — a more restrained, "Newport" way of doing business. Not this time around. As police, firefighter and lifeguard contracts expire at the end of...
  • Draft charter limits wage increases [corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The City Council could not give itself a raise or increase city workers' benefits without voter approval, according to a draft city charter introduced Tuesday. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly said...
  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...