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  • Commentary: Mensinger is wrong on several counts

    I have read "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change," by Mayor Pro Tem Mensinger (July 4). Mensinger implies, via a quote from a French politician, that the mayor has been repairing a faulty Costa Mesa. It is very concerning that Mensinger thinks...
  • Council to continue motel discussion

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to examine a proposed ordinance that would place more restrictions on motels that want to house long-term occupants. Last month the Planning Commission recommended the new guidelines, which would...
  • Commentary: Proposed charter comes with great risk. Benefits? Unknown

    Re: "Costa Mesa is undergoing revolutionary change" (July 3): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger boasts of the newly proposed charter, but I want to provide a charter committee member's perspective on the questionable rationale, content and process used to...
  • Commentary: Motels should clean up their acts or leave town

    Costa Mesa is paying the price of poorly run businesses that have become crime centers. The so-called problem motels hurt their neighbors, both business and residential, and are costly to all of the city's residents. They decrease property values, raise...
  • Council moves toward new motel standards

    Council moves toward new motel standards
    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would require motels to seek new permits and maintain new standards if they wish to house long-term tenants. While supporters argued that the rules would help make...
  • Law aimed at campaign signatures moves forward

    An ordinance barring county employees from gathering campaign signatures in the workplace was pushed forward Tuesday. The Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a 4 to 1 vote, decided to send the measure to a second reading. Supervisor John Moorlach...
  • Commentary: Council rules are stifling public comment

    Residents are being silenced in Costa Mesa. People like James H. Bridges. Bridges is a kind gentleman who regularly attends our City Council meetings. Because of hearing loss and other disabilities, he sits in the front row, and it is easy for me to...
  • County approves site for year-round shelter

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to buy a site in Santa Ana for a year-round emergency shelter — filling what homeless advocates have long called a gaping hole in services, but also drawing ire from neighbors of...
  • Newport officially seeks U.S. high court's help

    Newport Beach on Thursday officially submitted a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether an ordinance discriminates against residents of sober-living homes. The petition is the latest move in a legal battle that has been waged since...
  • What Costa Mesa residents want: Walkable streets, recycling

    Costa Mesa officials on Wednesday hosted their latest effort to include residents in the process of developing plans for the city's parks, open spaces, recreational needs and natural resources conservation. By the end of the evening session, held in the...
  • Wasting water can cost you $500

    Wasting water can cost you $500
    While state water regulators approved fines of up to $500 per day to encourage California residents to turn off the tap, several local Orange County water agencies don't have plans to dole out the punishment just yet. However, that doesn't mean that...
  • Commentary: Ending homelessness requires a multipronged approach

    I have been a Costa Mesa resident for eight years. My wife and I purchased a home here because we fell in love with Costa Mesa's character. Maintaining and building this character are central to the message of my campaign for City Council, and it is...