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  • Costa Mesa's latest budget surplus: $6 million

    Costa Mesa's general fund for the previous fiscal year is showing at least a $6-million surplus, officials announced in a news release this week. The amount comes from a preliminary audit for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which ended in June. Final audit...
  • Commentary: Cities should support early childhood education

    Re. "The Crowd: Spreading awareness of children's needs," (Sept. 18): When I read the story about National Child Awareness Month, I saw the potential for organizations like its sponsor, the Festival of Children Foundation, to be leaders in helping...
  • Commentary: It's time to stop overspending in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach Councilman Mike Henn's recent commentary about the city's finances is worthy of a response ["Commentary: Prepayment of debt would trigger financial penalties," Sept. 15]. His condescending reference to education and ignorance is...
  • Commentary: Toll lanes go against the spirit of Measure M funding

    There has been a lot of discussion about whether toll lanes will reduce traffic and travel time on the 405 Freeway, and that is a worthy discussion. Today, I would like to approach it from another perspective — truthful and efficient use of tax...
  • Newport council members defend handling of city finances

    As in most cities, campaign signs have multiplied on lawns and street poles in Newport Beach. Knocks at the door have become expected. A candidates forum seems to occur every few days. Among the pamphlets and speeches, strong critiques of recent...
  • Commentary: Property tax split would drive business from state

    As the California Legislature adjourned for the year this past week, ominous clouds began to appear on the horizon, casting a shadow over the fiscal future of our state. Los Angeles joined San Francisco and more than 80 cities and school districts to...
  • Coast College district sees budget increase for second year

    The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $243 million budget — about $5 million higher than last year's spending plan. The 2014-15 budget, which Vice Chancellor Andy Dunn presented to the board Tuesday night,...
  • Biz News: Firehouse Subs opening in Costa Mesa

    A fast-casual sandwich chain is scheduled to open in Costa Mesa next week. Firehouse Subs will open Monday at 2701 Harbor Blvd., in the Mesa Verde Center anchored by Vons, according to a news release. It is the Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain's first...
  • Commentary: Some FAQs about Costa Mesa pension liabilities

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Commentary: Prepayment of debt would trigger financial penalties

    There is an old saying: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." In the recent candidate forums, we have seen candidates display ignorance of the facts that would be truly expensive to all Newport Beach residents. Fact No. 1: Newport Beach'...
  • 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...