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Compensation and Benefits

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  • Commentary: Learning the language of public pensions

    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 that seek to...
  • Mailbag: Unions shouldn't be seen as pariahs in political races

    Re. "Lincoln Club rescinds endorsement of Curry," (May 14): The conservative Lincoln Club of Orange County no longer supports Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry in his run for the Assembly because he broke a pledge to reject political donations...
  • Top Newport-Mesa officials get raises

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees have approved a 6% salary increase for the superintendent and five executive cabinet members. The board voted 6 to 0 on Tuesday night to approve pay increases for Supt. Fred Navarro; Paul Reed, the deputy...
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Generous pensions drive CMPD retirements

    Have you heard of Costa Mesa's scandal de jour? Since 2012, 26 of our police officers have left. Most have simply retired. News flash: A retirement providing an officer 90% of his highest annual salary at age 50 will encourage early retirement. It's...
  • Commentary: Newport outsourcing hurts workers, everyone else

    Not too long ago, this nation fought the bloodiest of all its wars to abolish the inhumane institution of "involuntary servitude," also known as slavery. In its day, the protagonists for slavery justified this heinous practice as a necessary key to...
  • Newport considers laying off 25 workers

    NEWPORT BEACH — In a move to stave off rising pension costs and save money for capital improvement projects, Newport Beach officials may lay off 25 workers and eliminate 30 vacant positions. City Manager Dave Kiff proposed cuts Thursday that...
  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....
  • The debate goes on

    COSTA MESA — At one point during the Feet to the Fire forum discussion on Monday night, Orange County Employees Assn. General Manager Nick Berardino questioned the heart and wisdom of having city employees work on proposals to contract out their own...
  • Costa Mesa officials agree to union audit of finances

    In the latest development in the Costa Mesa outsourcing debate, city officials announced Wednesday they will cooperate with an outside audit commissioned by the Orange County Employees Assn. City Chief Executive Tom Hatch said he will open the books so...
  • Community Commentary: Official clears up lifeguard services comments

    The comments attributed to me in a recent article concerning beach safety were not exactly in the correct context ("Off-Season Lifeguards may be Reduced," April 18). I was asked about service levels during prolonged periods of times at the beach. There...
  • Costa Mesa pension consultant present at Tuesday meeting

    Costa Mesa residents will be able to question city staff and pension experts at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon about the city's future retirement obligations. The City Council is holding a budgetary briefing study session to go over how the latest...