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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...
  • 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...
  • CalPERS debate shows confidence, cynicism

    COSTA MESA — Like so much of the debate in the city to date, a public discussion on the costs of Costa Mesa employees' benefits was a mix of optimism and pessimism, some focused on worst-case scenarios and others confident the costs will be minimal....
  • Expected: Sales tax revenues up, but so are pension costs

    COSTA MESA — When the City Council discusses next year's preliminary budget at its May 17 meeting, the city is expected to reveal that sales tax revenues are increasing, but pension costs also are increasing faster than previously reported. Through...
  • Mansoor's collective bargaining bill dies

    COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor's proposed legislation aimed at stripping unions of collective bargaining for pension benefits died in a vote in Sacramento, his office announced Wednesday. Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) had introduced Assembly...
  • Mailbag: Why not have columns for other parts of Newport?

    We have many friends who live in the Corona del Mar area of Newport Beach, and we are frequently in the area, but I think it's a bit divisive for the Daily Pilot to have a column (Corona del Mar Today) that focuses only on this area of our town and not...
  • Community Commentary: Unions, city must find a responsible balance

    According to various news reports, organized labor wants to try to stop cities from getting on more of a business footing and from outsourcing high paying municipal jobs to the private sector. And it appears that organized labor, not only in Orange...