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  • Hatch to chamber: City must restructure

    COSTA MESA — Economic reality, not political ideology, is driving the city's dramatic restructuring, city CEO Tom Hatch said during a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning. In his talk, "Costa Mesa: A Renaissance in Progress," Hatch told...
  • Commentary: Union wants city to break the bank

    I was interested to read the latest fictional spin piece by Orange County Employees Assn. mouthpiece Jennifer Muir on Costa Mesa's financial situation ("Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances," Oct. 22). Ms. Muir contends...
  • City hires labor lawyer for employee contract talks

    COSTA MESA — The city has retained a labor lawyer to negotiate with employee groups – a departure from the way it once negotiated with workers. "This is a way to even the field for the taxpayer, hiring a negotiator," said city spokesman Bill...
  • Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point

    Gov. Jerry Brown deserves a nod for proposing moderate reforms to California's public pension system. And because his 12-point plan is essentially an opening offer to the legislators and voters who would need to approve his proposals, we'd like to ask the...
  • Community Commentary: Daily Pilot editorial made too many sweeping generalizations

    Re. "Editorial: Brown's pension reforms a good starting point," Oct. 30: "Public pensions were created to give public servants a larger stake in their jobs than any bribe could replace." It's startling to read such a forthright statement in an America...
  • Mailbag: Public employee pensions not the problem

    Re. "Sounding Off: Cuts needed to balance city's budget" (Colin McCarthy, Forum, Jan. 31): In a recent opinion piece, Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy expressed legitimate concerns about the long-term health of Costa Mesa's budget. Just as other...
  • Community Commentary: Taxpayers should demand pension reform

    California's unfunded pension obligations — the elephant in the room — are estimated to run as high as $425 billion. While the Democrats ignore the issue, the pension obligations threaten to obliterate the state budget for years to come and...
  • Mansoor introduces bill to stop pension bargaining

    Editor's note: This adds the attribution in the third paragraph. COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, who never shied away from a policy battle as mayor of Costa Mesa, now is proposing state legislation that would remove collective bargaining...
  • Council looks to contract out services

    The list is long and the jobs are many, but presumably so are the savings. On Friday afternoon, the Costa Mesa city clerk added a last-minute addition to next week's City Council agenda: a notice to all employees in 18 city services that come council...
  • Readers Respond: Will outsourcing hurt or help Costa Mesa?

    The Costa Mesa City Council may vote tonight on outsourcing many city functions, including fire and emergency medical services, park maintenance, building inspection, street maintenance and animal control. If approved, nearly 200 employees could receive...
  • Council approves more than 150 layoff notices

    Council approves more than 150 layoff notices
    COSTA MESA — In a 4-1 vote just before midnight Tuesday, with Wendy Leece dissenting, the Costa Mesa City Council approved issuing more than 150 layoff notices to city employees. "This has been coming on for a long time, and we're coming to a point...
  • Mailbag: Coverage of vote was 'superficial'

    Your account of Tuesday night's Costa Mesa City Meeting, ("Council set to OK layoff notices) in Wednesday morning's Daily Pilot, from my perspective as an attendee, seemed rather superficial and certainly did not reflect the contentious tone of the...