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  • Mailbag: Area clergy back Planned Parenthood

    We write as leaders of faith in Orange County who profoundly care about our community. As clergy, we have a unique perspective on the lives of women, men and families. In recent years especially, we've seen our congregants lose their jobs — and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...