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  • 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...
  • Almost half of city work force gets pink slips

    COSTA MESA — City officials have crunched the numbers and determined that more than 200 Costa Mesa employees — or 43% of Costa Mesa's municipal workforce — could be laid off through outsourcing. Of the 472 full-time positions, 203...
  • Community Commentary: City Council should not 'jump the gun'

    Editor's note: This article appeared first on Councilwoman Wendy Leece's blog, OC Public Square, and is being reprinted with permission. Why are we such a great city? Because for more than 25 years outgoing City Manager Allan Roeder has been the leader,...
  • Commentary: Roeder has truly earned his way to retirement

    When Allan Roeder announced his retirement several weeks ago, it was like a punch in the gut to many of us in Costa Mesa who have admired him and his work for years. Over three dozen years with the city, including the last 25 as city manager, he created...
  • City Life: Sticker shock found in city payroll

    Most of the focus on Costa Mesa's budget cuts has been on the police and fire services. This is to be expected, for these are the two most important city services. But a closer look at the city's payroll reveals many surprising compensation packages,...
  • Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall

    Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall
    COSTA MESA — Not long after Costa Mesa began issuing layoff notices Thursday afternoon, a 29-year-old city maintenance worker in line to lose his job jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall, police said. Huy Pham, of Fountain Valley, hadn't...
  • School board boosts acting supt.'s pay

    Editor's note: This corrects the amount Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard is receiving per month while he is on leave. COSTA MESA — The school board has decided to make acting Supt. Paul Reed's temporary position more official and increase his salary by about...
  • Group wants people to follow the money

    COSTA MESA — Most in the room wanted to know how it came to this. The NCAA men's basketball Championship Tournament was on TV. Half of the place was roaring as Arizona upset Duke. But what made nearly 100 Costa Mesa residents ignore the Sweet...
  • 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...