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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa projects a $3.3-million deficit

    COSTA MESA — A projected $3.3-million deficit in the city's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2011-12 must be closed without having to dip into reserves or else the City Council won't approve the spending plan, Costa Mesa leaders said Wednesday....
  • Community Commentary: Out-of-context facts trivialize budget crisis

    The Daily Pilot published a letter ("Councilmen fed well while on the job") Thursday from Jennifer Muir, a spokeswoman from the Orange County Employees Assn. She claimed that Costa Mesa City Council members were "feeding at the public trough —...
  • Community Commentary: Be part of the solution, not the problem

    In the past few months, Costa Mesa residents have been forced to endure lie after lie from the Orange County Employees Assn. in its sordid effort to stop fiscal reform in our great city. First, it was the negative attack ads against the mayor that preyed...
  • Newport Beach firefighters' overtime at issue

    NEWPORT BEACH — As the city debates budget cuts, some council members have called into question firefighters' overtime pay. The fire operations division, which includes firefighters and paramedics, exceeded its overtime budget by about $1 million...