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  • Survey: Majority of voters want pension reform now

    More than 60% of Orange County voters think local pension reform needs to happen now, according to a survey released this week on behalf of the Assn. of California Cities. Probolsky Research, a Newport Beach-based polling firm, surveyed 325 Orange County...
  • Lifeguards in hot water

    Lifeguards in hot water
    He could be working in any major Southern California hospital, with his master's in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and bachelor's from UCLA. Instead, Kevin Selna, 33, chose a different public health setting: the beach. Selna, who patrols...
  • Solorio's fairgrounds bill passes Assembly

    Legislation that seeks to keep the Orange County Fairgrounds in public hands cleared a major legislative hurdle Wednesday. The state Assembly voted in favor of Assembly Bill 35, which would allow the O.C. Fair Board to share the fairgrounds' revenues...
  • Community Commentary: Common sense needed to help right Costa Mesa

    "Don't be afraid to see what you see." — President Ronald Reagan It is my hope — and more importantly, the community's hope — that our employee associations help restore Costa Mesa's fiscal health and return it to being a model of...
  • Expert: Costa Mesa must address pensions

    COSTA MESA — A financial consultant advised the City Council this week to change its spending habits and address mounting pension costs. At issue is the poorer-than-expected performance by the California Public Employees' Retirement System...
  • Mailbag: It's time oust to school board over 'scandal'

    I can see that we have reached a new set point in our tolerance of scandal. Buried within the unfolding story about new charges being brought against the superintendent of schools is a disclosure that another of Jeffrey Hubbard's appointees from his...
  • 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...
  • Mansoor criticizes Brown's plan

    COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) on Tuesday expressed dismay with the lack of pension reform in Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cutbacks. This week, Brown unveiled a plan to cut $12.5 billion in spending and get closer to...
  • Pension liability concerns officials

    NEWPORT BEACH — Officials here like to boast about the city's recent AAA bond rating, and how its finances are on a sound footing. But when it comes to its employees' pensions, Newport, just like governments across the country, is in bad shape....