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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Council should listen to interim chief's opinion

    Given the new City Council majority is moving with maximum haste to dismantle Costa Mesa's public safety infrastructure, it is important to take the time to understand some of the implications for the safety and security of our city. In the interest of...
  • Righeimer: Budget hinges on 'what if'

    Editor's note: This adds the last two paragraphs. COSTA MESA —The city has no plans to buy new vehicles during the next fiscal year, but as Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer sees it, Costa Mesa must replenish its fleet replacement fund even if that...
  • Community Commentary: Reform police pay, pensions

    I must confess at the outset of this piece that I am one of those Costa Mesa taxpayer activists. I'm one of a growing list of residents who are looking deeper at how our city spends money, peeling the layers away from the onion and not liking what we see!...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • Newport lifeguards agree to scaled-down benefits

    After a maelstrom over their generous compensation packages, Newport Beach lifeguards bowed to pressure from city leaders who sought to scale back their pension benefits. The City Council on Tuesday is slated to approve a new contract with the full-...