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  • Readers Respond: Will outsourcing hurt or help Costa Mesa?

    The Costa Mesa City Council may vote tonight on outsourcing many city functions, including fire and emergency medical services, park maintenance, building inspection, street maintenance and animal control. If approved, nearly 200 employees could receive...
  • Council approves more than 150 layoff notices

    Council approves more than 150 layoff notices
    COSTA MESA — In a 4-1 vote just before midnight Tuesday, with Wendy Leece dissenting, the Costa Mesa City Council approved issuing more than 150 layoff notices to city employees. "This has been coming on for a long time, and we're coming to a point...
  • 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...
  • Candidate forum is less about issues

    NEWPORT BEACH — In the absence of controversial issues, Newport Beach City Council candidates tried to position themselves Wednesday night on their backgrounds and conservative credentials. A candidate forum hosted by the Speak Up Newport...
  • Sounding Off: City expenses must be controlled

    Last December I sat down with my wife, Jennie, and asked her thoughts on a possible campaign for the Newport Beach City Council. Much to my surprise, she approved with one caveat — I had to advocate for our son Eddie's generation. After nine...
  • City: To chip in, or not to?

    COSTA MESA — In an effort to help close the budget deficit, City Hall executives are considering whether to pay for a portion of their medical premiums next year. Costa Mesa covers the medical premiums for its five City Council members and 21...
  • Community Commentary: Incident is about union's dislike for me

    Editor's note: This corrects the date and number of commuters in the first paragraph. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 3,200 commuters sat in an unnecessary traffic jam because the Costa Mesa Police Department decided to run a sobriety check point at a primary...
  • It's A Gray Area: Set yourself free from government interference

    If you want to have a great and stimulating experience, read David R. Henderson's book "The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey" (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002). In this wonderful, insightful and easy-to-read book, the author engages us in...
  • Councilman wants to cease union negotiations

    COSTA MESA — Councilman Eric Bever has called on his fellow council members to cease negotiations with the city's employee unions until after the November election. Bever, who announced his decision to temporarily suspend his participation in...
  • Police air Righeimer's past

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa Police Assn. ratcheted up its rhetoric against City Council candidate Jim Righeimer on Tuesday by launching a website critical of his financial woes in the 1990s and his record as a city planning commissioner. Paid...
  • Police Assn. gives survey

    While civil service pay and pensions are frequent targets for criticism by political candidates in and outside of Costa Mesa, that's not all local police are focusing on when considering who to endorse, according to a questionnaire from the Costa Mesa...