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  • Mailbag: Public employee pensions not the problem

    Re. "Sounding Off: Cuts needed to balance city's budget" (Colin McCarthy, Forum, Jan. 31): In a recent opinion piece, Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy expressed legitimate concerns about the long-term health of Costa Mesa's budget. Just as other...
  • Community Commentary: Taxpayers should demand pension reform

    California's unfunded pension obligations — the elephant in the room — are estimated to run as high as $425 billion. While the Democrats ignore the issue, the pension obligations threaten to obliterate the state budget for years to come and...
  • Mansoor introduces bill to stop pension bargaining

    Editor's note: This adds the attribution in the third paragraph. COSTA MESA — Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, who never shied away from a policy battle as mayor of Costa Mesa, now is proposing state legislation that would remove collective bargaining...
  • Community Commentary: Pay council minimum wage without benefits

    Health-care benefits for City Council members have become controversial, one of the few issues that has united both the right and the left (although for different reasons). There are multiple levels of the controversy. The most basic question is whether...
  • Irvine City Council disagrees with grand jury findings

    IRVINE — The City Council on Tuesday night approved a letter addressed to the Orange County Grand Jury that disagreed with the jury's findings that Irvine council members are among the highest paid countywide. The countywide compensation study...
  • Leece seeks council cutbacks

    COSTA MESA — Councilwoman Wendy Leece wants her peers to join her in reducing the City Council's salaries and benefits. The largely symbolic gesture proposed for Tuesday's council meeting would net little in savings, but Leece hopes it will show...
  • Community Commentary: Collective bargaining not a bargain for Costa Mesa residents

    Collective bargaining. Sounds innocuous, doesn't it? After all, it's just a term for when a bunch of nice people get together, form a union or association, and then lend each other their group authority and the weight of their numbers to extract...
  • Costa Mesa releases compensation report

    COSTA MESA — Open-government advocates described the city's Tuesday release of a 27-page document listing compensation packages for all City Hall employees as among the most detailed reports they've ever seen. "They're to be congratulated," said...
  • One job, six days, 682 applicants

    COSTA MESA — The duties aren't glamorous and neither is the pay. An entry-level office specialist — who answers phones, files, copies and faxes — could expect to make between $15.70 and $21.04 an hour at the Costa Mesa Sanitary...
  • School board to vote on budget, union contract

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified school board on Tuesday night is slated to vote on a final $255-million budget that maintains programs and employee salaries. Nearly 85%, or $198.8 million, of the budget consists of employee salaries and...
  • City Council OKs contracts with two law firms

    COSTA MESA — The City Council on Tuesday approved contracting with one law firm to see the city through its workforce outsourcing effort, and a second law firm to defend those contentious outsourcing plans in court. In a 3-1 vote, the council...
  • Council approves more oversight of Visit Newport Beach

    NEWPORT BEACH — After an audit found that the city visitors bureau was spending public funds without many controls, the City Council approved a contract Tuesday that strengthens its oversight of the private group. The council will now appoint a...