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  • 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...
  • 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: Mansoor says farewell as mayor

    Community Commentary: Mansoor says farewell as mayor
    While I was a student at Estancia High School, I never expected that I would become mayor of Costa Mesa. It has been a great honor and a tremendous learning experience, and I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to serve my neighbors. I am...
  • Higher costs for unions

    Some Newport Beach city employees will contribute more to their pension costs, the city announced Tuesday, as City Hall and non-public safety unions agreed on a new contract. Amid looming unfunded pension obligations, the city sought concessions from its...
  • Captain put on leave plans to retire

    After nearly 32 years on the force and being put on leave last month along with the chief of police for an undisclosed reason, Costa Mesa police Capt. Ron Smith plans to retire. Smith told the Daily Pilot on Tuesday that he intends to file for...