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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Council looks to contract out services

    The list is long and the jobs are many, but presumably so are the savings. On Friday afternoon, the Costa Mesa city clerk added a last-minute addition to next week's City Council agenda: a notice to all employees in 18 city services that come council...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Care program survives

    Care program survives
    COSTA MESA — Now that the California budget has been passed, a local child-care program can depend on $286,000 that will help pay for teacher salaries and the rent at three Orange County locations. Childs-pace, carried out daily at the Costa...