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  • Costa Mesa council expands fire outsourcing to other public agencies [Corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The city will entertain offers from other public agencies that want to partner with or absorb the Fire Department while City Hall continues to discuss contracting with the Orange County Fire Authority. Suggesting that the OCFA's...
  • 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...
  • City report: Pham, though hardworking, struggled with emotional problems

    COSTA MESA — Huy Pham, the Costa Mesa city maintenance worker who committed suicide in March, struggled with emotional problems in the months before his death, according to his personnel file. The records, which became public after he died, were...
  • Editorial: Leave kids out of Costa Mesa fight

    We support the vigorous public debate taking place over Costa Mesa's future. The City Council majority and the employee associations should hash out how to address the budget crisis and pension obligations, whether through layoffs, outsourcing, sharing...
  • Letters From The Editor: Show respect on anniversary of Pham's death

    March 17, 2011, will always be remembered as the flash point in the battle of Costa Mesa. That was the day a city employee ended his life. It was impossible to ignore the time — layoff notices were rolling out — and the place — City...
  • Costa Mesa employee lawsuit delayed

    The trial date for a lawsuit seeking to block a City Council decision to lay off Costa Mesa workers and replace them with contractors has been delayed. The trial set for April 9 in Orange County Superior Court was rescheduled for July 24, according to...
  • Agenda debate suggests a highly divided City Council

    COSTA MESA — Earlier this month Councilman Eric Bever suggested the city stop lone council members from putting items on the agenda. Doing so, however, would have further isolated Councilwoman Wendy Leece, the only person on the council opposed...
  • Costa Mesa officials consider counsel to help with layoffs

    COSTA MESA — Outsourcing will dominate Tuesday's City Council meeting, with the city looking to approve two legal services contracts related to possibly replacing city workers. More than six months since the council first approved replacing more...
  • Community Commentary: Council cannot justify legal, PR costs

    The hypocrisy that has become the hallmark of the Costa Mesa City Council majority was reinforced repeatedly at Tuesday's council meeting. While continuing to cry poor about the city's financial condition, the majority voted to authorize unlimited...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: Union should be working with the city [Corrected]

    Several months ago, I wrote a piece about the Orange County Employees' Assn.'s fierce and unrelenting attack on our great city. At the time, I encouraged the union to become part of the solution and stop the petty bickering and name-calling. After all,...
  • Community Commentary: Actually, city should work with union

    Re. "Unions should work with city," Community Commentary (Sept. 15): Why not have the title read, "City should work with unions"? When the City Council starts ruling with an iron fist from the very beginning — the 206 layoff notices — how...