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  • Court upholds Costa Mesa injunction

    An injunction prohibiting the city of Costa Mesa from outsourcing services to the private sector will remain in place until an employee lawsuit is resolved, a three-judge panel ruled Friday. William Bedsworth, Eileen Moore and Richard Aronson from the...
  • Commentary: Wu is wrong about so-called 'men of action'

    Re. Wu: Charter gives 'men of action' right tools," (Oct. 6): Columnist Jack Wu referred to a business mentor's advice, not a political mentor. Political decisions can have many unintended, negative consequences beyond those usually considered in...
  • City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities

    City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities
    First in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * The Ruhls are a throwback to simpler times. The sweet smell of fresh-baked coffee cake drifts out their front door. Their tidy Mission Viejo townhome's bathroom is stocked with wholesome...
  • Pension obligation estimates differ greatly

    Second in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * Costa Mesa's estimated pension costs could climb by about $3 million over the next five years, according to a recent estimate released by the city. That figure stands in stark contrast with...
  • More layoffs proposed for Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa is looking to lay off four employees and eliminate 11 vacant positions to balance next year's proposed budget. Though the city ended last fiscal year with a $3.8-million surplus and projected in March to end this fiscal year with an extra...
  • Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe

    Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe
    John Conser of Costa Mesa, a designer and builder of the Conser 47 catamaran, greeted David Pollitt, proud owner of the Conser 47, Shearwater, upon David's completion of a three-year, solo circumnavigation around the world. "Congratulations, David, on...
  • Commentary: Council agenda is harming public services

    Re: "More layoffs planned for Costa Mesa" (June 13): Reports on Costa Mesa councilmen's decisions, in this case the "need" for more layoffs, usually tuck in an obligatory quote from Orange County Employees Assn. spokeswoman Jennifer Muir. What needs...
  • Costa Mesa budget moves toward approval

    More than a year's worth of policy decisions are coming full circle Tuesday when the Costa Mesa City Council will likely approve a budget that is heavy with infrastructure spending. What started as a budget surplus and became a deficit is now...
  • Costa Mesa council approves balanced budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council has approved its second consecutive fiscal year budget, a $132-million balanced financial blueprint of the council majority's priorities of smaller government and greater infrastructure spending. Boasting a $20-million...
  • City Council addresses bike parking

    It will soon be illegal to secure your bicycle to any public buildings, light poles or traffic signals in several of Costa Mesa's parks, according to an ordinance approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The ordinance takes aim at what the city's...
  • Commentary: Court decision illustrates charter dangers

    On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled in a split decision that Vista's charter permitted the city to pay nonprevailing wages to build two fire stations ("Ruling: Charter can set wages," July 3). The court's decision illustrates three of the...
  • Mailbag: McCarthy favors a flawed city charter

    I am always disappointed when I read a letter on the Forum page by Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy, his most recent being "Candidate is wrong about charter cities (July 10)," and now I see what a...