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  • 41 more layoff notices issued

    COSTA MESA — The employment picture in Costa Mesa grew fuzzier Thursday, with city leaders initiating the second phase of its proposed outsourcing plan and issuing 41 new layoff notices because of employee seniority rights. With the latest batch of...
  • Employee association files complaint against Costa Mesa

    In an effort to block the possible layoffs of 213 city employees, the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. has filed a complaint with the Orange County Superior Court, according to a news release issued by the group Monday. The complaint includes a request for...
  • City Council approves fireworks sale extension

    COSTA MESA — For the uninitiated, Costa Mesa's City Council meeting Tuesday night could have been overwhelming. In about two hours of public comments, seemingly every city hot-button issue in the last year was touched on by residents and business...
  • Judge denies injunction request for now

    At the injunction junction Wednesday afternoon, a judge found that stopping Costa Mesa's outsourcing was not her function. At least not yet. For the time being, Orange County Superior Court Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann has denied a request for a...
  • Community Commentary: Councilmen fed well while on the job

    During the past few City Council meetings, Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Gary Monahan, Eric Bever and Steve Mensinger have all bellyached about having a full plate even though their jobs are part-time. What we didn't know was they were feeding at the public...
  • College board votes to reduce its pay

    The Coast Community College District trustees cut their own pay while asking district employees to do the same as part of an effort to tackle a $3-million budget deficit next fiscal year. The five trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to cut their monthly...
  • Community Commentary: Don't believe City Hall's spin on finances

    In March, when the City Council majority decided to send layoff notices to nearly half the workforce, they told the public that they had no choice and that the city was on the brink of insolvency. The councilmen's budget projections changed depending on...
  • Monahan to seek fifth term

    COSTA MESA — Mayor Gary Monahan said his toughest year as an official didn't dissuade him from a life in public office. In fact, he said, it has encouraged him to seek reelection. "OK, so I'm crazy. I admit it," Monahan joked Friday, explaining his...
  • City hires labor lawyer for employee contract talks

    COSTA MESA — The city has retained a labor lawyer to negotiate with employee groups – a departure from the way it once negotiated with workers. "This is a way to even the field for the taxpayer, hiring a negotiator," said city spokesman Bill...
  • Trial date set in employees' lawsuit

    COSTA MESA — A lawsuit filed in May by city employees hoping to stop the proposed mass layoffs has tentatively been scheduled for April 9, city officials confirmed Friday. The complaint by the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. argues that the City...
  • Community Commentary: Let's not be hasty about charter city decision

    Late Tuesday evening, at the tail end of the Costa Mesa City Council meeting, after most observers had left and local reporters had already filed their stories, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer dropped a bombshell ("Chart city request proposed," Nov. 3)....
  • Council proposes efforts to fill budget gap

    NEWPORT BEACH — The City Council on Tuesday used its second of three planned budget study sessions to discuss laying off workers, outsourcing maintenance and merging the Utilities and General Services departments. Officials are discussing plans...