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  • Mailbag: Residents should write Costa Mesa's charter

    On Tuesday night (actually, at 1:30 Wednesday morning) the Costa Mesa City Council voted 3 to 1 (Councilwoman Wendy Leece voting no; Mayor Gary Monahan absent) to submit a proposed city charter to the voters. They voted to use the draft charter that...
  • Community Commentary: Costa Mesa government counters negativity with rescue

    It's been almost a year since the current Costa Mesa City Council took the reins of city government and managed to turn it upside down with bogus claims of financial catastrophe, pension calamity and rumors of municipal bankruptcy. The past 11 months...
  • Costa Mesa ends fiscal year with $3.8M surplus

    COSTA MESA — The city finished the 2010-11 fiscal year $3.8 million in the black, thanks to better-than-expected sales tax receipts and cuts to city programs and staffing levels, city officials said. Going into budget discussions over the summer,...
  • Community Commentary: Mayor's piece riddled with errors

    Two weeks ago, as I was riding back to the firehouse from an emergency response call, a man pulled up on the passenger side of the truck, signaling me to roll down my window. When I did, he delivered the international symbol of ultimate displeasure,...
  • Trustee urges repeal of state law

    COSTA MESA — A Newport-Mesa school board trustee on Tuesday night urged the community to speak out against a new law that in her words goes against the fiduciary responsibility districts have to taxpayers. Trustee Martha Fluor asked residents to...
  • City, labor officials debate at a diner

    NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting across from each other with only a carousel of condiments and a bowl of crackers between them, Costa Mesa Councilmen Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger faced off against organized labor officials at an unlikely place: Coco's...
  • Judge signs written ruling halting Costa Mesa layoffs [Corrected]

    COSTA MESA — An Orange County Superior Court judge has signed an injunction halting the sweeping layoffs planned for Costa Mesa City Hall until after a court case on the matter is heard. The Friday ruling comes after Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann's...
  • 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...
  • 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...