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  • Judge dissolves injunction that blocked Costa Mesa layoffs

    With the dissolution this week of a preliminary injunction, Costa Mesa is one step closer to clearing the political battlefield that emerged when the City Council agreed to explore outsourcing city services. Orange County Superior Court Judge Luis A....
  • Judge terminates court order blocking Costa Mesa outsourcing

    Judge terminates court order blocking Costa Mesa outsourcing
    An Orange County city that found itself in the eye of a political firestorm after it explored whether to lay off nearly half of its workforce and replace it with private-sector employees is one step closer to repairing a fissure between workers and...
  • Accepting the challenges of politics

    Accepting the challenges of politics
    Fifth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Gary Monahan can't escape politics — not even during his morning commute. As the Costa Mesa councilman walks from his Eastside home to the...
  • Righeimer: Outsourcing, yes; layoffs, no

    Talks of outsourcing's potential for Costa Mesa are again making their way through the civic dialogue, but with one big exception from last time: no layoff notices. Mayor Jim Righeimer, in an interview published Thursday with the Orange County Register's...
  • `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'

    `I'm a big for-the-middle-class guy'
    Sixth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Billy Folsom grows his goatee distinctively long in memory of a fellow Costa Mesa employee whose suicide became the tragic emblem of a city in turmoil. In...
  • Mailbag: Council majority made the right pick

    Re. "Commentary: Council should have made Leece mayor pro tem," (Dec. 6): I've long admired Perry Valantine and his public service to Costa Mesa. But in chastising the council majority for not selecting Wendy Leece as mayor pro tem, I think he completely...
  • Harlan: Goodwill hunting in Costa Mesa

    In every city the built environment can be read as a narrative. Spaces, places and objects dotting the physical landscape tell stories that may evolve over time, but constantly reflect a community's core values. Iconic features — such as a...
  • City proposes 5% pay cut

    The city of Costa Mesa opened contract negotiations with its largest employee association this week by offering a 5% pay cut, a 5% increase in pension contributions and other sharp reductions in compensation that a workers' representative deemed...
  • Commentary: I see shades of Bell in Costa Mesa

    There are patterns of behavior and events associated with problematic city charters. Considering Costa Mesa's revived city charter efforts, it is important to recognize when these patterns are being repeated so that past mistakes can be avoided. These...
  • Commentary: Mayor's concept of 'normal' is not

    Re. "Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'" (Aug. 18): I read with concern Mayor Jim Righeimer's recent commentary in the Daily Pilot. As a longtime Costa Mesa city employee I share the mayor's sentiment — every City Council member,...
  • Workers present counterproposal

    Costa Mesa's municipal employee union presented a contract counteroffer Thursday that includes changes in pay, a reduction in sick time accrual and an increase in the employees' pension contributions. The proposed two-year Costa Mesa City Employees...
  • Employee union's complaint rejected

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week rejected the Costa Mesa municipal employee union's amended complaint in its lawsuit to prevent outsourcing of city jobs, but offered another chance to revise it in the coming months. Judge Luis A....