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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...
  • 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...
  • 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)....
  • Community Commentary: This City Council makes a charter risky

    I read with interest the Nov. 3 Daily Pilot article by Joseph Serna "Charter city request proposed." It was unsettling to learn that the stated reason Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer wanted to pursue a city charter, rather than remaining a general law...