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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...
  • Righeimer: I'll propose calling off the layoffs

    Righeimer: I'll propose calling off the layoffs
    Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Monday that he plans to propose canceling the layoffs of some 200 city employees during Tuesday's City Council meeting. He expressed a desire to work alongside the employee associations to see where...
  • Righeimer proposes rescinding layoffs

    The driving force behind Costa Mesa's sweeping austerity measure to lay off city workers called for guidance Tuesday night in rescinding the move. Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer asked city CEO Tom Hatch at the City Council meeting about the next steps...
  • Council withdraws layoff notices

    The Costa Mesa City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow city staff to begin rescinding the remaining 70 layoff notices that, when first called for in March 2011, amounted to 213, or about half the city's workforce. Jim Righeimer, who was...
  • Commentary: Council should have made Leece mayor pro tem

    Tuesday night was the Costa Mesa City Council's first meeting with the newly elected and re-elected members. In light of Measure V's sound defeat and Councilman Gary Monahan's skin-of-the-teeth re-election — not to mention the mere 125-vote...
  • 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...