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  • Community Commentary: Union should be working with the city [Corrected]

    Several months ago, I wrote a piece about the Orange County Employees' Assn.'s fierce and unrelenting attack on our great city. At the time, I encouraged the union to become part of the solution and stop the petty bickering and name-calling. After all,...
  • 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...
  • Lobdell: Poor execution of an idea worth considering

    March Madness has already hit Costa Mesa. In a dizzying, four-day span beginning Feb. 25, the council placed a last-minute item on its agenda that proposed sending pink slips to nearly half of the city's employees. The only information given to the...
  • Council to study proposals for outsourcing fire services

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will discuss if an Orange County Fire Authority proposal to take over firefighting in the city can really lead to millions in annual savings. OCFA showed city officials three options to cover the...
  • City workforce faces layoff notices

    COSTA MESA — About 213 Costa Mesa employees — nearly half of the city's workforce — can expect layoff notices on Thursday, officials said. More than 90 firefighters, 50 city maintenance workers, 30 dispatchers and a dozen city jail...
  • Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall

    Costa Mesa city employee jumps to death at City Hall
    COSTA MESA — Not long after Costa Mesa began issuing layoff notices Thursday afternoon, a 29-year-old city maintenance worker in line to lose his job jumped to his death from the roof of City Hall, police said. Huy Pham, of Fountain Valley, hadn't...
  • City's layoff action 'like a sinking boat'

    COSTA MESA — Manila envelopes in hand, about 10 Costa Mesa employees walked out of the city maintenance offices Thursday with their heads hanging. "I'm let down," said Steve Bradford, 38, a city mechanic for almost 10 years. "You try and do a good...
  • Co-worker: Pham 'liked his job. This was his life'

    Co-worker: Pham 'liked his job. This was his life'
    COSTA MESA — His co-workers said from the time he punched in to the time he punched out, Huy Pham focused on one thing: doing his job, and doing it well. "You could see in his work how much he appreciated his job," said Daniel Jojola, who worked...
  • Religious leaders encircle City Hall in prayer

    Religious leaders encircle City Hall in prayer
    COSTA MESA — With heads bowed and the rain pouring over them, local church leaders and hundreds of congregants encircled Costa Mesa City Hall in prayer Monday. Representing numerous faiths, they prayed in a show of support as the city recovers...
  • Mayor's absence sparks unions' ire

    COSTA MESA — Mayor Gary Monahan has come under fire from employee associations for not showing up at City Hall last week after a maintenance worker expecting a layoff notice jumped from the roof and died. Monahan instead chose to continue...
  • Residents call for transparency, dialogue over layoffs

    COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa City Council needs to take its foot off the gas and rescind its layoff notices until it thoroughly researches what outsourcing city services could do to the budget, residents said at a press conference Tuesday. "Costa...