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  • DP 103 [Corrected]

    DP 103 [Corrected]
    1.) Jim Righeimer. Costa Mesa's mayor pro tem led an unapologetic charge to restructure the city with layoffs, pension reform and the creation of a proposed city charter, making him the target of organized labor and a hero of reform-minded conservatives...
  • Community Commentary: Council majority wants to pull wool over our eyes

    The Costa Mesa City Council's proposed charter amendment is just another attempt to force its self-interested political agenda on the city. If there is anything we have learned since the council first attempted to lay off half the city's employees, it's...
  • College District looks to close budget gap

    COSTA MESA — Coast Community College District officials took a first stab at closing a $7.6-million budget gap next year with off-the-cuff ideas that avoid workforce reductions. The District Budget Advisory Committee, comprised of district and...
  • Community Commentary: Actually, city should work with union

    Re. "Unions should work with city," Community Commentary (Sept. 15): Why not have the title read, "City should work with unions"? When the City Council starts ruling with an iron fist from the very beginning — the 206 layoff notices — how...
  • 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...
  • Community Commentary: I'm thankful for our wronged city employees

    There are many things for which I'm thankful, as we approach Thanksgiving Day this year. As always, my wonderful and patient wife of more than 44 years is right at the top of my list. She makes my life special with her love and support in all that we do....
  • Costa Mesa gives new date for employee layoffs

    The earliest that Costa Mesa employees could be laid off as part of widespread outsourcing is Jan. 6 — nearly four months past the initial date when workers were told they could be let go, city officials said Monday. The layoffs are part of a broad...