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Job Layoffs

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  • 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...
  • City Hall hires columnist for contract

    COSTA MESA — As City Hall works to emerge from the throes of a public relations crisis brought on by planned layoffs, budget problems and a suicide at the civic center, officials announced that they have hired Daily Pilot columnist William Lobdell...
  • Mayor: Costa Mesa could lay off cops

    COSTA MESA — More than 20 sworn police officer positions could be eliminated as part of the austerity measures sweeping City Hall, city officials said Wednesday. City and police officials said talks on restructuring the department continually focus...
  • Orange city manager critical of Costa Mesa

    In a memo meant to reassure his employees, the city manager of Orange questioned and criticized the way Costa Mesa City Hall issued layoff notices to nearly half of its workforce, according to a copy of the letter obtained Thursday by the Daily Pilot. "I...
  • Costa Mesa investigates police dispatch center

    COSTA MESA — A high-ranking city official confirmed Thursday that the city's legal counsel has completed an investigation into whether police dispatch center employees acted busier than usual when a city councilman toured the facility last month....
  • It's A Gray Area: Governments need to outsource services

    My Aug. 12, 2007, column recommended that all governments pass sunset laws requiring each of their agencies to receive a positive vote every six or seven years from their legislatures in order to be funded again. The government would abolish the agency if...
  • Apodaca: Will layoffs keep council awake at night?

    In my long career as a journalist — much of it spent as a business reporter — I covered many stories involving job losses. These stories inevitably contained lots of figures: the number of employees cut, percentage of workforce terminated,...
  • Costa Mesa Outsourcing Debate: It's time to take back Costa Mesa

    Editor's note: The Daily Pilot has decided to publish opposing commentaries on Costa Mesa's outsourcing plans. Wednesday's print edition features arguments against the proposal from Geoff West, publisher of A Bubbling Cauldron , a local blog. Thursday's...
  • Union ad targets Costa Mesa mayor

    COSTA MESA— Election season may be over but a group of Costa Mesa residents and the county employee union have set their sights on the city's mayor by airing a critical ad on local TV and online. In the one-minute spot, paid for by the Orange...
  • Costa Mesa budget gap could reach $15M

    COSTA MESA — The city could face a budget shortfall of up to $15 million next fiscal year, depending on how much deferred maintenance the City Council wants to address from previous years, Chief Executive Tom Hatch said in an e-mail to employees....
  • Poll: Most voters don't want Costa Mesa to outsource

    COSTA MESA — A majority of residents oppose a cost-saving plan to lay off nearly half of the city's workers and replace them with contractors, according to a poll that itself has come under fire because outsourcing opponents paid for it. About 59%...
  • Finance officials: High pension estimates are subjective

    COSTA MESA — The ballooning pension cost estimates that City Council members are using to rationalize their dramatic restructuring and layoffs efforts hinge almost entirely on a single, negotiable premise, according to city finance department...