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  • 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...
  • Attendees voice outrage at City Council

    Attendees voice outrage at City Council
    COSTA MESA — When the council chamber doors were opened, voices from the outside burst in. From the outside, applause and hoots from inside the chamber echoed out. At City Hall, no matter where you were for Tuesday night's City Council meeting,...
  • No wrongdoing found in 'stink eye' case

    COSTA MESA — Accusations from a city councilman and a resident that police intimidated them during the November 2010 electoral season for supporting then-candidate Jim Righeimer were unfounded, an outside investigation concluded. In a letter to...
  • Costa Mesa official slated for new city manager job

    COSTA MESA — A Costa Mesa department head who recently received a layoff notice from the city is leaving the job to become city manager for Lawndale in Los Angeles County. Steve Mandoki, Costa Mesa's administrative services director, handed Chief...
  • Newport considers laying off 25 workers

    NEWPORT BEACH — In a move to stave off rising pension costs and save money for capital improvement projects, Newport Beach officials may lay off 25 workers and eliminate 30 vacant positions. City Manager Dave Kiff proposed cuts Thursday that...
  • Mailbag: A few things contributed to city's problems

    Who's to blame for Costa Mesa's woes? The bloggers are out in full force, blaming the current City Council for all of the problems with the budget. They are vilifying the current City Council, but there are numerous parties at fault in this scenario....