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  • Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe

    Mailbag: Catamaran took him around the globe
    John Conser of Costa Mesa, a designer and builder of the Conser 47 catamaran, greeted David Pollitt, proud owner of the Conser 47, Shearwater, upon David's completion of a three-year, solo circumnavigation around the world. "Congratulations, David, on...
  • Commentary: Council agenda is harming public services

    Re: "More layoffs planned for Costa Mesa" (June 13): Reports on Costa Mesa councilmen's decisions, in this case the "need" for more layoffs, usually tuck in an obligatory quote from Orange County Employees Assn. spokeswoman Jennifer Muir. What needs...
  • Costa Mesa budget moves toward approval

    More than a year's worth of policy decisions are coming full circle Tuesday when the Costa Mesa City Council will likely approve a budget that is heavy with infrastructure spending. What started as a budget surplus and became a deficit is now...
  • Costa Mesa council approves balanced budget

    The Costa Mesa City Council has approved its second consecutive fiscal year budget, a $132-million balanced financial blueprint of the council majority's priorities of smaller government and greater infrastructure spending. Boasting a $20-million...
  • City Council addresses bike parking

    It will soon be illegal to secure your bicycle to any public buildings, light poles or traffic signals in several of Costa Mesa's parks, according to an ordinance approved by the City Council Tuesday night. The ordinance takes aim at what the city's...
  • Commentary: Court decision illustrates charter dangers

    On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled in a split decision that Vista's charter permitted the city to pay nonprevailing wages to build two fire stations ("Ruling: Charter can set wages," July 3). The court's decision illustrates three of the...
  • Mailbag: McCarthy favors a flawed city charter

    I am always disappointed when I read a letter on the Forum page by Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy, his most recent being "Candidate is wrong about charter cities (July 10)," and now I see what a...
  • Business license fee increases to be proposed

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday will discuss a new fee structure for the city's business license tax. The council is expected to narrow down its options — a final decision isn't anticipated — and move closer to putting the proposed tax...
  • 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...