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  • City, labor officials debate at a diner

    NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting across from each other with only a carousel of condiments and a bowl of crackers between them, Costa Mesa Councilmen Jim Righeimer and Steve Mensinger faced off against organized labor officials at an unlikely place: Coco's...
  • Judge signs written ruling halting Costa Mesa layoffs [Corrected]

    COSTA MESA — An Orange County Superior Court judge has signed an injunction halting the sweeping layoffs planned for Costa Mesa City Hall until after a court case on the matter is heard. The Friday ruling comes after Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann's...
  • Costa Mesa council expands fire outsourcing to other public agencies [Corrected]

    COSTA MESA — The city will entertain offers from other public agencies that want to partner with or absorb the Fire Department while City Hall continues to discuss contracting with the Orange County Fire Authority. Suggesting that the OCFA's...
  • Leece seeks council cutbacks

    COSTA MESA — Councilwoman Wendy Leece wants her peers to join her in reducing the City Council's salaries and benefits. The largely symbolic gesture proposed for Tuesday's council meeting would net little in savings, but Leece hopes it will show...
  • City report: Pham, though hardworking, struggled with emotional problems

    COSTA MESA — Huy Pham, the Costa Mesa city maintenance worker who committed suicide in March, struggled with emotional problems in the months before his death, according to his personnel file. The records, which became public after he died, were...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa officials consider counsel to help with layoffs

    COSTA MESA — Outsourcing will dominate Tuesday's City Council meeting, with the city looking to approve two legal services contracts related to possibly replacing city workers. More than six months since the council first approved replacing more...
  • Community Commentary: Council cannot justify legal, PR costs

    The hypocrisy that has become the hallmark of the Costa Mesa City Council majority was reinforced repeatedly at Tuesday's council meeting. While continuing to cry poor about the city's financial condition, the majority voted to authorize unlimited...
  • City Council OKs contracts with two law firms

    COSTA MESA — The City Council on Tuesday approved contracting with one law firm to see the city through its workforce outsourcing effort, and a second law firm to defend those contentious outsourcing plans in court. In a 3-1 vote, the council...
  • 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...