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  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Commentary: Measure O would concentrate power, be risky for the city

    Re: Devin Lucas' commentary, "A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control," (Oct. 21): I am not affiliated with any union or employee association, but I still oppose the flawed and risky charter measure, known as Measure O. I oppose Measure...
  • Police management union endorses Hill, Toerge, Brown, Dixon

    The Newport Beach Police Management Assn., the union representing sergeants and lieutenants, has announced a slate of City Council endorsements in an open letter to the community. "The [association] does not normally make political endorsements,"...
  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and...
  • Costa Mesa council discusses proposed $24.7M employee contract

    It was a "long haul" full of "spirited talks" among Costa Mesa council members that eventually led to a greater understanding of what was at stake. That is how Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger described the nearly yearlong negotiation process between the...
  • Costa Mesa council considers nearly $25M union contract today

    A nearly $25 million employment contract with Costa Mesa's municipal employee union will go for City Council review Tuesday. The roughly 200-member Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. ratified the contract last month, but the deal still faces two public...
  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • Judge allows P.I. who tailed mayor to be deposed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a private investigator accused of harassing Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer by falsely reporting him for drunk driving in 2012 can be deposed under oath. Judge Gail A. Andler ruled Wednesday that...
  • Supervisors move toward open negotiation law

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that officials say will make often-contentious and opaque labor contract bargaining processes more transparent. The Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance —...
  • Board vote opens union negotiations

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials opened negotiations with the teachers' union this week. The school board Tuesday unanimously voted to start talks with the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, which sent an initial proposal in a November...
  • Coast district to add 15 to faculty

    After years of cost cutting and stagnant hiring, the Coast Community College District will hire 15 full-time faculty members in the next school year. Board trustees have discussed increasing full-time faculty since September, when they tasked Chancellor...