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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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 —...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Union objects to COO over elections

    Leaders of Orange County's largest labor union are calling for the reassignment of the county's chief operating officer, who they say can't objectively oversee a department recently moved under his purview. Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny, who...
  • 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...
  • Mesa Water OKs labor pact

    Board members for the Mesa Water District approved a new labor agreement this week that will have the district's union membership contributing to its pensions. The contract for the 32-member employee association stipulates that by December 2017, the...
  • Mailbag: Turn off field lights by 8 p.m.

    I read with interest "Neighbors complain about field use," (Feb. 14). Residents of the Monticello and Newport Landing homes in Costa Mesa complain about the noise and lights from the Vanguard University sports complex continuing daily until 10 p.m. I...
  • 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...
  • County files complaint against union official

    County officials have filed an assault complaint with police and are attempting to bar a union leader from future contract negotiations following an alleged altercation during a meeting at the Orange County Employees Assn.'s Santa Ana headquarters last...