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  • Commentary: Councilman fails to justify need for charter

    Re: "Bell-Costa Mesa comparison is irresponsible," (Aug. 19): Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger's unprovoked comment about community organizer Saul Alinsky seems to be an attempt to distract the reader from the fact that he did not directly address the similar patterns and events associated with the problematic charter city of Bell and Costa Mesa's charter efforts.
  • Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law

    Costa Mesa repeals anti-solicitation law
    The Costa Mesa City Council this week repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets. The council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to scrap the ordinance without discussion. Costa Mesa's anti-solicitation law,...

    Mailbag: Why the different treatment of Adams and Anderson schools?

    Re. "Parents at odds over grade-school fencing," (Nov. 13): As a neighbor of Adams Elementary School (and parent of three Adams "graduates"), I opposed fencing off the school campus from the neighborhood. Adams is situated in a quiet, idyllic park-like...

    Commentary: Keep public comments at beginning of the meeting

    Costa Mesa residents have long valued their three minutes to publicly comment at City Council meetings. During the alloted time, they have an opportunity to ask a question, make a complaint or share a concern. Many have made dinner for their families,...

    Ban on hookah lounges extended

    The Costa Mesa City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved extending a moratorium on new hookah lounges in the city. On Nov. 5, the council approved a 45-day moratorium on the smoking establishments, though a city official said Tuesday that wasn'...