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Interior Policy

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  • Commentary: Pact with employees will save Costa Mesa millions

    During our two City Council meetings in September, the public will get to weigh in on the merits of a labor agreement that our general employees recently ratified. After that, the City Council will vote on whether to approve it. It took more than a...
  • Grand jury data on pension liabilities paint varied pictures

    In a report aiming to evaluate how cities are being affected by pension liabilities, the Orange County Grand Jury called for area cities to make more budget information readily available. Lacking the desired data, the 2013-14 group tried to use its...
  • Commentary: No simple solution for unfunded pensions

    Editor's note: Attorneys John Stephens and Tim Sesler, two members of Costa Mesa's Pension Oversight Committee, asked the Daily Pilot to publish the panel's findings and recommendations. The committee put together a series of three articles, titled...
  • Contract gives police raises, increases pension contributions

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with police that includes raises over the next three years in exchange for employees paying more toward their retirement. The Newport Beach Police Assn., which covers about 180 sworn...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Commentary: Newport is fiscally sound, and council intends to keep it that way

    Two years into a four-year Newport Beach City Council term, it is not unusual for me to still feel like "the new guy." But in those two years, I've had opportunities to contribute to many city committee and council efforts and have added to my existing...
  • Commentary: City of Newport Beach is fiscally sound

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved another balanced budget for the coming fiscal year. This is the latest in a long line of balanced budgets. Even during the depths of the recession, we were able to keep providing good services without dipping into...
  • Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel

    Officials, owner disagree on running of Sandpiper Motel
    Mike Lin knows his motel is not the best lodging choice in Costa Mesa. Customers at the Sandpiper Motel, he said, cannot expect five-star service from a one-star or "no-star" establishment. After all, the Sandpiper is not, unlike the Westin, within...
  • Newport considers outsourcing lifeguard services

    Newport Beach is looking into outsourcing lifeguard services on one of its busiest stretches of coastline. City staff will be accepting proposals this month from groups interested in patrolling Corona del Mar State Beach, which is currently watched over...
  • Union, county reach accord

    A union representing more than 400 Orange County workers has approved a new labor agreement with the county, extending its term to June 11, 2015. The Alliance of Orange County Workers — which ratified the agreement last month following a lengthy...
  • CdM residents: Do not outsource lifeguards

    Outsourcing lifeguards at Corona del Mar State Beach would be "salt in the wounds" of a neighborhood that's still smarting from changes in trash-collection services, according to the head of the Corona del Mar Residents Assn. "We're trying to get our...
  • Crime drops 12% in Costa Mesa

    Crime in Costa Mesa dropped by more than 12% in 2013 with steep declines in thefts and burglaries leading the way, according to statistics provided by the Costa Mesa Police Department this week. However, moderate increases in rapes and robberies were...