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  • Commentary: Council's action will save affordable housing for seniors

    I called Jean Forbath after her commentary ("Rent hikes at Bethel Towers will hurt seniors," July 10) appeared in the Daily Pilot and told her that she had drawn the wrong conclusions from staff writer Joseph Serna's article about the City Council's...
  • Commentary: Keep out-of-town lobbyists out of Costa Mesa

    Re. Commentary: Vista ruling benefits local governments, residents (July 13): I was stunned to see the press coverage provided to Kevin Dayton, a paid lobbyist with ties to building and contractor groups. Under the guise of being an independent adviser,...
  • Mailbag: McCarthy favors a flawed city charter

    I am always disappointed when I read a letter on the Forum page by Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy, his most recent being "Candidate is wrong about charter cities (July 10)," and now I see what a...
  • Commentary: McCarthy's anti-union piece missed the mark

    Re. "Commentary: Candidate is wrong about charter cities," July 11: Costa Mesa City Council candidate and Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy's commentary is chock-full of the kind of false and misleading statements and half-truths that give...
  • Cassity: Let's create a nonprofit to cover city's pension costs

    Always wishing to be kept informed about issues that affect America, I signed up to receive periodic email updates from the president of the United States as he campaigns endlessly in an effort to win reelection. I started receiving two or three...
  • Proposed pay raise to police reserve officers prompts debate

    A nearly $6 raise proposed for Costa Mesa's police reserve officers quickly turned into a political debate Tuesday night when the public and council members sparred over how the city has cut down the police department in the last two years. The raise...
  • Business tax change pushed off two years

    It will be at least another two years before Costa Mesa residents can vote on adjusting the city's business license tax. The City Council this week failed to agree on a proposed change for the November ballot. "I think trying to get this together for...
  • Commentary: In this scenario, Goliath is the unions

    Wendy Leece, my City Council colleague, recently wrote about the "grassroots movement" that's formed to oppose the proposed city charter and improvement it brings. Let me take her assertions one by one. "It is truly a David vs. Goliath battle about...
  • Commentary: Charter opponents are grass-roots people, not partisans

    Re "Commentary: City's unions are Goliath," March 11: Councilman Steve Mensinger's attacking Councilwoman Wendy Leece? Really? We are a grass-roots group. Steve, there are a great many citizens of Costa Mesa who are angry with the way you are doing...
  • Commentary: Pension discussion must compare apples to apples

    There has been a lot of rhetoric lately about the "outrageous" pensions being paid to some retired public employees, and the "ridiculously" high compensation being paid to some Costa Mesa city employees. These claims deserve closer scrutiny. One of the...
  • Commentary: Can Costa Mesa afford $300,000 firefighters?

    Last month, I wrote about the city of Costa Mesa's pension recipient list and pointed out that the number of city employees earning six-figure pensions had increased by nearly 50% in just one year. On the heels of that news, the city has now published its...
  • Commentary: McCarthy put politics ahead of pension facts

    The most interesting feature of Colin McCarthy's commentary, "Can Costa Mesa affords $300k firefighters?" isn't that he gets so much wrong, but that he describes himself with such humility. At the end of his essay, published in Sunday's Daily Pilot,...