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  • Friends of the Library: A central library on our horizon?

    Glimmers, at last, of a dream come true! On Jan. 31, the Costa Mesa City Council's study session included planning for the next five years. In that planning is a Library Master Plan for Costa Mesa, and a marker for debt financing to pay for a new...
  • Council OKs workers' pension changes

    The Costa Mesa City Council approved a reformed pension model for the city's nonpublic safety workers this week that could save the city millions compared in the long run, according to a city staff report. About 185 workers in the Costa Mesa City...
  • Costa Mesa wish list would require $81 million [Corrected]

    Costa Mesa would need $81 million in additional revenue to complete a list of spending projects over the next five years. That's according to the wish list the council created last month to prioritize and execute the city's needs and wants. "Even though...
  • Mailbag: An open letter from new schools chief

    It is with respect and commitment that I have accepted the responsibility and confidence that you have entrusted in me to serve as the interim superintendent and to facilitate the process for the selection of a new permanent superintendent for the...
  • Commentary: Cities, workers can hash out good pension plans

    Recently the Concordia Center for Public Policy hosted a program on managing pension costs. Rapidly escalating pension expenses have dominated the news and forced the issue to the top of every local government agenda. The rapid increase in pension...
  • Commentary: Council is steering Costa Mesa away from ruin

  • We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa

    We run 'a different offense' in Costa Mesa
    Third in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * For him, local politics is like the Cold War. Costa Mesa City Councilman Steve Mensinger equates the City Council with the Reagan administration and the public employee associations with the USSR....
  • Newport council poised to OK law affecting public works projects

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday is likely to pass an ordinance exempting public works projects from a prevailing-wage requirement. The change would allow construction companies to bid on city jobs without paying their workers the state-...
  • Costa Mesa police get 2,000 job applicants

    Although almost 2,000 applicants have applied for positions in the Costa Mesa Police Department, the City Council says it won't hire until the police officer association agrees to a second-tier pension plan. The department has two openings and expects...
  • Save Our Youth loses executive director

    Save Our Youth has laid off its executive director amid recent financial hardship, officials said. Eliminating Trevor Murphy's position is one of several ways the Costa Mesa-based nonprofit has scaled back its expenses after a major donor withdrew his...
  • Mailbag: Mensinger needs to check his facts

    Re. "Commentary: Unions, not workers partly to blame," Sept. 6: The appointed Costa Mesa city councilman's portrayal of firefighter Mike Ruhl's pay, pension, etc., is somewhat vague and perhaps misleading. While Steve Mensinger is correct in his math...
  • Commentary: My 'Contract with Costa Mesa'

    After a recent Costa Mesa candidates' forum, I received many calls from residents who indicated they did not learn enough from the candidates and what they stand for. I would like to be the first to publicly state my views and opinions. I refer to this...