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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Looking for a stocking-stuffer?

    It is the holiday season, and books are always a wise choice for friends and family. The Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries bookstores have many inexpensive gift solutions to choose from. Although recently published, like-new books may be as much as...
  • Pension panel meets with fund official

    A nearly four-hour meeting on Costa Mesa's public pension plans Wednesday brought modest debate to the fore of what's been called an "out-of-control" financial situation for taxpayers. The city's Pension Oversight Committee met with Kerry Worgan, a...
  • Commentary: Contract negotiations are now more transparent

    "We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....
  • Charter committee re-examines council pay

    In a reversal, the committee tasked with drafting a charter for Costa Mesa on Wednesday decided to re-examine the compensation of City Council members and edged toward giving them a to-be-determined fixed stipend. The Costa Mesa Charter Committee had...
  • Save or spend? City has $7.1-million surplus

    A cautious Costa Mesa council is urging that the city not spend all of a $7.1-million budget surplus and instead shore up its reserves. Three of the five council members met Tuesday — Mayor Jim Righeimer and Councilman Gary Monahan were absent...
  • Charter Committee fine-tunes language

    As of now, Costa Mesa's proposed city charter does not have language clarifying how the City Council can personally interact with city staffers over administrative affairs. The decision to leave it out came after a 5-4 vote Wednesday night by the...
  • Commentary: Educators' pension plans at risk too

    Unfunded public employee pensions and city bankruptcy filings are daily news. Why do cities make headlines when our local Orange County schools are at risk to the tune of $6.2 billion? If you don't believe me, check out http://www.calpers.ca.gov and...
  • It's A Gray Area: Federal pensions no longer make any sense

    There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation Congress receives. So I did some research at http://www.About.com and called the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives at (202) 225-7000. Senators and representatives...
  • Commentary: Underfunded pensions must be dealt with

    I recently read a claim that underfunded pension obligations for city employees were imaginary. Consider the following hypothetical, which is analogous to what's facing thousands of public employees in the California Public Employee Retirement System...