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  • Community Commentary: The new, conservative Europe

    Europe's Leftist elites championed the introduction of the euro to "increase political cohesion" by building on the "cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe." But according to Evans-Ambrose Pritchard of the London Telegraph, as a result...
  • City executives offer to pay more into pensions

    COSTA MESA — Some department heads have agreed to contribute more to their retirement funds, the city announced Friday. City CEO Tom Hatch and others will pay about 39% of their pension costs, up from 31%, assuming the City Council approves the...
  • Community Commentary: City's pension problem is only getting worse

    A local pension watchdog group has published its updated figures on municipal pensions, and the news for Costa Mesa is frightening. Costa Mesa's number of pension recipients whose pay exceeds $100,000 continues to grow — up nearly 50% in just...
  • City Life: Hubbard could be re-hired

    Bureaucracies are as predictable as sunrises. So it should not surprise anyone that the Newport-Mesa Unified trustees chose one former superintendent, Robert Barbot, to replace another former superintendent, Jeffrey Hubbard, who was recently convicted of...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Change is never going to be 'low stress'

    In his Dec. 8 letter to the Daily Pilot, Tom Egan wrote, "Do we really want to give [the Jim Righeimer-led council] more power [with a charter] to further tear up our low-stress city?" ("Mailbag: I disagree with commentary on C.M. charter"). "Tear up"?...
  • Commentary: Controversy of mayor pro tem is 'Orwellian'

    Only in an Orwellian world is a vote for the councilman whose majority side won this past election considered controversial. Yet, this is what the losing pro-union side now advocates. They claim that Councilwoman Wendy Leece — who pooh poohs the...
  • Steinberg: Time for a change

    "How many deaths will it take till they know, that too many people have died?" — Bob Dylan "Blowing in the wind" Professional football was shocked by the news that Kansas City linebacker Javon Belcher had shot his fiancĂ©e nine times, before...