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  • Commentary: City needs 'leaders' not 'healers'

    Our upcoming election offers a clear choice for Costa Mesa. Will we empower the union-supported candidates ("the Top 3") or continue with the reform-minded candidates ("the 3Ms)? The stakes are significant. No doubt, we were greatly impacted by the...
  • Council candidates talk city issues

    Council candidates talk city issues
    Seven of the eight Costa Mesa City Council candidates answered questions ranging from their stances on a city charter to recovery homes at a forum Thursday. The Eastside Costa Mesa Neighbors' Group, which organized the event at the Neighborhood Community...
  • Commentary: Average Costa Mesa salary is too high

    The average total compensation for Costa Mesa city employees in 2011 was $146,863. A substantial portion of that amount was for pension contributions. For those of you who are average taxpayers, let that sink it. The median Costa Mesa household (more...
  • Commentary: Candidates' policies are harmful to public safety

    I am a longtime resident and retiree from the Costa Mesa Police Department. Despite the fact that I have been a lifelong Republican, and despite that I believe in fiscal conservatism and balanced budgets, I cannot support the candidacy of the "3Ms": City...
  • Police challenge campaign mailer's claims

    Costa Mesa police officers are challenging the accuracy of critical statements made about them in a campaign mailer produced in support of two City Council candidates. The mailer sent by the campaigns for Councilman Steve Mensinger and Planning...
  • Commentary: The '3Ms' put taxpayers ahead of labor

    The voters of Costa Mesa have a clear choice to propel this great city forward. Planning Commission Chairman Colin McCarthy and City Councilmen Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan are improving this city in a fiscally responsible manner, seeking to...
  • Measure V opponents raise nearly $500K

    In its efforts to defeat Measure V, organized labor has continued to raise and spend far more than the proponents of the proposed city charter initiative, campaign finance records show. As of Oct. 23, the latest date for which disclosures are available,...
  • Commentary: Campaign flier misstated facts about police

    On Oct. 25, veteran police officer Jess Gilman retired, leaving a huge void in our local schools — a void that cannot be filled because the City Council refuses to allow the police chief to staff the Police Department adequately. As a result,...
  • Costa Mesa fight heads into the final round

    For the "City of the Arts," the most talked-about ticket hasn't been to a Segerstrom stage; it's been to the political theater spreading from the Council Chambers off Fair Drive and beyond. Costa Mesa — population 111,000 — faces an...
  • Tony Petros prepares to take office

    Tony Petros prepares to take office
    Tony Petros waited a long time to make his break into politics. The 52-year-old businessman and incoming Newport Beach District 2 City Councilman said his wife, Kristen Caspers Petros, didn't want him to take the plunge — so he didn't. "Her father...
  • Commentary: A vote for the '3Ms' is a vote against unions

    Costa Mesa voters have a clear and simple choice this election. Vote for the 3M candidates: Councilman Steve Mensinger, Planning Commission Chair Colin McCarthy and myself, Councilman Gary Monahan. We believe in public employee pension reform and...
  • Commentary: Despite what critics say, I support our police

    Since announcing my candidacy for the Costa Mesa City Council, I have visited some 1,500 households and attended 46 neighborhood coffees over the course of this campaign. The vast majority of people I have met and with whom I have spoken to care deeply...