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  • City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities

    City fight pits ideology against fiscal realities
    First in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * The Ruhls are a throwback to simpler times. The sweet smell of fresh-baked coffee cake drifts out their front door. Their tidy Mission Viejo townhome's bathroom is stocked with wholesome...
  • Commentary: The charter is flawed; I will debate it

    Re. "Commentary: I challenge Katrina Foley to a charter debate," Forum, (Aug. 16): I am voting no on Measure V, the proposed city charter, because it is a poorly written power grab by the three-person majority on the City Council who invites fraud,...
  • Newport earns high bond ratings

    The city of Newport Beach received high financial marks in a report released Monday. New York and London-based analytics research agency Fitch Ratings gave the city an AA+ for its infrastructure improvement bonds and AAA, an overarching assessment...
  • Pension obligation estimates differ greatly

    Second in a series about Costa Mesa's political battle. * Costa Mesa's estimated pension costs could climb by about $3 million over the next five years, according to a recent estimate released by the city. That figure stands in stark contrast with...
  • 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...
  • Harlan: Exploiting DUI call harms Costa Mesans

    Does anything more need to be said or written about the bizarre incident involving Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and the 911 call alleging his erratic driving as he made his way home from Skosh Monahan's the evening of Aug. 22? Unfortunately,...
  • 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...