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  • Commentary: City charter could lead to costly elections, lawsuits

    We all agree that there is a major problem with the underfunded public pension obligations in Costa Mesa and that something needs to be done. We do not all agree on the solution, and some have sought to make corrections through the proposed charter, Measure O on the November ballot.
  • Commentary: Consultant is obfuscating Newport financial data

    While Newport Beach's issuance of debt for the Civic Center and park occurred in November 2010, before I was even on the council, political consultant Dave Ellis' slate of City Council candidates (who never said a peep for four years) now question whether...

    Commentary: Charter would give Costa Mesa autonomy from state

    Costa Mesa has $228 million in unfunded pension liability, money we owe to past and present city employees. At present employee costs, including pension liability payments, consume more than 80% of our city's annual income, with pension costs...

    3 questions: Where Costa Mesa City Council, Orange County Board of Supervisors and State Assembly candidates stand on the issues

    Costa Mesa City Council One incumbent and eight challengers are running for two spots on the five-member council. The Daily Pilot asked each candidate the same three questions: 1) Based on the decisions of this most recent council, do you think this...

    Commentary: Costa Mesa would be harmed by a city charter

    Pensions, pensions, pensions. Isn't it interesting that Costa Mesa is embroiled in political controversy that, in a microcosmic sense, reflects exactly what is going on throughout the nation? The conflict is simple. Conservatives continue to...