Costa Mesa group urges City Council to rescind layoffs

COSTA MESA — Costa Mesa residents released an ad today focusing on the misplaced priorities in Costa Mesa.

From their press release this morning:

A group of concerned citizens, Repair Costa Mesa, is calling on the City to rescind layoff notices issued to 213 employees last week.

“It’s time for Mayor Monahan start listening to the residents who elected him and immediately rescind the layoff notices at the next City Council meeting,” resident Greg Ridge said.

The group released an ad, available at


Repair Costa Mesa is a group of concerned citizens and community leaders who have joined together to protect our City from the City Council members’ misplaced priorities.

  0 comments for “Costa Mesa group urges City Council to rescind layoffs

  1. Phil
    March 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

    A group that LIES about the facts! Costa Mesa has not “fired 200 employees” Mr. Ridge needs to get his facts straight before he gets sued. The City issued layoff notices to half of its employees as required by the union contracts which mandate a 6 month notice before any layoffs. Not a single employee has been laid-off and certainly no on has been “fired.” If you want to start a website, at least do your research! This group is a JOKE!

    • Kathy
      March 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      It is not a joke to the over 200 employees who were laid off. Contracting those jobs out is not going to save the city money, most of the “contracts” are not even up and running, and as a citizen of Costa Mesa, I am out raged by the mayors cavalier attitude on the day it ALL went down. One of my neighbors worked for the city and now he doesn’t. Called it laid off or fired, he’s out of job. We’d save more by taking away the city council members pensions for their sort term, part time jobs. Nobody is laughing. Well, maybe you are.

  2. Ed
    March 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Is there a recall effort for the city council members? It is even legally possible to recall? How can I volunteer?

  3. billy jean
    March 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    The joke is the 4 Amigos not getting there facts rite. Riggy going on TV and stating they know future 5 year projections of Calper’s(which don’t give more than 1 year projections) and that every laid off employee will be offered a job. Shame on you this kind of dishonest politics need to stop today… Shame on you…

    • Dan
      March 31, 2011 at 6:26 am

      Additionally, offering a laid off / fired / outsourced / ect. employee a “contract” position that pays a fraction of their former salary is not really a legitimate offer at all. If you for example make $25 an hour, being offered a position with the private contractor for $8.75 is more of an insult than a help. All that is gained is the political “thugs” get to wave a banner saying that you got a job after all, while the employee would have been better off on unemployment….great plan!