In an instant everything changed. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives that day, thousands more in the ten years that followed.
The Costa Mesa City Employeesâ€™ Association (CMCEA) is deeply saddened by the recent loss of one its members. Huy Pham, a 29-year old maintenance worker for the City of Costa Mesa, was tragically killed as a result of a suicide on March 17, 2011 when he jumped off the roof of City Hall shortly before 3:30 p.m. Pham was employed with the city for four and a half years before his death, and is remembered by many of his colleagues as a hard-working and talented employee who always had a smile on his face.
While I will agree that spending $350,000 at a time of a major budget crisis and while we are laying off workers is ill advised and a bit out of sync with reality; I’m not sure that one out of four County Supervisors objecting really makes it a controversy.