The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the City of Costa Mesa’s attempt to overturn an injunction blocking the City from laying off more than 100 City employees and outsourcing their jobs to the private sector.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
It’s a small victory in the fight against the myth that outsourcing critical services is a panacea for municipal budget woes, but a victory none the less. On Monday, the Huntington Beach City Council decided against moving forward with a proposal to outsource the staff of the City Attorney’s office.
by Joe Hill • • 10 Comments
Leave it to the Costa Mesa City Council Majority led by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer to continue their quest to bull doze their outsourcing agenda, no matter what policies they violate.
by Joe Hill • • 8 Comments
In a meeting that ran until 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Costa Mesa City Council majority led by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer, voted to outsource street sweeping and jail services to private contractors.
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Geoff West at A Bubbling Cauldron has found another nugget of gold in the agenda for Tuesday night’s Costa Mesa City Council meeting. Apparently, the staff is recommending that the Council rescind the layoffs announced 13 months ago for the Costa Mesa Fire Department personnel.
by Chris Prevatt • • 9 Comments
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. At their meeting last night the Santa Ana City Council decided what the city would have to give up for Lent. On a 6-0 vote the City Council turned to ashes the 128-year history of Santa Ana’s independent Fire Department, outsourcing it to the Orange County Fire Authority.
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Leprechauns are known to be tricky little fellas, but sometimes just being the Mayor of Costa Mesas makes it easier to get what you want. Claims of finnancial crisis didn’t stop our favorite little Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan from getting a little strip of green laid out in front of his pub.