On Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council directed the city manager to rescind the remaining 70 layoff notices which were issued on March 17, 2011. The council’s decision made that earlier decision extinct. That decision, almost two years ago, launched a pitched battle between the Costa Mesa Employees Association, represented by Orange County Employees Association, and the council majority led by council member Jim Righeimer.
by Kathy Findley • • 1 Comment
I watched the Feet to the Fire forum with Katrina Foley and Jim Righeimer discussing Measure V, the proposed Costa Mesa city charter. A proposal that has taken the city from an already hostile living environment due to the hamfisted…
by Joe Hill • • 4 Comments
I know it’s early, hell the filing period hasn’t even closed yet, but Costa Mesa Planning Commissioner and City Council candidate Colin McCarthy is starting to show his sensitive side.
by Kathy Findley • • 23 Comments
One year ago today, the city of Costa Mesa issued 213 layoff notices to general and fire department employees. At approximately 3:30 in the afternoon Huy Pham, a 29 year-old maintenance worker, climbed the stairs to the roof of City Hall and jumped to his death.
by Editorial Staff • • 1 Comment
Tuesday was a bad day for the Costa Mesa City Council’s “Gang of Four.” In terms that Pop Warner booster and Councilman Stephen Mensinger might better understand, they fumbled on fourth down at the five-yard line.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
After two public hearings and a couple of town halls, the Costa Mesa City Council has thus far failed to yield to overwhelming public comment opposing the rush to place an initiative to make Costa Mesa a charter city on the June ballot. The final vote to place Righeimer’s Charter Folly before the voters happens tonight.
by Kathy Findley • • 6 Comments
The informational meeting regarding the male members of the city council’s scheme to turn Costa Mesa into a Charter City felt like a sales meeting for their proposal. The agenda stated that the presenter would be Interim Communications Director, Bill…