The Republicans who make up the city council majority in Costa Mesa have been accused of lacking heart. And according to this story in this morning’s LA Times, Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever proves it. Bever is seeking to reduce…
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.
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 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…
by Kathy Findley • • 14 Comments
I am tempted to call the Costa City Council meeting this evening an on going soap opera, but that would be minimizing the horror of the destruction of our city by council members Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. The gall of these men knows no bounds.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
As part of Costa Mesa’s quest to become the most transparent city in California, Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece has proposed a new ordinance designed to eliminate secrecy in city business and increase the public’s confidence in decisions made by city officials.
by Kathy Findley • • 11 Comments
CEO Terry Matz and Chief Brice of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) presented their proposal to provide fire and paramedic services for the City of Costa Mesa. I’m no budget expert, but from what both gentlemen presented, it doesn’t sound like there would be much, if any savings, using OCFA.