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  • Employee association files complaint against Costa Mesa

    In an effort to block the possible layoffs of 213 city employees, the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. has filed a complaint with the Orange County Superior Court, according to a news release issued by the group Monday. The complaint includes a request for...
  • New assistant CEO touts his credentials

    COSTA MESA — It's no surprise that any move made by city leaders can get people talking — and worrying. When Costa Mesa CEO Tom Hatch named Rick Francis as his new assistant CEO, starting in early January, many wanted to know why he would...
  • Costa Mesa police chief resigns in protest

    Costa Mesa police chief resigns in protest
    COSTA MESA — Publicly opposing a proposal to reduce the size of the city's Police Department, interim Police Chief Steve Staveley resigned in protest Monday. In an interview with the Daily Pilot and a memo widely circulated at City Hall, Staveley...
  • Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget

    Costa Mesa City Council OKs cuts, approves budget
    COSTA MESA — After listening to hours of complaints about cuts to the Police Department and other criticisms, the City Council early Wednesday morning approved about $6 million in cuts and adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2011-12. The...
  • Costa Mesa budget audit claims $26 million available for services, jobs

    Costa Mesa has about $26 million that could be spent on services and jobs slated for budgetary cuts, according to an audit released Tuesday of the city's financial picture. The Orange County Employees Assn. retained Harvey M. Rose Associates, a San...
  • Costa Mesa cancels three outsourcing bids

    COSTA MESA — The city has rescinded three requests for bids from companies to take on city services following a letter from employee groups arguing that the requests violate municipal policy. In an Aug. 1 letter to city Chief Executive Tom Hatch,...
  • Righeimer: City's restructuring efforts haven't been too fast

    COSTA MESA — Rescinding requests to outsource city jobs and a court order barring the jobs' privatization shouldn't be seen as signs that Costa Mesa has moved too fast with its restructuring, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer said Friday. He suggested,...
  • Union agrees to work with committees

    COSTA MESA — City employees have reluctantly agreed to participate in the newly formed Contracting Committees that will review Costa Mesa services before city Chief Executive Tom Hatch opens them up for bidding from outside groups. In a letter to...
  • Costa Mesa honors those lost in 9/11

    Costa Mesa honors those lost in 9/11
    COSTA MESA — Ten years have passed, but the overwhelming confusion, fear and deep anger from Sept. 11, 2001, were too easily remembered at weekend events in Newport-Mesa. So too was the heroism and courage shown that day. More than 300 residents,...
  • Charter meeting met with cynicism

    COSTA MESA — Residents with pointed skepticism greeted the city officials who gathered to discuss the proposed city charter Wednesday night. Some of them interrupted city CEO Tom Hatch's introduction, accusing the City Council of rushing the...
  • Commentary: City can learn from Six Sigma approach

    The Republicans have been talking about their proposal for eliminating the federal budget deficit without raising taxes or removing entitlements. Also, it appears that more politicians, including those in Costa Mesa, are joining the ranks of others by...