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  • Employee group objects to jail outsourcing

    The Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. is seeking a temporary restraining order Tuesday morning against an attempt to outsource jobs at the city jail. The proposed contract with G4S Secure Solutions — which is up for a vote of the City Council the...
  • Costa Mesa police chief resigns

    COSTA MESA — Police Chief Chris Shawkey, who had been placed on paid leave by the former city manager, confirmed Tuesday that he has resigned. Shawkey did not give a reason for his departure, but he had been under fire for travel vouchers...
  • 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...
  • Who made this year's DP 103?

    Who made this year's DP 103?
    No. 1 Jim Righeimer You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in town who had a bigger news year than Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer. The former Planning Commission chairman went toe-to-toe with the police union, which smeared his name on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Costa Mesa attorneys use union president's testimony

    In a lawsuit filed by a city employee union seeking to block proposed layoffs, Costa Mesa defense attorneys used some recent sworn deposition of the union's president to assert that parts of the lawsuit should be dismissed. Attorneys from the Jones Day...
  • 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...