The state may shutter a 114-acre property that currently houses developmentally disabled adults. Homeless advocates, and a state senator, say the property should be re-purposed as a center for homeless people and others who need temporary housing and mental health services.
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May 16, 2016
Public Services Director Ernesto Munoz leaves Costa Mesa for private sector
COSTA MESA, CA — Public Services Director Ernesto Munoz has accepted an offer to become Director of General Services for a private asset management group, capping a 22- year career with the City of Costa Mesa that was highlighted by several major milestones including the restoration of wetlands at Fairview Park. “Ernesto is one of the top engineers I have worked with in my 28-year career in government service,” City CEO Tom Hatch said. “His contributions to the Costa Mesa community are far reaching and we benefitted immensely from his vision and expertise.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal denied an attempt by Costa Mesa’s police union to block part of a lawsuit by councilman Jim Righeimer and Mayor Steve Mensinger alleging a host of misdeeds by police union members and private investigators.
Comedian John Oliver’s take on special districts continues to fuel debate in Orange County with Costa Mesa Sanitary District GM Scott Carroll weighing in on the issue, saying his agency takes public accountability seriously.