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Costa Mesa Council Agrees to Amend Speaker Rules

Faced with criticism from residents, council members cut out “unduly repetitive” comments as an example of behavior that could get a public speaker kicked out of a meeting – and potentially charged criminally.

Councilwomen Bash Newly Proposed Public Speaker Rules

The ordinance, under consideration by Costa Mesa City Council, would ban “unduly repetitive” public comments. Councilwomen Wendy Leece and Sandy Genis call it an attempt to restrict Mayor Jim Righeimer’s critics.


How Much Did GOP Chief’s Firm Make From City Event?

As a city investigation into the finances of Costa Mesa’s 60th anniversary event continues, questions are being raised about payments to an event company co-owned by Orange County Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh.

Costa Mesa City Clerk Taking Fall for Missed Deadline

Julie Folcik was placed on administrative leave after a judge refused to put a charter proposal on the June ballot after the city missed the filing deadline. Several residents and a member of the City Council say Folcik is being made a scapegoat.