Costa Mesa’s Curious Math

Public forum today on the need for budget cuts is likely to draw
questions about the city’s approach to numbers.

Monday Roundup

An altercation in Costa Mesa, more Brown Act problems in Santa
Ana, a lying social worker and an LA Times/USC poll on public
employee benefits.

Calls for More Openness in Santa Ana

The Santa Ana Coalition for Better Government, a grassroots
group of residents and business owners, held its first community
forum last week and discussed, among other things, the lack of
transparency at City Hall.

Tennis Courts Out, Cultural Center In

Santa Ana City Council this week decided that money earmarked
for improvements to a tennis center will instead go toward a
downtown cultural plaza and the city’s police helicopter
program.