Costa Mesa officials Tuesday released a much anticipated preliminary budget Tuesday. But, as our Norberto Santana Jr. reports, they didn’t release much.

Santana also filed this dispatch on the escalating Brown Act battle over the secret deliberations between the Costa Mesa councilmen who formulated the city’s outsourcing plan. The Orange County Register and the Daily Pilot also filed reports on this issue.

In other news from in and around the world of Orange County politics and government…

Judge orders pension systems to disclose payments to pensioners.

Martin Wisckol looks at GOP chieftan Mike Schroeder’s intraparty election loss.

Frank Mickadeit looks at the life of Judge David Sills.

Judge clears Los Alamitos City Council in trash company contract allegations.

Costa Mesa finds bidder for helicopter program canceled in budget. Here  and Here.


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