DA Arrests Investigators Who Tried to Ensnare Councilmen

Christopher J. Lanzillo and Scott Impola, who worked for a law firm retained by the Costa Mesa Police Officers Association, where charged with four felonies relating to their alleged efforts to trap two Costa Mesa councilmen in embarrassing or illegal acts.

Costa Mesa Moves Toward Labor Deal

After three acrimonious years and more than $1 million in legal fees, council members in Costa Mesa are calling for a “clean slate” in their relationship with the city employees’ union.

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.