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.
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.
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.
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.