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.
After decades of pressing public officials across Orange County, local veterans this month celebrated securing a countywide public veterans museum. Heroes Hall opens this November during the OC Fairgrounds annual Veterans Day event.
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.
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.
After being beaten in the courts and battered at the ballot box over an unprecedented plan to outsource Costa Mesa City Hall, the City Council’s ideological leader is calling for a truce with the labor unions he famously confronted.