City of Costa Mesa's Austerity Measures Raise Questions

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Political tensions in Costa Mesa have been building since the new City Council sent layoff notices to half the city's employees. Monday, Police Chief Steve Stavely resigned, calling plans to cut his department "unethical and immoral." The council meeting that started last night lasted until one in the morning and, when it was over, a bare-bones budget was passed by a majority of 4 to 1.




Warren Olney