Costa Mesa police Lt. Bryan Glass says the man jumped at about 3:20 p.m. Thursday.
“This is a tragic event for the city as well as for all city employees,” Glass said. “Everyone here is a close family and we’re all familiar with each other.”
Police say the man had worked for the city for four and a-half years. He had been at home with a broken ankle and was not supposed to work today, but he was called in about 2:30 p.m. to receive his layoff notice.
The City Council voted earlier this month to outsource more than 18 city services and cut more than 200 jobs in a drastic move to plug a $15 million dollar budget hole.
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