COSTA MESA (CBS) — An Orange County judge has refused to block city officials in Costa Mesa from plans to outsource jobs now filled by municipal employees.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the Costa Mesa City Employees Association must now regroup on Thursday after their request for a temporary restraining order was denied.

One official says laying off more than 100 municipal workers is in violation of state law and labor agreements.

“This is not about balancing a budget, it’s about advancing this political strategy of undermining the voice of working people,” spokeswoman Jennifer Muir said.

The judge set a July 5th hearing on a preliminary injunction after refusing the motion.

Deputy City Attorney Paul Coble defended the move, saying there is nothing illegal about the city’s cost-saving measures.

“The city of Costa Mesa is very mindful of its duties under the law and under the labor agreement, but as I’ve said, they’re staying well within bounds,” Coble said.

An estimated forty Costa Mesa employees have received layoff notices in the move that may ultimately see hundreds of jobs transferred to private contractors.

Comments (21)
  1. Ron says:

    BUST the UNIONS.
    PRIVATIZE every job you can.

    Finally a judge, that isn’t in the UNION’s pockets.

  2. JTinLA says:

    You poor Union Sluggs.. Go get a job with no protection like the rest of us in the real world. Then you will see what its like to take cuts here and pay more out of your OWN pocket over here.. Good job judge..

  3. mike says:

    Sounds like you two a jealous of union employees. Why dont you stop crying and complaining and go get a union job…..Its obvious you both want one…..

    1. Ron says:

      Mike, unlike you, I refuse to work on my knees for a union !!!

  4. Tod says:

    Mike, Ron doesn’t have a job. He’s mad because we get better pay and benefits than the private sector. I’m not one of the city workers but I do have a union job. Hey Ron/JT, I’m enjoying my 500 dollar deductible, and 1500 dollar maximum out of pocket cost PPO. I pay 40 bucks a month. Whats your coverage… Oh… You don’t have any. Thought so.

    1. Ron says:

      Tod, Mike & Edgar or obviously, the 3 STOOGES, keep laughing, because we non-union taxpayers are NOT jealous of your freeloading lifestyle or lack of character. Your DAYS are NUMBERED. When the UNIONS are BUSTED and your jobs are outsourced, you will NOT be able to get another job.

      And Tod, there’s NO way that you TURNIPS, make more money than I do and you NEVER will !!!

      If you 3 can read, check out the latest union losses in the City of Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Wisconsin…. Do you hear that KNOCK on YOUR door? Your job is next.

  5. mike says:

    Ron, I know, you work on your knees for free. You’re a moron.

  6. Edgar says:

    Haha, Ron works on his knees for free. Ron has no job. Ron is a moron. You know Ron, I donate to special needs programs for people like yourself all the time. I use money out of my pay check, from my union job. You should be a little more grateful to the people, like myself, who make it possible for you to have coloring books.

  7. upyours says:

    So, why don’t the union pu$$ies man up and say where you work? Do the rest of us need to wait until you find a set of balls to do so?

  8. mike says:

    It does not really matter where I work, but if it helps your little balls drop, I work for LA County………There, do you feel better now? Am I more of a man in your pathetic eyes? What a moron you are!

    1. upyours says:

      Great answers and about what I expected from a union pu$$ies. LA. County what? A$$wiper? Sounds what you’re almost qualified to do as long as you slip a couple bucks back to the union. And, didn’t the grocery unions start whining about pay and vote for a strike a couple months ago, sh!thead? If everything is great, what’s up with that? A$$holes.

  9. Edgar says:

    I work at The Vons on Wilshire. Where do you work NAME LESS MAN, who also did not provide us as to where you work. Yea Ron, I make more money than you. Fact.

    1. Ron says:

      Edgar, absolutely NO WAY you make more money than I DO, even if you were the general manager of Vons. Since when do BOX BOYS get paid that much? Oh, it’s a union job. And I DO mean JOB.

  10. Edgar says:

    You’re calling me a pu$$ie, yet you don’t give your real name or where you work. Who’s the pu$$ie, yep, that would be you “upyours”.

    1. upyours says:

      I.m in advertising, it’s mine. If I phone a Von’s on Wilshire and ask for a pu$$y named, Edgar you’ll be paged?

  11. Edgar says:

    I’m in advertising? That’s it?!? Wow really specific upyours, so much for man’ing up. Ron, who said anything about being a general manager, and yes Ron, I still make more money than you, at my JOB. Key word, I don’t even consider it a career, I make more than you at
    my job. You are to afraid to tell us what you do, obviously.

    1. Ron says:

      Edgar, advertising? So Vons now has you standing on the corner, with an arrow sign, pointing to the store. You are right, I wouldn’t consider that a career either !!!

  12. Edgar says:


    Obviously you are the special kind so I’ll explain.
    “upyours” said “I’m in advertising”, that’s ALL he said. I responded “I’m in advertising?”, referring to his remark… Hence the question mark. Do you know what a question mark is? Followed by “that’s it?!?” That means… That’s all you’re going to say about your work?!? Learn how to read BEFORE you respond. It’s easier once again if you go back to your coloring books and leave adult speak to us.

    1. Ron says:

      Oh, I thought that was just a typo, since you seemed to be confused, when you put ?!? after that’s it. Which meant that you are in advertising and that’s it. Brief and to the point.

      Well then Edgar, we know that you stand on the corner with an arrow sign pointing to your Vons store or you are a BOX BOY, that makes more money than me. Is that right?

      WOW, who is the special kind and likes to play with coloring books? You ARE.

    2. upyours says:

      So, you never did say why you voted to strike, a$$wipe. Hence the question. You must be real valuable to be on the computer all hours, dumba$$, toilets must be real dirty.

  13. Gary says:

    Hey “upyours”, first off, say your real name you woman. Second you talk a lot of trash online, why don’t you talk trash in person, you sniveling little pencil pusher, then we will see how much of a man you really are.
    You couldn’t even give your name! So how about you stop talking before someone drags you out of your cubicle, and smacks you around.

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