SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County appellate panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling halting Costa Mesa officials from laying off city employees and outsourcing jobs to private companies.
The decision announced Friday by the Fourth District Court of Appeals affirms a Superior Court ruling on a preliminary injunction in favor of the Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association.READ MORE: Rep. Nunes To Retire And Work For Trump's New Social Media Company
The union filed suit last year, arguing that the city’s plan to outsource municipal jobs violates state law and the union contract.
In March 2011, the City Council majority approved the jobs plan in a drastic move to plug a $15 million budget hole.READ MORE: Young Boy Dead, 2 Others Wounded In Wilmington Shooting
Last June, Superior Court Judge Barbara Tam Nomoto Schumann issued the injunction blocking the city from outsourcing to the private sector.
The city appealed that decision to the Fourth District Court.MORE NEWS: Man Killed In Shooting In Unincorporated Part of Los Angeles
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