Our Second forum dealt with the question- "Should The City of Costa Mesa be run more like Business?
This Forum pitted Jim Righeimer and Colin McCarthy against OCEA Pres. Nick Berardino and councilwoman Wendy Leece
Panelists Frank Mickadeit and Norberto Santana Jr. had hard hitting questions for both sides of this debate.
The discussion that night was heated as the two opposing views debated. The topic of outsourcing city jobs was a point of contention as the city of Costa Mesa had issued over half it's staff pink slips.
OCEA Pres. Nick Berardino made the offer to sit down with the city and re-open labor negotiations if they would pull back the pink slips. Councilman Righeimer refused the offer.