Top-level city employees in Costa Mesa will get their first pay increases in almost a decade, City Council members decided this week.
The council voted 3-2 on Tuesday, with members Allan Mansoor and Jim Righeimer opposed, to approve raises ranging from 2% to 15.88% for executives and division managers.
The increases are the first for those positions since 2008, according to the city.
Under the pact, those employees also will contribute more of their pay toward their pensions. They currently pay 7.75% to 10.47% but will be required to kick in 9%...