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Costa Mesa to pay city administrator $170,225 in settlement

A Costa Mesa city administrator who was put on paid leave after a financially disastrous City Hall anniversary celebration will receive more than $170,000 in a settlement agreement. Dan Joyce will receive $170,225 from the city to settle a lawsuit he filed alleging wrongful termination, according to a city attorney. Joyce's settlement agreement, a copy of which was obtained by the Daily Pilot, prohibits his future employment with the city and withdraws the appeal he had been pursuing after his May 16 termination. Neither Joyce nor his attorney could be reached for comment. After Costa Mesa's three-day "60 & Fabulous" kickoff party in 2013, Joyce, the...

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