League of Women Voters to host Costa Mesa debate

Given the opponents, maybe the event should include a referee and a bell for different rounds.

On Friday afternoon, the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast will host a panel discussion at Coco’s in Newport Beach. It features Costa Mesa city officials and Orange County organized labor representatives discussing Costa Mesa’s city restructuring.

On one side, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger will argue why the privatization of some city jobs is prudent and will strengthen the city’s financial ground, which they say is perilously shaky.

On the other side, the Orange County Employees Assn.'s Nick Berardino and Jennifer Muir will argue against outsourcing city work, and discuss their view of Costa Mesa’s finances.

An RSVP is required for the event.

—Joseph Serna

If You Go

What: Discussion on Costa Mesa outsourcing with city and OCEA officials

Where: Coco’s at Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

When: Noon Friday

Information: To RSVP, call Barbara Wood at (949) 400-2183.