But with Councilwoman Linda Dixon absent, the measure failed on a 2-2 vote, with Mansoor and Councilwoman Wendy Leece in favor and Councilman Eric Bever and Councilwoman Katrina Foley opposed. Several residents said they didn't see any benefit to the change.
PUBLIC SAFETY59 are suspected of immigration violationFederal immigration officials said they flagged 59 people suspected of immigration violations in June at the Costa Mesa city jail. It was the highest monthly total since an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent began working at the jail in December.
During the length of the program in Costa Mesa, a total of 321 people have been identified who may have violated immigration laws. Suspects are checked at the jail after being arrested and booked on suspicion of some other crime under the jurisdiction of city police.