Given a list of 19 cost-cutting proposals — which include a classic-car auction, suspending use of take-home vehicles and removing fans and heaters from office spaces — the Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on its budget by one week. Councilman Eric Bever cast the dissenting vote.
The council is expected to consider the list and further negotiations with the city's employee association by June 22 to begin dealing with a projected $16.4 million deficit.
The other propoals, compiled by the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., include:
* Provide a so-called "4/10 work schedule" — in which employees could work 10 hours a day for four days weekly — for an estimated $56,000 in electrical, water and fuel savings.